Gorgeously tucked away in a grove of soaring, fragrant redwoods, this cottage provides a peaceful retreat in the artistic hamlet of Villa Grande. This woodland oasis, which sits 500 feet from a beach on the banks of the Russian River, offers an open living space with custom woodwork and lovely touches of vintage architecture, a beautiful deck and gas grill to enjoy beneath a canopy of trees, and a wood-burning fireplace to curl up to on chilly Sonoma County evenings.
This home sits within a short stroll of a community beach on the Russian River, one mile northwest of the amphitheater, the riverfront park, and the wonderful Lightwave Coffee and Kitchen in the heart of Monte Rio. The Northwood Golf Course - which has a great restaurant with freshly baked pies - is less than two miles east, and the tiny community of Duncans Mills - where you can dine at the always delicious Cape Fear Cafe or Blue Heron Restaurant and Tavern - is five miles west. Take a drive to explore the eclectic shops and restaurants in downtown Guerneville (six miles east), admire the rugged beauty of the ocean at Sonoma Coast State Park (10 miles west), or spend a day (legally) foraging mushrooms at Salt Point State Park (27 miles northwest) before catching the sunset at Timber Cove on the way back.
Things to know:
Dogs up to 20 lbs. are welcome
* Please note that there are two security cameras on-site: one outward-facing camera on the front deck plus an outward-facing camera on the front porch (both with listening capability). A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.