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Oceanfront Gem w/ Stunning Panorama, Goat Rock SB

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Goat Rock House sits on a bluff along the Sonoma Coast and is uniquely located inside Goat Rock Beach Park, more than one mile west of Highway 1. Our house is about 1 hour and 45 minute drive (73 miles) north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge; 4 miles south of Jenner; 10 miles north of Bodega Bay; and only 5 minutes south of the Russian River Bridge. As you drive down the winding road and rock formations towards the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Russian River, you know that you have arrived at a special place. Our house is one of a small handful of homes that are grandfathered in the State Park and blessed by the park's sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean and status as a natural reserve. The 3-bedroom house fronts a small road on a spectacula...The Goat Rock House sits on a bluff along the Sonoma Coast and is uniquely located inside Goat Rock Beach Park, more than one mile west of Highway 1. Our house is about 1 hour and 45 minute drive (73 miles) north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge; 4 miles south of Jenner; 10 miles north of Bodega Bay; and only 5 minutes south of the Russian River Bridge. As you drive down the winding road and rock formations towards the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Russian River, you know that you have arrived at a special place. Our house is one of a small handful of homes that are grandfathered in the State Park and blessed by the park's sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean and status as a natural reserve. The 3-bedroom house fronts a small road on a spectacular 1 acre oceanfront lot. As you enter the driveway, you will be struck by the sense of privacy offered by the Cypress and Pine trees that border the land. From the living room and kitchen windows, enjoy an exclusive front-row seat and 180 degree view of Arch Rock – the dramatic rock formation that photographers frequently use to typify the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. As you turn to the southern, western, and northern windows, you will be mesmerized by the park's surroundings, its peacefulness, and the signature of Goat Rock that endears visitors year round, the incredible panoramic views of the Pacific coastline. With the Pacific Ocean and Russian River at its base, this house and its surroundings have something for everyone. Relish a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the deck, enjoy the tranquility offered by the ocean's panorama or revel in the activities offered by the park's rugged trails, beaches, and river terrains. The house is within walking distance to two beaches directly below: (1) Blind Beach where the Kortum Trail begins and (2) Goat Rock Beach as defined by the isthmus and the mouth of the Russian River. We are less than an hour's drive to the award winning Pinot Noir vineyards of the Russian River back country, the new appellation of Fort Ross, and the town of Healdsburg. Whether you choose to do a little or a lot, you will find yourself coming back to Goat Rock. AMENITIES This 1,000 square feet home has an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. The house can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. State-certified well water (very drinkable) is trucked to the house for storage and use. All rooms are situated on a single level. There is a wrap-around deck that surrounds all four sides of the house with a nice short ramp provided for those guests who are walking-challenged or wheelchair-reliant. The house has tile flooring throughout and furnished with craftsman-style décor and a blend of modern. The kitchen is fully equipped, with commercial faucet and gas stove. New counter-height dining table and waterfall seats ideal for staring at the ocean. The beds and pillows are covered by quality linens and allergen-proof liners. Gas BBQ and bar-height tables on the deck. Complimentary load of firewood for use in the large, brick fireplace for times when the coast is foggy, cold, and windy. Enjoy complimentary use of TWO tandem kayaks, each large enough to hold 2 people and a small dog or child. Enjoy bird-watching, canoeing, and fishing (upriver from Russian River Bridge). October begins the small Steelhead run; November begins the larger Steelhead run that would continue to April. From mid November through April begins the whale migration to the south. WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES (INSIDE PARK) The Goat Rock State Park is located more than a mile west of Highway 1, far from the glare of ambient lights, and separated from the small town of nearby Jenner by both the Russian River estuary and the Goat Hill peninsula. As a result, on a clear night, the house offers some of the darkest night skies and unbelievable opportunities for star gazing and night photography. Besides its two beaches, the Goat Rock State Park offers many miles of walking trails, including the Kortum Trail and the western section of the Pomo Canyon Trail. These trails lead you to ocean vistas, wind-swept grasslands, wild life and faunas. The unique rock formations along the Kortum Trail near the park's entrance are used by rock climbers for a wide variety of climbing challenges. The Park has also earned the distinction as a wildlife refuge -- home to a variety of migrating birds and, between mid-February and August, a colony of quiet, state-protected harbor seals and their nurseries. During weekends, the small road in front of the house can be popular as visitors drive to the estuary. When the park closes at sunset, relish the privacy that only a state park preserve can provide. Turn off the lights, step onto the front deck and hear the roar of the ocean below. On a clear night, see the shimmers of a dark night sky stretch across the ocean's horizon.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This was a perfect place for getting out of the heat from the central valley and only about two hours away. We saw lots of deer, pelicans, seals, and even an otter, with the beach and Russian River only a short walk away. The kitchen...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Navigate797412
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We staged a small family reunion at this wonderful Goat Rock home. The house was set up perfect for us. The kitchen, dining, and living room are a great room floor plan which worked great with all the chefs in our family. We tend to...More

Date of stay: February 2017
2  Thank Relax674875
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

the views from the front of the house and deck are absolutely outstandingly the most beautiful views any were around the hole area,every time I left to walk the awesome beaches, or kayak the gorgeous river estuary I longed to be back at the very...More

Date of stay: May 2017
2  Thank Roy Charles P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place is everything we had hoped for. The house itself it very comfortable, clean and perfectly set up for the surroundings which are amazing. there is simply not a better location for a house with an ocean view. The owners are super nice and...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank Rick S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a great house in an amazing location above Bodega Bay and 5 minutes from the Russian River and the town of Jenner. From the time we made our reservation Megan kept in constant contact with us by e-mail providing us with the logistics...More

Date of stay: November 2016
3  Thank Greg M
About the Owner
Dave and Megan H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE PARK Outside of the Park, you are 5-mins drive from the Willow Pass Trail; 15-mins drive from the start of the Pomo Canyon Trail; 20-mins drive from the trails at Bodega Head and also, to the newly constructed Bird Walk Trail in Bodega Bay; 35 mins from the start of the advanced bike ride up King Ridge Road, and 40-mins from the Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve in Guerneville. For the northern coast of California, expect unpredictable weather during certain times of the year (especially spring and summer), when the coast can have 30F degree drop in temperature within a day. On days like this, we recommend that guests explore inland, where temperatures can be 10 to 15F degrees warmer. The house is about 30-mins drive from zipline activities in a redwood valley...
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