Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific(40 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom + studio w/twin pullout bed, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)
This ten mile stretch of land is an internationally famous vacation spot known for blending architecture with nature. The land consists of majestic bluff tops and accessible sandy beaches, coastal ocean meadows and redwood forested hillsides of approximately 3500 acres. Fifty percent of the land is dedicated to open space, which is shared by all property owners and guests. The Sea Ranch concept is to”live lightly on the land”, with landscape playing a major role in housing design. Architectural review takes place through The Sea Ranch Design Department; There are currently 1801 homes (7/2016). Many activities are available, such as to play a round of golf on a Scottish-style course, hike on the fifty miles of maintained trails, fish, swim, whale watch or kayak. The Sea Ranch has 3 recreational centers, each with a tennis court, a pool and sauna. The Sea Ranch also has a dog park, children's playground called 'One Eyed Jacks' and equestrian barns (no rentals but will board horses for visitors). The nearby town of Gualala provides restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilities and other amenities. For More Information on 'The Ranch' please see the website link.
'Sailfish' was built in 2002 with the idea of bringing a sailboat to land. It is a unique structure architecturally and has the ultimate privacy from the 'commons (open space)' that exist on three sides. It perches on the side of a slope and has views down & across a thicket of vegetation to the rocky shore beyond . 'Sailfish' (Gilbert House) was one of approximately thirty homes featured in 'The Sea Ranch', a book written by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (2004). It is also included in the 2013 edition entitled, 'The Sea Ranch:Fifty years of Architecture, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast'. The houses they chose to include in this 300 page book demonstrate the Sea Ranch 'vision'. 'Sailfish' was described in it as a 'diminutive shingle castle'. The 2004 edition sits on a shelf in the bedroom and the 2013 edition sits on the blue shelf in the entry, so please take a look. Trail access is just below the house . . . some trails are designated for biking and horseback riding. TSR trails map is also available for guests and will be found in the Guest binder on the blue entry shelf. From the house you can walk to Stengel beach in about 10 minutes and to Ohlson Recreation Center in about 15 minutes. 'Sailfish' has many artistic touches throughout and includes original mosaic wall murals. For those interested in preparing gourmet meals, it has a fully-equipped galley kitchen. The downstairs area is open to the loft-style bedroom above, so the house is ideal for a couple and a well-mannered dog, not for young children. Adjoining the bedroom through a pocket door on the other side of the bathroom is a studio space with a twin size pull out bed. 'Sailfish' has a 'No Shoes Rule'.
An addition was added in August of 2016 that includes an owners' studio and one car garage. The existing deck was expanded and now connects to the new addition. The new deck offers additional outdoor dining space and room to relax on 2 chaise lounges. The owners' studio will not be available to guests (vacant during any rental stay). The new garage houses the bar-b-que and washer & dryer and a key for entry will be available.
'Sailfish' has been described by previous rental guests as . . .
'A special place for re-awakening the senses and the passion that lies within each of us, all too often submerged under the pressures of day-to-day life. A retreat designed & conceived, it seems, for lovers like us to know each other a bit more, surrounded by all that nature has to offer along this spectacular coast.' (Don & Brigitte)
'We have stayed in many places up here and yours is one of the best maintained and equipped that we've had the pleasure of renting. We loved the clever use of interior & exterior space and would recommend this house to other couples'. (Shawn, Susie & Ruby, the dog)
Keywords: beach house
ocean view home
Sea Ranch Getaway
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Member since: 2011
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Queen size Bed (1), Pull out Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $40
- Standard Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 15.5%
Sea Ranch Connect high speed internet available to guests after January 9, 2017.
County of Sonoma Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate Number: 922N
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Christine was born and raised in Sacramento. She received a B.A. in Art/English and a M.A. degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She retired from a thirty-three year career in education in 2007 after working the last 16 years at Folsom High School in Folsom. Once earning a real estate sales license in 2002, she worked part time in both resale and new home sales in the Sacramento area. Following retirement, she moved to The Sea Ranch and into the house she built in 2002. Christine has worked since 2007 in real estate and still has an active license with Rams Head Realty. I will be traveling extensively in the next year thus making 'Sailfish' available to renters. I have a yellow lab named Salty Dog (pictured) that travels with me.
Why the Owner Chose Sea Ranch, CA, USA:
Lot was purchased in 1999 and owner participated in the design & building of the 850 square foot 'Sailfish'. The lot was chosen because of its privacy & white water view.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
3 viewing decks, hot tub viewing of the stars & sea; close access to trails, beach, town & recreational center, wildlife everywhere! New high speed internet (2017)
- Primary: +
Ocean View Dining & Relaxing
View of Sailfish and fenced dog yard From Trail below
Wrap Around Deck
Galley Kitchen with pantry
Open Living Room with flat screen TV, blue ray player and galley kitchen
Main Level Open Living & Dining Room
Stairway to loft bedroom
Upstairs Deck off Bedroom showing off White Water View
Studio Space off Bedroom upstairs with pull out single bed
View from deck
View of Sailfish from Commons above
Wrap Around Deck
Front Entry carport
Sailfish Entry with Guest Binder and Welcome Notes on Lifering
Cleaning Supply Closet on other side from pantry
Living Room with windows to cul-de-sac
Downstairs Sailfish Powder Room
Loft Bedroom with two ocean view decks
Large Mosaic Shower with new Grohe Showerhead
Dog Yard Gate Opens to trail to Stengel Beach
Stairway to Stengel Beach
Stengel Beach Looking North
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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