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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,806 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

"Truly a rare find"

Seal Reef is The Luxury Oceanfront vacation home that delivers spectacular ocean and coastline views in a well-maintained and QUIET private neighborhood. This Blufftop home provides excellent privacy to enjoy the space without distraction. Plus...... it is conveniently located to 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. Good fishing for Lingcod and Cabezon is right in your back yard. There's also hiking trails, beachcombing,, kayaking, cycling, winery hopping, gourmet dining or Bar B Queing the "day's catch" while taking in the incredible view at the house, it's all here. SEAL REEF is the place you've been hoping to find.

The back yard enjoys 227 feet of ocean frontage set 30 feet above a calm-water cove that provides fishing, gathering mussels and tide pools for exploring. A glass protected deck and walls of windows offer an endless attraction for watching the resident colony of Harbor 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 can totally immerse themselves in nature's beauty and immense power.


****** 25% DISCOUNT for 5 or more days ******

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.

Seal Reef is completely turn-key with free WiiFi internet, a wide assortment of DVD's plus streaming NETFLIX movies and PANDORA Music. It is tastefully furnished including a FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN with all essential herbs, spices, oils, condiments and QUALITY COOKWARE & BAKEWARE and sharp knives . Also included : blender, toaster, mixer and food processor, food storage containers and bags. 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) $33 per night additional guest (6 guests maximum) infants excepted. Due to its close proximity to the bluff top, Seal Reef is not suitable for children age 1-6. 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner

Translocated from San Diego in 2002 and love living in Mendocino. 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 this premier oceanfront property.

We lived in the house for the first 2 years while Seal Reef was being completely chiseled and transformed into the beautiful 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:
  • 1806 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.877551 based on 51 reviews
Grapevine, Texas

An Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt, this house deserves a 5 star rating!

You can sit in the living room and watch the waves coming into shore. Step out on the deck and watch the seals gather on the reefs below. If you’re lucky like we were, you might catch the sighting of a whale.

A rainy day is just as relaxing. Build a fire, turn on Pandora, and you’re set.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need from coffee to spices to paper towels. All you need are your groceries.

Elizabeth and Michael are gracious hosts with advice on where and what to see and quickly solving any small problem you might have. So easy to work with them.

There’s plenty to see and do in the area. A must see is the Headlands State Park just a few miles away on the coast. Redwoods are not far. And shopping in the local grocery store is entertaining.

There's a saying, "Live for the moments you can't put into words." Our trip to Seal Reef was one of those moments. Just beyond words. So beautiful and relaxing. Thank you, Elizabeth and Michael!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An A+ stay in every way

  • 5 of 5

We came here together for a much needed family vacation, converging for 6 blissful days of whale watching, wine sipping, relaxation and exploration of the area. The house did not disappoint, and we enjoyed eating & playing games while taking in the amazing view and then relaxing in the living room with a cozy fire. Elizabeth and Michael went out of their way to make sure everything was wonderful, from beginning to end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Wonderful view, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the Northern California coast, but for our Spring Break trip this year we ventured further north to Mendocino. We had the good fortune to book this lovely home -- believe it or not, the home is as terrific as the photos indicate. Our hosts were easy to work with, responded quickly to questions, and met us at the home to give us a quick tour. The views from every window were amazing. Seals sunned themselves on the rocks below the home and from the deck we spotted whales on two separate days. Driving out of the property, we saw a flock of wild turkeys that ambled around every day. The weather was a mix of early morning and late evening rains and beautiful sunny days. We strolled through Mendocino which is only a few minutes away and enjoyed lunch at a local bakery. Another day we drove north to Fort Bragg -- again a short drive away -- and visited the local arboretum. A local beach is probably less than a half mile away. Every day we planned to try out a local restaurant for dinner, and every day we ended up eating at the home because we didn't want to miss the gorgeous sunsets. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed watching movies in the evenings curled up on the cozy couches in front of the fireplace. Our only regret is that we had not booked it for a longer period! We hope to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary, for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as guests at Seal Reef, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Give me a call when you find the time for another trek to the North Coast! -Elizabeth
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Beautiful waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

Property is exceptional. Very clean, well-appointed and maintained. View is stunning, proximity to the water makes it even more special. Elizabeth was super responsive, friendly and attentive. No complaints. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kate, for the nice review. We are glad you all enjoyed your time here. We look forward to your next visit. -Elizabeth
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The setting is beautiful and the house very comfortable and well maintained. Someone else's comment that the photos don't do it justice is true. We enjoyed watching the seals on the rocks and seeing whales offshore. From the house we walked to Russian Gulch State Park where there is great hiking. The town of Mendocino is just a short drive. The owners are very friendly and accommodating .

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, Stunning, Beautifully Kept

  • 5 of 5

Seal Reef was even more beautiful than any picture could capture! The house was beautifully decorated. The views from the back porch of the ocean and the cliffs were breathtaking. The kitchen was modern with every appliance and convenience that one would want. Sitting on the back porch drinking wine, eating cheese and watching the sunset over the ocean was one of the most spectacular experiences ever. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as guests. Thank you for taking such good care of the house! Give us a call as soon as you find the time to return!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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