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.
Can't decide between the beach or the forest - this house will work for you. Can't decide between rustic or modern? - this house will work for you. Can't decide if you are a yuppie or a hippie? Gualala works for you... for sure. The house is well stocked with basic needs and there is a surprisingly well stocked little store 5 minutes away in Anchor Bay. It has cell service and we could get slow data (ATT) from the balcony so you need not be entirely disconnected.... although you may want to be. The hot tub and the wood burning stove make this a special place. Katrina is easy to work with and friendly.
We loved every minute of our stay over a very stormy weekend in the hills overlooking the little town of Anchor Bay, just north of Gualala. Nestled under the redwoods with a peek-a-boo view of the ocean and a hot tub right outside the slider, we did nothing but read, sleep, eat, and soak in the tub. It was just what we needed to restore ourselves to the usual enthusiastic worker bees we are. The house was neat, well-appointed, and cozy with wall heaters and a free-standing fireplace. The owner was lovely and very communicative, answering all our questions quickly and effectively. We will definitely return!
What a wonderful time!! We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and really wanted peace and quiet. This little cabin was just the place for us. We couldn't believe how quiet it was...we could hear the sea lions barking at night and hear the waves crashing. The hot tub was just perfect for us and with the stars at night it was spectacular!!! We had sunshine each day so we could see the ocean from the deck and only on the last day there was fog. The cabin is just simple and easy to feel relaxed in. Your a close drive to the beach for the day and we brought movies to enjoy at night. We can't wait to come back again!!! Katrina is wonderful to work with...so happy we picked her place to enjoy!!
Katrina was amazing to work with and the house was beautiful. We will defintely be staying again. Point arena light house wasnt far and a go to for sure. The national park was a beautiful walk as well. Thanks so much!!
This place is beautiful, clean, well kept and so easy. Katrina was so accommodating; answered all of our questions and gave us wonderful tips on what to see in the area. The house was really cozy and we spent wonderful afternoons on the deck. We certainly hope to visit again.
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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.