About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Abinitio Tranquillo which means, Peace From The Beginning, is exactly what we have set out to create for ourselves and our guests. From our winding road that takes you past gigantic ferns, magnificent Redwoods and abundant wildlife; tranquility is just a step outside your car door.
This beautiful hilltop home offers the best of both worlds. Ocean views and distant ocean lullabies without the roar of the ocean keeping you awake at night and, yet, we are just down the hill from the beach. Watch the deer nibble nearby and wild turkeys gobble and strut as ocean vistas wash away your worries as you relax on the huge back deck. The front courtyard offers a quiet peaceful place for coffee as you listen to the fountain bubble amougst the gorgeous flowers.
This beautifully furnished two bedroom home with it's giant loft sleeps six. Enjoy the airiness of the master bedroom with its new king-size mattress and four-poster bed. A large window seat makes you feel as if you are high in the trees staring out at the ocean that lays before you. The master bath features a large walk-in closet with a shower for two and radiant heat flooring.
The loft offers a large comfy brand new Indonesian day-bed with twin mattress that cuddles the body while the library stimulates the mind.
The ground-floor bedroom has queen size mattress with subtle soothing colors and beach-theme decor. A sliding door to the outside deck means you can watch the sunset in privacy if you wish. Across the hall is the bathroom with radiant heat flooring that keep your tootsies warm and a large jacuzzi tub which might just warm your heart and that of your loved one during a romantic evening. There is also a single roll-away mattress.
The living room features elegant furniture including a sofa window seat, television/dvd combo and stereo with a record player. We also have high speed internet and we have a library of over 100 DVD's to cuddle up with one another when we have some down time. There is also a closet full of puzzles and games and we have an Amazon Fire Stick for the tv.
The cheery and bright kitchen features a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and cappuccino making machine with brand new dishes and pots and pans. A new refrigerator (2016) with ice maker and a bar sink complete the picture.
With easy access to Gualala and with its trendy shops, artist galleries and groceries (approx 10 minutes), Annapolis Winery and Alexander's Restaurant you have everything you need at your fingertips. And with our neighbor's house available for rent next door you can easily hold that family reunion that you have always been dreaming about.
It is with extreme sorrow that we have to say that we no longer allow pets (plural) due to abuse of our home by animals. At times we will allow one animal on a case-by-case basis but beware if your pet does any damage you will be wholly and completely responsible.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Cheryl Dieter
Well that picture you see is at our 25th anniversary almost five years ago. We have five children of various ethnicities and ages. We also have3 grandchildrey...how did we get so old? We are both native Midwesterners. He is originally from Iowa and I was born in Michigan. I first saw Sea Ranch in 1979 when I was married to my first husband. We looked at the brochure and my heart sunk because I thought I would never ever be able to afford to live in this beautiful area. Fast forward about 35 years and I still am not living here but hope to eventually when we retire. Dreams really can come true.
Cheryl Dieter purchased this House in 2012
Why Cheryl Dieter chose Sea Ranch
We bought at Sea Ranch because it is our absolute without a doubt favorite place to be in the entire world. This is where we go to re-discover ourselves and our family. It is where we go to relax and unwind. I have a unique perspective because I write travel articles and have been fortunate to have traveled all over. But by far my favorite place is right here at Sea Ranch. We also bought this property because one of our children may need to continue living with us into adulthood and this property can have an artist studio connected to it. The people here are wonderful and we think they will be good to our son when he is an adult.
What makes this House unique
We bought this place because of the lovely front garden. That sold us which is incredibly funny because I do not have a green thumb. None the less we can still have our dreams! We also love the fact that we are surrounded by beautiful redwood trees but have an ocean view. I know some love being almost on top of the ocean but I am a light sleeper and the loud booming crash of the waves keeps me up at night while the whisper of the redwoods lulls me to sleep.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for our family!
My husband loves to run trails and my son loves animals. This was the best of both worlds. Gorgeous trails to get a good workout. Then driving around and seeing deer, Turkey, seals and whales. It was a very relaxing vacation for us. House was perfectly located with everything you need. We loved having a fire every night. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed the beds being on opposite ends of the house. We loved our Sea Ranch vacation.
Great stay, quiet and comfy house, beautiful nature!
We stayed 3 nights at Cheryl’s house in February. It was a very nice stay! Cheryl’s house is perfectly located, very quiet and welcoming. We felt immediately comfortable and had a great time visiting the surroundings, walking along the beach and on small trails among the forest. I highly recommend this place! Thank you Cheryl.
Awwww....thanks! I am so happy that you had a great time!!!! We aim to please!
Perfect in all ways
The redwood location was beautiful. Close to several trails that would be great for running. The house was immaculate. We'd love to return
In the Middle of Nature's Beauty
This lovely getaway is surrounded by breathtaking beauty. We hiked along the coast, went tidepooling and saw starfish, hiked among redwoods, visited a creamery, toured a goat cheese farm and winery. Got a massage! Then view from the dining room meant at least two home cooked meals at sunset. This is a place that still has a good vibes only kind of feel to it. A healing, restful place to relax with a glass of wine and plan the next day's adventure. We loved Bryans Natural Preserve, where we were kissed by a giraffe. We loved Penney Royal Farm where I kissed the baby goats. Lots of lovely vineyards. An apple farm to visit. Make sure to visit inland area a bit. We loved the wildness of the coastline and the mind boggling resilience if the redwoods at Hendy Park. Must see the Sea Ranch Chapel, a special spiritual place. Lots of wildlife. Five days went by too quickly. We missed kayaking on the Russian Riiver. Next time.
I am so glad you explored the area and inland too. So many people do not go beyond Sea Ranch to see the incredible beauty that is all over the area. Glad you had a good time.
This property is comfortable, and quiet with exquisite views nestled among the redwoods. Easy drive to beaches and Gualala -- we will be back!
I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We are happy that our guests love our place as much as we do!
Even better than the photos!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I hadn't realized the ocean would be visible from the balcony; what a great place to relax with a glass of wine. Being in the redwoods was pleasant; there's a trail head very close. The house has a good floor plan and efficient kitchen. I would stay here again. Thanks to Cheryl for her prompt answers to emails, professionalism and, well, for being so nice to work with.
Thank you Lisa. What kind words and I appreciate how well you took care of it. We love it when our guests feel that good vibe that we feel every time we are there. Thank you for renting from us!
With hiking (and biking) trails galore this is a outdoor lovers paradise. Sandy beaches are easily accessible and as a guest you have access to all the amenities of Sea Ranch including three heated pools, saunas, tennis courts and the world reknown Sea Ranch Golf Links with it's 18 hole Championship course which are all nearby. Also available are ocean fishing, horseback riding, abalone diving, kyacking and other ocean sports. In nearby Gualala you will find restaurants, organic foods and groceries, a pharmacy, post office and numerous little art galleries. Further down the spectacular coast you will arrive at Point Arena Lighthouse and the surrounding wineries that lie within the hills.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$185 a night May-October. $165 per night November-April excluding holidays There is a 2-night minimum rental, 3-night minimum rental during major holidays. There is a $90 cleaning fee for light cleaning (2.5 hours). If further cleaning is required you will be charged $30 per hour ***Due to the fact that our septic system is only designed for the number of guests we advertise; any additional guests other than the number agreed upon when the guest books stay will be charged $30.00 additional per guest per night plus a $150 flat fine.