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Nye Ranch-Mendocino Coast Beach Ranch-Private Path to Ocean-Pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Nye Ranch is the perfect setting for group or family retreats, and intimate weddings!! A private beach is directly in front of the property. New in 2016 is an organic vegetable and flower farm on the north end of the property. We have also updated the entire interior of the house. Our 100 yr old fir floors are stunning!! Check out the Nye Ranch on Facebook.

This is a unique, 100 year old, fenced 6-acre ocean view property on the California coast. The Nye Ranch was originally a 100-acre dairy. The home is tastefully furnished with antiques, and decorated with art by local artists; giving it a warm, lived in, but up to date modern feel. There is a private flat path to the beach. Well behaved pets are welcome and require a small fee.

There are llamas and horses on the property. You can view whales, an extraordinary variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife, from the private ocean view deck, or from the spotting scope inside the house. Very kid friendly!!!

Immediately fronting the property is an oceanfront pedestrian road where you can walk, jog, or bike for miles (no cars). It is now open all the way into the town of Fort Bragg. The 'haul' road (as it is called) is fabulous for family bike rides or peaceful seaside walks. MacKerricher State Park is an easy walk or bike ride, 1/2 mile north. The town of Fort Bragg is 2 miles south.

This is a great comfortable home for a large family gathering and wonderful for all ages!! The Nye Ranch is a highly scenic, special place that you will never forget.

The Nye Ranch was used as a location in the feature length film The Calm at The Edge of the Sea and in the short film Hallelujah. It has hosted movie making crews, musical recording artists, screenwriters, nurses, yoga retreats, various women's and men's groups, diving and kayaking groups, small weddings, as well as family get togethers and reunions of all sorts.

The property is wonderfully suited for group retreats as there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy family and friends, while still being able to escape and find solitude, serenity, and peace of mind in your own private space. It's the perfect getaway!!

Do not pay through Western Union or with untraceable money orders as there are frauds out there scamming rental properties. Our calendar is not always up to date as people rearrange their arrivals and departures and we try our best to accommodate their requests. Please write to us for available dates.

Keywords: House, Ranch, 6 acres, ocean, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Cleone, north coast, wedding, private, pet friendly, deck, spa, hot tub, reunion, abalone, whale watch.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Karin

We have owned the Nye Ranch for over a decade and do our best to retain the original feel of the ranch. It was the Gillespie Quality Dairy in the 40s and the Gillespie family has been kind enough to share some of their remarkable history with us. Their father built the original shack at McKerricher State Park where one of the Gillespie boys was born when McKerricher was part of the ranch.

Karin purchased this house in 2002

Why Karin chose Fort Bragg

Best deck on the coast. Great place for the whole family. Plenty of private places in the house. The northern California coastline is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come enjoy the magic of the area.

What makes this house unique

Our home is perfect for extended families and small group retreats. It is very cozy and feels like 'home'. Pet friendly. Borders MacKerricher State Park. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacKerricher_State_Park

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear owners of the house,

It's so nice to come to a house like this and get away? I LOVE it,,,especially the loft!! All the stuff is so cool! Thank you! -A

Thanks for letting us stay here. Ilove the view and the loft. -N


It was great everyday in this house. It was so great with the beach and llamas? -H
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Fort Bragg in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Outside shower also available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Wedding venue. Pet friendly.


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Nye Ranch-Mendocino Coast Beach Ranch-Private Path to Ocean-Pet friendly
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 29 reviews

Weekend Getaway - Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our group of family and friends. Our kids still talk about how much fun they had in the loft and watching the lamas, seeing the horses and collecting shells on the beach. One of our favs!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to seeing you again Reyna!! The Nye Ranch Vacation Rental
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Beautiful comfortable ocean property.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for multigenerational families. Pet friendly. Fantastic ocean view with whale watching. Couldn’t be happier!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation at The Nye Ranch (3rd year in a row). We're a family of 7 adults and 4 kids (7 to 12) and this place is ideal. This is a quality house with upgraded bathrooms, good beds, many rooms for privacy, nicely appointed kitchen, and always clean and neat upon arrival. Outside is a giant deck with an ocean view and a hot tub. Then there is the fenced area for dogs and the huge fire pit for after dinner fun. A short walk to a beach that you'll probably have all to yourself. And a paved bike trail along the beach that goes for miles. Golf, hiking, good restaurants near by. Perfect family get-a-way.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved NYE Ranch. The beds are very comfortable and the space is easy to relax in. This place is set up for maximum relaxation and zero stress. The house feels like a home and is set up in a practical manner. We loved having the firepit and the hottub was well maintained. I've rented many places along the coast and Russian River area and this has by far been the best experience we've had.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our lovely property. We're very happy to have you as part of our Nye Ranch family and look forward to your return. We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation!!
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Super House!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was cozy and comfortable. Super location, within walking distance of a nice beach. Great views, close to town and all other activities. Will rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our ranch house at the beach. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay!!!
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Loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house from the minute we walked in the door. Charming, cozy, perfect. We had a large group and everyone was well accommodated. Most of the adults would find themselves drawn to the amazing deck to just stare across the fields at the sea and watch the sunset. The kids had a blast running around and hanging out in the loft. I think everyone in the house made use of the beach path. This property made our trip so special and fun. I hope we can go back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glass Beach
Bike trail along the coast from the Nye Ranch!! Unreal views!!
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Gorgeous botanical gardens on the coast highway. Lovely path to the beach.
MacKerricher State Park
Whale and seal viewing. Walking and bike trail to town or north to the sand dunes.
Headlands Coffeehouse
Nightly music and great coffee and desserts.
Silver's at the Wharf
Fabulous view and very nice dinner service.
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria
The BEST pizza in the world. Loud casual pub style dining. Always crowded but you can take ...
Skunk Train
Taka's Grill
A little surprise sushi restaurant in town.
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill
Great for beer lovers.
Cowlicks Hand Made Ice Cream
Seriously good home made ice cream!
Cucina Verona
Nice bar and good food. Only 2 miles away.
Mendo Bistro -- CLOSED
Good food downtown.
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Little RIver or Santa Rosa
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Skunk Train
Car: not necessary

Walking, biking on old haul road in front of property. Ocean is right in front of the property. Weddings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Fort Bragg, California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £144.42
Pet Fee £18.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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