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Recent North Coast reviews

  • Delightful Home-Superb location

    "We absolutely loved staying at The Bluffs! It was perfect for us in every way! We couldn't stop smiling when we arrived and saw the views, the impeccable design and cleanliness. The master bedroom is spacious and lovely. The bed is so comfortable...aaah! The owner has created a vacation home that is both cozy yet pristine and classy. The ocean views are fabulous! It is an ideal location, close to the bluff trail and easy to get to Gualala town. The owner, John went out of his way to accommodate us and facilitate our most wonderful stay. We hope to return to The Bluffs again and again. We couldn't have asked for a better Sea Ranch home to stay at. Thank you, John! We;ll be back!"
    Guest: Jessica F. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Easter Weekend

    "This was a great get away for my family and I. We enjoyed the cozy Lake House feeling with the lake sounds and the throwback vhs movies."
    Guest: Peter Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • A Family Gathering To Celebrate The New Year

    "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: Daisy Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 23, 2015
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  • Lawrence and Sarah

    "This is was a New Year's three night stay with two other couples. It was like stepping into your own dream house perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. All the comments you read on this property are true...so I won't repeat them again. We will be back! Thanks Ruth for offering such a wonderful experience. Warm Regards, Lawrence"
    Guest: Lawrence Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 23, 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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