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The Bluffs at Sea Ranch - Great Ocean Access - High Speed WiFi - Close to Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,630 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Great Ocean Front Meadow Location - Bluff Trail Access - 2 Bed 2 Bath - Sleeps 4

Now with fast and dependable Sea Ranch Connect fiber optic internet service!

This Property can be booked online and the calendar is always up to date! This property is limited to 4 guests, no pets will be considered.

Location, Style and Value - The north end is arguably the best Location on the ranch for visitors! It's closest to the town of Gualala with it's shops, markets and eating/drinking establishments. Originally built for an empty nest couple, The Bluffs at Sea Ranch is perhaps the perfect place for a loving couple to reignite their passion. The professionally designed interior is fresh, light-filled and private featuring our signature look with antiques and contemporary furnishings in a modern playful mix. You will appreciate the high quality bedding, pillows and comforters, an updated kitchen with commercial stainless steel appliances, Master Chef cookware, Wusthof knives and all the goodies. Separate laundry, viewing deck, covered patio, private fenced yard, and inviting Jacuzzi spa with views of the Pacific round out the ample amenities.

The two-level master suite encompasses the majority of the second floor. Lounge with your favorite book on the 9-foot window seat and enjoy seasonal whitewater ocean views and glorious sunsets. Then step down to the spacious bath area for a sumptuous soak with the sounds of the crashing waves to help sooth away your worries. The massive California king size bed invites restful slumber with a super high-end Aireloom 'Super Feather Bed' mattress. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and has access to its own private garden and patio. It's cozy and comfortable and great for extra guests. In addition, on the second floor, is a lofted niche with a full size bed that looks out upon the Sea Ranch Golf Links and acres of natural land on one side and the ocean on the other. The perfect place to escape from someone who snores!

With panoramic ocean views from nearly every window, and acres of wilderness to the east the property is adjacent to Gualala Point Regional Park and the town of Gualala the convenience and walk-ability are unsurpassed. The bluff trail along the ocean side of the property serves as your gateway to the great blue Pacific.

Designed and sited to take advantage passive heating and cooling from Mother Nature, you'll enjoy soothing benefits of radiant floor heating with no drying forced air to stuff up your sinuses. The Bluffs at Sea Ranch is a self catering unit. Expendables are not included. Gas for the BBQ is up to our renters. We supply the BBQ and tanks you take a tank into town for a refill as needed. If you're a good person, you'll leave enough for the next visitor.

About the Ranch -

All Sea Ranch roads, most facilities, and most trails are private, for use only by owners, renters, and their guests, but visitors who rent our vacation home in the Sea Ranch are considered to be guests of the home owner and, as such, are permitted to use the private facilities and trails of The Sea Ranch. This property is not set up for abalone diving.

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More Details

Owner
John Matthes
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About John Matthes

A transplant to Pasadena from San Diego, John relocated in 1989 to attend Art Center College of Design where he was awarded a Master's of Fine Art degree.

John is an expert in marketing historic and architectural properties and holds his fiduciary responsibility to his clients in the utmost regard. With real world experience as the founder and principal of Carciofi and Jinglehyme, he successfully united residential real estate development and interior design; bringing revitalization to local neighborhoods and blighted historic properties through thoughtful renovation and redevelopment. John is the 2014 Winner of the Historic Preservation award for the city of Pasadena. He also owns and manages short term vacation rentals in Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Rosa, Culver City and the Sea Ranch.

John's prior tenure in the marketing and communications wing of the global institutional investing giant The Capital Group Companies, allowed him to develop broad knowledge of printed and digital media. With this knowledge, he has developed sophisticated marketing tools and programs for selling homes in all economic climates.

A long term resident of the Arroyo, John currently resides in Linda Vista and has had stake in properties located in Prospect Park, San Rafael, South Orange Grove, South Lake, Eagle Rock, The Sea Ranch and San Diego's East Village, Culver City and Santa Rosa. He is an active member Pasadena Heritage and The Legacy Circle, a group of Art Center alumni dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships.

John Matthes purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John - We stayed at your home April 26-May 1 and had a lovely time. I just wanted to let you know that everything was just sublime. I particularly enjoyed the chef's kitchen and "sleep like the dead" bed....

We will DEFINITELY be back in October.
Apr 2018
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Amenities

Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Spacious with Garden Views
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Seperate Vanity Area, Ocean Views and Skylights
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean View, Fine Linens
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy Bedroom on Main Floor w/Private Ocean View Patio
    Loft - 1 double , Extra Bed - Great Place to Escape a Snoring Partner!
  • Super High End Mattresses, High Quality Linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property is not set up for abalone diving. Sorry

Reviews

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average rating of 4.71875 based on 102 reviews
5

Super relaxing offering utmost comfort and beautiful views❤️

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids 18 and 13) had such a wonderful stay at The Bluffs. The home is full of character with its eclectic and unique art decor, comfortable beds and close proximity to the restaurants and grocery shops. And oh my the views! The ocean is just a few feet away, it’s sound offering calmness and serenity. The miles of trails, deers, sea lions on the rocks basking in the sun, the beach and an architecturally unique non denominational church. We enjoyed everything and our boys loved the hikes! It was an awesome mini get away and a great pause to the demands of a busy life ❤️. What a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly why we bought this place! It’s so nice to hear that some folks feel the way we do about the Bluffs. For us, there is no better place on earth to relax. So happy to share it with a family who gets it! Come back anytime.
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5

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this very clean and comfortable home with beautiful views of the ocean. We especially enjoyed the amazing walks along the path by ocean. I thought we could walk to Gualala along the path, but you cannot cross the Gualala River to get there.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, great views from upstairs bedroom

  • 5 of 5

This house was in a good location, peaceful & quiet with bluff trails a short distance away. Remember to swing by the Sea Ranch office on your way in to purchase a trail map. You can also get one from some local merchants, though not all private trails are included on those. There were plenty of trail passes at the house. The hot tub was great, the gardens were beautiful, the window seat & day bed upstairs were cozy and had fantastic views. Linens were well-stocked and good quality. The downstairs also had ocean views, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The decoration was eclectic, with a lot of interesting antiques. I do have one critique - the Aunt Jemima statue, though historical, was just too reminiscent of the Jim Crow era. If the statue were removed the home would feel more welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, NV
5

Great Sea Ranch Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this home having stayed here with friends in Oct. 2016. We like the fact that it is only 3 minutes from the sea. The home was clean and everything worked. The master bedroom is spacious and the bed was comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking any meals you may want to prepare. We enjoyed the wildlife with deer coming by in the back yard and a red fox coming by at night. The hot tub is private and working well. This home being at the north end of Sea Ranch is close to Gualala and only a five minute drive to town. We will stay there again on our next trip to Sea Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver
5

Sea Ranch Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at this beautiful home. The accomodations were great, and only a 30 second walk to the Pacific ocean, and wonderful walks along the Bluffs trail.

It was peaceful and relaxing, and the scenery spectacular. We saw lots of wildlife near the property as well as in the ocean!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great eclectic ocean home

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a beautiful garden area. I’ve stayed at many homes at Sea Ranch and this one had the best beds. Super comfy. Well stocked kitchen. Saw lots of wildlife including deer, Fox, jackrabbit, quail, and on our walk a whale.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Azul
Nearest Golf
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Trinks
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Gualala Point
Car: necessary

ABALONE FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED ON SEA RANCH PROPERTY WITHOUT THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF A SEA RANCH PROPERTY OWNER.

In Addition, This property is not set up for abalone diving - any evidence that this activity has taken place will result in n forfeiture of your deposit.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.