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" AMAZING OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE LUXURY " just north of The Village

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

"Truly a rare find"

Seal Reef is the luxury oceanfront vacation home that offers spectacular ocean and coastline views in a well-maintained and QUIET private neighborhood. This Blufftop home delivers excellent privacy to enjoy the space without distraction. Plus...... it is conveniently located just one mile from the historic Mendocino Artists Village and a short distance to the coastal city of Fort Bragg.

This property is easy walking distance to the fern canyons and trails in Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Park with uncrowded sandy beaches north and south. Ideally located to indulge in one adventure after another. Hiking trails, beachcombing, kayaking, cycling, winery hopping, gourmet dining or

Bar-B-Q ing while taking in the incredible view at the house, SEAL REEF is the place you've been hoping to find.

Enjoying 227 feet of ocean frontage and set 30 feet above a calm-water cove, a glass protected deck and walls of windows offer an endless attraction for watching the resident colony of seals basking in the sun with their pups on the reef below, migrating whales, porpoise jumping and pelicans in formation as they glide inches above the water. It is truly AWESOME!

Seal Reef is a surreal place where guests are totally immersed in nature's beauty and immense power.


Please call or text Elizabeth @ (707) 734-0547 or MAIL: for details and any questions.

This home is PET/SMOKE FREE and thoroughly sanitized between guests. Please respect our NO SHOES POLICY. Street shoes worn in the house will be subject to carpet cleaning charges.

Seal Reef is completely turn-key with free WiiFi internet, a wide assortment of DVD's plus streaming NETFLIX movies and PANDORA Music. It is tastefully furnished including a FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN with all essential herbs, spices, oils, condiments and QUALITY COOKWARE & BAKEWARE including: blender, toaster, mixer and food processor. Also has all modern stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops throughout , stone and glass showers and hardwood floors. All the comforts of home and MUCH MORE in a private beachfront community.


* early check-in and late check-out OK depending upon guest scheduling*

* Elizabeth will greet you to show the many features of the house and property. There will be a $30 charge for arrival after 8:00 PM PST*

Our nightly rate is for double occupancy (2 persons) $40 per night additional guest (6 guests maximum) infants excepted. Due to its close proximity to the bluff top, Seal Reef is not suitable for children age 1-7. Cleaning fee is $125 for 2 guests (one Bedroom) for any length of stay...... $25 for each additional bed used.

Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Homes, Oceanfront, Vacation Rentals in Mendocino, oceanfront vacation rentals, beach house, waterfront, Luxury Rentals

More Details

Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner

Translocated from San Diego in 2002 and love living in Mendocino. We dreamed of having this house for years before it came for sale in January 2011. So when it did, even though the real estate market was DOA, we gleefully purchased it. We could easily see a diamond in the rough on this premier oceanfront property.

We lived in the house for the first 2 years while Seal Reef was being completely chiseled and transformed into the beautiful gem that it is now.

Elizabeth Ruelle, Manager or Michael Garrison, Owner purchased this house in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou for you beautiful house for our beautiful wedding
Jul 2010
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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 42
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO Street Shoes in the house
  • NO occupants more than the registered number
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 sleeps 2 guests comfortably on a full size bed. A single bed ( not an Air mattress) is available and can be moved in upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing


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" AMAZING OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE LUXURY " just north of The Village
average rating of 4.866667 based on 47 reviews

A truly spectacular oceanfront oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This property was genuinely breathtaking from the moment we walked through the front door into an expansive oceanfront view. We found the property to be highly functional for our needs in particular the kitchen, which had everything we needed to cook meals. With such a great location, we spent most of our time cooking, barbecuing and lounging on the back deck during the weekend we spent there. There is a sound bar in the living room to play Pandora, and the combination of open doors to the deck and our favorite melodies dancing on a sea breeze were truly sublime. We rounded out each evening with a warm fire in the wood burning fireplace putting a dent in the ample supply of firewood. We loved it and definitely plan to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The setting is beautiful and the house very comfortable and well maintained. Someone else's comment that the photos don't do it justice is true. We enjoyed watching the seals on the rocks and seeing whales offshore. From the house we walked to Russian Gulch State Park where there is great hiking. The town of Mendocino is just a short drive. The owners are very friendly and accommodating .

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, Stunning, Beautifully Kept

  • 5 of 5

Seal Reef was even more beautiful than any picture could capture! The house was beautifully decorated. The views from the back porch of the ocean and the cliffs were breathtaking. The kitchen was modern with every appliance and convenience that one would want. Sitting on the back porch drinking wine, eating cheese and watching the sunset over the ocean was one of the most spectacular experiences ever. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as guests. Thank you for taking such good care of the house! Give us a call as soon as you find the time to return!
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Fantastic relaxation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary, lounging on the deck watching the seals sleeping on the rocks, listening to the ocean, and relaxing in this beautifully appointed home. Michael and Elizabeth are so hospitable, and they even brought us some fresh-caught tuna steaks for a special treat! It was a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben for your nice review. We love the abundance of fresh seafood available on the Mendocino Coast and can often be found on our boat pulling Salmon, Cod, Dungeness Crabs or other exotic edibles from the depths. On your next visit we'll make sure you get to enjoy the fresh "catch of the day". All the best Michael & Elizabeth
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The best of Mendicino

  • 5 of 5

This house is obviously deeply cared about by the owners. The details of the house and the land were beautiful. It is close enough to town to be there in minutes and yet it's far enough away and private that we felt the ocean was ours. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron for taking time to write a nice review. We are very happy that your family enjoyed Seal Reef. It is a unique and magical spot. We love it when we get to stay there too. Looking forward to having you as guests again soon.
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Great Location - Beautiful House - Fabulous Oceanfront Views

  • 4 of 5

House is correctly named Seal Reef. We saw numerous seals and pups every day on reef below back yard. You can locate any closer to the ocean without being in the water. Only reason I rated 4 instead of 5 is that I would have preferred cable TV as I am a sports person even on vacation. House is limited to only Netflix , Hulu and internet connections. Otherwise, the house is beautifully appointed, well maintained and friendly owners. The location of the house on ocean just north of town of Mendocino also provides convenient access to Fort Bragg.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn Golf Tennis and Spa
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 1st bedroom $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
each additional bedroom $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates shown are for 2 guests. Nightly rate based upon number of guests and length of stay.
LOW SEASON: 2 night stays available at STANDARD nightly rate .... 3 NIGHT MINIMUM @ STANDARD RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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