"La Boussole" translates to The Compass, named to evoke a place to become clear, and to re-orient oneself. Expanded around a central enclosed courtyard, this large home provides a true base for a completely refreshing getaway. You'll find ample spaces, with many options for privacy or separation when needed. There are also several areas for regrouping when it's time to come together. Outdoor living is easy in the courtyard which is nicely sheltered from our mistral wind. The courtyard includes a grassy area, large deck, large hot tub, BBQ, and plenty of seating and is flanked by the studio and the house. (Note, there is no ocean view from the courtyard or hot tub.)
The house is split-level, and offers a master bedroom and bathroom at one end, and two bedrooms and two baths at the other end. In between, is the large ocean-view dining room right off the kitchen, then up a few steps to the roomy living room with its walls of windows for more ocean views, and large fireplace.
The studio is a huge, bright open space for watching TV, relaxing, reading, gazing at the beauty outside, as well as additional sleeping space. Ascend the spiral stair to the ocean-view desk for those who may desire a small work or study area. There is a half-bath in the studio.
While inwardly protecting the wonderful courtyard, La Boussole also opens brightly to her wild and beautiful surroundings. Not far from the shore, one can gaze out at crashing waves and broad ocean views, and enjoy the rugged coastal and hillside expanses. Hiking is a cinch! The trail is just a few feet from the front door, and presents a choice of bluff, hillside or meadow rambles. And a short distance on foot will bring you to the Ohlson Ranch Center pool and tennis, just beyond the Stengle Beach access.
- Dog Allowed: Yes
- Spa: Yes, in courtyd/no view
- Beach Access: Stengel Beach
- View: White water
- Den/Study: Yes in studio
- Woodstove or Pellet: in studio