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Recent North Coast reviews

  • PACIFIC BEAUTY

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: TO VIEW THE WAVES ABOVE THE SEA, OBSERVE THE SEAGULLS CAREFREE GLIDE, THEN NEBENZAHL’S THE PLACE TO BE YOU’LL OVERPERCH THE OCEAN WIDE. TO IRISH BEACH JUST WEND YOUR WAY, YOU’VE FOUND THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY Manager responded on 3/14/2015: Hello Mr. Ford! Thank you so much for the positive review. So glad you enjoyed your stay once again. Always a pleasure. See you next time! -Franchesca"
    Guest: Ronald Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • A perfect choice for a Mendocino vacation

    "My family and I highly recommend Blue Heron. We were a party of five adults, with a sixth joining us for two nights of our one-week stay, and Blue Heron offered everything we needed to have a wonderful time together. The house is even larger and more beautiful than the pictures indicate. For instance, there is a large dining room table in the living area at which we could work on a big puzzle at one end and sit together for meals at the other. There was also seating at the island in the kitchen area for more casual chatting over our morning coffee. The kitchen is beautifully appointed and organized, so many of us could comfortably cook together (hint: Safeway in Fort Bragg is close and excellent for groceries). Another huge plus was the ample leisure seating—there were sofas in cozy areas, a huge sofa in front of the picture windows, and a sofa near the fire. Everyone always had a place to sprawl and read or talk together. My daughter and her husband enjoyed their private bath and bedroom; my husband and I loved the master suite with its own big windows and balcony access, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom that included a Jacuzzi and gas fireplace! My bachelor son claimed the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. And my six-foot plus brother claimed that he was perfectly comfortable on one of the two (full) futons in the game room for the two nights when he came to stay with us. Another plus was the hot tub, wonderful for relaxing in the evening while watching the sunset. Of course, Blue Heron is convenient to everything. We loved Russian Gulch, which is right next door. In fact, on the last morning, my husband went there for a fast goodbye to its magnificent landscape and ocean views and saw not one but two whales breech! A grand conclusion to a grand vacation. Thank you, Saundra and Eric. And thank you for your very prompt responses to our few questions, before, during, and after our stay."
    Guest: KatyK Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Week at Sea Ranch

    "My partner and I, both architects from Chicago, studied The Sea Ranch community in architecture school. The Sea Ranch has always been a place that we have wanted to visit but never had the chance until recently. The photos on the VRBO website for this house do not do it justice. We had a fantastic stay here at this home. The ability to enjoy a week of silence among the redwoods was better than we could have imagined. City living did not prepare us for the experience of enjoying morning coffee and meditation in the silence on the roof deck among the redwoods and of seeing the stars at night from the roof deck. It was truly inspiring. The only noise we really heard were the occasional car from a neighbor driving by and the breeze through the trees. In fact, there are so many trees around the home that you could not see neighboring homes while enjoying the spa or sitting on the roof deck or from most any window in the house. We cooked most of our own meals. The kitchen had plenty of counter space, every type of utensil, cookware, dishes and flatware that we needed. Sitting in front of the fire in the fireplace at night was a treat with plenty of firewood available. The wood paneled walls and ceiling and the wood floors reminded me of the summer cottages in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY. You can see the pride and care the owners take in the home. We felt very welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the experience! We hope to be back again in the future!!"
    Guest: Robert D. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 26, 2015
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  • Casa Canon Retreat

    "We had an wonderful time at Casa Canon! The drive there alone is breathtaking and then to arrive to your own little hideaway in the middle of a forest with ocean views is amazing. There is a condo attatched but the owners were there and you never see or hear them from the townhouse. It's very private. The decor is modern and very tasteful. Loved evey touch. Beds are the best I've slept on with bamboo sheets and the master has skylights to look up at the stars. Heaven! The hot tub was a daily routine and the views from it and every room in the house are fantastic! The walk to the beach is beautiful and you must take the trail alongside the pond. Loved everything at this property and hope to be back!!"
    Guest: Cara Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
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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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