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living room looking out to Fish Rock and ocean

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 24 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    children over 6 yrs.of age to 17 yrs. and babies always welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    small to mid size well behaved dog. Owner's responsibility to clean up after pet inside and out. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    has 2 queen bedrooms, 1 double bedroom, 1 double futon...moreless

  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 queen size, 2 double beds in each of other bedrooms, and 1 in living room in window bed for child. Double furton bed in loft area to accomodate 2 children or couple. for 6 adults and 2 children....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vanity sinkin another area separate from toilet and tub/show...moreless

  • 2 full size bathrooms with shower and tubs.Both Bathroom areas separate from one another so can serve more than 1 person at a time. Vanity in one area, shower/tub in another and toilet in another for privacy....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large selection of Art books to share belonging to owner's wife who is an artist. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board game assortment, monopoly, ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD player and many types of music, from jazz to county to classical...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    No pool table..a ping pong table for outdoors during good weather. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two TV's, a blue ray player and 42' TV in living room ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVd's available. Bring your selections is best!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    ocean views from most all windows in house. 2 Bedrooms have ocean views, decks to ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    House has 180 degree view of ocean and views from every room....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are located 2 1/2 hrs. from the San FRancisco Bay area. A beautiful drive up Hwy1 and 1 hr. north of Jenner. The Sunburst Ocean House is located 2 miles from town and all the amenities it offers....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood-burning- you provide your own wood and we provide starter log. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    One bedroom has a treadmill....moreless

  • Garage:

    Not for guest use. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heating. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are ready-made for guests. For stays over a week, 2 sets of sheets provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is parking for 5 cars on the property. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels available and spa towels provided for hot tub. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Hand coffee grinder and electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Utensils for 8 and dishes for 8. Lots of wine glasses and serving plates and bowls...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items provided, Salt pepper, spices, sugar and cooking oil, teas and coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    stainless steel...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric and great roasting oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Can dine outside with ocean view....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is the Sea Ranch golflinks 3 miles south of the house. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$425
Book 4 nts. -5th FREE
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$365
$2,400 $6,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$365 $385
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,300 $6,400

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • housekeeping fee 2 night $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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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Location

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.

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

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Photos

  • living room looking out to Fish Rock and ocean

    living room looking out to Fish Rock and ocean

  • sunburst window to ocean bird watching and whale watching

    sunburst window to ocean bird watching and whale watching

  • loft and office with Sunburst window for whale watching shows architecture

    loft and office with Sunburst window for whale watching shows architecture

  • large galley kitchen with ocean views-has breakfast table at end with views.

    large galley kitchen with ocean views-has breakfast table at end with views.

  • hot tub and redwood deck, ocean views 180 degrees

    hot tub and redwood deck, ocean views 180 degrees

  • Queensize  bedroom with ocean views

    Queensize bedroom with ocean views

  • view from loft to stone fireplace in LR

    view from loft to stone fireplace in LR

  • extra double futon bed upstairs in loft-ocean view-for extra guests or children

    extra double futon bed upstairs in loft-ocean view-for extra guests or children

  • granite countertop in dining room for buffet service

    granite countertop in dining room for buffet service

  • vanity downstairs

    vanity downstairs

  • view from bedroom

    view from bedroom

  • sunset after a storm fromhouse

    sunset after a storm fromhouse

  • Cook's Beach-seen from bluff view, can walk to beach

    Cook's Beach-seen from bluff view, can walk to beach

  • living room view to north has ocean views to Fish Rock

    living room view to north has ocean views to Fish Rock

  • Kitchen detail of stove with views to ocean and dining room

    Kitchen detail of stove with views to ocean and dining room

  • view of mirror closet in downstairs bdr.

    view of mirror closet in downstairs bdr.

  • master queen Balinese bedroom upstairs-view to meadow

    master queen Balinese bedroom upstairs-view to meadow

  • detail view of 3 acres property

    detail view of 3 acres property

  • double size bedroom downstairs has ocean views

    double size bedroom downstairs has ocean views

  • LR view south to dining room and deck-spectacular ocean views south-whale watch

    LR view south to dining room and deck-spectacular ocean views south-whale watch

  • ping pong on the lawn

    ping pong on the lawn

  • stairs to 2nd level

    stairs to 2nd level

  • private driveway to house

    private driveway to house

  • view from deck and hot tub to ocean

    view from deck and hot tub to ocean

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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