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    Ocean front house in Sea Ranch
  • Ocean view living room
    Ocean view living room
  • Ocean view living room
    Ocean view living room
  • Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
    Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
  • Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
    Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
  • Ocean front house in Sea Ranch
    Ocean front house in Sea Ranch
  • Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
    Take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the ocean view
  • Amazing blue water views from the home
    Amazing blue water views from the home
  • Amazing blue water views from the home
    Amazing blue water views from the home
  • Amazing blue water views from the home
    Amazing blue water views from the home
  • Living room and dining table for 4
    Living room and dining table for 4
  • Living room and dining table for 4
    Living room and dining table for 4
  • Small kitchen
    Small kitchen
  • Queen bedroom with ocean views
    Queen bedroom with ocean views
  • Queen bedroom with ocean views
    Queen bedroom with ocean views
  • Queen bedroom with ocean views
    Queen bedroom with ocean views
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    Bathroom
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Moonstar Cottage

Gualala, CA

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2 Guests

1 Bedrooms

1 Beds

1 Bathrooms

Pets OK

Experience a coastal getaway in Gualala by staying in Moonstar Cottage. This 1 bedroom/1 bathroom vacation home sits along the oceanfront offering sweeping blue ocean views from nearly every room. Enjoy the excellent location for whale watching or hot tubbing with an ocean view - perfect for a couple’s getaway. Up to 2 guests can be accommodated inside, and guests will have access to 1 parking space during their vacation. Don't forget to bring your furry four legged companion, this home is pet friendly!

The common living space is brightly lit by large windows and glass doors - additionally providing breathtaking ocean views. The kitchen includes an ice-maker, coffee-maker and complimentary coffee pods. When dinner is ready to be served, sit at the dining table with seating for 4. DirecTV and a DVD player are provided for family entertainment.

Step out onto the back balcony and fire up the BBQ. Lounge chairs are arranged facing the Pacific ocean. Dine, drink, and unwind outside while watching a sunset turn the sky gorgeous shades of pink and gold. Be sure to take a dip in the private hot tub out here as well for ultimate relaxation while you hear the waves pound below.

The bedroom is furnished with a Queen bed. The bed faces a large window revealing an ocean view. There is also one bathroom available complete with a shower/tub combo.

The driveway leads to this home alongside another home. Please note, these are separate houses and you may have neighbors in the other home.

Cell service is spotty due to the remoteness of this home. However, wifi and a house phone are provided.

THINGS TO NOTE:
- Up to two pets are allowed to reside during your stay. The pets may only weigh up to 50lbs combined. An additional pet fee will be applied after booking is complete.

TOT Certificate #0132-HC

Please note: If you are bringing a pet - the pet fee is not included in this total price. An additional pet fee will be applied after booking is complete. A maximum of 2 pets can be brought to the unit with a max weight capacity of 50lbs total combined weight. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. To avoid fines please make sure your pet is on a leash and you pick up after your pet.

This home will be stocked with a starter set of consumables such as soaps and paper products. Guests are advised to either bring or purchase additional after arrival.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

1 Queen


Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Balcony
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • DVD Player
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Driveway Parking
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Laptop Workspace
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Television

House rules

  1. Smoking is never allowed inside or outside the property.
  2. Parties or events of any kind are not allowed.
  3. Do not move or rearrange the furniture.
  4. If you are bringing a pet - If you are bringing a pet - the pet fee is not included in this total price. An additional pet fee will be applied after booking is complete. A maximum of 2 pets can be brought to the unit with a max weight capacity of 50lbs total combined weight. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. To avoid fines please make sure your pet is on a leash and you pick up after your pet.

