ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE - SPECTACULAR VIEWS

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Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE - SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Gualala House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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Perched at the edge of a bluff overlooking some of the most spectacular coastline in Northern California, Cove House sits facing West-Southwest on a fenced acre and a half, with private access to the cove below. A true nature-lover's paradise: whale watching, kayaking, tidepooling, all at your doorstep. If you long for a place to recharge and get back to a relaxing and simple life, this is it!

This charming, two-bedroom, one-bath home is light and airy with white-washed wood beamed ceilings and comfortable cottage-style furnishings. The ocean-side bedroom provides direct ocean views and deck access. A second bedroom is paneled in knotty pine and has the look and feel of a vintage cabin.

The living room entertainment center is stocked with books, board games, and movies for your enjoyment. An adjacent sunken oceanfront sun room leads to the large deck with the hot tub that practically hovers over the cove. Both the living areas and deck offer panoramic white-water views of cliffs, a rocky cove, offshore islands, and the wide horizon of the Pacific. Our sea-side meadow offers its own jaw-dropping views - ideal for a leisurely game of croquet or horseshoes (both provided). Or curl up in an Adirondack chair with a good book, some wine and cheese, and the surf lapping in the cove below. Watch the sun set as hawks, pelicans, egrets, and an occasional crane sail by.

The Gualala stretch of Highway One is one of the most scenic in the country, and is the mid-way point of a drive Coastal Living magazine recently named the #1 coastal drive in North America. Gualala itself enjoys a 'banana belt' microclimate, with sun and mild temperatures much of the year - along with the occasional whopping coastal storm to entertain and lend an extra coziness to winter guests enjoying a warm fire by the glass-front wood stove. The world-renowned Sea Ranch golf course is located just ten minutes south of Cove House and is open to the public, kayaks can be rented in town, there are several excellent restaurants in the area, and the lovingly-restored Point Arena Theater runs first-run movies and regularly hosts concerts.

Cove House is a wonderful place to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary, or just to relax and forget about the rest of the world for a few days. Kick off your shoes, prop up your feet, and stay awhile!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer

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Patrick is a third-generation Berkeleyan, who has lived most of his life in the Bay Area with some years in Argentina, LA, and San Luis Obispo. He is an IT project manager, scuba diver, die-hard Giants fan, and political junkie. Lisa lived in the Midwest, Northeast and South before finally settling in the Bay Area. She is a former recruiter and HR manager turned painter and lover of good fiction. We have four grown children.

Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer purchased this house in 2001

We both love the North Coast and found we particularly liked the Gualala area for the dramatic seascapes, great weather, and less touristy ambiance.

We like to just close the gate at Cove House and withdraw from the world. We love to go tidepooling in the cove, check out the frequent art shows in the area, enjoy some wine and cheese out in the meadow looking out towards some offshore islands, catch the sunset from the hot tub and watch the stars come out. We maintain an excellent and broad library at Cove House too, so there's always a good book to read.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 41 reviews
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p116115vb
+1 7074128828
Gualala North Coast California
5

Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My boyfriend and I spent a romantic weekend at this spectacular cottage last weekend for his birthday. The place was absolutely spotless - so clean that we marveled over it. The view was amazing and one to be enjoyed day or night. The hot tub was hot when we arrived and super clean. We also enjoyed two sunsets in the lovely meadow. The climb down to the cove was easy and the tide pools were fun. We drove up the coast one day to Mendocinco and had two great meals right in Gualala. We highly recommend St. Orres for a romantic dinner. We hope to make this our regular get away place and can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p116115vb
+1 7074128828
Gualala North Coast California
Fenton
5

Peaceful and Breathtaking at once!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We were thrilled with this home...it had every convenience and the location was at the edge of the world. The sunsets we watched from the hot tub on the deck were gorgeous beyond description, and the peacefulness was perfection. We felt totally safe even though we were in a sparsely populated area of California. There was an incredible library which we took advantage of, including bird identification books. Our time there felt like heaven on earth. I sincerely hope we can return some day, as it was beyond our expectations.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views
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Gualala North Coast California
Ukiah
4

Cove House

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a beautiful home! Wonderful view of the ocean and the cove seems to be a popular fishing place as there were several boats daily. The house is very clean and cozy.
My only complaint is the neighbors are closer than I expected with full view of the hot tub, so no naked tubbing! One of the neighbors spent the entire weekend remodeling or building something so we got to hear hammering, nailing and power tools all weekend. Not the fault of anyone, just bad timing on our part.
Aside from that we had a very relaxing anniversary weekend.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you happened to be at Cove House when the neighbors decided to do that project! They're generally very quiet, and are rarely even on the side of their house that faces Cove House.

For everyone else reading this, we assure you that the neighbors are across a fairly wide creek gully and truly are unobtrusive. This is honestly the first complaint in 12.5 years we've gotten about the neighbors, and we think we only need to point to every other review being a 5-star review--with no mention of the neighbors--as proof that the neighbors are really not an issue for the vast majority of people staying at Cove House. Typically the only people you'll see across the gully are people from the neighbor's few rental cottages, when they use their path to the shore (Cove House has a separate and private path to the shore).

Many of our renters in fact report a great feeling of seclusion at Cove House, which we completely agree with. While there are neighbors within sight, Cove House is oriented towards the cove and away from the other property, so it's easy to forget about them. Yes, getting in & out of the hot tub naked during the day would be a bit exhibitionist, so if you like to hot tub nude, just bring your swimsuits and slip out of them once immersed, or wait until dark! (And yes, the hot tub is cleaned and treated between all rentals!)
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Gualala North Coast California
Huntsville, AL
5

Pacific Beauty

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This rental was everything I could have hoped for. The pictures cannot truly convey the gorgeous sunsets and comfort of the home. Laying out on the deck in the afternoon with the warm sun and cool ocean breeze was a welcome change from the high humidity I live with every summer. I would definitely return for future visits!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p116115vb
+1 7074128828
Gualala North Coast California
5

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The house and view are even more lovely than the photos can show. The library is extraordinary. We spent a week in total relaxation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
132 Miles
Fly into Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO).
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile in either direction.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bones Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Sea Ranch golf course, open to public.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
St. Orres
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, Tidepooling.

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Availability & Rates

Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 27 2014 - Jun 11 2014
$270
$310
Fri,Sat
$1,675
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
$1,035
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 12 2014 - Oct 1 2014
$300
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July Week
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$1,800
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,035
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Fall & Winter 2014-2015
Oct 2 2014 - Mar 25 2015
$245
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,500
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
$900
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 9 2014
$900
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$1,300
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$1,800
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$1,800
Flat fee
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes * No Saturday - Saturday bookings. Any other combination is ok.
* Bookings with a Friday or Saturday are weekend stays, and a minimum of 2 nights will be charged at weekend rates.
* Rates subject to change prior to reservation confirmation--once reservation is confirmed, changes to published rates do not apply to that reservation.
* Cancellations must be 30+ days prior to arrival to avoid charges.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telescope
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Oceanfront Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
1.6 acres, private oceanfront meadow, private trail to shore, extensive & literate library. Comfortable & romantic.
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