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The Sea Sanctuary - Beach Front, Hot Tub, Stunning Newer Home

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Facing the setting sun. Note the hottub on the front deck.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This magnificent custom designed home - The Sea Sanctuary - is situated just a hundred yards from the sand with 180 degree whitewater views. A seal colony can be found 1/2 mile to the south and exceptional tidepooling can be found directly in front of the home. A bike/walking trail runs along the ocean as well. Enjoy a solitary walk along the beach - in fact you could walk for miles and miles in secluded exploration of beach and sandy dunes. Radiant floor heat and a wood-burning fireplace can make this rental extra cozy in the winter. Elevated decks both front and rear allow for enjoyable outdoor living as well. A Jacuzzi-brand hot tub sits on the front deck from which you can watch and listen to the ocean's roar, see the pelicans glide by, and at night watch thousands upon thousands of stars.

To take advantage of the great view, the main living area in the house is on the 2nd floor, including the master bedroom, kitchen, living room and den, all with gorgeous bamboo floors. A 5x7' loft in the living room accessible from a built in ladder is a great place to play a game of cards, relax with a book or have a private conversation. Kids always want to sleep up there on the carpeted floor, and adults sometimes do too! Directly under the loft is the window seat - the most popular spot in the house - where another guest can sleep quite comfortably if desired. The 42' wall-mounted flat screen TV is in a smaller den attached to the living room. The double doors on the den close, keeping the viewing noise from infiltrating the peacefulness of the rest of the house. One or two people can sleep privately on the den's pull-out sofa sectional.

A gourmet custom granite and bamboo kitchen with double oven, All-Clad Cookware, Dishwasher, Kitchen Aid Mixer, and other appliances make cooking or baking a joy for small or larger groups.

Downstairs, you enter through the slate entry area to find a photography gallery/carpeted open yoga/exercise area which includes two futons for yet another sleeping spot. it's also a great place for kids to play if you want them to have their space separate from the rest of the group. The primary downstairs bedroom has a wonderful view facing out to the ocean. The Japanese-style tatami meditation room has been converted to a bedroom with a queen futon topped with a 2 1/2' thick memory foam pad. The room can be easily converted back to a meditation room if preferred.

The Sea Sanctuary is truly a beautiful home which can help to make your vacation by the sea very relaxing and extra memorable.

To sum up, there are many sleeping options:

Upstairs
- Bedroom - king bed
- Den/TV room - Full-size pull-out sofa sleeper - purchased from Macy's but still not the most comfortable
- Fireplace nook off the living room - queen futon and regular couch
- Window seat - comfy sleeping for one
- Loft - 5' x 7' carpeted area can sleep a child or two on the floor

Downstairs
- Bedroom - queen bed
- Tatami Bedroom - queen futon with memory foam
- Exercise/play area - queen futon + single futon

(there is also a nice queen size memory foam mattress topper available - 2 1/2' thick - which can make sleeping on one of the futons a more comfortable experience).

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking indoors please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Tatami Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Lovely traditional japanese sleeping room....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 4 sleep sofa /futon

    Many alternate sleeping options. 3 futons & 1 sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Beautiful room with triple sliding glass door facing ocean....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Downstairs BR with ocean facing view....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), shorter child-size futon (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Futons (3). All queen size beds/futons and the sleeper sofa have additional thick mattress topper for extra comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    dual shower head option, dual copper sinks...moreless

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    copper inset sink, morning sun into the shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    upstairs just off the common area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Piano in living room, tuned regularly.

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Sonos home music system w/multiple zones. Access Rhapsody, Pandora or internet radio. Also iPod dock provided to play your own music...moreless

  • Television:

