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Great Family House. Bring Your Dog Too!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax in a lovely ocean-front home: watch the sun set over the ocean while sitting on the large deck,or in the living room with its picture windows,or from master bedroom. The fully fenced yard has a play structure that your children will love, although you may want to take them to Cook's Beach, which is just a mile north, or any of the other wonderful beaches nearby. Our house is 1 mile north of the town of Gualala, with its galleries, bookstore, spas, grocery stores and restaurants, and 3 miles north of the Sea Ranch golf course, with its beautiful views of the ocean. But you may not want to leave the house, with its cozy wood-burning stove, comfy home-made quilts and the constantly changing play of light and birds over the ocean.

PLEASE check our calendar and use the on line form at the right to make a request.

There are 3 bedrooms: the master bedroom is upstairs and has a queen bed, the other upstairs bedroom has 3 twin beds, and the downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. There are two bathrooms, one with a tub (complete with tub toys for the tots) and one with a shower. A single bed on a sleeping porch/entry and futon in the living room provide extra sleeping possibilities. We have satellite TV reception and WiFi, but you would probably rather be in the large hot tub overlooking the ocean, which at night, under the stars is far better than TV or internet!

The kitchen is small but very functional, with an electric stove and oven, toaster and microwave. The washer and dryer are in the hallway to the bathroom, convenient for washing those sandy clothes. The fenced yard and deck make this an ideal place for dogs, which are welcome, especialy Great Danes and Golden Retrievers.

Keywords: House, Ocean front, hot tub

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We live in Oakland California and get to our Gualala home as often as possible, but with family, friends and work it is less than one week a month so we prefer to have the house occupied when we cannot be there.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose North Coast California

We love the area. It has the advantages of seclusion but with beaches, restaurants, stores and galleries near by. The view of the ocean is spectacular in all seasons.

What makes this house unique

Looking at the stars at night from the hot tub. Watching the sunset from the deck. Taking our dog to the beach. Hiking in nearby Gualala Point park. Entertaining the grandkids on the swing set.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Great Family House. Bring Your Dog Too!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

A homey little post with a million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

The property was so immediately comfortable (for 10 adults, no less),fully-stocked (kitchen and bath) and the view right outside the door so impressive that we spent our weekend just trying to take it all in. From nightly watching the sun set from the hot tub, to grilling the afternoon away from the large deck with all the drama and splendor of the California coast crashing away at the cliffs below, we found ourselves with little incentive to wander too far. A great place for kids, and dogs, too, with play structure and safe, fenced in yard. I would definitely stay here again, well worth the price and the trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay at the coast!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time & loved the house. The property is top notch.... Over looking a beautiful cove & the ocean. The house was fully equipped and quite comfortable for our family of four + labs. A great Mother's Day retreat. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect ! On the ocean, great deck and yard for kids and dogs. Furniture is functional ( not a futon fan), but I get it. The view ..well I LOVE the ocean so being this close is wonderful. Will be back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from the most wonderful eight days at this property. First, if you are looking for the sterile, staged rental, this is not your place. Full of family treasures and the most amazing quilts that looks like pieces of art. This home is fun and eclectic, the quintessential beach home. It is perched over the most beautiful cove and the views are breathtaking. The property is very well equipped for both guests and pet family. Surprised at the large size of the fenced yard area. My dogs who are usually couch potatoes at home immediately elected to become free range on the deck and yard. The only time I could lure them inside was for meals! It is very quiet and peaceful and yet only minutes from town. So many beautiful trails and beaches in the area and the locals are very warm and welcoming. I was looking for a retreat to escape the chaos of my life and this vacation gave me that and so much more. Definitely looking forward to my return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very much enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The location was great! It was peaceful and relaxing. Lots of local beaches and tide pools. We went kayaking on the river just a mile or so from the house. It's fully fenced in so it was secure for my grandson and dogs. My grandson loved the play structure. There was plenty of outside space for the dogs to enjoy. The owner provided detailed instructions to open and close the house, which were emailed and printed copies left at the house. Plus everything was clearly labeled. That was very helpful. It wasn't far from town but far enough that it had a very nice country feel and provided a lot of privacy. There were a number of things we really loved about the property. It was an awesome get away. My family had a great time!

The kitchen is a bit small but in all fairness it's exactly what the owner represented. As advertised there was plenty of seating for everyone but all the separate chairs and coffee table made it difficult to maneuver around the living room. If it were mine I would put a nice wrap around sectional sofa in and eliminate a lot of the chairs and possibly the coffee table. It would help open the space up. The beds could use some better mattresses. It would have been nice to have a king size bed in the master but we were aware that it didn't before we rented the place. However there was lots of sleeping space and the views were gorgeous! So it kind of made up for any inconveniences.

The minor issues were made up for by all the other things we loved about it. We would definitely welcome the opportunity to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creature Comforts

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came to the house for a writing retreat and had such a wonderful time that we plan on making it a regular pilgrimage. The house was warm and inviting, clean, and well-stocked with everything we needed to make ourselves at home. We are all foodies, and found the size of the kitchen to be absolutely perfect for preventing that awkward "too many cooks in the kitchen" problem. One person was on chef duty, another on clean up, and we rotated through. The wood-burning stove and the hot tub were the perfect antidote to the fog, and we didn't have a worry about the whereabouts of our dogs in the enclosed yard. We will definitely be back! Also, as an aside, it's a great location for cycling enthusiasts as well. I got some great riding in!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Chales M. Shultz - Sonoma County
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St. Orres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sea Ranch
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bone's BBQ
Nearest Ski
270 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cook's Beach
Car: necessary

Whale Watching, Art Galleries, Abalone Diving


Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% Occupancy Tax
$120 Cleaning Fee
$500 Refundable Security Deposit

2 week limit at all times.

Oct 1 - Feb 28 Any 3 nights $600, otherwise 1 night minimum. Holliday periods excluded.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Downstair Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single
  • Baby Cribs (1) Pack N' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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