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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #9213

Blue Heron - Sea Ranch, CA

43 reviews
Max occupancy: 7 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
81 Seal Rock Reach, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Oceanview bluff home w/ private hot tub/access to shared pool/saunas/tennis/EVC

Leave behind your worries with a long-overdue getaway to California's stunning Sonoma Coast. This Sea Ranch home provides the perfect way to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of the area, with ocean views from every room, access to one of Sea Ranch’s favorite beaches for nature lovers, a private hot tub, and shared amenities like pools, saunas, and tennis.

Tucked away in the unique community of The Sea Ranch, this classic ocean bluff home is surrounded by nature, with fields and greenery to the east and Walk On Beach a short stroll away. Nearby rec centers provide more structured activities, including swimming in the shared pools, yoga classes, and fun games of tennis. With a private hot tub waiting for you, however, it's tempting to just sit back and breathe in the fresh ocean air or take in the awe-inspiring view of the stars (there's no light pollution at Sea Ranch).

Like many Sea Ranch homes, the Blue Heron was designed to integrate the indoor and outdoor environment using rustic wood, stone, multiple decks, window seats, and lots of light. While retaining these classic Sea Ranch features, the Blue Heron is newer than most homes at Sea Ranch, built in 2002 by notable architect Ted Smith.

It includes modern amenities such as a surround-sound audio system, a beautiful new kitchen, passive solar (the house is always a comfortable temperature), spacious rooms with modern furnishings, and high-speed wireless internet standing side-by-side with rich wooden columns and ceiling beams, slate stone floors, and wide windows to the forest and beach views outside. Watercolors throughout the house were done by an award-winning Maine artist.

Bring your music collection on your handheld device, and turn on the Bluetooth audio adapter for high-quality sound while you head to the kitchen to get started on dinner. All the basic appliances and high-quality clad cookware are present and accounted for, along with several options for coffeemaking -espresso, chemex, an automatic coffee maker, and a conical burr coffee grinder (bring fresh whole beans) for coffee lovers - and a Chatsford teapot for tea lovers. There is a full set of spices to liven up your cooking. Gaze at the bushy, gnarled branches dancing in the wind as you prepare a delicious meal, which you can savor with your loved ones at the adjacent indoor table for six - or at the outside table with views and the feel of the ocean breeze. Afterwards, treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa as you settle in for the evening by the fireplace. Enjoy movie night, using the state-of-the-art entertainment options.

Seven guests can stay in this two- bedroom home, making it a good choice for families, intergenerational gatherings, and small groups of friends.

The master bedroom offers a king-size bed for adults, a large walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom. The slate-lined shower is built for two with double showerheads. Attached to the master bedroom is a spacious study with bookcases, a large desk, a single bed, TV, and comfortable chairs. It’s the perfect place for quiet since it is separate from the main living space. Go ahead and catch up on work emails, or read a book, or do a little yoga (the house has yoga mats available).

There is a second TV in the study, just in case everyone doesn’t agree on what to watch. The study is also set up with a single bed and bureau. The arrangement of the master bedroom leading into the study it is ideal is perfect for families with children or guests who want a separate place to work.

From both the master bedroom and the study there are multiple ways to appreciate the beauty of the area - up close thanks to quick deck access, or from afar through windows with direct ocean views over a protected meadow. In this room, you can pull out a classic children’s book from the bookcase and read to your child or grandchild in an overstuffed chair while you watch the sun paint the horizon pink and orange as it dips beneath the waves.

The second bedroom, located on the other wing of the house, has a queen bed, an en suite bathroom, access to its own porch with a small table and chairs, and a view that rivals the master bedroom, looking straight out to the ocean. Curl up on the window seat (which can also serve as a child’s bed) and watch the birds and the surf. Additional bedding is available in the queen-sized pull-out couch located in the living room. The sleeper sofa includes an inflatable interior so it is dreamily comfortable. The house’s two full bathrooms, along with a shared half-bathroom, make getting ready in the morning a breeze.

The house is single story accessed by two stairs up to an outside porch and another single step up into the house. Inside the Blue Heron there are no elevated thresholds so access from room to room is unrestricted. There is a bathtub in one bedroom and a walk-in shower in the master bath with a five-inch threshold to enter the shower. The Blue Heron owners have written up an extensive list of suggested activities with pictures and directions for guests. Just as important as the beach is the nearby Bluff Trail, which leads you through the landscape of Sea Ranch architecture as well as the waves below.

The nearby area offers wine tasting at the Annapolis Winery, a mere 12-mile drive away, as well as a handful of shops and galleries in neighboring Gualala. In Sea Ranch, visit Twofish Baking Company for morning pastries and lattes or make a day trip of visiting the village of Mendocino to the north. On spring, summer, and fall Saturdays the Farmers Market in Gualala is not to be missed with fruits, vegetables, flowers, and fresh baked goods.

