The Crows Nest - Sea Ranch, CA

Dog-friendly, hillside home w/ oceanview, private hot tub, & shared pools/saunas
The Crows Nest 4 out of 5 17 ratings 14

Private Hot Tub  Ocean View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable Shared Pool Shared Sauna Shared Tennis  Wood Stove

Bedrooms: 3 plus loft
Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: Dog Friendly (50 lb weight limit)

The Crows Nest 34988 Crows Nest Drive, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Surround yourself with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Northern California Coast at this three-bedroom Sea Ranch home, a stunningly situated hillside retreat with a private hot tub, an ocean view deck, and wonderful access to shared swimming pools, saunas, and tennis courts.

Built in 1971 by Don Jacobs, one of the defining architects of the Sea Ranch community, this two-level home is perfectly secluded on the hillside just east of California Highway 1. You'll enjoy unrivaled ocean views only one mile from the Sea Ranch Lodge and Black Point, two miles from Pebble Beach, and nine miles south of downtown Gualala.

Pass through the book-lined foyer to reach the great room, the heart of the home that offers 180-degree vistas of the ocean and coastline. Grab a few provided logs to make a fire in the wood-burning stove, sit down with a board game in one of the built-in window seats, and watch for whale spouts on the ocean horizon.

Begin each morning with freshly brewed coffee, fruit smoothies, and breakfast hot off the waffle iron in the full kitchen, which offers butcher block and Formica countertops, modern appliances, and even a dishwasher. The elevated dining space overlooks the great room and has a circular table for eight.

Spend your days one mile north at the Moonraker Recreation Center, where you can swim in the heated outdoor pool, relax in the sauna, or practice your serve on the tennis/pickleball court. When you return home, simply flip on the stereo system and watch your dog play in the enclosed garden courtyard (please note that a 50-lb. weight limit and a nightly fee apply).

As the sun begins to set over the Pacific, you'll have a prime seat on the ocean-facing deck or in the soothing waters of the private hot tub. A patio table, lounge chairs, and a gas grill are also provided for beautiful evenings under the stars.

Climb the spiral staircase from the foyer to reach the tower room, where you can sketch the magnificent views from your seat at the drawing desk. Back downstairs, spend the evening with friends and family, watching DVD and VHS favorites on the flatscreen cable TV and using the WiFi to plan the next day's adventures.

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, The Crows Nest can accommodate as many as six guests. The master bedroom is quaint and rustic, with a queen bed, woodland views, and a private bath with a shower and tub. The wood-paneled guest room has a double bed, while the kids' room has two sets of twin bunk beds and a selection of stuffed animals. A washer/dryer are also provided.

Whether you're planning a couples' retreat, a quiet family getaway, or a vacation with nature-loving friends, you'll immediately feel at ease and at home in Sea Ranch. Take a long, leisurely walk to wander along the beautiful Bluff Trail, stop by the Sea Ranch Lodge for a delicious meal, or observe the local deer, harbor seals, and whales in their natural habitats.

Head eight miles north to play a scenic round of golf at the Sea Ranch Golf Links, pick up some wonderful lunch fixings at the Surf Market in Gualala, and take a breathtaking afternoon drive to the Point Arena Lighthouse 28 miles north.

Take this opportunity to discover true relaxation - book your stay at this gorgeous Sea Ranch home today!

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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis: Shared
  • Features

  • Fireplace: wood stove
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool: Shared
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna: Shared
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD, VCR
  • Music: CD player, stereo
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub: Private
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • The Crows Nest

    Jordan W.

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    We loved the location. It offered a spectacular view of the ocean. Whether you were in the living room, kitchen, or sipping a drink from the hot tub!!
    The house is roomy, and built around windows so you dont miss a thing.
    PS: yes, the turkeys will gobble back at you!!
  • The Crows Nest

    Colin M.

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    Overall one of the nicest retreats we have had anywhere.
  • The Crows Nest

    Meghan G.

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    I would stay here a 1,000 more times...magical!
  • The Crows Nest

    Maia S.

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    The architecture and location is fantastic! The rental setup as well. The only disappointment was having the house lose power for a day and a half (and as we left again too). We heard lots of generators in the neighborhood and a neighbor says this is pretty common. The wood stove kept us warm and the view made up for it but it was a bummer to lose food in a defrosting fridge and time in the hot tub. We'd definitely come back!
  • The Crows Nest

    Michael D.

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    Beautiful interior and deck! Views are outstanding. Area is quiet and peaceful.
    Kitchen seems like an afterthought though especially for people that love to cook as there were issues with oven, d/w and cooking ware. BYO towels and picnic items.
  • The Crows Nest

    Susie R.

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    The first impression of the house was that the view was incredible and we were very excited to be in this location. We saw whales every day that we were there and wished we had had binoculars. Sunsets were spectacular. We did have to drive to the bluff trails, but it was short and parking was no issue. Once you're on the trails, you can go miles and discover all of kinds of amazing areas - black sand beaches, driftwood beach, bluff trails and more.

