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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5300

Hobbes House - Sea Ranch, CA

64 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
223 Wildmoor Reach, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Short walk to Shell Beach, dog-friendly, hot tub & shared pool!

Bask in the crisp ocean breeze, and unobstructed ocean and meadow views as you ease into your stress-free stay at this dog-friendly Sea Ranch home. Play a fun-filled game on the pool table and then enjoy a long soak in your hot tub under the night's stars.

Located near the Bluff Trail, you'll be able to easily walk to Shell Beach and explore the tide pools. For golf lovers, you'll be about three miles from the renowned Sea Ranch Golf Links and if you need to head to town for groceries, Surf Market in Gualala is just over four miles from your door, where you can pick up a pint of Pazzo Marco Gelato.

Vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and a spacious main living area welcome you into your seaside getaway. Custom wood accents and an abundance of light pouring in from the westward-facing windows create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Lounge around on the soft couches as you watch satellite TV, or your favorite DVD. Log onto the WiFi to upload some vacation photos. Pick out one of the many DVDs to make it a fun movie night, or listen to one of the provided CDs for some soft background music.

The private washer/dryer will help you stay on top of any laundry needs you may have during your stay. And, don't forget your furry friends! This dog-friendly home can sleep up to two canine companions.

Put out some appetizers on the breakfast bar while you get to work on the main course in the compact kitchen. Stocked with all major appliances, you'll be able to let the dishwasher do the clean up so you can get back to the fun. There's a charcoal grill outside for barbecues.

As the day winds down, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home will allow up to four guests to stay in comfort. Each bedroom boasts a soft queen-size bed and access to the enclosed backyard. With privacy and convenience as added amenities, you may never want to leave this coastal getaway!

Wake up, grab your clubs, and get ready for an early tee time at the Sea Ranch Golf Links. Just a short drive away, this course is designed to parallel the pioneering course in Scotland. Work on your swing while the gentle ocean breeze swirl around you.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Bluff Trail as you take in the picturesque views! Head to Shell Beach for tide pools or continue along the bluff for the long stretch of sand down on Walk On Beach. Mendocino is about 50 miles north for an easy day trip or just head to Gualala for shops and galleries in the Cypress Village Center and lunch at Trinks Cafe.

Whether you're captivated by a good book in the garden, a glass of wine on the deck, or a game of pool inside, this Sea Ranch home offers both fun and tranquility. 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.

Property permit ID: 1928




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

VHS library

Sound dock



Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Pool table : Private



64 reviews

Susan S. Jan 2020
We were lucky to squeeze in for two days between other rentals. The house was ready on time and the housekeeper showed up exactly at checkout time to get the house ready for the next guests. The folks at VACASA gave us all the information we needed to ensure we had a very enjoyable stay during the height of their busy season!
Diane S. Nov 2019
Denise H. Nov 2019
The view, the trails, the house, the pool table, everything, except it was over too soon!
Melanie W. Oct 2019
Our family and pups just spent an incredible weekend in Sea Ranch exploring our most favorite place in CA—the northern coast. This house is perfectly situated a lovely short walk away from a secluded beach as well as other trails surrounding Sea Ranch that hug the coastline. The house is cozy, pet and family friendly with beautiful views and a hot tub from which you can see the most amazing stars —what more could you want? Would stay at Hobbes House again in a heartbeat!
Brian B. Sep 2019
Very nice home with great views, good price, and proximity to the beach.
Mariana H. Jul 2019
We loved the Hobbs home. My cousin had the house next door and it was perfect for our families. Would consider staying there again!
Patrick R. Jul 2019
View, comfortable, pool table, close access to trails.
Sarah B. Apr 2019
Great location with ocean view, really close to the bluff, and being dog friendly is a plus. I was somewhat expecting that the place would smell like dog pee and have fur everywhere. But I was pleasantly surprised at how clean it was. The hot tub was heavenly to sit in while looking at the plethora of stars. And my son LOVED the pool table! Definitely will look into coming here again in the future.
Arleigh T. Mar 2019
Great location with wonderful views of a large meadow backed by the ocean. Enjoyed watching the deer and rabbits in the field. The house is well appointed. The only thing we needed
to pickup was to get kindling for the wood oven.
Samantha R. Nov 2018
Could not ask for a better location. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. The hot tub is fantastic!
Mary L. Nov 2018
Hobbes house has a great view, is perfect for your puppy and family! Very comfortable - an excellent get away! We will be back!
Mary M. Oct 2018
Clean, well equipped kitchen and great view of the ocean.
Sherry S. Sep 2018
We love Northern California and the beautiful rugged coastline. The Hobbes House was perfectly outfitted and dog friendly. We walked miles everyday on the beautiful cliff and beach trails.
Nama A. Aug 2018

