Sea Ranch is a stunning stretch of coastline in Sonoma County, California. It is no ordinary town – it is a private community originally built in the 1960s that combined environmental awareness with Modernist architecture. Sea Ranch homes have a particular angular, unpainted wooden style that starkly contrasts with the rolling ocean bluffs of the area, while also managing to blend right in. The area has unparalleled natural beauty, with grassy hills meeting rocky cliffs that tumble into sandy beaches. The community’s private nature means it lacks hotels, but it’s estimated that nearly half of the homes are rented out to visitors. We’ve rounded up the top Vacasa vacation rentals in Sea Ranch, California, so you can start planning your visit here today!
Enjoy the best of both worlds at this rental, which is both a woodsy cabin and an oceanfront cottage! This three-bedroom home sits in a peaceful glen of stately redwoods, but it is also steps from the ocean and has views of the water. Enjoy the woodsy surroundings from the wraparound porch, which has a grill for cooking al fresco. Explore the outdoors by walking your dog on Bluff Trail, tide-pooling at nearby Shell Beach, or taking a swim at Black Point Beach.
At night and on chilly days, you’ll appreciate the warmth and coziness of the home’s interior. There are three bedrooms which can sleep up to eight guests. The living room is an inviting place to gather as a group, with tall ceilings, a wood stove, and even a piano!
Windsong Beach House - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
This stunning home boasts classic Sea Ranch architecture, which both blends in with the natural landscape and feels elegant and sophisticated. The home features angular rooms adorned with smooth, paneled wood, but touches, like a stone fireplace and midcentury modern furniture, elevate the decor.
Each of the three bedrooms and the living room has large windows facing the bluffs and Black Point Beach and there is also a patio outside, where you can look out over the seagrass leading up to the coast. This is the perfect place to watch for foxes, gray whales, California sea lions, or the many species of native birds.
Curtis-Moulton Retreat - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
Modern yet traditional, rustic yet sophisticated, this home is a great place to enjoy both relaxation and adventure in Sea Ranch. Large windows let in the brilliant California light and the high wooden ceilings give the entire home a warm glow. There three bedrooms with room for eight guests and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
While the interior of this home is beautiful, the real standout is the exterior. The home has a cozy garden which is completely fenced in. Sit at the table and chairs at sunset and dine al fresco while enjoying the ocean breeze. There is even a hot tub for a late night soak!
Anam Cara - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
This rental will feel just like being at home – but probably with slightly better views! You’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay, like a dishwasher and laundry, and some things that will bring your stay to the next level – like a library of over 140 DVDs and Blu-rays!
The living room’s cathedral ceilings, plush furniture, and gas fireplace make it the perfect place to relax and take in the ocean views. However, the home’s location makes it easy to get outside and enjoy the landscape too, by hiking, going to the beach, or both! Take a short walk to the Del Mar Landing State Marine Reserve, a protected area with beautiful beaches, as well as an abundance of marine life, including harbor seals!
Ascona House - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
This four-bedroom home is ideal for a large group of friends or extended family. It has room for up to nine people and includes a separate in-law unit with its own bathroom and kitchenette, for couples that enjoy their privacy. The main house has more than enough space for the full group to gather in the large open-concept room that has spaces for cooking, dining, and relaxing. The home’s large windows will constantly draw your eyes out to the pretty surroundings and the two levels of decks are the perfect spots to watch a sunset.
This home is perfect if you’re planning to visit Sea Ranch Golf Links, which combines Scottish-links design with a seaside landscape, to make it one of the best golf experiences in the state.
Pelican Bluff - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
The name of this home is the Crow’s Nest and from the pictures, it’s easy to see why. The home sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean and has been entirely designed to take in these stunning views. The living room features floor-to-ceiling windows on 3 sides that give a 180-degree view of the Pacific. Outside, is a huge deck where you can take in even more of the outdoors – sit at the counter on the railing to sip coffee in the morning or a cocktail at night and soak in the hot tub while looking out over the landscape.
Whether you’re taking in the views from the outdoors or enjoying your companion’s company from the interior, this home is a great pick for your visit to Sea Ranch.
The Crows Nest - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
The views of the sea from this luxury oceanfront rental are unbelievably gorgeous. This modern home sits atop rocky bluffs with rolling hills and crystal clear ocean water beyond them. Every room has large windows to bring in the views and the interior has a sleek, minimalist design that enhances the attractiveness of the sea.
The home can accommodate up to eight people in its four bedrooms and also features a sauna and soaking tub, gas grill, and shared pool and tennis courts nearby. You’ll also have access to your own secluded beach, the perfect place to dip your toes and look out for passing whales.
Harmony House - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
Enjoy the feeling of staying in a cozy cabin, while having more than enough space to relax and unwind! The interior of this home is warm and inviting, with rich wooden beams and walls and homey furnishings that add to its character. It is a spacious rental, with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests comfortably!
The cabin sits on a wooded hillside that will give you a tranquil setting during your stay. There is a back deck and hot tub where you can enjoy the outdoors by day or night. This rental is secluded but not totally isolated – nearby are bakeries, acclaimed restaurants, and grocery stores.
Kraus House - Sea Ranch, CA35398 Fly Cloud, Sea Ranch, CA 95497
This rental is the perfect place to explore all the natural beauty Sea Ranch has to offer. Within walking distance, you’ll be close to several beaches and hiking trails that take you along the rocky coastal bluffs. Just a few miles away is Gualala Point Regional Park, a protected area where rocky cliffs drop dramatically into the ocean. To the south is Stengel Beach, where, in addition to the cliffs, there is also a waterfall that cascades onto the beach!
This rental is the perfect place to return to after all your outdoor adventures. It has a large kitchen for preparing meals and a hot tub for rejuvenating muscles sore from hiking. The home can sleep up to six guests in a king bed and two queen beds.
Meadow Hawk - Sea Ranch, CASee location on map
With its comfortable furniture, delightfully mismatched furnishings, and warm lighting, this inviting rental will feel more like staying at a friend’s house than in a vacation home! This three-bed home also has two and a half bathrooms, so there is plenty of room for up to eight guests.
It’s close to the bluffs and beaches of Sea Ranch, as well as the Annapolis Winery. No trip to Sonoma County is complete without tasting its world-famous wine, so take the short trip to enjoy a few sips at this pretty spot.
Serenity - Sea Ranch, CA283 Wild Moor Reach, Sea Ranch, CA 95497
A secluded seaside getaway
Staying in a vacation rental is the best way to experience Sea Ranch. Many parts of the community are only open to people who stay overnight, like the community centers with pools, tennis, and other activities. The Sea Ranch beaches are also restricted to residents or visitors staying in the community. To witness the prettiest stretch of the northern California coast and an oceanfront unlike any other, book one of these Vacasa vacation rentals and get ready to have an unforgettable trip.
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