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Redwood Manor-Private Heavenly Retreat, 3+Acre, 3+Mins to Beach :-)

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Fort Bragg chateau / country house description

Certified Wildlife Habitat site.
Private, secluded, country setting. Escape the crowds and fog. 360 degree woods, redwoods. Wildlife, small ponds, meadows and night stars.
Rustic/historic architecture. Renaissance/antique style. 8 mins to historic town of Fort Bragg, 25 mins drive to historic town of Mendocino. Hot tub (additional fee), fire pit. barbecue. Huge great room with open plan kitchen, perfect for family get together's. Disabled, handicapped, wheelchair, child & pet friendly :)

This property is the ultimate retreat from everything, situated at the end of a very safe and private country road on 3+ acres on the periphery of the fog belt. Perfectly and conveniently situated minutes from the beach and town.
Endowed with beautiful views of meadows, woods, majestic redwood trees and 2 small ponds over looked from the back west deck/kitchen window. Presenting total seclusion and a calm and tranquil ambiance, especially in the evening when one can relax in the hot tub, gaze at the stars and listen to the distant ocean waves, frogs and crickets.
8 foot by 8 foot Hot tub - Additional cost - seems unfair to include it in the nightly rate because not everyone wishes to use it. Mendocino County is suffering from great water shortages at the moment, lowest level of rainfall in this area on record for 77yrs. I therefore feel that under the circumstances, the hot tub may or may not be available. It will all depend on the amount of rainfall we get this year, to be determined.
There are two hot tub places, one in Fort Bragg called the bamboo garden spa:, and also a private & communal spa in Mendocino: (both on city water)
Happy to say, no poison oak :).

Circular driveway that has numerous parking places. Huge wraparound south and west facing deck and patio; superb for entertaining with landscaping that attracts numerous species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, deer and wild geese that fly over in a flock twice a day.

The [Home] is [predominantly] built [with] old beams salvaged from the [historic] Georgia Pacific Mill presenting a rustic and relaxing environment. Huge vaulted ceilings on both floors with upper bedrooms having the 'Romeo & Juliet' shutters which overlook the 31ft living room.

The kitchen is perfectly situated for entertaining off the living room and features a 5 burner 36' European stove, unique hand made concrete sink, granite counter tops and is equipped with all modern stainless steel appliances.

Bathrooms: 2 full
Master downstairs bathroom
Tastefully adorned with custom tiled walk in jetted shower, his/hers porcelain and carved sinks, a claw foot tub, wc all with matching polished nickel fixtures.

Upper story bathroom:
Victorian style with claw foot tub, single sink and wc
accessed by 2 upper bedrooms.

Great Room:
Dramatic 31' by 18' living room/dining room with additional open plan kitchen. South facing arched windows that overlook the very private deck, meadow and a plethora of a variety of trees and landscaping. Roaming deer, wild rabbits, squirrels, owls, wild turkey, humming birds, dragonflies etc.. inhabit the property.
Living Room has an Effel oil burning stove - no hassle heat, 2 couches, + pull-out couch, dining room table and chairs enough to accommodate a large family/friends. Features a 42' plasma HDTV, Dish Network satellite, Blue ray player, wireless internet and ipod landing.

Lower downstairs bedroom:
King size bed with memory foam topper, 55' HD tv with Dish Network satellite.

Back downstairs bedroom:
Queen size bed with 10' memory foam mattress.

2 upstairs bedrooms:
Front Master bedroom features King bed with memory foam mattress topper, two kiddy trundle beds that slide under master bed. Walk in wardrobe. Baby cradle & mattresses for trundle beds stored in wardrobe.

Back bedroom:
King size bed and futon both with 10' memory foam mattress, built in wardrobe, baby cradle stored in wardrobe.

Baby/toddler play pen stored in the utility room

All of the bedrooms feature very comfortable beds, feather/down comforters, bed spreads, antique style furnishings and tasteful furniture and fixtures.

