Situated on the Pacific Coast at the mouth of the Gualala River, this small Californian town is home to a tight-knit community of people and plenty of attractions that include sandy beaches and dunes, bluff trails, art festivals and outdoor pursuits such as sport fishing, horseback riding, whale watching, and hiking. Locally known as Mendocino’s coastal “banana belt”, owing to its climate, Gualala stretches out spectacularly with sunny skies, burgeoning strip malls, and galleries, coastal walks and regional parks that will keep you busy during your getaway. Here is a list of 10 Vrbo vacation rentals that offer breathtaking views and stellar amenities at convenient locations that will let you make the most of this serene town in California’s northern coast. Scroll below for the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Gualala, California.
Located in the heart of Gualala, this charming home offers its guests easy access to all the top attractions of the region. The two-bedroom apartment features two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a TV, heating options, a washer and a dryer, a living room and a deck with ocean views. The house is dog-friendly and also provides a 50 amp charging station for electric cars.
Oceanfront home w/stunning views, close to town, 50 amp charger, 1 dog OK
Top guest reviewsAnd the view is amazingwe had the children sleep in the master king bedroom as the loft area was not private or secludedcomfortable furnishings indoor and out and a nicely stocked kitchenThe house itself is situated on a steep hill/cliff over a beach that could be accessible if you are brave enough to climb down the hilletc not the cheap kitchen stuffThe house was clean and very comfortableIt was everything I hoped for and moreMattresses on the beds were comfortable thick towels in the bathrooms good water pressure in the houseGreat town lovely beaches and the house was fantastic
Host:This is a well maintained lovely home with a very wonderful ocean viewWe have already talked about going back next yearThe room with the two futons is attached to the garage and has a separate entrance with a locked doorThe oven is noisy is about the worst we can sayBut I being the champion fly swattedRead more reviewsand the house is located in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk to Gualala shops and restaurantsand the house is located in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk to Gualala shops and restaurantsBeautiful views from a clean house in a private neighborhoodThis house is beautiful and could not be in a better settingWe live in the Phoenix area
Located within 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Gualala River, this spacious home offers panoramic ocean views and is ideal for a getaway with friends and families or for romantic retreats. The two-bedroom house features two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a dining area, a TV, heating options, wifi, laundry facilities, and an outdoor deck. The house is also just minutes away from the fascinating wave formations of Castle Rock and a short drive away from the Gualala Arts Center.
Spacious waterfront home w/ full kitchen, fireplace- amazing views!
Top guest reviewsThe other sliding door off the masterthe beds/linens were so comfortablebut we were a little disappointed in the upkeep of the yardKitchen was well equipped and plenty of wine glassesIt had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyableThe instant hot water dispenser doesn't work Food in the dishwasher
Host:This home was absolutely beautifulThick dust on bathroom fans thick dust on glass shelf above appliances in kitchen Makeup miiror falling off the wall Deck boards coming up trip hazard Screen door on one of the exits broke fa...We spent hours watching the fog roll in and out one of our daysThe deck is what made it thoughEven though there were some tiny ants and clearly needing some finishing touches on the remodel it was still a beautiful location and a beautiful house Felt very pampered - with fresh flowers on ...Read more reviewsClose to grocery stores and restaurantsit is still a great view and within walking distance to townThe house was well appointed and the perfect location to disconnectThe security system doesn't work And numerous burned out lightsWhat a great place just outside of town
With a setting that is ideal for a romantic retreat and fun getaways, this bluff-top cottage offers gorgeous views of the ocean from every room. The two-bedroom home can accommodate up to four persons and features two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a TV, wifi, a fireplace, and a viewing deck. The cottage is surrounded by wild natural beauty with animal sightings that include migrating whales, deers, wild turkeys and birds like pelicans, hawks, and ospreys.
Blufftop Cook Cottage With 180-Degree Whitewater Views in Gualala! Walk to town
Top guest reviewscouple of things needed-change the shower head in the downstairs bathroom and add a coat hook to upstairs bathroomthe beds and all furniture were comfortable and well maintainedthe nice comfortable chairs on the deck overlooking the ocean are very comfortablethe only problem was that the internet at the time of the stay was only intermittently available as was the phonegreat deck with plenty of amenitiesthe house had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable and cleanthe cottage is very neat and cleanwe enjoyed the views and the house was clean and well maintainedwe so enjoyed cook cottage with our friends from colorado especially the ocean viewthe bathrooms were large and all functional without problems
Host:and she landed us for fire stickswonderful home away from homethe experience left no doubt about valuemartin and turks and caicos, and we have never been disappointedevery morning the deer would be grazing in the grasses along the bluff top and the backyard of the cottageRead more reviewsbut, who needs a cell phone when you can listen to the ocean?great areahouses in this area are not side by side so it has a very peaceful feelinggreat location, everything the pictures promiseit was a little cool(low to mid 50's) but we did get to see several pods of whales 100-200 yards off the deck
With unobstructed, panoramic views of the ocean, this well-appointed home on Iverson Point is located just steps away from the beach. The spacious house offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cozy living room, a kitchen, a dining room, a TV, air conditioning and heating options, laundry facilities, wifi, and large sun decks. The house also features floor to ceiling glass windows, sliding doors, a hot tub off the deck and a sitting area near the outdoor path. These are perfect vantage points to soak up the incredible beauty of the coast.
