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Castle Crag

Spectacular River and Ocean Views

Description

Castle Crag is a place to relax from the bustle of cities and freeways, yet is still within a short driving distance to the finest experiences offered in California. On a protected hillside behind Jenner, this home offers incredible views of the river and the ocean. Excellent stargazing can be viewed from the upper deck (bring binoculars and/or telescope). A short walk to the ocean reveals resplendent wildlife including a seal rookery, blue herons, pelicans, seagulls, cormorants, sandpipers, ospreys, snowy egrets, hummingbirds, and many more.

This beach house offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom features a Queen bed and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom offers a Queen bed and the third offers a Queen bed. These bedrooms share a bathroom. The fourth bedroom offers 2 Twin beds, and has a shared bathroom down the hall. If needed, a double futon is provided in the sunroom. Two decks provide space for a barbecue and a large hot tub. The main living area on the upper floor is a spacious sunny area with connecting living room, sunroom (family room) and fully equipped kitchen. All of these rooms offer incredible views of the Russian River estuary. The living room features a stone fireplace. A direct supply of firewood through a special built-in wood cupboard.

Located in the quiet and quaint village of Jenner, Castle Crag is less than two hours north of San Francisco. It has magnificent views of the river valley, estuary and river's entrance to the ocean. As the village is somewhat sheltered from ocean breezes, pleasantly warm weather is the typical climate for most of the year, with occasional sea mists. For those interested in visiting wine county, this home is only a 30 minute beautiful drive along the river to the Korbel Champagne vineyards. There are excellent restaurants all along the river and the coastline between Bodega and Jenner. Swimming, surfing and sailing are 15 minutes south at Salmon Creek and Bodega (made famous in the Hitchcock movie The Birds. Excellent hiking trails and horseback riding are only minutes away, as well as canoeing and rafting on the Russian River.

Winter & Spring Special:
3 Nights for the Price of 2! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer.
For stays between January 3rd 2017 - March 31st, 2017. Excludes the following dates: 2/15/17 - 2/19/17.
Must be mentioned at the time of reservation. To book online, use the Promo Code that corresponds to your arrival date
For arrival dates 1/3/17 - 2/14/17: 3FOR2JANFEB
For arrival dates 2/20/17 - 3/31/17: 3FOR2FEBMAR
For new reservations only. This special cannot be retroactively applied or combined with other offers.

Know Before you Book

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Castle Crag is 10. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 4 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: Queen bed, Second bedroom: Queen bed, Third bedroom: Queen bed, Fourth bedroom: 2 Twin beds, Sunroom: Double futon

Heat Source: Central heat, fireplace (no firewood or kindling provided)

Wireless Internet: Castle Crag has a limited wireless internet service. Because of the rural location, typical services like cable and DSL are not available. Instead, Castle Crag uses Excede Internet, which works well for email, text messaging and internet browsing, but is not well-suited for streaming or other internet uses that consume large amounts of data. For a long time Castle Crag was unable to provide any internet service, so we are very pleased to offer guests this option and welcome you to use the internet during your stay.

Location: Jenner, walking distance to the Russian River, Pacific Ocean, shops and restaurants

Sonoma County TOT #: 2100

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Basic, see info tab
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub Spa
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio 2 Decks
  • View River/Ocean/Amazing!
  • Walk to Jenner, Ocean, River
  • Yard Yard
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central Heat
  • Televisions TV/DVD/VCR
  • Stereo s/CD Stereo/CD Player
  • Phone Nationwide Calling
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Baby Items Crib
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Walk to River

