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Sailfish Retreat

SuperhostSea Ranch, California, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Christine
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Romantic, clean, cozy and colorful retreat situated on a hillside with a white water view of the Pacific. Very private location with hot tub and easy access to 50 miles of maintained trails. Close to the beach and recreation center with a pool, tennis courts and sauna. Sailfish offers high speed internet and a streaming flat screen television. All guests are encouraged to review posted Policies before reservation request is made and to contact us directly via the "Contact Host" button below.

The space
Sailfish' is a one bedroom detached guesthouse with kitchenette located on the West Meadow (ocean side) of The Sea Ranch. The Sea Ranch is about one hundred miles north of San Francisco and about 55 miles south of Mendocino.
This ten mile stretch of land is an internationally famous vacation spot known for blending architecture with nature. The land consists of majestic bluff tops and accessible sandy beaches, coastal ocean meadows and redwood forested hillsides of approximately 3500 acres. Fifty percent of the land is dedicated to open space, which is shared by all property owners and guests. The Sea Ranch concept is to”live lightly on the land”, with landscape playing a major role in housing design. Architectural review takes place through The Sea Ranch Design Department; There are currently 1804 homes (6/2017). Many activities are available, such as to play a round of golf on a Scottish-style course, hike on the fifty miles of maintained trails, fish, swim, whale watch or kayak. The Sea Ranch has 3 recreational centers, each with a tennis court, a pool and sauna. The Sea Ranch also has a dog park, children's playground called 'One Eyed Jacks' and equestrian barns (no rentals but will board horses for visitors). The nearby town of Gualala provides restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilities and other amenities. For More Information on 'The Ranch' please see the website link ((URL HIDDEN)

'Sailfish' was built in 2002 with the idea of bringing a sailboat to land. It is a unique structure architecturally and has the ultimate privacy from the 'commons (open space)' that exist on three sides. It perches on the side of a slope and has views down & across a thicket of vegetation to the rocky shore beyond . 'Sailfish' (Gilbert House) was one of approximately thirty homes featured in 'The Sea Ranch', a book written by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (2004). It is also included in the 2013 edition entitled, 'The Sea Ranch:Fifty years of Architecture, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast'. The houses they chose to include in this 300 page book demonstrate the Sea Ranch 'vision'. 'Sailfish' was described in it as a 'diminutive shingle castle'. The 2004 edition and the 2013 edition sits on the blue desk, so please take a look. Trail access is just below the house . . . some trails are designated for biking and horseback riding. TSR trails map is also available for guests and will be found in the Guest binder on the blue desk. From the house you can walk to Stengel beach in about 10 minutes and to Ohlson Recreation Center in about 15 minutes.
An addition was added in August of 2016 that includes the Guesthouse and one car garage. The existing deck was expanded and now connects to the new addition. The new deck offers outdoor dining space and room to relax on 2 chaise lounges. The main house will not be available to guests (vacant during any rental stay). The new garage houses the barbecue, washer & dryer and is set up for keyless entry. The Guesthouse entry is through a sliding door and a key has a special location in the garage. Newly added in 2018, on the side of the garage, is the outdoor shower. The shower is connected to the on demand water heater, so no cold showers unless you want one.

'Sailfish' has been described by previous rental guests as . . .
'A special place for re-awakening the senses and the passion that lies within each of us, all too often submerged under the pressures of day-to-day life. A retreat designed & conceived, it seems, for lovers like us to know each other a bit more, surrounded by all that nature has to offer along this spectacular coast.' (Don & Brigitte)
'We have stayed in many places up here and yours is one of the best maintained and equipped that we've had the pleasure of renting. We loved the clever use of interior & exterior space and would recommend this house to other couples'. (Shawn, Susie & Ruby, the dog)

Guest access
Guests will be able to access the Guesthouse, outdoor shower, carport and deck with enclosed courtyard, hot tub and fenced yard. The main house is owner use only (not occupied during guest stay). The washer & dryer, BBQ & refrigerator are located in the garage. Your booking also includes access to The Sea Ranch homeowners' Association recreation areas with tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas, trails (both bike, horseback and walking). The closest, Ohlsen Center, is only about a ten minute walk from Sailfish. (One night complementary for a seven night booking.)

Other things to note
The Sea Ranch is located in Sonoma County where the Transient Occupancy Tax, mandated under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280, is levied at a rate of 12% for all lodging less than 30 days. As of January 1, 2017, this fee is collected by Airbnb. Our transient occupancy tax certificate number is 922N.

