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!
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- limited accessibility
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.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!!!!