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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 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Casa Panama's spectacular setting is overlooking the 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 creates a unique and restful retreat. Four elegantly furnished bedrooms appointed with HDTV's and plush linens ensure a comfortable and luxurious night sleep. Each of the four bedrooms has a pillow-top queen bed and the family room sofa converts into a comfortable queen sleeper. There are two baths upstairs and one bath with two entrances on the lower floor.

Enjoy sunny private decks off both the dining room and the lower floor den or take a pathway outside through landscaped gardens and rock patios to the hot tub, or watch the sun set and the stars glisten from the spacious deck overlooking 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, cappuccino maker, gourmet cooking supplies, 2 sets of coordinated dishes, glassware and table linens. There are two Weber charcoal BBQ's, an outside wood burning and gas fire pit.

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.

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

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Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

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 North Coast California

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 in the Jenner in the Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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
  • The Red Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is at the heart of the house, sensual & warm.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , The largest most masculine room with love seat.
    The Yellow Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lots of light makes this room a happy place to be.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Wake up to a beautiful view of the river from this room.
    Lower Floor Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , River & ocean view on a new plush & comfy queen sleeper
  • Bedrooms have plush linens, wall mounted HDTV's (except for the master) and are beautifully decorated with antiques and 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 silk drapes with linen sheers. The master has a beautiful view to the river where you can watch the seals swim upriver when you awake or witness the birds at the feeders. 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 behind the living room and kitchen areas. All the bedrooms are quiet and well appointed with queen size pillow-top beds. 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!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • 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! With such wonderful views from the kitchen you won't be cooking alone. And, with the variety of BBQ's outdoor cooking is just as social. There are quiet seating areas in little corners around the property including 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!


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 49 reviews

Great to return to always breathtaking view at casa Panama.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Panama is one of a kind. Kitchen is always superbly stocked.

We were lucky to have 7 days of sun with hardly any fog. This is my 4 th visit and plan to come every year.

Toni keeps a beutiful property and her artwork adorns the walls nicely.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, accommodations were as breathtakingly beautiful as the pictures and more. The owner has thought of everything! The location was perfect for river activities, beaches, hiking, and relaxation! Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Rail Road Flat, California

A wonderful place to stay and so much to do in the area!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well laid out. We all enjoyed sitting around the table at meals, chatting in the living room, and most of all, taking in the fabulous views from the decks. Of course, we also made good use of the hot tub. We found so much to do in the "neighborhood:" Great walks along the beaches and bluffs, lunch and browsing in Duncan Mills, enjoying the majesty of the Redwoods at Armstrong State Preserve and kayaking in the Russian River and a vist to Fort Ross. We are thinking about booking this place for our next reunion because it met our needs so perfectly and there are so many more things to do. Toni mentioned some improvements to the outside area, especially the paths, which are a bit difficult to navigate after dark. All in all a warm and wonderful stay at Casa Panama!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time to update

  • 3 of 5

The views at Casa Panama are truly beautiful. However, the home interior is in dire need of updating. Furniture is worn, mismatched, and the armoire housing the microwave is in danger of the heavy mirrored door falling off. With improvements, it could be nice, but is very overpriced for the condition it is in,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, well-equipped home with spectacular views of the Russian River and Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 2 young children spent a marvelous five days here. Everything about the home and property was exactly as described on VRBO. It was a perfect place for my husband and me to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary with our kids, their spouses, and two young grandsons. We would highly recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Exactly as pictured - just incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Very rarely do you find a rental that meets every expectation - this home is stunning and its location cannot be matched! The #1 greatest thing about this home for our group is that there are ZERO steps, which made it perfect for my 90 year old grandmother. She had a bedroom and bath on the main level and could enjoy the view from the deck or the inside - just perfect! My husband and I stayed downstairs, so we had our own private area and private deck - a very nice living situation for a family vacation when you might need a moment to yourselves every now and again. The upstairs kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything from a little olive oil to a coffee grinder. The owners have made an effort to anticipate your needs.

From this perfect home base (though we didn't want to leave!), we explored many spots - Armstrong Woods, Fort Ross, Sonoma Coast State Park, Goat Rock State Park, and of course we spent a day in Dry Creek Valley doing the wine thing as well. My only advice would be to get your groceries on the way in (Safeway in Guerneville) if you are coming off season, because there were some times we found the food situation a little difficult!

Nothing can surpass the view from this home and we will definitely be back. How often do you get to witness the majestic beauty of the river meeting the sea? Just amazing. My group decided that this was "the trip of a lifetime" and I got all the credit. ;) Thank you so much to the owners for sharing this incredible spot for us - we now have some beautiful family memories thanks to you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Jenner, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Beat the Heat
29 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Beachcomber Bonanza
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Warm Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving Week
23 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Warm Winter
28 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £155.38
Damage Insurance £45.84

Please feel free to call Toni or Geff at (707) 865-2575/ 865-1165 or email to: toni@casapanama.net 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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