Casa Pacis:  Reviews and Guestbook Entries

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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. In early 2018 we started simply copying every review we receive to this page.

The pictures with which we illustrated this page were taken by ourselves.
Star ratings are only indicated in those reviews that included star ratings.
Entry titles were added by us.

140 REVIEWS TO DATE

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Sea Ranch’s famous “Walk-on-Beach,” just 150 yards from Casa Pacis

Sea Ranch’s famous “Walk-on-Beach,” just 150 yards from Casa Pacis

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... the location is perfect …
”We enjoyed Casa Pacis very much. This is truly a beautiful part of the world!
The location is perfect. Walking distance to the sandy beach and bluff trail.
Thanks Klaus we truly enjoyed the area and the location of Casa Pacis.”

K.R.., October 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... a wonderful getaway in a great location in Sea Ranch …
”Casa Pacis was a wonderful getaway in a great location in Sea Ranch. There's lots of hiking and beach access nearby. The view is fantastic, everything was clean and orderly, and Klaus communicated everything we needed beforehand.”
A.W., September 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★
... amazing access to the beach, hiking and running trails and bike routes …
”Beautiful location and house. Expansive views and amazing access to the beach, hiking and running trails and bike routes. Access to clubhouse pool and tennis courts also a plus. Great deck with hot tub. Saw deer and harbor seals every day. May benefit from updated furnishings/design layout and more cookware. Klaus is very quick to respond to any concerns and easy to get in touch with. Overall a very pleasant get away! Thanks, Klaus for the prompt and attentive service! Beautiful home! We had a great time!”
Our note: An unexpected hot tub service problem popped up during this rental; the hot tub service contractor came out first thing on the following day, but unfortunately the guests could only use the hot tub on one of their three days.
S&S.G., September 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... enjoyed the access to the beach and trails …
“Amazing location. Enjoyed the access to the beach and trails. Very relaxing experience. Excellent communication.”
M.G., July 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★  
... Nice house. Great location …
“Location was wonderful; proximity to beach and Bluff Trail was perfect....close but not too close. Very private. Lots of deer, a hare....bucolic.
T.M., July 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... saw more stars than I ever have …
“Great property, well kept in a beautiful area. Saw more stars than I ever have. Beach is walkable, trails are fantastic. Thank you!”
M.J.R., June 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... comfy …
“Amazing view. Lots of windows. Comfy, clean furniture. Comfy master bed.”
M.F.,  June 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... super peaceful …
“This is a home in beautiful and peaceful location. The furnishings are very practical and comfortable. The place was perfectly clean. Communication with the owners was great. LOVED the leather reading chairs in the living room. Super peaceful.”
R.M.,  June 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... saw more wildlife than ever before…
“The rental was perfect. The location in the meadow, near the ocean, was serene and private. We saw more wildlife this trip than ever before. We definitely plan on renting this house again.”
J.M.,  May 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... sterling, excellent …
“Sorry I missed the review deadline on AirBnB: I didn't know there was a time constraint on leaving a review. Our review would have been sterling, excellent! We enjoyed the Casa Pacis very much and had a wonderful time there. Thanks again for sharing your House of Peace.
S.S.-B.,  June 2019 (Airbnb)
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Ornament in Casa Pacis (photo courtesy of Richard Schmidt)

Ornament in Casa Pacis (photo courtesy of Richard Schmidt)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... lovely retreat …
“This is a lovely retreat for couples looking for a moment away from the hustle and bustle.
J.Z.,  May 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... oasis with a hidden indoor swing overlooking the ocean! …
“An oasis with a hidden indoor swing overlooking the ocean! Love spending time out on the deck with a glass of wine watching the sunset.
Our comment: Indeed, the swing seat high up in the loft of Casa Pacis, ideal for taking in the beauty of the surrounding nature and ocean views from a “higher perspective,” has been “under-advertised,” given the superb nature and ocean views which our “House of Peace” already offers from every downstairs room.
J.W.,  April 2019 (Airbnb)
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Walk-On-Beach in front of Casa Pacis (photo courtesy of Richard Schmidt, 5/2019)

