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" AMAZING OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE LUXURY " just north of The Village

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"Truly a rare find"

Seal Reef is the luxury oceanfront vacation home that offers spectacular ocean and coastline views in a well-maintained and QUIET private neighborhood. This Blufftop home delivers excellent privacy to enjoy the space without distraction. Plus...... it is conveniently located just one mile from the historic Mendocino Artists Village and a short distance to the coastal city of Fort Bragg.

This property is easy walking distance to the fern canyons and trails in Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Park with uncrowded sandy beaches north and south. Ideally located to indulge in one adventure after another. Hiking trails, beachcombing, kayaking, cycling, winery hopping, gourmet dining or

Bar-B-Q ing while taking in the incredible view at the house, SEAL REEF is the place you've been hoping to find.

Set 30 feet above a calm-water cove, a glass protected deck and walls of windows offer an endless attraction for watching the resident colony of seals basking in the sun with their pups on the reef below, migrating whales, porpoise jumping and pelicans in formation as they glide inches above the water. It is truly AWESOME!

Seal Reef is a surreal place where guests are totally immersed in nature's beauty and immense power.


An emailed photocopy of primary guest's DRIVER LICENSE is REQUIRED with all bookings. Please call or text Elizabeth @ (707) 734-0547 or MAIL: for details and any questions.

This home is PET/SMOKE FREE and thoroughly sanitized between guests. Please respect our NO SHOES POLICY.

Seal Reef is completely turn-key with WiFi internet, a wide assortment of DVD's plus streaming NETFLIX movies and is tastefully furnished including a FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN with all essential herbs, spices, oils, condiments and QUALITY COOKWARE & BAKEWARE including: blender, toaster, mixer and food processor. Also has all modern stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops throughout , stone and glass showers and hardwood floors. All the comforts of home and MUCH MORE in a private beachfront community.


* early check-in and late check-out OK depending upon guest scheduling*

* Elizabeth will greet you to show the many features of the house and property. There will be a $30 charge for arrival after 8:00 PM PST*

Our nightly rate is for double occupancy (2 persons) $45 per night additional guest (6 guests maximum) infants excepted. Seal Reef is Not for children age 1-9. Cleaning fee is $125 for 2 guests (one Bedroom) for any length of stay...... $25 for each additional bed used.

Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Homes, Oceanfront, Vacation Rentals in Mendocino, oceanfront vacation rentals, beach house, waterfront, Luxury Rentals

More Details

Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner

We dreamed of having this house for years before it came for sale in January 2011 so when it did, even though the real estate market was DOA, we gleefully purchased it. We could easily see a diamond in the rough on one premier oceanfront property.

We lived in the house for the first year while Seal Reef was being completely chiseled and transformed into the perfect little gem that it is now.

Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner purchased this house in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou for you beautiful house for our beautiful wedding
Jul 2010
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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 42
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO Street Shoes in the house
  • NO occupants more than the registered number
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 sleeps 2 guests comfortably on a full size bed. A single bed ( not an Air mattress) is available and can be moved in upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing


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" AMAZING OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE LUXURY " just north of The Village
average rating of 4.857143 based on 44 reviews

A truly spectacular oceanfront oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This property was genuinely breathtaking from the moment we walked through the front door into an expansive oceanfront view. We found the property to be highly functional for our needs in particular the kitchen, which had everything we needed to cook meals. With such a great location, we spent most of our time cooking, barbecuing and lounging on the back deck during the weekend we spent there. There is a sound bar in the living room to play Pandora, and the combination of open doors to the deck and our favorite melodies dancing on a sea breeze were truly sublime. We rounded out each evening with a warm fire in the wood burning fireplace putting a dent in the ample supply of firewood. We loved it and definitely plan to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of Mendicino

  • 5 of 5

This house is obviously deeply cared about by the owners. The details of the house and the land were beautiful. It is close enough to town to be there in minutes and yet it's far enough away and private that we felt the ocean was ours. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron for taking time to write a nice review. We are very happy that your family enjoyed Seal Reef. It is a unique and magical spot. We love it when we get to stay there too. Looking forward to having you as guests again soon.
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Great Location - Beautiful House - Fabulous Oceanfront Views

  • 4 of 5

House is correctly named Seal Reef. We saw numerous seals and pups every day on reef below back yard. You can locate any closer to the ocean without being in the water. Only reason I rated 4 instead of 5 is that I would have preferred cable TV as I am a sports person even on vacation. House is limited to only Netflix , Hulu and internet connections. Otherwise, the house is beautifully appointed, well maintained and friendly owners. The location of the house on ocean just north of town of Mendocino also provides convenient access to Fort Bragg.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place you could stay forever at

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Mendocino before we know why we find ourselves going there. It's the feeling you get while walking in the town so small and beautiful, and looking at the ocean below so mighty and powerful. A feeling like no other.

Elizabeth and Michael have an amazing house which feels like home the second you enter. It's got everything we could have asked for. Plus, you're eating dinner and enjoying sunset in the kitchen 20 feet from the ocean, and sleeping to the soothing sound of ocean waves.

Without a question, one of these rare places that you have to properly say good-bye to in order to be able to leave.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, right on the water. Comfortable home with well-stocked kitchen

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous ocean views and stargazing. Close to Russian Gulch park for hikes and picnics. Short drive to Mendocino and all it offers. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Bragg, CA

simply WONDERFUL !

  • 5 of 5

EXTRAORDINARY is an accurate description for Seal Reef. The house is comfortable and warm with a peaceful energy. The view of the ocean is stunning from nearly every room........doesn't get much better.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn Golf Tennis and Spa
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

each additional bedroom $25
Cleaning 1st bedroom $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates shown are for 2 guests. Nightly rate based upon number of guests and length of stay.
LOW SEASON: 2 night stays available at STANDARD nightly rate .... 3 NIGHT MINIMUM @ STANDARD RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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