About this listing
Situated in 5 ac meadow overlooking Russian Gulch Beach, this beautiful Japanese Pole House is inspired by 16th century Japanese farmhouses. Recently built, it has all modern conveniences. It is open and airy & light, a very inspiring space.
A place to come to enjoy the natural beauty of Sonoma County Coast. Exquisite views from every room. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Reviews: See many reviews at vacation rental by owner/294966. Article in Sonoma Magazine features photos of our house at: (website hidden)
Exquisite home with soaring spaces, rustic and elegant at the same time. Three Bedrooms + Den, Two Baths. Comfortably sleeps eight.
The house is only five years old and has all modern conveniences. It is open and airy, light and soaring, a very inspiring space. It is heated with radiant floor heat, which is quiet, clean, and warming to your soul. There is also a wood burning soapstone fireplace for staying cozy on cool nights.
The master suite upstairs has a wonderful McCroskey King mattress, a world class view, and a soaking tub. The master/guest bedroom downstairs has a Craftsman style Spanish Oak King size bed with a organic latex mattress, and an outstanding view of the beach through French doors. Upstairs, the art studio/loft has a delicious McCroskey mattress in the third bedroom. The media room-den next to the guest bedroom on the main floor has a high quality (Pottery Barn) convertible queen sofa and can be comfortably used as a fourth bedroom room. (the sofa bed is best for kids or one adult).
Spacious decks surround the house on four sides with plenty of space for outdoor living.
There is a outdoor hot tub under the stars with a stunning ocean view. Tubbing under the stars is one of the joys of this place. We ask that you shower before entering the tub.
The property is a five acre meadow surrounded by redwood trees. This is a place to come for retreat and you will find it to be a resort quality experience.
This is a rural gated community of secluded mostly 40 acre parcels two miles north of Jenner, where the Russian River flows into the Pacific. It is close to wine country, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, many wonderful beaches, trips up and down the coast from Tomales Bay to Mendocino and it is less than 2 hours to the heart of San Francisco!
This home has three bedrooms, two high quality king beds and one equally nice queen bed in the Studio. The sectional in the media room is a Pottery barn sofa bed and can be used as a 4th bedroom. This rental is includes the entire house. There are two bathrooms.
Interaction with Guests
We will not be present during your stay, but like, if possible, to meet you and show you the house before we take off. There are caretakers that live on the property if you have any needs. What you will find here is pristine, quiet beauty.
This inspiringly home has soaring spaces, an indoor bridge, lots of light and is a unique, one of a kind creation.
We live outdoors as much as in with comfortable outdoor furniture, hammock, garden, decks, patio and hot tub. The large sliding doors open up to let the outdoors and the indoors become one. The chef's kitchen is completely exquisite and a joy to create great meals in. This place is truly special.
The property is a sunny five acre meadow surrounded by redwood trees. This is a place to come for retreat and you will find it to be a resort quality experience.
This is a rural gated community of secluded mostly 40 acre parcels two miles north of Jenner, where the Russian River flows into the Pacific. It is close to wine country, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, many wonderful beaches, trips up and down the coast from Tomales Bay to Mendocino and it is less than 2 hours to the heart of San Francisco! Check out Fort Ross State Park for an authentic Russian Fort that has been restored, and features amazing lookout vistas. A great trip if you have kids.
A car is definitely needed. We are located two miles down a well-maintained gravel road.
Other Things to Note
Jenner is a sweet little town in a spectacularly beautiful area of coastal Sonoma County. Very pristine and beautiful. There are 5600 acres of open space just outside our door, The Jenner Headlands and many beaches as well. Don’t forget to check out Jenner’s Cafe Aquatica, and the newly opened Eatery by the Sea for breakfast and lunch, and River’s End Restaurant ((website hidden)) for lovely dinners.
Please note that there is a sweet kitty that lives at the house. She requires no care except to bring her in at night.
Occupancy Tax: Please know that 9% of the rental fee on Airbnb is collected for Sonoma County's Occupancy Tax.
Please contact us prior to booking to make sure the house is available. Make sure you request directions and gate code from owner once you are booked.
Take good care of the place. Be respectful. Enjoy! Please don't have a party here without our agreement. Please no scents or cigarettes.
Other Things to Note
County of Sonoma tax 9% of total rental due at booking for all stays less than 30 days.
Please read the house rules prior to booking.
By reserving through Airbnb you agree to the following Rental Rules and Regulations:
1. Check-in Time is 3 pm and Check-out time is 11:00am NO exceptions without prior approval.
2. This is a NON SMOKING home
3. Pets are not permitted. Please note that there is one sweet kitty that comes with the house.
4. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT= a damage deposit hold of $500 is
required via AirBnBcredit and will be refunded by AirBnB provided the following
provisions are met.
•No damage is done to the home or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear
•All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in container provided, and soiled
dishes are placed in the dishwasher and started. One load of laundry is started.
