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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
This is the best deal in the area. clean rooms, Great people running the place and being on the river was really nice to sit out and have our morning coffee! I have stayed here before but the folks that are now running the place have it in great shape and they are so nice and helpful. Supper time playing golf at the Northwood's and spending time with my wife and 31 year old son was priceless!!
The rooms have all of the amenities, very comfortable and clean and really close to the Ocean. Reasonable rates and very friendly service. The Villa has beautifully kept grounds with a place to relax with a glass of wine, or have a family bbq, right on the Russian River. We will definitely stay again!
When we arrived, we were greeted with very friendly service! I really loved the place, very quaint and you can't beat the location. Its great for a weekend getaway or for a summer vacation (and we plan to come back during the summer). The breakfast was delicious too! The only slight downside is that the walls are pretty thin. We could hear the person in the room next to us snoring but was not a big deal.
My wife and I have been coming to the Rio for 8 or 9 years now. We love it for many reasons, I’ll start with the inn keeper Ron. He’s as friendly and helpful as anyone you’ll ever meet. We love the location right next to the Russian river. You’re very close to local wineries, and 10-15 minutes from the coast. It’s beautifully landscaped, take a chair on the lawn and watch the river roll by. Maybe our favorite feature is the outdoor patio with a fireplace. With surrounding tables and bbq’s , it’s a great place to hang out with a glass of wine in the evening and meet some fellow travelers. There is a covered outdoor area with a bar, sink and tables for eating your dinner. They do host weddings here, and for a group of 100 and under this would be a great spot. They serve a decent breakfast with bagels, cereal and muffin type things. Or other restaurants are just minutes away. Get up early with a cup of coffee and watch the fog roll up the river, just beautiful. If you visit in the summer they rent canoes right next door, very convenient. The rooms are very clean and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. You can’t go wrong staying here!
I've visited Rio Villa Beach Resort at least 4 times previously. The best and most winning feature of this property are the owners. You couldn't receive better service and they could not be more kind. They look out for you and make recommendations for the other amenities in the area. The only downside is that for about $125 per night, I feel the rooms need to be updated. You can keep the cozy and shabby chic feel with new televisions and bedding. Overall it was a nice stay.