Rio Villa Beach Resort

20292 Highway 116 , Monte Rio, CA 95462 USA (Show map)

About

Uniquely situated on the banks of the Russian River. A calming, caring vacation property to enjoy with a loved one, friends or family. Our type of hospitality is welcoming and genuine - we're here for you. We invite you to stay with us and experience the charming and relaxing atmosphere of our bed & breakfast inn located on the banks of the Russian River in West Sonoma's wine country. We are just 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and 20 miles west of Santa Rosa off the 101 Freeway. We are 10 miles east of the incredible Sonoma Coast.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Unexpected Getaway

4.6 on March 02, 2016

We were doing research on the area and this place looked ideal- right next to the russian river and at a good price. The place is kept comfortable, rustic, and fully stocked. The owners were very pleasant and hospitable. The best part was the balcony and the hang out area in the back. They had a nice fireplace that came on every night, and a private river beach you can relax at. It was definitely relaxing and we really enjoyed out stay.


I'd stay here again!

4.2 on December 10, 2015

This place is nicer than the pictures posted on here. I had low expectations, but was surprised when I got there. Very cute, and quaint. Our room was great, service was great, I would definatly stay here again.


Thanksgiving at the Rio

4.2 on December 03, 2015

Stayed in room 4 with 2 bedrooms which was perfect for 4 people. The grounds are a nice place to relax and take in the view of the Russian River. The fireplace in the patio was a perfect area to get warm and make s'mores.


Irish Gem

4.8 on October 26, 2015

love the grounds. place to take our dog with us ,fish,ride the river,close to beach just had a quite great time.Thanks so much


Great affordable place to stay

5 on August 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I found this gem last summer for my birthday Russian River getaway. The rooms are super cute, homey, and clean. There is an onsite continental breakfast that will please everyone. This is a great location for couples wanting a romantic getaway, family oriented trips, or a retreat with friends. I have come here with my boyfriend for a romantic retreat and have returned with my group of friends including a 4 year old. Both times I had the same amazing experience from the actual hotel to the service. The girl at the front desk is wonderful and super accommodating. We decided to BBQ one night for dinner and she gave us bowls, a cutting board and a knife. All and all, this is an amazing place that will provide you with a great experience. It is our go to whenever we visit the Russian River!


Great Place to Stay

4.0 on June 10, 2015

Nice cottages, well maintained and clean; great garden and beach area with a cool fireplace; Nice inkeepers; Quiet and tranquil. Onsite Dining is actually not available, but great restaurants in the area.


Monte Rio gem

3.0 on June 01, 2015

Overall we had a great experience. Room smells celan and love the grounds. My only complaint was that the wall was too thin between rooms and we can hear the people in the next room. It looks likes they in the process of remodeling so hopefully they wil address that issue. Will definitely stay here again.


A treasure

4.6 on April 13, 2015

We thouroughly enjoyed our two nights at Rio Villa Beach Resort. The grounds were lovely, our old dog was accomodated, and the private deck overlooking the river was spectacular. We're looking forward to our next getaway at Rio Villa Beach Resort!


Little home by the river

3.8 on January 13, 2015

I booked a two bedroom unit for my parents, my fiance and myself for the night since we're considering getting married in Monte Rio. When we arrived the woman at the front desk was super friendly and helpful in a very genuine small town way that's a breath of fresh air for us urbanites. Because it was a slow weekend she upgraded our room at no charge. She even gave us a little tour of the property. The room was small, but clean with a nice balcony and view of the river and lawn. What I particularly liked was that the king and queen beds were in separate rooms with a sliding door between them, allowing a bit of privacy and quiet, so people can carry on with their own sleep schedules. Each room had a TV and the unit also had a small microwave and mini-fridge. Continental breakfast was what you'd expect and there's a couple of convenience stores within a minute's walk. Overall a great experience and I'd stay again in a heartbeat.


Great weekend getaway for the whole family

3.4 on January 08, 2015

We came for a winter getaway during quiet season. Our room was comfortable, clean and cozy. Perfect location on the river, near the Redwoods, ocean and restaurants in Guerneville. Owner is very friendly. We'll definitely return!


