Unit 35C Lot 103; TOT ID# 1632. A few dozen steps from the sliding doors of Oceana Roll, California ends and the Pacific Ocean begins, marked by the three-mile long Bluff Trail. In every season, this dramatic intersection of land and water, viewed from almost every room of this warm, comfortable home, holds breathtaking surprises: spouts from humpbacks and gray whales, rafts of sea lions, pods of dolphins, ribbons of brown pelicans flying low along the water's edge, and even a great blue heron who visits from time to time. Bring binoculars and watch as osprey, kites and other raptors drop suddenly from the sky to snare prey from land or water.
Each season at Sea Ranch has its delights. In the fall, a carpet of sweet-tooth hedgehogs, chanterelles, matsutakes, and porcini in forested areas entice mushroom hunters. Spring brings newborn wildlife--fawns, fox kits, and baby seals, as well as wildflowers--seaside daisies, milkmaids, lupine, calypso orchids and the hard-to-spot Fetid Adder's tongue, among others. Spend summer days on uncrowded sandy beaches, explore tidepools filled with mussels, starfish, and anemone, kayak on the nearby Gualala River or play golf. Winter brings stormy weather, dramatic seascapes, rainbows and sunsets that defy description. No two are alike. Quiet days in front of the fire watching the waves crash at high tide are some visitors' favorite memories. For birdwatchers, Sea Ranch is paradise: visit during December and take part in the annual bird count.
Oceana Roll celebrates the sea and is named for a song sung aboard an ocean liner. Its spacious rooms with walls of windows offer 180-degree views of the water. Comfortable leather couches and chairs in the living room, along with HD TV, a DVD/CD, and an assortment of books and games provide entertainment after the sun goes down. The master bedroom and bath are separated from a second bedroom and bath by the entrance hall, which offers multiple guests privacy. A loft above the large, well-equipped kitchen includes a daybed and trundle bed.
Outside, an L-shaped deck with Adirondack chairs and lounges runs along the south- and west-facing sides of the house. A spa and outdoor shower are located in a separate, enclosed, wind-free courtyard amid hedges of lavender and pots overflowing with succulents. The courtyard's walls slide open for views of the ocean and close for privacy. The garden entrance to the house is also enclosed, which is helpful for guests who bring a dog. The garage is available to guests, and has room for two vehicles.
Oceana Roll is located less than a mile from the Sea Ranch golf course, and just a short walk from the Del Mar Center with its beautiful, heated pool, saunas, and tennis courts. Dog lovers gather at the Sea Ranch dog park, also nearby, to give their pooches some off-leash time. Due to its proximity to the bluff, the homeowner suggests guests age 10 and over occupy this home.