Sailfish Amenities:
Queen size bed with Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress on Blue Dot frame with Novaform mattress topper with quality linens and down comforter (2016)
Deep soaking Americh tub with Grohe shower system & Kohler toilet (2016)
Kohler kitchen/bath sink with disposal (2016)
LED lighted wall mounted makeup mirror & hairdryer (2016)
Sundance Tacoma Hot Tub on deck, 2 person (2014)
Webber charcoal grill & barbecue utensils (located in garage)
Kitchenette fully stocked with a Tramontina Induction cooktop and induction cookware.
LG refrigerator/freezer with ice trays
Appliances: Bella microwave 700 watts, Cuisinart Convection toaster oven broiler, Cuisinart Belgian waffle maker, Oster blender, Panasonic rice cooker, Juiceman juicer, Kitchen Aid mixer
Set of dishes, glasses and placeware setting for 4.
Essential cooking tools, i.e. set of knives, grater, wine opener, measuring cup, etc.
Krups drip-grind coffee maker, Krups espresso machine and Kitchen Aid coffee grinder
Bistro table with 2 chairs
Basic condiments (mayonnaise, mustard, etc.) and spice rack
Internet by Sea Ranch Connect, high speed service allowing unlimited data usage for movie streaming, etc.
Wireless Verizon Home Phone allows for unlimited national long distance usage.
Guesthouse is heated by a Rinnai gas direct vent wall furnace and Cadet toe kick heater in the bath area
Towels, linens and cleaning & paper supply are provided
Speed Queen stacking washer & dryer unit in garage New (2018) & iron & ironing board
One carport parking space & one additional space in fenced area to left of garage
Outdoor shower connected to a Rinnai water heater (2018), works with Waterpik Pet Wand Pro
Desk with basic office supply
49" Samsung flat screen TV with sound bar. Sling subscription and complimentary movies with Amazon Prime & Netflix.
Wrap-around downstairs deck (2016) to include dining table and 2 chaise lounges, stair access to fenced yard, binoculars to take in the view.
Swimming Pool, sauna and tennis courts in the 3 Sea Ranch Recreational Center.
Romantic, clean, cozy and colorful retreat situated on a hillside with a white water view of the Pacific. Very private location with hot tub and easy access to 50 miles of maintained trails. Close to the beac…

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pool
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Indoor fireplace
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Sea Ranch, California, United States

Sailfish is located about the middle of The Sea Ranch. About a 5 mile north drive on Shoreline Highway One is the coastal town of Gualala, located on the Gualala River. In town you will find several restaurants, art galleries and two grocery stores, The Surf Market and Gualala Market. Point Arena, about 11 miles north, has a wonderful historical theatre, pier and lighthouse, all worth exploring. Just 5 miles south is the Sea Ranch Lodge, for dining with a wonderful view. A personal favorite is 2 Fish Bakery, inside a remodeled historic store found in Stewarts Point, about 6 miles south.
Sailfish is located about the middle of The Sea Ranch. About a 5 mile north drive on Shoreline Highway One is the coastal town of Gualala, located on the Gualala River. In town you will find several restauran…

Hosted by Christine

Joined in June 2017
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Born and raised in Sacramento, I received a B.A. in Art/English and a M.A. degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento. I retired from a thirty-three year career in education in 2007 after working the last 16 years at Folsom High School in Folsom. Once earning a real estate sales license in 2002, I worked part time in both resale and new home sales in the Sacramento area. Following retirement, I moved to The Sea Ranch and into the house I built in 2002. I have worked since 2007 in Mendonoma real estate. I have just recently (2019) moved my license to Coldwell Banker in Santa Rosa and work primarily as a referral associate. Originally, I met my husband Kirk in Madera where we taught together in the seventies. I had taken my first teaching job in Australia and returned two years later to find a job close to home. I accepted the job in Madera with a plan to eventually move back to Sacramento. After three years I left Madera and lost touch with Kirk. Close to 30 years later our paths crossed again because of a real estate marketing postcard he received from me in 2007. Kirk owned a lot in Gualala and is name popped up on my mailing list. Later, he looked me up when he was on the coast abalone diving with friends. I was invited over to abalone dinner at the house he and his friends had rented. We have been together ever since and married in January of 2016. Kirk loves the coast too, especially if he gets to fish from his kayak off shore. We have purchased a home in Santa Rosa (2019) and are remodeling it currently. Our two dogs, Shila the Border Colllie and Dante, the Australian Shepherd, happily travel with us.
Born and raised in Sacramento, I received a B.A. in Art/English and a M.A. degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Sacramento. I retired from a thirt…
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    House rules
    Check-in: After 3:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Self check-in with keypad
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No parties or events