About this listing
Architectural Mid-Century Modern home built by architect Carson Bowler. A well appointed luxury home with views of the River and Ocean. No smoking, no pets, min 2 nights and max 6 adult guests.
Home is designed to provide you with privacy, views, natural light, large windows to bring the outside in and views of the night sky. Accented with Asian & African Antiquity's. New contemporary furnishing. Updated with taste and your comfort in mind.
The home is on 3/4 acre lot with a large coastal garden and pond. The architect designed two separate buildings (Main & MBR) with over 850sqft. of connecting decks on 3 levels.
The main building on the 1st level is an open floor plan that houses the living room, dining area, full bath and a sleeping loft with two twin beds. It has large windows to bring the outside view of the coastal garden, river and ocean. Sit out on the deck to take in the Jenner estuary wildlife and watch our spectacular sunsets.
On the 2nd level is the a private Master Bedroom Suite. This unique building is designed to create a private space from the main house for those romantic evenings or write that novel or screenplay. It has a large shower room for two, writing desk, sitting area, vanity and bath. It includes a deck to watch the sunrise or sunset.
On the 3rd lower deck we have a hot tub and a outdoor eating area with a Weber grill with tables and chairs. It too has views of the coastal garden, river and ocean.
The coastal garden has easy walking paths between the variety of spaces each with it own unique color of flowers blooming. There are many places to sit and read. Our pond is a favorite spot for Pacific Tree Frogs to mate, lay eggs, become tadpoles and mature into frogs that live in the garden. Our mosquito fish keep the pond free from mosquito.
Our guests describe our home in these words not ours. "Stunning, scenic and serene. We enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, phenomenal views, hot tub and charming decor. A perfect vacation!!!"
"This home is even better than the photos! You'll want for nothing here - the linens are sumptuous, the kitchen has every possible appliance you could need, and the views are exquisite!"
"Wonderful views, people, and things to do in general. So much to see around Jenner.
The home is in a small neighborhood but the way it is situated made the experience feel secluded. Nice little garden walking path on the property. The pictures do not do it justice."
"The view is priceless, the home is well appointed, extremely comfortable, and very quiet - except for the sound of distant waves breaking on the beach."
Up to a maximum of 6 guests per Sonoma County. Additional nightly fee and increased cleaning charge for more than 4 people.
Bedrooms: We have two bedrooms. One is in a seperate master suite bldg with a queen bed. The second bedroom is in the main bldg and is a sleeping loft with two twin beds. Please Note: The sleeping loft is above and open to the main living area. The twin xl beds cannot be moved together to create a full size bed. We have a queen sleeper in the living room to accommodate two additional guests. We have provided an additional memory foam mattress to add that extra comfort when sleeping on the sleeper sofa. Luxury high thread count sheets provided. Down comforters, wool blankets and pillows.
Baths: Main home includes a full bath with claw foot tub. Private Master Bedroom Suite a vanity, bath, master shower room for 2.
Entertainment & Communications: Free US long distance phone service. No cell reception at home. There is cell reception in town. Satellite WiFi Internet. Internet is provided for checking email and web surfing. Sorry no Internet downloads or streaming. Satellite provider limits bandwidth each month. Dish satellite television programs. Large selection of dvd's with blue ray players in main house and master bedroom. I pod player with docking station in master bedroom. Receiver with ipod hook up in main house. Collection of music (website hidden): Fully equipped kitchen and outdoor Weber gas grill. Extensive cook book library to challenge or delight the chef in all of us. Kitchen Appliances: Thermodor Gas Range Stove with large oven, Subzero refrigerator/ freezer drawers, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, illy espresso machine, french press and electric drip coffee maker. Fully stocked kitchen with small appliances for baking, food prep and raw food preparation. High quality knifes, pots and pans.
Rental Info: Perfect for 2 to 4 adults. Can accommodate a max. of 6 people. Extra charge for more then 4 people.
Age Limit: The home was built by an architect for an adult couple so it is not child friendly. Multiple level decks and separate sleeping buildings requires us to have a minimum age requirement of 11 yrs. old.
Special Sonoma Tax Note: Sonoma County requires renters pay a 9% Transient Occupancy Tax. This additional tax is not included in the rental price. The 9% tax will be collected for the county when checking in. Cash prefer but we will also accept checks.
Laundry: Washer & Dryer. Iron and Iron Board
Heating/Cooling: Main House and Master Bedroom: Jotul Propane Gas Fireplaces
Parking: Off street Parking for (3) cars
General: Sorry No Pets / No Smoking
2 Night Minimum except holidays. 3 Night Minimum Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. 4 Night Minimum Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Guest will be renting the entire home. The home is a villa style with two separate buildings connected by decks. They will enjoy the use of the home, decks, hot tub, outdoor dining area, and coastal garden. You will not have to share this space.
