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John Matthes

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

The Bluffs at Sea Ranch - Great Ocean Access - North End of the Ranch

53 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Sea Ranch House Rental Photos and Description

Great Ocean Front Meadow Location - Bluff Trail Access - 2 Bed 2 Bath - Sleeps 4

This Property can be booked online and the calendar is always up to date! This property is limited to 4 guests, no pets will be considered.

For new Reservations, we will refund the VRBO/HomeAway service charge with your deposit if you follow check-out instructions.

Location, Style and Value - The north end is arguably the best Location on the ranch for visitors! It's closest to the town of Gualala with it's shops, markets and eating/drinking establishments. Originally built for an empty nest couple, The Bluffs at Sea Ranch is perhaps the perfect place for a loving couple to reignite their passion. The professionally designed interior is fresh, light-filled and private featuring our signature look with antiques and contemporary furnishings in a modern playful mix. You will appreciate the high quality bedding, pillows and comforters, an updated kitchen with commercial stainless steel appliances, Master Chef cookware, Wusthof knives and all the goodies. Separate laundry, viewing deck, covered patio, private fenced yard, and inviting Jacuzzi spa with views of the Pacific round out the ample amenities.

The two-level master suite encompasses the majority of the second floor. Lounge with your favorite book on the 9-foot window seat and enjoy seasonal whitewater ocean views and glorious sunsets. Then step down to the spacious bath area for a sumptuous soak with the sounds of the crashing waves to help sooth away your worries. The massive California king size bed invites restful slumber with a super high-end Aireloom 'Super Feather Bed' mattress. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and has access to its own private garden and patio. It's cozy and comfortable and great for extra guests. In addition, on the second floor, is a lofted niche with a full size bed that looks out upon the Sea Ranch Golf Links and acres of natural land on one side and the ocean on the other. The perfect place to escape from someone who snores!

With panoramic ocean views from nearly every window, and acres of wilderness to the east the property is adjacent to Gualala Point Regional Park and the town of Gualala the convenience and walk-ability are unsurpassed. The bluff trail along the ocean side of the property serves as your gateway to the great blue Pacific.

Designed and sited to take advantage passive heating and cooling from Mother Nature, you'll enjoy soothing benefits of radiant floor heating with no drying forced air to stuff up your sinuses. The Bluffs at Sea Ranch is a self catering unit. Expendables are not included. Gas for the BBQ is up to our renters. We supply the BBQ and tanks you take a tank into town for a refill as needed. If you're a good person, you'll leave enough for the next visitor.

About the Ranch -

All Sea Ranch roads, most facilities, and most trails are private, for use only by owners, renters, and their guests, but visitors who rent our vacation home in the Sea Ranch are considered to be guests of the home owner and, as such, are permitted to use the private facilities and trails of The Sea Ranch. This property is not set up for abalone diving.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Matthes (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About John Matthes

A transplant to Pasadena from San Diego, John relocated in 1989 to attend Art Center College of Design where he was awarded a Master's of Fine Art degree.

John is an expert in marketing historic and architectural properties and holds his fiduciary responsibility to his clients in the utmost regard. With real world experience as the founder and principal of Carciofi and Jinglehyme, he successfully united residential real estate development and interior design; bringing revitalization to local neighborhoods and blighted historic properties through thoughtful renovation and redevelopment. John is the 2014 Winner of the Historic Preservation award for the city of Pasadena. He also owns and manages short term vacation rentals in Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Rosa, Culver City and the Sea Ranch.

John's prior tenure in the marketing and communications wing of the global institutional investing giant The Capital Group Companies, allowed him to develop broad knowledge of printed and digital media. With this knowledge, he has developed sophisticated marketing tools and programs for selling homes in all economic climates.

A long term resident of the Arroyo, John currently resides in Linda Vista and has had stake in properties located in Prospect Park, San Rafael, South Orange Grove, South Lake, Eagle Rock, The Sea Ranch and San Diego's East Village, Culver City and Santa Rosa. He is an active member Pasadena Heritage and The Legacy Circle, a group of Art Center alumni dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships.

John Matthes purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

On another note, we had a great time while staying at your home. All the years of coming to The Sea Ranch, this was our first stay close to the bluffs. Your location is perfect. Save us a spot for next spring. We'll be back. Thanks. Steve and Kym
Jun 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 53 traveler reviews

The Bluffs at Sea Ranch - Great Ocean Access - North End of the Ranch
average rating of 4.754717 based on 58 reviews
5

Beautiful, pristine house in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all, inside and out. It is comfortable, spacious, and has lots of views of the ocean. Situated with unimpeded access to the cliff-side walking trail, it affords the guest options to experience the landscape. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceed our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic. Beautyful house with a very stylish decoration and good taste furnitures. Amazing views from almost every room and a lovely fenced graden with a hot tub.

We enjoyed every minute and can only give our very best recommendations.

Helboe family - Copenhagen/Denmark

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Commune with nature

  • 4 of 5

This house is a great place to unwind and enjoy nature. Lots of places to curl up with a good book and a view of the ocean, steps from a walk along the bluffs with fabulous views, and just enough ocean sound to lull you to sleep. It felt more homelike than other places we've rented. In the morning the sheltered garden/patio is filled with hummingbirds but you may prefer having your coffee on the second-story balcony with a view of the ocean. When you're inside (the wind does blow a lot even on sunny days) you still feel connected to the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Cozy home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this home in The Sea Ranch. The home is located in a very convenient spot right on the coast, near Gualala Regional Park, and close to The Sea Ranch Golf Links. Inside, the home is beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of art and industrial objects that make it feel very welcoming. The kitchen is well appointed. The bedrooms were comfortable. And the large laundry room made it easy to wash a load or two during our stay. We would definitely recommend this home for its unique location within Sea Ranch and its cozy, welcoming feel.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Home & Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting and it was just what my family needed. Morning walks along the ocean front and on the beaches, kids enjoying swimming in the pools, great tennis on courts with amazing views, cooking in for all meals nothing more this very busy family of four could ask for. The critters that like to watch you from a distance was fun too, the grey fox that wanted to see what we were doing and the two raccoons who peered through the glass door to see what us humans were up to was a real thrill for our kids. Lastly the beds were so comfortable that we slept later than we ever do! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great setting and amenities

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I and another couple found the home warm with many amenities to make our stay there comfortable and wanting to go back. The home sits not too far off a beautiful walking trail that overlooks the sea bluffs and other panoramic views of this coastal area. We plan on revisiting Sea Ranch and staying in this home in the near future.

We would highly recommend this home to couples or small family who delight in taking nature walks and partaking in exploring tide pools and checking out seaside shops and scenic ocean sites within a half-a-day drive.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Shoreline
Nearest Golf
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Shoreline
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Gualala Point
Car: necessary

ABALONE FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED ON SEA RANCH PROPERTY WITHOUT THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF A SEA RANCH PROPERTY OWNER.

In Addition, This property is not set up for abalone diving - any evidence that this activity has taken place will result in n forfeiture of your deposit.

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Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday 7
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Hoilday 1
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday 3
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday 2
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Spacious with Garden Views
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Seperate Vanity Area, Ocean Views and Skylights
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean View, Fine Linens
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy Bedroom on Main Floor w/Private Ocean View Patio
    Loft - 1 double , Extra Bed - Great Place to Escape a Snoring Partner!
  • Super High End Mattresses, High Quality Linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property is not set up for abalone diving. Sorry

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