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Casa Panama, breathtaking views and sunny living areas

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8-10. Just minutes from the Russian River Estuary & Sonoma Coast

Casa Panama's spectacular setting is overlooking the Russian River Estuary and Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views and sunny living areas. This well-appointed property is surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland and open space. A haven for restorative retreats, reunions and family gatherings, and for the activity minded, there is bird watching, hiking, biking and kayaking at your doorstep.

Casa Panama's designer kitchen, eclectic furnishings, and fine art collection create a unique and restful retreat. Enjoy a sunny private deck just outside the living/ dining rooms for a sun-drenched meal. From this vantage point, you will have incredible views from morning until sunset of the river to the coast!

The state of the art kitchen has all new appliances: large gas stove and oven, family-size refrigerator, two stainless prep sinks, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, gourmet cooking supplies, 2 sets of coordinated dishes, glassware, and table linens.

Four elegantly furnished bedrooms (three of which are appointed with HDTV's) and plush linens ensure a comfortable and luxurious night sleep. Each of the four bedrooms has a pillow-top queen or king size bed and the family room sofa converts into a comfortable queen sleeper. There are three bedrooms and two baths upstairs and one bedroom with den and one on the lower floor. A total of 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. (When Casa Panama is NOT rented we do offer the lower floor, the Casatina Suite, as a stand-alone rental. See listing number 904724.)

Then just outside the downstairs door find a versatile outdoor living space that includes several seating areas with a gas grill big enough to serve your entire gathering with ease. Use the kitchenette pass-through window for convenient serving and cleanup. Enjoy the new undercover bar on that same patio for coffee or wine tasting.

A few steps from there are two big deep comfy sofas on the lower deck overlooking the river and coast. Here you can watch the river as it seems to wrap around the property and flow out to sea. On this same deck is the guaranteed perfect place to unwind while watching the sunset and the stars glisten, the hot tub

Casa Panama is located along scenic Hwy 1, ten miles north of Bodega Bay and twelve miles west of Guerneville or 30 miles from Santa Rosa. Enjoy access to California's most picturesque beaches, the Russian River, redwoods, parkland and Sonoma Counties most renowned wineries. See Casa page for additional pictures if needed.

The downstairs floor of Casa Panama is called Casatina ( listing number 904724) and can be rented only when Casa Panama is not rented. The dates it is available are seen as tentative (in yellow) when available. If you are interested in renting Casa Panama any of those dates ask that they be released. Casatina sleeps 2-4. Casatina has its own garden entrance, living room with kitchenette, bath and bedroom with spectacular river and coastal views with a warm inviting ambiance. You will have access to all the same outdoor spaces, decks and hot tub.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328

Keywords: Luxurious, Coastal, Views, Home, Vacation Rental

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Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About The Owner

I am a decorator at heart and a retired decorator by profession. It is with great pleasure that I continue finding ways to make your stay more comfortable. I live at Casa Panama part time with my sister Teri.

We rent Casa Panama in various combinations of accommodations at certain times of the year. Every day we spend at Casa Panama is like a little heaven on earth and I hope you find the same true for you!

I am originally from San Diego daughter of a well-known fashion professional of the same name and a Dutch father, a cabinet maker who built not only all the furniture but also designed and built our home on a ranch in the country. All of the famous designers visited the ranch for sophisticated parties and events while on the flip side my sister and brother and I might have been out picking oranges, tending the animals or riding our horses.

I have always loved the ocean and have fond childhood memories of daddy taking us out in the San Diego Bay for fishing trips on his cabin cruiser. I have lived on or near the sea for the past 40 years with a memorable stint in the Caribbean for 12 of those years. When I moved to the Northern California area, I just fell in love with Jenner at first sight. The people and the place just resonates a vibe you will never forget.

Why The Owner chose Jenner

The history of the Jenner area is best told by our local historian Elinor Twohy. For my part I know that the sister of Josephine Santos Wright married and built what is now Casa Panama with her husband in 1950.

