I just wanted to spread the word about the bad experience I had using Sea Ranch Vacation Rentals (also under the name of Don Berard). We have rented at Sea Ranch for over 10 years and have used several of the rental agancies with no problem whatsoever. We paid the $500 deposit required and at the end of the stay we received the deposit minus $125 because they said we stained a duvet cover and burned a cutting board. We knew about the damage on the cutting board because when we arrived we pulled the cutting board out already damaged. The company apparently knew they couldn't verify that they search all the kitchen cabinets for damages so they refunded us $25. We never received any money back for the alledged stained duvet, nor would they grant my request of pictures or more details. They were very rude and were very much like "well, you ruined a cover so you have to pay for it" without compromise or politeness. The problem we think is that the owner came up for vacation immediately after our stay and found everything wrong since the last time they'd stayed and we were the most convenient group to blame. I am perfectly willing to pay for any damages that I incur during any stay but I found it so completely rude to be blamed for something we didn't do! We're not a group of young partiers who trashed the house just a family who enjoys a yearly vacation to Sea Ranch to watch the ocean and look at the whales. Which by the way, we saw the most amazing little whale playing in the water so close to the beach. It put on a show for us jumping and playing in the waves for a good 10 minutes. That was the highlight of our trip that a nasty rude rental agency couldn't ruin. I'll let anyone know more details if they need and I would highly recommend Beach Rentals in Gualala. Thanks.