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The perfect vacation rental in Gualala, CA

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, three baths, ample space, easily sleeps eight!

Gualala Point is part of the Sonoma Beach Park System. It overlooks the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean. When we purchased our beach house in 2013, we were in awe of the extended views of the river and ocean. These views, which are the same as the park are the original thoughts of why we named our home Gualala Point.

The town of Gualala itself is very similar to the way Santa Barbara was, back in the late 50's and early 60's. It is a quiet little beach town with a couple of gas stations, a half dozen restaurants, 2 markets, a bank and other local businesses. This is what attracted us to the town itself and the people who live in town are friendly and yet outgoing. Gualala is aprx 125 miles north of San Francisco and 50 miles north of Bodega Bay, just across the Mendocino County line. Mendocino and Fort Bragg are 60 miles further north. Inland lies a series of small towns and numerous wineries.

But the real attraction of this house is the quiet and relaxation it offers. From the upper deck, you see the views to the southwest of the Gualala River. To the immediate west, the Pacific Ocean, seen thru the kitchen and living room windows. Our kitchen is fully stocked with utensils needed to prepare a fine family meal. Total relaxation of using the barbecue on the upper deck and sitting back in a lounge chair breathing in the ocean air, is a feeling that has to be experienced to be able to describe. Whale watching, Eagles soaring and deer are common sights. Gualala offers many forms of recreation such as kayak rentals, golfing at nearby Sea Ranch, shopping in town, a gourmet market for food and drink, hiking in the state park and more. Town is within walking distance and there is a gourmet pizza place called Upper Crust that will not disappoint pizza lovers.

The house itself offers ample space which can easily sleep 8 people. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs game room, where an 1875 Brunswick Majestic pool table resides. This room has a tv/cable along with a sound system. The walls are lined with original movie posters, rock posters and surfing items from the 50's and 60's. There is an outdoor patio that directly connects to the game room, which offers ocean and river views.

The living room, which in my eyes feels like a ski chalet with large glass windows and vaulted ceilings offers an openness to the infinite ocean and river views. Hardwood floors lead you to a 55" TV along with glasses and movies. There are aprx 200 dvd movies to choose from, blu ray, hd and regular dvds. The main bedroom is large and airy. It also has a dvd player and cable. There is a small desk for people to use their computers and a printer is available. The house has wi-fi and internet, of course. All of the bedrooms are color themed . All have their own TV's with either a dvd player or cable. There are 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bathtub.

Heading downstairs for a game of pool, you can experience what the cowboys in the old west did, over 100 years ago. The precision of this pool table, which originally belonged to a member of the Al Capone gang, was found in a Chicago warehouse. It was shipped to California and reassembled at Gualala Point.

For those who enjoy local surroundings, 3 miles to the north is Anchor Bay. There is a campground there that houses one of the most beautiful beaches in California, a favorite destination with many of the locals. Cooks beach offers a very pretty and private beach experience, as well.

Continuing to travel another 10 miles north, you will find the quaint town of Point Arena. PA offers good surf by the pier. The Stornetta Land Reserve and Lighthouse are a sight to behold. Point Arena has a number of restaurants and a very modern movie theater, set into an older building. Besides movies, live plays and music are also events that the theater offers. Lighthouse tours are available

For other outdoor activities, the Gualala/Point Arena areas offer surfing, kayaking, boating, diving, fishing, hiking and walking trails, bike riding, various beaches and state parks. This part of Northern California is still wide open and looks and feels like small town California. Anchor Bay offers a Thai Food restaurant and a beautiful private beach. Cooks Beach in Gualala is also a quiet cove with a beautiful beach. Point Arena offers the Pier for food and xlnt surf. Breaks left and right. Stornella reserve and Point Arena lighthouse are two items of beauty. Point Arena is 13 miles north of Gualala.

See you at Gualala Point

Ray and Pauline Polson

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Ray Polson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in the living room
  • King size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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The perfect vacation rental in Gualala, CA
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with an even more beautiful view! I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay in this area. The owner was very easy to work with and very accommodating.

I will defiantly be coming back next time I am staying in this area.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I spoke directly with several of the Pappas family during their weekend stay at Gualala Point. Extremely nice people who enjoyed the house and the town. My wife and I really appreciate our guests and do our best to be as helpful as possible. We live in Gualala so we are on hand to interact with guests, should they have questions about the house or the area. The house was left extremely clean and I would personally recommend this very nice family to any home owner who desires to have them as guests. Many of our guests do return and I look forward to seeing Chris and family in the near future. Excellent quality vacation renters. Ray Polson
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  • 5 of 5

Very, very, very , awesome, thanks for everything, Ray, May God Bless.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, Tazz and Virgil were extremely pleasant. They had a long stay and we worked together to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Good people and very responsible for the property. Among the best of the best guests that we have had in any of our vacation rentals. My thanks to all of you and come back anytime Ray Polson
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Great home in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over Christmas and it was a very memorable holiday. We were all very comfortable and could not get enough of the view! We made a point to get up early to see the incredible sunrises and bundled up to watch the sunset from the deck. The kitchen is well stocked enabling us to have a successful Christmas dinner. We even put a little Christmas tree up in the living room with the Ocean as its backdrop. We spent many hours downstairs playing pool which was a blast! Every day we ventured out to local beaches and parks for hikes and even made it up to Fort Bragg for a day. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It created a holiday we won't soon forget!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

our stay at Gualala point was amazing. We cook a lot and the kitchen worked out beautifully. Proximity to the beach and grocery stores was perfect and the beds were oh so comfortable! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"The Perfect Vacation Rental in Gualala" is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the Gualala area.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home with two other couples for a weekend. The description of the rental is very accurate, it's clean and included everything we could have hoped for. The owner Ray was extremely responsive to my questions and even called the home after we arrived to be sure everything was as we had hoped. The other couples had never been to this part of the coast so this home was the perfect base for exploring the area. We enjoyed walking on the beach at Anchor Bay, visiting Point Arena and the men fished at Stornetta Lands. However we most enjoyed sitting on the deck with cocktails and enjoying a warm fall weekend that included seeing many pods of whales making their way south and families of deer munching on the lawn below. We also enjoyed shooting pool on the beautiful table and reading the movie posters.

We will be back and recommend this rental for anyone interested in enjoying the coast surrounding Gualala.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.