History of the Jenner Area by Elinor Twohy

We know that Pomo Indians had been living here for 3,000 years; however archaeologists have recently uncovered significant evidence in the middle of Duncan's Landing which may prove that Pomos were here for 10,000 years.

'Pomo' is an overall name covering six language groups and several different tribes. The local tribe, know as the Del Rio Indians, was friendly with their neighbors from around Bodega Bay, the Miwoks. From a study of the middens, we believe that they had ceremonial gatherings at Duncan's Landing.

In the 1920's the two Penny brothers owned & lived on the twenty-nine acre island that is in the middle of the river, directly in front of the town of Jenner. One brother was drowned in an accident at sea. When the other brother became ill, he wished to live the rest of his life on the island & to be buried there.

Joe Santos had come from Guam, married a local Pomo woman, built a house near the river mouth on Goat Rock Beach, & started a family. Joe agreed to carry out Penny's wishes, & in return the island was deeded to him. Joe then built a house on the island, where the Santos family grew fruits & vegetables, raised dairy cattle, & sold their produce to townsfolk of Jenner and Monte Rio. The Santos family lived on Penny Island until 1948.

One daughter, Josephine Santos Wright, born in 1904 in the original house on Goat Rock beach, still resides in Jenner & provides us with authentic historical information.

In 1975 the island was finally acquired by the State of California Department of Parks & Recreation. It has become a sanctuary for animals and birds; recent sightings include foxes, a bob cat, a mink, great horned & barn owls, & both white & brown pelicans.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with this property at first sight. The moment I walked in the view just took my breath away. I bought the house from the original owners who were directly related to the areas Native American band of Pomo Indians. The house was hand crafted in 1950 of regional old growth redwoods. The property was carefully selected to get the best of the sun all year around and the best view Jenner had to offer and of Penny Island family home.

Now days we are in the heart of an eco system surrounded by thousands of acres of open space, state parks, beaches, red wood forests, coastal prairies, hiking trails, biking routes and water trails yet only 30 minutes from Santa Rosa and an hour and a half to San Francisco.

If you do plan to drive to San Francisco do it at a more leisurely pace through Bodega Bay or Occidental, Freestone, Tomales, Point Reyes, Fairfax and San Anselmo. Enjoy our little towns, vistas, fresh air and coastal views. Relax and stay awhile!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Amazing Rental" 5 of 5

Simply the most beautiful RR home. Views are spectacular, the home is gorgeous and the deck is second to none. I would recommend this home for anyone looking to vacation in the RR area. Rr Getaways is also the best. I wouldn't rent from anyone else.

-Sam on 07/22/2010
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Jenner, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , A newly carpeted comfy space with lots of mirrors & storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , All tile shower, floors & sink with big gold framed mirrors
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Tiled shower with 2 doors to master & den/ sleeper area
  • The bathrooms are furnished with lots of gilded gold mirrors & pieces of art making them each a unique experience to behold. Amenities include plush bath & hand towels with wash cloths for 10, hair dryers & hand made essential oils soap. Hot tub towels are provided in the basket by the back door. (Bring your own beach towels)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Floor Family Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , River & ocean view on a new plush & comfy queen sleeper
    Bedroom #2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , The largest bedroom is quiet and very comfortable
    Bedroom #3 - 1 large double bed , Lots of light makes this room a happy place to be
    Bedroom #4 Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Wake up to a beautiful view of the river from this room
    Bedroom #1 - 1 large double bed , This room is at the heart of the house, sensual & warm.
  • Bedrooms have plush linens, wall mounted HDTV's (except for the master) and are beautifully decorated with antiques, imported artifacts and furnishings for a warm eclectic ambiance. The walls and closets are built of old growth redwood painted an eggshell creamy white giving the rooms a solid yet restful quiet. The windows coverings are heavy drapes with linen sheers. The master has a beautiful view to the river and ocean to enjoy right from your king size bed! The master is located on the lower floor with access to the den and kitchenette just outside your door. The bathroom there can be entered from the bedroom or the den. Three upstairs bedrooms share 2 bathrooms and are adjacent to the living room and kitchen areas. All the bedrooms are quiet and well appointed with new plush comfy beds. The middle room has a king size bed. The den has a new plush deep comfortable sofa with a top rated queen sleeper. Those who sleep here may have the best bedroom of all with wonderful view
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is fully equipped with most everything you will need. There are plenty of seating options throughout the property for entertaining & glassware & dish options to help you entertain with a flair! Ask about our favorite caterer who will come to your kitchen and prepare any meals you wish. With such wonderful views from the kitchen you won't be cooking alone no matter what! And, with the variety of BBQ's outdoor cooking is just as social. There are quiet seating areas in little corners around the decks inclusding outdoor chairs & tables to seat up to 14 comfortably & there are two large wicker sofa's with comfy cushions with a gas fireplace between them on the large deck. The hot tub is where you want to be for sunset if you can get away from the dining room table on time! This house is best know for it's use as a place to get together with your family and friends. We have just made new changes and you can now rent the house using any number of bedrooms you wish.


