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The Moon House : Gorgeous, Artistic Retreat in Glen Ellen

Terry Roberts

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Terry Roberts

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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The Moon House : Gorgeous, Artistic Retreat in Glen Ellen

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Glen Ellen House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Designed and hand built by professional sculptor, Bryan Tedrick, the Moon House is a sculptural jewel situated in the heart of historic Glen Ellen. Uniquely curvilinear in form, this intimate space is an ideal location for adventuring in the Valley of the Moon.

Restaurants, a gourmet grocery, and the Jack London Saloon are within one block of the Moon House. Take walks in the neighborhood’s regional and state parks and peruse Jack London’s Beauty Ranch. Wineries abound and the Sonoma Mission at the Sonoma Plaza is just 15 minutes away.

Keywords: Glen Ellen, Quiet, Romantic, New, Artistic, Excellent location

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Terry Roberts (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Terry Roberts

Bryan Tedrick and I have two children, Nathalie, 27, and Jakob, 24. I retired in 2013 after teaching at the local middle school for many years. Currently, I am working as an education consultant in the Valley. Bryan is a sculptor, beginning work on his latest Burning Man commission. If you would like to see more of Bryan's work, check out his web site.

Bryan also designed and built the Moon House.

We purchased the property in 1990.

Terry Roberts purchased this house in 1990

Why Terry Roberts chose Glen Ellen

Although Bryan and I both grew up in the Bay Area, we always loved visiting the wine country - both the Napa and the Sonoma Valleys. After our daughter, Nathalie, was born, we decided that it was time to move away from the city and settle in a more rural area. We picked Glen Ellen for our home because we love the small town feel, yet it has all the conveniences of a larger city...our fabulous grocery store is just down the street, along with some terrific restaurants within walking distance. (Not to mention, my bank, my post office, and my hairdresser).

What makes this house unique

We chose the specific location of our home and the Moon House because we are in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Our home, and the Moon House, are on our quiet little street...but not far from the center of town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a relaxing long weekend at the delightful Moon House. It was very quiet, private, and peaceful. The kitchen was well equipped, and the small aerial reading area was a great place to sit and write on a raining afternoon. The rest of the house was clean and we really enjoyed its style and decoration. The overall design of the house gave a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. Terry's warm welcome and the invitation to visit Bryan's studio were much appreciated. One couldn't ask for a more convenient location in the center of the wine country. We look forward to our next stay ...
Nov 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 74 traveler reviews

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The Moon House : Gorgeous, Artistic Retreat in Glen Ellen
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
Littel Rock, AR
5

anixon

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not stay anywhere else!

The house is close to restaurants and the owners are so helpful and it is fully equipped with everything that you could need.

Don't stay in Napa or Sonoma...stay here and drive! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Highland IL 62249
5

Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the artistry and love that went into building this awesome house! Terry was awesome too, with all of the maps, booklets, personal suggestions on where to eat, shop, and visit. We felt right at home - many lovely personal touches, from great bedding to fully stocked kitchen. The location of the Moon House couldn't have been any better - we were centrally located in the heart of wine (and beer) country - we visited Lauginitas, Bear Republic, Russian River, & Mikkeller on one day, then Sonoma another, followed by Napa, we even found a half marathon to run while we were there - it was our first trip in this area, but certainly not our last!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect for Honeymoon in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

We can't stop smiling about our stay at the Moon House. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights while taking a Honeymoon in wine country, and everything exceeded our expectations. Terry was so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process of planning our stay. We arrived to a handwritten note and a bottle of local wine! We loved the unique setting and proximity to town for easy market trips and dinner spots. The kitchen is fully stocked - even had coffee and tea! We also loved the outdoor patio area for evenings under the stars. We spent one day at wineries in Napa and another day at wineries in Sonoma, but the house is a great centralized location from which to explore both regions. Terry also provided maps, brochures, and suggestions for hiking and dining in the area.

We will definitely be back!! It's such a special place. It was the highlight of our week in California because it was a unique way to experience the life in wine country. We felt at home :) and well taken care of throughout the stay with plenty of towels, bedding, etc. We recommend checking out The Fig Cafe in town as well as the Glen Ellen Market to stock up on picnic lunch for winery hopping.

Loved everything about the Moon House and the warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Perfectly winsome!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Moon House is a unique experience. You are encircled by a dome of sky, but grounded in all the creature comforts anyone could need! Clearly it was designed by an artist, and arranged by one who is skilled in the art of hospitality! It's the perfect location for exploring the Sonoma area with great restaurants, a gourmet grocery, and a pleasant regional park with walking path all within two blocks from the front door.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Moon House

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for a long weekend. The place itself is a work of art. Its layout is clever and fanciful, while still being functional and efficient. There are lots of neat things to explore in the building as well as outside. I'll let you discover these on your own.

Two things worth noting: The owners thought of everything. The kitchen has everything you need (we cooked two nights!) and there are little amenities that were perfect. Whenever my partner or I said, "Oh shoot, I wonder if they have..." it was like the item magically appeared in the house. Very well thought through rental. The owners deserve major kudos for this. Also, the location can't be beat. You're a very short walk to several great restaurants and a high-end grocery store. Glen Ellen is a little treasure. We did a lot of biking and there are terrific rides that leave from the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Redwood City, CA
5

Moon House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed three wonderful nights at this delightful cottage. On arrival were greeted with a nice bottle of wine as well as Peet's coffee. The creative, original design of the cottage and sculptural elements make for a fun and interesting stay. It is clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped to prepare a full meal. As noted, it is just around the corner from the excellent Glen Ellen Market (sister to the Sonoma Market) where you can find excellent quality food to prepare or to take away from their comprehensive deli and salad bar. And you can easily walk the block or two to several good restaurants. Glen Ellen's location places you close to great wineries, parks, and a short drive into Sonoma. A binder with great information and other visitor material are available and especially useful for those not familiar with the area. Terry was very responsive and great to deal with and given the timing of our stay, we were able to check-in early and check-out a little later (of course not always doable if others guests are departing or arriving) and we appreciate her flexibility. We are fairly regular visitors to Glen Ellen and Sonoma and this is one of the better private rental finds. We will definitely be back. Thank you Terry and Bryan.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

The Fig Cafe & Winebar
"This is one of our favorite local restaurants located one block from the Moonhouse. You can ..."
Sonoma Valley Regional Park
"This is a beautiful park within a couple of blocks of the Moon House. There is a lovely path..."
Glen Ellen Village Market
"This gourmet grocery store has everything you will need during your stay. From produce to ar..."
Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar
"This is a lovely, romantic spot that also includes a martini bar and oyster grill. Reservati..."
Kenwood Restaurant & Bar
"This is our new favorite restaurant! Only an 8-minute drive from the Moon House, the Kenwood..."
Benziger Family Winery
"We love Benziger Family Winery (it's Terry's favorite in the whole valley) which is just up ..."
Garden Court Cafe
"Open six days a week for breakfast and lunch. A popular spot for both locals and tourists al..."
Glen Ellen Star
Cafe Citti
"A great place to stop for a delicious lunch or dinner. We have been picking up their chicken..."
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fig Cafe
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Sonoma Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Glen Ellen Village Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Glen Ellen Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Garden Court Cafe

Wineries, Wine Tasting, Jack London State Park, Gorgeous Regional Park just around the corner with lovely trails

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January through March
Jan 1 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
One-time cleaning fee $70
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes If more than 2 guests, add $25 per person (for the entire stay). Maximum number of guests allowed is 4.
$70 Cleaning Fee (one-time fee; this is what we pay our housekeepers)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking

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