A 1-OF-A-KIND MID-CENTURY MODERN LUXURY SONOMA COAST HOME WITH COASTAL GARDEN

Francesca Scalpi

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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A 1-OF-A-KIND MID-CENTURY MODERN LUXURY SONOMA COAST HOME WITH COASTAL GARDEN

Jenner House Rental Photos and Description

Architectural Home with Russian River & Pacific Ocean Views

THE HOME

A 1-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern luxury home designed by famed coastal architect Carson Bowler.

Separate Master Bedroom Suite provides privacy from the main house for those romantic evenings or write that novel or screenplay.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION......

Million dollar views of Russian River and Pacific Ocean.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Main home has an open floor plan with living room, dining, kitchen and sleeping loft. Includes a full bath with claw foot tub. Up to 4 people can sleep in this building. Queen sleeper sofa and two single twin beds in the sleeping loft.

Private Master Bedroom Suite is located in a separate building. It has a sitting area, writing desk, master bath includes a shower room for two and deck with river and ocean views. There is a queen size bed with a leather headboard.

OUTDOORS:

Over 850 sq. ft. of decks with million dollars views. Spa on lower deck with River and Ocean Views. New Weber grill, picnic tables and chairs. A coastal garden on 3/4 acre lot with walking trails. Pond with tree frog tadpoles and mousiqto fish.

SPECIAL NOTE: The home was built by an architect as a second home for an adult couple with no children. So the home is not suitable for children under 8 years old. Children 8 yrs. and older this home would be a wonderful adventure.

STAYING CONNECTED:

Free Wireless Internet. Free Dish Cable. Free US long distance phone service. No cell reception.

NO SMOKING AND NO PETS

Bedding: Main Building. (2) twin beds in main building loft plus Queen sleeper sofa in living room. Master Bedroom Suite: Queen Size Bed

High quality linens provided.

Baths: Main Building with Claw Foot Tub. Master Bedroom Suite with Shower Room for two people.

Kitchen Appliances: Thermodor Gas Range Stove, Subzero refrigerator/ freezer drawers, Bosch dishwasher

Laundry: Washer & Dryer. Iron and Iron Board

Heating/Cooling: Main House and Master Bedroom: Jotul Gas Fireplaces

Telephone/Internet: Telephone; Free long distance in United States. No Cell Reception.Free Satellite WiFi Internet .

Parking: Off street Parking for (3) cars

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Francesca and I used to work together and I can honestly say she was a joy to work, extremely honest, ethical and artistic. When I found out that she had bought a place in Jenner, my family and I were thrilled and booked a trip as soon as they were ready to rent the house out. I had seen pictures of the house and it looked beautiful but when we got to the house, we were amazed on how majestic and scenic the setting of the house was. The house slept 6 people comfortably and it was well equipped with all the comforts of home. My family had a great time fishing, crabbing, kayaking and playing board game (great family bonding time). Also the vineyards were close enough for my husband to go wine tasting for the day. I highly recommend a stay at The Blue Lotus, you won't be disappointed!
Feb 2013
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Francesca Scalpi

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The owners are world travelers who appreciate diverse cultures, architecture, art and fine food. Interest are photography, antiques, farm-to-table dining, paddle along the coast, just sitting down and enjoy the sounds of nature.

We recently purchased this beautiful home and want to share it with others. We have brought this unique home back to its original Carson Bowler design.

We look forward to you visiting our home and the lovely town of Jenner, CA.

Francesca Scalpi

Owner

Francesca Scalpi purchased this house in 2012

This home evokes an emotion and is something to be experienced. The architect Carson Bowler designed the home to take in the views of the river, ocean, headlands, garden and night sky. The home itself is an art piece.

Nature in all of its glory unfolds before you. The coastal garden is on 3/4 acre property. Landscaped to invite birds, butterflies, honey bees to come smell the 4 seasons of blooms. Watch the harbor seals come up the river to play and fish. Thousands of shore birds visit the Jenner estuary through out the year. A pair of Bald Eagles come by for a visit during the fall, winter and spring. From our deck you can see the migrating Grey whales.

The home is decorated with new modern contemporary furnishings. Through out the home you will see unique touches such as an Asian carved door that is over 100 years old.

For that romantic evening alone there is a separate Master Bedroom Suite which provides privacy from the main house.

Spending time in the garden, reading a book or cooking up a feast you will find plenty of reason to stay in this home.

This home is in town close to all of the adventures Sonoma County has to offer.

The air along the coast is clean and energizing. Give your lungs the break they deserve.

Find a place in our coastal garden to meditate, write a book, take a nap, draw or paint or do nothing. A lot of our friends and family enjoy just being at home in our house.

