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USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #9717

Whale Tales - Sea Ranch, CA

57 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
357 Grey Whale, Sea Ranch, CA 95497

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Bright home w/ patio, ocean views & shared pools - steps to Bluff Trail & golf!

Find rest, relaxation, and unbounded natural beauty at this two-bedroom Sea Ranch home, where you'll have a private patio with views of the ocean, access to the community's swimming pools and saunas, and an ideal location a few steps from the golf course and the Bluff Trail.

This airy, single-level home sits on the ninth hole of the Sea Ranch Golf Links, offering guests immediate access to the Salal Trail, the Del Mar Meadow Trail, and the oceanfront Bluff Trail. You'll be one mile south of the beach and whale-watching spots at Gualala Point Regional Park, two miles north of Walk On Beach, and two miles south of the galleries, shops, and markets in downtown Gualala.

An ideal escape for a romantic getaway, a couples' retreat, or a family with grown children, this home is also just one mile from the Del Mar Recreation Center, where you'll find a heated outdoor pool, saunas, and two tennis courts.

Step into the foyer to be greeted by lofty exposed beam ceilings, tile floors, and a beautiful chandelier that adds a sense of occasion to your trip. This entryway opens into a bright and modern living room, where you'll find two sitting areas with plush sofas, soft white carpeting, a chinoiserie screen, and even a baby grand piano to provide a soothing vacation soundtrack.

Grab a newspaper at the Surf Market in town each morning, and relax as the morning fog retreats. Plug your iPhone into the sound dock, use the free WiFi to stream your favorite playlist, or choose a book from the shelves and savor the morning quiet.

Move into the full kitchen to grind some fresh coffee beans, heat up the waffle iron, and get a head start on a delicious homemade breakfast. This well-equipped space has a center island, two sinks, and appliances that include a stainless steel refrigerator, double ovens, and a dishwasher. Sit down to eat at the dining table for six, and open the surrounding glass doors to let in the crisp ocean breeze.

Take a morning stroll along the Bluff Trail in search of whale spouts, and return home to soak in the sunshine on the patio. This wrap-around space offers lounge seating and gorgeous views of the ocean below, as well as a gas grill and a small table for casual lunchtime barbecues and al fresco dinners.

Grab your bathing suits from the private washer/dryer and spend an afternoon or two swimming and playing tennis at the Del Mar Recreation Center. Back at home, you can relax in the living room as you catch a baseball game on cable or choose a DVD from the library to enjoy on the flatscreen TV and Blu-ray player.

With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, this Sea Ranch home will sleep as many as six guests (but it is more comfortably furnished for four). The sunny master bedroom features a king-size bed, doors that open to the outdoor space, and a private bathroom with a tub, a stall shower, and a bidet. You'll find a full-size bed in the guest room, as well as a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Additional amenities include one more bathroom with a shower, a study with vintage couches and a small collection of books, and a landline phone for local calls (as cell phone service can be spotty in the area).

As one of the best-kept secrets in Northern California, Sea Ranch is a community of architectural wonder, incredible natural scenery, and complete and utter tranquility. Fill your days with long walks on the Bluff Trail, rounds of golf at the neighboring Sea Ranch Golf Links, and a bit of whale-watching at Gualala Point Regional Park just one mile north.

Watch harbor seals play in the cove at Walk On Beach, or head a bit further south to admire the sea life in the tide pools at Shell Beach. Looking to explore some more of the Northern California Coast? Walk the streets of Gualala to peruse the eclectic galleries and restaurants, or catch an unforgettable sunset at the Point Arena Lighthouse 21 miles north up California Highway 1.

Experience the majesty of Sea Ranch at any and every time of year - reserve your memorable stay today!

*Please note that this home is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Thanks! 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.

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

Property permit ID: 2249




Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Sound dock


Gas grill : Private


57 reviews

Larry L. Mar 2020
Very spacious and well appointed. Great views!
Philip C. Feb 2020
This property was so pleasant! We snagged a two night stay at Whales Tales before the holiday weekend. To provide a brief summary our experience: quiet, peaceful, spacious and worth-it! If you are considering staying in Sea Ranch, I would highly recommend you staying here! Thank you to the Vacasa team for a warm welcome to the Sea Ranch community. My fiancé and I look forward to our next adventure on the North Coast! Many thanks!
Michael M. Dec 2019
Spent holidays with family in the area, so this was our personal retreat. We found the house to be very nicely situated with a beautiful view and easy access to trails. The furnishings were comfortable & the master bedroom was spacious. Our only issue was a small invasion of ants, probably due to the change in weather we were told. The management did provide ant traps when notified of the issue which slowed but didn't stop the ant invasion. This did limit our activities in the kitchen to bare minimum & ensured we never left ANY food or garbage out. Overall its a lovely home and the only thing that would make it even better is if the fireplace worked, which we knew in advance it was out of commission so no big deal. Loved the baby grand!! Special thanks to the management company on helping us on all the issues promptly and with a smile. They were great!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Michael! We will continue to work on eradicating the ants and do hope to see you again!
Brad N. Nov 2019
Spacious house, especially since I was solo, nice view of the Pacific (no whitewater), short walk to the coastal trail, deer foraging next to the house at dusk
John F. Nov 2019
The location is great, nice ocean view, not very close to neighbors. Peaceful and quiet, spacious interior with all the amenities.
Would return gladly, maybe in Spring when the days are longer.
Marcia C. Nov 2019
We love this house. It is on a great street, has lovely views, and is very comfortable. We've rented several times.
Marcia C. Sep 2019
This is our favorite get away spot in Sea Ranch! Very comfortable home in a great location. Well appointed kitchen. We’ll be back!!
christopher c. Jun 2019
House was in a great location and was very clean.
Paul T. Jun 2019
Perfect for a relaxing family getaway! Nice house in a great location (near the water and a cup de sac for the bikes and scooters). Would definitely stay there again.
James H. Apr 2019
This house is at a really great location, close enough to everything, beautifully furnished, and is equipped with everything you need for a fun stay.
Christopher C. Apr 2019
Entire place is Great!!
Marcia C. Jan 2019
Proximity to the ocean, short street, and a well stocked kitchen make this a comfortable and pleasant place to stay. We enjoyed the close walking trail and golf course. A bit disappointed that the fireplace was "under repair" and dryer did not work. Hopefully both will be fixed upon a return visit.
Manager response:
The fire place is being removed as an amenity at this time, and we apologize for any disappointment this causes our guests.
Teresa Z. Dec 2018
The house was spacious and provided plenty of space for our group. The location - perfect!

