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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5285

Ascona House - Sea Ranch, CA

65 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
36553 Sculpture Point Dr, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A private hot tub, shared pool, ocean views & close to Pebble Beach!

Watch for passing harbor seals and grey whales from the comfort of this two-bedroom Sea Ranch home, a peaceful seaside retreat that offers wonderful beach access, a private covered hot tub, and two decks from which to enjoy the sweeping ocean and meadow views.

This two-level home is scenically situated on the ocean side of California Highway 1, less than eight miles south of Gualala's art galleries, grocery stores, and restaurants. It's also just a five-minute walk from the Bluff Trail and Pebble Beach, a short walk from Smuggler's Cove and the Sea Ranch Marine Preserve/Seal Sanctuary, less than two miles south of Stengel Beach, and three miles from the fascinating tide pools and rock formations of Shell Beach.

Whether you're planning a relaxing family vacation or a quiet getaway with friends, this Sea Ranch home offers comfort, a beautiful design, and ocean views from nearly every room.

With hardwood floors, lofty cathedral ceilings, and large windows that face the water, the second-floor living space is full of warmth and sunlight. Curl up with a novel on one of the plush sofas, sit by the cozy gas fireplace as you observe the local black-tailed deer, or gather your friends for movie night in front of the YouTube TV and DVD/Blu-ray player. Choose from an extensive library of over 140 DVD/Blu-ray movies, or stream your favorite shows on Netflix and Amazon. The built-in, six-speaker surround sound system can connect to multiple devices, including an electronic keyboard!

Flip on the stereo system as you prepare meals in the full kitchen, which offers plentiful cabinet space for your groceries. Enjoy breakfast with family and friends around the open dining room table for six, and feel free to relax as the dishwasher takes care of the plates.

Take a soothing soak in the covered hot tub, enjoying the misty coastal views before the morning fog retreats. And when the afternoon sun is shining, head upstairs to the second deck to cook fresh seafood and steaks on the gas grill.

With two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half-bath, Ascona can accommodate as many as six guests on your Sea Ranch vacation. The two bedrooms are located on the ground floor, each offering a California king-size bed, a window seat, and an en-suite full bathroom.

Upstairs, you'll find a wonderful alcove that can be curtained off from the living room, featuring an extra large twin-size bed and trundle by the window.

And even if you come home from the beach covered in salt and sand, this home offers a private washer and dryer, for your convenience.

Although an unforgettable Sea Ranch vacation can easily be spent in the warmth of your hot tub or in the comfort of your living room, you'll find some of the region's most beautiful landscapes just outside your door. Walk along the majestic Bluff Top Trail to reach Walk On Beach four miles north, dive near Pebble Beach, or hop in the car to play a scenic round of golf at the Sea Ranch Golf Links just six miles away. Swimming pools and tennis courts are also available at the Sea Ranch Del Mar, Ohlson, and Moonraker Recreation Centers.

Care to see a bit more of California Highway 1? The spectacular Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum is just 26 miles north, and is especially beautiful in the late afternoon light.

Come and experience the magic of Sea Ranch for yourself - this serenely beautiful home will treat you to the best of the Northern California Coast!

*For safety reasons, it is advised that children staying in this home be eight years of age or older.

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AMENITIES

Activities

Board games

Golf on-site

Tennis court : Shared

Features

Fireplace

Gas fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

Pool : Shared

Propane/gas home : Gas

Sauna : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Blu-Ray player

Cable

DVD library

DVD player

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

Stereo

TV

Wireless router

Outdoor

Hot tub : Private

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Deck

Patio

Scenic

Water view

65 reviews

Mardy W. Dec 2018
SoCious, well-rwuippedhome withsuper views. Kitchen is much better stocked than most other rentals, though you may have to request more basics like toilet paper, paper towels, soap...minor inconveniences, staff promptly responds.

While not directly oceanside, the views from all rooms are really beautiful. There are lots of windows and modern architecture with wood, skylights and high ceilings

Lots of light, lighting fixtures and a complicated TV setup. But clear directions are included and with a bit of patience, not difficult to learn. While not really private, the hot tub is hot, powerful and does a great job relaxing!

