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Turn of century riverside home in Villa Grande
Turn of century riverside home in Villa Grande
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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A classic 1905 riverside home in beautiful and historic Villa Grande. It retains its original character and charm. Minutes walk from one of the best beaches on the river. This home offers a tranquil, beautiful retreat, free from life's distractions. A few minutes walk from Patterson Point Preserve Beach, this home is located away from the main road, and despite being surrounded by majestic redwoods, gets morning and afternoon sun.

The space

Enjoy morning and afternoon sun on the front porch while sitting on the rocking chair or having breakfast or lunch. Original Douglas fir floors, beamed ceilings, antique furnishings, wood stove insert. Round oak dining room table expands to accommodate 6 people. The back bedroom has a queen size oak bed with a very comfortable European Sleepworks mattress. Enjoy river views through the large picture windows. The front room has a full size antique Mahogany bed with a European Sleepworks mattress and offers garden views, large closet, and an antique Cherry bureau. Enjoy a warm bath in the large clawfoot bathtub in the bathroom. There is a fold-up cot which can be used as an additional bed. A Weber charcoal grill is located in the back. The home is an older home and thus will appear less clean than a newer home.

Guest access

Guests can access the entire house.

Interaction with guests

I will typically be available via text, phone or email to help you throughout your stay.

Other things to note

Yard is not secure and pets are not allowed in the house. I try and preserve this home as a retreat free from the usual distractions. Therefore, you will find no internet or T.V. There is a CD player and receiver with an excellent Bose sound system in the living room. There is also a record player. To use the CD player make sure Tape Monitor 1 is pressed in.

Verizon phones work but you will have to head 1 mile east to Monte Rio to get AT&T.

Free parking on premise
Indoor Fireplace

Cleaning Fee £59
Security Deposit £391
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price £176 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

Pets are not allowed and guests or expected to be respectful to the neighbors.

Check-in is 2:00 pm. Check out is noon.

Three night minimums between May 22-Sept. 30 and Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
October 2017
Rick's place is quiet and tucked away, with great views of the trees and river, and very close to Monte Rio & Guerenville. We had booked another place that fell through upon check in and after a stressful event and then last minute I nquiry about availability, Rick's prompt response was our rescue! The property was sweet and location perfect. Rick was a great communicator and made sure we had everything we needed.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thank you so much for the nice review and for taking such good care of the house.
October 2017

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
The place is beautiful and exactly as advertised.

Christine User Profile
July 2017
Richard's place fit our needs for our last minute Russian River stay including 2 bedrooms, a grill, and river access super close by! He was super responsive and helpful throughout our stay (even though it was a bit hard to communicate since there isn't much cell service but he warned us of the lack of this). It is a bit on the shabbier side but also super quiet and quaint. I'd definitely recommend Richard's place if you're trying to unplug and have a bit more country-cottage feel!

Steve User Profile
May 2017

Meggie User Profile
January 2017
This spot is the perfect getaway from the city. It's a great place to relax and read in the warmth of a wood stove. If you have AT&T phone service, you will have no choice but to be off the grid! Monte Rio, and Guernvillle are great little towns with a ton of charm and character.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Phone reception is spotty from the house. Verizon works but if you have At&T you have to head towards Monte Rio for about 1 mile. Duncan Mills and Jenner have some nice things to offer as well. glad you enjoyed, Meggie.
January 2017

Arlyn User Profile
November 2016
The redwoods are in your front yard. Outdoor activities are endless nearby. If you enjoy the redwoods, a river in your backyard, beaches with Harbor Seals, a cozy fireplace and a quiet neighborhood you will enjoy this home.

Raquel User Profile
October 2016
The perfect getaway with friends! We took a much needed break from the city to enjoy the quiet outdoors. Pure relaxation!

Berkeley, California, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Richard User Profile

I am a father of two girls almost full grown and a psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, CA

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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