Sea Ranch Abalone Bay is a family-owned vacation rental business. Our vision of continuous value-driven improvement guides our business development. As a member of The Sea Ranch community of short term rental owners who rent responsibly, we shall advocate, educate, and celebrate the short-term rental industry.
Our Mission is to
- Provide excellence in services and relaxation for our guests
- Support a vibrant local and regional economy
- Demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable practices of business and community commitment
- Rent responsibly and illuminate the benefits short-term rentals have on local entrepreneurs, local communities, local economies, and travel experiences.
About Sea Ranch and Mendonoma Community
Understanding Sea Ranch’s sense of place helps to gain a deeper understanding of our vision for Abalone Bay in addition to its draw as a desirable vacation spot.
The Sea Ranch remains an unincorporated coastal community in the northernmost reach of Sonoma County. The drive north to Sea Ranch from takes nearly three hours from San Francisco Airport. The drive through the heart of California’s wine country coupled with the beauty of Highway 1’s Coastal /Shoreline Highway in your last leg makes for a memorable road trip.
Further north is The Gualala River and township of Gualala which make Sea Ranch’s northern boundary. The Sea Ranch, its adjoining unincorporated community of Gualala in Mendocino County, and neighboring communities in northern coastal Sonoma County and the southern Mendocino County comprise what its members affectionately call, “Mendonoma.” Mendonoma offers one of the most natural settings along the northern California coast.
Additionally, the Mendonoma communities provide access to not only local commerce, but also to culture, and social services. For example, the visitors will enjoy the shopping in the Cypress Village Center with its boutiques and art galleries. Next, there is, of course, the Gualala Arts Center. Further, a visit to the Sea Ranch Chapel offers meditative respite in an otherwise hurried life.
About Sea Ranch Abalone Bay
Sea Ranch Abalone Bay, our oceanfront vacation rental home, overlooks the northern California coastline of the Pacific Ocean from its bluff perch. Coupled with its direct access to the ocean bluff trail and ocean guests enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences. Guests come from as close as the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley areas of northern California, and as far away as Europe with their families and pets. Naturally, visitors come to our pristine rugged coastline to enjoy its Zenful surroundings. Direct access to nature as well as attention to detail in Abalone Bay’s amenities provide guests with a relaxing holiday experience.
Respect for Nature, Respect for Neighbors
The Sea Ranch’s unique character is one that embraces a vision of respect for nature, the land and the ocean it borders.
As a residential community, respect for neighbors is also critical. Our community is guided by the founding precepts of “the preservation of the character and benefits of the natural coastal environment for the present and future enjoyment of all who acquire property within The Sea Ranch.” All owners, “by virtue of their interest and participation in The Sea Ranch, are entitled to the reasonable enjoyment of the natural benefits and surroundings of The Sea Ranch.”
For this reason, our vision is to assure all our guests not only respect neighboring members of our Sea Ranch community, but are also familiar and compliant with the community’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, most especially Rule 6.6 Nuisance Abatement, Prevention, and Penalties.
A Short History of Abalone Bay Sea Ranch Vacation Rental
Abalone Bay (Unit 18 ~Lot 78), a classic 3-bedroom/ 2-bath oceanfront Sea Ranch home, is freshly appointed with new furnishings, designer treatments, and superb views. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the great room. From your bedroom view deer feed in the foreground and whales spouting in the distance. From the backyard bluff, you can watch seals sunning in the Marine Preserve. A short walk from the house takes you to Smuggler’s Cove or Pebble Beach.
Abalone Bay is the perfect cozy base from which to fish in the calm of the morning. You can prepare your catch at the fish cleaning station upon your return. Later swim and play at the near-by Ohlson Rec-center. Then relax in the hot tub in the private courtyard garden as you view the ocean through the barn door. Or simply kick back in the Adirondack chairs with your favorite beverage in hand exhaling as you take in all of Sea Ranch’s serenity and the tranquility that is Abalone Bay.
Designed by John Fisher, Abalone Bay features redwood paneling throughout its 20-foot vaulted cathedral ceilings. Light flowing in from the skylights and dramatic floor to ceiling windows bathes the hardwood floors that lead you from the entry into the dining room. A full wall of windows lets you feel as though you are barely separated from nature. The kitchen with its butcher block countertop and Jenn Air duel-fuel range with convection cooking is the perfect hub for the cook while viewing the waves crashing across the rocky coast or marveling at the grand cypress that points the way down the trail. And for the outdoor cook, grill delicious fish, burgers, veggies and more on the Char-Broil grill in the courtyard designed by Steve Brodie Architecture and Design.
A Vision for the Future
Updated and remodeled in 2019-2020 Abalone Bay by Obie Bowan, Abalone Bay now has 280° viewing of our coast with the addition of a west-facing window. The remodel also includes hardwood flooring and the conversion of the garage into a game room. Our vision for the future includes the addition of a two-car garage later in 2020.
Measurement of Goals
Guided by our vision, we accomplish our mission by supporting locally owned businesses and organizations by
- Utilizing their products and services to sustain a vacation home of excellent quality for our guests
- Raising awareness of our guests to the many excellent benefits of our locally owned businesses and organizations
- Guests actively supporting nonprofits that support the well-being, health, and education of the Mendonoma community
- Actively sponsoring and contributing to local cultural, social, sustainable and environmental initiatives that benefit the community
- Assure our guests and website visitors develop a sense of trust in our honor.
- Assure our guests appreciate, understand, and respect The Sea Ranch philosophy of “Living lightly on the land.”
Actives and organizations we support and sponsor include: