Our family has returned to Chile after spending three very busy days preparing our new oceanfront vacation home in The Sea Ranch, CA which we named Abalone Bay for not only us, but also for you too. We are excited that renters have discovered its charms and bookings have begun. Visit our blog to see how we came to purchase Abalone Bay and be sure to "like" us on our Abalone Bay Vacation Home Facebook page too!
Below is a detailed description of Abalone Bay's amenities. We hope you consider us as your home away from home on your next vacation to northern California' Sea Ranch
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Abalone Bay, a classic 3-bedroom/ 2-bath oceanfront Sea Ranch dog friendly, home is freshly appointed with new paint, furnishings, designer treatments in hues of meadow beige, sky blues, and sea greens, and is replete with superb views. Designed by John Fisher, Abalone Bay features redwood paneling, beams and skylights and clear story windows throughout its 20+ foot vaulted cathedral ceilings
Or just simply kick back in the Adirondack chairs with your favorite beverage in hand exhaling as you take in all of Sea Ranch's serenity and the tranquility that is Abalone Bay.
|Sunset at Abalone Bay|
Welcome to Abalone Bay: A Virtual House Tour -- Please Come in!Step up to the gate to enter into Abalone Bay's courtyard. The entry deck beckons you rest a spell on the porch bench.
But if you are eager to start your stay at Abalone Bay, enter the grand front door with its shell knocker. Photographic art work by Paul Kozal hanging over the elegant hall bench foreshadows your wonderful stay at Abalone Bay.
|Entry hallway leads you to spectacular white water views and the bluff trail.|
|Take off your hat and stay awhile.|
A Walk Down the Hall:
Newly sanded and varnished wooden floors are bathed in the light flowing from the windows upon high as you walk down the hall to the bedrooms and living areas.
Guest Bedroom 1:
Wake up from your queen size bed appointed with luxurious Egyptian cotton 1000+ count sheets to see the ocean views and possibly deer feeding in meadow in this sweet room with high vaulted and beamed ceilings. Windows all around and on high make this room light and airy. Reversible pulls on the window shades provide you option of pulling shades up for privacy from below with views from above or pulling the shades down.
|Guest room 1 looks out to the meadow and the ocean.|
|This little starfish guards your door as you enjoy the fresh sea air breezes from your windows.|
|Guest Room 1 is to the right of the guest bathroom. A mirror framed in abalones graces the wall.|
|Queen size bed with ocean and meadow views straight ahead|
|An artisan stool|
Enjoy the ocean view from the window opposite your queen size bed or enjoy watching the deer graze from the side window as you linger in your bed's luxurious Egyptian cotton 1000+ count sheets. Vaulted and beamed ceilings with windows upon high are one of Sea Ranch's architectural traditions. Reversible pulls on the window shades provide you option of pulling shades up for privacy from below with views from above or pulling the shades down.
|A peek into Guest Room 2.|
|Shades with reversible pulls are pulled up for better viewing. Coat rack makes unpacking convenient.|
|View of the room looking from the windows.|
|Views from Guest room 2|
|Whale watching from your bed.|
As you sink your feet into the softest, plushest spa mats sea shell decor elements remind you that shell beach is a just a short walk away. Step through the glass door to take hold of the bath tub's safety and enjoy a relaxing soak or perhaps an invigorating shower.
|Guest bath in hallway with new fixtures and lighting.|
|Gentle reminders for your vacation|
|Guest bath is ready to refresh.|
The master bedroom features a king size bed wrapped in luxurious Egyptian cotton 1000+ count sheets, a 32inch suspended flat screen TV with cable viewing, a spacious closet, dresser, desk, and hand woven seagrass and abaca chairs with handcrafted bench at the bed's foot to complete the master bedroom. Views of the ocean and a direct access from the bedroom to the kitchen for the morning's first cup of coffee makes this room a delight. Redwood paneling, vaulted and beamed ceilings let you know you have nestled into a Sea Ranch slumber.
|Master bedroom with seagrass headboards, vaulted ceilings|
|Direct TV programing on the flatscreen TV and direct access from bedroom to kitchen for that first cup of coffee|
|Blackout shades assures a deep slumber.|
Entering the master bath you can easily imagine you've entered a redwood forest with its vaulted redwood paneling soaring high above you. The luxurious spa mat leads you to the steps of the tiled sunken Roman tub and shower with its skylight on high. Here you will enjoy a most unique bathing experience as the large size rain drop shower head gently washes over you. Or if you desire, fill the tub for a deep exotic and relaxing soak. A corner teak wood bench and side safety bar makes for a comfortable safe bath.
|Newly added are rain shower, sink and lighting|
The kitchen with its oiled butcher block counter top and Jenn Air duel-fuel range with convection cooking is the perfect hub for the cook while viewing the waves crashing across the rocky coast or marveling at the grand cypress that points the way down the trail. Whether you only wish to prepare a quick snack, a Spanish paella, or celebrate a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, Abalone Bay's kitchen is fully equipped.
