Casa Pacis: Reviews and Guestbook Entries
Below find reviews and a selection from hundreds of guest book entries by satisfied renters of Casa Pacis, giving valuable hints what one can do and experience at Sea Ranch.
(The pictures with which we illustrated this page were taken by ourselves).
Entry Title: "... taking in the sight and sounds of the ocean and waves crashing"
“Great location, only a few minutes walk to hit the private beaches. We were able to sit on the back deck in the mornings and at night and enjoy our coffee and drinks and take in the sight and sounds of the ocean and waves crashing. We enjoyed the same sights and sounds from the hot tub at night as well. The kitchen included all the items we needed to cook a few different meals during our stay. .....
We would definitely stay here again. Klaus was great to work with and was easy to get a hold of and communicate with both before and during our stay. ”
L.P.; June 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "Million Dollar Views"
“If you're looking for a quiet place with million-dollar views, look no further. Casa Pacis is a simple, comfortable home with expansive views out across the deer-filled meadows to the breaking surf beyond. .... Truly a house of peace!”
What a view! And the deer and seals were so much fun. Three nights was not enough ..."
C.L.; June 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "Magic!"
“Klaus made it super easy to take full advantage of this dreamy location! We cooked every meal (to music thanks to the bluetooth set up), hot tubbed with ocean views and walked the bluff paths for hours. Mama deer and her doe were right at the windows as were bounding jack rabbits and countless species of birds and flowers. We even saw a pod of whales at Gualala Point - the blow holes were spouting just like fire works. Magic! Everything was comfortable at Casa Pacis and we'd happily return. ”
B.P.; May 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "Exceeded expectations! 5 Stars! "
" Had a wonderful stay at Casa Pacis! Everything was as described in the posting and met if not exceeded expectations. Would love to stay here again.
Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was a great place to stay for my first time in Sea Ranch, and hope to come back soon! "
A.C.; May 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "Fabulous location. Thank you for the stay. 5 Stars! "
" Direct walk to the beach. Tide pools, sandy beach, and drift wood galore. Unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck and the hot tub. Was a nice get away. Would love to return. "
J.B.; April 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "A special place!"
" Thank you for allowing us to share the peace of your home. We felt It and came home refreshed. You won't regret it. A special place. "
M.R.; April 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... whales spouting ..."
" I *loved* my stay at [Casa Pacis], from the sheep that welcomed us to the whales we could see spouting from the front windows to the spacious house. Wonderful location in Sea Ranch. We loved the location and accessibility to the beautiful beaches. I would absolutely stay here again.
My son and I had such a lovely visit. I really wish we'd had more time there. "
I.P.; March 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "PERFECT!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"WOW!! Sunny location, end of the road privacy, 150 feet to the bluff trail: Casa Pacis is the perfect getaway. Klaus is a thoughtful and accommodating host, and although he was out of the country, he took care of our minor concern immediately. We felt totally at home and comfortable, and look forward to our next Casa Pacis retreat."
R.P.; January 2017 - Homeaway
Entry Title: "... absolutely gorgeous ..."
“The home was absolutely gorgeous! Klaus was accommodating and easy to communicate with. Lovely stay!”
R.G.; January 2017 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... beautiful in any weather ..."
"Thank you! We had a lovely time at your house even though it rained ALMOST the entire time. Definitely a bummer but Sea Ranch is beautiful in any weather. We were able to get down to the beach a few times and play in the driftwood and took some nice hot tubs in the rain. We made a little Christmas display using driftwood and shells and stringing it with lights. The drift wood stack you have on the mantel was a perfect frame for a "tree"! See attached photo."
J.P.; December 2016
Entry Title: "... quintessential Sea Ranch at its best ..."
" a warm and generous abode; spaces to share with another or commune with yourself—quintessential Sea Ranch at its best—crashing surf, on-shore breezes, cliffs and rocks, meadows and knolls, sun and moon and stars. a hot spa, a fire, a hearty meal all wrapped in endless vistas that will live on long past your physical absence. "
R.E.; December 2016 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... excellent privacy ..."
