Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
- English, Spanish
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:14
Property and check-in instructions were not specific to the rental. Directions to the property were inaccurate and we couldn't ask for directions since the office closed at 4:00 which was our check-in time and we arrived about 4:15 expecting the office to be open at least until 5:00. We did enjoy our stay and would go back. It was very cozy and private, which is what we were looking for.
Our second experience was at best, disappointing at best, we had rats coming thru the fence right next to the hot tub, we had to ask a driver of an Uhaul whom was blocking the driveway, they were either moving in or out, they were there well into the late evening. The screens are compromised leading to an annoying fly problem, and if we had not awakened early (7 am)... we would not have been possible to clean the cottage and ourselves, as the water was shut down at 8:30 am, out check out time was 10 am. Had the office been opened, we would have discussed this the property manager. So, what does Vrbo intend to do to compensate!
Great remote getaway
Small unit (on a 2 unit property). Still feels pretty separate from the other larger unit. About 5-10 minutes north from Gualala. Amazing view and deck with grill and hot-tub. small but functional kitchen. Great for 1-2 people. Close to beaches and coastal towns. We loved our stay! The biggest downside (or upside?) is that there is no cell service and the internet is very spotty and slow. You should not rely on having much of a connection. There is a landline for phone use which works well.
This place was everything I hoped it would be and more! The pictures of the view don't do it justice. You can't hear the crashing waves soothing you to sleep or smell the crisp ocean breeze in those images. The cottage had everything we needed to have a stress free and relaxing vacation. Fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, gas grill and the most comfortable bed ever! This place was so amazing, I even extended my stay an extra night because my fiance and I couldn't bear to leave after just 2 nights! The check in/out process was super quick and easy. The welcome email gave easy to follow, detailed instructions and directions. I would 100% recommend this little cottage as a romantic getaway for couples year round. I will certainly be booking this place again! Don't forget to sign the guest book on the coffee table!
Stunning view, a few cautionary notes
The ocean view is truly impressive. Altho' it is a small space, very large windows cover the entire wall facing the ocean, affording a sense of openess. High ceilings also make the space seem airy. Furniture is dated, but usable. We covered everything with quilts we brought for our dog, so it seemed homey. Kitchen is sparse and there is no exhaust fan so be sure to open windows when cooking. Oven and burners work well, no dishwasher, standard coffee maker, microwave, and toaster. Nicely stocked spice cabinet, rudimentary cooking pots and pans, table service for 3 (max number of occupants so that makes sense), bring a salad bowl, or use one of the frying pans like we did! Renters must stop in Gualala to pick up the keys from Sea Ranch Rental office and the rental person Kelsey was very accommodating and helpful. There are wooden gates which allow access to the cottage and there was a gate code on the rental info but there is no longer a mechanical opener...that appears to have rusted a long time ago, and we managed to keep the gates closed by using a number of good-sized rocks apparently left near the gate for that very reason. Not an issue for us, but just be forewarned the gate doesn't open or close on its own, at least when we went. Also, Moonstar House is right next door (literally feet from the north wall of the cottage) and, while we were lucky in that there were no renters for the house the weekend we had the cottage, it could be an issue being so close to each other. If complete privacy is important to you (like skinny dipping in the hottub!) you may want to ascertain the rental status of the house before you book the cottage.
great location cottage itself is lacking
The cottage is in dire need of some simple things.. heater didnt work, only one water glass no bbq brush so bbq was filthy and unable to clean, terrible bedding. I will say the price was low for my booking to reflect the wear and tear but I wouldnt stay for any higher than i paid and I would bring my own bedding next time. The hot tub and view were fantastic. You are 100% paying for the view, dont expect much else.
We apologize for the condition of the home when you've stayed with us. Our team has been notified of the wear & tear and this home is under review for any updates. Thank you!