USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5312

Longwell House - Sea Ranch, CA

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Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Charming forest lodge w/ private hot tub, sauna & fireplace! Shared pool access!

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Enjoy everything from quiet window seats to a private hot tub and sauna in this beautiful forested rental, surrounded by trees and natural beauty. This serene lodge is ideal for a family getaway for up to four or a romantic vacation for two.

Located in the Sea Ranch community in Northern California, this two-bedroom home feels like it's built into the trees! Surrounded by nature, this perfect getaway has plenty of peace, quiet, and opportunities for relaxation - indoors and outdoors! It's on the eastside of Highway 1 and all of the Sea Ranch beaches are just a quick drive away.

Natural wood walls, comfortable surroundings, and wonderful amenities characterize this charming Sea Ranch home.

Relax in the living room on the sofa, watching a show on the cable TV or bringing a DVD along for movie night. This bright and airy room has large windows and oversized window seats, where you can lounge in front of the fireplace or read a good book.

If you love to cook, you'll delight in honing your craft in the lovely kitchen with professional cookware. Your fully equipped kitchen has all of the basic appliances, including a dishwasher, and extras like Henkel knives and KitchenAid appliances.

At mealtime, a six-seat dining table surrounded by large windows is the ideal place to eat dinner.

Sleep in the master bedroom in the comfortable king-size bed, or head into the second bedroom to sleep in one of two extra-long twins. A maximum of four guests can sleep here comfortably between the two bedrooms! You'll also have two full bathrooms to share.

Other amenities include a private washer/dryer and two outdoor lounge chairs, where you can relax in the pool and get some sun.

In the evening, take a soak under the stars in the private hot tub, spend some time sweating all the stress of everyday life out in the sauna, or both.

Golf pros and amateurs alike love Sea Ranch Golf Links, a 6,649-yard course with beautiful rolling hills and incredible ocean views from every angle.

When you're not cooking in your vacation rental, you'll love dining at Black Point Grill in the Sea Ranch Lodge. You'll have incredible panoramas of the sea and a delectable dining experience full of internationally-inspired fare. Or, head into Gualala (about 10 miles away) for a dinner at Trinks (Wednesdays and Fridays).

Ready for the outdoor escape of your dreams? This wonderful and quiet vacation lodge in Sea Ranch has all you need for your Northern California getaway. Book today! 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: Your packet includes your Sea Ranch parking passes. 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. Most of our house will not accommodate more than 3 cars.


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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining









DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Sauna : Private


Gas grill : Private


91 reviews

Jason P. Nov 2021
Loved the sauna and the peaceful location in the redwoods. The kitchen needs help- few plates, broken dishwasher, musty smelling cupboards. Cleaning, maintenance, and some inventory will be required to make this a suitable kitchen for cooking. We had a nice time and enjoyed our stay. There are many pleasant qualities for the house and location. The trails through the redwoods and Sea Ranch access make it a fun and interesting destination. Thanks
Pamela M. Oct 2021
Great place to relax and forget about all your cares!
Eleanor K. Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at the Longwell House. It felt very isolated and was extremely comfortable. The sauna and hot tub were amazing and we took full advantage of the amenities. We did run into some issues with the fireplace at first since the instructions were outdated and the fan wouldn't turn on initially but eventually it worked out and the property manager was on standby to send someone out if it didn't. I wouldn't hesitate to come back and highly recommend staying here.
Kristina L. Aug 2021
This home is a flash back to the origional concept of The Sea Ranch design of homes that blend into the landscape with natural materials.
The fireplace was amazing and the kitchen had a wonderful assortment of small appliances. The sauna and hot tub worked well and the location is perfect if you want to feel like your out in the middle of a forest yet close enough to town to run out for supplies.
Renee D. Jun 2021
My husband and I spent a quiet, relaxing week in the "Merripit House" nestled among the redwoods. No view of the ocean, but far from noise and neighbors. Just down the road from the Ranch Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch. The hot tub is carefully hidden from passersby and the living room sits above the ground level so it feels life you are floating among the trees. Beds are comfy, the kitchen is well-appointed, and plenty of books on Sherlock Holmes, and other mystery, thriller writers. We wished we could've stayed another week. Maybe next year!!
Pamela M. Jun 2021
Loved the redwood trees outside every window!
Pamela M. Oct 2020
Loved being surrounded by the forest!
ANGEL T. Sep 2020
And fully stocked kitchen with all the necessary cooking utensils and cookware. The hot tub was great and the sauna helped the relaxation vibes. Would definitely love to stay here again!
Sharon O. Jul 2020
This house was perfect for us, particularly for the location as we love the woods. The house, too, is the kind you want to spend time in - reading, cooking, playing games by the fire, in the hot tub, etc. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans and utensils, all you need really, but depending on your cooking needs, be sure to bring plastic wrap, foil, parchment paper, oil/vinegar, etc. Overall, the house was clean, cozy, and inviting. We loved it. My only critique is that the master bed is pretty uncomfortable as other guests have noted. It really slopes in the middle from use. I couldn't sleep in it. But that aside, it's a gem of a house.
Nicole M. Jul 2020
We enjoyed our stay and hope to one day return. The only recommendations I would make are to upgrade the tv instructions in the living room (figuring everything out was a bit of a pain) and to install a DVD player in the bedroom. We like to watch a little tv in bed before going to sleep and as the cable didn’t work on either tv we attempted Netflix but were only able to get it working for about 10 minutes on the last night of our 3 night stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Nicole. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your suggestions to the owner for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Ittai B. Mar 2020
Quiet, clean, spacious. Very nice hot tub, perfect for the family and kids.
Rachel B. Mar 2020
Loved the private sauna. Beautiful views from every window. We played scrabble and went in the hot tub and sauna after a fun day of adventuring to different beaches. The only con would be the matress in the master bedroom really needs to be replaced it is bowed in the middle. Everything else was lovely!
