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Stay at Houses in Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch, California, is a small planned community located on the northern Pacific coastal area of the state. People come to Sea Ranch to enjoy the fresh air, play in the water and relax on the beach. You can stay at rental houses, cottages and villas while visiting Sea Ranch. Some rental houses feature decks and balconies with ocean views, outdoor cooking areas, hot tubs and fireplaces.

Outdoor Activities

Sea Ranch, California, is well regarded for its outdoor activities related to the water. Although the currents tend to be strong, you can splash in the water near the coastline or build a sand castle. After a storm has passed, you may find beautiful seashell specimens to add to your collection. Sailing and rock climbing are also popular activities to try out in Sea Ranch. You could also take a drive to California's Central Valley and tour some of the family owned and operated wineries. Explore the vineyards while you stay at rental houses in Wine Country. Some other outdoor activities to do in Sea Ranch include:

  • Golf: Sea Ranch is home to several golf courses with beautiful ocean views and natural tall grass roughs.
  • Abalone diving: You can rent some diving gear and harvest abalone for your dinner. Be sure to check with the California Fish and Wildlife Service for current collection guidelines.
  • Whale watching: Humpback, gray and blue whales are known to swim along the coast within view of the Sea Ranch bluffs.

Family Attractions

If you enjoy the arts, a family visit to the Spindrift Gallery allows you to explore some of the area's locally made pottery, jewelry and other artistic works. The Sea Ranch Trails include 5 miles of paved hiking and walking paths along the coastline that are open for public access. These trails are interconnected with parks and natural play areas for children to enjoy. Beginner hikers can try out the public areas at the bluff's meadows. If you are traveling with children, consider driving down to Southern California and visiting Lego Land in San Diego while staying at rental houses in San Diego County.

Events

Sea Ranch offers several events for couples and families to enjoy. The annual Whale and Jazz Festival at Sea Ranch Lodge is the community's most popular event. Taking place each year in April, you can try fresh seafood, live music and dancing. The "Showin' on the River" Annual Juried Photography Show, held in March, features local artists and their work. You could also drive to San Francisco for rental apartments in Fisherman's Wharf and stay for the Historic Fisherman's Wharf Classic Car Exhibit, which is held each year in February.

Weather

The weather in Sea Ranch, California, is moderated by its location along the Pacific Ocean. January high temperatures average 57 degrees. Incoming winter storms may bring in frequent rains from November through February. July daytime temperatures are about 94 degrees. Summers are dry and temperatures can exceed 110 degrees. The best time to visit Sea Ranch is from March through May, when the weather is warm and the weather is calm.

How to Get There

To get to Sea Ranch, you can drive your own car or a rental car and use the Coastal Highway, also known as California 1. If you would prefer to fly to Sea Ranch, the nearest airport is at Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, in Santa Rosa, California. The airport is 64 miles away from Sea Ranch, so you will need ground transportation. You can also get to Sea Ranch on the Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) or the Sonoma County Transit (SCT). This mass transit system connects to San Francisco, Oakland and a Greyhound bus terminal.

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Recent Sea Ranch Reviews

Fantastic Stay!!

5 of 5
Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is a beautiful home situated on the bluffs overlooking the pacific. No matter what the weather is doing, you will enjoy your stay. I have no issue with the house. It was clean, well appointed and we had a great time. My only disappointment was the timing. We weren't allowed to check in until 4pm Friday and check out was at 11am Sunday. So really we only had 1 full day and two nights. It would be nice to be able to check in around 2pm and check out at noon...just sayin'. 2 hours should be more than enough time to clean and prep for the next guests. I now this isn't an issue with the owners. I assume that its a standard set bu the Sea Ranch association whom manages this house but It should be considered when you are thinking about renting from the association. Otherwise we had a great time!
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2017

Lovely home - missing a couple important features

4 of 5
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The Ocean Pines Lodge is an absolutely beautiful home that was a perfect place for our family to stay during a wedding weekend. It is spacious and comfortable. We would highly recommend staying there, but the home was missing a couple of things we wished had been there. First, a kitchen garbage can. There wasn't one. We had to hang a garbage bag on a drawer pull. We went all over the entire house and there were only small garbage cans in the bathrooms. Very odd and very inconvenient. Second, because we were coming for a wedding weekend and had dress clothes, I called ahead to see whether there was an iron and ironing board. The front desk at Sea Ranch Lodge assured us that the home was fully appointed and should have such items. When we arrived I looked everywhere, but there was no iron or ironing board. Not a crisis, just an extra trip back to the main lodge to borrow an iron (no ironing boards to be found). Last, we had also asked about hairdryers because we didn't want to pack them. Again we were assure the home was fully appointed and should have such an item but there was not a hairdryer in the home. Again, not a crisis but a major inconvenience when we had to be at a black-tie wedding and we had called ahead to check on the availability of the iron and hairdryer before flying from the east coast. We have rented several homes like this on the east coast and have always had a kitchen garbage can, an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer. So we found it odd not to have these items in such a beautiful and otherwise fully stocked and comfortable house. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the property is gorgeous. We would absolutely come back but would at a minimum need the addition of a kitchen garbage can.
  • Submitted: Oct 04, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017