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3 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 8
Age 18 and under.

The Hungry Tortuga

Description

The Hungry Tortuga is a perfect summer rental for families. With a casual layout, lots of sun, and nearby beach access, The Hungry Tortuga is a place for family and friends to gather, enjoy eachother’s company and immerse themselves in the beauty of the area. Think afternoon BBQing on the patio, lazy days on the beautiful beach and swimming in the Russian River, daytrips to zip lining though redwoods, to the Sonoma Coast, to local wineries, or into the charming nearby towns of Duncan’s Mills and Monte Rio.

The Hungry Tortuga is a two story historic home with modern conveniences and lots of charm. The lower level, recently remodeled, has an updated feel, while the upper level retains all the flavor and fun of The River’s heyday.

The lower level is the entrance level. The front door is just one step up from the patio and opens into the kitchen. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with new appliances (no dishwasher), custom cabinets and a large bar counter with bar stools. The kitchen is open to the living room, with flat screen TV, anddining area, table seats 6, bar counter seats 2. Off the living/dining area is a bedroom with a queen bed. Off the living/dining area the opposite direction is a short hallway with a full bathroom, supply closet, and back door (the quickest way from the downstairs to the upstairs).

Exterior stairs lead from the lower level to the upper level. The upstairs, with its steeply pointed open-beam ceiling and small adjacent rooms, feels like a clubhouse or secret fort. While an unusual space, it has undeniable charm and a relaxing vibe. Since there are no doors, just curtains, separating the sleeping areas, this is a casual sleeping arrangement. Guests with kids or groups of friends will be pleased by the number of beds. There is a double futon in the living area, with its loungy style and flat screen TV, a queen bed in the side bedroom, and a twin bed and a twin day bed located in a little nook off the back of the living space. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.

The main outdoor living area is the front patio, with outdoor dining for 8, a charcoal BBQ, a hammock, additional seating and a fire pit. There is a good mix of sun and shade, with sun in the morning and shade provided by the large redwood tree in the afternoon. The Hungry Tortuga is a fully-fenced property in the historic neighborhood of Villa Grande. The back side of the property runs adjacent to the path to the Villa Grande Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the Russian River. Path access is just one door down.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at The Hungry Tortuga is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is parking in front of the house for a maximum of 2 vehicles; street parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes:Downstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Nook: Twin Day Bed, Twin Bed, Upstairs Living Room: Double Futon

Heat Source: Propane wall heaters

River Access: There is a path to Patterson's Grove and the Villa Grand Beach just one house down to the right. http://www.villagrande.org/patterson-point-preserve.html

Layout: The Hungry Tortuga has exterior stairs between the lower and upper levels. The upstairs sleeping areas are divided by curtains.

Fencing: The yard is fully fenced.

Common Amenities Not Included: The kitchen does not have a dishwasher. There is no washer or dryer.

Stairs: The lower level has just one step to the front door. This level contains the kitchen, living and dining room and one bedroom and bathroom.

Nearby Family Activities: Movie Theater (The Rio Theatre), Skate Park, Playground, Town Beach with Snackbar and Boat Rentals, Sonoma Canopy Tours (ziplining), Armstrong Woods State Park, Sonoma Coast State Park, plus plenty of family-friendly restaurants and shops.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 2112
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE14-0128

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • Deck/Patio Large patio
  • View Trees
  • Walk to River Beach
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 7.5
  • River Access Near beach
  • Boats (Seasonal) Single Kayak
  • Yard Large Patio
  • BBQ Grill Charcoal BBQ
  • Kitchen Full kitchen
  • Heat Source Wall Heaters
  • A/C none
  • Square Footage, Est. 1015 sqft
  • Televisions 2 TVs, cable, netfli
  • DVD/VCR DVD player
  • Additional Amenities Hammock
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Fully Fenced
  • Featured Amenity 2 Walk to River Beach

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
11/25/18 - 12/20/18$2502$1,500
12/21/18 - 12/27/18$2653$1,590
12/28/18 - 01/01/19$2923$1,590
01/02/19 - 02/14/19$2502$1,500
02/15/19 - 02/17/19$2653$1,590
02/18/19 - 04/30/19$2502$1,500
05/01/19 - 05/23/19$2652$1,590
05/24/19 - 05/26/19$2923$1,590
05/27/19 - 05/29/19$2653$1,590
05/30/19 - 06/05/19$2653$1,590
06/06/19 - 06/12/19$2653$1,590
06/13/19 - 06/19/19$2653$1,590
06/20/19 - 06/26/19$2653$1,590
06/27/19 - 07/03/19$2657$1,590
07/04/19 - 07/07/19$2657$1,590
07/08/19 - 07/10/19$2654$1,590
07/11/19 - 07/17/19$2654$1,590
07/18/19 - 07/24/19$2654$1,590
07/25/19 - 07/30/19$2654$1,590
07/31/19 - 08/07/19$2657$1,590
08/08/19 - 08/14/19$2654$1,590
08/15/19 - 08/21/19$2654$1,590
08/22/19 - 08/29/19$2653$1,590
08/30/19 - 09/01/19$2923$1,590
09/02/19 - 09/11/19$2653$1,590
09/12/19 - 09/18/19$2653$1,590
09/19/19 - 09/25/19$2653$1,590
09/26/19 - 10/02/19$2653$1,590
10/03/19 - 10/13/19$2652$1,590
10/14/19 - 11/23/19$2502$1,500
11/24/19 - 11/30/19$2654$1,590
12/01/19 - 12/19/19$2502$1,500

Reviews

Leave Review

Great place to stay.

