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Moon River - AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY! no hot tub! $800 for 3 nights

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunporch, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Moon River is a magical 3 bedroom 2 bath house which sits on a slight bend of the Russian River. It has very cool architecture and spectacular views of the river and the hills above it. Moon River was once featured in Sunset magazine.

Moon River is located on the south bank of the Russian River, catching sun throughout the day, and gorgeous sunsets in evening. The hot tub on the deck has the very best, panoramic views of the river. You can soak by the light of the Japanese deck lanterns.

You are right ON the river....almost as close as you can get without standing in it. It was designed to take full advantage of its great location. The deck, kitchen and the River bedroom have large sliders and great views of the river. Lovely wooded hills rise beyond the river and the are no neighbors on the opposite bank to obstruct your view. And thanks to many many windows - interior and exterior - combined with Moon River's vaulted ceilings, you can see the river, the Redwoods,, green hills, birds, moon and sky all day long!

Our backyard riverbank has a nice easy path leading to the river's edge, and our private floating dock (available seasonally only from late June through late September once our endangered young salmonids have safely passed).

We have restored the riverbank with native Russian River plants such as Creekside Dogwood, Thimbleberry, Wild native rose, Salmonberry, Spicebush, "mock orange" (phildelphus) which smells heavenly when blooming, and California wild currant to name a few! Russian River "Rogers' Red" native grapevines intertwine the deck supports, and turn beautiful colors in the fall.

Moon River is a nature paradise! There is always something beautiful in your line of vision: fish-eating Ospreys nest in one of Moon River's own backyard redwoods. White Egrets, Great blue herons, Tundra swans 'Whistling' swans, diving Cormorants, Merganzer ducks, smaller wood ducks, mountain quail, pond turtles, and even 6 river otters have been 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 mid-century modern, with gorgeous antique Japanese furniture. Moon River's kitchen and bedrooms have beautiful straight-grained Douglas fir cabinets. The Japanese "drinks" cabinet, dressers, end tables, and storage units are all made of gorgeous wood. We have searched out and found fun, 60s lunar lamps, following our outer space theme.

All three of Moon River's bedrooms have carpeting, comfortable beds, ample closet space, multiple pillows, blankets, comforters, high grade, comfortable linens and full length mirrors. Each bed has a mattress warmer for the cooler months, and each bedroom has a high powered portable fan for the warmer months.

For your little ones, there is a full size crib, bedding, a booster seat, and a high chair. We also have very small life vests for them.

The sleeper sofa in the semi-private sunporch is queen sized. Wake up there to a great view of the morning wooded hills above the river. Each guest receives their own personal 3-piece towel set, and also a spa/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 culinary supplies, such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, worcestershire sauce, catsup, mustard, salad dressings, sugar, flour, spices, herbs, grill mixes and even some Indian spices.

Don't forget to watch the video: Iron Won Ton Chef. Go see what group did at Moon River and taped themselves doing it! They had alot of fun.

Our dinnerware is stoneware, which is sturdy. There are many sizes of serving bowls, platters and serving utensils. We even have chopsticks and chopstick rests. Our stainless propane BBQ is large enough to grill just about anything.

Both full, "moonscaped" designed bathrooms have radiant-heated stone floors for your bare feet on cooler nights. Both bathrooms have new shower heads which are not only handsome, but also conserve water, so you don't have to feel guilty about taking a long shower!

Both bathrooms also have vaulted ceilings and high interior and exterior windows, maintaining privacy, but providing plenty of natural light in the day.

At night, the living room glows due to wall sconces, which cast light upwards and/or down. You can create any mood you want, thanks to multiple lighting choices.The double-paned, Marvin windows & sliding glass doors not only insulate well, but provide an excellent sound barrier.

Moon River is on the quiet side of the river, on a little loop with no through traffic, about a mile east (upriver) of Guerneville.

I hope crickets don't make you nervous? Because there are plenty of them in the summer.

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. Close to Pee Wee 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 large seasonal floating dock w/ a swim ladder. The dock and watercraft 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.

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 with questions. Thank you!

Moon River is in full compliance with the County of Sonoma. Our Transient Occupancy Certificate number is: #606N

3-car maximum (per county ordinance)

No outdoor amplified music (per county ordinance)

Quiet time is 10pm-8am.