Walk-On-Beach in front of Casa Pacis (photo courtesy of Richard Schmidt, 5/2019)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... the house is well designed to enjoy the best views of the ocean …
“An amazing place to see the beautiful California coast eco system preserved and thriving. Hosts are nice and the house is well designed to enjoy the best views of the ocean.”
C.R.,  April 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... exquisite …
“I must state the Sea Ranch location is exquisite. The house is a perfect size and extremely comfortable! Since i am very much an outdoors person the .. location was perfect. The house had everything we needed in the way of comfort and cooking needs... the beds were very comfortable and we slept very well listening to the ocean in the distance. I would recommend this house in a heartbeat.. and hope I can return in the future!”
C.G.,  April 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★
... Peace is a good name for the house …
“Our stay was nice. Peace is a good name for the house. The spa was so great. I slipped in on our second night. The great trail to the cathedral [referring to the Sea Ranch Chapel] was a fun adventure and access to the lovely beach was a frequent visit. I did notice a couple things. The lid on the coffee pot was broken and would fall off when pouring water into reservoir. The MB sliding door is really really hard to open and close. I did miss a small finger hold on the LR screen slider. A mouse did visit our first night and gave a good try at getting into our crackers☺️In the kitchen.”
Our Comment: Indeed, we make it clear in our pre-arrival communication that, where Casa Pacis and other Sea Ranch homes are located, wildlife such as raccoons live side by side with us human "intruders." They love to get inside the houses and enjoy foods left in the open, and they then happily retreat back to their habitat -- and the only way to prevent this from happening is to diligently keep food out of sight and the doors closed at night. Meanwhile, the housekeepers found no traces of mice ...
We try to keep the house in perfect shape, as is corroborated by our average star-rating of 4.8 stars in over 126 (!) reviews. But then, a sliding door can get out of track and is then a bit harder to move than normal ...
At Casa Pacis ("House of Peace") our valued guests cannot only abundantly observe peaceful wildlife, such as deer, rabbits, or even cute raccoon families -- as these guests experienced -- but we can all but guarantee that they will notice whale spouts from the comfort of the living room, bedroom, or the view swing seat in the loft.
Most importantly, we are delighted that these guests, as did countless others, enjoyed their stay.
K.C.,  April 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... very modern and clean …
“This home was very cozy and beautiful for my partner and I to get away to for the weekend. Walking distance from a beach and hiking trails, a bit of wildlife around the area, unobstructed views of the ocean and a night sky free of any light pollution. The amenities of the house were very modern and clean, overall a wonderful stay.”
B.S.,  April 2019 (Airbnb)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... cozy … comfortable … privacy … views! …
“Highly recommended. The house is perfect for a Sea Ranch getaway. It is located close to some very nice beaches and coves, has very nice views of the ocean from every room, very cozy and comfortable. Large windows in every room bring in light. Nearest houses are far enough to give a sense of privacy. The owner makes the stay easy with clear instructions and helpful hints posted around the house. Thank you!”
J.K.,  March 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★
... home is sensitively designed in the Sea Ranch style ...
“A charming house at a great location, views were fabulous. parts of the house are a bit dated (horizontal Levelor blinds) but that is apart of the charm - we loved the art from plants and the keyless entry system is great. We would come back.”
Our comment: indeed, we are using Levelor blinds as best compromise to be able to enjoy the expansive ocean views from every room in the prevailing southwestern view direction of the house at any time of the day.
E.G.,  March 2019 (HomeAway)
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
... home is sensitively designed in the Sea Ranch style ...
“Everything you need is provided just as advertised. The owners are very responsive to questions & issues. This is a very quiet location with some views to surf. The deck has a hot tub & orients to the the ocean view. The home is sensitively designed in the sea ranch style.
Fabulous weekend! Loved the house, it's location, and solitude. Klaus was very responsive to emails & phone calls. Thank you & are planning to return soon!”
R.C.,  March 2019 (Airbnb)
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Entry Title: Superb WW-Views in desirable Sea Ranch location
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
”I really enjoyed my stay at Casa Pacis. The cabin itself is lovely, clean, and has a super cool retro vibe. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning to the views of the waves crashing against the shore and to wake up with the shine of Sirius twinkling into the bedroom. There's lots of books to enjoy and I particularly loved reading through the collection of American short stories. Please do make sure to take time to read through the rules. There's a handy binder the host leaves for you so you can reference what to do (or not do!) during your stay. Looking forward to hopefully returning to this place one day.”
Our Comment: Indeed, the Sea Ranch "Rules" -- albeit easy to follow -- have become quite important. In an effort to minimize the impact of Short Term Rentals on the resident Sea Ranch community, the Association has imposed a strict set of rules that became effective on 1/1/2019. They apply to all rental homes and limit occupancy, sound and light intrusion onto other properties, and prohibit smoking, flying drones, trespassing, and speeding. They require extensive signage.
K.R., March 2019 - HomeAway
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Entry Title: … unparalleled hiking/running trails ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
”Incredible location with access to unparalleled hiking / running trails. If you're looking for a peaceful weekend to unwind and take in the outdoors, this is the place for you. Nothing fancy or stuffy, Klaus' place is quaint. Plus, you can make a fire! Well worth it. We will be back.”
B.E-Z., March 2019 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … near hiking trails ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
”Great location near hiking trails”
Our comment: Location near the Bluff Trail is a mixed blessing for some Sea Ranch homes, in that it compromises privacy. Not so for Casa Pacis: being about 70 yards from this beautiful trail, our guests enjoy utmost privacy and unobstructed ocean views.
J.T., February 2019 - Airbnb
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Walk-on-Beach in front of Casa Pacis during a super storm, with up to 50’ waves (photo by Klaus, 1/17/2019)

