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Beautiful, Dog Friendly Quail Ranch on Mendocino Coast

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fort Bragg house 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. So you can walk your dog, free of a leash, except in the State Park.

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.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • 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

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking

          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


              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books


              • Broadband Access:

                Wireless internet connection...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet connection...moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden


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

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

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

              • Lakefront:

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

              • Beachfront:

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

              • Oceanfront:

                There's a 10 minute walk to the ocean from Quail Ranch...moreless

              • Beach View:

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

              • Mountain View:

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


              • Botanical Garden
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Swimming
              • Rafting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Groceries
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Surf Fishing


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              from 8 traveler reviews
              $250/nt and $1500 per wk the year around.  No extra rate for summer or holidays!
              $400 refundable security deposit to reserve dates, check only
              Balance due 30 days before arrival or sooner
              Cleaning fee is $100 per visit.
              Rates include all other charges and taxes.
              2 night minimum

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              Last updated: 07/13/2014
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              Short trail that gives access to Lake Cleone, Ocean and 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.

              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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              • Kitchen


              • Path to creek bridge

                Path to creek bridge

              • Peligan Art in Garden

                Peligan Art in Garden

              • Kayak on Lake Cleone

                Kayak on Lake Cleone

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Sleeper Chair for one

                Sleeper Chair for one

              • View From Deck o Quail Ranch

                View From Deck o Quail Ranch

              • Boardwalk to Laguna Point in Mackerricher State Park

                Boardwalk to Laguna Point in Mackerricher State Park

              • Lake Cleone. Fifty feet from property.

                Lake Cleone. Fifty feet from property.

              • Gardens at Quail Ranch

                Gardens at Quail Ranch

              • Front Courtyard with Chiminea

                Front Courtyard with Chiminea

              • Deck facing ocean and lake

                Deck facing ocean and lake

              • Guest Bedroom

                Guest Bedroom

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • Deck facing ocean

                Deck facing ocean

              • Cooking Area

                Cooking Area

              • Harbor Seals at Laguna Point in Mackerricher State Park

                Harbor Seals at Laguna Point in Mackerricher State Park

              • Bluff trails in Mackerricher State Park

                Bluff trails in Mackerricher State Park

              • Trail around Lake Cleone

                Trail around Lake Cleone

              • Gardens at Quail Ranch

                Gardens at Quail Ranch

              • Wrap around deck

                Wrap around deck

              • Shiloh and Lasso, the reception committee

                Shiloh and Lasso, the reception committee

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              Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014


              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
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