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Recent North Coast reviews

  • A New World - Heaven on Earth!!!

    "We scheduled this vacation in November because this was the first year in many that we weren't able to go on our annual Maui trip. So we planned this mini vacation so at least we could see the ocean in November. This home exceeded all of our expectations and no one wanted to leave especially our 3 small children. The owners have thought through every detail to ensure their guests feel comfortable, spoiled and relaxed. You truly wake up every morning to paradise with a panoramic views and the sounds of the crashing waves. The wildlife visitors especially the deer’s are such a treat as well. We are planning to make this home a part of our regular vacation schedule."
    Guest: Darcy Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • What an incredible little cottage!

    "I came to this little cottage on the coast for what I hoped would be a relaxing weekend, and I don't think I could have found a better spot! I'm already looking at my calendar to figure out when I can come back and bring my boyfriend because it would be perfect for a couple. Actually, I'd love to bring everyone I love to this place so they can experience the happiness I did while I stayed there. Having a solo weekend getaway was what I needed, and this place exceeded my expectations in a big way! I was comfortable and although I was alone this place didn't make me feel lonely. It's spacious, yet cozy, and it's pretty well equipped with most of what you'd need. The hot tub was divine, especially at night under the stars...or early morning you can watch the sunrise while relaxing in the hot tub. It was magical. There were a few minor things that I noticed and wanted to mention. The sheets and bedding had been washed in very heavy scented detergent, and it was a bit overwhelming. I'm sensitive to fragrance and have to admit it was hard to fall asleep because of the strong scent of the pillows and sheets. I'd suggest using detergent that is fragrance free for guests that have a sensitivity to that sort of thing. The other thing was the shower had a curtain only, but no inner plastic lining. So as I was showering I had to keep the actual curtain inside the shower because otherwise water was getting all over the floor...but in keeping the curtain inside the shower it was constantly sticking to me as I tried to shower. I'd recommend a simple, plastic shower liner so there's no water mess, the cute fish shower curtain doesn't get mold damage or ruined, and so guests can shower a little easier. These are merely suggestions, and not complaints. I had such a great time that these minor details weren't a biggie but I felt I should mention them anyway. All in all, I had a wonderful stay at Tom and Susan's ocean front cottage home. I want to thank them both for sharing this truly special place with me. Tom was very nice and I'm glad I was able to meet him right before I left. Unfortunately I was not able to meet Susan but hope to next time I stay. I met many locals and explored the surrounding area during me two night stay. The weather was absolutely perfect...in fact, it was even hot and it's October! I couldn't have asked for a better getaway and it was one of the best weekends of my life, and one I will never forget!"
    Guest: Nicole J. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Thank you Alex!...

    "Steph and I want to thank you so much for being able to retreat to your home. It is a special place from the unassuming and gentle approach to the beautiful views, layout, provisions, attention to detail, very friendly donkey and curious deer. Thank you so much for your kind last minute accommodations to our situation. Stephanie and I truly loved gazing north westerly from the great room, all upwardly during our evening walks with the dogs, and to the setting sun during late afternoon hikes along the beach. Steph even took a marched all the way up to the top of the hill and met some of your kind neighbors there. I'm trying to figure out how to post a comment on the website, and will check with Steph on how to do so. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time at your home. We will be sure to return and recommend to friends as well. Take good care, Chris"
    Guest: Chris P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Photos don't do it justice

    "The property is truly spectacular. It's like living in an arboretum. Everywhere you turn are immaculate gardens boasting mature fruit trees, redwoods, a bamboo forest, and thousands of flowers everywhere. There is even a sole 1,000 year old redwood on the property. Once you turn off the main road to drive up to the property your adventure begins. It's a least a mile up an unpaved, dark, somewhat off-putting "road". We were convinced we were lost in the woods. Then you reach an electric gate, punch in the passcode, and enter into the fenced property. The dark trees fall away and every where you look are sweeping views and expansive lawns. This property is HUGE and extremely well kept. We never saw a gardener the whole time, so I'm not sure how they maintain it. The cottage is small, nice and well kept. It's not luxury, but it's appealing in a shabby-chic way. It was very clean and beds were super comfie. The kitchen could use a few more amenities, like cutting knives and more glasses. But it's country living, so we didn't expect high-end kitchen toys. The (unheated) pool is incredible. It's gigantic and we had it all to ourselves. There were some fun inflatables and diving masks on hand. The kids could be as loud as they wanted to be and not disturb anyone else. Someone appeared to clean it at night and remove all the flower petals that blew in it all day long. This place is quiet and relaxing. We saw Roland twice and he was helpful, but mainly kept to himself. There must be an army of workers hidden somewhere, but we didn't see them. If you want to unwind in beautiful surroundings away from the crowds this place will not disappoint."
    Guest: Marin Momma Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 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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