Walk-on-Beach in front of Casa Pacis during a super storm, with up to 50’ waves (photo by Klaus, 1/17/2019)

Entry Title: … unbeatable … great introduction to Sea Ranch ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The location of Casa Pacis is unbeatable. It's set back on the meadow, and there are no other houses in front of it. When the tide is low, you have a white-water view. We loved the proximity to the Bluff Trail and to Walk-On Beach. We spent a stormy weekend (we love storms at the ocean) at the house and found that the Bluff Trail drains very well, even in rainy weather. Although we've lived in the Bay Area for many years, we've never stayed at The Sea Ranch before. This was a great introduction. We will surely be back. Klaus's instructions were very thorough, and his communication was prompt and clear.”
M.A.W., February 2019 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … warm/peaceful setting ...
★ ★ ★ ★
“Very nice location and warm / peaceful setting overall. For the price I would have expected soap and shampoo be provided (it’s my understanding they they generally are, but weren’t this time around). Small black bugs in the bathroom and I had to clean when I arrived. Heaters could be updated to a quieter, more modern system. The guest books and instructions were written with a tone that seemed to assume the worst of visitors - in a scolding / negative tone - which didn’t make me feel as welcome as other rentals I have stayed in. Communication with Klaus was excellent, as was beach views and overall location. Excellent hot tub.”

Our Response: While we did have bottles with hand lotion in both bathrooms, our courtesy supply of shampoo was indeed depleted. The guest did not realize that a big part of the “price” was the refundable security deposit. The few “small black bugs” are harmless "sow bugs" that, unfortunately, come with the territory — all Sea Ranch meadow homes have them in the rainy season. The scolding/negative tone is not our doing but a new HOA requirement for all short term rentals at Sea Ranch. Indeed, a new heat pump based heating system has been purchased and will soon be installed. It will also provide A/C during the few hot days in late summer when the prevailing winds do not
provide enough "natural" air conditioning from the ocean.
U.P., February 2019 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … absolutely perfect ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This place was absolutely perfect. We had a wonderful stay at your house. Stunning views and cozy house, the bed was really comfortable. Would love to visit again.”
K.M., January 2019 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … a very relaxing space ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Klaus and Gundi’s place [Casa Pacis] is located in a very relaxing space, is very clean, and Klaus provided easy to follow directions. I highly recommend visiting and we’d love to go back again! … Right from the beginning we felt relaxation and a space were we could recharge. We hope to visit again :)”
K.M., January 2019 - Airbnb
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Photo taken from master bedroom of Casa Pacis

Photo taken from master bedroom of Casa Pacis

Entry Title: … amazing sea sounds and views and luxurious CA king bed ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The sea views and sounds were amazing! I also appreciated the very luxurious king bed and linens. You are right next to the hiking trails that follow the shore giving you countless vistas and the opportunity to enjoy “walk on” beach during low tide. It rained all but one day I was there but I was still able to get in a hike every day. I also enjoy the architecture of the area. The home felt very private and I never felt a need to close the shades. Hot tub was a nice luxury. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a few spices etc. The master bath is tiny and I can’t imagine sharing it. Luckily there are two bathrooms. Go looking for the upstairs swing to enjoy the view.”
N. added:
“My two favorite things about my stay were the amazing sea sounds and views and the luxurious California king bed. I also loved the fireplace and appreciated having you walk me through the complicated television setup. It was a fabulous solo retreat for me.”

