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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

FUN BEACH HOME: Master Bedrm + Master & Single Loft, Full Bath, Spa w/ Shower



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Keywords: Beach House, Ocean View, White Water Views

Peter & Debbie Henry
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Peter & Debbie Henry

Pete & Debbie Henry

We live in Palo Alto and love Sea Ranch, getting up there as often as it is AVAILABLE and we can. Debbie is a Librarian and I am managing our 4 vacation properties and writing a novel.

Check out our other vacation properties listed on VRBO:

- #447407 'Lamplighter' Donner Crest, Truckee, Lake Tahoe, CA

- #204203 'Mountain Getaway' Tahoe-Donner, Lake Tahoe, CA

Peter & Debbie Henry purchased this house in 1995

Why Peter & Debbie Henry chose North Coast California

-On our very first vacation at Sea Ranch, 1986, we fell in love with its incredible beauty and purchased a lot. then in 1995 we purchased Breakaway and have never looked back.

What makes this house unique

One of the most uniquely beautiful places in the world. Homes are architecturally designed with care and placed 'Lightly on the land' with nature as the primary focus. Wildlife roams across the commons (deer, fox, wild turkeys, {occasional mountain lion}, large variety of birds, seals, whales, tidepool inhabitants, variety of fish, and abalone. The variety of sites and activities is incredible: redwood forests, river beach, 10 miles of ocean front and dramatic oceanscapes, bouquets of wildflowers, art , music, dining, ocean diving, surfing, fishing, and three recreation centers with heated pools, showers, saunas, and tennis courts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visit Breakaway when ever we can get away for a relaxing close to nature

Apr 2008
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub & shower, sink; water closet is a separate room for privacy. Washer & dryer are located in bathroom. There is a garden room with sink and an outdoor hot water shower in the garden spa area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) Master Loft: California King Overlooks Ocean to Front from 3rd Floor Single Loft 5th Level, 3rd Floor Overlooks 4.5 miles of Surf to Black Point Master Bedroom: California King Bed Overlooks Ocean to Front From 1st Floor, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Many Wide Window Seats Overlooking Ocean Views
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ocean & forest views from every room, bed & deck, art, library, very private


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

A Wonderful Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely loved our two weeks at Breakaway! The house was clean and well set up and we were lucky enough to meet Peter when we arrived and he personally explained things to us. (Note to any future guests: read the book Peter is writing about his experiences in Vietnam. A powerful story) We've never stayed in place before on vacation and so didn't know what to expect. Needless to say, the entire experience of the house and Sea Ranch exceeded our expectations. We'd love to return and stay longer next time, two weeks was not enough. Eating out was wonderful: The Sea Ranch Lodge was great, we loved the Cafe Azul (some of the best fish and chips ever), and for really fancy food (for us, anyways) St. Orres was fantastic. We never used any of the amenities of the Sea Ranch, we were too busy exploring the many coves and beaches when we weren't relaxing in the house, me reading and my wife watching TV. Thank you, Peter and Debbie for making such a wonderful place available.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sea Ranch in Breakaway House was a wonderful experience for us. We've never stayed here before so it took us a couple of days to explore and figure out all the access points to the beaches at Sea Ranch but it was worth it. Peter has done a great job on preparing the house and it is extremely comfortable and well set up. Anyone who stays should read the book Peter is writing about his experiences in Vietnam, it's a powerful story. Eating out is a real pleasure, the Sea Ranch Lodge has great food and reasonable prices and there are great restaurants in Gualala, two of our favorites being the Cafe Azul and St. Orres just north of town. I highly recommend Breakaway to anyone who wants to stay on the coast. For us, two weeks was not enough time there.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sea Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and will do this again. We spent two amazing weeks walking the trails and beaches of Sea Ranch. The weather was beautiful and the sunsets took your breath away. The house was perfect. We will do this again. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We hoped for a week of views, lovely long hot tub soaks ( again with a view), walks with our dog, a comfortable large bed, good restaurants, and a great location.