The Blue Heron has an Electric Vehicle (EV) charger available for guests and the house is powered using solar energy, reflecting the owner's commitment to clean energy.

What are you waiting for? Get your coastal getaway started and place your reservation today!

If you're vacationing with a larger group and are interested in renting two houses that are close to each other, check out https://www.vacasa.com/unit.php?UnitID=16437 nearby.

Property permit ID: 2980N

AMENITIES

Activities

Tennis court : Shared

Features

Pool : Shared

Fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

Gas fireplace

Sauna : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

Stereo

Miscellaneous

Iron

Electric vehicle charger

Outdoor

Hot tub : Private

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Scenic

Water view

43 reviews

Diane M. Dec 2019
My family and I loved our stay at Blue Heron. It was the perfect getaway for the Thanksgiving weekend. The views of the meadow and sea beyond were restorative and just so beautiful. I especially appreciated the very well-stocked kitchen, which made preparing our holiday meal a breeze. We will definitely be back to stay in the future. Thanks so much for sharing your home - it was perfect!
kira e. Oct 2019
Very well laid out house ! Amazing views, peaceful location, perfect amenities! My husband and I stayed alone for two nights for our anniversary but there is plenty of room for kids or another couple. It's so close to the walk-on beach and the coastwise trail for a short or long walk along the gorgeous cliffs that are so characteristic of the Sea Ranch area. Coffee maker and Chemex pour over options were perfect. Very clean and organized kitchen as well as the well kept dishes, pots and pans and sharp knives were a plus in this rental. Beach towels by the door, a clean and comfortable hot tub with easy access cover. Two decks were a plus as well as many small blankets in the cabinets for use while sitting outside on a cool morning watching the ocean and enjoying coffee. We will definitely stay here again.
Sidney B. Oct 2019
Great location and well maintained home. This was our 2nd stay at the Blue Heron. We know there will be more.
Lowell P. Sep 2019
House was very clean and well appointed ! Definitely Will return
Greg P. Sep 2019
The Sea Ranch community is wonderful. Beautiful homes, walking trails along the Pacific coast line and wildlife watching opportunities abound. Beach access just steps away and during our stay we were typically the only people on the beach. We look forward to returning soon. Highly recommended.
Denise C. Sep 2019
This is by far the best house we have stayed in at Sea Ranch. They layout is perfect to enjoy the view from everywhere in the house and the proximity to the beach can't be beat. We had amazing weather, so were fortunate to be out lounging on the decks day and night. All around it was the perfect place for us! Thank you for sharing your home.
Gia D. Sep 2019
This was our second time at Blue Heron and it was just as great as our first stay. We love the fog, and it didn't disappoint this time of year! (However, we also had some clear and moonless nights for stargazing.) The house is well-located close to the Bluff Trail and it is clean and well-appointed. Highly recommended!
Mia P. Jul 2019
Wonderful home, peaceful and spacious. Would love to return one day!
Caroline A. Jul 2019
This is our second time renting this house, and it is perfect for our family of 4! We love Sea Ranch and this house has everything we need. (I do agree the window shades could be a little darker/thicker though). We'll be back again!
Deborah G. Jul 2019
Perfect Sea Ranch getaway for a smaller group. Very comfortable home, beautiful blue and white water views, well-equipped kitchen, excellent hot tub, and just a few minutes walk to the big Walk-On Beach. We were sorry to leave and will book Blue Heron again.
Jeffrey A. Jun 2019
The views are spectacular! Location is wonderful with close access to the beach, walking trails, and town. Really enjoyed all the animal activity from the meadow located near the home.
Lois H. May 2019
Location, very short walk to Bluff Trail. Home was comfortable with bedroom suites at opposite ends. Had an easily accessible walk in double shower in the master with an attached library and twin bed window seat. Kitchen was well stocked. Ocean views from every window.



