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Tarp House

Occupancy maximum 6 adults, 2 children

The Tarp House is an iconic Sea Ranch home evolved over 40 years by renowned architect FAIA Obie Bowman, winner of the 2022 Sea Ranch Distinguished Architect Award. Showcasing vintage design alongside contemporary art—including works by Analia Saban, Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Jorge Mendez Blake, Javier Tellez, Stephen Prina, and Gerard & Kelly, among many others—this gorgeous three-bedroom plus loft bedroom retreat has been lovingly preserved and restored and includes numerous modern amenities. Perfect for a serene extended family getaway, this unique piece of The Sea Ranch's history disappears into the landscape and envelopes its inhabitants in the forest, with a main house that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a loft bedroom with permanent ladder with two twin beds open to the living room below. From the king suite, which features a stunning architectural screen, an elevated private walkway leads to a gorgeous hot tub housed in a cedar and glass pavilion. The main house features a strikingly designed and fully outfitted period designer chef’s kitchen, which connects the separate dining room to expansive outdoor decks for outdoor dining or barbecues on the gas grill. An open-air bridge connects the main house with a spacious king studio suite that cantilevers out below the forest canopy behind a glass wall, with a full bath, Peloton bike, and ample room for yoga under its soaring ceilings and inspiring views to the redwoods. From this prime south Sea Ranch location, you will be walking distance from some of the most important early houses by MLTW and Joseph Esherick, as well as minutes away from taking in the heated pool and Supergraphics at the Moonraker Rec Center or enjoying dinner from a cliff-side view at the Sea Ranch Lodge.

Additional Tarp House amenities:

  • Record player and vinyl collection with built-in vintage speakers
  • Home theater with projector and screen
  • High Speed WiFi
  • Peloton, weights, and yoga mats. Peloton users must bring their own shoes fitted with Delta cleats; login credentials; and must be over 16 years old

For assistance, please contact Sea Ranch Living's Concierge at [email protected] or call 707-513-9904 (available 9 AM - 5 PM).

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Main House: King Suite with full private ensuite bath

2nd Bedroom with a Queen bed, next to a private full bath in the hall

Loft bedroom with 2 twin beds accessible via permanent ladder open to the living room

Massive King studio with full private bath across deck bridge, very private from the home

Unique Features

1.7 miles away from The Lodge

Stunning architectural award-winning home designed by Obie Bowman with many original features

2 master suites with king beds

Secluded redwood location

Wood burning stove, full dining room

2 decks in the redwoods, BBQ grill, large dining tables and seating

Hot tub pavilion for all year use

Over 2300 sq. ft.

Full sized washer and dryer

House Rules

  • Maximum occupancy 6, plus 2 children
  • Check in 4pm
  • Check out 12pm
  • No unregistered guests overnight
  • Suitable for toddlers and children under 12
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • No Parties or Events
  • Noise Curfew 10pm


  • Concierge +
  • The Lodge Restaurant Reservations +
  • VIP access to The Lodge's Daily Event Calendar
  • General Store
  • Pre-Arrival Grocery Shopping +
  • Housekeeping +
  • Maintenance +
  • Transportation Between Lodge and Home +
  • Wellness Services
  • Fitness Programming
  • Sea Ranch Experiences


  • Brooklinen Linens
  • Stocked Kitchen +
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Organic Bath & Shower Products
  • Binoculars
  • Walking Sticks
  • Sea Ranch Trail Guide
  • Sea Ranch Activity Guide
  • Sketching Supplies
  • Board Games
  • Book Library
  • Wi-Fi

For assistance, please contact Sea Ranch Living's Concierge at [email protected] or call 707-513-9904 (available 9 AM - 5 PM).

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