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Relax and be Captivated by the Views from this Ocean Front Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Seadance on the Lost Coast at Shelter Cove

Relaxing Ocean Front, Whale Watch, Fish, Golf, Tide Pool

This 2800sf oceanfront home, located on the California coast North of San Francisco and the wine country, offers spectacular ocean views, soothing ocean sounds, awesome sunsets, excellent wave and aquatic viewing and an opportunity to unplug from everyday life.

The living room/dining areas as wells as the ocean side patio are each nearly 1000 sq ft and perfect for an intimate wedding, reception, anniversary or other significant events in life.

Flying enthusiasts will enjoy the convenience of the local airstrip, golfers can experience coastal golfing, fishermen can seek adventure with chartered fishing trips, children will enjoy tide pooling and lovers can stroll the long stretches of local beaches.

The golfing enthusiast will enjoy a round of golf on this unique golf course designed by Larry Hughs. This 9 hole, 33 par, 110-slope rating golf course starts at the Community Center at the south end of the run way and surrounds the air strip. The distance between holes ranges between 135 and 477 yards. Views of the ocean and local animal life are just a few distractions you might find while playing a round on this course. Currently this golf course is on the honor system as there is no Pro Shop available. There are three sets of clubs (two with cart) at Seadance for an impromptu round of golf.

For pilots wishing to fly their personal aircrafts to Shelter Cove, there is an airstrip for day use. Please see our website for airstrip links.

Fishermen looking for an exciting day on the Pacific currently have local charter boat operations available to help you catch a fish the size you won't need to exaggerate to your friends.

Within a short walk you can tour the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse at the Mal Coombs Park, take the stairs down to search tide pools at low tide, watch Sea Lions at Seal Rock Picnic Area, or watch Abalone divers from the balcony or back yard in the cove directly behind the house.

A short scenic drive through Shelter Cove and you can hunt for shells, the perfect rock, watch the magnificent wave’s crash on rock outcroppings, and walk down the long expanse of Black Sand Beach.

Looking for a beautiful backdrop to celebrate your wedding, reception or anniversary banquet; Seadance is suitable with 1,000 Sq Ft of open space inside as well as 1,000 Sq Ft of patio space outside.

Looking for a healing retreat? Ask Stephanie about arranging massage, yoga and sound healing practicioners to help you relax.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Andrews
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Shelter Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw Foot Tub/Shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Oceanfront. Three sets of golf clubs - Men's/Women's. Charter boat fishing, airstrip for small aircraft, Abalone diving, whale watching, golf clubs.


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average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

A true gem on the lost coast!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed @ Seadance many times, and have even wrote a few reviews on my stays. Beautiful home and location. Wonderful decompression spot for city folks. Played guitar to the soft rhythm of the waves and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family while attending a family wedding in Shelter Cove.

Wow! That's what we all said when we walked in Seadance! It is breathtaking.

Large, quiet except for the lovely sounds of the ocean. Spacious doesn't even describe the space. Clean, large but cozy, well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, just wonderful. You will not regret renting this amazing place. We would have liked to have stayed longer than our three nights and hope to return.

One note, not safe for small children as the beautiful outdoor space is near a cliff and the there are many sliding doors allowing for amazing views.. The whole block is on a cliff. We had a four year old with us and he was a kid that stayed close by his parents but our 3 and 1/2 year old daredevil grandson would have made us nervous.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on the water!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house for larger groups. Downstairs has lots of conversation areas and the kitchen is well-equipped. Downside was having to launder sheets before you leave. For the price I felt that should have been housekeeping's responsibility. The patio has great vistas and a fire pit for evening relaxation. Overall it is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view of the ocean 180°

  • 5 of 5

The house has absolutely everything you'll need to relax and enjoy the views

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view. Fantastic family destination!

  • 5 of 5

Our family came from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida. They were so impressed with the house and being just yards from the ocean. Whales and sea lions were spotted close by. Enjoyed the fog and some splendid sunny days, too. A great stay was had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Get-away

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for the second year in a row. We had 9 adults and 3 kiddos and fit well. There are only 3 bedrooms, but the open floor plan of the living area has 2 couches and plenty of cot room. Upstairs is another pull-out couch, so as long as the younger ones don't mind a lack of having a door, it works very well. The kitchen is super well stocked for everything you need with spices and kitchen utensils. As stated earlier, the open floor plan down stairs made family dinners so nice (we used the pop-up table under the stairs as the kid's table). What we truly enjoy the best has to be the grand patio in the back on the cliff side for relax and nightly smores cooking at the fire pit. The ocean waves calmed us all.

They did add wi-fi (I think I was the only one disappointed with that one), but most of the family appreciated being able to keep up to date with messaging and emails -- I highly encourage you to hide the password and be unplugged in Shelter Cove for your trip but to each their own!

The only bummer was that my husband went to the trash drop-off too early in the cleanup process, so we were charged $50 our of our deposit for the extra trash bags, but as long as you prep ahead and cart all the trash out this is a fabulous spot for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Hwy 101
Car: necessary

Shelter Cove, North Coast, California, Airfield 0q5, Humbolt

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Non Refundable Turnover $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental rate is per night for up to 6 persons, for reservations over 6 persons an additional $10/per person per night charge will be applied.
Maximum rental term length of 21 days.
A security deposit of $500 will be charged at booking. For large parties and events a higher security deposit may be required.
Pets are not accepted.
Turnover fee includes one can of garbage per week, additional trash per week will be deducted from deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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