•All keys are left on the entry table.
•All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
•No linens are lost or damaged.
•The owner does not receive any complaints from the neighbors, the HOA or
the sheriff which would jeopardize the owner's ability to rent the unit in the future.
5. PAYMENT- an advanced payment equal to 100% of the rental rate plus the cleaning fee $150, and the security deposit $500, is required before arrival and paid through Airbnb. The Sonoma County Occupancy Tax is 9% of the rental/cleaning total.
CANCELLATIONS- See Airbnb cancellation policy for this home.
7. TAXES- Rentals less than 30 days must pay 9% Sonoma County rental tax which is paid through Airbnb and included with your reservation.
8. CLEANING FEE- The $150 fee will be added when you reserve through Airbnb.
9. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE- There is no daily maid service.
10. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS- Any reservation obtained under false pretense
may be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money,
and the party will not be permitted to check-in.
11. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS- Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in advance.
12. HOT TUBS- Please shower first! No children under the age of 5 permitted in hot tub at any time. When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with this facility. Use at your own risk. There is no guaranteed temperature for the Hot tub.
13. STORM POLICY- No refunds can be given for storms or bad weather.
14. INDEMNIFICATION - This home is privately owned; the owners are not
responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the
premises or on the private road. The Homeowners are not responsible for the
loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
15. NO SPECIAL EVENTS OR PARTIES - Due to the pastoral nature of the area, there shall be no music which can be heard outside of the home and no special events on the Premises without prior written consent of the owner.
16. HOA RULES – All vacation tenants are bound by the use restrictions set forth in the Homeowners Association documents.
17. By reserving through Airbnb, I agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.
Enter the home across the bridge. Beautiful river bed below the bridge. Tile roof authentic tiles from Japan
The house is amazing; the pictures don't capture how well designed it is. Grilling outdoors next to the hot tub looking down at the ocean is an excellent experience.
Ilene and Don were the most gracious and accommodating hosts! Although we never met in person, we had an informative phone call the week of our arrival, and their caretakers met us when we arrived to answer questions and explain a few to-dos (hot tub management and minimal kitty-care, which basically just required us to ensure the cat was in at night). As for the house --- WOW. Rarely does a vacation rental exceed one's expectations, but the Japanese Farmhouse did. We had the most amazing weekend. The views are unbeatable. The home is cozy but not cramped. Clean up was a breeze. The grounds are stunning and despite the fact that we had mist and fog, we still enjoyed the deck overlooking the Pacific. What a wonderful spot for a weekend getaway. We'll definitely be coming back!! Thank you, Ilene and Don and team!
Ilene and Don's home is a wonderful retreat from the city and served as a perfect destination for the weekend. Our group ended up spending most of our time in the outdoor deck areas which was a wonderful place to watch the sun set and fog roll in while eating dinner.
Also the kitchen and BBQ were a great place to make dinner for our group and allowed us to spend more time at the house.
I can't wait to return to this wonderful home and had a great experience staying in Jenner!
We just returned from a beautiful memorial day weekend. The private road is steep so it was definitely good to have arrived in daylight. The weather, house, sunsets, and hosts all exceeded expectations. Thank you!
The Japanese farmhouse is a beautiful home. The views are wonderful and the huge open space in the living room is a great space to hang out in large groups.
That being said, this is a personal home with rules and we were asked to not use some of amenities listed. Additionally, there were a few times that we needed to call Don in order to figure out the oven and the dishwasher.
All in all, we all had a wonderful weekend and would stay here again.
Fantastic hosts -- we were lucky to arrange a stay at very short notice and Ilene and Don couldn't have been more helpful and responsive. The pictures don't do the house and setting justice -- we only wish we could have stayed longer!
Thank you for taking such good care of the house. We really felt how much you appreciated the place. Since building this house was a true labor of love, it is most rewarding to host people who really appreciate it.Remember the Japanese Farmhouse when you are looking for another special retreat. We would be happy to have you back any time.
This is truly one of the most beautiful houses we've ever stayed in. It sits on top of a mountain overlooking the water and is secluded by nature of the 2 mile private drive. In the evenings you can watch the sunset over the water and hear the sound of waves crashing on the beach reverberate through the gorge. The place itself was spotless and felt as much like a private resort as a home. While there are caretakers on the property we never saw them or were inconvenienced by them in any way — it truly felt like we had the whole property to ourselves. The hosts were both some of the kindest people we've had the experience of meeting through AirBnb and bent over backwards to make sure we were happy during our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in the most beautiful of settings.
About the Host, Ilene & Don
We are a couple in our 60's, artist and builder. The building of our Japanese Farmhouse, completed in 2008, was a labor of love. We think of this house as a joint art project. Every aspect of the home reflects our aesthetic sensibility.
Please contact us via phone or email prior to booking to make sure the home is available.