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The MoonStar House & Cottage feature a romantic setting on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They are located on ten wooded acres of private property bordering the ocean, perfect for hiking, picnicking and communing with nature. There are numerous breathtaking ocean views, as well as, a charming brook, footbridge and waterfall. PLEASE NOTE: The House and Cottage can be rented together or separately to accommodate up to 6 people. Both the House and Cottage have their own property listings (HOUSE ID #359 6096 and COTTAGE ID #360 2870) and CALENDARS or you can call (800) 331-3836 or 707-884-3836 for booking availability (base nightly rate: House $255 and Cottage $235 less 30% beginning 4th night).
1) THE HOUSE has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living/dining room area and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. All areas feature large picture windows, beautiful aged redwood interior, large skylights, and stained glass. It is tastefully furnished, very cozy and romantic. It has a gas fireplace with views of the ocean, sunset and stars that are incredible. Also included is complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, free Netflix streaming and Pandora Radio. 2) THE COTTAGE has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a large living/dining room area and a small fully equipped kitchen area. All areas feature large picture windows with ocean views, large star gazing skylights, and stained glass. It is tastefully furnished, very cozy and romantic. It has a gas fireplace with views of the ocean, sunset and stars that are incredible. Also included is complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and free Netflix streaming and Pandora Radio.
Explore the wonderful local art galleries and studios or just relax on the deck with your laptop or a good book.
NOTE: The MoonStar HOUSE and MoonStar COTTAGE may be rented INDIVIDUALLY or TOGETHER to accommodate up to 6 people. Please Note: The Calendars show the booked reservations for the MoonStar House and Cottage, and these are subject to change.
Partners Arthur, Alma, Fred and Laura currently live in Northern and Southern California. Arthur and Fred grew up in the Mid West, Alma is originally from San Salvidor and Laura is a California Native.
Serenisea Vacation Rental purchased this house in 1988
On a trip up the Mendocino Coast, Arthur and Alma stumbled upon a very unique property for sale. Partnering with Fred the property was purchased. On our first evening together at the property, we observed a beautiful crescent moon and star evening reflecting on the ocean. At that moment we all shared the same inspiration, and the name of our new property became: 'MoonStar'.
Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beautiful 10 Acres for walking/hiking, Romantic, Serene Setting
I have had the pleasure of staying at the Moonstar House and Cottage on a number of occasions over the last several years. It has a rustic charm with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. I love listening to the crashing waves day in and day out during our stays. Relaxing in the hot tub, right on the bluffs edge.
We love it so much that we got married right there on the deck. It was intimate and beautiful. Just what we wanted.
The home is well maintained with plenty of dish ware and flatware, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc. Comfortable, clean beds and furniture.
The grounds are spectacular. With walking trails, some railroad tie stairs and the occasional sitting area to take in the views. There is even a waterfall on the grounds.
The drive to Anchor Bay is less than 10 minutes and there is a great Thai Restaurant, coffee shop, hardware store, laundry, grocery, etc. and the town of Guallala is just a few more minutes down the road. It has a few more boutique type shops, art galleries and a book store, as well as, The Surf Market. Just about 20 minutes north of the property is Point Arena, it's got a movie theatre and restaurants too.
The city of Mendocino is about a 45 minute drive and the giant redwoods aren't too far for an afternoon outing. I'm looking forward to that on our next trip up to stay at the beautiful, cozy and comfortable Moonstar. It's our retreat, where we forget about our cares, relax and unwind at least twice a year.
I’ve rented the MoonStar House three times in the past three years and have always enjoyed my time there. The view is wonderful, the house is well-appointed and the owners are helpful and responsive.
I'll tell you after reading the review below I almost canceled a much needed R&R trip with a good friend of mine. But, after staying an incredible week in the main house the only thing I regretted at the end of our trip was we that had to leave!
The "artsy" rustic charm of the main house is only upstaged by the incredible ocean front view. There isn't a bad picture to be taken anywhere on the property. My favorite experiences was the view at night with all of the millions of stars out and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. I slept in the guest room which has a skylight above the bed. What an incredibly restful way to end the night, in a comfortable bed looking at the stars.
The property is quiet and nestled in a great little cove. The nature walks in the late afternoon, after a nice long nap was one of our favorite activities and a great way to catch the sunset. If you need to "get out" Gualala is not far and a good place to pick up some supplies before heading back to MoonStar to settle in a for a nice long evening.
Unlike the previous reviewer, the only "nature" we say was the kind that live and stayed outdoors. Our stay was rodent free and extremely comfortable. The week went by too quickly, however we left this "little bit of paradise" at the end of our stay completely relaxed and rejuvenated. We highly recommend this cottage and property!
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is very comfortable and clean. Very special location, hearing the ocean roar at night in the jacuzzi under the stars, just beautiful. Had a fun time hiking just around the house, the sand dunes are like another planet. I like to cook and was pleased to see the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed . This is the fourth time we have stayed at this lovely ocean view home . CAN`T WAIT TO COME BACK!
This rental offers beautiful views, but our stay in the house was diminished by mice droppings throughout the house. Besides mice, there was a broken kitchen drawer and hair on a bedroom pillow upon arrival. We notified the manager right away and informed the owner. No one came by to see the mice poop in the bedrooms, kitchen counters, sofa, etc. Before each meal we had to: remove droppings and sanitize kitchen surfaces. We also had to store dry goods in refrigerator and clean dishes in dishwasher to protect from contamination. On the last day the housekeeper brought mouse traps. We were offered another rental, but felt that might be worse off, if we moved to a rental with no view and still with mice. We were also offered a free night stay on a future booking, but we passed. The take away was that the manager and owner was not interested in addressing the mice infestation. Mice pose a public health threat. I don't know many who would pay money to vacation with mice and their droppings.
One of the keys to success in business is "location, location, location." The same rule applies to finding a great spot for a vacation or just a long weekend away. MoonStar on the Mendocino coast has it all: superb views overlooking the Pacific, a beautifully furnished main house with all the amenities one could wish for; a lovely cottage with a hot tub; trails trough the nearby forest, all on the same property. The entire "complex" is fenced off from the road, thereby eliminating any traffic noise and insuring privacy. Have a glass of wine, sit in the hot tub, watch a magnificent sunset.
PLEASE NOTE: The Calendar shows only the booked reservations for the MOONSTAR HOUSE. The MOONSTAR COTTAGE calendar reservations are listed on its own property site #3602870, or you may call 707-884 3836 ~ or 800-331-3836 for availability and booking.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
All Rentals beginning 4th night: 30% discount
All Rental Rates after 2nd person, add 10% per person per night
COTTAGE RATES AND INFORMATION:
Cottage Only :Beginning July 1, 2014 Nightly Rate: $235
Rent payment shall be due at check-in. Credit cards, cash, personal and travelers checks, and money orders are acceptable forms of payment of the rent due. A $5/night discount is offered if rent is paid by cash, check, or money order. If payment is made by personal check, a credit card must be presented to meet the Security Deposit & Additional Charges requirements noted below.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.