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Rio Villa Beach Resort

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

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Relax at the Russian River. 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.



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

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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!

New owners at Rio Villa!

4.0 on September 24, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Rio Villa. New owners Karen (?) and Owen were welcoming and we look forward to staying here again. We're glad they're keeping Rio Villa traditions going as well as planning for future building improvements.

Montreal TNT Tri Team

3.8 on July 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Rio Villa and Karen was soooooooo helpful!!!

Excellent place to spend a few relaxing days

4.0 on July 26, 2014

We picked this place because we wanted to stay on the Russian River near the coast for a two night getaway. We were really pleased with our stay there. The new owner, Karen (and Owen) was extremely gracious and helpful. We arrived a few minutes before normal check-in time and our room was not ready (the previous guest departed late) so Karen brought us several glasses of wine and suggested we sit on the patio or lawn and relax. The room was somewhat dated in terms of decor, but was very delightful and charming. Everything was very clean and extremely well maintained. We had suite #5, a two room suite with a bedroom and living room. The bathroom was very small, but well equipped,and clean. Even though the facility is close to the main road, to our surprise it was very quiet in the room. The grounds are very pleasant, with a large lawn (with chairs) overlooking the Russian River. Several large patio areas are adjacent to the buildings and also overlook the river. There is access to the Monte Rio public beach and water equipment rental facility. The continental breakfast is fairly limited in choices, but was very delicious. This is a great place to go to for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. This was our first time here, but is now on our list of favorite places. We will definitely be back! Thank you Karen and Owen.

Very special place!

4.6 on July 17, 2014

We have been staying at the Rio Villa for many years and it always continues to surprise us with its intimacy and facilities. There are lots of places to stay in this area and we have tried most of them. But Rio Villa is different. It's location, access to the river, grounds, views and facilities set it apart from every other place. We were a bit worried this summer when we heard that there were going to be new owners but after being there and experiencing the almost seamless handover, we are more excited about what lies ahead. Thank you to everyone for making our annual respite as joyful as always.

Room # 3 at Rio Villa

4.2 on June 06, 2014

This is our favorite place to stay! We get out here 1-2 times a year and stay for 2 nights when we play golf and I would not stay anywhere else. Yes, the rooms may be dated and the bathroom small but we enjoy our one bedroom cottage. To us it's very homey. The grounds are lovely and quiet and we always enjoy a glass of wine sitting by the water in the love seat rocking back and forth. The view is beautiful and though simple but adequate, we always enjoy the breakfast. Ron is so friendly and talkative. He visits with us while we eat and recommends places for us to have dinner. His suggestions are always wonderful! We hope to get back there in October. Dale and Gina - Martinez Ca

Great location on the River near the Coast

4.0 on June 01, 2014

Ron is a great guy and runs a fine establishment. Yard, patio, grills, outside kitchen, dog friendly. On the River next to the beach. Sit back, relax and have fun.

Great Getaway!

3.8 on May 28, 2014

Perfect spot for enjoying the Russian River experience without the bustle of Guerneville but with all the amenities. Great people too. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful relaxing Resort

4.4 on May 07, 2014

I picked this place by searching for B&B's in Sonoma county. Looking for something relaxing to treat my girlfriend to after her first 200k bike ride.I was not disappointed with anything! We stayed in the Deluxe River view balcony room. We hung out in the comfy chairs after enjoying the jacuzzi bath. Had breakfast on the balcony & walked down to the river. I will plan on spending more time here soon!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Village, Wine country


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

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, 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, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • 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



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


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

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