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“Worth the drive out, super neat town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio Villa Beach Resort

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Rio Villa Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Monte Rio B&B and Inns
Austin
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth the drive out, super neat town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2010

It's definitely a motel but the drive and location are absolutely awesome!! The drive is beautiful. The town is great. It feels like you're in a time warp. There's only 2 places they could recommend for a late (after 7pm) dinner around there. The town is small with country roads. It's hard to describe, but it's worth a trip out if you're on a budget. In terms of the room - the shower sucked, the bed was comfortable and the heater works like no other! The staff was friendly and informative however I only had one night booked here. I'll definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2010

There is only one problem with this place: driving by on the main road, you'd go right past it because it looks too close to the road. And that would make you miss a real pleasure. Right behind the first row of cabins, there is the most perfect garden sloping down to the river with several patios and terraces to sit, lawn chairs to lounge in and the river right to wade in. The garden is beautifully kept, and so was my suite (bedroom and sitting-room separately) which was truly spotless. Add to that that there were even books in the room to read by the waterside and the very friendly host, and you have a place that's as close to perfection as one could wish for.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2010

We booked this accomodation for a two-night getaway. We were seeking a location to just "hang" with our kids -- but be able to access internet for a few work obligations. The two room unit met our needs well, with a door that separated the kids room from our own and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Our room was small, but very comfortable. Size did not matter because we spent all of our time lounging in the many chairs around the garden and the lovely garden swing overlooking the river. After the kids fell asleep, we enjoyed the lovely outdoor fireplace with wine obtained from one of the many fantastic Russian River Vineyards. We spent the mornings hiking in Armstrong Park and touring the countryside to visit a winery or two -- and spent the afternoons lounging in our intertubes on the river which was the perfect depth and current for our kids. The local beach was a 50 yard walk through the meadow, and there we rented a canoe for the boys! There is also a grass beach on property.

Each morning the innkeepers put out a small, but adequate continental breakfast. If we stayed for longer, I would have definitely have taken advantage of one of the many brunch restaurants in the area that have excellent reviews -- but the continental met our needs for a short stay.

The Innkeepers were knowledgeable and friendly, but not intrusive. We hope to go back without our little ones and take advantage of one of the riverfront rooms with spa!

If you have noise sensitivity, you may want to ask for a room further back from the road as there is some road noise. It did not bother us at all, but for a sensitive sleeper, a room further back might better suit your needs.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MenloParkMom
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san jose
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2010

Just spent a delightful night at this charming inn.. comfortable, homey and in a beautiful setting of mountains- a short drive to the ocean, amazing restaurants nearby, with a charming theater made from a WWII Quonset hut!!! A very fun jaunt!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelmomSanJose
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Dallas,TX
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2010

We were so fortunate to find this piece of heaven in the forest. The owners were so accommodating on a busy Valentine's weekend and made us feel extremely welcome.
This property is ON the river, a beautiful cabin-like feel but with all the amenities one needs. The grounds are gorgeous and guests can appreciate the huge outdoor rock fireplace surrounded by the redwoods, in a communal area with a small rustic outdoor bar, or from their patio or balcony (in the riverfront rooms). The owners are delightful and extremely helpful with suggestions for things to see/do in the area whether it is recreational or dining. You can cook in your kitchen or bbq if you prefer to stay in. There is a Bartlett's, a cute little grocery store directly across the street and Sophie's, a great little wine shop next to that, where John, the owner, can help w/ wine and cheese selections. There is biking, rafting, horseback riding, hiking in this area and a lot of friendly people who know how lucky they are to call this area home. If it sounds perfect, it's because it is. Will be back soon!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Rio Villa Beach Resort

Property: Rio Villa Beach Resort
Address: 20292 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462-9746
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Monte Rio
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,332 - ₹ 14,608
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Villa Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax at our Bed & Breakfast Inn on the Russian River in West Sonoma's Wine Country. ... more   less 
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