|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
April 2015 Special: Pay for 2 nights and get 50% off 3rd night.
A 1-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern luxury home designed by famed coastal architect Carson Bowler. Master Bedroom Building 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.
Home has 2 buildings surrounded by view decks. Main building has an open floor plan with living room, dining, kitchen and sleeping loft. Includes a full bath with claw foot tub. Queen sleeper sofa in living room. Sleeping loft has 2 twin beds. Kitchen is well stocked for the chef in all of us. High end kitchen appliances like Sub-Zero, Thermador and Bosch.
Private Master Bedroom Suite is the 2nd 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. Luxury linens and high quality mattress.
Over 850 sq. ft. of decks with million dollars views. Spa on lower deck with River and Ocean Views. Weber grill, picnic tables and chairs. A coastal garden on 3/4 acre lot with walking trails. Pond with tree frog tadpoles and 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 11 years old. Children 11 yrs. and older this home would be a wonderful adventure.
Free Wireless Internet for web surfing and checking email. No downloading, uploading or streaming. Free Dish Cable. Free US long distance phone service. No cell reception.
NO SMOKING AND NO PETS
BATHS: Main Building with Claw Foot Tub. Master Bedroom Suite bldg with Shower Room for two.
LAUNDRY: Washer & Dryer. Iron and Iron Board
HEATING: 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
VIDEO LIBRARY: Over 100+ videos including new releases.
Close to wineries, hiking, cycling, kayaking and restaurants. Go on a farm and cheese tour and come back for a glass of world class wine.
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 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.
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!
My wife and I recently stayed at the Blue Lotus and couldn't be happier with our experience. The house is very comfortable and has a great unique design that will keep you saying 'Wow'! We had plenty to do and still have many more things we couldn't squeeze in during our short stay...another reason to come back! A bit of a drive to Napa but close to Sonoma so no shortage of great wineries to visit in either place. Francesca was very thorough showing us all the bells and whistles of the home and had lots of great insight into local spots tucked away here and there. Overall a fantastic home with amenities to make you feel at home and comfortable. Thanks for sharing your home with us and making our Anniversary unforgettable!
We had a wonderful stay at Francesca's house. They were very caring and the house had a beautiful view. The house is very clean and kitchen is very well equipped, beds are very comfortable. The property has a unique atmosphere - a perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend or longer. Also they gave us some very good recommendations for wine tasting and restaurants!! All in one fantastic - thank you!!
My partner and I had a great time at the Blue Lotus. The house is actually exactly as portrayed in words and pictures. We were not surprised or disappointed in any way. The house has a beautiful view of the Russian River and--beyond Goat Rock Beach--of the Pacific. The house itself is singular--two modernist structures connected by stairs and interlocking balconies. It's equipped with everything we needed--modern kitchen, excellent A/V systems, hot tub, gas grill, and, most important, ample locations to spread out and relax in. It's perfect for a couple or a small family whose kids are old enough to sleep in a building separate from Mom and Dad. Jenner is a small and quiet town. We rarely heard or saw neighbors during the week. It feels "away" without being isolated. And it's within easy reach of a bunch of interesting places, including Sonoma wine country. Lastly, Francesca and Lotus were warm and offered excellent advice about the region. They were also very flexible when we asked to make some changes in our dates. They made the whole rental a breeze. I can't recommend Blue Lotus highly enough.
We found a perfect retreat for the July 4th holiday weekend here at Jenner (one of our favorite places). We were greeted by a friendly neighbor who showed us around and made us feel at home right away as the owner was unable to. The views from almost every room, and especially the decks, were wonderful and serene. A stroll through the mostly California native garden was peaceful and fun with lots of hummingbirds buzzing around. Although in the sole cluster of homes that makes up Jenner, the house's sly architecture maximizes your privacy and the owner's imported wooden carvings throughout the house and high ceilings lends an air of exoticism and uniqueness. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen (even though we barely used two pans and boiled water, but the salad spinner and all the plates were all handy.) Not sure if it's obvious, the house's master bedroom and bath is in a separate building from the main areas-- just a short few steps away, which can be a nice additional bit of privacy.
Location was ideal, too, for our family with two teens. We walked to excellent coffee(!) and the boat ramp for kayaking (we also brought our own). We drove to the ocean and hiking or up river for dinner at Guerneville. Or even better, just read a book on the deck and watch the coastal fog swoop down the river and back!
I should also mention that the video and book library are extensive! (did the owner used to run a blockbusters?!) She also provides binoculars for bird watching. So this place was also designed for staying in and enjoying, day and night!
Thanks again for a lovely stay; having stayed in other places in Jenner, some through VRBO, we would return here. Lastly, despite not meeting the owner (an understandable reason), she seemed very involved (another example: has helpful notes through the house) and did phone us before we left to check-in. Lovely to chat with her and hope to meet some day!
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!
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!!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 22 - Dec 1
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 4
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|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.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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