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Panoramic Views, Romantic, 10 Acres Private Ocean Front Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 799 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with 45' ocean view deck and hot tub

The MoonStar Cottage and House is situated in a romantic setting on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The cottage and house are next door to each other, but not exactly side by side. The cottage is more forward and separated by plants, bushes and a rustic grape stake fence, which gives the feeling of privacy or isolation, and not a sense having "next-door-neighbors." We have yet to have any complaints on this score. Both the house and cottage have their own private decks and hot tubs.

They are located on 10 wooded acres of private property bordering the ocean, perfect for hiking and picnicking. There are numerous breathtaking ocean views, as well as, a charming brook, footbridge and waterfall. The Cottage has 1 bedroom, a large living/dining room area and a small fully equipped kitchen. All areas feature large picture windows, large skylights, and stained glass. It is tastefully furnished, very cozy and romantic. It has a gas fireplace, and views of the ocean, sunset and stars that are incredible. Explore the wonderful local art galleries and studios or just relax on the deck with your laptop or a good book. Also included is complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, free local and long distance phone service, and free Netflix streaming and Pandora radio. The base nightly rate for the Cottage is $245 and House $265 less 30% beginning 4th night.

NOTE: PREFER A LARGER 2-BEDROOM RENTAL ON THE SAME PROPERTY? SEE MOONSTAR HOUSE, PROPERTY ID # 3596096 (base nightly rate is $265 less 30% beginning 4th night.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie's Vacation Rentals 707-230-6043
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Julie's Vacation Rentals 707-230-6043

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.

Julie's Vacation Rentals 707-230-6043 purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Julie's Vacation Rentals 707-230-6043 chose Gualala

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, reflecting upon the ocean. At that moment we all shared the same inspiration, and the name of our new home became: 'MoonStar'.

What makes this cottage unique

Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beautiful 10 Acres for walking/hiking, Romantic, Serene Setting


Gualala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 799 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large Custom Tilled with Large Skylight
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Dramatic Ocean View Huge Picture Window in Front of Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
PLEASE NOTE: The description above is for the Cottage only. However, the Amenities and description of the House and property are essentially the same, except the house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a larger living space. Both the cottage can be rented separately or together. the base nightly rate for the cottage is $235.00, and the House is $255.00. The listing number for the House is: 3596096


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Panoramic Views, Romantic, 10 Acres Private Ocean Front Property
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with an absolute gorgeous view. Very nice and accommodating staff. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No hotwater and limited heat

  • 1 of 5

This is my first negative review here, I was pretty disappointed with our weekend stay. Although the cottage is cute and in an ideal location it was disappointing. First, we were under the impression that this cottage had sufficient heating and hot water and it had niether. The heater never came on (although it was set and we followed instructions that we were given) we ended up having to use space heaters that were left there. Second, there was a serious lack of hot water which left us unable to shower for the weekend (apparently the hot water heater is shared between the main house and the cottage ), either way this info would have beneficial prior to making reservations. Lastly, the owners really should cut back the trees which block a totally awesome view off the porch. I was given a 10% discount for the inconvience! :/

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orangevale, CA

Inside needs fixing

  • 3 of 5

Excellent views and cottage has a nice layout. New spa and deck chairs. Inside needs updating. Some old and broken furniture. Lights not working. Fireplace not working. Hole in wall patched with tape and cardboard - really? A splash of paint and a quick trip to Ikea would really make a difference.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful relaxing time with beautiful views from living and bedroom. A little bummed that grill was rusted out and unable to use, but other than that our stay was delightful!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
Columbus, Ohio

Lovely cottage on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage has spectacular ocean views which can be enjoyed from the amazing hot tub on the deck. It is private and secluded and though there is another house on the property, it doesn't feel intrusive. We appreciated the well appointed kitchen, charming decor, a good stock of games to play, even a complimentary bottle of wine. There are extensive wooded grounds to explore and the Point Arena Lighthouse is a short excursion that is well worth the time. We loved staying here and definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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SIMPLE cottage in stunning location, needs repairs

  • 3 of 5

Simple accommodations in excellent location. It is located VERY close to the highway 1, but the sound of the ocean does help muffle it. There is also no access to the water on this property as it is on a high, steep bluff. Staying at this cottage would have been fine but it did not compare at all in quality, cleanliness, size or appointments to our prior rental house of far larger size which was comparably priced (within $30/night) and only 5 miles away.

I was initially impressed by the fact that this listing did not charge a separate cleaning fee and the initial communication and reservation policy was fair especially in regards to a cancellation policy.

However, upon arriving, the cottage did not feel clean at all, especially the dirty dishes and coffee cups with petrified coffee still in them in unkept kitchen cabinets. The check out process is far too dependent on past guests cleaning all dishes, taking out the trash, sweeping, etc. for the next traveler. We had to wash all of the dishes, pans, etc. before even being able to use them. This property has such a stunning location it would benefit immensely from a few repairs (such as replacing the dirty shower fan vent that falls in chunks on you when showering or the dangerous exposed rebar on the dilapidated nature path benches), a professional DEEP cleaning of cobwebs and pet hair, and adding a few nice furnishings such as a few books to read or board games. The bedlinens had holes in them and the dishes were a chipped mish mash. I am glad that there was wifi and cable provided as there was no cell service for quite some distance in either direction on 1. I really wanted to love this cottage, but the present condition and low quality of furnishings did not justify the price charged.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Major San Francisco, also Mendocino & Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Anchor Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sea Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Anchor Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Anchor Bay
Car: necessary

PLEASE NOTE: the Calendar shows only the booked reservations for the MOONSTAR COTTAGE. The MOONSTAR HOUSE calendar reservations are listed on its own property site #3596096, or you may call 707-884-3836 or 800-331-3836 for availability and booking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

1.Rental Rates include 2 people: for each additional person add 10% per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.