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'Moon River' - Big Luxury Riverfront House - Spectacular Views

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View of river from hot tub, looking upriver.

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guerneville house description

Moon River, recently remodelled and updated, is a 1965, enchanting Sea Ranch style, 3 bedroom 2 bath house. 1800 feet square, it is constructed of redwood and Douglas fir, and sits on a bend on the beautiful Russian River.

The hot tub on the deck has the very best, panoramic views of the river. In the evening it catches the light of the Japanese deck lanterns. The stainless propane BBQ is large enough to cook a turkey, not to mention a whole fish!

And you are right ON the river. The deck, kitchen and the River bedroom have the best views of the river. However, thanks to many windows in Moon River, the trees and sky are viewable from inside the house all day!

On the backyard riverbank, we have planted/replanted native Russian River plants such as creekside dogwood, thimbleberry, wild native rose, salmonberry, spicebush, California wild currant to name a few! Russian River native grapevines are entwined around the deck supports, and turn beautiful colors in the fall. There are also non-native plants. A easy, meandering path leads you to the water's edge where you have direct, private access to the river.

Moon River is a nature paradise! There is always something beautiful to watch: Great blue herons, fish-eating Ospreys, White Egrets, Tundra 'Whistling' swans, Cormorants, Merganzer ducks, wood ducks, mountain quail, pond turtles, and even rare river otters can be seen fishing and playing in the water in front of Moon River. Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho salmon occasionally leap out of the water. Bring your binoculars!

Moon River's interior decor mixes modern with antique Japanese furniture, and fun, rewired 60s lunar lamps. All three of Moon River's bedrooms have plush carpeting, comfortable, queen-sized beds, ample closet space, multiple pillows, comforters and high grade linens.

Both sofa sleepers are queen sized, and are located respectively in the living room and the sunporch. Five couples can each have their own queen bed. Each adult guest receives their own personal 3-piece towel set, and also a spa towel.

The well-equipped, full kitchen has durable & user-friendly equipment, and also quiet energy-efficient appliances. Plentiful hard anodized high-end cookware makes cooking a feast fun and easy. The Heath stoneware dining service is attractive but sturdy. There are also many serving bowls, platters and utensils.

Both full, moonscaped bathrooms have radiant-heated stone floors for those cool nights. One bathroom has a Kohler 'hatbox' toilet, the other a Toto toilet. Both are not only cool and high functioning, but also conserve water as well. Both bathrooms have high interior (and exterior) windows, providing additional daylight, yet preserving privacy.

At night, the living room glows due to wall sconces, which cast light up and down. You can create any mood you want, thanks to sophisticated, updated circuitry, and many three-way switches. Most bulbs are fluorescent. The dual pane, low-e, high-end Marvin windows & sliding glass doors not only insulate well, but also keep sound out (or in)!

Moon River is on a short, quiet little lane on the less-well-traveled side of the river, about a mile and a half east (upriver) of Guerneville. I hope crickets don't make you nervous? For those who like to walk or bike, or have small children, it is an ideal location. Pee Wee miniature golf is right down the road, where bicycles may also be rented during the summer. There are also tennis courts, and a kiddie playground. You can easily walk to Guerneville over the old bridge.

We offer three (3-person) canoes, a floating dock with a swim ladder, and a single river kayak. And paddles, and life vests. These are available for your enjoyment during from the spring through the fall months, weather/conditions permitting.

We welcome & support respectful guests of all lifestyles, races, sexual orientation, & belief systems. Supervised kids are welcome! Your well-behaved pooch will have a terrific time!

Please feel free to contact me - Heidi - with questions. Thank you!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No age minimum, but children must be supervised at all times....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking absolutely NOT allowed, not even on deck. FIRE HAZARD, especially in the summer....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We love dogs but please, no puppies or unhousebroken dogs....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            All bedrooms have comfortable queen sized beds....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            All bedrooms have comfortable queen-sized beds...moreless

          • Sunroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sunporch has a very comfortable, high-end sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (3) ALL beds are queens, including sleeper sofas., Sleeper Sofas (2) Two queen sleeper sofas: one in living room, the other in sunporch....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • radiant heated floors in both bathrooms.

          Other Amenities

              • Sturdy attractive dish & servingware by Heath; stemware & drink glasses in special Japanese 'drink' tansu; cloth tablecloth, napkins & placemats available; multiple sets of silverware available; ample closet space in each bedroom....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Satellite / Cable:

                WIFI (Wireless Internet) Sony Integrated Home Theater w/ Vieira 42' Plasma HDTV ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                Great view of water. Some riverfront houses have no view of the river....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Riverfront property with great views of the river. Directly on the Russian River....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                Cable internet connection for your laptop. Guests need W-Lan connection. No computer equipment available other than connection....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                Two garages under the house, connected together by locking door. Interior stairway access fr. garage....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Main room and each bedroom has heaters. All bedrooms have mattress warmers. Bathroom floors have radiant heat. ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All beds have fresh-laundered linens. Extra linen sets for sleeper sofas. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Two Leather couches and leather chair. Coffee table which matches the kitchen table. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Landline in each bedroom, plus one in kitchen....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Personal towel set per person, including spa/beach towel...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                High efficiency washer & dryer in upstairs laundry room....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WIFI available....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Great wood burning stove, with wood & kindling provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                I can recommend excellent local caterers....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                High quality, hard-anodized set of pots & pans of all sizes; salad spinner, rice cooker, waffle maker, electric hand mixer, toaster (bagel-sized), blender, spice rack w/ spices, coffee grinder, coffee...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of attractive Heath dinnerwear and 16 place settings....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Quiet energy-efficient Kenmore Elite dishwasher....moreless

