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USA California The Northern California Coast Gualala Listing #20817

The Cliff House - Gualala, CA

36 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
36450 South Highway One, Gualala, CA 95445

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Oceanfront home with private hot tub, views, and close beach access

Breathtaking views of the ocean await at this incredible oceanfront home. With a private hot tub overlooking the water a spacious deck and grill, the view can be enjoyed at every turn. You will have a wood-burning fireplace, binoculars to get a closer look at the ocean, and a full kitchen. Privately situated on the cliffs of Gualala, you will instantly feel at peace and at home.

What's nearby:
This home is within close walking distance of the Bonham Trail to Cooks Beach. Gualala, a little over two miles away, offers shops, galleries, and restaurants. Hike Gualala Bluff Trail or spend the day golfing at the Sea Ranch Golf Links. The Point Area Lighthouse is 11.5 miles north and well worth the trip!

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

*Please note that this home is in a neighborhood that is prone to seasonal visits from ants. We always try to be proactive as possible when dealing with this issue. Thanks!

Please be aware that, according to local rules and regulations, hot tubs will not be operational in this region. As local policies change by the hour, access to amenities is beyond our control. We encourage you to check local regulations before your trip so you can be as prepared as possible.

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view






DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router


Gas grill : Private


36 reviews

Michael 2. Jul 2020
The view, The home. Very clean. Bed were great. Love to return.
Some issues chipped and cracked dishes. Wanted to bbq, no gas. Dishwasher and Garbage disp stopped working. Called to get fixed no one came to fix. Home does need maintenance
Manager response:
Hi, Michael! We apologize for the maintenance issues you experienced. We did have to call in a contractor and electrician to repair everything, so we were unable to get this taken care of during your visit. Everything is now repaired. Thank you!
Tonya F. Mar 2020
This home was beautiful in the pictures, but is even more stunning in person. The views are breathtaking from every room. My husband and I came for a few days with our college aged granddaughter. All of us enjoyed long soaks in the hot tub while watching whales and sipping fancy drinks. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with a beautiful stove and all of the necessities that we needed to prepare our meals. The tv provided us with access to our video services, but we forgot to sign out before we left, so I would urge folks to remember to do so. The reticulated wooden toys were fun to look at, there were some great reads, and the couches were cozy. The selection of towels was ample and of great quality. The cookware was beyond the level of what I usually encounter so I was happily surprised. Great sharp quality knives too.
A few things that could be improved would be maybe some new dishes and some storage containers for storing left over items in the fridge. Some larger bowls would also be a nice addition. Many of the dishes had a lot of chips and cracks which was a tad off putting. The stove sits very low so, for a taller person, it was a little strain on the back. The bathtub is pictured in the listing as looking much bigger than it really is, but the hot tub makes up for that tiny disappointment.
Overall, this was a fabulous spot to relax and soak in the "vitamin sea" that my family needed. We will definitely stay here again and are super grateful we found this gem!
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Tonya. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your suggestions to the owner for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Ryan M. Mar 2020
The ocean is all around you. Having so many windows on the ocean side along with a deck to relax on is fantastic.
Kristine P. Jan 2020
We loved the views of the sunset, great location and hot tub. Great set up for two couples. If you're planning to cook you may want to bring some seasonings, condiments and a cookie sheet, pot, and cheese grater. -Kris
Don S. Jan 2020
We enjoyed the magnificent ocean view! Our best friends came with us & we all had a great time. The local staff was very helpful & kind in answering our questions.
Jennifer L. Jan 2020
This was our fourth time staying here, and it never disappoints! Amazing views of the ocean, comfortable bedrooms, spacious great room and kitchen, huge deck for lounging, and lots to do and see in the area! We are already looking at the calendar for our next visit!
Steven P B. Dec 2019
Ocean views, large wrap around deck, jacuzzi on the deck, great floor plan and amenities. Secluded and private.
Kent B. Dec 2019
Couldn't ask for a better view or house. Perfect for an ocean front getaway.
MaryJo D. Nov 2019
From the moment you walk in the door, each step gets better and better. From the view to the fireplace, the kitchen , bathrooms , to the beds. Have stayed at Sea Ranch for 23 years of vacations. The Cliff House was AMAZING.
Peter F. Oct 2019
In spite of the front of the home needing some TLC with the landscaping, this is a beautiful home with an amazing view. We found it to be a peaceful respite from a maddening world. Lots of beaches to explore as well as the Point Arena lighthouse. We hope to be back next year and stay a bit longer.
Sharon L. Oct 2019
The views, the views, the views!!! Also, the home was wonderfully furnished and so comfortable! So relaxing!!!
Justin Y. Sep 2019
the outdoor space and view are just stunning. We saw seals and whales from the deck. It was an awesome vacation. Would definitely return to this property.
Rosalind S. Sep 2019
This is our 3rd stay at Cliff House and we always have a wonderful time. Gualala is a wonderful place with very welcoming people and we can’t say enough about Cliff House. It is an amazing home with the most incredible 180 degree view of the Pacific from both inside the home and on the deck.
Caren R. Aug 2019
Truly a luxurious home. We had lots of sun.
Rebecca B. Jul 2019
The house could not be in a better location. The huge wrap around deck gives a perfect view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The outdoor hot tub just added another level of relaxation to the location. Bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the house, which created privacy for all of us. Both bedrooms have an ultimate view with two walls of glass from floor to ceiling facing the ocean . Very comfortable bedding in nice linens . The extra large living area and kitchen are open floor plan. These rooms also have floor-to-ceiling glass across the whole back of the house. The furniture is beautiful, high-quality, and comfortable.
Sallie L. Jun 2019
We loved our stay in this beautiful home. We loved having so many windows and being able to see beautiful things from almost every room in the house! It was laid out very well! The road to get there was long and windy but worth it for the tranquil ocean and private ocean home.
Rachael P. Jun 2019
The most amazing flow and location. Truly a getaway. For us parents and our two young girls it was just what we needed and even inspired a spontaneous song. Just in case your wondering, yes it’s fenced fully and no- no matter how brave or determined you think you are there is no way down to the beach from the property alive. Could use some love in the way of upkeep...towel racks, bbq dials, mildew...little things that add up over a week stay hence the 4/5 stars
Matthew W. Jun 2019
Beautiful ocean view and a large deck to enjoy the view. The bedrooms where very comfortable as where the couches. Quiet surrounding area that was perfect for relaxation. Quick drive to local markets that have excellent selections of food and wine.
Christina B. Jun 2019
We loved this home and the views and location were amazing! You could not have a more relaxing space, the deck, the spa, the stars at night! The town of Gualala is a great getaway, we enjoyed it so much! We will definitely be back to rent this home again!
Martin M. Jun 2019
The view is to die for, the home was very accommodating. No noise from Hwy 1, the only noise we heard were the waves and surf of the Pacific ocean--Relaxing, to say the least, we hope to return
Toby R. May 2019
We enjoyed this house so much. Such a peaceful, calming place.
michelle v. May 2019
We really enjoyed watching the ocean all day from this home with panoramic views. The hot tub was especially nice since it is a little chilly on the Northern coast of California. Still able to get some sun, and listen to the waves roll in. The house was very clean and had adequate plates, utensils, and pans to cook all meals. Really loved our visit. This was our second visit to Gualala, and so we love it, too.

Stef v. May 2019
The views overlooking the Pacific are just phenomenal. Great house to spend a couple of days on the North coast. Highly recommended.
jennifer B. Apr 2019
Love the house and the views.... will be back soon
Jordan J. Mar 2019
We had the Best stay. It was beautiful on the deck from morning until evening. A bit of an ant problem. Suggestion: Put lights on the deck for nighttime. Loved our stay though. Be sure to bring wood for the fire place, it is Gorgeous!! Thank you!! Will be returning soon!!
CarolLynne K. Mar 2019
Private, relaxing and stunningly beautiful location.
David P. Mar 2019
Very clean, epic views. Definitely would stay again. Thank you Vacasa, Thank you Homeowner for sharing.
Melodee T. Jan 2019
Loved everything about this home. Great location, and can't beat the view. This house will not disappoint. Stayed for 10 days and already planning on a return trip soon. Kudos to the house cleaners too...spotless!