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Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views

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Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this gorgeous home known as Vista Del Mar

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this stunning home – just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge -- to be a reflection of our soul’s connection with heaven and earth. Uniquely situated on one of the most spectacular Pacific coast bluff sites, Vista Del Mar (“View of the Sea”) boasts broad, unobstructed white and blue water ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen and all three bedrooms. Absorb the powerful force of the waves against the black rocks…feel (and smell) the ocean breeze on your face…this is The Sea Ranch at its absolute best.

Recently remodeled, Vista Del Mar features an elegant open floor plan with soaring exposed-beam ceilings and warm wood detailing throughout. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s a short 10-minute walk to the Ohlson Recreation Center and beach where you can swim, play tennis and enjoy a relaxing sauna.

Musicians love taking in our glorious seaside sunset view while playing the Steinway Baby Grand piano – and everyone enjoys the comfy window seats, cozy fireplace and wood-burning stove. Movie fans can curl up in front of the large flat-screen TV (with DirectTV satellite) enhanced by the dramatic surround sound experience of our Bose Acoustimass entertainment center. And those that can’t entirely escape the outside world will appreciate the free nationwide phone service.

The chef(s) in your group will flip over the large, well-equipped gourmet kitchen with its exquisite Honduran Mahogany cabinetry. Grill masters and BBQ mavens always appreciate our high-quality, outdoor grill (with direct propane connection). Overlooking the crashing ocean waves, the spacious 1600 sq. foot deck gives everyone plenty of space to relax and unwind in our classic Adirondack deck chairs. If you visit in spring or late fall, keep your eyes peeled for seasonal migrating whales. After dinner, why not gaze at the moon in the star-filled sky while enjoying a relaxing soak in our new 50-jet spa tub (which can be closed off for complete privacy).

With its spacious 2400 square feet, Vista Del Mar’s three bedrooms and a loft offer comfortable sleeping for eight adults. The home’s warm, welcoming ambiance – complemented by tasteful furnishings – creates the perfect escape for relaxation and enjoyment of nature’s beauty. Bed linens and towels are available upon request. Please inquire about children under the age of 12.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Catering Available. Oceanfront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Time
Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2015
4 night min stay
$650
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$650
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please be advised that we charge a deposit for your stay in addition to a 9% Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax, 2% Sonoma County Business Improvement Assessment & 3.5% Sea Ranch Association Assessment.


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Location

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    Stengel Beach View on map

    Our very private beach offers a gorgeous delicate waterfall as wekk as wind-sheltered picnicking

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    Ohlson Recreation Center View on map

    Has a large outdoor heated pool. Specific times are set a side for lap and aquatic exercise leaving other times for open swimming. This facility has saunas and 3 tennis courts. There is also a half-court basketball and volley ball court. (guests are asked to bring their own sports equipment as it is not provided.)

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    Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant View on map

    The Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant is the recipient of several awards including the Sonoma County Stars - Four Star Restaurant Award in recognition for an exceptional selection of Sonoma County wines, the Wine Spectator Award and the 2008 Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction, given for dedication to delivering the most wine friendly experience.

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    Sea Ranch Golf Links View on map

    American Express Magazine Travel and Leisure "Journey to the Garden of Youth" by Sports Illustratred golf writer John Garrity: "....on the sixth fairway of the Sea Ranch Golf Links, I saw the light. Don't ask me why the sixth fairway. I loved this unpretentious golf course from the moment I pulled into the parking lot and looked past the golf shop at a meadow riven with stands of twisted cypress and bishop pine. Braced by a freshening wind, I went off alone. As I walked up the second fairway, the sun broke out of the clouds. On the third hole, a woodland par three, I hit a six iron over the heads of deer grazing at the end of the tee box. But it was on the sixth, a windswept par five dogleg around

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    Walk-On Beach View on map

    The smell of cypress and sea spray, surround sound of waves crashing, transfixing views of waves breaking on Walk On Beach

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    The Hot Spot View on map

    The "Hot Spot" is here on the Gualala River and legend has it that it was given it's moniker by Jack London (The Call of the Wild, White Fang, Sea Wolf, et al) who considered it to be one of the finest fishing holes in the entire world. It is fun to speculate as to how much of this area fed Jack's imagination when the novels were gestating in his noggin. Today, the Hot Spot is an excellent place for a family picnic (complete with classic picnic tables in sylvan setting). If you bring children with you, maybe you should suggest that they read London before they arrive. It might make their experience a bit different from the usual television driven imagination of today's youth. Who knows, they might even%

