Offered as Vacation Rental under same ownership since 1993 -- recent upgrades and renovations

History of over 800 individual multi-day vacation rentals

Located on a knoll, yet near the ocean, this well-equipped home has unobstructed breath-taking panoramic ocean and coastal views across ocean meadows and signature Sea Ranch cypress hedge rows. The elevated location of Bella Vista is unique to Sea Ranch: it offers the advantages of expansive views usually found only from hill-side locations, while the home is actually situated on the ocean (west) side of the scenic coastal Highway One, quiet, well shielded from highway noise, and without traffic between the home and the ocean bluffs.

  • Decor not normally found in vacation homes opened up for rent, such as: handcrafted oriental rugs on terracotta tile and hardwood floors, genuine designer Scandinavian furniture and light fixtures, art pieces by local artists, a rich selection of books, a Grotrian-Steinweg piano (the German brand of Steinway), and much more ...
  • 1.5 kW solar photovoltaic system;
  • Efficient passive solar heating (yet full back-up with conventional forced-air heating system);
  • 2 Master-Bedroom suites, 3 Baths, expansive dining-living area, 2 sheltered view decks;
  • Hot tub built into deck; excellent privacy.
  • 1 King and 1 Queen bed, 2-car garage.
  • Satellite dish (DSS); 31" flat-screen TV with San Francisco-Area Network channels. Free phone and wireless Internet.
  • 4 people max. rental occupancy (no children over 5 months of age permitted). No pets, no smoking, no abalone washing or handling on the property.

Bella Vista

The Bella Vista home was built in 1987, and the rented space has approximately 1700 sq.ft. living area. It features terra cotta tiles and rough cedar walls in all rooms except the bedrooms. Extra-large view windows, warm and decorative lighting, comfortable furniture, and a central forced-air heating system - augmented by heat radiated from the desirable wood-burning stove - will contribute to making your stay pleasant and memorable. The living room includes a mezzanine with a well tuned German Grotrian-Steinweg piano. In addition to the hot tub (built into the deck off the master bedroom), one of the bathrooms includes a jacuzzi tub. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality modern appliances, such as a silent Bosch dishwasher, a Jennair range, and a side-by-side refrigerator with outside ice dispenser. While you are preparing your meals, you will enjoy the magnificent, unobstructed ocean and coastal views.


Floor plan of Bella Vista at The Sea Ranch. 

Floor plan of Bella Vista at The Sea Ranch. 


Bella Vista Location:  Commanding Views

"Bella Vista" (red marker) is located on a knoll, significantly above all homes between it and the ocean and looks over the rooftops of those homes which are mostly behind vegetation. (The map gives an inadequate impression of this because it does not convey elevation contours).

"Bella Vista" (red marker) is located on a knoll, significantly above all homes between it and the ocean and looks over the rooftops of those homes which are mostly behind vegetation. (The map gives an inadequate impression of this because it does not convey elevation contours).

 

With a desirable elevation of about 80 ft above Leeward Road and the developments in the ocean meadow below  Bella Vista offers majestic views above rooftops of the ocean and coastal bluffs up and down the coast. Highway 1 cannot be seen from Bella Vista, and berms and rich vegetation shelter from any and all traffic noises.  Tallgrass ends in a cul-de-sac and sees essentially no traffic, and Leeward Road and all other roads are private and carry only very scarce residential traffic.  A 5-min walk takes you to the bluff-top trail which is about 400 yards away.