Located on a large wooded lot in Monte Rio in Northern California, three blocks from the Russian River, this beautifully crafted redwood house has been called an artistic masterpiece by many who have visited. Willowhaven (we named it this because of the willows on the property and it’s location on Willow Road) is the perfect setting for that luxurious romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or simply an opportunity to recharge one’s batteries surrounded by the best that the Russian River has to offer.
This is a 2 story house with open space in both the lower level and the upper level. The kitchen, dining and living area, and bathroom are downstairs and upstairs is a large master bedroom and a second bath. The entire property is surrounded by a huge redwood deck with a hot tub encircled by 7 redwood trees, lots of comfortable deck furniture and a hammock.
In summer, dine on the large outdoor decks or laze in our hammock, or on our plentiful deck furniture. Enjoy late night dips in the outdoor hot tub under a cathedral of redwoods. Take a 5 minute walk to our semi-private beach where you can swim or kayak or bask in the sun. In winter, cozy up in a well-insulated and beautifully appointed space and view the rain falling against the many windows that provide light and restful views of the redwoods.
Spring and fall provide opportunities to view the natural beauty of wildflowers or autumn’s foliage. Hike at the ocean (15 minutes away), bike ride or horseback ride in Armstrong State Park, golf at Northwood Golf Course (a nine hole public course set amidst the redwoods), shop in Guerneville or wine taste at many of the local wineries. Delicious dining at some of the area’s great restaurants is available any season.
We’re sure you won’t be disappointed with the beauty, casual elegance, and modern comfort that Willowhaven provides all throughout the year.
Year Purchased: 2001
We have always loved the redwoods and when we found this lot we had to purchase it. In addition Monte Rio is an easy 1.5 hour getaway from Oakland, CA where we live. We supervised the building of this lovely property and picked out everything down to the light bulbs in the ceiling. We’re excited to share our home away from home and hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy our visits.