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Sunny Serene Sea Ranch Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath 1300 Sq. Ft. House With Meadow Views

Our house has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and one with a queen size bed. It will accommodate 4 people. The large bathroom has two sinks and both a shower and a bath tub. The house is furnished with antiques and fine art.

It has views of the large meadow that the house is situated in and of the redwood forest behind the house. The meadow and the forest attract numerous animals and birds. You will see deer, quail, wild turkeys, rabbits, and the occasional fox. The birds love to come and circle in the air over the meadow. Ravens, blue jays, hawks, quail, and various small birds abound. The setting is quiet and calming.

Our house has two floors with the two bedrooms on the first floor and the living area upstairs. This provides a wonderful view reminiscent of a tree house. There are two televisions and wireless internet. There is a wood stove upstairs for a cozy time on winter nights. There is a full size washer and dryer.

The kitchen has a gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and ample storage. It is equipped with dishes, cooking utensils, towels, etc. You do not need to bring anything with you other than your clothes and food.

There is a sunny deck outside and a hot tub adjacent to the deck. One of the private Sea Ranch trails is across the street and easily accessible for your hikes. This area of Sea Ranch abuts to a forested area that is undeveloped. The hillsides above are covered with trees and vegetation.

The large, heated Olympic swimming pool is .7 miles away and you can walk or drive. The dog park is 1/2 mile with a nice trail that you can walk on to get to it. The golf course is 1/4 mile to the clubhouse.

We are located very close to Gualala, a 5 minute drive away. You have easy access to the shopping, restaurants and sights of Gualala.

The coast is a short drive or about a 15 minute walk. There are numerous coves, beaches and tide pools to explore. We keep a trails may in the house so you can find your way around.

You will find our house to be a cozy comfortable place for your coastal stay.

More Details

Rich or Wanda Holmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Rich or Wanda Holmer

Wanda and I live in Sonoma County and use our Sea Ranch house as our retreat. We enjoy our walks and our time spent here.

Rich or Wanda Holmer purchased this house in 1995

Why Rich or Wanda Holmer chose North Coast California

Sea Ranch is a very special place where the residents actively protect the unique attributes of the coast. The homes are designed to blend into the nature and scenery of the area. There are no street lights to spoil the night time skies.

It is a great place to escape the dense population and traffic of the bay area.

What makes this house unique

We chose our lot to build our house on because of its quiet location away from the frequent visitors along the coast. It is in a cul de sac with only four other houses in the vicinity.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Sunny Serene Sea Ranch Retreat
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Nice but very generic

  • 3 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in Sea Ranch and the house was clean and very conveniently located. However, the house itself has almost no personality or charm. Just an empty shell with all the necessary basics. It would be nice if the furniture was updated and there was some beach towels and some other amenities like some cheap bikes and tennis rackets and board games and the like.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sweet house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful two weeks at this adorable little house located on a culdesac just across the road from the pool and tennis courts in Sea Ranch and only several miles from shopping in Gualala. We were escaping the summer heat in Arizona and the trip was just what the doctor ordered! Perfect size for a couple or small family. The house is very well equipped for a rental with most things that you would want for cooking plus a great BBQ on the deck and a Jacuzzi to hop into and enjoy a class of wine. My husband was happy to have good TV reception and I was happy to spend time on the window seat looking out over all the green and watching the deer and the quail just outside the window. We picked this house partly because we had planned to take our little dogs with us with us which ended up not being the case. It is one of the rare places which will let you bring a pet.

Rich and Wanda, the owners, were incredibly great to work with in setting up this reservation. I bugged them with lots of questions prior to our visit and they couldn't have been more responsive. We look forward to another trip back to their Antler house on a future trip to Sea Ranch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was easy find and in a convenient location. It is quiet with very little traffic going by on the road.

The hot tub was lovely, the bed was firm, kitchen had plenty of equipment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect getaway for me, my husband and our son. The space is darling, clean and very nice bedding. Kitchen was well stocked and place was warm and inviting. Waking up to deer every morning and reading by the sunny windows in a quiet environment was a treat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home in a serene and peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our small dog spent 11 weeks in this vacation rental over the summer. The weather was perfect and we hiked all 47 of the private Sea Ranch trails. My favorite were the interpretative trails and the Bluff trail. Be sure to do those if you can. Rich and Wanda were quick to answer our emails and very considerate of our privacy. We received our refundable deposit check within ten days of departure. The home was very clean and comfortable in every way. Everything worked great and you have to see the stars at night to believe it. We had a wonderful summer and look forward to returning to Sea Ranch in the future. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable peaceful stay over New Years

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay. This time 10 days. Very comfortable and in a private and silent location. Being in the north end the house is literally 5 minutes from downtown Gualala. We used the Physical Gym each morning when they open at 6am. I left the driveway at 5:55 and was walking into the Gym at exactly 6. The tree top design is nice. Living and dining upstairs and sleeping downstairs. My wife found the kitchen well prepared and well stocked. We ate all meals in Antler.

Thank you for providing a comfortable and reasonably priced home in The Sea Ranch. We plan to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sea Ranch golf links
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway One
Car: necessary

The Sea Ranch development has 10 miles of coastal access which includes beaches, coves and cliffs. It has an outstanding variety of marine wildlife and prime whale watching locations. It is a superb bird watch location.

There are abundant deer, birds and small mammals throughout the development which can generally be viewed most times during the year.

There are three recreational areas with swimming pools, saunas, tennis courts and bath facilities. The closest pool is 1/2 mile from our house and is an Olympic size pool with great views.

There is a dog park 1/2 mile from our house which can be driven to or you can have a pleasant walk with your dog down one of the private trails on Sea Ranch.

There are 45 miles of private trails through diverse types of vegetation and topography. There is a 10 mile coastal bluff trail that has spectacular views.

Sea Ranch has a private, summer swimming area on the Gualala River that has picnic tables and chemical toilets.

All of this is accessible when you rent our property.

The Sea Ranch Lodge has ocean views, a bar and fine dining. There are also numerous restaurants in Gualala which is only a 5 minute drive from our house. Gualala is a charming little town with two grocery stores, a wonderful gym, unique shopping opportunities, art galleries, gas stations and other conveniences.

Our house is located 1/4 mile from the 18 hole Scottish links style golf course.

The Mendocino coast continues north up Highway One from Gualala and provides access to many historic picturesque towns, recreational areas and State Parks.

To the south is Salt Point State Park and the Fort Ross State Historical Park. Fort Ross is the site of the Russian settlement in California.

The area where our house is located is one of the most fog free and sunny areas in the Sea Ranch. It is quiet and a great place for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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 £151.62
Cleaning £60.65
Tax Rate 12.0%

Refunds of rental amount OK up to one month prior to arrival. After then, subject to rebooking.
Check-out is at 11:00 a.m., Check-in is 4:00 p.m.
Pet deposit of $100. If pets are brought without prior notice, the deposit will be held from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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