Perfect summer rental for families! Historic 2-story home with modern conveniences. Casual layout, lots of sun, and nearby beach access. Kick back with friends and family and immerse yourselves in the beauty of the area!
The Hungry Tortuga is an historic two-level home with separate upstairs and downstairs living and sleeping areas, accessible by an exterior staircase.
The lower level is the entrance level. The front door is just one step up from the patio and opens into the kitchen. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with new appliances (no dishwasher), custom cabinets and a large bar counter with bar stools. The kitchen is open to the living room, with flat screen TV, and dining area, table seats 6, bar counter seats 2. Off the living/dining area is a bedroom with a queen bed. Off the living/dining area the opposite direction is a short hallway with a full bathroom, supply closet, and back door (the quickest way from the downstairs to the upstairs).
Exterior stairs lead from the lower level to the upper level. The upstairs, with its steeply pointed open-beam ceiling and small adjacent rooms, feels like a clubhouse or secret fort. While an unusual space, it has undeniable charm and a relaxing vibe. Since there are no doors, just curtains, separating the sleeping areas, this is a casual sleeping arrangement. Guests with kids or groups of friends will be pleased by the number of beds. There is a double futon in the living area, with its loungey style and flat screen TV, a queen bed in the side bedroom, and a twin bed and a twin day bed located in a little nook off the back of the living space. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.
The main outdoor living area is the front patio, with outdoor dining for 8, a charcoal BBQ, a hammock, additional seating and a fire pit. There is a good mix of sun and shade, with sun in the morning and shade provided by the large redwood tree in the afternoon. The Hungry Tortuga is a fully-fenced property in the historic neighborhood of Villa Grande. The back side of the property runs adjacent to the path to the Villa Grande Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the Russian River. Path access is just one door down.
- Dog Friendly
- Fully Fenced Yard
- Large Patio with Redwood Trees
- Outdoor Dining and Charcoal Grill
- Short Walk to River Beach
- Wireless High Speed Internet Access
- 2 Cable TVs, DVD player, Netflix, iPod Dock
- Shared Washer & Dryer
- Fully Equipped Kitchen (downstairs)
Guests of The Hungry Tortuga have use of the shared washer and dryer located in the basement of the home next door.
The Hungry Tortuga is situated in the tiny hamlet of Villa Grande, within the town of Monte Rio. The home is a super short walk to the river; there is a path to Villa Grande Beach located just one house down to the right.
The town of Monte Rio offers small town charm and amenities, including a dog-friendly public beach, a small independently owned grocery store, an historic quonset hut movie theater and cafe with nightly showings of first-run movies. It is a short drive to the Northwood Golf Course, and a scenic 15 minute drive to the coast.
Most visitors to this area get around by car, but many visitors enjoy exploring the area by bicycle. Sonoma County Transit provides limited bus service and there are two taxi companies that service the area.
Other Things to Note
The rental rates and cleaning fee include a 9% Transient Occupancy Tax and a 2% Business Area Improvement Fee
There is a $49 non-refundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection fee for all reservations, already included in the cleaning fee. In order to activate the damage protection plan, please provide your billing address in the note with your reservation. If this is an issue, please contact us before making a reservation.
Optional Vacation Rental Insurance reimburses for pre-paid, non-refundable expenses due to certain unforeseen circumstances and may be added by contacting Russian River Vacation Homes after making your reservation.
The Hungry Tortuga has a default two night minimum with the following exceptions:
4 Night Minimum July through August 15th
3 Night Minimum in June and August 15th through September
3 Night Minimum Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas and New Year’s.
4 Night Minimum Thanksgiving Week
Reservations not adhering to these night minimums will not be accepted.
The maximum number of people allowed on the property is 8. Exceptions can be made for children under 3.
After making a booking, guests will be sent a contract with our terms to sign and return.
In order to activate the vacation rental damage protection coverage, please provide your billing address in the note with your reservation. If this is an issue, please contact us before making a reservation.
Driving directions and check-in instructions will be provided by email for guests with a confirmed reservation.
House manual available onsite
The place was great, it is 2 minutes from the river well equipped with everything you might need and very clean and welcomming.
We had a great time there just chillin for the weekend!
I had a great experience at the Hungry Tortuga. It's very cozy and well furnished. Great for BBQ. The river beach by the house is probably the best one at the Russian River. We got all the information we needed from our hosts and could enjoy some peace of mind during our stay.
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