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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Matthes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

The Bluffs at Sea Ranch - Great Ocean Access - North End of the Ranch
average rating of 4.733333 based on 65 reviews

A serene seaside retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this Sea Ranch house, and, just as with our first, it was delightful. The house is comfy, beautifully appointed, and perfectly situated for a view of the waves (from the upstairs) and the star-filled night sky. The foxes and raccoons visit briefly at dusk to peek in at the living room (one raccoon stayed to watch part of a World Series game through the glass door). With everything you need in nearby Gualala, there's no need to go far afield while staying here. Just enjoy the sound of the surf, and the spectacle of the starry sky at night.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What a beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the inside, with relaxing and functional décor, and the outside, with peaceful and beautiful gardens, of "The Bluffs" at Sea Ranch during one quiet week in October. I'd not had the pleasure of such a well-stocked and professionally outfitted kitchen before this trip; we ended up dining in all week and enjoyed the company of the resident foxes and deer family just outside the door. Can't say enough about the wonderfully comfortable king bed in the master - hadn't slept so well in ages. It inspired us into purchasing one of our own upon our return - it's being delivered tomorrow! Will certainly look to stay at "The Bluffs" again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Style

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this comfortable, stylish home. The industrial style kitchen/living room area is hip, intimate, and fun. The foodie's dream kitchen is well stocked with top quality appliances, cookware, knives and dinnerware. Rivaling many of the larger homes at Sea Ranch, the spacious master suite features a super comfortable bed and bedding, beautiful decor, a lovely shower and wonderful tub with a view! Our friends who stayed in the guest room indicated their accommodations were also super comfortable.

The house sits a little further back on the bluffs than some properties, but has gorgeous, unobstructed views of the ocean, and it is less than a minute walk to the bluff walking trail. We enjoyed sunsets from the upstairs balcony and daily visits from deer, an adorable little fox, and a raccoon. We made good use of the grill and the jacuzzi in the private patio area and appreciated the adirondack chairs with wine glass holders. Stargazing from the jacuzzi was simply amazing. It has been years since we have seen so many stars and the Milky Way!

The house is well located whether you want to stay close and enjoy the bluff trails, take a quick trip into Gualala for morning coffee at Trinks Cafe and Bakery, or venture out for a day trip to Glass Beach in Fort Bragg and/or picnicking and shopping in Mendocino.

I would not hesitate to book a return visit to this lovely, unique home.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is a great choice if you're looking for a cozy setup for 4 people or less.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well kept up with all the civilized amenities you could want. The view is beautiful and it's just a few steps to bluff trail, and a few more to Gualala State Park.

The garden is gorgeous.

You will be visited by deer, foxes and the inevitable Sea Ranch raccoons. All come in peace.

Rules of the house are reasonable and clear. Be aware there is no garbage pickup, so be prepared to carry out your garbage.

The Bluffs is a beautiful place to stay a while. We highly recommend it.

Dave & Christine Clegern

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Surprise-Dirty windows at the "ocean view" house.

Surprise- Three broken smoke alarms-beep-beep-beep>

Surprise- The barbecue is rusted thru and broken

Surprise- Done put the flatware in the dishwasher and take you vacation trash with you,

there is no garbage pick-up.

Surprise the internet hardly works.

Just relax on your vacation as you and your wife roll to the middle of the cheap no support bed.

etc. etc. etc...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always welcome input on my properties, but It's hard to respond to this "review" without being sarcastic. This renter came into my home, ignored the house rules and left an awful mess. His comments above were submitted after he tried to book the same property for a future stay. When I received his new inquiry, I informed him that he was not welcome back. (My housekeeper sent photos of the mess he left - food and trash everywhere, a sticky nasty scene.) It's sad when folks abuse your home and then go online and make things up. Turely shameful. And it's a bad policy that VRBO/HomeAway lets people falsify reviews in retribution. We have numerous fantastic reviews, and a now a stinking dud from someone who we didn't invite back. Live and learn.
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Great Sea Ranch Home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for those who love to cook and appreciate a professional setup. The home is cozy and very clean. Master bedroom is terrific. Lot's of resident animals and some very cute foxes that appreciate visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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.

Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hoilday 1
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 3
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 4
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 5
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 6
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 7
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 8
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Spacious with Garden Views
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Seperate Vanity Area, Ocean Views and Skylights
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
This property is not set up for abalone diving. Sorry

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