USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5293

Compass Rose - Sea Ranch, CA

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Max. occupancy: 7 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6 comfortably  2 dog max 
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Large oceanfront home w/ hot tub, shared pool, & large deck. Dogs welcome!

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Luxuriate in stunning indoor and outdoor spaces at this three-bedroom, dog-friendly Sea Ranch home, an expansive oceanfront property that offers a private hot tub with breathtaking views, a large courtyard and deck, and direct access to the trails and beaches that make this coastal community so special.

Gorgeously situated to face the Pacific Ocean, the rocky cliffs, and the scenic Bluff Trail, this two-level retreat is just one mile south of the Sea Ranch Golf Links. You'll also be less than two miles north of Walk On Beach, three miles north of Shell Beach, and three miles south of Gualala, where you'll find a charming selection of art galleries, restaurants, grocery stores, and shops.

With a spacious floor plan and truly spectacular ocean views, this peaceful home is an ideal escape for your next family holiday or couples' getaway to the Northern California Coast. Up to two dogs are welcome to come along for the ride.

Your vacation begins in the great room, where exposed beams create a wonderfully rustic atmosphere and solarium-style windows bring the magnificent outdoors in. Turn on the gas fireplace each morning as you read the newspaper on the sofa, or use the telescope to watch for whale spouts on the horizon.

The immaculate open kitchen enjoys the same panoramic ocean views, and features modern appliances to make meal preparation a pleasure. Lay out appetizers and wine on the kitchen counter, gather for dinner around the dining room table for six, and leave the post-meal clean-up for the dishwasher.

Spend a relaxing morning at home playing a board game, using the WiFi to work in the office, or reading in the comfort of the library as the stereo plays in the background. Once the morning fog melts away, you'll find a gas grill in the sheltered outdoor courtyard, as well as a patio table on the deck for al fresco meals with an ocean view.

Take a soothing soak in the hot tub at sunset, watching the ocean below for harbor seals, sea lions, and dolphins. Back inside, you'll find a total of three cable TVs, a DVD and Blu-ray player, a VCR, and a selection of VHS movies to watch during cozy evenings in.

With three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half-bath, Compass Rose can sleep as many as seven guests, although it is more comfortably furnished for six. Admire sweeping views of the ocean in the master bedroom, which also features a king-size bed, a flatscreen cable TV, and direct access to the courtyard.

The two guest bedrooms each have a queen-size bed, in addition to beautiful barn-style sliding doors.

And if you choose to spend your days searching for starfish, anemones, and sea urchins at Shell Beach, fear not - there is a private laundry room for your wet and salty clothes.

Whether you're a hiker or a wildlife enthusiast, Sea Ranch is beloved in Northern California for its quiet beauty and its preserved natural landscapes. Walk less than two miles north to reach Gualala Point Regional Park, one of the best places to spot migrating gray whales from the shore. You'll also be within a short walk of the Sea Ranch Golf Links, where you can play 18 holes with lovely ocean views. Don't forget the shared pool courtesy of the nearby rec centers, Sea Ranch Del Mar, Ohlson, and Moonraker Recreation Centers.

Care to take a day-long excursion on California Highway 1? If you drive 52 miles north to the small coastal town of Mendocino, you'll experience one of the most beautiful stretches of this world-famous ocean road.

Leave your cares and stresses far behind you - this Sea Ranch home will give you an unforgettable taste of oceanfront luxury! 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.

Parking Notes: Reservations with 1-2 guests will receive 1 parking pass (unless otherwise specified), 3+ guests will receive 2 parking pass. The Sea Ranch Association only allows 2 passes per reservation. Parking passes are for cars parked within the Sea Ranch (at the rec centers, hiking trails etc) and must be visible in the vehicles. Most but not all of our houses will accommodate more than 2 cars. For guests with more than 2 cars, any additional car(s) can be used to go to and from the house without a pass but will need to remain in the drive way otherwise. On street parking is not permitted.NO RV'S OR CAMPER VANS PERMITTED TO PARK ON SEA RANCH. Most of our house will not accommodate more than 3 cars.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub




Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Sound dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private



87 reviews

Beth H. Nov 2021
What a relaxing and beautiful property. With the views alone you don’t even need to leave home. The trail in front of the home leads to miles of hiking and the hot tub on the deck is a perfect way to end your day.
Cherie G. Nov 2021
The location and views from the home are fantastic. We enjoyed our stay , but we were disappointed in the fact that the home needed lots of repairs. (Stove burner not working,
Patricia C. Nov 2021
Views were outstanding. Access to walking trail was great.
Karishma I. Oct 2021
We rented this place for 4 nights to celebrate my sister's birthday and while the check-in process was a breeze, as soon as we got there, it was very clear that the place hadn't been cleaned prior to our arrival. There was dirt on the floor, breadcrumbs in the kitchen, and long hair all over the pillow covers. Additionally, there were massive dust bombs and huge termites (we found and removed at least 6!) in every room.

Overall, we left the place feeling really bummed at how such a beautiful home has been neglected, and no longer makes for a nice vacation home (especially for the $$$).
Manager response:
Karishma, we sincerely apologize for the cleanliness concerns you encountered during your stay with us. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest before check-in. We are disappointed to see that this concern was not reported to us during your stay, as we would have been happy to assist. We have passed your feedback along to our housekeeping staff, so they are aware. We hope to impress you in the future!
Kim S. Aug 2021
The length of the home is windows for viewing the ocean from the kitchen, dining area and living room. The floor plan is expansive for a roomy visit.
Andrew O. Jun 2021
The views from the home were perfect! Hosted our family well and look forward to coming back!
Barbara D. Jun 2021
We love this house - views are spectacular, well appointed kitchen, great beds, lots of space for family to spread out. It can be very windy in this location. If you are whiskey drinkers, you might bring your own glasses.
Rachel B. May 2021
This house had everything we needed for a wonderful family get away. Fantastic white water views from most rooms in the house. Wifi worked well for our kids to attend classes online. House had enough spaces for several people to be in online class/meetings at same time without disturbing one another. Very comfortable beds were a bonus. Would happily stay here again.
Alonzo M. Aug 2020
This house was gorgeous on so many levels the views were spectacular the rooms were huge the beds were comfortable and everything we needed was provided. The only negative was we couldn't figure out the heating system and the drive up there was horrible due to multiple fires nearby... other than that we experience a peaceful retreat and we will definitely come back again!!!
Katie K. Jul 2020
Just returned from a 5 night stay and our only complaint was that we were unable to add another night! The whales were frolicking so close that we could hear them spouting from the deck. This house has lots of stairs, which was not a problem for us, but might be for some. Otherwise, we enjoyed it immensely. The hot tub is placed up high on the deck for amazing views, which is especially nice. The beds were particularly comfortable, and the the living room furniture was big and comfy, as well. We will certainly return to this magical spot!
Sarah W. Jul 2020
An incredible location at sea ranch. Private and staggeringly beautiful view. Most iconic place you’ll ever cook!
Only thing was both TVs did not work, nor did the DVD player and were not fixed during stay. Also all windows could use a serious clean, but could be difficult to keep cleaning with sea winds?
Frank G. Mar 2020
Watching the luminescent waves crashing on the rocks by a full moon at night, seeing the whales spout by day (2 breached!!!) from wall to wall and part of the ceiling to add sky to the view, magnificent! The guest quarters were so separate yet still had a great view of their own - privacy and accommodations for all! Was there too short, coming back before Christmas with the family!
Richard F. Feb 2020
The view, the view. The house is beautiful and a lot of room for adults and kids. We all had a great time from ages two to seventy-two. We will be back.....
martha f. Dec 2019
the views from this home are amazing! furnishings are a bit tired, but the location totally makes up for the lack of newness. vacasa was wonderful to work with. they made sure we had everything (and more) that we needed for a great thanksgiving. hot tub was great; watched a lot of whales from there.
Tim R. Nov 2019
The house was just as pictured, the views were wonderful and the location couldn't be better. There was lots of space for our group (7 adults) plus quiet nooks for individual quiet time. On the last day we saw a grey whale close to shore as we were fixing breakfast. The main double pained windows in the master bedroom have failed and hopefully will be replaced sometime soon but otherwise everything was fine.
Karen K. Aug 2019
Had a great time! The house was perfect our family. Love that it’s on the bluff so close to the ocean. Great views from the kitchen and living room.
Steve B. Jul 2019
The View
Michael H. Jun 2019
Great view!
Jeff W. Jun 2019
You cannot ask for a better view of the ocean and you're only a short stroll away from the trail that parallels the shoreline. The hot tub is also strategically placed on an upstairs patio providing you with the entire view.
Patrick C. May 2019
The architecture of the house is really cool. Sitting in the living area overlooking the Ocean was super enjoyable.