A floor plan is available on request.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Considered:

                Owner not responsible for damage. Please do not leave your pet(s) unattended in the house or property. Dog run available for larger dogs. Possible dog sitting available. With respect to other non pet owners please provide your own blankets should your animal(s) wish to lay on the couch. With respect to non pet owners, pets are not permitted on the beds....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Please be aware that there are 2 small ponds, they are only 2 foot deep however, we still recommend that adult supervision for smaller children be necessary. Adult supervision at all times if your children are in the hot tub....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking outside of the house allowed - ash trays are provided. Take very great care to extinguish properly and dispose of safely - we are surrounded by potential fire hazards....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Easy access to the Manor, patio and decks plus large entry door (need advance warning to remove furniture from the hallway. 2 bedrooms downstairs....moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Bedroom 2: 1 king


              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                2 child size trundle beds, under King size bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Futon has memory foam...moreless

              • King size beds (3), all with memory foam toppers and feather or down comforters. 1 Queen size Beds (1) with memory foam topper & feather comforter, Two kid (small) trundle beds with down comforters and memory foam topper mattresses that slide from under master king bed upstairs. Futon with memory foam topper and down comforter in upstairs back bedroom. Pullout couch in living room. A floor plan is available....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Walk in shower with jets plus claw foot tub. 2 sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                single sink...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic condiments, coffee, tea, flour etc and small selection of herbs. Fresh rosemary growing in the garden....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                eco friendly non stick pans, toaster oven, 4 slice toaster, 12 cup coffee grinder/maker, blender/chopper....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Grinder/12 cup coffee maker. + extra coffee maker for larger groups....moreless

              • Dining:

                9ft dining table + additional end table...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Sets of dishes for up to 18 persons...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Catering Available
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Washing Machine:

                Sorry no washer but a laundry service is available upon request at an extra charge. Alternatively, Lucy's Laundry on Main Street next to CVS that provide drop off/pick up service....moreless

              • Living Room:

                31' by 18' foot living room/dining room with the addition of the open plan kitchen, great for entertaining....moreless

              • Heating:

                Efel Oil burning stove in main living room. Small electric fire in lower back bedroom....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Oil burning fireplace - no fuss heating. No chopping and hauling wood....moreless

              • Garage:

                Car port attached to garage. Sorry, garage is out of bounds (storage)....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Boat RV or trailer subject to discussion...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Car port that can accommodate 2 cars...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Numerous car parking places....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Fire pit. Outdoor games include crochet & badminton set. Lots of indoor board games. Beautiful walk around the grounds and neighborhood. Extremely safe for children and pets as there are no busy roads and the Manor is tucked away from even the 10 mph country road that it is situated on....moreless


                  • Television:

                    42' plasma HDTV in living room. Large tv in lower front bedroom. 50' hdtv in front lower bedroom...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board games both for adults and children. Crochet and badminton set....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Dish Network satellite in living room and front lower bedroom...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Panasonic Surround Sound system...moreless


                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        At an additional cost - cost varies on the number of nights (2 night minimum). Please check availability (current drought situation)...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        2 small ponds fire pit on the patio - please provide your own wood...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Huge pasture, great for family games, kids & pets...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal/Propane barbecue...moreless

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas


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

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Situated at the end of a quiet, friendly and very safe cul de sac in the country...moreless

                      • Monument View:

                        View of meadow, woods, ponds, landscaping and majestic redwoods. ...moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Bald Hill view on entering the property...moreless

                      • Water View:

                        2 small ponds on off the west deck. ...moreless


                      • Live Theater
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Spelunking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hunting
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Water Parks
                      • Synagogues
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Caves
                      • Forests
                      • Pond
                      • Rain Forests
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Photography
                      • Festivals
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 52 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Peak
                      May 21 - Sep 9, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $325 $365
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Low Peak Fall/Winter
                      Sep 10 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $295 $325
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $245 $275
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Low Peak
                      Apr 1 - May 19, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $325 $345
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • cleaning fee $165 + tax
                      • hot tub, price per day $35 + tax
                      • price per guest over 6 $25 + tax
                      • pet fee $25 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 11%


                      Please note: Rates do not apply for special celebration/occasion, holiday and special event weekends/weeks. i.e. School holidays, Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekends, Christmas and New Years

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                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      skunk train
                      1.25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      hwy 1
                      1.35 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      3 + mins
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      North Coast Brewery
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      mini golf
                      1.45 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Playa

                      Car: Recommended

                      Glass beach and Pudding Creek beach nearby, surfing, whale watching, snorkeling, tide pooling. Festivals, cinema, spa & massage at, special events, wineries - wine tours available at:

                      McKerricker State park 10 mins away. Local pubs and brewery, culinary school, massage and woodworking schools, fishing independently (please purchase your permit) or on a boat from the harbor, horse riding on the beach, kayak tours at that offer 10% off their tours for people staying at Redwood Manor, abalone diving, local art and craft stores, vast range of restaurants from organic to gourmet offering locally caught fresh fish, First Friday art/craft walks, local music - cafe's and for dancing and live music - Caspar Inn, holistic organic resources, ie farmers market, Harvest Market, Down Home Foods, and of course a plethora of hiking trails to which all history/ hiking trail books of Mendocino coast are available from Have fun!


