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Horizon--Remodeled, Detailed, Stunning Panoramic White Water Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom/Bath (see floor plan in photos), cozy getaway for 2 people only

Our second home gives you the opportunity to be as active or relaxed as you wish. You can cook up a storm in our fully equipped kitchen (complete with appliances like a coffee grinder and blender, as well as cooking basics like organic spices and oils) or choose from a number of local nearby restaurants. This quiet, serene location has lots of natural light allows plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to read, nap, step out of the front door and hike the nearby forest or ocean bluff trails, enjoy the private hot tub and visit any of three community complexes with heated pools, sauna and tennis courts.

Our recent remodel allows a cozy, secure environment with a heated floor, a wood burning stove, steam shower, bathtub, double paned glass, beautiful artwork, washer/dryer, a library of books, DVDs and games, a large kitchen with granite countertops and comfortable furniture, all within an original, traditional Sea Ranch style home where 'living lightly on the land' is practiced.

We are located in a ‘banana belt’ spot with more sun and less wind than homes down on the ocean bluff that can be windy and cold at the same time. Enjoy the garden setting, panoramic ocean and coastline views with lots of wildlife you can watch from the living room, dining room or deck, including deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, many variety of birds, and the occasional fox.

You are encouraged to come sample this bit of paradise--you will keep coming back, as we have done for 35+ years!

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More Details

Doug Paul
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Doug Paul

The owners are Doug and Elke Paul. Doug is a native Californian, Elke is from Germany. They met and were engaged within 3 weeks! They have two grown children, and have been coming to Sea Ranch as a family since 1975. Doug was a tax CPA, now partially retired. Elke is a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. Her passion at Sea Ranch is to work in her garden and to hike. Doug is on the Archives and finance committees at Sea Ranch, and is enjoying coming to Sea Ranch without working on the remodel!

Doug Paul purchased this house in 1998

Why Doug Paul chose Sea Ranch

Sea Ranch is one of the few places where I totally relax and drop all of the 'every day' issues that consume so much of our energy and thoughts. To me it is an escape to recharge one's batteries.

What makes this house unique

Total comfort in a mild climate with as much or as little to do as I wish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say what a wonderful relaxing day we've had at your home. First, thanks for setting up a fire for us, and the flowers in the kitchen were a lovely touch. We had planned to get out and about today, but found ourselves so content that we stayed here instead. The design and decor of the house are so tastefully and smartly done. We are very impressed. To list all the things we like would take too long, but if we ever are so fortunate as to have our own vacation home, we will be taking many cues from Horizon! The views are amazing too, and we couldn't be happier. We plan to pull ourselves away from the coziness tomorrow, and explore the hiking trails. Thanks so much for sharing your home. The perfect place for a relaxing romantic retreat!
Jul 2014
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi bathtub, steam shower, and in-floor heating
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sonoma County Code section 26-88-120 (vacation rentals) now requires me to include the following rules in this listing: * TOT Certificate number = 786N, * Quiet hours of 10 PM to 7 AM to be observed by all guests, * Two guests maximum allowed, & * One vehicle maximum allowed.


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Horizon--Remodeled, Detailed, Stunning Panoramic White Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Lovely, welcoming home with spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home from the moment we stepped into the garden and smelled the fragrant flowers! As soon as we walked inside, the view took our breath away, the cozy living room with wood burning stove welcomed us, and the hot tub offered a special treat. The kitchen was well-outfitted and Doug was very helpful before, during and after our visit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have imagined a more perfect vacation than our 10 days at Horizon. The house is immaculate and cozy with an expansive living room view of the ocean, the perfect place to sit and sip morning coffee. Doug is a caring host, and left us trail maps, recreation center passes, and interesting information about the history of Sea Ranch. The walks along the bluff are beautiful and an easy 10 minute walk from the house. Gualala is just 6 miles away, and though there are restaurants there, we bought groceries so we could pull in and maximize our Horizon stay. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and setting

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to be able to stay for a week. The home is beautiful and fully equipped making it an easy place to stay. The setting is amazing. It is a great place for hiking, picturesque views at every turn and a relaxing time away from home. Doug is wonderful to interact with and extremely responsive. We would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and Doug is great guy

  • 5 of 5

Highly Recommended.

Stayed here and loved it. Beautiful (almost perfect) view of iconic white barn, meadow, forested hills and whitewater ocean. I really don't think view can be beat. The home is well furnished and cared for with everything you need. Kitchen is great and well equipped. Nice fireplace. Comfortable living and bedroom. And great hot tub. (FYI - Hot tub cycles quietly from 8-10am so don't worry about trying to turn off if you use in morning as it's normal to let it go) Doug is great guy and really cares about you enjoying the place. Goes the extra mile. Not cheap, but noplace in sea ranch is and comparatively I thought was reasonably priced for what you get. These are cluster homes so neighboring properties are closer together than some other properties on sea ranch, but our experience was that all of the neighbors were pretty quiet and respectful. The design maximizes privacy with only one neighboring window really even visible. There are some small dogs that can bark next door however the owners seemed to take care to stop them fairly quickly so it was never an issue. All around great place. Not really for small kids, perfect for a couple trying to get away for relaxing quiet time in TSR with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

Brian & Berni

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I wanted to get away and spend a few days looking & listening to the ocean. Neither of us had been to Sea Ranch so the search began. Within a few days we were confirmed and loading the car. Amazement would not fulfill the feeling upon entering the home and looking out a wall of windows and seeing the ocean with no obstruction of view. Sitting on the deck provided the same joy but with ocean air added in. Doug was quick & easy to contact for recommendations on dining, hiking and anything else we needed. I could go on & on, but by simply saying "We'll be back" sums it up best. Thanks Doug!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockton, CA

Thanksgiving week at Horizon--WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us rent your lovely home. It was an absolutely wonderful stay at Horizon--so aptly named. Stepping into the main room each morning to the wrap-around view of the ocean was quite a treat. Also, your decor and facilities are very nice; it was great to stay in a place that is obviously a home, as opposed to many of the places we have stayed which are investment properties and not very well equipped for cooking and feeling at home. I usually travel with a kitchen

utensil bag--my favorite knives, tongs, tools, etc. for just that reason. However I didn't need to open it at Horizon since your kitchen is so well stocked. We also particularly liked your Cobalt glass dishware--very elegant. We had a thoroughly relaxing, rejuvenating stay at Horizon, and hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gualala or the Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
On Sea Ranch
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
On Sea Ranch
Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch is a private community established in the 1960s with the underlying philosophy of 'living lightly on the land.' The homes nestle into the landscape and must be of earth colors. Views are maximized, and structures are clustered, leaving a maximum of open space. Just 5 miles north is the lumber town of Gualala, which has been transformed into a village with services for any needs. The Sea Ranch property includes trails thru meadows and forests in addition to the bluff trails and beaches. There are three recreation centers, and a historic barn.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, basketball, shopping, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Check in/out fee $87.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum stay is two nights except for holiday periods. Call or email for particulars. Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate number is 786N. Linen consists of Queen sheets and two sets of towels. Pillows and blankets are always provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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