House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Why Owner chose Fort Bragg
We enjoyed visiting the Mendocino Coast for many years, so when the first opportunity presented itself to purchase a lovely plot of land, we took full advantage. Having Cedar Run built to our specifications, was very rewarding and we've enjoyed the property ever since. We like sharing this comfortable, all-cedar home with family and friends and offer it for your enjoyment, too! Your Hosts, Jim and Shirl Gay
What makes this House unique
The Mendocino Coast is home to THE best abalone diving in the world!! We have provided an outdoor shower/sink for those who participate in this sport.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Peaceful and Relaxing
We had a fantastic time at Cedar Run. My fiance and I stayed for over a week with our dogs and spent the majortity of our time roaming the dunes and the beach. It was wonderful being able to walk out the door and be immersed in nature. We explored daily for hours and rarely saw another person. Every day we'd find new micro environments out on the dunes, our dogs especially loved the creek and the miles of empty beaches. Coming from the busy and congested bay area, it was exactly what we were looking for.
The cabin is cozy and we loved coming back to the hot tub and wood stove. Fort Bragg is a great town with wonderful food and excellent shops. Shirl was very easy to communicate with and extremely welcoming and accomodating. We will definitely be back 😍�
We so enjoyed having you as guests, and what a delight ~ having you, as a honeymoon couple, choose Cedar Run for your get-away.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Jim & Shirl
A quiet haven on the North Coast
This home is very private. It is far enough from hwy 1 that you are not aware of the highway. All you hear is wind in the trees and the crash of the surf beyond the dunes. The views from the back deck are woods and fields. One of the best features is the fact you can walk out the door, go out to the dunes or the beach without crossing a road or seeing another person. The meadow directly behind the house is quite lovely and LARGE. Our German Shepherd who is a Chuckit fanatic got to run till he could run no more (which takes a bit). Yes the place is dog friendly. I'm sure kids would love it too.
While the place feels like you're your deep in the country, in reality downtown Fort Bragg is maybe about ten minutes away. Access to shops, restaurants and activities is actually pretty convenient.
The house is nicely appointed and very comfortable. When we were last here it rained a lot so we spent more time than usual indoors reading and we felt in no way deprived. The kitchen is a good size and well equipped. My wife enjoys cooking and found the selection of equipment to be good and basic spices and some staples are provided. You won't have to purchase every little thing if you wish to cook for yourself. Everything has been clean and well maintained when we've been here.
In a nut shell, we like coming to Mendocino. This is the place we will book whenever we can.
Actually one minor thing. the driveway is gravel with a kind of high center in a few places. We alway drive a Jeep or our Subaru station wagon and it's no problem and I imagine most vehicles wouldn't have an issue. However, if you drive a seriously slammed Porsche or BMW you might want to not bring it. Certainly inquire when you book.
Christmas family get together
we rented this house for a Christmas get away with our adult children. We all met up at the house and we were certainly pleased! The house was cozy and comfortable. The owners put some Christmas touches around the house which we added to. The house is very private. It had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the walk to the beach! The ocean and dunes were awesome. It was one of the best Christmas celebrations we've ever had. Thank you Shirl and Jim for making our stay a memorable one
Location is great, lots of room indoors and out. Our dogs loved it also! The house had everything you could need and the spa and wood stove where a welcome bonus. The binders with house information and local attractions were very helpful. You can hear the pounding of the surf from the back deck. We hiked to the beach and had it all to ourselves. Well worth the trip. We had many visits from the local residents - deer, blue jays, humming birds, etc. This property is a real gem. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!
Secluded, comfortable and FANTASTIC
We had a FANTASTIC August vacation at Cedar run. We hiked the dunes and went beachcombing nearly every day, then soothed our sore muscles in the hot tub every night. We saw two beautiful sunsets and enjoyed two amazing full or near-full moon nights. Our dogs were in heaven. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property. Lots of nature to see and hear, right from the deck of the house! All different kinds of birds, including hummingbirds; deer; wild turkeys; and we even saw a bobcat in the driveway one afternoon.
While you're in the area, try to visit Pacific Star winery in a few miles north in Westport. The quality of their reds and use of lesser known grapes is great, and the property is breathtaking.
We found ice cream sandwiches in the freezer when we arrived and thoroughly enjoyed them after our long walks, so we bought more and left several for the next vacationers. :-) Can't wait to go back!
Perfect Family Get-Away
There were six of us which included three generations of our family, ranging in age from 4 to 86, enjoying a lovely three night mini-vacation at Cedar Run. We found Shirl & Jim a real pleasure to communicate with & they were very attentive to our questions. Directions to Cedar Run were easy to follow. The Informational Binder provided at the home was helpful with regards to Fort Bragg/Mendocino Emergency Numbers, secondary contact names & phone numbers, & suggestions of favorite restaurants.
The location of Cedar Run was perfect as we had other family members camping at MacKerricher State Park which made for an easy drive to the campground when we wanted to visit with them. We fell in love with Cedar Run as soon as we opened the front door. The family room was lovely. The oak dining room table was spacious and beautiful. The kitchen was comfortably set up and easy to maneuver around for food preparation. The downstairs bedroom was very pretty and the bed extremely comfortable. The upstairs loft beds were very comfortable as well. The deck was quite spacious and the view of a lovely, serene, tree-lined meadow was spectacular. We enjoyed having tranquil & relaxing time in the spa as well as visiting around the patio table. We went for a leisurely, enjoyable, and most interesting walk to the private beach. We were most impressed by the solitude and quiet surroundings of Cedar Run. We felt safe & secure during our stay. Cedar Run was indeed a most pleasurable & memorable get-away for us to forever remember. It was the perfect home-away-from-home. We truly had a marvelously relaxing time and we look forward to staying again in the future.
Thank you Shirl & Jim for your hospitality.
What a lovely review and you covered all the bases! We are so happy when we hear that guests have truly enjoyed their stay.
We love having guests such as yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back.
Skunk Train over to Willits/full day or half-day trips offered.
Botanical Gardens are a 'must', located in Ft. Bragg. Also, Starr Aquatic Center.