Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from this magical home set on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. Whether you enjoy the sounds of the sea or the tranquility of the native birds among the pines, this 5 acre property has it all. This home is 15 minutes south from the lovely town of Mendocino, and 20 minutes west of the Anderson Valley vineyards.
Also, Sea Ridge has free wireless internet access via satellite dish for those that want to stay connected while 'away from it all'!
There are 3 bedrooms in the 'Main' house which sleeps 8. The 3rd (and largest) bedroom is perfect for the kids as it features 2 twin beds, a Queen bed, couch, and a TV with a DVD/VHS player and an array of movie selections.
The 'Guest Suite' can be rented in addition to the main house, and is perfect for the grandparents or couple that want some extra privacy or quiet. It has a Queen bed and full bath, along with a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The Suite has wonderful ocean views.
The Kiva-style fireplace in the living room which is open to the kitchen and dining room, offers a nice gathering area for family and friends. Sea Ridge is the perfect place to relax and unwind while offering a 4-6 person Hot tub with spectacular ocean views. There is outdoor furniture for seating on the deck and outdoor areas.
Keywords: House, single story home, private, secluded home
We have been vacation owners for the past 6 years and enjoy having the rental business. Russ is an Audit Partner with a major accounting firm, while JoAnn manages the daily activities of the rental properties. We have a daughter Danielle, who is in college, 3 dogs, 1 chinchilla, and an organic garden at our home in Del Mar, California that keeps us busy. Russ was once a commercial fisherman and still spends his free time on the ocean as well as in the ocean in southern California, as a free diver, spearing white sea bass and yellowtail.
JoAnn was raised in northern California and loves to return to the Mendocino coast whenever possible. The northern coast allows us to fish for rock cod, salmon, sometimes albacore, dungeness crab, and of course, the wonderful abalone that is native to this area. Mendocino is a tranquil, stress-relieving place where we can completely escape and relax. The wineries are another favorite of ours as well as the hiking and biking trails.
We both love the ocean and beauty of northern California. We usually make an annual trip to go abalone diving or with friends to the wine country. On one of those trips we decided to look at the local real estate as a long term investment/retirement home. After looking at just a few oceanview properties we knew we'd found the perfect home in Sea Ridge. Sea Ridge is nestled on 5 acres in the pines, with no other homes in sight, and quiet enough to enjoy the wildlife and ocean. Mendocino is just 15 minutes north, and the rapidly growing Anderson Valley wine region is 20 minutes inland. Just a short walk up our road are sheep, emus, deer, wild turkeys, and an occasional bobcat. Having a home in northern California affords the best that the beautiful state of California has to offer.
Sea Ridge has beautiful ocean views from most every room in the home. Much of the 5 acres is usable, and the paved private driveway is unique. The home is all single-level and feels very spacious, with numerous windows and skylights. There is a kiva fireplace in the main living area, and woodstove heaters in each bedroom for extra coziness. The kitchen has a variety of cooking utensils as well as generous bathroom baskets of those items you may have forgotten. All the linens and bedding are high quality, 100% cotton, down blankets, comforters, a variety of pillows, and large soft towels. There are toys, DVDs, VHS movies, crafts and games for the kids. The home was previously owned by two local artists who have since moved out of state, and they have left their colorful spirit throughout the home. Guests have often commented how warm and welcoming the house is, 'as if our friends just left us the keys'. The home is very quiet due to its secluded location.