About this listing
Located on a large wooded lot in Monte Rio, three blocks from the Russian River, this beautifully crafted redwood house has been called an artistic masterpiece by many who have visited.
Located on a large wooded lot in Monte Rio, three blocks from the Russian River, this beautifully crafted redwood house has been called an artistic masterpiece by many who have visited. Willowhaven (we named it this because of the willows on the property and it's location on Willow Road) is the perfect setting for that luxurious romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or simply an opportunity to recharge one's batteries surrounded by the best that the Russian River has to offer.
This is a 2 story house with open space in both the lower level and the upper level. The kitchen, dining and living area, and bathroom are downstairs and upstairs is a large master bedroom and a second bath. The entire property is surrounded by a huge redwood deck with a hot tub encircled by 7 redwood trees, lots of comfortable deck furniture and a hammock.
In summer, dine on the large outdoor decks or laze in our hammock, or on our plentiful deck furniture. Enjoy late night dips in the outdoor hot tub under a cathedral of redwoods. Take a 5 minute walk to our semi-private beach where you can swim or kayak or bask in the sun. In winter, cozy up in a well insulated and beautifully appointed space and view the rain falling against the many windows that provide light and restful views of the redwoods.
Spring and fall provide opportunities to view the natural beauty of wildflowers or autumn's foliage. Hike at the ocean (15 minutes away), bike ride or horseback ride in Armstrong State Park, golf at Northwood Golf Course (a nine hole public course set amidst the redwoods), shop in Guerneville or wine taste at many of the local wineries. Delicious dining at some of the area's great restaurants is available any season.
We're sure you won't be disappointed with the beauty, casual elegance, and modern comfort that Willowhaven provides all throughout the year.
We have 1-King size bed and a sofabed (Size Queen) that sleeps up to 4.
*Pricing does not include 9% Sonoma Tax. Please inquire for a complete quote w/ all fees.
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This was the second time that me and my lady stayed here. That would be Erin and I believe she left our previous review. Nothing much to added really. We just love everything about this place. I mean, last time we were here it was sorting and maybe because it was beginning of the season it seemed a bit more fresh. This time, the hot tub had some Sand in it, the water was a bit low, and the toilet upstairs was clogged. But there was only two of its and it's a big place with two big bathrooms and the tub is huge so no major problems for us. This is our favorite air bnb.
This place was pretty cool. Right away we were blown away by all the giant redwoods surrounding the property. The deck was gorgeous and we absolutely loved the hot tub in-between more (even bigger) redwoods. It was super unique and special. This was by far our favorite part.
Inside was nice. Very cottage-y and as expected. It did really need to air out when we got their (I think there's a bit of a musty/mold issue). But other than that it was vey comfortable.
This was a lovely, charming space from which to enjoy everything the Russian River had to offer. The house is tidy and efficient, the vaulted wooden ceilings lent an air of a rustic cabin, even though everything was modern. The deck is the prize of the house - most of our time was spent in the wonderful hot tub or playing cards and dining on the long table near the front door. Access was easy, everything was as described, and the river access was right down the street. A week of fun with no complaints! I also appreciated the spices and cooking oil in the kitchen - something many hosts don't provide. The vintage Heath dinner place were a wonderful local touch!
Nice location, and a nice house that unfortunately seems to be a little worse for wear at the moment. There's a bit of a mold problem developing, which they tried to cover up with air freshener. The kitchen is nice and decently stocked, but didn't have any towels. When we went to grab a hand towel from the bathroom, we realized it was moldy, and had to make do sharing one hand towel between the upstairs bathroom and the kitchen. The place was pretty clean throughout, with the exception of the carpets which seemed like they hadn't been cleaned in quite some time. The hot tub was great, and the swimming hole down the street is one of the better spots I've been to on the Russian River.
Sue and Robert’s property was great! It's a beautiful home and a beautiful location.
The house was very easy to access, and the hosts make it easy to relax, including hot tub ready to go upon arrival.
Finding our way around Monte Rio was fun and easy. Exploring the neighborhood was entertaining.
Detailed instructions made using the amenities a breeze. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of utensils and cookware.
Over all, this is a great house for a quick getaway and my partner and I enjoyed our time here.
This place was great and made for the perfect relaxing weekend out of the city. The house was cozy, clean and well-appointed. Very close to the river and far away enough from the main road to ensure peace and quiet. Sue was very easy, hands-off and respectful and directions for everything were very clear and concise. The beautiful hot tub surrounded by awesome redwoods definitely made our weekend!! Monte Rio is also a very cool, laid back little town in the country but close to all Sonoma County has to offer. Would love to return to this airbnb... can't say enough good things!
Very magical house. We loved the multiple fireplaces and relaxing under the redwoods in the hot tub. Great kitchen for cooking and walking distance into town. The drive to Guerneville was well-worth it as well as hiking in Armstrong State Park.
About the Host, Sue
We have always loved the redwoods and when we found this lot we had to purchase it. In addition Monte Rio is an easy 1.5 hour getaway from Oakland, CA where we live. We supervised the building of this lovely property and picked out everything down to the light bulbs in the ceiling. We're excited to share our home away form home and hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy our visits.