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Dog-Friendly, Secluded Redwoods Getaway With Private Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortable cabin-esque forest home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

**We have a minimum three night stay requirement for holidays and holiday weekends**

**Winter midweek specials run January-April (excluding holidays and holiday weeks) - Rent two nights take 50% off the third night, rent three nights and the fourth night is free - please e-mail for booking and invoice change**

Moonraker House is located approximately 107 miles north of San Francisco off historic and scenic Highway 1. Our house is one mile away from the ocean.

Our two bedroom, two bathroom home has an upstairs deck, private hot tub, WiFi, cable televisions, a fully equipped kitchen with bedroom linens and bathroom towels provided.

With 50 miles of private beach, bluff, and forest trails, picnic areas, tide pools, three recreational centers, two marine reserves, a fenced dog park, and an 18 hole championship golf course, there is something for everyone to do without leaving the local area.

Gualala, the closest town, is 8.7 miles north with grocery stores, specialty shops, restaurants, a bank, post office, and gas stations.

Six hundred fenced sheep and goats graze the common areas to eliminate fire hazards and follow The Sea Ranch philosophy of living lightly off the land.

The artist community of Mendocino is fifty-eight miles north and Fort Bragg is nine miles north of Mendocino. Both places are perfect day trips to explore, shop and eat. Charter boats are available for fishing and whale watching in Fort Bragg.

Grey whale migrate December through March and can often be seen off the shore or by boat.

Seal pups are born late March and early April and can be viewed from the bluff trail above the reserve.

Observe pelicans, cormorants, and oyster catchers from ocean bluffs and on the beach

Redwood violets and trilliums bloom around our house in March and April. Then in May and June the Rhododendrons are in full flower.

More Details

Catherine Salm
Member since: 2012
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Catherine Salm

My parents purchased our family vacation home in 1990 after several years of renting homes on The Sea Ranch and searching for the perfect home for us.

My father wanted a house in the forest and my mother wanted something close to the ocean. This home is the perfect blending of the two.

Catherine Salm purchased this house in 1990

Why Catherine Salm chose Sea Ranch

We are blessed to be able to share our peaceful home with you. Since our house is located in the forest, we do not have the foot or road traffic the other places do. We rarely see people or cars in the area or on the trails nearby and appreciate the serenity.

The ocean, towns and beaches are close by to explore and there are plenty of things to do in addition to just quietly relaxing in the redwoods.


Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We have a two dog pet limit. Guests must agree to the pet addendum and pet policies specified.
  • Check In is 4:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am. Early arrivals and late departures without pre-authorized approval will result in additional charges.
  • *Minimum stay of two nights for booking. *Minimum stay of three nights required for holidays and holiday weekends.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Dog-Friendly, Secluded Redwoods Getaway With Private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8433733 based on 83 reviews

A little piece of heaven in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This Sea Ranch property was exactly what my daughter, her dog, and I were anticipating. Quietly secluded, yet close enough to the ocean. Lots of walking trails, but be ready for steep inclines. The house was immaculate, the kitchen was well-stocked with everything you could want or need, the beds were super comfy, great upper deck to enjoy morning tea or coffee, and an outdoor heated jacuzzi perfect for anytime day or night use. The Lodge was a great place to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a view of the ocean. We enjoyed nearby towns and the drive along the coast. Catherine promptly answered a question we had by text. Our stay couldn't have been better!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Very quiet, private and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to have 8 weeks in this special home. It has everything we wanted/needed for our summer stay. Up in the quiet, cool redwoods, a perfect place to escape the brutal heat at home. I hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Would come back again in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really well equipped for people that like to cook. Super peaceful in a lovely setting.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, everything was fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect weekend getaway! Close to Black Point beach, but also secluded and peaceful. Catherine was an incredibly receptive and a gracious host! We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Absolutely beautiful, cozy and clean surrounded by tall trees. The most relaxing vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

We just had the loveliest three days at Moonraker House. The house is very secluded, peaceful, spotlessly clean and stocked with every possible thing you can imagine. The beds are extremely comfortable and there are loads of cozy blankets all over the house. The fireplace is beautiful and you feel like you are in the middle of the Forrest in every room. All you need to bring is food and yourselves. The surrounding area is just gorgeous with numerous trails to amazing beaches or if you prefer to walk in the woods just hike up from the house instead of down. The Sea Ranch Lodge is a very short drive away for dinner and Gualala is about 15 to 20 minutes away. Gualala has all kinds of restaurants and the most fabulous supermarket called surf market with beautiful fresh fish and meat and all kinds of interesting ingredients for cooking. If you don't like to cook Trinks in the town sells ready made lamb meatloaf, mushroom lasagne, soups and much more. They also sell lovely pies and cakes and their garden has a gorgeous view of the ocean. Point Arena lighthouse is a 15 minute drive from Gualala and definitely worth the visit. It's the tallest lighthouse on the west coast. There is a nice breakfast place called Rollerville not far from the lighthouse. Franny's cup and saucer has really good donuts and cupcakes stuffed with mango purée. We tried to drive to Pier Chowder and tap room but the road was flooded:( On Main Street Lisa's lucious jams, chutneys, vinegars and more are well worth stopping to buy. She makes everything herself and uses very little sugar. It was pouring rain and so gorgeous when we left the house. We lit our last fire and sat in the hot tub surrounded by tall trees in the rain. We will definitely return as soon as possible. We didn't get a chance to check out the nearby pool, saunas and tennis courts because the house was just so lovely but we met people staying nearby who raved about swimming in the heated pools. The house is stocked with beautiful books, magazines, games, movies and more so it was very hard to tear ourselves away. Sea Ranch is extremely dark at night. It makes Bodega Bay seem like Las Vegas. There are bike rental places who will deliver bikes to you if biking is your thing and fishing, horse riding, kayaking and more all within a stones throw. At first glance Sea Ranch seems desolate but there is so much to do once you begin to explore and the people in the town are extremely friendly and kind.

Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Black Point Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

*If you would like the reservation amount split into payments, please ask when you make the reservation or e-mail prior to requesting to book and we can invoice you with a split payment request.
*Please contact owner for longer rental periods.
**Minimum three night rental required for holidays and holiday weekends.
** Cleaning fee covers 2.5 hours of light cleaning, time beyond that will be charged $30/hr.
**Winter Specials run January 2 - March 31 - rent two nights receive 50% off a third night or rent three nights and the fourth night is free. E-mail to have invoice changed to reflect Winter Special rate. (excludes holidays and holiday weekends) **

Owner'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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