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Casa Panama, Breathtaking Views and Sunny Living Areas

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This deck just off of the kitchen is pure heaven & gets full sun all day long


Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Stairs, rock patios & walls & uneven surfaces make this property unsuitable for young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs must be pre-approved, crated when left alone, clean and free of fleas with shots up to date, cat friendly & kept on a leash while in the yard. There are 2 working cats on property....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • The Red Bedroom: 1 queen

    This room is at the heart of the house, sensual & warm....moreless

  • Middle Bedroom: 1 queen

    The largest most masculine room with love seat. ...moreless

  • The Yellow Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lots of light makes this room a happy place to be....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Wake up to a beautiful view of the river from this room....moreless

  • Lower Floor Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    River & ocean view on a new plush & comfy queen sleeper ...moreless

  • Bedrooms have plush linens, wall mounted HDTV's (except for the master) and are beautifully decorated with antiques and imported artifacts and furnishings for a warm eclectic ambiance. The walls and closets are built of old growth redwood painted an eggshell creamy white giving the rooms a solid yet restful quiet. The windows coverings are heavy silk drapes with linen sheers. The master has a beautiful view to the river where you can watch the seals swim upriver when you awake or witness the birds at the feeders. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    A newly carpeted comfy space with lots of mirrors & storage ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    All tile shower, floors & sink with big gold framed mirrors ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower with 2 doors to master & den/ sleeper area...moreless

  • The bathrooms are furnished with lots of gilded gold mirrors & pieces of art making them each a unique experience to behold. Amenities include plush bath & hand towels with wash cloths for 10, hair dryers & hand made essential oils soap. Hot tub towels are provided in the basket by the back door. (Bring your own beach towels)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This property is fully equipped with most everything you will need. There are plenty of seating options throughout the property for entertaining & glassware & dish options to help you entertain with a flair! With such wonderful views from the kitchen you won't be cooking alone. And, with the variety of BBQ's outdoor cooking is just as social. There are quiet seating areas in little corners around the property including outdoor chairs & tables to seat up to 10 comfortably & there are two large wicker sofa's with comfy cushions with a gas fireplace between them on the rock patio. The hot tub is where you want to be for sunset if you can get away from the dining room table on time!...moreless


  • Books:

    A large supply of books are in the armoire downstairs...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Downstairs in the den/ Casatina area...moreless

  • Games:

    A limited selection of games are inside the wooden cabinet near the master bath...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A large music library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless throughout property...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Two stereos with I-POD connections, one on each floor...moreless

  • Television:

    Wall mounted TV's are in all but the master bedrooms & in the den adjoining the master is a family style wall mounted TV with video...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A large selection of videos is available upon request...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Expansive river, estuary & ocean views. Casa Panama is know for having the best views in Jenner....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Casa Panama is just below the Jenner Headlands and across from the Goat Rock State Park. You will enjoy the views of the green hills in the distance....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Relax watching the birds glide over the rivers end & then witness the most beautiful sunsets ever....moreless

  • Rural:

    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

  • Village:

    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

  • Water View:

    The views extend from the river on one side to the ocean on the other. You will enjoy the view from morning till night as you watch the light change with the weather....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Watch the river where it meets the sea from the dining table until the sun sets before you! The views are incredible!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loader located downstairs under the stairs...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    A gas fireplace with a remote for convenient operation is in the upstairs living/ dining area & a second gas free standing stove is located downstairs...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are space heaters in most rooms but they are rarely needed in this tightly sealed sun-drenched house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plush 500 count linens with hypoallergenic pillows & down comforters ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Good conversational area to visit with those in the kitchen or just outside with those on the tiled deck...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large driveway for as many as 5 small cars with street parking available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Hilly street level parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    With pre-approval only...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Wireless on both floors with hard-wire back-up in case of any power outage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towel sets for 10 & hot-tub towels. (Bring your own beach towels)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loader located downstairs under the stairs...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Satellite service is wireless but slow for downloading video...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit/ grill with a limited supply of fire wood provided...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee machine & cappuccino maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of pots & pans, including roasting & cupcake pans, cutting boards, salad, serving & storage bowls...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are utensils & 2 sets of dishes that mix & match giving you many place setting options for 10-14...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top of the line Jenn-Air (on septic, with no auto disposal, dishes must be rinsed well)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare dinner for 10-14...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Located in the armoire...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric self-cleaning Jenn-Air...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Find table cloths in the carved wooden chest (wash & replace anything used from there)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door modern Jenn-Air with freezer & auto ice maker below ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top with downdraft ventilation ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice in red with a red blender & red tea pot in the same place...moreless


  • Balcony:

    There are several balconies & cozy places to enjoy the views & birds feeding throughout the property...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bring your bikes to this community surrounded with bike trail's & adjacent to Levi's celebrated 'Gran Fondo Ride' route from Santa Rosa through Cazadero to Hwy 1 past Jenner to Occidental & back....moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring your own small boat with quiet engine & use the launch at the visitor center just down the hill...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are 3 decks, a rock patio & paths leading to outdoor spaces to explore...moreless

  • Golf:

    Northwood's famous MacKenzie, 9 hole course is 15 minutes away in Monte Rio & in Bodega Bay, is the 18 hole, 'The Link's at Bodega Harbor'...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks from WaterTreks just down the hill then kayak the lower Russian River, the estuary or the coast...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    On the lower deck there is a lattice gazebo covered in baby roses blooming most of the year...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The garden is naturally lush with most plants indigenous to the area plus watch hundreds of birds feeding daily...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    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

  • Tennis:

    Nice courts at Monte Rio Rec & Park next to an outdoor concert venue, an original movie theater & new skate board park & trail head ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    On the deck look out over the coastal view...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Fling
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
Beat the Heat
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
Beachcomber Bonanza
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$625 $650
Fri, Sat
Warm Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
Warm Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2015
5 night min stay
New Years Week
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
Coastal Bliss
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Please feel free to call Toni or Geff at (707) 865-2575/ 865-1165 or email to: 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.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles Schultz, Santa Rosa
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Heron
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Goat Rock

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.


Owner info

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Jenner:
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!

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  • This deck just off of the kitchen is pure heaven & gets full sun all day long

    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

    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

    Middle bedroom, polynesian style, with queen size bed, TV & antique love seat

  • Casatina kitchenette with microwave & mini refrig perfect for a getaway

    Casatina kitchenette with microwave & mini refrig perfect for a getaway

  • Lower Casatina level bath with full tiled shower

    Lower Casatina level bath with full tiled shower

  • Casa Panama is situated just above the Jenner estuary with river & coastal views

    Casa Panama is situated just above the Jenner estuary with river & coastal views

  • First bathroom on entry-level floor has a big tile shower & cute tile sink

    First bathroom on entry-level floor has a big tile shower & cute tile sink

  • Carpeted & plush upstairs entry level bath with tub

    Carpeted & plush upstairs entry level bath with tub

  • The downstairs Casatina living/TV room with very comfy sofa/sleeper & view

    The downstairs Casatina living/TV room with very comfy sofa/sleeper & view

  • Lower Casatina bedroom with beautiful view & collectable furnishings from India

    Lower Casatina bedroom with beautiful view & collectable furnishings from India

  • Jenner, where the Russian River meets the sea; kayak, hike, bike, explore Hwy 1

    Jenner, where the Russian River meets the sea; kayak, hike, bike, explore Hwy 1

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