Only significant problem was the gas stove (“fireplace”), which had just been repaired, failed to light after one use and we basically lost its use for the balance of our trip since it broke just before the weekend.

All in all, a very nice home that I would happily rent again.
Manager response:
We apologize for the fireplace going out on our guest. We were unable to get this addressed during our guest's stay because the heating vendor does not work on the weekends. The amenity is now working, and we have refunded our guest for the disappointment and inconvenience. Thank you!
Harvey E. Nov 2018
Beautiful home and better appointed with kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom furnishing than any rental property I have stayed in. The view is special and the entertainment system is full of extras. The only downside was major negative. The enclosed gas fireplace only produced a pilot light sized flame. The property manager was really responsive and sent someone out tom look. They said that was the normal flame??
Valerie R. Oct 2018
Stunning ocean views, a clean, well-appointed house in a perfect location near a beach!
Daniel W. Oct 2018
We loved everything. Nothing could be better
Susan d. Sep 2018
The location was incredibly peaceful, even on a popular weekend for the general area. The house was also in very good condition.
George N. Aug 2018
This is a great house with a large upstairs great room with a great view and well-equipped kitchen. The hot tub on the ground level deck has 3 seats and works very well. The house was very clean. There is one flat screen TV with a good surround sound system at the house. The TV & sound system are a little complicated to operate, but if you follow the detailed written instructions, the system works great. The wifi internet works great too.
Jing H. Jul 2018
Had a great experience with my two kids and mother. Everyone was comfortable and the weather was perfect! Will come again soon
Newfel H. Jul 2018
This is an awesome place. The owners really did an great job. The kitchen is equipped with best kitchen ware. The house is very well maintained and very clean and roomy with beautiful light. The beach is a beautiful 3 minute walk from the house. I would like to go back again.
Angela G. Jul 2018
This is a very nice house with an amazing view! The house was exceptionally clean upon arrival and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We really enjoyed walking the trail on the bluffs each day and relaxing in the hot tub. We will definitely rent this house again!
Angie V. Jun 2018
We enjoyed the beautiful views, fully stocked kitchen, comfy beds, and the hot tub. I loved sitting out on the deck soaking in the sun. Everything was very clean, well stocked, and organized. We will definitely stay here again.
Linda C. May 2018
It was very spacious, the hot tub was great! We loved being able to hike along the cliffs. The weather was great and we had a perfect peaceful weekend getaway. The property was very clean and the kitchen was well-stocked, although we didn't cook anything except toast. The bedroom set ups were perfect for two couples.
Michael H. Apr 2018
The pictures of this home don't do it justice for how awesome thr sweeping ocean views are. The home looks recently renovated and was pristinely cleaned. The king size beds and pillows were extremely comfortable, and the hot tub was great for a sunset soak as well as staring at the starry night sky. We really enjoyed the nice blu-ray collection and surround sound home theater in the living room.
Eric W. Apr 2018
Can't wait for next visit!
Chandra S. Apr 2018
This house has an AMAZING view, and is right next to all the trails, close to Pebble Beach and is really nice inside. We've stayed here 2 years in a row.
Francois J. Mar 2018
It has been our experience staying at Sea Ranch, that check in's have been earlier than 4:ooPM and check out has been later than 11:00PM.
The house his very well appointed except for the remotes. To many.
Rooms are well appointed as are the bath rooms and living area.
We've stayed here before with friends and had a good time. The views are incredible .
Dennis P. Mar 2018
Nice house from which to experience the wonders of Sea Ranch
E Mary M. Dec 2017
The house was well equipped, furnished beautifully, and was ideal for two adult couples and one infant. Because of the stairs, it is best for people who can easily climb up and down.