New dual fuel Jenn Air range: Gas cook top, convection and electric heating, self cleaning for perfect baking.
Sliding glass door exits out to the courtyard's deck.
This morning's catch of abalone ready for the barbecue. Note the ocean view from the sink.
Extra large crockpot for those days you don't want to be in the kitchen.
And for the outdoor cook, grill delicious fish, burgers, veggies or even pizza on the Char-Broil gas grill in the courtyard. A small sample of the kitchen equipment includes:
Two sets of dishes and flatware, place mats and chargers, server ware and trays provide you with causal or more formal dining options. Elegant glassware makes your table setting sparkle.
- New-Jenn Air Dual Fuel (gas, electric /convection) range
- GE dishwasher
- Refrigerator with pullout freezer
- Rollaway oak island/workstation with stainless steel top
- 9 Piece bakeware Set
- Pizza stone
- Casserole cookware
- Coffee Grinder
- 14 c Cuisinart coffee pot
- BergHOFF Earthchef Cookware
- Aluminum cookware
- 20-Pc Pasta Set (bowls, server, pot & strainer)
- Cast Alum. small 10” Covered Roasting Pan, Black
- Large Calphalon Turkey pan with insert and turkey lifters
- Nonstick double burner 20in griddle
- 12 Cup food processor
- Citrus Juicer
- Hot water electric kettle
- 9-spd Hand mixer
- Acrylic Canisters
- 3-Piece Wood Cutting Board Set
- Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowls
- Cuisinart Trio Hand Blender
- 16” paella pan
- Silicone Splatter Screen
- French Press coffee
- Toaster Oven
The stage is set for great meals as you dine on a Scandinavian classic crafted in rich walnut from Denmark with an extra extension leaf leaf stored inside stands on a richly thick area carpet designed by Calvin Klein. Seating for eight means you and your friends may dine in style. The landscape mirror captures the exquisite views to make dining a pleasure for all no matter where they sit.
|Extra large landscape mirror captures the views|
for those whose backs are to the ocean.
|Jorge checks out the mirror. Note the dog amenity basket in the corner.|
|Beautifully crafted in Denmark, the Randers is a Scandinavian classic.|
Features strong architectural lines with one extension leaf stored inside.
Perfect for dining at sunset.
|Meals in the dining room view great views of the ocean beyond.|
Dining room wool carpet anchors the dining room
while lights on dimmer switch float above.
|Over head lights floating above.|
|Dinner is served|
|An inviting place to gather.Great room opes to the courtyard deck beyond|
|Half wall to kitchen|
When not taking in the spectacular vista, the built-in bookcase filled with games, puzzles, videos, and of course books offers up an evening of quiet entertainment. Or enjoy viewing your favorite shows and sports programs on the the 60 inch big screen HD TV with Direct TV programing.
|Young friends set up the BuRay DVD player on the Samsung HD 60" TV|
|DVDs, CDs, Games, puzzles, and books galore.|
|Shades block the sun but not the view.|
|If you have a chill the basket of blankets will help.|
|Area carpet reflects the waves of the ocean and meadow grass|
|Horse and rider canter past the windows of Abalone Bay|
|Meet our deer neighbors|
Sliding glass doors in the kitchen and the living room lead out to the courtyard with its decks, patio table and chairs, gas barbeque, Adirondack chairs, and of course the spa. Solar lights guide you to the spa.
|Courtyard viewed from deck in front of living room towards spa.|
New exterior paint has been added since this photo was taken.
|Views from entryway into the courtyard to barn door viewing of the ocean|
New exterior paint has been added since this photo was taken
|Pegs for hanging up wetsuits and dive equipment for washing and drying|
|Pegs put to good use.|
|Fish & ab-station is found in the parking space between the house and trash barn.|
Hose is available for easy cleanup.
Large capacity front load washer/dryer is in the one car garage. Free wi-fi, Direct satellite TV, DVD and stereo system is available. Local, national and international long-distance calling is available. Abalone Bay is a pet friendly home- Dog dishes and floor mat for your pet are available as well as a luxurious pet throw for the furniture.
|Luxurious pet throw assures a cozy stay for your pet |
while protecting Abalone Bay's furniture