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Far Niente: Comfortable Home with Whitewater Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 )(no children under 10 years )

RATES: We have SPECIAL RATES for previous tenants or friends referred by previous tenants. Please let us know if you qualify for special rates at the time of inquiry.

This house is made for sharing and being with your loved ones and friends. You can enjoy the sound of the surf and watch the whales frolicking by on the Mendocino Coast from this modern, well-appointed home. A large, very well equipped kitchen (remodeled 2013) will appeal to the cooking enthusiast or party gathering. If the oven, microwave, convection oven, stove top are not enough equipment for your planned feast, there is a large propane BBQ.

Four bedrooms - three have their own bathrooms. Two bedrooms have queen beds with firm mattresses. The downstairs hot tub bedroom has a trundle bed (with two single mattresses). The North Room and living room have full futons. One bath is equipped with wide entry and multiple grab bars for persons with mobility or balance challenges. The two master bedroom baths have jacuzzi tubs. The Hot Tub Bedroom is downstairs adjacent to the hot tub.

There are 3 satellite TVs - 2 with DVD/VCRs, 1 with a blue ray DVD player, and one additional TV with DVD/VCR player. The North Room TV is an HDTV with a blue ray DVD player. There is a large selection of books and videos to enjoy or just relax in the loft or in the great room with its 16 ft red cedar ceiling. Window seats abound for viewing the changing coastal sites or catching a few zzz.

There is 4 person hot tub on a deck with excellent views of the cove and the Gualala River. You can lounge on the hot tub deck or take morning coffee on the front deck.

The house boasts a collection of illuminated lighthouses and a cozy wood burning fireplace. The outside garden provides fresh rosemary and sage to add to your special creations

Keywords: views, views, views, sound of the surf, big well-equipped kitchen, open floor plan, disability access, ocean views, perfect for being with those who you care about.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About The Owner

We had this home built to take advantage of the seascape and want to share this while we live and work in the Bay Area

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose North Coast California

This location is ideally suited for visitors from the Bay Area and Sacramento. You can easily get there after work on a Friday evening. You can choose to enjoy the peace and quiet of the coast or hike and bike to your heart is content. There are also many great artists in the area who share their creations with the community.

What makes this house unique

The kitchen is fabulous. The view is spectacular. The hot tub and jacuzzi tubs give you a choice of relaxing in soothing water indoors or out.


Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Can enter from main hallway or bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs - Master Bedroom
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , Half bath in loft
    North Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , Accessible shower and toilet with grab bars
  • Bathrooms are located on two levels of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - inflatable double size mattress in linen closet in loft
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    North Room - 1 double , Futon
    Hot Tub Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen bed in Master and Downstairs Bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 1 full futon in North Bedroom and Living Room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed in Hot Tub Bedroom is made up of 2 twin beds. There are beds on all three levels. The maximum occupancy will go down if each member of the party needs a bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Far Niente: Comfortable Home with Whitewater Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
San Leandro, CA

Coastal Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Far Niente a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful time. The home was very spacious, furnished well, had a very good view of the ocean and gave us many opportunities to view the neighboring wildlife. From the deck we were able to view many different species of birds. Plus we saw several deer, fawns, a whale, and a fox whose den was on the bluff in the bushes next to a neighbor's house. The kitchen was well equipped and the hot tub was wonderful. The house had a vast library of books and videos as well as a good variety of board games. We'll definitely recommend it to our friends. The owners were great!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, California

Wow! Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful and spacious. The pictures really don't do it justice. We stayed there with our three children and we had so much room. The oceanfront view is amazing and the house is incredibly comfortable and cozy. We all loved our stay! Truly, I can't imagine that you could find a nicer home in the area for the price.

I especially enjoyed the kitchen that is equipped with every appliance imaginable. It was such a pleasure to cook there. We also enjoyed the hot tub on the deck that had oceanfront views. So beautiful!

The house was very clean and had everything we could ask for. We definitely hope to return and enjoy another wonderful stay at Far Niente! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Best!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Far Niente in July, 2014, for three nights. I posted my review of our stay. We liked it so much that I stated in my 2014 review that we were going to return for a week in 2015.

Here is my review from July, 2014:

"For the sake of brevity, rather than repeat in this review all of the wonderful things stated by others in their reviews of Far Niente, let me simply state that what others have written is very accurate. For many years, my friends and I stay in Gualala every July to play golf at the nearby Sea Ranch Golf Links. We had such wonderful three-night stay at Far Niente that I am going to contact Paul and Mary to book their beautiful home for a week in 2015."

Well, we did. We spent a wonderful week at Far Niente in mid-July, 2015.

Again, we liked it so much that we are going to reserve Far Niente for a week in mid-July, 2016.

It is a wonderful place to stay in Gualala.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valentine's Weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The home is beautiful with gorgeous views of the coast. There was plenty of space for four couples relax in with adequate privacy. The owners were very nice and easy to deal with. We would definitely book this property again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yuba city, ca

Fantastic view

  • 4 of 5

Great view, VERY well stocked, we really needed 3 master bedrooms, but there is really only 2 masters. House is capable of sleeping a lot of people, but not those requiring privacy. Would rent again, can't say enough about the view, wish we could have stayed longer

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mammoth Lakes, CA

Views, views, views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at this beautiful home overlooking the Pacific and the views are simply amazing. The house was clean, bright and cheery. We felt right at home. Kitchen is spacious and well equipped and was a joy preparing meals. Everything we needed was provided. Relaxing on the deck and soaking on the spa were a delight. Listening to the ocean at night was so restful. Walking just down the street a bit for the view of Castle Rock was a daily ritual. Wonderful location. This a great house to stay for exploring the Mendocino or Sonoma coasts or just relaxing, enjoying the views! We will be returning next year and the next and the next! Thank you Mary and Paul

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $225

Fees depend on house upkeep and use of broadband - starting at $75. Due to current water restrictions, the hot tub may not be available. You will be notified at time of booking.

$300 security and cleaning(refunded minus cleaning fees) due 30 days prior to stay. Rental amount due 14 days prior to stay. Security deposit refunded no more than 14 days after stay.

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.
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Ranch
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
costa azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Gualala Point Regional Park
Car: necessary

River and ocean kayaking - rent from Adventure Rates.

Golfing at Sea Ranch Golf Course.

Art classes and galleries at Gualala Art Center and Dolphin Gallery.

Great grocery stores, delis, restaurants, and pizza parlors.


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