Michelle S. May 2019
Us 5 sisters took our 87 year old Mom to Sea Ranch and we stayed at Blue Heron. The house was just beautiful and so well equipped. We saw all kinds of critters and we loved just hanging out in the house and visiting. I will definitely rent Blue Heron on my next trip. I give this house 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gia D. Apr 2019
Abundant wildlife all around! Reasonable proximity to Del Mar center was definitely a plus, and the harbor seal rookery was a short jog away along the bluff trail. The owners have a pretty extensive library of interesting books, in case you didn't bring anything to read. (lol) Highly recommended!
Svava A. Apr 2019
This was our second time staying at the Blue Heron at it was wonderful. Highly recommend.
Gitta S. Jan 2019
It was incredibly stormy, and if one has to stay inside at Sea Ranch, this is just about the best place to do so! It is a very cozy and comfortable home.
Joshua H. Nov 2018
This is a very well stocked and well furnished home that was very comfortable for a family of three. It’s very close to the Bluff Trail and quite comfortable. We will definitely be looking to stay here again in the future.
Sidney B. Oct 2018
Clean and comfortable. Near the beach and walking trails. Nice view. Totally enjoyed the big hot tub. There were a couple of maintenance issues, but all in all, we enjoyed our stay. We'd definitely go back!
Mary M. Aug 2018
Close to town , clean and quiet . Perfect for two couples . Enjoyed the wildlife , hummingbirds , quail and deer . Very relaxing .
Kim L. Jul 2018
This is our second time at Blue Heron. We love this clean, beautiful home. It’s view is so gorgeous I’ve made it the home screen on my phone. We also appreciate the pest control. We have stayed at many houses in Sea Ranch where the spiders in the home are such a distraction.
This home is right above Walk-on Beach and a brisk 15 minute walk from Shell Beach. Its location can’t be beat!
Linda W. May 2018
This was a wonderfully designed, open house with a great gourmet kitchen set up for cooks! Nicely appointed and exceptionally clean. Windows everywhere so lots of light. Only negative is that the window blinds are completely see-through at night so there is absolutely no privacy when the inside lights are on. Didn't realize this until the second night so we gave the neighbors a peep show the first night. Would stay again but bring extra sheets to cover the bedroom and bathroom windows in the evening.
Tami M. Apr 2018
Blue Heron was the perfect house for our family vacation! Fully stocked (including sheets and towels) and great location close to the bluff trail and beaches! Will definitely stay here again!
Amy S. Feb 2018
We found this home to be ideal for our family's visit to The Sea Ranch. The views of both the sea and the stars were gorgeous, the beds were comfortable, the furnishings kept us cozy during a chilly, windy week. The kitchen was well stocked with tools for cooking, for which we were grateful. We've been coming to The Sea Ranch for about 10 years, and this was definitely our favorite place to stay. We hope we'll be able to return many times over the years to come.
Robert A. Jan 2018
easy place to stay with easy walking to the seaside paths, biking, hot tub and sunset views.
Kim T. Nov 2017
We loved your home, had such a lovely time! Beautiful property!
Holly M. Nov 2017
Super comfortable, clean, homey (great library), best stocked kitchen we’ve ever had, attractively furnished, perfect location for close proximity to the cliff trails and beaches, the views from the house great and overall the best place we’ve stayed in yet at Sea Ranch.
Dorothy S. Oct 2017
Wonderful house, so charming. Loved the garden and outdoor patios!
Jennifer K. Oct 2017
My husband and I spent a week here in September. We had a wonderful time. The house is clean, comfortable, relaxing, has everything you need. The location is private, you can hear the waves, great views close to the beach and great walks. All in all a terrific time. We hope to come back. This house is a find.
Linda W. Sep 2017
My husband and I spent 4 nights at Blue Heron. It was our first stay at Sea Ranch and we thought the place was magical. The house had spectacular views from every room. The house has a feeling of "casual luxury" - comfortable and well-appointed with everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. We hope to be back soon. The house is perfect for 2 couples with 2 master suites. Highly recommend!
A G. Sep 2017
I’ve been renting at Sea Ranch for over 20 years and this is by far the most beautiful house I have seen. I would definitely come back.
A G. Sep 2017
I’ve been renting at Sea Ranch for over 20 years and this is by far the most beautiful house I have seen. I would definitely come back.
Jennifer K. Aug 2017
Our family had a wonderful stay at this house! Spacious, open, great views and decks, everything we needed to cook and lounge. Would highly recommend to any travelers.
Kelley J. Jul 2017
Wonderful home with two suites. It is convenient for families to share. Lovely view and very close to the beach.
Jim L. Jul 2017
One of the best vacations we've had. Great location, close to the beach and walking trails. Quiet location. Great house, super clean and no insects or spiders. Highly recommend this house.
Stuart M. Jul 2017
The next door neighbor's driveway runs along the side of the house where you have 2 decks but no privacy.

The people next door decided to park their SUV in the middle of the driveway path- right in front of the decks blocking any view.



Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was put-out by the neighbor and wish they had notified us so we could have looked into ways of helping make their stay more enjoyable. We hope the home was otherwise satisfactory!
Rick, Karen, Sam, and Tilly . Mar 2017
Great place, so nicely appointed and yet felt casual, like home! Beautiful views. Didn’t do much except walk, talk, read. Fun to see the sheep “mow our meadow!”
Anne and Herb B. Mar 2017
Sunny lovely days. Grateful to share your beautiful home as part of my 80th birthday celebration. We’ve been coming to Sear Ranch for 50 years and we still are stunned by this fabulous area. I enjoyed your art, especially the water colors. The daffodils are blooming in your garden but wild flowers not quite out yet.