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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. And there is a also a new, very comfortable sleeper chair in the living room for one person. 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, 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. So you can walk your dog, free of a leash, except in the State Park. 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.
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....moreless
Payment is made by check. The security deposit of $400.00 is required to confirm reservation. The rent/cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to arrival date.
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Short trail that gives access to Lake Cleone, Ocean and State Park
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: 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. Pit Bulls are not allowed.
Why the Owner Chose Fort Bragg: 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
The Unique Benefits at this House: 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.