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4 BR
2.5 BA
Sleeps 6
Adventure awaits! (summer)View from the street - plenty of parking!Come in through the front arch!Wander through the front garden and listen to the fountainOld English stone doorway. Charms of a bygone era...Come in! Just inside the front door...Little "Great Hall" with stone fireplace.Who plays the piano?!?!Grand knotty pine living room evokes River's roaring 20sRivendell's beautifully wood paneled dining room.Comfortable dining for 6-8 people, opens to al fresco diningNatural light aboundsModern kitchen, spacious and well-equippedKitchen with dishwasher and propane rangeFrom kitchen to dining roomCoffee and tea stationAll you need for your morning joe!Sunroom just off the kitchen with privacy doorSunroom has daybed and garden view"River Lookout": Upstairs Queen bedroom with river viewsUpstairs hallway to a full bathroom & two bedrooms.Upstairs full bathroom with separate bathtub.Upstairs bathroom shower"Fairy Retreat": upstairs Queen bedroom with lovely daylight"Bohemian Sunshine": miiddle level King bedroomA full futon in the alcove (at left)Glorious light (when the curtains are open)!"Garden Works": cozy up in the downstairs Queen bedroomDownstairs full bathroom with showerPlenty of storage for toiletriesFull laundry and half bath off garageDownstairs family room opens to the bedroom and backyardStep from the downstairs to the handcrafted hot tub gazeboHot tub with river viewFour outdoor living spaces!Two patios off the house (photo taken in winter)Riverfront patioThe tea gardenSun Terrace: Southern exposure for optimal sunbathingStairs to the river and seasonal dockRivendell's view to the dock and boats (summer)Up river view from the dockRussian River in summer
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Rivendell

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(5.0 Average)

Description

Rivendell embodies the charm of a bygone era. One of oldest properties on the river, the home was built in the 1930s as a country manor for a well-to-do family from San Francisco. The interior is updated with modern comforts but retains elements of a fine country home: a stone hearth, beautiful wood paneling and floors, and a formal dining room surrounded by paned windows with access through French doors to a series of terraces leading to the river. The outdoor spaces and access to the river are unmatched with stone and brick work throughout 4 separate outdoor living spaces. Steps lead directly to private river access with a dock and boats provided during the warmer months. A burbling fountain, fruit trees, flowering bulbs, lush greenery, and towering redwood trees capture your senses!

The property is named for the peaceful refuge of Rivendell from J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings because of its old-world charm and magic. As "the last homely house east of the sea," it is lovingly set up to evoke the spirit of Rivendell, a haven for adventurers who wish to explore the beauty of the Russian River, Sonoma Valley and nearby sea. It is "a perfect house, whether you like food or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there is a cure for weariness, fear and sadness."

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Rivendell is 6 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is parking for 4 cars. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance

Plenty of Room to Spread Out: 5 private sleeping rooms (4 bedrooms + 1 sunroom with single daybed), 2 living rooms and 4 outdoor patios

Bed Sizes: 3 Queen, 1 King, 1 Twin and 2 Full Size Sleeper Sofas.

First bedroom ("River Lookout" upstairs) Queen; Second bedroom ("Fairy Retreat" upstairs): Queen; Third bedroom ("Bohemian Sunshine" middle, lower): King plus full futon; Fourth bedroom ("Garden Works" downstairs): Queen; Den/Media Room (downstairs): Full sleeper sofa; Daybed Sunroom (middle, upper): Twin daybed.

Heat Source: Central heat; woodstove. Guests need to bring their own wood and kindling.

Location: This home is in a residential neighborhood facing the Russian River and backed by a narrow section of land between the road to the house and River Road/Hwy 116.

Stairs: There are 2 steps to the front door. Once inside, the house is 3 levels. There is a spiral staircase from the back deck to the backyard and the yard is terraced with several sections of stairs to the hot tub and other areas of the yard. Access to the lowest terrace seating area and river is down a long set of stairs. Except for the 2 steps at the front door, all other staircases have handrails. There are gates at the top and bottom of the spiral staircase.

