ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '

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Elizabeth Ruelle

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '

Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

Three Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum)

This comfortably luxurious oceanfront home is complimented by a dramatic setting in Mendocino’s most-exclusive and well-maintained neighborhood. Conveniently located next to Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Park (both within easy walking distance) just one mile north of the historic Mendocino Artists Village.

The home is set just 40 feet from the edge above a protected cove where relaxation and inspiration take on new meaning. It is safe and quiet except for the sound of surf and seagulls. Appropriately named SEAL REEF , it offers an endless attraction for watching migrating whales, porpoise, seals basking in the sun with their pups on the reef below and pelicans in formation as they glide inches above the water.

'AWESOME' is understated. Seal Reef is a surreal place where nature's beauty and incredible power are right in your back yard. Guests of all ages thoroughly enjoy the time they get to spend here.

This home is Pet/smoke free and thoroughly sanitized between guests. Seal Reef is totally turn-key with WiFi internet, DVD & streaming NETFLIX movies. The home is tastefully furnished including a gourmet kitchen, granite counter tops throughout , stone and glass showers and hardwood floors. All the comforts of home AND MORE in a private beachfront community.

* BIG discounts for longer stays *

* early check-in and late check-out OK dependent upon guest scheduling*

Rate listed is for double occupancy (2 persons) w/ added charge for additional guests up to 6 guests maximum

Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Homes, Oceanfront, Vacation Rentals in Mendocino, oceanfront vacation rentals, beach house, waterfront, Luxury Rentals

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Elizabeth Ruelle

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews
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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323469vbi
(707) 937-0777 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Santa Cruz, CA
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Seal Reef was the perfect retreat. The home is gorgeous, secluded, with beautiful views from every room, and full of light. The photos do not accurately capture the beautifully appointed interior, and breathtaking views.

I spent as much time as possible on the deck watching the seals, and tried to be home nightly for the amazing sunsets. The house is located in a safe, friendly neighborhood within walking distance of Russian Gulch State Park, and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse.
The unique shopping and great restaurants in nearby Mendocino and Fort Bragg are a must.

Highly recommend: The Headlands Coffee House in Fort Bragg - excellent coffee, food, nightly music and owned by locals.

The Owners were very responsive and accommodating which made for a hassle-free experience. Would definitely recommend, and love to stay again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323469vbi
(707) 937-0777 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
5

A Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Words cannot describe the incredible vista at Seal Reef nor the generous hospitality of Michael and Elizabeth. Windows line the entire length of this beautiful home offering guests an up-close and personal view of the Pacific Ocean, seals sunbathing on the reef below, and migrating grey whales spouting and spy hopping. My husband and I, along with our two adult children, spent Christmas week at Seal Reef. Michael and Elizabeth greeted us upon arrival, pointed out the 5’ Christmas tree made from driftwood on the front porch, and then shared details about the house. The next day, Elizabeth telephoned and asked if we wanted any board games and within hours, while we were out, Scrabble and Pictionary appeared on the coffee table. Elizabeth also emailed a list of local outdoor areas to explore. The following day Michael telephoned and asked if we had seen the whales yet then suggested we look outside. There, no more than a quarter mile out, were two grey whales!

During our stay, our son did a 26 mile bike ride on the Mendocino Woodlands fire roads, we hiked the beach trails in Russian Gulch State Park (walking distance from the house), and walked to town for happy hour. Each night we grilled Dungeness Crabs on the outdoor fire pit and, after dinner, had drinks on the deck to take in the gorgeous and expansive night skies. It was the perfect holiday! Thank you Michael and Elizabeth for sharing Seal Reef with us.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323469vbi
(707) 937-0777 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Santa Barbara, CA
2

The place is beautiful but.....

