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Secluded redwood cabin called 'Ocean's Window' in the village of Anchor Bay, 10 miles north of The Sea Ranch. Very private, set amongst towering trees. Sit in the hot tub and enjoy the ocean view. Listen to crashing waves and an occasional barking seal just off-shore.
Warm, rustic interior with two queen size beds, wood stove, and electric heat in most rooms.'Banana belt' weather with a southern exposure. Five minute walk to town & beach. Pets welcome.
Keywords: Cabin Home
non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was great to hear the waves crash and seals bark while sitting in the hot tub.
Over the years, we and our dogs have taken short vacations at many spots along the north coast, but this is our favorite, and the one to which we always return. We have stayed here seven or eight times and it is consistently clean and well maintained. We enjoy cooking in when we travel with a dog, so appreciate the kitchen with all the necessary cookware and appliances (bring your favorite knife), and a full sized refrigerator. There is a cozy dining nook. We love the woodstove, which is always ready to light. The sofas and beds are comfortable and the bathrooms clean and handy. It's nice to have one for each bedroom, directly across the hall. On one of my visits, I brought my elderly parents and they loved it. Two steps up to the front door means that it is not wheelchair accessible, but for ambulatory seniors, it was perfect. The "window" on the ocean is small, but you can see the waves as well as hear them, and hear the seals barking nearby. We relish the very private feeling of being surrounded by redwoods and enjoy watching squirrels and the occasional deer . My various dogs have loved it here, and thrive on their long walks in the nearby by Sonoma Regional Park just south of Gualala (leash and clean-up, please). The park fee is $7.00 per day, which we happily pay to support the excellent maintenance of a wonderful resource. You can also walk along the public access trail from the park through Sea Ranch to the Walk On Beach access three+ miles south. In addition to the charming Anchor Bay store, there are two nice grocery stores in Gualala. We don't bother to pack much in the way of food, just shop when we arrive. There are a number of fun shops in Gualala including an independent bookstore and a reasonably priced artists' co-op. We often spend one day taking a leisurely drive north on Hwy 1 through the beautiful coastal dairy area of Manchester, and walking at the Pt. Arena-Stornetta public lands where there are miles of bluffs to enjoy above the ocean. I have resisted writing this review because I don't really want to share this treasure, but Ocean's Window is just too good to keep to myself! Highly recommended.
Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
Stayed: Apr 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Families with Young Children,
Everyone has a different idea of the perfect vacation. For our family, it was to find a quiet, beautiful setting that would offer privacy and comfort. Ocean's Window provided that and more. The home was spacious, clean, and comfortable. It had all the amenities to stay cool/warm, cook/eat out, play games, or take a nap. We felt "right at home" there. The kids even wanted to know if we could live there "forever"! Needless to say we are anxiously looking at the calendar to see when we can return. Thank you to the owners for quick and easy communication and for sharing your home with us.
Adorable place! Very comfortable and wonderfully managed. All the touches that made our visit comfortable - the fire was ready for a match, the hot tub was warmed nicely, place was sparkling clean. Nothing was overlooked. We'd recommend to anyone.
Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
Stayed: Jan 2012
VRBO, from HomeAway
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
This cabin was very private, and had all we needed to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the coast, were we grew up! My sister and I had the best time ever getting caught up as adults in our hometown. The kitchen had everything! it was very charming and the hot tub was the best! Thank you so much for listing this! It was a wonderful weekend get away!! My sister left some clothing items and we called more than a month later and coasting homes had it and sent it to us! Thank you so much for the service, and the wonderful stay!! Highly recommend
Thanks so much for sharing your home! This is a great bang for your buck!
Cabin is definitely a secluded feeling, but right off 1, and one curve away from the Anchor Bay Store which other than the cabin itself, was my favorite part of being here. Fully organic, with everything you could need, and the curried chicken salad should not be missed. They have fresh brewed hot coffee as well, but there is also a coffee shop a couple of doors down.
Looking down the gully onto the ocean has you looking over 1 in the process. That also means that you can occasionally hear a car going by but it tends to meld with the sound of the ocean waves, wind and barking seals. It wasn't terribly distracting for me. The property itself is quite large so you have total privacy with a room to wander in the trees if you are so inclined. There is not much bright sunlight as you are in a canopy of trees up on a hill.
Cabin was bright and clean upon arrival, and there was a ready to burn fire in the wood stove to greet me. That stove was my best friend. I gave it a hug on the way out.
Although I didn't really use it, the kitchen is complete. Bring your own coffee and your favorite chefs knife if you are a chopper. The bed was AMAZINGLY comfortable! The bathrooms were clean and well done. Living room with the wood burning stove offers a couple of very comfortable leather couches. HUGE windows throughout this area looking out onto the trees enhances the feeling of seclusion.
Stereo system has an audio in port so you can connect your phone / mp3 player / laptop and use it as a media server. Big bonus for me had me listening to some audio books, and my own music library. There is also television with basic cable, although I didn't partake much in that, and a VHS library of some random movies with a lot of kid friendly stuff, some board games and a puzzle which I loved doing.
Hot tub is a 'soft tub' but it served its purpose. Verrrrrry relaxing and an amazing view of the ocean through a gully of trees. You can hear the stereo from here as well, but its not loud enough to bother anyone further away.
If you are coming in from SF, take the dry creek / skaggs road route in from 101 to 1 for an AMAZING drive! When you are there go about 10min north on 1 and there is an empty public road where you can sit on the cliffs and see the curve of the earth. I cant really speak to other activities around as I pretty much spent my time gazing at the wood stove and relaxing.
Ocean's Window is nestled in the trees above Anchor Bay Cove. The sound of the waves and barking sea lions forces you to relax and breathe. A cozy cabin, great woodstove, and all the emenities one could ask for. We always want to stay longer.....we always look forward to our return.
Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
Stayed: Apr 2011
VRBO, from HomeAway