We got all of that at Breakaway, with the added sweetness of the out door shower, and literally views in every direction.

Sea Ranch is a special place and staying at Breakaway made it even better. It's smallish, which was perfect for a couple, quite clean, comfortable seating throughout, quiet.

We shall return. Oh, and Peter is good and easy to deal with, quick to respond to questions or needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara & Russ Thanks so much for your review. Please come again (no damage deposit required) Regards Pete
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Wonderful Christmas week stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and Irish setter and I are here for 4 months undertaking our annual gray whale research and census project. We drove from Maine and were in need of some Sea Ranch tranquility. We stayed for nearly a week while waiting for our longterm rental in Irish Beach. We had considered Breakaway in past visits to the Mendonoma Coast, but it was not available. The home is very comfortable an laid out in an interesting yet very functional and comfortable way. Peter, the owner had told me he had a Danish (I think I have that correct) architect. Well, the architect had great imagination. We loved it. Its the architecture that makes TSR so interesting and often adds to the beauty.

We had Christmas here and my wife very easily cooked a 17 pound turkey and everything else in the kitchen It only looks small. Its very functional. (We had turkey the remainder of the stay as well.) We began our whale census while here and had easy walks down to the bluff to count gray whales as well as sea lions and harbor seals. We did not see whales from the upstairs bedroom, but could have. In the summer I am sure humpback whales can be seen from up top. We did not have any occassion to us the downstairs bedroom other than to check it out upon arrival, but it is very lovely and looks extremely comfortable. The same with the hot tub area. Pete was quick to address any issues and made suggestions. I had a glitch with VRBO, Peter called me from his home, and together we got us booked. Great touch. They have a fantastic sat tv package btw in a very comfortable tv room. I kind of lived in there reading and watching tv when we were not out in the field. There is a house close, as is often typical at TSR. The people seem to be full time residents and are extremely quiet. So don't let that deter you at all. We took terrific walks at night with Bob our dog. Many of the homes were decorated for Christmas and looked beautiful. I recommend their home highly. We just have a really warm memory of that week there.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Breakaway couldn't have been better. We loved the house, the beautiful views from every window, and the easy access to the beautiful coast and well-maintained hiking trails. The weather was great. We felt that we were in a natural sanctuary. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The owner was extremely helpful throughout our stay and couldn't have been nicer. We attended regular (and free) yoga classes and went swimming at the recreation center and enjoyed meeting and making friends with the locals. We highly recommend Breakaway to couples or small families looking for a scenic getaway. We will definitely return to this enchanted place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $200

Best Rate

To reserve signing a one-page rental agreement and 1/2 of the rental fee will reserve. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

The damage deposit is returnable and will be returned upon a successful inspection by my housekeeper at the end of the rental period.

The Permission allowing a dog is based on an agreement to the following:
- Dog will not be left in the home alone
- Dog will be clean & dry prior to entering home (paws & coat)
- Dog will not be allowed on furniture, window seats, and beds
- Dog will not be groomed or washed in the home
- Dog hair will be cleaned up
- Dog feces on the property will be removed (placed in garbage container)
- Dog will not harm (chew or destroy) household property
- A non-returnable pet fee of $350, iand a returnable damage deposit of $500 is required (the damage fee will be returned upon a successful inspection by my Housekeeper).

No other pets are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
SFO San Francisco, Sea Ranch (small plane)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town of Gualala & Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Ranch Championship - Scottish Links
Nearest Train
105 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Just off Rte 1 (which is a country road)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Town of Gualala & Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Many Sea Ranch Beaches - 10 Miles of shoreline
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Mar Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Private Beach Access & Coastal Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
"Hot Spot" Gualala River Beach & Redwood Forest
Car: necessary

18-hole champion Scottish links golf course, 3 recreation centers (pool, sauna, tennis, showers), art galleries & association, local music jam sessions

Hammock, Badminton Set, Croquet Set. Boogie Board, snorkel equipment, Fishing Tackle at house.


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