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Casa Panama's spectacular setting is overlooking the the Russian River Estuary and Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views and sunny living areas. This well-appointed property is surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland and open space. A haven for restorative retreats, reunions and family gatherings, and for the activity minded, there is bird watching, hiking, biking and kayaking at your doorstep.
Casa Panama's designer kitchen, eclectic furnishings, and fine art collection creates a unique and restful retreat. Four elegantly furnished bedrooms appointed with HDTV's and plush linens ensure a comfortable and luxurious night sleep. Each of the four bedrooms has a pillow-top queen bed and the family room sofa converts into a comfortable queen sleeper. There are two baths upstairs and one bath with two entrances on the lower floor.
Enjoy sunny private decks off both the dining room and the lower floor den or take a pathway outside through landscaped gardens and rock patios to the hot tub, or watch the sun set and the stars glisten from the spacious deck overlooking the coast.
The state of the art kitchen has all new appliances: large gas stove and oven, family-size refrigerator, two stainless prep sinks, microwave, toaster, blender, cappuccino maker, gourmet cooking supplies, 2 sets of coordinated dishes, glassware and table linens. There are two Weber charcoal bar-b-q’s an outside wood burning and gas fire pit.
Casa Panama is located along scenic Hwy 1, ten miles north of Bodega Bay and twelve miles west of Guerneville or 30 miles from Santa Rosa. Enjoy access to California's most picturesque beaches, the Russian River, redwoods, parkland and Sonoma Counties most renowned wineries.
Casatina is available weekdays Monday-Thursday when Casa Panama is not rented. This unit, the lower floor of Casa Panama sleeps 2-4. Casatina has its own garden entrance, living room with kitchenette, bath and bedroom with spectacular river and coastal views with a warm inviting ambiance. You will have access to all the same outdoor spaces, decks and hot tub.
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328
Keywords: Luxurious, Coastal, Views, Home
We love children but notice the house and grounds can be challenging for our young grandchildren. Inside there is a hardwood covered stairway leading from the kitchen to the den, that can be slippery with wet feet. It's an area that needs monitoring by parents. Outside is an old terraced garden that is all together charming but has rock patios and walls with somewhat uneven surfaces. For these reasons we suggest children should be supervised closely and over 5 years of age...moreless
Jenner is considered a rural area with wonderful opportunities for eco-tourism; hiking, biking, kayaking, horse back riding & wind & water sports yet you are only 30-45 minutes from Santa Rosa....moreless
The town of Jenner is like a village to those who live here. We are proud to have a post office, coffee & gift shop, kayak rentals, community center, world class restaurant, hotel & visitors center....moreless
Bring your bikes to this community surrounded with bike trail's & adjacent to Levi's celebrated 'Gran Fondo Ride' route from Santa Rosa through Cazaderro to Hwy 1 past Jenner to Occidental & back...moreless
There are two Weber charcoal grills;one on the deck off the living room near the kitchen & another on the lower rock patio where there's a wood burning fire pit (with a grill) & a gas firepit...moreless
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Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Beat the Heat
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Please feel free to call Toni or Geff at (707) 865-2575/ 865-1165 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or help with things to do.
Note: Casatina rates are 50% off Casa Panama rates M-Th except holiday periods. Casatina is only available when Casa Panama is not occupied.
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Explore California's most scenic coastline & beaches. Watch sea lions play in the surf, canoe or kayak the Russian River or the river mouth to the sea! Surf the famous Goat Rock curl or try Salmon Creek Beach. Experience nearby sport fishing, golfing, sail boarding, hang gliding, whale watching and horseback riding 5-15 minutes away south bound towards Bodega Bay. Trya top rated McKenzie designed 9-hole golf course, zip lining and wine tasting at hundreds of Sonoma County wineries 15-30 minutes away westbound. Or drive north to Fort Ross, Gualala and Mendocino! Unique shopping areas for antiques, art galleries and crafts, gourmet dining, theaters, live entertainment and book stores in nearby Duncans Mills or Guerneville. For bicycle riders find yourself in the midst of the most favored Amgen and Levi’s Gran Fondo routes. And, don’t miss our local coffee shop for freshly made pastries or lunch and then try one of the best known restaurants in Sonoma County for fine cuisine and spectacular sunsets, both within walking distance! We will provide you with all the information you need to suit your personal interests and tastes because we really take pride in providing for your enjoyment.
About: I am a decorator at heart and a retired decorator by profession. It is with great pleasure that I continue finding ways to make your stay more comfortable. I live at Casa Panama part time with my husband Geff a retired fire fighter. We rent Casa Panama in various combinations of accommodations at certain times of the year. Every day we spend at Casa Panama is like a little heaven on earth and I hope you find the same true for you! I am originally from San Diego daughter of a well-known fashion professional of the same name and a Dutch father, a cabinet maker who built not only all the furniture but also designed and built our home on a ranch in the country. All of the famous designers visited the ranch for sophisticated parties and events while on the flip side my sister and brother and I might have been out picking oranges, tending the animals or riding our horses. I have always loved the ocean and have fond childhood memories of daddy taking us out in the San Diego Bay for fishing trips on his cabin cruiser. I have lived on or near the sea for the past 40 years with a memorable stint in the Caribbean for 12 of those years. When I moved to the Northern California area, I just fell in love with Jenner at first sight. The people and the place just resonates a vibe you will never forget. Geff and I met at a local Chamber of Commerce meeting. Geff’s family had been coming to the area since his mom was a little girl when they rode up from San Francisco weekends or for the summer vacation on the train to Monte Rio. If you go to Korbel Winery and take the tour, you will see a video about the history of the area with Geff’s mom talking about the train! Geff brings a lot of experience from his years here and can answer any question you have about what to do and how things have changed over the years and he can fix anything. We were married at Casa Panama taking our vows on the deck at sunset with our family and friends.
The history of the Jenner area is best told by our local historian Elinor Twohy. For my part I know that the sister of Josephine Santos Wright married and built what is now Casa Panama with her husband in 1950. History of the Jenner Area by Elinor Twohy We know that Pomo Indians had been living here for 3,000 years; however archaeologists have recently uncovered significant evidence in the middle of Duncan's Landing which may prove that Pomos were here for 10,000 years. 'Pomo' is an overall name covering six language groups and several different tribes. The local tribe, know as the Del Rio Indians, was friendly with their neighbors from around Bodega Bay, the Miwoks. From a study of the middens, we believe that they had ceremonial gatherings at Duncan's Landing. In the 1920's the two Penny brothers owned & lived on the twenty-nine acre island that is in the middle of the river, directly in front of the town of Jenner. One brother was drowned in an accident at sea. When the other brother became ill, he wished to live the rest of his life on the island & to be buried there. Joe Santos had come from Guam, married a local Pomo woman, built a house near the river mouth on Goat Rock Beach, & started a family. Joe agreed to carry out penny's wishes, & in return the island was deeded to him. Joe then built a house on the island, where the Santos family grew fruits & vegetables, raised dairy cattle, & sold their produce to townsfolk of Jenner and Monte Rio. The Santos family lived on Penny Island until 1948. One daughter, Josephine Santos Wright, born in 1904 in the original house on Goat Rock beach, still resides in Jenner & provides us with authentic historical information. In 1975 the island was finally acquired by the State of California Department of Parks & Recreation. It has become a sanctuary for animals and birds; recent sightings include foxes, a bob cat, a mink, great horned & barn owls, & both white & brown pelicans.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I fell in love with this property at first sight. The moment I walked in the view just took my breath away. I bought the house from the original owners who were directly related to the areas Native American band of Pomo Indians. The house was hand crafted in 1950 of regional old growth redwoods. The property was carefully selected to get the best of the sun all year around and the best view Jenner had to offer and of Penny Island family home. Now days we are in the heart of an eco system surrounded by thousands of acres of open space, state parks, beaches, red wood forests, coastal prairies, hiking trails, biking routes and water trails yet only 30 minutes from Santa Rosa and an hour and a half to San Francisco. If you do plan to drive to San Francisco do it at a more leisurely pace through Bodega Bay or Occidental, Freestone, Tomales, Point Reyes, Fairfax and San Anselmo. Enjoy our little towns, vistas, fresh air and coastal views. Relax and stay awhile!
Jenner, where the Russian River meets the sea; kayak, hike, bike, explore Hwy 1
The living & dining spaces combine for a comfortable place to enjoy your guests
Relax, unwind & enjoy this picturesque setting
A full gourmet kitchen with everything you could possibly need for entertaining
It's a great place for bird watching with morning coffee or evening cocktails
First bathroom on entry-level floor has a big tile shower & cute tile sink
Carpeted & plush upstairs entry level bath with tub
The downstairs Casatina living/TV room with very comfy sofa/sleeper & view
Lower Casatina level bath with full tiled shower
Step outside Casatina to this deck for a cozy place to relax & watch the birds
Enjoy really comfy sofas & a gas or real fireplace to warm yourself at night
Relax & enjoy the hot tub & sun deck with ocean views & starry nights
Casa Panama is situated just above the Jenner estuary with river & coastal views
Watch the ocean waves crash or the sun set while dining comfortably with 10
There are plenty of places to sit & enjoy one another or just read a book
This deck just off of the kitchen is pure heaven & gets full sun all day long
1st entry-level bedroom with queen size bed, lovely art & wall-mounted TV
Middle bedroom, polynesian style, with queen size bed, TV & antique love seat
Casatina kitchenette with microwave & mini refrig perfect for a getaway
Lower Casatina bedroom with beautiful view & collectable furnishings from India
Look down another level to the view & rock patio for another entertainment area
The rock patio, protected & intimate with beautiful views & a light-up umbrella
Listen to waves crash & the birds sing, pull up a lounge chair & lay in the sun
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