Great Family House. Bring Your Dog Too! Special Winter Rates
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- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gualala house description
SPECIAL: Winter rate starting October 1: any 3 nights $600.
Relax in a lovely ocean-front home: watch the sun set over the ocean while sitting on the large deck,or in the living room with its picture windows,or from master bedroom. The fully fenced yard has a play structure that your children will love, although you may want to take them to Cook's Beach, which is just a mile north, or any of the other wonderful beaches nearby. Our house is 1 mile north of the town of Gualala, with its galleries, bookstore, spas, grocery stores and restaurants, and 3 miles north of the Sea Ranch golf course, with its beautiful views of the ocean. But you may not want to leave the house, with its cozy wood-burning stove, comfy home-made quilts and the constantly changing play of light and birds over the ocean.
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There are 3 bedrooms: the master bedroom is upstairs and has a queen bed, the other upstairs bedroom has 3 twin beds, and the downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. There are two bathrooms, one with a tub (complete with tub toys for the tots) and one with a shower. A single bed on a sleeping porch/entry and futon in the living room provide extra sleeping possibilities. We have satellite TV reception and WiFi, but you would probably rather be in the large hot tub overlooking the ocean, which at night, under the stars is far better than TV or internet!
The kitchen is small but very functional, with an electric stove, microwave and of course an expresso maker (this IS Northern California!). The washer and dryer are in the hallway to the bathroom, convenient for washing those sandy clothes. The fenced yard and deck make this an ideal place for dogs, which are welcome, especialy Great Danes and Golden Retrievers.
Keywords: House, Ocean front, hot tub
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen is small but with full sized appliances. If you are planning a long stay I would plan on shopping at one of the 3 local grocery stores rather than storing a week's worth of food....moreless
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Stove
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Swing Set Board games and puzzles.
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player:
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Whale Watching, Art Galleries, Abalone Diving
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Great oceanside home!
Great oceanside home!
This is a great home for a quiet family get-together! Plenty of room and a beautiful view! Lots to do within a very short distance (beach < 1 mile, famous lighthouse < 30 min drive, great small town of Gualala nearby)! Very relaxing and nice ammenities!
- Guest Shannon G.
- Date of stay 12/29/13
- Review Submitted 01/06/14
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Great for families and pets!
Great for families and pets!
Our family of 4 needed a place to stay for the weekend. My brother was getting married in town, and we wanted a place to stay that would also accomodate my sister and her husband as well as my parents. With the stress of the harvest season (we are a farming family), the anxiety over last-minute details for the wedding, and the general angst that comes when any family gets together, the place I wanted to find had to promote three things. First, it needed to resound with family. The kid's room is filled with gently used but clearly loved toys, and the play yard was secure but interesting for the kids. The family room focused on family, with a warm stove and a cozy seating arrangement. Dad immediately fell asleep in front of the TV. The kitchen table was perfect for a large gathering. Second, the house needed to promote relaxation. The view and the spa, coupled with the amenities such as cable and wifi, meant we were as relaxed as could be. Third, pet-friendly properties were top of my list, as all three of us have a family pet. None of us actually brought the pet, but the option was open, and that made a big difference. Finally, it had to be reasonable. The price was a little more than we would have paid for plain hotel room in town, but the feeling of a house vs. a room is priceless. This stay actually led to a family discussion of either regular returns OR actually purchasing a property in Sea Ranch. The downers included minor things...a galley style kitchen that felt small when 3 people were in it, a toy that the kids fell in love with that is "retired" and not in production anymore, a slight "pet" smell in the carpet of the kids' room that I only noticed when crawling on the floor to retreive a sock. Everyone had enough room, we all felt welcome and safe, we all enjoyed the house immensely. The beach was close, we spent the afternoon at a very nice one nearby. Hiking and tide pools are only a few miles away at Salt Point State Beach, with lots of photo opportunities. Dealing with a nice owner who is easily accessible via email is a total bonus. We hope to return soon, and spend more than the weekend this time.
- Guest Mama Katt (SF Bay Area, CA)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 12/19/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We had a family gathering at this property,and had a wonderful time. The house has a fantastic view. We were here in the spring, and saw many whales while sitting on the deck. Our dog loved hanging out on the deck. and yard. We found the house comfortable, and adequate for our needs. We enjoyed the yard for our grandkids, the nearby beach, and close proximity to Gualala.
- Guest wrencher (hidden valley lake, california)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, sightseeing.
