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
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.7

A sweet getaway

3.6 on September 15, 2016

My wife and I feel in love with The Balcony Room (#7). The vibe, the view, the good times with my family. Time went by slow, but still too short!


Enjoyed our visit

2.8 on August 13, 2016

Cute setting in the woods. We really enjoyed being able to walk right down to the river and float in the river however I think it would be nice if the lodge had equipment to loan like other properties nearby do. Maintenance would be an area for improvement. Outside chairs were very dirty and the picnic table by the beach needed cleaning badly.


Beautiful place

4.0 on August 05, 2016

Gorgeous grounds, very clean, no musty river smell, river beach access is great. Stayed here twice and will come back any chance i get. Zana


A gem in the Russian River!

4.6 on August 01, 2016

We've been staying at Rio Villa every summer for the past 15 years or so. It is the ideal spot to book with friends and family. Gorgeous grounds and easy access to the river. Nice updates to the rooms made by the new owners. We look forward to returning! Stacey Lewis


Great Russian River Getaway

4.6 on August 01, 2016

We rented 4 rooms for 4 couples to attend the Monte Rio Variety Show. We were all located near each other and had such a wonderful time. The rain last year really helped the flowers and the garden looked particularly well kept. We love the location of Rio Villas and the O'Brien's are excellent hosts. Can't wait to come back next year......might have to sneak a couple of days in before next July.


Our favorite place on the River

3.0 on July 05, 2016

We have stayed at the resort 3 times over the past 15 years and although it is under a newer, it still is a favorite for our time on the Russian River. The grounds are beautiful with all the Hydrangeas in bloom and lots of chairs to just sit and relax and watch the river go by. We usually BBQ something from the market for dinner then join by the outdoor fireplace for some engaging conversation with fellow vacationers. We'll be back again next time we are in the area.


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


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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