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Peggy & Tom Phister

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Abalone Point: Oceanside Panoramic View Home Near Shell Beach

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

Main house: 3 Bed/2.5B 'Casita': 1 Bed/1 Bath, Sleeps 8 adults & 2 children

Tastefully decorated home with Sea Ranch/Pottery Barn look and a high-end kitchen. Four decks to enjoy ocean and garden views. Easy walk to Shell Beach and privately located at the end of the cul-de-sac. Located on .5 acre with empty .5 acre lots on either side. Ideal for three couples or a family. Our rates do not include casita. See notes on rate page for adding casita. Three gas hearths, 2 large HD television with DVR, hot tub, free wireless internet service included. Main House: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 queen sofa bed in loft, window seats for children. Casita: 1 Queen. ( Please note that we do not rent the 'Casita' alone.)

PLEASE NOTE THE LOFT IS BEING ADDED STARTING IN SEPTEMBER and ready by December 2017. Rates for Dec. 2016 are after 330 sq. ft loft is added.

There is an openness to this home not only inside with its many windows but outside too. Unique to our house is the large open mowed space surrounding the house which has allowed for many a whiffle ball game, soccer, bocce, frisbee or kite flying. Bring your bicycles to enjoy either mountain biking on the trails or biking Leeward Road for a 8 mile roundtrip from our house on a road with little elevation change.

We designed the detached 'Casita' for a unique suite with its own deck, gas fireplace, flat screen t.v., DVD & spectacular views. Family & guests cannot decide which master suite they like best at the house. Our decks give you lots of options for sun or shade & protection from wind. The solar effect on the vast front windows keep the house toasty warm on cold days.

Our home have linens provided with the beds made so that you can enjoy your visit from the moment you walk in the door. You will find kitchen & bath towels too. Through our years of renting, we discovered many homes lacked kitchen amenities. We enjoy cooking & decided to outfit the kitchen with good kitchen dishes, sharp knives, pots and pans, lots of spices and seasonings for the gourmet chef. Views from the kitchen windows will make you want to cook. The couch and window seat will draw you for a nap, reading a book, or watching the wildlife. Deer love to graze around the house and often take their afternoon naps under the shade of a tree down from the house. Don't be surprised to see hawks, turkeys, or a fox walk by. You can take a walk or bike ride to Shell or Tidepool Beach. The seals are always there, taking their naps or watching you as you explore the beach. Another favorite spot in the house is the game table with views as you do a jigsaw puzzle or play one of the many games provided.

PLEASE NOTE: PRICES ON RATE PAGE ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. YOU NEED TO ADD PRICE OF CASITA FOR 6 ADULTS. See NOTES section for CASITA pricing.

One-Eyed Jack playground is a short distance away and our grandchildren love exploring the cypress hedgerow next to the playground.We are sure you will enjoy your stay and love the peacefulness & beauty of The Sea Ranch.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peggy & Tom Phister (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Peggy & Tom Phister

Our family camped on the North Coast for nearly 30 years with a love of the ocean, abalone diving and good times camping with family and friends. We learned of The Sea Ranch and began to rent homes after our camping area was closed. We soon discovered the wonderful amenities and luxuries that Sea Ranch offered.

We decided to name our house 'Abalone Point' since we loved abalone diving and we met 44 years ago on Catalina Island and loved swimming at Abalone Point on Catalina Island. We are now retired and can spend the time to maintain and keep our Sea Ranch home up to our standards.

Peggy & Tom Phister purchased this house in 2008

Why Peggy & Tom Phister chose North Coast California

'Abalone Point' has been under property management for 4 years but we now have the time to manage the property ourselves and offer amenities not possible before. Our home will now have linens provided with the beds made so that you can enjoy your visit from the moment you walk in the door. You will find kitchen & bath towels too. Through our years of renting, we discovered many homes lacked kitchen amenities. We enjoy cooking & decided to outfit the kitchen with good kitchen dishes, knives, pots and pans, lots of spices and seasonings for the gourmet chef. Please let us know if we are missing some! Views from the kitchen windows will make you want to cook. The couch and window seat will draw you for a nap, reading a book, or watching the wildlife. Deer love to graze around the house and often take their afternoon naps under the shade of a tree down from the house. Don't be surprised to see hawks, turkeys, or a fox walk by. You can take a walk or bike ride to Shell or Tidepool Beach. Our grandchildren love collecting shells and other treasures at these amazing spots (especially at low tide). The seals are always there, taking their naps or watching you as you explore the beach. Another favorite spot in the house is the game table with views as you do a jigsaw puzzle or play one of the many games provided.

One-Eyed Jack playground is a short distance away and our grandchildren love exploring the cypress hedgerow next to the playground.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the openness of this home not only inside but outside. Unique to our house is the large open mowed space surrounding the house which has allowed for many a whiffle ball game, soccer, bocce, frisbee or kite flying. Bring your bicycles to enjoy either mountain biking on the trails or biking Leeward Road for a 8 mile roundtrip from our house on a road with little elevation change.

We designed the detached 'Casita' for a unique suite with its own deck, gas fireplace, flat screen t.v., DVD & spectacular views. Family & guests cannot decide which master suite they like best at the house. You will see from our photo album at the house that we have done much of the work ourselves from installing slate floors, painting, to unique artistic light fixtures. Our decks give you lots of options for sun or shade & protection from wind. The solar effect on the vast front windows keep the house toasty warm on cold days. We are sure you will enjoy your stay and love the peacefulness & beauty of The Sea Ranch.

