USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5318

Prentiss Retreat - Sea Ranch, CA

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72 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Dog-friendly Sea Ranch home near playground & beach w/ shared pool

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This Sea Ranch vacation home offers guests dog-friendly accommodations and is close to the beach and playground, making it an ideal getaway for a family with younger children.

Situated in the heart of Sea Ranch, guests are about five miles from Gualala for grocery shopping, and about 55 miles from Mendocino. On-site, guests may enjoy a public golf course, a restaurant and gift shop in the Lodge, and access to numerous beaches. This rental, in fact, is just a short distance from Walk On Beach and Tide Pool Beach!

This 1,520 square-foot home is easy-going in its decor, with a classic lodge-feel, peaked ceilings, and plenty of nice art to admire. Windows are everywhere, maximizing the view of the surrounding swaying meadow grasses. You may even catch a glimpse of deer or foxes outside!

The living area is on the second floor so guests can fully enjoy the view and get the most light. Spread out over sofas and window seats while the stone-framed fireplace warms your toes. Though a flatscreen cable TV with a DVD player, and WiFi are provided, this is also the perfect time to unplug with a good book, a good board game, or good conversation.

Bring along your favorite recipes to recreate in this lovely kitchen, with major appliances done in black and plenty of counter space. Pop in a favorite CD for some meal ambiance as you gather in the dining room with spots for six at the table. A dishwasher helps take care of the clean-up.

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental can sleep six people comfortably with a king bed, a queen bed, and two twin beds. Relax in your own private meditation garden out back, which is fenced for privacy, and keep your packing light and fresh.

This is a great rental to enjoy as a family, since the One-Eyed Jack's Picnic Area and Playground is right across the street! Pack a picnic and watch your kids and family dog roll about in the grass (up to two dogs are welcome for an additional nightly fee).

The beach is just down the street for days spent admiring interesting rock formations and exploring tide pools. The Sea ranch Golf Links is a great place to spend the afternoon, with a Scottish links-style course and windswept landscaping. Dine at the the Sea Ranch Lodge and buy a sweatshirt to bring home, or spend a day hiking the bluffs and searching for pods of whales or herds of harbor seals.

Reconnect with the ones you love in this Sea Ranch getaway today! 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.

Parking Notes: Reservations with 1-2 guests will receive 1 parking pass (unless otherwise specified), 3+ guests will receive 2 parking pass. The Sea Ranch Association only allows 2 passes per reservation. Parking passes are for cars parked within the Sea Ranch (at the rec centers, hiking trails etc) and must be visible in the vehicles. Most but not all of our houses will accommodate more than 2 cars. For guests with more than 2 cars, any additional car(s) can be used to go to and from the house without a pass but will need to remain in the drive way otherwise. On street parking is not permitted. Most of our house will not accommodate more than 3 cars. NO RV'S OR CAMPER VANS PERMITTED TO PARK ON SEA RANCH.