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More Details

Heidi Price
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Heidi Price

Heidi and Jim are both native Californians. Heidi has a background in art direction & film production. Jim is a landscape contractor and works with a landscape architect, who helped design Moon River's remodel. They love art and architecture, and are big nature lovers. They are involved in animal rescue, and both love to cook. Jim specializes in Italian and Chinese cooking, Heidi specializes in Indian and Persian.

Heidi Price purchased this house in 2005

Why Heidi Price chose Guerneville

We fell in love with the house, its unique architecture, the quiet friendly neighborhood, and the fantastic river views.

What makes this house unique

Location location location! Right on the river, with excellent views. And did we mention a new island in the river? House is large enough for big groups, but cozy enough for a couple. Upriver from downtown Guerneville about one mile.

Appeals to adults and children, Moon River truly provides excellent central location for fun, family and friends all year round.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • radiant heated floors in both bathrooms. It heats up the whole bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sunroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sunporch has a very comfortable, high-end sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Moon River has 2 king beds and 1 queen. The sleeper sofa is queen-sized.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sturdy attractive stoneware dishes and serving bowls; Wooden bowl set and 8 smaller bowls; stemware & drink glasses in mulberry wood Japanese 'drink' tansu; cloth tablecloth, napkins & placemats available; multiple sets of flatware available; ample closet space in each bedroom.


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Moon River - AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY! no hot tub! $800 for 3 nights
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews

Hugged by a giant redwood and embraced by river life

  • 4 of 5

The home is lovingly tended and has everything you need to cook, eat, enjoy and relax and comfortably with a group of family/friends. During the rainstorm, we enjoyed the view from the dry and warm sunroom; watched the river rise. When the sun arrived, we stepped onto the porch as river otters and ducks swam, and osprey flew and dove. The hot-tub was a perfect place to begin the day, in rain or shine. Moon River house was close to Armstrong Redwoods (about 11 min.), within minutes of the sweet town of Guerneville, and a gorgeous drive west towards the rugged coast, and east towards the rolling hill vineyards to Healdsburg. We look forward to returning again and again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alta Loma, California

Memories at Moon River

  • 4 of 5

Very well located. Nicely accommodating and comfortable beds. Loved the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

We’ll appointed and we’ll located between coast and wine country

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location right in the river and the instructions and communication from Heidi was amazing. I would definitely go back in the summer, when the weather is warmer!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river house.

  • 5 of 5

This home was overall very nice and fitting to all my needs while on my trip. The home is right on the river which is beautiful. The deck and openness of the house provided wonderful spaces to relax and hang out with everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pebble Beach CA

Great river views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Moon River. The house has great views of the river, and its own access. The neighborhood is quiet, and is a short drive to town. The house is furnished in interesting antiques. Living areas were quite comfortable. The kitchen is well furnished. Loved sitting on the deck and watching activities on the river! It is a convenient place to stay, to explore the wine country and visit Healdsburg. Definitely would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Charles M. Schultz airport, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stumptown Brewery
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northwood Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 116
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: recommended

All year round: take a day trip to upscale Healdsburg (20 minutes away) by way of road with excellent Russian River wineries; visit historical Fort Ross; enjoy great winetasting at Russian River, Sonoma & Napa wineries; take a day trip to San Franciso, Sausalito, Geyserville, or just go up & down the coast. Sea creature watching at Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific ocean. 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservations are not confirmed until receipt of the rental agreement and first payment. Please ask about cancellation policy before making payment. Our cancellation policy is very fair. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. There are many others out there to choose from on the internet.

Paid bookings are refundable only to the extent we are able to secure a replacement booking. If you need to cancel your reservation, please tell us as soon as possible, so we can open up the availability calendar. Due to Moon River’s popularity, we have had a good track record of rebooking spots during the high season. If a spot you cancel is rebooked the night before, you will get your refund. My policy is more liberal that the typical one you see on other vrbo rentals. The shorter a space between the canceling date and the check in date, the more difficult it is to rebook a spot. There is no guarantee of rebooking: if we cannot fill your spot, you must contact your trip insurance company to recoup your money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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