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Oceanfront Gem with Stunning Panorama of Goat Rock State Beach

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Sunset over Goat Rock isthmus taken from the house

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Goat Rock House sits on a bluff along the Sonoma Coast and is uniquely located inside Goat Rock Beach Park, more than one mile west of Highway 1. Our house is about 1 hour and 45 minute drive (73 miles) north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge; 4 miles south of Jenner; 10 miles north of Bodega Bay; and only 5 minutes south of the Russian River Bridge.

As you drive down the winding road and rock formations towards the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Russian River, you know that you have arrived at a special place. Our house is one of a small handful of homes that are grandfathered in the State Park and blessed by the park’s sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean and status as a natural reserve.

The 3-bedroom house fronts a small road on a spectacular 1 acre oceanfront lot. As you enter the driveway, you will be struck by the sense of privacy offered by the Cypress and Pine trees that border the land. From the living room and kitchen windows, enjoy an exclusive front-row seat and 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Arch Rock – the dramatic rock formation that photographers frequently use to typify the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. As you turn to the southern, western, and northern windows, you will be mesmerized by the park’s beauty, its peacefulness, and the signature of Goat Rock that endears visitors year round, the incredible panoramic views of the Pacific coastline.

With the Pacific Ocean and Russian River at its base, this house and its surroundings have something for everyone. Relish a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the deck, enjoy the tranquility offered by the ocean's panorama or revel in the activities offered by the park’s rugged trails, beaches, and river terrains. The house is within walking distance to two beaches directly below: (1) Blind Beach where the Kortum Trail begins and (2) Goat Rock Beach as defined by the isthmus and the mouth of the Russian River.

We are less than an hour's drive to the award winning Pinot Noir vineyards of the Russian River back country, the new appellation of Fort Ross, and the town of Healdsburg. Whether you choose to do a little or a lot, you will find yourself coming back to Goat Rock.

AMENITIES
This 1,000 square feet home has an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. The house can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. State-certified well water (very drinkable) is trucked to the house for storage and use.

All rooms are situated on a single level. There is a wrap-around deck that surrounds all four sides of the house with a nice short ramp provided for those guests who are walking-challenged or wheelchair-reliant. The house has tile flooring throughout and furnished with craftsman-style décor with a blend of modern. The kitchen is fully equipped, with commercial faucet and gas stove. New counter-height dining table and waterfall seats are ideally set up for staring at the ocean. The beds and pillows are covered by quality linens and allergen-proof liners. Gas BBQ and bar-height tables on the deck. 2-loads of firewood for use in the large, brick fireplace for times when the coast is foggy, cold, and windy.

Complimentary use of TWO tandem kayaks (value of $140 per day), each large enough to hold 2 people and a small dog. Enjoy bird-watching, canoeing, and fishing (upriver from Russian River Bridge). October begins the small Steelhead run; November begins the larger Steelhead run that would continue to April. From mid November through April begins the whale migration to the south.

Electronics: Free wireless internet, HD-TV with sound bar, DVD/CD/ blue-ray player, and iPod docking station. Free phone calls within the US by land line (except Alaska). Only Verizon cell works here.

WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES (INSIDE PARK)
The Goat Rock State Park is located more than a mile west of Highway 1, far from the glare of ambient lights, and separated from the small town of nearby Jenner by both the Russian River estuary and the Goat Hill peninsula. As a result, on a clear night, the house offers some of the darkest night skies and unbelievable opportunities for star gazing and night photography.

Besides its two beaches, the Goat Rock State Park offers many miles of walking trails, including the Kortum Trail and the western section of the Pomo Canyon Trail. These trails lead you to ocean vistas, wind-swept grasslands, wild life and faunas. The unique rock formations along the Kortum Trail near the park’s entrance are used by rock climbers for a wide variety of climbing challenges.

The Park has also earned the distinction as a wildlife refuge -- home to a variety of migrating birds and, between mid-February and August, a colony of quiet, state-protected harbor seals and their nurseries. During weekends, the small road in front of the house can be popular as visitors drive to the estuary. When the park closes at sunset, relish the privacy that only a state park preserve can provide. Turn off the lights, step onto the front deck and hear the roar of the ocean below. On a clear night, see the shimmers of a dark night sky stretch across the ocean’s horizon.

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE PARK
Outside of the Park, you are 5-mins drive from the Willow Pass Trail; 15-mins drive from the start of the Pomo Canyon Trail; 20-mins drive from the trails at Bodega Head and also, to the newly constructed Bird Walk Trail in Bodega Bay; 35 mins from the start of the advanced bike ride up King Ridge Road, and 40-mins from the Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve in Guerneville.

