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The Haven at Jenner - Very Private Sonoma Coast Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom home on a private half-acre just a half mile from the ocean & river

If privacy and romance are on your mind, The Haven is the ideal location for your next getaway. Located in the coastal village Jenner-by-the-Sea, this one bedroom cottage comes with all the essentials for a perfect retreat to the Sonoma Coast. This magical place where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean provides a setting of unspoiled natural beauty--the perfect place to snuggle in front of a wood fire, star-gaze on the deck, or relax in a hot-tub, surrounded by the sounds of the surf echoing from the hillsides.

Located on a private 1/2 acre lot and only 1/2 mile from the River Mouth, this property is ideally situated for a variety of activities, including kayaking, hiking, wine tasting and exploring the Russian River and Sonoma Coast Beaches.

More Details

Carrie Kozubal
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Carrie Kozubal

We are Sonoma County locals who love to celebrate living in one of the most spectacular places on the planet with our kids. Though we are not able to spend nearly as much time at the coast as we would like to, we are happy to share this little piece of paradise with our guests.

Carrie Kozubal purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Carrie Kozubal chose Jenner

We both love being near the ocean, and knew that we would live at the coast 'someday.' We were not in the market for a house, much less a vacation home, when Carrie visited this home with a friend and fell in love with it. When we found out a short time later that it would be available to purchase, we jumped at the opportunity. We were just in the right place at the right time.

What makes this cottage unique

The most special part of The Haven to us is the spirit/mojo/vibe of the place. The home was designed and built by an architect who had owned this land for many years before building the house as his own retreat, so it was built with an incredible awareness of/sensitivity to the surroundings. It is private, intimate, relaxing, and invigorating.

We love sitting in the hot-tub at night (especially in the rain), and listening to the waves crashing and the stream rushing by. We love having breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese in the afternoon with the hummingbirds.

We love that this is a place that our dogs and kids enjoy as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Blessings to you and to this beautiful space. Today is my birthday and I am so grateful for this sanctuary to realign myself in divine rebirth. This is truly a magical spot on the planet. I was happy to see QuanYin here--infinate mother of compassion--and the hummingbirds--eternal messangers of true love and joy--they are my constant companions of comfort. Thank you for the warm water and fresh air. You hold a sacred place here.
Jan 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Jenner in the Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large sunken tub with separate shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Single Bed
  • Queen bed in main sleeping space (sleeps 2). Twin bed in loft space (sleeps 1). Please note: The loft is accessible only by climbing a narrow, vertical ladder (great for kids and other nimble people). Also worth noting: The house has an open floor plan. The main sleeping space does not close off from the rest of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • 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
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Private 1/2 acre lot. Convenient location to the Jenner Headlands, Russian River, wine country, redwood forest and Sonoma coast beaches.


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The Haven at Jenner - Very Private Sonoma Coast Cottage
average rating of 4.8761063 based on 117 reviews
Fort Lauderdale, fl

Hot tub and cozy house were great!!!

  • 4 of 5

We spent our 25th wedding anniversary in the Haven and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were within an hour of all Sonoma County has to offer. We spent our days exploring and nights in the hot tub. We definitely recommend the Haven!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, secluded and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Very warm and cozy. We enjoyed the hot tub and the peacefulness of The Haven's location. We had a view of the ocean and could hear the waves from the deck. The house is small, but perfect for two. I would love to go back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very romantic! If your are looking for a place that is quiet and private then you have found it!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time that we have stayed here at the Haven! We will be back! The Haven is quiet, private and disconnected! No internet, no cell service (there is a land line for emergencies), but that is part of the reason for staying here. The Haven is a romantic tucked away spot that has the basic necessities for comfort. A comfy bed, private hot tub, cozy fireplace, and the basics for a kitchen. The Kozubal's are wonderful owners. Responsive when needed (first time the BBQ was out of gas and they got us more within a few hours) and non intrusive when not needed. Thank you Carrie and John we will be returning to The Haven at Jenner real soon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, relaxing. Hot tub had birds singing during the day, stars at night. Such a lovely little seaside town. Thank you Carrie!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Cerrito, CA

More "rustic" than anticipated

  • 3 of 5

This house looks a bit better in pictures than in real life. I was expecting something a little more modern; the reality was that it smelled pretty musty and had lots of miscellaneous stains on the old carpet. It still made for a nice weekend getaway - quiet and peaceful - and we enjoyed the sunny deck and the digital detox (no cell service). Kitchen was well equipped, compared to most rental properties. The bluetooth speakers were a nice touch. Definitely bring eye masks - the skylight makes the bed area incredibly bright, especially with a full moon. We had to buy garbage bags, but the house was otherwise stocked with most of the necessary cleaning supplies. We couldn't help comparing it to other rental properties we've stayed at (for comparable prices), and it didn't quite measure up - I don't think we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear this guest was disappointed with parts of the house. It sounds like the housekeeper forgot to put a garbage bag in the large can in the kitchen and that was a definite miss on our part--our guests should never need to purchase basic items like trash bags and cleaning supplies (especially for a 2-night stay). We provide those essentials and I regret the oversight. If a guest were to notify us of missing essential items during their stay, we would have it addressed right away. We agree that the 3-yr. old carpet does have visible stains and is near the end of it's life. Unfortunately, a previous guest can cause damage to a vacation rental property that cannot be completely remedied before another guest arrives. I expect the "musty smell" this guest noticed was due to an attempt to spot clean some of the carpet stains--not an ideal process during the winter when carpets take longer to dry. New wall-to-wall carpet is on order and we are working to ensure any musty smells are addressed in the home. Guests who stay at The Haven are notified about the skylight above the bed in their reservation document and we offer several helpful suggestions in that document--including bringing a sleep mask for anyone who likes to sleep later than sunrise (or earlier than sunset). Great advice!
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  • 4 of 5

this place is truly a haven. best things: privacy, view, quiet, access to hiking and river and cafe aquatica, hot tub. possible issues: need to build fires a LOT. electric cooktop. chemicals in hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Tiuron, The Rivers End
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwood Golf Course in Monte Rio
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The River's End, Cafe Aquatica, El Tiburon
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Goat Rock State Beach
Car: necessary

Sonoma Coast Beaches, Russian River Beaches, Wine Tours and Tasting, Kayaking Tours and Rentals, Paddleboarding Tours & Rentals, Amazing Hiking Trails, Horseback Riding, Birding, Sight Seeing, Fine and Casual Dining


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.6
Pet Fee £14.44

Holiday reservations of less than 3 nights will be charged at the weekend rate.

Sonoma County Occupancy tax of 12% is charged on rental, pet and cleaning fees.

International credit card surcharges will be billed to the guest if owner is not notified of the charges in advance.

Homeaway/VRBO service fees are not assessed by the homeowner and are not included in the nightly rental rate.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #564N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.