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Far Niente: Comfortable Home with Whitewater Views

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This three-story comfortable four-bedroom home overlooks the exciting Pacific.

This three-story comfortable four-bedroom home overlooks the exciting Pacific. View of the home facing east highlighting Walter Lim's roof and window designs Front Entranceway Wood burning fireplace can be seen from kitchen, loft, and living/dining room. LR - DR - bamboo floor and built-in bench DR - Seats 8 with built-in bench - Extra table & chairs in hallway Kitchen - New ceramic counter tops, new floor, new copper bar - labelled storage Kitchen - newly point copper orange with accent tiles on wall Lighthouses grace upper valences. More lighthouses and red cedar ceiling Stairs from upper level Living room seating enjoying ocean views Loft with books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and tapes Central beams with red cedar ceilings throughout the house. Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi bath tub, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, and queen bed Lower original bedroom painted a relaxing Caribbean blue and new storage bed Queen Anne chair in lower bedroom enjoys ocean views Wide entranced bathroom with grab bars Walk-in shower Hot Tub Bedroom with trundle bed Hot tub with bromide disinfectant and ozonator - access through North Room Stain glass ship on east-facing loft window

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gualala house description

Enjoy the sound of the surf. Watch the whales frolicking by on the Mendocino Coast from this modern, well-appointed home. A large, very well equipped kitchen (remodeled 2013) will appeal to the cooking enthusiast or party gathering. If the oven, microwave, convection oven, stove top are not enough equipment for your planned feast, there is a large propane BBQ. Four bedrooms - three have their own bathrooms. One is equipped with wide entry and multiple grab bars for persons with mobility or balance challenges. The two master bedroom baths have jacuzzi tubs. The Hot Tub Bedroom is downstairs adjacent to the hot tub.

There are 3 satellite TVs - 2 with DVD/VCRs and one additional TV with DVD/VCR - and an additional TV equipped with VCR and DVD player. The North Room TV is an HDTV with a blue ray DVD player. There is a large selection of books and videos to enjoy or just relax in the loft or in the great room with its 16 ft red cedar ceiling. Window seats abound for viewing the changing coastal sites or catching a few zzz.

There is 4 person hot tub on a deck with fine views of the surf. There is an awning that can be opened to protect from any inclement weather. You can lounge on the hot tub deck or take morning coffee on the front deck.

The house boasts a collection of illuminated lighthouses and a cozy wood burning fireplace. The outside garden provides fresh rosemary and sage to add to your special creations
Keywords: big well-equipped kitchen, open floor plan, disability access, ocean views, perfect for parties and reunions

Property Type

  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            10 and older...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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          • Loft

            inflatable double size mattress in linen closet in loft...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen bed in Master and Mirror Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) 1 full futon in North Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed in Hot Tub Bedroom is made up of 2 twin beds, ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Food preparation items for a picnic or a party. Propane cooktop, electric oven ,microwave/convection oven, toaster Ceramic and Italian glass dishes, cups, glasses (drink, wine, liquor), serving bowls and platters, tableware sets...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Cuisinart, blender, Dutch oven, crab pots, lots of pots and pans, ice cream maker, water filter, microplane, can openers, wine bottle openers, graters, mandoline, cookie presses, baking pans...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Sets of ceramic and glass dishes, cups, glasses, wine glasses, and lots of serving items....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee beans, flour, rice, lots of spices and condiments....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Coffee, butter, jams, jellies, condiments to share...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee maker with automatic timer....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Glass doors surround fireplace - wood, kindling, and fire starters provided...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens, blankets, sheets, pillows available upstairs and downstairs...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels provided in each bathroom and hot tub room....moreless

          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            located in loft with radio and cd player and cassette player powered Bose speakers on top of fireplace can be connected to an MP3 or iPod...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) Master Bedroom, Loft, North Bedroom - North Bedroom also HDTV/DVD - others with DVD/VCR...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Large variety of videos and DVDs - Index in Information Book...moreless

          • Books:

            library of cookbooks, fiction, history and biographies...moreless

          • Television:

            Hot Tub Bedroom has TV with DVD/VCR - no satellite...moreless

          • Games:

            board games on shelf in loft also jigsaw puzzles...moreless

          • Music Library:

            CDs, tapes, ...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Internet:

            Wireless broadband with great signal. limited bandwidth, no large file downloads allowed...moreless

          Pool & Spa

          • Jetted Tub:

            (2) Upstairs and downstairs bedrooms...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            hot tub on lower level deck - chairs on front deck...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            to be used on driveway in front of garage...moreless

          • Balcony:

            Overlooking river mouth and ocean...moreless

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            See Gualala River and Robinson Reef rocks on the Mendocino Coast of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Cliff-side on the Mendocino Coast about 200 feet above the cove....moreless

