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Moon River - Large Riverfront House/Great Views/Quiet/Hot Tub/Authentic Reviews

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View of river from hot tub, looking upriver.

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

Keywords: Keywords: house, home, cabin, Mid-Century, modern, river, river front, riverfront, dock, floating dock, kayak, canoe, canoes, boat, boats, swim, fish, Salmon, Steelhead, view, peaceful, light, location, walk to town, Wine Country, wineries, yard, backyard, back yard, Non Smoking, no smoking, wood burning fireplace, radiant heated floors, windows, garages, off street parking available, vaulted ceiling, Wifi, Flat Panel TV, cable, Stereo, DVD, Russian River, hot tub, spa, fishing, Foosball, Pets, redwoods, vineyards, self Catering, professional catering available, limo recommendations.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • 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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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • 1 King bed with brand new bedding. Other bedrooms are queen sized, including sleeper sofa 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

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

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

  • Television:

    HDTV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Moon River is about one mile upstream of the quaint lively little town of Guerneville. You can walk over the scenic old bridge into town....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is a beautiful view of the redwood forested hills across the river from the queen sleeper sofa in the sun porch. Wake up to this great view. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Unusually good views of the water, all year round. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Riverfront property with great views of the river, because Moon River was built right on the water's edge. Good access, and easy steps down to private dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • 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, dining room and bedroom have heaters. In addition, bedrooms have mattress warmers. Bathroom floors have radiant floor heat. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have fresh-laundered linens. Extra linen set for sleeper sofa. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    Can park up to four cars ...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:

    coffee grinder, coffee maker and coffee...moreless

  • 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, spices, basic cooking supplies....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of attractive Heath dinnerwear and 10 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

  • Oven
  • 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 nearby Pee Wee golf during the summer months (April - August)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor deck furniture, tables & chairs for al fresco riverfront dining. Spiral staircase down to backyard to 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:

    Propane BBQ...moreless

  • Tennis:

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

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 7 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$410
$2,480

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $354 Nightly

Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$400
Wine harvest
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$290 $420
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,430

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $347 Nightly


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

Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$225 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $144 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


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

Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2015
6 night min stay

$2,380
flat fee
Late Fall
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,420

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $149 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


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

Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay

$2,380

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
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $170 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Schultz airport, Santa Rosa
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stumptown Brewery
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vallejo
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: 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.

 

Owner info

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.


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

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

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

  • Dining room, river in background

    Dining room, river in background

  • View through kitchen sliders, river in background

    View through kitchen sliders, river in background

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

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

  • Sunporch w/ windows up high. River in background.

    Sunporch w/ windows up high. River in background.

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

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

  • Native Russian River grapevines in the fall

    Native Russian River grapevines in the fall

  • 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

  • View upriver from Moon River's floating dock.

    View upriver from Moon River's floating dock.

  • 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.

  • 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, looking upriver, with high end queen sleeper sofa

    Sunporch, looking upriver, with high end queen sleeper sofa

  • 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

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