The Haven at Jenner - Very Private Sonoma Coast Cottage
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Jenner house description
If privacy and romance are on your mind, The Haven is the ideal location for your next getaway. Located in the coastal village Jenner-by-the-Sea, this one bedroom cottage comes with all the essentials for a perfect retreat to the Sonoma Coast. This magical place where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean provides a setting of unspoiled natural beauty--the perfect place to snuggle in front of a wood fire, star-gaze on the deck, or relax in a hot-tub, surrounded by the sounds of the surf echoing from the hillsides.
- 600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Queen bed in main sleeping space (sleeps 2). Twin bed in loft space (sleeps 1). Please note: The loft is accessible only by climbing a narrow, vertical ladder (great for kids and other nimble people). Also worth noting: The house has a wonderfully open floor plan. The main sleeping space does not close off from the rest of the house....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large sunken tub with separate shower stall.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Quiet and secluded
Quiet and secluded
We just spent a week at the house and took day trips to Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco. We loved coming back and relaxing in front of the fire every night. The hummingbirds greeted us every morning as we left and every afternoon when we returned. The coffee shop is perfect walking distance in the morning for breakfast and coffee and tea. Adorable shops and coffee shop in Duncan Mills just a few minutes drive. Applewood restaurant in Guernaville and Anderson Woods are also "musts" and very close to the house. The drive up the coast both north and south of the house is beautiful and there are plenty of beaches to explore right off the coastline. This house was a perfect get-away. Very quiet and clean. The hot tub was a nice added bonus as well.
- Guest Smitty and Olive (Chicago suburbs, IL)
- Date of stay 10/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/27/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Mother daughter weekend
Mother daughter weekend
This is just as wonderful as the photos look. Beautifully maintained. Perfectly located for kayaking the Russian River and hiking the coast.
- Guest Elaine S.
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/17/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.
My husband and I stayed at the Haven for our anniversary. It really lovely - cozy and charming, secluded but convenient. It has wide decks on all sides for bird watching or relaxing with a drink, and thoughtful amenities like soft, plush linens and towels. Dining and kayaking are just minutes away in the town of Jenner. Everything was exactly as described and the owners made sure we had all the information we needed. We would definitely come back again.
- Guest Ellen H.
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/08/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
The Haven is a small cabin with perfect amenities for a couple, and probably OK for additional kid or couple using the loft. Its main attraction is its quiet hide away location in the woods. End of the road with only one other house in sight. It has a large wrap around porch where you could probably entertain 20 people, but best use is to sit outside and watch the hummmingbirds and see the Russian River through the trees. Location is good - right on the coast and kayaking on Russian River, short ride to Bodega Bay or Guernville. Not too far from the Russian River wineries. Jenner is small and uncrowded, has a few restaurants and a cafe, but need to go to Guernville for any serious groceries,. I have been to a lot of Wine Country B&Bs and they all start looking the same after awhile. This place is really unique and I woul love to go back. If you ever wanted to get away and write the Great American Novel this is the place to do it. Downsides: no cell/internet service, and the bathroom is little claustaphobic.
- Guest Thomas G. (Fairway, KS)
- Date of stay 09/30/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for posting! I am sure other users of VRBO/Home Away will appreciate your thoughtful, detailed review of the home and the surrounding area. We agree the bathroom can feel claustrophobic--especially in comparison to the rest of the house. We are planning a bathroom update, and if all goes well we will have a revamped bathroom in place before summer 2014. We hope you will return next year and check it out! Warmly, Carrie & John
we couldn't have been more pleased with "the haven".....absolutely amazing....the place is adorable and very loved by the owners. the location is perfect for a romanitic get-away. simplicity, beauty, nature.....unplugging.........which was exactly what we needed after wine tasting with the family the week before..... sunken in tub, nice big deck, awesome hot tub, very comfortable bed, great kitchen, grill to BBQ.....we had a really hard time leaving.....the very small town of jenner has everything you need. bodega bay is the next town over for fresh seafood, etc. a great place to stay to explore the coastline or go inland a bit to wine taste......WE WILL BE BACK!!!! many mahalos for such a magical place in so many ways......aloha
- Guest andrea s.
- Date of stay 07/16/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.
I would love to spend more time at the Jenner Haven! The Haven is well appointed and well kept. We enjoyed the privacy it offered. The daytime and nighttime views are amazing. Of course, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for outdoor activities, wine tastings, etc. The ownership was helpful and made check-in/out a breeze, thanks!
- Guest Chris M.
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
From the moment we saw The Haven we loved it! Quiet, private...we were looking for a place our dogs were welcome and we were lucky enough to find this wonderful home. All the comforts of home, pleasant soaps and scents filled the rooms, plenty of utensils and condiments and oh so soft beds and towels. My daughter loved the loft! Our dogs loved the fully fenced yard. Mornings on the deck with the hummingbirds will never be forgotten. We will come back very soon!
- Guest Theresa R.
- Date of stay 06/17/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
The Haven at Jenner was Heaven
The Haven at Jenner was Heaven
This is a very private cottage and was quite romantic. The wraparound deck was magnificent for sitting outside and enjoying the scenery and a good bottle of wine. I would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Ruth (Bakersfield, California)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Real getaway from busy life
Real getaway from busy life
I went to this place on my wedding anniversary. As usual i forgot to get her flowers and cake, so i called carrie but unfortunately she had to work on weekdays. she did give phone number of a person who can provide those. I like carrie's commitment to make sure the stay should go well. the place was awsome. there was no wifi in this place, probably some people wouldn't need that but i was in need in case of any emergency. i would defenitley come back and i would recommend this place to others.
- Guest Madhankumaran K.
- Date of stay 05/22/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for sharing your experience at The Haven. What a wonderful place to spend an anniversary (we hope you will return to celebrate another)! I am happy to hear Lisa at Florabunda Florist in Duncans Mills was able to deliver the flowers & cake for your wife's special day. Warmest regards, Carrie & John
We have stayed at the Haven a couple of times in the past two years and this time was disappointing. While we love the location, there seems to have been a change of ownership or management. There was no soap, no sugar and too few glasses and dishes for two people to have a couple of meals and not have to run the dishwasher to have enough clean utensils. Also, on Saturday late-afternoon we tried to use the hot tub, but it was 73-degrees and was not functioning, (maybe because the water level was low, but either way it was not on).
- Guest Alitha (Marin, CA)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Manager response: Hello Dear Guest, I am responding to your review as the owner of the property. I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly regarding your visit. We do not have a way of communicating with you as did not book nor manage your visit. Your visit was reserved and managed by the property management company who has managed the property for the last 3 years (prior to that time we managed the property ourselves, and have once again resumed management as of the end of April 2013). I am saddened to hear your visit was not as wonderful as your prior stays. As to your specific concerns, once we were notified by the property management co that there was an issue with the hot-tub, we immediately arranged an inspection and service. The hot-tub was found to be at 104 degrees and we can only guess that perhaps there was a loss of power to the property that caused a temporary drop in temp (perhaps due to the very high winds the area was experiencing during your stay?). I have been informed by the property management company that soap was fully stocked during your visit, and it is my understanding that sugar is not typically provided. We will carefully examine the level of glasses and dishes present based on your feedback. We make an effort to stock only what is truly necessary based on space limitations, but do not want our guests to be frustrated by a lack of necessities. Again, we regret that your visit was less than wonderful and would love the opportunity to speak with you directly. Please contact me if you would be willing to discuss your experience or the house in greater detail. Warmest Regards, Carrie
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|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday reservations of less than 3 nights will be charged at the weekend rate.
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Make a reservation less than 7 nights before arrival and save 25% off a midweek stay (Sun - Thurs).
- Pet Fee: $25 + tax
- Housekeeping Fee: $95 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
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- Nearest Restaurant: The River's End, Cafe Aquatica, Sizzling Tandoor at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About: We are Sonoma County locals who love to celebrate living in one of the most spectacular places on the planet with our three young children--J.J., Joie, and Jenner. Though we are not able to spend nearly as much time at the coast as we would like to, we are happy to share this little piece of paradise with our guests.
We both love being near the ocean, and knew that we would live at the coast 'someday.' We were not in the market for a house, much less a vacation home, when Carrie visited this home with a friend and fell in love with it. When we found out a short time later that it would be available to purchase, we jumped at the opportunity. We were just in the right place at the right time.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most special part of The Haven to us is the spirit/mojo/vibe of the place. The home was designed and built by an architect who had owned this land for many years before building the house as his own retreat, so it was built with an incredible awareness of/sensitivity to the surroundings. It is private, intimate, relaxing, and invigorating. We love sitting in the hot-tub at night (especially in the rain), and listening to the waves crashing and the stream rushing by. We love having breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese in the afternoon with the hummingbirds. We love that this is a place that our dogs and kids enjoy as much as we do!
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The Haven's interior. Open floor plan, skylights let in the days sun.
Very Private Hot Tub
The Haven at Twilight
Twin Bed in Loft
The village of Jenner-by-the-Sea
Indoor Dining Area
Bedroom with Queen Bed, side table lights for reading
View down to spa from upper deck. A nice pathway will lead you down to spa
The living room with wood-burning fireplace. Walk out to Deck with River View
View from upper Loft
View to the River
scenic view looking outward to the ocean bluff
overlook the quaint town of Jenner
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