House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps
Abinitio Tranquillo which means, Peace From The Beginning, is exactly what we have set out to create for ourselves and our guests. From our winding road that takes you past gigantic ferns, magnificent Redwoods and abundant wildlife; tranquility is just a step outside your car door.
This beautiful hilltop home offers the best of both worlds. Ocean views and distant ocean lullabies without the roar of the ocean keeping you awake at night and, yet, we are just down the hill from the beach. Watch the deer nibble nearby and wild turkeys gobble and strut as ocean vistas wash away your worries as you relax on the huge back deck. The front courtyard offers a quiet peaceful place for coffee as you listen to the fountain bubble amoungst the gorgeous flowers.
This newly furnished two bedroom home with it's giant loft sleeps seven. Enjoy the airiness of the master bedroom with its new king-size mattress and four-poster bed. A large window seat makes you feel as if you are high in the trees staring out at the ocean that lays before you. The master bath features a large walk-in closet with a shower for two and radiant heat flooring.
The loft offers a large comfy brand new Indonesian day-bed with twin mattress that coddles the body while the library stimulates the mind.
The ground-floor bedroom has queen size mattress with subtle soothing colors and beach-theme decor. A sliding door to the outside deck means you can watch the sunset in privacy if you wish. Across the hall is the bathroom with radiant heat flooring that keep your tootsies warm and a large jacuzzi tub which might just warm your heart and that of your loved one during a romantic evening.
The living room features all new furniture including a queen size sofa sleeper, window seat, television/dvd combo and stereo with a record player. Because we have created Abinitio Tranquillo with the intention of promoting peace and re-discovering ourselves and our children we have intentionally chosen not to have internet nor cable TV. Instead we have a library of over 100 DVD's to cuddle up with one another when we have some down time and a closet full of games. Believe me, every family should try doing without all the gagets if they want to discover one another all over again.
The cheery and bright kitchen features a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and cappucino making machine with brand new dishes and pots and pans. A refridgerator with ice maker and a bar sink complete the picture.
With easy access to Gualala and with its trendy shops, artist galleries and groceries (approx 10 minutes), Annapolis Winery and Alexander's Restaurant you have everything you need at your fingertips. And with our neighbor's house available for rent next door you can easily hold that family reunion that you have always been dreaming about.
It is with extreme sorrow that we have to say that we no longer allow pets due to abuse of our home due to animals.
Even better than I could have imagined
About the Owner
Well that picture you see is at our 25th anniversary almost two years ago.
We have five children of various ethnicities and ages. We also have 2 grandchildren with a third on the way...how did we get so old?
We are both native Midwesterners. He is originally from Iowa and I was born in Michigan.
I first saw Sea Ranch in 1979 when I was married to my first husband. We looked at the brochure and my heart sunk because I thought I would never ever be able to afford to live in this beautiful area. Fast forward about 35 years and I still am not living here but hope to eventually when we retire. Dreams really can come true.
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is a fabulous place in the trees and the ocean view is pretty great too. Everything is brand new, extremely clean and comfortable. It belongs in a magazine; it was just that pretty. There were games galore for the kids and lots of exploring to do. The Sea Ranch pools were a big hit. We will be back next year. By far the best property we have rented and the price can't be beat!
5 based on 6 traveler reviews
Even better than I could have imagined
Abinitio Tranquilo is a meditative haven
Peace and Beauty
All the amenities of home! We LOVED it and will be back!!!!!!
If you want solitude, you should stay here.
Be prepared to do some walking to access some of the beaches. I had a challenging time trying to figure out where some of the beach accesses were. You can spend hours investigating the tide pools in the area. We saw starfish, sea anemones, mussels and more.
The pool areas and tennis courts are top notch. Ask the owner to provide you with directions to them because there are no road signs for them.
If you like hiking, then this is the place for you. You can hike for days on all of the coastal and forest trails in the area.
Regarding dogs: They are allowed. However, the only fenced in place is the garden/entryway. It is the first pic you see on the website.
From the Owner
“We bought at Sea Ranch because it is our absolute without a doubt favorite place to be in the entire world. This is where we go to re-discover ourselves and our family. It is where we go to relax and unwind. I have a unique perspective because I write travel articles and have been fortunate to have traveled all over. But by far my favorite place is right here at Sea Ranch. We also bought this property because one of our children may need to continua living with us into adulthood and this property can have an artist studio connected to it. The people here are wonderful and we think they will be good to our son when he is an adult.”
Activity and Interests
With hiking (and biking) trails galore this is a outdoor lovers paradise. Sandy beaches are easily accessible and as a guest you have access to all the amenities of Sea Ranch including three heated pools, saunas, tennis courts and the world reknown Sea Ranch Golf Links with it's 18 hole Championship course which are all nearby. Also available are ocean fishing, horseback riding, abalone diving, kyacking and other ocean sports.
In nearby Gualala you will find restaurants, organic foods and groceries, a pharmacy, post office and numerous little art galleries. Further down the spectacular coast you will arrive at Point Arena Lighthouse and the surrounding wineries that lie within the hills.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $90.00 + Tax
- Tax Rate 12.5%
$185 a night May-October. $165 per night November-April excluding holidays
There is a 2-night minimum rental, 3-night minimum rental during major holidays.
There is a $90 cleaning fee for light cleaning (2.5 hours). If further cleaning is required you will be charged $30 per hour
From the Owner
“We bought this place because of the lovely front garden. That sold us which is incredibly funny because I do not have a green thumb. None the less we can still have our dreams! We also love the fact that we are surrounded by beautiful redwood trees but have an ocean view. I know some love being almost on top of the ocean but I am a light sleeper and the loud booming crash of the waves keeps me up at night while the whisper of the redwoods lulls me to sleep.”
- Air Conditioning
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- live theater
- winery tours
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- golf privileges optional
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Second floor Master Suite with ocean views Ground floor bedroom Loft with Indonesian day bed and small library Two full baths Fully equipped kitchen with condiments/tea/etc available for your use. Wood stove for those chilly, romantic evenings. Firewood provided. Sheets, towels Washer and dryer Garage Television, small stereo Miles of hiking trails, 3 heated community swimming pools and of course, THE OCEAN! This is a NON-SMOKING home If you have a Verizon cell phone you will have cell phone coverage