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.
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We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. The hot tub was certainly the highlight. Despite the neighborhood being so small, it still had a fantastic restaurant at the Village Inn. I would recommend this property for a couple looking to get away for a few days and enjoy the region.
Beautiful place - located in a very quiet secluded neighborhood. Communication was very consistent between myself and hosts. All information given previously was also available in the house - there was no questions that were not answered or anything that was not available. Definitely would stay again. Also a very short drive - definitely go check out Bodega Bay when here - the views are simply breathtaking. And the Cape Fear Cafe is a short 10-15 min drive - that place is ah-mazing for food.
Gorgeous place- especially the outdoor area. They were great communicators and all the necessary information and more was provided well ahead of time.
We loved our stay at Sue's place in Monte Rio. It was breathtaking and perfectly situated. We could walk down to a beach at the river in a few minutes and the house had a ton of tubes and rafts for us to use. The house was just a few minutes from town, so we could go in for supplies or a meal here or there but was nestled away in the woods, so we felt like we were truly on vacation. We loved coming back to the hot tub after floating in the river. The house was stocked with everything we needed and more. What a wonderful place. We hope to go back again soon!
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My wife and I stayed at Willowhaven for the first leg of our honeymoon. The pictures and descriptions were very accurate. The place was beautiful! Kitchen had all necessary appliances and dish ware. Both bathrooms were excellent and very spacious. The outdoor hot tub (surrounded by 7 redwood trees) was amazing. The semi-private beach was also very much appreciated. We honestly, couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be returning here!
Transaction and pre-trip info/discussion was easy. Directions were clear. House was wonderful--perfect for our minimoon. The hot tub surrounded by trees is truly spectacular. The house feels very private.
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.