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Bella Mare

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Elk, CA

5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 8 | more features

Bella Mare is Italian for "Beautiful Sea". Built in 1891, this stately 2-story Victorian has a majestic interior living space (4000sqft) and a half acre backyard that extends to the edge of the bluff above the ocean. The owners have upgraded the interior to offer quality modern conveniences yet kept some of the architectural charm of its era. When you enter the house, you are greeted by a large living room, which has a 40" TV and comfortable recliner seating. A few steps to your left is the ocean view fireplace room with more comfortable sofas and a cozy window seat. The open kitchen and dining area also has ocean view seating for friends to kibitz while you create a gourmet meal on the commercial grade Wolf Range. A half bath is between the kitchen & garage. There are 4 bedrooms and a very generous "dorm" space on the 2nd floor that comfortably houses 4 twin beds and a twin trundle bed (for a total of 6 twin beds!). The dorm room also houses a pool table, a flat screen TV, & additional entertainment. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are separated by a newly remodeled bathroom -- each room has an ocean view. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, an ocean view queen master bedroom suite and another queen bedroom with direct access to a newly remodeled full bath. A large deck with a hot tub, stainless steel BBQ, and lots of seating complete the picture. Park your car and walk next door to Bridget Dolan's (you may even see a visiting "star") for local brew & eats, or select one of the other fine restaurants in Elk. Across from Queenie's Roadhouse (known for yummy breakfasts) is a Trail Head for walks to the beach. You can also read up on Bella Mare at the Elk Museum. Lots of things to do without the car or explore further along the coast and return to the charm of a gracious home and spectacular sunsets. What more can you ask for on a vacation! Now allowing small 4-footed friends!!

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