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John Reis

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views

52 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Renowned architect Elee Tsai designed this stunning home – just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge -- to be a reflection of our soul’s connection with heaven and earth. Uniquely situated on one of the Pacific coast’s most spectacular bluffs, Vista Del Mar (“View of the Sea”) boasts broad, unobstructed white and blue water ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen and all three bedrooms. Absorb the powerful force of the waves against the black rocks…feel (and smell) the ocean breeze on your face…this is The Sea Ranch at its absolute best.

Recently remodeled, Vista Del Mar features an elegant open floor plan with soaring exposed-beam ceilings and warm wood detailing throughout. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s a short 10-minute walk to the Ohlson Recreation Center and beach where you can swim, play tennis and enjoy a relaxing sauna.

Musicians love taking in our glorious seaside sunset view while playing the Steinway Baby Grand piano – and everyone enjoys the comfy window seats, cozy fireplace and wood-burning stove. Movie fans can curl up in front of the large flat-screen TV (with DirectTV satellite) enhanced by the dramatic surround sound experience of our Bose Acoustimass entertainment center. And those that can’t entirely escape the outside world will appreciate the free nationwide phone service.

The chef(s) in your group will flip over the large, well-equipped gourmet kitchen with its exquisite Honduran Mahogany cabinetry. Grill masters and BBQ mavens always appreciate our high-quality, outdoor grill (with direct propane connection). Overlooking the crashing ocean waves, the spacious 1600 sq. foot deck gives everyone plenty of space to relax and unwind in our classic Adirondack chairs. If you visit in spring or late fall, keep your eyes peeled for seasonal migrating whales. After dinner, why not gaze at the moon in the star-filled sky while enjoying a relaxing soak in our new 50-jet spa tub (which can be closed off for complete privacy).

With its spacious 2800 square feet, Vista Del Mar’s three bedrooms and loft offer comfortable sleeping for eight adults. The home’s warm, welcoming ambiance – complemented by tasteful furnishings – creates the perfect escape for relaxation and enjoyment of nature’s beauty. We also provide bed linens and towels free of charge.

Please be aware that because Vista Del Mar is located so close to the bluffs (and features natural redwood paneling easily damaged by curious little hands), you must personally inquire about bringing children under age 10.

Due to this website’s automated booking system, please disregard the quote for your stay and either call or text us at (650) 409-7347 for accurate pricing reflecting any applicable discounts.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Reis (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

About John Reis

We’re proud to be the second generation in our family to own this beautiful custom home – and we've created countless warm memories here. When the opportunity presented itself to assume sole ownership, it was truly a dream come true. Because Vista Del Mar was originally designed as a year-round residence, we realized we didn't want our beloved house sitting idle in between our own getaways to Sea Ranch (we now reside on the San Francisco Peninsula). This seaside home isn’t just another impersonal vacation rental…it’s also still our family retreat whenever we can get away. And, as it turns out, making Vista Del Mar available to responsible families and/or couples as a vacation rental has made the Reis family – and our many guests – very happy.

John Reis purchased this house in 1968

Why John Reis chose North Coast California

The land was purchased when Sea Ranch first sprang up as a community (back in the late 1960s when there were only dirt roads). Being pioneers in this new town, our family was able to select the best of the best from all the available lots. Knowing that an ocean-front home – with steps-away access to a secluded beach – was on everyone’s wish list, the unique property on which Vista Del Mar now sits became part of the family. Speaking of family, guests often comment how “luxuriously inviting” it feels to stay with us. One main reason is this home wasn't built to be a part-time, weekend getaway house. From day one, the family was committed to designing and building a home to be enjoyed as their personal residence.

Our family has been active in Sea Ranch for over 40 years and we’re fully invested in the local community and its welfare. A portion of our rental income goes back into local businesses and social causes – as well as a range of non-profits including the “Coastal Seniors” project and Redwood Coast Medical Services (providing medical, dental and counseling services).

What makes this house unique

There truly is nothing like Vista Del Mar in all of Sea Ranch. First and foremost, we’re one of very few owner-managed rental properties in the community. You won’t be dealing with an impersonal management firm; we’re hand-on owners who also have a local caretaker who oversees our property. With comfortable sleeping space for eight adults, every room in our 3,000+ sq. foot home has an unobstructed ocean view. The large, well-equipped kitchen is a cooks’ dream, the rec room has a Foosball table and there’s even a reading library and stocked games closet. Or you can just kick back in front of the 46” HDTV (with 230+ channels). As far as music goes, we have an amazing Bose Acoustimass 10-speaker sound system – as well as a baby grand piano in the main living area that overlooks the ocean. Step outside and enjoy the 1,600 sq. foot deck (with a BBQ connected to the home’s gas line) and a private ocean-view spa. You’re only 50 feet away from the ocean bluffs where you can explore the secluded beach directly below. Vista Del Mar offers a tranquil getaway and convenient access to the best part of the California coast. We know that you will come to love Sea Ranch just as our family has.