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
02/20/17 - 04/30/17$3752$2,250
05/01/17 - 05/25/17$4102$2,460
05/26/17 - 05/28/17$4513$2,460
05/29/17 - 05/31/17$4103$2,460
06/01/17 - 06/07/17$4353$2,610
06/08/17 - 06/14/17$4353$2,610
06/15/17 - 06/21/17$4353$2,610
06/22/17 - 06/28/17$4353$2,610
06/29/17 - 07/06/17$4357$2,610
07/07/17 - 07/12/17$4354$2,610
07/13/17 - 07/19/17$4354$2,610
07/20/17 - 07/26/17$4354$2,610
07/27/17 - 08/01/17$4354$2,610
08/02/17 - 08/09/17$4357$2,610
08/10/17 - 08/16/17$4354$2,610
08/17/17 - 08/24/17$4354$2,610
08/25/17 - 08/31/17$4353$2,610
09/01/17 - 09/03/17$4513$2,610
09/04/17 - 09/06/17$4353$2,610
09/07/17 - 09/13/17$4353$2,610
09/14/17 - 09/20/17$4353$2,610
09/21/17 - 09/27/17$4353$2,610
09/28/17 - 10/04/17$4353$2,610
10/05/17 - 10/11/17$4352$2,610
10/12/17 - 10/14/17$4352$2,610
10/15/17 - 11/19/17$3752$2,250
11/20/17 - 11/25/17$4354$2,610
11/26/17 - 12/21/17$3752$2,250
12/22/17 - 12/28/17$4353$2,610
12/29/17 - 01/01/18$4353$2,610

Reviews

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Property Reviewed: 
Castle Crag
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Monday, January 16, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I rented this house for my best friend's bachelorette weekend. We had ten girls in all, which is the maximum capacity of the property. The house was perfect for our needs, and I don't think this is the last time someone from our group will rent it.

The value was incredible- this house is a steal considering the capacity and stunning views of the Russian River and the Pacific. The town of Jenner is extremely small, but for any group that plans to spend most of their time in the house, hanging out, using the hot tub, playing games, making meals, or for those who intend to use it as a jumping off point to explore the Russian River valley, it is perfect. The interior is much larger than I expected from the photos, and there are a couple of different common areas for people to hang out in. Furnishings are dated (blue carpets, etc.) for sure, but that's likely why the home is such a strong value for the space and location.

There are four bedrooms, but there is a futon that folds out in the front room, as well as a sleeping pad and bedding that could be used anywhere in the house. People need to feel comfortable sharing beds, as 3/4 rooms feature a double or queen bed, but we found the arrangement comfortable. Note that one of the bedrooms on the bottom floor is accessed by walking through another bedroom or the jack and jill bathroom.

We brought in a chef on the first night to make us dinner, and the kitchen facilities were a bit tight to make a 3 course meal for 10, but it was wonderful to have everything we needed to make breakfasts and dinner the second night. The fridge is full-sized, many people have left spices, etc. in the cabinet if you forget anything, and there is a dishwasher! The coffeemaker was leaking when we were there, but I sent an email to the management company the day we left, and they said they would get it replaced right away. There are adequate dishes and glasses for 10, and my only suggestions would be to provide hand soap at the kitchen sink, and to replace some of the older sauté pans that are bowed (which makes cooking on the flat top more challenging).

The driveway is somewhat steep and the road leading up to the house is essentially one lane, so I recommend parking cars in a way that leaves any vehicle that will leave first accessible. Once you have a few cars parked, it's hard to maneuver.

The wifi is definitely weak, but since River Homes disclosed this, it was no problem at all. We were able to connect on our cell phones and send iMessages (not photos, but messages went through fine), but no ones laptop could connect at all. So- I wouldn't bank on being able to work remotely or being able to stream videos, but if all you need to do is send a few messages, you'll be fine.

Overall, I highly recommend this house, and would definitely rent it in the future when planning group stays in this area!

Caitlin
Seattle, WA
Property Reviewed: 
Castle Crag
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a wonderful 5 days at Castle Crag. We had our immediate family under one roof, 3 adult couples, two grandchildren, and a "grand-dog!" The residence was fantastic, fit our family perfectly, fully equipped for a Thanksgiving get-away. It was comfortable and cozy, with great weather most of the week. The one day it rained, we enjoyed the grille, the hot tub, movies, and each other....we could hear the ocean waves crashing, and the views, including sunrises, morning fog, sunsets, and the night sky were all spectacular! This is a quiet place, with ready access to the Russian river, the beaches and wine country, so it was a perfect location for a balanced, relaxing vacation with family. The staff were very easy to work with and met our every need. We would highly recommend this vacation home! Looking forward to coming back to Castle Crag!

