The Ocean Room, downstairs BR facing the ocean - this is the room for this listing.The hot tub at sunset or under the stars is the most popular feature of the home.
Sea Sanctuary - Beachfront Home w/hottub-Ocean Rm
Sea Sanctuary - Beachfront Home w/hottub-Ocean Rm

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Lovely room facing out to the ocean. Let the surf lull you to sleep. Come upstairs to enjoy the rest of the home including hottub overlooking the ocean, gourmet kitchen, piano, fireplace, quiet conversation areas and decks.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $140 / night


The space

Rent a room in The Sea Sanctuary, a beautiful home which has everything you could desire in a place for a relaxing getaway - fireplace, hottub facing the ocean, 180 degree ocean views, great kitchen, piano, and miles upon miles of beaches to stroll just outside the home. A seal colony lives just 1/3 mile to the south and migrating whales can be seen from the home during the winter and early spring. The home normally rents out for approximately $600/night for groups wishing exclusive access to the entire home.

This listing is for one of the two rooms downstairs available for rent, a formal bedroom which has a comfortable queen size bed and a view facing the ocean. The other room for rent, a lovely Japanese-style room with sliding shoji screen doors and traditional tatami mats on the floor and a queen size mattress, can be seen in a 2nd listing here ( There is a full bathroom available for use downstairs which will be shared if the other room is occupied. Please note that, although I insulated the wall between the bathroom and this bedroom when building the home, sound from the shower can sometimes be heard in this room when other guests are using the bathroom.

If you rent both available rooms, you would also have sole access to large open yoga/exercise area with 2 additional futons for sleeping and the full bathroom mentioned above. Groups larger than 4 would pay an additional $25/night per person.

You are of course welcome to share the common living areas upstairs including kitchen, living room, hot tub, decks, etc.

If you are into cooking, the kitchen is fully stocked for your use including Vitamix, KitchenAId Mixer, double oven, mircowave, etc.

I do rent the entire house under a separate listing here if that is of interest to you. (

Guest access

Please enjoy the entire home as if you were visiting old friends.

I'll provide you with a code to the front door for ease of entry/exit.

Interaction with guests

As your host, I try to leave plenty of space for privacy and I naturally try to honor that, but wonderful conversations often arise over tea or at other times. I do my best to let the guests set the tone for interaction.

The neighborhood

It's very quiet and right in front of the home is one of the most beautiful and rarely traveled beaches I've ever come across. There are no large bluffs so access to the beach is super simple. Walk out the door and in 1 minute your toes can be in the sand. You can walk 4 miles to the north on the beach or a mile on the beach directly south into MacKerricher State Park.

Getting around

Car is definitely necessary, although there is a lovely paved trail parallel to the ocean which can take you all the way into Fort Bragg if you like, so feel free to bring your bikes too.

Other things to note

If you would like a vegan meal ready for your arrival or would like muesli in the morning, let me know and I can let you know of availability and pricing. The hot tub is clothing optional and I'll always respect your privacy when you are using the tub.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

Shoes off in the home please. Normal check in 4pm, check out 11am. Please ask if you would like something other than this and I may be able to accommodate.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

151 Reviews

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Joshua User Profile
April 2017
Great location, stunning views, very clean home, would book again

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Sea Sanctuary offers the most amazing escape from busy city life and this location is jaw-droppingly STUNNING. Ted made us feel so welcome and at home, exactly like we were staying with an old friend. We're already scheming our next trip back...

Beatriz User Profile
March 2017
Our stay was truly wonderful, we felt really at home. Ted is thoughtful in every detail, such an amazing host. We got all the rest we needed and enjoyed the amazing views! Really hope we can come back soon.

Dee User Profile
March 2017
Amazing views of the ocean and Ted was a great host!

Peter User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful place to stay for a peaceful tranquil vacation

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Ted's home is absolutely stunning. It's decorated beautifully, has a wonderful energy, and was very comfortable for my one night stay in Fort Bragg. In addition to the home, Ted himself was absolutely welcoming, provided great conversation, and enough privacy for some rest and relaxation. I felt like I was staying with an old friend, and not someone I had met just one night prior. This is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for something for some peace, rejuvenation, and access to the beauty of Northern California's coast.

Nick User Profile
February 2017
Ted's house was simply gorgeous. The location right in the water can't be beat, the inside of the house was stunning -- we especially enjoyed the reading nook, and Ted was a friendly and laid back host. If you have the chance, I definitely recommend spending some time here!

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California, United States · Joined in August 2012
Ted User ProfileTed is a superhost.

I have many interests including photography, travel, writing, playing piano and guitar, singing, performing music, yoga, poetry, meditation, website development, ultimate frisbee, tennis, fermenting foods, eating healthy woodworking and probably a few more things thrown in.

I've been lucky enough to see a lot of different places in the world over the past several years. India and Nepal are my favorites, but also spent quite a bit of time in Eastern Europe (notably Ukraine) and the rest of Europe too. My father lives in Thailand so I get over there occasionally as well.

I consider myself pretty easy to get along with and enjoy meeting new people and having new experiences. As a host, I'm happy to converse but I also do my best to stay attuned to my guests and offer them as quiet and tranquil a getaway as they may want.

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