About this listing
This house is a classic Binker Barn on a very private 1 acre lot over looking the ocean. This is a unique house with a very private location. The house has a enclosed garden with redwood trees, Rhododendrons, Cedars and has large statues making the garden have a very Zen feel. This is a unique Sea Ranch house, there no other house that offers the privacy and views like this house.
The back of the house has a commanding view of the ocean. You can sit in the hot tub and see and hear the waves crash on the rocks.
The house was recently renovated. The inside, while keeping the classic Binker Barn feel has been updated to include a Gourmet kitchen and a ultra modern master bathroom. The house also has complimentary wifi.
If you golf, bring your clubs. The Sea Ranch Golf Course is a 12 minute drive up Highway 1.
The house sleeps 6, in 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 full and 2 bunk beds). Back deck has a large hot tub with a view of the ocean and complete privacy. Located walking distance from the Two Fish Bakery. + $90 cleaning fee.
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Please, no smoking. The Sea Ranch is a very sensitive habitat with a high fire risk.
The Sea Ranch also has a strict noise ordinance (read: no loud parties). There are neighbors nearby. If they hear loud noise after dark they *will* complain to the Sea Ranch police and we will be cited. We like our neighbors; this is something we don't want.
We do have a fireplace, but if you plan to use the fireplace please bring your own firewood. The firewood is available in the local grocery store in Gualala. Please do not leave any firewood in the house as you leave since it attracts spiders. You may leave it out side on the porch.
In winter when you arrive the house might be cold, since we live 100 lies away and the heat is left at 55 degree to keep the house from freezing but not warm. As you arrive please turn up the heat right away as it does take a couple of hours to warm it up. Same is true for the hot tub.
One to two well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional fee of $10 per pet. No cats; many of my family members are allergic.
Listing and reviews are accurate and Sanjay was helpful and responsive leading up to the trip. We enjoyed this clean, beautiful home welcomed with its spacious kitchen and hot tub. Would be perfect for 2 parents (who don't mind stuff bed) with 1-2 kids and a dog! We made do with 4 adults, one child and one dog and enjoyed a lovely time at this property.
The house was gorgeous and made for a wonderful stay. It's perfectly situated amongst trees to make it feel totally secluded, with a sweeping view down to the ocean below. The house is cozy and well appointed, with a wonderful hot tub for relaxing at night. Sanjay left clear instructions for getting to and into the house, with a helpful packet of information for what activities there are in the area.
The house could do with a little better sound isolation from room to room, and a couple of the mattresses are on the stiffer side, but all and all a wonderful stay and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Sanjay's house is really beautiful and peaceful. The hot tub on the deck has a view of the ocean and lots of stars too. There's plenty of room and light from windows and skylights. The architecture is creative and interesting. The kitchen and bathroom are recently redone and really nice to use with a redwood view from the bathtub. The garden is nice and full of Buddhas. We brought our two dogs and they too were very happy to be there. Also there's a tremendous bakery in short walking distance. Good time was had by all.
Our experience at Sanjay's house was rather mixed but overall we enjoyed our time there. To put this review in context, we are a couple with a small child and were looking for a retreat-like setting that would also be workable for the little one. So our focus was being somewhere comfortable, beautiful and quiet. On one hand, the setting is wonderful and you just can't beat the hot tub on the deck with the forest and ocean view. On the other hand, the master bed was far too firm for our tastes and the second bed was too small for us to share comfortably so the end result was poor sleep every night - granted I am not an awesome sleeper and I do get that this is a personal preference issue. Had the bed been workable for us, I would have given this 4 stars.
This sums up our experience:
Quick and responsive communication
The hot tub
Kitchen is inviting and has decent cookware and nice dishes
Comfy furniture in common space
Master bathroom is lovely
Upstairs bed (full size) is quite comfortable
Location and closeness to a couple of beaches, the "hot spot" and the bakery
Sea Ranch in general is beautiful and has lots to offer
Master bed is very firm
Floors upstairs are super squeaky
Walls are thin and the open floor plan means that noise readily travels (only an issue b/c we had a sleeping toddler)
House is a little rough around the edges in general
If you are not inclined towards firm mattresses but want to make use of the master bed, I'd recommend bringing a topper.
Listing description was very accurate. If you are looking for peace and quiet among very natural surroundings along the California Sonoma County coast this is the place. Accommodates 4-6 people very easily. Ideal for walks, hikes, trips to the beach, enjoying a drink or dip in the hot-tub on the deck, and quiet reading among the peaceful surroundings. Towels, linens and cleaning supplies are all provided. Plenty of dish ware and cooking ware at the property but bring all your own soaps/shampoos, food, basic condiments/seasoning and charcoal for the grill.
The Sea Ranch home was very memorable for its peaceful and serene setting and furnishings. We loved the privacy, the jacuzzi and starlit conversations. Very recommendable.
Thank you Sanjay for your kindness and helpfulness!
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About the Host, Sanjay
We have enjoyed this lovely Sea Ranch house as a family retreat for 10 years. Since our kids have grown up our visits to Sea Ranch have been reduced. We recently updated the house and are looking forward to sharing his unique house with our guests.