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Great Secluded Rental Just a Short Stroll from the Best Beach

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Last updated: 10/21/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is a beautiful, peaceful 2 bedroom home that will make a wonderful vacation destination for you, your family, and even your pets. While sitting in front of a fire in the fireplace you can watch the ocean and deer grazing the lawn. The hot tub on the deck is privately situated where you will hear the crash of the waves while watching the stars. The best beach is just a short stroll 200 yards down a quiet road where you'll find miles of empty shoreline and dunes which protect the endangered snowy plover. Heading South you can walk or bike the coast along a paved path inaccessible to motor vehicles that accesses MacKerricher State Park and Lake Cleone as well as miles of shoreline and beach coves. Sea lions pup on the nearby rocks, wildflowers bloom throughout the year and tidepools team with fascinating life.

You'll love the kitchen which is fully appointed with blender, crock pot, food processor and all the amenities. The dining area looks out into trees in one direction and lawn and garden in the other. Ping pong and croquet are both available as well as a BBQ on the deck. There are three TVs to accommodate different viewing preferences as well as CD, DVD, and WiFi capabilities.

The master bedroom has a California King bed and sliding glass door out to the deck and hot tub. If you leave it open you'll be lulled by the sound of the sea all night. It has its own bathroom with double sinks and a shower. You can wake up to deer outside on the lawn and a wall of nasturtiums blooming along the deck. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, stacks of games and a small electric organ. The bathroom with shower and tub is directly across the hall. The couch folds out to make a queen bed by the fire. Out in the garage you'll find a ping pong table, washer/dryer, kites and croquet.

The spacious yard is private enough for sunbathing and large enough for all kinds of games with room to run for kids and pets. There is a small seasonal creek running through the back yard and a discovery trail that leads you up a sand dune to an expansive view of the coastline.

The crown jewel of Quail Crossing is its proximity to this incredible 10 mile stretch of seashore parkland. This property offers protection from the strong offshore winds as well as significant privacy not possible for the beachfront rentals. Pass by just 3 homes to arrive at the best beach in all of Mendocino County. If you head north, in just a short distance you’ll come to the northern end of the “Haul Road”, a name which refers to the previous function this paved pathway used to serve in getting logs to the Fort Bragg mill. You’ll love the remote feel of this untrammelled seashore wilderness, so isolated it is one of the few remaining nesting sites for the endangered snowy plover. It is insulated from the highway and all residences by a buffer zone of nearly a mile of dunes. The tides daily wipe away all traces of humanity while leaving a fresh assortment of treasures. You can walk for miles toward Ten Mile river leaving the only footprints in the sand, just you, the ocean, the birds and that day’s gifts from the sea.

Heading south, the haul road affords access by foot, bicycle or any other non motorized vehicle. You’ll pass through MacKerricher campground, by Lake Cleone, several sea lion haul-outs, Virgin Creek where the local surfers hang out, over the Pudding Creek Bridge and finally to Fort Bragg itself. This path will take you along bluffs studded with wildflowers above cove after cove of intimate shoreline. We love how this pathway allows us to ride our bikes to breakfast and the galleries or walk back in the moonlight from dinner at the Purple Rose listening to the crash of the waves.

We know you’ll enjoy your stay here at Quail Crossing. We hope you’ll give us a chance and we’re sure you’ll be back so you can leave your own footprints on the best beach.

Keywords: House


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Set back from the road this listing has a large private back yard and is a short stroll to the beach. A paved public beach front path excellent for easy walking, bicycles, strollers or wheelchairs is easily accessible. The owner is an artist and the home is furnished with original artwork throughout. It also has a hot water outdoor shower. Deer, squirrels, raccoons, and a large number of birds frequent the property. A lovely garden boasts fuchsias, rhododendrons and shasta daisies, and large lawn areas....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    There is a view of the ocean from the living room and deck....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in an neighborhood with large lots and see lots of wildlife in our large front and back yards. Frequently deer graze on the lawn outside the living room windows. It's a very private setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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2 night min stay

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This property has ping pong, croquet and an organ. It is also near walks in the redwoods, the Skunk Train, the Fort Bragg Aquatic Center, scuba diving, antique stores, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, canoe and kayak rentals, world renown mushroom hunting, a Frisbee golf course and picturesque Noyo Harbor.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: My husband Bob and I live in Potter Valley on the eastern edge of Mendocino County. He is the general manager of the Airport Health Club in Windsor, CA and previously built and managed the Redwood Health Club in Ukiah. I am a teacher and artist. You'll see many of my paintings at the rental property. I'm also a gardener and have enjoyed expanding the garden around the house. We take pride in our home in Cleone and try to spend a weekend each month there ourselves.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the proximity to the beach, but also the privacy of not being right on it. The hot tub and fireplace are great and it's great to tumble into that huge comfy bed. We take our coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening out on the deck or out to the beach. We've had tons of fun tide pooling, playing in the dunes and gathering sea shells. It feels so private yet is so close to shopping and restaurants. We enjoy riding our bikes on the haul road and in Jackson State Forest. I love cruising the galleries and visiting the Botanical Gardens and Glass Fire next door.

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  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Backyard


  • Beach


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Back Deck with Hot Tub

    Back Deck with Hot Tub

  • Beach


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