Charles B. Feb 2020
We had such a great time at this house. It was super spacious, yet cozy feeling, and was surrounded by redwoods. We loved the window seat that looked out on the trees, the amazing kitchen (with literally everything you could need in it, and tons of space to cook!) the wood stove, and gazing at the stars at night after heating up in the sauna. We also appreciated having a laundry room to ourselves, and grilled dinner one night on the deck. We were able to make an incredible key lime pie from scratch in the awesome kitchen (much easier than in a smaller space). Peek outside in the morning for wildlife and birds in the woods behind the deck. A fantastic house, and close to the trails and beaches where we visited each day. We discovered an incredible set of trails in walking distance. The bed in the master bedroom is pretty squishy (if that matters to you- I prefer a firm bed for back issues) but otherwise was totally perfect. We recommend bringing some of your own towels, since the ones they give you are kind of skimpy.
Also info that may be helpful- vent for the fireplace on the handle slides left to right to open, keeps the fire going and gives it air (wasn't totally clear when we used it at first so hope that helps other people.)
SUZANNE C. Dec 2019
Loved the location in the Redwoods. Was able to quickly hike down to the beach (45 minutes?) Clean house...
Working with Vacasa was easy and efficient. When I emailed to ask a question I got an immediate response. I really appreciated knowing Vacasa was "right there" and that I had actual humans to work with! So much better than Airbnb! Vacasa folks obviously made sure the place was clean and organized.
One suggestion that would make this a 10+ rating!
Just wished the beds and bedding were more 'up to date' .. ended up with back ache from soft/old bed. Tried 2 of them! Some fresh, new updated bedding would really sharpen/spruce the place up! Price was fair. All in all it was a fantastic stay...Love Sea Ranch!
Scott R. Dec 2019
This is what forest bathing is all about..except in a wonderful house. The fireplace is easy to work and a joy to experience as is the hot tub. It's so quiet up on the ridge that you can hear the ocean roar loudly in the distance. Feels very private. We will return for sure and spend much more time than a long weekend.
C D. Dec 2019
While it’s a bit far from the bluffs, we loved the seclusion of this well equipped home.
Catherine L. Sep 2019
Everything you expect in a beautiful Sea Ranch rental
Declan M. Jul 2019
Longwell is the kind of home that is great for those looking for a retreat nestled in the forest. House was wonderfully clean and contained all the basics you would require to make a comfy retreat for a few days. With the exception of a quiet office / workspace on the upper level, the living area is all on one floor. Having frequently visited Sea Ranch, this home is one of our favorites.
Beth P. Jul 2019
This is a very nice house - very quiet in the trees. A bit far from everything, but I see that as an advantage. Well appointed, kitchen is well stocked.
Pamela M. Jun 2019
Great hot tub, comfortable bed, wonderfully quiet. There's nothing like gazing out at the sun filtering through the gorgeous redwoods!
Susan H. Jun 2019
Couldn’t have been more delighted with this beautiful house and all its windows, window seats, and nooks. Appreciated the cleanliness of house, tub, and sauna. Loved the forest surroundings.
(Sign on the house says Merripit House, reservation through VRBO/Vacasa said Longwell, so we weren’t sure we were at the right house at first! A little confusing.)
Dustin V. May 2019
This was a wonderful home to spend a few days at. I loved all the trees surrounding the homes ( more than the ocean view Sea Ranch homes). I would love to go back.
Agnes V. Apr 2019
The location nestled in the redwoods and close proximity to the beach was exactly what we wanted! The accommodations with the dry sauna right outside the master bedroom, hot tub, huge fireplace, full kitchen and large windows and benches were absolutely perfect! My husband and I can’t wait to come back!!