The sunsets were spectacular!
Mark B. Dec 2017
The house has all the amenities needed for a stay. With wonderful views of the ocean and wildlife that visit right there in the yard (deer, wild turkeys, hawks) plus seals at the nearby beaches. The Kitchen is fully equipped. The Beds are comfortable. The entertainment (TV/DirecTV/DVD/Blue ray/Roku/Netflix) all you need to relax or watch the BIG Game or for the days you stay.
DENNIS C. Nov 2017
Choose this home and be assured all your needs will be met! This spacious and comfortably decorated home
Has a great layout for you to enjoy the views from every
Location- if your not enjoying the outdoors - the home offers all the modern technology needed for a rainy day and the kitchen is very well stocked for the best of cooks! The home was immaculate and beds very comfortable! Wish our stay could have been extended-
We had all the conveniences of home—with the unparalleled natural beauty that only Northern California can supply!
Manosai E. Nov 2017
This property sits at a high vantage point where you can look over a few of the houses into the ocean. The sunset is amazing and the floor to ceiling windows really give you an awesome view to take it all in.

The amenities including the hot tub are also not to be missed...the entire home is complete and perfect for a getaway if you want to stay indoors. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Linda W. Nov 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Ascona house. Beautiful surrounding ocean views. Lovely furnishings & accommodations. A very luxurious but comfortable home.
Paul R. Nov 2017
This house offered the best location (close to the ocean trails), superb views, and fine quality of house furnishings. It had ample room with separate bathrooms for two couples to share a wonderful stay. The media system had surround-sound, an electric piano, and a wonderful selection of DVD movies. We'd recommend this house without hesitation.
Dunya N. Sep 2017
Truly a lovely place to stay. The home is very spacious and light-filled. Of course, the view is spectacular. It's lovely to lounge on the couch or sit on the balcony and soak up the blue water and vast sky. It seems to fill the living area.
For those who enjoy cooking, the kitchen is well stocked with good quality pans and utensils. We took advantage of the gas grill and ate well all weekend. The bed in the master bedroom was luxurious; the window seats cozy. All in all, a wonderful place I would highly recommend.
Elise T. Sep 2017
For two couples, Ascona is a comfortable, cheerful, sunny, spacious enough house with all the necessary amenities. There is room for two or three children (only one, if their parents want privacy). In the upstairs living area (bedrooms are at ground level), the house has a beautiful aspect overlooking the Pacific, vaulted and beamed ceiling, big gorgeous windows that open easily, a good-sized flat-screen TV, and a full and roomy kitchen open to the living room and dining area. Bedrooms have comfy king beds and ocean views. The heating system works well for a cold night, and there is plenty of hot water coming from good shower systems. Washer and dryer are conveniently located between the two bedrooms. Furniture is comfortable and in good condition.
Judy L. Sep 2017
We enjoyed our stay here!
Len S. Jul 2017
We have travelled to Sea Ranch three times, this place was the best. Definitely stay again
Brian B. Jul 2017
Well kept! Beautiful views and location. Truly great trip! Great Blu-ray selection too!
Michael S. Jul 2017
Ascona was just the way it was described - amazing location, great amenities and proximity to many activities - long coastal trails, river sports, redwood forest hikes and a good dining and food choices. We'd definitely consider coming back.
Eric W. Jun 2017
Comfortable. Views spectacular! Everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation is here! Ascona House is set up for the guest, you are home when here. We are already trying to figure out when we can go back; next time stay longer!
Bruce B. Jun 2017