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Reviews

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HomeAway
August 11, 2022

Tranquil View, picture perfect sunsets

by GLORY W.
Stunning, private, artistic two room w bath. Comfortable furnishings, beaches and towns nearby. Hour f Mendocino (went to theater play). No freezer, only under counter refrig. Stayed 7 nights, a small freezer next to kitchen tall closest would be welcomed. Deck fenced, safe for dogs over 12 lbs. Yard is not fenced. Beautiful view, day and nights.
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Grand Welcome Vacation experience and hope to host you again soon, either here or at one of our many locations across the country.
HomeAway
June 28, 2022

Great

by eric f.
The views are amazing, and it’s pretty close to town
HomeAway
June 20, 2022

View is superlative

by Mary Lynn B.
Can't beat the ocean view from this bluff-top cottage. Cottage is cozy and as described. The kitchen, however, is more like a kitchenette...dorm-size refrigerator with no freezer, no cabinet or countertop space for prepping. There is a small portable ice maker that worked well, but don't bring anything you want kept frozen or pretty much anything larger than a 12-pack of Coke and a couple of deli salad containers. Our stay was pleasant and the view is eye candy.
HomeAway
June 6, 2022

Never tired of the view.

by JEFFREY K.
Stayed 4 nights, myself, my wife, and our dog. What a place, the pictures don't do it justice. The view was incredible. Located right on the bluff overlooking a small cove, waves crashing on the rocks, lovely sea breeze, hawks, gulls, and a ton of birds I can't identify. Super private...the only person we saw from the property was a guy tending his yard on the other side of the cove, maybe 75 or 100 yards away. There is a privacy fence to separate the deck from the house next door. You feel like you are a zillion miles from anyone. Hwy 1 is right there, but with the fence, and the fact we were always focused on the ocean, we were never bothered by it. The two sitting areas at the bluff are fenced, never worried about the dog. These, along with the deck, dining table, and couch provide plenty of choices in view and seating. I don't understand some of the complaints left in other reviews. The new split-system heat pump HVAC unit worked splendidly (and quietly). There were ample towels. We did bring and use one extra blanket as we slept with heater off and window open to the ocean breeze. The kitchen is small but well equipped...so well equipped that we had to shuffle appliances around based on what we needed at any given time, which was not a problem. Management makes it clear that they provide a starter set of consumables only, so bring a couple rolls of TP and maybe some paper towels if you are staying more than a night or two. Gualala is not a location for night life, the town closes down about 8pm, the the cottage is 6 miles outside of town anyway. If you want clubs and excitement this may not be the place for you. However, if you are looking for quiet relaxation in a clean and comfortable setting we strongly recommend Moonstar Cottage. We will be back!
HomeAway
May 31, 2022

Spectacular Views

by Robert J.
This quaint cottage had a good shower, comfy indoor furniture and bed, brand new patio furniture, crystal clear water in a relaxing outdoor hot tub, and and incredible view of the ocean.
HomeAway
April 27, 2022

Cozy spot with an incredible view

by David H.
The cottage is in a great spot. You won’t be disappointed by the privacy. The view is amazing. The cottage is well located, so you can spend several days exploring the attractions along the coast.
HomeAway
December 14, 2021

Gualala getaway

by Sherrie M.
We needed a quick getaway and this property fit the bill.. Small cottage for 2 and the view was spectacular
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, Sherrie! We're so happy you found the views at our Moonstar Cottage property as wonderful as we do. We hope to host you again in the future, either here or one of our many locations across the country!
HomeAway
December 8, 2021

Our Honeymoon House

by Jill B.
This is one of my favorite places to be. Everything about it is perfect for us! We spent our honeymoon here 6 years ago. It was great to come back! The only thing I can think of that would make it better, is if there was a reclining couch like there is used to be. But no matter what, we love it here!
We're so happy you enjoyed your visit back at our Moonstar Cottage property, Jill! We hope to host you again for any upcoming special occasion.
HomeAway
October 16, 2021

Cute/adorable little house

by Alyssa S.
Fabulous place to stay with amazing ocean views ❤️
HomeAway
September 16, 2021

Definitely "rustic"...

by Kimberly M.
Admittedly, I like amenities. The internet work just fine for us. The View was spectacular and sitting in the hot tub was lovely after having our barbecue dinner. Was not expecting dirty pot holders, a couple of roaches in the kitchen, an uncomfortable Master bed, and not enough bath towels.
HomeAway
September 16, 2021

