On a Tranquil Riverbend, Contemporary Riverfront Home (Special Price June 22-28 $350/night) with Traditional Touches, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Seasonal Dock & Boats, Outdoor Living Room, Walk to Monte Rio Beach & Movies. Stone Fireplace & Central Heat, Hardwood Floors, High Open-Beam Ceilings, Flatscreen TV's, Stereo, iPod Dock, Games. Outdoor Dining Deck w/Gas Gril. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Dogs Welcome. Property details: rrgetaways.com/moondance_1.htm. Winter Special (Jan-Mar): add FREE night to 2 or 3 nights; 5+ nights 20% off. Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT Summer: 7 Nights June through Aug (Friday Turn Day); Ask about short bookin...gs. 3 Nights Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's. 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Sorry, no weddings, parties, events, or loud gatherings at any vacation rental by County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests. Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328. Location: Monte Rio, California 95462. 24/7 Customer Care & Concierge Services!
Additional amenities include: wood stove, river access nearby, washer/dryer, laundry, walk to town, keyless entry, boat(s), near golf course, golf nearby, 6 steps or less, dog friendly.Read more
Left on 12/13/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Donita
We spent Thanksgiving at Moondance. It was great for us in every way.
There were 5 of us and we used all of the bedrooms. The house is close to town and a nice little walk to town to get snacks, lunch, the newspaper or breakfast. The beach is close to this location. In the summer this place would be great with the canoes and kayaks. I was sad that the dock and the water crafts were not available as the weather was great for kayaking. The house we rented last Thanksgiving in Duncan's Mills allowed our use of kayaks and we had the best time. Other than that our time was great. The house was clean and beautiful. The hot tub was perfect and seemed really new. The yard and seating area is really beautiful and relaxing. Our family had a great time at Moondance!
Long Beach, CA
Left on 09/09/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | VNA
My family and I recently stayed at the Moondance home. I must begin by saying that the service I got from Russian River Getaways was excellent. They notified me a few days in advance that the washer was out of service and that a new one would be delivered on Wednesday. We departed on Thursday at 11am. From the beginning I was told I would have a credit toward my stay. I must say we were very disappointed but understood that those things happen. However, upon arrival we noticed that the sheets, pillow shams, comforters, blankets, and towels were dingy,dusty, and just plain gross! Making matters worse we could not wash them because there was no washer. Russian River Getaways did offer to pay for a laundry service but who wants to drive into town and drop off laundry when you are on vacation???!!! So we endured our stay by sleeping in extra warm clothes. The house in itself was lovely but dusty! I would recommend Moondance for its great location and beautiful grounds but would seriously consider you ask if something has been done about the cleanliness and bedding before you book. Read more
Thanks for the review, and we do hope you'll be back to this special home. -Rachel
Fun in the Sun
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Susan
Had a very nice time - Girls weekend away - Lovely kitchen, bedrooms bathrooms etc. etc. The Living room was tastefully decorated. A couple of super comfy couches & a nice fireplace made our evenings very enjoyable. Hot Tub was very relaxing after a day of sitting on the dock, swimming and kayaking on the river. Just what we had hoped for at a RR Getaway.
Note to Dog Owners- I would not bring my dogs with me next time. They were not able to run around freely and there were no barriers keeping them out of the neighbors yard- had to leash them the whole time or lock them up on the deck where they couldn't escape. Since they are city dogs, they would not go too near the water. There is a dock on the river to hang out on, which was very nice for us, but not for the city dogs. If I decide to bring them next time, I will look for a place with a small beach so they could sniff around a little more. Read more
We have many homes with completely fenced yards on the river. Just specify that you have city dogs and a fenced yard is critical so next time we can guide you to the right getaway for you and your family and friends.
Russian River Getaways
The trees, birds, boat trips and swims in the River cleared our
Left on 09/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Karen Engel
Moondance, like all other Russian River Getaways houses in which we have stayed, is very comfortable and well-equipped. We loved having a canoe and kayak and our own dock as a quiet place to hang out. Bartlett's market within walking distance is a great plus and very well-stocked. We appreciated the local radio station Kggb that plays oldies music and trips to the famous bakery in Freestone, lunch out at Howard's in Occidental (coconut waffles!) as well as cruising Guerneville and enjoying their farmer's market on Thursday.
Getaways sent an electrician within minutes when our kitchen outlets went on the blink. Worst part: having to leave!
Marvelous Week at Moondance
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Debra
We have rented lots of different houses on the river over the years and have decided that Moondance is our favorite. We loved the easy access to the beach and dock and how close it is to town if you have to run to the store for something you forgot. We enjoyed the outdoor "living room" in the garden and found out we could see the eagle's nest across the river if we looked in just the right spot between the trees. The blue jays singing in the trees (and stealing our dog's food off the deck!) were fun to watch and the ducks were good company when we were on the dock. We appreciated how well-appointed the house was - the owners thought of everything, even flashlights! The beds were very comfortable, with good quality linens and towels. Everything was spotlessly clean. We are looking forward to a return visit.
Dan Murphy & Family
Moondance and the Russian River is the perfect place to getaway
Left on 08/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Dan Murphy & Family
Our family of 4 had an amazing stay at Moondance. The dock with the kayaks and canoe were fun to use. It was actually one of the nicer docks on the river. The scenery on the river and from the back deck was amazing. The house was set up with everything we needed and everything worked great. We liked the toaster & some Williams Sonoma soap so much that I ordered them for our own home when we got back. There's a little table by the garden window in the front. I enjoyed reading there each morning. We Bbq'd, played board games & visited Don's Dogs & the theater which were a short walk away. We reconnected with our teenagers & I videotaped what it was like to be able to sit in quiet at any point in the day. I still am missing it even now.
