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River Front Accomodation with views of the Russian River Valley & Pacific Ocean

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

A Romantic Retreat on the Dramatic Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley

Our beautifully restored 1930's cottage is a charming escape in the quaint seaside town of Jenner By The Sea. Located where the mouth of the Russian River widens to meet the Pacific Ocean, this is a nature lovers paradise with miles of scenic hiking trails, extraordinary kayaking, bird watching, fishing and surfing all at your doorstep. The mouth of the river is a Marine Sanctuary and the home to an abundance of wildlife including Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Otters and Osprey - just to name a few.

The property has multiple decks with plenty of areas for lounging and enjoying the spectacular views including a private hot tub deck, which is the perfect spot to end your day with a glass of wine as the sun sets. A meandering staircase leads you down to the riverfront where you can launch your kayak or canoe for a trip around Penny Island or take a picnic across the river to Goat Rock State Beach.

Whether you are soaking up the sun on the large deck or spinning records in front of the fire our 450 sq. ft. cabin with a cozy bedroom nook is all the space you need for a perfect getaway.

(TOT Certificate No. 2381N)

More Details

Lila Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Lila Brown

I grew up amongst the farms and vineyards of Sonoma County. After 20 years away I am back and enjoying all that Sonoma has to offer from the dramatic coast to the rolling hills and vineyards.

Lila Brown purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Lila Brown chose North Coast California

Jenner has always held a special place in my heart. My father lived here when I was young and I spent a lot of time in this magical little town.

What makes this cottage unique

River front. Stairs to the water. Private hot tub deck. And a short kayak trip to both Penny Island and Goat Rock State Beach! (We provide the kayaks)!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

River Front Accomodation with views of the Russian River Valley & Pacific Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely hideaway was everything we wanted and more...It has a beautiful panoramic view of the river from which you can see sunrise and sunset (at least the time of year we were there, late January). We also saw lots of seals and ducks and a couple of egrets. The retro cottage decor is charming and we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace, spacious deck and hot tub, as well as the great vinyl and cd collection! The quaint kitchen is well outfitted to make everything from breakfast to dinner and everything was very clean and well-maintained. Their Cala lily garden grows the biggest Calas I've ever seen! We highly recommend scheduling a massage appointment with Lilah Tuttle. She was referred to us by Lila Brown, the owner, and makes house calls. This is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like something out of Sunset Magazine

  • 5 of 5

Being in the cabin felt like I was in a magazine. It wasn't so feminine that my husband was weirded out (this phenomenon happens at the majority of B&Bs), but it was spectacularly adorable and comfortable. The perfect blend of eclectic elements (both old and new) and subtle regional decor. We used the hot tub and the kayaks and the record player (and DVD player too!). The cabin became the relaxing backdrop to our stress-free honeymoon, after a hectic few months. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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it was a nice relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous the views were fantastic

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little waterfront gem!

  • 5 of 5

An absolute gem of a find! Lila has great style and she fills her home with so many thoughtful, quality details. Great water-front location. Everything was as great as described. I'm now a huge fan of La Bella Cabina! A perfectly great weekend! Absolutely zero complaints. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, I am always striving to improve the cabin to make it the best stay for my guests. We hope you have the chance to come back and if you do please remind me of your past stay as I always offer a discount to returning guests. Cheers, Lila
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location, location, location, gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Loved the deck. Loved the kayaking. We enjoyed the cute cabin, and cooking our meals there. It was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Paradise in Jenner-by-the-Sea

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the layout of La Bella Cabina to the hospitality of the owners was 5 stars and beyond! We spent every morning of our wonderful one week honeymoon stay cuddled up in the cabin, watching the gorgeous views from the large windows over looking the Russian River and every evening enjoying a wonderful glass of wine in the spa on the deck. Lila and Jeff keep La Bella Cabina warm, clean, cozy, and comforting. They are extremely concerned about the details and it shows in every touch of their home. From the beach bags and coolers left for our use, the wine and cheese welcome, and even the extensive information packet they made in order to give us some "locals perspective" on the best cuisine, wine, and hiking around, we were ecstatic we chose La Bella Cabina as our magical paradise for the week. We definitely recommend to anyone headed for a stay along the coast in Sonoma and hope to be back one day ourselves!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goat Rock State Park
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The River's End
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The River's End
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Park

Our property is located at the mouth of the Russian River. It is a perfect location for exploring the Sonoma Coast as well as the Russian River Wine Valley.


Rates & Availability

Jenner Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jenner Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , a petite clawfoot tub with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A queen size bed is tucked away in the bedroom nook. We use high thread count sheets and have extra pillows and blankets for your comfort. Wake up to views of the river, Penny Island and the wildlife that calls the marine sanctuary home.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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