N.L., January 2019 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … an unbelievable setting for a moderate price ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Sea Ranch is a wonderful and special place on the coast, and Casa Pacis is the perfect place to experience it. The house sits a short walk to the sea, and the waves are visible from the deck and windows of each room. I recommend staying here and experiencing it for yourself, its an unbelievable setting for the moderate price. 5 stars all around!”
E.C., December 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … be treated with roar of the ocean and expanse of the Milky Way ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Casa Pacis is the perfect getaway. Nestled in the heart of Sea Ranch steps away from the Bluff Trail, you'll be treated with the roar of the ocean and the expanse of the Milky Way at night! Klaus' home is perfect - comfy, clean, and welcoming. We especially enjoyed the hot tub, marshmallow mattress, and working fireplace! I'd recommend Klaus' place for anyone looking to explore the Sea Ranch / Point Arena area.”
K.S., December 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: … clean place to stay with remarkable ocean hikes ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“You can expect a serene and clean place to stay with remarkable ocean hikes and walks. My wife and I had a super quiet and relaxing time at the "House of Peace.”
L.J., December 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: Perfect for a Couple — Perfect Sea Ranch Experience ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Perfect for a couple. A very comfortable and peaceful house with a great view on the Ocean. If you're looking for the perfect Sea Ranch experience, look no further. The kitchen is fully equipped and we were able to cook great meals. Klaus was communicative and self checking and checkout were easy. Highly recommended.”
J.R., November 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... just what we were looking for ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"We had a wonderful weekend at Casa Pacis. It was just what we were looking for: a peaceful getaway by the sea. Klaus was great about giving us all of the details we needed in advance for the house and the area. Being just a hundred yards or so from the coastal bluff trail and the beach was truly amazing. The place was clean and well-stocked for basic cooking, the hot tub was great, and the energy and ambiance of the place were spot on. Four thumbs up (two people).
N. added:
…. Enjoyed checking out the library, including your books and the Richard Feynman stories, plus the guest book. Great energy to the place.”
N.J.A., October 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... amazing ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Great house and location; Wonderful stay. Your house and Sea Ranch are amazing
G.L., October 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... experience the magic of Sea Ranch ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Looking to experience the magic of Sea Ranch? Love the beach? Dreaming of a hot tub under the stars? Look no further than Casa Pacis. Pro tip: the grocery store in Gualala, the nearest town, closes at 8 pm.”
K.McC., September 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... just what we needed ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"We spent 4 nights at the Klaus's place and loved it. We used the hot tub twice a day and walked the bluff three of the days. The beach is just a short walk from the house. The quiet and beauty are just what we needed. We saw a whale, otters, seals, deer and we think we saw a bobcat. We will definitely be back."
M.H., September 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... a delightful romantic get away ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Klaus & Gundi have a beautiful and cozy home which my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to have enjoyed over a romantic three day weekend. We drove up from the bay area on a Thursday evening and found the house without trouble at about 1030pm. As we drove, it dawned on us that we could kick off our trip with a bottle of nice wine in the hot tub when we arrived. Alas, by the time we'd put this together it was late enough and we were far enough out that there were no longer any shops open. We of course still dipped our toes into the hot tub and found it a pleasant 96 degrees to the evening's 60. The waves crashed in the distance and we quickly relaxed to the point of deciding to crawl into bed. Our first day began with a trip to the Gualala Supermarket, just a few minutes north on Highway 1. This pleasant little shop surpassed our expectations with their selection which consisted of a lovely array of mid shelf wines, spirits, mixers and even some sakes! To back it up we found a sizable collection of produce, your normal staples (breads, milk, eggs, OJ, & so on), a well stocked butcher (flank steak, ribeyes and a sizable pork and fish selection!) and a delightful staff all too happy to help. It was a refreshing step away from the buzz of the city. We visited the beach after lunch. It was just a short walk down the street, which quickly turned to loose gravel and then sand beneath our feet as we approached. As you crest the final burm the beach stretches out before you with tide pools to the south and a small ridge with stairs going up it to the north. On the way we crossed a series of trails which would become the high point of our second day. For dinner we uncovered the propane grill in the garage, wheeled it out and enjoyed some flank steaks and spaghetti before hanging out in the loft and watching the fog roll in. For our second day we packed a lunch and journeyed north on the trails for four miles to the Gualala River. The coastal trail is full of little plaques, each sharing an interesting tidbit about the history of the immediate area. At the end of our four miles was Gualala Point Regional Park where we were educated about barbed wire and the size of whales after circling the point and staring at the adorable town of Gualala across the river. We cleaned up, following a delightfully simple checklist left by Klaus and left on the morning of our third day. All in all, Casa Pacis was a delightful romantic get away for me and my partner. We're looking forward to visiting again, perhaps in the winter so that we can watch a storm roll ashore from the warmth of the loft's love seat swing."
L.I., September 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... everything we needed ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The views are amazing (no other houses between this one and the water) and the proximity to hiking is wonderful (there's easy access from the house to a beautiful trail along the water). The house is cozy (in a good way), very well-thought out, and had everything we needed. It's clear that Klaus has put great thought into making his guests' stays enjoyable (for example, when we went to build a fire, we found logs, fire starter, matches, and instructions all right by the fireplace).
Thanks for having us - we really enjoyed the house and property!"

