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Zen House

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

39101 Curlew Reach The Sea Ranch, CA 95497 United States

Unit 24 Lot 119 (TOT ID #2191) Ocean Front / Highlights: Inhale and exhale this simple home with internet access, char BBQ, children and pets welcome. Floor Plan: Single level. Enter into the house center square. Up 2 steps to the left are both bedrooms and bathrooms, (both are shower only). From center up 2 steps straight ahead to living room. And up 2 steps from center on right is the kitchen and dining room. Outdoor furniture is available. Children and dogs allowed.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code ZEN
Beds 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 4
Pets Dogs allowed.
Living Forced Air Heat, Washer & Dryer, Wood burning fireplace, WiFi and broardband internet acc, Blu-ray DVD, Apple TV unit, iPod dock
Kitchen Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Electric Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster, Microwave and Convection Oven, Coffee Grinder, Espresso machine, under counter refrigerator
Outdoor Weber charcoal BBQ
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Fabulous setting, cozy retreat for couple or two

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Lafayette, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful ocean views from living areas and master bedroom. Easy access to bluff top trail for walking along the ocean front.The location is ideal and we enjoyed the outdoor furniture in the grassy yard facing the ocean. Cozy retreat for a couple with everything needed for a nice weekend or week. The extra bedroom allows for an additional couple, if you don't mind close quarters. The house is small with very little extra space for storage or distance from your house mates. Attractively and comfortably furnished, the owners must have had fun collecting the many beautiful and interesting curiosities that decorate the house. Someone is a tech buff or audiophile and the electronics can be intimidating initially, but great once you figure things out. Only complaints are that space is limited, especially in the kitchen (hate the refrigerator drawers instead of a refrigerator!), and some overall maintenance is needed. Cleaners need to "spruce up" the cleaning before rentals, the shower dripped, and some attention is needed inside and out from a handyman. But don't miss the wonderful location, beautiful views, and overall comfort because of a few details (that can easily be fixed!). And you can bring the dog!! A must for us at Sea Ranch. We stayed for a week and are eager to return.

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  • Yes to the Zen House

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2017

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    Robert B from Tiburon, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I must have looked at over a hundred potential rentals for my birthday get-away this past weekend. The key ingredients for me were: great aesthetics, super-comfortable furniture, dog-friendly, fireplace, ocean views, and hot tub. And the moment I first saw The Zen House I knew (even despite no hot tub) that the search was over.

    The place was perfect. We loved every moment we were there and would love to return again (and again) some day to continue in the memory-making.

    Many thanks!

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  • Zen House Experience

    Stayed 2 days ending in November, 2016

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    Janine E from Walnut Creek, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Extremely relaxing and yet another great Sea Ranch experience. Thank you!

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  • A Beautiful Home with Fantastic Ocean Views

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2016

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    Mary J from Guerneville, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This house is unique in design with all rooms fanning out from the central hall. It is beautifully maintained with a wonderful, open view of the ocean. Very private location. We had a lovely three night stay.

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  • Zen House Sea Ranch CA

    Stayed 6 days ending in October, 2016

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    Richard S from La Quinta, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Awesome

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  • relaxing stay

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2016

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    Ulrich B. H from Camino, California recommends this vacation rental

    another relaxing stay at Sea Ranch

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  • Relaxing getaway

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    Curt H from Oakland, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We've been to Sea Ranch a number of times and this may be our favorite house. Beautiful, unobstructed views of the ocean from kitchen, living room and master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows in each room.

    Lots of amenities including Dish TV with tons of movies channels (though we only turned on the tv a couple of times) and a nice speaker system to stream your music through.

    It's not a big house, but perfect for two people (and two dogs). You could certainly have a third or even fourth person in the house, but it might start feeling crowded for more than a few days.

    We didn't use the hammock or outside furniture, but they are a nice touch.

    We had everything we needed, plus some! It was a lovely vacation.

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  • Great

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    Dominick D from Pioneer, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I loved it the ocean close by the beautiful weather and view . Everybody was so nice all the employee and security and the ranger that I met on my walks . I will stay again in the future

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  • Good things come in small packages

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2016

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    Jacquelynn B from The Sea Ranch, CA recommends this vacation rental

    With its small size, central organization (every part of the house visible), and carpeting throughout, this house is wonderful for families with children. Kitchen is small but well equipped. Wonderful location; beautiful views.

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  • Perfect relaxation

    Stayed 6 days ending in April, 2015

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    a guest from Lonoke, AR recommends this vacation rental

    Fabulous. The view, the gourmet equipped kitchen, the comfort, and the location -- wonderful. Great sophisticated home. The stress immediately dissolved. We saw whales, a fox, and many deer. The owners thought of everything. There are two steps to change rooms so not good for someone who has difficulty with steps. Otherwise perfect.

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  • A ZEN moment in time, very special indeed.

    Stayed 5 days ending in November, 2012

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    Steve J from Windsor, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Having stayed out at The Sea Ranch on many occasions over the past 35 years this home was very special. If you want an unbelievable view and a special home overall we recomend the Zen home. It allowed us to bring our two golden retrievers but it was hard at times with the white carpet. The owner should consider at least some nice "throw rugs" at entry points but from what we heard we were the first renters on this property. What a beautiful place and the home was filled with very interesting items. The owner obviously travels a lot so this was a very special experience for my family. Highly recomended.

