Private Parking Space
Enclosed Private Courtyard
Teak Patio Furniture
Refrigerator & Freezer
Washer and Dryer
Drip, French, Espresso Coffee Pots
Videos, Games, Books & Puzzles
Dinnerware & Glasses
Our house, Sea Ranch Abalone Bay oceanfront vacation retreat provides you the perfect location for your holiday. Read on to learn why.
Imagine Yourself Here!
Imagine stepping from the cool night air into the warm bubbles of your private hot tub at Sea Ranch oceanfront Abalone Bay A glass of local wine or a mug of craft beer (you pick!) sits beside you – a tasty memoir of your recent jaunt through Sonoma wine country.
As you relax into the soothing water, you glance up at the inky sky, where an eruption of constellations twinkles back at you.
Welcome to Our Oceanfront Home
Welcome to our Sea Ranch oceanfront retreat perched atop a scenic bluff. To arrive you traveled the meandering asphalt ribbon that binds ocean vistas to the undulating hillsides. Finally, you arrive at your luxurious vacation home retreat ~ Sea Ranch Abalone Bay!
Welcome to a place where whales breach in the bay, deer almost eat out of your hand, and seals sun themselves on rocks – to a cozy retreat just a short drive from the gastronomic delights of Mendonoma (Sonoma/Mendocino) and the bustle of San Francisco. Welcome to your dog-friendly home-away-from-home in lovely Sea Ranch, California.
Elegant, Inviting, Unparalleled Views
Relax in this limited-edition 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom dog-friendly vacation home recently remodeled by renowned Architect Obie Bowman FAIA. Its vistas overlook the breathtaking Pacific Coast. Added windows expand the ocean vistas. A large gas fireplace helps to stave off the coastal fog. Three bedrooms sleep up to 6 (1 king bed, 2 queen beds). The game room with its window bench seat provides a place for the kids to play or a quiet remote working space with an artfully designed barn door to keep out distractions.
Our House Is Your House
All new furniture and decor replaced in 2021 are both elegant and inviting, seamlessly blending unparalleled ocean views and fine finishes with the comforts of home. Classic redwood beams meet vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen beckons. Outside on the deck or in the Adirondack chairs set across from the ocean you inhale the salt air and hear the low rumble of waves. Meadows teem with birds, deer, and other wildlife as native grasses wave in the breezes. In the hills beyond redwoods stand tall as sentries assuring a peaceful stay. You marvel at sunset’s orange sherbet skies. Later you count the endless stars from your hot tub or bedroom’s skylight.
Nature provides our house’s air conditioning as sea breezes blow throughout the house from bedroom and game room windows. When the fog envelops you in the morning or evening a click of a button immediately starts the glow of the gas fireplace for ambiance and warmth in addition to central heating. On-demand water heating assures no cold showers.
Remote Work or Study
Work or study in confidence with our hi-speed fiber optic internet. For two or more connected devices, moderate to heavy internet users need at least 12 megabits per second (Mbps); four or more devices, 25 Mbps. Sea Ranch Abalone Bay offers 56 Mbps! The greater challenge, however, is deciding where in the house you’ll work. Where ever you work you’ll have our excellent internet service make this ideal for work from Sea Ranch Abalone Bay.
Your first option includes the large writing desk, tucked behind the L-shaped sofa with its peaceful, contemplative (and sometimes) distracting views of the ocean beyond. The desk includes a desk pad, power strip with a smart-device power cord pulse, and added charger outlets.
The game room’s round table and chairs doubles as a small conference center. Or select the adjustable-height, wheeled laptop desk cart that can be taken into any room.
Lastly, there’s always the outside. Your challenge here is to select from working in the Adirondak chairs looking out to the ocean bluff trail or on the picnic table in the courtyard. Electric outlets outdoors on the deck assure your computer won’t go dead.
Tools Make Your Work Easier
Our “Minder ” ergonomically-friendly portable laptop stand promotes healthy posture and reduces back and neck pain. With it, you can bring your laptop to eye level while at your workstation. It allows you to adjust your laptop to any height between 2″ to 21″. Its angle tilt and height allow you to achieve the most optimal and comfortable laptop position while working on your latest book, thesis, or inspirational email to family and friends. Our mobile laptop desk cart. with its locking wheels mean you can take the desk cart anywhere in the house for added privacy. and focused work.
Your Sea Ranch vacation comes complete with a private courtyard accessed by a sliding glass door with inset blinds from the principal bedroom as well as the exterior doors. Relax and unwind in the hot tub with views out to the sea. Private beaches with staircase access, miles of trails, and access to playgrounds, pools, tennis, and golf offer plenty of fresh air enjoyment.
