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Beach Bungalow at the Sea Ranch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Open living/kitchen/dining, great views


Step into a light filled well decorated cozy beach house. Newly remodeled throughout. Breath in the calm and beauty of The Sea Ranch. You can cook in our well-stocked kitchen (including sharp knives) with newer appliances, or search out the local restaurant scene. There are two local excellent grocery stores a short drive from our home.

Watch the whales during migration in the spring and fall from our deck, or upstairs bedroom, while you snuggle into one of our comfy fabulous beds. Read a book, or watch a movie you brought with you or choose from our library. Play a board/card game. Go golfing, kayaking, diving. Do nothing.

Clear night skies are incredible. Watch the shooting stars show, sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset. Listen to the gentle waves breaking on the nearby cliff while you sleep and read. Observe the local wildlife such as deer, raccoons, fox, hawks, osprey, gulls, pelican, resident sea lions, and much much more. If you want to stay connected, we have complimentary wireless internet.

You will feel rested and refreshed after spending a few days at our beautiful beach house. Would be difficult to find a nicer place to hang your hat.

Keywords: Charming, Cozy, Cooking, Clean, Comfortable, Fun, Beautiful, Serene

More Details

Linda Lamb
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Linda Lamb

Staying at 'Playa Linda' will make you smile. We take pride in preparing our home for our renter's to feel like they are staying in a special place. We pay attention to the details of providing a warm, clean, restful environment for your home away from home. It is a lovely place to visit and escape from the outside world.

Linda Lamb purchased this bungalow in 1993

Why Linda Lamb chose North Coast

We love The Sea Ranch and all it has to offer. Come up to Playa Linda for some adventures, or just relax and take in the beauty of the ocean and surrounding meadows and mountains. There is no place like it anywhere.

What makes this bungalow unique

One of the many good things about Playa Linda is the decor and wonderful beds, all with new mattresses, which surround you in warm luxury. The kitchen is well stocked for the chef, also has sharp knives! We attempt to supply our renters with the tools they need to easily prepare a simple meal, or gourmet feast, while enjoying a glass of wine from the wine refrigerator in the kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some of the most comfortable beds we ever slept in. House is very neat & very well kept. Grounds are beautiful.
Oct 2013
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Sea Ranch Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Bright clean bathrooms with plenty of towels, hair dryers, soaps, shampoos, new toilets, makeup mirrors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Slider to deck access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Slider to deck access; meadow & ocean views
  • Queen size Beds (2) Nice new fluffy cozy beds with views., Baby Cribs (1) And high chair, all linens included with rental.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Beach Bungalow at the Sea Ranch
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful respite!

  • 5 of 5

We visited The Sea Ranch for the first time during my daughter's spring break. We both need some R&R and this lovely home was a wonderful place for the rest & fresh ocean air! We felt right at home upon arrival, home was very clean & super comfortable. It was nice having sliding doors to decks off of each of the lower bedrooms & private bathrooms. Beds & bedding were comfortable, sectional in living room was comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing there & watching some movies during one rainy Sunday. Later in the day, the rain cleared up and we enjoyed walking on the Bluff trail taking in the lovely ocean views & refreshing ocean air. We loved all of the trails within walking distance of the home. The sunsets were amazing. We appreciated the extra & thoughtful touches such as a well-stocked kitchen, plenty of towels, tissues in each bedroom, liquid hand soap. Little things that helped make us feel welcome. The reservation & rental agreement process was simple & straightforward. We would love to stay here again! Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, thank you for taking the time to submit a review in detail. That is the best thing a guest can do for us. We prepare our home for you to come into a clean, relaxed & warm place for your vacation. Please do return.
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  • 5 of 5

Such a great find. The home is in a great location and decorated so cute! The owner even called to check in on us. How nice!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to keep an spotless, clean and welcoming home. We are happy your stay was fabulous. Please do return.
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Great Location, Well Stocked and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Playa Linda. It is just a few steps to the trails and a couple of minutes walking distance to the swimming pool, sauna and tennis courts. The house has great natural light from big windows and there is a good view of the ocean from all of the them.

It is one of the best stocked houses we have ever stayed in. The kitchen has everything; we cooked for a week here and didn't need miss any utensils or appliances. In Sea Ranch, it is not common to find a home which has linens for the bedroom and the bathroom. So it was a delight not to carry our own sheets and towels as the house had sheets, and many bath towels, beach towels, blankets and pillows. It was all good quality and clean.

