Austral Moon is a seasoned vacation rental with fresh, contemporary stylings. Smart electronics and chic décor make it easy to get away from home for a few nights or longer. With two spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom located off the living room, it's the perfect space for two couples or a family. There's ample seating in the living room to hang out or play one of the provided Xbox games. At Austral Moon you can keep in touch with the outside world and work - if you must - at a desk with a printer and work space.
Or mosey up the hillside backyard to the new deck lounge and hot tub. In fair weather, a hammock beckons in the dappled light of redwoods and bay laurel trees. A great neighborhood beach on the Russian River is a short stroll from the house and downtown Guerneville (with an amazing selection of restaurants for such a small town) is just a couple minutes by car. Tired of eating out? Pick up local produce and groceries to grill and eat alfresco on the front deck.
Know Before You Book:
Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.
*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
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.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours:
The maximum occupancy at is 4 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway. Street parking is scarce. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
First bedroom: Cal King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed.
This house uses smart thermostat for the central heating system. There's also a gas stove in the living room.
There is an active security camera facing the parking area, garbage cans and the street.
There's a flight of stairs at the front of the house from the parking area to the front deck and house entrance. There are several stairs at the side of the house and railroad tie-style stairs built into the hillside leading to the hot tub and lounge deck.
The yard is not fenced, but non-escape artist dogs will appreciate a small dog run in the backyard.
Proximity to Wineries:
Korbel Winery is the closest winery at 4.5 miles - though there are closer tasting rooms in downtown Guerneville.
Nearest River Beach:
The nearest river access is .3 mile.
Nearest Ocean Beach:
The coastal beaches in Jenner are approx. 15 miles.
Austral Moon had fabulous reviews under a prior listing that didn't carry over, so we've pasted them below:
Amazing place, super cozy, it has more thank you need. Highly recommend!
Dates Stayed: February 2017
Had an amazing time at the Austral Moon! It was a last-minute booking (less than 24 hours) and there were no problems. We cooked dinner the first night and everything we needed was provided. The location is great, just a few minutes from the downtown area. Great trails for jogging, close to river. A+
Dates Stayed: October 2016
Austral House was the perfect get away we were looking for. The house is comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. The BBQ grill + deck were a great bonus, enjoyed ourselves truly. Also to note, our hosts were very responsive and nice.
Dates Stayed: September 2016
Had a wonderful time staying in this perfectly delightful modern little home. Nicely nestled in the trees and away from the town center it was the perfect base for a weekend away by the river.
Dates Stayed: September 2016
We enjoyed our stay here in Guerneville. The house is very big and spacious. It was super clean and had everything we needed! It is mentioned in the description but you will definitely need to drive to the Main Street of Guerneville. Just something to be aware of.
Dates Stayed: February 2016
This rental was everything you could hope for: clean, modern, and cozy. Everything was new, worked well (washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc.) and is stocked with all the necessary dishes and cookware. Not sure if it was on purpose, but one bed has a firm mattress and the other has a soft/memory foam type, which is great if you have a specific preference for either. The cabin is far enough away for peace and quiet and close enough for a 5 minute drive to downtown (or a cab for when you’re full of wine.) To wrap up, staying at Austral Moon was a great experience and we’ll definitely be back!
Source: Russian River Vacation Homes
Dates Stayed: January 2016
This was a great place for a 4 night stay. The home is clean and comfortable and as described. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. We enjoyed the cozy environment the home provided with a gas fireplace and plush carpets in the living and bedroom area. This would also be a great getaway for the summer, although it was a little too cold for us to make use of the Deck. We would stay here again if we return to the Russian River.
Dates Stayed: January 2016
Sonoma County TOT Number: 1557N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE15-0300Get the full listing »