Other permit number: 1940

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



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Blu-Ray player

Sound dock

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


72 reviews

Jeffrey M. Jul 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Prentiss house! The house is nicely setup and the wifi/internet speeds are good (as I recall about 40mbs down) - so in the evening we could stream shows/movies to our iPads/computers. Another nice feature is the house is close to the coastal trails. The younger harbor seals were fun to watch.
Matt S. Jun 2021
Prentiss Retreat is in the center of it all - nothing is too far away, which makes this home a great option. It's not far from either the Sea Ranch Lodge (when it reopens) OR from shops and groceries in Gualala. AND, it's just a couple minutes to walk to the Bluff Trail from the front door.
Sarah R. Feb 2021
The house is nicely located close to multiple beach access points. It was well equipped and comfortable for our family of 4. We would love to visit again!
Martha S. Nov 2020
My husband and our dog spent three nights here and loved it. Views of the ocean from the dining room are exceptional! Roomy, well-appointed kitchen, nice "beachy" decor. Plenty of room for two couples or families with children.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Martha! We are delighted you loved the home and appreciate your feedback. We hope to invite you back soon!
Matt S. Sep 2020
This is my second stay at Prentiss Retreat. It was a great week being at Sea Ranch. The kitchen has pretty much everything you'd need. The house is located between two nice beach areas, and not even a five minute walk to the ocean. Definitely recommend the home for a visit!
Caroline P. Aug 2020
What a lovely, well-supplied, and very clean (during COVID) home. So comfortable and welcoming. And of course Sea Ranch is just one of the most serene and gorgeous places imaginable. Everything worked out so well. Thank you, Prentisses.
Nicole B. Jul 2020
Our family had a WONDERFUL 10 day stay at the Prentiss Home! The house is well stocked with kitchen cookware, child games and baby needs (high chair, hate, playpen). Location of Prentiss house in centralized for walking, biking, fishing and playground (although closed due to COVID). Super place to unwind and enjoy God’s creation!
Rob T. Jun 2020
Well-equipped kitchen, cozy stone fireplace, outdoor gas grill, cute garden, comfortable beds - all made for a relaxing long weekend. Also close to great hiking along the bluffs and easy access to beaches.
Suzanne C. Mar 2020
The home was beautiful, it was perfect for my family, we have all grown up and have very different habits and schedules, it was so convenient to be walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed being able to come and go from the house without having to get in the car and drive. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for cooking meals together. Could not ask for a nicer, easier stay!
Jinny K. Feb 2020
Great dog house. Good location and amenities.
However, really needs a new heating system. Very old and scary looking. Otherwise, great house for a getaway. Have been there 3 times. Dog loves it.
Gregory F. Jan 2020
Nice, quiet location with easy walks to Shell and Walk On beaches. Good set-up for two families. Clean and well equipped throughout.
John G. Dec 2019
lots of interesting things in the house, also very clean and nice setting
Larry K. Nov 2019
We keep coming back to the Prentiss home. This yer we had a lovely Thanksgiving week. Highly recommended.
Laurie S. Nov 2019
The house is clean, comfortable and has all the amenities needed. Great movie selection. Firewood available. Fully stocked kitchen
Jamie M. Oct 2019
We’ve stayed here before because it is so wonderful!
Philippa G. Sep 2019
Lovely house, gorgeous place.
Kay K. Aug 2019
Well-equipped house; very comfortable. More stairs than I was expecting but we all managed them.
Dawn M. Jul 2019
The house was perfect for getting ready for my daughter's wedding! The house was spacious and the neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. We were a close walk to the beach which was great for my German Shepherd! The property management ladies were fantastic and so helpful with my questions. Great experience all around! Thank you for a lovely stay!!!
Ricardo P. Jul 2019
The house, the location, the weather, the sights were all amazing!!! we had a few minor concerns but once that was done everything else was very enjoyable!!!

