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Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This exquisite Asian jewel is set in beautiful, peaceful, private gardens with a large pond. Gorgeous custom-made furniture, Bose surround-sound, spa-like glass block shower. Quiet, clean, radiant heat under bamboo floor warms the soul and feet. A truly inspiring space with tons of architectural details. Quarter of a mile walk over sand dunes (50 yards away) offers unique access to shoreline of Ten Mile beach and river in the Fort Bragg sunbelt. Because this section of beach is only by private access, it's relatively deserted. Many guests choose to come for a solo retreat. There's a deck and props for yoga, a firepit with wood provided, and a barbeque with charcoal provided. 40 bird species within a one mile radius of the cottage.
Come, relax, unwind, decompress from the city and reenergize your spirit!

Sleep in comfortable queen Flo-Bed (latex) with the surf as a lullaby and birds as your alarm. Four state parks nearby for kayaking, canoeing, hiking etc. Fort Bragg and Mendocino shops and restaurants 10 to 20 minutes respectively. Lost Coast 30 min. north of Westport.

Sorry, no pets.
Licensed massage therapist available on-site by reservation

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 640 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Only outside on the deck...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No railing on deck and unfenced natural pond...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size deluxe latex Bed (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • spa-like glass block walk- in shower

Other Amenities

  • Swimming in the natural pond is possible. The Japanese garden is a main attraction. Sand dunes are just steps away....moreless


  • Books:

    Collection of art, architecture, garden,etc...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Adjacent to State Park Preserve. Sand dunes lead to shoreline of Ten Mile River. Access from the private lane,so beach is relatively deserted. Sand dunes hold heat =sunbelt....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Ft, Bragg has shops, restaurants, movies, landromat, banks, etc....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    One property away from State Park Dune Preserve and shoreline....moreless

  • Rural:

    7 miles north of town of Ft. Bragg...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Large glass topped coffee table, outside bistro table and chairs, folding teak tables and new picnic table with benches in the garden....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit, wood provided...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    2 yoga mats, props, exercise ball...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor radiant heat, cozy on bare feet...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    for local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    outside firepit with chaise lounges...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Has reusable gold filter....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully equipped including juicer and blender...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    for rent in Ft. Bragg...moreless

  • Boat:

    Party fishing boats and sail boats in Noyo harbor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    new lighted stairway from deck into garden area with chaises and firepit...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course in Little River...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals in Noyo Harbor or Big River...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive Japanese garden for wandering, sitting, eating, having a glass of wine, meditating. Large south-facing windows look out into garden and stairs make it easily accessible....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small Weber barbeque with charcoal provided...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in Little River and Ft. Bragg...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Dive shop on Hwy 1...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    swimming in natural pond Big, new CV Starr Center in Ft. Bragg with lap pool, gym, spin, yoga, Lazy River, classes, etc....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 126 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250


damage deposit is fully refundable assuming no damage.

Stays longer than 7 nights are negotiable

25$/night/person over 2 people

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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189 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento or San Francisco
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Piaci's (beer, wine and food)
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River (public)
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Historic Skunk Train Ft. Bragg- Willits
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Purple Rose (Mexican)
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ten Mile River and Beach

Car: Necessary

Swimming in natural pond on property is possible. An outdoor firepit with chaise lounges is available.

Licensed professional masseuse available on-site by reservation. Sand dunes just steps away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I'm a 34 year resident of Fort Bragg- all that time practicing as a psychotherapist but now retired. My other occupation is tending my Japanese garden! I love walking on the virtually deserted dunes and stretch of Ten Mile beach. All my guests comment on the serene, peaceful feeling of the property and the attention to detail. I live in the main house on the property.

Why the Owner Chose Fort Bragg, CA, USA:
I custom built the cottage originally for friends to enjoy when visiting.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace, quiet, beautiful natural surroundings and easy access to a little used stretch of the beach. 40 bird species within a one mile radius of cottage.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • living room

    living room

  • flower niche

    flower niche

  • bathroom with slate vanity,floor and vessel sink

    bathroom with slate vanity,floor and vessel sink

  • glass block walk-in shower and custom bamboo glass doors

    glass block walk-in shower and custom bamboo glass doors

  • bedroom that can be closed off with sliding doors

    bedroom that can be closed off with sliding doors

  • west walkway and custom screen

    west walkway and custom screen

  • view from east entance

    view from east entance

  • looking from east toward cottage

    looking from east toward cottage

  • fire pit with chaises

    fire pit with chaises

  • pond peninsula in morning

    pond peninsula in morning

  • Buddha in the bamboo

    Buddha in the bamboo

  • garden work shed

    garden work shed

  • looking from living room toward kitchen

    looking from living room toward kitchen

  • Japanese tansu chest with desk, storage and entertaiment center

    Japanese tansu chest with desk, storage and entertaiment center

  • looking towards garden

    looking towards garden

  • circular window with custom screen

    circular window with custom screen

  • view of garden from west deck

    view of garden from west deck

  • front of cottage with custom old growth redwood doors

    front of cottage with custom old growth redwood doors

  • view of east entrance

    view of east entrance

  • garden and pond

    garden and pond

  • Siberian Iris reflected in pond

    Siberian Iris reflected in pond

  • entrance to the property

    entrance to the property

  • the dunes

    the dunes

  • facing south side

    facing south side

VRBO #260687

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 16, 2017

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