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Avalon - a Little Bit of Magic on the Sea Ranch

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Privacy - We are on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac at the most northern end of Sea Ranch on almost an acre of land, surrounded by golf course, commons and State Park.

Ocean Views - From almost every corner of the house, the beauty and serenity that is Sea Ranch fills your eyes and spirit. We placed our furniture and designed our cottage to take full advantage of the view that we are so lucky to have. We have unimpeded sweeping blue water views of the ocean as we are on a bit of a knoll across from the golf course. In the evening, as sunset colors everything and the ocean turns grey then blue then some shade without a name, the blackbirds will often “dance” over the empty fields in front of us. It is quite a sight.

Comfort (sleeping & napping) - We have done quite a bit of renting ourselves and for us the beds have to be inviting and revitalized frequently. We provide high quality sheets on high quality mattress on all four beds. Our down filled couch is renowned for slipping on to for a lovely nap in the late afternoon. While the 4th bed is in a “loft” our loft has a very private area for the bed. We get comments from renters who have kids that the kids love it as it gives them a sense of privacy yet they aren't to far away from the family.

Cooking & Dining - We love to cook & eat. Our kitchen is fully stocked, knives sharpened and a gas stove at the ready for wonderful meals eaten at our well loved “old wood” table. We’ve had dinners of 12 at that table over the years, enjoying the food and company and incredible views. There are 2 really good groceries stores in Gualala and a wonderful health food store in Anchor Bay, about 15 minutes away. Several good restaurants and 2 killer bakeries within a 10 minute drive.

Weather - Sea Ranch is in the “banana belt” of the coast. It can be sunny there when it is foggy in other areas. When the fog does come in and we want the sun, it is a short ride to a hike along the ridge or sunny day splashing at the “hot spot” on the Gualala River.

Activities - There are maps to all the different areas at the house
Walking - you can’t beat the bluff trail for beautiful views. You can walk for miles along the well marked trails.
Beach - we’ve got a beach for everyone, some with thundering waves, some for wading.
River - the Gualala is minutes away - kayaking, swimming, fishing.
Biking - the roads are quiet & well maintained on The Sea Ranch - our young grandchildren find it a great place to bike, especially the meadow land on the westside. The seasoned cyclists among us find enough challenge on the hills to the east to satisfy their biking spirit.
Swimming pools - two heated pools within easy driving distance. One of them is a short 10 minute cycle away.
Tennis courts
Reading - we have a full library.
Hot tubbing
Whale & animal watching - the deer are so entertaining, small herds cross our land frequently. Sometimes we see little foxes as well. Because of our sweeping view of the ocean, we are able to see the whales breach and spout during their migration in spring and fall.
Star gazing - There are nights that literally blow your mind with the magnificence of the night sky.
Health spa in Gualala

Sonoma County Certificate 877N - Displayed on site

Keywords: Ocean View, Minutes Away from River & Town of Gualala

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No steps in to main house...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Some children's DVD's...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas insert in large, living room fireplace. Gas fireplace In Cottage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (2)...moreless

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

    Master Bedroom...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything that you could possibly want. I've stocked it as if every meal was Thanksgiving....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Always spices, salt & pepper, various teas. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Very cool Thermidor cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 heated pools on Sea Ranch...moreless

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
4 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$320
$1,920

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $274 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Housekeeping $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Pets are negotiable.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are the proud grandparents of 3 great kids who love to join us at Avalon. They especially like the new cottage and the hot tub. They love the heated swimming pools close to our house and the protected beach area that we found. Steve works in San Francisco and I manage Avalon & visit parents and grandkids as much as possible. We are very active and love to do the walking & cycling that is available on The Sea Ranch. Steve is a long distance cyclist, doing several 100 mile rides a year. We have been renting Avalon out for the last 15 years and find that we are so happy that our home is loved and appreciated by our visitors. We really try to make Avalon as inviting as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Sea Ranch:
We enjoyed coming to the area for many years before we bought our home 10 years ago. We would come up to canoe the Gualala River and find the incredible surroundings beckoning us to come back. The river trip would bring glimpses of steelhead trout and eagles while a walk would fill us with the sounds of crashing waves against the bluff, pelicans orderly flying by us and ocean views as far as the eye can see. We also really enjoyed the beauty of the drive up here and would feel like our vacation began the moment we left our house. Ultimately we began to look for property to build. Our real estate agent begged us to look at 'the perfect house for us'. And into what is now Avalon we walked. We haven't regretted it for one minute.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Avalon is a brisk walk to the Bluff Trail, 10 miles of jaw dropping ocean view. It is also a 10 minute drive to the town of Gualala.


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Photos

  • From our deck. How lucky can we be?

    From our deck. How lucky can we be?

  • Brand new kitchen, make a great meal to share.

    Brand new kitchen, make a great meal to share.

  • Cozy Fireplace, LOTS of books

    Cozy Fireplace, LOTS of books

  • Loft, a sweet spot for views & privacy

    Loft, a sweet spot for views & privacy

  • Loft

    Loft

  • From the front door of the cottage, little gas fireplace and incredible view.

    From the front door of the cottage, little gas fireplace and incredible view.

  • A fox visits the front deck on a foggy morning.

    A fox visits the front deck on a foggy morning.

  • The house from the golf course, cottage to the right.

    The house from the golf course, cottage to the right.

  • A window  to the beauty that is Sea Ranch

    A window to the beauty that is Sea Ranch

  • Dining Area perfect for big family dinner. Easily fits 8 adults.

    Dining Area perfect for big family dinner. Easily fits 8 adults.

  • Sitting area in master bedroom

    Sitting area in master bedroom

  • Loft Bedroom area

    Loft Bedroom area

  • From the pathway to the cottage, hot tub between cottage & house, ocean view.

    From the pathway to the cottage, hot tub between cottage & house, ocean view.

  • Hot tub with view or complete privacy, your choice

    Hot tub with view or complete privacy, your choice

  • Bluff Trail views

    Bluff Trail views

  • River moments away from house

    River moments away from house

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