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Pelicans' Nest - Heaven's a Little Closer in a House by the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,843 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Pelicans' Nest is a beautiful four bedroom, two bath, ranch-style home with a pelican’s eye view of the ocean. It sits on a hill, within walking distance of a beautiful coved beach. The ocean view can be seen from several of the redwood-paneled rooms throughout the home, as well as from the deck that extends across the back of the home. The hot tub that sits on the deck, just off of the master bedroom, seats 4-6 people. Skylights throughout the home bring in the sunlight.

The home easily sleeps eight, but can sleep more with a bit of creativity! The den doubles as a fourth bedroom - has a full-size futon along with an easy chair and 27 inch TV and DVD/VCR unit - it is perfect for the kids. Dogs are welcome, too! A large fenced-in side yard keeps them safe, with plenty of area to explore. The house sits on three-quarter (¾) of an acre, the front, side, and back yards landscaped with a natural feel. There is even a large area for parking.

This home is such a great place to get away from it all! Picture yourself sitting on the deck enjoying the view of the ocean, or later on, a spectacular view of the stars. If you get a bit chilly, light a fire in the stunning stone fireplace in the living room. The fully-equipped kitchen with a large countertop/bar separating it from the dining room makes the area a perfect setting for small parties.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Mendocino Coast, Sonoma Coast, Pet Friendly, hot tub, Beach access

More Details

Marcie Neilson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

This home has beach access within walking distance. Is pet friendly with a fenced backyard and is often described as the most well-stocked home ever rented. It's close to town, but definitely has that 'country' feel. Very private ocean view from the house and the hot tub.


Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1843 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4), (1) full-sized futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Pelicans' Nest - Heaven's a Little Closer in a House by the Sea
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Fabulous home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Pelicans' Nest is the most fully equipped vacation home we've ever stayed in. This is a dream home to take your vacation in -- secret is out! Ideally situated on the "Banana Belt" in Gualala, we watched choppy seas and the fog pushed out off shore while we enjoyed wonder sunshine and light breezes. Very pet and family friendly retreat. Home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We couldn't agree more. We think we've found the best spot on the whole Mendocino Coast because of our " Banana Belt" climate and beach access. Our visitors can be fogged in all the way up the Coast until they hit Gualala where the sun is shining. Thanks again for taking the time to share your kind thoughts. We will look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Sincerely, Patty, Pat & Marcie (owners)
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Pelican Nest Rocked

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and comfortable stay in this gorgeous house. Excellent location with majestic ocean views

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Pelican's Nest was perfect for Christmas with our family. We were 7 adults and everyone had a great time! The house is larger than the pictures show, everyone had plenty of room and privacy. The area is beautiful and an easy walk to the beach. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchor Bay, CA

A Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Pelican's Nest is everything it is written up to be. There was every comfort provided. We group of ladies would definitely stay again!! 2017

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pelicans Nest is an awesome house, plenty of room, great deck for enjoying the sunset with ocean views, the kitchen is well stocked and plenty of room for all the cooks in the family

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our 2nd year at Pelican's Nest even more than the first one!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd family trip to the Pelican's Nest and even though it was later in October than last year, our stay was better than the first time! The tree's in the backyard were trimmed and we had an even more breathtaking view of the ocean from the back deck. There is plenty of room for all of us and we just love the wonderful Cook's Beach Cove. It's like having a private beach to yourself. The house has everything we needed. The fridge holds a lot of food, the laundry room is really convenient, and the hot tub is a wonderful treat! The beds (all queens) are a little dated but the mattress toppers they have on them help to keep them pretty comfy. It's the kind of sturdy and comfy house that everyone (including kids) can relax in and not feel too worried about it being a "rental". Our only issue was that the propane tank was empty and it was too late for us to refill them when we figured it out. But we used the charcoal grill as a backup, so it all worked out fine.

Thanks for sharing your lovely home at such a reasonable price! We hope to be back again next year!


  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Booking Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservation is confirmed with payment of $200 refundable security deposit. The balance of all rent and fees are due per the contract, normally 21 days prior to your arrival.

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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