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River & Ocean Views, Beautiful Architecture, Modern, Luxury, Perfect Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Views from every vantage point. Coastal gardens surrounding you in nature.

Our guests find our home " Absolutely beautiful and eccentric", "Nothing short of perfect", "Property cozy, comfortable, with beautiful unique architecture", "Kitchen modern and everything you need to prepare a meal", "The Blue Lotus is the bomb! We just loved staying here. The views, the setting and the location are superb". "The view surreal, looked like a postcard". We come highly recommended.

This is one of the most unique properties on the coast. Featured in architectural magazines. Home is designed to provide you with privacy, views, natural light, large windows to bring the outside in and views of the night sky.

The home is owned by an artist and writer who have provided a special place for you to escape and rejuvenate.

We have one of the largest gardens in Jenner. You will not feel cramped. The architect created many private spaces for you to live in and enjoy.

The master is an entire building located a short set of stairs away from the main building. An private oasis with a large queen bed, writing desk, sitting area, walk-in shower room, tiled vanity, walk-in closet and bathroom. Views and private deck. Great for a couple or parents needing their own space.

The first level deck contains the Main building. It is an open floor plan includes living room with queen sleeper sofa, dining area, full bath with claw foot tub and a sleeping loft with two twin beds. It has large windows to bring the outside view of the coastal garden, river and ocean. Sit out on the first level deck to take in the Jenner estuary wildlife and watch our spectacular sunsets. It has exotic touches from Asia and Africa.

On the 3rd lower deck you have a new Hot Springs hot tub, a outdoor eating area and Weber grill. It too has views of the coastal garden, river and ocean.

It is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the Jenner Headlands and away from the hustle and bustle of town. The home is sighted on the property so you do not see the homes on street. You can walk into town and rent kayaks or have a meal.

The main coastal garden has easy walking paths between the variety of garden spaces. We planted each area with seasonal flowers so there will be a flowers blooming through out the year. There are many places to sit and read. Our pond is a favorite spot for Pacific Tree Frogs to mate, lay eggs, become tadpoles and mature into frogs that live in the garden. Our mosquito fish keep the pond free from mosquito.


Up to a maximum of 6 overnight guests per Sonoma County. Please specify how many overnight guests in your request. In the Main building there is sleeping for up to 4 people. A queen sleeper sofa with an extra memory foam mattress in the living room and two twin beds in the sleeping loft. In the Master bedroom building there is sleeping for up to two people. We have a queen size bed. Luxury high thread count sheets provided. Down comforters, wool blankets and pillows.

Baths: Main building includes a full bath with claw foot tub. Master Bedroom building has a vanity, bath, master shower room.

Cooking: Fully equipped kitchen. with modern appliances. Home owners love to cook so you will find every gadget you need to make a great meal. Beautiful serving bowls, marble cheese platters to set the perfect table. Extensive cook book library to challenge or delight the chef in all of us.

Rental Info: Perfect for 2 to 4 adults. Can accommodate a max. of 6 people.

Age Limit: The home was built by an architect for an adult couple so it is not child friendly. Multiple level decks and separate sleeping buildings requires us to have a minimum age requirement of 10 yrs. old. To rent the home you must be 21 years of age.




On-site stacked parking space at The Blue Lotus is three small cars or two large suv's. There is no on street parking on Rock Point Drive.

More Details

Francesca Scalpi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Francesca Scalpi

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 purchased this beautiful home in 2012 and because of its uniqueness and spectacular views we knew want to share it with others. The home is decorated with local art and photos taken by the owner Francesca. Her work has been on exhibit in galleries and art centers in Sonoma, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Both owners love to garden and are transforming the coastal garden with more intimates spaces for you to enjoy. We love to cook and have an extensive library of cook books that will inspire our guest to try a new recipe. We are big supporters of local farmers, cheese makers, vintners, artisans and non-profits. We love to share our favorite spots with our guests.

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

Francesca Scalpi and Lotus Fong


Francesca Scalpi purchased this house in 2012

Why Francesca Scalpi chose Jenner

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. We are surrounded by State parks and Land Trust. We have 5 state Parks and 27 beaches within driving distance.

