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Need a break from the hectic pace? Jenner, CA. ...It's close to home and a world away... The Wine Country is just up the Russian River Valley. Enjoy it all; River, Estuary, Ocean, Wine Country & Redwoods. A quiet time has returned to the coast...the waves of fall and winter are building, grapes hang mature on the vines, beaches are quiet. December and January are prime booking months for fun, relaxation and repose while enjoying the serene majesty of the Sonoma Coast and Wine Country. 
The whale migration south, from the arctic, begins in January. In February the Ospreys return, migrating north from Chile. In March and April the whales begin their migration north again.

Upcoming 2018 Federal Holidays and Three Nights Getaways:
Monday, Dec 25th, Christmas Day
Monday, January 1, New Years Day
Monday, January 15th, Martin Luther King Birthday
Monday, February 19th, Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 28, Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, September 3, Labor Day
Monday, October 8, Columbus Day
Monday, November 12, Veterans Day

Plan Birthdays, Holidays, Romantic Getaways, Honeymoons, Your Anniversary, Wine Tasting Tours, Retreats, Vacations, Quiet Down Time, Celebrations of Life! Lose Your Mind. Come To Your Senses. Be Good To Yourselves. Select Your Dates Now For Jenner Vacation Homes.

Explore SONOMA COAST beautiful beaches and estuary in Jenner. Book your get-away today.

Jenner, California

Goat Rock Beach, Jenner, CA

Mouth of The Russian River and Harbor Seal Herd, Jenner, Ca

(Taken at Jenner Beach)

(Taken at Jenner Beach)

Whale watching

Sonoma Coast

Amazing views

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Good Times, Good Wines & Good Memories Prime time for quiet beaches, hiking, kayaking, touring the wine country and just relaxing in the fresh coastal air.  Book your Dates Now!
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The Sonoma Coast

The Russian River estuary and Pacific Ocean are full of wildlife. Come and enjoy yourselves. Bring, or, rent kayaks, hike magnificent trails, tour the wine country inland and visit the giant redwoods. See brilliant stars and moon cycles.

Enjoy The River's End Restaurant ***** Cafe Aquatica , right on the Russian River ***** The Russia House offers a very tasty and unique dining experience as well as regular formal discussions of interesting and varied topics. *****

Thar She Blows!

The Grey Whale Migration.

Grey Whale migration south begins in January. The whales begin their journey at their summer feeding grounds off Arctic waters of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. They travel down along the Pacific Coast to their winter calving lagoons off Baja California, Mexico.

In March the whales migrate north, with their young, along the Sonoma Coast with the mothers and their calves even closer to shore for protection.

Perfect choices for ...

Romance, Birthdays, Holidays, Honeymoons, Your Anniversary, Wine Tasting Getaways, Retreats, Vacations, Celebrations of Life!

Visit ...

Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Awesome Giant Redwoods, Sonoma & Napa Wine Country

Explore Things to Do

1.5 hours to beautiful San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bay Area's Popular Year-Round Destination.

Take it all in ...

Relaxation is the greatest luxury of all. We offer exceptional Oceanfront, Ocean, River, Redwood View Vacation Homes.

National Geographic Traveler "Sonoma: A Best in the World Destination"

Coastal Living Magazine "#1 Best Coastal Road Trip", Russian River Valley, Redwoods, Wine Country and The Sonoma Coast

Hike in the 5,680 Acre Jenner Headlands!

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Protected lands, 5,680 acres, above and around Jenner, CA

Jenner California is a quiet, peaceful village along the river with broad ocean and river views. Here, one can truly relax and enjoy the setting, the scenery and loved ones.

On the Sonoma coast you can enjoy dramatic cliff dominated beaches with miles of easy walking, ocean breezes, sights, sounds, fresh sea air, crashing waves and tide pooling.

Enjoy the Russian River estuary, teeming with wildlife. The kayaking is superb for easy quiet paddling and nature study. Nearby await award winning golf courses, additional miles of fantastic scenic hiking, beach walking and unforgettable, magnificent starry nights.

From your Jenner Vacation Rental on the Sonoma Coast, tour the nearby Sonoma & Napa Wine Country. Experience the Serene, Majestic Beauty of Giant Redwoods at Armstrong Woods, up-river a few miles. From Jenner by the Sea, vacationers will enjoy very best of Sonoma and Napa and the Bay Area.

Our Jenner vacation rentals are located 1.5 - 2.0 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Celestial Events and Moon Phases for 2017

December 3 - Full Moon, Supermoon.

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. This is also the only supermoon for 2017. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.

December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower.

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The waning crescent moon will be no match for the Geminids this year. The skies should still be dark enough for an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

December 18 - New Moon.

The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 06:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

December 21 - December Solstice.

The December solstice occurs at 16:28 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

December 21, 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower.

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for optimal observing. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.