"The house is wonderfully appointed, with lots of wood and unique fixtures and decorations. Close by (just steps away really) is the beach and the trails. The working fireplace is another nice bonus, and there was plenty of wood. There's excellent privacy through strategically placed bushes, which don't block any of the sea views. Perfect all around ! "
S.S..; October 2016 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... felt welcome and comfortable ..."
"This house was in the most beautiful setting and the host gave us all of the directions we needed to feel welcome and comfortable. We enjoyed using the grill the first night. We walked the paths, and enjoyed the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean."
N.H.; May 2016 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... cozy and loved ..."
"Beautiful location and great walks along the shore. We loved the private hot tub! The view from the house is stunning. The house is cozy and loved. Thank you for your flexibility! We loved Sea Ranch. Beautiful spot. "
E.P.; October 2016 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... Totally amazing restful and peaceful place - wonderful ..."
"We totally loved our time in this house of peace. This tranquil place was totally wonderful. The wildlife around the house is amazing and we saw many birds, buzzards, hawks, deer and seals while we were there. The facilities are amazing. The kitchen is well supplied with utensils, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, oven and cooker. The hot tub in the deck is a wonderful facility too. Sitting out under the stars in the tub was incredible. It is so close to the ocean too ... Less than 5 mins walk! We loved it here and the owner is super flexible with days and length of stay which was superb for our needs. We will come back for sure! "
A. R. (West Sussex, UK); August 29, 2015
Entry Title: "... Slice of Heaven ..."
"...Casa Pacis is a little slice of heaven -- I look forward to returning here ...
S. G.-S. (Fairfield, CA); August 2015
Entry Title: "... exactly as described ..."
"Casa Pacis was exactly as it was described by Klaus. Plenty of information was provided on the neighborhood and the home was ready for our arrival with all the amenities we needed. The location of this home in the northern section of Sea Ranch was peaceful and tranquil which was exactly what we were looking for. Very close to Gualala for grocery trips too. We had an incredible trip."
B.R.; May 2016 - Airbnb
Entry Title: "... Memorable Holiday ..."
"We had a wonderful celebration of our anniversary. We rested, hiked, golfed, and relaxed -- just exactly what we needed to do. Had a wonderful dinner at the Lodge and at Gualala Hotel. Went wine tasting at Annapolis Winery. Loved the house, the view, the sunsets. Thank you for the most memorable holiday."
S. & W. S. (Quincy, CA); June 12, 2015
Entry Title: "... Sliver of Paradise ..."
"Thank you for sharing your sliver of paradise with me. 'Casa Pacis' truly lived up to its name! We enjoyed three relaxing days, reading, gazing & walking the bluff trail in both directions. A special treat was watching the harbor seal moms with their newborn pups! ... On our final evening we enjoyed the beautiful California Coastal; sunset."
B. & L. E. (from the Central Sierra, CA); Apr 22, 2015
Entry Title: "... Golden Anniversary ..."
"...We loved spending our Golden Anniversary at your beautiful house. The view from the little sitting room with the easy chairs and small sofa became a favorite spot, with the wonderful meadow in front and the crashing surf beyond.
A very special place to which we hope to return."
B & S (Amhurst, MA); Apr 15, 2015
Entry Title: "... a golden weekend ..."
"... Stunning weather, many walks and time spent gazing out to sea -- lots of whale spouts -- and even a pod of orcas heading north.
A very convenient and comfortable home."
P & D(Albany, California); Mar 2015
Entry Title: "... a little speechless ..."
"... I'm not sure what I liked best: the flower arrangements and the beauty of the house, or the fact that everything is so orderly, functional and done with love, or that I got to wake up with the ocean in view and the colors of the sunrise over it, and deer grazing right next to me while I had breakfast on the deck.
I had such a wonderful time, and I take this picture with me in my heart. I loved the long walks along the coast, and the magic of the little [Sea Ranch] Chapel."
O.M. (Mountain View, CA); Feb 2015
Entry Title: "A little Gem"
"... We had a most enjoyable stay at Casa Pacis. It is a little gem, and we were blessed by absolutely gorgeous clear coastal weather. In our two full days there, we walked the entire bluff trail, 20 miles roundtrip. The bed was particularly comfortable, and since the house is so private, we were able to sleep with the bedroom window open (screen closed) and enjoyed the sounds of the big surf all night. And we paralleled 3 pods of spouting and breaching mother and pup whales up the coast for a few hours on our northern walk, .... Thank you for providing such a nice base from which to explore Sea Ranch. We hadn't been there for over 30 years, and so much has not changed!."