Thank you!!!
Matt S. May 2019
The home was very cozy and the decor was fun, beachy, and plentiful. There were no neighboring homes right next door, so the area was very quiet. The bluff trails were a short five minute walk away from the front door. Groceries were just a five minute drive to the north. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, plates, bowls, etc. I could see where more than 4 people might get crowded, even in a three bedroom place. But for smaller groups, it's an ideal home for a Sea Ranch vacation.
Kajari S. May 2019
Enjoyed our two night stay. Close to trails; well equipped kitchen. Deck is facing driveway, not ocean or meadow.
Annette I. May 2019
We had two couples, a single and a dog staying at this wonderful house, close to the beach. The interior was very comfortable and we were grateful the kitchen was so well supplied.
Peter A. Apr 2019
This house with an “upside down” plan had living area upstairs with lots of light and three bedrooms on two half levels below for good privacy. The kitchen was very workable with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, etc. The location, near One-Eyed Jack area and Walk-On Beach, was great for walking and getting into Gualala. we have stayed in a number of Sea Ranch houses, and this is one of the best. Very well maintained and supplied all around. Clearly, owners who care.
Kirk G. Mar 2019
After a year of elder medical traveling, a few days at Prentiss Retreat was just what the Doctor ordered. The views, coastal bluff trail access, endless stunning vistas, and the way the sun plays with every level of this house, all day long, were all priceless. We will be back! P.S. Loved finding Rudy Becking's Coastal Flora book on your bookshelf. Dr. Becking was my Graduate Studies Major Advisor at HSU, in the mid-70s, and endless source of inspiration, for all things natural...
Mark S. Jan 2019
We love the layout as we sleep cool and others with us like it warmer. We also like being towards the middle of the Ranch so that we can go north or south , whichever way the wind blows us. We play Bocce ball and the court is across the street. Comfortable for our old dog and a good price. We have stayed here 3 times and keep coming back for more.
Steven F. Dec 2018
Great location and the house met all our needs.
Karen R. Dec 2018
The house was incredibly well appointed and extremely peaceful. Barely a two minute walk to the coastal trail in a section of the coast that is particularly beautiful. And a seal nursery that never disappoints for wildlife viewing.
Brian W. Nov 2018
We could tell that the owners occupy this spacious house at different times of the year. The furnishings were very nice, including a good mattress in the bedroom we used. It was very well-stocked in terms of kitchen utensils and spices, the TV and soundbar/woofer made streaming a pleasure. Even small details such as two pairs of binoculars for watching wildlife and a rechargeable flashlight handy by the front door. Last, but not least, the location is great...a very short walk to the ocean trails/beach and a short drive to Gualala.
Ila P. Oct 2018
Clean and comfortable and well stocked. Great location. Would have left 5 stars, but the 2 step check-in seems unnecessary and was stressful.
Elizabeth G. Sep 2018
Everything I needed and quite peaceful. Thank you!
SHERRY A. Aug 2018
The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay. We loved the location near trails and a community building with sauna & olympic sized pool. The beds were comfortable & there were plenty of soft towels for us. We would definitely recommend this beautiful home & would tay here again.
Wendy C. Jul 2018
Our children and grandchildren really enjoyed the accommodations.
Jeanette H. Jul 2018
We loved the wildlife only a walk away from this house. In a 24 hour period we saw two gray whales, 40 seals just a few feet away on the beach, awesome tide pools, and lots of great birds. The kids enjoyed the nearby pools as well. The washing machine and dryer and detergent were greatly appreciated since we were completing a 10 day camping trip down the coast. The beds were comfortable, we played the games and did puzzles. I loved Sea Ranch and this beach house.
Meghann B. Apr 2018
We love going to Sea Ranch and my parents had stayed at this house before. I think it's our favorite Sea Ranch house- we will definitely be back! All the comforts of home and dog friendly which we very much appreciate. The kids loved the games and puzzles and we all enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and the playground.
Thank you!
Joanna V. Apr 2018
The house itself was very clean and we loved all the beautiful art on the walls. The beds were very comfortable and the hot water was dependable. The kitchen is rustic but has everything you need. Great views and wonderful location. This home is very close to so many great spots. We love the beach at the end of the road. It is in walking distance to the seal pup preserve and the chapel.
Linda S. Apr 2018
Lovely beach house. The home was clean and comfortable. We’d definitely return in the future.
Liz C. Mar 2018
Loved cooking in this kitchen, such a lovely home. Every kitchen utensil you might ask for. There’s no central heat, which was actually better considering that the heat rises to the top floor where the living/kitchen is, there are individual heaters in each room which made the temp much more controllable. Beds are also super comfy temperpedic mattresses,with shades on every window so you can sleep in (essential)!
