Moondance

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3 Bedrooms
2 Bath
6 Guests

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What you see is what you pay: In addition to rental rate (premiums/discounts calculate automatically), your grand total includes peace-of-mind cleaning fee and 14% TOT/BIA (bed tax) are additional. No fee for dogs. Max stay 14 nights. Check back Aug 1 for 2023 release date.

 

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Description

Over the Moon River Views from Contemporary Riverfront Home at Tranquil River Bend, *Seasonal (typ Mem Day-Sept) Dock & Boats, Hot Tub & Dining Deck with River View, Outdoor Living Patio + Gas Firepit, Basement Game Room. Walk to Downtown Monte Rio, Leash-Free Beach, Dining; Short Drive to Redwoods, Golf, Wine Tasting, Guerneville, Coast. Wi-Fi, Landline, Streaming TV (NO CABLE). Off-Street Parking, Keypad Entry. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Super Welcome!

Live Like a True Local - Fire Season, Drought Conditions, Covid - We are in it together! So Help Smokey Out, Save Water Any Which Way You Can, and know your Abundance of Caution Cleaning & Local Covid Protocols: See "Before You Book" page for tips on how to protect our community during your visit.

Walkthrough:
Moondance’s entry is up 2 flights of stairs, leading to a spectacular river view! The living room, dining area and kitchen are open plan. The master bedroom suite with full bath is directly off the living area. Both the living area and the master bedroom open directly to the rear deck with outdoor dining, hot tub and fantastic river view. Upstairs, there are two other bedrooms and another full bath. Steps lead from the deck to the rear yard, patio with *seasonal outdoor living room furniture & gas firepit, and basement game room (not heated). From the yard, path, steps and ramp lead to *seasonal dock. The front yard has a deck and is fully fenced and landscaped. House is approximately 1400sf.

*Please note:
-The downstairs game room is not heated.
-The stairs to the dock are long and steep.
-The dock & boats are typically available Mem Day-Sept. NO dock=NO river access, NO boats.
-Ground level rear patio furniture, including gas firepit, may be put away in winter.

Details:
Off-Street Parking (3 cars max), Stage 2 EV Charger, Keypad Entry
3 Bedrooms (lower level: #1 master queen; upper level: #2 queen, #3 queen)
2 Bathrooms (lower level: #1 master tub/shower; upper level: #2 shower)
Bed & Bath Linens; Washer & Dryer
Central Heat, Gas Fireplace (living room). NO A/C.
4 Streaming TV’s + DVD (55” livingrm, 2 - 50” bedrms, proj/screen + PS3 in game rm) - NO CABLE
Basement Game Room (NOT HEATED) + Air Hockey/Pool/Ping Pong, Foosball, Darts
Wi-Fi, Landline, Stereo + CD, Bluetooth Speaker
Full Kitchen + Dishwasher; Dining Set (6), Kitchen Set (4)
Fully Fenced Front Yard
Deck + River View, Dining, Gas Grill, Hot Tub
*Seasonal Riverside Outdoor Living Patio + Gas Firepit
Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!
*Seasonal (typ Mem Day-Sept) Dock & Boats (2 single kayaks, 2 canoes - number & type may vary)
Easy Flat Walk to Downtown Monte Rio, Beach (part leash-free!), Dining (0.3 mi, no sidewalks)
Short Drive to Guerneville, Coast, Redwoods, Wine, Golf
Please bring your own spa/beach towels, kitchen essentials, and toiletries.

Maximum Occupancy: 6.
Max Automobiles: 3.
Quiet Hours 10pm-7am.
No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #2024

Map & Area

Reviews

"4.83 · 40 reviews"

5 of 5

Allen October 2021
Great house with a great view!

Francis October 2021
We had a great time at moondance. The place delivered the right amount of wow to our expectations. All pros and cons already mentioned in previous reviews, so we knew what to expect. Thank you for hosting us!

Lex October 2021
House was great, game room is so fun! Just a heads up the river has green algae now so no swimming ( I believe it can be dangerous for kids and dogs).

