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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 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.

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 and many other world class wineries. 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.

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).

A/C: The house does not have air conditioning. Being near the coast, the night time temps drop and just opening some windows is usually enough to cool the house.

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

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Port-A-Crib
  • Electric Heating
  • Gas Wall Heater
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • View
Area: 
  • Walk to River
  • Walk to Food and Drink
Kitchen And Dining: 
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Entertainment: 
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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River retreat

Reviewed on 2023-08-20 by Lauren
Overall
5

Sweet place to stay with an amazing view of the river and beach. Plenty of rooms and lounge areas. Enjoyed watching the pelicans riding the thermals from the deck. Only issue we had was one of the downstairs bedrooms had a bug issue, from a hole at the base of the door. Other than that, it was lovely.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Lauren, Thank you for your review and for reporting the issue at the home upon arrival! We are so glad overall you enjoyed your stay :)

exactly as it appears in the photos

Reviewed on 2023-08-13 by Lauren
Overall
5

Our group of friends had a great long weekend here. It was a really comfortable space, exactly as it appears in the photos. Super easy hosts to work with, and very communicative. The views and accessibility to the local activities (we did kayaking and hiking) can’t be beat! Would be happy to come back.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Lauren, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests :

location and the view

Reviewed on 2023-07-23 by Christine
Overall
3

The location and the view are excellent. That being said, the home is a bit dated and the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with the queen beds were extremely awkward as they shared a jack-and-jill entrance or bathroom so the one in the back had to either walk through your bedroom or the shared bathroom to get out to the main house. It seemed a bit pricey for the awkwardness. There were a couple cleanliness issues at check-in which we reported after we checked out (due to no cell service and Wi-Fi). There is zero cell service at the home and hardly any cell near town for that matter. A day before arrival, River Homes notified us that the Wi-Fi wasn't going to be working on our trip which was inconvenient. They were supposed to issue a credit for the Wi-Fi, but now they've gone silent on updating us and still no credit after they told us it was issued 10 days ago. No response on my last request for update either, they just blamed it on Airbnb the first time I asked.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Christine, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the stay. We do have the floorplan listed for guests to view before booking to get a better idea about how the rooms are set up in the home. Jenner is a very rural area, and while Verizon cell service works in most areas here it is not always reliable. As for the credit we did follow up on it and issued it. We do hope to host you again, perhaps at another home.

Gorgeous view

Reviewed on 2023-07-18 by Norman
Overall
3

Gorgeous view, but worth noting that the driveway is challenging to get up to and in and out of and there are a good bit of stairs which was challenging for the older members of our party. The home itself is fine, but a bit more dated than expected. We had the misfortune of having zero WiFi available the entirety of the trip and the location receives zero data whatsoever, so for us it was a major headache having to drive a minimum of 10-15 minutes into town to borrow WiFi or get signal. Also not quite so infant/toddler friendly. While they do have a “Pack and Play”, it looks like it’s from the 70s and we were not comfortable putting our child there. Nice place if you are looking for a stay to disconnect and want an incredible view of the water, but certainly some considerations above worth noting.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Norman, Thank you for your review! We are sorry you were disappointed with the amenities at Castle Crag, and that you did not have access to the satellite wi-fi during your stay. If you have Verizon it does work best in our area, but Jenner is one of those very rural places where most cell phones don't work well enough to be reliable. Satellite Wi-Fi at the home works best for email and social media, but not for video, streaming, or high-data needs. We also make sure there are landlines available for calling in our out in case of emergency. We tried to get the internet service provider over during your stay and they did not have a sooner appointment available. We are glad you did enjoy the view and location and would love the opportunity to host you at another property. Thank you for being wonderful guests!

enjoy the beautiful view

Reviewed on 2023-06-18 by Tracy
Overall
4

What a amazing view of Russian River. The deck was wonderful with a great hot tub and seating to enjoy the beautiful view. The kitchen was well stocked with all the basics but you need to bring your own coffee, condements and spices. The sun room and family room were very comfortable and roomy. We really enjoyed ourselves!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Tracy, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your review!

