Private Estate Like Beautiful, Architectural Home on 3 Acres
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
WINTER SPECIAL! BOOK 4 NIGHTS GET 5TH NIGHT FREE! JAN-APRIL (not holidays)This home is a beautiful spacious home on the coast with ocean views from every window. The SPECTACULAR 180 degree views surround you with glass and great wood timber beams. The house was built by Ralph Matheson, a local designer/architect who has been on the coast for over 45 years. The house uses BAY BRIDGE shoring timbers that were transported up here by the owner/builder, Ralph, and the walls are red cedar. The feeling is like a warm cozy lodge with a beautifully crafted stone fireplace in the living room. The deck and hot tub is off the living room with sweeping views of the coast. It is situated in the banana belt so no usual fog. There are 3 acres of natural land and property.The house has 3 Bdr. 2 full Ba. with the master queen bedroom upstairs and 2 bedrooms (queensize and doube) downstairs with ocean views. There is a long loft with office area overlooking the 3 acres, fantastic ocean views, and we have added a double futon bed in this area for extra guests or children.The sunburst window upstairs is dramatic and large and spans the house. Perfect for whale watching. The kitchen is a galley type, spacious and has wonderful ocean views while cooking. There is a breakfast table with great views in kitchen. There is a dining room for 6-8 guests with a large granite counter-top in the dining area.
Outdoors there is a redwood deck where guests can dine overlooking the garden and ocean. From the house you can walk to the beach, COOK'S BEACH is just short walk on the road. It is pet friendly too. We welcome families, children, small-mid size dogs, couples for romantic getaways and people who love art, architecture and the unique experience of staying in this vacation home like no other. The house has history and is well built to withstand the elements of the coast. Come and whale watch, see the seals on the rocks nearby, fishing boats and white water, and great views of birds everywhere.
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+1 (707) 884-3660 USA)
Member since: 2009
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
The kitchen is totally equipped for all cooking needs. Has blender and cuisinart, stainless pots and pans, decorative plates and bowls for baking needs. View looks out to ocean. EVERYTHING you need!...moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Book 4 nts. -5th FREE
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Monday
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- housekeeping fee 2 night $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11%
50% refund within 6 weeks of stay if cancelled. We do not refund after that when we have dismissed other possible bookings. You may contact us close to date of your booking and if not reserved. we may be flexible in lowering rate for the 3rd. night.
There is a three night minimum for Labor Day and 4th of July.
There is a four night minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Great restaurant nearby is St. Orres and you can walk to it from the house. We are only 2 miles north of the town of Gualala. North of us is town of Pt. Arena with cinema and local bar. There are great hiking trails on Stornetta Public Lands of 1200 acres to the lighthouse. Further north is town of Mendocino which is an hour and 10 minutes from house.
About the owner: The architect and only owner of the home also built it in the 70's. Ralph Matheson is a local architect who has designed many Sea Ranch and Gualala homes over 45 years. He moved up here form the Bay Area in Albany in the 70's and attended UC Berkeley School of Architecture. He and his wife Larain reside in Gualala on the property or in their cottage. He continues to design homes up here on the northcoast. Larain is an encaustic wax and oil painter who exhibits locally in many galleries like the Dolphin and nationally in Santa Fe. She teaches workshops in her studio seasonally. The house is filled with her art and that of other artists in the area. We take time in keeping the house and grounds well maintained and people seem to appreciate that it shows!
Why the Owner Chose Gualala, CA, USA:
This 3 acre property was designed and built many years ago and is unique because of the 180 views of ocean south north and west. It also has open space in front for unobstructed views and privacy. The feeling is of being on a private estate with cottage and house that feels like a lodge inside. Beautiful loft area upstairs is large and can sit and whale watch form it's telescope and oversize windows. Feel like you are one with nature. You deserve it!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
WE allow children and up to mid-size dogs, though no cats. Not recommended for people with cat allergies. There is lots of outdoor space for dogs to walk. HOuse is great for 6 adults and 2 children. We charge $30 a day for extra people. We are near the town of Gualala, 2 miles away so easy to get to when shopping is needed. Great ocean front views from all windows. Special now in FALL..Oct, Nov (excluding holidays).If you book 4 nights, get the 5th night FREE! This property is beautiful, spacious and worth it.
- Primary: +1 (707) 884-3660 USA)
- Secondary: +1 (719) 588-0777 (Colorado, USA)
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living room looking out to Fish Rock and ocean
sunburst window to ocean bird watching and whale watching
loft and office with Sunburst window for whale watching shows architecture
large galley kitchen with ocean views-has breakfast table at end with views.
hot tub and redwood deck, ocean views 180 degrees
Queensize bedroom with ocean views
view from loft to stone fireplace in LR
extra double futon bed upstairs in loft-ocean view-for extra guests or children
granite countertop in dining room for buffet service
view from bedroom
sunset after a storm fromhouse
Cook's Beach-seen from bluff view, can walk to beach
living room view to north has ocean views to Fish Rock
Kitchen detail of stove with views to ocean and dining room
view of mirror closet in downstairs bdr.
master queen Balinese bedroom upstairs-view to meadow
detail view of 3 acres property
double size bedroom downstairs has ocean views
LR view south to dining room and deck-spectacular ocean views south-whale watch
ping pong on the lawn
stairs to 2nd level
private driveway to house
view from deck and hot tub to ocean
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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