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Casa Luna - Relax at the River, Cozy with the Fireplace & Linger in the Spa!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,012 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath on the Russian River, Hot Tub, River Views!

Enjoy the romance of Casa Luna, a vintage riverfront cabin on the Russian River. This home features the charm of the 1940s era in which it was built, but has the comfort of modern appliances.

This home offers hardwood floors, a high wood-beam ceiling, brick fireplace, the warmth of old knotty pine paneled walls and a country kitchen with a view of the river. Enjoy the wonderfully expansive and private deck that wraps around two sides of the house and overlooks your own private meadow sloping down to the river. Wildflowers bloom late into the summer here. Relax in the hot tub and romantic outdoor shower surrounded by the privacy of majestic redwoods and the fragrance of bay trees. Stroll down the path through the meadow to the water's edge and enjoy a private floating river dock and canoe and paddleboat. (Available mid-June through mid-September.)

Casa Luna's amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with 5 burner gas range and convection oven, new dishwasher, recently remodeled Italian tile bathroom, bed and bath linens, romantic hot water outdoor shower surrounded by redwoods and adjacent to a large hot tub, comfortable deck lounge furniture and gas barbecue, a clothes washer, dryer and safe off-road parking. The house is conveniently located minutes from the towns of Guerneville, Rio Nido and Duncan Mills. All three towns offer shopping, restaurants, movies, churches, public river beaches, as well as canoe and kayak rentals. Northwood Golf Course and Pee Wee Golf are only a few minutes away. The Pacific Ocean and stunning Sonoma Coast are a lovely 20-minute drive away.

Casa Luna is a non-smoking house and is dog-friendly. The fully-fenced deck provides lots of space for a dog to soak up the sun and lounge. Your well-behaved mature dog is most welcome!

Casa Luna features a keyless entry system, meaning you will have the convenience of an express check-in directly at the home!

Know Before You Book:

DAMAGE PROTECTION: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.

*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Casa Luna is 5. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is space in the driveway for 2 cars. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First bedroom: Queen bed, Second bedroom: Double bed, Living room: Double futon

Heat Source: Propane wall heater, wood burning fireplace (no firewood or kindling provided)

Docks & Boats: Docks and beaches are seasonal only and available from mid-June to mid-September providing the summer dams are in. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats that are provided in some of our homes are also available from mid-June to mid-September only. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

Summer Rotation Day: Saturday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Casa Luna has a 7-night minimum and rents on a Saturday to Saturday pattern. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Office Hours and Booking Information:

Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.

After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.

No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.

More Details

Owner
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Russian River Vacation Homes

We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.

Our Story:

In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.

Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.

We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

Why Russian River Vacation Homes chose Guerneville

Guerneville is the largest town on the Russian River, and has a variety of excellent restaurants and shopping. There are many wineries within 15-20 minutes. Guerneville is also home to the amazing Armstrong Woods, and it's just a quick drive out to the coast! Guerneville is a fun and free spirited town that makes for a great getaway!

Neeley Road (the road Casa Luna is located on) is the main residential road on this side of the river. Neeley Road roughly follows down river and Drake Road follows up river. On the opposite side, River Road generally parallels the Russian River (and former rail line) to the coast. This residential section of Guerneville is often referred to as Neeley for the road, named for the Neeley family – many generations of whom have lived and still live in Guerneville. The neighborhood also once hosted many resorts and campgrounds. A few still remain, but most have separated into individual homes, vacation homes and groups of small cabins.

What makes this cabin unique

From the Owners:

As children and teenagers, both of us – before we knew each other - enjoyed spending summer days on the Russian River. Later, as a couple, we often canoed the river and reminisced about our happy memories of being kids on the river and enjoyed looking at all the riverside homes we drifted by wishing we owned one.

On one such trip, we viewed a few homes for sale – just for fun. We saw Casa Luna that day and although we couldn’t get into the house, we fell in love with the beautiful deck surrounded by majestic redwood trees and the lovely green meadow meandering down to the river’s edge. Before I knew it, we made an offer and I could only say in shock – “Did we just buy a house?!?” We have never regretted it.