Awesome Views

Reviewed on 2023-05-22 by Daryl
Overall
5

Great location and nice amenities. Would highly recommend-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Daryl, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Looks better than the pictures!

Reviewed on 2023-04-23 by Alex
Overall
5

Looks better than the pictures! Host is great. Location is incredibly beautiful. House is calm and spacious. Deck and hot tub are a highlight!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Alex, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Beautiful view

Reviewed on 2023-04-17 by Jessica
Overall
4

Dazzling views all around, many rooms, but a bit of unique downstairs rooming layout. An incredible new deck and nice hot tub. A bit warn but a good value.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed on 2023-03-13 by Prashant
Overall
5

Very nice place with awesome views. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Prashant, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Castle Crag! Thank you for being fantastic guests :)

Wonderful cozy home, fantastic view, excellent customer service!

Reviewed on 2023-01-02 by Jami
Overall
5

My group of friends LOVED staying at Castle Crag for a long New Year's weekend. My husband had some initial concerns after reading some other reviews here, but he wrote to Russian River Vacation Homes to ask about things like the safety of the deck, and he got a comprehensive response within a couple of hours - we were blown away by the customer service. I'm happy to say the house was clean, cozy, and perfectly safe. The hot tub and the view from the deck and sunroom are the two most awesome features here - pics don't quite give you a sense of how lovely the view over the Russian River is! The location is great too - you can walk down the hill to a convenience store/gas station and the charming Café Aquatica. Depending on your fitness and mobility level, you might be able to walk to beaches from here, but when a friend and I attempted it with her two dogs we wound up turning back after enjoying a beach view at one of the turnouts high up on a cliff - the narrow highway was a little too dicey for us to continue. All in all this was a fantastic stay. I'd love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!-Via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Jami, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Castle Crag! Thank you for being such fantastic guests :)

thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Reviewed on 2022-12-30 by Kevin
Overall
5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castle Craig! The house was just as advertised; it was clean, with ample kitchen, and breath taking views. We definitely recommend this house to others. Also, check out Café Aquatica across the street.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Kevin, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Great for a big group

Reviewed on 2022-10-11 by Eden
Overall
5

Jenner is a great place to stay and River Homes made it very easy. They’re very communicative and clear! The house has a great view. Great for a big group.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Eden, Thank you for being a fantastic guest! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Castle Crag :)

incredible in every way

Reviewed on 2022-07-20 by cornelia kallerud , Springdale, utah US
Overall
5

This was our annual family get together, including Roxy, the old dog. The house was super spacious, no body got into anyone's way. We old folks had our master hideway when we needed some quiet away from the teens. The huge living space with windows and views to die for was our main activity area. While the young folks went kayaking, we watched from the deck: Kayakers, cows in the pasture, the tides go in and out. Lots of kitchen supplies. Great walks up and down the roads, to the open space above and the cafes at the water. We celebrated my 80th birthday there and all the stairs were good for the constitution and great exercise. We all absolutely loved it here ,and the whole wonderful cool and moist coast. We certainly had a wonderful time and half of us hated to have to drive back to the hot Utah desert. Thanks for offering the home for us travelers. We will remember the stay for ever.

Manager's Response

Dear Cornelia,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review :) We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed Castle Crag. We would love to have you all back anytime. Happy birthday!
Ellen - Russian River Vacation Homes

Great Views!

Reviewed on 2022-06-13 by Tam
Overall
5

We loved staying here! We had a big group and there was definitely space to hang out and do activities! We loved the sun room and the hot tub- great views! There was no cell service but there is Wi-Fi so it all worked out-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Tam, Thank you for staying with us and being such terrific guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :)

House is Spacious

Reviewed on 2022-04-26 by Hoss
Overall
5

We enjoyed our stay and the views were amazing! The house is spacious with easy access to the local cafe and water front!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Hoss, Thank you for being such wonderful guests! We welcome you back anytime and are glad you enjoyed your stay :)

The views are lovely

Reviewed on 2022-04-19 by Leslie
Overall
5

A very comfortable stay for 8 people and 2 toddlers! All the amenities are provided and the house is very spacious. The views are lovely and you’re only 15 minutes from river access or ocean beaches. The driveways and roads in the neighborhood are very steep. Use caution on the steps up to the deck, it’s best to use the steps towards the back of the house if you need better footing. Internet is sparse but that’s what we expected being on the rivers edge. All in all we were very pleased with our stay and will recommend to friends! - via AirBnB

Manager's Response

Hello Leslie,
We're so glad you had a great stay at Castle Crag! Thanks for being wonderful guests. You're welcome back anytime!

