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Property Details

Updated: May 14, 2015
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.

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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 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.

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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!
Jul 2012
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Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California
San Jose, CA

Even better than I could have imagined

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay. The views from the upstairs bedroom are unreal. The house was very clean and SO very comfortable. The owner was very responsive to questions and the house has lots of helpful notes on how things work. We've stayed in several houses at Sea Ranch and this is definitely my favorite. I wish I could have stayed forever and hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We love it there too. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California

Abinitio Tranquilo is a meditative haven

  • 5 of 5
This property, nestled in the pines on a ridge overlooking the sea, was pristinely clean, comfortable, and fully stocked for an enjoyable week. The house also was just around the corner from the best bakery anywhere along the coast, TwoFish. The upstairs bed was extremely comfortable, although I couldn't figure out the heating (it didn't matter so much to me, as I like to sleep in a refrigerator, says my spouse). The owner left helpful notes about various appliances and processes that otherwise would have been confusing. She also answered her cell phone every single time we called her, before and during the stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The thermostat is on the wall downstairs.
Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California
La Grange, TX

Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5
This property is located in the coastal redwood forest in a most peaceful and beautiful setting. The view of the ocean (though distant) is particularly awesome from the master bedroom. Deer and turkey roam freely in the area. We liked the fact that the two bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house. The house was exceptionally clean with lots of living space and a large, well-equipped kitchen. The washer and dryer came in handy as well. We were traveling with a group of 4 couples and also rented the house next door which is only steps away and very convenient if extra space is needed. Cheryl (the owner) was very helpful and provided a wealth of information to ensure that we knew everything about the house and the area. We recommend this property highly.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love a clean house and really try to keep it in top-notch shape. Thanks for noticing!
Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Foster City, CA

Amazingly Special

  • 5 of 5
From e very beginning you knew this had to be a special sanctuary! The owner is terrific,and everything is true! We had never been to Sea Ranch and I found Abinitio Tranqiuillo line and it did not disappoint! It is tranquil, comfortable and in a beautiful setting! Woods with a view of the ocean.

All the amenities of home! We LOVED it and will be back!!!!!!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank so much. We think it is special too.
Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Dayton, NV

If you want solitude, you should stay here.

  • 5 of 5
Everything the owner says about her house holds true. The house is situated in the forest with a distant view of the ocean. I really liked the layout of the house. Her kitchen is stocked with all of the cooking spices that you will need. We cooked all of our meals so we didn't try any of the local cuisine. The two supermarkets in Gualala have everything you will need for supplies, pretty decent prices too. It is about a ten minute drive into Gualala.
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Abinitio Tranquillo-The Name Says It All!
+1 -(559) 622-0555
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Denver, CO

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I desperately needed to get away for some quiet relaxation time and this place gave us exactly what we needed. The views are gorgeous and we felt peaceful and relaxed our entire stay. The beach is closeby so we were able to take some nice walks and enjoy the scenery. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful stay. Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


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

Nearest Airport : Sea Ranch Airport at 1 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Sea Ranch at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 1 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Stegel Beach at 0.6 Miles

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.


From $185 Per night

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 14, 2015


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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 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

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