This house is just back from the coast but on a hill with spectacular views. It is very comfortable and well appointed. My family and I spent five days here and enjoyed it's location and it's comforts. In fact on one day, we decided to stay at the house and lounge rather than go exploring. The kitchen has everything you need and the living room has a complete entertainment center and Sea Ranch has finally upgraded their WiFi so now there is reliable service in the house. At the end of Sculpture Point road is access to the cliff trail so you can easily explore up and down the coast.
All in all, I would recommend this house for up to 4 people comfortably.
Rodney H. May 2017
Location is excellent and the house is spotless. Being up on a hill, but also on the Meadow side of Hwy. 1, gives this property a view not normally found so close to the ocean. Close the Sea Ranch Lodge. The property is quiet.
Donna H. May 2017
We booked this house in lieu of our normal camping weekend as we had 9 month- old twins with us! This house was wonderful ! The upstairs living area has ocean views from all windows and was a nicely arranged area. The kitchen was great with all the dishware, utensils and pots/pans you will need. The bedrooms were large and the king beds were comfy; with the two full bathrooms downstairs each couple had their own private bath and the half bath upstairs was very convenient. We did use the hot tub both nights we were there - it worked well and again you have an ocean view in a somewhat protected area. We will definitely rent this house again~
Katherine S. Apr 2017
We had a wonderful time and the house was a perfect home base with incredible views and a great location close to Pebble Beach.
Richard S. Apr 2017
Been coming to Sea Ranch for 30 year's now. This house is one of our favorites​ . We will return again for sure.
Phillip B. Apr 2017
Do you want to have an astounding and almost endless view of one of the prettiest pieces of the California Coastline from just the right distance and perspective? Come to the Amazingly appointed and fabulously built Ascona mini mansion at Sea Ranch on the north Coast. You will not be disappointed. Bring layers as the coastal weather can be surprisingly varied. Whether you like to hunker down in luxury or hike every trail available from Coast to Ridge top, do not hesitate; Make your reservations early as sometimes they disappear rather rapidly!
Christy W. Mar 2017
Great house!
I was disappointed that the hot tub didn't get warm or function correctly and that the Gas's fireplace didn't wrk at all. Also, it was presented that it was beachfront but it's about a quarter mile away to get to the beach. Photos should be updated! Lots of other houses around it.
Michele U. Mar 2017
We would highly recommend this beautiful home. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Susan F. Mar 2017
A wonderfully designed and very comfortable house. The high meadow site has an ocean view above other homes. Loved the view, window seats, covered spa and very comfortable beds. Altho two couples shared the house, the bedrooms had good privacy. Thanks for the TV, but we never turned it on.
Rochelle T. Feb 2017
This is our second time staying at the Ascona house - the house is perched high enough to get this incredible view of the water. I find myself mesmerized by the waves. You can easily hop on the trail and go for a walk - either way is gorgeous! The house amenities are really nice - great pots, pans, utensils. We will definitely be back!
Howard S. Feb 2017
Beautiful home, and the location was perfect. Vacasa could do more to improve their customer service. Housekeeping was knocking at the door at 11:30am letting us know it was time to go. We felt rushed and hurried. Not the feeling we were looking for considering the home, location and expense.
Michael H. Feb 2017
A great property
Sally S. Jan 2017
Lovely well appointed Sea Ranch home. Perfectly equipped, incredibly comfortable beds and linens, great DVD selection (we were visiting during a storm), hot-tub, games.
Strongly recommend.
Julie C. Jan 2017
We had a great time at this house- it's very nice and the views were awesome! I've stayed at a lot of Sea Ranch vacation houses and this was one of the best!
Ashley H. Jan 2017
We loved our stay at this home! The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The views are amazing! My husband was a big fan of the surround sound system, which was very nice! It rained the whole week we were there, so the movie collection was appreciated!

