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Oceanfront w/ incredible views, decks & a hot tub - close to town, 1 dog OK!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,033 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 12

Wake up to the soothing sound of ocean waves at this four-bedroom Gualala retreat, an oceanfront home with a spectacular bluff-top position, a beautiful dog-friendly interior, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from its private balconies, sunrooms, and hot tub.

Perched atop the iconic bluffs of the Northern California Coast, this two-level home sits two blocks west of an incredible stretch of California Highway 1. You'll be half a mile north of the charming galleries, markets, and restaurants in downtown Gualala; two miles south of Cooks Beach; and two miles north of Gualala Point Regional Park and the Sea Ranch Golf Links.

Comfortable, welcoming, and bathed in sunlight, this home is ideal for fun-filled summer vacations and quiet family holidays. You'll find plush seating and breathtaking views everywhere you look, whether you curl up on the sectional sofa with a book, set up a board game in the window seat, or turn on the sound dock and warm your toes by the wood-burning fireplace (logs are even provided).

Use the telescope to scan the horizon for whale spouts each morning and head into town to pick up a few breakfast fixings at the Surf Market. Back at home, you'll have a well-equipped full kitchen with a stainless steel refrigerator, specialty tools such as a coffee grinder, and a dishwasher to make clean-up fast and easy.

Sit down with pancakes, eggs, and the morning newspaper at the eight-person dining room table, or feel the warmth of the sunshine as you eat at the glassed-in patio table. Turn on the slow-cooker to get a head start on dinner, use the WiFi to plan the day's adventures, and grab your clean clothes from the washer/dryer as you head outside for the day.

Spend your afternoons walking in the sand on Cooks Beach, watching the harbor seals play near Gualala Point Regional Park, or wheeling the gas grill out of the garage for a barbecue on the deck. One adult dog is even welcome to join you here, but please be advised that he or she is not allowed on the furniture or to be unattended inside the home, and that a small nightly pet fee applies.

As the evening fog begins to roll in, there's no better time to enjoy the warmth of the private hot tub, which overlooks the ocean in a glass solarium. Spend the rest of the evening playing Wii with your children in the downstairs game room, choosing DVDs and videos to watch on the living room flatscreen TV, or staging a true cinematic experience on the Blu-ray with 3D capability.

At night, Windswept will accommodate as many as 12 guests in its four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The master suite has floor-to-ceiling windows that face the ocean, as well as a king-size bed, a private fireplace, a flatscreen cable TV, and a bathroom that connects to the solarium with a jet tub and a stall shower. Two bedrooms offer a queen-size bed each, while the fourth has two queen-size beds. The futon in the game room also folds out into a full-size bed.

Whether you're a beachcomber or a wildlife enthusiast, Gualala is perfectly positioned to help you escape the bustle of everyday life. Gorgeously secluded on the southern border of Mendocino County, this small town is surrounded by ocean cliffs, wild beaches, and hiking trails that meander through open meadows and redwood forests.

Take a morning walk at Cooks Beach before heading 18 miles north to see the stunningly situated Point Arena Lighthouse. Tee off among the oceanfront cypress trees at the Sea Ranch Golf Links, go whale-watching in Gualala Point Regional Park, or spend a day exploring the public access trails to Shell Beach and Stengel Beach in Sea Ranch to the south. You'll also be in a perfect spot to pick up a custom pie from Upper Crust Pizzeria on your way back home.

The striking beauty of the Northern California Coast is all around you - reserve your stay at this Gualala vacation home today!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Sonoma County Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Vacasa, CA - Sonoma County Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.

Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.

Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!



Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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Oceanfront w/ incredible views, decks & a hot tub - close to town, 1 dog OK!
average rating of 4.0 based on 30 reviews

Very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and nice home. Great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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great ocean view but property needs a major clean up

  • 2 of 5

While the ocean view was beautiful, my wife said she would NOT want to stay there again. There were still ants. It still had a musty smell. The whole place needs to be cleaned up. There was a bag of opened pretzels in the garage. There was a lot of "junk" in the garage and in the laundry area that did not need to be visible. Putting all the junk in closed cabinets would have created a much neater appearance. Spider webs here and there. cracked window right next to jacuzzi. In the cabinet under the TV there were some movies that could be watched but the problem was that they were VHS tapes which was just an example of how out of date the home was. All the would work in the room with the jacuzzi was very worn. I could go on and on.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Depends on what you're looking for

  • 3 of 5

If you're looking for new and contemporary, this isn't the house for you. If you don't mind older, somewhat dated with a slight mildew or musty odor, mostly in the bedrooms, then this house would work for you. I'm not sure how much of this review will be visible to the public but there are some maintenance and housekeeping issues that I addressed above and I hope get addressed. Plusses are the view and that it's pet friendly. Not kid friendly due to the stairs within the house and no area outside to play. The house advertises that it sleeps 12. The dining room table does not accommodate that many. It accommodated our group of 9. This house does not have an open floor plan making the living room quite cozy with a large group. The driveway is extremely steep so a vehicle low to the ground will probably bottom out. Unlike Sea Ranch, there isn't access to a walking trail along the bluff. This house was probably an awesome home when it was first built and with some maintenance, housekeeping and some updating has great potential. As previously stated, if you're looking new and contemporary with an open floor plan, this one probably wouldn't be for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We appreciate this review and will look into the other comments left for us regarding the maintenance and housekeeping suggestions. Thank you!
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Breathtaking views. Spacious inside.......ample room to spread out. Disappointing maintenance.

  • 3 of 5

Gorgeous property on the ocean! The feeling of gazing at the ocean with a million stars above is hard to put into words......all while soaking in a comfy hot tub!

Plenty of choices of nearby restaurants or one mile from local market.

Very disappointing maintenance and upkeep of the property is the only aspect that soured the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are sorry to see there were any disappointments at all with this stay. We always appreciate specific feedback that will help us make improvements. Thanks!
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Vacasa rental in Gualala, ca

  • 2 of 5

Exceptional customer service! Non kid friendly home, no a/c.. very hot.. temps reached over 100 inside the home! Large windows open from floor with no screens. Dangerous for children.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: This guest was here during a hot weekend, and we apologize it made them so uncomfortable. We have contacted a screen vendor to add screens to the home so guests can open the windows. Thanks!
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Great time at Windswept

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Windswept it was very comfortable the views were amazing and we truly appreciate you allowing us to bring our dog. We hope we can get back there very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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