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Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

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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John Reis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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.


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(55 traveler reviews)

Stunning Oceanfront Home with Incredible Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

The perfect sea ranch experience

  • 5 of 5

Stunning oceanfront home with incredible ocean views really sums it up. The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. Hot tub area has sliding walls that open to ocean views. Lots of deck space. The setting has a very private feel. About a 5 min walk down to the nearest beach with stair access.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Vista Del Mar is an incredible property! The house is beautiful, cozy and very well equipped. Sea Ranch is an incredible place. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. The boys enjoyed the beach nearby and the family went to long walks by the coast. Everything was so well organized! Our host welcoming gifts/treats waiting for us and was available for any questions we had. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Atherton, CA

Coastal Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get-away home to rest, and rejuvenate. The home is clean, comfortable and well stocked for your relaxing experience. Everything is in excellent working order. There is a lovely patio and there are ocean-facing window seats to enjoy the spectacular coastal views from this ocean-front property. The well-maintained hiking trails lead for hours from the property front along the coastline and past beautiful Sea Ranch homes. Along the way there is a recreation center for swimming and tennis, and a harbor seal marine preserve where you watch the pups diving and playing in the ocean just below you. Bring a good book and enjoy a slower pace.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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
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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
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Denver, CO

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
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Nearest Point of Interest
Stengel Beach
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Ohlson Recreation Center
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Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant
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Sea Ranch Golf Links
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Walk-On Beach
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The Hot Spot
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Annapolis Winery
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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
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Sea Ranch Chapel
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Bones Roadhouse
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Twofish Baking Company
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The Dining Room at St Orres
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Trinks Cafe
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Gualala Point Regional Park
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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
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Walk-On Beach
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Del Mar Recreation Center
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Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Processing $45
Housecleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • 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
Catering Available. Oceanfront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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