Thank you🥰
Claire K. Feb 2019
Beautiful serene location, arrived to heater on and hot tub hot! I was a little annoyed by late check in time considering the cost for two nights, but I was offered early check in the day before our stay. The house exceeded our expectations, it was very comfortable and we enjoyed the fire place and movie selections.
Justin T. Feb 2019
The hot tub and sauna were amazing! Both were plenty hot with adjustable heat settings, also adjustable jets for the tub. Used them both multiple times every day and night. Leaning back in the hot tub while surrounded by redwoods at night, so blissed out. This home truly has had everything we needed for gourmet cooking and entertainment. Huge DVD collection(movies,music), and even bigger selection of books. Super soft and absorbent bath towels and pool towels. Loved having fully stocked firewood with an axe to make kindling. Perfect location in the forest hills up away from the windy beach, but only a few minutes drive to the beach. Hiked for miles in the deep redwoods and on the beaches. Great selection of board games and puzzles too. Just bring food and drinks to enjoy. WiFi worked quite well, but resist temptation to use it as long as possible, remember you are escaping the reminders of stress! Only didn't like having to drive further north into Gualala for check-in to get our parking pass and rec permit. But it wasn't a hardship as we stopped for beers and seafood nibbles at Cove Azul and watched the sunset
Jaime L. Jan 2019
We just spent four wonderful nights at the Longwell house. Our most favorite feature was the wood burning fireplace that commands the living room area. Because of the rain, we stayed indoors most of the time, and seating on the window seats, feeling the warmth of the fire, while watching the rain fall through the trees was deeply relaxing. The house was set up with everything we needed and more. A fantastic, well stocked and we'll lit kitchen, a gas grill (we really like grilling), comfortable beds, two bathrooms, and even a sauna! We really enjoyed the unique details of the house, like the bookcase built into the stairs, and the sailboat inspired canvas blinds. If you like to be nestled in the woods, the Longwell house would make a perfect destination.
Velinda P. Oct 2018
It is like living in a tree house with gorgeous redwoods all around. Could use a sofa. Comfy king bed but a smell of mildew in bedroom.
Manager response:
We appreciate the guests feedback. This unit will be undergoing a deep clean to address the slight smell.
Sandra C. Aug 2018
Located in a very peaceful environment. Very relaxing and had
everything we needed.
Aaron F. Aug 2018
Beautiful well maintained house, everything you need for a great vacation. We will definitely stay again, Thank you!
Gale W. Jul 2018
The house is located in the forest and it was lovely, quiet place to be. The hot tub was very big and just the right temp. (I am usually not a hot tub fan but this one was great.) Also, the architecture and design features are beautiful. Couldn't figure out how to use tv and other equipment in living room but that turned out to be fine. We enjoyed the quiet.
jan k. Jun 2018
Beautiful and quite
Pamela M. Jun 2018
It feels magical to be surrounded by redwoods while soaking in the hot tub or while enjoying the incredible forest view from the living room and dining area. This house is a peaceful, comfortable retreat from the world.
Tara B. May 2018
It was the perfect quiet get away that we were hoping for. Nice home, beautiful location.
John G L. May 2018
Great living room with beautiful forest views
Nichelle B. Jan 2018
Our family of four (two adults/two children) stayed at this property over thr weekend. It was spaciou: and cozy. We loved the hot tub and the fireplace. There were plenty of movies, games and books available. We loved the secluded woods around the house and the location. We would definitely love to stay here again.
Beatriz C. Dec 2017
We enjoyed our time at this house. Lovely and quiet. The kitchen is very well set up and the hot tub in the woods is wonderful
Mary Ann C. Dec 2017
We enjoy visiting Sea Ranch several times a year. Very peaceful and relaxing among the redwoods and walks along the coast.
Susan L. Nov 2017
We met our son in Sea Ranch. We had never been in the area and loved it. Beaches and forest! Great hikes, played golf, nice relaxing stay. The only drawback is limited restaurant options and most things close about 8:00PM.
Good for family game and movie nights.
Christina B. Nov 2017
We (a family of four) spent a birthday weekend here and absolutely loved it. The house is a heavenly retreat - lots of cozy places to hang out, great selection of movies and games, and a well equipped kitchen. The fireplace was a central, inviting feature and the hot tub was so relaxing. There are amazing hikes right outside the door and a delicious bakery down the road. We can't wait to return!
Robert L. Nov 2017
Elizabeth D. Oct 2017
The house was everything we hoped for! It was secluded, stocked with movies & books, and the furnishing were incredibly comfortable! We enjoyed every lazy moment lounging in the sauna & hot tub, sitting by the fire place, or sitting on the decks with our coffee!
Diana And William T. Oct 2017
If you like the out of doors as well as the comforts of home without the "busy-ness" of actually being home, this is the place for you. Beauty streams in from every window, hiking trails are outside your door, and the ocean is within 5 minute drive. The inside of the house is extremely comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed the beauty of being "in the mountains" without the altitude issues. What a great delight this house and its surroundings are !
Kristen W. Oct 2017
We had a family birthday party to attend in the Sea Ranch area. We loved this cute charming home in the woods! It was perfect for my family. Will definitely come back!!!!
R G. Oct 2017
Amazing weekend away. We enjoyed our time there. Excellent media center setup, and we also didn't have any problems with the Wi-Fi. The hot tub and sauna were really great as well.
Amanda K. Sep 2017
Loved everything about the place, can't wait to go back!
Mary Ann C. Aug 2017
We loved this peaceful. The sauna and jacuzzi are an extra plus! We plan to stay in this home sgain!
Christopher D. Aug 2017
Everything was wonderful!

