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Ken and Laura Scheidegger

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Lovely Home - Awesome Location!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Sleeps 6 - Nothing between you and the Ocean!

The Pelican House is back! We spent the Fall and Winter replacing windows, painting, roofing, and performing other necessary fixes. Make your reservation soon, we will book up quickly!


This lovely house is only yards from the majestic Pacific Ocean with the famous Sea Ranch Ocean Front Trail steps away from the front door. Located on a quiet cul de sac, it is the perfect place for a family or a few friends to relax and unwind while taking in the beauty and tranquility of The Sea Ranch. Two bedrooms are each furnished with a king size bed and a roll away. There are two full baths, one entered through the Master Bedroom and the other adjacent to the 2nd bedroom. Other amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, charcoal BBQ, washer / dryer, Direct TV, and wireless. There is an enclosed patio area around the front and side of the house and a large deck with unobstructed views of the ocean off of the back. Guests are welcome to use the parking passes and passes to the three Club Houses located throughout The Sea Ranch offering Tennis, Swimming, and Saunas. The highly acclaimed Sea Ranch 18 hole Golf Links is Golf Course only minutes from The Pelican House The Sea Ranch is also world famous for its access to Abalone Diving for those brave AB Divers out there!

To save a few dollars, you are welcome to arrange your stay directly with us. It is as simple as clicking the E-MAIL link next to our picture. Our Marina office will guide you through the process.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ken and Laura Scheidegger (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ken and Laura Scheidegger

Native to the California Bay Area, Ken and Laura Scheidegger today live in the California Delta where they own a family farm, farmers market and a restaurant. Ken is a PhD in Oceanography and headed the PhD program at Oregon State for many years. The location of The Pelican House offers Ken the perfect setting from which he can enjoy his true love ... the Sea.

Ken and Laura Scheidegger purchased this house in 1989

Why Ken and Laura Scheidegger chose North Coast California

Over the years the family has enjoyed The Sea Ranch and all of the joys that come with it. From Ab Diving to Golf ... the Scheideggers have built wonderful memories from their time at The Sea Ranch. The location of The Pelican House is one of the first developed and represents the best that The Sea Ranch has to offer. Busy lives have kept the family from visiting the house and it is time to share with others what they have so enjoyed over the years.

What makes this house unique

One of the finest locations in Sea Ranch! Only nature lies between you and the beautiful cliffs and majestic ocean of the The Sea Ranch coast. The Ocean Front Hiking Trail is seconds from the front door and the golf course is minutes away. The setting and layout of the property and house allow you to feel as though it is you and the Sea with nothing in between but indigenous grasses, plants, deer, and the occasional fox! Enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine on the spacious and open deck as you take in your unobstructed view of the ocean. Particularly in March and October, you will most likely see the grand whale migration! Pelicans effortlessly soar above the coastline inspiring a feeling of peace and serenity - we hope you will find this same feeling when you visit The Pelican House.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Jun 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Lovely Home - Awesome Location!
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews
Calistoga, CA.

perfect beach place

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and her family, plus a family friend, plus a well behaved dog stayed for 2 nights and loved your place. They said the beds were great, the shower was great and they loved spending time on the deck--sheltered from the wind, facing the meadow and the beautiful Pacific. Said they would definitely stay there again if we're full at our place! Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

This house at Sea Ranch was a wonderful pace to stay in the midst of a beautiful area. We stayed in June 2016. Spacious bedrooms, living area, and kitchen. Large windows present a show every night at sunset. Our little dog was crazy about Sea Ranch - we took him for long walks on well-marked and maintained paths. Just a couple miles down the road there are nice cafes and two gocery stores.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and enjoy, comfortable, very good location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights in June and enjoyed it very much.

Sea Ranch is unique covering a large area so location is everything. This property is at the north

end of Sea Ranch and it was perfect for us as it was just a short drive into Gualala for supplies

and other things. Also, driving north to Anchor Bay and Pt Arena to eat out was convenient. If you

stayed somewhere in the southern part of Sea Ranch, choices are limited and driving distances are greater.

The rental was nice with an ocean view and a few minute's walk to the bluff trail. The deck was a very nice place

to hang out for early coffee or a late afternoon beverage and to catch the sunsets.

Inside was comfortable with a large sectional couch in the front room, Dish Satellite, DVD player and Wireless Internet. The kitchen was large and well equipped with a large ice box and lots of counter area. A weber charcoal grill was provided, we had a great salmon dinner on it.

The bedrooms were roomy especially the master which had a huge shower for two persons with two shower heads opposite each other. The bed was firm and very comfortable. Both bedrooms had views towards the ocean, very nice indeed. The master suite also had a small couch, writing desk and dresser of drawers.

Passes were provided to the tennis, swimming and other facilities, we had a lot of fun.

Renting the property was easy and dealing with the manager was pleasant. All requests were promptly answered, customer service was very good.

We highly recommend The Pelican House if you are planning to visit Sea Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful time we had staying at the Pelican House!! With two teenage girls it truly was nice to have the second bathroom!! We are also grateful the owners allow dogs. Our golden was like a puppy again enjoying daily walks along the bluff trail and playing in the surf when we went to the many beaches accessible in Sea Ranch!! Being able to bring our dog and not having to kennel him makes this trip an affordable one as well!! We didn't come to the coast to watch TV but in the evenings having a great sat/TV package was great for the girls. We have stayed at other homes further up the coast and this was truly the best one by far. Comfortable, beautiful ocean views, and access to all Sea Ranch amenities was the best!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great house and location; terrific experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great house for a week recently and enjoyed every minute. The house is in a terrific location very close (2 minute walk) to the bluff trail. The house itself is extremely comfortable with excellent beds and the master bedroom shower is marvelous--I wanted to take it home with me. Well set-up and stocked kitchen and very good wifi are a plus, and the owners are great to deal with. We look forward to our next stay and highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are here from Maine for 4 months to undertake our annual gray whale census and research, and while waiting for our longterm rental at Irish Beach, we had the pleasure of renting Pelican. I had the unusual pleasure of being able to begin each morning's census from the living room couch while drinking coffee. The home is located close to the bluff trail and has a magnificet view of the Pacific. The home was immaculate and extremely comfortable. While the north end of TSR is notorious for less than perfect internet and cell reception,we honestly had little trouble.. The owners have a wonderful sat tv package. Its a wonderfully laid out home. Its just extremely comfortable and we are so grateful they accept dogs. Also, the neighborhood is very quiet. Homes are close, as the north end tends to be, but typical of TSR, 2/3 of the homes always seem to be unoccupied. Plus you meet great people there anyway.

We hope to be able to stay at Pelican again. As with all of TSR, and we have rented several homes before, the birding is super. You will be just a few minutes from Gualala and its two grocery stores, we recommend SURF for organic and produce. Gualala has a terrific fitness gym, Physical Gym, as well with a great staff.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch is a uniquely beautiful resort town made up of private homes along the Northern California Coast. The small town of Gualala is only minutes away and is is filled with local artists' galleries, restaurants, and other varied shops and attractions.. Sea Ranch offers many amenities such as golf, swimming, hiking trails with stunning views. It offers a great base camp for those looking for world class abalone diving. For more information check out The Sea Ranch Association's web site:


Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Summer
Jul 7 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning ($30 refund) $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Unfortunately we do not allow Check In or Check Out on Saturday's.

$30 cleaning refund if towels and sheets are washed, dried, and left draped over bed.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: If you book ONLINE with a DEBIT CARD and your RESERVATION REQUEST is NOT ACCEPTED it could take 3 DAYS OR MORE before the money is refunded to your account.

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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , plus roll away
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Plus roll away
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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