1 Bedroom Plus Loft, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4). Bluff Top Swimming Pool & Spa.
We are Diane and Chris, native Californians who discovered Timber Cove while we were attending Long Beach State nearly 40 years ago. Much of our time was spent in Cardiff by the Sea, a beach community near San Diego. Chris taught Cabinetmaking & Furniture Technology at Palomar College and Diane's background is in real estate. We've traveled throughout Europe, Japan and China studying woodworking, architecture and timber framing. Now that we have retired we have come full circle back to Timber Cove. We are convinced that it is one of the most beautiful spots on earth! We enjoy working on projects together and are having fun leaving our mark on the Cove House. We are also car enthusiasts. Often we compete against each other in car shows which make for some interesting drives home.
Diane purchased this House in 2013
Why Diane chose Jenner
We have been tent camping on our Timber Cove property for over 30 years. In 2011 we threw out the tent and purchased the Cliff House. We rented to vacation renters until we retired and moved up full time in December 2012. We loved sharing this magical place with others who can appreciate its unique beauty. To our amazement the Cove House came available and we were able to become its new stewards, Now you can experience this incredible home and its location. In less than 2 hours from San Francisco you can be surrounded by redwoods, exploring rocky coasts, tasting incredible local wines or watch the crashing waves from our swimming pool and spa. We are happy to supply our guests with a long list of things to do and see. But we have found that those lists are quickly forgotten once they walk through the door. We've spent 6 months up-dating and improving the Cove House. It is constructed out of clear heart redwood that is 500 to 1000 years old. 39 windows and skylights were replaced to make the most of the spectacular views! The pool & spa were completely redone and new equipment installed. The carpet is brand new throughout and we are ready for guests!
What makes this House unique
Spectacular views and nature set the Cove House apart from other vacation properties and hotels. Our warm south facing location shields us from the relentless northwesterly winds. Located in the midst of a banana belt microclimate means that we have sunny days while the rest of the coast is fogged in. Crashing white water surf as far down the coast as the eye can see, Bodega Bay off to the south and the horizon is so vast that the earth's curvature is visible. The Cove House is beautiful during the warm sunny days but its true character comes out during the storms! Crashing waves put on a show that rivals a 4th of July fireworks display. Greet seals as they soak up the sun on the rocks down in the cove. Watch them teach their pups to swim during the spring months. Spot many species of whales from almost every room of the house. Toast to the moon as it spreads diamonds across the ocean while you are in the spa.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Call owner for exceptions
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and well equipped
Everything we needed for comfort and cooking was provided. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Another amazing stay at The Cove House!
We came back again for another amazing stay is it was wonderful. Even when PG&E decided to turn out the power, we had pretty much everything we needed because Diane and Chris invested in a while house generator! It was an amazing stay and the owners are amazing. With everything going on with possible evacuations in the area and the power situation, they kept us informed while allowing us privacy to enjoy the house and it's amenities. It was nice meeting both Diane and Chris this time. It was our pleasure to stay at your house. We'll definitely be returning in the future.
Thanks again Diane and Chris!
Glen & Laura
Paradise by the ocean
We had a wonderful time at Cove House and left wishing for more time there. We wanted for nothing as our hosts thought of everything! The house was well stocked and being by the ocean, sleeping to the sound of the waves, was a delight and a much needed breather for us city folk. Thank you and we will be back for sure.
had the Best Birthday EVER!!
AWAY FROM IT ALL
The Cove house was absolutely perfect in every way ! Diane is the perfect host, the house has everything you could imagine you would need. The views are breathtaking , along with the peace and quiet . All you hear is the sound of the waves! Beautiful Beautiful home! I can't say enough.
Diane thank you for the champagne , we did enjoy it in the hot tub as you suggested!
Gorgeous scenery. Lovely place to stay.
Some of the best whale watching in California can be done right here in our living room. But if you want to go out and about here are a few suggestions. The Cove House is surrounded by some of the most spectacular parklands in the world. Hiking, biking, beachcombing, water sports and beach access are just minutes away. Visit the historic Russian Fort Ross built in 1812. Go wine tasting at our local wineries. Enjoy fine dining and live music at the Timber Cove Inn which is visible from the Cove House. Shop the local farmers market open on Sunday mornings. Drive down to Bodega Bay for fresh seafood and saltwater taffy. We love the clam chowder at the ultimate beach shack at Spuds Marina. Be sure to buy an extra pint for the next day. If you didn't get enough spirited driving up the Jenner Grade on Highway 1, Old Fort Ross Road can't be beat for an adventurous drive through the redwoods. Once you reach Cazadero an old logging town, reward yourself with a stop at Raymond's Bakery. We go there on Friday nights for the pizza and local bands. The outdoor eating area and stage are surrounded by giant old growth redwoods. Cazadero is also home to a fantastic Willys Jeep collection and museum. We are about 2 hours for the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Anderson Valley and Calistoga. You can head north and reach Mendocino in about 2.5 hours. It's a beautiful drive. Many guests ask us about the weather here. It changes by the hour. We've lived here full time for a year now and we've experienced better weather than Coastal San Diego. Some visitors have been disappointed by sunshine rather than the dramatic storms and giant waves. It does not snow, if we get fog we are so close to the water we can still see it. The ocean keeps our temperature mild year round. Our southern location protects us from the wind. The nearest town is Gualala about 30 minutes north. It has 2 full service grocery stores, art galleries, restaurants and not a single stop sign or stop light on the main drag.