    We used the well-stocked kitchen to cook most nights. You do need to bring staples like salt and sugar, but there was plenty of cookware and utensils. The kitchen is small, but you have a great view of the ocean so cooking in it was enjoyable.

    We were lucky enough to be there when there was some good weather and we enjoyed the deck and using the grill and being in the hot tub quite a bit. It would have been great if they had provided a few extra towels for those traveling from far away (we couldn't travel with beach towels). You only get one small bath towel, one hand towel and one wash cloth per person, which felt a little skimpy.

    The fireplace was great and we used it every day. There was plenty of wood, but unfortunately no matches, so we had to drive up to Gualala (only about 12 minutes) to buy some.

    We were slightly disappointed when we arrived to find that we didn't have enough towels and were missing a bath mat and kitchen towels, but within a day, all of it was brought to the house.

    The washer/dryer is tiny, so you may want to plan to bring enough clothes that you don't need to rely on doing laundry.

    I found the master bed to be comfortable, and the bedding was clean and soft.

    The hot water heater didn't last long. After one shower, the water started to get luke warm and then chilly, so we had to spread our showers out.

    Despite the above complaints, nothing was so bad that we wouldn't want to stay there again. The area was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed reading, bird-watching and playing games in the main room.
  • The Crows Nest

    Susan G.

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    The Crow's Nest is an amazing place! I thought there was no way the place could live up to its pictures, but it was actually better! Having a cocktail on the desk was like being at a resort! The hot tub was awesome, the furnishings were great and the kitchen has an ocean view!

    The sunken living room with the great mid century furniture was perfect for relaxing the day away and for playing games at night. All the bedrooms were comfortable and very well situated. The home's location is perfect. Perched on the hill, overlooking the ocean, but no other homes, it felt like you could almost touch the sea. This house cannot be beat for the value. I will stay no where else in The Sea Ranch.
  • The Crows Nest

    Matti E.

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    Home has nice view however, this home heats up very warm throughout the day and cools down quickly once sun sets. Heaters are ineffective in heating. The light bulb was burned out or broken in dining room and the lighting in living room is inadequate at night. We had to eat on our laps in the living room, while sitting on floor cushions because there was no sturdy furniture. What you see in booking add is what you get. Upon leaving, We found a pair of women's underwear under the queen bed and swept up lots of dog hair not belonging to our dog. Booking was simple and easy as was checking in and out. We will not be renting the Crows Nest again.
  • The Crows Nest

    Danielle B.

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    We loved this spot! The views and living room are even more impressive in person. Location is great, it's up on the hill and we enjoyed roaming around the hiking trails nearby. The hot tub was hot and relaxing, especially at night the stars were amazing. We cooked a lot in the kitchen and that all worked out. I think our only complaint is that the mattress in the second (non-master) bedroom was pretty uncomfortable and soft, my guess is it's old. The bed was kind of small too, maybe it's the size that full was awhile ago. I went with friends and I slept in the bunk beds, I'm very short so it totally worked but they are definitely kid sized!
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    Max M.

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    The view is it. If that's all you care about then this one is gorgeous. We've stayed at other Vacasa places and they've been clean and well kept. This place needs seriously TLC. I'd be weary to recommend unless you are getting a really good deal.
  • The Crows Nest

    Elizabeth S.

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    Gorgeous location overlooking the ocean. The house is a reflection of original and authentic Sea Ranch with its sunken living room and even the stacks of National Geographic magazines on the shelves. We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets from the hot tub, and views of the full moon setting in the early morning.
  • The Crows Nest

    Kyle S.

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    We were really pleased with our stay at this house. The home is up on the hill, so it has some incredible unobstructed views of the ocean. The home itself is a little outdated, but that's really a minor complaint, it's a great value for the cost of the rental. The weekend we stayed was terrible weather, but the patio looked like it would be a great place to spend a nice day. We would certainly rent it again.
  • The Crows Nest

    Rhiannon L.

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    Awesome hot tub with beautiful view. Amazing sunset
  • The Crows Nest

    Trianda K.

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    We loved our time at Crow's Nest and will definitely be back to stay in this gem! The house is warm and inviting and had everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay. We brought all of our own food and there was plenty of kitchen equipment to prepare meals and enjoy in the beautiful dining room. Also loved relaxing in the hot tub and outside deck. The location is ideal-in the hills with a huge expansive view of the ocean for the best of both worlds. Check-in was easy and the late check-out option was an extra bonus since we didn't want to leave! We'll definitely be coming back to Sea Ranch and Crow's Nest again and again.
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    Aleksandr L.

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  • December, 2016

    Michael R.

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  • November, 2016

    Phillip L.

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