North Coast Country Inn

34591 South Highway 1 , Gualala, CA 95445 USA (Show map)
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Nestled in the forest with the sound of barking sea lions in the distance is the North Coast Country Inn, an enchanting and rustic array of buildings on the coast of Northern California. The six guest rooms each have a fireplace, bathroom, mini-kitchen or fridge, sitting area, and private deck. All have antiques and a queen or king size bed, one room has comfortable sleigh/trundle bed for up to 4 people. A full breakfast is served in the breakfast room. Pet friendly rooms available. Free Wi-Fi now available!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great Place!

5 on July 14, 2017

Phil and Pia are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were great! Very pet friendly. Great location for exploring the North Coast. This was our second visit and hope to come back again!

Whale Watch Inn Honeymoon

5 on April 17, 2017

My husband and I am stayed with the whale watch last year and we had to come back for our honeymoon. Miren is the perfect hostess and I honestly don't think there is a more romantic place we could have stayed. We stayed in the bath suite this year which has a second floor that is just the whirlpool run overlooking the ocean and it is magnificent. We will be back again and again and trust us. It's worth the drive. ¿

Many hidden details to discover.

5 on July 05, 2016

Wonderful and enchanting place with gracious and friendly hosts. Great breakfast!!! The room had several guest books in which were written entries from previous guests over the past 10 years. Fascinating time capsule of people from all over the world who stayed in the same room sharing their experiences! There is also a gazebo up the hill under the trees where you can take it all in. Beautiful.

Simply elegant

5 on November 04, 2015

Perfect accommodations for a retreat! whether with family or friends. We only stayed one night and will be back to stay longer sometime in the future.


4.8 on October 26, 2015

A great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Wonderful homemade breakfast. We plan to return for a longer stay next time!!

North Coast Country Inn is Spectacular!

5 on August 20, 2014

Location, decor, friendliness of owners, food - all outstanding! We will be back!

Pia and Phil Are Wonderful ! Lovely Inn

3.2 on March 14, 2014

The room was clean and had a view of the ocean. Hosts were very nice and friendly and the breakfast was delicious. The “spa” tub in the room was small no room for 2 and the hot tub on the property was not working. Both a disappointment. Sheets and towels were highly scented, which was a bit of overpowering. Lighting in room was adequate but if you wanted to read by the fire, adjustments needed to be made. Outdoor lights reflected off mirror into room and bed was very hard. A quiet retreat if you want to unplug from the world but not our best stay.

Very Pleasant Stay

4.4 on July 08, 2013

This is quite a comfortable place and Phil is very accommodating with information about the area and anything he can do to make your stay relaxing and meet your needs. I stayed in one of the rooms with the view of the ocean, which is definitely worth the price. Look for the mid-week special on the web site. The breakfasts were definitely the best meals I had in the area, which is not populated with great restaurants, at least not at reasonable prices. There's a very nice area where I on the hillside where I just hung out for about half a day one of the days and read in the sun. The only slight downside is that the road is right in front of the Inn and you do hear some traffic during the day. But I would certainly stay there again.

We hope to come back!

5 on October 23, 2009

We spent two nights at the North Coast Country Inn to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had a wonderful time! Phil and Sandy are so kind and made us feel like we were guests in their home. Our room was clean and cozy; we loved the fireplace! Breakfast was delicious both mornings. The grounds are lovely and well cared for. We would love to go back someday! Thank you!

Can't wait to come back!

5 on May 10, 2007

I had such a wonderful time here. Phil and Sandy are so accomodating, and such a joy to be around! Reggie is the best dog I've ever met! I love all of the home cooking, and all of the beautiful scenery. This place is truly a warm and welcoming home away from home!I can't wait to come back.....

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Rooms & Rates


4 poster canopy bed, shower, ocean view from deck, microwave, fridge, gas fireplace Pet friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


King size brass bed, jetted bathtub, small fridge, coffe maker, ocean view from room. No pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Queen size brass bed, shower, fully equiped kitchenette, filtered ocean view, lots of quilts, pet friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sea Urchin

4 Poster Queen size bed, shower, wood burning fireplace, sunny deck. Pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


King size brass bed, jetted bathtub, ocean view from room, gas fireplace, small fridge, coffee maker. No pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


4 poster Queen size bed, plus trundle bed that sleeps 2 singles, shower, wood burning fireplace, wrap around deck. Pet Friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Directions to property:

North on Hwy 101 To Santa Rosa - River Road Gurneville exit to Gurneville R t 116 to Hwy 1 at Jenner North on Rt 1 45 miles (4 miles North of Gualala)

Area Attractions

Beach, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fax Machine, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , 3 rooms with full kitchen, Ocean views

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Whale watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pets in select rooms with a non-refundable $35 fee
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekend
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $25.00 non-refundable.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION POLICY: If you wish to cancel your reservation, we must receive notice no later than 7 days prior to your reservation and a $25.00 processing fee applies. With less than 7 days notice, guests will be charged for 1 nights stay at the reserved room full price rate. No shows and early departures are the responsibility of the guest and payment for the entire reservation is required.
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Phil Walker & Pia Walker

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

The innkeepers are the kind of people that guests remember fondly.

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  • Time Served: 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian only by request

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