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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House - 2 Master Bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms - (Sleeps 4)

Phoenix Nest, our romantic and spectacular oceanfront vacation home, is nestled on two glorious acres of forest right on the ocean.

The 2500 square foot, newly remodeled home is bright and airy and includes a 44-foot living room with windows throughout overlooking the ocean. The two master bedroom suites also have unsurpassed, sweeping views of the ocean. The house has great privacy. You can hear the waves crash and see the osprey and gulls fly by as the low tide unveils the rocks and sandy beach. Watch gorgeous sunsets from the deck or hot tub.

You will see sea lions surfing or resting on the rocks on the Havens Neck peninsula. We often see gray and humpback whales and recently blue whales spouting and occasionally breaching out of the ocean.

The bluff is like a garden, covered with plants and natural wildflowers. Known as the 'banana belt,' nearby rivers provide a more fog-free and temperate climate than other coastal areas.

Please No Children, Pets Or Smoking Allowed

Unparalleled Beauty: Dear Pat,

We were greeted by deer and the gentle barking 'hellos' of the sea lions. The house is so comfortable--more space than we imagined and the light so wonderful.. The view rates in our top three--following the Grand Canyon, Positano, Italy and tied with Villa Cinciano in Tuscany. As we say farewell to the deer and sea lions, we'll promise to return and will always remember the beauty by day and the peaceful blanket of the Milky Way by night.

Thank you for sharing your spectacular home with us.

Bob and Helene


More Details


Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the downstairs, en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the upstairs bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a lovely window seat area near the hot tub with views of the ocean. The window seat contains 2 twin-sized beds that can be moved to another part of the house for sleeping if desired.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You will not find a more awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the ocean and coast from any other home. Our kitchen is fully equipped with every gadget imaginable, a Cuisinart Coffeemaker, a Bialetti espresso maker, coffee grinder, waffle maker, blender, lots of pots pans and attractive dishware.


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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 169 reviews

This has got to be one of the most stunning, beautiful, peaceful properties with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We were four of us staying for two nights in this magnificent ocean front property and we had an absolute whale of a time. This cozy house right in front of the Pacific has everything you would ever need and more. It has got to be the most stocked up properties I have ever stayed at. The views were simply to die for, with the living room and the adjoining deck, having wonderful Panaromic ocean views. Pat, the owner was wonderful who called us up as soon as we made this reservation to talk to us and advice us on the things to do, etc. For someone who has travelled across 15 countries, stayed in some of the best hotels in thr world, I wouldn’t trade my two nights at this place for anything else. If you are looking for a quiet getaway with ocean views, don’t even think just press the book button.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sukruth, Thanks for the terrific review! We try very hard to make our home as comfortable and well-stocked as possible and I sure appreciate that you enjoyed all that the Phoenix Nest has to offer. You and your family are welcome back anytime and I look forward to your being our guests in the future. Best, Pat
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Incredible home, view and setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this amazing home over New Years. The owner was so thoughtful to leave a bottle of champagne and glasses for us to celebrate. The home is better than pictured and was spotless. The cliffside location is private and the views are limitless. The kitchen is well supplied with all of the plates, glasses, etc. that you'll need. Both bedrooms have great views, the deck is perfect and the hot tub is sublime and private. We cooked two nights and went to St. Orres for dinner the other. I'd highly recommend renting this incredible home and highly recommend St. Orres for drinks, dinner at the bar (a more casual menu) or dining in the dining room (which we did).

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, I enjoyed having you as our guests. I’m always impressed when my guests describe all the activities theu’ve managed to fit in in three nights! I hope you will return to the Phoenix Nest and continue to explore. My best, Pat
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Haven on a Cliff

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home in an amazing location. Located at the top of a small cliff overlooking the open ocean and a beautiful peninsula ("Haven's Neck"), this home boasted incredible views from pretty much every window with particularly stunning views from the living room, downstairs master suite, deck, and hot tub. The house was extremely well-maintained and well-appointed. The living room sectional was absolutely comfortable to sink into for an afternoon of seaside reading. I have rented homes in and around the Bay Area for over 20 years, and this is my all-time favorite. PERFECT for a romantic get-away or for someone who needs to rest and rejuvenate. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! It sounds like you had a splendid time at the Phoenix Nest. We hope you will return soon again. My best regards, Pat
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely home near Anchor Bay. It was well appointed, the owners are sensational and they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. There are dramatic cliffs with bird sightings and even a whale while we were there. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren, We are happy you found our house comfortable and loved the natural beauty. I hope you will be our guests again very soon! My best, Pat
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home with magnificent views. Listening to the sea lions and the ocean gives a new beginning...Everyone should come here just to relax and soak up the salt air.

The beds are so comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked. And a bottle of champagne awaits you...

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest house we've found on the coast

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Phoenix Nest. We brought friends with us this time. We love this house and it's location. The owner is great and easy to work with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome, spectacular views!!! The best of all possible worlds--ocean and forest. Your home is so well designed to incorporate the very best views. The music of the ocean infuses and calms us. I needed this spiritual experience.

P.S. Thanks for the champagne and flowers--what a delightful surprise!
Oct 2004
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
St. Orres
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sea Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thai Kitcen
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Havens Neck
Car: necessary

Other Activities: You can often see gray whales migrating south in winter and north in spring with their calves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning and linens $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are more for 3-4 guests. $345/night; $795/weekend; $2,250/week
Cleaning fee is $125 for two guests. $150 for 3-4 guests.
We charge you for the weekend rate if you choose arrival on Saturday and departure on Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.