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'Shiosai' - Luxury Oceanfront - 180 Degree White Water View!

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Shiosai - pronounced: She - O - Sigh

- Shiosai means excitement at the ebb and flow of the tide
- Often translated as: 'sound of the waves'

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Let the ocean lull you to sleep under a canopy of stars - The ideal get-away for the creative artist or writer – just steps away from Cooks Beach. A simply spectacular house designed by Ralph Matheson with a view from every room.

This two-bedroom, two-bath, home has floor-to-ceiling, glass cornered windows that bring white-water views of the ocean, Cook’s Beach and The Fishrocks into every room. An arched skylight the entire length of the structure fills the home with light and gives new meaning to sleeping under the stars (and the moon) at night.

The master suite offers a full bath and dressing room with walk-in closet and glass block shower. The kitchen features a large breakfast bar, gas-stove, all built-in appliances and imported German cabinets. It opens out to the dining and living rooms allowing for an ideal open entertainment area featuring custom Italian designed furniture. Radiant floor heating provides the ultimate in comfort. A wood-burning fireplace in the sunken living room and a wood-burning stove in the master bedroom provide ambiance and warmth for the cool nights on the coast. A full guest bedroom suite with full-bath on the second level provides personal privacy away from the main floor. The detached office/studio/game room allows space and privacy away from the living quarters while over-looking the ocean and open space. A 2-person hot-tub tucked in a cozy corner of the deck provides an ideal way to watch the moon rise and finish out a day of creative writing, sculpting or painting. A full double garage, enclosed decks and entry complete the package.

1.65 acres in the heart of the “banana belt” located midway between Gualala and Anchor Bay. Within 2 miles of 3 grocery stores, a gym, restaurants, shops and within 15 minutes from the Point Arena movie house. On an island of land between Coast Hwy 1 and Old State Hwy, it offers breathtaking views of Cook’s Beach, Bourn’s Landing and The Fishrocks.

- Shio the extension of waves in Japanese: waves, wave sounds, smell of sea wind
- Sai reminds one of the excitement people feel when they stay with a lover. Or get excited
for something good.
- Therefore, we imagine from Shiosai: beautiful sea, wind, excitement to stay with loved ones

Wine Country:
- On your way to or from Shiosai, be sure to visit Sonoma County Wine country: Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Healdsburg.
- Some of our favorites: Mueller, Amphora, Skewis.
- Visit: wineroad . com website for maps and links to wineries

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults only, please....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    An eclectic mix of DVDs including some popular TV shows. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our home is located to enable a view of the waves crashing onto the beach, yet without the ability of anyone on the beach to see into the home - privacy with fabulous sights and sounds of the ocean....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A two minute walk to a beautiful cove with wide beach where you can sunbathe, read, check out tidal pools, and jump in for a brisk feel of the oh-so-powerful Pacific. Don't ever turn your back on it!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic 180 degree view of the Pacific and Fish Rock. Sunsets 360 days of the year. Perfect perch for whale watching and seeing Pelicans and Osprey dive for fish. Or just stare at the horizon....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Within minutes walk to Cook's Beach - a beautiful beach cove. Listen to waves crash onto rocks and echo in caves as you fall asleep each night. Watch whales spout as they migrate north and south during the year. Check out the tidal pools at low tide - star fish, anemone, and more. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    In Living Room and Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Basic Pulley System in Studio...moreless

  • Garage
  • Telephone:

    Telephone: This is for local calls only. We recommend that you bring a phone card for long-distance calls. The only cell phone carrier that gets reception is Verizon currently....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    In sunken living room...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In master bedroom...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Grinder Available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    With deck chairs as well as a dining table, chairs and umbrella....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 8 traveler reviews
1-4 people - adults only (2-night minimum; linens and cleaning included)
2 people/2 days: $320/night = $640  4 people: $390/night =$780
2 people/3 day w/e:  $ 960          4 people: $1170
2 people/5 day week: $1440          4 people: $1950
2 people/7 day week: $1920          4 people: $2535
Minimum stay requirements of 3 days for holiday weekends
$300 Refundable Security Deposit
11% Occupancy Tax

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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66 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa Charles Schultz Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sea Ranch Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St. Orres
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cooks Beach

Car: Necessary

Our home, while privately situated, is located conveniently between the little towns of Gualala and Anchor Bay. Both towns have grocery stores stocked with standard and high-end goods, as well as multiple restaurant options, with St. Orres a 5 minute walk away. There is a gym in Gualala. The Robert Muir Graves links style Sea Ranch golf course is 15 minutes drive away from the house as is the public Sea Ranch coastal trail.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We fell in love with California's northern coastline and Shiosai the moment we saw it - it has been our dream house providing us a zen-like escape! We are busy Silicon Valley executives and this is how we rejuvenate ourselves when we are able to get away to Shiosai. We do love to share our special place and enjoy hearing back from our guests and what they take away from it - welcome!

Why the Owner Chose Gualala:
Gualala means 'where the river meets the ocean' = an American Indian name. An old logging town, and 2 miles from Sea Ranch, Gualala offers the wonders of nature (whale watching, deer, foxes, osprey, vulture buzzards, bobcats) together with other sporting fun (golf, river kayaking, surfing). It is an artist enclave with some very special restaurants (St. Orrs). The friendly and creative residents of Gualala complete the picture. There is nothing more one could ask for!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
An unobstructed white-water view of the Pacific ocean and Cook's beach. Spectacular sunsets. Osprey flying over the house with their daily catch. Spouting whales in the distance. A deer with her babies. A mesmerizing full moon over the water. Millions of stars right over your bed lighting up the night through the barrel skylight which runs through the full length of the home. What one of our guests said 'what every couple in love should experience. . . .'

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Speaks: english

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  • View from every room of Fish Rocks: for more pix click on PICASA link below

    View from every room of Fish Rocks: for more pix click on PICASA link below

  • Entrance to home

    Entrance to home

  • View from Master Bedroom:  for more pix click on PICASA link below

    View from Master Bedroom: for more pix click on PICASA link below

  • Master spa bath

    Master spa bath

  • Approaching Shiosai: for more pix click on PICASA link below

    Approaching Shiosai: for more pix click on PICASA link below

  • House of Light:  for more pix click on PICASA link below

    House of Light: for more pix click on PICASA link below

  • Kitchen


VRBO #264451

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 30, 2015

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(415) 734-8124 (California, USA)

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