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Private Cove& Beach, Great House For Entertaining, optional Wedding Venue

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom,3 Bath, 5 Acres, Private Beach, Ocean Bluff Gardens

A home designed for entertaining, 2 master bedrooms, 2 guest bedrooms, 3 baths, a double air mattress . 10 guests allowed inside. RV and Campers welcome for additional fee. Pet friendly.

20' sunken living room and a Dining room/solarium. The private cove is ready for a bonfire on the beach. There is a fire pit and hot tub, room for camping . Easy access to beach rock fishing and abalone cove. Adjacent to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Perfect place for bird and whale

watching from the bluffs. Watch the sunsets the long bench. There is fire pit area and a hot tub deck located away from the house. Lots of privacy. Horse shoes, croquet, volleyball and indoor games. Wedding venue fee additional $2200.00.

More Details

Holly Kuchar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Holly Kuchar

I have been part of the community for 45 years. I retired , married and travel the world with my husband. Malcolm is a portrait artist, musician and a classic car enthusiast. Holly has raised and married her children on this very special property.

Holly Kuchar purchased this house in 1977

Why Holly Kuchar chose Fort Bragg

This property is magical. This property is the first place I slept when I came to Fort Bragg 45 years ago, but I did not own it for 5 years. There has been a child born here, a sweat lodge at the beach, family reunions, my company 's parties and numerous weddings. It is constantly recharged with love and joy. I view myself as a guardian with a sincere desire to share the property with others and one hand it down to my grandchildren.

What makes this house unique

The property is near town and off Highway 1. It borders the Mendocino Botanical Gardens on the North and accessed bu a private lane. There are 4 ponds, an ocean meadow, bluffs and a private cove with a year round stream. There is go Abalone diving and rock fishing. Walk to the point for sunsets, play in the meadow, enjoy all the property has to offer.


Fort Bragg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , First Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Hall Bath with Japanese Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second Master Bedroom
  • Continuous hot water system. Master bedroom has a a large jacuzzi bathroom tub and shower head. The second master bedroom has a shower. The hall bathroom has a Japanese soaking tub/shower. It is very handy for people with disabilities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located off the hall across from bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a view of the meadow, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located off the hall across from bathroom.
  • There is also a porta crib/play pen and a high chair. also a double air mattress and extra linens. Can accommodate 10.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Will consider parties inside the house for additional fee. Wedding venue $2200. additional fee. Maximum guest count 99. Tent may be put up day before check in and day after checkout


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Cove& Beach, Great House For Entertaining, optional Wedding Venue
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

So peaceful with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth or fifth visit to Holly's Meadow. Our first visit was for my daughter's wedding and reception, it was so beautiful! We just got home from an amazing relaxing time with the whole family. There's enough room for everyone to have their own space or hang out together. You can take a short walk to the private beach or the cliff's where there's a chair and a bench (carved from logs) where we relaxed and enjoyed the view. Their is windows along the front of the home where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and meadow. My whole family enjoys her home and we always make beautiful memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love you, too. Wishing all the best in the New Year. Holly and Charlotte
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Beautiful location on the ocean. Very spacious and clean, with comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

Holly, the owner, was very friendly and responsive, communicating by e-mail since she was away. The caregiver, Charlotte, was amazing. Although she was within arms' reach on the property, she checked in to make sure all was well, yet respected our privacy. The property is conveniently located between Ft. Bragg and Mendocino. We cooked Thanksgiving there and found a number of kitchen items to be missing or in poor condition. The house was spotless and the beds comfy.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. Other than the potato peeler (which of course should of been there) and burnt potholder which has been replaced, was there any thing else in kitchen which needs replacing? Charlotte and I are very pleased your family spent a enjoyable Thanksgiving in our home.
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Amazing Oasis, Great Event or getaway Venue

  • 5 of 5

This is an oasis not to be missed, the property goes out to the ocean on an amazing bluff... you have your own northern Cali beach... with beautiful keep grounds.. Caroline the manger lives in the grounds and is so amazing!! We went here for a bachelorette weekend and it could not have been any better!! We all will be returning!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlotte and Holly was so very glad to host you ladies. Thank you for leaving the house and property was clean. You are all welcome back anytime.
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My family had a great time at Hollys Meadows in Fort Bragg at my dads 83rd birthday!

  • 5 of 5

Hollys meadow was a perfect place for our dads 83rd birthday/ spring break for the kids. Beautiful landscape, all the amenities you need. The property is located next door to the Botanical Gardens where we bought some rhoderdendrum flowers. My mom and dads favorite city to visit when my mom was alive. My dad loved the ocean views from his room. I hope we can visit again every year. Thanks Holly and Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rudy, It was our please to help make your Dads birthday wish come true.
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Holly's Beach House

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! The property suited the various needs of our large extended family perfectly. We were fortunate to enjoy some beautiful January weather, so we took walks down to the beach and played games on the lawn. The hot tub and fire pit were just right in the evenings. Everything was as described on VRBO, though one has to visit to truly appreciate the beautiful spot. Both the owner, Holly and caretaker Charlotte were very helpful and friendly. I would absolutely recommend this property to friends. In fact our family has already talked about making a return trip.

Thanks for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible property with a private beach! We rented this for my sisters wedding two years ago and again for a weekend getaway with friends. Large kitchen, 4 bedrooms and room to camp outdoors also! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
San Francisco International, OaKland,Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Noyo Fishing ville and dowtown Fort Bragg
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Train
4 Miles
The Skunk
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1 and Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Noyo Fishing Village and Fort Bragg
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

The use of property is additional fee for groups up to 99. We are limited to 14 weddings a year.

Year around Art Classes at the Mendocino Art Center. There are many yearly events and festivals Writers Conference, Wine Song (Sept) Mendocino Music Festival ( July), Crab and Wine Day (Jan)s ,Art in The Gardens in Aug, Mendocino Film Festival in May,

world's largest Salmon BBQ and parade in Mendocino (4th of July)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $130
Pet Fee $25
Hot tub $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Hot tub optional $75. RV and Campers allowed $15.00 per person thru 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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