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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

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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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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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average rating of 5.0 based on 174 reviews

Loved it, loved it, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I cannot say enough about this property. When we arrived, the first thing I noticed were the beautiful succulents and flowers outside. So peaceful. The outside of the house was understated so it did not prepare us for when we walked into the dining/living area. The picture windows have the most amazing view and the open living area was bright and airy. So inviting! Pat was very informative with everything and very helpful. The owners are meticulous about how they want the house kept but that is the exact reason it is so beautiful and enjoyable. The hot tub was spotless, the house was super clean & the kitchen was really functional for a vacation property. It wasn't missing anything & I cooked both breakfast and dinner there multiple days. We saw seal, Steller's Jays, Kormorant, Vultures, deer on the peninsula and so many sea birds - all right from the deck. On the final night of our stay - we finally saw whale! I hope to get the chance to stay there again in the future. Super awesome home =)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, views and very comfortable living space. Would definitely stay here again. My only frustration was with the coffee maker because I could not read the blue display and it seemed to have a mind of its own!! Otherwise, this home was a perfect match for us. Thank you:)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know about the coffee maker. I am at the house now and just used it with great success. Hopefully it won’t be a problem during your next visit. Thanks for choosing our home. My best, Pat
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Great views and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The property was very quiet overlooking the ocean. The property was well maintained and the owner was very responsive in answering questions and providing information about the property and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our oceanfront home. We look forward to having you as our guests again soon. Best regards, Pat
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Magical home surrounded by natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

The stay at this property far exceeded my expectations. There really are no words for the natural beauty that surrounds the house. No matter where you are, you can see and hear crashing waves. I woke up in the middle of the night, on a moonlit night, and could see the whitewater without even lifting my head from the pillow.

During the day, I lost count of the number of whales I saw while sitting in the hot tub. The house itself is very comfortable, with the furniture is placed to make the most of the incredible views.

Pat, the owner was very helpful and quick to respond to any inquiries.

While I wouldn’t normally return to the same vacation spot, I cannot wait to come back here. It is that special.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you anytime!! Thanks for such a glowing report. See you soon. Best, Pat
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  • 5 of 5

This is our third or fourth stay at this home! Never have been disappointed! The home is older but well taken care of with the best view ever. Such wonderful history at Havens Neck! Oh, and the seals and sea lions are just awesome! I plan on returning again and again!. Thanks Pat and Sid!! It's just beautiful. And the whales are exciting to see!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb, I’m glad your visits continue to delight. Viewing whales from the windows or the deck is an unparalleled experience. I look forward to welcoming you again. By the way, the house was built in 1968 and remodeled extensively, so it’s quite a bit younger than I am:) My 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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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.