Beautiful, Dog Friendly Quail Ranch on Mendocino Coast

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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. 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One or two well-trained dogs are OK. Property is completely enclosed and can run free without a leash...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of the lake and ocean beaches from the deck....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    From the back deck is a view of Lake Cleone and the ocean beaches...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Cleone...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Quail Ranch borders Lake Cleone and is just steps away from Quail Ranch...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Lost Coast can be seen on a clear day...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Property is next to Mackerricher State Park and the house overlooks Lake Cleone and The ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The ocean beach is a 10 minute walk from Quail Ranch...moreless

  • Water View:

    Over looks Lake and Ocean...moreless

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
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Deck, courtyard or dining area in house...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless internet connection...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    driveway for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet connection...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    and central heater...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots, pans, baking dishes, baking pans and utensils are supplied along with paper towels, aluminum foil , Saran wrap and toilet paper are supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new stove top, double oven and refrigerator. Basic food supplies like flour, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, syrup, herbs, spices, most condiments are available in pantry...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The decks wrap around the house on two sides and there's a large brick patio in the front of the house. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Oct 4 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
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2 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Purple Rose
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Purple Rose
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mackerricher State Park

Quail Ranch borders Mackerricher State Park


Owner info

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.

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.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of ocean and lake from deck

    View of ocean and lake from deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Front Courtyard

    Front Courtyard

  • Wrap Around Decks

    Wrap Around Decks

  • Bathroom


  • Mackerricher State Park

    Mackerricher State Park

  • Kayak on Lake Cleone

    Kayak on Lake Cleone

  • Garden Paths at Quail Ranch

    Garden Paths at Quail Ranch

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Deck facing ocean

    Deck facing ocean

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Bathroom


  • Boardwalk to Harbor Seals

    Boardwalk to Harbor Seals

  • Quail Ranch is dog friendly!

    Quail Ranch is dog friendly!

  • Three Mini Horses at Quail Ranch

    Three Mini Horses at Quail Ranch

  • Path to ocean

    Path to ocean

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Fort Bragg #150092

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