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Old Mill Cottage: Sweet and Artistic with a touch of History and Rustic Charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Plus Sleeping Loft, 1 Bathroom, River And Hillside Views

Old Mill Cottage was one of the first few cabins built in the little coastal village known as 'Jenner by the Sea'. In 1904, it served as one of the bunkhouses for the workers of the lumber mill. While keeping its turn of the century charm the cottage has been updated to welcome travelers and provide a perfect getaway where one can enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Old Mill offers a comfy bedroom downstairs with a queen size bed and a cozy loft with a full size bed that sleeps 2 as well. We would like to note , that the stairs to the loft are steep and not recommended for little ones or someone who has difficulty with stairs. It has a full kitchen that is well appointed and comes with a complimentary coffee and goodie basket. Step outside to a private deck with a hillside garden, gas grill and beautiful mosaic table and bar - just right for a quiet morning meal or spectacular sunset.

Debi and Rick Sante
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Debi and Rick Sante

We have lived in and around sonoma county for many years and have finally worked our way to the coastal vistas and small town serenity of Jenner.

Debi and Rick Sante purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Debi and Rick Sante chose Jenner

From the moment we turned onto Hwy 1 heading north and saw the Jenner rocks nestled in the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Russian River, we knew this little coastal beauty was special. The majestic view and the friendly, artistic community are just among a few of the reasons why we love our little place in Jenner.

What makes this cottage unique

The surrounding area is home to breathtaking views, amazing wildlife, acres of parkland and accessible beaches, the Jenner Headlands Preserve, and is an avenue inland to the acclaimed wine country of Sonoma and Napa County.


Jenner Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom downstairs with queen size bed. Bedroom upstairs with full size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Old Mill Cottage: Sweet and Artistic with a touch of History and Rustic Charm
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

Fabulous cottage in Jenner!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful nights in Jenner. The cottage had everything we needed including the lovely welcome basket with champagne, coffee, popcorn and bread sticks. We didn't cook dinner, but if we wanted to, there were spices, oil/vinegar, etc.

The bed was extremely comfortable as were all of the furnishings. We loved the artwork in the cottage and mosaic tables on the deck. We drank our coffee each morning on the front deck with a lovely hummingbird, looking out at the Russian River.

It was a great location to go exploring from or just stay in Jenner and enjoy the river and the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Mary O'Connell, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We wish we could have stayed longer. Because of cancelled flights, our 3 night stay turned into a 1 night pass through. Debi refunded our money without me asking. Morality and kindness are still alive in 2018. Who knew?

It's a lovely cottage - perfect for 2 people. Very clean with lots of soul. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique place!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to find this property in such a small town.

Very clean and comfortable unit ,all you need to relax is there .

Million dollars view,fully equipped kitchen ,super nice patio and very responsible owners .

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A Sweet Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location just off highway one in Jenner. Very cute, and very quiet and perfect for 2 people. Thoughtful touches throughout. If in area I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Great house. The Welcome Basket, spices/oil & other cooking supports were greatly appreciated. The view is exactly as pictured. Great location to explore the Sonoma Coast and Russian River areas. Parking is definitely limited- our prius fit- without a lot of extra room.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic coastal experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful charming cottage by the sea. Well appointed cottage with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Easy walk to Jenner and sitting by the Russian River watching seals and water fowl galore. Easy access to all the Sonoma beaches for a magnificent coastal experience. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
28.8 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rivers End
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwoods Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River's End, Cafe Aquatica, Jenner Eatery
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Goat Rock
Car: necessary

Old Mill Cottage is located in the quaint little town of Jenner where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The area offers great access to the beautiful state beaches running north and south on Hwy 1 and is just a short drive to some of the most majestic Redwood trees in Sonoma County.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95 + Tax

On a personal note: Old Mill Cottage is a separate unit attached to our house, your privacy is well respected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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