Special: $599/ Night through Dec 31! The historic "Camp Como" is now the beautifully restored 1910 Victorian Como Estate, located on 1.6 private river-front acres abutting the Bohemian Grove. More info below... Winter Special (Jan-Mar): add FREE night to 2 or 3 nights; 5+ nights 20% off
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT
Summer: 7 Nights June through Aug ( Monday Turn Day); Short Bookings List (starts in March): http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm
3 Nights Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's
4 Nights Thanksgiving
Sorry, no wedd...ings, parties, events, or loud gatherings at any vacation rental by County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.
Stone Fireplace, contemporary furnishings, separate rustic sleeping cottage. Large deck overlooking river with outdoor dining, grill, seasonal hammock. Extensive gardens with lawn, loungers, and hot tub with cabana (toilet and h/c shower). Short path to private beach, kayaks. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Please read detailed house amenities: http://www.rrgetaways.com/comoe_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/comoe_1.htm .
On the upper level, the double living room offers two seating areas and opens to the main deck. The kitchen also opens to the deck and has eat-in dining. Off a short hallway from the living room, there is a master bedroom with bathroom, another bedroom and a second bathroom. Downstairs, there are two bedrooms (one has no privacy from the stairway or the bedroom across the stairway) and an exit to the rear yard. A short distance from the main house is a charming rustic cottage built into a massive redwood stump; this cottage has its own deck, but no bathroom. Steps lead from the main deck to the rear yard and large lawn. From the yard, there's a path to the river. At the side of the house, there's a deck with hot tub and a cabana. A short path leads up to a seating area in the garden. This is a riverfront home. This home is ~2500sf. Please read before you book: http://www.rrgetaways.com/ri_1.htm#river http://www.rrgetaways.com/ri_1.htm#river .
Your well-behaved dog is welcome.
Cleaning $210, 11% tax on rent and cleaning, $75 non-refundable security protection.
Check out our terrific concierge services: http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm .
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328.
Location: Monte Rio, California 95462.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, river access nearby, washer/dryer, laundry, walk to town, keyless entry, boat(s), near golf course, golf nearby, king bed, 6 steps or less, dog friendly.Read more
Left on 10/19/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Susan
Overall this property was very enjoyable. The best part was the upstairs main living spaces (inside and out) as well as the grassy yard down below. Private river access and kayaks was definitely a plus. The kitchen was well stocked - even had a waffle iron.
Criticisms - the river access was a muddy, steep trail, with no dock or beach. The downstairs bedrooms were musty and the outside cottage was very rustic. Maybe this is just the price of living on the river, but there were a lot of large spiders. Read more
Thanks for your review,and we're glad you enjoyed Como Estate. We do try to keep ahead of them, but the spiders can be persistent in this wooded area. Those downstairs rooms are partially sub-grade, but the owners does have measures in place to take care of any mustiness, so we'll check to make sure those are up and running. The access to the beach, and even the beach itself, changes throughout the year, especially after the dams come out in September. There is typically a beach at Como for the summer. -Rachel
Perfect spot for relaxation
Left on 09/25/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | danbodo
From the begining everyone at RR getaways was very friendly and patient while helping me find the perfect house for my friends (10 people and 4 dogs) and I. We had many specifications. This spot met all of our needs perfectly,from the fully stocked kitchen to the private beach with kayaks. There were enough beds for 5 couples, unfortunately the downstairs rooms were still cold and musty in September. There is a dehumidifier and a space heater which helps somewhat. With that being said, that was really the only negative thing I can think of. We all enjoyed spending time among the redwoods on the deck overlooking the river. The private beach was perfect, especially picking blackberries on the walk down. The kayaks were all well maintained, the only tricky thing was the lock.
Honestly, my friends came up from Santa Cruz but my husband and I live 20 minutes from this location and both agree this vacation was well worth every penny. All of us agree to do it again next year, except stay longer. Read more
Thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed Como, and we hope you do come back this year. -Rachel
The So Cal Travel Crew
Long Beach, CA
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | The So Cal Travel Crew
We will be back again next year! Everything was lovely again. We love this house for our group of friends and small children. It is charming and comfortable. The patio, yard and beach are the best - unbeatable! Only thing we are really not happy about is the Mon-Mon rental vs Sun-Sun like last year. Read more
We're so glad you enjoyed Como and welcome you back. Thanks for the review. -Rachel
Santa Barbara, CA
Love the Russian River area!
Left on 09/03/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | Butcher Family
Sorry I didn't respond earlier. The ant problem in the kitchen was very bad until we realized we could not leave even one crumb lying around.
We especially rented Como Estate because of the guest house for more members of the family but at the last minute they all couldn't come. Therefore we had an added unnecessary expense, of course no fault of the Como Estate owners.
It rained a lot while we were there so we had a real muddy shoe problem, again no fault of the owners.
We loved the huge trees growing right through the deck. However, because of the rain we didn't really use the deck much or the hot tub either. With better weather it would be great.
Since we all live in Southern California I don't know if we will get up your way again soon but if we plan a trip we may contact you for accommodations.