Great view

by Matt K.
The view was beautiful and the pictures did not do it justice. We usually stay in sea ranch and thought we’d try a different experience. The place was wonderful and views were beyond belief. The only problem we had was in relation to staying with our dog. We had to get in the car to take her for walks. Not really a complaint it was just different for us.
HomeAway
August 6, 2021

Beautiful Property! Fantastic Stay!

by Emily T.
My husband and I stayed here for 4 days and the property and our stay were both wonderful! The view is gorgeous and the crisp winds of the coast felt so great! Not quite the same as a summer in Iowa 🙂 there were many things to do close by and the cottage itself was perfect! I have only small suggestions, nothing major. The paperwork given to us at the start of our stay mentioned to clean the dishwasher, but there is no dishwasher. As well, the front gate is broken and constantly open. We did not care at all, but there was much mention of 'making sure to lock the gate' which we could not do. Also, the cottage could do with a few coasters for the beautiful table and a couple extra throw blankets. Everything else was great! Thank you for your hospitality!
HomeAway
June 28, 2021

Relaxing getaway with great views.

by Mike E.
Great property. Loved our three nights there, enjoying the views at both high and low tide, along with the hot tub and we even grilled dinner on the deck one night. Perfect place for a couple looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway. If you bring enough supplies and a couple extra towels for the hot tub and of course your favorite beverages, you never need leave the deck! Everything worked well and the wi fi worked all the time. Will likely return. Oh, at low tide use the binoculars to find the big blubbery guys.
HomeAway
June 23, 2021

Ocean getaway

by Bridgette B.
Well appointed, beautiful view, close to sightseeing, relaxing.
HomeAway
February 18, 2020

Stunning view!

by Erica M.

The second we opened the door we were struck with a stunning view of the ocean. This place is right on the edge. Absolutely beautiful. We spent the sunrises and sunsets relaxing in the hot tub staring out at the ocean. A place we will definitely come back to again. The only downside was the bed. We prefer to sleep on a soft/medium bed. This one was very firm. Luckily the aches we got from the bed was recovered by the hot tub the next day.

HomeAway
January 31, 2020

Fly Me To The Moonstar

by Arnie R.

We loved our stay at Moonstar. Got to watch the 49er/Greenbay game on an excellent TV; took multiple hot tubs with our only distraction being the ocean; had a couple of meals there and ate out 2 nites. Overall, a very pleasant escape. Would go again.

HomeAway
November 26, 2019

Great stay

by Phil S.

Great location and easy check in/out process.

HomeAway
August 13, 2019

Great remote getaway

by Noah B.

Small unit (on a 2 unit property). Still feels pretty separate from the other larger unit. About 5-10 minutes north from Gualala. Amazing view and deck with grill and hot-tub. small but functional kitchen. Great for 1-2 people. Close to beaches and coastal towns. We loved our stay! The biggest downside (or upside?) is that there is no cell service and the internet is very spotty and slow. You should not rely on having much of a connection. There is a landline for phone use which works well.

HomeAway
July 5, 2019

B-E-A-UTIFUL!

by Pamela J.

This place was everything I hoped it would be and more! The pictures of the view don't do it justice. You can't hear the crashing waves soothing you to sleep or smell the crisp ocean breeze in those images. The cottage had everything we needed to have a stress free and relaxing vacation. Fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, gas grill and the most comfortable bed ever! This place was so amazing, I even extended my stay an extra night because my fiance and I couldn't bear to leave after just 2 nights! The check in/out process was super quick and easy. The welcome email gave easy to follow, detailed instructions and directions. I would 100% recommend this little cottage as a romantic getaway for couples year round. I will certainly be booking this place again! Don't forget to sign the guest book on the coffee table!

HomeAway
March 25, 2019

Very basic but comfortable. View was amazing!

by Cathy O.

We had a wonderful birthday weekend. The views were incredible and the hot tub was located perfectly. It poured with rain the first night and was so cozy. The second day was clear and sunny so we got to see it from both sides. The cottage is also a great location for exploring. We'll definitely be back!


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