For the northern coast of California, expect unpredictable weather during certain times of the year (especially spring and summer), when the coast can have 30F degree drop in temperature within a day. On days like this, we recommend that guests explore inland, where temperatures can be 10 to 15F degrees warmer. The house is about 30-mins drive from zipline activities in a redwood valley of Forestville, delightful general stores of Valley Ford and Duncans Mills, gourmet deli in the Korbel Champagne House, famous breads of Wild Flour Bread in Freestone, and many fine restaurants in Jenner, Bodega Bay (1-Michelin star), and Guerneville.

About 30 mins drive lies the start of several award-winning Pinot Noir vineyards along River Road and Sonoma’s back roads. Add another 15 mins and you reach the lovely town of Healdsburg, from which to explore Alexander Valley. Sonoma County was named #1 of wine destinations in U.S. by Travelers' Choice award for 2012.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Single story home. Open floor plan. Hand rail in shower. Single ramp to redwood wraparound deck and front door - with more than ample room for a wheelchair....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Couples and families welcome....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $20 per pet...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Open floor plan, single level. Single step and ramp to complete wraparound deck (4 sides of house) measuring 1,000 square feet. Hand rail in shower.....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Dust/allergen protectors for mattresses and pillows...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Dust/allergen protectors for mattresses and pillows...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Trundle bed converts to 1 double and 1 twin; protectors...moreless

  • House has tile floor throughout, including bedrooms, and all rooms are situated on a single level. Egyptian cotton robes provided for guest use in each bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower only (NO tub) -- Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, body lotion, and iron included. Soft quality towels and Egyptian cotton bath robes provided for guest use in each bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Picnic baskets, mats, and blankets provided for beach or wine country outings....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Shelves of books and magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Plenty of DVD movies for adults, children, and family...moreless

  • Games:

    Many table games and puzzles for adults and children...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV + over 20 music channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Soundbar hooked up to television with music channels...moreless

  • Television:

    High definition TV on swivel wall mount; soundbar...moreless

  • Toys:

    Puzzles for all ages...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Counter-height dining table and chairs with views to ocean. Open floor plan - kitchen, dining area, and living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    NO laundry facilities on premise - Closest facility is full laundromat in Guerneville (25 mins drive) for drop-off or self service....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large brick fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless - Hughes Net....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Craftsman-style decor with highlights of modern touch. Open floor plan for kitchen, dining, and living room areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outside on 1 acre...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free phone calls within continental US (including Hawaii). Only Verizon cell works here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    NO laundry facilities on premise - Closest facility is full laundromat in Guerneville (25 mins drive) for drop-off or self service....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    NO dishwasher - commercial faucet only....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with non-stick pots/pans and new 5-burner stove with warming pan. New Weber grill. NO dishwasher - commercial faucet. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, mustard, ketchup, chili sauce, BBQ sauces, and other spices included....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 sets of patio furniture: One in the front and the other in the back of wrap-around deck. Bar-height chairs and tables provided for unobstructed viewing of the majestic coastline. Napoleon firepit...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Complimentary use of 2 tandem kayaks for use in Russian River (not ocean). Life vests provided. Launch in Jenner or Monte Rio boat docks. Instructions provided before arriva...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On one acre -- Backyard has Cypress and Pine trees. Wild grassland....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ (3-burner; 40,000 BTU)...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$340 $360
Fri, Sat
$2,300
High Season 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$340 $360
Fri, Sat
$2,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$295 $325
Fri, Sat
$2,020

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

* Security deposit ($200) is fully refundable after stay via VRBO payment system.

* Rental rate remains unchanged for occupancy up to 6 people. No additional charge.

* Weekend rate ($360 per night) applies to days close to or on the date of a national holiday.

* Cancellation policy: 30 days with refund 90% rental cost; refund 100% security deposit and cleaning fees.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

Car: Necessary

The house is located inside a beach park, which has its own list of attractions. If you do venture outside of the park, there are several riverside and coastal towns that are worth visiting: Jenner (4 miles), Duncans Mills (7 miles), Bodega Bay (10 miles south), Guerneville (15 miles), Occidental (17 miles), and Sebastopol (26 miles). Because you are close to green pastures and wine country, there are several quality restaurants that serve grass-fed beef and fresh organic produce. For those who like bird-watching, walk along the estuary in Goat Rock or drive along the marina shoreline of Bodega Bay to spot a variety of seabirds. The closest large town is Guerneville, where you will find the Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve and a 24-hour supermarket. From there, head east on Route 116 and onto River Road, where you take in the scenic drives and stops of some of the Sonoma’s back wine country....

Sonoma County was named the #1 wine destination in the U.S. Travelers' Choice for 2012. Many of California’s finest wineries are less than an hour's drive.

 

Owner info

About the owner: As owners, we strive to make our home a special place for our guests to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature. What sets us apart? Perhaps, it's making the extra effort and paying attention to the small things that make a difference to the enjoyment of a stay.

