House, 2 Bedrooms + Futon , 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults over 12)
About Nancy McCarthy
The owner purchased the property in 1995 for her private home. The house and gardens were renovated throughout the years and became known as Quail Ranch since its heavily populated with quail. Several years ago Quail Ranch became a part time vacation rental. The home is kept as it is used by the owner. Personal artifacts, photos, paintings, books, magazines remain in the house for your enjoyment. One or two well behaved , friendly dogs are very welcome. They must be compatible with other dogs since my dogs may be on the same property.
Nancy McCarthy purchased this House in 1995
Why Nancy McCarthy chose Fort Bragg
The Northern Coast of Mendocino is breathtaking! You can experience Mother Nature's very best along the Pacific Ocean with it's wild surf, great variety of wildlife and an incredible feeling of freedom. You can view the ocean and lake from all rooms in the house except the front bedroom
What makes this House unique
From Quail Ranch you can view the infinite number of moods that the ocean churns out, the wildlife and beauty and serenity of Lake Cleone. You can fish, canoe, kayak, or paddle a boat on the lake. You can hike along the ocean, through the forest or walk the ocean path into Fort Bragg. You can experience the beauty of the gardens, watch the deer, birds and other wildlife at Quail Ranch, enjoy the privacy, seclusion and quietness of the completely enclosed property. There is no smoking on the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
After 32 years, our final child out of the house, we finally took time for ourselves. It was our time for our next chapter of our life.. the 60's.
It was the first time we took time alone. Nancy's home is a place for relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit. It is a haven for Having a cup of coffee and seeing the ocean is the best. It is the best getaway place. You can write a book, unwind, renew or change the focus of your life for the better.
We are thankful that we could bring our puppies with us.
We have an 80 pound 8 year old English Cream Retriever and a 107 pound 19 month Labrador. They LOVED the place. We did not know there was a small stream on the property until they came back with muddy paws and wet legs. Bring extra towels for your puppies' paws. Thank you Nancy for opening up your home and heart for others to experience your wonderful and peaceful home.
Beautiful dog friendly place.
We all enjoyed our stay so much in your beautiful home. Thank you for making us feel so at home upon arrival. The location was great, the home was beautifully decorated and very comfortable and the yard was gorgeous. Spent many hours on back deck enjoying the ocean view and the dogs especially enjoyed wading in the creek that mianders through back yard .
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Quail Ranch and appreciated the beauty of the location. I’ve been told by many of my house guests that after arriving, they have just scrapped their tourist plans and stayed in or around the house to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Our favorite place to stay.
We discovered Quail Ranch about seven years ago, and we knew we had found the perfect place to stay on the Mendocino Coast. The house sits on a beautiful piece of property. From every room you see trees, shrubs, flowers and birds, with a view of the ocean in the distance. Depending on the tides, you can hear the sound of the waves. Leaving the back of the property, we walk the trail around Lake Cleone, and arrive at the ocean in about ten minutes. Everything about the house is welcoming. The interior has a distinctive aesthetic, with wonderful art everywhere you look. The beds are quite comfortable, with plenty of pillows for reading in bed. The kitchen is well-stocked. Nancy is a non-intrusive owner, and she is responsive to any questions or concerns. The Mendocino Coast has been our favorite vacation spot for decades and became even more special since we began staying at Quail Ranch.
The house fit our needs perfectly. We didn't bring our dog, but it would have been perfect if we did. The gardens and view can't be beat.
Upon arrival we were greeted by filth. Cobwebs and mice/rat droppings Dog hair. Not child friendly.
This place looks like it needs some TLC. Nancy made it clear at check in that children are not welcome here. The water is non potable and this is not divulged until after your credit card is charged. The floor was filthy like never been cleaned before our arrival. Every dish and utensil in kitchen had to be cleaned prior to use. The coffee pot was full of old moldy coffee grounds. Disgusting. Every room full of cobwebs and spiders. Every room infested with ants. Kitchen a complete ants disaster. If a camping experience is what you are interested in this is the place for you. The furniture needs replacing. Beds are completely broken down and wake up sleeping in a hole. The sofa is so old and many of the cushions were torn or would easily tear just by sitting. I do not recommend this rental property.
This vindictive response from this house guest was expected. I kept their refund because their children ruined a leather couch that is the main seating area in the living room . The seat cushions were deeply scratched with some sort of tool and they never apologized or even mentioned it to me. I discovered it after they left.
They chose to make up this list of negative comments in retaliation. I consider this to be nasty, childish behavior. You can judge the honesty of their words by reading the reviews of all of the previous house guests. Everyone else seems to love Quail Ranch.
Nancy of Quail Ranch
We have stayed at Quail Ranch several times during the Christmas season and it has become our official "Christmas House". It is a beautiful and well maintained home with a cozy feel. It is a peaceful place to watch the ocean and view the stars at night. Nancy is a wonderful and thoughtful hostess and you can tell she loves her home and enjoys sharing it with people who appreciate this very special location.
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I love Quail Ranch and am pleased that many other people do, too!
Quail Ranch borders Mackerricher State Park