Meet Your Hosts John And Karen Reis
We’re proud to be the second generation in our family to own this beautiful custom home–and we’ve created countless warm memories here. When the opportunity arose to assume sole ownership, it was a dream come true. Designed as a year-round residence, we knew we didn’t want our beloved Vista Del Mar sitting idle between our own getaways to Sea Ranch (we now live on the San Francisco Peninsula). This seaside home isn’t just another impersonal vacation rental…it’s still our family retreat whenever we can get away. And making Vista Del Mar available to responsible families and/or couples as a vacation rental has made the Reis family–and our many guests–very happy.
Why We Chose Sea Ranch
The land was purchased when Sea Ranch first sprang up as a community (back in the late 1960s when there were only dirt roads). Being pioneers in this new town, our family was able to choose the best of the best from all the available lots. Knowing that an ocean-front home–with steps-away access to a secluded beach–was on everyone’s wish list, the unique property on which Vista Del Mar now sits became part of the family. Speaking of family, guests often comment how “luxuriously inviting” it feels to stay with us. One main reason is this home wasn’t built to be a part-time, weekend getaway house. From day one, the family was committed to designing and building a home to be enjoyed as their personal residence.
Our family has been active in Sea Ranch for over 40 years and we’re fully invested in the local community and its welfare. A portion of our rental income goes back into local businesses and social causes–as well as a range of non-profits including the “Coastal Seniors” project and Redwood Coast Medical Services (providing important medical, dental and counseling services).
Unique Benefits Of This Home
There truly is nothing like Vista Del Mar in all of Sea Ranch. First and foremost, we’re one of very few owner-managed rental properties in the community. You won’t deal with an impersonal management firm; we’re hand-on owners who also have a local caretaker overseeing our property. With comfortable sleeping space for eight adults, every room in our 3,000+ sq. foot home has an unobstructed ocean view. The large, well-equipped kitchen is a cooks’ dream, the rec room has a Foosball table and there’s even a reading library and stocked games closet. Or you can just kick back in front of the 46” HDTV (with 230+ channels). As far as music goes, we have an amazing Bose Acoustimass 10-speaker sound system, as well as a baby grand piano in the main living area that overlooks the ocean. Step outside and enjoy the 1,600 sq. foot deck (with a BBQ connected to the home’s gas line) and a private ocean-view spa. You’re only 50 feet away from the ocean bluffs where you can explore the secluded beach directly below. Vista Del Mar offers a tranquil getaway and convenient access to the best part of the California coast. We know that you will come to love Sea Ranch just as our family has.
One Final Note
Because we’ve made a significant investment in our home, all guests are asked to sign a short-term rental agreement. This document clarifies not only the terms by which we make Vista Del Mar available, but also the guest rules established by the Sea Ranch Association.