Oceanfront House With Panoramic Views Of The Water And Private Beach Access
Top guest reviewsKitchen was fully stocked for all of our cooking needsthe kitchen had everything we needed for cookingThe beds were very comfortable tooThe spa was disappointing as it would only bubble from the bottomOur dogs loved the fenced front yard almost as much as the private beachMy only issues were the air conditioning unit that doesn't blow coldThe home was very clean and the views were just spectacularThe house is comfortable and tastefully decoratedIt was well stocked with towels and linens andIt was clean and had a thorough house manual
Host:Even he liked watching the oceanWe had to try them both outIt was nice and warm when we arrived thoughin I felt that she truly cared about the quality of our stay and handled the situation with aplombThey addressed our questions immediately and when I noticed I had left behind a bag of new clothesRead more reviewsArena -- if you are looking for a quiet get awayIt's not too bad because it was still warm just not hotLocation is a perfect spot as it is situated in-between Gualala and Manchester and near the Point Reyes LighthouseThe area was quiet and we enjoyed exploring the local towns and beachesThe location is good -- about half way between Gualala and Pt
Located in the heart of town, this upscale studio offers the unique charm of the Northern California coast and sweeping views of the Gualala river meeting the Pacific Ocean. The studio offers one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen, a TV, wifi, heating options and a private deck with a gas grill. The house is also a short stroll away from the grocery shops and cafes of downtown Gualala and 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the oceanfront Sea Ranch Golf Links and the Gualala Point Regional Park.
Upscale ocean view studio w/ deck, grill & entertainment system - right in town!
Top guest reviewsI wish the bed was a little more comfortableActually looks as good for real as it does in the online pic - a rarity we've foundbut I loved being lazy and cozy with some wine while able to be frugal and make my own meals in the fully stocked kitchenEnjoy the sounds of the waves lulling you to sleep and wake up to a day to fill with strolling thru nearby shops like Four-eyed Frog Books or sipping your favorite hot or cold coffee or tea drink a...lots of amenities and a nice deck facing the oceanit's clean and neatVery comfy and very well maintained very clean
Host:and more for your home away from homeThis Vacation home provides every creature comfortVery nice peaceful pristine conditionWe were excited tolanding includes ocean views town and eating within walking distanceRead more reviewsAll shops and restaurants are within walking distance tooGood restaurants and shopping within walking distance Loved the little personal touches and amenitiesWe skipped the cooking business and brought back BBQd ribs and fixings from Surf Market but the kitchenette and BBQ at Eagles Landing were also stocked and ready to goThere were fun games provided which was perfect for a rainy night inSingle Mama who works 60hrs a week; finally took some time to myself to get away and hit the reset button for 4 days
Located close to the town, hiking trails and the beaches, this bright sunlit home is embellished with decors that include the owner’s own artworks and unique geological treasures. Ideal for a romantic retreat or a family getaway, this two-bedroom space offers two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a TV, wifi, heating options, a washer and a dryer, and two private balconies with ocean views. The house also offers a jetted bathtub that is ideal to unwind and melt all your stresses away during your holiday here.
Oceanview, art-filled retreat w/ balcony - near downtown, trails & beaches!
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen was well equippedThe home is comfortable and shows pride of ownershipThe house is spacious with a very well equipped kitchen for cooking and comfortable open plan living areagreat kitchen walk to townLovely setting partial ocean view comfortable furniture & bedsThank you for sharing your lovely and comfortable home with us
Host:We also wanted to run the dishwasherHome is beautifully furnished and comfortable Close to sweet town and yet feels secludedThis place is clean beautiful very calm and quiet super close to the beach and overall very relaxing Would definitely stay here again :)It's decorated with fun and eclectic pieces that each seem to have a story associated with them - from the hand sewn quilts photos and books from the Mendonoma coast and artisan pieces that look ...Also we wanted to put the dirty towels in the laundry when we leftRead more reviewsVery easy to access with push-button lock Nice neighborhood CentralThe description did not do justice to this incredible houseOnly negative bathrooms may be problematic as walk in showerJust remember there is no A/C if you are heading there during a warm spellbeautifully appointed near shops and restaurants but secluded too Well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds
Located in a Redwood forest with a partial blue water ocean views, this peaceful home offers a private, calm and romantic setting. It is ideal for couples and getaways with a small group of family or friends. The three-bedroom house can accommodate six persons and offers two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and a dining room with hardwood floors, a TV, a washer and a dryer, heating options, wifi and a huge deck around the house. The deck and the garden area of the house is perfect for sunbathing, relaxing, stargazing, hot tubing and wildlife watching.
