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2 BR
1 BA
Sleeps 5
Age 18 and under.

Rio Lindo

Description

Rio Lindo is a beautifully remodeled riverfront two-bedroom one-bath vacation rental. Tucked away in a quiet Russian River neighborhood in the small town of Villa Grande, Rio Lindo is the ideal spot for couples, families, and friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Rio Lindo guests are greeted by a charming, landscaped front walkway, which continues up a few stairs up to the front porch. The front door opens to a short hall leading to the bright open living, dining and kitchen area. A door from the living room leads out to the back deck, which is furnished with an outdoor dining set, a gas grill, and new spa. Stairs from the back deck lead to a large lawn, a great place to relax and play. A sturdy stairway and path leads down to river access with a seasonal beach.

Rio Lindo's kitchen glows with dark granite counters, custom cherry wood cabinets and wonderfully crafted wine nook. Two bottles of complimentary wine are waiting for you in the fully equipped kitchen, that also offers new appliances and a dining table that seats 6 guests. The living room features large windows that overlook the back lawn and river. Rio Lindo's comfortable living room has 32" flat screen television and DVD/CD player. The sofa folds out to accommodate a single sleeper on a double bed. The light and airy bedrooms at Rio Lindo, each with a queen bed, are located opposite each other off the hall entrance. The bathroom is also off the hall and has a bathtub/shower combo.

Rio Lindo is located in Villa Grande, California. The large, sandy, dog friendly neighborhood beach is a short walk away. The nearby towns of Monte Rio (1 mile) and Duncan's Mills (3 miles) offer a variety of shops and restaurants. Rio Lindo is just about 7 miles from the Sonoma Coast. It is also a short drive to many Russian River Valley wineries and the Northwood golf course.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Rio Lindo is 5. 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 for 2-3 Vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: Queen Bed; Second Bedroom: Queen Bed; Living Room: 3/4 Size Double Sofa Bed that can accommodate one adult or two children 12 or younger (mattress dimensions are 48" wide x 72" long).

Heat Source: Gas wall heater

Complimentary Guest Gifts! 2 Bottles of Wine, a white and a red!

Summer Rotation Day: Sunday

Sonoma County TOT #: 2125
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE11-0215

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wireless Internet
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub 5 Person Spa
  • Deck/Patio Large Back Deck
  • View River & Redwood View
  • Walk to Neighborhood Beach
  • River Access Dock/Beach
  • Boats (Seasonal) Canoe, Tandem Kayak
  • Yard Fully Fenced Yards
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Propane Wall Heater
  • Televisions Cable TV/Music/DVD
  • Stereo s/CD Built into DVD
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Game Room Items 2 Complimentary Wine
  • More Rec. Items Hammock
  • Laundry Facilities Washer & Dryer
  • Baby Items High Chair & Crib
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Riverfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
09/29/16 - 10/06/16$2852$1,710
10/07/16 - 10/09/16$2852$1,710
10/10/16 - 10/19/16$2852$1,710
10/20/16 - 11/20/16$2352$1,410
11/21/16 - 11/26/16$2854$1,710
11/27/16 - 12/22/16$2352$1,410
12/23/16 - 12/29/16$2853$1,710
12/30/16 - 01/01/17$3103$1,710
01/02/17 - 02/16/17$2352$1,410
02/17/17 - 02/19/17$2852$1,410
02/20/17 - 04/30/17$2352$1,410
05/01/17 - 05/25/17$2852$1,710
05/26/17 - 05/28/17$3103$1,710
05/29/17 - 05/30/17$2853$1,710

Reviews

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Average Rating 4.5 of 5

"Great Anniversary Retreat"

4 of 5

Celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Rio Lindo. Chose the Russian River as we had passed through many times but never stayed. Wanted this special trip to be unique. After viewing many options, the community of Villa Grande looked to be peaceful and lovely. This home was a perfect fit for the 2 of us and our dog, Sadie. The home itself is beautifully renovated, has a great layout, is comfortable with tasteful furnishings and all the amenities we desired. The good-sized deck with hot tub got lots of use; and the grassy yard was heaven for Sadie. A quick walk down the steps (railings exist) led to our private gravel beach on the river. A canoe and double kayak are provided by the owner. Great fun watching the paddle boarders and kayakers making their way downriver. Due to a toxic algae issue this summer, we didn't allow Sadie to swim; but once this problem is resolved, this would be a wonderful way to spend one's day. We only had 3 days (never enough) but managed to visit Fort Ross winery located off Hwy 1, north of Jenner. Attractive winery, good views, and very good wine. We also traveled to Armstrong Woods State Park. Although dogs are not allowed on dirt trails, they are on the main paved road which is rarely used by cars, and is within a few feet of the regular trails. It is narrow enough to feel like a path and has redwoods all around it. It was a great 3 mile (out and back) walk and it was free (parking at visitor center).The balance of our time was spent enjoying Rio Lindo and each other, and would definitely return. We had the pleasure of meeting the friendly owners, and could sense their pride in transforming this older home into the beauty it is now. Kate at Russian River Vacation Homes was professional and easy to work with during the reservation process.

