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Redwood Cottage for Two with an Ocean View, a Spa and Wifi.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Loft), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2). There are stairs to the loft.

Charming rustic cottage nestled in the redwoods with a view of blue water ocean. Architectural award winning walk-in cabin designed by Obie Bowman. Cozy 600 square feet warmed by propane gas pot belly stove called the Gnome, as well as an electric wall heater. Relax on the deck or soak in the spa. Trails to hike, swimming pool and tennis courts nearby. One bedroom (loft) with queen bed, one full bath, well equipped kitchen, high speed (fiber)WiFi, SmartTV, Stereo, DVD, Dishwasher. Maximum of two adults, no children, no pets, no smoking, no BBQ. Parking while loading/unloading at cottage is permitted. Car park area is 1/10 mile down a road that wanders through the redwoods.

Redwood Cottage is located on Redwood Rise. Minimum rental period is two nights. A refundable Security/Cleaning Deposit of $200 is required to make a reservation. The full amount is due two weeks prior to the date of arrival. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the date of arrival will result in forfeiture of one night’s rental.

Renters usually need to provide sheets, towels and kitchen linens, however a set may be rented for $35 per stay. Advance notice required.

Rental fee is $195 per night, two night minimum. A 12.0% Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax is required for all short term rentals in the county. Our TOT Certificate Number is 832N.

Payment by credit card is made through the VRBO/HomeAway payment system.. We recommend that you use VRBO's 'Book it' process.

Renters are expected to leave the cottage clean and in the condition which they found it. If excessive cleaning is required after your stay, especially the oven and stove top, the cost of cleaning may be deducted from your deposit.

Check in time is 3:00 pm; check out time is noon.

Keywords: quiet, ocean view, redwoods, hiking trails, high speed broadband, wifi, romantic, peaceful, private spa

More Details

Gary Gallaher
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Gary Gallaher

We had visited The Sea Ranch many times over the years and wanted to come more often.

We purchased the Redwood Cottage in 1998, spent some time putting our imprint on it and have enjoyed sharing it with many visitors since then.

Gary Gallaher purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Gary Gallaher chose Sea Ranch

The 'walk-in cabins' are a unique group of small but well designed homes with a minimal footprint in keeping with the original Sea Ranch concept of living lightly on the land. Each is surrounded by 'commons' rather than having lots which are contiguous with their neighbors.

They have everything you need in one open space, plus a loft for sleeping.

When we had visited The Sea Ranch we typically stayed in one of the conventional Sea Ranch houses. They were lovely, but we kept thinking all we need is 'a little cabin in the woods' .

When we learned about these unique homes it just seemed right for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Waking up to see the towering redwoods through two huge skylights is always amazing.

One of us is a hiker (former trail runner) who loves to hike the many trails right from the cabin.

One of us enjoys the peacefulness of the forest with the ocean in sight.

We both look forward to relaxing in the spa and watching the stars overhead.

A short drive takes us to easy access to the bluff trail to be close to the always changing ocean.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Sea Ranch in the Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please clean and dry your feet when entering the cabin after using the spa.
  • Sorry no children or babies it's for safety purposes.
  • Property is only for 2 guest.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, toilet, stall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1). The bed is in the loft, with two 5 x 8 skylights. See the stars and moon at night and the tall redwoods in the morning.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Redwood Cottage for Two with an Ocean View, a Spa and Wifi.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 99 reviews

A peaceful retreat, with every detail thoughtfully considered by the owners

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Elaine's Redwood Cottage is a peaceful, relaxing retreat. In addition to its beautiful setting (and yes, as other reviewers have said, the ocean view is even better in the pictures!), the cottage is cozy, clean, and incredibly well appointed. Notably, the provisions include items many rental owners do not provide: Kleenex, paper towels, napkins, hangers, night lights, etc. Staying there, you have the sense that the owners have really thought about all of the little details that contribute to making a vacation rental welcoming and comfortable (which is something you don't even get in many hotels!). Gary went out of his way to provide helpful information about the area and make himself available for questions, and even checked in about the heating the day we arrived (it was forecast to be cold, and they have been having some trouble with the propane heater, but multiple other heating options were provided, and it was very comfortable). Hiking around the cottage was wonderful, and it is an easy trip into Gualala for provisions. I look forward to staying here again! My only regret is that we were only there for two nights--I'll aim for a longer stay next time.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified when our guests feel well cared for. Renting a vacation property from the owner, instead of a corporate Agent, should lead to a better experience. Since we use the cabin ourselves (not as often as we would like) we try to look at it from the renter's perspective. If we discover there is something missing that we need we know a renter may need it too, so we try to provide/change/add whatever that is. It helps a lot that we have an excellent housekeeper who not only cleans very thoroughly, but also monitors supplies, etc. A rotating cleaning crew from an agency often doesn't do that. We can't take credit for the efficient design, but in the 20 years we have owned it we have tried to take good care of it. Gary and Elaine
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unique experience of living among the redwoods and at the same time seeing the ocean

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I really enjoyed our 5 nights at the cottage. there was plenty of room for both of us and we loved the feeling of living outdoors. the hot tub was a great plus, especially after hiking up and down the mountainsides. the kitchen was very well equipped and the nearby shopping was more than adequate.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CA

Great small cottage in SeaRanch

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for an escape weekend in early summer. The cottage/cabin is exactly as described. It is a smaller place not suitable for kids or those with mobility difficulties. It was a great place for a romantic escape weekend. The kitchen is fully equipped, perhaps a bit tight not gourmet but well equipped for cooking for two. The bathroom is clean and adequate. The bed in the loft is very comfortable. The hot tub on the front porch is wonderful. The setting is quiet (neighbors were not home during our visit) but neighbor homes are clearly visible. The cottage is a walk up - you can drop off your stuff at the cottage but need to park about 1/10 mile away. All in all a great little cottage in a great location and a good value. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Ellen,

Decent place

  • 3 of 5

Had a lot of right ingtedients: nice woodsy setting, partial view of the ocean, skylight over the bed.

Drawbacks: no parking next to the cottage (this is not so good if you left something in the car). Not a hard walk from the parking lot / but something to consider if you’re coming back late. Expect no luxuries such as sheets and towels and soap for the shower, not bad if you are willing to go the extra work yourself.

The price it is fine but slightly high. Overall it is a nice place. Nice enough kitchen and hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we always appreciate knowing how our guests feel about their stay at our Redwood Cottage, occasionally we must disagree with the rating. We describe our cabin as a “rustic cottage”, and we feel our listing portrays it accurately so there are no false expectations. We do ask the renters to bring their own sheets and towels when possible because we do not have any laundry facilities at the cabin. As an option, we offer to arrange for the housekeeper to provide linens for an extra $35 per stay. That is described in the listing and in an email sent before the reservation is final. No surprises and an economical option to have linens provided. We DO have soap by the bathroom sink. Maybe we should have a second dispenser in the shower. The centralized parking for all 15 of the Walk-in Cabins is dictated by the CC&Rs. Short term parking for loading and unloading by the cabin is fine. This is also described in the listing. We do not feel out price is “slightly high”. Many other properties list a lower price, but then add various “fees” which we do not add. We hope prospective renters will compare the bottom line cost of all the properties they are considering, as well as considering the unique features and facilities available to all renters at The Sea Ranch. We will continue to strive to provide our guests with a positive experience during their stay at The Sea Ranch. Part of that is meeting or exceeding their expectations based on our description of the property. We are always accessible to answer questions about our cabin or The Sea Ranch in general. Gary and Elaine
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Quiet and beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect time here!

The owner was communicative and helpful.

The cabin was clean and a cozy arrangement for two. Not extravagant but well equipped for a quiet cabin in the woods near the ocean. Skylights over the bed and the hot tub were two favorites.

The hikes and drives around the area were beautiful. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California


  • 5 of 5

Great place for a relaxing weekend. Loved eating meals with a view of the ocean and seeing the redwoods from the bed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trinks Cafe
Bones Roadhouse -- CLOSED
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Point Arena Lighthouse
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
There is a private air strip at The Sea Ranch
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Sea Ranch Lodge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sea Ranch Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
SR Lodge or In the town of Gualalala
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
3/4 mile away and 400 feet lower. I would drive.
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabin Location
Nearest Point of Interest
Rec Center
Car: necessary

Renters have access to all Sea Ranch facilities which are available only to owners and guests/renters. The facilities include 3 pools, saunas, tennis counts and many miles of well maintained private hiking trails, both near the ocean and though the redwood and pine/fir forests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Sea Ranch, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28

Rates are subject to the 12% County Tax. This is REQUIRED of all short term rentals in Sonoma County.

If you don't want to bring your own sheets and towels, you may rent a set for $35 per stay. Advance request is REQUIRED. Send email to

There is no separate "Cleaning Fee" because you are agreeing to leave the cabin as you found it. This is especially true of the kitchen. Please clean any spills and splatters in the oven and on the stove top. If extra cleaning is required the cost may be deducted from your Security Deposit.

The solid redwood counter tops are original, but they require special care. No hot items and no standing moisture please.

There is no separate cleaning fee because you are agreeing to leave the cabin as you found it. This especially applies to the kitchen. Please clean any spills and/or splatters in the oven and on the stove top. The redwood counters are original but they must be treated with care. No hot items and don't let water sit on them.

Excessive cleaning after you leave may result in a deduction from your Security Deposit.

If you are comparing the cost of various rentals, please compare the "bottom line", not just the advertised rate before various "fees".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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