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A 1-of-a-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home with Coastal Garden

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is one of the most unique properties on the coast. Featured in architectural magazines when built. 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. 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. It has exotic touches from Asia and Africa. Open floor plan with sleeping loft.

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. This uniquely designed space is one of a kind custom built. The entire building is a master bedroom suite with exterior and interior sitting area, built in writing desk, large shower room, tile and wood vanity, water closet and walk in closet.

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 garden spaces. We planted each area with seasonal flowers so there will be a flowers blooming through out the year. 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.

Up to a maximum of 6 guests per Sonoma County. Sleeping for up to 4 people in the main building. A queen sleeper sofa in the living room and two twin beds in the sleeping loft. Please note: The twin beds cannot be moved together to create a full size bed. We have provided an additional memory foam mattress to add that extra comfort when sleeping on the sleeper sofa. Sleeping for up to two people in the master bedroom building with a queen sofa bed. 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.

Cooking: 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.

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


Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The main guest reserving the home must be 21 years or older. Additional guests must be 10 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The home and the property is a non smoking zone....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for small children under 10 yrs old because 3 levels decks, stairs, propane stoves, pond, yard is unfenced and separate sleeping quarters....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen


  • Main Building: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Please contact us about additional sleeping arrangements....moreless

  • Sleeping Loft: 2 twin/ single


  • The Master Bedroom suite is in a separate building providing maximum privacy from main house. There is a queen sleeper sofa in living room. We provide an extra memory foam mattress for the sleeper sofa for comfort. The sleeping loft has to XL twin beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Home: toilet, tub


  • Master Bedroom Suite: toilet, shower

    Shower room with tiled bench...moreless

  • The main house bathroom has a claw foot tub. Due to the Drought Emergency we are restricted its use to showers not baths. The master Bedroom suite has a shower room with a tiled seat based on a design from a Native American rug. Two separate shower heads so couples can shower together....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The buildings are designed to take in the maximum view while providing privacy from homes next door. Home is a piece of art with its geometric design. Main house interior is redwood and the master bedroom cedar. High end furniture typically not found in vacation rentals. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A large library of books on cooking, nature, non-fiction, fiction and interior design....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay DVD players in the living room and Master Bedroom Suite....moreless

  • Games:

    A wide variety of board games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Over 100 CD's from pop, rock, alternative, R&B, jazz, and classical. Dish programming includes a variety of music channels. Receiver has ability to connect to your ipod or cell phone....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo in the living room and Master Bedroom Suite....moreless

  • Television:

    New flat screen TV's in the living room and Master Bedroom Suite....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 DVD movies including Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign, Comedy, Nature and Documentary films....moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Goat Rock State Park Beach with resident harbor seal colony. Jenner estuary side of beach is premier birding spot for eagles, osprey and shore birds....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Jenner Headlands nature preserve. We are surrounded by parks and a nature preserve. Jenner Headlands has an abundance of wildlife. Beautiful rolling hills with coastal forest....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of the Pacific Ocean from home, decks and 3/4 coastal garden. Whales migrating, harbor seals, and beautiful Ocean sunsets can be seen from home. Each level has river and ocean views....moreless

  • Village:

    The beautiful town of Jenner with its quaint gift shops, Cafe Aquatic, Eatery Cafe, post office, visitors center with boat dock. Kayak rentals available year round. Famous Rivers End restaurant. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Russian River and the Pacific Ocean. Our home has a view of Penny Island in the Jenner estuary. Migrating whales can be seen In the Pacific Ocean. View of water can be seen from main house & master....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    New Scandinavian Designs wood dining set with comes with hidden self-storing leaves. Extends from 70' to 110' to comfortable seat 6. Views of river and ocean from dining table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer use is for guests staying 5 or more days. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Jotul Gas Fireplaces in the main home and master bedroom suite. Does not require electrical power....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat provided by the Jotul Propane Gas Fireplaces in the main building and master suite....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WildBlue Satellite Internet Service. Wireless set up as well as direct connect. Satellite Internet is provided in blocks of data on the coast. Use limited to checking email and web surfing....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens, bath towels, an extra memory foam mattress for the sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan with large view windows and deck. Views of the Russian River and Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway with parking for two to three cars. There is no street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance in the United Sates. For emergencies we have an additional phone that can be used during power outages....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided for up to 6 people. Please bring beach towels for beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Due to Drought Emergency washing machine use is for guests staying 5 or more days. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A iLLY Y1.1 Touch Espresso machine by Illy . Espresso at the touch of a button. Includes MONOARABICA™ iperEspresso Capsules. Plus a Bodum French Press with Peet's Coffee.Plus Mister Coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Setting for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open to the dining and living area. Designed is similar to a boat gallery with max storage. Views of the river and ocean....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, bottle water, gourmet teas, iLLy espresso, Peet's coffee, olive oil, vinegar, and flour....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Built-in Sub Zero with refrigerator and two freezer draws. Ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner Thermodor Gas Range Stove with a large oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Kitchen Aid Toaster with slots large enough for bagels....moreless


