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Abalone Point: Oceanside Panoramic View Home Near Shell Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Main house: 2 Bed/2.5B plus loft, 'Casita': 1 Bed/1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Our home is a perfect rental for two families or 3-4 couples. We have completed a 360 sq. ft. loft addition in late December 2016. The house and casita sleep maximum of 8. Our home is very well maintained (one of number one reasons people appreciate our home) and tastefully decorated with a Sea Ranch/Pottery Barn look and a high-end kitchen. Four decks to enjoy panoramic amazing 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. 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. Wireless will allow streaming (Netflex, etc) beginning December 1st. Main House: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 queen sofa bed (top of the line American Leather brand) in loft, window seats for children. Casita: 1 Queen. ( Please note that we do not rent the 'Casita' alone.)

There is an openness to this home not only inside with its many windows but outside too. The home is bi-level with 3 steps to kitchen and bathrooms. 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, and 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 seats 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 (downstairs & upstairs) 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

Owner
Peggy & Tom Phister
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

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' was 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.

Amenities

Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sink
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Casita Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 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
    Bedroom/loft - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Bed made by American Leather...very comfortable!
  • Maximum 8 adults 6 adults must rent the casita.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

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Abalone Point: Oceanside Panoramic View Home Near Shell Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
5

Amazing house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Abalone Point! The location was great as it had lovely ocean views from the kitchen and living room! The trailhead to the beach was just a short walk and the trail down to the beach was about 0.5 mile, easy to find and accessible. Lots of deer and wildlife spotted right from the living room. I appreciate the excellent directions provided by Peggy. We had 6 adults and the casita was nice for the couple that wanted to sleep in / quiet time. 5 Stars for the very fast wi-fi, even with 6+ devices. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway, gorgeous views, wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at sea ranch! This home was well equipped with everything you would need and helpful hints all around the home to make sure you weren't confused. We loved having a glass of wine and watching the sunset from the loft. The location next to shell beach was lovely- having young kids it was easy to just walk down to the beach for the day and not have to get everyone in the car. It was a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The Great:

Location - Very close to Shell Beach

Wonderful views

Well-appointed kitchen, laundry room, bedrooms

Great views from the loft

Good communication with owner

The Challenges:

Numerous steps up and down to kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms would make this a challenge for elderly or those with walking issues

Limited number of bath towels meant we had to do laundry in the middle of an 8-day stay

Overall, a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review....we do appreciate it! Bath and kitchen towels and beds made are an amenity to our house that is not common at other homes rented at The Sea Ranch. We receive very positive feedback that guests love arriving at the house and do not have to bring sheets and make up all the beds. We do provide only one bath towel per person as indicated in our arrival instructions and so it would be necessary to do a laundry wash or bring your own towels if you needed more. We also let our guests know that beach towels are not provided. Photos do show that we have 3 steps to kitchen and to bathrooms. Thanks for your input and we will add to house description. We hope you return!
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5

Lovely and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abalone Point. Both from the standpoint of being able to cook in a good kitchen (we particularly loved the cooktop and the cast iron pans!) to the kiddos being able to zoom around and play in the loft, it was a great experience for us. Thanks also to Peggy and Tom for being so quick to respond when we had questions. We will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Accommodating home with plenty of space for large families

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Sea Ranch at Abalone Point. The house was great for our needs (extended family with grown children). The kitchen had great equipment and the location was wonderful! The new loft offered great views of migrating whales.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Beautiful, spacious and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this house. It was beautifully decorated and well stocked with most of the essentials. The space allowed for the group to hang out together without feeling cramped. The windows were situated so that no matter where you are in the house, you have an amazing view. Peggy was very responsive before and after the visit. We truly enjoyed it and will most likely come back to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season/main house only
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Low Season/main house only
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Damage Deposit $500

ADD $65/NIGHT FOR THE CASITA in low season. ADD $75/NIGHT FOR THE CASITA in high season.
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 additional car in driveway without permit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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