• View from dining area
    View from dining area
  • Views throughout the home
    Views throughout the home
  • Spacious kitchen
    Spacious kitchen
  • Have a glass of wine outback
    Have a glass of wine outback
  • Living room
    Living room
  • Outdoor seating, and BBQ
    Outdoor seating, and BBQ
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • View from dining area
    View from dining area
  • Stairs to the Second Floor
    Stairs to the Second Floor
  • First Floor Bedroom #1 Queen Bed
    First Floor Bedroom #1 Queen Bed
  • First Floor Bedroom #1 Queen Bed
    First Floor Bedroom #1 Queen Bed
  • Deck off of the Bedroom
    Deck off of the Bedroom
  • First Floor Bathroom #1
    First Floor Bathroom #1
  • First Floor Bedroom #2 Queen Bed
    First Floor Bedroom #2 Queen Bed
  • First Floor Bedroom #2 Queen Bed
    First Floor Bedroom #2 Queen Bed
  • Spectacular views
    Spectacular views
  • First Floor Bathroom #2
    First Floor Bathroom #2
  • Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
    Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
  • Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
    Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
  • Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
    Private Detached Bedroom #3 Queen Bed
  • Laundry in the unit
    Laundry in the unit
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Outdoor Oasis
    Outdoor Oasis
  • Recreation tennis and pickleball courts
    Recreation tennis and pickleball courts
  • Recreation pool
    Recreation pool
  • Ohlson Recreation Center
    Ohlson Recreation Center
  • Sea Ranch Golf Links
    Sea Ranch Golf Links
  • Sea Ranch Golf Links
    Sea Ranch Golf Links
  • Sea Ranch Chapel
    Sea Ranch Chapel
  • Sea Ranch Chapel interior
    Sea Ranch Chapel interior
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Shell Beach Retreat

The Sea Ranch, CA

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6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

2.5 Bathrooms

Welcome to Shell Beach Retreat, a beautiful three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home that overlooks a tranquil natural meadow landscape and a lovely blue water view from all rooms in the main house. The home is a five-minute walk to the bluff trail and Shell Beach as well as close to both recreation centers. Breathe in the wonderful ocean and meadow air and recharge yourselves (and your car---see below!) from the hectic life of the city. If you’re bringing the kids, it is literally minutes to One-eyed Jacks, the only kid’s playground in Sea Ranch.

Enter the lovely enclosed garden with ferns and flowering plants. Far from any road noise, you’ll be struck by a sense of absolute peace and quiet. A private detached bedroom with a separate entrance and with half bath awaits you in the garden.

When you walk in the front door you’ll find two lovely bedroom suites each with it’s own private deck facing the ocean as well as ensuite bathrooms. Head upstairs to a warm and inviting great room with vaulted ceilings and an expansive view of the meadows and ocean beyond. Step out the living room sliding door, and find yourself on the main deck, looking out at the view, where you can prepare your BBQ menu, and enjoy meals in the salty invigorating air. Shell Beach Retreat is situated in a particularly wind sheltered spot aided by hedgerows on both sides of the meadow that help to buffer the decks and hot tub.

The kitchen and dining area are flooded with light and the dining table looks out at the stunning ocean view through large picture windows. In the early morning or evenings, you will probably see rabbits, mother deer and fawns, and if you’re lucky, our local red fox. The living room features cedar paneling, and is appointed with a large Smart TV, a wood burning stove, and comfortable seating for guests. The open kitchen is amply stocked with everything you’ll need to whip up your favorite dishes.

The decor in the house has been tastefully chosen to reflect soothing colors and fabrics including rich woods such as cherry, alder, douglas fir. All of the decks are outfitted with tables and chairs. The walls are decorated with wonderful photographs of Sea Ranch and the Western Coast.

You will find that the beds in all of the rooms are extremely comfortable and will afford you a restful night’s sleep. This house highlights privacy with almost every window in the home protected from visibility by our few neighbors. Soothe yourself in the hot tub, in the garden with your cup of coffee, or at night with a glass of wine gazing at the amazing night sky. If you need to get work done while away, the house has fiber optic cable for WiFi with good coverage in all rooms, as well as desks and desk chairs in two of the bedrooms.

Features:
• Fiber-optic cable for WiFi, with good coverage in all rooms
• Level 2 charger for electric vehicles ----charging is free with no add-on cost
• Parking for 2 cars in the protected spaces in front of the house (no garage access)
• Parking passes will be provided - The passes also include access to the pool, tennis courts, and all recreation centers
• Extra firewood stored outside
• Primary bedroom suite: queen bed, night-tables, lamps, armoire or closet, dresser, TV, desk and desk chair, private deck and outdoor seating, ensuite bathroom
• Bedroom 2: queen bed, night-tables, lamps, private deck and outdoor seating, ensuite bathroom
• Detached bedroom in garden: queen bed, night-tables, bed lamps, desk, half bath ,desk and desk chair

Pets strictly not allowed due to allergies and health concerns. Please contact us if you need assistance finding a pet friendly home.

This home will be stocked with a starter set of consumables such as soaps and paper products. Guests are advised to either bring or purchase additional after arrival.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

3 Queen


Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Blender
  • Body Soap
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Downtown
  • Close to Groceries
  • Close to Mail Services
  • Close to Medical Services
  • Close to Ocean
  • Close to Shopping
  • Close to Town
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Deck
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway Parking
  • Dryer
  • EV Charger
  • Essentials
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Hot Water
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Ocean View
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking Pass Required
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wineware

House rules

  1. Smoking is never allowed inside or outside the property.
  2. Parties or events of any kind are not allowed.
  3. Do not move or rearrange the furniture.
  4. Pets strictly not allowed due to allergies and health concerns. Please contact us if you need assistance finding a pet friendly home.
  5. RV's, trailers, or mobile homes are strictly not allowed.

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Local Support

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August 15, 2023

Great home

by Chanda Molinari

I\'m writing a detailed review because I was nervous about renting a property with no reviews and am hoping this will help others who rely on reviews to make a decision. This home is in a great location - very short walk to the ocean with SO many walking trails nearby. The kitchen is pretty well-stocked with everything you need to cook all of your meals. There is a partial ocean view from the upper level and both of the bedrooms that are inside the house. It was super convenient to have a washer and dryer in the home - big plus. The music selection and record player was a hit with our group! The only thing we found to be a little wonky is the bedrooms are downstairs and the kitchen and living room area are upstairs. Not a huge deal BUT keep in mind - you can hear every single footstep, door closing, etc from the bedrooms. So if your group is on a different sleep schedule (my dad is an early riser and my preteen and his friend stayed up late because - well, vacation) - it is loud for those who are trying to sleep. We still give the home 5 stars because other than that, the home worked really well for our group. The room with a separate entrance to the home is quiet and comfortable. The home is very clean, there are plenty of towels - including beach towels, the beds are SO comfy, there are several of extra blankets in case you get chilly, lots of windows allowing for tons of natural light, and a well-stocked kitchen. Oh and soaking in the hot tub after a long day of exploring was a nice way to relax. The town of Gualala is a short drive - two small grocery stores and a sweet Farmer\'s Market on Saturday\'s. We had a wonderful extended weekend - the perfect way to end summer vacation. The Levengood\'s and The Molinari\'s

Thanks for the great 5 star review, Chanda---we’re glad you enjoyed your stay at Shell Beach Retreat! And thanks for noticing our tranquil blue water view, as one can see  in the photos of the dining and living rooms.  As you noted, the house has a reverse floor plan, which helps to reserve the best views for the main living spaces upstairs.  We hope to see you back soon!

VRBO
August 19, 2022

Great location in Sea Ranch with beautiful ocean view

by Alex S.

Great property in a very nice location. The wind is not an issue in this area of Sea Ranch thanks to the large trees surrounding the property. Walking distance to Shell beach is a plus. The cookware was plentiful, we had no problems preparing all of our favorite dishes. The Weber grill is brand new (always a plus to have a nice functioning grill). Can’t wait to come back here.

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Grand Welcome Vacation experience and hope to host you again soon, either here or at one of our many locations across the country.


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