The Hungry Tortuga is a perfect summer rental for families. With a casual layout, lots of sun, and nearby beach access, The Hungry Tortuga is a place for family and friends to gather, enjoy eachother’s company and immerse themselves in the beauty of the area. Think afternoon BBQing on the patio, lazy days on the beautiful beach and swimming in the Russian River, daytrips to zip lining though redwoods, to the Sonoma Coast, to local wineries, or into the charming nearby towns of Duncan’s Mills and Monte Rio.
The Hungry Tortuga is a two story historic home with modern conveniences and lots of charm. The lower level, recently remodeled, is updated and polished, while the upper level retains all the flavor and fun of The River’s heyday.
The lower level is the entrance level. The front door is just one step up from the patio and opens into the kitchen. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with new appliances (no dishwasher), custom cabinets and a large bar counter with bar stools. The kitchen is open to the living room, with flat screen TV, and dining area, table seats 6, bar counter seats 2. Off the living/dining area is a bedroom with a queen bed. Off the living/dining area the opposite direction is a short hallway with a full bathroom, supply closet, and back door (the quickest way from the downstairs to the upstairs).
Exterior stairs lead from the lower level to the upper level. The upstairs, with its steeply pointed open-beam ceiling and small adjacent rooms, feels like a clubhouse or secret fort. While an unusual space, it has undeniable charm and a relaxing vibe. Since there are no doors, just curtains, separating the sleeping areas, this is a casual sleeping arrangement. Guests with kids or groups of friends will be pleased by the number of beds. There is a double futon in the living area, with its loungy style and flat screen TV, a queen bed in the side bedroom, and a twin bed and a twin day bed located in a little nook off the back of the living space. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.
The main outdoor living area is the front patio, with outdoor dining for 8, a charcoal BBQ, a hammock, additional seating and a fire pit. There is a good mix of sun and shade, with sun in the morning and shade provided by the large redwood tree in the afternoon. The Hungry Tortuga is a fully-fenced property in the historic neighborhood of Villa Grande. The back side of the property runs adjacent to the path to the Villa Grande Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the Russian River. Path access is just one door down.
BED SIZES:Downstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Nook: Twin Day Bed, Twin Bed, Upstairs Living Room: Double Futon
HEAT SOURCE: Propane wall heaters
RIVER ACCESS: There is a path to Villa Grand Beach just one house down to the right.
LAYOUT: The Hungry Tortuga has exterior stairs between the lower and upper levels. The upstairs sleeping areas are divided by curtains.
FENCING: The yard is fully fenced.
WASHER/DRYER: The washer/dryer is shared with the house next door and is located in the basement of the next door house
STAIRS: The lower level has just one step to the front door. This level contains the kitchen, living and dining room and one bedroom and bathroom.
PARKING: There is on-street designated parking for two cars.
NEARBY FAMILIY ACTIVITIES: Movie Theater (The Rio Theatre), Skate Park, Playgroud, Town Beach with Snackbar and Boat Rentals, Sonoma Canopy Tours (ziplining), Armstrong Woods State Park, Sonoma Coast State Park, plus plenty of family-friendly restaurants and shops.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $160, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee*
Two Night Minimum September-June (excludes some holidays).
Weekly Only in late June through mid August, Summer Rotation Day is Thursday.
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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Additional amenities include: check-in time 4:00 pm, view trees, cleaning & linens $160, additional amenities hammock, spa/hottub none, square footage, est. 1015 sqft, walk to river beach, river access near beach, heat source wall heaters, yard large patio, fireplace, wood/gas none, laundry facilities wsher/dryer shared, pet policy dog friendly, check-out time 12:00 pm....Read more
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