Carol G. Jul 2018
View, comfort and furnishings of house, view, quietness, view - could watch a spouting and breaching whale from the living room, book, CD and DVD collections, view!!!!
Denise H. Jun 2018
This is most quiet and restful places I’ve ever been!
Deborah G. Apr 2018
Hobbes House was perfect for the 4 of us...A Mama and her small crew of 30 somethings plus our two dogs! Welcoming and homey...Relaxed and comfy...LOTS of walks, great hot tub, gorgeous days and nights, good kitchen to create memorable meals with delicious wine. Grazie!
Maya E. Apr 2018
While the location and kitchen stuff were excellent, the house had a mildew smell we could not get rid of even with open windows and screen doors. Additionally the beds and linens were not what I expected from a Vacasa property. The comforters were old and did not seem freshly laundered. The bed in the room with the hot tub deck was hard as a rock.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest experienced a musty odor; we have not heard about this from housekeeping or any other guests. We do launder our comforters regularly. Thank you!
Nikki J. Mar 2018
We really enjoyed our time. Great ocean views, short hike to the beach.
julie J. Mar 2018
We have rented many homes,but since we inherited a small dog we had to bring him. I just love this adorable home. It was very clean, homey and felt like we were at home. The dog even love it. Thank you again.
Julie Jacks
Katherine S. Mar 2018
Great spot for a peaceful rest and what a wonderful movie collection. Love that it is dog friendly and the pool table rocks!
David D. Feb 2018
Wonderful comfortable house in a great location. Very peaceful & private.
We had a great visit.
Gwyneth D. Jan 2018
The house was very comfortable, good wood stove, well equipped kitchen and phenomenal selection of movies and music (especially classical) view of the ocean and sound of the ocean was great. And convenient for our dog as well.
Andrea T. Jan 2018
We truly had a wonderrful time.
Anita V. Jan 2018
We spent a relaxing weekend at the Hobbes house, to ring in the New Year. It was great to be able to bring our pets with us and relax up by the sea. They enjoyed walking along with us as we took in the views. We even sat on the deck and watched whales go by with the provided binoculars.
Matthew M. Jan 2018
Easy place to enjoy with location close to Gualala and many beaches and trails.
Amenities need a bit of fine tuning and furniture is nothing fancy but made for an easy comfortable stay.
Mike B. Nov 2017
To start, I fish. The advertisement stated this is "walking distance" to Shell Beach. While this may be true, it is not if you are carrying tackle and lunch box. It is more of a nature walk if you just want to cruise along the headlands trail. If you are carrying any fishing gear you will want to drive to a closer spot.

This house has a great view of the ocean and is very well maintained considering it is dated. Furnishings are comfortable and clean although, being pet friendly, the expected spots on the carpet are present.

Out the picture window we watched a Doe and her fawn lazily eating the foliage; a hawk come down and snatch a snake from the field; and, get this 6 turkeys going through a full blown mating ritual (this was like watching national geographic channel).

Due to the older condition and dated furnishings and in relation to other properties, the price is a bit more than I would pay again.
Kristene & Jim B. Nov 2017
I walked my 12 yr old lab every morning to the beach it was a mile round trip. The deer came by morning and evening and wild turkeys came thru. We had an incredible time at the home. The past year we lost a family dog and a month ago, our 37 yr old son in law. We needed a place to go and heal. This home was the perfect ticket for us to do that. It will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Rosemary M. Oct 2017
If you bring your dog(s) and love to hike the trails and watch the ocean from your deck or living room, this is the house for you!
Rick B. Sep 2017
It's a wonderful house.
Linda M. Sep 2017
Very lovely house and perfect location being so close to trails to beach. We enjoyed staying in the Hobbes House.

