|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 blue 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 ocean 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 Ocean view.
We had very much been looking forward to a trip to this property when I had an unforeseen medical emergency; Liz was so kind and gracious about our last-minute cancellation. We are looking forward to a visit in the near future!
Arrived just as instructed and what a beautiful house. Of course, the weather was perfect and we had such fun cooking, eating, beaching, and hot tubbing. Stars outstanding - this house is a must and we will be back very soon. Thank you, Liz, and VRBO for such a treat!!!
Casual enough to feel comfortable without tiptoeing about, but with all the amenities you could ask for. The owners are lovely people as are the very widely spaced neighbors. If you love quiet and great beaches this is the perfect place for it. I don't know what their pet policy is, but if they allow them it's a great space for them.
Four of us stayed at the Hideaway near Gualala. Everything was just as described. The hot tub and soaking tub were great for relaxing. Cook's Beach is very convenient. The grounds are worth exploring. The gravel road is no problem. Thanks for a memorable weekend.
Fantastic house with lots of space and nice grounds surrounding. Great garden. Good for young kids. Night sky viewed from hot tub is like you're dreaming, except you're not.
We have stayed at the Hideaway two years in a row for our summer vacation. I work for an Airline, so we can go anywhere in the world, and we went back to the Hideaway at Gualala. There may be more elaborate and expensive houses in the area (which also cost much more), but it's hard to beat the peace and quiet serenity of this place. No neighbors, no noise, complete privacy, beautiful nature in the fenced in yard. Most days there was fog on the coast, but bright sunshine at the house. We needed time to get away from everyday life and reconnect as a couple and this wonderful place fit the bill exactly. Liz is easy to work with, and always pleasant. My only regret is that I can't just stay there all the time. Thanks Liz and family for sharing your wonderful Hideaway!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|