  • Balcony:

    A balcony deck off the main house and a separate balcony deck off the master bedroom suite....moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring your own small sail boat, kayak, canoe and use the boat launch in town by the visitor center....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have over 850 sq ft of decks with views of river and ocean. There are three levels of decks including the lower deck with a spa, grill and outdoor dining table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Monte Rio Northwood Golf Club. Ranked by Golf World Mag #3 Nine-hole course. Bodega Bay Harbor View gold course right on harbor and ocean....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large coastal garden on 3/4 acre lot with pond. Flowers flowering all year long. Garden designed with several secret garden areas to meditate or read a book. Large pond with resident tree frogs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A 3 burner Weber grill with river and ocean views....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available in the town of Monte Rio within a ten minute ride....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are several local outfitters where you can rent a variety of water sports for the river and ocean....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub with river and ocean views....moreless



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Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2015
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $399 Nightly

Christmas New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $399 Nightly

Standard pricing
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed. Sonoma County requires a 9% transient occupancy tax. Cleaning fee rates are based on occupancy. For a party of 6 the cleaning fee is $175. For a party of 4 or less $150.

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32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
River's End
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
River's End
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Goat Rock State Park

Car: Necessary

Sonoma County represents the best of Northern California — premium wine, farm-to-table dining, ancient redwood forests, more than 50 miles of stunning Pacific Coast, oak-covered mountains, and quiet rivers. Breathtaking Highway 1 delights visitors with crashing waves, sea lions and otters sunning on the beaches, and amazing sunsets that color the sky in brilliant hues.

More than 20,000 gray whales migrate past the Sonoma Coast each year. The whales are en route from the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea to the Gulf of Cortez in Mexico, where they will calf in winter. From January through May, the mothers with their newborn hug the shore as they head north to feed off Alaska.

View wildlife year round at Goat Rock, near the mouth of the Russian River, the beach is a regular resting ground for seagulls, sea otters, elephant seals, harbor seals, and sea lions.

With miles of hiking trails you can take a walk along some of the most beautiful coastal trails on Earth. Spend the day biking by the coast or inland towards the redwood forest. Kayak up or down the Russian River.

See a live seal show in Jenner. Throw your kayak or canoe into the Russian River at Duncans Mills and paddle to the mouth of the river and get close to the seals and sea lions that sun themselves on the beach.

Take a Farm Trail tour or visit one of our many farmers markets. What the Bay Area eats, Sonoma County grows. Sonoma County is a agricultural powerhouse. Sonoma County Wine Region: The world-class Sonoma wine region offers over 370 wineries. Within the county are 15 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs, appellations, or wine-growing regions) with unique soils and climates that allow certain grape varieties to grow particularly well.

Within a 10 minute drive visit Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve an 805-acre park, features a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, a large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails and a variety of picnic facilities.

Within a 15 minute drive you can visit Bodega Head in Bodega Bay. Rent a boat and go deep sea fishing, whale watching or diving. Bodega Head is the rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The harbor side provides a popular crabbing area along the jetty, and the many hiking trails on the ocean side allow access to small, sandy coves and spectacular scenic bluff-top views. The high cliffs offer excellent vantage points for observing migrating gray whales. Famous for the location of the Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'.