If you need the date of our stay please look it up in your records - the Butcher family last spring a year ago I believe. I just guessed at the date below.
End of the Road
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Debi
This is the second year we stayed at Como Estate. We love the house at the end of the road. It accommodates our whole family (three generations) and even though it rained the first two days, we all found plenty to do. The only disappointment was the lack of a beach and lugging the boats up and down the hill. Last year there was a beach, and the boats were locked up on it, and it made for an easy ride. All-in-all, will return again and again. Read more
Thank your for your review of Como Estate, and we're glad the house worked out so well for you and hope it continues to do so. The River changes every year, and the beach situation changes along with it, even throughout the season with the varying water levels. There is typically a beach at Como, but at times, there may be less or more of one. The reason the boats are not on the beach is that there have been some recent thefts of items from beaches in that area. Anyway, we'll be glad to have you back. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Santa Rosa, CA
Unforgettable experience -50th birthday party
Left on 01/31/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Happy hostess
I spent weeks and weeks doing research, touring and making sure that the vacation rental I needed met my vision for my 3 day birthday celebration. Everyone at Rrgetaways was fabulous, super friendly, cordial, professional and handled all my questions and goofy requests expertly. Once my friends arrived, they too were completely enamored with the house, the setting and the natural beauty of the Monte Rio area. We made frequent trips to Goat Rock, to hike, run, take photos and catch the sunset -truly magical and unforgettable. Back at the house, we cooked several big meals -the kitchen had everything we needed- it made for a super easy and comfortable experience. Just one tip if coming out in January: bring extra blankets and make sure that the space heaters in the lower level and the outside cottage are turned on with enough time to make the space comfortably warm for you. But overall, we all agreed that we want to come back to the Como Estate and make this an annual retreat. Thank you again Rrgetaways for an excellent, first-time vacation rental experience.
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Walter
The Como Estate lived up the other review I'd read. We were a group of 2 families with some little kids. We did have to be careful about the stairs inside and out with the little guys, as we didn't want a long fall to spoil the incredible venue and all it had to offer. The place is comfortable, the beach and little islands on the river were too cool. Weather you want to hang out and relax the entire time or get out and enjoy all of the things the area has to offer, this place is ideal. Not cheap, but well worth it.
The family loved this place
Left on 08/24/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Sally
Como Estate was the perfect place for our family week. We range in age from 76 to 2 and this home was great for whatever we wanted to do. Rr Getaways service was friendly and efficient from the reservation through check in and check out. The kayaks had been reported to have leaks and someone came out the check them on our first day. Replacements arrived the next morning. The home and grounds allowed all of us spaces to enjoy together or guietly read or do yoga alone. The kitchen was fully equiped for making dinners for our large group. The grounds were beautiful with many interesting plantings. Since the property is located at the end of the street it was very private and quiet.
The only thing I would change is to have a screen on at least one window or door in the master bedroom. Read more
We so glad these folks liked Como so much. All windows that can have screens have them, however, several of the window are old style pushing out which doesn't allow for screens. -rkl
Good spot for annual friends get together
Left on 07/01/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Viki
We've been coming to Monte Rio for 12 years and have stayed at a number of properties. This is the best for outdoor areas/beach access. Basement rooms are musty and the cottage is a bit funky, but we'll deal with the issues and rent this place again. Read more
The basement rooms are sub-grade and there can be a little odor sometimes, although many people don't notice it at all. We have a de-humidifier/air filter running down there, which takes care of it most of the time. The cottage is very cool, built around a tree, so it is rustic. -rkl
East Bay Family
Mostly great with lots of space to get away
Left on 06/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | East Bay Family
We really enjoyed our stay at Como Estate. The view from the deck and lawn was beautiful, and there were dozens of nooks where small groups or individuals could be away from the group.
We only had three criticisms worth mentioning:
1. The steps down to the half-silt beach were difficult for the small children and older members of our group. (But the water around the beach was shallow and great for our 3 and 6 year olds to splash in!)
2. The kitchen was small, and there is no room in any cabinets to store food or supplies we brought. (But it does have a great refrigerator)
3. The bath, trash bag and toilet paper supplies were pretty stingy. One set of towels per person with no extras, a bathroom rug that actually had holes in it, no bath soap, and not quite enough toilet paper and trash bags to make us feel comfortable that we wouldn't run out.
