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The Viking House-Charming Riverfront Home, Breathtaking Views, Lots of Amenities

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-6, queen bedroom, queen sofa, queen futon, 2 full bathrooms

The Viking House at Jenner is the perfect getaway for one to two couples who want to rest and play on the Sonoma Coast. This cozy two story home features multiple decks and spectacular Russian River and Pacific Ocean views! With unassuming Scandinavian charms, the Viking House will win you over with all the comforts of home, a well-equipped kitchen and lots of amenities.

Located in the small town of Jenner, Sonoma County, California, our riverside house boasts river access and a quiet, yet central coastal location perfect for river, ocean and wine country exploration. Numerous activities abound nearby including kayaking & boating, beaches, wildlife viewing, hiking, golf, wineries, gourmet restaurants and much more! Whether you are looking for the perfect place to curl up with a book or to experience the bounties of California wine country, you'll find it here!

Why stay here and not elsewhere?: We believe that details make a difference, so we supply several complimentary extras to add to your enjoyment of the property. There will be a bottle of local wine and chocolates, seasonal decor, and what you might need to enjoy a day at the beach. We include beach bags with towels, mats, and frisbees. Also, special occasion extras upon request.

The Viking House is a prime location to enjoy the Sonoma County coast. While Bodega Bay is often foggy and grey, it's been our experience that Jenner generally gets more hours of sunshine, even in the winter. Although it's not unusual to see fog in the mornings in all four seasons, the weather remains pleasant throughout the majority of the year. In summer, it's bright with warm sun, but, with gentle ocean breezes, it remains much cooler than inland areas.

Russian River: Kayaking and canoeing are some of the best ways to experience the river. Just down the street from the house, you can rent a kayak and experience a whole different perspective of the town and the surrounding hills. Paddle around Penny Island, go to Goat Rock beach or get up close and personal with birds and seals fishing in the mouth of the river. When you get tired, you can bring the kayak up to shore at the house and rest before heading out again. Once you've explored the areas around Jenner, you can head upriver to Duncan's Mills and Guerneville where you can also rent equipment to enjoy redwood views in slower moving waters. For more details about the area and our home, visit our website, see link below.

Bodega Bay: A visit to the bustling fishing community of Bodega Bay will be a highlight of your stay. On the way, you can stop at a variety of beaches, including Shell beach, one of the best places to explore wildlife in Tidal pools and study interesting geological rock formations. When you get to Bodega Bay, exploring the shops, art galleries and fine restaurants is a pleasant way to enjoy the area. Also, many coastal adventures can be arranged. You can book and rent gear for all kinds of fishing and watersport outings, including deep sea fishing, whale watching (in season), surfing and more. Horse lovers will enjoy riding on the beach through Chanslor Stables. Golfers will relish memorable views while hitting a round at Bodega Harbour Golf Links, an 18 hole Scottish links style course. Film buffs will enjoy taking a short drive inland to the town of Bodega where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the classic movie, 'The Birds.'

More Details

The Viking House, LLC.
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My partner and I, along with our small Norfolk Terrier had the privilege of staying at The Viking House through the Christmas holiday! With so many property / vacation management companies not allowing a Christmas Day check-in, we decided to forgo the middle-man this time...we are so glad we did!

Diane was very communicative at the start. Not only was she thrilled that we would be staying in her vacation rental over the holiday, she made it super easy for us with directions, and a lock-box on the door with a house key! This is Diane's home and that of her family's. She has taken so much great care in providing the smallest touches to make one's stay comfortable and enjoyable. We both love to travel to Scandinavia and Northern Europe, so it was fun to read about the history of the Viking Home!

The kitchen was stocked with all of the spices, condiments, complete array of serving dishes / utensils, flatware, EVERYTHING! There was nothing we couldn't locate. This was probably the first home where the owners provided an abundance of paper towels, tissue, cleaning supplies, etc. The home is so charming, we wanted to take care of this as if it were our very own.

The view is expansive. When you walk into the Viking House, you will see the glorious Russian River as it snakes it's way to the mouth of the Pacific. Views to Goat Rock Beach, Blind Beach and a plethora of sea life is viewed from every window in the upstairs. The sunsets were amazing. The cold days and nights were kept at bay with the space heaters and super-efficient wood-burning stove! The home is situated just right, so that there is no road noise from HWY 1. It is very safe for your little four-legged / furry kids as well.

