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Lovely Home - Awesome Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Sleeps 6 - Nothing between you and the Ocean!


This lovely house is only yards from the majestic Pacific Ocean with the famous Sea Ranch Ocean Front Trail steps away from the front door. Located on a quiet cul de sac, it is the perfect place for a family or a few friends to relax and unwind while taking in the beauty and tranquility of The Sea Ranch. Two bedrooms are each furnished with a king size bed and a roll away. There are two full baths, one entered through the Master Bedroom and the other adjacent to the 2nd bedroom. Other amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, charcoal BBQ, washer / dryer, Direct TV, and wireless. There is an enclosed patio area around the front and side of the house and a large deck with unobstructed views of the ocean off of the back. Guests are welcome to use the parking passes and passes to the three Club Houses located throughout The Sea Ranch offering Tennis, Swimming, and Saunas. The highly acclaimed Sea Ranch 18 hole Golf Links is Golf Course only minutes from The Pelican House www.searranchgolf.com. The Sea Ranch is also world famous for its access to Abalone Diving for those brave AB Divers out there!

More Details

Ken and Laura Scheidegger
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Ken and Laura Scheidegger

Native to the California Bay Area, Ken and Laura Scheidegger today live in the California Delta where they own a family farm, farmers market and a restaurant. Ken is a PhD in Oceanography and headed the PhD program at Oregon State for many years. The location of The Pelican House offers Ken the perfect setting from which he can enjoy his true love ... the Sea.

Ken and Laura Scheidegger purchased this house in 1989

Why Ken and Laura Scheidegger chose Sea Ranch

Over the years the family has enjoyed The Sea Ranch and all of the joys that come with it. From Ab Diving to Golf ... the Scheideggers have built wonderful memories from their time at The Sea Ranch. The location of The Pelican House is one of the first developed and represents the best that The Sea Ranch has to offer. Busy lives have kept the family from visiting the house and it is time to share with others what they have so enjoyed over the years.

What makes this house unique

One of the finest locations in Sea Ranch! Only nature lies between you and the beautiful cliffs and majestic ocean of the The Sea Ranch coast. The Ocean Front Hiking Trail is seconds from the front door and the golf course is minutes away. The setting and layout of the property and house allow you to feel as though it is you and the Sea with nothing in between but indigenous grasses, plants, deer, and the occasional fox! Enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine on the spacious and open deck as you take in your unobstructed view of the ocean. Particularly in March and October, you will most likely see the grand whale migration! Pelicans effortlessly soar above the coastline inspiring a feeling of peace and serenity - we hope you will find this same feeling when you visit The Pelican House.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Sea Ranch in the Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage is collected on Wednesday from tool hutch
  • Please separate recyclables and garbage in containers
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , plus roll away
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Plus roll away
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lovely Home - Awesome Location!
average rating of 4.744186 based on 45 reviews

Great location, beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place that is cozy and well located in Sea Ranch

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Nice layout and sooo close to the bluff trail. House was a bit outdated but fine for our purposes. There are a couple of opportunities.... no dishwasher soap, so we had to wash dishes by hand. We tried to wash all the sheets before we left, but the washer took over an hour and the second load didn’t get done in time for our checkout. Hope to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. I was very surprised when I spoke with you regarding the lack of dishwashing detergent as the house is always very well equipped. The cleaning lady assured me that there is dishwashing detergent, small pods in a small container under the kitchen sink. Regarding the washing machine, it is in great shape but (as most machines do) has different cycles that vary in length of time. It is best if guests leave it to the cleaning people to wash the linens. You were there to enjoy :-)
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Clayton, CA

pretty home, great view

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely weekend at the Pelican House. The house is very pretty, the beds comfortable. The rug is spotty in the main living area, but the main reason for only 4 stars is the stove. It's at least 50 years old and the oven seal has failed making it unusable. Replace the stove and it's 5 stars all the way!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Pelican House now has a brand new stove!
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Wonderful Property with Great views

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nicely laid out. Great master bathroom with the dual shower. Everything was clean and neat - really well stocked kitchen and while some supplies were listed as not being there - many were there (BBQ tools were there for example). Great place to make a base - great walking, great views from both bedrooms though we didn’t use the 2nd one. The house itself is likely going to need some updating soon - fresh carpet especially in living room - we’d stay again here. My service dog hopped over the deck though - should be higher but likely HOA rules decide that. Could have nicer furniture outside - we didn’t see the table in the picture on the deck and the plastic Adirondack chairs aren’t super comfy. Really nice to have enclosed yard too. Super place - responsive owners.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, CA

A Quiet Gem w/ Character

  • 5 of 5

Frequent The Sea Ranch and have rented lots of places - usually homes that are at the end of the street on the tip of the bluff. Being spoiled by those, I was a little nervous, but this house is perfect for a quiet little weekend and they big kicker in my book is views and hearing the ocean - this place has both. Yeah yeah there are lots of fancy places to rent for 5x the price and that's cool too, but honestly this place has character, is super, clean , beds are 5-star, and just like so many homes in TSR you feel that awesome sense of isolation and peace, even though you question the distance to your neighbor. Someday my wife and I hope to own a little place in TSR, but this house provided the perfect long weekend "fix". And not to mention the owners are super responsive and down to earth. We had a super chill few nights - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sea Ranch is a great place to get away for some down time, and Pelican House is a cozy place to stay. Whether sitting by the fireplace relaxing or watching whales spout and feed from the living room window we enjoyed our long weekend! Hiking trails along the coast are easily accessible from the house and the views are beautiful. Trinks café and St Orres restaurant in Gualala are two places to definitely check out for some good food! Ken and Laura were attentive hosts and we are already trying to decide when to return!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch is a uniquely beautiful resort town made up of private homes along the Northern California Coast. The small town of Gualala is only minutes away and is is filled with local artists' galleries, restaurants, and other varied shops and attractions.. Sea Ranch offers many amenities such as golf, swimming, hiking trails with stunning views. It offers a great base camp for those looking for world class abalone diving. For more information check out The Sea Ranch Association's web site: tsra.org


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £84.47
Pet Fee £52.79
Damage Deposit £211.17

The $75 pet fee is for ONE dog, no other type of animal is allowed. Please keep your pet off of the furniture and bring dog bedding. Pet stains on the carpet will be charged at a rate of $45 per stain. Please clean up any dog waste from the yard.

Every Wednesday the garbage is collected from the tool hutch behind the fence next to the house. We apologize for the disturbance but we must keep the garbage in a secure location out of reach of raccoons.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: If you book ONLINE with a DEBIT CARD and your RESERVATION REQUEST is NOT ACCEPTED it could take 3 DAYS OR MORE before the money is refunded to your account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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