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    Annapolis Winery View on map

    The Annapolis Winery, owned by the Scalabrini family, has been making wine in their own small vineyard since the 1980s. The family is involved in every phase of the business and they are passionate about making the very best wine possible. They eschew advertising hype as vigorously as they avoid unnatural pesticides. Their vineyard is petite and they do not make a great volume of wine, but what they do make is excellent.

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    Adventure Rents View on map

    Adventure Rents canoe and kayak livery is a full service river outfitting company offering delightful boating experiences on the Gualala River to people of all levels of ability. They provide self-guided rentals in top of the line watercraft; single and tandem kayaks and canoes, for up to a 2-hour paddle, a 2-4 hr. ‘half day’ tour for time to picnic, swim and explore or a full day river adventure. We welcome individuals to large groups of all ages and skill levels, including young children.

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    The Arena Theater View on map

    Arena Theater is a 1928-vintage vaudeville theater and film palace, restored in 1996 to an Art Deco style, state-of-the-art entertainment venue with generous support from local artisans and financial donations. Arena Theater Association is an all-volunteer community, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that maintains Arena Theater and brings live performances and artists to the stage of this Mendocino Coast venue. Situated on Highway One in downtown Point Arena, California's smallest city, Arena Theater operates every day of the year. The anchor of the theater is the Arena Cinema, which shows first run movies.

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    Fort Ross State Historic Park View on map

    Fort Ross was a thriving Russian-American Company settlement from 1812 to 1841. This commercial company chartered by Russia's tsarist government controlled all Russian exploration, trade and settlement in the North Pacific, and established permanent settlements in Alaska and California. Fort Ross was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, and was established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. It was the site of California's first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record California's cultural and natural history. Fort Ross was a successfully functioning multi-cultural settlement for some thirty years. Settlers included Russians, Native Alaskans and Californians,

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    Point Arena Lighthouse View on map

    Point Arena Historical District on The Magnificent Mendocino Coast is home to one of the tallest lighthouse towers in the west. Dramatically perched on a narrow peninsula, the Point Arena Lighthouse Tower is 115 ft. high. Erected in 1870, destroyed by the 1906 earthquake, and rebuilt the following year, it was the first lighthouse to be made of steel and concrete. The California Cultural Historic Endowment was a major player in making the recent reconstruction of the lighthouse tower possible, as well as a small grant from Mendocino Community Foundation, and many Matching Funds from years of fundraising through the Save the Light campaign. We wish to thank everyone for the incredible support we have received from all of the small commun

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    Gualala Arts Center View on map

    This multi-million-dollar cultural facility in the little community of Gualala on the Northern California coast is home to art exhibitions, performing arts and community events of Mendocino and Sonoma counties. The facility is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and most weekends from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. Please see the current calendar of events or call (707) 884-1138 for information about exhibits, musical and theatrical events and classes.

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    Sea Ranch Chapel View on map

    Experience the beauty and serenity of The Sea Ranch Chapel a non-denominational sanctuary for prayer, meditation, and spiritual renewal.The Chapel is maintained for the use and enjoyment of the public by the non-profit Sea Ranch Chapel Foundation. Funding for Chapel operations depends on donations and special events fees, as well as income produced by the original endowment.

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    Bones Roadhouse View on map

    BBQ lovers, put this place on your list! A visit to Bones is worth the drive to Gualala. The meat is smoked for 12 hours and is so delicious, it's kind of random that Bones is in this tiny town. Bones needs to come to SF! Their meats are served with mild and spicy bbq sauces, but really the meat has so much smoky flavorfulness, it stands on its own.

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    Twofish Baking Company View on map

    In August 2003 we Twofish Baking Company opened their doors, an artisan bakery on the Sonoma Coast at The Sea Ranch. Their goal was to bring high-quality baked goods, drinks, and lunch items to North Coast residents and visitors. Everything on our menu is handmade daily on the premises using fresh ingredients. They begin their day at 2:30 am when they start readying their artisan breads and pastries for their customers. While they are serving breakfast, they are also pulling bread out of the oven and preparing for lunch–making salads, sandwiches, and soups.

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    The Dining Room at St Orres View on map

    "Every year one meal transcends all others and becomes the standard by which all others are judged. More often than not, that meal is at St. Orres... This is easily the best restaurant on the Sonoma Coast." Randolph Wolf, Sonoma Style Magazine

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    Trinks Cafe View on map

    Trinks was established in Gualala in 2003 by restaurateur Kathleen Woodward. The friendly atmosphere is known by Gualalans (locals) and visitors alike as a place to meet friends, sip on a cup of cappuccino or espresso, enjoy a delectable snack or have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking view of the north coast. Everything is prepared with love using the finest of ingredients incorporating an ensemble of local, seasonal and organic products whenever possible. (Yes the "mom's turkey" is really Mom's homemade cranberry sauce!) Locals gather to enjoy a cup of aromatic Flying Goat Specialty Roast Coffee from a local roasting house in nearby ealdsburg, or treat themselves with a cone of freshly made gelato by Gelati Pa

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    Gualala Point Regional Park View on map

    The 195 acre park has open meadows mixed with coastal forest. The park contains a campground, trail system, Visitors Center, coastal vistas, and sandy beaches. The park is located adjacent to the Gualala River, which offers limited seasonal fishing. Please check current regulations. Gualala Point Park is popular with day hikers, picnickers and also offers a beautiful setting for small weddings. For information call (707) 785-2377. The campground is situated among the majestic redwood trees and is adjacent to the Gualala River. Camping and reservation information. The Visitors Center is hosted by volunteers and has outstanding displays of early California History, information regarding Native Americans, and the turn of the century logging in

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    Upper Crust Pizzeria View on map

    Simply the best pizza...with excellent crust. After you order go next door to the Gualala Hotel bar for a glass of wine while our pie cooks. Then take it home and enjoy.

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    Franny's Cup & Saucer View on map

    "This tiny bakery is done up in pink and turquoise like an up-market cupcake. With the help of her mother, Barbara -- who used to run the bakery and worked at Chez Panisse years ago -- Franny Burkey conjures up delicate breakfast pastries and desserts, including the Sarah Bernhardt cookie with a coconut macaroon base and chocolate ganache." -Stacy Finz, San Francisco Chronicle

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    One Eyed Jack's Picnic Area & Playground View on map

    One-Eyed Jacks has a playground and trail to the beach in addition to the picnic area with barbeques

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    Del Mar Recreation Center View on map

    Has a large outdoor heated pool. Specific times are set a side for lap and aquatic exercise leaving other times for open swimming. This facility has saunas and 2 tennis courts

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    Moonraker Recreation Center View on map

    Small outdoor heated pool. Specific times are set a side for lap and aquatic exercise leaving other times for open swimming. This facility has saunas and a tennis court.

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Car: Recommended

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, kayaking, basketball court, restaurants, boating, hiking, shopping, rafting, mountain biking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1968

About the owner: We’re proud to be the second generation in our family to own this beautiful home – and we've created countless warm holiday memories here. When the opportunity presented itself to assume sole ownership, it was truly a dream come true. Because Vista Del Mar was originally designed and lived in as the family’s year-round residence, we realized we didn't want our beloved house sitting idle in between our own getaways to Sea Ranch (we now reside on the San Francisco peninsula). And, as it turns out, making Vista Del Mar available to responsible families and/or couples as a vacation rental was the way to go.

Why the Owner Chose Sea Ranch:
The land was purchased when Sea Ranch first sprang up as a community (way back in the late 60’s when there were only dirt roads). Being pioneers in this new town, our family was able to select the cream of the crop from all the available lots. Knowing that an ocean-front home – with steps-away access to a secluded beach – was on everyone’s wish list, the unique lot on which Vista Del Mar now sits became part of the family. Speaking of family, our guests often comment how “luxuriously inviting” it feels to stay with us. One main reason is this home wasn't built to be a part-time, weekend getaway house. From day one, the family was committed to designing a home to be enjoyed as their personal residence.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There truly is nothing like Vista Del Mar in all of Sea Ranch. With comfortable sleeping space for eight adults, every room in our 3,000+ sq. foot home has an unobstructed ocean view. The large, well-equipped kitchen is a cooks’ dream, the rec room has a foosball table and there’s even a reading library and stocked games closet. Or just relax in front of the 46” HDTV (with 230+ channels). As far as music goes, we have an amazing Bose Acoustimass 10-speaker sound system – as well as a baby grand piano in the main living area that overlooks the ocean. Step outside and enjoy the 1,600 sq. foot deck (with a BBQ wired into home’s gas line) and a private ocean-view spa. You’re only 50 feet away from the ocean bluffs where you can explore the secluded beach directly below. Vista Del Mar offers a tranquil getaway and convenient access to the best part of the California coast. We know that you will come to love Sea Ranch just as our family has.