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  • Beautiful Seaside Cottage

    Stayed 14 days ending in January, 2013

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    a guest from San Mateo, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We hope to return to Zen House every year - it is the perfect cottage.

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  • Heaven

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2013

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    Nancy C from Santa Rosa, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We have rented numerous homes on the Sea Ranch and this was our favorite by far. The location was perfect and the views were spectacular. Kitchen was well stocked, furniture was very comfortable and the acoustics were great for my harp playing and my husband's guitar playing. We will definitely be renting this home again. It truly is a 'zen' experience.

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  • Piece of heaven

    Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2013

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    Pat G from Sacramento, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The Zen House is not for everyone: no hot tub, 2 bedrooms (one very small) and a tiny deck and top to bottom windows everywhere including the master bedroom.
    But for those who want an intimate living space, a wonderful ocean view from almost every room, a kitchen with nearly everything a serious cook needs (a food processor was missing, but a blender was there) and wonderful souvenirs collected by a world traveler, this is a very special place. Each bedroom has its own small lovingly tended garden.
    We felt at home instantly and were constantly amazed at how everything you wanted was right there where it should be - from the Ipad charger to the line of coat hooks at the front door.
    We will be returning next fall and felt grateful that someone would share this perfect little house with strangers.

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  • Great little house on the ocean

    Stayed 4 days ending in January, 2013

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    Tom M from Brisbane, Ca. recommends this vacation rental

    My friend and I loved Zen House! Amazing ocean views- with very short walk to the bluff. Very comfortable living room furniture. Enjoyed the entertainment system, which took a while to figure out. Highly recommended.

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  • Happy days at The Sea Ranch

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2013

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    Steve J from Windsor, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We have stayed at many Sea Ranch homes over a 35 year period and the Zen house is a very special place for us. It is in the perfect location, a beautiful place and just has a very special feel to it. We in fact were the very first people to rent this home when the owner decided to make his home available for rent. There is just no better place in Ca. for a vacation than the Sea Ranch. Sea Ranch Escape earned our 5 star top notch award and there is only one other agency that I use that would get that rating. We will be back again. Sea Ranch has been discovered, It is a special place and we go there every year.

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  • No thank you

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2013

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    Kena J from Oakland, CA recommends this vacation rental

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  • Great stay

    Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2013

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    Pat G from Sacramento, CA recommends this vacation rental

    No place better to watch the ocean.

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  • Zen

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2013

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    Carola A from San Francisco, California recommends this vacation rental

    we'll be back!!

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  • Our stay

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2013

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    Ursula D from Grass Valley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We have come to Sea Ranch for almost 20 years and have enjoyed each home.

    The Zen house was very special and we enjoyed the owner's sharing of his life, spiritual beliefs and his vast travel experiences as displayed with the many beautiful art works!

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  • Sea Ranch: Zen

    Stayed 5 days ending in December, 2013

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    Carola A from San Francisco, California recommends this vacation rental

    ocean view - starry nights - comfy house!

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  • The Zen of Great Management

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2013

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    a guest from Berkeley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Thank you Sea Ranch Escapes for placing us in Zen House when our original rental suddenly became unavailable. We felt very cared for. The house is very unique in its architecture and the sunset views from living and dining areas were breathtaking. Great access to tide pools, bluff and trails which are literally at your doorstep. The hi tech appliances and electronics were a little difficult to learn but in the long run fun. The house is intimate. Perfect for 3 or 4 good friends. Great sound system and fireplace. Now that we have been spoiled by Zen House it will be difficult not to return.

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  • Small complaint, otherwise fabulous

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2014

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    Crystal N from Santa Ana, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The only complaint is we had to rewash some of the pans, dishes and utensils as they were dirty.
    It rained the entire time we were there which did not matter at all as the house was so warm and comfortable and felt like home. We will be guests of The Zen House again when the sun is out!

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  • contentment

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2014

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    Michael S from Sacramento, CA recommends this vacation rental

    a slice of heaven...

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  • Great Moments of Zen

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2014

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    Steven W from Oakland, Ca recommends this vacation rental

    One of the best-situated Sea Ranch coastal houses. Excellent ocean views, unique design and a modern kitchen.

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  • Nice Weekend Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2014

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    Kris N from San Jose, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Loved our stay. Even though we had a toddler with us, because the surroundings are so incredibly beautiful, we couldn't help but still feel relaxed. The house is comfortable with contemporary furnishings; kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and a nice television and sound system. The location is ideal--steps away from a trail where you can walk along the amazing coastline. Wish the back yard area would have been trimmed/maintained--the grass was overgrown, and we would have liked to have spent more time relaxing on the chaise lounger and swing, but were wary of ticks. House was clean but a little dusty--although it's not part of the cleaning list should you choose to clean yourself, I did it anyway. Would definitely stay again and extra points for a kid and dog friendly home. Our shy Lab loved it! She made herself right at home, often sitting by the window gazing outside. She's not much of an explorer, so she only wandered out for a quick minute then would be right back in the house again. Property management were so nice! Unfortunately, I left my suitcase behind with my iPad in it. I was fretting that it would be stolen, but they reassured me that housekeeping had brought the suitcase to the office where it remained safely until I picked it up a couple of days later. Yup! I opted to make that drive again from San Jose vs. having it shipped, but my bag and iPad were safe and sound.

