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Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View

145 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Gualala 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

Indianapolis

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
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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Reviews

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based on 145 traveler reviews

Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home with 180 Degree Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 154 reviews
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Heavenly Haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at Phoenix Nest! We fell in love with this beautiful home as soon as we found it on VRBO and although the photos are an accurate depiction of the home, it took our breath away as soon as we walked in the door and were stunned by the 180 degree panoramic view of the Peninsula and the ocean from the many floor to ceiling windows. The home is warm, welcoming, comfortable and extremely well appointed. Everything we needed was available and more. Pat has seen to every detail. We were two couples and the home was a perfect fit, as we are nature lovers -- we couldn't stop "ooing and ahing". We loved the cacophony of seals and sea lions that became the background music for our stay. The decorating is lovely and there are many unique pieces of art throughout the home to be enjoyed. We loved having our morning coffee, afternoon cocktail and stargazing at night on the deck. The kitchen is extremely well appointed and every detail provided for. The home is also impeccably clean. Pat is extremely responsive and was spot on with her recommendations for dining and touring. We highly recommend St. Orres, Trinks and Uneda Eat for dinner and Trinks for their amazing pastries as well!!! We also visited the Anderson Valley AVA which made for an enjoyable day of visiting wineraries. One of the highlights of our week (there are too many to list) was our day spent out on Haven's Neck, the private peninsula -- just breathtaking and so satisfying to know that it has been designated as a nature preserve, as it is a unique habitat. There had to be upwards of 500 seals and sea lions occupying the North Beach and we were able to explore the South beach with its many shells and driftwood. And...we can't forget the hot tub which is perfectly situated for use either during the day or at night. We can only hope to return someday to this little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home. The best part is enjoying the beautiful view of the coast line from multiple rooms. Many birds and sea lions swim past every day. The kitchen is well equipped. We enjoyed cooking some fine meals. The hot tub is private, has a nice view and is steps away from the back door. The neighborhood is so quiet and restful. We will look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so gratifying to get glowing comments about our home. We are always working to make our place the most comfortable and beautiful for you who enjoy it. Please come again soon! Best, Pat
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Breath Taking

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for the week. From the moment we drove up, we knew the inside was going to be spectacular! The attention to detail in each room made the house even better! We enjoyed the hot tub daily especially in the morning! The view in the living room at night was amazing! The owners were very nice to work with, and genuinely cared about our stay! Will definitely stay again! Thanks again Pat for sharing such a gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janelle, I'm glad you were able to stay for a week and fully immerse yourselves in the beauty of the Gualala region. Thanks for your kind comments about our house. We try very hard to make our guests completely comfortable. I hope you join us again soon. My best, Pat
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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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Perfection!

  • 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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Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$326
Fri,Sat
$1,895
 
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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Amenities

Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the downstairs, en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the upstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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