The view of the Russian river and Pacific ocean is mesmerizing. We watch as people just drift off. There is something magical about when two power bodies of water come together. Watching the ebb and flow of the tides is like a natural sedative.

Stargaze with our large open views of the dark night skies. Bring your telescope and be marveled.

The Blue Lotus is a 'Home' that the owners want to share this magical space with you. This is not an investment vacation property.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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A 1-Of-A-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home With Coastal Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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A 1-Of-A-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home With Coastal Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482408vb
+1 (707) 340-3177
Jenner North Coast California
5

STUNNING, SCENIC AND SERENE!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was a perfect getaway for my wife and I to have a long overdue vacation without our children. Spectacular and relaxing view of the Russian River and Pacific Ocean, see amazing sunsets over the water from the house, relax in the evenings looking at the stars and listening to the Harbor seals on the beach, enjoy the hot tub in the cool evenings! and sleep with the windows open listening to the relaxing waves all night.

Jenner is a cute town with a few nice places to eat, but the house is also within a short, scenic drive to many other activities. Whale watching out of Bodega Bay, beautiful walks through the Redwoods, kayaking on the Russian River, drives up and down the coast, and of course vineyards.

The house itself is very unique architecturally, but of course has all modern conveniences: washer/dryer, satellite tv, full kitchen, etc. and the owner was more than accommodating and wanting to ensure guests had a great time, even trading multiple emails in the weeks before our trip with suggestions for things to do in the area.

My wife and I highly recommend and are ready to go back!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your Jenner experience and our home. The area offers a variety of fun things to do and explore. I enjoyed researching the special interests and adventures you were interested in doing during your stay. It is a perfect place to get away and do nothing or do everything from whale watching, hiking, fishing etc. We look forward to having you back.
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A 1-Of-A-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home With Coastal Garden
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Jenner North Coast California
5

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BLUE LOTUS!!

  • 5 of 5
My family spent 4 nights over Christmas at the Blue Lotus in Jenner-by-the-sea. Francesca met us with a bottle of Champagne and chocolates, and provided tons of detail for activities in Sonoma county. We enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, phenomenal views, hot tub and charming decor. A perfect vacation!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the home, Jenner and the Sonoma Coast. It was a pleasure having you and your family here for the holidays. We are happy you enjoyed the xmas tree, champagne and chocolates. We look forward to having your family back again.
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A 1-Of-A-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home With Coastal Garden
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+1 (707) 340-3177
Jenner North Coast California
5

AMAZING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
This home is even better than the photos! The owners welcomed us when we arrived, showed us around, and made us feel at home. You'll want for nothing here - the linens are sumptuous, the kitchen has every possible appliance you could need, and the views are exquisite! The owners even gave me champagne, chocolate , and a small gift for my birthday. I've stayed in many places, and this, by far, is one of the best ever. All you need to do is relax and enjoy!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home for your birthday. We are so glad you appreciated the extra touches our home has to make it special. We look forward to your next visit.
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A 1-Of-A-Kind Mid-Century Modern Luxury Sonoma Coast Home With Coastal Garden
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+1 (707) 340-3177
Jenner North Coast California
5

CALI GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at The Blue Lotus. The owner (Francesca) was not available due to jury duty so Michelle took care of checking us in. Very kind and accommodating. Wonderful views, people, and things to do in general. So much to see around Jenner. Much more to explore during the next trip. The home is in a small neighborhood but the way it is situated made the experience feel secluded. Nice little garden walking path on the property. Left a pair of my runners there and Francesca had them shipped to me...no problem. Helps that Michelle is the post master :). If just driving through Jenner stop in at the post office and say hi...cant miss it! looking forward to another trip out someday soon. For a great dinner and best view of the sunset head to River's End!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don I am glad you had a great stay. Jenner is a great place on the coast. I am glad you notice how private the home is even though it is in town. The architect is known for placing the home on the property to maximize privacy and of course the views. Many of our homes windows are place to take in either the night sky or a frame of the coastline. Michele is our dear friend and I was glad she could step in and get you settle into the home. We look forward to your next visit.
Francesca
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Jenner North Coast California
Dallas, TX
5

LABOR DAY WEEKEND STAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Blue Lotus over the Labor Day weekend. The pictures do not do it justice. The view is priceless, the home is well appointed, extremely comfortable, and very quiet - except for the sound of distant waves breaking on the beach.. We could not have been happier with the house and the town Jenner. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael and Susan, I am so glad you enjoy the home, the wine and the lovely town of Jenner. We were so happy that we were part of your special occasion. It was great to have you come to Fishstock and enjoy the festival. It means everything to us that you noticed all of the extra touches our home has to make it the best place to chill out and be with each other.

