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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,015 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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, has an updated feel, 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, anddining 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.

Know Before You Book:

DAMAGE PROTECTION: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.

*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at The Hungry Tortuga is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is parking in front of the house for a maximum of 2 vehicles; street parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

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 Patterson's Grove and the 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.

Common Amenities Not Included: The kitchen does not have a dishwasher. There is no washer or dryer.

Office Hours and Booking Information:

Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.

After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.

No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.

More Details

Property Manager
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Russian River Vacation Homes

We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.

Our Story:

In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.

Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.

We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

Why Russian River Vacation Homes chose Monte Rio

Villa Grande was founded in the early 1900’s (as Mesa Grande) for vacationers looking to escape the city. Located in western Sonoma County, It was just a three hour train ride on the narrow gauge railroad from Sausalito. Many of the homes in Villa Grande are Craftsman style originals, built for summer use only. Since few homes had full kitchens back then, members of the community often took their meals at the old Villa Grande Hotel.

What makes this house unique

The Hungry Tortuga is located between the towns of Monte Rio and Duncan's Mills, is 8 miles to the Sonoma coast, 5.6 miles to Guerneville and a short drive to Russian River Valley wineries. Both Duncan's Mills and Monte Rio have a number of great restaurants. Monte Rio has a public beach with boat rentals (June-September), a movie theater and a small store. Duncan's Mills has a number of boutique shops

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Monte Rio, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1015 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests should read the Know Before You Book section located at the end of the online listing description before making a reservation.
  • Quiet hrs. are from 10pm until 7am. Max occupancy guidelines must be adhered to. No RV's, trailers, or tents per the Sonoma County Vacation Ordinance.
  • Rental funds are non refundable unless your dates are resold.If resold, there is a $60 cancellation fee.Switch dates for a $40 fee, 2 weeks out, only.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • One bathroom downstairs, and one upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One bedroom downstairs. Other bedrooms and sleeping areas are upstairs. Bed Sizes:Downstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Bedroom: Queen Bed, Upstairs Nook: Twin Day Bed, Twin Bed, Upstairs Living Room: Double Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months. The single kayak at The Hungry Tortuga is available mid-June to mid September only, when the summer dams are in place.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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FAMILY WITH GRANDPARENTS

  • 5 of 5

This is the place where we made the best memories of our life!!! My children were at the river from the moment we arrived. They have a greatly stocked kitchen!It has a great amout of towels, blankets, and chanels on the tv for a movie at night. They have one paddle board, a kayak, and many innertubes to use on the river. They have wonderful hammoks to enjoy the peace and quiet outside. The only downside of the home would be the living spaces are separate. You have to exit and go up the stairs from the outside to get to the other rooms. If you travel with little ones I think that is the only inconvenience. But, overall great location, nice home, and a great place to make memories.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Francisco Or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Blue Heron
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 116
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cape Fear
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Patterson Preserve
Car: necessary

The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!

Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!

We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!

Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!

Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.

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Rates & Availability

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: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.

    *PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
  • 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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