Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
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Excellent layout and comfortable for family and dogs.
I would say that we found both the positive and negative reviews of this house to be accurate. The positives: It is conveniently located off of Hwy 1 close to Gualala and is directly across the street from the rec center. It has a super layout- a lovely courtyard with nice landscaping that gives the kids and the dogs a little extra room to move without tons of supervision, the roomy living room and deck are nice places to hang out and the kitchen has a window to the courtyard so it doesn't feel too bad to do dishes while on vacation. There are nearby homes but they are not intrusive in any way and the south facing exposure makes for a beautiful view of a meadow. The negatives: The house hasn't been updated in 20+ years... the racks of the dishwasher are shot, the oven is small and had dropping heating element that made cooking for Thanksgiving extra challenging, the dryer vents minimally, the hot water barely makes it through three short showers, the "low flow toilets" flush poorly and the entire house needs a paint job. All said it was easy to take the negatives in stride but good to go in with realistic expectations.
One of the best homes in Sea Ranch
Sunny, warm, comfortable, tastefully decorated, peaceful house located within a short time walking distance to the Del Mar pool. Our family visits Sea Ranch for over 25 years but never stayed at Blair house before this time and we all declared this home to be our best. I am a bit concerned about telling the world about it because it might means that there will be more takers, in the future, with less possibilities to rent for us.... :)))
Last summer retreat
Great get a way! Enjoyed the view and nature surrounding. We liked walking to the bluff every day for sunset...the house is spacious and comfortable for us and our dogs. It was an easy end of summer vaca from Healdsburg.
Thank you for making your home available to us. It is just a wonderful place. Great location, very comfortable and all the amenities we could have possible needed. We will be back! Sea Ranch is such a special place, we decided to get married there next year.
Congrats on your wedding!
Great family get away
Had a great time. The house is perfect. We will be back!!!
Several Plusses, but needs Attention
Good home for dogs, with fenced interior courtyard. Interior layout nice, with master suite on one side of house, other bdrms/ba on other end, with kitchen, dining and living in between. Well appointed and comfortable. Master bed and bath are somewhat exposed to rooms and deck of house next door, window coverings would go a long way here. Easy access north or south to Bluff trail, and only a few minutes from Gualala. Kitchen well stocked with excellent cooktop and counter-top appliances. Water pressure very low, and hot water takes time.
Unfortunately, short and long term maintenance seem to be an afterthought. Paint on walls, window sills, and corners was quite marred, with a hole in the drywall in the entry from the door handle. Dishes and glassware weren't clean, a filter full of old, dry coffee grounds was left in the coffeemaker. The dining table was so sticky that fabric from the placements stuck to the table. You would be well served bringing your own linens.
The hot tub contained thousands of drowned ants, with no tools we could find to clean them out... thus a service call. The name of the Wi-Fi network had been changed without the rental agency being notified...another service call. These two issues required one visit and several phone calls to resolve, time no guest should need to waste.
None of these issues are terminal, but they should be checked and validated before guests arrive.
Thanks for sharing your feedback. It's unfortunate to hear you experiences problems with the hot tub and your wifi connection. We have communicated your concerns with our maintenance team to get this corrected. We're happy to send you a $25-50 gift card towards a future stay. We look forward to hosting you again.