Response from Russian River Getaways October 2021
Thanks for the review and feedback and great attitude, canoeing away down the river...lol! We do hope you'll be back soon! -Rachel

Kyle September 2021
We had an amazing stay the house was beautiful and had a lot of entertainment options, would definitely stay again!

Anita September 2021
What not to love, river view, access, teched out home with all the fun extras! Will stay again.

Pilar August 2021
The house has been updated and has some nice additions (new bathroom upstairs, a nice front yard in the sun, a lovely view of the river from the back deck) and it has a lot of space. It worked well with the 3 separate bedrooms. The kitchen has a lot of utensils, but admittedly no salt, so we bought some and left it :) bring your own spices and such. The house was fairly clean, but the cleaners missed under the couches and side tables and didn't wipe down door handles, which grossed me out a bit. Hopefully that gets more attention. And lastly, the road noise was pretty painful at night. The house is basically across the street from highway 116, and although there is some trees and stuff to block it, there is nothing in the front yard to block it (the house sits up on the 2nd and 3rd story) and so the car noise and truck noise is pretty constant, and at night even more obvious. If you're a light sleeper ear plugs would help but If traveling with a small child, this could be problematic.

Tammy June 2021
Overall, staying here for a week in June was a positive experience. However, there are some pros and cons that I would have appreciated knowing ahead of time, so am going to share them here. Overall, it did not provide the expected experience, given the price. If we had paid half what we did, this would be a different review. But if you're going to charge a premium price, you have to deliver a premium product. The lack of recent reviews should have been a red flag for me - lesson learned. Pros - Hot tub! We are an active bunch and loved being able to sit in the hot tub after a day of adventuring (hiking, exploring the river, etc) - Great location. right on the river but not right next to any of the more public areas so it's possible to enjoy the river in peace and quiet - There's a lot of space in and around the house. There were five of us that stayed - two adults and three teenagers and we could easily all be there AND have our own space. There are three outdoor seating areas plus a game room plus all of the space in the house itself. - Dog friendly! We loved being able to bring our dog! There were so many thoughtful doggie touches including a doggie door for access to the front yard. -There are a lot of thoughtful touches! Amazon Echos throughout the house, really nice linens and tableware, a fairly well appointed kitchen, a ton of water toys (two kayaks, two canoes, several inflatable river floaties and lots of PFDs) - Laundry was super nice to have! Cons - Value. While it really was positive, I do not feel that the house matched the price. I feel like we significantly overpaid for what was delivered - keep reading. - Cleanliness. There were several indicators that they didn't take cleaning seriously: the downstairs bathroom shower was super clogged with hair (gag), an entire shelf of dishes had spiderwebs on them, we found a previous tenant's sock in the living room, there was a significant amount of dust on some of the window sills - Neighbors: there's strange situation next door that makes it nearly impossible to park in the driveway without making a three point turn. My one interaction with the neighbor told me that he would NOT be open to moving it. - Master bedroom dresser - there's isn't one. There's a weird box in the closet that has two small drawers and three smaller drawers - looks like it may have been part of a desk? Either way, it's not a dresser and does not have enough space to store clothes for one, let alone two adults for an entire week. Subsequently, clothes were piled on the floor, in our suitcase, etc - Lack of AC. I think for the most part, this may not be an issue, but for us it was. It was in the 90s when we were there, which was not common and it made the house unlivable until the sun went down. - Lack of ice maker. Most places have an ice maker but this did not. - two of three bedrooms had TVs but the master bedroom did not. - Yard is torn up / no landscaping and there's poison oak! Right next door is a beautiful lawn, but this house is dirt and weeds outside - with some poison oak mixed in for good measure. - Water is low at this point in the river and has a little current. It's one of the trickier areas to maneuver a watercraft and the day that we left, the water was super low - not sure that boats would be able to make it through. Overall, I would not stay here again unless there had been some changes made or the price came down significantly. Another reviewer mentioned this as being exactly what a camp should be and I did could not agree more.

Response from Russian River Getaways June 2021
We appreciate your review and feedback, Tammy, and yet it does seem that Moondance and your family were really not a good fit. The lack of recent reviews is due to the owner's occupying the house for much of the past year, but, prior to that, the reviews for this home demonstrate that most folks enjoy it, especially the access to the River and proximity to town and Monte Rio Beach. Our pricing is competitive for this area, however we realize that the hot tub's being down for a few days and the power's being out for one day did impact your stay, hence the $300 refund for your inconvenience. A quick read of the listing description would have revealed that, like most River homes, Moondance has no air-conditioning, and we could have resolved other issues had we known during your stay. In any case, I hope you find a home that meets your expectations better should you ever venture to the Russian River again. -Rachel

Margaret November 2020
This house is a great! There is a beautiful view of the river. The owners have thought of everything. The house is super organized, the wifi works great, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the bathrooms are very clean. The game room was a blast for us and the kids. It's located a few blocks from the cute town of Monte Rio and only a few miles from Guernville. We were there at Thanksgiving so we couldn't enjoy kayaking on the river but would love to come back in the summer. Highly recommend this house for a comfy, relaxing getaway!

Emily October 2020
Great location, lovely layout, comfortable beds, and good kitchen set-up. Would've been nice to be able to get into the water, though!

Robert October 2020
We had a great time at Moondance. Honestly, the Airbnb page does not do the place justice. Especially the game room with the 12-foot video screen and the river access. We had a blast kayaking, canoeing, and just playing in the river. We would definitely consider staying again. We were able to work remotely and the kids did virtual school all week successfully.

Elena September 2020
Loved this place and were able to enjoy ourselves despite fires raging in Eastern part of Sonoma County while we were there. Just so lovely to have the river steps away - our boys, 1 and 5, were very happy. The water was low enough for us to easily wade across to the sandy island. The house has everything you need and very comfortable.

Alexandrea September 2020
This place is great, having river access from the back of the house was perfect for a COVID getaway. The water was low enough to walk across and safe for littles to play. We didn't explore neighboring towns but did order in from Big Bottom Market in Guerneville ( Oprah knows what she's talking about). Bring spices and oils to cook with and enjoy soaks in the hot tub while the sunsets.

Julia July 2020
Well appointed and well managed house on the river. We spent our days on the dock with our feet in the water. My kids (6 and 7) were enchanted by the knee deep water and the game room was a big hit!

Michael July 2020
We had a wonderful visit - river was wide and shallow so our young children could safely play. Very serene!

Ashley January 2020
Had a great, relaxing time here <3. Host was quick with responses and the beds were very comfy.

Laurie December 2019
Our family enjoyed a fantastic getaway with our dogs over Christmas at this home. We enjoyed the location, the space and the hot tub and were very appreciative to be able to have our dog family with us as well.

Heather November 2019
My family had a wonderful time at MOONDANCE. The back deck, yard and river view were wonderful. The house was clean, comfortable and super fun with the game room! We were very appreciative of the pet-friendly touches as well! It was exactly the weekend getaway my family needed.

April October 2019
There’s something for everyone here—our group of adults and tweens all had a great time. The game room, the hut tub overlooking the river (and the hummingbird feeder), and access to the river were highlights. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen and grill made it very homelike.

Sandra September 2019
Moondance is the perfect is serene. A great place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Ryan September 2019
A great find — we will definitely be staying here again. Beautiful, spacious home that nicely housed 6 people and a small dog for the weekend. Love the location. The views of the river and access to a private dock make this place one-of-a-kind.

Barbara September 2019
This is a comfortable, homey vacation property in a lovely location. It is very near the funky town of Rio Vista and the uncrowded Rio Vista Municipal Beach, which has boats and tubes for rent. The house itself is what a vacation house should be--a little scuffed, a little thrown together, clean but not immaculate--you feel you can really relax. There is a beautiful view of the river from a deck that, in our opinion, would be nicer if it weren't for the huge hot tub (does anybody really use these things?). The kitchen is well-equipped, the gas grill is easy to use, and it's wonderful to eat outside as night falls (good outdoor lighting!). The sofas are generous. The beds are really comfortable! There are plenty of towels. Good information is provided about where to find and how to use things around the house. We would return in a heartbeat (and hope to do so). Highly recommended for a family getaway.