Wonderful Thanksgiving

Reviewed on 2021-11-28 by Micki
Overall
5

Another wonderful Thanksgiving at Castle Crag, our 4th. Beautiful views - family from Sac, Oklahoma and Grass Valley all gathered this year. Oysters, hot tubing and beach fun at Goat Rock. House is great for us. Look forward to next year!

Manager's Response

Hi Micki, 
Thank you for the great review! We are so happy your family has made Castle Crag a Thanksgiving tradition. We hope to see you next year. 
Ellen -  Russian River Vacation Homes

Can't beat the view!

Reviewed on 2021-03-08 by Mollie
Overall
4

The view is gorgeous from inside and even better from the deck. We loved just sitting outside watching the river go by. The only downside is the outdated furniture and bedding and the heater wasn't working the first night so it was chilly upstairs. But I would definitely stay again!

Exceeded Expectations!

Reviewed on 2020-12-08 by Cody
Overall
5

Stayed here for the weekend and loved the views and location! The photos don't quite do it justice. Exceeded expectations.--via AirBnB

Great House for our Women's Group Retreat!

Reviewed on 2020-02-28 by Mary Ann Vitry
Overall
5

Castle Crag was the perfect place for a group of 8 women to spend our yearly retreat. The view of the river and ocean from the house, patio, and hot tub was fantastic. The house is surrounded with lush greenery which makes it a bit magical. Having both a sitting room and living room allowed us to spread out when we wanted to and to come together and socialize at other times. The kitchen had everything we needed, the beds were comfortable and having three bathrooms was a plus. Care should be taken turning into the driveway. It is a rather sharp turn. Also, the uneven brick steps up to the front door require care as well. We will definitely return.

Awesome

Reviewed on 2019-10-10 by AirBnB Guest
Overall
5

We had a wonderful weekend. The views are spectacular. We spent a lot of time on the deck as the weather was wonderful, even though it was early October. We used the house for a family event that involved 7 adults and it was perfect for us. There is a very comfortable family room with chairs and sofa around a low table, perfect for board games. A large table in the kitchen easily accommodated us. The kitchen is well-appointed with all the cookware we could need. Nice dishes, glasses and cutlery. I had brought extra paper towels and toilet paper, but we didn't need it as the house was well-stocked. Plenty of bedding and the beds are very comfortable. It's a short drive to Goat Beach. If you have time, it's a lovely drive down Rt1 to Bodega Bay where there is a lovely walk along the cliffs. River Homes was excellent about answering all my questions quickly and I would be happy to rent any of their homes again.

Amazing!

Reviewed on 2019-05-30 by Eva
Overall
5

This is an amazing place for spending time with family and friends. The views from the living spaces are simply incredible! The kitchen is big and can accommodate many guests, along with the living room where you can play board games and feel like you are in the outdoors. The location was very good. Jenner is so quiet and there are tons of nature activities you can do in a 10 miles radius. The bedrooms style is a little old, but we spent most our time in the living room. Make sure to bring soap, body wash and shampoo as there was none.-Airbnb Guest-Thank you so much for staying with us! =) Castle Crag does supply hand soap, but guests should bring along any other needed personal toiletries. Shampoo will be on the supply list, soon! The Team at Russian River Vacation Homes

beautiful views

Reviewed on 2019-05-12 by Romain
Overall
5

Great location, with beautiful views on the Russian river. The house is spacious and gives the numerous guests a fair sense of privacy if/when needed. Great experience globally.-Airbnb Guest-

Amazing!

