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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

"Truly a rare find"

Seal Reef is the premier oceanfront vacation home that offers spectacular close-up ocean and coastline views in a well-maintained and very private neighborhood. The Blufftop home delivers expansive blue and whitewater views and 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 between 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 relaxing while taking in the incredible view at the house, SEAL REEF is the place to be.

Set 30 feet above a calm-water cove, relaxation and inspiration take on new meaning. 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.

Not recommended for young children (ages toddler-9).

No Pets. No exceptions!

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*

IMPORTANT NOTE: We protect and will not share your personal information with anyone or business.

Our nightly rate is for double occupancy (2 persons) $45 per night additional guest (6 guests maximum) 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
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 3 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.891892 based on 39 reviews

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Seal Reef was a wonderful vacation rental.

The house is exceptionally well furnished. The view from the house was great. The glass banister made a great windbreak, but did not mar the view.

Seal Reef is ideally located between Mendoceno and Fort Bragg, making it easily reachable.

Really words cannot explain how satisfied we were with the house. From now on when we think of Mendocino, we will think of the pleasures we had at Seal Reef. When we return to Mendocino, and we will return, it will only be to Seal Reef.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill and Janet for your nice review. It makes the extra effort to offer an exceptional holiday venue worth while. Looking forward to having you as guests again.
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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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The best we've found!

  • 5 of 5

It was late afternoon when we arrived at Seal Reef with the sun starting to set and glistening brilliant colors all the way to the horizon. The ocean side of the house is mostly glass so when you look out all you really see is ocean. It is truly spectacular. The interior has a nice flow to it and is decorated in a mariner theme with old steamer trunks and lots of antique furnishings that give the house a really nautical feeling befitting to its ocean edge location. The house is spotless, the beds are very comfortable and the linens are of high quality. NOTE: The photographs posted do not properly show how exceptional this property is.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable home with stunning views and all the necessities.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast. The house was clean and well put together. Completely functional and comfy. Netflix or movies are the television options but we just blue toothed to the sound bar and listened to music the whole four nights we were there. Beautiful, amazing ocean scenery. Elizabeth made sure we were well set up for our stay and answered all questions in a timely manner. We are definitely staying again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would go back in a heart beat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home, and how magnificently situated. The interior has been cleverly decorated, not fussy but still personal and interesting. The kitchen is the best equipped of any VRBO home that i have stayed in. (What a pleasure to have a decent set of knives to work with!). We were 3 couples visiting (somewhere in the "senior" category) and had a great time. We were mostly indoors because of high winds, but the view over the stormy seas was hypnotic. Prior to our visit I was concerned that 2 of the couples would be sleeping in double beds and sharing the shower/bath but it worked out fine. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for our "staggered" showers. I would suggest if you are 6 adults staying there you should let the owners know and ask if they could bring in an extra comfy chair for sitting by the fire, as the seating in the living room hasn't been set up for 6. The owners are very helpful so I am sure they would oblige.

Mendocino is delightful and the coast line is magnificent - a great place to visit

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when our guests spend several days enjoying all that Seal Reef and our coastal community have to offer. This group of six left the house in such great condition that we could barely notice that anyone had been there. We put great effort into offering our guests an extraordinary vacation rental experience and are very pleased when it is appreciated. Michael and Elizabeth
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 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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