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Abalone Point: Oceanside Panoramic View Home Near Shell Beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
5

Great Long Weekend at Abalone Point

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Abalone Point! There were several things we really appreciated: 1) Lockbox was really convenient and not having to drive to Gualala to pickup keys was really nice. 2) Very spacious interior, with lots of seating and lounging space. 3) Relatively secluded at the end of the cul-de-sac. Didn't really see any neighbors during our stay. 4) Great price especially with the 3 for 2 deal offered during the off-season.

The house offered excellent accommodations and was really clean and comfortable. Will definitely consider staying at Abalone Point again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay - Family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing four day stay at this home. The hot tub was great; pre-heated to 101 degrees and we turned it up to 104 degrees. Yahoo! Beautiful home with tons of amenities. Great kitchen, fully stocked. Wild turkey and deer grazed in front of the home in the early morning and evening. Kids loved the home as well. We went mushroom hunting in Salt Point Park, walked down the block to enjoy Shell Beach (amazing beach, saw whales spouting off the coastline AND we even saw a group of Leopard Sharks swimming in a tidal pool north of Gualala.

The owners of the home were very responsive in answering questions and setting up the stay for us; and they were traveling internationally at the time!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco,CA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The description is accurate. We had a wonderful time and felt comfortable most the time. All the notes did make us feel a little anxious like we might do something wrong but in the end it was only a minor annoyance. We would all come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California wine country
4

Nice Ocean View Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at sea ranch, this property was nicely located within walking distance of the shore and local beaches. The home was furnished and the beds were confertable with a nice use of space. The electronics all worked properly and the internet was satisfactory. We did use the spa it was great. The kitchen had nice relatively new appliances however a few of the pans should be tossed and replaced, the master bedroom had spa tub and a great shower area. the decks outside were fantastic and the views were wonderful. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Prefect fit for our family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Sea Ranch has been a part of your family since I was little. To do something fun, and different, we decided to have our family Christmas enjoying Sea Ranch. Our oldest daughter is married with a 6 month old. The Casitas, atop the garage, was a prefect get away for them. The rest of the house was cozy and well appointed for our family needs. Cooking Christmas dinner away from my home kitchen was a worry. There wasn't a thing I lacked for any cooking needs. The close proximity to the bluffs and beach made it prefect for the afternoon sunset stoles. Hopefully, we will be back again to make more memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, cozy, good location

  • 5 of 5

My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abalone Point. The house was very clean and the layout conducive to relaxing and playing games. The kitchen appliances were modern and worked well. The gas fireplaces worked great and kept the house warm and cozy. We enjoyed time in the clean hot tub as well. The location, near Shell Beach, also can't be beat. A reasonably short beautiful bike ride led us to the Del Mar Rec Center, which we love. We also rode to Walk-On Beach, another favorite. We'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
The Sea Ranch airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sea Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bones/Gualala
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Shell Beach
Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch is a planned unique community. Sea Ranch is located approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco and is one of the most beautiful places in the world, where one can escape the pressures of urban living. The Sea Ranch offers a mild year-round climate where you can hike through the quiet majestic redwoods or hike the bluff trails and watch the crashing surf. Sea Ranch is located along a spectacular ten mile stretch of Pacific Coast and 4 miles south of the tiny town of Gualala.

The Sea Ranch Offers...

Pristine Beaches.

Three Recreation Centers that overlook the Pacific Ocean and offer swimming pools, tennis courts and saunas. Use of rec. centers for up to 6 people is complimentary with your Sea Ranch rental home.

Del Mar Rec. Center

Ohlson Rec. Center

Moonraker Rec. Center

Eighteen Hole Golf Course... designed by Robert Muir Graves, a design that reflects the natural beauty of the area.

Picnicking on the River, 'The Hot Spot'

Hiking ... for miles and miles whether to view sea lions and whales or ferns and wildflowers.

Mountain Biking on miles of trails

Private Airstrip

Art Galleries... exhibiting all mediums, such as Ansel Adam's photography.

Coast Cuisine... from picnics on the beach to four star dining.

Fishing... rock or river, diving for Abalone or casting for Steelhead on the Gualala River, one of Jack London's favorite fishing spots.

Kayaking... on the Gualala River. Contact Adventure

Shops... offering local crafts and unique gifts, and books written by local authors.

Included with your rental, you have full access to FREE Sea Ranch activities and classes including YOGA, WATER AEROBICS, TAI CHI, ZUMBA DANCE plus more.

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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
 
High Season/main house only
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$244
 
 
Low Season/main house only
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$222
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Low season #2/main house only
Jan 4 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $105
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

ADD $65/NIGHT FOR THE CASITA in low season. ADD $72/NIGHT FOR THE CASITA in high season. ADD $15 additional cleaning for the casita.
FREE THIRD NIGHT with 2 paid until June 1st (except week before and after Easter). FREE NIGHT with 6 paid nights always.
THERE IS A 2.5% PROCESSING FEE if a CREDIT CARD is used. The fee will be taken from your security
Holidays are high season.
A maximum of 4 adults and 2 children for main house. 6 adults must rent the casita.
TRANSIENT OCCUPANY TAX CERTIFICATE: 1086N
QUIET HOURS: 10p.m. to 7 a.m.
2 Car Passes given. May have 1 additional car in driveway without permit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sink
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Casita Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with private deck
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom located next to this bedroom
    Casita Bedroom - detached unit - 1 queen , Optional Rental which includes private bath & deck
  • Maximum 6 adults and 2 children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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