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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore

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© 2002-2013 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, http://CaliforniaCoastline.org

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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PLEASE NOTE: We have retired and now live at Cove House part-time, between extended months-long trips. We therefore only open our availability calendar for a few months at a time, when our travel plans are set.

Please feel free to send us an email to inquire about availability. We may be in the process of making plans for the period you're interested in, and be able to let you know if there's any likelihood that Cove House could be available during the period that you'd like. ****************************************************************************


Perched at the edge of a bluff overlooking some of the most spectacular coastline in Northern California, Cove House is a place where you can close the gates and withdraw from the world. The house faces west-southwest on a fenced acre and a half, with private access to the cove below. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or an armchair naturalist, you'll be mesmerized by the abundant sea and bird life: whales, sea lions, hawks, gulls, pelicans, egrets, herons, and even an occasional otter. Sunset and star-gazing from the hot tub are not to be missed!

This charming home is light and airy with white-washed wood beamed ceilings and comfortable cottage-style furnishings. The ocean-side bedroom provides direct ocean views and deck access. A second bedroom is paneled in knotty pine and has the look and feel of a vintage cabin.

The living room entertainment center has satellite TV, and is stocked with books, board games, and movies for your enjoyment. The adjacent sun room leads to a large deck with a hot tub that feels suspended over the cove. Both the living areas and the deck offer dramatic views of the cove below, as well as offshore islands and the extensive series of bluffs that make up the North Coast.

As a bonus, our seaside meadow offers its own jaw-dropping views -- ideal for a leisurely game of croquet or horseshoes (both provided). Or curl up in an Adirondack chair with a good book, some wine and cheese, and the surf lapping in the cove below. If you haven't brought a book, our library is far more extensive and literate than most vacation rentals.

The Gualala stretch of Highway One is the mid-point of a drive Coastal Living magazine recently named the most scenic coastal drive in North America. The town of Gualala enjoys a 'banana belt' microclimate, with sun and mild temperatures much of the year - along with the occasional whopping coastal storm. Winter guests will enjoy the coziness of a warm fire in the glass-front wood stove.

The world-renowned Sea Ranch golf course is located just ten minutes south of Cove House and is open to the public. Kayaks can be rented in town. There are several excellent restaurants in the area. The lovingly-restored Point Arena Theater offers first-run movies and regularly hosts concerts.

Cove House is a wonderful place to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary, or just to relax and forget about the rest of the world for a few days. Kick off your shoes, prop up your feet, and stay awhile!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Oceanfront Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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Other Amenities

  • 1.6 acres, private oceanfront meadow, private trail to shore, extensive & literate library. Comfortable & romantic....moreless

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    View of the cove, islands, and open ocean from the house, deck, and meadow....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The cove is a mixed sand & rock beach, with tidepools. Note that the Northern California coast is much too cold for swimming (at least without a thick wetsuit!)...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning views of the cove, offshore islands, and the Pacific Ocean. The property faces WSW, giving sunsets over the ocean from the hot tub and the meadow year-round....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Private path to the cove. Full shore access at low tide with a little relatively easy rock scrambling, and partial shore access at high tide. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing

Dining

  • Seating for 4 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

* No Saturday - Saturday bookings. Any other combination is ok.

* Bookings with a Friday or Saturday are weekend stays, and a minimum of 2 nights will be charged at weekend rates.

* Rates subject to change prior to reservation confirmation--changes to published rates do not apply to confirmed reservations.

* Cancellations must be 30+ days prior to arrival to avoid charges.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

130 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fly into Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO).
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bones Roadhouse
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sea Ranch golf course, open to public.
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St. Orres, Anchor Bay Thai, Mariachi's
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1/2 mile in either direction.

Car: Necessary

Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, Tidepooling.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

Why the Owner Chose Gualala, CA, USA:
We both love the North Coast and found we particularly liked the Gualala area for the dramatic seascapes, great weather, and less touristy ambiance.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gualala is an arts community and holds frequent art shows,. We maintain an excellent and broad library at Cove House, so there's always a good book to read.


Contact us

Speaks: english, English

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • © 2002-2013 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, http://CaliforniaCoastline.org

    © 2002-2013 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, http://CaliforniaCoastline.org

  • Oceanfront sitting room, with sofa, desk, dining table, telescope, & deck access

    Oceanfront sitting room, with sofa, desk, dining table, telescope, & deck access

  • Well-equipped kitchen

    Well-equipped kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • View from oceanside bedroom

    View from oceanside bedroom

  • A fire in the evening

    A fire in the evening

  • Hot tub showing cover lifter--easy for anyone to remove the cover single-handed!

    Hot tub showing cover lifter--easy for anyone to remove the cover single-handed!

  • View of house from across the cove

    View of house from across the cove

  • The view (taken by a renter, John Leyland)

    The view (taken by a renter, John Leyland)

  • Champagne at sunset

    Champagne at sunset

  • Adirondack chairs in the meadow

    Adirondack chairs in the meadow

  • Second dining area adjacent to kitchen

    Second dining area adjacent to kitchen

  • TV lounge (flatscreen is in cabinet)

    TV lounge (flatscreen is in cabinet)

  • Oceanside bedroom

    Oceanside bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Large deck, shot from outside oceanside bedroom

    Large deck, shot from outside oceanside bedroom

  • View of house upon entry to the property

    View of house upon entry to the property

  • Fishing boats putting in for the night in the lee of Fish Rock

    Fishing boats putting in for the night in the lee of Fish Rock

  • Harbor seal in the cove (photo by a renter, Desmond Surgue)

    Harbor seal in the cove (photo by a renter, Desmond Surgue)

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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