Suzanne B. Jul 2017
The Hobbes home was a decent dog-friendly accommodation near the ocean with a great view from the hot tub! Beds were hard and a K in the master would be a good idea. Kitchen had what was needed. Home is badly in need of updating, especially the bathrooms, but was comfortable enough. Small enclosed courtyard was nice. Great location near the walking trails and good beach. Dog-friendly homes are VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
Samuel L. Jun 2017
The owners create an atmosphere of welcome. The house is well equipped and with the necessary furnishings. One sensed that the home owners visit frequently and attend to the needs.
Katrina N. Jun 2017
If you don't mind an old mattress queen bed, then this is a nice place to stay for a few days. The living room furniture was very comfortable and the fireplace was easy to operate with plenty of firewood. We played pool one night in the separate outside "garage" - entertaining old movie posters. Coffee maker is out dated but it worked! The 10 minute walk down the coastal trail to the nearest beach access is wonderful! If you have dogs, make sure you use your phone flashlight at night. The flashlight provided in the storage room didn't work. We enjoyed our time in Sea Ranch, but would like to try different rentals since we've only visited twice.
Susan B. Jun 2017
Over Memorial Day Weekend we rented three houses on the same street for our group of 17, consisting of 5 adult couples and 7 children. We used this house for two couples and a dog. It worked well, except for the comments above. Everyone had a great time over the weekend.
Tracy L. May 2017
Nicely situated home, near walking paths and nature. Great little garden perfect for the dogs to be able to be safely outside, enclosed by a fence with a gate- though one of our dogs was little enough to sneak under the gate. Amazing, amazing collection of movies! Fabulous personal photographs and nice set up for our family of four and two little dogs. This is an older Sea Ranch home- but homey it is, with lots of nice touches and couches and window seats and outdoor areas to lounge with a great hot tub. Bathrooms could use a bit of updating. Note that the beds are full-size; mattresses a wee bit hard. Very good pricing; would come back.
Margaret R. Apr 2017
We enjoyed Hobbes House for our family of four plus dog. Location, extras (hot tub, pool table), views, cleanliness, views, music collection and entertainment system, books, games, views, puzzles, fire stove, views - all great. I hope we'll have the opportunity to stay there again!
Melinda W. Apr 2017
I have stayed at many homes throughout Sea Ranch over the years and particularly enjoyed this one. Allowing a dog is most important for me and this home worked very well. And, the owners have many dog-related items throughout the home making it even nicer. Plus, there are an abundance of movies and music CDs. The views of the meadow and ocean from the home are very special and the location is ideal.
Catherine C. Feb 2017
A very relaxing location and home. We loved it.
Leslie W. Jan 2017
It was great!
Gordon H. Nov 2016
Private. Great for dogs with an enclosed area. Easy to get to trails. More DVD's than you could watch in a year
James T. Nov 2016
A cozy home that is dog friendly. A must for us. Pool table in the garage added to the fun experience. Walking our dogs down to the ocean in the mornings was special because of the deer that graze in the meadow. Had a very good stay.
Karen P. Nov 2016
We stayed at Hobbs House .It was perfect for dog lovers and was beautiful & very comfortable .I couldn't asked for more!
Jay & Judith J. Oct 2016
We enjoyed a relaxing week: hiking, walking on the beach, searching out all the different beaches available in Sea Ranch and particularly enjoyed the company of our dogs. We were inspired to be creative and did some basket weaving and painting.
C R D. Sep 2016
Loved the view!!!
Alexander E. Sep 2016
We had a great time at Hobbes House. Loved the location, the very well-equipped kitchen and the views of the ocean, including beautiful sunsets each evening. This was the perfect house for our family of 4. We hope to come back soon!
Susan & James W. Aug 2016
If you're looking for a nice quiet time - this is the place.
Bryan D. Aug 2016
Great location, view, wildlife, serenity.
Edmund S. Jul 2016
Great location, great views, great for pets, the house had everything we needed, would stay here again
Mark W. Jun 2016
We had a great time, very relaxing.
Leslie W. Jun 2016
It had everything that we needed, and more!
Leslie W. May 2016
Love the location, close to our favorite beaches. Happy that we could bring the dogs! We'll be back!
Rosemary M. May 2016
If you like to do most of your own cooking so want nice utensils and equipment, if you want a sweet place for your dogs/cats to visit, love watching the ocean and walking the bluff and trails of Sea Ranch, this is the place for you.