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Casatina, Breathtaking Views And Sunny Living Areas

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-4 Monday Through Thursday As Available

Casatina is the jewel of Casa Panama a vacation rental in Jenner CA. Casatina is the ground floor apartment with a garden entrance off of a private deck with gorgeous views of the Russian River and the Sonoma coastline.

The apartment has a comfortable living room overlooking the water view with a plush convertible sofa and a convenient kitchenette. Wake up in the morning in this sunny space basking in the river view from your sensuous queen size bed. The adjoining bath can be assessed from both the bedroom and the living room making it convenient for those sleeping in either space.

The apartment has a warm inviting ambiance and is guaranteed to become a favorite stop when you are exploring the coastal region. You will have access to most all the outdoor spaces, decks and hot tub that Casa Panama has to offer including an outdoor fireplace that makes even cool nights fun outdoors.

Casatina sleeps 2-4 and is available only when Casa Panama is not rented. See calendar and watch for dates to open up on a monthly basis.

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Toni Tacoma
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Toni Tacoma

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 sister Teri. We rent Casa Panama in various combinations of accommodations at certain times of the year. We call the downstairs of Casa Panama, Casatina which is a unit all to itself. We open Casatina to rent about a month out giving you an opportunity to be on the property and have a stay in the smaller portion of the house.

Every day we spend there 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.

Why Toni Tacoma chose Sonoma County

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW! That will be the first word everyone who enters this home will utter. As the caption states, Casa Panama comes complete with breathtaking views and sunny living areas in addition to providing all the comforts of home. We were truly mesmerized. Finding a pet-friendly rental that isn't run down and/or furnished with pets in mind, is rare. When I happened upon this property, I thought it had to be too good to be true and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was taking my three children and their mates to Yosemite and my eldest daughter, who resides in San Francisco, was only going to be able to get off of work for three days. So, I decided to book a place that was within a couple hours drive for her so she could at least join us for part of the vacation. What a fantastic choice this was! The home is furnished with anything and everything anyone could possibly want--even skewers for roasting marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit and plush towels for the hot tub! And the furnishings, artwork and amenities are top notch. We had a fantastic time playing games in the living room and sitting around the outdoor dining table on the deck--surrounded by beauty. When it was time to retire, the beds were a plush escape. We rented out the entire house so everyone could have their own room which worked out especially well since doing so provided an additional bathroom and easier access to the hot tub and patio areas. From my first contact with Toni on the telephone, to our driving away to our next destination, everything was perfect. We loved the town of Jenner and the people who comprise it! Thanks to all for a great reunion with my children!
Jul 2016
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Jenner Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled shower with 2 doors to master & living room.
  • The bathrooms are furnished with a gilded gold mirror & pieces of art making it a unique experience to behold. Amenities include plush bath & hand towels with wash cloths for 4, hair dryer & hand made essential oils soap. Hot tub towels are provided in the basket by the front door. (Bring your own beach towels)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Wake up to a beautiful view of the river from this room.
    Casatina Living Room - 1 queen , River & ocean view on a new plush & comfy queen sleeper.
  • Bedrooms have plush linens 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. The master is located in Casatina with access to the living room and kitchenette just outside your door. The bathroom there can be entered from the bedroom or the living room. The bedroom is quiet and well appointed with a queen size pillow-top bed. The living room has a new plush deep comfortable sofa with a top rated queen sleeper. Those who sleep here may have the best bedroom of all!
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
This property is fully equipped with most of 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 14 comfortably & there are two large wicker sofa's with comfy cushions with a gas fireplace between them on the large deck. The hot tub is where you want to be for sunset if you can get away from one of the dining tables on time!


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Casatina, Breathtaking Views And Sunny Living Areas
average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews

Spectacular Views and Very Relaxing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is very relaxing and the views are spectacular!!!!! with the Russian River to your left and the Pacific Ocean to your right!!! the garden area is very well kept and there are so many different sitting areas to enjoy. My 16 old daughter even relaxed and loved the place!! The inside is very clean and perfect for Couples or a family of four. The evenings were perfect after a great day of Horseback riding and enjoying this beautiful cost line. Toni the Owner was awesome to work with as we squeezed in couple of days mid week.

Highly recommend!!!!


  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive location and view

  • 5 of 5

The various sitting areas and walking paths were very enjoyable. The bed was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views / beautiful grounds

  • 4 of 5

The view from the deck was lovely and the grounds are truly beautiful. They have done such a nice job in creating little sitting oasis spots all over the property!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

Marvelous, peaceful place with astounding river & ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

Great little place with an unbelievable view of the Russian River flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Go north on Hwy 1, aka the PCH, and you will find one of the best restaurants in Sonoma County - Rivers End - but you better call for a reservation. Our host, Toni, was great, too. When we could not find any wine glasses, four brand new ones were on our doorstep less than an hour later. Did we mention the view?

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely mesmerizing views. Outside amenities exceeded our expectations! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

The beautiful and relaxing place...perfect in Jenner

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and relaxing place I have ever experienced.The whole trip was amazing and i enjoyed the space for a wonderful (yet too short) getaway with my partner -- where we cooked dinner and relaxed in the hot tub at night under a beautiful and secluded setting.PRIVATE, SECLUDED AND GORGEOUS VIEWS AND HOME! Highly recommend and we''ll need to return to enjoy the property during warmer weather where you can take full advantage of the brilliant star gazing at night. Thank you so much, Toni.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Schultz, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rivers End
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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. Try a 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 Grand 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.


Rates & Availability

Jenner Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%


Note: Casatina is available short term when Casa Panama is not booked. We will make dates available about 3-4 weeks out. Casatina sleeps 2-4. See calendar and watch for dates to open up on a monthly basis.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
TOT 482N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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