But don't get me wrong - we might very well return to rent this house. It was charming, fairly comfortable, and we really enjoyed our stay a lot...wished we could've stayed longer. Read more
We're so glad these guests enjoyed this home. We've ordered new bathroom rugs, and will have the housekeeper leave more supplies out in the future. We provide one set of towels per person because housekeeping needs to be able to wash all the linens in a four hour window; there is a washer and dryer at the house. We supply liquid hand soap, but not bath bars to avoid waste. We've also cleared out some space in the kitchen cabinets for guest supplies. -rkl
J Miller-Von Ah
Lovely rustic compound on the River
Left on 08/19/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | J Miller-Von Ah
This property is absolutely lovely for a large group with many different areas outside for relaxing under the redwoods. The river beach is large and gets sun in the afternoon in summer. The house itself is old and a little rustic, with only two bathrooms, one of which is not great. Two of the bedrooms are converted in the basement and are dark, damp and musty. If you have a lot of older kids in your group, that works nicely. The two main bedrooms are very nice. One bedroom is an outside cottage (no bathroom) which is lovely with its own deck and is built into a redwood trunk. The kitchen is great and pretty well stocked with what you need to make food for 10+ people for a week. We had a great stay and I would highly recommend it. I would give it 5 stars with the exception of almost half the bedrooms being musty. The hot tub was great too, and the bathhouse next to it, while rustic, does offer a third bathroom option. Read more
So glad these people have a good time. The downstairs bedrooms are below grade and are little musty, especially in the rainy season, which was late this year. With all the bookings we have, most people don't even notice, but we do have a de-humidiifier down there to help. -rkl
Beautiful location, great deck and view, loved the hot tub
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Sadly allergic
The location is amazing! Beautiful vista of the river, at the end of a road, quiet. The landscaping is also beautiful. It was amazing enough that it seems petty to complain, but... the mildew and smell in the downstairs bedrooms made them almost uninhabitable for those of us with allergies. The bed with just a curtain is right off the basement and is particularly damp and moldy. We ended up sleeping outside on the incredible deck - but it was cold and not what we had planned. That aside - the house was great for accommodating our extended family. We really loved our time there. Read more
The regular slight mustiness of the rooms being sub-grade was aggravated by an irrigation leak which inundated the walls downstairs. That problem was fixed, but some people still notice the slight mustiness. This house books heavily and most people do not notice; it seems to be an issue mostly for people with allergies. -rkl
San Francisco, CA
A gorgeous property with all the amenities that a vacation home
Left on 11/25/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | MatthewR
Como Estate was delightful! The house is at the end of the street on the river, offering privacy and incredible natural beauty. The property is surrounded by giant redwood trees and includes an adorable garden next to a jacuzzi. The backyard was beautiful...I did yoga on Saturday morning to the sounds of birds chirping and the scent of fresh invigorating air. As for the actual house, amenities were great. The only exception was that the lights to the deck were broken and the shower towels in the bathroom smelled like mildew. Otherwise, beds were comfortable, kitchen supplies were plentiful and in good condition, showers had strong pressure, and there was ample space for a large group of 10-14 people.
This is a truly great find and a perfect getaway to come to with friends for a long weekend of relaxation and good company. We played guitar, drums, and did a potluck dinner on Saturday night in front of a fire. Not bad for a 28th birthday! Read more
The problems here were all taken care of long ago! -rkl
Review of Como Estate->Stayed with 7 adults and 3 kids [one was
Left on 09/16/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | juliettravis
This place was just gorgeous and the kids had a blast being right on the river [one was 4 and the other 2]. The upstairs is really cozy and comfortable and there's lots of natural light and the views of the woods/trees are fabulous. The downstairs smells a bit musty so I wasn't all that into sleeping down there. The separate cottage is really cute and during our stay, it was warm enough to sleep without the heat. There's a really cool tree growing right through it which adds to the charm.
We also LOVED the hot tub which had no problem getting and staying hot - and used it every night.
The only downside really was the musty downstairs, and the fact that I really had t chase my 2-year old all over because it's not the best place to say if you're looking for a way to semi-baby-proof for the weekend with all the stairs and the steep downgrade to the lake. My 2-year old did LOVE the water though and loved playing right on the lake so that made up for my chasing/exaughstion!
The downstairs is fine for most people. We really get very few complaints (mostly on flipkey) about it. Those bedrooms are sub-grade and do have a slight odor, although some people are more sensitive to it than others. -rkl
Como House THE BEST!!!
Left on 08/21/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | mtravis
We look forward to our family vacation at the Como House every year. We have tried others but NOTHING compares. It has become a second home for us. We also appreciate all the upgrades, on demand water, bigger TV, new games, more water equipment. Thank you as always! This year was the best so far!
Even Better Than We Expected
Left on 07/08/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | MadDog
Como Estate is a wonderful property right on the Russian River. It provided
everything a family or two families could want in a vacation home, including a
great deck, a private beach, a well-designed yard, and plenty of bedrooms.
When we complained about the hot tub water being murky, a serviceman was
sent out immediately to drain and refill the tub. We only had two small
problems: there was a chair that had been taped back together, and it
collapsed when my brother sat on it. Also, one of the kayaks (the blue one)
took on water, so I sank in the middle of the river. (I'm not that heavy.) Other
than that, the place was spectacular. Read more
The chair was taken care of long ago, and there are new kayaks (although the old ones were successfully patched for awhile). Let us know about problems; we'll fix them! -rkl
Santa Rosa, California
Great estate,wonderfullly private !!!
Left on 06/01/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | C
This is a beautiful place to enjoy the tranquility and peacefullness of the river. We ate all our meals there, but enjoyed one night out at the nearby restaurant...Highland Dell. The only drawbacks of Como were... not enough screens on doors and windows to keep mesquitos out, and we did not use the kayaks because getting them up and down beach trail would be pretty challenging ! I highly recommend this property and be sure to check out the adorable little cabin !!!!! Read more
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