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Klaus Heinemann

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german

Casa Pacis (House of Peace) - Superb Oceanviews in desirable Sea Ranch location

9 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sea Ranch House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3, no children)

The Sea Ranch is a world-renowned primary and secondary home community along a 10-mile stretch of California's most breathtaking, beautiful coastline, about 110 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Sea Ranch is particularly famous for its strict architectural standards, following the motto 'building light on the land.' (Houses intentionally have unobtrusive sidings and modest appearance in order to optimally blend into the environment). Casa Pacis shares three lot lines with commons areas and the 4th with an undeveloped lot, which provides for exceptional privacy. The Sea Ranch territory includes tens of miles of private roads, many hiking trails, three recreation centers that are open to renters (free or charge), and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Features such as no street lighting, fences not to mark lot lines but only to shield cars from outside view, no overhead power lines, no sidewalks, and no roof-top antennas clearly differentiate Sea Ranch from normal 'suburbia.'

Located directly above the Sea Ranch's most beautiful sand dunes, at a cul-de-sac near 'Walk-on-Beach,' this cozy home has picturesque ocean views from every room. Our 'House of Peace' has large wrap-around decks and lots of privacy.

The 'Casa Pacis' home has approximately 1150 square feet of rented living area, including a view loft. It features ceramic tile floors and wall-to-wall carpets, as well as vaulted ceilings in all rooms. Large windows, comfortable furniture, a cozy conventional open fireplace, and decor will contribute to making your stay pleasant and memorable. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances. Enjoy the extra-large deck area with built-in hot tub (with ocean view), and the overall uniquely private yet close-to-ocean setting.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

* This home is available year round, subject to prior reservations.

* Cleaning service and linens are provided.

* Refundable damage/security deposit is required for each rental.

* Rental occupancy limit is three adults.

* No Pets, no Smoking, no Children (exceptions possible).

* You will find more information and pictures in our specific website (see link below).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Klaus Heinemann (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german

About Klaus Heinemann

Ever since we discovered The Sea Ranch in 1970, it has remained our favorite vacation destination. The natural beauty is, every time anew, amazing. The climate at Sea Ranch is markedly warmer and sunnier than elsewhere on the Central California coast (i.e., between Monterey and Bodega Bay).

Klaus Heinemann purchased this house in 1982

Why Klaus Heinemann chose North Coast California

We discovered Sea Ranch shortly after we had immigrated to the United States, and immediately fell in love with it, probably because it reminded us in natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy and in climate of the German North Sea islands. We purchased our lot and built Casa Pacis in 1983 and enjoyed every minute of our numerous stays in this gorgeous environment ever since. It is remarkable that, even though many years passed since we first visited Sea Ranch, the unique character of this incredible place has been preserved. In 2010/2011, much of the interior and exterior was renovated.

What makes this house unique

--- Close to ocean and ocean waves sounds;

--- unobstructed ocean views from almost everywhere inside;

--- lots of privacy, peaceful location

--- next buildings far away (undeveloped lots in front and back, commons on sides)

--- less than 100 yards from the desirable bluff trail

--- hot tub built into ocean view deck

--- desirable open fireplace

--- free Internet and long distance/international phone

Guestbook comments from the manager

(5-Star rating by a guest who had not rented through Homeaway)

We totally loved our time in this house of peace. This tranquil place was totally wonderful. The wildlife around the house is amazing and we saw many birds, buzzards, hawks, deer and seals while we were there. The facilities are amazing. The kitchen is well supplied with utensils, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, oven and cooker. The hot tub in the deck is a wonderful facility too. Sitting out under the stars in the tub was incredible. It is so close to the ocean too ... Less than 5 mins walk! We loved it here and the owner is super flexible with days and length of stay which was superb for our needs. We will come back for sure!
Aug 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Casa Pacis (House of Peace) - Superb Oceanviews in desirable Sea Ranch location
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews
3

