Monte Rio, CA
Dog Friendly / Internet / Riverfront / Spa / Pyramid House, an architectural delight, is a rare find in a vacation rental. Not only are all the most desirable amenities offered, including river access and views, a hot tub, a gas fireplace, privacy, redwoods, dog friendly and high-end electronics, the house itself is unique and offers its lucky guests one-of-a-kind accommodations. Add numerous windows, comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses and fine linens, delicate touches and serene privacy, and you have a truly outstanding place to stay.
The interior at Pyramid House is nothing short of amazing. The very open floor plan is at the same time both elegant and cozy. The entire home is one large pointed structure, a side of which can be viewed in its entirety from the main floor. On the main living level is a large, window-filled living room with the fireplace, a flat-screen TV, ample and comfortable seating, a dining table that easily seats 8, a well-appointed kitchen, and one of the two bathrooms. From the far corner of the living room, a few short steps lead down to the lower bedroom, which is partitioned off from the rest of the house by a curtain and a tucked-away location.
On the far side of the main living level, stairs wind and wander up the pyramid, first reaching a sweet sleeping loft/reading nook with two futons that each convert into a twin bed, and finally arrive at the master bedroom and bath. The master bedroom, with a loft-style side that opens to the main house, has a flat-screen TV, a floor to ceiling window that is so private the blinds never need to be drawn, and an optimum view of the unique sculpture that was created by a previous owner who was an artist and sculptor. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower.
The grounds at Pyramid House are studded with large redwood trees, and there are a number of outdoor areas to be enjoyed. The hot tub is situated on the large deck that wraps around the house and overlooks the river. Stairs lead down to a lower level, where, when the weather is good, comfortable Adirondack chairs surround a metal fire pit. The path continues down to the river, where there is sloping, easy access to the water. From mid-June to the end of September, 2 kayaks are available.
Special Note About Fire Pits:
The previously listed firepit has been put away due to the extreme fire danger related to a prolonged drought. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your help keeping the Russian River Area fire safe!
See Pyramid House featured on FlipKey's Top 15 list for homes with Amazing Architecture!
BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: King bed; Sleeping loft: 2 Twin futons
BEDROOMS: The house was designed with few interior doors. Visual privacy has been achieved though clever layout rather than typical doorways. The lower bedroom has a curtain partition and the master bedroom is like a loft and is the uppermost "room" in the house. Both bathrooms have doors.
STAIRS: There are two exterior stairs from the driveway to the main level, and the lower bedroom has 3 stairs. The upper bedroom is up a spiral staircase and could be problematic for someone who has difficulty with stairs.
HEAT SOURCE:Thermostat-controlled gas fireplace
LOCATION:Private riverfront gated property in Villa Grande.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $150, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning, Damage Protection - see below. Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
DAMAGE PROTECTION:Guests have a choice between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee or a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. 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 guest accidents, such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option
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2 night minimum October - most of May (excludes some holidays).
3 night minimum Memorial Day Weekend - September.
Weekly only in July and August; Summer Rotation Day
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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Sonoma County TOT #307
|Cleaning & Linens:||$150|
|Pet Policy:||Dog Friendly|
|Fireplace, Wood/Gas:||Gas Fireplace|
|Deck/Patio:||Deck & Patio|
|View:||River & Redwoods|
|River Access:||Gentle Path to River|
|Boats:||2 single kayaks*|
|BBQ Grill:||Gas BBQ|
|Heat Source:||Gas Fireplace+|
|Square Footage, Est.:||Approx. 1780 Sq Ft|
|Televisions:||2 TVs w/ Basic Cable|
|Stereo s/CD:||Stereo w/ CD|
|Phone:||Unlimited US Calls|
|Outdoor Bathing:||Outdoor Shower|
|Additional Amenities:||Fire Pit|
|Check-In Time:||4:00 pm|
|Check-Out Time:||12:00 pm|
All our homes have fully equipped kitchens with a cooking range, refridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots pans & dishes (unless noted in the Unit Overview tab).
*Most River Docks, Beaches, and Boats (Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats) are seasonal and available mid June – mid September only, providing the summer dams are in.
*Most Swimming Pools are seasonal (see Overview tab).
For All Reservations add:
Cleaning & Linens Fee (see Unit Amenities tab for amount)
9% County Tax & 2% Local Fees
$49 Security Deposit Protection OR refundable security deposit plus $30 processing fee(Reservation Info page for details
Optional Travel Insurance available at time of reservation.
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