Spectacular ocean front on Mendocino sea cliffs near wineries. Massive sea stacks in cove below - 7 person Hot Springs Jacuzzi - well equipped kitchen - expansive upper and lower decks - game room with darts and foosball - satellite TV - sleeps 8.
This attractive house has stunning ocean views in three directions, one north to the inlet of the Navarro River, and to the east are the coastal mountains. It is an easy coastal drive to charming historic Mendocino Village and in another direction to Navarro Redwood State Park and beyond to the many wineries of Anderson ValIey. Try some Pinot Noir at one of the daily wine tasting events. Stop along Hwy. 128 to hike in the majestic redwood forest and find secluded warm water "swimming holes" upstream on the Navarro River. Throw a frisbee or build a driftwood fort at the Navarro River Beach one mile north.
The house comfortably accommodates friend and family groups as well as couples. With a living room, game room and decks on two levels there is space for folks to gather together or spread out to read and just stare at the ocean.
Two comfortable couches centered around a wood burning fireplace make the living room a favorite spot to stretch out and read around a good fire at night. A ceiling fan cools the area at the end of hot days. There is a small but mighty sound system and some music we like. Bring your own CDs too. The dining room table is a great place to play card or board games. The master bedrooms and game room have cable TV. Books and movie DVDs are stocked.
The kitchen is well equipped for cooks - starting with a gas stove, many pots and pans, drip and french press coffee pots, Crate and Barrel melamine dishes, cookbooks, and stainless steel wine cups. Cook fresh caught crab (in season) or salmon from Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. Use our cooking herbs from the plants out front. Sip your coffee or wine at the full table on the upper deck or bistro table on the lower deck. Outdoor tables are stored in winter due to storms.
The game room has a convertible foosball table and electronic dart game as well as wall mounted TV. Outside the game room on the lower deck is a chiminea (where you can roast marshmallows) or the hot tub for a good soak.
There are 4 bedrooms. Queen and full sized beds are finished with foam or featherbed toppers and then with quality quilts. The master bedroom on the lower level boasts a canopy bed. Vintage plein aire oil seascapes hang on the walls, and sliding glass doors take you to the deck. In the lower level bathroom is a coffee maker. Brew your own pot and sip coffee on the lower deck in the morning. The upper master bedroom includes a lovely art nouveau lamp and ceiling fan.
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Guests have access to the entire house (with the exception of a storage room) and front and back yards. The road side yard has a picnic table while the ocean side front yard includes an herb garden that rings an expanse of colorful ice plant. A bench can be found on the western most promontory.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are not on site but are available by phone or email.
Weitere wichtige Infos
There is wireless internet access at an additional charge but we ask guests not to download movies which are heavily charged by our satellite carrier. Most guests have cell phone reception. Although El Nino is helping, water is precious in California, and we ask guests to conserve water use to save our well.
No smoking and please do dishes upon leaving.
Pet friendly for a $20 night per dog pet fee. Contact owner for separate payment.
My husband Peter and I are landlocked Wisconsinites who have owned this wonderful house since 2007. Molly is recently retired from work as a county attorney. Peter remains in the trenches working as an environmental consultant. In the past we traveled in Europe and thought the fjords in Norway could not be surpassed until we saw the northern California coast, which is even more spectacular. We love the stormy winters as well as summer there. It is one place where we can lure our four children for a vacation; our girls like to run along highway 128 and swim along the Navarro River at various "holes." We also love the sand dune section and tide pools of McKerricker State Park about 3-4 miles north of Fort Bragg where you can sink into the warm sand. Our son loves to go deep sea fishing out of Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg, although not every trip is guaranteed to yield fish.
We are fans of Moth storytelling which is just now coming to Madison. Molly is a very amateur student of harp and mandolin and concertina. Pete plays piano. We like a variety of music which you can find performed at the Casper Inn, in Casper which is about 12 miles north.