          Car

              • Necessary

              Activities

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hiking
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Library
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos

              Other Activities

                  • River and ocean kayaking - rent from Adventure Rates. Golfing at Sea Ranch Golf Course. Art classes and galleries at Gualala Art Center and Dolphin Gallery. Great grocery stores, delis, restaurants, and pizza parlors....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Far Niente exceeds expectations

                    Far Niente exceeds expectations

                    • Guest Rachel (Petaluma CA)
                    • Date of stay 12/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                    This rental was so accommodating. Lots of sleeping options, hot tub, well equipped kitchen, and wifi, all with an incredible ocean view. We had a wonderful visit. The owners were helpful and clearly has taken great care of their home. I will definitely be returning to Far Niente in the future.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Far Niente, Gualala

                    Far Niente, Gualala

                    • Guest Barbara J.
                    • Date of stay 10/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                    This was our 2nd time staying in Far Niente, Gualala. The house has the best location it could possible have - it has ocean view from every single room, you here the waves roll to shore but you are still at a safe distance to the water. The house just got updated. The kids loved the jacuzzi, the provided movies and games. My husband and I loved the balcony - awesome view and so peaceful. The house in General was clean. However, the cleaners seemed to be in a hurry before our arrival. It was ok. and we know from our previous visit that the house is good taken care if. Gualala us a quiet and peaceful little town, about 1.5 hours south of Mendocino. We'll definitely be back.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                  • relaxing retreat

                    relaxing retreat

                    • Guest Get away Gals. (Loomis Ca.)
                    • Date of stay 09/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                    Exceeded my expectations. Clean and well stocked. Beautiful views from every room. Great place to unwind and Do Nothing. Loved the shops especially the meat department at the Surf Market and Accents by the sea kitchen shop.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Ladies Getaway

                    Ladies Getaway

                    • Guest Ladies Retreat (Central Valley of California)
                    • Date of stay 07/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                    In a word, favoloso! Plenty of room for 5 women and one small dog. Very clean and well stocked. Comfortable surrounding and great fireplace. Awesome view of the ocean and deer from the deck. Nice hot tub. Best ocean view from a shower EVER! Weather was a perfect getaway from the triple digits in the "valley". We were even serenaded by a saxophone from a neighboring house. Thanks to Paul and Mary for sharing their beautiful home with us.These are not just people that rent a house, they rent a home. They set it up where people would truly enjoy the house as much as they do. With details like, lighting the light houses, stocking the kitchen, bathrooms and labeling everything. They really care about the over all experience of the people and comfort of their guests. They share everything above and beyond. Stay here and you will want for nothing.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Absoultely the Best

                    Absoultely the Best

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 06/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                    Our second stay at Far Niente was as enjoyable as the first; even more so, if such a thing is possible. I can't express how wonderful it is to get away from the bustle of everyday life, to unwind in a place where the sound of the ocean is ever-present and the only thing you really have to worry about is whether to relax on the couch, in the hot tub, or in the sunshine. This house truly is the whole package--clean, comfortable, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The town of Gualala is modest and quiet, and the Pacific is glorious, as always. On our last day, we spent about an hour watching whales through binoculars on the deck--a delightful farewell treat. Thank you so much for another perfect getaway!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Stunning Views, Starry Nights & Spacious Comfort

                    Stunning Views, Starry Nights & Spacious Comfort

                    • Guest Hyperballad (San Francisco)
                    • Date of stay 03/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                    I recently stayed here with a group of friends and this house could not have been more perfect for us. This home is spacious, yet comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with the staples and has plenty of wares for cooking at the house. The best part, is that EVERY room in the house has spectacular views of the ocean--you are so close you can almost reach out and touch it. We even spotted some migratory grey whales on the deck one morning! Here is a list of highlights: Very clean and organized Great communication with Owner Outdoor hot tub, perfect for star gazing Large fire place for extra comfort & relaxation Games, books, DVDs Walking distance to a yummy taqueria Perfect for large groups We will definitely be returning!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Even better than the description

                    Even better than the description

                    • Guest Dee (San Rafael, CA)
                    • Date of stay 08/19/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/29/12
                    We've stayed in a number of places on the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, but this home is, by far, the most comfortable of all. The owners thought of everything their guests could possibly need. The kitchen was exceedingly well equipped, which is a rarity. Fresh herbs growing in the front yard. The ocean views: awesome. The hot tub is perfect. Far Niente is charmingly decorated- you'll fall in love with the lighthouse collection. And, we couldn't get over how quiet it is- so many places on the coast can have a lot of noise from the trucks on Hwy 1, but not here. You can hear the waves, and at night, you can see a gajillion million stars. This would be a great place for a large family get-together, with the layout providing plenty of space in the common areas, and plenty of privacy for each sleeping area. It is equally suitable for a romantic getaway. And, while there is so much to do outdoors in the area, there is a ton of "stuff" to keep you entertained should it rain- a large video and music library, etc. There are many stores in the town of Gualala (including excellent grocery stores), just a "mile down the road". The owners were very helpful, providing information on special events taking place during our stay. I would highly recommend this property. It is a very special place. We can't wait to go back. Thank you for making your paradise available for others to enjoy.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • vacation getaway

                    vacation getaway

                    • Guest richard (carmichael ca.)
                    • Date of stay 08/15/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/21/12
                    enjoy every minute of my stay, everything we needed was there. will rent again.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Another wonderful stay at Far Niente

