Gualala Lodging on the Pacific Coast
Gualala lodging is located on the western coast of northern California, where you have a chance to immerse yourself in wine country. Some of the surrounding features near Gualala vacation rentals include Hopland, Gualala River and State Route 1. Visitors can follow State Route 1 up and down the coast to visit many of the wineries, as well as examine some of California’s history when they spend time at Gualala cottages.
Modern Gualala Lodging near Pomo Indian Sites
Gualala was known by the Pomo Native Americans as the “coming down water place” or “where the river meets the sea.” The Pomo were the first to settle in the area using the fresh water Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean to survive. Over time, the Native Americans left and Spanish-Mexican settlements moved in. A land grant was given to Ernest Rufus in 1846 by the Rancho German Mexican conglomerate. American settlers built a hotel, lumber mill and saloon in the 1860s. Redwood was the most profitable wood, and today there are still plenty of redwood trees surrounding Gualala lodging. Unfortunately, much of Gualala is newer than its original settlement; due to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the town had to be rebuilt. Most of the Gualala vacation rentals like Gualala cottages are more modern.
Magnificent Ocean Views from Gualala Vacation Rentals
Gualala vacation rentals tend to have two things in common, whether you choose from expansive Gualala lodging choices or intimate Gualala cottages. The homes offer spectacular sea views from decks, master bedrooms, and dining rooms. Other features they have in common are the hot tubs often found on the decks. The decks are typically built on stilts so views of the sea are possible over the redwood trees. Visitors can take walks around the property, down to the beach, and along the cliffs, where it is possible to spy grey whales, humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals throughout different seasons of the year.
Kayaking Along the Beach by Gualala Cottages
Kayaking is one way to explore the Pacific Ocean and bays around Gualala. Adventure Rents is located downtown in the village of Gualala for those who do not have their own kayaks or boats.
While you are searching for California beach rentals, consider some coastal options like Los Angeles rentals, San Francisco apartment rentals, Santa Barbara rentals, or San Diego beach rentals. Other California areas include Big Bear Lake cabin rentals and Lake Tahoe vacation rentals.