Interaction with Guests
We check all of our guest into the home and make sure they get settled. The home is very unique and we want to make sure their stay starts off right. We will not be present at the home during your stay. We are available for emergencies. Please feel free to contact us during your stay for any additional recommendations on places to go and eat. I respect your privacy. We will check out the guest at the end of their stay. Guests must be ready at check out unless other arrangements with owner has been made in advance.
The home is located in the lovely town of Jenner by the Sea. The architect designed the space so you feel private and secluded. It is located on the street near the Jenner Headlands and away from Hwy 1. It is an easy drive from the home to many places on the coast and inland. If you like to walk you can go into the small town of Jenner and have breakfast or lunch at the Eatery Cafe at the Jenner Inn. Sit by the river at Cafe Aquatic and hear some great live music or rent a kayak. The River's End restaurant is known for its fine dining. It is popular so make a reservation early. Parking at the home is limited to please car pool. This is a residential neighborhood please keep noise down both in and outside of the home.
There is limited bus service to Santa Rosa and Gualala in the north. The great thing about this location is it is an easy drive to many activities and adventures. Sonoma Coast State parks has a variety of beaches and hiking trails. Armstrong Woods has coastal redwoods. Golf courses in Monte Rio or Bodega Bay. Wine tasting and farm tours. Walk into town for kayaking, restaurants or to sit by the river. It is the perfect jumping off point to your Sonoma Coast vacation.
Other Things to Note
The home was designed by an architect for adults. It is not suitable for young children under 11 years old. It has multi-levels decks, stairs, separate sleeping buildings and gas stoves for heat. We cannot make any exceptions. We cannot accommodate one nights stays. Minimum of 2 nights, 3 nights for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and 4 nights for Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Year. Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax of 9% paid by cash or check during check in.
This is a non-smoking no pet property. No exceptions. There will be no hidden surprises the house rules and rental agreement will be provided before final booking. Please ensure all of your guests have read and understand these house rules. The area the home is in is residential and it is a peaceful neighborhood. We look for people who will take good care of the place. Be respectful. Enjoy Jenner and the home! No additional over night guests without owners approval. Name, phone number of all guests and emergency contact for group required. Guests will be personally check in and out. No lock box. Please clean up after every meal. Leave wet shoes and sandals outside. No shoes in the sleeping loft.
This was a stunning, unique home, and we had a fantastic weekend based here in Jenner. Really appreciated the flexibility to do a weekend-only stay during the high season.
The accommodations are perfect for two couples. Amazing views. We were able to see a baby buck and a bald eagle from the home.
Very well-appointed; all the essentials you could need are there.
We would love to come back!
We had such a great time visiting the area and staying in Francesca's home! Though we didn't get to meet her, Francesca kindly arranged for our check-in and out, with a nice complimentary bottle of wine as well and was very communicative and easy to reach. The house was picture perfect on all fronts - perfectly located and appointed both inside and out. We enjoyed the grill and hot tub and using the well stocked kitchen as well. A very cool place and will certainly be back!
Francesca and Lotus were the most gracious hosts. From the very beginning Francesca communicated with us every step of the way. She gave us tips on how to best get there and recommended a great place for lunch on the way. Even though we were running a little late we were welcomed with warmth, smiles and a bottle of local wine.
The house and the view are amazing--exceeding our expectations. The kitchen is fully stocked with what you need to cook a great meal. Francesca and Lotus provided us with two kinds of bottled water as well as coffee and tea. The place was immaculate and so very comfortable. We stayed for three nights and did not venture out too much since we loved hanging out on the decks reading and watching the deer in the garden, or soaking in the hot tub. We truly had a wonderful time and will be back for sure. Thank you again Francesca and Lotus for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Francesca and Lotus' place in Jenner is unique and delightful. Great views, very well appointed, comfortable for small groups. The hosts are thoughtful and go of their way to ensure you know how to enjoy the home, the area, restaurants, etc.
Francesca and Lotus were a delight, and the space is absolutely beautiful. The view and environment were every bit as appealing as the pictures; river, ocean, hummingbirds, frog symphonies at night. Inside, great attention to detail, everything we needed was available: great cookware, sundries, and even a nice bottle of wine. Highly recommended.
Francesca was open and gracious in accommodating me and my family. We all had a great time perched above the beautiful Russian River mouth and hiking along local trails. If you love to eat and cook, please make note of the well-stocked kitchen, immaculate knives, and easy-to-use space!
Francesca was the perfect host, she provided all the information we requested. The description of her home was completely accurate. The house had everything you could want on a vacation.
About the Host, Francesca
The owners are world travelers who appreciate diverse cultures, architecture, art and fine food. Interest are photography, antiques, farm-to-table dining, paddle along the coast, just sitting down and enjoy the sounds of nature.
We recently purchased this beautiful home and want to share it with others. We have brought this unique home back to its original Carson Bowler design.
We look forward to you visiting our home and the lovely town of Jenner, CA.