-NeverStopMovin on 09/15/2016

 

"Amazing weekend stay"

5 of 5

When you arrive and open the gate you walk into a secret garden. The house is perfect. The layout ideal. Walking out back you have a large deck, yard and access to the russian complete with a canoe and kayak. What more could you need. Very clean, well equipped. We grilled and had everything we need. Short ride to grocery store. Gorgeous redwood tree surround the house. Amazing!

Manager Response:

Hello!!!
And thank you so much for sharing a review for future guests to read - we think Rio Lindo is a pretty awesome spot too!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-geripat on 09/19/2015

 

"Sweet spot on the River"

5 of 5

My wife and I went with our dog. It is a lovely part of Monte Rio, about a mile downstream, and on the river. The neighborhood looks like its from the 1950's -- a small river community that has not been overdeveloped or discovered yet. This is a perfect place to relax

Manager Response:

Thank you for the review!
We love the Villa Grande neighborhood and Rio Lindo too. I hope we'll see you again soon!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-kwine on 04/07/2015

 

"We loved the place, quite comfy and our dog loved it as well"

5 of 5

Wish it could have a better way down to the river for a Senior. Perhaps a railing all the way. Other than that, a great place.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thank you for sharing a review and I'm happy to share your suggestion with the owner. Not too long ago (2 years maybe) the water came up to a dock at Rio Lindo and the railing that is there was perfect for that water level, but the river has changed. Now there's a great beach instead of a deeper water dock. It's a good suggestion, though - thanks!

Rio Lindo has a super dog-friendly yard - I'm glad yours was able to enjoy it too!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Edith Y on 08/20/2014

 

"Practically perfect!"

5 of 5

Rio Lindo has all the amenities we were looking for in a RR rental: awesome hot tub, gas grill, river access (with practically private beach), big kitchen, and even cable (spoiled!). We spent the week after Labor Day in the tub and on the river and it was hard to leave it behind when it was over. The neighborhood is very interesting and we enjoyed walking around Villa Grande and taking in the cute cottages, hidden beaches, tiniest post office ever, and weird historical buildings. I want to wake up every morning and drink my coffee by the Russian River, but until I can have my own slice of the good life, Rio Lindo will definitely do. The only thing we would recommend is more comfortable furniture for the living room, as mentioned in other reviews. A nice big sectional sofa and a quick rearrangement of some furniture would do wonders (we rearranged the living room furniture when we go there and moved it back when we left). For me, it would be great to be able to see the TV while you're doing all your cooking in the kitchen. ;)

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/21/2013

 

"An absolutely lovely little get away!"

5 of 5

Rio Linda was perfect for a small Birthday Party/Ladies Weekend. The backyard is to die for, there's lots of space, there's a hammock which was so lovely to relax in, and you can follow a beautiful walkway down to the river, sit & have some coffee at the water and continue your relaxation. There are notes everywhere inside the house, aiding you with what goes where or how something works. Believe me, it was very helpful. The house was very clean. The house is close to a boat/kayak renting station, down the road, but not so close that there's any noise. It's also, close to downtown. You truly feel like your somewhere else far, far away & you're really not.I can't wait to rent Rio Linda again!

Manager Response:

Hello and Thank you!!!
We're so glad you enjoyed Rio Lindo and look forward to seeing you again!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-M. Galvin on 12/27/2012

 

"We Love Rio Lindo"

5 of 5

This was our third stay at this cozy well appointed vacation get away. The owners have provided all the amenities one could want including beautifully maintained front and rear landscaping and great access to a private beach. Our grandchildren overwhelmingly prefer this home to any other place we've stayed. Villa Grande is a great place for the kids to ride their bikes, and is a comfortable bike ride to Duncan's Mills (about 2 level miles on Moscow Road) for morning pastries and fresh brewed coffee. We will definitely return in 2013!

Manager Response:

Villa Grande is such a treasure of a location, and Rio Lindo has a lot to offer. It sounds like all generations in your group enjoyed themselves - that's fantastic! We look forward to your return visit in 2013!

