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Happy Family House : Very Cozy Oceanside Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Master Suites. One full bed in office and one mobile twin bed.

We have rented many lovely vacation homes in Sea Ranch before we became an owner, but they never felt like our own home. When we bought our place, we tried to appoint it perfectly, with all of the comforts of home. You will not lack any of the amenities just because you are at a vacation house.

Our house, called Happy Family House is on the ocean side, just 2 miles south of Gualala. It is about two minutes walk to Del Mar Recreation Center outside our front door, and there is easy access to the bluff trail just a few minutes around the bend, by Sea Drift and Tide pool. It has a blue water view from upper and lower decks.

Our home has three master suites with en suite baths. The home has 3.5 bathrooms in total, and can sleep 6-8 people as we have a convertible couch in the office. We put comfortable queen sleigh beds in each bedroom, and each room is fully appointed with nice furniture, dressers and ample closet space for your convenience. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV, receiving more than 150 channels from DirecTV. There are DVD players in the master suite on the second floor and one in the living room. We put hardwood floors in all of the bedrooms and remodeled each bathroom so everything is fresh and clean.

We remodeled the kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. We have a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, with ample cooking appliances, dishes and details attended to; everything from a slow cooker, to rice maker, to toaster, to toaster oven, electric beater, electric grill, blender and coffer maker and more. We love to bake, so the kitchen is also fully equipped with every baking dish and implement you will need. For outside cooking, we have a BBQ grill on the lower deck.

The living area is very open, great for family gatherings and relaxation. The furniture is cozy, clean, and comfortable, and the area is well lit for comfortable reading spots. We also have a flat screen TV in living room with 150 high def channels from DirecTV, a DVD player with a library of about 100 movies for guests to enjoy in the evening and books in many areas of the house. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room as well.

The covered deck, off of the living room on the upper level, has an ocean view and is always a favorite place to hang out and relax.

Our home office has high speed wireless internet for your use. A hot tub with a private enclosure awaits you on the back deck.

Available year round and pet friendly.

Booked and managed by Coasting Home Gualala. Cleaning and linens are provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We're a professional couple living in the Bay Area. We have made our home a peaceful getaway and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner/Manager chose North Coast

We have been visiting Sea Ranch for more than 20 years before we became owners. It is a fantastic place to spend time with your family and friends, to enjoy the beautiful coast and the peace and quiet. There are endless bluff trails with a stunning ocean view and beaches, year-round swimming pools, great bike rides and tennis courts, fresh air, and blue sky. It’s also the perfect environment to spend quality time with your family, hiking cooking together or just relaxing and reading a good book by the fireplace.

We have rented many lovely vacation homes in Sea Ranch, but they never felt like our own home. When we bought our place, we tried to appoint it perfectly, with all of the comforts of home. You will not lack any of the amenities just because you are at a vacation house.

What makes this house unique

One full bed in office and one mobile twin bed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for opening up your house as a rental. We've been renting houses at Sea Ranch for over 30 years, and this is one of the nicest! We do hope renters will respect and help maintain this beautiful house in the condition it is. I know we will be renting many times in the future. Thank you!
Jun 2014
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Sea Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Happy Family House : Very Cozy Oceanside Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The Only Place to Stay in Sea Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to Sea Ranch for years. It is our "happy place" where we eat, swim, hike, and relax. We've now stayed at Happy Family House three times and feel that there is no other place we want to rent! First there is the fantastic location, right near a hiking trailhead and just a few minute walk to the pool! Then there is the house itself, beautifully appointed for comfort and pleasure. Our teens love having their own rooms and bathrooms downstairs, while we can all congregate upstairs to cook, eat, watch TV, and enjoy the lovely balcony with ocean view. My husband and I can then enjoy privacy in our room and bath just steps down from the living room, with a stunning hot tub right outside! Since we all love to cook, we adore the chef's kitchen, which has everything we need to turn out any meal. When we visit this house we are in heaven! You MUST book a visit so you can discover your own happy place at Happy Family House!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comment Lynn!
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We were a Happy Family indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Those were the words that came out of my mother-in-law's mouth after the weekend we spent in this home. Perfectly suited for large families, impeccably clean, and phenomenal kitchen. It was truly a beautiful getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment M.N, please visit us again in the future.
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San Jose, CA

Perfect getaway place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway place - perfect antidote for the hustle and bustle of

the big city. Brought extended family from the UK and elsewhere to stay at Happy Family House. Was

hoping to reconnect, relax and recharge in a family-friendly setting; we were not disappointed.

The three master suites situated in different parts of the house provided good privacy; yet the

common areas (kitchen, living room) were large and cozy enough to encourage bonding and

some intimacy. Well equipped kitchen, with enough cooking utensils, appliances, etc. to keep

even the most discerning amateur chef happy.

The location is good with lots of good nature trails, drop-dead scenic views, and easy

access to the beaches and coastline. Should you need to replenish supplies, the supermarket

at Gualala is just a short drive away. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

Comfortable bedrooms/living room, office w books next to the dinning area. Wonderful kitchen. Enjoyed the DVD movies. The only complaint is that internet was down one night.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

A good one!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our friends to Sea Ranch, this is their first time. I can tell you what I like about this house. The kitchen is great, has everything we needed, huge counter space, cooking was fun, everyone cooked in turn. Also the layout, every bedroom comes with a full bathroom, the nice part is that all bedrooms are located at different part of the house, makes our staying private, our friends like to watch loud TV, we could not hear them at all. Very nice/comfortable furniture. Enjoy the outside hot tub with fresh air, and trails nearby. Oh, the tennis court at Olson Center is awesome!!! We also walked to Del Mar Center to swim. Our friends were impressed and they want to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

A great house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I usually do not give 5 stars, but since other reviews all gave 5 stars, it would be unfair for me to give a 4 stars(the best I usually give). Basically we found the house to be very nice and the reviews here are pretty accurate.

I do not like old carpet that smells, kitchen knives that are so dull, uncomfortable student beds are aloud, and a motel like kitchen that has nothing. It might sound silly, I usually bring my own cutting knives with me. Renting a vacation usually means we have to compromise a little bit. We were a little worried before we got there.

But what a nice house when we stepped in. Very clean hard wood floor. Comfortable beds, there is a reading light on each side of every bed, that's very considerate. TV with cable programs in each room even though we do not like to watch TV much. Kids like to sit on the uncovered deck while parents on the other, with some ocean and forest views.

The location is great too, close to everything, always have a walk before dinner. Weather was beautiful when sun comes out, saw 2 foxes the first afternoon!

It was a great getaway,we had everything we needed, thank you for sharing your lovely house.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sea Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $190 + Tax
Pet Fee $65
reserv (managing comp) $50
Tax Rate 15.5%

Total amount are subject to the final calculation by Coasting Home Inc.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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