Reviews

5
based on 52 traveler reviews

Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
5

Essential Sea Ranch

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a more perfect place to stay in this very special community. Beautifully situated and very well appointed the house is warm, welcoming and completely wonderful. You'd be hard pressed to come up with a better spot to restore and rejuvenate. From the lovely garden as you enter to the expansive deck it hits all the right notes for an enchanting getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer staying at Vista Del Mar and we were just as thrilled this year as last year. The home is clean, comfortable and well-equipped. John, the owner, is a pleasure to work with and is so friendly and accommodating which certainly enhances the experience. The location is absolutely perfect being so close to the bluff where we can watch the surf from the window seats. We also particularly love the hot tub - such a perfect location with the view of the ocean. We ate nearly every meal at the house because the kitchen is so well-equipped and easy to work in. I have spent quite a lot of time at Sea Ranch and this is by far the best home and location I have experienced - we plan to come back for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Fantastic Seaside Escape & New Favorite!!

  • 5 of 5

As promised, Vista Del Mar is a wonderful home-away-from-home when visiting Sea Ranch, California! My sister and I took six friends for a long weekend and could not have been more pleased with our accommodations.

Customer Service. A+ From the booking process to just before we arrived, the owner (John) was in regular communication with us. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and made some excellent suggestions of restaurants and other things to do. It’s also great that his family is so invested in the local community and its welfare.

Accommodations. A+ There was plenty of space for eight women. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and indoor living areas were comfortable, clean and inviting. The TV and stereo equipment was easy to operate and worked seamlessly with our phones and tablets. The house has everything you'll need – sheets, towels, plenty of kitchen utensils and cookware, etc. The outdoor deck was amazing and a favorite place for us to kick back as a group! We were so close to the Pacific Ocean we felt we were on a cruise!

Environment. A+ Beautiful! Whether you’re into golf, hiking, swimming, biking or just leisurely strolling through some of the wonderful little coastal towns like Gualala, Anchor Bay or Point Arena and stopping for a bite to eat, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities!

Thank you for a wonderful, memorable stay! We will recommend this home to friends and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh ,PA
5

Magical vist to Vista Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

Vista Del Mar is an exquisite property with amazing views AND beach access! The owner was ALWAYS available to answer all questions and was extremely accommodating when I needed to change my reservation . The house was just beautiful and serene and the kitchen extremely well stocked. Magical views of whales migrating with their calves and deer grazing in our back yard . A true paradise to which I would definitely return !

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a relaxing girls trip!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sea Ranch with 6 friends and it was wonderful. We enjoyed walking down to the beach for sunset, walking along the coast to visit the seal pup beach, golfing at the LINKS course 5 minutes down the road, relaxing in the hot tub, and having happy hour drinks and snacks in the adirondack chairs that overlook the beautiful sea ranch coastline. In addition, the beds were comfortable, the house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was truly a great weekend, and our group is already planning on returning! And, of course, John was a great host - he left a very helpful guide book and was 100% available by phone and text for anything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Spectacular Stay at Vista Del Mar !

  • 5 of 5

We are very seasoned renters and have been coming up to Sea Ranch for many years. We first rented homes in the Sea Ranch ‘Forest’, then the ‘Hillside’, then the ‘Meadows’, then the ‘Oceanfront’ and now finally Vista Del Mar, which from now on will be our ONLY Sea Ranch getaway! The location is absolutely incredible: as soon as we opened the front doors of this home and saw the breathtaking views we wondered to ourselves why in the world had we spent all those years renting homes at Sea Ranch that were NOT at the sea? Basically every room in this home has a stunning view.

Having stayed in a variety of homes at Sea Ranch that were far below our expectation, this home was just amazing: very well maintained with everything you might want. In the past we had used local rental agencies; we had to schlep our own sheets and towels from home as well as the little stuff like kindling and wood for the fireplace, charcoal and lighter for the grill, and kitchen supplies like foil, plastic wrap, coffee filters, etc. When I spoke to John I was amazed that everything we might need was included in the home. We were even pleasantly surprised with a very nice basket of goodies upon arrival!

We can’t say enough great things about Vista Del Mar: everything about our stay was perfect! You simply can't go wrong renting this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Stengel Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ohlson Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk-On Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hot Spot
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Annapolis Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Adventure Rents
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The Arena Theater
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Fort Ross State Historic Park
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Point Arena Lighthouse
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Gualala Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Chapel
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Bones Roadhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Twofish Baking Company
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dining Room at St Orres
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Trinks Cafe
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Gualala Point Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Upper Crust Pizzeria
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Franny's Cup & Saucer
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Shell Beach
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One Eyed Jack's Picnic Area & Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk-On Beach
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Del Mar Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Moonraker Recreation Center
Car: recommended

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, kayaking, basketball court, restaurants, boating, hiking, shopping, rafting, mountain biking

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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
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Labor Day 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Presidents' Day 2017
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Spring 2017
Feb 16 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Spring Season 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
June 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Fall Season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Fall Season 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Reservation Processing $45
Tax Rate 9.0%

Due to this website’s automated booking system, please disregard the quote for your stay and either call or text us at (650) 409-7347 for accurate pricing reflecting any applicable discounts.

Extend your stay now through May and receive the following special offers*
Stay 3-6 nights -> get one night free!
Stay 7+ nights -> get two nights free!
*excluding holidays

PLEASE NOTE: In order to waive the $45 reservation fee, we ask that payment be made via check, e-check, Venmo, Square Cash, Google Wallet or PayPal. (Please note: if using PayPal please be sure to select the “Personal” tab, and click the “Other” option). These payment services all use SSL to protect your identity and “bank-grade” transaction security, so you can choose whatever is easiest for you. Payments may also be made with a card credit card; however the $45 reservation processing fee would be applicable.

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Amenities

North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Catering Available. Oceanfront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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