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.
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 $400-$450 / 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 nice queen size bed and a view facing the ocean. The other room for rent, a lovely Japanese-style meditation room with sliding shoji screen doors and traditional tatami mats on the floor and a queen size futon can be seen in a 2nd listing here on airbnb. There is a full bathroom available for use downstairs which will be shared if the other room is occupied.
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 pay an additional $15/night per person. If you are a group of 1 or 2 and would like sole use of the downstairs area, I would rent that to you for $30 less than the total rate for the two rooms
You are of course welcome to share the common living areas upstairs including kitchen, living room, hot tub, decks, etc.
As your host, I'll definitely respect your desire for privacy, or perhaps we can spend time conversing if that seems to be what the mood presents.
If you are into cooking, the kitchen is fully stocked including Vitamix, KitchenAId Mixer, oven, mircowave, etc.
Price includes an 11% local tax I pay to the county.
I do rent the entire house under a separate listing here if that is of interest to you.
Nothing outside of the master suite in the home is off limits, please enjoy as if you were visiting old friends.
Interaction with Guests
I do my best to let the guests set the tone for interaction. 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.
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I had an excellent stay at Ted's oceanfront house. Ted was both accommodating and respectful of privacy. His photography from various destinations across the world was very interesting to those of us with a fondness of traveling, and pretty much anyone with a general appreciation for art. Despite not being a coffee drinker himself, Ted had some excellent coffee on hand for those of us who are inclined to partake in such morning activities.
The location of the house is rural enough for a "personalized" experience, but close enough to nearby Fort Bragg if you care to dine out. My wife and I in fact walked into Fort Bragg and back for dinner (a substantial distance, but certainly able to be done, especially given the aurally and aesthetically pleasing Pacific Ocean adjacent to the paved walking trail). Overall, a pleasant and relaxing experience.
Ted could not have been a better host and his home is truly a sanctuary by the sea. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the private one bedroom as well as from the upstairs living area and deck. All aspects of our stay were amazing, and we enjoyed a nice chat with Ted over a cup of amazing tea he made in the morning. This is an airbnb gem!
Just as described. Beautiful and peaceful. One thing to remember, there is a shared bathroom if there is another guest. I just did not look through the listing thoroughly. A very special place, and lots of walking right out front.
Ted is a very gracious and generous host, clearly committed to giving his guests whatever attention or privacy they want. The listing fails to fully convey the refinement and beauty of the home Ted personally designed and built...all a reflection of Ted's depth, personal aesthetic and attention to detail. This home carries an atmosphere of peace and purity that is truly conducive to "getting away" and resting deeply. The "neighborhood" is not adequately described either. How could it be. Right outside your door is unobstructed access to miles of expansive beaches and spectacular natural beauty.
We had a nice relaxing stay at Ted's Beachfront home. Ted has meticulously built a beautiful house decorated with amazing pictures he has taken himself.. The view from our room was great and gazing at stars while sitting in the hot tub was a surreal experience.
What a wonderful time I have had in the company of Ted and fellow guests at his beautiful shore side home. It is every person's dream to stay in a place of peace and tranquillity - and I have just done that.
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About the Host, Ted
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.