Fireplace was inoperable as was the dryer. Cable available was minimal so TV ineffective. Not horrible given we had enough to do. Didn't have enough towels, which made the dryer issue more inconvenient.
Linda B. Nov 2018
This house was great for our family gathering. Well equipped kitchen, but do take note that the kitchen is not stocked with paper goods. Comfortable beds. Lovely location.
Yu X. Nov 2018
We love this place. It is very clean and good ocean view. It is very quite. The price is very reasonable. There are encough supply for toilet paper and towels. The heater system is efficiency. The bathroom is large . We will come back again
John K. Nov 2018
Great location, ocean view, and kitchen. We appreciated the timely response of the local vacasa staff who provided extra towels and bedding. Missed the fireplace which was in repair.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, John! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to say that the fireplace is under repair indefinitely, and we do not have a timeline for when it will be fixed, if at all. It is not an amenity listed for this home.
Lynn O. Nov 2018
Walt L. Oct 2018
This house far exceeded our every expectation. From the spacious living room we saw an occasional deer and rabbit in the back yard and whales spouting in the ocean, It was an honor to stay in this most magnificent house.
Paul V. Aug 2018
Very spacious & quiet house. Nicely decorated with an Asian theme. The kitchen was well equipped. Bluff trails are 2 minutes from the door. We hope to return soon.
Roger S. Aug 2018
The Quietness Of The Property
Diana K. Aug 2018
I loved the view and the piano for evening relaxing. House well equipped.
Paul H. Jul 2018
Loved ocean views, piano, decor, Asian decor, two bathrooms, and patio space next to golf course.
Doris S. Jul 2018
I liked that the house was clean and the views were great. Not exactly "beach house" style.
Steven S. May 2018
Nice view and close to the walking trails.
Wili S. Apr 2018
It was a wonderful house. It had the kitchen amenities for all the meals we cooked at home (we ate in all the time). It was very close to the golf course and some beautiful walking trails. We are in the area about four times a year; we will certainly book this same house for our next trip.
Adelaide F. Mar 2018
I took four friends on a little journey to Sea Ranch. It was fantastic and the house was perfect for us. We enjoyed ourselves outdoors and indoor. The carpets and sofas were soft, clean and cozy! We spent some time cooking and enjoying ourselves with piano music in the beautifully furnished living-room. It was splendid! Thank you
William W. Mar 2018
This house has a well stocked kitchen, great location for walking the bluff, strong wifi, and lots of couch space.
Yu X. Feb 2018
Excellent place
Ron B. Feb 2018
Had a wonderful stay and a nice home
Emily M. Jan 2018
While the living room and dining room area was quite large, the 2nd bedroom was small as was the 2nd bathroom. The furnishings were comfortable and the view of the ocean beautiful. The piano was a big plus for us since one of our party is an excellent pianist and enjoyed being able to play. That said, the piano is in dire need of tuning. The home is quite close to the bluff which is a great asset but it is not at all updated. All original fixtures--including old bathroom shower, leaky bathtub. In general, I would say the house needs to be remodeled, both in design and decor.
Kent B. Dec 2017
Great house and fantastic support from people a Vacasa.
MaryAnn K. Dec 2017
Wonderful Thanksgiving get away for a senior couple with few family close by.
Jan O. Nov 2017
Loved our stay. the baby grand piano was the best I had ever played!! great tuning and just a pure pleasure to play. usually on rentals expect low to medium quality - but this is a well loved piano.
house oddly configured but the large entry way has great acoustics. though there could be more room in second bedroom and second bath is very inconvienent.
Master bedroom is HUGE so for couples splitting the house be prepared to have very unequal bedrooms.
kitchen very well stocked and nice views of water and great island for preparing food.
good access to ocean trail and some interesting rock formations just south of the house. definitely plan to return.
Brian L. Nov 2017
We loved Whale’s Tale. It has an open floor plan and is lovely. It was perfect for two adult couples. The master bath has an en suite master bathroom. The “guest” room doesn’t have its own bathroom but a second bathroom is right next door and accessible from the hall. They layout of that bathroom is odd (door bumps the toilet), but hey, it’s a second bathroom! Overall we were very pleased.
Leo P. Oct 2017
Great location... OK view... odd but doable layout... fabulous kitchen ... fantastic piano
Pauline S. Oct 2017
Lovely spacious house with great views of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets!
Very close to cliff trail and coves, lovely big king size bed, baby grand piano, huge living room, well appointed kitchen.
Margaret P. Sep 2017
The house is a great location, very close proximity to the walking trails which are gorgeous. Some things do need to be upgraded, sofas and carpeting. But overall a very nice home and relaxing atmosphere.
Barbara W. Sep 2017
The Grey Whale house is a very comfortable house to spend a week or a month in. It provides all that you need for meal preparation or just lounging and reading. And the bonus is that it has a lovely view of the Sea in one direction and the golf course in the other. It is also conveniently close to Gualala for grocery shopping. We could easily walk to the cliffside path or walk to the golf course to practice putting. There is a wonderful swim facility a short drive away. Sea Ranch is a very special place for us.
Jocelyn Y. Sep 2017
We loved the stay and condition of the property. We felt very comfortable and relaxed. I would return to visit again.
Charles S. Jul 2017
Excellent experience
V John W. Jul 2017
Lovely home I highly reccomend it