Spectacular Ocean Views -- 'Bella Vista' at Sea Ranch(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Piano-Mezzanine, 3 Baths (Sleeps 4)
The Sea Ranch is particularly famous for its strict architectural requirements, following the motto 'building light on the land.' Bella Vista shares the ocean view lot line with Sea Ranch commons land, which provides for unobstructed expansive ocean views and privacy. The Sea Ranch territory includes tens of miles of private roads, many hiking trails, three recreation centers that are open to renters, and an 18-hole golf course.
Located in an exceptional private, peaceful, quiet setting on a knoll west of California's famous coastal Highway One, the 'Bella Vista' chalet has breathtaking ocean views up and down the coast.
The home was built in 1989 and has approximately 1800 square feet of rented living area, including a mezzanine with a high-quality (German-made Grotrian Steinweg) upright piano.
High-Quality Features: Bella Vista features terracotta tiles and Oriental rugs in the living areas and wall-to-wall carpets in the bedrooms. Vaulted ceilings in all rooms, large windows, comfortable furniture, a conventional wood fireplace, and decor will contribute to making your stay pleasant and memorable. The kitchen is well equipped with modern (and quiet!) appliances. Enjoy the view deck and private deck off the master bedroom with built-in hot tub (with ocean view), and the overall uniquely private setting. The quietness, views, and magnificent surroundings are stunning ...
Unique Gated Community: The Sea Ranch is a world-renowned gated community second to none in the combination of natural beauty and build environment, controlled by an influential architectural/design committee. There are three large recreation centers with pool, saunas, and tennis courts -- all free of charge to our renters. The 18-hole Sea Ranch Golf Links are located in breathtaking ocean view environment -- fees apply.
The Sea Ranch has tens of miles of bluff trails, meadow trails, and hill-side hiking trails. The internal road system is ideal for the recreational, occasional biker; the nearby public highways offer challenges for road bikers, and the Sea Ranch hill-side trails are challenging for mountain bikers -- just bring your bikes.
Solar Photovoltaic Energy: Bella Vista has a solar photovoltaic energy system that is entirely integrated to the regular electric grid system and will remain unnoticed by the renter. Space heating is by optimal passive heating and a conventional gas central heating system.
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Member since: 2003
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Low Allergen Environment
- Senior Adults Only Community:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Both the K and Q beds are equipped with high-quality 4' therapeutic foam mattress covers, and down comforters are available for you to use. Totally private HOT TUB built into view deck off Master bedroom. Two Decks, off living room and off master bedroom; comfortable deck furniture; umbrella The two master bedroom suites are located far apart from each other and from the living areas (see floor plan photo)...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- * Bluff-top Hiking Trails several miles up and down the breathtaking coast; whale watching. * No Pets Allowed: No Exceptions, please! * Limited Handicapped Accessibility: No Steps between Garage and Bedrooms, Five Steps up to Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Area * Not Suitable for Children: Children permitted only with special written permission by the owner * Smoking Not Allowed: Also, No Smoking permitted on Sea Ranch Roads, Trails, or Commons. Cell Phone: Cell Phone Service in the area is exclusive by Verizon Wireless (bring your own Verizon cell phone) WiFi (Wireless Internet): PW protected, no extra charge -- just bring your laptop. * Ocean View: View is from a Knoll; stunning unobstructed Ocean and Coastal Vistas from every room, about 400 yards from shoreline, No Public Highway between house and ocean; no highway noise. ...moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
Conventional free-standing Wood Burning stove; but house does have forced-air central heating. Also note that air conditioning is not needed in this region, where summer temperatures are moderated by the Pacific Ocean....moreless
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Gated Community
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub:
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- cleaning $90 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
NO PETS, NO SMOKING -- no exceptions, please."
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax ("TOT") Certificate #571N
Early check-in and late check-out possible under certain circumstances.
children over 6 months and under 18 years of age not permitted.
Manager'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 address is 41053 Tallgrass. Typically, when people are unfamiliar with the The Sea Ranch and lean heavily on google maps when they make their selection, they are surprised to find out how dramatically the absence of elevation information in google maps distorts perception - Bella Vista is sheltered from any road noises, open solely to the sounds of the ocean, and looks majestically above the meadow in front and some unobtrusive rooftops onto the vastness of the ocean up and down the coast. The home is located about 500 feet west of Coastal Highway 1, close to, but invisible from, the Sea Ranch internal Leeward Road.
Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking
Year Purchased: 1993
About: We came to Sea Ranch every year for family vacations in rental homes and built our first home ('Casa Pacis'' -- see separate VRBO listing) at near-by 'Walk-on Beach' in 1984. In 1993 we found the home which became 'Bella Vista' for sale, on a knoll in a superb view location that we had admired for years on our walks on Sea Ranch trails. We remodeled it, adding a third bath and a piano mezzanine off the great room.
Why Sea Ranch, CA, USA:
The property is located on one of Sea Ranch's most desirable view lots. It combines architecturally pleasing features, such as use of 45-degree angles, open ceilings, cedar T&G interior siding, terra cotta tiles, and many other unique attributes, with maximized ocean and coastal meadow views from all rooms.
- Primary: +1 4087310794 do not leave message -- send e-mail instead
- Secondary: +1 (408) 7310794 (California, USA)
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Bella Vista, viewed from ocean meadow below
Bella Vista, front view deck
Bella Vista, mezzanine
Bella Vista, LR viewed from fireplace into kitchen area
Bella Vista, Great Room
Bella Vista, BA off 2nd MBR
On bluff trail near Bella Vista
in front of Bella Vista
Bella Vista, mezzanine
Bella Vista, viewed from Kitchen
Bella Vista, 2nd MBR
Bella Vista, Master BR with hot tub deck
Floor plan of Bella Vista
On the bluff trail near 'Bella Vista'
Bella Vista, entry yard
Courtyard of Bella Vista
near Bella Vista
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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