A.J. (Berkeley, California); Jan 2015
Entry Title: "Watching the Power of the Ocean"
"... I loved watching the power of the sea and hearing the thunderous surf [from Casa Pacis}. I loved watching the streaks of red and purple on the clouds at sunset ... "
R.S. (Healdsburg, California); Feb 2015
Entry Title: "Ideal Place for Mini-Honeymoon"
"... We enjoyed our time at Casa Pacis, and I'm sure you'll be hearing from us for future rentals. Casa Pacis is perfect for the two of us, and we love the proximity to the beach and trails. Thanks for everything!"
T.S. (Woodbridge, California); Jul 2014
Entry Title: "Inspiration"
"... Found 'your' books in the living room, and have been immersed in your amazing collection, especially those written by and about the two of you :). K. felt he was lead to your website, and now here, at this very spiritual site, we feel surrounded by the beauty of this holy ground and your's and Gundi's words and actions are great encouragement & inspiration."
R&K(Hollywood, California); Apr 2014
Entry Title: "Place is fantastic"
"... place is fantastic ... Sunburn on the beach never felt so good :)."
M.S. (Concord, California); Apr 2014
Entry Title: "Very Beautiful and Clever"
"... We enjoyed our stay at Casa Pacis, though it was too short. ... we both noticed the weed spheres in the living room and meditation room and are curious if one of you make them? We are wondering how they are constructed. Very beautiful and clever."
F.E. (Oakland, California; referring to ornaments skillfully crafted by a German visitor); Mar 2014
Entry Title: "Truly Uplifting and Peaceful Sojourn"
"... the walks along the bluffs, the sound of the waves, a truly uplifting and peaceful sojourn."
J&G(San Bruno, California); Oct 2013
Entry Title: "My favorite Place at Sea Ranch"
"... Klaus, thanks for sharing your beautiful property, my favorite so far at Sea Ranch."
M.P. (Alameda, California); Feb 2014
Entry Title: "Home"
"Casa Pacis, when I found you, my heart knew it was Home. There is a safe and quiet place in this noisy, busy, crazy world, and we found it here."
B&P(R.V., California); 11/12/2013
Entry Title: "Cathedral in Nature"
"We are so grateful to have been lead to Klaus and Gundi's "Casa Pacis." It has been our cathedral in nature for this past week. It appears this is a most splendid time for migratory birds heading to their summer breeding sites, as they, along with the whales, are heading north to Alaska (?) the Arctic (?) unimaginable migrations for us humans to contemplate. We also were graced by the presence of a doe and her newborn faun for the first two days of her/his life. What a treasure! We leave, filled with brilliance of the ocean and its creatures, ever scanning the air and the horizon for the whale spouts, the pelicans' graceful flight, the thousands of geese, the harbor seals, the red-winged blackbird and scrub jays' songs and warnings ...."
R&K(Hollywood, California); 4/22-29/2014
Entry Title: "Lounging"
"Thank you for a relaxing vacation in this quiet and comfortable home. We spent our days lounging in the meditative room, staring at the sea from bed and the stars from the hot tub, flying kites among pelicans, and witnessing the amazing growth of fauns and seal pups. It's been wonderful!"
J&M(San Francisco, California); Date of Stay: May 2014
Entry Title: "Cherished Memory"
"Couldn't have asked for a nicer environment for a few days of decompression after ... our wedding ... cherished memory for both of us ... not just peace but serenity. We saw a whale!!"
D&G(Mission Viejo, California); 5/19/2014
Entry Title: "A Lovely Getaway"
"Scenery couldn't have been better + the house full of amenities and charm. We felt welcome. The meadow and the ever-changing view (and wildlife) will be calling us back!"
