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'THE LIVING ROOF' Stunning Ocean Front Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,501 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The Living Roof is the most sustainable property on Sea Ranch

Dramatic Ocean Bluff Award Winning Green Home on The Sea Ranch. Designed by world renowned architect Obie Bowman, The Living Roof home epitomizes the concept of living lightly on the land, as shown by the harmony between architecture and nature. Open beam ceilings and two Eucalyptus tree trunks in the living areas provide structural support and unique design features. The home is oriented on the site to capture views and provide wind protection to the large entertaining deck and spa. Solarium windows and a wall of glass offers expansive white water views. Spacious gourmet kitchen/prep area with high end appliances and wine fridge. Large 18-foot entertainment bar provides additional seating. Living room with custom fireplace, entertainment center and dramatic south coast views.Master suite features office with library and white water views. Radiant heat, brick and hardwood floors, plus many custom design features through-out! The Living Roof has been featured on television and in many architectural publications around the world. Close to hiking trails and Ohlson Recreation Center. Easy commute by airplane into the private Sea Ranch airport.The Living Roof is the most sustainable property on Sea Ranch and has incredible ocean views.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017

Why Kathryn chose North Coast

The coastal trail offers long walks, hikes or jogging along the ocean bluff trail with the sounds of the crashing waves, and aquatic animals, sea lions, otters, whales and aquatic birds. Other local wildlife include deer, hummingbirds, and foxes.

What makes this house unique

The Living Roof, where white water ocean views meet sustainable luxury living. You will enjoy an expansive fully equipt gourmet kitchen, large fireplace, outdoor barbeque and jacuzzi with an exquisite ocean front view where you can see, hear and smell the ocean up close and personal.


Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2501 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bathrobes and slippers
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens and towels are included in rental.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please do not move any furniture around. Upon departure, leave the residence the way you found it. Make certain the TVs are turned off and the remote controls are left next to the TVs.Leave all soiled towels on top of the washer/dryer. Do not leave any dirty dishes and do not leave any of your food in the refrigerator or freezer. If any rugs or furniture was soiled please let us know. If anything was broken please let us know. Dispose of all garbage and recycling. Close & lock all doors and windows and close all window shades. Turn off all lights indoor & outdoor. Make sure the propane tank for the barbeque is off and the barbeque is covered. Turn off the kitchen exhaust fan and DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE STOVE. Thank you.


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'THE LIVING ROOF' Stunning Ocean Front Home
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
Sonoma, CA

LOVE this place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

LOVE this place - have been coming here for 6 years and just enjoy it so much. Best view at The Sea Ranch because of the expansive ocean vista; private because the trail is not right up to the house; great back yard area for kids. COOKS KITCHEN that we probably couldn't find anywhere else. Essentially 2 separate "wings" of the house ideal for 2 families. New owner has converted garage to rec room with flatscreen TV, ping pong and games. Very handy for kids and on rainy days. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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California, USA

Three-time visitor

  • 5 of 5

We have had three wonderful stays at the Living Roof property. The layout of the home works really well — two wings with two bedrooms each, and Jack & Jill bathrooms between each set of two, plus the half bath near the living area. The view is spectacular and proximity to the bluff trail (not too close, so private enough) is great — you can walk to the many beaches.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the barbecue is a good one and was spotless when we arrived. The garage to rec-room conversion with games, TV and ping pong is an added bonus to the very comfortable living room, especially if there are children in the group. We found the owner to be friendly and easy to deal with.

Sea Ranch is one of those places that's great at any time of year and in any weather. One can be as relaxed or as active as one wishes. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san fransisco

great kitchen awful manager

  • 1 of 5

as a regular sea ranch visitor i have stayed in many houses. I will start with saying this is one of the better kitchens i have had here with the exception of the post-it notes telling you to leave spices in alphabetical order (If you are paying over $800 a night this is not your job) . the house is overall pretty nice and great location. the down side is dealing with the property manager (worst I have ever encountered). If you want to be harassed and watched during your stay this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankfully someone renting a neighboring home was kind enough to alert us to the fact that the residence was being used as a "frat" party location. With someone in a sleeping bag on the roof, and in a pup tent in the backyard which was littered with plastics cups, etc., security officers for the area having to respond several times to complaints of loud noise, loud music and too many cars parked at the residence. The review by this vacation renter is slander to be dealt with accordingly. The home was not treated respectfully and we feel that this renter is disgruntled because his security deposit was not refunded in full due to the fact that it was necessary to hire someone to pickup and clean up all of the excess garbage that was left haphazardly in the garbage and recycling closet, that even the garbage company would not collect as it exceeded collection capacity. This renter was in breach of our agreement regarding the maximum number of guests allowed and the maximum number of cars allowed. The owner of the residence is now changing his policy regarding security deposit refunds. In going forward should it be necessary for The Sea Ranch security to respond to complaints of noise and partying and the number of guests allowed to stay at the residence is exceeded security deposits will not be refunded. Its unfortunate that the renter who posted this slanderous review is so disgruntled simply because he got caught..... this time.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Charles Shulz Sonoma Airport
Car: necessary

An architecturally signifcant home nestled within the small, secluded Sea Ranch community on Northern California's rugged Sonoma County coastline. A community rich in architectural heritage, renowned contemporary and organic design pioneered to decades of acclaim. A destination getaway that embraces natural, untamed beauty as it's backyard encompassing dramatic ocean bluffs, landscapes with an expansive ocean view and pristine coastal trails just a few steps away. A luxury home that at the same time respects the ethos of sustainability and respect for it's surrounding. The Living Roof unsupassed in design, location and accommodation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

In your reservation inquiry state the names & ages of all people in your party.2 parking passes will be issued which must include the license plate number of your vehicle(s). Parking is available for 2 vehicles. Holiday rentals are a 6 night minimum stay. No pets allowed.

Upon receipt of security deposit funds a receipt/confirmation will be mailed & the calendar changed to reflect your dates as reserved/confirmed. All other fees; lodging, tax, housekeeping fees must be received 30 days prior to your check in date. Send in one check for your secuirty deposit & one check for the balance. Group checks can not be processed. No pets allowed, no exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.