10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Gualala, California - Updated 2021

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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.

1. Spacious home with a full kitchen (from USD 448)

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!
31 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The other sliding door off the master
the beds/linens were so comfortable
but we were a little disappointed in the upkeep of the yard
Kitchen was well equipped and plenty of wine glasses
It had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable
The instant hot water dispenser doesn't work Food in the dishwasher
This home was absolutely beautiful
Thick 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 days
The deck is what made it though
Even 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 ...
Close to grocery stores and restaurants
it is still a great view and within walking distance to town
The house was well appointed and the perfect location to disconnect
The security system doesn't work And numerous burned out lights
What a great place just outside of town
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2. Tastefully decorated oceanfront home (from USD 320)

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
Gualala, CA, US
21 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Kitchen was fully stocked for all of our cooking needs
the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking
The beds were very comfortable too
The spa was disappointing as it would only bubble from the bottom
Our dogs loved the fenced front yard almost as much as the private beach
My only issues were the air conditioning unit that doesn't blow cold
The home was very clean and the views were just spectacular
The house is comfortable and tastefully decorated
It was well stocked with towels and linens and
It was clean and had a thorough house manual
Even he liked watching the ocean
We had to try them both out
It was nice and warm when we arrived though
in I felt that she truly cared about the quality of our stay and handled the situation with aplomb
They addressed our questions immediately and when I noticed I had left behind a bag of new clothes
Arena -- if you are looking for a quiet get away
It's not too bad because it was still warm just not hot
Location is a perfect spot as it is situated in-between Gualala and Manchester and near the Point Reyes Lighthouse
The area was quiet and we enjoyed exploring the local towns and beaches
The location is good -- about half way between Gualala and Pt
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3. Posh studio ideal for a couple (from USD 197)

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!
51 reviews
studio 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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I wish the bed was a little more comfortable
Actually looks as good for real as it does in the online pic - a rarity we've found
but I loved being lazy and cozy with some wine while able to be frugal and make my own meals in the fully stocked kitchen
Enjoy 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 ocean
it's clean and neat
Very comfy and very well maintained very clean
and more for your home away from home
This Vacation home provides every creature comfort
Very nice peaceful pristine condition
We were excited to
landing includes ocean views town and eating within walking distance
All shops and restaurants are within walking distance too
Good restaurants and shopping within walking distance Loved the little personal touches and amenities
We 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 go
There were fun games provided which was perfect for a rainy night in
Single Mama who works 60hrs a week; finally took some time to myself to get away and hit the reset button for 4 days
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4. Coastal getaway on the top of a hill (from USD 180)

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 Getaway
Gualala, CA, US
101 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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i especially liked the spacious bathroom with heated floor great lighting and storage cabinet
charming super clean quiet and comfortable
it was clean and comfortable and very private
the hot tub was clean and hot when we got there
the cabin was clean and tidy and we felt right at home as soon as we arrived
katrina was easy to reach and very helpful
the owners made themselves available if needed but all the instructions were straight forward
the property and owner where charming and wonderful
loved the property and the owner had excellent communication
i was very pleased with this location
the location was beautiful and the accommodations were great
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5. Vacation rental overlooking the Gualala River (from USD 225)

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 (31+)
17 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 31
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Playing pool downstairs was an added bonus feature of this home
We even put a little Christmas tree up in the living room with the Ocean as its backdrop
The kitchen is well stocked enabling us to have a successful Christmas dinner
We were all very comfortable and could not get enough of the view
We were on the patio enjoying the view when we spyed an engle down by the river
This is a beautifully appointed property in Gualala which can accommodate a large family
The views of the ocean from inside the house and the decks are phenomenal and every bit as beautiful as the written description
Our host Ray was a great communicator and immediately responsive to any inquiry
Very very very awesome thanks for everything
Huge washer and dryer Clear communication with owner No problems
The owner Ray was extremely responsive to my questions and even called the home after we arrived to be sure everything was as we had hoped
We love having a cocktail on the deck
Grocery stores that are well stocked are literally minutes away
We walked to the Surf market for supplies and Trinks for morning cappuccinos
Every day we ventured out to local beaches and parks for hikes and even made it up to Fort Bragg for a day
We enjoyed walking on the beach at Anchor Bay
There is great hiking close by at the Gualala Bluff Trail and a cool light house up the highway just past Point Arena
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6. Lovely cottage with stunning views (from USD 266)