                    Another wonderful stay at Far Niente

                    • Guest Family of 6 (Brentwood, CA)
                    • Date of stay 08/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                    This was our second stay at Far Niente, and we again had a wonderful time. Very clean and filled with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. This was an anniversary getaway weekend for just me and my husband; left the kids at home! Thank you Paul and Mary for sharing your home. The hot tub is wonderful; nothing more relaxing than sitting in the hot tub at night, looking at the expanse of stars. We also enjoyed the fireplace and the balcony. We can't wait to go back again!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • 3 day getaway

                    3 day getaway

                    • Guest dsr (Hayward CA)
                    • Date of stay 07/22/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/30/12
                    The place was great! Clean - well maintained - good location - overall a wonderful place to use as a base for exploring the north coast. We will be back.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,350 $4,200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Due to current water restrictions the hot tub may not be available. you will be notified at time of booking

                  $200 booking and security ( refundable) due 30 days prior to stay. Rental amount due 14 days prior to stay. Security deposit refunded no more than 14 days after stay


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                  Location

                  This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We had this home built to take advantage of the seascape and want to share this while we live and work in the Bay Area

                  Why the Owner Chose Gualala:
                  This location is ideally suited for visitors from the Bay Area and Sacramento. You can easily get there after work on a Friday evening. You can choose to enjoy the peace and quiet of the coast or hike and bike to your heart is content. There are also many great artists in the area who share their creations with the community.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The kitchen is fabulous. The view is spectacular. The hot tub and jacuzzi tubs give you a choice of relaxing in soothing water indoors or out.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • This three-story comfortable four-bedroom home overlooks the exciting Pacific.

                    This three-story comfortable four-bedroom home overlooks the exciting Pacific.

                  • Front Entranceway

                    Front Entranceway

                  • LR - DR - bamboo floor and built-in bench

                    LR - DR - bamboo floor and built-in bench

                  • Kitchen - New ceramic counter tops, new floor, new copper bar - labelled storage

                    Kitchen - New ceramic counter tops, new floor, new copper bar - labelled storage

                  • Lighthouses grace upper valences.

                    Lighthouses grace upper valences.

                  • Stairs from upper level

                    Stairs from upper level

                  • Loft with books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and tapes

                    Loft with books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and tapes

                  • Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi bath tub, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, and queen bed

                    Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi bath tub, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, and queen bed

                  • Queen Anne chair in lower bedroom enjoys ocean views

                    Queen Anne chair in lower bedroom enjoys ocean views

                  • Walk-in shower

                    Walk-in shower

                  • Hot tub with bromide disinfectant and ozonator - access through North Room

                    Hot tub with bromide disinfectant and ozonator - access through North Room

                  • View of the home facing east highlighting Walter Lim's roof and window designs

                    View of the home facing east highlighting Walter Lim's roof and window designs

                  • Wood burning fireplace can be seen from kitchen, loft, and living/dining room.

                    Wood burning fireplace can be seen from kitchen, loft, and living/dining room.

                  • DR - Seats 8 with built-in bench - Extra table & chairs in hallway

                    DR - Seats 8 with built-in bench - Extra table & chairs in hallway

                  • Kitchen - newly point copper orange with accent tiles on wall

                    Kitchen - newly point copper orange with accent tiles on wall

                  • More lighthouses and red cedar ceiling

                    More lighthouses and red cedar ceiling

                  • Living room seating enjoying ocean views

                    Living room seating enjoying ocean views

                  • Central beams with red cedar ceilings throughout the house.

                    Central beams with red cedar ceilings throughout the house.

                  • Lower original bedroom painted a relaxing Caribbean blue and new storage bed

                    Lower original bedroom painted a relaxing Caribbean blue and new storage bed

                  • Wide entranced bathroom with grab bars

                    Wide entranced bathroom with grab bars

                  • Hot Tub Bedroom with trundle bed

                    Hot Tub Bedroom with trundle bed

                  • Stain glass ship on east-facing loft window

                    Stain glass ship on east-facing loft window

                  VRBO #353236

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, April 20, 2014

                  $225 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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