Avalon - a Little Bit of Magic on the Sea Ranch

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Last updated: 07/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Sonoma County Certificate 877N - Displayed on site

Privacy - We are on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac at the most northern end of Sea Ranch on almost an acre of land, surrounded by golf course, commons and State Park.

Ocean Views - From almost every corner of the house, the beauty and serenity that is Sea Ranch fills your eyes and spirit. We placed our furniture and designed our cottage to take full advantage of the view that we are so lucky to have. We have unimpeded sweeping blue water views of the ocean as we are on a bit of a knoll across from the golf course. In the evening, as sunset colors everything and the ocean turns grey then blue then some shade without a name, the blackbirds will often “dance” over the empty fields in front of us. It is quite a sight.

Comfort (sleeping & napping) - We have done quite a bit of renting ourselves and for us the beds have to be inviting and revitalized frequently. We provide high quality sheets on high quality mattress on all four beds. Our down filled couch is renowned for slipping on to for a lovely nap in the late afternoon. While the 4th bed is in a “loft” our loft has a very private area for the bed. We get comments from renters who have kids that the kids love it as it gives them a sense of privacy yet they aren't to far away from the family.

Cooking & Dining - We love to cook & eat. Our kitchen is fully stocked, knives sharpened and a gas stove at the ready for wonderful meals eaten at our well loved “old wood” table. We’ve had dinners of 12 at that table over the years, enjoying the food and company and incredible views. There are 2 really good groceries stores in Gualala and a wonderful health food store in Anchor Bay, about 15 minutes away. Several good restaurants and 2 killer bakeries within a 10 minute drive.

Weather - Sea Ranch is in the “banana belt” of the coast. It can be sunny there when it is foggy in other areas. When the fog does come in and we want the sun, it is a short ride to a hike along the ridge or sunny day splashing at the “hot spot” on the Gualala River.

Activities - There are maps to all the different areas at the house
Walking - you can’t beat the bluff trail for beautiful views. You can walk for miles along the well marked trails.
Beach - we’ve got a beach for everyone, some with thundering waves, some for wading.
River - the Gualala is minutes away - kayaking, swimming, fishing.
Biking - the roads are quiet & well maintained on The Sea Ranch - our young grandchildren find it a great place to bike, especially the meadow land on the westside. The seasoned cyclists among us find enough challenge on the hills to the east to satisfy their biking spirit.
Swimming pools - two heated pools within easy driving distance. One of them is a short 10 minute cycle away.
Tennis courts
Reading - we have a full library.
Hot tubbing
Whale & animal watching - the deer are so entertaining, small herds cross our land frequently. Sometimes we see little foxes as well. Because of our sweeping view of the ocean, we are able to see the whales breach and spout during their migration in spring and fall.
Star gazing - There are nights that literally blow your mind with the magnificence of the night sky.
Health spa in Gualala

Keywords: Ocean View, Minutes Away from River & Town of Gualala

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    6 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No steps in to main house...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Some children's DVD's...moreless


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


  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas insert in large, living room fireplace. Gas fireplace In Cottage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Master Bedroom...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything that you could possibly want. I've stocked it as if every meal was Thanksgiving....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Always spices, salt & pepper, various teas. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Very cool Thermidor cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 heated pools on Sea Ranch...moreless

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 25 - Sep 12, 2016
4 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Housekeeping $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Pets are negotiable.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 07/18/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are the proud grandparents of 3 great kids who love to join us at Avalon. They especially like the new cottage and the hot tub. They love the heated swimming pools close to our house and the protected beach area that we found. Steve works in San Francisco and I manage Avalon & visit parents and grandkids as much as possible. We are very active and love to do the walking & cycling that is available on The Sea Ranch. Steve is a long distance cyclist, doing several 100 mile rides a year. We have been renting Avalon out for the last 15 years and find that we are so happy that our home is loved and appreciated by our visitors. We really try to make Avalon as inviting as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Sea Ranch, CA, USA:
We enjoyed coming to the area for many years before we bought our home 10 years ago. We would come up to canoe the Gualala River and find the incredible surroundings beckoning us to come back. The river trip would bring glimpses of steelhead trout and eagles while a walk would fill us with the sounds of crashing waves against the bluff, pelicans orderly flying by us and ocean views as far as the eye can see. We also really enjoyed the beauty of the drive up here and would feel like our vacation began the moment we left our house. Ultimately we began to look for property to build. Our real estate agent begged us to look at 'the perfect house for us'. And into what is now Avalon we walked. We haven't regretted it for one minute.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Avalon is a brisk walk to the Bluff Trail, 10 miles of jaw dropping ocean view. It is also a 10 minute drive to the town of Gualala.

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Speaks: english

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  • Front of Avalon

    Front of Avalon

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Master bath shower

    Master bath shower

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Private Loft area, magnificent views

    Private Loft area, magnificent views

  • Watching for whales

    Watching for whales

  • Sunsets are spectacular

    Sunsets are spectacular

  • Salal Creek meets the ocean

    Salal Creek meets the ocean

  • Neighbors in the yard

    Neighbors in the yard

  • Sunsets on wild sweet peas

    Sunsets on wild sweet peas

  • Bird's Eye View of living room.

    Bird's Eye View of living room.

  • Coffee Bar in kitchen

    Coffee Bar in kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Lounging in large master bedroom, wood stove

    Lounging in large master bedroom, wood stove

  • Cottage view, full bathroom, wood stove

    Cottage view, full bathroom, wood stove

  • Fun kid's beach

    Fun kid's beach

  • Native American artifacts on walk to river

    Native American artifacts on walk to river

  • Catch & release polliwogs at the Hot Spot

    Catch & release polliwogs at the Hot Spot

  • Bluff walks galore

    Bluff walks galore

  • Neighbor on the deck

    Neighbor on the deck

VRBO #317643

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Sea Ranch, CA, USA #317643

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