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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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.
We had a good time in Monte Rio. We visit the Russian River often and we love the area. Sue's house is nice, the deck and jacuzzi are fantastic. The house itself is nice and modern, too bad that the furniture was a little dated and the dinnerware/glasses not to the standard.
We just returned from a wonderful weekend at WillowHaven.
It couldn't have been better...
Everything was as advertised, information/instructions were detailed
and 100% accurate.. we had no issues in the least..
Communication with Sue was easy, and fast and responsive.
The pictures, as great as they are, can't capture the magnificence
of this home situated and built around " Redwoods ". The outdoor space, and Hot Tub was unbelievable... What a great, and relaxing way to end the day ! The home is warm and comfortable to be in..
The kitchen was great, and had everything you might need.
The locale is very convenient to " coastal " or " wine country/tasting " activities..
We loved this rental, had a great weekend, and look to go back in the summer, to enjoy river/water activities... and the hot tub !!
Communication was clear and speedy, we have a lovely stay in this house nestled in the redwoods!
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.