Lena Hoffman
Russian River Vacation Homes

-CRS on 09/12/2012

 

"Would love to do it again"

4 of 5

This was our first attempt at a "stay-cation" as we live only about 45 minutes away from Monte Rio. We were shocked by how much we did not know about an area basically in our back yard. It was quite nice out at Villa Grande. The river and redwoods scenery was simply stunning.Our time at Rio Lindo was so relaxing. The family loved walking down to the river (straight from the back yard), and we loved, loved, loved the hot tub. The home was very clean. The beds were quite comfy. The front yard (garden) was so beautiful. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the front porch. We also enjoyed our lunches and dinners on the back deck. We wished the back yard was more useable. The grass was awfully high, and uncomfortable to walk through. It made sitting on the chairs on the lawn uncomfortable. The hammock was also very uncomfortable. We had a couple of days without internet, but Linda (the owner) came and replaced the router herself. Much appreciated.Having only one bathroom was challenging at times, but do-able. Also, a couple of the windows were very difficult to open and close.I would have loved if there were screen doors on the front and back doors as the breezes by the river were really nice, and it would have been great to keep the doors open. About half way into our week there, others showed up in the neighboring homes, and their dogs barked and barked and barked. No fault of the owners,of course, but it sure was bothersome.All of the above irks were minor, and certainly did not overshadow all the pluses of Rio Lindo. I would go back just for the view up and down the river, and the view from the deck. Certainly a beautiful spot. All went well with the management company, no problems there.

Manager Response:

Hello -
Thank you for the review! And for giving us - and Linda - a chance to fix the issue with the router! Things like that never go out at a convenient time or when the house is between guests... And we're sorry the lawn was tall during your stay - you're always welcome to call us about things like this too... Frequently this can be addressed without much intrusion to your stay.

We love the decks and views too! And we'll pass on the note about screens - maybe that's doable.
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/08/2012

 

"Great for friends and families!"

5 of 5

We had a great time. Perfect size, great water access, hot tub, cute yard. We had a blast! Couch/chairs were a bit small and uncomfortable for lounging.

Manager Response:

Hello -
Thanks for the feedback - I'm happy to pass it along to the owner - and we're glad you had a great time!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/02/2012

 

"Heaven on the River!"

5 of 5

This beautifully remodeled and furnished home is one of the best kept secrets on the river. Villa Grande is charming, quiet and hidden from the world. The house has a sunny lawn, a big deck and excellent river access. You can soak in the hot tub day or night with complete privacy. It's a short swim, paddle or stroll to the sandy Villa Grande beach, with the best swimming spot around. There are rock cliffs where kids take everything from first-ever foot-high jumps to soaring leaps. Have fun!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/07/2012

 

"last minute getaway... nice!"

4 of 5

The ladies at Russian River Homes were very nice. We wanted to get away at the last minute with 2 kids and a dog, and this was perfect. The house itself was really nice, the bathroom is funny, but perfectly functional. The hot tub and yard were exactly what we wanted, and the river offered a perfect place for a cookout. We would definitely come back.

Manager Response:

Thank you!
It's always nice to hear you enjoyed working with the office! And we're always happy to help with last minute getaways, family stays and dog-friendly city-escapes. And Rio Lindo has an awesome backyard, deck and access to the river. Yes, the hot tub is the perfect finishing touch too.

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/15/2012

 

"Peacful, relaxing beautiful weekend with wine, food and friends."

5 of 5

We had the pleasure of leasing a cottage through Russian River Vacation Rentals. The staff was helpful, great communication and fast responses to all of our questions. The cottage was very clean. There is a large back deck and yard and it is steps from the river. Newly remodeled kitchen and really comfortable for our purposes. We were 2 couples and 1 small dog. I will lease this property again.

Manager Response:

Hi!

We're so glad you enjoyed Rio Lindo! It's a great home for a couple couples and four-legged friends! And we're here to help!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/30/2011

 

"Relaxing get a way"

4 of 5

Booked this home for family who had never spent time at the Russian River. It was a perfect place for them to kick back and enjoy the river, swimming,canoeing, and fishing. The home was charming and comfortable and the hot tub under the stars devine. The Mattisons

Manager Response:

Thank you for sharing!!!
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/03/2011

 

"Cozy riverside bungalow"

4 of 5

This was a great place for us - 2 adults and 2 twin boys (3 years old). It has a nice private garden in the front and lawn in the back. The river access is good for canoeing / kayaking (but we can't do that yet as our kids are still too young). The hot tub is on the back deck right under the redwoods. The house itself is very clean and must have been renovated lately - its a fairly new kitchen - with an open plan kitchen, dining, living area. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/07/2011

 

"Lovely House"

4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at Rio Lindo. The house is very cute with a nice kitchen. The deck with hot tub and yard are lovely. And I loved the easy access to the River. The neighborhood is nice and quite with amazing Redwood trees surrounding it.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/13/2010

 

"It was so lovely - and too short"

5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Rio Lindo with our good friends and their two kids - and our dog, Louie. It was a blast! The river, the hot tub, the excellent kitchen, the comfortable beds, the hammock, the lawn. We had such a good time. Really the only problem was it was way too short. We're definitely figuring out how to do it differently next year!