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 Close to Town w/ Stunning Views, WiFi, & Fireplace - One Dog OK!
49 reviews
House 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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And the view is amazing
we had the children sleep in the master king bedroom as the loft area was not private or secluded
comfortable furnishings indoor and out and a nicely stocked kitchen
The 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 hill
etc not the cheap kitchen stuff
The house was clean and very comfortable
It was everything I hoped for and more
Mattresses on the beds were comfortable thick towels in the bathrooms good water pressure in the house
Great town lovely beaches and the house was fantastic
This is a well maintained lovely home with a very wonderful ocean view
We have already talked about going back next year
The room with the two futons is attached to the garage and has a separate entrance with a locked door
The oven is noisy is about the worst we can say
But I being the champion fly swatted
and the house is located in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk to Gualala shops and restaurants
and the house is located in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk to Gualala shops and restaurants
Beautiful views from a clean house in a private neighborhood
This house is beautiful and could not be in a better setting
We live in the Phoenix area
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7. Dog-friendly modern home

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!
23 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
Lots of space loved the kitchen nook and the big open dining room/living room space
The master bed will make your bed at home (even those of use with memory foam) seem like a wooden plank
A dog friendly house with a fabulous view from the kitchen dining and living room
We enjoyed the spacious house and the ability to cook our own food in a well stocked kitchen
Well appointed Kitchen needs updating along with gas range
The house was very clean and fully stocked for everything we needed Perfect size for my family
We did not have any kids with us
You really feel welcomed relaxed and on vacation
This home situated between both destinations
We think (hope) we even saw a whale through the provided binacalours We had alot of fun
This is not a home with a laundry list of agreements
A beautiful house at a great location
Great location that's literally minutes from local supermarkets and Cook's beach
Relaxing walk to town
clean and in a great location
Beautiful in every way~ THANK YOU
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8. Romantic retreat perched on the edge of a bluff

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
31 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
couple of things needed-change the shower head in the downstairs bathroom and add a coat hook to upstairs bathroom
the beds and all furniture were comfortable and well maintained
the nice comfortable chairs on the deck overlooking the ocean are very comfortable
the only problem was that the internet at the time of the stay was only intermittently available as was the phone
great deck with plenty of amenities
the house had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable and clean
the cottage is very neat and clean
we enjoyed the views and the house was clean and well maintained
we so enjoyed cook cottage with our friends from colorado especially the ocean view
the bathrooms were large and all functional without problems
and she landed us for fire sticks
wonderful home away from home
the experience left no doubt about value
martin and turks and caicos, and we have never been disappointed
every morning the deer would be grazing in the grasses along the bluff top and the backyard of the cottage
but, who needs a cell phone when you can listen to the ocean?
great area
houses in this area are not side by side so it has a very peaceful feeling
great location, everything the pictures promise
it 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
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9. Two-level house with two private balconies

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!
24 reviews
townhome 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well equipped
The home is comfortable and shows pride of ownership
The house is spacious with a very well equipped kitchen for cooking and comfortable open plan living area
great kitchen walk to town
Lovely setting partial ocean view comfortable furniture & beds
Thank you for sharing your lovely and comfortable home with us
We also wanted to run the dishwasher
Home is beautifully furnished and comfortable Close to sweet town and yet feels secluded
This 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 left
Very easy to access with push-button lock Nice neighborhood Central
The description did not do justice to this incredible house
Only negative bathrooms may be problematic as walk in shower
Just remember there is no A/C if you are heading there during a warm spell
beautifully appointed near shops and restaurants but secluded too Well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds
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10. A unique boat house

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!
29 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
Enjoyed the hot tub and cooking in the kitchen
The jacuzzi on the deck is private Parking right outside the door
The home is cozy and has all you need to be comfortable
The house was well-equipped with a great kitchen spacious dining/living room and bedroom with a hot tub on the deck
Also parking was a steep driveway with little room to maneuver Not suitable for large vehicle
The property was exactly as pictured
Close to ocean and views
The only thing I could have used was another baking dish
But Owner gave good directions
Gualala and numerous beaches and hiking/walking trails
We arrived ready to experience the stay itself and the beautiful area around us
enjoyed our trip weather was not good
The 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 bedroom
The 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 treat
The Boat House is centrally located in Anchor Bay
There is a small grocery store close by (walking distance)
Located up the hill from the main street
Pleasant little cottage Really enjoyed the quiet friendly neighborhood
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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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