A.W., August 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... would definitely come back to Casa Pacis
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Wonderful, unobstructed views with easy access to bluff trails. Quiet. Well-equipped kitchen. Host is very easy to contact and responds quickly to questions. I would definitely come back to stay at Casa Pacis.”
M.A., July 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... very comfortable ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Beautiful location and very comfortable. Would stay here again."
B.&S.T., July 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... neat place, great host ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Great location, neat place, awesome view. Klaus was a great host.”
A.A., July 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... beyond our wildest dreams ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Our time spent at this gorgeous seafront property were beyond our wildest dreams. Serenity, nature and pure bliss were ALL found in great abundance at this oceanfront property. A beautiful reminder of the awe and wonder of the natural surroundings that exist just beyond our front steps, but also a stern warning of the differences between living our lives amongst nature and its grandeur versus living in synch and complement of such wonder.
My wife and I really do appreciate the time that we spent at Casa Pacis. Serenity, nature and bliss were ALL found in abundance.”
J.W., June 2018 - Airbnb
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"Thank you so much for another wonderful stay!  Everything was perfect, and we had the best possible trip.  Casa Pacis is the best coastal destination imaginable."
D. & J. B., June 2018 (ACViews facilitated guest)
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Entry Title: ... incredible ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This is an incredible deal for an incredible place located right at Sea Ranch. The house is very close to the ocean, and within walking but not hearing distance of a beautiful sheep herd. Klaus's instructions are precise and to the point, and you can tell he and his wife have put a lot of thought into their home (which we learned they've offered out to guests since 1983!). Came back relaxed and ready to go!”
S.S., May 2018- Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... great location, peaceful and comfortable ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Sea Ranch is a great location to get away from it all. Klaus's place is a great location with an easy walk to the coast trails and a nice beach area. The house is peaceful and very comfortable.”
D.C., May 2018- Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... very comfortable -- amazing location ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"A very comfortable house in an amazing location! Great for a quiet weekend away. Klaus provided plenty of great info about the house and was very responsive.  A very comfortable home; we appreciated the fireplace and living room, plus the deck, kitchen, and other amenities. Labels and instructions were very detailed, which was helpful. Hot tub water level was a little low but not a big deal.
P.K., April 2018- Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... clean ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Excellent views of the ocean. Very clean.”
CL, April 2018 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... saw many whales ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Quiet, peaceful, clean and very comfortable. Great area and many opportunities for walks along the ocean bluffs...and we saw so many whales! Hot tub was relaxing at the end of the day of hiking and the night sky was extraordinary. Great place and area to really disconnect and truly relax in nature.”
C & S.March 2018- Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... connect authentically with the peaceful, oceanfront surroundings ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"A great place to stay if you want to disconnect in an area of quiet beauty. Admittedly, I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of a “gated community” development filled with similar-styled homes, but I understand the aesthetic now. The home designs do not distract from the peaceful, oceanfront surroundings. It allows guests and residents to connect more authentically. I would visit again in a heartbeat, and thanks to Klaus and Gundi for a much needed few days of peace in their lovely home."
D.W. March 2018- Airbnb

