USA California Sonoma County Sea Ranch Listing #5328

Vista Grande - Sea Ranch, CA

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Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Beautiful ocean bluff retreat w/ private hot tub, sauna, & shared pool!

Please view the TSRA website for current information regarding the use of community facilities, such as the swimming pools, saunas, tennis courts, etc.:
**To make a reservation and to review additional Policy and Procedure Information, please visit the TSRA Facility Reservation Site:
***Due to high demand and limited availability of facilities as managed by TSRA, Vacasa cannot guarantee that all guests will have access to the pools/tennis courts. Please note that no refund(s) will be provided in relation to the TSRA facilities.

Take that long-awaited family vacation or retreat with friends, and stay at this Sea Ranch vacation home rental that features fantastic views of Black Point, a private hot tub, and a sauna!

This coastal Northern California getaway is nestled on a pretty meadow that sits on an ocean bluff. it is located the wonderful Sea Ranch community that offers nearby activities such as: three different rec centers with swimming pools and tennis, and a golf course - the Sea Ranch Golf Links. Walk down to the beach for a day of fun, or enjoy peaceful sunset strolls along the Bluff Trail.

This three-bedroom vacation rental is sunny and welcoming, with large pictures windows for lots of natural light, and for supplying great views of the meadow and ocean from multiple angles. The bright living room has high vaulted ceilings and a romantic fireplace, with plenty of cozy seating.

The eat-in kitchen is perfect for creating memorable meals with family or friends. White appliances include a dishwasher, while light cabinets and high ceilings keep this space open and bright. There is a breakfast bar with stools, and a dining table with large windows to enjoy the lovely outdoor scenery as guests break bread together.

Large sliding glass doors lead out to the private outdoor decks where guests are welcome to serve meals and entertain.

Up to six guests will rest comfortably in this rental's three bedrooms which include: two California king beds and a queen bed. Along with two full bathrooms, everyone will have plenty of space to navigate through their daily routines.

Unwind in the private sauna, or enjoy the serene panoramas of natural beauty as you soak weary muscles in the outdoor hot tub. Pack some binoculars to sit back, relax, and watch for whales out on the ocean. Hawks, rabbits, and deer often travel through the meadow - children, and the young at heart, will delight in watching for these passersby.

This home has cable TV and DVD player for cozy movie nights. A washer/dryer is also available - convenient for keeping post-vacation chores to a minimum.

This cozy beach retreat is ideal for family vacations or a fun getaway with friends. About nine miles south of Gualala, head to town for groceries at Surf Market or a latte and a scone at Trinks Cafe.

Easily enjoy your entire vacation close to your rental, or head out up to the Annapolis Winery (nine miles) for wine tasting, Point Arena (23 miles) for a movie and a tour of the Point Arena Lighthouse, or stay at Sea Ranch and enjoy an afternoon glass of wine at the Black Point Grill at the Sea Ranch Lodge. Mendocino is about 50 miles north on Highway 1 for even more dining choices, galleries, and additional ocean bluff strolls.

Start those vacation plans by booking this special Sea Ranch home rental now! 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 check-in 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. NO RV'S OR CAMPER VANS PERMITTED TO PARK ON SEA RANCH.