                      Owner info

                      About the owner: I Wendelain (owner) am originally from York, north of England, but have lived in California for nearly 19 years now. I have spent 11+ years here on the beautiful Mendocino coast developing this exquisite property into my dream 'little English' escape and feel very fortunate to be able to share my dream with others. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions at all regarding the property :).

                      Why the Owner Chose Fort Bragg:
                      Beach: 3+ minutes by car, approx 20 mins by foot, approx 10 mins jogging. By car: 8 minutes to the historical town of Fort Bragg, 20-25 minutes to the historical town of Mendocino. The beach is seconds away from the end of Airport Road where it meets HWY 1, you can either choose to park at a public car park which gives you access to the Haul road and a trail which meanders north to the beaches, rock pools, fishing/diving spots and headlands or south which takes you over the historic Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge (recently renovated) and over the headlands to the famous Glass beach. Alternatively you can park at Pudding Creek beach (where the creek meets the sea) and have direct access to the beach - the creek is more like a river and a lot more safer than the ocean for little ones to paddle in. Situated on the end of a very private lane (off Airport Road), in an extremely safe and quiet neighborhood in the center of 3+ acres surrounded by trees and meadows - not a neighbor in sight. Loads of space for kids to run around and if you have dog(s) great to throw sticks a long long way. There is a croquet set, badminton net and rackets for outdoor fun. For fun family/romantic outdoor evenings there is a 8' by 8' hot tub (extra cost) situated off the south deck and a fire pit situated on the patio for warmth and to toast marshmallows. There are two ponds for your enjoyment that I am pleased to say are not easily accessed by children. Feeling adventuress?, you can even take a walk in the surrounding woods. Every first Friday of the month Fort Bragg has what they call 'First Friday', whereupon the galleries/book shops open there doors late for locals and guests get to preview new books and art and very generously offer free finger food and sometimes wine. If you are looking for privacy, peace and an escape from everything yet need to pop to the beach/town/store this is, perhaps the place for you :)

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      I purchased this property ultimately for privacy, space, and it is a very safe and friendly neighborhood. It has abundance of nature, wildlife and more importantly an escape from the coastal fog (that's not a promise though as she sometimes visits). Not a neighbor in sight. It's especially pleasurable to sit by the pond or on the main south facing deck drinking morning coffee or afternoon wine spritzers:). I love the layout because it has an open kitchen to the huge south facing 31' x 18' great room - perfect for entertaining. Overall the house has so much character, warmth and space and the surrounding grounds that offer plenty of meadow area for outdoor activities along with a perimeter woodland that adds total privacy.

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                      • South facing arched windows

                        South facing arched windows

                      • View from the south with large surrounding pasture

                        View from the south with large surrounding pasture

                      • View of patio and deck from South

                        View of patio and deck from South

                      • Patio with fire pit and patio furniture

                        Patio with fire pit and patio furniture

                      • View from west deck overlooking ponds

                        View from west deck overlooking ponds

                      • Master Bath

                        Master Bath

                      • Upstairs Master Bedroom 1

                        Upstairs Master Bedroom 1

                      • Upstairs bathroom

                        Upstairs bathroom

                      • At night with fire pit

                        At night with fire pit

                      • oil burning fire in the living room

                        oil burning fire in the living room

                      • Festive lights. So pretty, shame to take them down?

                        Festive lights. So pretty, shame to take them down?

                      • downstairs master bedroom

                        downstairs master bedroom

                      • View from the west with ponds and hot tub

                        View from the west with ponds and hot tub

                      • Deer in the pasture

                        Deer in the pasture

                      • very private 8' by 8' Hot tub

                        very private 8' by 8' Hot tub

                      • View from North (Hall way) looking South

                        View from North (Hall way) looking South

                      • Master bath

                        Master bath

                      • Upstairs back master bedroom

                        Upstairs back master bedroom

                      • View looking down from back master bedroom (the clocks don't work for a reason:)

                        View looking down from back master bedroom (the clocks don't work for a reason:)

                      • evening in the main living/dining/kitchen.

                        evening in the main living/dining/kitchen.

                      • Kitchen at night

                        Kitchen at night

                      • Entrance & Patio

                        Entrance & Patio

                      • downstairs bedroom

                        downstairs bedroom

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 13, 2014

                      $245 - $365 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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