A lovely, well-appointed house, with a great view and location
Overall, we really liked Panorama House. It is very well constructed with lovely wood everywhere; the modern interiors are cleanly drawn. Windows on multiple sides flood the main living room/kitchen with light and the windows and screen door allow for a refreshing cross breeze during nice weather. We loved the open kitchen/living room/dining room, which allowed us all to hang out while cooking, watching television, or working at the dining room table. The lack of decor in the house is spartan, but we ultimately appreciated the simplicity of the interior. It feels like a house that was designed for renting out more than it is anyone's personal residence, and the layout was great for two couples sharing the place—bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs. Furnishings are basic, but tasteful and comfortable. We were so comfortable here that we extended our stay by a day. The Location: It's about a 1/4 mile walk to the coast and Bluff Trail. Slightly unfortunate that one must walk on paved streets to get to the trail, but no big deal. The section of coast for the a mile north on the trail from this house is spectacular, especially at sundown. It's just a quick drive to Gualala (5-10 minutes) for supplies. We saw tons of deer, some foxes, seals and birds. Only reason this place isn't 5 stars is a few odd irregularities. There were no towels provided. (As we turned in our keys, we were told by the rental agency that we could have requested that towels be brought by, but we didn't know that and shared two old ones from our car between 4 people.) There were also some dirty pots and pans strangely hidden in the drawer under the stove. The outside (electric) grill was sort of gunky, so we didn't use it. And, finally, the .5 bath—a toilet on the main floor—appeared to be unstably secured to the wall.
Memorable meadow home, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and beautiful ocean views, Panorama, In Sea Ranch.