Dog Friendly / Internet / Fully Fenced/ Spa Up and Away is tasteful, sleek and impeccably maintained, a true Villa Grande find. Stay in this historic river community and at the same time enjoy the comforts of modern construction and amenities. The Villa Grande community has a gorgeous river beach, great location and a laid-back ambience.
Indoors: Up and Away has an open floor plan. The chef’s kitchen is complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The adjacent living area has a queen sofa bed and the dining area has a dining table for 4 (there is room for 2 to dine at the counter bar). All occupy an open, well-l...it room with hardwood floors and high ceilings. A door off the living area opens to a lovely front porch, furnished with a bar height 2-person table and chairs and a double porch seat. The main living space also features a large Flatscreen TV with Comcast cable and a DVD/Blu-Ray player. At the end of the short hallway is the roomy, bright master bedroom with an attached bathroom. Also off the hallway, but closer to the living area, is the second bedroom with a twin bed and twin trundle bed. The second bedroom, with a small desk and sitting area, does double duty as a pleasant office space. The third door off the hallway opens to the second full bathroom. Both bathrooms have combined tub/showers.
Outdoors: Up and Away has a large, fully fenced yard and patio. The patio is easily accessible through a side gate, is the sunniest spot on the property. An outdoor dining set, gas barbecue and two chaise lounges are set on the patio amidst roses. It's a great place for cooking and hanging outside. The hot tub, tucked away at the far end of the patio, is surrounded on 3 sides by a privacy screen. The back portion of the yard is shaded and planted with greenery. For the dogs in your family, a dog run with kennels is located on along the northern side of house. The large, sandy, dog-friendly neighborhood beach is a short walk away.
BED SIZES: Master Bedroom: Queen Bed; Second Bedroom: Twin Bed with Twin Trundle; Living Room: Queen Sofa Bed
HEAT SOURCE: Central Heat
LOCATION: Quiet Villa Grande on a one-lane neighborhood road. Two and a half flat blocks to a dog-friendly neighborhood beach. The side of the property borders Moscow Road, which has some traffic noise.
GARAGE: The garage is not available for parking. Guests have access through the side door to use the washer and dryer.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $120, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee*
Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
*For this home, a $500 Refundable Security Deposit can be taken in lieu of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added to the reservation. Request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation. If booking online, this request can be entered in the comments section.
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Two Night Minimum Year-Round except the following.
2 night minimum October 1st - June 18th (excludes the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Memorial Day Weekend.)
3 night minimum June 19th - June 25th
4 night minimum July and August.
Week minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
3 night minimum August 21st - October 1st
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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for more information on our policies, including rates and night minimums for holidays.
Additional amenities include: check-in time 4:00 pm, yard fully fenced, cleaning & linens $120, laundry facilities washer/dryer, walk to river beach, square footage, est. 1100 sq. ft. approx, heat source central heat, spa/hottub spa, pet policy dog friendly, check-out time 12:00 pm.Read more
Left on 01/17/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | N
nice spot, nice home, good conveniant service/info. 5 people is too much for this house, but up to 4 would have great time
Very comfortable stay
Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Wedding Guest
This unusual apartment has been renovated to be very attractive. The kitchen, in particular, is quite handsome with its new countertop and cabinetry. All the natural wood makes this a lovely place to stay in the very small, woodsy "town" of Monte Rio. Having two full bathrooms was a real plus. The check-in process was easy, but it would have been nice to be able to check out by leaving the keys inside without having to make a trip back to the rental office which is a few miles away. The second bedroom does not have any closet, which was a bit inconvenient for the third member of our party, but the master bedroom closet was large enough for all of us to share. We were three adult relatives, visiting this area to attend a wedding. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend this property. Read more
Response from Russian River Vacation Homes - 06/15/2013
Thank you - the owners have done quite a lot of work modernizing this home - and it shows. The kitchen is delightful! And we appreciate the feedback about the check in process too. Many of our homeowners are switching to a keyless entry system that streamlines the check in and checkout process. Your feedback helps us and owners make informed decisions about the value of this system. For the record, unless you leave by Hwy 1, the office is on the way back out of town for most of our homes.
Russian River Vacation Homes
We all had a wonderful time including the dog!
Left on 07/29/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Sheila M.
This was the first time we went away with our black lab, Roxanne the lovely. The house was perfect, it even had large dog beds. The neighbors were great. They invited us to march in the local July 4th parade and then to a party in a locals home afterwards. family and friends were able to come and stay with us for a few days and they all informed us that we really need to stay here next year!
San Ramon, CA
Left on 10/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Cecilia A.
My experience here was great. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. It was in a quiet, secluded area which made for a total getaway experience. Only gripe was that it was hard to find and directions weren't very clear. Read more
Response from Russian River Vacation Homes - 11/02/2011
Thank you for leaving a great review for Up & Away - it's a great property! As you pointed out, some folks find it a bit tricky navigating the streets to the house - the driving directions listed in the Reservation Packet we send guests are the best... Don't use GPS or car navigation! Until the county is able to cut away branches from some of the road signs, we recommend driving slowly when you get close...
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