Within a 10 minute drive you can play golf at the Northwood Golf Club. It was recently ranked by Golf World Magazine as the #3 Nine-hole course in America! Built in 1928 by famed golf architect Alister MacKenzie set amidst towering Redwood trees.

Dive up the coast 11 miles and visit Fort Ross State Historic Park. The 3,386-acre park preserves a Russian settlement.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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 purchased this beautiful home in 2012 and because of its uniqueness and spectacular views we knew want to share it with others. The home is decorated with local art and photos taken by the owner Francesca. Her work has been on exhibit in galleries and art centers in Sonoma, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Both owners love to garden and are transforming the coastal garden with more intimates spaces for you to enjoy. We love to cook and have an extensive library of cook books that will inspire our guest to try a new recipe. We are big supporters of local farmers, cheese makers, vintners, artisans and non-profits. We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. We look forward to you visiting our home and the lovely town of Jenner, CA. Francesca Scalpi and Lotus Fong Owners

Why the Owner Chose Jenner:
This home evokes an emotion and is something to be experienced. The architect Carson Bowler designed the home to take in the views of the river, ocean, headlands, garden and night sky. The home itself is an art piece. Nature in all of its glory unfolds before you. The coastal garden is on 3/4 acre property. Landscaped to invite birds, butterflies, honey bees to come smell the 4 seasons of blooms. Watch the harbor seals come up the river to play and fish. Thousands of shore birds visit the Jenner estuary through out the year. A pair of Bald Eagles come by for a visit during the fall, winter and spring. From our deck you can see the migrating Grey whales. The home is decorated with new modern contemporary furnishings. Through out the home you will see unique touches such as an Asian carved door that is over 100 years old. For that romantic evening alone there is a separate Master Bedroom Suite which provides privacy from the main house. Spending time in the garden, reading a book or cooking up a feast you will find plenty of reason to stay in this home. This home is in town close to all of the adventures Sonoma County has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The air along the coast is clean and energizing. Give your lungs the break they deserve. Find a place in our coastal garden to meditate, write a book, take a nap, draw or paint or do nothing. A lot of our friends and family enjoy just being at home in our house. The view of the Russian river and Pacific ocean is mesmerizing. We watch as people just drift off. There is something magical about when two power bodies of water come together. Watching the ebb and flow of the tides is like a natural sedative. Stargaze with our large open views of the dark night skies. Bring your telescope and be marveled. The Blue Lotus is a 'Home' that the owners want to share this magical space with you. This is not an investment vacation property. ?

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  • Russian River and Pacific Ocean Views

    Russian River and Pacific Ocean Views

  • Designed by famed coastal architect Carson Bowler

    Designed by famed coastal architect Carson Bowler

  • One of three viewing decks.

    One of three viewing decks.

  • Dine with river and ocean views.

    Dine with river and ocean views.

  • Kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador range, Bosh dishwasher.

    Kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador range, Bosh dishwasher.

  • Master bathroom in main bldg. with claw foot tub.

    Master bathroom in main bldg. with claw foot tub.

  • Unique Custom Design

    Unique Custom Design

  • Built-in Desk and Entertainment Center.

    Built-in Desk and Entertainment Center.

  • Master Bedroom Vanity

    Master Bedroom Vanity

  • Custom Shower room with tile inspired by a Native American rug.

    Custom Shower room with tile inspired by a Native American rug.

  • 3/4 Acre Garden

    3/4 Acre Garden

  • Sitting Area by Pond

    Sitting Area by Pond

  • A 1-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern luxury home

    A 1-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern luxury home

  • Three levels of view decks.

    Three levels of view decks.

  • Open floor plan

    Open floor plan

  • Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa

    Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa

  • Main home includes queen sofa, new entertainment system with 100 of DVD'S.

    Main home includes queen sofa, new entertainment system with 100 of DVD'S.

  • Buddha Garden by Master Bedroom Entrance.

    Buddha Garden by Master Bedroom Entrance.

  • Charles P. Rodges Queen Bed

    Charles P. Rodges Queen Bed

  • Wall to Wall Windows

    Wall to Wall Windows

  • Hot Tub with River and Ocean views.

    Hot Tub with River and Ocean views.

  • Garden Pond

    Garden Pond

  • Large 3/4 acre coastal garden

    Large 3/4 acre coastal garden

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