This was a perfect ouse for kids, a dog and grandparents! It's in a beautiful setting with amazing views of the ocean and sunsets. The disappointment was in the space available for a week's groceries for 8 people. Too much of the owners stuff and not enough space for renters. Not a welcoming kitchen at all. The living area would be much improved by a comfortable sectional or two sofas...too much chopped up furniture, not comfortable at all. The saving grace was all the bedrooms, especially the kids', were sufficient. Just no room for renters' food, supplies, etc.
- Guest bobbiek (Central California)
- Date of stay 11/19/11
- Review Submitted 03/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: The kitchen is small and stocked with dishes etc. for groups. Perhaps there are too many staples that people have left over the years that could be cleaned out. There are two good grocery stores in town, we should advise large groups not to stock up for a week. I am sorry that you did not like our living room furniture. There is a couch and a love seat and several wicker chairs. A great view, great location, hot tub overlooking the Pacific, good bedrooms, lots of toys for the kids, fenced yard for the dogs, I think deserves more than 2 stars.
This is a beautiful home in a natural "wooded" setting, with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The home was very comfortable and offered a variety of relaxing things to do right there at the property. There are numerous sleeping possibilities that would make this a great place for a large family, or a gathering of many friends. We enjoyed leaving the bedroom windows open to allow the sounds of the ocean to lull us to sleep. A deer greeted us at the end of the driveway first thing in the morning, while hawks soared above during evening hours. The fenced yard offers a nice play area for small children and larger dogs, but is not secure enough for smaller dogs. However, the deck area is securely fenced and provides room for small dogs to stretch their legs while their owners relax in the hot tub. Unfortunately, I could not give this property five stars because the kitchen counter was dirty with crumbs and beverage spills, and there was a shriveled up pizza in the refrigerator when we arrived. Hopefully the house keeper will pay closer attention to this in the future. It was a very minor disappointment that would not prevent us from recommending this rental home to others. We would definitely stay here again if we found ourselves traveling in the area. Overall, this is a lovely, restful place to melt your troubles away!
- Guest jc (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
- Date of stay 06/23/11
- Review Submitted 07/17/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I am sorry about the state of the kitchen. I will make sure our cleaning service addresses this in the future.
Great Family Vacation Home!
Great Family Vacation Home!
My family had a great time at this oceanfront cabin in Gualala. The house is comfortable and very relaxing, stocked with anything that you could possibly think of for a vacation to the coast including books, (tons of amazing kid's books), wireless internet, a well stocked kitchen. The view is incredible, with a hot tub looking out to the Pacific Ocean. We took the recommendation to go to Cook's Beach one mile away and had this amazing beach to ourselves! Great place for kids, with the play set in the back yard, and for dogs, fully fenced and safe. Also was great for my sister who was wheelchair bound during our stay. Easy access for her and house was easy to maneuver. Michael was very responsive to my questions and the reservation process was simple and straightforward. I would recommend this rental and would love to stay here again. Thanks!
- Guest acw (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 04/25/11
- Review Submitted 05/09/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Our stay was fantastic. The house had plenty of room for my large family. It was well equiped with everything we could have needed, good amount of land & trees surrounding the property which gave a slight feeling of privacy & room enough for the family to play around outside. The views of the ocean were even better than stated in the listing. Having a large patio for the family barbecue we had was a real plus. My husband & I truly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub listening to the waves crash early one morning. Had a wonderful time and would definately come back again & would recommend it to friends.
- Guest Alakar (San Leandro, CA)
- Date of stay 04/26/10
- Review Submitted 05/05/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2014
3 night min stay
Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2014
3 night min stay
Nov 24 - Dec 19, 2014
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
11% Occupancy Tax
$120 Cleaning Fee
$500 Refundable Security Deposit
$100 additional refundable pet deposit
2 week limit at all times.
Oct 1 - Feb 28 Any 3 nights $600, otherwise 1 night minimum. Holliday periods excluded.
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Pet Fee: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We live in Oakland California and get to our Gualala home as often as possible, but with family, friends and work it is less than one week a month so we prefer to have the house occupied when we cannot be there.
Why the Owner Chose Gualala:
We love the area. It has the advantages of seclusion but with beaches, restaurants, stores and galleries near by. The view of the ocean is spectacular in all seasons.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Looking at the stars at night from the hot tub. Watching the sunset from the deck. Taking our dog to the beach. Hiking in nearby Gualala Point park. Entertaining the grandkids on the swing set.
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Hot Tub with View
View of fenced play yard
Small but functional kitchen
Deck (we do have a new table now)
House and deck from bluff side
Living room stove
Sunset from Deck
Sunset from deck
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