Clean, Nice Location, Mildly Underwhelming

  • 3 of 5

The upsides to this house are that it is located with a beautiful ocean view and within a short walk to a semi private beach. It is within the unique community of Sea Ranch, and as a bonus, you have access to the lovely community pool less than a mile from the house. However, for the amount of money that we paid, I would not rent it again. We spent over $300 per night and had to wash, dry and fold the towels and sheets. This felt really tacky. On our day of departure, we had to spend all morning waiting for the laundry to be finished. We had to do two loads because whites (all the towels are white) and colored laundry (the bed sheets) could not be washed together, and wait for them both to dry. This took us about four hours because the washer and dryer are old and slow. It is not exactly how you want to spend the last day of your vacation. Most of the houses we have rented in the past ask that you simply put the laundry in the washer and start it.

All of the amenities in the house are very old, it felt like nothing had been redone since the 80's. If you like to cook, bring your own knives, otherwise you will be sawing away at your food with cheap old knives from IKEA. There are small notes and stickers with do's and dont's everywhere, it felt slightly suffocating to us. Again, these seemingly insignificant details would not have had such an impact upon me had I not paid as much as I did.

In summary, the house was nice and clean, small and eccentric, and nestled in a nice location. However, the downsides of old equipment and excess work in the morning would detract us from ever renting it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are making our small and cozy "House of Peace" available for rent, and it is equipped to our personal taste and preferences. Renters are welcome to peruse many photos at our dedicated website, and over many years more than 1000 guests liked what we provided for them. Here are facts relevant to this review: — HomeAway, formerly a vacation rental listing site, recently became a subsidiary of Expedia and started collecting a substantial fee for themselves. This fee added 10.5% ($72) on top of our rental charges. In order to prevent this overcharging in the future, we are now reverting back to what we have done during many years of renting Casa Pacis; and we will again only accommodate Homeaway rentals through our own booking system, thus saving our guests additional booking fees. — We regret that these guests found our housekeeping policy unreasonable. However, we do offer two housekeeping options. The lower cost option requires that the guests wash & dry the linens and towels they use from our supplies. For an additional fee of only $45, renters may depart “hotel-style,” with no cleaning chores required. However, this option, chosen by about 25% of our customers, was not available to these renters, because the HomeAway on-line booking system only accommodates one cleaning scenario. — For neither of our two housekeeping options we request any of the chores that are customary for most vacation rentals: our guests do NOT have to vacuum, clean the kitchen, and/or clean the bathrooms; and they may leave the beds they used unmade. — While our renters have always had a washer and a dryer available for their use, a SECOND washer and dryer set is now also available. And this is what we offer to our renting guests: — location in one of the most desirable parts of Sea Ranch, within 100 yards of the only sand dunes at Sea Ranch; — picturesque unobstructed ocean and white water views from everywhere inside the house; — yet far enough away from the Bluff Trail or other properties to warrant exceptional privacy; — hot tub built into the view deck; — about 1000 sq. ft. wrap-around decks; — desirable open wood-burning fireplace; — RECENTLY purchased Scandinavian designer leather chairs and other furniture; — kitchen RECENTLY upgraded with a new range, a new silent Bosch DW, and a new refrigerator; — free LD house phone, and free Internet (being upgraded 50MB/s). But, yes, we hear you, we will provide a new set of sharp knives ...
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Santa Clara
5

Just what we needed and hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and wanted to get away to somewhere quiet with a long weekend of relaxing walks, bike rides, reading on the beach, watching sunsets, and relaxing hot tubs. Had never been to Sea Ranch but can't wait to go back and Casa Pacis was the perfect place to stay. Casa Pacis is comfortable and well appointed. The sweeping views off the porch and hot tub were awesome, the walk to (one of the few good) beaches was 5 minutes. Being at the northern end of Sea Ranch, biking into Guala was very doable. Overall the perfect place in the perfect location. Would absolutely go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sebastopol, CA
5

A sweet and special retreat

  • 5 of 5

For those looking for true quiet and seclusion at the coast with the amenities of a full kitchen, hot tub, and fantastic ocean view, look no further than Casa Pacis. To be able to be peacefully on the deck gazing at the ocean one minute, then suiting up for a long bluff hike the next, then arriving back to cook a meal in the nicely equipped kitchen - well for us this was just a perfect place for what we sought. The owner, Klaus, is very responsive to questions and was always reachable quickly. We would absolutely stay again, and likely will!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos, CA/USA
5

Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week's stay at Casa Pacis with our two young children. The house is exactly as described on this site and the photos provide a very accurate picture of what you'll encounter in this cozy home. This was our first trip to Sea Ranch and we found this home to be ideally situated. It has an unobstructed view of the ocean and easy access to miles of hiking trails. Our twin girls loved having the freedom to run along the trails and were thrilled to see deer, jack rabbits and tons of birds around every corner.

Klaus, the owner, was very helpful. The logistics of renting the place were flawless. He obviously has a lot of experience answering every question you could possibly think of and some you probably couldn't. Between the information that he sent us before we arrived and the resources available in the house, we felt really well prepared to enjoy or time at Casa Pacis. We can't wait to return to Sea Ranch!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California
5

Another Delightful Visit to the House of Peace

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed several times here at Casa Pacis, and continue to enjoy the warm comfort of the house and the completely responsive stewardship of the owners to maintain the house in a very clean and comfortable condition. Klaus is extremely professional in making the rental arrangements and providing comprehensive rental information about both the house and the surrounding area.

The house itself is classic Sea Ranch, with some great features. First is its location: It sits alone with no near neighbors near the end of a cul-de-sac, so there is no traffic (not that there is much traffic anywhere in sea Ranch) but the location gives it great privacy. Second:It is very close to Walk-On Beach and the Bluff Trail, some of the best views and beaches in Sea Ranch. Finally: The house is very well equipped and stocked with things that make it both charming and convenient, from the gas BBQ (no need to bring briquets, etc) to grill your dinner, to the tandem bike, to the well-equipped kitchen, to -- well, you get the idea.

The house offers great views from the deck, bedrooms and living room, and the loft has a charming swing that is great for watching the sun set on clear days. We also saw a number of whales migrating north this year, while sitting on the deck.

The hot tub is a favorite spot to relax after a hike.

In short, we've always enjoyed Casa Pacis, and plan to return many more times.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico
5

Truly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Casa Pacis and it was everything advertised. The house is clean, well maintained and the owner is extremely responsive and prompt with every step of the transaction and communication. I have stayed many many times at The Sea Ranch and this house is ideally located. Very close to the bluff trails and a beach but far enough back that one doesn't feel they have to content with passers by if you want quiet and privacy. I enjoyed reading the FAQs and at first thought it cute and quaint but clearly they (the owners) have been asked and had to deal with just about everything so they make sure to try and cover it. Their attention to making sure you enjoy your stay is commendable and I would stay here again and they were a pleasure doing business with.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
San Francisco International (SFO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gualala
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
California Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gualala
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
'Walk-on-Beach'
Car: necessary

Located on the Pacific Ocean Coast; hiking (10 miles ocean bluff trail, tens of miles of meadow & hill-side trails with beautiful ocean views); Swimming (3 recreation centers with saunas and tennis courts); many miles of Sea Ranch internal roads with very little traffic are ideal for leisurely bike riding.

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Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning charge $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

No pets, no children between 6 months and 18 years of age permitted
* Cleaning fee is increased to $135 for "hotel-style" departure (renter washes our linens and towels used)
* Sonoma County "TOT" (transient occupancy tax) Certificate #571N
* 2-night minimum rental; 3 or more nights min. rental during Holiday Weekends;
* 7 nights for the price of 6 except if a federal holiday is included; ask for mid-week specials
* Early check-in and/or late check-out possible if no other rental ends/starts on same day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , small bathroom with 50'x32' shower stall
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is also an outside hot/cold shower facility intended in combination with the hot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - Two twin trundle beds, normally arranged as sofa
    Bedroom 1 - California King bed (92*96') with 3' memory foam top
  • There is also a loft with two twin mattress beds; but our occupancy limitation restricts use of this facility unless specifically ad-hoc permitted.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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