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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


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

Serenisea Vacation Rental 707 884 3836 or toll free 800-331-3836
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Serenisea Vacation Rental 707 884 3836 or toll free 800-331-3836

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 707 884 3836 or toll free 800-331-3836 purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Serenisea Vacation Rental 707 884 3836 or toll free 800-331-3836 chose California

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


Anchor Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 799 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
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


4.2/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Views, Romantic, 10 Acres Private Ocean Front Property
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Drove up on a weekday with my friend. She had never had been up to the northern coast. Once we arrived her mouth dropped as soon as we walked into the cottage which overlooks the ocean. The cottage was charming and cozy. The skylights give a nice touch during the day. They have a hot tub that is on the deck which is unbelievable (especially at night) Free WIFI, NETFLIX and CABLE. There is no cell phone usage along the Mendocino Coast however, they do have a free unlimited local and long distance phone service to make calls (if needed.) We will be coming back for my bday next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an AMAZING place!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I drove up from San Francisco this past summer. The scenic drive took approximately 3 hours which included pit stops for fresh oysters and pictures along the most scenic coast we have ever seen. We checked in at the Serenisea rental agency, Cassandra was very hospitable when we picked up our keys, and she took the time to give us some very useful information about the area. The drive was five minutes away. Once we walked in, the view of the ocean along with the decorations, we knew we have found tranquility. The place is neatly decorated with all the amenities. Only thing is there is no cell phone coverage all along the Mendocino coast (which was fine with us) but they do have free wi-fi. The amenities were plentiful the flat screen tv, microwave, free NETFLIX along with a small, but very well equipped kitchen area, ie: coffee maker, utensils, pots/pans, refrigerator etc. Plenty of restaurants close by, but the main attraction was the hot tub which has a 180 degree view over looking the ocean. I highly recommend this location. We tried to book the house next door but it was sold out, but we were actually thankful for having the opportunity to stay in this charming cottage. We will be coming back next year to spend our anniversary together. Thank you Moonstar Cottage for making our stay an unforgettable memory. See you soon, Logan Warren

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Anchor Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%


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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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.


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