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Wildwood Gardens Scenic Vacation Retreat On The River

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Villa Grande - Wildwood Gardens

The Home Is Two Bedrooms And A Loft On A 1 Acre Lush Property On The River➡️

Wildwood Gardens (Cert No. 721N), is a lush and serene haven located on the banks of the scenic Russian River. Adults, children and pets will enjoy the one-acre lawn and garden of hydrangeas, fuchsias, birch trees and willows under the shade of the majestic redwoods. Follow a short private path a few feet from the lower deck down to the river to swim, play or launch one of the house kayaks or canoe from the small dock on the property. There are three sundecks on which to relax and read a good book, listen to the birds, watch the wildlife on the lazy river or enjoy the hot tub with spectacular views. Wildwood Garden has something for everyone.

Wildwood Gardens is delightful and relaxing every season of the year.

In summer, enjoy Monte Rio’s 4th of July fireworks from the hot tub, or from the spacious lawn. Build a campfire in the fire pit on the lawn and enjoy the long summer nights. Wildwood Garden is secluded from other houses in the area so you can enjoy your private oasis. There are nearby restaurants on the river in Monte Rio and you can walk to them in ten minutes.

Fall still has warm days and nights and most of the tourists have gone home, but they miss one of the best times to enjoy the sunsets on the river that attract thousands of small jumping fish. Watch the birds as they migrate south.

Winter is perfect time for a cozy and romantic weekend to enjoy the fireplace, a good book and a glass of wine while watching the wildlife and river float by. Take a long soak in the Jacuzzi tub and feel like all of your worries have washed away with the river. A one-day supply of firewood is provided from October through March.

In spring, the gardens erupt with hydrangeas and flowers and greenery abounds.

This water front house has a short private path to the Russian river, just a few feet from the lower deck. Guests may use any of the boats and life safety vests that Wildwood Garden provides. There are 2, one-person ocean kayaks, 1 two-person ocean kayak and one canoe that are included with the rental. [Boat use is prohibited in the high water winter months, usually between November and April.]

The house is well appointed. Both bedrooms have queen size pillow top beds. The master bedroom has a wood burning stove and a patio door that opens to the deck area with hot tub and river views. Pillows and extra linens are provided for the large sectional sofa that is so comfortable that some guest’s prefer to sleep in the living room in front of the fireplace. There is a small loft overlooking the living room for the kids. Our permit allows six overnight guests.

The living room/dining room has vaulted wood ceilings and accent lighting. There is a flat panel TV above the fireplace, a Blue ray player and a large sectional sofa. WiFi is available throughout the house. From the living room and bathroom you can access the river view redwood deck that spans the riverfront side of the house and a large picnic table and comfortable chairs expand your living space to the outside. The hot tub and BBQ are also on the riverside of the deck, with an additional gas BBQ at the entrance area for cooking closer to the kitchen.

The kitchen has everything you will need to feel at home and coffee beans are in the freezer. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and plenty of fresh towels. The house is equipped with an on-demand water heater so the last person in doesn’t have to worry about getting a cold shower and all of the rooms have recently upgraded heaters. For those staying extra days, a washer dryer is available.

You can spend a leisurely afternoon wine tasting at nearby Martinelli and Korbel wineries or dozens of other smaller wine boutiques. Enjoy a 9-hole game of golf at the nearby Northwood public golf course or bring (or rent) your bikes to explore the breathtaking road to the river’s end at the Pacific Ocean in Jenner. Cyclists from all over the world now explore the Russian River backroads and you are just as likely to hear “bonjour” or “ciao!” as “good day” or “hello.” Antique shops and art galleries await in Healdsburg and Sonoma. A short drive takes you to the quaint hamlet of Occidental with century old Italian family restaurants established when the town was a booming railroad outpost.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ron Lopez
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Ron Lopez

We are a family of four, plus our beagle Max. We love to travel.

Ron Lopez purchased this house in 2014

Why Ron Lopez chose Monte Rio

We have traveled extensively, but love the Russian River as the ideal vacation retreat. We love kayaking, the towns of Monte Rio and Occidental, the redwoods and our local wineries.

What makes this house unique

As the name implies, we love the large lush grounds and gardens at Wildwood Gardens on the bank of the Russian River.


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Wildwood Gardens Scenic Vacation Retreat On The River
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

had a very nice relaxing stay. we will come back if given the chance.

  • 5 of 5

thank you so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing river stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this great house on the river. Grounds are very expansive and great for a group. The fact that this place has a grill, kayaks, and a hot tub, made this the perfect fit for our girls get away. Ron was a very nice host!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful + Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as pictured and even better in person. We enjoyed the proximity to the river and the fantastic hospitality. We cannot wait to plan our return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved Wildwood Gardens!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 12 wonderful days at Wildwood Gardens and had the best vacation ever! The place is darling, well appointed which met all our needs. My favorite place to hand out was the upper deck, we sat for hours watching the river flow, kayakers paddling, all types of birds flying and the most butterflies I've ever seen! The gardens were in full bloom and very private, just beautiful all around! We loved sitting by the firepit at night, roasting marshmallows for our s'mores. We retreated in the hot tub every night under the stars after a fun day of biking to Cazadero, Jenner, Dry Creek wine county and then a shorter ride to Duncan Mills for a coffee or a smoothie. We used the single and double kayaks and paddled up and down the river, so relaxing. The owners Ron and Angela were wonderful, very attentive to all our needs. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was AWESOME! Small house but very comfortable home with amazing gardens.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and very well appointed. Plenty of beach towels that were in great condition. Kids loved the loft to play and sleep in. The hot tub came in handy to warm up after the river and to relax at night. The fire pit is in the safest location away from trees and shrubs. No immediate neighbors making it very private. The stairs heading to and from the river make life a breeze getting in and out. All in all, this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. Everything was easy and stress free. Just what you want for a week on the river. We only met Ron, the owner. He was very welcoming and helpful if needed. The house has plenty of displayed direction so we never needed his help. We have decided to make this a family tradition and kick off the beginning of summer this way every year. Our 12 yr old son and two small dogs loved it more than we did! The only down side is we have to wait till next year to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at this property, it was beyond beautiful and will definitely become a yearly vacation spot for us!

Our only small issue was that the sprinklers went off in the early hours of the morning or late at night and several of our blankets for sun bathing and a few other things got soaking wet, everything around the property was very well labeled and explained but there wasn't anything about a sprinkler schedule, just would have been nice to know.

Other than that, heaven!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great suggestion regarding the yard sprinklers. We will certainly advise our guests that the sprinklers are automatic and will come on early in the morning and it is best not to leave towels etc. out in the yard overnight. We very much look forward to you visiting us again. Ron & Angela
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Jenner Ocean Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villa Grande, Sonoma County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Pre Holiday
28 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holiday
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90 + Tax
Damage Fee £49 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

3PM check in and 11AM check out time. 50% refund if canceling 8-30 days before arrival. $200 cancellation fee if cancellation more than 30 days before arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villa Grande in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Jet tub and separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with wood burning stove.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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