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Cottage along Bluff Top Trail with expansive ocean views, 2 bdrms.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths (sleeps 4)

Moon Shadow cottage is located along the Bluff Top Trail, nestled in a hedgerow of Cypress and Pine trees, very close to the ocean. It has a southern exposure with white water and expansive blue water views. Other views are of a private garden, meadows, hills and trees . Two bedrooms, two baths. It has a two story reverse floor plan with living room, kitchen and dining area upstairs for best vistas.

This Sea Ranch home, built in the 1960s, has been lovingly updated with modern features, but retains its original charm. Lots of warm woods throughout, the many large windows bring the outdoors inside. Decorated with works of northern California artists, items from our travels, and some family heirlooms.

Two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. Two bathrooms. (One bedroom has en suite bath.) Wood burning stove in living room. Upstairs deck for whale watching, morning coffee or lunch. Lower decks provide lots of options for reading or sunbathing. Hot Springs hot tub. Sunny garden. Barbecue. One car garage plus two space carport. Washer and dryer.

100 yards from swimming pool and tennis courts.

This home is less than 1,000 square feet, but feels much larger because of its many windows and different activity spaces inside and out. Open upstairs living room, kitchen and dining area with room for everyone. Two flat screen TVs and DVD players. Cable TV. Two iPhone doc music stations, also living room stereo has iPhone jack.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We live in San Francisco. Both of us grew up in the Bay Area and went camping along the coast when we were kids.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 1999

Why Owner/Manager chose Sea Ranch

We wanted a home on the coast near where we went camping with our families when we were little. We looked for a home that didn't seem suburban. We wanted great ocean views, and we wanted to be surrounded by trees. We were fortunate to find this gem of a home and purchase it from its original owners.

What makes this house unique

Our home is of post and beam construction with lots of exposed wood that gives it a warm feeling. The home is nestled against a hedgerow of Cypress and Pine trees, yet has fantastic ocean views: some white water views and an expansive blue water view to the south and west. We have lovingly updated this early Sea Ranch home, retaining its original charm. Decks and outdoor seating areas provide spots to read or sunbathe outside when the weather is warm. There is room for everyone to congregate upstairs for meals, conversation, games, watching TV or watching the fire in the wood stove. A drop-down section of the deck rail allows for a nice ocean view while in the four-person hot tub. The hidden garden always seems to have something blooming or colorful to enjoy. The grasses in the meadow outside give a wonderful show of wildflowers for several months out of the year.


Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cottage along Bluff Top Trail with expansive ocean views, 2 bdrms.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two dogs and I just returned from a three night stay at this home in The Sea Ranch. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and could not have asked for a more perfect accommodation. The house is cozy and small, but feels much larger due to well thought-out floor plan and outdoor spaces. The living space is on the upper floor allowing a beautiful view of the ocean from several directions. The interior has a lot of character, detail and warm wood tones. There are several exterior sitting areas including an upstairs deck off of the living room, a lower level deck with a hot tub and an enclosed green space. The home is in a great location, amid a meadow and close to the sea. It was our first time visiting The Sea Ranch and we loved the ability to access trails out of the front door and the short walk to one of the three recreation areas. We would definitely recommend this home to visitors of 2-4 people and would book again as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage along Sea Ranch Bluff Top Trail, nestled in hedgerow of Cypress and Pine trees, very close to the ocean, southern exposure with white water and expansive blue water views. Sea Ranch is ten miles of stunning coastline, including beaches, coves, cliffs, meadows and forests, with numerous walking, hiking and biking trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Three night minimum for Presidents' Day weekend, Easter break, Memorial Day weekend, & Labor Day weekend.
Three night minimum in July & August.
Four night minimum for Thanksgiving.
Five night minimum for Christmas & New Year's Eve and Day.

Pet fee $15 per night per animal.

Please contact us for further information. A security deposit is required within ten days of making a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.