We look forward to having you back again.

Cheers,
Francesca
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Jenner North Coast California
San Jose, CA
5

EXCELLENT WEEKEND AT THE BLUE LOTUS

  • 5 of 5
Was looking for a relaxing quiet and beautiful place to relax and unwind. The blue Lotus is all that and more. We came in on Friday and left on Sunday with a heavy heart but to come back again!
We saw some beautiful birds during migration from the deck. Went to Goat Rock State Park, barely a mile from the house, went wine tasting and just had a blast.

The house is beautifully maintained with very high quality furnishings, the hot tub is super clean.
The Lawn is beautiful with a cute fountain and spot to sit and read and relax.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rekha for your kind words. I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed the complimentary wine and our winery recommendations. You must come back this fall and winter to see larger flocks of migrating birds through the spotting scope close up. We do agree that the garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views and the wildlife that come by and visit. It is one of the largest coastal gardens in the area. It is great to see people enjoy the home and appreciate the extra effort we take to make it special.
We look forward to you and your friends coming back again.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Goat Rock State Park
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jenner Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River's End
Car: necessary

Sonoma County represents the best of Northern California — premium wine, farm-to-table dining, ancient redwood forests, more than 50 miles of stunning Pacific Coast, oak-covered mountains, and quiet rivers. Breathtaking Highway 1 delights visitors with crashing waves, sea lions and otters sunning on the beaches, and amazing sunsets that color the sky in brilliant hues.

More than 20,000 gray whales migrate past the Sonoma Coast each year. The whales are en route from the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea to the Gulf of Cortez in Mexico, where they will calf in winter. From January through May, the mothers with their newborn hug the shore as they head north to feed off Alaska.

View wildlife year round at Goat Rock, near the mouth of the Russian River, the beach is a regular resting ground for seagulls, sea otters, elephant seals, harbor seals, and sea lions.

With miles of hiking trails you can take a walk along some of the most beautiful coastal trails on Earth. Spend the day biking by the coast or inland towards the redwood forest. Kayak up or down the Russian River.

See a live seal show in Jenner. Throw your kayak or canoe into the Russian River at Duncans Mills and paddle to the mouth of the river and get close to the seals and sea lions that sun themselves on the beach.

Take a Farm Trail tour or visit one of our many farmers markets. What the Bay Area eats, Sonoma County grows. Sonoma County is a agricultural powerhouse. Sonoma County Wine Region: The world-class Sonoma wine region offers over 370 wineries. Within the county are 15 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs, appellations, or wine-growing regions) with unique soils and climates that allow certain grape varieties to grow particularly well.

Within a 10 minute drive visit Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve an 805-acre park, features a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, a large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails and a variety of picnic facilities.

Within a 15 minute drive you can visit Bodega Head in Bodega Bay. Rent a boat and go deep sea fishing, whale watching or diving. Bodega Head is the rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The harbor side provides a popular crabbing area along the jetty, and the many hiking trails on the ocean side allow access to small, sandy coves and spectacular scenic bluff-top views. The high cliffs offer excellent vantage points for observing migrating gray whales. Famous for the location of the Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'.

Within a 10 minute drive you can play golf at the Northwood Golf Club. It was recently ranked by Golf World Magazine as the #3 Nine-hole course in America! Built in 1928 by famed golf architect Alister MacKenzie set amidst towering Redwood trees.

Dive up the coast 11 miles and visit Fort Ross State Historic Park. The 3,386-acre park preserves a Russian settlement.

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Jenner House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 11 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,100
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,197
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Dec 1
4 night minimum stay
$399
$2,443
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 4
4 night minimum stay
$399
$2,443
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed. Sonoma County requires a 9% transient occupancy tax. Cleaning fee rates are based on occupancy. For a party of two the cleaning fee is $100. For a party of 4 or more $150.

Cancellation Policy

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

Jenner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Home - toilet , tub
    Master Bedroom Suite - toilet , shower , Shower room with tiled bench
  • The main house bathroom has a claw foot tub. The master Bedroom suite has a shower room with a tiled seat based on a design from a Native American rug. Two separate shower heads so couples can shower together.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    Main Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Main Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • The Master Bedroom suite is in a separate building providing maximum privacy from main house. Sleeping loft in main house has two single beds that cannot be joined to create a full size bed for a couple. There is a queen sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
The buildings are designed to take in the maximum view while providing privacy from homes next door. Home is a piece of art with its geometric design. Main house interior is redwood and the master bedroom cedar. High end furniture typically not found in vacation rentals.
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