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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Fabulous! Our family of 15 celebrated the New Year during a period of 5 fun days at the Spring Ranch Victorian House. It is an amazing piece of historic property. We all enjoyed reading the available books to learn the history of the house and property with great interest.
We loved cooking in the large kitchen and were able to produce some delicious gourmet meals with the excellent provided cookware. All of us were able to sit around the table in the large dining room. It was good the disherwasher worked well because we had to run it after each meal!
The days were spent walking along the nearby coastline and we were able to spot whales bobbing out of the water in the distance. Wish we had brought binoculars with us. We also took drives to other nearby state parks to walk and view other parts of the beautiful coastline.
In the evenings, we all enjoyed the large living room playing games, making music (we brought a keyboard and various string instruments) and reading. There are shelves of old books that avid readers of the family found most interesting read. The fire was roaring in the stone fireplace keeping us warm in the cool evenings.
Some of the younger generation took advantage of using the hot tub and thought that was an added treat. Thanks for having a washer and dryer.
There is no central heating but each bedroom has a portable heater which none of us used because we were all so comfortably warm sleeping under the excellent down comforters. We all slept quite well.
This has been a fun and marvelous experience for our family and I highly recommend Spring Ranch for a tranquil vacation."
Guest: DaisyDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 23, 2015
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
The home was an amazing place for my girlfriend and I to getaway for our anniversary. It was expensive for us, but was well worth it. What a great place."
Guest: Jordan S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 8, 2015
Wonderful Retreat Near the Ocean - Close to Parks, Beaches & Town
"My boyfriend and I were lucky to get a last-minute booking for the holiday weekend and everything about the Cottages and their staff was wonderful. Everyone was extremely friendly and returned messages quickly when we were booking our stay. The cottages themselves are lovely and very close to everything - state parks / botanical garden, beaches, town (Albion, Mendocino, and Ft. Bragg, etc.) were all just a short drive away. The cottages are clean and newly constructed, come with gas fireplace and full-kitchenette, and offer very comfy couches and beds for relaxing in after a long hike, kayak trip or bike ride! The facilities are pet-friendly, kid/family-friendly, and the owners have done a lot to make the entire operation green and eco-friendly. There is also flat-screen TV/DVD/cable and Wifi, but our internet access was a little spotty during our stay (not that we really minded since we wanted to get away from our electronics for the holiday!).
We stayed in the Gualala Cottage and enjoyed a view of the ocean from our deck. You can tell the owners and staff put a lot of thought and attention into the details, which made the cottage very inviting and us feel welcomed (welcome notes on the table waiting for us on arrival, binoculars for bird watching, luxury soaps and lotion in the bathroom, full-sets of knives/cooking utensils/flatware/plates/cups/pots & pans, public firepit and bbq grill with the best ocean view on the grounds, etc.).
There are a total of 10 standalone cottages on the grounds and they all surround a common garden/lawn area, where we could easily see the other guests playing with their children and pets and they could easily see us through the cottage windows and deck doors(!). These encounters didn't last for very long, but it was the only thing we felt might be slightly distracting for anyone looking for more a more secluded getaway.
Thanks for a wonderful stay, we can't wait to come back! My boyfriend's family are coming to visit in November and we're already thinking about booking the large cottage (sleeps 6-people) with the private hot tub!"
Guest: Lillian L.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015