Hideaway Amongst Redwoods and Gardens Above Ocean in Gualala(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Our house just outside of Gualala (pronounced wa-la-la) is located about 30 miles south of Mendocino, and about six miles north of the famous Sea Ranch, a coastal development renowned for its architectural respect for the environment. Which means you have easy access to the arts, entertainment and shopping to be found in Gualala. The presence of Sea Ranch and many vacation homes allow wonderful shopping and arts to thrive in this small community. Nearby there are wineries, galleries, restaurants, wonderful beaches, kayaking, hiking, lighthouses, (See our What To Do section). Though even with all this to do, we often find it hard to tear ourselves away from our hideaway on the hill.
Our home is surrounded by gardens and redwood trees. We are close enough to the ocean to hear the sea lions barking in the distance. The kitchen is spacious with a large table for the whole family to enjoy meals together and in the winter warmed by a woodstove. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots/dishes/utensils/dishwasher, just bring your food!
The open floor plan includes the kitchen, living room and sun room. Beautifully decorated, the living room features a hide-a-bed couch, flagstone fireplace and TV, with satellite, TV, DVD, VCR and Bose. Directly connected is the large sunroom, with an open ceiling and panoramic windows to the gardens and horizon view. This bright room is an irresistible space to spend the morning with a cup of coffee or tea, wondering how this place makes time stand still.
The master bedroom is also bright with a wonderful king sized bed. A large sliding door opens on to a private deck that leads to the hot tub. The second bedroom is large with two double beds. The bathroom has a beautiful flagstone floor, shower and deep Japanese soaking tub with view out to the gardens. The best part of the bathroom however is the door that leads directly to the back deck and the outdoor shower, where you can look up at the redwoods while you shower.
The house is 1400 square feet, and sleeps 6 (8 with the hide-a-bed). We are the last house on a gravel road that leads up the Hill and are situated on about 3 acres which includes beautiful perennial gardens, redwood forest and a large sunny yard. We are bordered by several large 100+ acre parcels of forest. The location, about a mile up a gravel road from the coast/beach, means that we often sit above the morning coastal fog, enjoying sunshine while the coast is still shrouded.
A few minutes drive from the bottom of our road lies Cook’s Beach. We call it private beach but a few years ago the California Coastal Commission built a beautiful path and steps and we learned it had an official name. Now the access is easy to this beautiful cove with about 150 yards of sandy beach. North up the road a mile lies the beach at Fish Rock, a larger nice sandy beach. Here the Anchor Bay campground also provides a place to launch small boats for fisherman and abalone divers.
Keywords: Beach, Cabin, Garden, Cottage, Forrest, secluded, redwoods, kids
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Member since: 2007
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
Gualala is a remote area and the wifi has limited bandwidth. Email is not a problem, but multiple devices accessing the wifi will slow things down and streaming will generally not be feasible. ...moreless
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 11%
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: We are a family of 5 that loves to ski, bike , hike and run. We love art and nature and forests and gardens.
Why the Owner Chose Gualala, CA, USA:
This part of the coast is spectacular, with just the right mix of culture vs solitude for us. They call this the Banana belt because of the warm temperatures often felt here. Often warmer and sunnier than the bay area. By sitting at the top of the Hill we avoid most coastal fog and enjoy warm temps.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is unique because of its solitude at the end of the road, the space to play explore and hike, the beautiful redwoods and the horizon view.
- Primary: +1 5037091550 Please do call, to establish a personal connection
Links to more information:
Front of the house looking out towards Ocean
Pacific Overlook between Anchor Bay and Point Arena
Soaking Tub in Bathroom
Beautiful coast on the walk to Anchor Bay
Hot tub in the mist
Secluded property makes the outdoor shower our favorite.
The Sun Room
The house at Gualala
Sunset at Cook's beach at the bottom of the hill
2 Queen beds in the second bedroom.
Through the kitchen
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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