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Recent North Coast reviews

  • Winter visit

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: this was a our third time at this house and we love it. but, There is a problem with the toilet. after it flushes, the water keeps running -- some times continuously, and other times off-and-on. the part of the handle that is inside the tank get hung up on the float valve. Other than that, everything was great."
    Guest: Robert P. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 22, 2014
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  • Vacation retreat

    "Beautifully constructed house ideally situated near Jeddiah Smith. Very well appointed, filled with high quality furnishings. Spent some time there recharging amidst the greenery."
    Guest: Dylan R. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 2014
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  • Very enjoyable experience

    "We stayed at Playa Linda recently for Thanksgiving week. What I really appreciated was the extra service provided by the owners, and the overall cleanliness and the extremely well stocked kitchen. Even had some spices and basic condiments available. Having to buy pepper and salt, cook with 2-3 basic pans and most of all having to CLEAN the home after staying have always been sore spots for me; HERE none of that is true. I even emailed the owner Linda and asked about their wine cooler. She said help yourself. Some of the wines have their own name on the bottles, and I understand they were very enjoyable (I don't drink). The one downstairs bedroom does receive noise from the bedroom directly above it, as there is NO insulation under the floor of the upstairs bedroom. That would be the only thing I would criticize. It might be worth fixing. I really appreciated the accommodating welcoming spirit of the home and it's owners. To those who would take issue with small things, I would suggest trying a stay in one of the homes offered by some of the biggest agencies at Sea Ranch. When you can't do basic cooking and have to do your own maid service before you leave you will appreciate an owner who bothers to stock their kitchen (with wine even) and has a cleaning service hired for you as part of the rental. Nice views from most rooms. There is a fireplace in the main living area facing the ocean, so if you must have a full on panoramic view of the ocean you might look elsewhere. I found there was plenty of open window views of the ocean and meadows. It was quite refreshing and peaceful, as Sea Ranch is meant to be. BTW it is also quite close to Gualala for those quick shopping trips. The outdoor area is well fenced for security for smaller children. We found the media to work fine. My bed was extremely comfortable (downstairs). It felt like the others were comfortable and well stocked with linens and warm comforters. There is a telescope in the loft on the mezzanine. Don't know about a Girls getaway. I'm not a girl (woman). Seems like it would be well appointed for that purpose. If you didn't have a car, you would have to find a way to get to town or be sure to bring your own groceries when you arrive. If you wanted to bike to town it would be close enough to do that. Lots of nice walks through the meadow and close to the beach and bluff walks."
    Guest: Ron Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Peaceful and Picture Perfect

    "Our stay at Middlefork Ranch was peaceful and picture perfect in every way. It is just as advertised, and more. Families like ours, which included an active 5-year-old, will love this place with private outdoor space galore! We didn't need to bring half the things we packed. The roomy kitchen and 2 bathrooms were stocked for every need. Mike and Kris obviously work hard to maintain their property and make their guests comfortable. Everywhere we looked, the ranch was carefully maintained and equipped for guests to enjoy the scenery, the river and surrounding acres of property. There are several rentals scattered about the ranch. We stayed at the roomy Raven's Nest, but there is also a Yurt and at least one other unit, possibly more. We felt as if we had the entire ranch to ourself. Crescent City is about 30 minutes away and we enjoyed the exceptional dinner menu and service at Porcini Restaurant overlooking the beach. Just a few miles west of the property, along Hwy 199, is Stout Grove where several scenes in Star Wars were filmed. The beauty of this slightly off the beaten path grove of redwoods is not to be missed. The internet connection is slow...don't expect to download big files, it won't happen...and cell service was spotty for us. That seems to be how it is in the area generally. You may need to leave your business behind and simply soak up the peace you can find here. Many thanks to our hosts for sharing their beautiful and unique property with us in such a welcoming way."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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North Coast Travel Tips

The Beauty of North California Coast Vacation Rentals

The Northern California coastline is famous for its beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses and miles of hiking trails through the giant redwood trees in the national state parks. The area is a paradise for nature-lovers who can anticipate seeing herds of elk or migrating whales, depending upon the season. With quiet sandy beaches offering strolls along the water’s edge, museums, wineries and quaint little towns, the spectacular coastline is what keeps visitors returning time and time again to recharge their batteries and de-stress from their busy lives. A luxury vacation home or log cabin offers the perfect retreat.

The Many Benefits of North California Coast Vacation Rentals

For those looking for an away-from-it-all vacation in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings, a vacation rental is the perfect place to stay. Whether you want an ocean view Mendocino home or a secluded Ukiah cabin amidst towering redwoods, there will be something perfect to suit your needs. For those travelling with children, vacation rentals offers the perfect relaxed lodging. Youngsters have room to play, teenagers will enjoy a second TV and internet access and in-laws will appreciate their own private space too. Calculate the cost of a vacation rental home per head and it adds up to a great deal.

Those enjoying outdoor pursuits will welcome the space to store all-weather gear and sports equipment. Return home to a long soak in the warm bath or outdoor hot tub. A home-cooked meal around the fire or outdoors on the porch makes the perfect end to a relaxing day out. Cost, comfort and convenience are the three Cs of a good vacation rental. Enjoy all the modern amenities and comforts of a luxury home-away-from-home as your base for exploring this delightful area.

Things to do From Your North California Coast Lodging

Choosing somewhere with plenty of attractions and things to do is key to avoiding bored children. North California has a host of attractions and unique things to do to suit the most difficult-to-please family! The Skunk Train is a great way to explore more than 40 miles of forest, rivers and natural scenery from Fort Bragg to Willits. These colorful steam or diesel locomotives have been running for over 125 years and offer trips lasting anything from four to seven hours in length. Those who enjoy architecture will want to visit the William Carson Mansion, one of the most photographed Victorian homes in the U.S. The Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum was rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake and can now be toured. Gourmet food-lovers will want to head for the Sonoma Cheese Factory, or go berry picking on the Country Farm Trails. Arts centers, water parks and botanical gardens are all within easy reach of your North California coast vacation rental. “I’m bored” is not something you are likely to hear on this trip!

North California Coast Travel Tips

North California is well served with a number of international airports. Sacramento Airport is 59 miles from Clearlake. Oakland International Airport is 30 miles further south and San Francisco International Airport is around 99 miles from Clearlake. A car is a necessity for making the most of your vacation in this beautiful area but there are plenty of car rentals to choose from at each airport, including 4x4s or convertibles to really feel the wind on your face. Biking, kayaking and horseback riding are all available from your vacation rental home.

Neighborhoods Around Your North California Coast Lodging

Historic Fort Bragg has a host of attractions, miles of oceanfront walking and whale watching during migration. Mendocino National Forest is a great area to visit with abundant wildlife. The Village has some charming shops and is well-known for its excellent restaurants. Visit nearby Russian State Park with its refreshing waterfalls and fern-covered gullies. Lake County is well known for its excellent wine route while Clear Lake is the perfect spot for bass fishing and boating.

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