Sea Ranch is beautiful. To be able to walk from your the front door and go for a walk along the ocean was awesome.

Everything in the house worked well and it is well stocked with all of the amenities (towels, cutlery, plates, etc) you would hope for.

This home went on our list of places we'd like to return to.
lewis c. May 2019
Ocean view
Karine J. Apr 2019
We all love hanging out in a beautiful relaxing simplistic getaway. Compass Rose is pretty spectacular!
Lauren S. Apr 2019
The views were stunning, the house itself was full of character. We would love to stay here again.
john b. Mar 2019
Everything was great! Beautiful views, beautiful house. Hot tub looking straight out to ocean. Beds were incredibly comfortable. Kitchen very well stocked. House had tons of space. Wifi was decent. TV with plenty of channels. Stereo system with speakers throughout, including deck with hot tub. Loved every detail of house. Recommended to family and friends. Would definitely come back.
Lisa K. Mar 2019
This is a beautiful home in an even better location. The views are hard to beat and the path along the coast is steps from the door. The home is cozy and the living room/ kitchen is such a lovely place to be together. Two of the bedrooms are separated only by a small bathroom so good for occupants who know each other well/ kids. Another bedroom is on the other side of the house. Only caveat: This would be a difficult house if you are unable to do stairs.
Kathleen S. Feb 2019
Great house to get comfy in as well as be in total awe of the ocean view. Lot's of space to spread out. There were 6 of us (girls weekend) and we were in heaven! We will be back for sure.
Jenny S. Dec 2018
This house is just perfect! We had a wonderful ladies weekend away at the Compass Rose. The house lay out is beautiful and it's literally right on the coast - you can walk to the beach in less than a minute. We had so much fun cooking with an amazing view and hanging in the hot tub. :)
Christina r. Nov 2018
The Compass Rose is a wonderful home with amazing views. The windows do need to be cleaned though, they affect the views. The only other complaint I have is that we could not find one blanket in the house besides the comforters on the bed and the bedrooms get really cold. The upstairs outdoor patio was wonderful to sit and watch the ocean.
Robyn M. Oct 2018
This is our second time staying at the Compass Rose. I can't get over how incredible the views are. I LOVE the protected deck area and hot tub. We were able to watch whales every day and sit out in the sun. Most everything you need is available and the house was very clean. Yes it's 'well-worn' but the view makes up for all that.
Sami H. Oct 2018
The location of this home is spectacular! With panoramic unobstructed views of the ocean and coastline, the Compass Rose offers a serene getaway. The bi-level house makes for fun nooks and cozy retreats throughout the floor plan. The kitchen comes well-equipped with cookware, dishes, and utensils. And the beds are super comfortable and clean. The hot tub is perfect for four people, with a great view of the ocean during the day and the starry sky at night.
The only downsides were that some of the kitchen appliances were not working or very complicated to use, the hot water ran out quickly when both showers were running at the same time, and the ocean facing windows on the second floor living room were dirty and opaque - could have used a wash.
Other than those things, this house was a real delight with its unique layout, attention to decor details, and prime location right next to the trails. A great experience!
Karen K. Aug 2018
Lots of space and the view from the living room and kitchen are just gorgeous! The hot tub on the balcony was wonderful and was a great place to watch for shooting stars. The trail along the Sea Ranch bluff is literally right out the house’s back door. Staying in Sea Ranch offers easy access to all of Sea Ranch’s beaches. The sea lions like to hang out on the rocks right behind the house and area easy to spot from the living room and kitchen windows.
Diane L. Jul 2018
Nothing in between the house and the ocean....omg...all the glass to take in the amazing ocean view. Floorplan and design was so over the top and comfortable at the same time!...Most likely the best home in this community....thank you Compass Rose
Karen K. May 2018
Nice house, with stunning views of the ocean, in a quiet area. The kitchen was nicely equipped. Several deer wondered by the house during our stay and we saw seals and seal pups right near the house. It does have a slightly different lay-out with a fair amount of stairs, but we didn’t find the stairs too unbearable. Just good exercise for us.
Hal D. Feb 2018
Compass Rose will appeal if you’re into great white water and ocean views and like a house with LOTS of wood on the inside. The floor plan is a little confusing, but will appeal to guests who would like the kids to be away (FAR away!) from the adults. It’s post-and-beam construction, with wood floors and (rough) wood walls. LOTS of stairs, esp. for a two-story house. From front door to master bedroom is 40 stair steps; another 40 to go back.
But the view makes up for it!
Robyn M. Feb 2018
We've been renting at Sea Ranch for the past 15 years and have stayed in a number of different homes. We absolutely loved Compass Rose. The views from the upper level are expansive and breathtaking. I loved that the hot tub was right off the main living area and having speakers that piped music out there was so lovely. The house is very original and has some very interesting and fun living spaces. Like the downstairs bedroom and sitting areas with big barn doors, views out to the sea through a sweet garden area. Even though the home is definitely showing it's wear and tear it feels absolutely cozy and well-loved. They have thought of so many simple amenities especially in the kitchen that it made me smile : ) Can't wait to come back.
Bob B. Jan 2018
The location near the ocean made our visit very memorable, and the closeness to Gualula was very convenient. The uniqueness of the house made our trip even more memorable. I particularly loved the glass extending into the roof; it made a rain storm even more dramatic.
Michael H. Jan 2018
Great property
Richard S. Dec 2017
A great home and view!
Archie W. Dec 2017
One of the best views at Sea Ranch.
Dana F. Dec 2017
We stayed at Compass Rose over Thanksgiving, and overall were very happy with the stay. The house has a great location and knock-out views from the kitchen and living room (and the hot tub), and both are almost enough to make one overlook the fact that this house is beginning to show its age. That said, the reservation and check in/check out process were easy, and the kitchen was very well equipped for preparing a holiday meal! If anyone in your party has trouble navigating stairs, this may not be the house for you as the main living area is upstairs, while all the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Tania H. Oct 2017
My husband and I got to spend the week of our 30th wedding anniversary at Compass Rose and what an amazing stay we had. It was so very relaxing and comfortable. We spend our time staring at the gorgeous view, walking along the cliffs watching all the wildlife (seals, deer and fox), relaxing in the hot tub and reading by the fire place. Town was close so we could get everything that we forgot to bring and cooking in this kitchen was a dream. The bed in the master bedroom is comfortable and the jetted tub was very well used during our stay. I hope some day we'll be back to enjoy it again.
Mary W. Sep 2017
Beautiful ocean-front home with a wall of windows to see the whales breaching. Ah-may-zing!!!!!
John C. Sep 2017
As mentioned in some reviews, the bloom may be slightly off "The Rose," but this diva can still sing...and hit the high notes. We won't hesitate to stay here again. However, if you're fussy and expect "the Ritz Carlton", or you like a typical layout with few stairs, then this might not be for you. We were here for a business retreat, but if you have a couple teens, but want some romantic privacy...then Compass Rose is a great option! Overall, the views are spectacular, the home is unique and comfortable. We had everything we need for mixing drinks & cooking in the house. Beds were very comfortable. Nice clean bathrooms with great shower water pressure. Hot tub on the deck was perfect mornings and evenings. We grilled steaks and fish on the grill and ate outside at sunset. Doesn't get better than that.
Sarah R. Aug 2017
Wonderful location with great view. We were 6 adults and the space worked really well. Best was the hot tub overlooking the ocean.
Elisabeth J. Aug 2017
We had a nice time at compass rose. We had some older guests and children, so the stairs weren't ideal, but we would stay here again otherwise. The views are incredible. Great location. Beautiful house with some minor maintenance issues. (Broken dining room table chairs and master bedroom lights didn't work)
Cynthia C. Jun 2017
This house is the perfect spot if you need some serious R & R! The ocean right outside your door is wonderful, the long walks on the coast trail are great and the wild life will keep you entertained for days. You are away from everything (the wifi is a bit spotty so you are disconnected as well) and you really don't want to leave the house. If you can, plan your shopping, get a cooler & do a big shop in Santa Rosa or someplace with decent stores before you get near the house. Bring a kite!
Karine J. May 2017
Third year coming here with friends. We love it here and already planning our next trip.
Jim C. Apr 2017
Spectacular views! Endless trails along the bluffs. Lots of whales in April. Wonderful place to escape.
Lisa R. Mar 2017
My girlfriends and I celebrated my 50th birthday over a long weekend at Compass Rose. It was absolutely the perfect sanctuary for this Pisces lady to hold my goddess honoring ceremony! The home is stunningly laid out with a fabulous open space including the kitchen, dinning room and living room upstairs with a breathtaking view of the sea, and there's plenty of nooks for private time to read a book, meditate or take a nap. The home is very well appointed, leaving nothing to be desired. We made such wonderful memories that we honestly didn't want to leave! Without a doubt I'll be returning to Compass Rose and sharing this exquisite experience with more of my tribe.