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Casa Panama, breathtaking views and sunny living areas
average rating of 4.965517 based on 59 reviews

Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are beautifully maintained. Toni was very responsive and gave us some excellent recommendations on trails. We'd absolutely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with amazing views. There were four couples in our group and there was plenty of room for everyone. Toni has thought of everything, the home is very well stocked, plenty of spices, coffee, towels etc. We all loved it and would go back in a minute. Thank you Toni for sharing your home with us.


  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love the house and the view is amazing even with unpredictable weather, cloud, rain and sun. Toni was very responsive to our needs and the house provided everything. Like the other reviews also addressed, the beds are super comfy and luxurious. Thank you for sharing your home. Will definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 who have been going to different homes on the coast for over 20 years. This one was a favorite. The views are amazing and the house is very welcoming. The main room was perfect to enjoy beautiful views while eating or hanging out in the living room. We really liked the original art and comfortable beds. The kitchen was fully equipped. The outside property, with decks, fire pit and hot tub was very enjoyable. We look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully charming!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely property. The views are incredible. Comfortable spacess to gather, both indoors and out. Great beds!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views and deck space

  • 5 of 5

This bright and welcoming house has captivating views of the Russian River as it meets the Pacific. It was very comfortable for our group of seven with plenty of private and communal space. We particularly enjoyed grilling on the upper deck off the dining room, sipping wine while watching the sunset on the lower decks, and gathering at the outdoor fireplace after dark. Wonderful spot, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Schultz, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Sonoma Marin Transit (SMART)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rivers End
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Goat Rock

Explore California's most scenic coastline & beaches. Watch sea lions play in the surf, canoe or kayak the Russian River or the river mouth to the sea! Surf the famous Goat Rock curl or try Salmon Creek Beach. Experience nearby sport fishing, golfing, sail boarding, hang gliding, whale watching and horseback riding 5-15 minutes away south bound towards Bodega Bay. Try a top rated McKenzie designed 9-hole golf course, zip lining and wine tasting at hundreds of Sonoma County wineries 15-30 minutes away westbound. Or drive north to Fort Ross, Gualala and Mendocino! Unique shopping areas for antiques, art galleries and crafts, gourmet dining, theaters, live entertainment and book stores in nearby Duncans Mills or Guerneville. For bicycle riders find yourself in the midst of the most favored Amgen and Levi’s Grand Fondo routes. And, don’t miss our local coffee shop for freshly made pastries or lunch and then try one of the best known restaurants in Sonoma County for fine cuisine and spectacular sunsets, both within walking distance! We will provide you with all the information you need to suit your personal interests and tastes because we really take pride in providing for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Jenner, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Beat the Heat
25 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Beachcomber Bonanza
5 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Warm Winter
29 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Warm Winter
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$101 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$269.56 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$79.52

Please feel free to call Teri or Toni at (707) 865-2575/ 865-1165 or email to: with any questions or help with things to do.
Note: Casatina rates are 50% off Casa Panama rates M-Th except holiday periods. Casatina is only available when Casa Panama is not occupied.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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