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Panoramic Ocean & River Views, Stunning Craftsman-Style Home

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Step out on the east deck for amazing sunsets and wildlife views

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

WELCOME TO SERENDIPITY!

This is an amazing home, designed by Michael Barron-Wike AIA, to maximize the views and still fit into the hillside. Serendipity has the Craftsman look, inside and out. The first impression when entering is of an wonderful combination of windows and wood; 34 Anderson windows, five skylights, Brazilian Cherry flooring, maple custom cabinets, high open beam ceilings, rich Cedar trim, and dark Oak Mission furniture. The great room provides breathtaking views. Looking through the huge picture window, one can see the Gualala River, the beach, the Gualala Point Cliffs, and the crashing waves.

The house is a feast for all the senses. The ocean sound is always present, birds of all types fly by, and seals play below. We have seen whales relax below us for hours. Mid-April to mid-May is the peak whale season. The mother and baby grey whales hug the coast on their way north from Baja. They love to stop and rinse the barnacles off in the fresh water of the river mouth below our house. The last few years we have even seen Humpback whales in the fall.


Although you cannot see the town, all of this is a short walk from many wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, and stores. Most of our guests choose to eat at home, however. The view cannot be beat, and the kitchen is beautiful - Granite counters, top end appliances, and fully-equipped including ice cream and bread makers.

The house was lovingly built by Gregg Warner and a many other local crafts-persons. It incorporates luxury with environmental concern. We used concrete shingle siding, composite decking, and sustainably grown hardwood flooring. We installed a four KW solar panel below the house, as well as a tankless water heater, and other energy efficient appliances. Serendipty was featured on the Soroptimist's Coastal Home Architectural Tour.


Every step through the house produces another view, inside, or outside on either of the two decks. The two master bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy for two couples, and the kids will love sleeping in the great room, either on the fold-out sofa with a plush comfort sleeper mattress, or the 18 foot wide window seat. The entertainment center is stocked with an LED HDTV, DVDs and the drawers in the window seat are filled with games and toys. The spa captures river and ocean views, stunning at sunset.

We now offer free wireless internet connection, as well as unlimited free U.S calls, so stay an extra day and work from the deck. Until you start yelling when you see one, nobody has to know you have been whale watching while working.

As you can tell, we love this house, and judging from the glowing comments in our guest book, you will too.
'The most beautiful environment we've been in for years...'
'My husband's a General Contractor, and he could find no flaws...'
'Congratulations to the owners, the architect and the builders in bringing this vision to reality...'

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Lot's of games, playpen and high chair. The kids love all of the wildlife!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • free wireless internet access, DVD/VCR, High Chair, Playpen

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Many CD's and DVD's onsite...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) HDTV in Great Room, fold-out LCD TV in West Bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    A good selection of DVD's ...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean:

    Watch whales, seals and amazing birds from the comfort of our home....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    River and ocean view!...moreless

  • Village:

    Although Gualala is a small town, it has numerous shops, art galleries, 2 supermarkets and a great bookstore. The Gualala Art Center is a fantastic facility....moreless

  • Water View:

    Above the mouth of the Gualala River, with river, beach and ocean views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    >5Mb upload and download...free!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    US calls only...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Even has Ice Cream and Bread Makers!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full complement of dishes and glassware, and eating and cooking utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite tops, custom cabinets, and all the utensils, cookware and spices you will want!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of spices and baking essentials....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    River and Ocean view from the spa....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$390
$2,002

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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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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cove Azul
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
SeaRanch Golf Links
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trinks
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gualala Point County Park Entrance

Car: Necessary

Numerous art galleries, restaurants, shops and grocery stores in walking distance

 

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Step out on the east deck for amazing sunsets and wildlife views

    Step out on the east deck for amazing sunsets and wildlife views

  • View from the driveway...wecome to Serendipity.

    View from the driveway...wecome to Serendipity.

  • View of Serendipity from the beach

    View of Serendipity from the beach

  • Gray Whale from the west deck.

    Gray Whale from the west deck.

  • View from East Bedroom

    View from East Bedroom

  • Solar Power, Concrete Siding, Composite Decking...we believed in building green.

    Solar Power, Concrete Siding, Composite Decking...we believed in building green.

  • Looking West

    Looking West

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • Sunrise from the kitchen, looking across the great room.

    Sunrise from the kitchen, looking across the great room.

  • Kitchen/Great Room...everyone volunteers to do dishes in this house.

    Kitchen/Great Room...everyone volunteers to do dishes in this house.

  • Plush Comfort Sleeper sofa and 18 ft window seat for extra sleeping choices!

    Plush Comfort Sleeper sofa and 18 ft window seat for extra sleeping choices!

  • Baby staying close to Mom.

    Baby staying close to Mom.

  • West deck...you can see (and hear) the ocean and the river from the spa

    West deck...you can see (and hear) the ocean and the river from the spa

VRBO #54304

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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