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Nye Ranch-Mendocino Coast Beach Ranch-Private Path to Ocean-Pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Nye Ranch is the perfect setting for group or family retreats, and intimate weddings!! A private beach is directly in front of the property. New in 2016 is an organic vegetable and flower farm on the north end of the property. We have also updated the entire interior of the house. Our 100 yr old fir floors are stunning!! Check out the Nye Ranch on Facebook.

This is a unique, 100 year old, fenced 6-acre ocean view property on the California coast. The Nye Ranch was originally a 100-acre dairy. The home is tastefully furnished with antiques, and decorated with art by local artists; giving it a warm, lived in, but up to date modern feel. There is a private flat path to the beach. Well behaved pets are welcome and require a small fee.

There are llamas and horses on the property. You can view whales, an extraordinary variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife, from the private ocean view deck, or from the spotting scope inside the house. Very kid friendly!!!

Immediately fronting the property is an oceanfront pedestrian road where you can walk, jog, or bike for miles (no cars). It is now open all the way into the town of Fort Bragg. The 'haul' road (as it is called) is fabulous for family bike rides or peaceful seaside walks. MacKerricher State Park is an easy walk or bike ride, 1/2 mile north. The town of Fort Bragg is 2 miles south.

This is a great comfortable home for a large family gathering and wonderful for all ages!! The Nye Ranch is a highly scenic, special place that you will never forget.

The Nye Ranch was used as a location in the feature length film The Calm at The Edge of the Sea and in the short film Hallelujah. It has hosted movie making crews, musical recording artists, screenwriters, nurses, yoga retreats, various women's and men's groups, diving and kayaking groups, small weddings, as well as family get togethers and reunions of all sorts.

The property is wonderfully suited for group retreats as there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy family and friends, while still being able to escape and find solitude, serenity, and peace of mind in your own private space. It's the perfect getaway!!

Do not pay through Western Union or with untraceable money orders as there are frauds out there scamming rental properties. Our calendar is not always up to date as people rearrange their arrivals and departures and we try our best to accommodate their requests. Please write to us for available dates.

Keywords: House, Ranch, 6 acres, ocean, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Cleone, north coast, wedding, private, pet friendly, deck, spa, hot tub, reunion, abalone, whale watch.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Karin

We have owned the Nye Ranch for over a decade and do our best to retain the original feel of the ranch. It was the Gillespie Quality Dairy in the 40s and the Gillespie family has been kind enough to share some of their remarkable history with us. Their father built the original shack at McKerricher State Park where one of the Gillespie boys was born when McKerricher was part of the ranch.

Karin purchased this house in 2002

Why Karin chose Fort Bragg

Best deck on the coast. Great place for the whole family. Plenty of private places in the house. The northern California coastline is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come enjoy the magic of the area.

What makes this house unique

Our home is perfect for extended families and small group retreats. It is very cozy and feels like 'home'. Pet friendly. Borders MacKerricher State Park.


Fort Bragg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Outside shower also available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Wedding venue. Pet friendly.


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Glass Beach
"Bike trail along the coast from the Nye Ranch!! Unreal views!!"
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
"Gorgeous botanical gardens on the coast highway. Lovely path to the beach."
MacKerricher State Park
"Whale and seal viewing. Walking and bike trail to town or north to the sand dunes."
Headlands Coffeehouse
"Nightly music and great coffee and desserts."
Silver's at the Wharf
"Fabulous view and very nice dinner service."
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria
"The BEST pizza in the world. Loud casual pub style dining. Always crowded but you can take ..."
Skunk Train
Taka's Grill
"A little surprise sushi restaurant in town."
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill
"Great for beer lovers."
Cowlicks Hand Made Ice Cream
"Seriously good home made ice cream!"
Cucina Verona
"Nice bar and good food. Only 2 miles away."
Mendo Bistro -- CLOSED
"Good food downtown."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Little RIver or Santa Rosa
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Skunk Train
Car: not necessary

Walking, biking on old haul road in front of property. Ocean is right in front of the property. Weddings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please do not pay through Western Union. If asked to do this it is fraudulent.
Please call regarding Holiday pricing.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund