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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking 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 ...
  • 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 4.9722223 based on 36 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: Jul 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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Beautiful,warm and complete

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Gualala home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay at Pelican's Nest

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Pelican's Nest. It truly ticked off every single checkbox on our list: convenient location to Point Arena, Anchor Bay, Gualala, and Sea Ranch, a well-appointed kitchen that had every single thing we needed to cook and entertain (including martini glasses and a citrus squeezer!), a fireplace to take away the evening chill after a day of exploring/hiking, a great layout so all 4 in my party were able to spread out and have some privacy, comfortable beds, and the house was immaculately clean. Marcie was always friendly and attentive to any correspondence; the contract, directions, house rules and maps provided were professional and easy to follow. I highly recommend staying at Pelican's Nest if you are looking for a place to stay in southern Mendocino County! I can't wait for my next stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly set up and has EVERYTHING you could want. Hot tub was fantastic in the night and morning with an ocean view! The kitchen totally stocked with kitchen were. We had our dog and the fenced yard is very secure. One of the best homes I've rented! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home and yard in a quiet neighborhood and walking distance to a nice beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Pelican's Nest! The house was clean and spacious, the yards were perfect for our dogs, the neighborhood was peaceful and we loved the proximity to Cook's beach! A perfect vacation! We hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation and 70th Birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Pelicans Nest! Celebrated my 70th birthday with my family...ages 79 to 14months. It was a great location, the beaches were wonderful despite the COLD pacific waters and Cooks Cove a manageable walk and very secluded. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub after a cold swim. The house is beautifully laid out and offered plenty of room for all of us. Very sad to leave but will hopefully return soon. Thanks Marcie for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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