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Casa Pacis (House of Peace) - Superb Oceanviews in Desirable Sea Ranch Location

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Casa Pacis, viewed from hillside behind


Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3, no children)

The Sea Ranch is a world-renowned primary and secondary home community along a 10-mile stretch of California's most breathtaking, beautiful coastline, about 110 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Sea Ranch is particularly famous for its strict architectural standards, following the motto 'building light on the land.' (Houses intentionally have unobtrusive sidings and modest appearance in order to optimally blend into the environment). Casa Pacis shares three lot lines with commons areas and the 4th with an undeveloped lot, which provides for exceptional privacy. The Sea Ranch territory includes tens of miles of private roads, many hiking trails, three recreation centers that are open to renters (free or charge), and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Features such as no street lighting, fences not to mark lot lines but only to shield cars from outside view, no overhead power lines, no sidewalks, and no roof-top antennas clearly differentiate Sea Ranch from normal 'suburbia.'

Located directly above the Sea Ranch's most beautiful sand dunes, at a cul-de-sac near 'Walk-on-Beach,' this cozy home has picturesque ocean views from every room. Our 'House of Peace' has large wrap-around decks and lots of privacy.

The 'Casa Pacis' home has approximately 1150 square feet of rented living area, including a view loft. It features ceramic tile floors and wall-to-wall carpets, as well as vaulted ceilings in all rooms. Large windows, comfortable furniture, a cozy conventional open fireplace, and decor will contribute to making your stay pleasant and memorable. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances. Enjoy the extra-large deck area with built-in hot tub (with ocean view), and the overall uniquely private yet close-to-ocean setting.

* This home is available year round, subject to prior reservations.
* Cleaning service and linens are provided.
* Refundable damage/security deposit is required for each rental.
* Rental occupancy limit is three adults.
* No Pets, no Smoking, no Children (exceptions possible).
* You will find more information and pictures in our specific website (see link below).

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    all rooms and decks at the same level; two steps from driveway into house. The master bath may be too small to accommodate a wheelchair. Gravel driveway and parking area. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 2

    Two twin trundle beds, normally arranged as sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 1

    California King bed (92*96') with 3' memory foam top...moreless

  • There is also a loft with two twin mattress beds; but our occupancy limitation restricts use of this facility unless specifically ad-hoc permitted. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, shower

    small bathroom with 50'x32' shower stall...moreless

  • Full 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • There is also an outside hot/cold shower facility intended in combination with the hot tub....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    mostly classical music...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    unobstructed ocean/white waterviews from every room. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Casa Pacis is in Sea Ranch "meadow" location, with about 100 yards of undeveloped meadow between the house and a sandy cove to the right and sand dunes to the left. White water views from every room....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Sea Ranch is a 2000-home resort community and stretches 10 miles along the Pacific coast. It has 3 rec centers with pool, saunas, and tennis courts and tens of miles of terrific hiking trails. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Due to its distance from urban centers (about 80- miles from Santa Rosa, 110 miles from San Francisco), Sea Ranch would be considered to be in a rural location. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioning not needed and not common in this Pacific Ocean dominated location...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    free WiFi; fairly decent speed (2M down, 0.5M up; 40ms ping); downloading of feature-length movies not permitted and not practical...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    open wood-burning fireplace...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    free for 'reasonable' duration, which we define as approx. 30 min in aggregate per day...moreless

  • Garage:

    Available for storage only; plenty of off-street parking at house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric baseboard and fan-coil heating augmented by passive solar and fireplace heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens and towels, and beds are made upon your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Equipped with sofa, two new Scandinavian-Style recliner chairs with ottoman, 6-person dining table, 32" flatscreen TV with HDMI cable input (DirecTV), and stereo system with iPhone/iPad input. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    plenty of parking available on property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Internet-based local and LD -- even international -- calls of 'reasonable' duration (up to 30 min/day) are free...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide one set of towels; more are available but must be washed and dried before departure to avoid extra housekeeping charges; ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    small stacked W/D unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free, service via cable -- just bring your laptop...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    desirable conventional open fireplace; we typically provide wood for renters to use on a courtesy basis, but renters may need to provide kindling...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    large variety...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new, quiet model...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new in 2010, quiet model with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    all-electric range with ceramic 4-element cooktop...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    we provide 2 (old) mountain bikes and a tandem road bike for renters to use (but do not guarantee their mechanical integrity)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    expansive contiguous wrap-around decks (approx. 1000 sq.ft.), entirely renovated in 2011...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Sea Ranch Golf Links, with breathtaking ocean views, is 2 miles north of Casa Pacis ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented for use on the Gualala River mouth, 2 miles north of Casa Pacis...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber 'Spirit' gas grill; we usually keep an extra gas bottle on site -- but cannot guarantee it...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    nearby at 6 Sea Ranch courts...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Sea Ranch recreation center with large year-round heated pool, tennis courts, saunas, located 1 mile from house (on Sea Ranch internal roads)...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    private hot tub built into deck off master bedroom, lots of privacy, yet soothing ocean view location...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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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 charge $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


No pets, no children between 6 months and 18 years of age permitted

* Cleaning fee is increased to $135 for "hotel-style" departure (renter washes our linens and towels used)

* Sonoma County "TOT" (transient occupancy tax) Certificate #571N

* 2-night minimum rental; 3 or more nights min. rental during Holiday Weekends;

* 7 nights for the price of 6 except if a federal holiday is included; ask for mid-week specials

* Early check-in and/or late check-out possible if no other rental ends/starts on same day.

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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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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130 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International (SFO)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sea Ranch Golf Links
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
California Highway One
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Located on the Pacific Ocean Coast; hiking (10 miles ocean bluff trail, tens of miles of meadow & hill-side trails with beautiful ocean views); Swimming (3 recreation centers with saunas and tennis courts); many miles of Sea Ranch internal roads with very little traffic are ideal for leisurely bike riding.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1982

About: Ever since we discovered The Sea Ranch in 1970, it has remained our favorite vacation destination. The natural beauty is, every time anew, amazing. The climate at Sea Ranch is markedly warmer and sunnier than elsewhere on the Central California coast (i.e., between Monterey and Bodega Bay).

Why Sea Ranch, CA, USA:
We discovered Sea Ranch shortly after we had immigrated to the United States, and immediately fell in love with it, probably because it reminded us in natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy and in climate of the German North Sea islands. We purchased our lot and built Casa Pacis in 1983 and enjoyed every minute of our numerous stays in this gorgeous environment ever since. It is remarkable that, even though many years passed since we first visited Sea Ranch, the unique character of this incredible place has been preserved. In 2010/2011, much of the interior and exterior was renovated.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
--- Close to ocean and ocean waves sounds; --- unobstructed ocean views from almost everywhere inside; --- lots of privacy, peaceful location --- next buildings far away (undeveloped lots in front and back, commons on sides) --- less than 100 yards from the desirable bluff trail --- hot tub built into ocean view deck --- desirable open fireplace --- free Internet and long distance/international phone

Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Casa Pacis, viewed from hillside behind

    Casa Pacis, viewed from hillside behind

  • Casa Pacis, from MBR

    Casa Pacis, from MBR

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    Casa Pacis

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    Casa Pacis

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    Casa Pacis

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    Casa Pacis

  • Casa Pacis - from kitchen

    Casa Pacis - from kitchen

  • Casa Pacis, left of house, tree stumps cut as seat

    Casa Pacis, left of house, tree stumps cut as seat

  • Walk-on-Beach, about 200 yds from Casa Pacis

    Walk-on-Beach, about 200 yds from Casa Pacis

  • Casa Pacis, from Kitchen

    Casa Pacis, from Kitchen

  • Casa Pacis, on front deck

    Casa Pacis, on front deck

  • Casa Pacis - Bedroom #2

    Casa Pacis - Bedroom #2

  • Casa Pacis

    Casa Pacis

  • Casa Pacis

    Casa Pacis

  • about 200 yds from Casa Pacis

    about 200 yds from Casa Pacis

  • Near Casa Pacis

    Near Casa Pacis

VRBO #27229

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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