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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #8873

Sentinel Ridge - Sea Ranch, CA

28 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults) 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
38020 Sentinel Close, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Stunning, upscale home w/ ocean views, hot tub & shared pool, tennis & sauna!

Wake up to panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean at this gorgeous Sea Ranch home, a secluded three-bedroom escape with an ocean-facing deck and hot tub, community access to swimming pools and saunas, and a stunning interior filled with upscale furnishings and cozy coastal charm.

Scenically situated in an open meadow just west of California Highway 1, this two-level home is located in a quiet neighborhood half a mile north of Stengel Beach. You'll be just half a mile from the pool, saunas, and tennis courts at the Ohlson Recreation Center, one mile from the famous tide pools of Shell Beach, and five miles south of the markets, shops, and restaurants in downtown Gualala.

An ideal setting for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, the living space is a beautiful blend of comfort and style. The steel cable railings, well-placed track lighting, and elegant furnishings and fixtures add a touch of modernity to the home, while the warm redwood beams, incredible cork floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows help bring the wonders of nature inside.

Make yourself at home in the first living room, where you can curl up with a book on the sectional sofa, throw a few logs in the wood-burning stove (firewood is provided), and watch for whale spouts on the ocean horizon. Move into the second living room to catch up with your loved ones by the gas fireplace, plug your iPhone into the sound dock, and use the WiFi to stream a few tunes.

Stock up on groceries at the Surf Market in Gualala and prepare breakfast each morning in the gourmet kitchen. Use the Keurig to whip up homemade lattes, spread out your ingredients on the granite countertops, and prepare scrambled eggs and pancakes with the stainless steel appliances. The gorgeous wood dining table has seating for six, and a dishwasher is on hand to take care of the plates.

Unfold the newspaper and head outside to the ocean-facing deck, where you can read in the sunshine and watch for deer in the surrounding meadow. Come lunchtime, you can light the gas grill on the front porch, sit down to eat at the patio table, and reconnect with your loved ones as you enjoy the view.

Spend your afternoons at the Ohlson Recreation Center, swimming in the heated outdoor pool, relaxing in the sauna, or playing tennis, basketball, and volleyball with friends. When you come back home, you can warm up in the private hot tub on the enclosed garden patio, pile on the sofa, and choose a DVD to watch on the flatscreen cable TV and Blu-ray player (with 3D capability) in the living room.

With three bedrooms, a loft, and two full bathrooms, Sentinel Ridge will accommodate eight guests. You'll sleep soundly in the master suite, which features a king-size bed and a bathroom with a wonderful multi-jet shower. The other two bedrooms have a queen-size bed and a pair of twin beds, respectively, and they share a bathroom with a stall shower.

The loft is accessed with a ladder-style staircase, offering a comfortable futon-style sofa that overlooks the kitchen, dining room, and living room. You'll find a second flatscreen TV and a DVD player in this space, as well as a private washer/dryer on the main floor for all of your laundry needs.

Beloved by architecture enthusiasts, nature lovers, and Northern Californians in search of relaxation, Sea Ranch is a magical place to rest and unwind. When you're not swimming laps at the Ohlson Recreation Center, you can take hikes along the incredible Bluff Trail, watch for whales at Gualala Point Regional Park, or tee off at the Sea Ranch Golf Links just four miles north on Highway 1.

Take an afternoon drive to the Point Arena Lighthouse 24 miles north, and return home to watch the sunset on the sand at Stengel Beach. Look for starfish, anemones, and other sea creatures in the tide pools at Shell Beach, and keep an eye open for harbor seals playing in the waves.

It's always the right time for a Sea Ranch escape - book your next vacation to the majestic Northern California Coast today!

