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Moon River is a magical 3 bedroom 2 bath house. 1800 feet square, it is constructed of native California redwood and Douglas fir, and sits on a bend with spectacular views of the Russian River.
It is on the south bank of the Russian River, and catches the full sun and gorgeous sunsets in its backyard. The hot tub on the deck has the very best, panoramic views of the river. In the evening it reflects the light of the Japanese deck lanterns. Our stainless propane BBQ is large enough to cook a turkey, not to mention a whole fish!
And you are right ON the river....about as close as you can get without standing in it! The deck, kitchen and the River bedroom have the best views of the river. And thanks to many windows in Moon River vaulted ceilings, the trees, hills and sky are observable all day long! The sun is always coming in from different directions throughout the day.
On our backyard riverbank, that goes right down to the river's edge and our private dock, 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 intertwine the deck supports, and turn beautiful colors in the fall. A easy, meandering path leads you to the water's edge where you have direct private access to the river and our seasonal floating dock.
Moon River is a nature paradise! There is always something beautiful to watch: Great blue herons, fish-eating Ospreys nest in one of Moon River's redwoods. White Egrets, Tundra swans, 'Whistling' swans, Cormorants, Merganzer ducks, smaller wood ducks, mountain quail, pond turtles, and even river otters can be seen fishing, diving 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 midcentury modern with gorgeous antique Japanese furniture, and fun, rewired 60s lunar lamps, following our theme from outer space. All three of Moon River's bedrooms have plush carpeting, comfortable beds, ample closet space, multiple pillows, hangers, blankets, comforters and high grade, comfortable linens. Each bed has a mattress warmer for cool nights, and each bedroom has a high powered portable fan for the warmer temps.
For your little ones, there is a full size crib, bedding, booster seat, and a high chair.
The sleeper sofa is queen sized, and is located in the sunporch. Wake up to a great view of the morning wooded hills above the river. Each person guest receives their own personal 3-piece towel set, and also a spa (or beach) towel.
The well-equipped, full kitchen has durable, high quality & user-friendly equipment. The kitchen appliances are quiet and energy-efficient . Plentiful hard anodized high-end cookware makes cooking a feast fun and easy. There are all sorts of baking pans for making cakes and bread, and basic supplies are provided, such as Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red vinegar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, catsup, mustard, salad dressings, sugar, flour, spices, herbs, grill mixes and even some Indian spices.
Our Heath stoneware (made in San Francisco) dining service is attractive and sturdy. There are also many sizing of serving bowls, platters and serving utensils.
Both full, "moonscaped" designed bathrooms have radiant-heated stone floors for bare feet cooler nights. One bathroom has a Kohler 'Hatbox' toilet, and a brand new shower valve and trim which is gorgeous and conserves water in this time of Drought.
Both bathrooms have vaulted ceilings and high interior windows, providing privacy, but plenty of natural light during daylight hours.
At night, the living room glows due to wall sconces, which cast light upwards and down. You can create any mood you want, thanks to multiple lighting sources and choices. Most bulbs are fluorescent. The double paned, Marvin windows & sliding glass doors not only insulate well, but provide a sound barrier.
Moon River is on a quiet little loop on the away from the noisy 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, Moon River 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 public tennis courts, and a kiddie playground. You can easily walk to Guerneville over the old bridge.
We offer two (3-person) canoes, a single river kayak, and a seasonal floating dock with a swim ladder. The dock is only available when the summer dams are in, late June to the end of September. Paddles and life vests in multiple sizes are provided. The boats are available for your enjoyment during from June through the October, 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! S/he can ride in the canoe too!
Please feel free to contact me - Heidi - with questions. 510-654-8031. Thank you!
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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
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WIFI (Wireless Internet) Sony Integrated Home Theater w/ Vieira 42' Plasma HDTV ...moreless
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holidays Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2016 6 night min stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $340 Nightly
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
cleaning fee$170 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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All year round: take a day trip to upscale Healdsburg (20 minutes away) by way of road with excellent wineries; visit historical Fort Ross; enjoy 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.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Heidi has a background in the art direction, clothing design & film production management. Jim is a landscaper and works with a landscape architect. He is a huge nature lover. 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 is large enough for big groups, but cozy enough for a couple. Location close to downtown Guerneville, yet feels private.
Appeals to adults and children, Moon River truly provides excellent central location for fun, family and friends and all year round.