    42' plasma flatscreen TV + home theater system. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    about 50 films available in home library...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Walk about 100 yards directly in front of the home and your toes will be in the sand. No cliffs to navigate or worry about....moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Nice Crate and Barrel with removable table leaf so table size can be appropriate to your group. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood fireplace. Duraflame logs supplied...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Nice large carpeted space. Some yoga mats provided...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant in-floor heating. Very comfortable....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    front loading...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    very stable internet connection with good speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Raw food catering available. Home made pies available for delivery as well...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stocked by homeowner who loves to cook. Includes rice maker, Vitamix Blender, Kitchen Aid Professional Mixer, Cuisinart. Ask if you have a special need. I may have it here....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well stocked for plates, bowls glasses, wine glasses, serving bowls...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All-Clad cookware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dual Kitchen Aid oven with convection option...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked pantry. Please replace what you use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    upper refrigerator, lower freezer, ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Kitchen Aid 5 burner cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Cuisinart toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and back decks on the 2nd floor. back deck for grilling and morning sun, froint deck for whale spotting, hot tubbing and hanging out in the afternoon sun....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nicer weber charcoal grill with built in work table....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi brand. Well maintained. Faces the ocean. Always kept to enjoyable temperature....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of Summer 2015
Aug 16 - Sep 15, 2015
4 night min stay
$450 $525
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$650

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$475

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$475
$2,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning and hot tub fees $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$15/night/person for groups larger than 6

$120 cleaning fee

$30 hot tub fee

Payment accepted through personal check or Paypal


Cancellation policy:

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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Golf
LIttle River Golf and Tennis
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Purple Rose (mexican food)
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Ward Ave beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Many interests including writing, photography, travel and healthy food preparation. I love spending time in the home myself too. Such a magical place to recharge, gather with people special to me, and stroll the ever changing beach.

Why the Owner Chose Fort Bragg:
I came to this area on a road trip in 1998 and rented a small home just behind the lot where this home is now located. I woke up in the morning and the view included a 'for-sale' sign for this land. I hadn't even been looking to buy something, but it was so beautiful here that I panicked and put in an offer that day. The next day, they accepted my offer and the rest is history. I personally designed the home and actually built it myself too, completing it in 2007. Oh happy day! It is simply a stunning location, very quiet, yet still near to town, endless views to the north and south.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Easy beach access - no cliffs to worry about slipping down. About 100 yards or so outside the front door and you are in the sand. The house is very well stocked and maintained as the owner lives in the home for part of the year. Discounts available for horseback riding at local stable, and sea kayaking. Ask owner for info or see postings in kitchen of home upon arrival.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Facing the setting sun.  Note the hottub on the front deck.

    Facing the setting sun. Note the hottub on the front deck.

  • Great room w/ piano, window seat, dining table, fireplace, 180 degree ocean view

    Great room w/ piano, window seat, dining table, fireplace, 180 degree ocean view

  • Conversation nook just off living room can serve as additional sleeping space.

    Conversation nook just off living room can serve as additional sleeping space.

  • Enjoy the hottub from the large front deck, giving thanks to the setting sun.

    Enjoy the hottub from the large front deck, giving thanks to the setting sun.

  • Upstairs bedroom with fabulous views and access to front deck.

    Upstairs bedroom with fabulous views and access to front deck.

  • Tatami Bedroom can be converted to meditation room if preferred.

    Tatami Bedroom can be converted to meditation room if preferred.

  • Large donstairs exercise area / photography gallery with 2 futons for sleeping

    Large donstairs exercise area / photography gallery with 2 futons for sleeping

  • Small carpeted loft above living room has great views.  Kids love it up here.

    Small carpeted loft above living room has great views. Kids love it up here.

  • Home seen from the water's edge.  A short stroll through dunes and you're there.

    Home seen from the water's edge. A short stroll through dunes and you're there.

  • The cooks can enjoy the view from the kitchen.  Loft at top accessible by ladder

    The cooks can enjoy the view from the kitchen. Loft at top accessible by ladder

  • TV room / Den with pull-out sectional sleeper, 42' flat screen with home theater

    TV room / Den with pull-out sectional sleeper, 42' flat screen with home theater

  • Gourmet kitchen for fabulous meals w/ raised bar, bamboo cabinetry, and granite

    Gourmet kitchen for fabulous meals w/ raised bar, bamboo cabinetry, and granite

  • Downstairs bedroom, also with lovely ocean views.

    Downstairs bedroom, also with lovely ocean views.

  • Tatami bedroom can convert to meditation room if preferred.

    Tatami bedroom can convert to meditation room if preferred.

  • Spacious 2nd deck in rear of the house - great for morning sun and grilling.

    Spacious 2nd deck in rear of the house - great for morning sun and grilling.

  • This home away from home is called The Sea Sanctuary.  Truly a peaceful retreat.

    This home away from home is called The Sea Sanctuary. Truly a peaceful retreat.

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 07/08/2015
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