We have rented houses through Sea Ranch Escape for 10+ years now and have always been very happy with our experience. Reservations are easy to make and the employees are very friendly and helpful. We like to stay in the older places, nearer the lodge as the area feels a bit less populated. But the amazing thing about Sea Ranch planning is that you never really can see your neighbors, so they don't really distract from the view or the peace you feel there, no matter where you end up staying.
We always opt to pay for the cleaning service. It's really not that much, and there is no hassle when you're leaving, they take care of everything.