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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,806 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 delivers spectacular ocean and coastline views in a well-maintained and QUIET private neighborhood. The Blufftop home provides excellent privacy to enjoy the space without distraction, plus...... it is conveniently located to the historic Mendocino Artists Village and a short distance to the coastal city of Fort Bragg.

This property is easy walking distance to the beautiful fern canyon 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. Good fishing for Lingcod and Cabezon is right in your back yard. There's also hiking trails, beachcombing,, kayaking, cycling, winery hopping, gourmet dining or Bar B Queing the "day's catch" while taking in the incredible view at the house, it's all here. SEAL REEF is the place you've been hoping to find.

The back yard enjoys 227 feet of ocean frontage set 30 feet above a calm-water cove that provides fishing, gathering mussels and tide pools for exploring. A glass protected deck and walls of windows offer an endless attraction for watching the resident colony of Harbor 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 can totally immerse themselves in nature's beauty and immense power.


****** 20% DISCOUNT on 4 or more days ******

International credit card fees (2%) will be assumed by Guest. 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.

Seal Reef is completely turn-key with free WiFi internet, a wide assortment of DVD's plus streaming NETFLIX movies and PANDORA Music. It is tastefully furnished including a FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN with fresh ground coffee and all essential herbs, spices, oils, condiments and QUALITY COOKWARE & BAKEWARE and sharp knives . Also included : blender, toaster, mixer and food processor, food storage containers and bags. 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 for a quick tour of the house. There will be a $30 charge for arrival after 8:00 PM PST*

Our daily rate is for double occupancy (2 persons) $33 per additional guest (6 guests maximum) infants excepted. Cleaning fee is $125 for 2 guests (one Bedroom) for any length of stay...... $25 cleaning charge for each additional bedroom used. Due to its close proximity to the bluff top, Seal Reef is not suitable for children age 1-6.

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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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World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1806 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO Street Shoes in the house
  • NO occupants more than the registered number (STRICT)
  • There is a charge for excessive use of utilities
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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average rating of 4.892857 based on 58 reviews

Spectacular home and location

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to imagine that you could find a home as close to the ocean as this property. Such a beautiful property, with the sound of ocean waves the only noise you will hear (with the exception of the occasional bark by one of the harbor seals lounging on the rocks just a few feet from the shore). The house is perfectly suited to the site, and everything that could be needed is seemingly there.

While we had the good fortune of enjoying four amazing days of sunshine and warm weather in July, one can easily imagine equally enjoying the home on crisp autumn or stormy winter days. The town of Mendocino is only 5 minutes away, but at the house it could be an hour away, given the relative seclusion you feel at the property. Lots of things to do (hiking at Russian Gulch to the waterfall, kayaking caves, walking a 10+ mile stretch of beach at Ft. Bragg, music festivals, etc). Of course lounging on the deck overlooking the ocean with a good book and drink is always an option!

Michael and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill for submitting a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your few days at Seal Reef. It is a great spot, we love it too. Michael & Elizabeth
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This home has an incredible 180 degree view of the pacific. Crack your window at night and listen to the waves splashing on the rocks below.

The kitchen is very well appointed. The living area has beautiful teak floors and unrestricted views of the ocean.

The owners, Michael and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we had a sensational stay.

Truly a 5 star weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Seal Reef

  • 5 of 5

Seal Reef was wonderful, as were the owners. I would return in a heartbeat!! Very grateful for the relaxing stay. A dream realized.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The incredible view is just one reason to stay here

  • 5 of 5

The view is spectacular - about 30 feet to the waves - through windows in living and dinning rooms and also two of three bedrooms. But the home also fully updated and very cozy. The kitchen is well furnished with appliances and cookware. We only used the master bedroom and found it very comfortable. Beautiful teak flooring and wood burning fireplace with lots of firewood. The home is in a great location, between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Very quiet with lots of wildlife around; my wife saw an osprey carrying a fish! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in beautiful country

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Loved eating in on the gorgeous deck and spending our days kayaking Big River, biking Pacific Trail, and hiking Russian Gulch to the waterfall. This is one of our favorite vacations and vacation rentals!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice, with lots of windows. The view is amazing!! Thank you Elizabeth, we loved your home and we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Roxanne for the nice review. We are happy you all enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to seeing you again! Give me a call when you want to come back and enjoy the North Coast! All the best, Elizabeth Ruelle 707.734.0547
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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 $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

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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