There was no noise from nearby neighbors either - really, our 3 night stay was a total disconnect from work and family. We enjoyed the lovely Christmas decorations Diane set out, along with candy treats and a welcome bottle of champagne from a very close champagne cellar! The notes left around the house (instructions more than anything) were written with care and not bossy or demanding, as we have seen in homes of the past.

I cannot recommend Diane's home enough - and yes, we will be back, for sure. We are already looking forward to our next stay at the Viking House. If you are fortunate to have availability for an intended stay, be sure to book a reservation for lunch or dinner at River's End.

Gary, Rowell & Sir Elton
Dec 2015
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Jenner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Upstairs bathroom has a sink, toilet, and vintage clawfoot tub. Downstairs bathroom has a sink vanity, toilet, and shower stall with a seat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Living Area Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs futon
    Living Area Upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs sofa
  • Private master bedroom downstairs with closet and drawer space. Also downstairs seating area with a TV has a queen futon, plus armoir and drawer storage space. Upstairs sofa pulls out into queen bed. All bedding is provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The upstairs has a woodstove and downstairs has a ductless mini split A/C - Heater unit. We supply basic hygiene items, but they may not be sufficient for your entire stay. Each deck has a table and seating.


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The Viking House-Charming Riverfront Home, Breathtaking Views, Lots of Amenities
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 24 reviews

A serene place to hide from the world

  • 4 of 5

This a perfect getaway. I sat on the porch just admiring nature and played in the Russian river. Recommend for 2 to 3 people max. Would totally recommend to my friends and family. For dog lovers, things to know. my boys loved there swim in the Russian river. Homes are extremely close so neighbors porch is two steps from stairs. Which means you need strong recall command as there is no way to prevent them from being dogs especially if there off leash to swim. bedroom and showers is access from an outside staircase or inside narrow spiral staircase. So I slept in the cozy rocking chair upstairs with my two dogs to give them easy access at night to relieve themselves instead of them walking in the dark up and down the outside stairs. The house is on a hill but that’s why the view are incredible.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing is not hard to do at the Viking House. You can't beat the view. The house was comfortable and well appointed. It was also well suited to having a dog. We walked down to Cafe Aquatica, ordered sandwiches and brought them back to enjoy on the deck. We usually stay in Bodega Bay but were happy to be in Jenner as the sun definitely shone more in this location. We had an enjoyable dinner at River's End. We explored Guerneville and discovered some delicious pies at Chile Pies Baking Co. Duncan Mills was also fun to explore. We did a little shopping and had a yummy brunch at Cape Fear Cafe.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway with excellent views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the Viking house, the setup of the place, the location and the 2 large decks overseeing the Russian river!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Los Angeles

would come again in a heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house had everything one could need/want, and location was stunning!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Anselmo

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, roomy, great views of the river and ocean, dish TV and wifi that works! Well-stocked kitchen. Comfortable bed. Quiet. Treats and toys for our dog. Champagne waiting in the fridge! No complaints. My husband and I will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roseville, CA

Great time and Lovely house on the river

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend and look forward to returning again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Larkspur, Marin County
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Amtrack Motorcoach Rte 7
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 116
Car: necessary

Located at the mouth of the Russian River, the small town of Jenner is an excellent place to get away from it all, while still enjoying proximity to Sonoma County attractions. Goat Rock beach is only minutes away and is an excellent place to walk and view coastal wildlife. Drive along Highway 1 for dramatic views and visit dozens of other unique beaches or see historical Fort Ross State Park. The bustling community of Bodega Bay is about 15 minutes south and offers a wealth of coastal tourist activities like fishing, golfing, surfing, whale watching, restaurants, and much more. About 10 minutes inland, you'll find the quaint village of Duncan's Mills, which hosts fun summer weekend events like civil war days, a rodeo, and an arts festival. Drive 20 minutes further and reach the larger community of Guerneville, home of the must-see towering redwood trees in Armstrong's Woods. Here you can also experience weekend concert events featuring A-list Jazz and Blues musicians each summer.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, shopping, art galleries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350

Rental agreement terms must be agreed upon.

Rates based on double occupancy
Holiday Rates $400/nt - 3 night minimum
July and August $400/nt
Additional guests $25 standard / $40- July and Aug. / $50 -Holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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