Romantic Mendocino Coast GetawayGualala, CA, US
Top guest reviewsi especially liked the spacious bathroom with heated floor great lighting and storage cabinetcharming super clean quiet and comfortableit was clean and comfortable and very privatethe hot tub was clean and hot when we got therethe cabin was clean and tidy and we felt right at home as soon as we arrived
Host:katrina was easy to reach and very helpfulthe owners made themselves available if needed but all the instructions were straight forwardthe property and owner where charming and wonderfulloved the property and the owner had excellent communicationRead more reviewsi was very pleased with this locationthe location was beautiful and the accommodations were great
Located within walking distance of the village of Anchor Bay and the beaches, this airy house faces south and is always illuminated as it catches the best light of the day. The house offers one bedroom, one bathroom, a well-stocked kitchen, a dining area, a TV, wifi, heating options, a balcony, an outdoor deck and a hot tub. The house can accommodate two persons and includes all the comforts that are needed for a hassle-free getaway in the Southern Mendocino coast away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Boat House-The Best Kept Secret on the Coast!
Top guest reviewsEnjoyed the hot tub and cooking in the kitchenThe jacuzzi on the deck is private Parking right outside the doorThe home is cozy and has all you need to be comfortableThe house was well-equipped with a great kitchen spacious dining/living room and bedroom with a hot tub on the deckAlso parking was a steep driveway with little room to maneuver Not suitable for large vehicleThe property was exactly as picturedClose to ocean and viewsThe only thing I could have used was another baking dish
Host:But Owner gave good directionsGualala and numerous beaches and hiking/walking trailsWe arrived ready to experience the stay itself and the beautiful area around usenjoyed our trip weather was not goodThe owner was very helpful from all of my questions from start to finish always getting back to me in a timely manner Waking up to that view from the bedroomRead more reviewsThe Buells tree house is a tremendous retreat which has every bit of home a person could want Tucked away in a secluded and peaceful setting sunrises and sunsets are a particular treatThe Boat House is centrally located in Anchor BayThere is a small grocery store close by (walking distance)Located up the hill from the main streetPleasant little cottage Really enjoyed the quiet friendly neighborhood
With ample space that can accommodate a total of eight persons, this lovely house is 3 miles (4.8 km) away from the beaches of Anchor Bay and has close access to outdoor activities such as surfing, kayaking, diving, fishing, and hiking. The three-bedroom house offers three bathrooms, a living room with ocean and river views, wifi, TVs with DVD players and cable, heating options, a washer and a dryer, a dining area and a patio. The basement level of the house offers a pool table that is claimed to have originally belonged to a member of the Al Capone gang and was collected from a warehouse in Chicago.
The perfect vacation rental in Gualala, CA. Month Long Vacation Rental (30+)
Top guest reviewsPlaying pool downstairs was an added bonus feature of this homeWe even put a little Christmas tree up in the living room with the Ocean as its backdropThe kitchen is well stocked enabling us to have a successful Christmas dinnerWe were all very comfortable and could not get enough of the viewWe were on the patio enjoying the view when we spyed an engle down by the riverThis is a beautifully appointed property in Gualala which can accommodate a large familyThe views of the ocean from inside the house and the decks are phenomenal and every bit as beautiful as the written description
Host:Our host Ray was a great communicator and immediately responsive to any inquiryVery very very awesome thanks for everythingHuge washer and dryer Clear communication with owner No problemsThe owner Ray was extremely responsive to my questions and even called the home after we arrived to be sure everything was as we had hopedWe love having a cocktail on the deckRead more reviewsGrocery stores that are well stocked are literally minutes awayWe walked to the Surf market for supplies and Trinks for morning cappuccinosEvery day we ventured out to local beaches and parks for hikes and even made it up to Fort Bragg for a dayWe enjoyed walking on the beach at Anchor BayThere is great hiking close by at the Gualala Bluff Trail and a cool light house up the highway just past Point Arena
With brand new furnishings and gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, this modern vacation home is located just a short walk away from the town center of Gualala. The three-bedroom house offers two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, wifi, a washer and dryer, heating options, and an outdoor deck. The dog-friendly house also offers three TVs, a ping pong table, a foosball table, loads of books, and movies to make the most of your time during your stay here.
Spacious, dog-friendly, oceanfront home w/ private hot tub - walk to town!
Top guest reviewsLots of space loved the kitchen nook and the big open dining room/living room spaceThe master bed will make your bed at home (even those of use with memory foam) seem like a wooden plankA dog friendly house with a fabulous view from the kitchen dining and living roomWe enjoyed the spacious house and the ability to cook our own food in a well stocked kitchenWell appointed Kitchen needs updating along with gas rangeThe house was very clean and fully stocked for everything we needed Perfect size for my family
Host:We did not have any kids with usYou really feel welcomed relaxed and on vacationThis home situated between both destinationsWe think (hope) we even saw a whale through the provided binacalours We had alot of funThis is not a home with a laundry list of agreementsRead more reviewsA beautiful house at a great locationGreat location that's literally minutes from local supermarkets and Cook's beachRelaxing walk to townclean and in a great locationBeautiful in every way~ THANK YOU
Make memories in the 'banana belt' of Gualala
From cozy cottages to airy houses overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the above vacation rentals in Gualala, California are on point when it comes to offering the amenities for a memorable vacation. Book your stay now and enjoy a perfect getaway on the spectacular Mendocino coast.
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