At the time, the house was called Anna Villa and was managed by the same company – Russian River Vacation Homes. We renamed it Casa Luna (Moon House) for a beautiful, romantic home we enjoyed in Zihuatanejo, Mexico of the same name.

We’ve loved bringing our dogs and friends here ever since.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Guerneville, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1012 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests should read the Know Before You Book section located at the end of the online listing description before making a reservation.
  • Quiet hrs. are from 10pm until 7am. Max occupancy guidelines must be adhered to. No RV's, trailers, or tents per the Sonoma County Vacation Ordinance.
  • Rental funds are non refundable unless your dates are resold.If resold, there is a $60 cancellation fee.Switch dates for a $40 fee, 2 weeks out, only.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bathroom with stand up shower. There is no bathtub at Casa Luna. There is also an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • BED SIZES: First bedroom: Queen bed, Second bedroom: Double bed, Living room: Double futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months.

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Casa Luna - Relax at the River, Cozy with the Fireplace & Linger in the Spa!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful Relaxing Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the dining room table was breathtaking with fall foliage and view of the river. The furniture and art on the wall contributed to the relaxing atmosphere. The heart of the cabin for us was its fireplace. We spent Thanksgiving here and loved it.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa
5

Cozy house with large yard and river frontage

  • 5 of 5

This home was very enjoyable. A perfect spot for pet's or kids.

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super cute

  • 5 of 5

So dog friendly and hot tub was great overlooking the river!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Could've been great

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the cabin was good. It's cozy, clean, well-equipped, and warm for myself with visiting family. However, there's were 3 issues that prevented it from being great.

1) The information for renters is a bit overwhelming and spread out over a manual, a stapled packet, various placards and a welcome envelope. For example, there were multiple warnings to put the trash cans out for pickup or be charged a fee, but none of the warnings said when trash day is.... Only after much searching through all the paperwork did I find a placard posted in the kitchen (it's Thursday, btw). Also, if you want to use the fireplace, neither the house manual or the packet offers sufficient directions. There's a easy-to-miss inscription on the chimney flue chain to "pull 3 inches and release." I suggest the owners simplify and consolidate all the necessary information into one place to save future renters the stress of figuring out the basics.

2) The hot tub was hot, but the smell of chlorine was overpowering and remained on our skin even after we showered. As such, we only used it once. Perhaps it can be kept clean and sanitary with less cleaning chemical?

3) The mattress in the second bedroom is very bad. It was like sleeping in a hammock because it sagged so much. This was most disappointing, and I wouldn't return unless it was replaced.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, CA
5

cool, calm & collected

  • 5 of 5

a truly beautiful cabin that has been well kept & avoided the usual cheap, modern remodeling. We loved it & would stay here again!

Casa Luna is great! xo

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Going on my 4th summer at Casa Luna

  • 5 of 5

I love this house. Wonderful patio with a hot tub and shower, great view of teh river, and close enough to town to walk if you want.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
7.8 Miles
Trio
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
River Road/Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Seaside Metal
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Vacation Beach
Car: recommended

1.8 miles to downtown Guerneville

-6 Miles to Monte Rio

-8.5 miles to Forestville

-11 Miles to Occidental

-7.2 Miles to Duncans Mills

-13 miles to Jenner

-14 miles to Sebastopol

-14 miles to Cazadero

-18 miles to Healdsburg

-21 miles to Santa Rosa

-21 miles to Bodega Bay

Here are a few of our nearby attractions! See our guidebook for a detailed listing.

-Korbel Champagne Cellars

-Gary Farrell Winery

-Thomas George Estates

-Burke's Canoe Rentals

-Armstrong Woods

-Austin Creek State Recreation Area

-Sonoma Coast State Park

-Johnson's Beach

The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!

Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!

We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!

Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!

Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Additional Fees
    -Cleaning/Linens Fee
    -14% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (12% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee)
    -Damage Protection, see below
    -Optional Travel Insurance

    DAMAGE PROTECTION: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.

    *PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
  • When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final.

    NIGHT MINIMUMS and others:
    In general, night minimums are as follows:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
    -Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
    is Saturday.
    -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
    -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

    Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
  • NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
    TOT #2098
    Permit #ZPE11-0213
  • Damage deposit: US$49.00
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