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This is a great place to stay if you want to visit the Russian river region! It is right in the woods so that gives it a nice atmosphere. The house has everything you'd need and we'd stay there again.

-Airbnb Guest-

Peter

Location! Location!

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

Location! Location! This house is in walking distance to the river and the beach which made our quick getaway from the city better. It was easy to go back to the home to use the restroom or grab more food and drinks. The backyard is perfect for eating breakfast. We would definitely love to come back!

-Airbnb Guest-

Rushi

Loved our stay!

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location! Cute and clean house great for relaxing with friends or family! Loved our stay!

-Airbnb Guest- 

Sierra

Everything we needed!

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The Hungry Tortuga had everything we needed. The place was very clean. The extras like a kayak and firewood were greatly appreciated. The layout worked perfectly for us. The management company was super responsive with good communication all around. We fell in love with the river area and will be back!

-Airbnb Guest

Rebecca

Hungry Tortuga is in the BEST spot.

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Location, location, location! Hungry Tortuga is in the BEST spot. A lovely little walk through a forest path to a picturesque beach that is a true hidden gem. Beautiful views, a little island to wade out to, and not nearly the crowds at other places. Also has a great front yard for enjoying coffee, drinks and conversation (or a hammock nap) under the trees. We loved it!

-Airbnb Guest-

Amy

Great Short Getaway

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a great mini vacation at The Hungry Tortuga. We have stayed at many properties in the Villa Grande/Monte Rio area so we have lots of comparisons. First, you can't beat being this close to the river! The property was nice and clean and when we discovered no hot water on the 2nd floor it was fixed within a few hours on a Saturday right before 4th of July. Stupendous service and much appreciated! Kids loved being upstairs away from adults so a win win. The only downside was the kitchen cookware. Very sparse and only 1 saucepan had a lid. All looks beaten up and warped. Not even a spatula, I had to go buy one because all that was available was a bbq HUGE one. Also, no can opener. Luckily I brought my own big knife. If you like to cook, you might consider bringing your favorite pans. Probably need to update the listing/contract to read that the only grill is charcoal as we saw propane and had to go out and purchase briquettes and fluid. But, the refrigerator was awesome; very roomy. We had a wonderful stay overall.

Sharon
Vallejo, CA

Great for a weekend away with friends!

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Would highly recommend for a relaxing weekend away! We had so much fun using the outdoor area, the house itself was very cozy and well kept, and the sleeping arrangements comfortably fit all 8 of us. Great location in terms of being close to the beach (Jenner) and Guerneville (highly recommend Stumptown Brewery!). Couldn’t find the river entrance but I’m sure we could’ve with a bit more effort :).

Source: VRBO

Response:

We're so glad you enjoyed the house and area!!! There's so much to do here! The river acess is just one house away and goes to Patterson Point Preserve - one of my favorite places along the lower Russian River. We'll get you there!

- Megan

Hannah O.

FAMILY WITH GRANDPARENTS

Property Reviewed: 
The Hungry Tortuga
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 21, 2015
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This is the place where we made the best memories of our life!!! My children were at the river from the moment we arrived. They have a greatly stocked kitchen!It has a great amout of towels, blankets, and chanels on the tv for a movie at night. They have one paddle board, a kayak, and many innertubes to use on the river. They have wonderful hammoks to enjoy the peace and quiet outside. The only downside of the home would be the living spaces are separate. You have to exit and go up the stairs from the outside to get to the other rooms. If you travel with little ones I think that is the only inconvenience. But, overall great location, nice home, and a great place to make memories.

    • Stayed: August 2015
    • Submitted: August 22, 2015
    • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

FAMILYOF7 CALIFORNIA
California

Average Rating 4 of 5

"Quiet secluded spot on the river!"

4 of 5

The Hungry Tortuga is small but functional. The rooms are small but are well thought out to accommodate a family or group. The location is beautiful, fairly quiet, and secluded. The path to the river is lovely and about a 3-5 min walk. I suggest a wagon to transport your chairs and river fun items! We lived the spot on the river which was perfect to lay out and float. There were only a handful of other people that used it. The house itself had most of the amenities I wanted. There was no dishwasher but that was fine for us. There were some minor issues like a bathroom door that wasn't lined up properly and so wouldn't lock. The mattresses were not very comfortable. The water was nice and hot and great water pressure in the showers. The fenced yard is perfect for pets and also gives privacy. We enjoyed the hammocks, corn hole game and fire pit very much! This place fit the bill for us! I'd recommend for a group of 5-8 people. The upstairs is completely separate so it works for 2 small families too. I would definitely stay here again!

-hidalgo13 on 08/15/2016

 

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