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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View

142 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House - 2 Master Bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms - (Sleeps 4)

Phoenix Nest, our romantic and spectacular oceanfront vacation home, is nestled on two glorious acres of forest right on the ocean.

The 2500 square foot, newly remodeled home is bright and airy and includes a 44-foot living room with windows throughout overlooking the ocean. The two master bedroom suites also have unsurpassed, sweeping views of the ocean. The house has great privacy. You can hear the waves crash and see the osprey and gulls fly by as the low tide unveils the rocks and sandy beach. Watch gorgeous sunsets from the deck or hot tub.

You will see sea lions surfing or resting on the rocks on the Havens Neck peninsula. We often see gray and humpback whales and recently blue whales spouting and occasionally breaching out of the ocean.

The bluff is like a garden, covered with plants and natural wildflowers. Known as the 'banana belt,' nearby rivers provide a more fog-free and temperate climate than other coastal areas.

Please No Children, Pets Or Smoking Allowed

Unparalleled Beauty: Dear Pat,

We were greeted by deer and the gentle barking 'hellos' of the sea lions. The house is so comfortable--more space than we imagined and the light so wonderful.. The view rates in our top three--following the Grand Canyon, Positano, Italy and tied with Villa Cinciano in Tuscany. As we say farewell to the deer and sea lions, we'll promise to return and will always remember the beauty by day and the peaceful blanket of the Milky Way by night.

Thank you for sharing your spectacular home with us.

Bob and Helene


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome, spectacular views!!! The best of all possible worlds--ocean and forest. Your home is so well designed to incorporate the very best views. The music of the ocean infuses and calms us. I needed this spiritual experience.

P.S. Thanks for the champagne and flowers--what a delightful surprise!
Oct 2004
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Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 151 reviews

Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every peaceful second of our honeymoon at this amazing home. We would've been happy to have just stayed in the hot tub all week, but we loved hiking to find Bowling Ball Beach it was so secluded and amazing! Our favorite thing was stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) with Craig at Kayak Mendocino and surfing lessons with Caleb at North Shore Surf School. We loved eating at St. Orres and Franny's Cup and Saucer. If anyone drives south to catch their flight we definitely recommend stopping at Lucas Wharf for fresh seafood. Thanks again for sharing your home with us Pat! Until next time.

-Tiffany and Tyler

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, congratulations on your marriage and what sounds like a very fun-filled honeymoon. You guys truly took advantage of what our coast has to offer. At a low tide, Bowling Ball Beach is not to be missed. Please come back to Phoenix Nest soon again. You are always welcome, and you will find there's much more to explore. Cheers, Pat
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Best views anywhere on the North coast

  • 5 of 5

The house is truly amazing. Completely private from anyone. The Jacuzzi was private n had full view of the ocean crashing waves. The photos do not do it justice. Every amenity is included. Culinary delight. All the pans,dishes n knives were great quality. A big plus. The tempurpedic beds r so comfy with the down comforters. This place has me wishing to hit the lotto so I can purchase a similar house. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven. Marj

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marj, I couldn't ask for a nicer tribute to our home! Please come again, especially if you don't win the lottery:)! Cheers, Pat
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  • 5 of 5

Somehow the photos of Phoenix Nest don't capture the real beauty of this lovely home. The Nest is so perfectly situated, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well stocked that it is difficult to leave and do some sightseeing! Pat is a gem to communicate with - responsive and helpful. Definitely a 5 Star getaway!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, Thanks for your lovely review. I can see I need a professional photographer to really help me tell the story, but your kind comments help! Please come back soon. Best, Pat
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Beyond our dreams

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful, so much better than we could describe. The house was spotless and had everything we needed and then some. Pat is a wonderful person to work with and was extremely responsive. She helped ensure we had all the information needed before we arrived. She was such a delightful person. She has taken every step to ensure the home would be well prepared and left us without any needs....felt like home!! My wife and I had a wonderful time exploring the areas around the house. So laid back and relaxing in every way. We wish we had another week to finish our exploring!! THANK YOU PAT AND SID!!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike, I am always thrilled when we have guests who feel the magic of the natural surroundings of our piece of the coast. The whales and their calves were swimming by and spouting right outside your windows. I hope you will return soon and see other sights you missed this time. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and your wife. Come back soon! Best, Pat
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Stunning Views, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend and barely left the house! The views are gorgeous, and the home itself is a great vacation rental. We like to cook and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable, we enjoyed sunsets from the hot tub, had plenty of room to stretch out, read, nap, take in the views. Pat was great about answering questions and providing recommendations. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, How delighted I am to hear you found our home so comfortable and enjoyable that you didn't want to leave the premises! Next time, I invite you to enjoy spring, summer or fall and stay a week or longer. It gets even more magical with time! Be our guests soon again. Warm regards, Pat
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Amazingly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at the Phoenix Nest. We arrived just before a storm hit for a long weekend getaway. The home is private, super comfortable and has everything you need or want from a vacation rental. The show stopper is the panoramic views from the living room. Breathtaking. We enjoyed the private hot tub, comfortable beds and warm fireplace. Working with Pat, the owner, was great too. She was very responsive and easy to talk to. Everything about our stay was wonderful. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: You can often see gray whales migrating south in winter and north in spring with their calves.


Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and linens $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are more for 3-4 guests. $345/night; $795/weekend; $2,250/week
Cleaning fee is $125 for two guests. $150 for 3-4 guests.

I ask for a $300 fully-refundable deposit to reserve the date and the full rental payment, when possible, one month in advance of your stay. I take personal checks or I use Paypal (there is a small additional fee).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the downstairs, en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the upstairs bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a lovely window seat area near the hot tub with views of the ocean. The window seat contains 2 twin-sized beds that can be moved to another part of the house for sleeping if desired.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You will not find a more awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the ocean and coast from any other home. Our kitchen is fully equipped with every gadget imaginable, a Cuisinart Coffeemaker, a Bialetti espresso maker, coffee grinder, waffle maker, blender, lots of pots pans and attractive dishware.

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