What makes this house unique

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. So you will enjoy the benefits of a home with a owners touch. Fully stocked kitchen with high-end appliances, dvd & cook book library, fine art and photography, modern furniture, and a large coastal garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Totally fabulous dream come true!! There is love nurturing and fun and each bone of the house and everything we did! Thank you Francesca and Lotus! Waking up with coffee, the fire and the view is a dream come true. Look forward to seeing you again soon and much love and happy adventuring in the meantime. Thank you!!"
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Jenner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional overnight guests added without owners approval.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Home - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Claw foot tub with shower head.
    Master Bedroom Suite - toilet , shower , Large shower room with tiled bench.
  • The main house bathroom has a claw foot tub. Due to the Drought Emergency we are restricted its use to showers not baths. 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    Main Building - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa with xtra memory foam mattress.
    Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single , XLarge twin beds with high-end matress.
  • The Master Bedroom suite is in a separate building providing maximum privacy from main house. There is a queen sleeper sofa in living room. We provide an extra memory foam mattress for the sleeper sofa for comfort. The sleeping loft has two XL twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Dreamy, peaceful, and the perfect oceanside escape

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Lotus is a truly one-of-a-kind property in postcard-worthy Jenner, CA. The care and details put into Lotus and Francesca's architectural home, set high on the hill above the mouth of the Russian River, make a stay there feel so unique and BEYOND cozy. What we loved the most was the master bedroom -- its own separate "house" with a FABULOUS patio, bathroom, and ocean views made waking up there something out of a dream. For a few city-dwellers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful reprieve. Also, for those who love to cook, their kitchen is well-equipped and PERFECT for a beautiful meal at home. The hot tub was a fabulous way to end each evening, too. Can't speak highly enough about our experience. We will DEFINITELY be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view, unique style, and great friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Two college friends and I spent the weekend in Jenner at the Blue Lotus. The view was spectacular. Jenner was a lovely little town that felt like it had a real community. Kayaking around the island in the river, lounging at Cafe Aquatica, and sitting on the top deck of the Blue Lotus talking with good friends while watching the sunset colors were all highlights of the trip. The house was well stocked, clean, comfortable and had modern appliances.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to visit

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous well appointment home

  • 5 of 5

Great place, a real lived-in home with every comfort. The location is mind-boggling and the two building format works great for a couple or -- a small group of 5, as we were. The kitchen is ridiculously well-appointed, the owners live there and obviously cook. Everything is clean and very high quality -- sheets were a million threads per whatever. The hot tub is brand new and divine. This is a real home -- not just a rental, which is a big plus in terms of how well cared for it is. The owners met us and walked us through the home's quirks, extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Architecturally distinct house with a panoramic view of the Russian river joining the Pacific.

  • 5 of 5

This is a "find" property, architecturally distinct and in an unique location with great views of the active fauna aggregating at the mouth of the Russian river. The description does not do it justice. It has to be experienced. Francesca and Lotus, who are the hosts, were very welcoming with lots of ideas about the surroundings. They were easily reachable for questions or advice. The house is clean, comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking in, but there are plenty of dining options in the region. The River's End should not be missed. The Farmhouse is another Michelin one star restaurant, within driving distance in Forestville. Plenty of places to visit for hiking on the coast or inland, with scenic roads crisscrossing the many wineries in the region. The house has 2 levels and the main rooms are connected by some steps, and outdoor terraces, which are inviting to spend time outside. Best place in Jenner. Hope for an opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Blue Lotus. The sleeping facilities were comfortable, kitchen well appointed, and the view was so lovely we barely wanted to leave the house! Thank you, Francesca, for allowing us a wonderful weekend away.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River's End
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River's End
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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 6 the cleaning fee is $175. For a party of 4 or less $150.

Sonoma County has a maximum overnight occupancy for vacation rentals shall be up to a maximum of two (2) persons per sleeping room or guestroom, plus two (2) additional persons per property. Maximum overnight guest for The Blue Lotus is 6 persons.The maximum number of total guests and visitors allowed at any time in a single vacation rental shall not exceed the maximum overnight occupancy plus four (4) additional persons per property during the daytime.

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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