check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

"" EXCEPTIONAL OCEANFRONT LUXURY "" A rare find

33 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

This clean and comfortable oceanfront home yields ever-changing, dramatic views in a private and well-maintained coastal neighborhood. The double-wide ocean front parcel provides expansive 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 hop, skip and jump to the coastal city of Fort Bragg north.

This property is between Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Park with uncrowded sandy beaches north and south.

Set 30 feet above a protected cove, relaxation and inspiration take on new meaning. It is safe and quiet except for the sound of surf and seagulls. Forever known as "SEAL REEF" , the expansive deck and walls of windows offer an endless attraction for watching 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.

'AWESOME' is understated. Seal Reef is a surreal place where nature's beauty and incredible power are right in your back yard. Guests of all ages enjoy the time they get to spend here. Seal Reef is not recommended for young children (ages 2-9).

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 (that any gourmet chef would be thrilled to work in) w/ abundant spices, oils, condiments and cookware 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.

******* RATES DISCOUNTED FOR LONGER STAYS********

* * * * rate discount for payment by cash or check* * * *

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

Our nightly rate is for double occupancy (2 persons) $40 per night additional guest (6 guests maximum) Cleaning fee is $100 for 2 guests 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou for you beautiful house for our beautiful wedding
Jul 2010
  • 1 of 2

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

"" EXCEPTIONAL OCEANFRONT LUXURY "" A rare find
average rating of 4.878788 based on 35 reviews
5

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5

Now that we're settled back at home we took a peek at our amazing pictures from our vacation in California at Seal Reef and they brings back all the wonderful family memories we created in Mendocino!

After our wonderful stay at Seal Reef we can hardly wait to book the house for next year! Elizabeth and Michael are so welcoming and communicated everything we needed to know regarding our stay before our trip and were there to walk us through a few things when we arrived.

We were thrilled to have a such lovely, calm and private place to call home for our trip. Seal Reef is immaculately cared for and we felt comfortable instantly. The furnishings are lovely, the couches comfy, bathrooms beautiful and beds are peaceful. Its light and bright and situated with beautiful views from every room.

Our kids could hardly wait to run out and count the seals each morning, we saw 19 one day and it was so entertaining to see them flop off the rocks into the water (of course, binoculars were thoughtfully provided!)

Every night after cooking dinner in the perfectly equipped kitchen, we opened the doors to let the sunset & sound of the surf accompany our dinner. The small market in Mendocino has absolutely everything you could possibly need, whether its a bottle of wine or a jug of milk.

When we weren't hiking in one of the many, near by parks or splashing in the ocean we were sitting on the absolutely amazing deck watching the waves roll in! There is so much to do within a short distance it is easy to spend the morning exploring and pop back to the house for lunch then hit the beach with a cooler for the rest of the day. It's perfectly located for so many wonderful adventures.

Elizabeth and Michael are thoughtful and helpful with recommendations for places to visit, eat and play! We very much enjoyed our stay at Seal Reef and know that any other family will do the same! We can hardly wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Aptos, California
5

A PEACEFUL, HEAVENLY, ROMANTIC GET AWAY !!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean front property with extensive coastal views and a secluded park like scenery drive up to the front door, including deer and wild turkeys !! This property is very comfortable and has everything you need for a short or long term stay. The kitchen is wonderful and has all the amenities you need. The master bed is very comfortable as well as the rest of the house. The owners put a lot of thought and effort for a very homey, home away from home ! The owners are very accommodating for you to have a comfortable and pleasant stay. We also, enjoyed watching the seals on seal reef from the deck, the whales migrating down the coast, the fireplace, deck, the BBQ and most of all the sunsets !! Location is perfect for Mendocino, Fort Bragg and the Cabrillo Lighthouse !! Don't miss the food at Mendocino Hotel, Pattersons (An Irish Pub), Cucino Verona (Italian) and the fish and chips at Sea Pal !! We for sure will be back !!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chico, Calif.
5

Stunning both inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many homes throughout the western U.S. and Hawaii. This home exhibits the amazing amount of thought the owners put into creating both an atmosphere of graceful elegance blending with the rustic nature of the Mendocino coastline.The location is perfect, almost exactly between the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. With all the detail given to the decor this was still one of the most relaxing homes we have stayed in. I would highly recommend this home to couples or small groups. The only limiting factor was two baths. This is a home that we look forward to enjoying again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments A.J. . Beth and I had a lot of fun selecting the decor that all our guests seem to have fun with too. On your next visit you can find another 1/2 bath next to the laundry room.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Midland,TX
5

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.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Seal Reef this summer for a week. It's a terrific house - awesome view (seals on reefs, of course), close to town, well-appointed. Very relaxing. The house is in a great location for all the activities in the area - hiking, biking, kayaking, visiting wineries. It was perfect for our family with two teenagers, and we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn Golf Tennis and Spa
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$385
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

each additional bedroom $25
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning 1st bedroom $125
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 ....HOLIDAYS 3 NIGHT MINIMUM @ STANDARD RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties