Sea Ranch house rental - Shell Beach House. Dining and living room are upstairs.2 of the 3 bedrooms down.
Shell Beach House. Dining and living room are upstairs.2 of the 3 bedrooms down.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay nights
 

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This three bedroom two bath home is in the most coveted area of The Sea Ranch, just across the street from Shell Beach, and steps away from two other beautiful beaches with tide pools for exploring.

The master bedroom has a king bed and the 2 other bedrooms have queen beds. All have private balconies, where you can watch the waves crashing over rocks. There is an exceptionally large master suite with window seats and plenty of room for your portable crib(s). The master bedroom has a walk-in closet stocked with toys and kids books.

Listen to the seals barking while soaking in the hot tub on the back deck, go for hikes on the 10 miles of private Sea Ranch trails, dive for abalone at Shell Beach, go kayaking or picnicking on the banks of the Gualala River, enjoy the beautiful golf course, tennis courts, sauna and pools that are part of The Sea Ranch. Or just do nothing, spending time playing family games, doing puzzles, whale watching, reading, and observing the deer and foxes in the adjacent meadows from this beautiful peaceful home.

This is a perfect place for dogs, with a large back yard, a fenced in deck and miles of hiking trails. We allow up to two well-behaved canines.

It is also a perfect place for kids of all ages, with the beach across the street, and a quiet street for bike riding and skateboarding. We are just a five minute walk from One Eyed Jacks, which is the only playground in all of The Sea Ranch.

The Sea Ranch is a unique community of people who value the beauty of the land and the wildlife on the California coast. The homes blend into the land with large lots and lots of space. The vegetation is natural, attracting deer who wander through the meadows.

The home has a newly remodeled kitchen with granite counters, a dishwasher, coffeemaker, blender, and dishes of all kinds. We also have a Weber charcoal grill on the balcony adjacent to the kitchen and overlooking the ocean. You need to bring your own sheets, towels and beach towels. We also have a washer and dryer. We have a library with over 300 books, games, and jigsaw puzzles.

We also have two televisions, linked to Direct TV satellite, with over 200 stations, and a DVD, CD player, and free Internet access, as well as free usage of a telephone.

The lovely town of Gualala, just 4 miles to the North, has two excellent grocery stores, a pharmacy, the best video store we've ever seen (Gualala Video) as well as many art studios, a bookstore, a Saturday morning farmer's market, and many other amenities.

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Debra and Michael, the homeowners, are both publishers. We have two teenage children, and have been spending time at The Sea Ranch since before our children were born. We go to our vacation home as often as possible, but find that our children's activities keep us here in Marin County most weekends.

We always bring our dog (or dogs) to Sea Ranch with us and enjoy hiking and meeting other dogs while walking the trails.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

We love The Sea Ranch because it is unique. There is no community like it, with a deep commitment to the natural environment, friendly people, great local food, hiking and the best weather on the northern California coast. We waited for many years for the perfect home to come on the market, and were thrilled to be able to buy Shell Beach House, which was the most rented house in all of The Sea Ranch, because of its perfect location.

21 Reviews of Property 328841 in Sea Ranch, California

Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
average rating of 1.0 based on 21 reviews
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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I love the thoughtful way this house is equipped

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2009
Over the past 16 years, we have stayed at many, many Sea Ranch houses and this is definitely one of the best. The location and views are superb, the interior layout is comfortable, but what really made this weekend so special was the generous and thoughtful way the house is equipped. I have never before stayed in a home with kids toys and books --perfect to keep our 18 month old occupied and interested -- new toys are always a great distraction. My 8 and 9 year old enjoyed the games and puzzles and the way they could do things in their own space. We appreciated the quality and detail in the kitchen, from pots to plates and the coffee grinder. (I fretted all the way up when I realized that I had brought my essential Peet's beans but no grinder --what a relief to find one here!). I also appreciated the range and depth of the library -- something of quality for everyone. Also it is nice that the hot tub actually gets hot -- at least half of the Sea Ranch houses I've rented have had malfunctioning hot tubs which can only be described as disappointing lukewarm tubs. My parents enjoyed reading by the window seats -- truly something for everyone. We saw many, many seals -- 70 or 80 hauled out at a time -- wonderful!

Thanks so much for your generosity!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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The perfect house

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
This was the perfect house for us. Our two little girls LOVED playing with the toys and the books and the closet became a playhouse. Mom had fun checking out all of your books, especially the parenting ones and Dad enjoyed getting a chance to fly his kite with our 4 year old. The weather was amazing, three of the days were sunny and so beautiful, the ocean view was endless. We got to do everything we wanted and our girls had a great time at the beach. THANKS for sharing your wonderful beach house with us. It was a great vacation we will never forget!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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Very nice and well stocked house

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
Very nice and well stocked house. We all had such a great experience, whether it was walking out on the beach or sitting in the hot tub. One of the members of our party even discovered love for the first time.