Bill & Peggy B
Kansas City

Average Rating 4.25 of 5

"Amazing House and Location!"

5 of 5

My extended family and I rented this house and were so pleased! It was large enough for 10 people and two children 3 and under. The sun room, which is a family room extending from the kitchen, was the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular view, feel the sun and visit or nap. It had a large table inside and additional one outside. We easily cooked all our meals here. It was great to be able to walk to the kayak launch which proved to be a fantastic outing for us all. We were very comfortable in this home.

Manager Response:

Hello!
And thank you for the review - it sums up Castle Crag so well! I hope you made it to Cafe Aquatica for coffee/tea/lunch/snacks too. It's just down the hill from the house and one of my favorite spots to watch the seals, bald eagles (!!!) and get a crab and egg sandwich (in season). Yum!

I hope we'll see you again soon!
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-630deborah630 on 06/12/2016

 

"The view is phenomenal!"

5 of 5

I could go on and on about the house, its an older home, but clean with several perfect gathering spots in its layout and a phenomenal view of the ocean and the river. But what makes this house a real winner is the unbelievable customer service we got from the ladies at Russian River Getaways! Five friends were to meet on a stormy weekend when the Russian river was expected to reach flood stage. On the ride up, we received a call from staff asking if we had arrived safely and did we get the directions for travel they had sent us to get us around flooded areas. There were fresh cut flowers in a vase, extra flashlights for the storm just in case. The Staff at Russian River Getaways went above and beyond any service I've ever received! Love you guys!

-Aileen T on 03/14/2016

 

"Spectacular View and Lots of Light"

4 of 5

We were a party of four couples enjoying a three night stay at this property. The view of the Russian River from the front room is spectacular. And from the deck we enjoyed a sunset and seeing and hearing the surf break on the shore. All the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well-stocked. We enjoyed the fireplace one cold night and the hot tub several times. The wifi worked fine for us. A portable floor heater is available.All our concerns during our stay were quickly attended to. We emailed the property managers using the houses wifi. They responded promptly. We also used the landline to make and receive calls.

-Edward G on 01/10/2016

 

"Spacious, cozy, and beautiful"

5 of 5

Castle crag was just absolutely beautiful. We had a group of 10 girls, and it was great to all have enough space! The rooms were cozy, and the main two rooms (living room/kitchen area) were very comfortable. The scene is breathtaking, and the girls thought it was all worth it. The hot tub was greatly relaxing & it was cool to have many entrances to the home.

Manager Response:

Thank you for staying at Castle Crag and sharing your review!
The views are simply amazing... And we're glad you were able to enjoy them. Did you catch a sunset? The hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset.
I hope we'll see you again!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Jeena J on 04/27/2015

 

"Fantastic Home"

5 of 5

Just wanted to share my (very recent) experience staying at Castle Crag in Jenner. Myself and six other girlfriends selected this place as the destination for a girls' getaway. The home is well equipped with kitchen supplies, a large grill (plenty of propane) and a fantastic jacuzzi which we all enjoyed. It's a large craftsman home with four bedrooms (3 queen beds and two twins) as well as a full size futon sofa that could have been used as an extra place to sleep for someone. The home also has nice central heating and plenty of comfortable sofas everywhere to relax upon while catching up with good friends. Great outdoor patio with a large patio table for al fresco dining. Plenty of board games and puzzles to dig into and at least two TVs altho we didn't touch them all weekend. There are a lot of stairs leading up into the home which would make it challenging to get in and out of for those who are disabled. My ONLY suggestion to the management team would be to upgrade the bedding. It kind of reminded me of a comforter I had when I was a kid in the 80s. Very floral! But that is a pathetic complaint. I would return there in a heartbeat. In fact all of us girls were joking about how we could unpack and stay there for a month EASILY. Last thing I want to mention is that the view is INSANELY beautiful from the house. You're essentially looking right up the Russian River.

Manager Response:

Hi and thank you for the lovely review!
It sounds like you found the perfect place for your stay! Castle Crag has a large following of repeat guests and they all tell us how much they love the view, being able to spread out, and the views! Did I mention the views? There's even a group of artists that comes to stay every couple years to paint at the house and nearby spots - that's how much we love the Sonoma Coast!