Indeed, this is an interesting perspective from a renter coming from NYC and unfamiliar with the area. The Sea Ranch is known as a “gated” community with 2300 lots, 3/4 developed. Lesser known is the fact that these homes are, often arranged in small clusters, on 3500 (!) acres with large commons areas in-between. The architecture is by now world-renowned and emphasizes "building light on the land," unobtrusive, blending into the environment. Strict design rules (fencing only to shield vehicles from view but not to mark lot boundaries, all-underground utilities, no roof antennas, no street lighting) foster a sense of tranquility and absence from suburbia. While there are no “real” gates, the internal road system is private and HOA-maintained, with very little traffic. Casa Pacis is in a desirable, prime ocean view location near the largest sand dunes and driftwood-laden sand beach of Sea Ranch.
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Entry Title: ... amazing ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Wonderful home in stunning Sea Ranch. Amazing view, gorgeous setting, walk to beach. Private, quiet, peaceful and serene. The house was spotless, very comfortable and cozy for the 2 of us and has very good amenities. Hot tub was a definite hit especially in the evening staring at the stars. Klaus is an amazing host. Clear and prompt communication; check in and out was seamless. Can't say enough good things and hope to be back soon. Thanks so much!"
L.L. February 2018- Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... a place of spontaneous inspiration ...
"Our stay at Casa Pacis was wonderful, truly a place of spontaneous inspiration where meditation happens naturally. ... it was so healing and rejuvenating! We appreciated every moment of [our stay at this "House of Peace"]. Thank You!

PRAYING FOR PEACE AND HARMONY
FOR THE WORLD AND MOTHER NATURE

"SOLITUDE"
A  quiet place
Where stillness becomes silence
No ripples on the lake of mind
No clouds of thoughts hiding
The transparent gaze within
Silence the language of divine wisdom
Silence the eternal breath of
Life and Love.  
A.G.  January 2018 -- ACViews-originated guest

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Entry Title: ... perfect ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Such a perfect, beautiful location and home. Private, stunning views. We felt as if we were the only people on the planet! Klaus was so communicative and helpful. The home is lovely and the hot tub was superb! We will be back!”
G.W. November 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... great location ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Beautiful views, and great location! Your place is lovely!”
G.W. November 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... true California living  ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Fantastic location ......hiking trail access right outside the door, with one of the few walk on beaches directly below the unobstructed sight line from the house to the water. Very convenient indeed. This house is comfortable for two people with all the amenities one needs. We appreciated having a stack of firewood on hand and true to California living, a hot tub on the side deck. Great stay, great place for peace and quiet. Loved it!

