About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
A 10 mile stretch of pristine California coastline defines The Sea Ranch. It is a world renowned coastal community with a reputation for award winning architecture and environmentally sound planning. Within the 10 mile limits of The Sea Ranch lie 3 recreation centers with sauna, tennis courts and swimming--all hidden from public view. There is also a very challenging 18 hole golf course. There are also miles and miles of bluff top meadow and redwood trails for hiking and biking. If you cross the road to the east side you will find ancient redwoods and the Gualala river where Jack London used to fish. All the amenities are available to the renter.
The Sea Ranch Lighthouse is a cozy, warm 2 bedroom/2 bath house that can easily sleep four(4),and by using the loft and its twin size trundle bed, it will accommodate six(6).The trundle bed is made up for a single but by pulling out the trundle it will make up to two twins or a double. Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled as well as the kitchen which has all new appliances and is fully equipped to delight the casual or gourmet cook. And when you are done eating, just pop the dishes into the new dishwasher and crank up the blender for some margaritas.
Located on the ocean side of California Hwy 1, the house is an easy five(5) minute walk to the ocean, the children's playground or one of the finest tide-pool areas of the Ranch. You can watch for whales while standing at the large living room window as you get toasty in front of the fireplace or, if you prefer, while you are sitting in the hot tub on the deck. Either way, you will be looking out at a beautiful blue ocean or you could be watching the deer, wild turkeys or rabbits running across the meadow. At night you will see a starry heaven that will take your breath away.
If you rather stay indoors there is a nice window seat that is perfect for that afternoon nap while you listen to music from the DVD player, the I-Pod docking station or the satellite dish. A flat panel HDTV and free WIFI INTERNET rounds out the entertainment options.
The house comes with passes to all the amenities; some interesting reading material about the whaling ships that used to travel from the Northern Coast to San Francisco and a variety of books on the flora and fauna of the Pacific Coast and binoculars.
THE LIGHTHOUSE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SONOMA COUNTY TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX LAW AND HAS CERTIFICATE #660N.
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Gordon and Judy Soares
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
no dry firewood
lighter didn't even work
attempted to light wet wood with paper towels
cable never worked for 4 days (yes, even during the best golf tourney of the year)
owner promised to send in his recruit to provide for a high paying guest
she never showed
bought REAL firewood form store
left a full box of wood so the next guest doesn't get hung out to dry
dry firewood = so easy to provide
esp. during 7" of rain in 24 hours
it is what, is it is
i'll be back at sea ranch
but, not at Gordon's vacay rental
I guess some renters require an inservice before opening the door to a rental. In this case I believe common sense and a bit of awareness might have helped the renter's upset to be a bit diminished.
There were (and are) matches on the mantel of the fireplace and dry wood on the front porch in a wood carrier as well as dry wood in a wicker basket in the living room next to the fireplace with newspapers to start a fire. There is also a lighter in the kitchen drawer for a backup. (I verified all this with the housekeeper who had been at the house the day before.) Using paper towels to start a fire is not what I would call a good thing to do.
As for his "being a high priced guest" I think he forgot that he was renting the house at a discount.
The cable was out all over the ranch due to a category 3 storm and his anger about it is misdirected at the house rather than the cable company or even the weather.
His comments were so disturbing I asked Security to check on the house and the renter. He told them everything was fine except for the cable. They reported he had two dogs in the house without having told me that he was bringing a second pet.
All in all I think I have come out a winner since he intends to never come back to the house.
Cozy, well-equipped Sea Ranch house with great views of meadow & ocean
The house (and spring break) was just what we needed. Good location about 4.5 miles from Gualala. Nice hot tub & fireplace. Telescope for whale watching. High speed internet (now that Sea Ranch has fiber). Only issues we had were that the sliding door really does need to be fixed (sticks constantly), and my wife needed a step ladder to get into our bed :)
Thanks for your thoughtful review. That sliding door to the deck has become a perennial problem which I am attempting to have fixed..again. A reminder helps me to keep it on the front burner. Hope to see you again at the house.
Perfect Get Away for Mothers & Daughters
We had the good fortune of getting to stay at the Lighthouse in late February. The space was perfect. A nice, bright great room and kitchen/dining room was perfect for cooking, eating, lounging by the fireplace, reading, doing a puzzle. The bedrooms were comfortable and the loft area was greatly appreciated by the girls. We enjoyed that the house really promoted a sense of togetherness in its lay out...and the location is perfect for walking down to the beaches and the trail that meanders along the cliffs! Would love, love to return again!
So glad you had a good time. Thanks for the kind remarks
Sadly I came down ill was not able to Make the journey to sea ranch
So I'll just pretend I went and give it all 5 stars
Great Location, beautiful place!
We had a wonderful weekend at the Lighthouse over Martin Luther King weekend. The location of the house was perfect for our family- short walk to the beach and tide pools as well as park and play area. Close to walking trails, but very quiet. Grateful to be able to bring our dog, too. Perfect stay!
Blissful winter visit
We stayed at Gordon and Judy's Lighthouse for 2 nights Dec 27-29, and had a very relaxing time blessed with great weather. We were there with our two adult children, and the layout worked perfect. Our daughter enjoyed having the loft to herself, while our son and ourselves used the two ground level bedrooms. We really enjoyed the magnificent meadow view each morning, and could gage what the ocean was doing as well. Hot tub was great under the stars. We'll be back!
Fort Ross is about 25 miles south of the lodge. It is the furthest Russian settlement in America and is an interesting visit.
Point Arena to the North has a fishing pier; restaurant and a few stores.
Continuing North to Fort Bragg you have options for deep sea fishing; large grocery stores and fine sea food restaurants. About 25 miles from Sea Ranch.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 refundable security deposit required. $15/PER NIGHT PER ADDITIONAL ADULTS OVER 4 PEOPLE (LIMIT TO TWO ADDITIONAL ADULTS)$65 DOG FEE maximum of 2 dogs 12% COUNTY TAX $125.00 CLEANING FEE STAYS OF MORE THAN A WEEK MAY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL $30 PER WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL HOUSEKEEPING EVERY MIDWEEK AFTER THE FIRST WEEK WHICH WILL INCLUDE A CHANGE OF SHEETS, TOWELS AND OTHER LINENS AND THE RESTOCKING OF ALL PAPER PRODUCTS. HOLIDAY RATES REQUIRE A STAY OF 3 NIGHTS DURING 2018