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Rooms & Rates

E-#6 2-Bedroom Suite

This 2-Room Suite has separate bedrooms with a King-size bed in one room and a Queen-size bed in the other. It has a small bathroom with shower only. The suite has cable TV and telephone; a coffee maker, microwave, and small a refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

D-#5 Villa Suite

This 1-Bedroom Suite has two separate rooms: a bedroom w/Queen bed and a sitting room w/futon sofa bed and chair; private bath w/hair dryer, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, small fridge and telephone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

G-#8 River Balcony

This room has a Queen bed and a futon sleeper/sofa. Enjoy a view of the river from inside or from the private furnished balcony. The room has fireplace, cable TV/VCR/DVD, telephone, and a private bath with tub/shower. This room pet friendly at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

I-#10 2-Bedroom Balcony

The Two-Bedroom Balcony Suite has two separate bedrooms with a king-sized bed in the front and a queen-sized bed in the back. The private balcony, just off the back bedroom, includes table and chairs and has one of the best river views. Pet friendly room at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

B-#3 Villa Suite

This 1-Bedroom Villa Suite has two separate rooms: a bedroom w/Queen bed and a sitting room w/futon sofa bed and chair; private bath with tub/shower and hair dryer, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, small fridge and telephone. Pet friendly at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

C-#4 2-Bedroom Suite

This 2-Bedroom Villa Suite has two separate rooms with a Queen-size bed in each room; private bath with tub/shower and hair dryer; cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, small refrigerator and telephone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

A-#2 Kitchen Suite

This 1-Bedroom Kitchen Suite has two separate rooms: a bedroom w/Queen bed and a sitting room w/futon sofa bed and fully stocked kitchen; private bath with shower. This room is pet friendly with $25/night pet fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

H-#9 Kitchen Balcony

The Kitchen Balcony Suite can accommodate up to 4 people. It has a Queen-sized bed and a futon in the bedroom, a small bathroom, and a fully-stocked kitchen. There is a private balcony off the kitchen with river view. This room pet friendly at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

J-#11 Family Studio

Large studio w/2 Queen beds and futon, full kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge; private bath w/spa tub/shower, hair dryer; patio overlooking river and gardens w/picnic table; room has cable TV/VCR, CD player, phone. Room pet friendly at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

K-#12 Garden Studio

This room has King bed and a futon, full kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge; private bath w/spa tub/shower, hair dryer; patio overlooking river and gardens w/picnic table; room has cable TV/VCR, CD player, phone. This room pet friendly at $25/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

F-#7 Deluxe Balcony

The Deluxe River View Balcony is a romantic room for 2 adults. It has a King-size bed, a fireplace, a wet bar, and 2 comfy leather chairs. There is a private deck overlooking the river. The bathroom has a 2-person whirlpool bathtub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 97 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from San Francisco: Take Hwy 101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge. Travel approx. 50 miles to Santa Rosa. Just north of Santa Rosa, take River Road exit and travel west to Guerneville. Proceed 4 miles beyond Guerneville to Monte Rio. Rio Villa is on the left at 20292 Highway 116. Directions from Highway 1 North or South: Take Hwy 116 East just South of Jenner and travel ten miles to Monte Rio. Rio Villa is on the right at 20292 Highway 116.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage

On-site amenities

Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet fee $25/night
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a 2 night minimum on weekends from May through October and a 3 (or 4)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be secured by a deposit of one night’s lodging in advance. The remaining balance is due upon check-in.
  • Cancellations: To receive a deposit refund, a 7 day notice is required. A $25 processing fee will be charged. There are no refunds for early departures and/or unused nights

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Karen & Eoin O'Brien

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Eoin and I are brother and sister but I'm the first and he's the last. By the time he was two, I'd left Ireland to find work in London, UK. In October 2013, Eoin came to West County, where I'd been living for eight years, and fell in love with everything here. As luck would have it, I was looking for a new business opportunity and a new business partner. And then we found Rio Villa Beach Resort. And the story is just beginning to unfold.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: In Front Office