I'd highly recommend Compass Rose for the romantic at heart (bring lots of candles and bath bubbles!), for a group of friends celebrating a special occasion or a family who'd like to get out in Mother Nature with the kids to whale and sea lion watch!
Maryann O. Jan 2017
Great service. Thanks.
Michael W. Dec 2016
Okay, it's a weird house, novel with the way it is set up. But the kitchen/living area makes it completely worth it, if you don't mind the stairs and the distance to the master bedroom. We'd stay there again, for sure.
Robert W. Dec 2016
Beautiful property with a billion dollar view. Everything we needed was there. Very cool design features in this house. Clean, spacious, perfect.
Vicky T. Nov 2016
We have been coming to Se Ranch for many years. We love the soothing of the ocean and wat hint the wildlife.
Amy R. Nov 2016
Our book club has been coming to Sea Ranch for 6 years now and this house is hands down the best so far! The views are spectacular and the 8 of us were very comfortable there. So close to the trails on the bluff yet private too! The house could use some TLC and upgrades, but otherwise an amazing place to spend time at.
Tim B. Nov 2016
Excellent location. Kitchen well stocked. Very clean. Beds were comfortable. The views were outstanding. Lots of room in the house. Had a wonderful time.
Mary Lou H. Nov 2016
Dirty, clogged sinks in kitchen presented a very unappealing sight as we walked into Compass Rose. Views of Ocean were lovely, but very dissatisfied with management in addressing our concerns.
Manager response:
We apologize that getting the plumbing fixed for this guest's stay was such an ordeal; management is still working with this guest on a resolution to the matter.
Karen L. Oct 2016
Great home with the perfect location. Well furnished and comfortable! Small maintenance issues were a minor annoyance.
Boe H. Sep 2016
Great trip and a great property. Thank you!
Toni A. Aug 2016
What a beautiful home, view and amenities! If I had any complaints it would only be we could not book it for longer! :)
Kelly W. Aug 2016
My kids & I stayed in Compass Rose & had a wonderful experience staying there. The location had a beautiful view and the house was gorgeous. Also, the Vacas staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely rent through them again.
Linda S. Jul 2016
My family and I have visited this home and area several times. It is a favorite of ours and we look forward to being there again! So grateful it is available for all of us!

Linda Stewart
Ruchir S. Jul 2016
This is an awesome property with big windows facing the ocean. We rested for the weekend, cooked and relaxed with few walks on the trails.
I'd recommend to anyone looking to spend a peaceful weekend.
Roger S. Jun 2016
The view is terrific,layout of house lets there be privacy
Karine J. May 2016
We were here in 2015 and now a 3 day in May 2016. This house is amazing and the views are like no other. We saw at least 10 whales each day - we called it the highway 1 for whales. We would yell WHALE and everybody would run to take pictures by the second day when you have seen like 20 - it was so common nobody was running to take pictures anymore lol. Just love this place and planning to rent again before end of year.
Ilze . May 2016
Outstanding location. Could be windy but still a wonderful place for whale spotting.
Ilona L. Apr 2016
The compass rose is uniquely designed w/breathtaking views & a cornucopia of wildlife