A writer's paradise, this home has had more best selling books written within it's walls than any home on the Mendocino Coast line. An inspiration to authors, the energy at 247 Solstice in Sea Ranch is tranquil and still--making it the perfect romantic get away or writer's retreat from the world. Decorated with the ocean in mind, the house is elegant and comfortable all at once. Three bedrooms (one set up for kids with two sets of bunk beds sleeping 4) and one queen guest room and one California King, this 2500 square foot home is perfect for one to two couples and four kids. With chairs and sitting areas to fall back into in every corner, the home is the ideal respite to grab a book and disappear into it's pages. A perfect setting to enjoy all of the amenities of coastal living at it's best, a short walk from a sauna and heated pool plus tennis courts. The private sea ranch foot path is just off the deck, and stretches for about 13 miles up and down one of the most gorgeous cliff-side coastlines in the world. Walk-on beach is a mere ten minute trek, but there's no need to go further than the front room for full enjoyment of a spectacular view to watch the whales go by from the couch.
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with Ocean views.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Ocean Views, Whales and Turkey
Our return visit to this delightful house for our annual Thanksgiving venture makes for a relaxing and great week watching the waves crash over the rocks along with an occasional seal barking at the birds. The sea cliff trail offers a perfect hike in which to view the many rock formations as well as unique homes that are specific to The Sea Ranch. Whether it is raining or the sun is shinning, there is much to explore and enjoy. Grab a glass of wine and sit on the deck while watching the sun set. More turkey please.
I almost did not choose this property as we were looking for a place near the ocean for the four of us (me, wife, two teenage kids) and having to fly out from Colorado we were limiting our search criteria on price. The property listed at $350/night, but there is an upcharge for additional guests beyond two of $50/night/person. So this was not meeting our criteria.
Now comes the big "but"...
Once we inquired on the property as to availability, I just could not stop seeing this home as having something special. Even though it has one room with bunk beds, I thought my teenage son could handle it. And I can state, without equivocation, booking it was the best decision I've made in several years of booking on VRBO.
What an amazing property! After a lengthy drive up from SFO after flying most of the morning, we were all exhausted when we got to the home. However, I knew we hit the ball out of the park when we opened the front door, stepped in, and there was a collective gasp from my wife and both of my kids at how unbelievably beautiful the view was from the home, and what a beautiful home it was to boot.
The first day was spent watching whales spouting, harbor seals bobbing in the waves, and that amazing ocean as the waves crash over the rocks. Walking down the hiking trail just outside of the home to the beach was a daily treat, and the quiet contemplation sitting on the back porch with a glass of wine looking out at the milky way and counting meteors each night was so unbelievably wonderful. Sleeping with the door ajar and hearing the ocean was like nature's lullaby. By day two, I was realizing just how special this place was -- two weeks later and I still can't stop thinking about it. I almost maxed out my phone's memory from all the pictures!
The house has everything you need and is just so comfortable. Kitchen was great since we do a lot of cooking, and the whole house was just perfect. When you can get a teenager to put down her phone for an hour and a half as she sits in the window seat looking out at the ocean -- well, mission accomplished.
And there are fun things to do around the area, from Point Arena light house, to Bowling Ball beach to the Redwood forests (another amazing experience in this trip), I cannot think of a better vacation over the past 3 years than this one.
Thank you Carole for being a great property manager, and thank you Kristine for sharing your amazing home. We are all so grateful and hope to return one day soon
The House was lovely and the views friom every window and especially the deck wee fantastic.
We saw deer from the deck and on the trails so close that we could almost touch them. We also saw seals basking in the sun on the rocks and water spouts from what I assume were whales. Gualala, the small coastal town a few mikes away had several interresting shops and restaurants and the people were extremely warm friendly.
We had a magical weekend and are planning on coming back as soon as possible.
A spacious sanctuary by the sea!!
Wow! What a beautiful home with stunning ocean front views!! A true sanctuary by the sea. Thank you for sharing your home!!
The Carlson Beach House is one of the best places I’ve ever stayed and I have stayed in numerous VRBO’s around the country. It’s warm, inviting, comfortable, and relaxing! The perfect respite from the busy world. Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!
No words just perfect.
Additional information about rental rates
There is an additional cleaning fee that will vary depending on the length of stay. If you inquire on the weekend you will get a response on Monday. Otherwise you will get a response within 24 hours.