Your entertainment center has 5 devices and 5 remotes, so that was confusing at first. Perhaps you could leave enhanced directions on which of the two DVD players to use and which remote controls to use. We did eventually figure it out.

But the main point is that the house was marvelous. We had such a great time!
Manager response:
We appreciate this suggestion and will label the remotes so guests can more easily use them.
John M. Jul 2017
You can enjoy a lovely retreat here!
Calm, serene, quiet
Best for one couple or a couple with 1 or 2 kids
Great! Library!
Very reasonably priced and that balances the being far from the ocean
Corinne L. Jul 2017
If you want quiet in the trees, this place is for you. If you want ocean views, this is not it. It was the perfect place to relax as a family for us.
Ian W. Jun 2017
This is a great place to stay. Relaxing, peaceful experience at a beautiful home in a beautiful location. Feels like you're floating among the redwoods.
Pamela M. Jun 2017
Longwell is my favorite house at Sea Ranch. Nestled in the forest, you can forget about time and stress and just fully relax! It is always SO HARD to leave!
George H. May 2017
WE WERE CELEBRATEING OUR 39TH ANNIVERSARY! very relaxing and peaceful!!
Andrea H. May 2017
We had a wonderful relaxing weekend celebrating our anniversary!
The house was great! So many books and movies! You couldn't watch it all if you had a month!
The beach was amazing and star gazing from the hot tub was a special treat!
Thank you!
Ralph M. May 2017
We enjoyed the house very much, especially the hot tub. Very nice setting and the house had every thing we wanted.
Jan O. Apr 2017
Wonderful place in the woods
Even with the big storm and power outages it was wonderful
House beautiful set up
Didn't get to try sauna becasue of the electrical problems but the hot tub stayed hot !
Great for writing two desks upstairs with bright sky lights
Lisa G. Mar 2017
Nice private setting in the forest. Quiet, great for a couple. TONS of great books and lots of movies.
Lee H. Mar 2017
Longwell is very functional, except for a couple of things: The wifi is completely ineffective; we were unable to make reasonable connections on any devices or connect to websites. Also, there are too many remotes for the television. The hot tub is not usable--too shallow and difficult to access. Cold, too. The window seating is great for views, but there are no really comfortable places to sit, at least for older people. We have actually stayed here more than once, so it's not bad, but we would choose a different house next time.
Manager response:
We appreciate this guest’s feedback. It’s understandable that most hot tubs are above ground, yet this hot tub is recessed a bit and may not provide easy access for everybody. It’s important to note that the Sea Ranch homes are scheduled for a fiber optic project to improve the wifi signal. This home is scheduled to be switched over in June, 2017. The property manager is addressing the seating situation. Thank you.
Jarrett N. Feb 2017
Loved the view and being surrounded by trees, the hot tub and sauna were a plus! Would stay here again.
Walter E. Feb 2017
We stayed in the Longwell House for a week, and loved our time there. The house is beautiful and very comfortable, and set in a lovely, quiet location. Highly recommended.
Kara S. Jan 2017
We really enjoyed the well-furnished home full of books and movies to enjoy. The kitchen was well-stocked and it was easy to find things. We spent a lot of time in the comfortable chairs and window seats amid the redwoods. Best was the small hot tub on the deck outside, from which we could watch the sun set and the moon rise.
The master bedroom was comfortable and spacious. A lovely home and setting.
Jessica G. Jan 2017
Nice, quiet house in the redwoods with a lovely private hot tub on the multi-level deck and a glorious fireplace (with plenty of firewood) inside. Well-equipped kitchen and nice furnishings, huge TV, and great video and book collections to enjoy when you're not beachcombing).
Lisa P. Nov 2016
Beautiful, serene property in a wonderful location.
Shaundra O. Oct 2016
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights during our Honeymoon week. We really enjoyed the privacy of the home. The hot tub, woodburning fireplace, and the kitchen got a lot of use during our stay. The home was less than a mile from the beach and less than 7 miles from shopping and restaurants. The bed in the master bedroom was comfortable; I took two naps a day it was that comfortable! There was ample cookware and bakeware in the kitchen to use, so saving money by cooking at home was very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
Nan W. Oct 2016
This property is beautiful, quiet, nicely furnished, with a well equipped kitchen. We would stay here again if the kitchen faucet were repaired and the heat worked properly.
Manager response:
The Property Manager has a plumber coming out to inspect the faucet, and the annual heating service will make the heat in the home more effective.
Mardy W. Oct 2016
Nice, beautifully-located house in forest w/ big windows, but needs some attention. No instructions for very complicated, main video setup, nor for junky bedroom tv, heater, hot tub or sauna. No hot tub towels, tissues, laundry soap or basic kitchen seasonings provided.

Could be a great house. But we recommend checking w/ Vacasa management before renting, to get an update on these issues.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback to work with. The Property Manager has provided instructions for the mentioned amenities, and the owner now has plans to buy a new TV for the bedroom. We do not provide hot tub towels or seasonings, but we will make sure housekeeping is leaving behind enough laundry pods for guest use. Thanks!
Kevin R. Oct 2016
Very nice house. Quiet and enjoyed the stay.
Deb P. Oct 2016
We loved staying in the Longwell home. The open feel and expansive windows made us feel like we were staying in a secluded treehouse!
Noreen G. Oct 2016
We had a lovely, relaxing weekend at this lovely retreat. Surrounded by stately redwoods and just minutes from the beach, this was the perfect location. The home was nicely furnished, comfortable and clean. Thank you - we will be back!
Joon K. Sep 2016
Wonderful forest/beach getaway villa. Great for anyone looking to unplug. And let me emphasize unplug, because you're going to lose your phone signal and the Internet all across the Vacasa properties is metered. You're not allowed to stream anything. So if you want a getaway and don't care about having metered Internet, this spot is for you. 4 PM check-in is kinda of a bummer, but you'll understand why they need the extra time when you check out the property. It's huge and a lot of cleaning and maintenance is required. But I'd recommend this place any day of the week.
Tony D. Aug 2016
Liked the seclusion and the view of surrounding area.
Tracy G. Jul 2016
Awesome house, beautiful location, great decks.
Uma K. Jul 2016
We really enjoyed our stay in this house. Extremely clean, well maintained and well equipped house. The neighborhood is really quiet and peaceful. Beautiful wooded lots and lots of deer wandering around. Easy access to US1 and the beaches. It was a bit chilly to the use the hot tub outside located downstairs, but the sauna was more conveniently located.
Pamela M. Jun 2016
Wonderful forest home. Fabulous hot tub.
Ian W. May 2016
Great place to stay. no issues. Quiet, peaceful, comfortable sun/shade; great amenities. So peaceful .
Kristen T. May 2016
This house felt like a home away from home! Fully stocked kitchen and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the outdoor space and spa. Looking forward to returning soon!