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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5304

Norman House - Sea Ranch, CA

44 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Futon 3 bedrooms  plus loft 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanview house 1/4 mile from the beach w/a private hot tub, & shared pool!

*Due to local rules and regulations, all Sea Ranch recreation centers and shared amenities are closed until further notice. 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.

Ready for some rest, relaxation, and quality time with your loved ones? Look no further than this oceanview vacation rental in Sea Ranch, which boasts a private hot tub as well as room for a group of eight and a great location near the beach.

Located within an easy quarter-mile stroll of Walk On Beach, this is a great place to enjoy proximity to the sea. Families traveling with children will enjoy the playground and picnic area just down the street!

Inside this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house you'll have plenty of space to spread out and relax. The living room is homey and welcoming, with wood-paneled walls and ample seating, as well as a large stone fireplace to keep the space warm on even the chilliest evenings. Sunlight streaming in through the many windows creates a very open space, and there's even an upright piano in case any musicians in your group feel like performing.

Walk into the large kitchen, which is well equipped with all the standard appliances, plus double ovens, gorgeous cabinets, and pendant lighting. This is a great space for socializing while preparing meals, since it's open to the dining area. When it's time to eat, sit down at the dining room table or at the breakfast bar. A cozy windowseat provides the perfect place to sit with a mug of tea or glass of wine and look out the large windows at the scenery.

The main level of this home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first of these bedrooms has a king-size bed and the second has a queen bed. Upstairs is a fun loft area with a double-size futon, seating, a pool table, and plenty of space for the kids to set up their toys.

The final bedroom and bathroom are in a unique crow's nest above the garage, detached from the main house. Up here you'll find a full-size bed, rustic details, and great views. This arrangement will be perfect for a couple to have their own space, or for a teen to have a room of their own where they can sleep in.

All in all, this house sleeps a total of eight guests. Though the inside spaces are delightful, the outdoor areas might be even better! There's a lovely deck area with ocean views, making it the perfect place to watch a sunset. Best of all, a private hot tub nestled in a fenced courtyard is ready and waiting to help you truly relax.

Additionally, this home has a private laundry area just off the kitchen so you won't have to worry about what to do with crumpled or dirty clothes. Entertainment options include cable TV and board games, and you'll have access to a rec center, but let's face it - you're here to enjoy the beach and the relaxing atmosphere!

With easy beach access just along the Bluff Trail, it's a snap to get to the sandy shore of Walk On Beach. You can also walk to some other nearby stretches of sand, including Shell Beach, or spend an afternoon strolling along the the bluff or walking through the hedgerows.

If you want to head to the nearest town for shopping or dining, check out Gualala, which is just four miles to the north. On the way there, you'll pass The Sea Ranch Golf Links. Spend a morning golfing then head into town for a leisurely lunch at Trinks Cafe in Gualala!

You deserve a vacation, and this wonderful oceanview house in Sea Ranch is ready and waiting to provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and fun! 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: 1934



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view




DVD player

Sound dock

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Pool table : Private


Gas grill : Private


44 reviews

Karin M. Apr 2021
This home is beautifully laid out, spacious and well-equipped. If you are looking for high-end, gleaming and modern, this is probably not the home for you. We enjoyed the feeling of a home that is more rustic and well-lived in. We also appreciated a lower price than many surrounding properties. The lower price comes with some drawbacks that could be easily fixed with low cost investments, which we hope the owners will do. A five-minute walk takes you to the coastal trail and access to the beautiful beaches of Sea Ranch.
Amber V. Mar 2021
My husband and I were looking for a quiet place near the ocean with access to hiking trails to celebrate our anniversary, and this home was just what we were looking for. The house was clean, comfortable, and the location was excellent. We spent hours walking along the bluffs each day when it wasn’t raining and enjoyed sitting in the window seats and watching the rain fall when it was. We had a great stay and hope to return later this year!
Margaret R. Dec 2020
Location, location, location! The whole house was comfortable and well equipped. We loved the window seats, fireplace and pool table. We’ll stay there again!
David S. Sep 2020
The main house is heat for relaxing and the second casita was a great place for a family to have quiet time away from the hubbub in the main house.
mariana h. Jul 2020
We’ve been coming to this house for years and it’s always a great time!
Allison S. Dec 2019
Excellent getaway home -especially in the winter. Massive fireplace feels like a lodge with a gorgeous well stocked kitchen. Plan to bring all food cooking supplies. Close to bluff trails and beaches.
Savina S. Oct 2019
We had lovely time at Norman House. The location is gorgeous, the setting inside is really cozy and welcoming, the kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking utensils and kitchen appliances, the family room and all common areas are perfectly set to entertain a larger family/group. We loved our stay. The only minus I can think of is that one of the bedrooms was really cold and the heating did not seem to work. However the blankets provided were so warm, we still managed to sleep fairly ok.
Manager response:
Hello Savina, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We have let our local management staff know there were issues during your stay. We do apologize and we hope you give us another chance to impress you in the future.
Jamie M. Sep 2019
It was all wonderful
Erika K. Aug 2019
This home was a good place for a family gathering, including a 2 year old, with easy access to the playground, beaches, etc. The living room and window seats lent themselves to many hours of lounging and playing.
David H. Aug 2019
The home was spacious and comfortable, with a great kitchen, and giant refrigerator. It was nice having the pool table and piano, but one of the pockets on the pool table was torn, so the balls fell onto the floor and we didn't use it. The piano was hard to use because the lid covering the keys was also broken. I also got trapped in the wood storage area when the wind blew the door closed behind me and the latch on the outside engaged. The owners might consider a different mechanism that you can release from the inside. I managed to slip a twisted piece of wood through the space between the door and the frame and release the latch again. Overall, we really enjoyed the house, it was a great week, with plenty of relaxation.
Manager response:
Hi, David! Maintenance is taking care of the latch on the wood shed right away, and they will take a look at that pool table pocket and piano cover while they're at it. We appreciate your input and hope to see you again!
Ligia M. Jul 2019
Plenty of space for our group of two families with three teenagers. The house is very comfortable, stocked with all you need. The pool table was a big plus for our kids. We had a great time and will definitely return.
Peter O. Jun 2019
We had an absolutely amazing time at the Norman house. Everything was comfortable, clean, and relaxing.
sophie d. Jan 2019
Overall a great find. The house is a little dated, but cozy.
ed s. Jun 2018
Location, hidden parking, new decking, firewood dry and clean.
Omayya K. Feb 2018
We had a great time here. The house is spacious, clean and had great views. Guests - please note the following:
1 - The internet has changed and is not what is listed in the official reservation e-mail. It is updated on the notices inside the house.
2 - The hot tub thermometer was off by five degrees, so we used a cooking thermometer to determine that when the screen showed a water temperature of 106 degrees, it was actually 101 (which is comfortable for us).

Would definitely stay here again.
Manager response:
We apologize for the confusion with the internet. The home does currently have two internet options, but that will be narrowed down to one in the near future. A new part has been ordered for the hot tub to ensure it is reading the correct temperature. Thank you!
Elise E. Jan 2018
we totally love it here! the kitchen is very well equipped, the pool table is fun, and the beach is so close by! Love it!
Cary V. Jan 2018
Nice property. We enjoyed our stay despite a bit of maintenance needed on the property. We were told there will be some siding and windows replaced in the future. There is a lot of space, and Sea Ranch itself is a lovely place.
Zachary R. Jan 2018
Stay in this house if: You value a lot of hang-out spaces, a big kitchen with multiple ovens and supplies, a piano and pool table, and a great location right by the beach and the playground. For our group, that was exactly what we wanted, and it fit our needs perfectly.

Do not stay in this house if: You want a newly renovated property, either in design or in things not being a bit shabby / ragged around the edges. Expect: stained carpet and couches, dated decor, issues like the piano having a stuck key or the pool table having a ball missing, and old mattresses.

I'd probably stay here again; as I said, the location was great, and the layout worked really well for what we needed, but it won't win any design or renovation awards by any means compared to other places at Sea Ranch.
David L. Oct 2017
We enjoy every minute and we love getting up to the hear the beach and the sunset wild we were eating dinner was amazing. We love that place can't wait to go Back.
Kenneth T. Oct 2017
Nice location and set up for two families. Crows nest is perfect for teenagers or grandparents. Great location. Close to two recreation centers, beach and playground.
Nancy A. Oct 2017
We are a group of women who have met here several times before in past years. Although the house is aging, it is still roomy, comfortable and in a perfect location....close to the rec centers and the beach. You can't beat the sunsets in September; and a visit to Gualala can take up an entire afternoon.
Kendra K. Oct 2017
Overall we really enjoyed this house. It was large enough to comfortably fit two families. We have a 2 year old and 4 year old and were looking for a house that wasn't so full of furniture or decorations that we would constantly have to move things or be on head bumping patrol. This house is very open with just enough furniture to make it comfortable. It is also carpeted in the majority of the house so we didn't need to worry about two littles and slate floors. Plus no carpet in the kitchen/dining room area makes for easy clean up after two littles. We also loved the easy walk to the playground and to the beaches. Just close enough that the four year old could easily do it and an easy walk with the youngest in a back carrier. We spent every morning on a walk down to the beach collecting shells, playing in tide pools and the sand. Overall a very nice stay.
Jed C. Sep 2017
We liked the layout of the home, open, and easy to live in. But it had disappointments. Showers had very poor pressure, soap up and move around a lot to wash it off. Hot tub is very poorly located off master room, sort of stuffed in the corner of a very small backyard, without a view of the ocean, just not appealing for relaxation. Upstairs fan did not work so it was very hot upstairs. TV was tiny and put upstairs in a small space with a small couch in front of it. If you want to go up to watch any sports on a weekend forget about it. The stations (i think 22 total) we not clear and the controls were not easy to use. If you don't need a TV then you'll be fine. Pool table is nice but too hot without the fan working. My opinion, from going up to Sea Ranch for 40 years is that it is overpriced for what you get.
Manager response:
We are sorry to read about this guest's disappointments. The owners and property manager are working on TV upgrades, and we will get the fan inspected. Thank you!
Greg O. Jul 2017
Very nice spa and view and pool table is fun.
Paula S. Jun 2017
This spacious house was comfortable for our family. The loft area was especially nice for the kids. The kitchen is well stocked and the refrigerator large. Important for a family that loves to cook. The gas stove was a bonus. Complaints noted in other areas of this feedback report. Would have like to have had a warning about the visiting raccoon who came into the house and ate our chocolate chip cookies! We shooed him out.
Anisa C. Jun 2017
This is a great place to stay. The kitchen has everything you need. Very quite and relaxing.
Janet F. May 2017
We loved the location of this property, easy access to shell and walk on beaches. Lots of open space around the house, it was very relaxing. The weather was fabulous for our visit, but if it had been foggy and cold the house has lots of space for everyone to find a cosy spot to read, play games or watch movies.
Stacy F. May 2017
Good size home, very close to town.
John G. Apr 2017
This home was perfect for our large party, plenty of room and well appointed. The water pressure in the showers was not the greatest but certainly not a deal breaker. There are no TV's in the common areas of the home which would have been nice but again not a big issue. The location was outstanding, close to the beach and many trails, we enjoyed many great hikes and walks. We would definitely stay here again.
Michael A. Feb 2017
We've been staying at Norman for many years. You can't beat the location and the house is a nice size, with a good layout. Some upgrades needed in the bathroom/shower, but overall its a great way to experience Sea Ranch.
Alisa P. Jan 2017
lovely home with all the everything you need. plenty of space for everyone.
Elise B. Jan 2017
We rented the Norman House with two other couples. It was perfect. We loved the location, 5 minutes walk to the beach. The hot tub and pool table were great to have as recreation... The kitchen is set up perfectly, all appliances we needed were there. Love the window seats, the view out of the master bedroom was spectacular. Thanks!
Chantal A. Nov 2016
Not fancy and a little old and worn, but the kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking there. We felt very comfortable in the house and would go back again, but probably not for a long stay -- the showers were mounted too low and had poor water pressure.
Aisling S. Sep 2016
This Sea Ranch home is a dream. We had 8 people and we were more than happy with the amount of space. In fact people preferred sleeping on the window reading ledges than in the beds. The house was well-stocked with kitchen ware which made it easy to cook for lots of people. It was missing a chimney for the grill, but we left one so hopefully it stays there. Our only complaint is that is wasn't clear if we could recycle or if we wanted to where that would be. Other than that the location is wonderful and the house was very nice! Thank you!
Ron P. Aug 2016
Norman house was adequate save the showers: shower heads ancient and mounted too low
Marcus C. Jun 2016
While this is one of the older houses and a bit rough on a few corners we really enjoyed our stay. It has a lovely layout and is in a really good location for access to the beaches, kids play area, nature area and Gualala. We'd recommend it, and definitely stay there again.
Mariana H. Jun 2016
A great house for a family vacation.