SERENDIPITY - Gualala Craftsman with ocean and river views, bald eagles, whales

Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sofabed, hot tub, decks, amazing views

  6 guests
  2 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms

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This amazing home was designed by Michael Barron-Wike, AIA to maximize the views and fit perfectly into the hillside. Serendipity has the Craftsman look, inside and out. The first impression when entering is a wonderful combination of windows and wood; 34 Anderson windows, five skylights, Brazilian cherry flooring, maple custom cabinets, high open beam ceilings, rich cedar trim, and Mission style furniture. The great room provides breathtaking views. Looking through the huge picture window, one can see the Gualala River, the beach, the Gualala Point cliffs, and the crashing waves.

Although you cannot see the town, all of this is a short walk from Gualala's many wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, and stores. Most of our guests choose to eat at home, however. The kitchen is beautiful - Granite counters, top end appliances, and fully-equipped including an ice cream maker.

The two master bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy for two couples. Each bedroom has a luxurious queen bed, and ensuite or adjacent bathroom. The kids will love sleeping in the great room, either on the fold-out sofa with a plush comfort sleeper mattress, or the 18 foot wide window seat. The great room entertainment center is stocked with an LED Smart TV, DVDs and the drawers in the window seat are filled with games and toys.

Every step through the house offers another view from inside, or outside on either of the two decks. The house is a feast for all the senses. The ocean sound is always present, birds of all types fly by, and seals play below. We have seen whales relax below us for hours. Mid-April to mid-May is the peak whale season. The mother and baby grey whales hug the coast on their way north from Baja. They love to stop and rinse the barnacles off in the fresh water of the river mouth below our house. The last few years we have seen Humpback whales in the fall and Bald Eagles year-round. The spa deck captures river and ocean views, stunning at sunset. We offer free wireless internet, so it's easy to work, even from the deck. Until you start yelling when you see one, nobody has to know you have been whale watching while working.

The house was lovingly built by Gregg Warner and many other local crafts-persons. It incorporates luxury with environmental concern. We used concrete shingle siding, composite decking, and sustainably grown hardwood flooring. We installed a four KW solar panel below the house, as well as a tankless water heater, and other energy efficient appliances. Serendipity was featured on the Soroptimist's Coastal Home Architectural Tour. 

As you can tell, we love this house, and judging from the glowing comments in our guest book, you will too. 'The most beautiful environment we've been in for years...' 'My husband's a General Contractor, and he could find no flaws...' 'Congratulations to the owners, the architect and the builders in bringing this vision to reality...'

Drive slow and quiet on the private drive past neighboring homes.
Gualala Point Park is the access to the beach you can see from the home. We provide a parking pass.
There is no walking access to a beach from this location.
The home is single level, however there are several steps down to the entry from the parking area.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND RULES
Maximum occupancy shall be 6.
Maximum number of vehicles shall be 2, parked in the small driveway.
Quiet hours must be observed between 10pm and 7am every day. 
 

Booking through a 3rd party listing site may result in additional fees for which we are not responsible and we are unable to waive or refund. Receive best rates by booking with Coasting Home directly. If you are viewing this listing anywhere other than www.coastinghome.com please go now to our site to enter a reservation, or call us to book in person.

COASTING HOME offers Accidental Rental Damage Protection for a charge of $79.00* Tenants may decline the purchase of this program by agreeing to pay a security deposit of NOT LESS THAN $300.00 (amounts may vary by property). Please notify COASTING HOME in writing (included in comment section during your reservation, or via email are acceptable) if you elect to pay the security deposit in lieu of purchasing the damage protection program. This Damage Protection program covers up to $3000.00 in accidental damage to your rented unit that occurs during your covered occupancy.

Sleeping Arrangement

 
South Bedroom
1 Queen
 
North Bedroom
1 Queen
 
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed

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Healdsburg, US
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2022
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Santa Rosa, US
Reviewed: May 15, 2022
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Cathleen was excellent from start to finish!
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What else can I say? It was all wonderful - the house and our experience with your team.
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Reviewed: May 2, 2022
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Easy to contact and very attentive
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Wonderful!
Fairfield, US
Reviewed: Apr 23, 2022
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Your staff & team are so friendly & very professional. Always helpful & gave us so much information .
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The very Best place we have ever rented! Our favorite home to rent in Gualala. Simply beautiful & truly a treat to your soul! Thank you Rick & Teresa !
Santa Rosa, US
Reviewed: Mar 28, 2022
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RENO, US
Reviewed: Mar 24, 2022
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Canby, US
Reviewed: Mar 1, 2022
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Very helpful and knowledgeable about the place and area.
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The most beautiful beach house with some of the most amazing views. So relaxing and peaceful. Great family experience

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Notes

Drive slow and quiet on the private drive past neighboring homes.
Gualala Point Park is the access to the beach you can see from the home. We provide a parking pass.
There is no walking access to a beach from this location.
The home is single level, however there are several steps down to the entry from the parking area.

REVIEWS*

We had a wonderful stay in Serendipity. As others have noted, this home is stocked with everything you would ever need and then some! Views are amazing, saw the bald eagle and deer grazing right below the deck. Beautiful sunsets and skies full of stars. Thank you for sharing your magical home.

We had a wonderful stay at Serendipity. The house and the views are amazing and it is by far the best outfitted house we have ever rented. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need as does the entire house. The information provided about things do in the area is extensive and very helpful. We will certainly return!

Amazing!! We had our first Bald Eagle sighting, a beautiful day at the beach and the most relaxation we’ve had in a long time. Serendipity was beyond impressive!! Thank you.

*From stays in the last 2 years. Remarks transferred from our prior reservation software. [Feb 2022]