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



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Internet : Hughesnet


Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Sound dock


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private



77 reviews

Merlin S. Oct 2021
Comfortable house with amazing ocean views. We had a wonderful stay with everything we needed.
Hildie G. Oct 2021
Another (we stayed there in June) majestic stay a this wonderful and comfortable home. There is nothing like having a view and sounds of the ocean no matter where you are in the house. An enthusiastic thumbs up to the owners. We will return!!!
MARLENE K. Oct 2021
Lovely private view from many rooms, cozy home wonderful amenities e.g. well stocked spices ,etc
Andrew S. Jul 2021
Great house and very well located in Sea Ranch. The views were amazing and the house was nicely-stocked. The beds were comfortable, it was quiet and very peaceful. The reason for the 4 stars is because the hot tub was set at 108 degrees (very hot). My kids had been very excited to jump in the hot tub and we couldn't use it. I called Vacasa and spoke with someone, but no one called me back unfortunately. We played around with it for a while and eventually got it to cool down after a day or so. Not sure why it would be set like that and with no instructions.
Susanne L. Jul 2021
This is a great house, original structure from 1968 with some additions, we loved the windows and the view down to the ocean. It is in a terrific location within sea ranch, a short walk to the coastal trail. The hot tub is a nice bonus. The kitchen is very well equipped and the whole house clean and well maintained. The bathroom / shower on the first floor is a bit small, but adequate. Although the 'sea ranch connect' fiber internet appears to approach the house, it is not connected, which is too bad. The internet was pretty slow, which was OK for this trip as we thankfully did not try to do a lot of work, but would have been an issue if we were trying to work remotely. We would definitely stay again for vacation.
thomas l. Jun 2021
Location, location, location (or view, view, view!): what a pleasure to be spending time in a house where in every room, you have the best ocean view ever! The spa is the cherry on the cake!
Becky B. Feb 2021
We watched a pod of whales from the hot tub! It was the perfect escape from pandemic life
B. B. Dec 2020
Had a lovely stay in this home. It has a beautiful view, easy walk to trails, quiet. The hot tub & sauna are a nice addition. The beds were cozy and comfortable. No complaints!
Tom M. Nov 2020
This home has everything you need. During this Covid time we cooked all our meals there and we’re pleasantly surprised at how well appointed the kitchen was. A beautiful setting and very private. The views were spectacular. The beds were very comfortable, the hot tub and Santa were amazing.
We are looking forward to returning next year!
Claire b. Oct 2020
Great view, well equipped kitchen, very welcoming. We had a raccoon attack thru a screen window but had been forewarned! A bat seems to have taken up residence. Haven’t seen him lately!
Manager response:
Claire, thank you for your review. We will clear the home of the bat and check the area for the raccoon. We would love to host you again.
Peter B. Jul 2020
A 2 million dollar view in a spectacular home, located in a quiet piece of paradise. This home was comfortable, cozy and beautiful.
The cleaning wasn't great. Should consider a better cleaning service.
Although the home was in beautiful order and beautifully decorated. We did notice a lot of cobwebs and dust. Ants in the kitchen were oddly only located to one counter. Don't leave pastries or food out. Its not a pleasant surprise. Did have to toss our bread, cake and pastries out the 2nd morning after noticing the bugs.
Other than that I can't speak more highly of this home away from home.
An abundance of wild animals visited us every morning, deers with fawns, foxes, birds. The drive up the coast is as magical as the stay and worth the visit to sea ranch alone!
The trails and beaches were beautifully kept and vacasa was on top of answering any questions we had.
This home had everything we needed from firewood to kitchen utensils cookware and spices.
It has apartment quality (or worse) plumbing/appliances. But none of that mattered to us.
The view of the stars at night and ocean sounds sites and smells during the day were breath taking.
We will be back for years to come.
Manager response:
Hi, Peter! An exterminator just came to the home to take care of the ants, and housekeeping will be more thorough in their dusting. Thank you!
Lori V. Jul 2020
Such a great get away for adults. Loved the 3 couple arrangement as we have grown children and their significant others to accommodate. Wish we could afford a month!
Penelope K. Feb 2020
The house was great. It was well stocked and cute.
Jonathan S. Dec 2019
We loved the location, the view, the walks, the house was very comfortable. The only things we'd change is to have a better stocked kitchen tool and pot/pan set. We left a list of what would help. Master bath, sauna, shower layout is a little odd but a very minor thing to deal with. We'd come back in a second.