My advice to anyone going to stay at this home or any other Vacasa home at Sea Ranch is to bring your own sheets and towels. The sheets and towels were standard white and likely provided by Vacasa as a general staple for all their vacation homes. The bed sheets were scratchy like they had been bleached way too many times and they provided only 4 bath towels. We had 6 people staying in the house, so 4 towels was a problem. There's also a hot tub, so bringing extra towels for that would be advisable. There were 2 dish rags in the kitchen, and a few more would have been nice. Also, they only had king size blankets for the twin size bed in the alcove upstairs. I still gave the property 5 stars, as I think that problem is more with Vacasa than the home itself.
Gregory M. Jan 2017
This is a beautiful and well maintained property
Kathryn & John M. Jan 2017
Loved the views, kitchen and everything about this house! We will definitely be back.
Jean S. Dec 2016
We were very happy with our stay and hope to be able to return soon. The view is beautiful and we enjoyed being able to walk along the coast. Very comfortable, enjoyable visit.
Magdalena M. Dec 2016
My parents, boyfriend, and I spent Christmas at this house and had such a great time! The views from living room, bedrooms, and hot tub are so beautiful... just like, if not better, the pictures! It was so calming to look out onto the ocean and the path alongside it seems endless and so gorgeous. The bedrooms downstairs are comfortable and private (from each other and the rest of the house). The king size beds are super comfortable! The house was clean and the living room was so spacious... we brought some extra candles to make the space feel even cozier. The fireplace is a nice touch (wish it was wood burning!) and the kitchen has almost everything you'll need (only thing missing were some serving platters). The view from the hot tub was breathtaking and a perfect place to relax any time of the day or night! I super recommend this house!
Manager response:
We are delighted to receive such positive feedback and see that this guest had a wonderful time staying with us. There are two serving platters located on the bottom shelf in the cabinet to the left of the sink - we apologize that these were not more easily found. Thank you!
Megan M. Dec 2016
We had a wonderful weekend in Sea Ranch. The Ascona house is beautiful; they provide absolutely everything you could ask for! Lovely view of the ocean, very relaxing stay. Thank you again!
Lisa M. Nov 2016
Great house with a great view.
Celeste A. Nov 2016
it was our first time using Vacasa and we were very pleased with the company, but less pleased with Ascona. One bedroom in the house was very cold, while the other was overly warm. The overall atmosphere was not welcoming. We have been renting in Sea Ranch for years and would have rented our favorite, but it was not available, so based on reviews decided to try Ascona. We will not come back to this house.
Mary H. Nov 2016
Lovely, well-maintained, comfortable home with outstanding views. Many amenities.
David F. Oct 2016
It has been some time since my last trip to Sea Ranch. This house was perfect! There was a view of the ocean from every room throughout the house. Sitting in the spa at night and watching the stars was priceless. This was my girlfriends first trip to Sea Ranch and she couldn't believe how beautiful it was. We will definitely be coming back in the near future!
Rochelle T. Oct 2016
My fiancé and I have been coming to sea ranch for years. This has been one of our favorite places to stay. Gorgeous view, great house, we had dear and foxes in the front yard! It was wonderful!
Roger D. E. Oct 2016
Great place in Sea Ranch. Best for one or two couples with the two great master bedroom configuration. Take slippers with you....no shoes allowed.
Sheila R. Sep 2016
The house was great and the view was fantastic. We would do it again
Lawrence S. Sep 2016
We enjoyed this place, good view, nice layout w/ two master bedrooms...excellent for two couples. Would return without reserves...Thanks and Best, Lawrence
Kristine R. Aug 2016
We truly enjoyed our visit to the Ascona House. The area was serene, scenic, and great for walking trails and the house was very comfortable. I would absolutely come back!
Rebecca B. Jul 2016
This home is just lovely. Impeccably clean and well organized, yet incredibly comfortable. it is obvious that the owners take such great care and attention to the experience of their guests. The view is just breathtaking, I felt that the photos on the website do not do justice to the view!! Beds and linens extremely comfortable. So appreciated that we did not need to bring our bed linens and make beds on arrival. Kitchen is just wonderful, every possible piece of kitchenware you could need along with all of the usual large and small appliances. Everything is newish and modern, down to the high tech toaster. The coffee makers has so many buttons, just a little TOO high tech for me! Overall a great experience, would most definitely return to this home.
Aljona R. Jul 2016
Great house, very nice and clean, gorgeous ocean view. I wish more than 6 people could be allowed to stay there. Overall wonderful place for family vacation. Highly recommended!
Paige T. Jun 2016
The house came with everything we needed and was very clean and beautiful
Traci P. Jun 2016
We loved it!
Heather H. May 2016
The house is wonderful, the views amazing. Clean and comfortably furnished. Kitchen was very well stocked with quality utensils, dishes and pans. We were very relaxed and happy, we felt right at home. We can't wait to book another trip. Thank you!!
Jim A. May 2016
In one of the best streets in Sea Ranch. Have been renting up there for years, and this is one of the best houses i have experienced.