“We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Casa Pacis! We arrived in the dark during what we thought to be a wild and windy night until we awoke to the stunning sight of pounding surf outside our window and saw how close in proximity we were to the ocean! The location is outstanding.......The beach in all its wild glory, the accessible hiking trails along the coast and your very comfortable house made our first time at Sea Ranch a memorable experience indeed. We appreciated the house slippers and the firewood for cozy evenings. ... All of your instructions and recommendations were spot on, so thank you for those details. We were happy campers and look forward to another visit. Many thanks!”
N.N.. October 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... amazing ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“An amazing property and an amazing host. Highly recommended.
Everything was perfect, and we would certainly like to stay here again in the future”
D.B. October 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... beautiful view and very comfortable ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The house has a beautiful view and is very comfortable inside. We had a great time hanging out in the hot tub and hiking around the area!”
L.Y. September 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... sound of the ocean ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Casa Pacis is in an awesome location with all the needed amenities for a weekend getaway. Best things- the location to the beach and trail, the hot tub, the coziness, the views, the comfortable bed, and the sound of the ocean that put us to sleep.
M.D. September 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... a great house to get away from it all ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My partner and I just spent a relaxing long weekend at Casa Pacis. Everything was just as pictured and described, but one cant explain how beautiful the view is. Every day was climaxed by a dramatic florescent orange sunset (due to record breaking temps and thus haze in NorCal). The proximity to the ocean can't be beat for the view and privacy.  Its the last house on it's side of the road, at the end of a cul-de-sac, facing the ocean. Its a short walk to a sandy beach, and at night the waves are a soothing sound in the distance. I've stayed in Sea Ranch around 30-40 times, and this is one of the closest to the ocean in this price range. Klaus was very informative and accommodating to meet our needs. A great house to get away from it all.
M.L. September 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... very close walk to the beach ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Beautiful view of the water and a very close walk to the beach. Located on a private culdesac which adds even more privacy. Love it.”
N.M. August 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: ... peaceful ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“We had an amazing relaxing experience. So close to the beautiful beaches and State Parks. The nearby restaurants were excellent. The peaceful evenings on the deck watching the sunsets were memorable. This was a great place.”
M.H. August 2017 - Airbnb
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Entry Title:   ... fantastic views from every room...
"Great place. Great location. Wonderful hosts - fast communication and very detailed information about the house. The views are fantastic from every room and there's an easy walk to a fabulous driftwood beach."
F.Y.  August 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title:   ... experience what makes California special ...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
When you have a "special guest" coming in from the East Coast and you want to introduce them to what makes Northern California so special - you want to land in exactly the right spot. Casa Pacis was perfect for us: clean, comfortable, nicely furnished, unfussy, and in view of the ocean. Klaus' instructions were detailed and exact and everything functioned as it should. The nearby Sea Ranch Lodge was a great place for a meal or a drink, and the community swimming pool is a delight - big, beautiful, uncrowded, and a water temperature of 81 degrees ensures it is swimmable regardless of the weather. Klaus told us that once we visited, we would want to come back, and that is absolutely true. In a heartbeat.
“Everything about it was lovely. It was a very easy place to settle into. We used it as a home base for four days and traveled up the coast to explore, as far as Mendocino. The community swimming pool was, for me, an unexpected delight, at 81 degrees! And it was nice to have the wonderful Sea Ranch lodge such a short drive away. Thanks for your excellent hosting. Hoping to do it again soon!”
L.P. July 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title:  Gorgeous Views and Beautiful Vistas
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This is a special place with gorgeous views and beautiful vistas. There are many trails to walk along the beach. This home is comfortable and peaceful."
A.M. July 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: Paradise
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Paradise. This peaceful little cottage is beautifully worn, like a bit of sea glass. It was perfect for our peaceful decompression after a big event. Great views, easy beach access, remote and gorgeous area. Gualala 5 minutes away for all needs.”
C.V.  July 2017 - Airbnb
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From Casa Pacis

From Casa Pacis

Entry Title:  Great Getaway for a Couple
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Peaceful, secluded, great views, quiet. We never left the house except to go for walks and relax on the beaches. Awesome coast line. House had all we needed. Master bed was comfortable. Hot tub was hot, clean and secluded. Great getaway for a couple.  Thank you. Our stay was wonderful. Perfect for us.”
R.S. July 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title: Great Location; Cozy and Comfortable
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Great location right next to the "Walk On Beach" and the bluff trail. We enjoyed watching the deer pass through the natural landscape and the ocean view was spectacular. Very cozy and comfortable house. Nice location to "get away from it all". Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with an abundant amount of hiking trails to explore. Enjoyed the short drive to the small town of Gualala where you could easily find any provisions you may have forgot to pack. Would go back again for another stay. I appreciate your attention to the details...nice instructions and recommendations.”
M.M. July 2017 - Airbnb
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On "Walk-on-Beach" in front of Casa Pacis

On "Walk-on-Beach" in front of Casa Pacis

Entry Title:  Paradise
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Loved everything. We will be back. Paradise.”
M.C. July 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title:  Spotless and Adorable
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Absolutely perfect. Ocean views abound and we even saw a whale tail from the dining room window!! The house was spotless and absolutely adorable, so many cute details. The hot tub was a delight and we walked to the beach and hiked the trail that's just steps from the front door. We had an incredible time, though far too short.  We will be coming back again as soon as we can!!!”
K.R. July 2017 - Airbnb
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Entry Title:  Great Place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
 

What a great place! I'm a first time Airbnb client, I was a bit skeptical. Klaus's place was perfect for our needs, great view, short walk to a beautiful beach, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, and a bunch of privacy! Would come back.
D.W.; June 2017 - Airbnb
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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A.C.; May 2017 - Airbnb
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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
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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
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A herd of sheep and goats feeds at Sea Ranch for "fire protection" purposes, visiting every open space for a few days each year. Here they happen to be in the open meadow in front of Casa Pacis.

A herd of sheep and goats feeds at Sea Ranch for "fire protection" purposes, visiting every open space for a few days each year. Here they happen to be in the open meadow in front of Casa Pacis.

