Tour-takers got an up-close look at Seal Beach water tower house

The new owners of the landmark water tower house near Pacific Coast Highway opened it to free public tours Saturday as they offer it as a vacation rental.

Though the home at 1 Anderson St. is popularly known as the Sunset Beach water tower, it actually is in Seal Beach.

A pair of investors bought the four-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot home in August for $1.5 million.

The tri-level house, built in 1984, replicates the look of a water tower that was built in the late 1800s and replaced in the 1940s.

The 87-foot-tall structure features a wrap-around deck with 360-degree views, two garages, an elevator, 3 1/2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, a bar, a laundry room, a large fish tank and a stained-glass ceiling on the top floor.

The home, billed on the vacation-rental site as “the world’s ultimate beach house,” is listed for an average of $643 per night for a minimum stay of three or four nights.