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Connie
This rental was very attractive and well appointed. It was a pretty steep trip down to the river--no problem for the younger folks, but one person with some mobility issues was not able to get there (although river access was available with a walk way at the public beach)
We used the house as a base for trips to the armstrong Grove, Fort Ross and pee wee golf in Monte Rio. Read more
Excellent that you enjoyed Moodance so well; I hope you'll come back again soon. -Rachel, general manager
Los Altos, CA
A Relaxing Family Tradition
Left on 09/23/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Moira
The house was surprisingly spacious for my family of six and two large dogs. The most memorable feature was how clean everything was. The kitchen was especially well organized without much clutter in the drawers and cabinets. The linens were high quality. The natural setting was lovely. I prefer a sandy beach rather than a dock. Also, a future plan would be to develop the backyard into a nice grassy area. In addition having a TV in the main floor bedroom would have been nice.
A Great Time away
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Pat
We had a very nice stay at the Moondance vacation home. A very welcoming space, clean and well kept. Especially loved the backyard and hanging out on the dock - where we spent most of our time. Thanks for making such a homey getaway.
Happy New Year in Monte Rio!
Left on 01/07/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | tafuller
We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Moondance. The location right on the river, with a terrific view, combined with the cozy home, made the start of 2011 a memorable one!
Marin County California
Charming & Cozy
Left on 08/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Jen
While smaller than the pictures suggest, we found Moondance to be charming and cozy. There were seven of us ranging in age from 77 to 13 along with a couple of dogs and everyone had a great time. The beds were very comfortable and the decore was very sweet. The living room furnature and dining sets were also very comfy, I spent many hours reading on the love seat with my pup, on my own blanket, of course. The kitchen was very well equiped, there was even a filtered water pitcher and cooking and clean up were a breeze, love that we had a dishwasher to help out! We love staying in Monte Rio, it's close to town and to the ocean, but pretty quiet and private. As ever, Russian River Getaways offered nothing but superior service, always a pleasure staying in their properties. My small complaints were that the refrigerator was a little small for a group of seven and that the property in back was all dirt which turns into a fine powder during the summer and gets everywhere! Other than that, we all loved the place. As for the rules that some other reviewers complain about, I have been staying with Rrgetaways for years now as have several of my friends and I have never found the rules to be excessive or disruptive. We have no problems complying with reasonable requests so that everyone can enjoy a relaxing vacation and the property can be ready for the next family to come in.
Very nice house.
Left on 09/24/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | The Zvolaneks
Thank you so much for allowing our family to use this house. We had a great time although the weather was overcast and a little chilly for venturing out on the river. It even rained a couple of times. Everything was as listed and furnished with everything needed but the food.
Our son did venture out in one of the canoes for a bit but got a little wetter than expected due to the rain. Our granddaughter fished right off the back dock and caught a fish the size of a french fry that made her day! Once again thank you.
The Zvolanek Family.
pleasant and comfortable
Left on 08/19/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Sunny Adams
We rented Moondance for one week in August.
The home was very comfortable...well suited to 4 people.
In my opinion it is a stretch to advertise sleeping up to 8 people as the home is small.
We very much enjoyed the river and having access to kayaks/canoes...liked the spa and deck area...kitchen was quite sufficient...was nice having internet.
Grounds are a bit run down (front very dry, broken irrigation system, overgrown in back) and some of the interior needs work (mold growing around kitchen sink in caulking, towel rack came off of bathroom door)
Most importantly, if funds permitted we would strongly recommend they prune and trim the trees and growth bordering on the river...it's ashame that there is NO VISIBILITY of the river and the property feels very dark. That is what we liked least and for that single reason we would look for a different property on the river on our next trip.
We loved the communities, local restaurants, hiking, and golf club was fantastic and affordable!!
Thanks for being a part in making our stay very enjoyable!
Don & Kathy in S.F.
San Francisco, CA
relaxed on the river
Left on 07/09/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Don & Kathy in S.F.
The house functions well is nicely appointed.
We loved the experience, but here are the few items that dissapointed. The house is a little close to River Rd and is especially noisey in the upstairs front bedroom. The pictures show a grassy seating area out back, that I think is actually the property next door. I had to trim the pathway down to the dock myself the first night on property for access. At least there were tools in the garage. Again these were minor items, overall we loved the house. I think we donated our waffle-iron. Enjoy it!
Fabulous Place to Stay!
Left on 06/10/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | shannon
My friends and I LOVED this house. It's very clean and comfortable, and well equipped. The backyard and hot tub and deck are the nicest places to be on a sunny day and I would absolutely stay here again. The only issue is that it is a pet-friendly home, so if you have any allergies to animals, you may be bothered as a couple of people on our party were by the previous animals who have stayed here.
Also, the photos do NOT do this place justice. It is much nicer, bigger, and prettier in person. Read more
We're so glad the guests enjoyed this beautiful home--maybe we should schedule a photo-shoot! We would be very surprised if anyone had an allergic reaction to previous dogs. We do not allow cats and our cleaners are very thorough when cleaning after canine guests. We do have guests who experience allergic reactions to some of our pollens; everything grows like crazy here!
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