john c. Nov 2019
We came up for a long weekend. My husband and I needed a place to R&R and we found it. From listening to the ocean to watching the deer this is the place for you
Anne-Marie R. Oct 2019
Fabulous location. Easy access to walking trail, and beach access is a comfortable 20 min. walk. Views from house are beautiful, and you hear the ocean crashing all day. Nicely appointed house, spacious. Saw lots of wildlife in yard; deer, wild turkeys, quail.
Dana C. Aug 2019
Loved this house. Great view and had everything we needed. In house sauna was a plus and the hot tub is beautifully situated with a view. I loved that there were zip locks, storage containers for storing food, liquid pump soaps at every sink - stuff that I’ve learned over the years are rarely available and so I pack up my own. But this house was well equipped. Lots of baking and cooking equipment too.
Patricia H. May 2019
Every room had a view and it was completely peaceful
Larue D. May 2019
La conception d'ensemble de Sea Ranch qui est exemple particulièrement réussi d'un développement immobilier qui s'associe merveilleusement à un paysage grandiose.
L'unité architecturale des formes et des couleurs, les grands espaces naturels ouverts dont profitent chaque maison.
La maison Vista Grande, très agréable à vivre, confortable et très bien équipée.
Rebecca R. Apr 2019
Beautiful home in a relaxing and peaceful Location! My husband and I enjoyed the views and sounds of the ocean. The hot tub and sauna were an extra plus. We would definitely stay again!
Flannery N. Feb 2019
Very comfortable beds. Very efficient kitchen. Beautiful views. Relaxing hot tub. Needed more time!!!!
Steven B. Jan 2019
This house was great and had many places throughout to enjoy the views. The kitchen was great. The deck and grass areas made for great afternoon relaxing locations
Ulrich S. Nov 2018
Great space. Very relaxing weekend. It's such a difference when a home is full of good design and ample space.
Wayne L. Oct 2018
this place is amazing. the location, the perfect size of the house and of course the views! would stay here again when we need that getaway from the craziness of city life.
Hanna B. Oct 2018
The whole house was great. The views were spectacular nice place to stay would recommend to anyone
Haruka F. Oct 2018
Two families got together and stayed at Vista Grande fro two nights. The place was just perfect. Very cozy place with tasteful design and furnitures throughout, private sauna and outside jacuzzi were our favorite part of the house. Kitchen is fully equipped with solid cook wares, and a drawer full of games, crayons, drawing pad for kids! My father visiting from Japan is an architect specializes in residential/vacation house, and he was very pleased with this choice. Highly recommended!
Tony P. Jul 2018
Can't ask for a better view, and was surprised by the attention to detail that was present. House was funky but the history of it made it all the more charming. Would absolutely stay again.
Brian B. Jul 2018
The house was very nice. Great views, very peaceful, and very quiet. The property manager was also good to work with.
Kenneth R. Jun 2018
The house was cozy and had fantastic views. This is a great house to rent along with the Webb house next door if you need two houses for a large group. We had a ball!
Jane K. May 2018
Loved this house. It was well lovely with wonderful views and comfort. I've never stayed in a rental that was so well supplied with kitchen items, linens etc. I highly recommend this rental and plan on returning next year.
Robert L. May 2018
Great place to unwind in Sea Ranch.
Marjorie K. May 2018
We have stayed at Vista Grande twice in the last year, and absolutely love this house. It has great proximity to coast trail, lots of wildlife in the yard, and we love the floor plan. The kitchen is one of the best equipped we've had on the Ranch, and makes cooking a real pleasure. We will return!
Maureen B. Apr 2018
The views are spectacular....the whole house is well kept and huge kitchen, in kitchen eating area and formal dining area. very comfortable and well kept....appropriate that it was built 50 years ago and we were celebrating our 50th anniversary !! Everything well appointed, lots of reading material and great reception on TV....will make this our GO TO spot at Sea Ranch
Brian S. Apr 2018
We went to Sea Ranch to relax. One of the main features I look for in choosing a house is the hot tub. This one did not work when we arrived. It was fixed the next day, which was nice, but because it was only 110 volts it could not be heated until the following day. So, we were able to use the hot tub for only one night of our three night stay. Very disappointing.
Everything else was fine.
Grace H. Mar 2018
fantastic location and view! It was cold and we stayed indoors quite a bit, which allowed us ample of time to notice that the house needed some TLC updating. Blinds/window shades were bent and chords fallen apart which gave the place a sad feeling.

