About the property
- House2150 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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.
Peggy & Tom Phister
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
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 Sea Ranch
'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. PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow parties or gatherings of any kind unless you contact us specifically about the occasion and have our prior approval.
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The Abalone Point house was absolutely amazing this past weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better place for our group to stay! Perfect amount of room for a group of 6-8 in an amazing location at Sea Ranch. Peggy provided amazing, detailed, helpful instructions for arriving and leaving. Thank you Peggy!
Our family so appreciated the comfort and conveniences of this home for our end of the year get together!! We were all sick and laid around watching NETFLIX most of the week we were there! But we were as comfortable as if we had been home! On our better days, we fished and even CAUGHT! We did the hot tub, some hiked on the beach. We cooked and ate and sympathized with each other as we hacked and coughed our way into the New Year!! Thank you Peggy and Tom for sharing your wonderful home with us!! We will visit again and hopefully, stay well the next time!! ps That round puzzle was a killer!!
Spacious, well-appointed home with great ocean views
Abalone Point provided the perfect getaway for our two families--relaxing, peaceful, private, and very comfortable--in the run-up to the seasonal madness. We enjoyed extraordinarily unseasonable weather--warm, still, and brilliantly sunny which made hikes, beach combing, bike riding, trail running, and the Del Mar Rec Center pool even more special. We got to see a lot of wildlife close to the house including rabbits, deer, hawks, hummingbirds, and gophers. The loft was a great hideaway for our teenage daughters and all the beds were very comfortable. Great to have a kitchen where we did not want for salad spinners, colanders, wine glasses, and pans! Thanks for a memorable stay.
A Wonderful Stay at a Spectacular Residence!
This property has it all! As soon as you drive into the court, Abalone Point stands out like a beacon of beauty in an area where all the homes look so similar. The grounds are well cared for and the home's multiple outdoor decks provide space for lounging in the sun or shade throughout any part of the day. The views from the Kitchen, Living Room and Loft are incredible. Tom and Peggy constructed a wonder Loft area in the home that was perfect for a cup of coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening. The home is surrounded by several manicured empty grass lots which prevents a sense of crowding from neighboring properties. Deer and wild turkeys are a common sight around the home. The interior of the home was spacious even with three couples and two children. There always seemed to be a place to go even to enjoy a moment of solitude when needed.
The Cassida was spacious and offered an ocean view deck, a private restroom and a small kitchenette. Our guests enjoyed the Cassida's private feel but it's close proximity to the home's main entrance and attached deck.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abalone Point. We visit Sea Ranch frequently and have found other homes in the community to feel dated and run down. Abalone Point has modern amenities and finishes that are not often seen in homes around the rental price point presented. Communication with the owners was extraordinarily easy, detailed and their responses to e-mails were returned rapidly.
My wife and I just returned home from Sea Ranch after a long weekend and are already reviewing our calendars to find time in the near future to revisit Abalone Point.
Beautiful accomodations as advertized.
Amazing house, great location!
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.
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...
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
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 3% PROCESSING FEE if a CREDIT CARD is used. The fee will be taken from your security Holidays (President Weekend, Easter weeks, Memorial and Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, 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