Max occupancy: 4
2 King Bed
166 Sounding, Sea Ranch, CA 95497
Oceanfront home w/ panoramic ocean views, private hot tub, shared pool & more!
Perched on the front row of the bluff top - with an entire wall of windows with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, a redwood deck, and a large hot tub - where else would you want to be other than this wonderful Sea Ranch vacation home? But wait, there is more: as of August 2019, the home now is 100% solar-powered, with 24 state-of-the-art rooftop solar panels, a new heat pump system (which includes air conditioning as well as heat), and a new hybrid water heater!
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom Sea Ranch retreat offers the perfect relaxing space for a couples' weekend. If you want to get in a bit of exercise during your stay, you can walk the breathtaking Bluff Trail, which is situated only a 10-second walk from your front door. You also can do a few laps in the nearby large heated swimming pool (40 feet x 82 feet), or play a few games of tennis at the nearby tennis courts. Both the swimming pool and the tennis courts are located in the Del Mar Recreation Center, which is only a five-minute walk from the front door of Seascape and also offers saunas in which to relax and unwind.
It may be tough to pull yourself away from the hot tub, which is situated in the private, enclosed, wind-protected courtyard with a view of the ocean and made cozy with greenery from the nearby courtyard garden. The living room is drenched in sunlight from the vertical grain fir floors to the vaulted ceilings and has an expansive view of the ocean. Inside, walls of windows let in tons of natural light in the living and dining areas. Complimentary high-speed (200 mbps+) fiber- optic WiFi is also available to keep you connected to friends and family. Additional WiFi nodes were also recently installed to guarantee fast WiFi throughout the home and the enclosed courtyard. Telephone service (VOIP) is included as well, with free long distance calling within the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Puerto Rico).
When the sun goes down, take it inside to the sofas in the living room and warm up by throwing a couple of logs onto the living room fireplace. The master bedroom has its own separate wood-burning fireplace. In the morning, fix a simple breakfast with in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a new GE electric stove and a Bosch dishwasher. Share snacks around the dining table, which faces out onto the ocean view.
In each of the two bedrooms, you'll find a king-size bed. Each of the bedrooms has its own television, and a third television is viewable from the living room and dining room. All three TVs have their own DVR, connected to DISH Network and its package of more than 190 television channels plus additional satellite radio channels. Netflix streaming (the Ultra package) is available for free on all three TVs, and Amazon Prime streaming is available for free on the living room TV. A DVD player is provided to play any DVDs you may have. There also are several DVD movies on the shelf underneath the living room TV.
Head out for a day at the Sea Ranch Golf Links, just over a mile from your door. Visit Trinks Cafe in Gualala, roughly three miles away, for a bite to eat before stocking up on wine and snacks at the Surf Market. You can walk along the Bluff Trail straight to Gualala Point Regional Park or make the less than 10-mile drive to Annapolis Winery for an afternoon picnic and wine tasting. Mendocino is a great day trip if you love to stroll a friendly coastal town - it's just 51 miles north. But, you may find that you spend most of your time relaxing in the hot tub or wandering the picturesque Bluff Trail, just steps from your door. A washer and dryer are provided for your exclusive use will make it easy for you to keep your wardrobe fresh and clean.
This Sea Ranch beach house will be your new favorite place to escape with your friends and loved ones! Note: the home is 30 years old and is rustic - we reject the term “tired” used by a couple of renters. We have installed numerous amenities to make your stay more enjoyable but do not plan to do any further major remodeling. If you want brand new, this is not the place for you and we suggest you look at some other home that is better suited to your expectations.
Things to know: The shared pool, sauna, and tennis courts are at the nearby Del Mar Recreation Center Fireplaces in both the living room and master bedroom 100% solar powered Free WiFi (fiber optic 200 mbps+) with three additional Linksys nodes to extend coverage throughout the home DISH Network with 190+ channels, as well as a movie library with Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, etc. (on DVD) Telephone with free long distance calls within the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Puerto Rico)
*For safety reasons, it is advised that children staying in this home be 14 years of age or older. Also, please note that this home is equipped with a surveillance security feature. There are four cameras in place to provide security for the outside of the home; they are focused on the driveway, the back deck, and the exterior courtyard area.
