About this listing
Tucked away in the Redwood hills over the Russian River a small well appointed studio cottage the perfect retreat for one or a romantic rendezvous for two.This area offers lots of activities such as hiking, wine tasting, kayaking just to name a few.
Features include a queen size bed, bath w/large shower, large plush towels, flat screen cable TV, DVD player, WIFI /wireless internet connection, well equipped mini kitchen, large deck w/ gas BBQ, private hot tub, and shared pool. There is also a poolside sitting area with fire pit. Within walking distance to the Russian River and Villa Grand's Patterson Park/ Beach. Short driving distance; to the West 10 min to Duncan Mills, 15 min to Jenner and the coast, 25 mins to Bodega Bay, to the East 10 min to Guerneville, 15 min to Armstrong Woods Park or Korbel Winery, to the South Occidental/Freestone. Bicycling, hiking, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and wine tasting are just a few of the many activities available.
Guest have use of the pool, fire pit, and their own private hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
I do live in the main house on the property which is at the opposite end of the pool. I respect my guests privacy and tailor my interaction to each guest. I worked for years in the hospitality industry and learned to "read" guests and their needs.
Rick's pool house was adorable. We loved being in the midst of the forest and enjoyed using the jacuzzi. It wasn't quite as secluded as we expected (we could see neighbors' homes and the main house) but it still felt private and quiet. Rick was quick to respond to questions/concerns and eager to make it a pleasant stay. Easy driving access to many cute small towns and tons of vineyards. We would visit again.
Amazing honestly. Very relaxing and beautiful. The photos really don't do it justice. A great value too. We can't wait to go back!
The Monte Rio Pool House was the perfect place for us this past weekend! We were attending a wedding in Monte Rio, and were able to walk the short beautiful mile down the hill and across the river to the site. The house is exactly as pictured in the site. We arrived while Rick was at work, but he had left as sign out for us indicating which house was his, and had great small amenities ready to go (coffee, sugar, popcorn, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). We sat in the hot tub, and lounged on the back porch. He also had the grill and the bonfire ready to go, but we were unable to use them as we were so busy with the wedding. We definitely would go back if we're ever in the area again!
Rick was so thoughtful in welcoming us to the pool house. He made sure to contact me a few days before our stay to be sure that we had directions and to prepare us for our stay. I'm glad he did because his directions were much more helpful than the directions from our navigation system. The pool house was clean and cozy - a perfect place for a couple's getaway. Rick made sure to have coffee supplies and he even left some popcorn for a movie night. We were in town for a wedding, so unfortunately we didn't get to spend as much time at the pool house as we would have hoped for. There is a hot tub and a fire pit that we didn't get to take advantage of. But we did enjoy unplugging for the weekend (little to no cell reception). If I ever needed accommodations in Monte Rio again, I would definitely look to stay here.
This delightful redwood cottage was WONDERFUL! Rick was a thoughtful, caring, and helpful host. The cottage is beautifully and thoughtfully appointed with everything you need, and the hot tub under the redwoods is TO DIE FOR!
Rick was the best host! Great communication before, during, and after our stay. I am from the area and know how hard it is to find good places that doesn't cost a fortune. My boyfriend was doing the Vineman, so we really appreciated the proximity to the event, the relaxing setting, and the awesome spa right on our deck. Like another review noted, the pictures don't do the place justice, it is an oasis: gas grill, heat lamp for chilly nights, fire pit, spa, beautiful redwoods, great parking, quiet, wi-fi, etc...it was just great to have all we needed and more while in the middle of the forest. Thanks Rick!