Andrew August 2019
Beautiful house right on the river. A perfect weekend get away spot not far from the city.

Liam August 2019
Really nice accommodation next to the river. Fun to have access to canoes and kayaks. Great games room.

Jess August 2019
Very good!

Andrea August 2019
Amazing location, so close to monte Rio beach and when we were there, a beach directly across from the back yard!! Very clean and stylish house. Kids loved the game room, hot tub, TVs in bedrooms and boats. The house had beach chairs and a couple of shade umbrellas, I brought 2 tubes with us and we didnt see any there so was glad we brought them. The fridge was totally empty so BYO condiments if you plan to cook there. This is a really special house and location. Highly recommend!

Marco June 2019
Our family had one of the best times here and we will definitely plan on coming back again.

Misty June 2019
Great place with ample space. Weather got cooler when we arrived of course. It location to river was great all amenities were favorable besides having to go up so many stairs to front or back yard .

Allison January 2019
we loved our stay at the moondance house! it's a great, cozy house with all of the amenities you'd need (but do bring shampoo/conditioner/soap for the bathroom), and tons of cookware / bakeware in the kitchen. the house is very well located between guerneville and jenner, and we had a wonderful time in the hot tub, exploring the area, and hiking in the nearby towns. would happily stay again!

Christine December 2018
We had a wonderful stay! The living area was very cozy, with wonderful views, and the beds were great. The kitchen was a huge plus -- it had the best collection of pots/pans and kitchen utensils, including a KitchenAid and some AllClad pots, of any place we've stayed. It was great for a holiday like Christmas where we did a lot of cooking. Only a gas stove would have made it better:)

Heidi October 2018
This home was such a great place for my family to gather for a wedding. The house has such cute, little touches and upgrades throughout, that it was much appreciated from young to old guests. The river access was beautiful & the bathrooms/showers were great! Ample parking, cable tv/internet, clean, homey, etc. Everything that you need! :) The only things I would suggest to change is that although they did provide us a pack n play for our son, we had to go to the office to pick it up and return it, which took away from our vacation time. Also, wish that we were allowed to use the dock and canoes in October, as the water was beautiful and it wasn’t too cold yet for us to paddle. Other than that-this place was fantastic! 10/10 for sure.

Steven October 2018
Spacious, clean, great amenities, with private access to the Russian River. Extremely satisfied with our stay. Thank you!

John October 2018
Great space for a larger group. We had 3 couples and never felt cramped. Definitely stay here again and I would love to try this place in the summer and enjoy the great location on the river.

Michael September 2018
This place is beautiful, and right on the river! It is spacious, clean and has plenty of natural light. The hot tub is perfect after a long day on the river.

Ken September 2018
Great location. Loved sitting on the porch overlooking the river and relaxing.

Rob August 2018
really nice place, great location, loved the decks, beds were super comfortable, great to have canoes and kayaks...

Melissa June 2018
We really enjoyed the house and the location. It was peaceful and reminded us a great deal of another river house we love. The river was awesome. We got to see otters hanging out on someone else's dock one day. Our other favorite nature experience was watching the osprey with their fledglings. The house was nice, airy, and well stocked. We spent a lot of time on the deck and the dock. Lovely house and great place to relax! Thank you!

Natasha June 2018
We loved Moondance! It had everything we needed for an amazing weekend on the river. We had coffee on the dock each morning and ate smores by the fire pit each night! We will definitely book this place again.

Dave May 2018
Great place for a river getaway!

Scott November 2015
What a cool place right on the river! The house had a lot of character and worked out perfectly for our stay. The rooms were large and the hot tub on the deck was truly the cherry on top. It was walkable to the theater and a couple cafes. It is very well maintained and a great vacation spot.

Angela June 2018
Great place! Would love to come back.

-UPDATED on 11/01/2021

 
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