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Our house in Enchanted Meadows (that is the actual name of the area, you couldn’t make it up!) in Anchor Bay, California is the perfect place for a couple or a small group of family or friends to get away for a few days. It sits on top a hill along famous Highway 1 on the coast.
Because Enchanted Meadows is located in the so called banana belt, the weather is warm and sunny even if much of the coast is covered in fog. The main house has a living room and dining room with hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen, one bedroom, a large newly remodeled bathroom with floor heating and a huge deck around the house. Two additional buildings serve as two more bedrooms, one with a bathroom.
The house sits in a Redwood forest with a partial blue water ocean view. You can hear the waves and sea lions from the house. The setting is very private, calm and romantic. The deck and garden are perfect for hottubbing, relaxing, sunbathing, enjoying meals or watching the local wildlife. You will most likely meet the local bevy of quail, watch the hummingbirds dart around the garden, hear the ravens in the trees, see the chipmunks and squirrels and maybe get a glimpse of a deer.
One of the most wonderful features of the house is the light. In the morning the whole house is flooded with warm morning light. Watching the full moon from the hot tub on the deck or through the windows inside the house travel across the night sky is spectacular. And without the moon, the sky is exploding with stars and planets, an amazing experience from the comfort of the hot tub. For city dwellers the lack of light pollution is awe-inspiring.
In the winter, the wood burning stove in the living room will keep you warm and cozy.
Though you feel like you are away from it all, you are very close to civilization. Anchor Bay is just 5 minutes down the hill and offers a supermarket and two restaurants. Gualala is about 10 minutes to the South and offers a wide variety of restaurants, two supermarkets, a post office, gas stations, gift shops and live music. Gualala is about 10 miles north of Sea Ranch, Sonoma County.
The spectacular Mendocino coast and its beautiful beaches are a great place to explore, hike, fish, dive and surf.
Our house is a short drive to the Point Arena Cove and the Point Arena Lighthouse which offers some of the best whale watching on the entire West coast.
Our house in Enchanted Meadows is our personal vacation home, but we enjoy making it available for you to rent. John and I spend as much time up there as we can because we love the area. The Mendocino Coast is an easy place to fall in love with; you should try it!
The Owner purchased this house in 2007
If you have to ask, you need to come visit the area! It is paradise. This stretch is one of the most amazing parts of the California coast. It is rugged and offers any outdoor loving person unlimited possibilities.
Our property is at the end of the road, which means that you are looking out on the ocean and trees. The hill is South facing and offers a unique sunny, windless and warm climate, the locals call it the Banana Belt.
This was my first experience with VRBO and based on all the wonderful reviews, I decided to go with Katrina's property along the Mendocino coast. It was honestly the perfect experience and we can't wait to go back again next summer. My husband and I went with two other couples and the cabin set up couldn't have been better. The three bedrooms each have their own cabin and the master bedroom is located in the main cabin along with the kitchen and living room. One of the cabins does not have its own bathroom, but we experienced no troubles with that because it is merely five steps away from the main cabin and is extremely accessible. I could go on and on about the deck - I think this was our favorite part. There is a hot tub (which we used every evening!), a table, and a grill (which we also used both evenings!). We literally spent hours on the deck every day enjoying the beautiful view. Katrina was amazing throughout the whole process. She responded to every single one of my questions promptly and was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for activities in the area I recommend Adventure Rents Kayaking and the Annapolis Winery :) I can't say enough good things about this getaway so if you're considering it for a weekend or a week, don't hesitate!
This was our first VRBO experience and it couldn't have gone better. Katrina is so very kind and is a great communicator. The house is great for a small family or couple who want to be close to the ocean, but away from it all. The property is extremely clean and in a redwoods-type setting with few visible neighbors. It is well equipped with things you might need to prepare food in the kitchen and a patio set and hot tub on the deck for relaxing and enjoying the serenity. I would absolutely stay here again. Thank you for opening your home Katrina! We enjoyed every minute of it.
The gentle healing feeling you get when you first pull up to Enchanted Meadows is just the beginning of a wonderful restful getaway. The house is surrounded by a deck with views of the ocean and sounds of seals in the reef. The deck has a large hot tub, a gas grill and a dining table. The redwoods surround each of the houses in the area, giving everybody a discreet, hidden sense of privacy. The house is welcoming and comfortable, with well cared for, overstuffed matching couch and sofa, a woodburning stove, a large dining room table and comfortable chairs. The kitchen is well stocked with tools and appliances and easy to use. The bathroom has radiant heat flooring and is a delight to walk upon! The bedroom has mirrored closet doors which cover one side of the room. The queen bed has an excellent mattress - we slept deeply as the sound of the wind in the redwoods soothed us.
Katrina Rill is a wonderful owner - she was prompt in replying, and made sure our stay was better than we even hoped. I am grateful for her help and cooperation.
I can't wait to come back again
This cabin is such a gem! it was our luxurious cabin in the woods, with a bit of the ocean to boot. Not too far from civilization, but just far enough. We loved every minute of out stay and are looking forward to going back!!
Katrina was great. She called us on the day of arrival to let us know there was a storm coming and was concerned we'd lose power, but assured us it would come back on rather quickly. And the power did go out and back on within a few hours. No problem! Katrina had tea candles just in case ,which worked perfect. We had a great time even with the weather, it was perfect for snuggling. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The hot tub was amazing, especially when the clouds cleared and we could see the stars and hear the surf. Because of the weather we couldn't see the ocean until the morning we left, but that's OK. We watched for whales from the deck and spotted a few! We are looking forward to returning soon! Thank you Katrina!
Katrina's house in Enchanted Meadows is absolutely incredible. The view is breathtaking, we wished we stayed an extra day just to relax on the deck. Katrina is amazingly helpful and after speaking to her prior to booking, I was confident I had chosen the right location. The house is immaculate, and fully stocked with whatever you need. Comfortable bed, hot jacuzzi, breathtaking view, quite and secluded. It hit all the requirements in my book. We occupied our time with exploring the beaches, however, Katrina is very knowledgeable on local activities if sand isn't your thing.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The $70 cleaning fee is for the main house only. Cleaning for two or three buildings is $90 due to very high water and utilities rates.