I hope we'll see you again soon!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-ShadyFarm1868 on 01/27/2015

 

"Great View!"

4 of 5

Service was great from Russian River Vacation Homes. House was great except for poor internet poor internet reception. Enjoyed the view!

-Jay on 02/08/2014

 

"Family Get-Together Before Holiday Celebrations Start"

5 of 5

The views were exceptional from the Russian River to the Ocean. Deer were there to great us at dusk all over the hillside. No fog the whole time we were there - weather was perfect - hardly a breeze and warm! The coffee house was just down the hill, five minute walk, and there were musicians and massage outside - I wanted to stay forever! Ranger station next to coffee house to gain lots of knowledge of the area. Beaches up and down Highway 1 makes for a short drive and fun for everyone. The house was immaculate and wall-to-wall windows to take in view. Perfect for large family of adults and children and dogs coming together to show their love and catch up before life becomes hectic with holiday responsibility. Some of the facilities were older, but we managed very easily.

-Ejtrke on 11/29/2013

 

"Stunning views"

5 of 5

The house was a true delight, arrived in mist which was still there in the morning but cleared to the most wonderful view of the estuary and the sea. Could sit for hours just looking at the scenery. Very comfortable home, everything you need and really appreciated the sitting areas and terrace. Hot tub was fun and there is a gas barbecue. The area is wonderful, we enjoyed the red wood forest trail, canoeing down the river from the next town and the sea coast to Bodega bay with amazing sunsets. Truly relaxing haven would love to come again.

-Debbie on 11/10/2013

 

"Relaxing Retreat"

4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at castle crag! Spent time hiking, wine tasting, and relaxing at home. The view was phenomenal and the hot tub was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

-Rebecca on 06/23/2013

 

"No wifi meant people left this beautiful location early in a pan"

4 of 5

I went with a bunch of friends on a 3-for-2 special and it was lovely, well-kept, easy to sleep in, beautifully appointed with puzzles and books and movies. But there was no wireless and we had people leave a full day early panicking about getting work done. As an exurb of San Francisco with San Franciscans visiting all the time that can't be too surprising, right?

Manager Response:

Hello !
Thanks for the comments, I'm happy to respond. First we state on the home's description that there is no wifi. It's rare, but there are still areas where it is not easy to get the service and Jenner is one of them. There are no wifi hotspots in Jenner either and AT&T and Comcast aren't in a hurry address the issue. So the house has a satellite for the TV service, but no internet connection. We're sorry this put a damper on your stay!

On the flip side, we have lots of guests that actually want to get away from all the connections - and they specifically request this home for the views and delightful disconnect!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/05/2013

 

"Birthday Fun Getaway"

5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Castle Crag. The views from the balcony and the living room were just like the picture. Just to be in the fresh air was wonderful. We rented this cabin for a weekend of fun to get out of the city and relax. It was nice to have a full kitchen so we could cook dinner every night and enjoy the view. A wonderful weekend away. Thanks again.

Manager Response:

Hello!

We're so glad you enjoyed Castle Crag - the views, kitchen and hanging out! I hope we'll see you again!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/04/2013

 

"Unbeatable Location"

4 of 5

We had a great time at Castle Crag. Views from the house to the river and the beach were amazing, and the house had plenty of room for all of us. Pluses were the hot tub, deck, and spacious living areas and of course, the views! Renting the house and checking in through Russian River Vacation rentals was easy and efficient.Minor criticisms: the furnishings and decor feel dated (faded pictures on the walls, polyester bedspreads that have seen better days), and the downstairs rooms configurations are a little odd (one of the bedrooms requires you to go through either a shared bathroom, the other bedroom or to use an exterior door). But overall, the house met our expectations, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing place in Jenner for a vacation with a larger group.

Manager Response:

Hello!

We're glad you enjoyed Castle Crag! The views are unbelievable and the bird watching too! We're glad everything went well and appreciate you mentioning working with us was efficient!

The hot tub is new this past year and the owners have been updating furniture and such each year - new wood floors upstairs look great and we love the new leather sofas too! I'm happy to forward your notes to them to maybe do those items sooner than later. Unfortunately, we can't do much about the room configuration downstairs, but it does ensure everyone has access to a bathroom!

Thank you for the comments and review! I hope we'll see you again!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-E. Clark on 09/10/2012

 

"Very relaxing ,great view, beautiful place to stay and get-away"

5 of 5

My Husband, myself and three adult children enjoyed this get-away very much, The house was set up nice with everything one could ask for including the kitchen which was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking, which we did a lot, the view from the kitchen/family room was beautiful. We went Wine Tasting one day in Healdsburg,also enjoyed the town of Jenner and Bodega Bay. We will plan another trip next year.

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thank you for sharing... The owners of Castle Crag are doing a great job updating a little more each yeas and guests certainly appreciate the location and views...

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-McIntosh Clan on 04/29/2012

 

"Another great weekend at Castle Crag"

4 of 5

A group of eight of us was back at Castle Crag for at least the fifth year in a row. Though generally modest, it has been nicely updated; it is clear the owners are taking good care of the property. We'll be back again next year

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thanks for sharing a review on Castle Crag. Each year the owners have improved or replaced something... This past year they've added a new hot tub, wood floors and new carpets in part of the house, and new leather sofas. We look forward to the updates every year and are glad you keep coming to see them too!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 04/10/2012

 

"fantastic vacation!"

5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation/family re-union in Castle Crag. This house has exceeded all our expectations! First of all - its location is unbelievable. We knew it was supposed to be beautiful, but couldn't imagine how magnificent the views would be...The house is in excellent condition, it has everything one might need and on top of everything - we really liked the owners taste - the furniture and all house decorations are very stylish. There was no cell phone or internet reception in the house - but, believe it or not - nobody missed it.I also have to mention how nice the ladies from Russian River Vacation Homes are. It was a pleasure to deal with them. They are very professional and friendly.We've already told all our friends about this house and we will return to Castle Crag in the future.Thank you!

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed working with you too! Thank you!

And views are amazing! Who needs the internet when you can see the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Russian River all at once?
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 03/19/2012

 

"Lovely place for an escape!"

4 of 5

A group of woman friends and I have rented Castle Crag two years in a row for a little weekend retreat and we plan to do so again this year. It's a great house for a group get away with plenty of room to eat together and relax. The bedrooms are comfortable and the view is gorgeous. The only real drawback is that parking is a bit tight on the property, so with a group, car pooling is the way to get there.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thank you for the review! And for pointing out that carpooling is best! There's room for 3 to 4 cars at the top of the driveway with skilled parking and maneuvering, but I'm a wuss and would rather give my in-laws and friends a ride than let them park too close to the edge of the driveway. Besides it leaves more room for playing!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Sarah on 02/29/2012

 

"Awesome Stay"

4 of 5

I can honestly tell you that this place has a warm homely feel. From the deck that overlooks to Russian River to the kitchen and family room, makes me feel right at home. With it's country/beach house living style, it makes me want to come back next year with the rest of the family.

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thank you for sharing! Castle Crag is unlike any of our other homes - looking out over the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River Estuary in Jenner. It's a great house to bring binoculars too, so you can see the seals at the beach, the herons in the marsh and the phenomenal variety of birds and wildlife here.

And this year, we're excited the owner has added new wood floors and carpeting upstairs... Fantastic!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/15/2012

 

"Comfort & Relaxation with Gorgeous Views!"

4 of 5

Ten family members spent a week at Castle Crag and thoroughly enjoyed it! We immediately fell in love with the epic view of the Russian River. The deck and Sunroom were our favorite areas to hang out. The beds and furniture were extremely comfortable, and of course the spa was a fantastic place to soak and chat. We had a wonderful time here. Thank you!

Manager Response:

Hi there!

The view at Castle Crag! It's the best... And you can enjoy it at any time of day or in any weather from the sun room - it's our favorite spot too! The brand new hot tub is a fantastic update this year and the owners are working on new flooring this fall, so check back for new photos soon!

:)
Megan Perkins

-Doug C. on 09/22/2011

 

"Great location, good for a crowd, property a little tired."

3 of 5

"Great location, good for a crowd, property a little tired" pretty much says it all. We've taken it on the winter discount for several years in a row and always have a great time. Owners have done some maintenance recently so they are still committed to keeping it up. But overall, it is under-appointed and a little frayed around the edges. That won't keep us from coming back next year though...fabulous location, good rate, plenty of room to spread out, within the house and in the environs.

Manager Response:

Hello -
Thank you for sharing your review - and that you've been coming to Castle Crag for several years! In 2011 the owners have put in new wood flooring, a new hot tub and updated amenities. Coming soon are new carpets, sofa and other fixtures! We appreciate that the owners are making improvements and hope you'll enjoy them each time you come back!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/02/2011

 

"Unprepared for Fixer-upper"

2 of 5

This home was being Remodeled- hole in bathroom ceiling, heaters in bathroom not working, floors in process of being sanded. Light switches puzzling , batteries in Thermastat died. Bathroom appeared to have mold around the tub, ETC. Sadly, we felt we were in a Fixer-upper and had not been told. We feel the rent was much too high for the condition of the house. Someday this could be a lovely Home- however, since we were not alerted to its condition, we were disappointed.

Manager Response:

Dear Disappointed in Jenner,

We too are disappointed (and beyond) to learn about your unsatisfactory stay at Castle Crag! Yes, there is a hole in the master bathroom ceiling. We have just recently become aware of this hole ourselves, and now that we know it is there, it will be quickly taken care of! Other then that, the house is not being remodeled, and while it is an older home, it is not in a state of disrepair. We have checked the home for mold, and there is none. The grout around the bathtub is slightly discolored from age, but it is not mold. I agree, there are some confusing light switches (common in older homes in our area), which is why we took the time to label those that we felt were confusing. I would love to hear from you about which light switches you found difficult to use, and we will get those labeled as well. And, please be in touch with us regarding anything at all. We wish you had brought this to our attention during your stay, but am glad to see that we are receiving a note about you dissatisfaction. We really love to hear your feedback so we can nip any problems in the bud!
Ellen ~ Russian River Vacation Homes.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/28/2010

 

"beautiful view in a relaxing quiet coastal town."

4 of 5

Castle Crag is a nicely kept house with a stunning view, quiet neighbors, right over the tiny town of Jenner. It overlooks the estuary of the Russian river and Pacific ocean. this is a wonderful place to sit on the patio, sip your beverage of choice, read, take pics, what have you. the house is large, could sleep at least 10. The downstairs area has two large bedrooms a fairly newly remodeled bathroom, and laundry area. Upstairs is the kitchen/dining/sunroom, a living room and outdoor patio with a large BBQ. The first floor also has decking and has a spa outdoors. The road to the house is a very narrow (one lane) winding steep hill so if you are concerned about your ability to navigate that think that through. this was not at all a problem for us, and didnt create any inconvenience, but you should be aware of that. the only negative I would give this property was the downstairs defintely had a septic tank smell. It was just the two of us so we never used that part of the house except to do a little laundry. Hopefully that will remedied soon. Some of the furniture is dated but is all functional, and beds were comfortable, not broken down or lumpy. Also, we had no internet or cell phone service there- that could be a plus or minus depending on how you look at it. The house does include basic DirecTV stationsJenner has a general store, a small cafe and a couple of good restaurants very close. You are right on the ocean, about 30 minutes from more services (Bodega Bay, Guerneville), and have great access to sea kayaking, fishing, and Highway 1. If you are looking for a place to chill out, do some recreational activities, gorgeous scenery and less than an hour to Russian River wineries, this is a great setting.

Manager Response:

Hello!

Thank you for sharing your review! Castle Crag is a new home to our company and we're working with the owners to replace older furniture and add amenities as they can! WiFi is definitely on the list! We think the views and escape from the rest of the world make up for any quirks you might encounter!!!

And thank you for alerting us to the septic smell during your stay! After you checked out, the plumber came out and it seems to be working much better now!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-bluzgirl on 10/13/2010

 

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