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Charming Craftsman style 3 bedroom 3 bath close to ocean and near to ft. bragg

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 3 bath craftsman home on 1.3 acres. 1 mile to nearest beach.

This is a 15 year old custom built home that has the homey architectural feel of the Craftsman style. There are brand-new wood tile floors throughout the main living area and brand new carpet in all bedrooms and upstairs. The two bedrooms upstairs have beautifully lofted ceilings for an open feel. There are plenty of windows so it is light and airy inside.

Our home is located about 1.5 mile southeast of the Hwy 1 and Hwy 20 intersection. This location makes it easy to drive to Ft. Bragg for shopping, beaches and activities if you head north and to Casper, Cabrillo lighthouse and the Village of Mendocino if you turn south.

The house has a spacious kitchen and nice open floor plan with a large private patio and BBQ. The patio has plenty of outdoor seating and a table for outdoor dining. The front porch has seating also and is a great place to catch the morning sun.

The bedrooms and bathrooms have quality bedding, comforters and towels. We can handle 2-4 more quests ( prefer them to be children) than the 3 beds accommodate - on air mattresses. You must supply the air mattress although there are extra linens for your use (Queen and Twin). Our garage is a private space and is unavailable for use. Home has washer/ dryer and dishwasher. TV/VCR available, Dish Network and a Radio and CD player. Internet is available on property. Pets are welcome downstairs with a deposit.

The property is 1.1 acres and fenced (although not to keep a pet in line) It is large and flat with seasonal lawn on 2 sides and a natural area in the back - great for kids to run around.

The fireplace has presto logs supplied and you can burn real wood if you provide it. The two upstairs bathrooms have large soak tubs.

More Details

Mara Welker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Mara Welker

Growing up in the central valley town of Davis, a trip to the ocean was a special treat. My Mother loved the beach so we spent many a weekend at different locations. We played - she read. As a kid I never understood how whe could sit and read while we ran around. Lets just say I do now! Upon finishing college I moved to the inland town of Willits, where I raised my children and have now been living there for 37 years.

Mara Welker purchased this house in 2005

Why Mara Welker chose Fort Bragg

My family purchased this property after our Mothers death as a place for us to gather and enjoy the Sea. With my Moms love of the ocean instilled in us it seemed appropriate to create a family space for us to share that gave us access to good seaside times. This house and property was our choice.

What makes this house unique

The minute we saw this home we knew this was the spot. We love the quiet location, large lot and asthetic look. The old fashioned theme of the home was a draw and we love all the modern ammentitis.

It is nice to be near the ocean (about 1 mile) yet still have lots of sun. We also find it handy to be so close to town (approx 1 mile) with all of its markets, stores, and restaurants.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upstairs. laminate countertop
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs. Pedistal sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Mster bth W/dble sinks, tile countr & lg soak tub. Upstairs
  • Master bath has double sinks and tiled counters. Tiled tub surround with large soak tub and shower. Other upstairs bath has single sink with laminate countertop. Tiled tub surround with large soak tub and shower. Downstairs bath has pedistal sink with tub/shower unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs.There is space in this room to use an air mattress
  • 3 bedrooms - all queen beds. Bedroom #1 is upstairs and is the master with private bath. Bedroom #2 is upstairs with bathroom next door. Bedroom #3 is downstairs with bathroom next door. There is space for an airmattress or 2 but those are not supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have a binder that lists the rules and info on the house that you might need. Another binder has current restaurant and tourist information


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Charming Craftsman style 3 bedroom 3 bath close to ocean and near to ft. bragg
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Three lady friends and I planned a "girls' trip" to the coast and stayed two nights at this property in Ft. Bragg. We'd talked about getting two rooms in a hotel, but am so glad we found this home. It's charming, fully furnished, immaculately clean, has all we needed, and the owner Mara was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating to our needs. We would stay there again if we go back to that area! Oh, and we finally saw the neighbor's bassett hound, Lucy, on the morning we were leaving. We all love dogs, she was sweet.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, quiet and close to town

  • 5 of 5

the girls and I enjoyed our weekend in this lovely cottage. it was close to the beach and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home to visit! The owner is a perfect host, having supplied paper products, basic spices, and wine for the guest to use. Many rentals have nothing but soap products! This is our third visit definitely not the last!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Spring Break Adventure

  • 5 of 5

First time visit to Fort Bragg with the family. It was cold and windy but our stay here made it manageable. So cozy and very clean. Everything was stocked, from kitchen needs to nice bathroom supplies. The beds were comfortable and many extra blankets for chilly nights. The house is near the ocean, stores, and great restaurants. Great communication from Mara and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A clean and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was very clean, and the kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and cookware. Having tile downstairs made it easy to clean up after our sandy dogs. Mara allowed us flexible check-in and check-out times which was very helpful in coordinating the comings and goings of our group. Overall we had a great weekend and look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mara for letting us stay in your home. Our family getaway couldn’t have been better. Your home was totally stocked with everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Little River Airport located
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Skunk train. Tourits excursion
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 1 is a 1/4 mile from the house
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hare Creek
Car: necessary

There are so many great things to do on our coast.

The Skunk Train is an excursion train (both diesel and Steam) that winds through the redwoods along the Noyo River to the destination of Northspur which is part way to Willits. There are open and closed cars so your ride will be comfortable no matter what the weather. Many specialized excursions are done seasonally. Check their scedule.

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a true gem. Its 47 acres go from Hwy 1 to the oceans edge. It is located about 1.5 miles south of Hwy 20 in Ft. Bragg. There is a seasonal restaurant plus plants for sale. At Christmas time the Festival of Lights is located there with the front part of the garden lit in beautiful and fanciful lights. Don't miss rhododendron and Dalia Seasons!!

Village of Mendocino- Quaint historic village with numerous shops, restaurants, and galleries. There is a wonderful walk from town north along the Mendocino Headlands State Park.

Van Damme State Park - Hiking and a cove for diving, snorkeling and kyacking.

Russian Gulch State Park - Ocean access and hike to an all season waterfall

Jughandle State Park - Ocean access and geological staircase hike.

Casper State Beach - Protected cove great for beginning surfers, kyackers. Great beach for kids.

Big River State Park - Good river for canoeing and Kyacking. Beautiful long beach accessible from the village of Mendocino.

MacKerricher State Park - Boardwalk trail to whale and sea lion watching and tide pools. The Haul road trail runs through it.

Glass beach is a unique beach that one time was a garbage dump. Although this sounds horrible it is really quiet pretty and interesting. In the cliffs are bits of twisted metal and the beach is coated with polished sea glass. Please look but don't take home. It is located on the north end of town.

Pt. Cabrillo lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1908 that is still used today. From the parking lot to the lighthouse is a .5 mile walk but it is paved and gentle. Well worth the walk. There is a great museum and gift shop with other displays as well.

The Ft Bragg Haul Road is a leftover from bygone days when logging trucks used to haul logs up and down the coast on their own road. Today it is a asphalt/gravel road that is for bikes and hikers. It is mostly flat so is great for a family bike excursion but still enjoyable for more serious riders. The views of the ocean are spectacular. The road goes from several miles north of McKerricher State Park all the way to Noyo Harbor on the south edge of Ft. Bragg.

Bikes can be rented at Catch a Canoe just south of the Village of Mendocino and Ft, Bragg Cyclery.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.21
Pet Fee £76.14
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42

Midweek rates during the winter (November thru March) are $200
Midweek is monday, tuesday, wednesday
3 Night Minimum on holiday weekends
100% refund on cancellations made 30 days prior to stay

$125 Pet Fee includes $25 non-refundable fee and $100 refundable deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.