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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this gorgeous home
known as Vista Del Mar

    Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this gorgeous home known as Vista Del Mar

  • The spacious 1,600 sq. foot deck has room for everyone to stretch out and relax.

    The spacious 1,600 sq. foot deck has room for everyone to stretch out and relax.

  • Musicians love the ocean views from the Steinway baby grand piano.

    Musicians love the ocean views from the Steinway baby grand piano.

  • The living room features both a fireplace and a cozy wood-burning stove.

    The living room features both a fireplace and a cozy wood-burning stove.

  • Enjoy spectacular ocean bluff views from the enormous master bedroom.

    Enjoy spectacular ocean bluff views from the enormous master bedroom.

  • Even the spacious master bath is impressive with Honduran mahogany cabinetry.

    Even the spacious master bath is impressive with Honduran mahogany cabinetry.

  • Even the guest bathroom’s shower features stunning ocean views!

    Even the guest bathroom’s shower features stunning ocean views!

  • Even the loft boasts unobstructed, panoramic white- and blue-water ocean views.

    Even the loft boasts unobstructed, panoramic white- and blue-water ocean views.

  • No one leaves Vista Del Mar without lifelong memories of our wildlife.

    No one leaves Vista Del Mar without lifelong memories of our wildlife.

  • For evenings spent gazing up at the night sky, Sea Ranch is the place to be.

    For evenings spent gazing up at the night sky, Sea Ranch is the place to be.

  • At Vista Del Mar, you have time to relax and unwind in this natural paradise.

    At Vista Del Mar, you have time to relax and unwind in this natural paradise.

  • Nature’s amazing wonders surround you at Vista Del Mar – on land, sea and sky.

    Nature’s amazing wonders surround you at Vista Del Mar – on land, sea and sky.

  • This inviting home is conveniently designed on a single level

    This inviting home is conveniently designed on a single level

  • On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac Just a Ten Minute Walk to Swimming, Sauna and Tennis

    On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac Just a Ten Minute Walk to Swimming, Sauna and Tennis

  • Relax in front of the flat-screen TV
and Bose Acoustimass Entertainment Center.

    Relax in front of the flat-screen TV and Bose Acoustimass Entertainment Center.

  • Your group’s chef(s) will love the spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

    Your group’s chef(s) will love the spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

  • Step outside the master bedroom onto the large ocean-view deck.

    Step outside the master bedroom onto the large ocean-view deck.

  • 2nd guest bedroom boasts sparkling blue-water ocean views and a private patio.

    2nd guest bedroom boasts sparkling blue-water ocean views and a private patio.

  • You can’t top this magnificent view of The Sea Ranch from the 1st guest bedroom.

    You can’t top this magnificent view of The Sea Ranch from the 1st guest bedroom.

  • Soak in the 50-jet spa hot tub while
looking for whales (spring and late fall).

    Soak in the 50-jet spa hot tub while looking for whales (spring and late fall).

  • One of The Sea Ranch’s favorite beaches is right below Vista Del Mar.

    One of The Sea Ranch’s favorite beaches is right below Vista Del Mar.

  • Who wouldn’t love seal watching from Vista Del Mar’s bluff?

    Who wouldn’t love seal watching from Vista Del Mar’s bluff?

  • Adirondack chairs offer prime viewing for catching the harbor seals pupping!

    Adirondack chairs offer prime viewing for catching the harbor seals pupping!

  • Guests find countless ways to connect with nature while at Vista Del Mar.

    Guests find countless ways to connect with nature while at Vista Del Mar.

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