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I was entirely put off by the property owners. I reserved the space on-line and shortly thereafter received a call telling me that they didn't accept reservations on-line, that there was some "mix up", but they agreed that I could rent the place for myself and my family (5 total adults and one child). The home itself is beautiful, but they don't tell you very much about how to do the basic things -- for example, how to operate the TV. That probably seems simple, but it isn't and we did not use it for that reason. After we left (we cleaned the place well), I received a frantic phone call accusing one of us of "downloading raunchy songs" onto their "Pandora" (presumably that is on the TV we were unable to use). That is hilarious for a variety of reasons -- 1) all of us are well grown (three over 55, one 80+, one almost 30 and one under 5 year old who wouldn't know how to operate a TV on her own if she was left alone in the house for a week, which she wasn't),2) we were unable to use the TV because the instructions were so vague and 3) we spent most of our time (except Thanksgiving itself) outside. Anyway, the owner claimed that he "had no recourse" because he already sent my deposit back -- as if he would have kept the hefty deposit to reprogram Pandora! Wow. In the end, he decided we probably didn't cause the problem, but he never apologized for his inane accusations or his frantic call. It was the worst experience I have ever had with VRBO and I have used this service for years. I would never go back to this place -- there are other great spots in Mendocino with much nicer hosts.
Owner's Response: Whoaa! We didn't expect a 180 degree turn from the email message she sent to us shortly after checking out.
"Michael and Elizabeth:
Thank you for the use of your lovely property for our Thanksgiving gathering. We had a wonderful time – and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We left the keys under the abalone shell, ran the dishwasher, took out the trash and tried to tidy up.We hope your holiday was as restful and pleasant as ours."

We are baffled by the change in attitude. We regret that she found the TV difficult to operate but we do everything we can to ensure that our guests find all systems at Seal Reef to be very user-friendly. We've had many guests and this is the 1st time anyone has mentioned having difficulty with anything at the house. Detailed instructions for the TV and sound system are listed in the GUEST REFERENCE FOLDER readily available on the Liberty Ship Hatchcover... now table. As you can read from our other guest's comments, ALL have thoroughly enjoyed Seal Reef and have nothing but compliments after they stay.
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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323469vbi
(707) 937-0777 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
5

Idyllic place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Seal Reef is an exceptional house, and Elizabeth and Michael were a pleasure to work with. They were pleasant and accommodating and went out of their way to make our stay extra nice. The house is comfortable and elegant at the same time. It has all the furniture, fixtures and details of a lovely home, not a rental house. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and clean, the beds comfortable, and the baths and laundry useful. The expansive living room, with fireplace and tons of glass for great views, was a comfortable place to hang out. The setting is extraordinary, with the deck right on the oceanfront. We listened to the surf every night. On a clear, moonless night, look for more stars than you are likely to see elsewhere. We had fun watching the seals and the blue heron who lives in the area, and it's a great spot for bird watching. The house has neighbors, but it is very private and we only saw them a few times from a distance. Tthe house is also extremely well located for Mendocino, a mile away, and the best state parks with hiking among the redwoods and on the oceanfront. We went to Anderson Valley wineries from here, too, and it was an easy day trip. Note that this review is of Seal Reef. All of the reviews below are of a different house with the same owners. But we would rave about this house just as much as the earlier reviewers did of the other house. And the owners were open, responsive, and always helpful. It is a great house for longer stays, too. We had an idyllic two weeks here. If you can stay here, do so!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT ' PRIVATE LUXURY '
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p323469vbi
(707) 937-0777 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Sacramento, CA
5

Incredible Find!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I had a short-notice change in plans over the 4th of July break and was amazed when I found this property still available (there may have been a late cancellation). We were able to coordinate all the details with the owner and property manager in less than a day and subsequently able to enjoy a beautiful holiday on the coast. Other reviews are correct when they say that the pictures don't do this place justice. We had plans to tour the area during our stay, but instead remained at the house virtually the entire time because it was so peaceful and relaxing. We were treated to extremely good weather, so we spent our time outside watching sea lions on the rocks below, flying kites in the large open areas and enjoying spectacular sunsets. The house (and kitchen in particular) are well-furnished with just about anything you might need. Elizabeth gave me a great tour upon arriving at the house, and the few days we were there went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend staying at Sea of Dreams to anyone who can afford such a luxurious few days on the coast!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

Mendocino House Rental Rates

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Low season
Mar 8 2014 - May 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,678
$10,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Notes Rates shown are for 2 guests. Nightly rate based upon number of guests and length of stay.
LOW SEASON: 2 night stays available at STANDARD nightly rate

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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