Why the Owner Chose Jenner, CA, USA:
Unlike other coastal homes, this home sits on a 1-acre hillside bluff that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean - a vast horizon defined by unique rock formations. In addition, this 1,000 square foot, 3-bedroom house is also a private home that is grandfathered into a state park on a spectacular 1 acre oceanfront lot. It is one of a small handful of homes that are blessed by the park's status as a natural reserve. In the morning and at sunset when the park closes, you will understand the full benefit of this unique location. We hope you find peace, relaxation, and an opportunity to reconnect with nature as we have.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is situated on a bluff, flanked by two state beaches directly below, yet far enough to afford residents with privacy. You can walk or drive down the small road in front of the house to below the bluff: (1) Blind Beach where the Kortum Trail begins and (2) Goat Rock Beach where the famous Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean. From the living room and kitchen windows, the house has a direct view of Arch Rock – the dramatic rock formation that photographers frequently use to typify the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. From the home’s wraparound deck, you’ll enjoy the panoramic ocean view, plentiful wildlife, quiet days and gorgeous sunsets…and the use of a large, brick fireplace for times when the coast can be wild, cold, and windy.


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Photos

  • Sunset over Goat Rock isthmus taken from the house

    Sunset over Goat Rock isthmus taken from the house

  • View of house sitting on cliff right above Goat Rock isthmus and Blind Beach

    View of house sitting on cliff right above Goat Rock isthmus and Blind Beach

  • Enter home thru 1,200 sq ft redwood deck with patio set and Weber Genesis Grill

    Enter home thru 1,200 sq ft redwood deck with patio set and Weber Genesis Grill

  • Afternoon view of Blind Beach while standing on the left side of the front deck

    Afternoon view of Blind Beach while standing on the left side of the front deck

  • View of Goat Rock isthmus while standing on the right side of the front deck

    View of Goat Rock isthmus while standing on the right side of the front deck

  • Bright living room with large brick fireplace - contemporary mission style decor

    Bright living room with large brick fireplace - contemporary mission style decor

  • Counter-height dining table w/ seating for 6 guests; kitchen door to front deck

    Counter-height dining table w/ seating for 6 guests; kitchen door to front deck

  • Large kitchen with new Samsung 5-burner stove with grill and food warmer

    Large kitchen with new Samsung 5-burner stove with grill and food warmer

  • Queen bedroom #2 - with cordless top-down, bottom-up privacy shade

    Queen bedroom #2 - with cordless top-down, bottom-up privacy shade

  • Warmly decorated bathroom with modern sink and decor; bath robes and soft towels

    Warmly decorated bathroom with modern sink and decor; bath robes and soft towels

  • Harbor seals & their nurseries (river side of estuary) - within walking distance

    Harbor seals & their nurseries (river side of estuary) - within walking distance

  • Relax in the evenings on the back deck around the large Napoleon fire-pit

    Relax in the evenings on the back deck around the large Napoleon fire-pit

  • Look for this state park sign, and enter the park to reach the property.

    Look for this state park sign, and enter the park to reach the property.

  • House is nestled in Cypress and Pines trees on 1 acre; windows throughout

    House is nestled in Cypress and Pines trees on 1 acre; windows throughout

  • Morning fog and sunrise viewed from southern windows; 180 unobstructed panorama

    Morning fog and sunrise viewed from southern windows; 180 unobstructed panorama

  • View of arch rock from center front deck;  bar-height set; true wrap-around deck

    View of arch rock from center front deck; bar-height set; true wrap-around deck

  • View of 1-acre backyard, bordered by trees with and large open area for walking

    View of 1-acre backyard, bordered by trees with and large open area for walking

  • Top grain leather sectional, ottoman, and solid wood table with tempered glass

    Top grain leather sectional, ottoman, and solid wood table with tempered glass

  • Two corner windows flanking large kitchen with views; commercial faucet

    Two corner windows flanking large kitchen with views; commercial faucet

  • Queen bedroom #1 with quality bedding and views to backyard acreage and trees

    Queen bedroom #1 with quality bedding and views to backyard acreage and trees

  • Trundle room - full size bed with pull-out twin bed below

    Trundle room - full size bed with pull-out twin bed below

  • Tandem kayaks for guest use:  Willow Creek tributary off of Russian River

    Tandem kayaks for guest use: Willow Creek tributary off of Russian River

  • Kortum Trail starts from Blind Beach just a short walk south from the house

    Kortum Trail starts from Blind Beach just a short walk south from the house

  • Savor the majesty and peacefulness of Goat Rock at night (taken from front deck)

    Savor the majesty and peacefulness of Goat Rock at night (taken from front deck)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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