however it was clean.
Manager response:
We are currently pricing blind replacements though we do not have an estimated date of installation. Thank you!
Renee M. Mar 2018
Had a lovely stay. If you are looking to spend time relaxing and taking in the views this is a great place. I wanted a low-key weekend for myself and boyfriend and this was the perfect spot. You'll want to get groceries and supplies ahead of time and bring them with you and then just relax, hot tub, take long walks on the beachfront path and enjoy the kitchen. While you can have larger parties I probably won't want more than 4 people max as the sitting areas are very small. It was perfect for a romantic getaway.
Chih-yu C. Feb 2018
great view,great house,but still have sth to improve for a better and safer stay.
Madeleine B. Jan 2018
We felt very much at home and truly appreciated how well-stocked the kitchen was! Other than the fireplace which was a bit smoky, we loved our stay and would definitely rent again in the future.
Marjorie K. Nov 2017
We have stayed in many houses in the Black Point Beach area of the Ranch, and Vista Grande is now one of our favorites! We will definitely return for another stay. Thank you!
Erica L. Oct 2017
We'll be back!! Had a truly wonderful week.
Aerin L. Oct 2017
I absolutely loved staying here and want to come back soon!
Alex H. Sep 2017
If you want to get away and be in a place away from the world this is it! Great for all types of family. Comfy interior and great location. Close to the essential, but still away from everything. Highly recommend!!
Sacha L. Aug 2017
We had a great time in this beautiful house. The location is great, the hot tub at sunset a must and it's very comfortable.
The 1980s appliances need to be replaced though.
I would stay there again with pleasure.
Dane R. Aug 2017
Nice house.
Anna S. Aug 2017
If you want to feel at home and stay comfortable relaxing and feeling well, then you should go to sea ranch. It is a wonderful place to relax and forget about everything. The house is beautiful and very nice to stay in. We would come back every time! Anna and family
Scott D. Jul 2017
This house had a great view. The kitchen was well stocked. The layout was a bit odd but would be great for two couples with two kids total
Christopher S. Jun 2017
We really liked the Vista Grande house. The location is perfect! The hot tub view is amazing. We could not have been happier with our stay.
Beverly D. May 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Vista Grande. The location was wonderful, the hot tub great and the beds comfy! Highly recommend.
Paulina V. Apr 2017
We picked Casa Grande for the ocean view and the charm! We had a wonderful time. The vista out back was perfect for kite flying, the loft was a great hang out for kids, the hot tub was great, the deer came out in the early morning and evening, the stars were stunning - so much to enjoy in this piece of heaven. The fireplace was beautiful and the wood burning stove was lovely, the wood shed was full with large and small wood for both. (You may want to bring some newspaper or perhaps a small starter log for convenience). I'd also recommend bringing a large beach towel for hot tub use. Plan your menu for every meal and snack because the nearest grocery store is a little drive away. He kitchen was ready for baking and cooking!