Fencing: The yard is partially fenced.

Dock and Boats: These are seasonal amenities and availability is based on the water level and when summer dams are installed in the river - generally, mid-June to nearly the end of September - conditions permitting.

Common Amenities not included: This home does not have Air Conditioning, but the afternoon and evening breeze from the ocean and up the river generally keep the house a comfortable temperature.

The smart TVs at Rivendell are setup with Sling for live TV (not cable but with equivalent programming) and guests can bring their Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and other personal account information to login too!

Proximity to wineries: There are several tasting rooms in downtown Guerneville (4.6 mi) and an abundance of vineyards and tasting rooms within a 10 mi radius.

Nearest River Beach: The Monte Rio Beach is a comfortable half mile walk from the house.

Nearest Ocean Beach: There are several coastal beaches in Jenner approx. 8 miles away.

Summer Rotation Day: Thursday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Rivendell has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Thursday to Thursday pattern. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 4012N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: TVR20-0140

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Pet Policy No Pets Allowed
  • HotTub Hot Tub
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Wood Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Multi decks, patios
  • View River, yard.
  • Walk to Dwntwn Monte Rio
  • Miles to Guerneville 4.6 mi
  • Nearest River Beach 0.5 mi
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 8.7 mi
  • River Access Stairs to dock
  • Boats (Seasonal) 2 Kayaks, 1 Canoe
  • Yard Terraced
  • BBQ Grill Propane Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central heat
  • Square Footage, Est. 2,400 sq ft
  • Televisions 2 Smart TVs
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Stereo s/CD Bluetooth
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Laundry Facilities W/D
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Room to spread out!
  • Featured Amenity 2 Riverfront
  • Nearest Winery Downtown Guerneville

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
12/02/21 - 12/05/21$4952$2,970
12/06/21 - 12/08/21$4952$2,970
12/09/21 - 12/12/21$4952$2,970
12/13/21 - 12/15/21$4952$2,970
12/16/21 - 12/19/21$4952$2,970
12/20/21 - 12/28/21$4953$2,970
12/29/21 - 01/03/22$5503$2,970
01/04/22 - 01/05/22$4952$2,970
01/06/22 - 01/09/22$4952$2,970
01/10/22 - 01/12/22$4952$2,970
01/13/22 - 01/16/22$4953$2,970
01/17/22 - 01/19/22$4952$2,970
01/20/22 - 01/23/22$4952$2,970
01/24/22 - 01/26/22$4952$2,970
01/27/22 - 01/30/22$4952$2,970
01/31/22 - 02/02/22$5502$2,970
02/03/22 - 02/06/22$4952$2,970
02/07/22 - 02/09/22$4952$2,970
02/10/22 - 02/13/22$4952$2,970
02/14/22 - 02/16/22$4953$2,970
02/17/22 - 02/20/22$4953$2,970
02/21/22 - 02/23/22$4953$2,970
02/24/22 - 02/27/22$4953$2,970
02/28/22 - 03/02/22$4953$2,970
03/03/22 - 03/06/22$4953$2,970
03/07/22 - 03/09/22$4953$2,970
03/10/22 - 03/13/22$4953$2,970
03/14/22 - 03/16/22$4953$2,970
03/17/22 - 03/20/22$4953$2,970
03/21/22 - 03/23/22$4953$2,970
03/24/22 - 03/27/22$4953$2,970
03/28/22 - 03/30/22$4953$2,970
03/31/22 - 04/03/22$4953$2,970
04/04/22 - 04/06/22$4953$2,970
04/07/22 - 04/10/22$4953$2,970
04/11/22 - 04/13/22$4953$2,970
04/14/22 - 04/17/22$4953$2,970
04/18/22 - 04/20/22$4953$2,970
04/21/22 - 04/24/22$4953$2,970
04/25/22 - 04/27/22$4953$2,970
04/28/22 - 05/01/22$4953$2,970
05/02/22 - 05/26/22$4953$2,970
05/27/22 - 05/29/22$4953$2,970
05/30/22 - 06/14/22$4953$2,970
06/15/22 - 09/01/22$4957$2,970
09/02/22 - 09/04/22$4953$2,970
09/05/22 - 09/30/22$4953$2,970