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  • Another trip to Zen

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

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    Steve J from Windsor, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Out third year at the Zen house with our grandson and we are planning to go back out in December. We have been going to Sea Ranch for over 24 years now and it is our "secret spot" so don't really want to give it away. Ha, already did.

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  • Great experience at Zen House

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2014

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    Sandra R from Washington, DC recommends this vacation rental

    Thank you to the owners of Zen House. We had a great week there and though we were surprised we missed that it did not have a hot tub (!!!!!!!!) the rest of the amenities made up for this giant miss! You have a beautiful home with extra special amenities and we have rented in Gualala for 30 years and there is not a property that is better. Wonderful stay and we will be back next August. If, indeed, you want to add a hot tub, we would be grateful! ;-)

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  • Bliss by the Sea

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2017

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    a guest from Oakland, California recommends this vacation rental

    Zen house is located just far enough from the coastal path to feel private as well as convenient to take a walk any time of the day. It was perfect for our anniversary weekend getaway. If you like to watch tv, the house is well set up for that, though sorting out how to use the system took a long time. There are many places to hang out, read, and enjoy the view, both inside and out. We brought our dog, and there is a fenced in side yard that accommodates letting them get out if need be, while you sleep in. The design of the house is essentially a square with rooms off in each corner and a central skylight centrally located. The kitchen was recently remodeled and was a great place to cook. Not a fan of the glass stove tops, however. Overall, we thought this was a great location and just wish it had a hot tub.

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  • To zen or not to zen

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    Jane L from Santa Rosa, Ca recommends this vacation rental

    Over all the experience at Zen house was fine. Good and plenty media offerings all over. However, we never got the hot water "hot" in the kitchen. Also the house offered us some cobwebs and dust. It was cleaned before our arrival, right? The location is good with a great blue water view. I loved all the outside sitting options.

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  • Another Zen moment at The Ranch

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2016

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    Steve J from Windsor, CA recommends this vacation rental

    One more stay at the Zen Residence. The house is in a perfect location, just an awesome place but starting to show her age. Needs some maintenance, especially in the back yard and overall grounds. Had to call in for firewood but this place is one we will continue to come back to.

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  • New Experience

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2016

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    Robert H from Forest Knolls, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I liked the Architecture very much, the garden needed some attention.

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  • Truly Zen

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2016

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    Nancy C from Santa Rosa, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We were at the Zen House during one of the biggest storms we had ever experienced. Pleased to say we didn't lose power and had a wonderful time during the craziness of the storm. Beautiful watching the turbulent ocean all around us.

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  • Zen House

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2015

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    a guest from San Carlos, CA recommends this vacation rental

    It was amazing, we loved the house and it's setting.

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  • November Weekend visit

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2014

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    a guest from Orinda, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The pluses: This is a fabulous location with coastline views and easy access to Shell Beach. The house is outfitted with quality furniture, kitchen and electronic gadgets. The owner has anticipated your every need. The minuses: The house is a bit cluttered. The white wall to wall carpet needs replacement. The double bed (rather than a queen) in the 2nd bedroom limits rental appeal. Overall a nice stay and we'd return for the location.

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  • Not quite as good as last year

    Stayed 6 days ending in October, 2014

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    a guest from Berkeley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The house and setting are beautiful but some wear and tear problems like carpet stains and other issues have occurred that need to be addressed. Staff care not up to par. We had to vacuum on getting there and fire wood was not loaded into the house. The house and location were great. Hope things improve for all concerned. It is a great house.

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  • Comfy with a great view

    Stayed 8 days ending in November, 2013

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    a guest from Martinez, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Zen house has lots of nice amenities with a clear view to making guests comfortable. The views from most angles are beautiful and it's a great place from which to start a walk in either direction, or just go a few hundred feet to the point and sit to watch the waves.

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  • Zen house

    Stayed 10 days ending in August, 2013

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    a guest from Chico, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Zen has amazing views and is near a beach that my 89 year old mother could get to. Also close to the cove where the seals beach during high tide. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. Our only problem was that is is way more high-tech than we are and the entertainment system required a house call when we messed it up. One caution if you have mobility challenges. Midday the step down from all rooms is east to see. When the sun isn't directly overhead the steps sort of fade out. We bought some ugly dishtowels to put on the step so we wouldn't miss it. The hammock was fabulous!!

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  • Great stay in early April

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2014

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    Gary C from Chagrin Falls, Ohio recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time, the weather cooperated, the trail access and location are excellent, and the audio/visual/technical accoutrements felt just like home.

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  • Zen House August 2014

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from El Cerito, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The house is in a great location with views up and down the coast. It works well for three people. Unfortunately, the beds are incredible hard and uncomfortable, even after adjusting the one in the master bedroom.

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