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Classic Sea Ranch House with White Water Ocean View

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View of Blackpoint from the house. Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sea Ranch house description

Marvelous classic Sea Ranch home. Vista Grande is wonderful, with sweeping white water views of Black Point. This three bedroom house features stunning architecture, lots of natural wood, a beautiful stone fireplace, a hot tub and a sauna.

This home has an open and complete 'cook's' kitchen with a spacious eating area that has a beautiful ocean view. The large table in the eating area is a natural gathering place to talk over a cup of coffee, read the newspaper, listen to your favorite songs on the CD/MP3 player or have a poker tournament. In addition to the spacious kitchen/dining area, there is a separate formal dining room.

The fireplace in the living room warms the serene reading areas. Curl up in the window seat with a book or pair of binoculars to look for whales or watch the hawks, rabbits and deer that pass through the beautiful meadow.

The master bedroom features a California King bed, wood burning stove, CD player/radio and views of the ocean. The second bedroom has a California King bed and the third bedroom is a comfortable loft with a Queen bed and ocean view. Enjoy the view from the hot tub or relax in the sauna. There are two decks, which are nice places to sit and watch the sunset as the waves crash over Black Point.

Designed by Donald Sandy Jr. and built by Helmut Emke in 1968. Vista Grande also features two additions over the years, both designed by Obie Bowman.

Children of all ages welcome. Please honor the no pets, no smoking restrictions.

If you must work during your vacation, please feel free to take advantage of the free WiFi.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                32' flatsceen TV in livingroom TV in kitchen...moreless

              • Stereo:

                MP3 player in kitchen, master bedroom...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Both TV's have DVD players...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books

              Communications

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                3 communal pools at Sea Ranch, all less than a 10 minute drive from the house...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Outdoor hot tub with white water ocean views...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                3 locations of Sea Ranch tennis courts all less than 10 minutes from the house...moreless

              • Golf:

                Sea Ranch golf course about a 10 minute drive from the house...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Groceries
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  Last updated: 07/17/2014
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                  Location

                  This is a popular abalone diving area during the season (April-November, with one month break in July). Please be sure to have all necessary equipment and current licenses. Please go with an experienced diving partner. This is a fun, but dangerous sport.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1974

                  About: In 1968, Mary Osborne bought the piece of property that is next door to this house (closer to the road) with the intention of building a house on it and retiring there. She wanted to retire near her good friends, Abe and Eve Crittenden, who ran the Plantation Farm Camp for Boys and Girls on Cazadero Road. Abe and Eve eventually retired at Sea Ranch and spent their final days there. Mary, who had been widowed, however, got married for the second time and moved to her new husband’s home in Halifax. She sold the property to her daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Carl Smith around 1973. During that time, there was a moratorium on building on the California Coast. Carl and Phyllis knew they wanted a house, but weren't going to be able to build on that property right away. As they were searching for another house at Sea Ranch, the house next door (Vista Grande) went on the market. In 1974, Carl and Phyllis Smith bought this house. This was one of the first Sea Ranch homes, built in 1968.

                  Why Sea Ranch:
                  If you have been to Sea Ranch, you know what a magical place it truly is. This is a place where memories are made -walking along the trails to Black Point, sitting on the beach watching the waves roll in, picnicking under the Redwoods by the Gualala River, sipping a glass of wine & eating cheese and french bread for happy hour as you watch the sunset. It is a great place to reconnect with your family and friends - playing games at the kitchen table, sitting around the fire at night talking and laughing.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of Blackpoint from the house. 

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    View of Blackpoint from the house. Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Kitchen eating area
  
Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Kitchen eating area Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Dining Room

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Dining Room Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • The sauna in the house

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    The sauna in the house Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Wood burning stove in master bedroom

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Wood burning stove in master bedroom Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Loft bedroom - queen bed

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Loft bedroom - queen bed Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Ohlsen tennis courts within a 5 minute drive

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Ohlsen tennis courts within a 5 minute drive Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Del Mar pool - 10 minute drive from house

                    Del Mar pool - 10 minute drive from house

                  • Sea Ranch Golf Course

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Sea Ranch Golf Course Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • The Vista Grande House
  
Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    The Vista Grande House Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Kitchen table with view
  
Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Kitchen table with view Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Fireplace

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Fireplace Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • View from the hot tub

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    View from the hot tub Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Master bedroom - California King

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Master bedroom - California King Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Second bedroom - California King

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Second bedroom - California King Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Window seat in livingroom

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    Window seat in livingroom Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  • Sea Ranch Sheep rotate grazing - this time they were right in front of the house

                    Sea Ranch Sheep rotate grazing - this time they were right in front of the house

                  • Ohlsen Pool - 5 minute drive from the house

                    Ohlsen Pool - 5 minute drive from the house

                  • The Sea Ranch chapel

Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                    The Sea Ranch chapel Picture by Bonnie Osborne Photography

                  VRBO #479066

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
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