Sailfish is a one bedroom home with studio, covered carport, garage and guesthouse located on the West Meadow of The Sea Ranch and was built in 2002 with the idea of bringing a sailboat to land. It is a unique structure architecturally and has the ultimate privacy from the ‘commons (open space)’ that exist on three sides. It perches on the side of a slope and has views down & across a thicket of vegetation to the rocky shore beyond . Sailfish (Gilbert House) was one of approximately thirty homes featured in The Sea Ranch, a book written by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (2004). It is also included in the 2013 edition entitled, The Sea Ranch:Fifty years of Architecture, Place and Community on the Northern California Coast. The houses they chose to include in this 300 page book demonstrate the Sea Ranch ‘vision’.
An addition was added to Sailfish in 2016 that includes the Guesthouse and a one car garage. The existing deck was expanded and now connects to the new addition. The new deck offers additonal outdoor dining space and room to relax on 2 chaise lounges. The hot tb is positioned on the deck with a view of the ocean and of the stars at night. The main house will not be available to guests and remains vacant during any rental stay. The new garage hoouses the barbecue and washer & dryer and is set up for keyless entry. Guests will be asked for a 4 digit code and it will be programmed into the lock. The Guesthouse entry is through a sliding door and a key has a special location in the garage. Newly added in 2018, on the side of the garage, is the outdoor shower. The shower is connected to the on demand water heater, so no cold showers unless you desire one.