|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.'
We stayed for two nights to celebrate my partner's birthday (a surprise), and the house was everything I hoped it would be. Key to my partner's enjoyment is cleanliness, and it was excellent in this respect - no sticky kitchen utensils or haphazardly cleaned bathrooms - by far, the cleanest house we have rented. The location is amazing - right on the river. I was concerned that being situated directly on Hwy 1, we would hear road noise, but we heard absolutely no traffic (house is below the road level) - only thing to wake us was the barking of sea lions in the mornings. I was also worried that the lack of central heat would make a January stay uncomfortably cold, but between the wood burning stove and the space heaters, we were warmer than we are at home. The downstairs sleeping area was perfect for us too. Our 11 year old daughter was near us, but we all still had our own space. It was a cozy, wonderful weekend!
We spent a wonderful week in The Viking House. Jenner is a unique spot, where the Russian River meets the ocean, and the best part of our stay was the view from the upper deck, where we could watch the tide going in and out, the seals, the birds, the kayakers...so peaceful. The photos do not lie!
The house is immaculate and the kitchen is more than well-stocked, the bath towels are plush and numerous, and there is a lot of information on sites to visit in the area. However, we were happiest enjoying the house, sitting and reading on the deck, and watching the life on the river. The owners have taken great pains to make a visitor's stay comfortable - and were very prompt and helpful when we made the reservation. We can't wait to return!
We spent a wonderful week in the Viking House. Jenner is a unique spot, where the Russian River meets the ocean, and the best part of our stay was the view from the spacious upper deck, where we could watch the tide going in and out, the seals, birds, kayakers...so peaceful. The photos do not lie! The house is immaculate and the kitchen is more than well-stocked, the bath towels are plush and numerous, and there is a lot of information on sites to visit in the surrounding area. However, we were happiest enjoying the house, reading on the deck, and watching the life on the river.
The owners have taken great care to make a visitor's stay comfortable - and were very helpful and prompt when we made the reservation. We are anxious to return!
We spent Christmas here and husband, self and college age son all liked it a lot, including our dog. It was easy to book, a good value for the price, and spotless. The kitchen was very well supplied with basics and we found Christmas candies and a bottle of wine upon arrival. Recommended, although I imagine it's more fun in the summer when it's not raining and the river is not looking scary. Manager was very accommodating about check-in/check-out times.
This house has a spectacular view. The house itself is immaculate and done very tastefully. We really enjoyed our stay.
We wanted a place for a little getaway and this house was perfect. The photos do not lie! We checked in valentines day and they left us a bottle of wine and some chocolate hearts. What a nice surprise! I would recommend this house for adults - too many stairs and high balconies for small children. Also they welcomed my dog, which is hard to find a place that we can take our mini yorkie along with us.
Thank you for sharing this house. We will be back again!
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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
Rates based on double occupancy
Additional guests $25/nt
Holiday Rates $400/nt - 3 night minimum
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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