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Comments by visitors:

"We loved our 3 days stay at Breakaway - our best house at the Sea Ranch yet - Completely functional and beautiful"


"Breakaway was so serene, so special - much of it because your haven is wonderfully designed"


"We came here twice a year for the past 10 years.  Your house is up there with the best of them!"

"Breakaway" Overlooks dramatic surf     4 1/2 miles to Black Point

"Breakaway" is our vacation and rental home at Sea Ranch.  Designed and built in 1974 by a Danish architect affiliated with UC Berkeley School of Architecture.  The home with its angles, colors, window seats and many windowed views represents the early breakthrough design of the unique Sea Ranch development.  We have kept it in its original character, only updating the conveniences and maintaining the look and feel.   The home is nestled amongst pines on a knoll that overlooks some spectacular coastal views.  It is a quick walk to the dramatic shoreline filled with land bridges, coves, and is a reasonable walk to the North Recreation Center where lockers and shower, swimming pool, sauna, tennis basketball, and volley ball courts are available. 

"Breakaway" has 3 floors and 5 levels of living space (see "More Breakaway" for interior pictures).  Starting with the master bedroom and a California king bed on the ground floor with access to a back patio.  The entry level consists of an entry, kitchen, European bathroom (separate water closet and laundry facilities), an inglenook surrounded by window seats and a Cawley woodstove mounted in a fireplace, and a garden room that opens to a garden and spa area.  Slightly raised is the family dining room area that looks straight down to the shoreline and opens to an upper deck overlooking the dramatic south coastal view  and ocean to the front.    Stairs lead up to a master loft with a California king bed and a large view of the ocean and shoreline as well as a pine forest.     From here guests have watched the whales migrate while lying in bed. The last level is a couple of steps up to a single loft with a child's library that overlooks an aerial view of the south coast.  The home is fully equipped with stereo, record player, CDs, tapes, over 200 records, over 100 movies, 2 VCRs, 2 TVs (HDTV in Inglenook), well-ensconced kitchen, and a washer and dryer. 

A spa   is situated in a private garden and deck area with table and chairs.        

 The garden surrounding the house contains several varieties of rhododendron , azaleas, ferns, herbs and native plants.  

The Commons, shared open space,  makes-up over 50% of the development area between the homes and includes: ocean front, meadows, forests and river frontage.   The Commons is also a wildlife refuge for many species of plants and animals.  Deer walk by the house daily.  There are jack rabbits and over 200 species of birds.  The monarch butterflies call it home.  In the Spring, form late March to June, the meadows are a bouquet of native flowers such as wild Iris, lupine, Queen Ann's Lace, Indian Paint Brush, and in the fall the moors change color and take on a new look Top

The location is on Breaker's Reach, mid-way through Sea Ranch in unit 21.  Sea Ranch is located 100 miles north of San Francisco, and 48 miles south of the town of Mendocino.   The town of Gualala is 1 mile to the north just across the Gualala River in Mendocino County.  The best route is to take 101 north from San Francisco to Penngrove exit (1 exit north of E. Washington St.).  Take a left at the light and go over 101.  Take your first right (along a road to the north parallel with 101) for just over 1 mile to the first left, Pepper Rd.  Take Pepper Rd until it dead ends into the road leading to Bodega Bay (right).  Take a right and continue to Bodega Bay; you are now on rte. 1.  Take rte. 1 until your reach Sea Ranch.  You will go through Jenner.   After the Russian River crossing, bear left.  Now begins the fun, 27 miles of coastal cliffs overlooking the dramatic north coast.  You will pass by the old Russian fort, Fort Ross (worth seeing).  You have an option to take Meyers Grade Road and travel along the ridge, returning to rte. 1 at Timber Cove.  When you reach Pt. Stewart you are almost there; 2 miles to go.  As you cross the white lines in the road you are in Sea Ranch (10 miles long and 1.5 miles deep).  At Annapolis Rd on your right you can reach Rams Head Realty and the Sea Ranch Association offices.  After you pass the large pale white barn (Stengel Barn) on your left, look for the 2nd left, Breaker's Reach. YOU'RE ALMOST THERE  

Catch the wave!  check availability, rates and make a reservation with the owner

Economical Rates:

   Weekend: Couples $500   3-5 Folks $525

   Week: Couples $1,000  3-5 Folks $1,200

   Month: $3,000

For Reservations contact us at : Our Email or 650-269-1987 cell


Sea Ranch  whale_in_the_sea.gif (12435 bytes)  is a unique and special place.  It is a nature preserve where 2,288 home sites are carefully designed to coexist with nature.  The award winning development is situated on over 5,000 acres of the 10 most northern miles of Sonoma county coast.  The individual home sites are placed "Lightly on the land" amidst ocean bluff, meadow, hillside and redwood forest.  It incorporates ocean beaches, redwood forests, the Gualala River, a world-class golf course, tennis courts, saunas, swimming pools and tide pools.  It is tranquil.   The gray whales are often seen migrating off the shore.

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