Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Oceanfront House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)
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.
Regretfully, it does not look like we will be able to take any extended trips or rent out Cove House in 2017. We hope to resume our travels (and renting Cove House) sometime in 2018.
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!
Member since: 2007
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4
- Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Seating for 4 people
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
* 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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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 9 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability
Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, Tidepooling.
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.
Links to more information:
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© 2002-2013 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, http://CaliforniaCoastline.org
Oceanfront sitting room, with sofa, desk, dining table, telescope, & deck access
View from oceanside bedroom
A fire in the evening
Hot tub showing cover lifter--easy for anyone to remove the cover single-handed!
View of house from across the cove
The view (taken by a renter, John Leyland)
Champagne at sunset
Adirondack chairs in the meadow
Second dining area adjacent to kitchen
TV lounge (flatscreen is in cabinet)
Large deck, shot from outside oceanside bedroom
View of house upon entry to the property
Fishing boats putting in for the night in the lee of Fish Rock
Harbor seal in the cove (photo by a renter, Desmond Surgue)
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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