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Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this stunning home – just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge -- to be a reflection of our soul’s connection with heaven and earth. Uniquely situated on one of the Pacific coast’s most spectacular bluffs, Vista Del Mar (“View of the Sea”) boasts broad, unobstructed white and blue water ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen and all three bedrooms. Absorb the powerful force of the waves against the black rocks…feel (and smell) the ocean breeze on your face…this is The Sea Ranch at its absolute best.

Recently remodeled, Vista Del Mar features an elegant open floor plan with soaring exposed-beam ceilings and warm wood detailing throughout. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s a short 10-minute walk to the Ohlson Recreation Center and beach where you can swim, play tennis and enjoy a relaxing sauna.

Musicians love taking in our glorious seaside sunset view while playing the Steinway Baby Grand piano – and everyone enjoys the comfy window seats, cozy fireplace and wood-burning stove. Movie fans can curl up in front of the large flat-screen TV (with DirectTV satellite) enhanced by the dramatic surround sound experience of our Bose Acoustimass entertainment center. And those that can’t entirely escape the outside world will appreciate the free nationwide phone service.

The chef(s) in your group will flip over the large, well-equipped gourmet kitchen with its exquisite Honduran Mahogany cabinetry. Grill masters and BBQ mavens always appreciate our high-quality, outdoor grill (with direct propane connection). Overlooking the crashing ocean waves, the spacious 1600 sq. foot deck gives everyone plenty of space to relax and unwind in our classic Adirondack chairs. If you visit in spring or late fall, keep your eyes peeled for seasonal migrating whales. After dinner, why not gaze at the moon in the star-filled sky while enjoying a relaxing soak in our new 50-jet spa tub (which can be closed off for complete privacy).

With its spacious 2800 square feet, Vista Del Mar’s three bedrooms and loft offer comfortable sleeping for eight adults. The home’s warm, welcoming ambiance – complemented by tasteful furnishings – creates the perfect escape for relaxation and enjoyment of nature’s beauty. We also provide bed linens and towels free of charge.

Please be aware that because Vista Del Mar is located so close to the bluffs (and features natural redwood paneling easily damaged by curious little hands), you must personally inquire about bringing children under age 10.

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John Reis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About John Reis

We’re proud to be the second generation in our family to own this beautiful custom home – and we've created countless warm memories here. When the opportunity presented itself to assume sole ownership, it was truly a dream come true. Because Vista Del Mar was originally designed as a year-round residence, we realized we didn't want our beloved house sitting idle in between our own getaways to Sea Ranch (we now reside on the San Francisco Peninsula). This seaside home isn’t just another impersonal vacation rental…it’s also still our family retreat whenever we can get away. And, as it turns out, making Vista Del Mar available to responsible families and/or couples as a vacation rental has made the Reis family – and our many guests – very happy.

John Reis purchased this house in 1968

Why John Reis chose Sea Ranch

The land was purchased when Sea Ranch first sprang up as a community (back in the late 1960s when there were only dirt roads). Being pioneers in this new town, our family was able to select the best of the best from all the available lots. Knowing that an ocean-front home – with steps-away access to a secluded beach – was on everyone’s wish list, the unique property on which Vista Del Mar now sits became part of the family. Speaking of family, guests often comment how “luxuriously inviting” it feels to stay with us. One main reason is this home wasn't built to be a part-time, weekend getaway house. From day one, the family was committed to designing and building a home to be enjoyed as their personal residence.

Our family has been active in Sea Ranch for over 40 years and we’re fully invested in the local community and its welfare. A portion of our rental income goes back into local businesses and social causes – as well as a range of non-profits including the “Coastal Seniors” project and Redwood Coast Medical Services (providing medical, dental and counseling services).

What makes this house unique

There truly is nothing like Vista Del Mar in all of Sea Ranch. First and foremost, we’re one of very few owner-managed rental properties in the community. You won’t be dealing with an impersonal management firm; we’re hand-on owners who also have a local caretaker who oversees our property. With comfortable sleeping space for eight adults, every room in our 2800+ sq. foot home has an unobstructed ocean view. The large, well-equipped kitchen is a cooks’ dream, the rec room has a Foosball table and there’s even a reading library and stocked games closet. Or you can just kick back in front of the 46” HDTV (with 230+ channels). As far as music goes, we have an amazing Bose Acoustimass 10-speaker sound system – as well as a baby grand piano in the main living area that overlooks the ocean. Step outside and enjoy the 1,600 sq. foot deck (with a BBQ connected to the home’s gas line) and a private ocean-view spa. You’re only 50 feet away from the ocean bluffs where you can explore the secluded beach directly below. Vista Del Mar offers a tranquil getaway and convenient access to the best part of the California coast. We know that you will come to love Sea Ranch just as our family has.


Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No refunds of any kind will be provided to any violation of our house rules as detailed in our rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Catering Available. Oceanfront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters


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Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
Hillsborough, CA

Incredible home. Unbeatable location.

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday! WOW! The home was perfectly located in the center of Sea Ranch, close to the lodge, recreation centers, beaches, bluff trails and Gualala. The views of the ocean from literally every room were breathtaking. We loved the open floor plan, soaring exposed-beam ceilings and large gourmet kitchen! Even the hot tub had sweeping views of the California coastline.

We had two other couples join us for the celebration and now they plan to book dates for their families as well. The accommodations were just perfect: clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated,, nice linens, plenty of parking. But most importantly, our host, John, went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. He communicated everything prior to arrival and during our stay. He was kind and welcoming and we cannot wait to return to this special and unique home!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We cannot recommend this property highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed at other Sea Ranch homes before using a local rental agency. But this time when I called the rental agency, the people answering the phones were located in some call center out of state and knew nothing about the homes we were considering, so we decided to try to find a home that was actually listed by the homeowner and not a rental agency. This was one of our first times using VRBO, which we thought was supposed to be Vacation Rentals By Owners, but we quickly learned that most of the homes listed on the site were rental agencies and hot homeowners!

We’re so glad we found John and his family’s home “Vista Del Mar”. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Sea Ranch area and of course was able to answer specific questions I had about the kitchen supplies (because I love to cook) and even about the games available for the kids. Their home was amazingly clean and well cared for, and everything necessary was provided for our weekend stay (plus a fun welcome basket of locally made goods). This is an ideal location for visiting Sea Ranch; not only is the home is very close to the bluffs and a very private beach is just below the house, but Ohlsen Rec Center is just a very short walk from the home.

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect sea ranch experience

  • 5 of 5

Stunning oceanfront home with incredible ocean views really sums it up. The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. Hot tub area has sliding walls that open to ocean views. Lots of deck space. The setting has a very private feel. About a 5 min walk down to the nearest beach with stair access.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Vista Del Mar is an incredible property! The house is beautiful, cozy and very well equipped. Sea Ranch is an incredible place. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. The boys enjoyed the beach nearby and the family went to long walks by the coast. Everything was so well organized! Our host welcoming gifts/treats waiting for us and was available for any questions we had. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atherton, CA

Coastal Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get-away home to rest, and rejuvenate. The home is clean, comfortable and well stocked for your relaxing experience. Everything is in excellent working order. There is a lovely patio and there are ocean-facing window seats to enjoy the spectacular coastal views from this ocean-front property. The well-maintained hiking trails lead for hours from the property front along the coastline and past beautiful Sea Ranch homes. Along the way there is a recreation center for swimming and tennis, and a harbor seal marine preserve where you watch the pups diving and playing in the ocean just below you. Bring a good book and enjoy a slower pace.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essential Sea Ranch

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a more perfect place to stay in this very special community. Beautifully situated and very well appointed the house is warm, welcoming and completely wonderful. You'd be hard pressed to come up with a better spot to restore and rejuvenate. From the lovely garden as you enter to the expansive deck it hits all the right notes for an enchanting getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Stengel Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ohlson Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk-On Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hot Spot
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Annapolis Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Adventure Rents
Nearest Point of Interest
The Arena Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Arena Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Gualala Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Chapel
Nearest Point of Interest
Bones Roadhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Twofish Baking Company
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dining Room at St Orres
Nearest Point of Interest
Trinks Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Gualala Point Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Upper Crust Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Franny's Cup & Saucer
Nearest Point of Interest
Shell Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
One Eyed Jack's Picnic Area & Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk-On Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Moonraker Recreation Center
Car: recommended

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, kayaking, basketball court, restaurants, boating, hiking, shopping, rafting, mountain biking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Reservation Processing $45
Refundable damage deposit $500

Due to this website’s automated booking system, please disregard the quote for your stay and either call or text us at (650) 409-7347 for accurate pricing reflecting any applicable discounts.

Extend your stay now through May and receive the following special offers*
Stay 3-6 nights -> get one night free!
Stay 7+ nights -> get two nights free!
*excluding holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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