Thanks, we will be back.
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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This week and this house have been perfect

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
On the way out the the door after a glorious week of 70 degree windless cloudless days during which we walked the bluffs, lay on Shell Beach, ate, slept, hot tubbed, and little else, we realize this week and this house have been a perfect (and news-media free) week, as great as we could have imagined. We will be back.
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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Climbing tree in the back yard!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We had a great time. It was really fun going to the beach every day, and the weather was spectacular! My mom and dad and I lay on the back deck and watched the stars. It was also fun to climb the tree in the back yard!

You have a great house, and I look forward to coming back! Thanks for a great week!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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Beautiful house and relaxing retreat

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
This area and house are beautiful. Yesterday when we got here we took a walk down to the beach. My 8 year old daughter collected sea shells and ran the edge of the water (her first time in the Pacific Ocean). The ocean here is much different from our beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. We returned to "our" house and had some dinner. We finished and cleaned up in time to make sunset at the beach. Upon our return to the house, we changes and took in the sights of the stars in the hot tub. We then tucked in and watched one of your movies from the book shelf.
When we got up on the second day here, we decided to go to the beach. We borrowed your kite, sand toys, and enjoyed the sand, surf and seals. It was amazing! Upon our return to the house, we discovered my Aunt Fran working on a jigsaw puzzle, napping, reading and just taking in the views. We then discovered the beach to the right were there were about 15 seals and pups playing, napping and swimming. How special and what memories. On the way to the beach, the deer were feeding.

This has been such a great trip. We are now trying to make plans for a visit again next year. I only hope!

What a beautiful area!! Beautiful house and relaxing retreat. Thank you for this opportunity!!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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We won't stay in any other house at Sea Ranch.

We won't stay in any other house at Sea Ranch.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We just love it here. Just a little story from last year. We rent your home every year. Well, last year, this house was rented already, so I rented another one. We drove here from Sacramento excited as usual to be going to Sea Ranch once again.When we got here I was so upset/dissatisfied with the other house I had rented that I turned right around and went back home -- a total of about 8 hours of driving. We went to Lake Tahoe instead, but because the owner of Rams Head returned ALL of my money even though it's against policy, we returned again this year. Having learned my lesson from last year, I only came back because the Shell Beach House was available. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful home with us. We had another fabulous time here. What a grand family vacation!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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Wonderfully equipped home!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Everyone has said how beautiful Sea Ranch and the house is -- I don't need to say it again! I was very pleased with the layout of the home and the nice big table in the kitchen. My family and I had a great time playing cards, dominoes and eating! I enjoyed the lovely cookware and the BBQ. I loved the bookshelf and the display shelf. My boyfriend was really excited to see a Dan Brown book. It was nice to have a DVD/BlueRay player in each room -- even though we were out enjoying the view. My sister loves the dishes (Fiesta ware?) and her baby loved crawling through the end tables like they were tunnels. It was nice that you had that extra countertop island --we used it! The pictures all over the house are beautiful. The ones of the boy and the dog were very cute! We love it here and will be back!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
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this is THE location in Sea Ranch!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
First of all...thank you for making your home pup-friendly! It's nice to take a vacation and bring our dogs. This was our fourth trip to Sea Ranch all at a different home each time, and you have THE location!!!! The white water views and a short walk to Shell Beach and Seal Rock are excellent.

Very comfortable and homey feel, loved the fireplace, library, and stegosaurus! We love you Shell Beach House!!!!!
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Shell Beach House @ Sea Ranch 3BR'S W/Hot Tub and Wood Stove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328841vb
800-785-3455
Sea Ranch North Coast California
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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The most fun and relaxing place to stay

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
So our week at Sea Ranch is finally coming to a close; and what a week it has been!! This was the first family vacation for me, my wife and our four month old daughter. We drove here from Portland, OR, and after an exciting road trip the Shell Beach house was the most fun and relaxing place to stay for the week! We stayed in the upstairs bedroom and the mattress was SO comfy. I fell asleep within 1 minute of lying down each night! I love all of the pillows on the couches. They are very inviting for nap-taking. The view of the ocean is a breathtaking way to wake up every morning and the great selection of books makes a great excuse to sit by the window and read/watch wildlife/stare at the ocean all day. We had lots of fun going for walks on the beach and playing board games! The hot tub was a nice treat and a very relaxing way to end the day!