              • Freezer:

                French-style double door fridge. Left side is all freezer. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Full gourmet kitchen has high-end cookware and servingware....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Easy one-button features....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large stainless Kenmore fridge with large freezer, exterior water access....moreless

              • Stove:

                Jenn air down draft stove & oven....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Bikes can be rented at Pee Wee golf during the summer months (April - August)...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor deck furniture, tables & chairs for al fresco riverfront dining. Spiral staircase to backyard above the river. Broad, easy path with some steps down to river....moreless

              • Golf:

                Northwood gold course a few miles west...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 - 3-person canoes and one single kayak available. Life vests provided from very small to very large....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Tennis:

                Public tennis court about a half mile away from Moon River....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Wine harvest
                  Sep 2 - Oct 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $240 $380
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,000

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Fall
                  Oct 30 - Nov 22, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $190 $270
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,620

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,380
                  flat fee
                  Late Fall
                  Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $175 $250
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,420

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Holidays
                  Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $2,380

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  New Years
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $340
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,480

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $160 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $15
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Location

                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Charles M. Schultz airport, Santa Rosa
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Stumptown
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northwood Golf course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 116
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Applewood
                  0.75 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Johnson's Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  All year round: day trip to upscale Healdsburg (20 minutes away) by way of road with excellent wineries; historical Fort Ross; great winetasting at Russian River, Sonoma & Napa wineries; day trip to San Franciso, Sausalito, Geyserville, or just go up & down the coast. Sea creature watching at Jenner. In spring, summer and early autumn, canoeing, kayaking, PeeWee golf, regular golf, farmers markets, shopping. Fall: tour the multitudes of wineries, see the beautiful fall color of the grape leaves, enjoy the excellent weather of the Russian River area. Winter: Whalewatching, hire a limo for winetasting, stay indoors and bake, visit the spectacular wild Pacific ocean.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Heidi is in the arts & management. Jim is in landscaping & nature. They are involved in animal rescue, and both love to cook. Jim specializes in Italian and Chinese cooking, Heidi specializes in Indian and Persian.

                  Why the Owner Chose Guerneville:
                  We fell in love with the house, its unique architecture, and its fantastic river views.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Right on the river, with an excellent views of it. House large enough for big groups, but cozy enough for smaller ones. Location close to downtown Guerneville, yet location feels remote. Appeals to adults and children, House truly provides excellent venue for fun and relaxation, both summer and winter.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of river from hot tub, looking upriver.

                    View of river from hot tub, looking upriver.

                  • Deck table & chairs overlooking river

                    Deck table & chairs overlooking river

                  • Three canoes & one kayak available. Private floating dock w/ swim ladder.

                    Three canoes & one kayak available. Private floating dock w/ swim ladder.

                  • Living room w/ leather queen sleeper sofa set & Sony Home Theater

                    Living room w/ leather queen sleeper sofa set & Sony Home Theater

                  • Dining table inside under the 'moon' light chandelier.

                    Dining table inside under the 'moon' light chandelier.

                  • Master bedroom w/ Calvin Klein comforter, art deco rug & Japanese tansu

                    Master bedroom w/ Calvin Klein comforter, art deco rug & Japanese tansu

                  • Moon River's 'back yard', photo from the middle of the river

                    Moon River's 'back yard', photo from the middle of the river

                  • Roger's Red Russian River grapevines, turning color in the fall.

                    Roger's Red Russian River grapevines, turning color in the fall.

                  • Moon River at night, photo taken halfway down the path to river

                    Moon River at night, photo taken halfway down the path to river

                  • Spiral staircase off deck down to backyard and river

                    Spiral staircase off deck down to backyard and river

                  • Spiral staircase, stone steps & easy path down to river

                    Spiral staircase, stone steps & easy path down to river

                  • Dining room, river in background

                    Dining room, river in background

                  • View through kitchen sliders, river in background

                    View through kitchen sliders, river in background

                  • Light streaming down from high cathedral windows in kitchen.

                    Light streaming down from high cathedral windows in kitchen.

                  • River bedroom w/ Calvin Klein linens, Japanese tansu & river at your feet

                    River bedroom w/ Calvin Klein linens, Japanese tansu & river at your feet

                  • Sunporch w/ high end sleeper sofa. River in background.

                    Sunporch w/ high end sleeper sofa. River in background.

                  • View upriver from Moon River's floating dock.

                    View upriver from Moon River's floating dock.

                  • Native Russian River grapevines in the fall

                    Native Russian River grapevines in the fall

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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