Willem V. Feb 2018
Spent four nights at this home and enjoyed my time with my son and his dog. We loved the location and the proximity to the two nearby beaches. The home was roomy and we loved using the fireplace every evening. We definitely will make a trip back soon.
Mark S. Jan 2018
We have stayed here before and will stay here again. We like that the main bedroom is downstairs where it is cool and the upstairs can remain warm due to the windows catching the sun. Comfortable beds (and we are light sleepers).
This is near the playground and some good beaches,
Abigail G. Jan 2018
The home was perfect for us as 6. We enjoyed the vistas from the living room with plenty of space for games and puzzles. There was a fully equipped kitchen. All was just as we had hoped.
Harriet L. Dec 2017
We would stay in this house again. It was great for a reunion of family from near and far. And we noticed that the upper part has one of the few really good views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets except for those houses right on top of the bluffs. This house is just a few hundred yards back , nicely separated from its neighbors. It is actually three levels with no bathroom on the top living/kitchen area so it isn't good for folks with limited stair mobility.
Megan E. Nov 2017
I planned a trip for myself and 4 of my closest girlfriends to get away and this was the best place for some R&R! we were all very happy and loved the cozy atomosphere.
Larry K. Nov 2017
We appreciate a Sea Ranch rental that accepts our dogs. Home is very comfortable. It is close to Walk On and Shell beaches.
We like it enough that we keep coming back.
Rick C. Nov 2017
Richard O. Oct 2017
Have stayed in several houses in Sea Ranch in the past. Vacasa gave us the best price for the same place. Another site wanted over a hundred dollars more for the same week and place with added fees. Vacasa kept us up to date with rental information into he days leading up to our vacation. They even reminded us about our rental on the day we were to start our vacation! LOL. Will be using Vasca for all future stays. We have already recommended Vacasa to friends.
Michael S. Oct 2017
Nice place to stay at Sea Ranch
Kevin S. Aug 2017
It's a nice house that met our needs. It's cozy but not small. It has everything you need. There are beautiful views from the many windows. You can see all the way to the ocean.
Noel O. Jul 2017
Great home, great location, amenities terrific! Love it as ysual!
Michael S. May 2017
Nice House
Diane H. Mar 2017
This really was the perfect house for grandma and pup, auntie, mom, dad and small child. Rooms for everyone. Nice sized living room and dining room, with beautiful ocean views; a nicely appointed kitchen; a TV & DVD player that worked; books & games available; a lovely little garden. It was also close to a playground; lots of trails just down the road; a lovely walk to tide pool beach and shell beach. Last year we had rabbits visiting in the meadow; this year it was deer every evening. We loved it!
Mark S. Feb 2017
I loved that the living area was upstairs and the bedrooms were downstairs. We like our bedrooms cold and this helped to meet our needs. The master bedroom bed we slept in was very comfortable.
Jessica W. Dec 2016
Location is spectacular. A short walk to the amazing bluff trail and close view of snoozing harbor seals. Easy drive to Gualala for supplies. Love the inverted floor plan with stunning views from huge upstairs windows. The kitchen is so well equipped I could have cooked anything. Very comfortable and relaxing. Lovely beds. I would go back ttomorrow if I could.
Janice C. Dec 2016
Our stay was a happy one thanks to great weather and a charming and clean home. Couldn't have asked for anything to be better than a sunny winter day at Sea Ranch in a wonderful home.
Timothy S. Nov 2016
We had 4 nights here and were very thankful for the property and location. Close to the beach, nice fire place. A great place to get away and unplug!
Lori I. Oct 2016
Worked well for our mini family reunion as we had rented another property that we have rented many times before(vrbo) & this was the closest rental to that property.
Steven F. Sep 2016
The home is well taken care of and it is obvious the owner has a love of great art work and ambience. We had a lovely time and enjoyed the sunset from the kitchen while eating dinner. The trails are great and the complex is very charming. The owner deserves credit for making such a welcoming home for guests.
Elizabeth G. Jul 2016
Wonderful experience, would book again!
Christie W. Jun 2016
This house is perfect location for kids. Very close to the playground and beach. We loved relaxing on the balcony. Beautiful ocean view from dining area. Master bedroom bed very comfortable. House has everything you need!
Teresa N. Jun 2016
The Prentiss house is comfortable, the kitchen well-stocked with most everything you need to cook a great meal, or bake a pie or cookies. Just a few minutes walk to a spectacular beach. We saw whales, sea lions, fox, and deer and many kinds of birds. Living area is upstairs, so if you don't like carrying all your stuff up to the second floor, keep this in mind. Nice wood burning fireplace.
Bill B. Apr 2016
We have stayed in various homes at Sea Ranch for over 35 years. Each experience has been wonderful. Accommodations are always clean, private, check in /check out times are great, rental staff always helpful and friendly..