T&N(Santa Cruz, California); 5/24/14
Entry Title: "Perfect place for Wedding Anniversary"
"How fortunate we feel to have discovered this sweet and special home here at Sea Ranch. A perfect place for our wedding anniversary. We parked, unloaded, and didn't start the car again until departure. Long bluff hikes, hot tub soaks, cooking meals, reading and day dreaming were the only demands on us here. Yah!!"
Review Title: "Segen"
"Segen fuer Sie fuer das Teilen des Friedens und der Harmonie von Casa Pacis. Unser Leben wurde bereichert. Danke. Wir werden mit Freude wiederkommen."
J&J T(Mission Viejo, California); Date of Stay: 06/11-15/12
Review Title: "We'll be back"
"This is our 4th time at Sea Ranch and 1st at Casa Pacis. The weather has been amazing ... We have enjoyed our walks, bike rides, Walk-on-Beach and watching the wildlife in the meadow. A great time in a great place. Saw some whales making their way north.
Colorado's a lovely state, but we are seriously ocean-deprived. What a joy to our souls to be here! Casa Pacis, we'll be back!"
D&A R(Castle Pines, Colorado); Date of Stay: 05/04-10/11
Review Title: "TV???"
"Thank you for sharing your home with us -- we really enjoyed our fourth visit to The Sea Ranch, and we plan to be back again and again ...
Why would anyone even dream of turning on the TV when staying here for only a week? Don't know how to turn it on/didn't read how to turn it on/didn't care to turn it on -- The Sea Ranch is all the entertainment you need ---"
D&P J(Amelia Island, Florida); Date of Stay: 07/20-27/11
Review Title: "Relaxing, Mellow, and Beautiful"
"A remote beautiful location. The drive up from SFO was pretty wild (lots of twists and turns and fog), but worth the trip. I thought the central coast of CA was beautiful, this area is rugged and...well...wild. Every night we sat out on the back deck at dusk and listen to the ocean and watch the deer wander around in the meadow...and the stars. Amazing. The property itself is well kept up, tidy, with all the amenities you need. We hung out at the house and also explored the area. Took a trip over the mountain to Philo, explored Gualala, and took a morning to check out the light house at Point Arena. When we were there it was pretty foggy, except for our last day. Nonetheless, it was a relaxing trip for my wife and I and our two toddlers."
Ranking: 5/5; Guest: doctorpescado (South Bay, California); Date of Stay: 08/19/11 Review Submitted: 09/02/11 (reviewed for VRBO)
Review Title: "This place is amazing"
"This is a totally wonderful place -- a cluster of well-spaced, modern houses on a bluff with spectacular overlooking a pristine beach. They blend perfectly into the environment, so you have a feeling of great privacy; in July, there were wildflowers everywhere, seals sunning themselves on the rocks, and 2 baby deer in the backyard (no joke!) The house has every possible amenity and is totally comfortable. The environment is gorgeous."
Recommended for:Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Ranking: 5/5; Guest: Isa (Los Angeles); Date of Stay: 07/16/11 Review Submitted: 07/17/11
Review Title: "Serenely Private and Romantic Retreat"
"Serene Casa Pacis sits by itself near the end of a cul-de-sac above Walk On Beach. The only sounds you might hear are the ocean and the warbling of the birds. This was our second visit to Casa, and reinforced our experience of last year that this is truly the "House of Peace". The Casa is a superb romantic getaway. After a day of hiking on the bluff or among the towering redwoods, we would soak in the very private hot tub, enjoy the sunset from the swing in the loft, and a glass of champagne by a toasty fire in the wood-burning fireplace. (The owner provides lots of wood -- a nice touch.) The Casa is well furnished, equipped and maintained so that we had no surprises during our visit. The owner is very knowledgeable and easy to contact, so details of our rental were easy to arrange. Our security deposit was returned promptly. "
Ranking: 5/5; Guest: WoodMitch (Heart of Northern California); Date of Stay: 05/11/11 Review Submitted: 05/27/11 (reviewed for VRBO)
Review Title: "Fabulous Location, Views and Privacy in a Very Comfortable and Romantic Location"
"Casa Pacis is a romantic and peaceful place, with its wood-burning fireplace, private hot tub, and great view loft. We greatly enjoyed celebrating our Silver Wedding anniversary there and plan to return. Fabulous location with great ocean and meadow views, and excellent privacy. Quiet, secluded location very close to Sea Ranch bluff trail and famous Walk-On Beach. Comfortably furnished, well equipped and maintained. Wonderful places to sit and enjoy the view, read, or just be in the moment. Easy rental arrangements: fast, friendly responses from owners; fair pricing; simple process for both deposit and final payment; super-fast deposit return. It is a pleasure to do business with such knowledgeable owners. "
Recommended for:Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Ranking: 5/5; Date of Stay: 05/09/10 Review Submitted: 04/02/11 (reviewed for VRBO)
"Amazing home...thank you for the most amazing, relaxing trip that we have EVER had! We plan on coming back next year. Thank you!"
