ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE - SPECTACULAR VIEWS - PRIVATE MEADOW & PATH TO SHORE

Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT COTTAGE - SPECTACULAR VIEWS - PRIVATE MEADOW & PATH TO SHORE

Gualala House Rental Photos and Description

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

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:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer

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 was an IT project manager prior to retirement. He's a lifelong SF Giants fan, voracious reader of fiction & non-fiction, political junkie, and backpacker. In more recent years he's taken up scuba diving.

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

Why Patrick Ellis & Lisa Lauer chose Gualala

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in your lovely Cove House was unbelievable!!!



It was so very special and relaxing. Of all the places we have stayed, this definitely is the best of all! Thank you for sharing it with us.



Our anniversary was the most special one yet. We didn't want to leave! When do you start booking for next year? We would like to come back for our anniversary again, if at all possible. Please let us know if possible and how much.



Again,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!!!!
Jun 2009
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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Gualala North Coast California
5

magnificently beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here and it was wonderful! very clean and cozy, and the ocean view was spectacular . Just what we needed for a quite getaway and would recommend this to any one who wanted to have a romantic, peaceful time.
totally relaxing..
Thank you !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore
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Gualala North Coast California
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Two large souvenir Gualala coffee cups appeared so everything is perfect again. We liked them so much we bought two at the Surf Market to take home. Found a book from the library, the sun room is great for reading. Enjoyed the sound of sea lions barking in the distance. The place and the area deserve a week next time. Thanks to the owners for letting us visit this wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore
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Gualala North Coast California
Los Altos, CA
5

Gualala Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The coffee cups are too small. That's pretty much the only thing I can find to complain about. Otherwise ... very private, thorough instructions/directions from the owners, wonderful layout, great views, quick 5 minute drive to town, complete set of appliances, linens, & utensils, and VERY spacious .... just a great rental for a more-than-fair price
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore
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Gualala North Coast California
5

Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular Views - Private Meadow & Path to Shore
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Gualala North Coast California
Fenton
5

Peaceful and Breathtaking at once!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Gualala North Coast California
Ukiah
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Cove House

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!)
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 12 2014 - Oct 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall & Winter 2014-2015
Oct 2 2014 - Mar 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
Flat fee
 
 
MLK Weekend 2015
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
Flat fee
 
 
Presidents Day Weekend 2015
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
Flat fee
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 26 2015 - Jun 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
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

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