We did not get a chance to be bored as there were many board games, a frizbee, kites, many good movies on DVD, books and magazines. So if the weather is bad and you can't go to the beach, you will find plenty to do in the house. There is a large TV in the living room, and an Apple TV.

To top it all off, there is a wonderful deck with 3 separate sitting, dining areas. We were there during December so we couldn't spend too much time on the deck, but the outdoor shower looked very interesting. The only minor thing was that the downstairs main bedroom can get a bit cold - it has vaulted ceilings and hard to heat. If you need extra warmth, use the space heater that is provided. We would love to go back there, and certainly recommend it.

The only thing we could wish for is a hot tub!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please do come back and see us anytime. You are very welcome whenever you can make a visit. We try to have a house our Renters can come into and feel welcome and at home. Having clean, upscale beds and linens are a large part of that package. We do not currently have a spa due to the water shortage and out of upkeep. However, the nearby pool/spa can be a lot of fun. Thank you for taking the time for a review. Happy New Year 2016 for all of you. Ken & Linda
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Lovely home at Sea Ranch

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house, great location. Gave a 4 star and not a 5, because the bedroom was cold and we were unable to get on the heat, but there were plenty of blankets.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We spoke to this couple upon check in, a discussed the wonderful fire place as well as the heating system. They assured us they had checked it out and all was fine. Also, there is a couple of space heaters available. We then told them to call anytime as were available to answer any questions they may have etc. And to enjoy a bottle of our wine. We heard nothing from them until this review. Sad that people can downgrade our really good reputation and home without letting us know if they had a problem
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Revising my review!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home. Close to Gualala an adorable town to the north with a large beach at a delta, and a walk away from a secluded beach to the south. It is bright and airy with two bathrooms and a great kitchen with a lot of amenities. I initially posted a review loving the house, location, kitchen amenities, view and open floor plan, but a little sad about some issues we had had accessing one of the rooms.

I have to say the owners were just wonderful about it. Turns out they were traveling and not able to address our concerns. They have been so gracious and have not only not charged us, but also offered us a free weekend there! I have come to understand that this was a housekeeping error and no fault of theirs. I trust they won't let this happen again, and you should stay in this beautiful home! They were also thankful that we mentioned the termite issue as it has allowed them to address it completely.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for taking the time to edit your review. We look forward to your return for a restful, wonderful weekend. Lets set that up when you want. Warmest Regards, Ken & Linda
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Cute place... to bad it was only one bed/bath for us

  • 2 of 5

This is a typical amazing Sea Ranch property: many windows and sliding doors to let in the gorgeous light and breeze, a lovely outdoor patio area, and an open floor plan. Add to all of this a great and well stocked kitchen, a lovely washer/dryer, a short walk from the rugged coast and gorgeous weather -- and it could have been such a great weekend.

Why the two stars?

1) When we arrived at the property, there was only one bed/bath open even though we clearly in our reservation listed 4 people (two couples). There was a lock on the two other bedrooms (at least that's what we think they were). What to do? Call the owners of course, they left numbers. 5 calls and 4 messages and 2 emails later... no response. For days. We looked all through the binder for a maintenance person, a code to the door, a cleaning person who could let us in to a separate bedroom. Totally ruined our vacation.

2) Termites. Yup, when we first got there we swept up quite a sizable pile of them on the floor near the dining table. Then next day the pile was back. We looked up and there were mounds and mound of dead termites on the high window sill above the table and they were piling so high that they were spilling over on to the ground every day. Not appetizing at all.

We stayed there starting September 4th and it is now September 12 and I'm still waiting for the owners to get back to us. So if you chose to stay here and something goes wrong, just know that you might not be able to get in touch with them. Other than that it's probably a fabulous place to stay! Needless to stay, we won't be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are slow in responding, having just returned from Europe late last night. I was able to email the renter as soon as I knew there was a problem, although too late to accommodate the problem of the locked bedroom door. Our housekeeper mistakenly locked the bedroom door for our unfortunate renter and we feel horrible. The renters did have use of our nice new queen-sized futon in the loft, but we realize that's not the same as having the bedroom/bathroom. Michelle is not being charged for anything - fully refunded their amount paid. We offer our most humble apologies for what happened. First and last time there will be a locked door at our little cottage.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Beach
Short walk
Car: necessary

Wonderful large pool & sauna within short walk, hiking, biking, jogging trails.

Great place to watch sunsets & whale migration, year round wildlife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night

Minimum rate of $225 is for one bedroom two people; additional rate for second bedroom two persons is $70 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.