Property permit ID: 1440N


Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Space heater

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Sound dock



Washer/dryer : Private

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared


Gas grill : Private




28 reviews

Peggy C. Dec 2019
Our family of 8 loved this home. The gourmet kitchen had everything we prepare our Thanksgiving feast. This home has a great floor plan, the kitchen is the center of the home, facing both the views, and the two side by side living areas which each have a fireplace. From the windows we could see the ocean. A whale that came by every morning close to shore. Although this house is next to the highway, no noises could be heard. The master bedroom and bath were very nice. The loft was accessed by a large ladder and was open to the living area, kids loved it. The house is an easy walk down the hill to the bluff trail and ocean or across the highway to the ridge trails.
Julian W. Oct 2019
Access to the coast
Sharon S. Sep 2019
Stunning views of the ocean and wonderful trials. Home had everything we needed and more. Spectacular week with wonderful weather. Sea Ranch is our favorite spots.
Janet K. Aug 2019
Relaxing and beautiful place.
Nicola B. Apr 2019
The property was very well equipped and had everything we could need for a weekend stay. All the instructions were clear and it was beautifully clean. The views of the sea are stunning.
alison r. Oct 2018
this house is in a great location - short walk to sea ranch chapel, long walk to sea ranch lodge, and a short drive to gualala. lovely view of the ocean, and you can hear the waves crashing when you are on the verandah. i highly recommend!
Judd G. Aug 2018
This house has a great layout. Not too big but a lot of different levels and areas to break up into smaller groups for family games or conversation.
Carol A. Aug 2018
Location, comfort, amenities, view and on and on!
Janet K. Jul 2018
Liked well stocked kitchen. Also liked how master bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms.
Emmanuelle B. Apr 2018
We spent a great time at Sentinel Ridge and felt right at home. All the amenities are modern, the kitchen was even better equipped than our own, beds are confortable, bathrooms are up to date and cable service was a nice touch for our first day as it was pouring rain. We loved the gas fireplace and wood stove which made us feel warm and cosy. We also really enjoyed the view to the sea from all windows and the hot tub. We would definitely come back.
Lisa S. Mar 2018
Every corner of this eclectic home has an amazing view of the Sonoma Coast. Everything has been thought of in this IKEA inspired home. The kitchen, dual living rooms and fireplaces, hot tub, outdoor patio and garden and the upstairs loft to name a few. No need to leave this amazing home unless to drive up to Surf Market for your grocery needs. It’s a must stay!
Scott B. Feb 2018
The house was great, lots of room, fully stocked and nice ocean views.
Even though the house is close to Hwy 1 it is very quiet and private. Lots of space
for families. It was nice to have both the living room and the den to hang out in.
We will return, Thanks!
Jason G. Feb 2018
This is a beautiful Sea Ranch home set on a hill with fantastic ocean views. You're not right on the coast, but are a quick walk away from walking trails that run along the coast and a few minutes' drive to beach access. The home is in very good condition with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. I highly recommend it!
Ro F. Oct 2017
This beautiful house had everything we wanted and needed in a vacation home. Plenty of space for our group of 5 adults and 2 kids to hang out even though most of the time was spent around the kitchen table (make sure they provide a couple of extra chairs if you have more than 6 people). Scent-sensitive folks will be happy to know that Vacasa's housekeeping service uses unscented products - their linens don't have a scent and don't smell like bleach either. The beds were comfortable and the loft worked great for the teenager to sleep in, though a bit warm. The house is close to Hwy 1 but you'd never know it when inside. Even when outside there was not a lot of traffic noise. Beautiful ocean views however there are trees blocking part of it and that's where sun sets - so if you want to see the sunset you'll have to walk a few blocks down to the bluffs. The only problem I had was that our stay was too short, and I would happily book this house again for our next group get-away.
Sandy C. Oct 2017
We loved our stay at Sentinel Ridge. The house was very cute, clean and comfortable. The views were amazing, the garden was pretty, the kitchen had everything we needed.
Laurel M. Aug 2017
Nice spacious home with a nice view but be aware that there are multiple levels with stairs every where! The hot tub was smaller & difficult to get out of but nice to have.
Aileen H. Aug 2017
Perfect family vacation home for us. It's serene, quiet, and well equipped for a relaxing and comfortable stay. We enjoyed the kitchen, hot tub, bbq, and the ocean view! Would definitely come back!
AJ S. Jul 2017
This house has numerous comfy chairs and couches from which to enjoy the ocean views. Although we really enjoyed the outdoor activities in the area, I could easily imagine returning in the winter and to just stay inside curled up with a good book and the magical sea views.
Danielle S. Jul 2017
Beautiful home with a nice view and very quiet.
Kaye M. Apr 2017
We had a wonderful family get together and the house was the perfect size in terms of bedrooms - we loved the open floor plan and modern kitchen. The view was amazing and the deck and side garden were lovely. It is centrally located and easy to get to a beach access or the rec center. We'll be back!
Laura C. Jan 2016
We can not say enough good things about this great home! The house is beautiful. The views fantastic. Kitchen very well stocked. Sheets and towels soft. We even loved how it was decorated/furnished. My kids really didnt want to leave. They LOVED the loft. We cant wait to stay here again.
Kathleen M. Oct 2015
My family and I (5 adults) enjoyed a wonderful relaxing 4 days in this delightful home. The view from all the living areas, the master bedroom, and the deck was absolutely spectacular and the house was equipped with everything one could possibly need. It was a short walk down to the ocean bluff trail with easy access to two beaches where we observed lots of curious sea lions gawking at us. The living ares provided plenty of room for all - and the bedrooms where nicely situated for privacy and bathroom access. Although we did not take advantage of the hot tub, it was also located in a lovely area for star gazing. We would recommend this lovely property for anyone looking for natural beauty along with peace and quiet.
Doug M. Sep 2014
I'm extremely hesitant about writing an honest review about this place, only because it is such a find that if word gets out I'll never be able to book it again. Ive been going to Sea Ranch for about 10 or so years and this is one of the best places Ive ever stayed. You really feel as though you are in someone's (upscale) home, not a rental unit by any stretch. Everything is brand new and nice, not the usual rental furnishings that are the hand-me-downs from a home and all have that tired, second-tier look. I think most of the stuff was from Crate and Barrel or CB2. Everything was new and looked it. The place is impeccably clean, from the bathrooms to the bedrooms, it's spotless and high quality. The kitchen is very well-equipped with really great appliances and well organized, everything you need (and more) is there. The living room has a huge new TV with satellite and the sofa and chairs are great to just kick back and watch movies or get lost in reading. Windows everywhere with views of the ocean, the house is elevated a bit so you get a great vantage point. Used the hot tub the first night that had beautiful views of the ocean. The house was a great jumping off point for walks along the beach too. I can have a pretty critical eye and being from San Francisco we can sometimes have unfair expectations but this place was *fantastic* in every way! Highly recommended.