|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Hideaway is a fabulous Mendocino Coast Vacation rental. You can feel the rest of the world almost slip away as you enter this enchanted place. Here you will find our house and property situated on the ridge above the ocean. In this very private location you feel as if time has paused in a different era, one where life is simple, where kids run free to explore the forest without worry, where there is no traffic, no noise, you feel transformed.
Our house just outside of Gualala (pronounced wa-la-la) is located about 30 miles south of Mendocino, and about six miles north of the famous Sea Ranch, a coastal development renowned for its architectural respect for the environment. Which means you have easy access to the arts, entertainment and shopping to be found in Gualala. The presence of Sea Ranch and many vacation homes allow wonderful shopping and arts to thrive in this small community. Nearby there are wineries, galleries, restaurants, wonderful beaches, kayaking, hiking, lighthouses, (See our What To Do section). Though even with all this to do, we often find it hard to tear ourselves away from our hideaway on the hill.
Our home is surrounded by gardens with a distant water view out to the ocean from the kitchen and the sunroom. The kitchen is spacious with a large table for the whole family to enjoy meals together and in the winter warmed by a woodstove. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots/dishes/utensils/dishwasher, just bring your food!
The open floor plan includes the kitchen, living room and sun room. Beautifully decorated, the living room features a hide-a-bed couch, flagstone fireplace and TV, with satellite, TV, DVD, VCR and Bose. Directly connected is the large sunroom, with an open ceiling and panoramic windows to the gardens and horizon view. This bright room is an irresistible space to spend the morning with a cup of coffee or tea, wondering how this place makes time stand still.
The master bedroom is also bright with a wonderful king sized bed. A large sliding door opens on to a private deck that leads to the hot tub. The second bedroom is large with two double beds. The bathroom has a beautiful flagstone floor, shower and deep Japanese soaking tub with view out to the gardens. The best part of the bathroom however is the door that leads directly to the back deck and the outdoor shower, where you can look up at the redwoods while you shower.
The house is 1400 square feet, and sleeps 6 (8 with the hide-a-bed). We are the last house on a gravel road that leads up the Hill and are situated on about 3 acres which includes beautiful perennial gardens, redwood forest and a large sunny yard. We are bordered by several large 100+ acre parcels of forest. The location, about a mile up a gravel road from the coast/beach, means that we often sit above the morning coastal fog, enjoying sunshine while the coast is still shrouded.
A few minutes drive from the bottom of our road lies Cook’s Beach. We call it private beach but a few years ago the California Coastal Commission built a beautiful path and steps and we learned it had an official name. Now the access is easy to this beautiful cove with about 150 yards of sandy beach. North up the road a mile lies the beach at Fish Rock, a larger nice sandy beach. Here the Anchor Bay campground also provides a place to launch small boats for fisherman and abalone divers.
Keywords: Beach, Cabin, Garden, Cottage, Forrest, secluded, redwoods, kids
We are a family of 5 that loves to ski, bike , hike and run. We love art and nature and forests and gardens.
Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2002
This part of the coast is spectacular, with just the right mix of cullture vs solitude for us. They call this the Banana belt because of the warm temperatures often felt here. Often warmer and sunnier than the bay area. By sitting at the top of the Hill we avoid most coastal fog and enjoy warm temp's.
The property is unique because of its solitude at the end of the road, the space to play explore and hike, the beautiful redwoods and the horizon view.
My family & I really enjoyed the Highway house and the lovely garden but it is very difficult to find it especially after the sunset. There have a problem with the TV, the satellite dish can catch only few channels. They do not have wifi, the public one that was provided is very weak, so you can check your emails. The girl from the restaurant told us only Verison subscribers have reception.
Overall the plase is a great for short stay and escape from busy schedule, we enjoyed the scenic views and two excellent nights out at local restaurants.
Spent a perfectly sunny Christmas weekend at the Hideaway. The house is so comfortable and the surrounding grounds and use of a spa made the total experience so great. We felt lucky to have found it.
Jim & Cindy
This was our 3rd annual stay at the hideaway. We have made this a family tradition to go every year. This year we introduced our second son to our family tradition. Great stay as usual. Beautiful and perfect for the kiddos to explore the property and always nice to soak in the hot tub. Already looking forward to our stay next fall/winter:)
Beautiful surroundings and lovely indoor decor. Had some water issues and Liz got a plumber to come right away. Best to check-in during the day as the lovely serene hideaway can be hard to find in the dark. Had fun visiting sister in Gualala. Will be back now that we know where it is. Thanks so much, Liz.
We went there for a 3 days weekend and the stay what awesome, lot of hikes in the area, beautiful coast. The hot tub, the fire pit, the sun room, the large kitchen were really what we expected. Will go there again next time we are in this area ;)
This house was wonderful. It's hard to find though. Directions are minimal. Stay right at all forks and you'll get there. It's at the top of a mountain, surrounded by trees. Loved sitting out in the garden for coffee. Loved the outdoor shower in the sun. Loved the hot tub under the stars at night. Think I heard the echo of sea lions. Very close, easy drive to the beach and the town of Gualala. Really nice, comfortable stay.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|