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
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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
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Entry Title: "... absolutely gorgeous ..."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The home was absolutely gorgeous! Klaus was accommodating and easy to communicate with. Lovely stay!
R.G.; January 2017 - Airbnb
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Christmas ornament crafted by guest, on fireplace hearth (photo by guest).

Christmas ornament crafted by guest, on fireplace hearth (photo by guest).

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
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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
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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
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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
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Hot tub at Casa Pacis, buit into deck next to the master bedroom.

Hot tub at Casa Pacis, buit into deck next to the master bedroom.

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
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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
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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
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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
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Watching the "Green Flash" from Casa Pacis

Watching the "Green Flash" from Casa Pacis

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
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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
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Whether you want to watch the dunes and the ocean from the private front deck of Casa Pacis .....

Whether you want to watch the dunes and the ocean from the private front deck of Casa Pacis .....

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
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..... or from the living room through the large view window, .....

..... or from the living room through the large view window, .....

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
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..... or peruse our library of books .....

..... or peruse our library of books .....

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
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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
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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
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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
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..... or light a fire in the conventional open fireplace .....

..... or light a fire in the conventional open fireplace .....

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
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Entry Title: "Place is fantastic"
"... place is fantastic ... Sunburn on the beach never felt so good :)."
M.S.  (Concord, California); Apr 2014
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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
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..... or venture out onto 150-yds near-by "Walk-On-Beach" .....

..... or venture out onto 150-yds near-by "Walk-On-Beach" .....

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
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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
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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
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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
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..... or find our migrating Sea Ranch "fire protection" do their thing ...

..... or find our migrating Sea Ranch "fire protection" do their thing ...

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
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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
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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
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..... or simply enjoy some of the unassuming decor we placed in Casa Pacis, you will enjoy your stay at our "House of Peace."

..... or simply enjoy some of the unassuming decor we placed in Casa Pacis, you will enjoy your stay at our "House of Peace."

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!!"
S&E(California); 06/4/14
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You might also want to watch the ocean from your King master-bed .....

You might also want to watch the ocean from your King master-bed .....

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
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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

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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
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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)

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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

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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)

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..... or from the comfortable "tree stump seat" ...

..... or from the comfortable "tree stump seat" ...

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)

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"Amazing home...thank you for the most amazing, relaxing trip that we have EVER had! We plan on coming back next year. Thank you!"

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..... or enjoy the evening sun in front of a "driftwood castle" your (or someone else's) grandkids built on the beach in front of Casa Pacis.

..... or enjoy the evening sun in front of a "driftwood castle" your (or someone else's) grandkids built on the beach in front of Casa Pacis.

... "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"

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... "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"

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... "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"

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Amounts of driftwood are endless at "Walk-on-Beach" (just 150 yds from Casa Pacis)

Amounts of driftwood are endless at "Walk-on-Beach" (just 150 yds from Casa Pacis)

... "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"

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Watch the waves crashing into the cove, or the deer grazing in the ocean meadow, or the clouds rolling in, from the comfort of ergonomically perfectly designed Scandinavian leather chairs .....

Watch the waves crashing into the cove, or the deer grazing in the ocean meadow, or the clouds rolling in, from the comfort of ergonomically perfectly designed Scandinavian leather chairs .....

... "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"

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... "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."

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... "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."

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... "We are grateful that you opened your beautiful, peaceful home to us."

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... "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..."

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... "it's one of the most peaceful places I have ever experienced."

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... "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."

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... "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."

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... "It was wonderful!"

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... "The view is idyllic. The atmosphere is calming."

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... "We have enjoyed your lovely house, the place, and beauty of the ocean, and endless walks, the seals, birds, and deer...."

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... "It's a place for retreat and meditation."

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... "We found a place overflowing with harmony, serenety, and balance.
.... it was also nice to peruse the many facets of German-American heritage here."

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... "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...."

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... "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 ....."

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... "Meadows, ocean, and the sun,
this weekend was a real fun.
You open or close your eyes
and feel like in a paradise."

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... "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 ..."

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... "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!"

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.... "to enjoy your wonderful home. Its peacefulness enveloped us, the surrounding natural beauty captivated us ...."

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"In Ihrem gemuetlichen Ferienhaus haben wir uns sehr wohl gefuehlt."