Reviewed on 2019-05-12 by Chloe
Overall
5

What an amazing home, overlooking the river! Is there anything better than sitting in the hot sub while watching hummingbirds?-Airbnb Guest-

Plenty to Explore!

Reviewed on 2019-05-05 by Christopher
Overall
5

Panoramic view from the river to the sea, lots of bird life, spectacular wildflowers (April) and plenty to explore.-Airbnb Guest-

Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed on 2019-03-07 by Katie
Overall
5

Castle Crag was a great place! Beautiful location with great views of the ocean and River. Check-in was very easy and communication was excellent with updates, etc. Would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful Home

Reviewed on 2019-02-06 by Jenni
Overall
5

Wonderful home with lots of cozy common space to accommodate our group. The hot tub with views of the river and ocean was amazing!-Airbnb Guest-

The house was clean and organized.

Reviewed on 2019-01-10 by Emma
Overall
5

We had a lovely stay at Castle Crag. We were a group of 6 adults and 1 child and this home was the perfect space for all of us. The house was clean and organized. We enjoyed cooking dinners each night, lounging in the living room by the fireplace, and soaking in the hot tub. The views are spectacular. There's a gas station a short (though steep) walk from the house where you can get basic items. Blind Beach was a quick 5 minute drive away. Definitely stay here for a relaxing, slow paced vacation.-Airbnb Guest-

The view cannot be beat.

Reviewed on 2018-11-05 by Lucia
Overall
5

This is a great house. The view cannot be beat. We had a wonderful time.-Airbnb Guest-

Absolutely amazing property.

Reviewed on 2018-09-27 by Amanda
Overall
5

Absolutely amazing property. The views from the house were even better than expected. The bedrooms felt spacious and the common area was great. Kayak rentals were right across the street and the home is in a very peaceful neighborhood. Would definitely recommend!-Airbnb Guest-

View is Breathtaking!

Reviewed on 2018-09-04 by Priscilla
Overall
5

The home is amazing, and the view is breathtaking.-Left in the Glad To Have You Guestbook- 

Beautiful Home with Great Views

Reviewed on 2018-08-27 by John Trammell
Overall
5

A beautiful home with wonderful views of the Russian River. The hosts were easy to work with and each to communicate. The hot tub was amazing! Great open spaces and a nice kitchen stocked with all the equipment we needed. Highly recommended and will keep Castle crag in mind when I return to the area

Amazing!

Reviewed on 2018-05-21 by Justin
Overall
5

Really an outstanding property. Beautiful view in a cute, little tucked away town. Sunsets on the deck each night were just the best. A little far from any one thing, but also access to so much (driving - 5 mins to Sonoma Coast State Park, 15 mins to cool golf course, 25 mins Guerneville and russian river stuff, 40 mins to Healdsburg wineries). Only important negative FYI (that they tell you to be fair) is A) you have zero cell service and B) ubers/taxis are impossible. So if you want to do wine country, either have a DD or call a taxi a day+ in advance. Overall - can't recommend enough. Stay here!!

Perfect Place!

Reviewed on 2018-05-01 by Chris
Overall
5

Castle Crag was the perfect place for our family getaway. Everyone wished we could stay longer. Whenever we're back in the area, we'll definitely stay here again.-Airbnb Guest

Great House!

Reviewed on 2018-01-03 by Sharon Elenbaas
Overall
5

We had a great time in this beautiful home! The views can't be beat with the Russian River flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Weather was overcast which is quite normal for that area, but we did have enough sun to experience a once in a lifetime sunset! We were able to cook a Christmas feast with the fully stocked kitchen. The place was very quiet, hot tub wonderful and fireplace beautiful....All and all a very homey, comfortable stay. Hiking around Goat Rock just across the river and exploring Fort Ross and hiking along the coast there were beautiful, memorable experiences as well!

Amazing views and fabulous location

Reviewed on 2017-01-18 by Caitlin
Overall
4

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!

Russian River Thanksgiving Week

Reviewed on 2016-12-04 by Bill and Peggy B
Overall
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!

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