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Beautiful, Dog Friendly Quail Ranch with Ocean View on 3 Acres

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Futon , 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 )

Quail Ranch is a very private, dog friendly and quiet place for those seeking comfort and serenity but also just minutes from shopping, galleries and restaurants in Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Relax on the back deck with a drink while viewing the lake, ocean and mountains. Quail Ranch is paradise!

This is a two bedroom, one and one-half bathroom, single story, beautifully decorated home in western style. There are thick, luxurious mattresses on the 2 queen beds. The interior features Mexican and southwestern decor and furniture, including the oil paintings and other artifacts.

There's a dishwasher, double oven, washer/dryer, woodstove, central heat, HDTV, DVD, Smart TV, CD, Wireless Internet with Cable Modem . There's a 2 car, attached garage, private front courtyard, completely fenced and gated with table, chairs and chiminea. Wide furnished decks wrap around the back and side. The ranch style house sits on 3 acres of woods and gardens with a bubbly creek running through it.

This is a perfect place to bring your well behaved dog since the property is completely enclosed by fences. Dogs must be friendly with people and other dogs.

The property borders Mackerricher State Park and Lake Cleone, with a short path leading to the nature trail that winds around the lake and to the ocean beach, just a few minutes away. Quail Ranch is less than a quarter of a mile from Horse rental and boarding stables.

Lake Cleone is stocked with bass and trout and has a launch ramp for small motorless boats, i.e., rowboats, kayaks, canoes and sailboats. River otters may entertain you with their comical water antics and their love for play. Many egrets, blue heron and osprey may be observed while hiking around the beautiful nature trail that winds around the lake and to the ocean.

Mackerricher State Park boasts its pristine, uncrowded, sandy beaches, magnificent cliffs and waves of wildflowers. Shorebirds galore feed along the 10 miles of beach that stretch north of Fort Bragg to 10 Mile River. The boardwalk to Laguna Point will provide an easy walk out to observe the Harbor seals, snoozing on the rocks or feeding in the ocean at the end of the pier. If the time is right, you may also see whales during their migration. Cormorants and Oystercatchers and many other seabirds are plentiful to view.

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Owner
Nancy McCarthy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Nancy McCarthy

The owner purchased the property in 1995 for her private home. The house and gardens were renovated throughout the years and became known as Quail Ranch since its heavily populated with quail. Several years ago Quail Ranch became a part time vacation rental. The home is kept as it is used by the owner. Personal artifacts, photos, paintings, books, magazines remain in the house for your enjoyment.

One or two well behaved , friendly dogs are very welcome. They must be compatible with other dogs since my dogs may be on the same property.

Nancy McCarthy purchased this house in 1995

Why Nancy McCarthy chose North Coast California

The Northern Coast of Mendocino is breathtaking! You can experience Mother Nature's very best along the Pacific Ocean with it's wild surf, great variety of wildlife and an incredible feeling of freedom.

You can view the ocean and lake from all rooms in the house except the front bedroom

What makes this house unique

From Quail Ranch you can view the infinite number of moods that the ocean churns out, the wildlife and beauty and serenity of Lake Cleone. You can fish, canoe, kayak, or paddle a boat on the lake. You can hike along the ocean, through the forest or walk the ocean path into Fort Bragg. You can experience the beauty of the gardens, watch the deer, birds and other wildlife at Quail Ranch, enjoy the privacy, seclusion and quietness of the completely enclosed property. There is no smoking on the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Nancy

We are grateful we had a chance to share this magical Spot on this miraculous planet, even for a brief time. You have created a wellcoming, comforting space, from your engaging artwork to the enveloping furniture to the lovely grounds.



FOR DOG LOVERS, we recommend Ten Mile Beach up the coast a few miles and Lulu and Toulouse Wineries in Philo. Great wine, fun people and dog friendly.



And for take-out supper, we recommend Piaci in Fort Bragg. Elegant piazzas, delicious Mac and cheese. Also a great place for long walks with dog, plus a visual feast: Mendocino Botanical Gardens south of Fort Bragg. We spent half a day wandering the trails. Enjoy!!
Sep 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Fort Bragg in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms with queen size Beds .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private access to lake and ocean. Bring your kayak, canoe, raft or any other moterless boat for the lake. If you are a fisherman, the lake is stocked with fish. There is a bike/walking trail to Fort Bragg along the ocean.

Reviews

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Beautiful, Dog Friendly Quail Ranch with Ocean View on 3 Acres
average rating of 4.977778 based on 78 reviews
5

Peaceful refuge and walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

On my next stay here I will spend more time at this home to enjoy its amenities. Also I want to prepare a complex meal in the well-equiped kitchen. I will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, you're so right! It's the perfect place to just hang out, walk to the lake and the beach and do some great cooking or just relax and watch the ocean. The kitchen is ideal for preparing elegant food and drink! Everything is supplied. And you have a view of the ocean from all rooms. You never know what you might see. Yesterday it was a black bear that my dog chased up a tree.
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WONDERFUL GETAWAY FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described - clean, comfortable, peaceful, and welcoming. And Nancy is a gem. It was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary. We wish we could have stayed longer and look forward to going back soon. Thank you Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure to have you here!
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Quiet with beautiful ocean view.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property and comfortable. Nancy was super nice and our pup loved playing with her 2 dogs. Liked that the yard was fully fenced so didn't have to watch our pup when he went outside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean Nice place spacious well stocked for convenience

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place - beautiful land

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable - the location is beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a coastal visit!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Quail Ranch many times over the past few years. Everything about it is great.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Purple Rose
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Little River
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Purple Rose
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mackerricher State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Point for viewing Harbor seals and sea birds
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to MacKerricher State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ricochet Ridge Ranch

Quail Ranch borders Mackerricher State Park

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Fort Bragg, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£539
for 2 nights
From
£231
£1,464
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.82
Refundable Damage Deposit £303.28
Tax Rate 11.0%

The rate of $275 per night and $1650 per week is the rate the year around. There are no extra rates for weekends and holidays. The cleaning fee is $100 per stay and the bed tax in Fort Bragg is 11% of the rent. There are no extra fees for dogs. HomeAway has a small fee for the use of credit cards. If you stay a week, you get one night for free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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