Reviews

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River Charmer

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Simply charming river home with first-rate furnished outdoor terraces. Shade, sun, river access, hot tub - all in one package.

DS Bailey
Oakland

Direct access!

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I had a great time staying at Rivendell. The kitchen had all the tools we needed to cook up a great post-tubing snack.
Loved the direct access to the River and basically private beach we’d hang out on when we’d walk across the river. Can’t wait to come back.

Hunter
Denver

Awesome house

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This house and location are amazing. Beautiful old wood interior with incredible views, plenty of room to sleep and multiple area to hang out inside and out. This place is magical and I did not want to leave.

Behrang V
Los Angeles

Magical Manor

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 to Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

What a magical place. Warm, cozy, right on the river. We love the vaulted wood ceiling, the stone fireplace, and the piano in the spacious living room with its wall of windows looking over the terraces and the river. All the furnishings are new and supremely comfortable, creating a beautiful space blending historic charm and modern. The kitchen is very well equipped, clean and organized, opening up to a dining room of glistening wood and seating for 12. Great windows and views, and also very private. Big enough for a couple of families — and great for kids. Hot tub is lovely. We’ll be back soon!

Ann Dowley
Piedmont, CA

Relaxing home away from home, on the river, with all the amenties

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I loved my stay at Rivendell. It's a big, comfortable, warm house with lots of light and lots of rooms to hang out in. Even though it was late winter, it was so peaceful staying right on the river and watching the world go by. The beds were super comfy (big bonus points for me) and the extra touches were noticed, like specific kitchen equipment and a little dish for rings on the bathroom sink. My favorite room was probably the living room, with all the windows and view of the front garden and back deck and a HUGE couch big enough for everyone to relax. It was so cozy. The front garden was also so inviting with the flowers and garden and fountain too! The hot tub was great too. Although it seems a tad bit cooler than the temperature read? Still it was hot and clean and so great to enjoy.

I will say that Monte Rio is about 10 minute drive from Guerneville which is where a big supermarket, restaurants and other stores are located. So if you are looking for a place you can walk into town, this might not be perfect. But Monte Rio is a little away from the summer crowds, which I prefer and it's easy to stock up on food and enjoy the river and house and explore the area.The redwoods, hikes, and other little nearby towns. And you're 10 minutes closer to the ocean and the famous Wildflour Bakery in Freestone as well!

Enjoy your stay at Rivendell! I certainly did.

Susan sheinkopf
San Francisco

So enjoyable!

Property Reviewed: 
Rivendell
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Rivendell is indeed the “last homely house east of the sea” as Gandalf the Grey would put it. The owner has put so much thought and heart into making this a fun and comfortable getaway spot for groups large and small.  The kitchen was well stocked with gadgets, a full set of pots and pans, and even a grill! The living room has a huge couch and even bigger TV along with a piano and fireplace for your picturesque evenings in the woods.  During the summer, you’ll enjoy direct access to the river with your own private dock.  We enjoyed the spacious bedrooms and comfortable beds.  

 When we first arrived, we were worried that since this was right off the main road, we would hear traffic, but our fears were unfounded.  This place is as quiet during the day as you need it to be.  You can scale things up for an active fun weekend or just relax in the hot tub.  

 We cannot recommend Rivendell enough if you’re looking for a place to relax and play in Monte Rio.

Nick & Rach
Manager Response: 

Hello Ann,

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rivendell!  We can't wait to host you again.  Thanks for your thoughtful review! 

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