Gualala, CA, USA

Gualala, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 295 vacation rentals near Gualala. From 275 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gualala for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Gualala bewitches from the moment you arrive

Weave northwards on the Coast Highway and you'll eventually come to fetching little Gualala. One thing's for sure – it'll be harder to leave than it was to get here. What with all those salt-washed cabins, clifftop boltholes, and cozy little Gualala vacation rentals peppering the rocks between the pine trees and rugged headlands, this one's a master at enchantment. Our advice? Let yourself be bewitched by the bluff trails and the babbling rivers, enjoy the seclusion of far-flung Anchor Bay and lose yourself in those glowing, golden-red sunsets over the ocean. There's no rush to return home.

Coastal enjoyments in Gualala

As Gualala cascades down to the roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean, it gives way to some of the North Coast's most loved walking trails and shoreline parks. You'll find yourself hopping between wind-buffeted beaches and soaring bluffs, watching uber-romantic sunsets and spotting gray whales splash and crash through the swells from lookouts on the Sonoma cliffs. If it's wild, cobweb-busting nature you're after this season, then seafront Gualala vacation rentals could just be the perfect choice for you.

Gualala's got hotspots on the North Coast

Gualala is mainly about immersing yourself in the fresh breezes and rugged natural beauty of the North Coast, and for that you've got the Gualala Bluff Trail and the Regional Point Park – both loaded with enough seagrass meadows and raw bays washed over by the Pacific Ocean to keep you going. However, there's also culture here. You can head to the Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery to see local artisans at work. Or, you can hit the Matheson Design gallery for the medley of Impressionist and Abstract paintings inspired by the coast.

Gualala is grand in the summertime

Gualala's bathed in a soothing Mediterranean warmth for most of the year. Winter brings the trademark rains of the Pacific region though, which keep many a vacationer away between November and March. When spring kicks in throughout April and May, the crowds start coming in earnest, most eager to see the beautiful wildflower meadows along the cliffs in bloom. That said, Gualala vacation rentals fill up the most in summer, when temperatures sit neatly in the high 60s and the refreshing ocean breezes roll in off the sea.

Gorgeous reserves in Gualala

There's certainly no shortage of places to get up-close-and-personal with the haunting, gasp-inducing vistas of the Sonoma Coast. You could start on the winding Gualala Bluff Trail, which pokes over the sandbanks and through the pine groves to reveal a land of white-capped surf and lazing sea lions. Opposite that is the Gualala Point Regional Park, where shoreline meadows of swaying seagrasses mingle with the estuary waters of the Gualala River. Whales can sometimes be spotted from the walks there, and the coastal forests are crisscrossed by plenty of marked trails.