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Mariner from Brooklyn
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It was "cozy" but fine for a couple. We loved the personal hot tub and kitchenette stocked with food. The proprietors were nice and we found great restaurants nearby. There were Emu on the property too!

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Benicia, California
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180 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Hummingbird cottage 3802 I don't know where to start in this review as this whole experience was a fiasco. If it had been one thing or if the owners had stepped up the first night I would have been fine but.... No they did not, even though they clearly state in ALL their emails And online that they are readily... More 

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2 Thank laenie
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The cottage was wonderfully restful - just what I needed! There's a large redwood in the middle of a shady yard - great place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Janis and her partner were helpful - I'm looking forward to a return trip soon!

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Thank Pati1936
Vallejo, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Thank you so much for a really lovely weekend. Robin, you were so kind to help us with our luggage, and the cottage couldn’t have been more inviting. When our grandchildren arrived after kayaking they said that they felt they were walking into “Grandma’s house”; must have been the lace. Anyway, thanks again and hope to see you again very... More 

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Thank oldlove2016
Janis H, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! It was so nice meeting you and we hope you'll come back again. Thank you so much! More 

Lodi, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The whole experience at the cottages was sweet. I say cottages because we opted to spend a third night. Our Hummingbird cottage was booked, but the manager arranged for us to spend the third night in the Stellar Jay cottage. Both were clean and contained everything needed for housekeeping. The decks around each cottage were peaceful surrounded by beautiful flowers... More 

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Thank LodiCouple
Janis H, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Larry! We recognize you and we are so happy you and Pam had a good experience. Your little "Molly" was adorable! I can't wait to watch her grow up! Please come back! More 

Newcastle
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Fabulous! Great location and wonderful staff. We have stayed in the Heron twice a year for several years and it is like a home away from home. Full kitchen stocked with pots, pans, utensils, spices, coffee maker. Shampoo and hair dryer in the bathroom along with towels, towels, towels. Decks galore and BBQ and hot tub. Electric fireplace. Monte Rio... More 

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Thank Tahosus
Janis H, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Oh my goodness! I am so happy you are happy. This review is such a breath of fresh air for us! Thank you so much! I only hope we can exceed you expectations in the future. You are the guest we live for. Thank you! More 

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This place is an absolute gem! Small, intimate cottages but with kitchens, grills and hot tubs. The beds and decor are first rate and very comfortable. Private decks and patios with hot tubs make for a wonderful experience. They provide bath robes and the ability to lounge outside alfresco was very pleasant. It's only a short walk into Monte Rio... More 

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Janis H, Owner at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you! We love hearing that you enjoyed yourselves! Please come back! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

When we first got there I thought the room she took us to was a joke. I wouldn't pay 30$ a night to stay in what I paid 230$ for. The bath room was a toliet the size of an airplane bathroom( no joke) there wasn't even a door to close off the toilet to the room. I thought I... More 

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2 Thank Jemma B
Janis H, General Manager at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry for your disappointment. I noticed that you booked your stay through Orbitz, and you reserved one of our sleeping cabins, which is describe on our website as a camping experience. Whenever we get a booking through an outside agency, like Orbitz, we are unsure how the agency has described us on their website, so we write... More 

Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I was looking for a cozy, self catering place to stay along the Russian river, but didn't want to be near the main road - (surprisingly hard to find). Initially I booked one of the Monte Rio cabins - on arrival it turned out to be a lot smaller than I expected with an outside shower (this was made clear... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We had a horrible experience at the Monte Rio cottages and checked out the day after we arrived. We stayed in what can only be described as a shed with a bed squeezed in it and a toilet next to your head and an outdoor shower. We did manage to have a look at some of the cottages which came... More 

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3 Thank Claire S
Janis H, General Manager at Monte Rio Vacation Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Claire, I am sorry I am late in responding to your review. I wanted to contact you directly, but I couldn't find your contact information in our system. First, I am so sorry for your disappointment. Second, thanks for taking the time to review us. And finally, thanks for having a look around while you were here. As you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monte Rio Vacation Cottages - Three levels of Luxury...You Choose!! Vacation Cottages or Suites or Sleeping Cabins.....Which is right for you? Choose a Vacation Cottages for a private spa/hot tub, private fenced & gated yard, private gas grill, fully equipped kitchen, gas or electric fireplace, large furnished deck, premium linen w/robe, SmarTV or AppleTV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, hotel amenities, housekeeping and more! Don't need a kitchen? Then try our Suites - they are lovely, huge rooms (550 sq ft, with 12 ft ceilings), within a beautiful yard with towering redwood trees, spa/hot tub, gas grill, outdoor dining table, & fire ring. Each suite has a microwave, Keurig coffee maker, fridge, Apple TV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, electric fireplaces, lovely living room areas, tiled bathrooms, with tubs, premium linens, w/robes, hotel amenities, housekeeping & much more! but want a spa/hot tub, fenced & gated yard, private gas grill, microwave, fridge, and Keurig coffee maker, electric fireplace, lounging under the redwoods, or sitting by a campfire in the yard, premium linen w/robe, SmarTV or AppleTV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, hotel amenities, housekeeping and more! The two suites share The Sleeping Cabins - Camp Tranquility (two twin beds) or Camp Serenity (queen bed) pack a lot of comfort into their mere 120 sq ft! Each sleeping cabin has a kitchenette (microwave, coffee maker, fridge), no TV, courtesy WiFi, free long distance phones, private, outdoor showers, with abundant hot water, en suite water closets, furnished decks, umbrellaed dining areas, premium linens, w/robes, hotel amenities, housekeeping and much more!Monte Rio Vacation Cottages are nestled among giant redwood trees, in a quiet neighbor, on the south side of the Russian River. Monte Rio Vacation Cottages' 1/2 acre compound is made up of 3 cottages (each with a private yard fenced yard and hot tub) and 2 beautiful suites (both share a yard, fire ring and hot tub) and 2 quaint sleeping cabins, all sharing a lovely common area with a communal fire ring. It is artistically designed to let you retreat to your fenced private cottage, or gather with friends and family for social reunions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monte Rio Vacation Cottages

Address: 20790 Kingston Ave, POBox 362, Monte Rio, CA 95462-9702
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
Price Range: £72 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monte Rio Vacation Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go elsewhere, even the Travelodge was better!”
 of 5 bubbles laenie, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Luxury cottage was roomy and well appointed. An added feature was the surround sound hot tub and the extensive deck area for visitors.”
 of 5 bubbles oldlove2016, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the cottages are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles Tahosus, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Hummingbird Cottage is probably the best for couples. Intimate, romantic and charming.”
 of 5 bubbles socoman99, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“minor point: if you plan to cook, ask about specific utensils, may not have everything you need”
 of 5 bubbles travelling_EC, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
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