Manager Response:

Well, we're glad Louie and the gang enjoyed Rio Lindo!

The hammock is my favorite spot... But the river and hot tub are pretty great too! I hope you can stay with us longer next time... Try to come in the off season when we sometimes offer a "3 for 2 Special' and that might help...

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/17/2010

 

"A chilly but mostly happy week in Villa Grande"

4 of 5

Quiet and pleasant. Wish there had been some sort of boat and some additional games, maybe even a few videos. Beds were fine. House is a little dark, amplified by the lack of sunshine. Everything works! Loved the blackberries.

Manager Response:

Northern Ca weather strikes again!

This year our summer was chilly then Hot! Hot! and cold and then about right! I've already written a request for a Camelot-style summer for 2011, but I'm not sure where to submit it!

I can, however, ask the owner about picking up some more board or card games for the house! But everyone has to promise not to lose the pieces! We have a couple movie rental places in the area too!

Glad everything worked out otherwise...
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/17/2010

 

"Rio Lindo not for us"

2 of 5

We love the location of the house and the hot tub was great. It was very private which was a plus and the perimeters were secured around so we felt good about letting our dogs to roam free. However, the linens weren't as clean as they should be even though I'm sure they were washed before we arrived. It wasn't pleasant to see hair and stains on the sheets and seating areas. Overall, we felt we had better experiences in other cabins at Russian River.

Manager Response:

Dear Patricia,

I am sorry to hear that the sheets were not up to your standard or cleanliness! Usually, Rio Lindo is so clean and well-taken care of. I will ask the owner what happened since she cleans and checks the house between guests. In the future, please get in touch with our office right away if something is not to your satisfaction. We address guest concerns quickly and we are more than happy to send out a cleaner if you arrive and find that something has not been cleaned as it should have been. I hope we have the chance to serve you again, even if you choose a home other than Rio Lindo.

Warmly, Ellen DeProto ~ Russian River Vacation Homes

-Patricia on 08/17/2010

 

"Rio Lindo- A Little Piece of Heaven"

5 of 5

We had an excellent time and enjoyed our vacation to Rio Lindo very much. We went for a week in June with our daughters 17 & 12 and our 2 dogs, Stan and Wendy. The house was immaculate & had everything we needed from laundry detergent to board games. There is a beautiful garden in the fully fenced front yard and a nice deck with a spa and a green lawn in the backyard. It's located on the water, however, if you have a problem with stairs (as I do) it's hard to go up/down so many stairs to the small dock. Instead, we walked a few homes down to the private beach (with sand) and played there. The water is very clear and not too cold. The house has 2 full bedrooms and 1 sleeper sofa. Our daughters didn't want to share so one took the sleeper sofa. It has only 1 bathroom, which was an adjustment for us, but ended up being just fine. It has a full washer/dryer and I was able to clean my clothes while away (so I didn't have the dreaded tons of vacation laundry) as well. This is a great rental home. It's peaceful, quaint, and was perfect for the 4 of us. We plan on going back next year. P.S. Stan (Large Lab) and Wendy (tiny Yorkie) lived comfortably there too!

-SandyO on 08/02/2010

 

"Exactly what we needed....peace, beauty, comfort and freedom for"

5 of 5

A friend and I took my two labs to Rio Lindo for a spur of the moment long weekend. We needed a few days away from it all, close to home, and most importantly, quality time with the dogs. We could run, swim, cuddle on the green lawn, chase balls....all in the safety of the fenced yard at Rio Lindo. The home was comfortable, clean and top of the line! Beautiful woodwork, kitchen and comfy beds. The garden was also wonderful. While laying on the hammock, looking up at the peaceful trees and skyline, our dogs discovered that the underside of the hammock makes a wonderful back scratcher! We were blessed to meet the friendly, kind owner and the staff at RRVH were the most caring, understanding, accomadating people I have ever run across! Oh and we enjoyed the cozy hot tub too!! The only thing a renter should be aware of is that there is really not much river access. There is a very small dock, kind of muddy, enough for the dogs to jump off and swim a bit but you really can' t lounge and linger there. Still beautiful and well worth staying at! We'll go back! Thanks RRVH for top notch care!! Terri, Napa CA

Manager Response:

Dear Terri,
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We agree, Rio Lindo is comfortable, charming and offers a great place to relax with your dogs. Hopefully you'll have the opportunity to visit in the summer months when the river access is more accessible to humans. During the months that the river is great for swimming, the owners put in additional dock space, so there is more room to hang out by the water. We look forward to offering you top notch service again!
Ellen DeProto - Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 04/16/2010

 

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