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Monte Rio Vacation Cottages

20790 Kingston Avenue, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent way to enjoy guerneville and the Russian river . A little away from center which I liked a lot. The owner and staff are great. I left a watch - they found and mailed it back themselves . Highly recommend this place. Beautiful place with hot tub.

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. More

San Jose, California
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Two of us stayed in the Hummingbird Cabin at the end of April for 4 nights. Like the name implies, it is small but cozy (studio cabin). Bed is literally right inside the door. Kitchenette has a stove top with 2 burners, half-size refrigerator and microwave/convection oven. Small dining table with 2 chairs tucked opposite the kitchen sink. On septic... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

What a helpful review for potential guests. I like to say that the Hummingbird is our most romantic cottage. Still, you are correct. It's a studio cottage. Basically, one room. Build date is listed as 'unk'. I imagine that means unknown. My guess is around the turn of the century, 1900 that is. A time when bathrooms were still a... More

Winchester, KY, United States
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed in "Tranquility Camp", a very small, tidy little cottage. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the cottage information. I did, so I knew what I was getting. The grounds are very well kept, the atmosphere is wonderful. The facility is in a very quiet redwood covered area near the Russian River. Gas outdoor grills are readily available and the cottage has... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

You got it right. The advantages of Monte Rio are that it is quiet and more rural than its neighboring towns. Thank you for your response. More

Mountain View, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Cottage #2, the Stellar Jay, was much larger then expected and was spotless clean. Our two dogs and us felt very welcome and comfortable. The enclosed yard was especially nice in that we could just let the dogs wander in and out of the cottage and yard without worrying that they would bother someone else. Even the books in the... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Mike and Cathy, You got it right. We want our guests to feel at home. The books and fenced yard are two of the amenities we've added. Hope you come back soon. More

Mokelumne Hill, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The welcome letter says they want you to make this your "home away from home". Their attention to detail shows that they mean it. WiFi is very spotty in this town, so they've included a cable to connect your computer to the internet. Instead of the typical pre-ground/packaged coffee, they have beans and a grinder. Also an espresso maker. King-size... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Sierranomad, The coffee beans and grinder are a hit with many of our guests, and are part of the homey atmosphere that we're trying to create. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

the cottage was very comfortable station all the amenities were there conveniently located 1 suggestion would be to mount the t_v on the wall so you could actually see it from the couch otherwise maya was wonderful She made our time spent at the cottages carefree!!!

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Good suggestion, rkmom5761 and we went 1 steo further and bought a larger TV! More

Novato, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We loved our stay at Monte Rio Cottages.... it was private and quiet and felt like I was sleeping right in nature with all the trees. I definitely want to come back again and stay in this cozy cottage "Serenity" #5. The price fit our budget! It was a bit tight but the website clearly stated that it was a... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Yes, please come back and stay. We've made a couple of small modifications, and you're right summer time is the best time to enjoy the deck, BBQ grill and umbrellaed table. Glad you had a good time any way. More

Cle Elum, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Arrived to find the place empty. Our cottage - "Serenity" was all of 100 sq ft. with no place for luggage, or any surface to place anything. The room was heated with a small noisy wall heater, but fortunately the electric blanket worked well. The room and bathroom had less space than an average trailer. In summer the outside shower,... More

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nann0, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

I'd like to clarify that both Camp Serenity and Camp Tranquility are not cottages. Both are sleeping cabins. The cottages have kitchens and hot tubs and TV. The sleeping cabins do not. More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was our second time coming here. Came last year in September too. Walking distance to river and everything in Monte Rio. Twenty minute drive to Ocean beaches. Ten minute drive up river to Guernville. Location location location. To top it off they treat you like family there and it is a beautiful place to stay. Your own cottage with... More

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McKinleyville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here last week (Aug 4 - 8) for 5 nights in the Stellar Jay Cottage. The good points are that the grounds are very nice and it is quiet there. The not so good points are: (1) the cottage had obviously settled in such a way that the floor is very much tilted; as the cottage interior had... More

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Address: 20790 Kingston Avenue, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
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Monte Rio Vacation Cottages - Three levels of Luxury...You Chose!!Vacation Cottages - Suite - Sleeping Cabins.....Which accommodation is right for you?Vacation Cottages - The Heron, (king bed & queen fold out), The Stellar Jay, (king bed & queen fold out), or The Hummingbird, (queen bed), our cottages feature our finest accommodations. They feature private spa, private fenced & gated yards, private gas grill, fully equipped kitchens, gas or electric fireplaces, large furnished decks, premium linens w/robes, SmarTV or AppleTV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, hotel amenities, housekeeping and more! The Suites - The Dallas Suite (king bed) or Suite Loretta (king bed) are lovely huge rooms, with 12 ft ceilings, each. The two suites share a beautiful yard with towering redwood trees, spa, gas grill, outdoor dining tables, & fire ring. Each suite has a kitchenette (microwave, coffee maker, fridge), Apple TV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, electric fireplaces, lovely living room areas, tiled bathrooms, with tubs, premium linens, w/robes, hotel amenities, housekeeping & much more!The Sleeping Cabins - Camp Tranquility (two twin beds) or Camp Serenity (queen bed) pack a lot of comfort into their mere 120 sq ft! Each sleeping cabin has a kitchenette (microwave, coffee maker, fridge), no TV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, private, outdoor showers, with abundant hot water, en suite water closets, furnished decks, umbrellaed dining areas, premium linens, w/robes, hotel amenities, housekeeping and much more!Monte Rio Vacation Cottages are nestled among giant redwood trees, in a quiet neighbor, on the south side of the Russian River. Monte Rio Vacation Cottages' 1/2 acre compound is made up of 3 cottages (each with a private yard fenced yard and hot tub) and 2 beautiful suites (both share a yard, fire ring and hot tub) and 2 quaint sleeping cabins, all sharing a lovely common area with a communal fire ring. It is artistically designed to let you retreat to your fenced private cottage, or gather with friends and family for social reunions. ... more   less 
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