We had a small incident on the first night where our propane ran out and called vacasa, they responded quickly and had a replacement for us in about an hour.

Overall this house was wonderful, my only real complaint was the mattresses, might be time for replacing.
Jessica A. Apr 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vista Grande. The layout of the house is odd but interesting. As other renters stated, the bedrooms are not very private and the main floor bath is only accessed by going through the bedrooms. The house needs some TLC. It was hard to open some of the sliding doors/screens, the hot tub cover doesn't latch so if it's really windy the top flies open. The washer/dryer system works but the cold is hot and hot is cold not a big deal but not exactly what I want to deal with while on vacation. The fireplace needs to be cleaned. Most of the blinds need to be replaced. We could only get 1 burner on the BBQ to lite. The kitchen is well stocked which we appreciated. We loved sitting in the spa and sauna and saw deer each day. The view is mesmerizing and can be enjoyed from most rooms in the house. Quick walk to the trail on the bluff so close enough to hear the waves crashing but far enough away if you have young children to keep an eye on. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and are thankful the home owners opened their home to us.
Jessamyn C. Mar 2017
This is a spectacular house, and I definitely want to stay here again and/or live here! A super interesting and beautiful home, every detail is lovely. We made good use of the sauna and hot tub. Note that the bedrooms aren't maximally private. Two downstairs bedrooms have doors that open into the sauna/bathroom/hot tub area and the upstairs bedroom is in an open loft. However they all are spectacular in their own way.
James M. Feb 2017
Convenient to Black Point Beach.
Gloria A. Feb 2017
The property had beautiful views of the meadow and the ocean. It was very clean however the property could use an overall maintenance update. The fireplace smelled smokey due to creosote deposit build up. The hot tub had strong chemical and chlorine odor. Several of the clips to keep the hot tub covered were broken. On a positive note, the kitchen is very well equipped with glasses, dishes, utensils and small appliances.
Ramey L. Feb 2017
Nice property, in original condition, clean and well maintained. Nice view of ocean though not directly ocean front. Clean hot tub. Saw fox and deer from front window.
Robin P. Jan 2017
The house was clean, had incredible views, and was in a great location within the development. We were two couples, each with a 1 year old, and the house was perfectly laid out to provide space and privacy, while also having great common rooms. We had a great weekend!
Gerald C. Jan 2017
A great place that just needs a few updates. Loved the sauna and hot tub. Location was ideal.
Ronald B. Jan 2017
Despite the inconveniences (Vacasa came to the rescue quickly) the house was great. The most well-stocked house we've ever stayed in at the ranch. The owners really care. A full library, Games, TV in kitchen, sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, etc. provided, lots of paper goods and kitchen supplies. ( It's a little far from Gualala. We like walking at seal beach and shell beach, so we had to drive closer.) Hot tub was fabulous. They had a book for us to draw pictures in and of course a log to write in. And night lights everywhere. We really loved staying at Vista Grande.
Thomas W. Jan 2017
It was great.
Maria V. Dec 2016
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay during Thanksgiving weekend at the Sea Ranch property. The house was comfortable, location was convenient and the surrounding area was beautiful! Would love to come back next year!
Steve S. Nov 2016
Wonderful beach/bluff trails! Trail easily accessible from your front door. Great views from house of ocean. Well equipped kitchen. Quirky toilet and shower shared by master and second bedroom.
ANNETTE L. Oct 2016
Home was very cozy and a short walk from the bluff trails and Black Point Beach. Weather was beautiful! Have been renting homes at Sea Ranch since 1986 and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thank you all homeowners for sharing.
Charlene Y. Oct 2016
We spent 4 peaceful days here and couldn't have been happier. The house was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Stunning views and easy access to bluff trails. Would happily return again!!!!
Seamus G. Oct 2016
A great place but somewhat needing a facelift. A wonderful spot on the coast with breathtaking views and close proximity to the trails, but the house itself could use minor upgrades. Blinds, dryer, and screen doors in particular. But overall we loved it and would definitely go back!
Jade S. Sep 2016
This was one of our favorite spots while in California. The view is stunning and accommodations luxurious. Definitely would love to return.
Mabel C. R. Sep 2016
This house is great for enjoying some calm stay at home time. It is adequately stocked! While at home, We enjoyed the views, fire place and great surroundings. We brought groceries for breakfast but wished we had brought groceries for dinner also since the dinner options are limited around the area. The Sea lodge restaurant is great! Our group planned to do wine tasting in Napa and a day site seeing in SF. The drive was too long and the winding roads were too scary. But great place.
Michael S. Sep 2016
Wonderful and peaceful location. I will come back in a minute!
Jane B. Aug 2016
Fabulous house! Great location!
XUEMEI P. Aug 2016
Sharon D. Jun 2016
Beautiful scenery with all the comforts of home , big spacious kitchen that was well supplied and a nice barbecue. Nice big table for gathering for games and meals. Wonderful hot tub that eased the muscles after a day of hiking the beautiful beaches and cliffs. Totally enjoyable and relaxing!
Janis W. Apr 2016
The two bedrooms downstairs have separate vanities but share a toilet and shower. This toilet/shower design involves several doors and is rather strange.