Property permit ID: 1946
Hot tub (Private)
Tennis court (Shared)
Tennis court : Shared
Washer/dryer : Private
Pool : Shared
Sauna : Shared
Cable : DirecTV
Hot tub : Private
Lawrence W.Sep 2019
The location of the home is perfect with ready access to the trails on the bluffs and a great view of the sunset. The only issue we had with the house was the Jacuzzi cover that was very heavy (waterlogged) and tearing apart.
Hi, Lawrence! The owner has ordered a new hot tub cover. Thank you!
Marilyn F.Sep 2019
Loved all of the windows facing the ocean and being so close to the walking trail. I liked that the two bedrooms are far apart and loved the deck with the hot tub.
Marilyn G.Sep 2019
Great views of the ocean!
Michelle M.Sep 2019
This house has breathtaking views, I ceilings, larger rooms, and a functional kitchen. Well not renovated, it is well-maintained and is our preferred house for our yearly vacations in Sea Ranch.
For Vacasa: there is a bit of a mildew smell coming from the master bathroom, but I couldn’t see anything that could be causing it. And the hot tub cover is sadly falling apart. Other than that, high marks for a well run rental!
Hi, Michelle! The owner is ordering a new hot tub cover, and with an extra thorough cleaning of the grout in the bathroom, we believe we have removed the mildew smell you experienced. Thank you!
Debra W.Aug 2019
The best part of this house is the expanse of windows facing the ocean waves, providing serene and peaceful moments throughout the day, in all its light. An occasional whale, rabbit, or deer pass by to remind us we are in their neighborhood. The beach access is awesome. The home amenities are abundant and the atmosphere is overwhelming in comfort. To top off our perfect days was a lovely warm and clean hot tub in view of our fireplace. More wine, anyone? I miss it already! Thank you for a great stay-cation.
Emily V.Jul 2019
I rented this home because of the ocean view and very close access to the Cliff trail. My mom has lost a lot of her mobility so it was imperative that I find a one story with open floor plan and floor to ceiling windows throughout. Seascape was perfect for our needs. Mom and I had a beautiful 4 days together. I was able to take several hour long walks while she sat and enjoyed the view and the sound of the ocean.
Barbara B.May 2019
While this home is not advertised as handicap accessible, I chose it because my husband is in a wheelchair. The one level and the layout made it easy for him to get around. The toilet area in the MB bedroom has a large door allowing for access and we put his bedside commode over the toilet for easy use. There are 2 steps to get up to the front deck for access to the house. Fortunately with assistance, he was able to get up them. If one is not that mobile, bring your own ramp.
The view is amazing. When we walked in the first thing we saw was a group of whales spouting as they swam north. The kitchen is well stocked. There even is a blender, which was not mentioned in any of the lists. There were hair dryers in the baths which also were not mentioned. There is a local office for any issues and the staff was extremely helpful.
As mentioned in other reviews, this house is a wee bit tired. It needs someone to go through and do a good assessment on maintenance to bring it up to the condition this house deserves.
Klaus S.Dec 2018
The views were spectacular.
Susan D H.Dec 2018
James G.Dec 2018
As mentioned by another reviewer, the locks on the doors to the front deck are still not easy to operate. I wonder if someone has tried to readjust the locking mechanisms without success. The interior needs some TLC and the front deck is just wide enough for one chair. Fabulous view and comfy bedding.
Mary A.Nov 2018
We loved the view and the access to the bluff hiking. Not enough screens for cross ventilation and a few too many faded whale posters. But we had a great time.
Annette L.Sep 2018
View was incredible, hot tub was very nice. Unfortunately, this home needs some repairs and a lot of TLC. Ocean view was great, unfortunately windows were filthy and we had to spend time cleaning 6 of them inside and out. Sliding doors hard to close and lock, door screens need to be installed (one screen door had been taped). For the price we paid and the cleaning we had to do, most likely won't be staying at this home again.
We have scheduled a glass vendor to look at the sliding doors, and the screen door will be repaired. We have also followed-up with housekeeping about cleaning the windows. We recognize they develop a film very quickly from the sea air, and we will do our best to keep up with them. Thank you!
Jeanne F.Sep 2018
Pros: Beautiful view (very windy in the afternoon), privacy with bedrooms on opposite ends of house, nice couches, nice big hot tub.
Cons: Kitchen cupboards need replacing, front patio needs to be landscaped, i.e. trimmed plants, pull dead broken branches, the house gets very hot due to the entire back of the house is windows/patio doors(no screens for patio doors) There is no air conditioning or fans.
We have cleaned up the courtyard and delivered a fan to the home. We hope to see this guest again!
Michelle M.Sep 2018
The house has a gorgeous view and a perfect layout for a small group. A spacious living room looks out onto a deck, and a gorgeous sheltered back patio with an extra large hot tub are key amenities.
As Sea Ranch kitchens go, this one is fairly standard and has everything you need to get by.
Access to all 3 Rec CenterS
Lots of natural light
An Olympic sized hot tub
Great Internet connectivity
- Limited towels, such that we had to put ours in the dryer because with two adults and two kids using showers and the pool there were never enough towels to go around.
- termite and ant infestation - what is it about sea Ranch that can’t keep the termites out? Maybe it is all the wood houses…
- general lack of remodeling & upkeep (squeaky floors, tile counters, hard to close doors)
The positive is definitely outweigh the negatives and we will be back!
Mari N.Aug 2018
The house is gorgeous and the location is quiet and easy to access. Questions were responded quickly, service was great. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. Can't beat the amazing views from everywhere in the house!
Michael R.Aug 2018
The stay was great, the house was very clean. The beds were the best. Perfect weather, saw whales and wildlife. Screens on all the slider doors would have been nice.
ryan c.Jul 2018
Home is in great location. But the layout inside it is very poor. Kitchen blocked off from view from living room removing social aspect for anyone cooking. Door to bedroom 2 is the thinest door I’ve ever seen. Doesn’t block any noise. Door to master bedroom is not a door but a track folding situation that is broken on track and even if working would have huge gaps top and bottom. Pick a different house. I’ve had many good houses up there that I would re book but not this one
TANYA H.Jun 2018
Cons: Feather pillows (thin, hard)
Cooking pans (they either give off
smoke or stick)
So, bring your own if you are particular at all. I also did not see any binoculars in the home. The view of the ocean is so wide that if you are into whale watching, I'd bring some.
Proximity to Gualala (and Surf
Great location on the trail
Fireplace for foggy mornings/eves
Games, cards, books in the home
Comfortable home w/ nice layout
Overall, we were very happy with our stay here and would stay again. There aren't many homes there with that proximity to the ocean and that many windows facing the ocean. The view spoils you, for sure.
Darrin B.May 2018
We barely left the house. The views were amazing and we had everything we needed.
Marcell N.May 2018
My wife and I were looking for a quiet getaway not far from the city and Sea Ranch is it! This home had beautiful views and was very quiet and private, exactly what we were looking for.
Patrick F.May 2018
Whale watching from the couch through a full wall of windows! What could be better?.... seeing more whales while hiking both north and south along the gorgeous miles of ocean-side trails.
The house itself was clean, cozy and comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer, and will definitely be back.
Linda M.Apr 2018
This was our first visit to Sea Ranch and we loved it. Seascape is a lovely home with a great view of the ocean. The walking trail is right outside the house and leads to amazing views in either direction. The hot tub was perfect and the home has everything one needs, with the possible exception of a barbecue. We loved the spacious living room with full-wall views front and back. We would definitely rent this home again.
Christine R.Mar 2018
Amazing views and a neat house on quiet cul de sac. The house was well stocked. Any closer to the beach and we’d be swimming with the whales. Will definitely be back!
Jeff A.Mar 2018
Please take very good care of this house. It is a joy to sit on the desk and look through the windows and watch all the whales as they pass by. We have been going to Sea Ranch several times a year since 1994, and this is one of the best houses well worth the money, just hope the price doesn't go up.
Richard G.Feb 2018
The title says it all.
This house is an A plus all around. And the WiFi works amazingly well.
William W.Feb 2018
My wife and I had a lovely four day getaway at Seascape. The weather was gorgeous and the sunsets were spectacular. February is a perfect time for whale watching and this home is perfectly located. We saw a mother whale and her calf while setting at the breakfast table.
Patricia S.Feb 2018
You can't ask for a house that is better designed to be on the bluff. Windows all across the front of the house - magnificent . However, the house is a essentially wheelchair accessible - a big plus.
The house is a bit "down in the mouth", it needs a deep cleaning, some re-caulking in the kitchen. There is an ant problem.
We apologize for any cleanliness oversights this guest encountered. Housekeeping has a scheduled deep clean approaching and will be addressing what they can before that point, including the ants. Thank you!
Kathryn T.Jan 2018
Amazing property. The house is located on a south facing beach so it was protected from wind and cold. Memories experienced here are unforgettable.
Kathy D.Dec 2017
For two people who love the ocean views, this house was perfect. We could not have been happier. For three or four, it might not be as good (tiny table for four). We loved our stay. Thank you, and thanks for all the effort to have very convenient and useful kitchen gear and a very well-cleaned house. Thank you for a glorious week.
Vicki M.Dec 2017
The walls in the entry courtyard have been repaired, the decks have been repainted and it all looks great! Wonderful stay (for our second time) and we will be back. Had planned to visit Manchester State Beach but everything we could ask for was right there at the house so we stayed "at home" and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
SUSAN L.Nov 2017
On the whole this is such an awesome location that it's hard to be picky about small details! We had a wonderful 3 days here! It is a perfect house for two couples!
Don't being a lot of groceries as there is no shelf storage! But on the other hand , it's so beautiful , you won't want to leave to eat out!! So do bring food to cook for yourselves!
Thank you for sharing this house with us!!!
Frederick W.Nov 2017
Spacious and in a beautiful location
Jennifer E.Oct 2017
I'd buy this house if it were for sale and I were wealthy enough to do so!
Joshua M.Sep 2017
the location of this house cannot be beat. you're right on the water with easy access to the trails. was able to see whales from the porch, which was amazing!
having said that, the house is run down. lots of little things, and if this house was in a different location, i think we'd be really upset. but given the location, it was much easier for us to overlook the issues (significant dry rot in the courtyard, sticky screen doors, toilets that needed tweaking to refill).
Darcy D.Aug 2017
A little piece of heaven.
Caroline C.Aug 2017
Overall location is great
Jenne M.Jul 2017
I love the location of the house; it’s a stone’s throw from the cliffs. I saw whales spouting from the living room couch! I could sit inside or on the wide porch and watch the waves forever. Downside: there are people walking the public access trail (about 15 paces away), many straining to look into the house. Kinda feels like being in an aquarium. (FYI, the front windows have been replaced since the photos were taken. Instead of sets of four horizontal windows, there are single sheets of plate glass. There are shades, but pulled, you can’t see the ocean.) The house is located on the Gualala end of Sea Ranch, so you’re closer to the grocery stores and other amenities. It’s also close to the DelMar Rec Center which features a pool for lap and rec swimming.
Wifi is good (no problem streaming Netflix), but I had no cell service (ATT). There is a landline available.
Yes, the kitchen and bathrooms are old-school Sea Ranch, but I wasn’t there to admire the tile. Everything was very clean. The L-shaped layout features a bedroom and bathroom at either end, with a large open living/dining/kitchen area in the middle. The hot tub is located in a large decked courtyard/deck on the hill side of the house. I LOVED soaking at night with all the lights off; when it was clear the sky was magnificent! Milky Way, crisp constellations, colorful planets, and shooting stars!!!
I would definitely come back, but I wish they took dogs.
George K.Jul 2017
Ideally sited for ocean viewing and hiking. The interior is in pretty good shape.
Needs two recliner chairs to enjoy the view so everyone is lined up on the two couches. The exterior needs an investment as it is deteriorating ruining the enjoyment of the inner courtyard with the nice hot tub.
Dianne W.Jul 2017
There is a wow factor to this home because of the view, proximity to the bluff and spacious/open feel, but once settled in, many inconveniences and drawbacks arose for us. Home is in need of many repairs and upgrades. Kitchen cupboards are oddly high. Kitchen utensils drawer jumbled with many repeat items, but missing some basics. There was limited space to store pantry items other than the counters. Dining table is tiny. Ocean side sliding door was difficult to open and lock was broken, the outdoor table and many chairs were broken/damaged, there were many cobwebs and dirty surfaces, ...the list went on, but on the plus side, the sofas and beds were very clean and comfortable, the dishwasher and laundry were fine, the WiFi worked well, the hot tub was well-maintained and the view was wonderful. We loved being here despite the "funkyness"!
We appreciate receiving this feedback to work with. Glass Repair Tech has been out to the home to address the sliding doors and lock. The kitchen inventory will be taken and addressed by the end of July, and all broken chairs will be removed. Thank you!
Mark H.Jul 2017
I have been living on the San Mateo coast most of my life. I haven't been to Mendocino area for over thirty years. The cities have grown, but the beautiful coastlines are still some of the most stunning coast in California. I enjoyed the quiet and peaceful area of Sea Ranch. I would probably look for a different house, if I went back, now that I know the area better.
Bruce G.Jun 2017
Wonderful ocean view, clean and comfortable inside. Bedrooms are comfortable and separated for complete privacy. 100" from seaside walking trail, comfortable furnishings, large hot tub in interior courtyard. Interior courtyard is very private but worn and badly in need of maintenance. The homes sliding doors and screen door rollers latches, locks replaced. Hard to open and close these, impossible to lock. Otherwise wonderful
Peggy S.Jun 2017
This home has 2 master suites, at opposite ends of the house. A great place for two couples to share. the view is wonderful. access to the walking trail is awesome.
The kitchen is very fully stocked. The TV works well and the music system is good.
Anders H.Jun 2017
good home, great views
Eda A.Jun 2017
The best part about Seascape was the wonderful view. Being right on the water with huge windows was really great. Almost felt like being outside without having to leave the house. But when we did, being right on the trail was great, took a lot of lovely walks up and down the coast.
JOHN C.Jun 2017
This home has some quirks like a weird floor plan, sliding glass doors that don't open, odd kitchen layout with no pantry but my wife and I slowly fell in love with it. It has a super comfortable couch with an unparalleled view of the ocean - floor to ceiling windows all around. The beds and pillow were also super comfortable. The spa location was in the courtyard protected by the wind and private with views of the ocean thru the house. We plan on coming back! Oh yeah, the shower was really nice too!
Diane D.May 2017
We absolutely loved our stay! The kitchen was well furnished. Everything was super clean and the view is spectacular! Both beds were very comfortable and the hot tub was great!
Kerry H.May 2017
My boyfriend and I just wanted to have a quick get away to the coast and we stumbled upon sea ranch. We were blown away by the views and the weather was amazing! We are now planning on coming back at least once a year of not more. This property has amazing views!
Manuel N.May 2017
This house is quite spacious and would make an excellent gathering place for a small family group, most of whom presumably would be staying in nearby houses. I would advertise it for that purpose, provided the living room was enhanced with additional seating capacity. The location is excellent, close to the bluff, and also close to Gualala. But it does need some fix-up, as indicated above.
Barbara B.Apr 2017
Great view is the primary feature of this property. Property is in need of updating and baking dishes and other kitchen utensils were old, stained and dirty.
The Property Manager has brought new cookie sheets and bake ware to the home. Glass bake ware has been ordered and will be in the kitchen by the end of May. Thank you!
Vicki M.Apr 2017
Fantastic location - great home design, wonderful surround sound system with lots of great music, lots of movies, puzzles, games. Didn't want to leave! Saw lots of whales and other wild life. Trail right at your doorsteps. With minor maintenance improvements this would be perfect! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
Lesa B.Mar 2017
We loved seeing whales, otter, seals, deer and even turkey on our hike along the costal path right outside the back door. The views from the house are fantastic no matter the weather. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need to make meals. The hot tub was perfect after the long hike. There was a little bit of an ant problem but it was being addressed. We are very happy we decided on the Seascape rental property for our vacation!
Margaret L.Mar 2017
Panoramic ocean views. We watched the migrating whales from the comfort of the living room. The Sea Ranch is a favorite of ours with miles of trails and beautiful beaches. We never tire of watching the ever moving ocean and the wildlife that makes it home at Sea Ranch. Can't wait for our next visit!
Margaret & Graeme
Terri H.Mar 2017
Great stay at Seascape in Sea Ranch, CA! Watched gray whales migrating north while in the comfort of the living room. Enjoyed the hot tub. Well-apportioned kitchen, although we weren't thrilled with the ants crawling around. Beautiful view from the kitchen and living room -- never really need to leave the house if you don't want to do so! Enjoyed an evening meal at St. Orres -- not cheap, but food and ambiance were worth the price.
Taylor R.Mar 2017
The Seascape was such a lovely place to get away from the hurried-pace and noise of the city. From the couch you can enjoy ocean waves, the sunset and a roaring fire next to you all at the same time. With the bedrooms on separate ends of the home it made for the ideal couples vacation. And the privacy afforded by having the spa in the courtyard allowed us to truly relax all while watching the sunset through the living room's picture windows. We will definitely keep this place in mind for our next visit.
Doug P.Jan 2017
House was a little dated but overall a good rental. Views were amazing plus great walking trail right in front of your house. Fantastic spot to unplug & unwind!
Byron L.Jan 2017
Great view. Good spot for 2 couples.
Victoria F.Dec 2016
I rented this house for the views only. The panoramic views of the ocean are priceless. We saw whales, dolphins and seals right outside the house. Nice quiet place. Perfect for small family getaway.
Steven F.Nov 2016
Comfortable couches with a great view of the ocean. Some superficial building maint. issues, but nothing that impacted my stay.
Huge private hot tub, good furnace, fireplace, refrigerator worked well. Easy access to town. Seems to be in a dead zone for Verizon cellular data, was not able to get internet access through tethering at this location, which I've used at other Sea Ranch houses..
Nader A.Nov 2016
the house is located at a nice place almost 50ft away from the beach. It is however in a community and the area is shared by many other homes. When you are sitting in the back porch, there is a trail that is on the back of the house and shared. So, you'll never have complete privacy as people are walking by and jogging. Not a huge deal, but it is there. Other than the ocean, there is not much else to do there, so if you are not a fan of seclusion, you will get bored after a day or so.
Jennifer C.Oct 2016
I loved loved loved this house. It was worth every penny. A funny drawback to this property is that the view from the living room/kitchen is so amazing that we had little motivation to leave the couch!
No wifi was the only real drawback that would make this property perfect in my opinion, especially for a longer stay.
That said, unplugging for a bit is a healthy thing, just bring plenty of books.
This was the prefect retreat and I can't wait to come back.
Rick T.Sep 2016
Be prepared that you need to wait until 4 PM to have access to your rental. The notice is clear that you need to wait, but we get spoiled by hotels that usually can get you in earlier. 166 Sounding is clean and nice view but needs updating
Rebecca G.Sep 2016
This place exceeded all my expectations! The house is really well set out, felt incredibly private even though you have neighbors on either side. It is large but cozy and the view is incredible!! Spent many hours just watching the sea, the beautiful sunsets and all the wildlife - did not want to leave!
Thomas S.Sep 2016
The location, views and hot tub are all first rate. The house is showing its age and needs a bit of TLC. We really enjoyed our stay and would book Seascape again. Vacasa staff were helpful and prompt.
Richard L.Aug 2016
Beautiful home with stunning views, courtyard, hot tub and two fireplaces!
Pamela K.Aug 2016
please see above
Edward S.Aug 2016
very spacious and great views. location very nice. main furniture very comfortable