... "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your place at Sea Ranch. It was a real pleasure to have a house which has been there long enough to develop grace and character. It was also refreshing to find a living room with books - and ones that look like they are actually read. The view of course is spectacular. Saturday was one of those rare, warm days when there was no wind. Since there were no whitecaps, it was much easier to spot whales. It was amazing. The sea about halfway to the horizon looked like a freeway for them. We finally stopped counting. Thanks so much for your hospitality. Casa Pacis is cozy, comfortable and a joy to visit... J.M. 4/4/08"
... "What a wonderful week! Walks on the beach, beautiful sunsets and long afternoons reading on the deck. We keep returning to the Sea Ranch because we have found nowhere else (a place) that offers the natural beauty and tranquility we so much require now and then ... R.&K.N. 12/3/07"
... "Where to start ... what a great place to sit and unwind ... the views from your deck are awesome. The house itself is very comfortable ... The B. family, 11/25/07"
... "We spent a wonderful week here and it did surpass expectations. Ocean and surroundings cannot be expressed in words, but the comfort and care of the house were outstanding. We're looking forward to be back soon. D.J. 9/6/07"
... "My wife and I came here looking for peace and tranquillity. We are happy to say that we found it and more. We look forward to returning in the near future. M&B 8/20/07"
... "Your place lived up to its name (House of Peace). ... Thank you for a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy good books, classical music, and unique seating."
... "Your House of Peace is also a house full of love. So many people have renewed their souls here ... and your place surpassed all our expectations."
... "We are grateful that you opened your beautiful, peaceful home to us."
... "a comfortable place with the addition of your beautiful music and German videos. Weather was perfect with low tides, full moon, many seals and deer. Sea Ranch is our favorite place to be and we have been coming here for 17 years..."
... "it's one of the most peaceful places I have ever experienced."
... "This is our 12th visit to the Sea Ranch ... We've always found Sea Ranch to be a magic place with its beauty and tranquility. Staying at Casa Pacis enhanced our enjoyment of it."
... "On our honeymoon at the Sea Ranch for a week ... the view (was) magnificant! We checked out the wineries, explored the beaches, and thoroughly enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of waves."
... "It was wonderful!"
... "The view is idyllic. The atmosphere is calming."
... "We have enjoyed your lovely house, the place, and beauty of the ocean, and endless walks, the seals, birds, and deer...."
... "It's a place for retreat and meditation."
... "We found a place overflowing with harmony, serenety, and balance.
.... it was also nice to peruse the many facets of German-American heritage here."
... "In the 6 years that we have been renting here at Sea Ranch (often times coming every other month), your home is truly one we both give a "thumbs up" to...."
... "House of Peace is right on the mark. This place is so peaceful and relaxing. Days on the beach and nights by the fire made this honeymoon just perfect ....."
... "Meadows, ocean, and the sun,
this weekend was a real fun.
You open or close your eyes
and feel like in a paradise."
... "We try to come to Sea Ranch every year - it is such a magical place! This is our first stay in your house. We really like its proximity to the beach, and the privacy ..."
... "After many years of coming to Sea Ranch, this is the first time it rained/poured/stormed all weekend. It's hard to think of anything more romantic than being cozed up in Casa Pacis with Beethoven, a fire, a hot tub, ...we loved it!"
.... "to enjoy your wonderful home. Its peacefulness enveloped us, the surrounding natural beauty captivated us ...."
"In Ihrem gemuetlichen Ferienhaus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefuehlt."