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Classic Beach House on State Park Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8))

We are located approximately 50 feet from the boundary of MacKerricher Beach State Park on an acre of sand dunes on Ward Ave just 3 miles north of the town of Fort Bragg. Unlike many, if not most, of the houses on the North Coast we are at beach level and just (2)minutes from the sand and miles of walkable beach. One can walk the uncrowded beach north to Inglenook Fen or south on the old logging 'Haul Road' through MacKerricher all the way into town. The view from the house south is of 'Laguna Point' which is a prime spot for viewing sea lions and migrating whales.

The house is a classic beach house. It is not fancy but has everything one needs. We have loved it for 40 years because of its location and casual comfort. It is great for children and grandchildren who love the easy access to the sand, the large wraparound deck and sleeping in the loft. Please note the sleeping accomodations: We have just completed an addition of a second bedroom.The original bedroom has a new, queen, memoryfoam bed; the new bedroom has a new queen bed; the den has a queen hide-a-bed; and the loft has two queen beds side by side and one single bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped and there is cable TV, DVD/VCR and small stereo with i-pod dock for those that want them. WE NOW HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET.

Keywords: Beach front;Ocean Front

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Eric Nelson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Eric Nelson

I own this house with my sisters. We inherited it from our parents who lived in it for 15 years after Dad retired. My folks chose the location for its beauty and historical ties. My grandfather learned his trade as a saw filer in the old Fort Bragg lumber mill and my great-grandfather was killed in the nearby woods in a logging accident over 100 years ago.

Eric Nelson purchased this house in 1969

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I can't imagine a better week! The kitchen had everything we needed, there were plenty of beds and blankets, great family movies, showers were hot & toilets flushed, and the beach was across the street. We flew your kite, rode our bikes and walked our dog every day and night. The location is amazing! The state park and beaches are clean. Great local grocery stores. It was very relaxing and like home. I hope we cared for your home,as you would have. So, thank you."
Mar 2012
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Fort Bragg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4) One in each bedroom and two in the loft., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Classic Beach House on State Park Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This house has been in my family for 60+ years and wth the recent improvements, it's even more cozy! Love this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best bike, beach, beds, blue skies, birds and booze !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and it was so comfortable! Beautiful view and easy access to the beach and sand. Also Easy access to the bike trail! Too bad we have to leave but we will come back as often as possible ❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, California

It was perfect for our purposes which were relaxing and hiking around mckerriker state park.

  • 5 of 5

This is an older property. Well maintained and provisioned. The location is excellent for beach walking and walks to mckerriker. Not far from restaurants in Fort Bragg. Owner is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley CA

Great location, fun open house. Perfact views. Homey and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had great weather. Nice company and an overall good relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this property!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I have stayed here 3 times and absolutely love this property. Very comfortable. Located right across the street from the ocean ~doesn't get much better than this. The owner Eric is very easy to work with. Hoping to take my husband and some family members here this summer.

Can't go wrong with this one.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here two weeks ago to celebrate my 50th birthday! We all had the best time! The house had everything we needed for our stay. It was great having two full baths and the kitchen had everything you could think of. We spent our days at the beach, just a few steps away, playing different outdoor games. Morning walks on the beach and BBQ dinners at night!!! Beautiful view from living-room windows. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

$250.00 refundable deposit to hold reservation - due with signed rental agreement. Balance due 30 days before arrival.