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Lovely Home - Awesome Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Sleeps 6 - Nothing between you and the Ocean!


This lovely house is only yards from the majestic Pacific Ocean with the famous Sea Ranch Ocean Front Trail steps away from the front door. Located on a quiet cul de sac, it is the perfect place for a family or a few friends to relax and unwind while taking in the beauty and tranquility of The Sea Ranch. Two bedrooms are each furnished with a king size bed and a roll away. There are two full baths, one entered through the Master Bedroom and the other adjacent to the 2nd bedroom. Other amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, charcoal BBQ, washer / dryer, Direct TV, and wireless. There is an enclosed patio area around the front and side of the house and a large deck with unobstructed views of the ocean off of the back. Guests are welcome to use the parking passes and passes to the three Club Houses located throughout The Sea Ranch offering Tennis, Swimming, and Saunas. The highly acclaimed Sea Ranch 18 hole Golf Links is Golf Course only minutes from The Pelican House The Sea Ranch is also world famous for its access to Abalone Diving for those brave AB Divers out there!

More Details

Ken and Laura Scheidegger
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Ken and Laura Scheidegger

Native to the California Bay Area, Ken and Laura Scheidegger today live in the California Delta where they own a family farm, farmers market and a restaurant. Ken is a PhD in Oceanography and headed the PhD program at Oregon State for many years. The location of The Pelican House offers Ken the perfect setting from which he can enjoy his true love ... the Sea.

Ken and Laura Scheidegger purchased this house in 1989

Why Ken and Laura Scheidegger chose Sea Ranch

Over the years the family has enjoyed The Sea Ranch and all of the joys that come with it. From Ab Diving to Golf ... the Scheideggers have built wonderful memories from their time at The Sea Ranch. The location of The Pelican House is one of the first developed and represents the best that The Sea Ranch has to offer. Busy lives have kept the family from visiting the house and it is time to share with others what they have so enjoyed over the years.

What makes this house unique

One of the finest locations in Sea Ranch! Only nature lies between you and the beautiful cliffs and majestic ocean of the The Sea Ranch coast. The Ocean Front Hiking Trail is seconds from the front door and the golf course is minutes away. The setting and layout of the property and house allow you to feel as though it is you and the Sea with nothing in between but indigenous grasses, plants, deer, and the occasional fox! Enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine on the spacious and open deck as you take in your unobstructed view of the ocean. Particularly in March and October, you will most likely see the grand whale migration! Pelicans effortlessly soar above the coastline inspiring a feeling of peace and serenity - we hope you will find this same feeling when you visit The Pelican House.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Jun 2016
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage is collected on Wednesday from tool hutch
  • Please separate recyclables and garbage in containers
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , plus roll away
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Plus roll away
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lovely Home - Awesome Location!
average rating of 4.756098 based on 43 reviews
Clayton, CA

pretty home, great view

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely weekend at the Pelican House. The house is very pretty, the beds comfortable. The rug is spotty in the main living area, but the main reason for only 4 stars is the stove. It's at least 50 years old and the oven seal has failed making it unusable. Replace the stove and it's 5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Pelican House now has a brand new stove!
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Wonderful Property with Great views

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nicely laid out. Great master bathroom with the dual shower. Everything was clean and neat - really well stocked kitchen and while some supplies were listed as not being there - many were there (BBQ tools were there for example). Great place to make a base - great walking, great views from both bedrooms though we didn’t use the 2nd one. The house itself is likely going to need some updating soon - fresh carpet especially in living room - we’d stay again here. My service dog hopped over the deck though - should be higher but likely HOA rules decide that. Could have nicer furniture outside - we didn’t see the table in the picture on the deck and the plastic Adirondack chairs aren’t super comfy. Really nice to have enclosed yard too. Super place - responsive owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, CA

A Quiet Gem w/ Character

  • 5 of 5

Frequent The Sea Ranch and have rented lots of places - usually homes that are at the end of the street on the tip of the bluff. Being spoiled by those, I was a little nervous, but this house is perfect for a quiet little weekend and they big kicker in my book is views and hearing the ocean - this place has both. Yeah yeah there are lots of fancy places to rent for 5x the price and that's cool too, but honestly this place has character, is super, clean , beds are 5-star, and just like so many homes in TSR you feel that awesome sense of isolation and peace, even though you question the distance to your neighbor. Someday my wife and I hope to own a little place in TSR, but this house provided the perfect long weekend "fix". And not to mention the owners are super responsive and down to earth. We had a super chill few nights - thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sea Ranch is a great place to get away for some down time, and Pelican House is a cozy place to stay. Whether sitting by the fireplace relaxing or watching whales spout and feed from the living room window we enjoyed our long weekend! Hiking trails along the coast are easily accessible from the house and the views are beautiful. Trinks café and St Orres restaurant in Gualala are two places to definitely check out for some good food! Ken and Laura were attentive hosts and we are already trying to decide when to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novato, CA. USA

Pelican House, Sea Ranch

  • 4 of 5

It is a very comfortable home with excellent views with its location in the meadow and the ocean in the distance. The sunsets are awesome to experience with conversation and a cocktail, or silence and listen to the distant crashing din of the Pacific from the deck. The home contains most of what you will need if you are cooking your meals. Gualala and its two grocery stores are nearby if you need anything. There are also many hiking trails along the shore and through the meadow. A very fine links golf course is within easy walking distance. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a perfect get away!

  • 4 of 5

The views, a very comfortable bed, great water pressure, safe yard for the dog. 4 solid reasons among a hundred others while we hope to relax here again. Very clean and convenient to trails....

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch is a uniquely beautiful resort town made up of private homes along the Northern California Coast. The small town of Gualala is only minutes away and is is filled with local artists' galleries, restaurants, and other varied shops and attractions.. Sea Ranch offers many amenities such as golf, swimming, hiking trails with stunning views. It offers a great base camp for those looking for world class abalone diving. For more information check out The Sea Ranch Association's web site:




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The $75 pet fee is for ONE dog, no other type of animal is allowed. Please keep your pet off of the furniture and bring dog bedding. Pet stains on the carpet will be charged at a rate of $45 per stain. Please clean up any dog waste from the yard.

Every Wednesday the garbage is collected from the tool hutch behind the fence next to the house. We apologize for the disturbance but we must keep the garbage in a secure location out of reach of raccoons.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: If you book ONLINE with a DEBIT CARD and your RESERVATION REQUEST is NOT ACCEPTED it could take 3 DAYS OR MORE before the money is refunded to your account.

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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