DRAMATIC, ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME WITH 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEW

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DRAMATIC, ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME WITH 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEW

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House - 2 Master Bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms - (Sleeps 4)

Phoenix Nest, our romantic and spectacular oceanfront vacation home, is nestled on two glorious acres of forest right on the ocean.

The 2500 square foot, newly remodeled home is bright and airy and includes a 44-foot living room with windows throughout overlooking the ocean. The two master bedroom suites also have unsurpassed, sweeping views of the ocean. The house has great privacy. You can hear the waves crash and see the osprey and gulls fly by as the low tide unveils the rocks and sandy beach. Watch gorgeous sunsets from the deck or hot tub.

You will see sea lions surfing or resting on the rocks on the Havens Neck peninsula. We often see gray and humpback whales and recently blue whales spouting and occasionally breaching out of the ocean.

The bluff is like a garden, covered with plants and natural wildflowers. Known as the 'banana belt,' nearby rivers provide a more fog-free and temperate climate than other coastal areas.

Please No Children, Pets Or Smoking Allowed

Unparalleled Beauty: Dear Pat,

We were greeted by deer and the gentle barking 'hellos' of the sea lions. The house is so comfortable--more space than we imagined and the light so wonderful.. The view rates in our top three--following the Grand Canyon, Positano, Italy and tied with Villa Cinciano in Tuscany. As we say farewell to the deer and sea lions, we'll promise to return and will always remember the beauty by day and the peaceful blanket of the Milky Way by night.

Thank you for sharing your spectacular home with us.

Bob and Helene

Indianapolis

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the owner
Awesome, spectacular views!!! The best of all possible worlds--ocean and forest. Your home is so well designed to incorporate the very best views. The music of the ocean infuses and calms us. I needed this spiritual experience.

P.S. Thanks for the champagne and flowers--what a delightful surprise!
Oct 2004
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 119 reviews
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
5

A MAGICAL, PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
The inviting openness of this lovely home, with its artistic décor and breathtaking views made leaving difficult. Sitting out on the decks and walking along the paths added to the peacefulness of this getaway. This alone would have been enough, but enjoying the hot tub under a blanket of stars, the Milky Way, the sounds of the ocean and the sea lions was simply magical.

The Phoenix Nest is well-maintained and clean and met our every need. Dinner at St. Orres was lovely, as well as, a day spent at the beach at the Gualala Point Regional Park. The quiet beauty of this private magical place will remain a memorable experience. A perfect getaway that is close enough to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you felt the magic. It is truly a special place on Earth.
Please be our guests for a longer stay next time.
Cheers, Pat
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
Rohnert Park
5

DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
Pat, your home & the views were breathtaking even before my sister & I entered your home. Great vibes in the house & outside on the deck gazing at Haven's Neck, obviously a sacred land. You must be so proud that you are one of the families responsible for preserving it. Only downside was we're getting older & couldn't get down to the beach, HA! Although we did try!! (Great hike!) My sister also wrote a review singing praises of your home. We plan to return during whale watching season! Love, love, love your home! I'll be in touch! Susan
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your next visit. Come again in November to see the whales!
Warm regards,
Pat
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
Chicago,IL
5

FANTASTIC VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
I can not describe the beauty of your place. The moment you drive in you are greeted with a beautiful view. Your home has amazing views from every window. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed your home. The first day it was beautiful no wind, sunshine everywhere and 70's. The nice weather continued into the evening and we sat outside eating dinner without jackets. No one would believe that the weather was so calm. Every convenience you could thing of was there, even a waffle maker. Gorgeous views. I loved the walk in shower and the bedrooms were comfy and falling asleep to the roar of the ocean was the best. Just the best place to stay ever. I can't say enough about your place, just GREAT. We didn't want to leave. Oh and did I mention the hot tub with the views. I could go on and on. We would definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan,
I'm so happy to hear that you had a memorable stay. I don't think it's possible to have a bad day when looking at the ocean and marine life! I hope you and your sister will return for another reunion soon.
Thanks for your review.
Warm regards,
Pat
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
5

BEAUTY, BEAUTY EVERYWHERE...

  • 5 of 5
We spent four blissfully peaceful days at Phoenix Nest and the surrounding area - I wish we'd stayed longer. This is a beautiful home, with gorgeous, jaw-dropping views from most rooms. We had a wonderful stay, starting with the rental process. Pat was wonderful to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns promptly. She also provided lots of information prior to our stay that was also very helpful. The house is well situated and felt very private, but not too isolated.

Being able to access the Havens Neck Peninsula was a treat. Although it was quite windy and chilly, we ventured out to explore it and our reward was seeing the seals and sea lions from the top - along with the incredible ocean views.

This was our first time in Gualala and this part of Mendocino County. We also drove up to Bowling Ball Beach, which was a must-see during our visit and explored a bit of the town, as well. The Thai restaurant in Anchor Bay was great, which Pat recommended.

We loved our time at Phoenix Nest and are thankful to Pat for sharing her wonderful home and property. We hope to return soon!

Dora & Maria
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the rave review! Come back in August or the fall for the hot weather. We welcome you anytime!
Take care,
Pat
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
5

STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
I have a great deal of trepidation describing our experience at Phoenix's Nest. My wife and I just (quietly) experienced my fiftieth birthday there. We've been to Sea Ranch a number of times. The North coast always attracts us for its amazing sea life: tide pools, sea lions, and migrating whales......not to mention the phenomenal seascapes. As amateur bird enthusiasts, we are also drawn to the area for its variety of coastal birds. We love the peace and quiet, and - when the opportunity presents itself - to star gaze and imagine celestial bodies around the universe.

Now my reluctance. More often than not, whenever I read a glowing review about a destination, a product, or even a service, I tend to cast doubt when the review, particularly if it's over adulatory.

Now, back to Phoenix's nest. I don't think I have enough adjectives in my arsenal to describe our wonderful impression. Upon the moment you arrive in the house, you're overawed by the the ocean views. Every window displays an amazing perspective of the coast. To the left, you're captivated by an amazing jutting peninsula. There's an enormous beach cove which supports hundreds of sea lions. You can't ask for more.

Since the house is placed near a cliff, you get to experience, first-hand, the pelicans migrating north to British Columbia. While there,
we actually discovered that some pelicans like utilize the updrafts of the cliffs to migrate, while other flocks of pelicans prefer to surf the surf line, just barely hovering over the water. Either way, you're right there experiencing it first hand and up close. For those of you that are old enough to remember Marlin Perkins hosting Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, you'll love it. The bottom line is that every window is like a postcard picture.

Phoenix Nest is very comfortable. Its spacious and extremely well-lighted. You may (as we did) decide to hang around in the house, rather than to venture out. All the amenities are there: a well stocked kitchen, very comfortable furniture, and a jacuzzi. What more can a person want to unload after a stressed-filled work week.

My wife and I highly recommend the Phoenix Nest.

All the Best,
Michael and Lorene
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Lorene,
You have described so beautifully what I love about our home, the views and the location. Thank you for your many kind words. I'm a bird enthusiast as well and Phoenix Nest provides wonderful ones, pelagic and passerine alike! Please come back next birthday or sooner! Warm regards, Pat
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12125vb
+1 (510) 527-5321 (California, USA)
Gualala North Coast California
5

SPECTACULAR GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
May 3, 2014

Dear Pat,
My wife Norma and I have been renting vacation homes on the north coast of California from rental companies in Bodega Bay and Sea Ranch for nearly 20 years. We ran across your home website while searching the web for another stay on the North Coast. After we viewed the Phoenix Nest website, we found the pictures and descriptions to be very beautiful and appealing. We decided to schedule a stay at Phoenix Nest and we are so glad that we did! After our stay at Phoenix Nest, we will no longer be looking for rental companies in Bodega Bay or Sea Ranch. As long as Phoenix Nest remains available to rent, this is where we will be returning.
We found the Phoenix Nest location to be private, peaceful and quiet. I would say to anyone, if you are looking for a clean home in a private setting with incredible ocean views, look no further than this property. The house is well maintained, thoughtfully decorated, neatly furnished, and extremely clean. The location of this home is perfect and has everything a person needs to have a fabulous getaway, and we did!
We have stayed in many rental homes on the North Coast over the years and this is easily the best home and property location we have encountered. Pat, we found you to be extremely helpful and an absolute pleasure. You were available at all times answering any questions we had, and you shared with us information regarding places to see and visit. We would definitely rent this gem of a home again!

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely home with us!
Jim and Norma.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Norma,
Thank you for your wonderful and enthusiastic response. I am always so pleased when my guests have a great time and even better when they return again and again. I look forward to your next visit!
Best,
Pat
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Other Activities: You can often see gray whales migrating south in winter and north in spring with their calves.

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Gualala House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
I ask for a $300 fully-refundable deposit to reserve the date and the full rental payment, when possible, one month in advance of your stay. I take personal checks or I use Paypal (there is a small additional fee).
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Cleaning fee is $80.00
Linen fee is $10/person
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Amenities

Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the downstairs, en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the upstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a lovely window seat area near the hot tub with views of the ocean. The window seat contains 2 twin-sized beds that can be moved to another part of the house for sleeping if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
You will not find a more awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the ocean and coast from any other home. Our kitchen is fully equipt with every gadget imaginable, a Cuisinart Coffeemaker, a Bialetti espresso maker, coffee grinder, waffle maker, blender, lots of pots pans and attractive dishware.
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