SERENE SAILFISH RETREAT WITH WHITE WATER VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC

Christine Gilbert

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SERENE SAILFISH RETREAT WITH WHITE WATER VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

'Sailfish' is a one bedroom home located on the West Meadow of The Sea Ranch. The Sea Ranch is about one hundred miles north of San Francisco and about 55 miles south of Mendocino.

This ten mile stretch of land is an internationally famous vacation spot known for blending architecture with nature. The land consists of majestic bluff tops and accessible sandy beaches, coastal ocean meadows and redwood forested hillsides of approximately 3500 acres. Fifty percent of the land is dedicated to open space, which is shared by all property owners and guests. The Sea Ranch concept is to”live lightly on the land”, with landscape playing a major role in housing design. Architectural review takes place through The Sea Ranch Design Department; There are currently 1795 homes (4/2014). Many activities are available, such as to play a round of golf on a Scottish-style course, hike on the fifty miles of maintained trails, fish, swim, whale watch or kayak. The Sea Ranch has 3 recreational centers, each with a tennis court, a pool and sauna. The Sea Ranch also has a dog park, children's playground called 'One Eyed Jacks' and equestrian barns (no rentals but will board horses for visitors). The nearby town of Gualala provides restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilities and other amenities. For More Information on 'The Ranch' please see the website link.

'Sailfish' was built in 2002 with the idea of bringing a sailboat to land. It is a unique structure architecturally and has the utimate privacy from the 'commons (open space)' that exist on three sides. It perches on the side of a slope and has views down & across a thicket of vegetation to the rocky shore beyond . 'Sailfish' (Gilbert House) was one of approximately thirty homes featured in 'The Sea Ranch', a book written by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (2004). It is also included in the 2013 edition entitled, 'The Sea Ranch:Fifty years of Architecture, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast'. The houses they chose to include in this 300 page book demonstrate the Sea Ranch 'vision'. 'Sailfish' was described in it as a 'diminutive shingle castle'. The 2004 edition sits on a shelf in the bedroom and the 2013 edition sits on the blue shelf in the entry, so please take a look. Trail access is just below the house . . . some trails are designated for biking and horseback riding. TSR trails map is also available for guests and will be found in the Guest binder on the blue entry shelf. From the house you can walk to Stengel beach in about 10 minutes and to Ohlson Recreation Center in about 15 minutes. 'Sailfish' has many artistic touches throughout and includes original mosaic wall murals. For those interested in preparing gourmet meals, it has a fully-equipped galley kitchen. The downstairs living area has a sofa that makes out into a very comfortable bed. The downstairs area is open to the loft-style bedroom above, so the house is ideal for a couple and a well-mannered dog, not for young children. 'Sailfish' has a 'No Shoes Rule'.

'Sailfish' has been described by previous rental guests as . . .

'A special place for re-awakening the senses and the passion that lies within each of us, all too often submerged under the pressures of day-to-day life. A retreat designed & conceived, it seems, for lovers like us to know each other a bit more, surrounded by all that nature has to offer along this spectacular coast.' (Don & Brigitte)

'We have stayed in many places up here and yours is one of the best maintained and equipped that we've had the pleasure of renting. We loved the clever use of interior & exterior space and would recommend this house to other couples'. (Shawn, Susie & Ruby, the dog)

Keywords: beach house

ocean view home

Sea Ranch Getaway

Coastal retreat

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Christine Gilbert

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Christine was born and raised in Sacramento. She received a B.A. in Art/English and a M.A. degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She retired from a thirty-three year career in education in 2007 after working the last 16 years at Folsom High School in Folsom. Once earning a real estate sales license in 2002, she worked part time in both resale and new home sales in the Sacramento area. Following retirement, she moved to The Sea Ranch and into the house she built in 2002. Christine has worked for the last 4 years in real estate and still has an active license with Coldwell Banker Pacific Real Estate in Gualala. I will be traveling extensively in the next year thus making 'Sailfish' available to renters. I have a yellow lab named Salty Dog (pictured) that travels with me.

Christine Gilbert purchased this house in 2002

I bought the lot in 1999 and participated in the design & building of the 850 square foot 'Sailfish'. I chose the lot because of its privacy & white water view.

3 viewing decks, hot tub viewing of the stars & sea; close access to trails, beach, town & recreational center, wildlife everywhere!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
ANN ARBOR
5

BEAUTIFUL GEM NEAR AN OCEAN.

  • 5 of 5
I stayed three days in this house with my wife. This house has everything and close to everything. Perfectly located in secluded location with a view of Pacific ocean. Trail goes along the house and it takes less than 10 minutes to get to an ocean and about 10-15 minutes to Ohlson recreation center with swimming pool and saunas.
Love this place and this house.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Cotati, california
5

GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My fiancée and I had a wonderful time staying at this sea ranch home. It was very clean and included everything we needed. Will definitely be staying here again!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful visit to Sea Ranch. "Sailfish" is a lovely, cozy, comfortable place for two people ( our dog agrees, even if he wasn't allowed on the couch), spotless and richly decorated with the owner's paintings and mosaics. It felt like a home, which it is, and not like a "rental." The location was ideal for us, not right on the beach but close to a hiking trail and sited for privacy and views of the ocean and sunsets. We hope to return some day.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
5

SAILFISH

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been renting homes at the Sea Ranch for more than thirty years. This home is by far, one of our best. The home, albeit a bit small, is well-appointed, with a fully-stocked kitchen. I mean fully stocked. The setting was private, peaceful and a lovely view of the Pacific from the deck and hot-tub. Everything was clean, with clear instructions for appliances and TV. The only exception was the TV is a little quirky and probably could use some updating soon.
We felt as though we were visiting the home of friends; very inviting and cozy.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A new flat screen TV, sound bar and Blu-Ray Disc/DVD player are to be installed in early February.
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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
United States
5

TOP NOTCH, ATTENTION TO **EVERY** DETAIL - ARTISTS PARADISE !

  • 5 of 5
Such an amazing attention to detail...from sparkling cleanliness, to beach friendly true art everywhere you look, to comfy/cozy bed w high quality linens, high quality cookware and super sharp knives that really bite! This 1 bedroom cottage was so comfortable for us we wish we'd have stayed longer!! We'll be back for certain. Thank you for having a keen eye for lovely & warm details that makes a home away from home... well, a home! :)
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Serene Sailfish Retreat with White Water Views of the Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362101vb
(707) 775-8027
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Reno, Nv
5

A SPECIAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at many homes on TSR and in Gualala for the past 30 years. None was as comfortable, private and clean as Sailfish. The views are great and the house is well designed and well equipped. The owner has thought of everything. It has a beautiful hot tub with a great view. A very special place.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Internet usage 200 MB per day maximum; additional charges could apply @ $15 GB

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Amenities

Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
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