Shope, Eat, Explore
During your stay explore nearby Gualala with its shops, art galleries, and award-winning restaurants serving amazing farm-to-table cuisine. Seven miles away is the family-owned and operated Annapolis Winery. Paddle the Gualala River using Adventure Awaits kayaks and canoes.
If you’re ready to start planning your trip, send us a message. We look forward to hosting you soon. Or book us directly via our website listed below. Our website provides added information, reviews, frequently asked questions about the house, and things to do while on vacation plus more! Guests also receive a digital welcome book that provides information that will answer most of your questions about staying at Sea Ranch Abalone Bay in an easy and convenient way.
SEA RANCH VACATION RENTAL – ABALONE BAY IS PERFECT FOR:
Honeymoons & Anniversaries:
If romance is on your mind, there’s no better place than Abalone Bay and the scenic Pacific coastline to relax, unwind and connect with your loved one.
Families & Weddings:
Celebrating a wedding or family reunion? Our home is a convenient and quiet resting spot and can accommodate up to 6 guests. Nature Lovers: If you’re seeking a quiet retreat or just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, Sea Ranch’s oceanfront Abalone Bay vacation home is surrounded by open sky, scenic panoramas, and the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean.
We don’t just accept your four-legged travelers at our house, we welcome them! Our house is fully dog-friendly, offering an enclosed courtyard, food, and water bowls, dog-friendly walking trails, and bluffs (leash-only) throughout the Sea Ranch community.
Sonoma and Mendocino wineries, as well as Sonoma’s craft beer breweries, are just a short drive from Abalone Bay. And if you’re an organic foodie, you’ll love our local markets and our gourmet kitchen!
Plan a girl’s weekend or a gentleman’s gathering. Our Sea Ranch oceanfront home is perfect for mature and mellow groups, including golfers, trekkers, and mountain bikers, authors. And abalone divers, we’re diver-friendly – just a short walk to Smugglers Cove (easy staircase access) or Pebble Beach, and not only do we have a wetsuit drying rack but an abalone cleaning station, too!
Students of Architecture, Explorers of Nature:
Sea Ranch is famous for what the L.A. Times calls, a “utopian experiment that offers top-drawer architects building low-key homes.” Many buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In the spring Architectural tours are offered. While walking among Sea Ranch’s treasures, you may discover other natural treasures along the way. Edible mushrooms pop up after a winter’s rain, redwood groves amaze you with their height and strength, cypress groves proved a maze to the ocean’s bluff, and wildlife whether on land, in the air, or deep in the sea, never ceases to amaze.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE:
Almost every room has spectacular views of The Sea Ranch oceanfront. The principal suite has direct access to the courtyard and its hot tub.
Abalone Bay is a secluded, quiet world of its own where you can experience nature at your doorstep. Yet we’re also just minutes from restaurants, markets, and other amenities too.
Our House Remodel Completed in 2021:
Our house remodel by famed architect, Obie Bowman in 2020-2021 expanded our spectacular views to include a western ocean vista. All new decor provides for a sleek and stylish new look. Plus there’s a game room separate from the living space. Kids and adults alike enjoy family game night, separate TV viewing, or just curl up with a good book as they gaze out to the ocean from the window’s bench seat. The game room’s barn door also provides privacy for nomadic workers or students studying remotely.
The principal bedroom provides direct access to the courtyard through a sliding glass door with internal blinds that easily close for privacy. Enjoy your choice of a reading nook or TV viewing.
Your car will also be cozy and protected from the salt air in our new two-car garage. A covered walkway connects it to the house. The garage offers a 240V charger for your EV.
Sea Ranch oceanfront Abalone Bay is a pure, classic California sea home: wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, redwood beams, skylights, picture windows, and a large gas fireplace, all perched atop a scenic ocean bluff.
Sea Ranch has celebrated more than 50 years as an eco-community of true nature lovers. We strive for low impact and a small footprint. Our home harmonizes with the breathtaking natural landscape. Natural landscaping takes the place of flowerbeds. We strive to use green products free of chemicals and odors. At Sea Ranch, there are no streetlights or sidewalks. All house lighting is directed downward, so the night sky is clear and the stars bright. Sea Ranch is so natural, you can barely make out our community from the road or the water.
QUIET AND RELAXING:
Explore Sea Ranch Oceanfront Abalone Bay:
Come, stay and make yourself at home. Abalone Bay would love to have you!