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Russian River Vacation Homes

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

The Hungry Tortuga ~ Family Getaway in Wonderful Villa Grande Neighborhood! Walk to Beach!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Villa Grande vacation house rental

3 bdrm, 2 bath, Dog Friendly, Big Yard, Adjacent to Park, Walk to River!

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.

Downstairs:

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).

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.

Outside:

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.

*Kayak is seasonal, available May through September, depending on river conditions.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at The Hungry Tortuga is 8.

QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles; there is space for up to 2 cars in front of the house; street parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

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.

STANDARD AMENITIES NOT INCLUDED: The kitchen does not have a dishwasher.

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.

NEARBY FAMILIY ACTIVITIES: Movie Theater (The Rio Theatre), Skate Park, Playground, 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.

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Russian River Vacation Homes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english

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Notes

  • Additional Fees
    -Cleaning/Linens Fee
    -14% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (12% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee)
    -Damage Protection, see below
    -Optional Travel Insurance

    DAMAGE PROTECTION: Guests choose between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee and a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option. The Vacation Rental Damage Protection is strongly recommended and is the option most guests choose. It covers up to $3000 of accidental damage and can be used for many common 'damages,' such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage.

    CHOOSING OPTIONAL FEES: If you book through VRBO/HomeAway, both Damage Protection options and the Optional Travel Insurance show in the rates. State your preference in the comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you prior to processing payment.
  • When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final.

    NIGHT MINIMUMS:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September
    -Four night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August.
    -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
    -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

    Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
  • NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
    TOT #2112
    Permit #ZPE14-0128
  • Damage deposit: US$49.00
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Villa Grande, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill