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Kathleen Steffe

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

September Haus - with a Breathtaking Ocean View

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Sea Ranch is One of California’s Golden 15 places “once hippie, now hip” (Denver Post 1/13/2008)

September Haus, warm and inviting with Danish décor, is a “turn-key” home. Rent includes: Bed linens, towels for bath and Jacuzzi Spa plus firewood and kindling. It has been fully remodeled and upgraded (completed 3/08). Aside from food and beverages, all is provided, even sheets, one set of towels for each guest, and firewood. This home is for adults only (ages 13 and older, ok) and sorry, we do not allow smoking or pets. Checks or major credit cards via PayPal accepted.

·Living room – five picture windows afford an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and coastline – tiled fireplace – phone, Basic Wireless Internet, Direct TV, VCR, DVD, CD

·Master bedroom – king bed

·Master bathroom- Jacuzzi spa for two – shower

·Upstairs bedroom – queen bed – outside deck

·Upstairs bathroom – shower – stacked washer/dryer

·Loft – library – small computer table- trundle beds

·Designer kitchen – Dacor range and microwave, Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher – Calphalon cookware – blender, coffeemaker, toaster oven (small BBQ outside)

September Haus sits on the hillside overlooking the stunning rugged coast and Pacific Ocean. Locals think we have the best weather here with our unique hillside micro-climate away from bluff-born winds and above the fog in the meadows. We have seen wildlife: deer, wild turkeys, foxes, rabbits, marveled at the hawks soaring overhead and the whales spouting during their migrating season. September Haus invites you to relax, meditate and reflect. Some guests come to write; others are inspired to paint the White Barn, a Sea Ranch landmark. Yet if you wish to be active, you may enjoy the many hiking trails to the bluff or into the forest starting from September Haus. Or you may walk on the beaches and explore the tide pools. Check out the many other activities listed below.

Activities (on site or nearby): Hike, bike, ride a horse, play tennis or golf the resort links; take a sauna and swim in one of the three heated pools (the Ohlson Rec center - is just a five minute walk from September Haus). Play basketball, volleyball; enjoy group yoga, go horseback riding, fishing, shelling, or wine tasting. There is a golf course and a landing strip. In Gualala, seven miles to the north, you will find grocery stores and many boutiques.

Sonoma County TOT certificate # 657N. Quiet hours 10:00pm to 7:00am. Max 4 guests, 2 cars.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Steffe (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we entered, my wife saw a wild turkey. It was an omen. We have had beautiful weather and have enjoyed exploring the area. Your house offers a perfect framing for our impressions on our first trip here. We would enjoy another stay. Thank you for making your home available.

PS. We so enjoyed the view from your LR windows. It is beyond price!
Aug 2010
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based on 19 traveler reviews

September Haus - with a Breathtaking Ocean View
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at September Haus last week for four nights, and it was perfect. Kathleen was wonderful to us. After we booked we had a family emergency and thought we might not be able to go, and Kathleen worked with us, was flexible and kind as we sorted out the issues and figured out how to still get our vacation. Thank you!

Once we arrived, we settled in well. One of my daughters went crazy over the daybed upstairs and turned it into her 'nest'; we all were amazed at the sweeping view of the coast and meadows below the house, and the kitchen was set up so that we could prepare every meal at the house - all we needed to cook was provided. We also enjoyed the fact that the house sits just in front of a redwood forest. Go outside, take a few steps and you go from wide open coastal views to redwoods. We hiked all over the trails behind the house, made our way to the beach (10 minute walk) and never had to use our car!

This has been the best experience we have had when visiting Sea Ranch and we plan to make September Haus our choice, hands down, for future visits.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay! This will be our "go to" home for Sea Ranch from now on.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable Fourth of July get away at September Haus. The home was beautifully kept, well supplied, and super clean! We were able to relax right away. I particularly appreciated the amazing view, well stocked kitchen, and peace and quiet. Everything was top notch and thus the five star rating. The only suggestion I have which would have improved my experience would be to have had access to a wider variety of cable television channels. The channels were very limited and we would have liked to have been able to see CNN, for example. There were lots of children's stations and religious shows but not too many options that we would use. That being said..the most worthwhile show was the beauty of Sea Ranch nature unfolding right before our eyes from the comfortable living room. Also great hiking right from your door. We will be back...Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view of the Pacific Coast

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our experience at September Haus was wonderful. My husband and I shared the house two friends. There are ALOT of rules and instructions to be followed. One of our friends was overly concerned about doing things "right" to ensure we get our securtiy deposit back. This interfered with our ability to relax and enjoy this lovely space. We all found the "rules" and signs around the house a bit daunting at first glance and some of rules are also a bit condescending to anyone with commom sense. We wondered what we could expect in terms of normal housekeeping. We completed and reviewed all the rules on the list before we left and we didn't have to wait too long to find out if we did "okay" though because Sea Ranch prompty returned our security deposit within several days. We will certainly return to Sea Ranch for another visit to this unique property and view of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great observation and feedback. You described my mother in-law (owner) perfectly- she was a stickler for rules! But, above all else, she would want her guests to enjoy her home that she loved so much. Definitely time for me to update the guest packet and amend a few things. Thanks for giving me the nudge to revamp the wording for future guests.
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San Francisco

Sea Ranch Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time at September Haus. Very well equipped house with everything you need, we cooked our Thanksgiving turkey here so that gives you an idea! Clean, comfortable beds, amazing view of the coastline, we saw whales whilst sitting on the couch. I would really recommend this home. The host was friendly and so easy to deal with and was very quick to respond to any questions that I had! The whole booking experience was seamless. FIVE STARS for September Haus.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Sea Ranch for many years, but this is the first time we ventured away from staying at houses right off of the coastline. And are we glad we did! The views pictured here are not doctored—September Haus has an AMAZING unobstructed view of the ocean and coastline, much better and more panoramic than anywhere else we've stayed! Getting some elevation adds an amazingly beautiful perspective to your surroundings.

And yet it's still close enough to easily get to the beaches and coastal paths, from the paths right outside your door. Close enough to hear the ocean loud and clear outside of your open windows. It was truly the best of both worlds for us, as lovers of the coast and Sea Ranch's ubiquitous access to it.

The house itself also gets a big thumbs up from us. It was immaculate, and very comfortable. We did lots of cooking and lounging, and just generally enjoying the full immersion of the great views, when we weren't outside in it. There were helpful laminated instructions scattered around the house, for any of the facilities that may not have been self-explanatory to use. I could have hoped for more comfortable beds, but I've honestly never had a very comfortable bed experience at any of the Sea Ranch houses I've stayed at. And otherwise, all of the other amenities were great quality, and well maintained.

We had a great time here, and will definitely be planning to book this house the next time we stay at Sea Ranch. It's a great space!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

September Haus visit

  • 5 of 5

This house is really well furnished, immaculately clean and exactly as pictured. Sea Ranch is in a beautiful, wild location. There is not a lot to do except hike, golf and swim. That was fine with us-exactly what we wanted. Highway from San F. is sort of treacherous but beautiful best not to take it at night. No ambient lighting along this beautiful coastal property.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 3 hr minimum $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

12.5% tax includes 9% Sonoma County occupancy+ 3.5% to The Sea Ranch Assoc. TOT certificate # 657N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
a fully remodeled and upgraded house (completed 3/08), tiled fire place, designer kitchen, Jacuzzi spa

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