The Rio Villa Beach Resort is owned and operated by Black Cat Hospitality, LLC. Brother and sister team, Eoin and Karen O'Brien, are the company owners/operators. Possessing a passion for excellence in hospitality, stemming from their Irish upbringing, they have a unique approach to smoothly running the day-to-day business operations. Guests leave happy and eager to return.
The Rio Villa is a quiet place on a bend in the Russian River. This quaint resort offers a variety of accommodations for couples, families and individuals traveling for relaxation, or on business. The grounds are meticulously manicured and aglow with the color of flowers and the aroma of herbs. Surrounded by majestic redwoods, the Rio Villa has a private beach that is totally bathed in sunshine.
More than a century ago, horticulturist Luther Burbank said of Sonoma County, "I firmly believe from what I have seen that this is the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned."
Burbank’s words are as true today as ever before. The area is a diverse blend of the latest trends and time-tested tradition; of cutting-edge and the established; of world-class wine and family farm-fresh produce.
Taste fresh cheeses, sweet berries, and crisp apples; sip award winning wines; pet a newborn lamb or an exotic llama; visit a working farm. The range of tastes and experiences is almost unlimited.
If you don't care to drive once you get here, there are plenty of things to see and do each day within walking distance.
For starters, the Rio Villa provides a continental breakfast of coffee cakes, breads, muffins, fresh fruit, juice and freshly brewed coffee.
In the local community of Monte Rio are two very fine restaurants, several small markets, a community center, a repertory playhouse, an outdoor amphitheater, and a movie theater.
Just next door and around the river bend is the Monte Rio public beach where canoes and kayaks may be rented and a concession stand is open during the season.
Back at the Rio Villa in the evenings, warm gatherings on the patio by the outdoor fireplace provide a cozy and friendly atmosphere for visiting.
So...whether you are planning a splendid summer vacation for the entire family, a romantic getaway to Sonoma’s premier wine country, or a quiet retreat in the winter rain... you are sure to enjoy the beauty and charm this spot on the Russian River has to offer.