About this listing
Unplug, unwind, restore your senses at Clara's Cottage, a romantic, private, quiet garden retreat on the spectacular Mendocino Coast.
Clara's Cottage is located in Inglenook on several acres, just 10 minutes north of Fort Bragg in a unique microclimate with very little fog, tucked behind the MacKerricher dunes. Access to the dunes and MacKerricher State Beach is located at the end of our private lane.
Clara’s Cottage is a small, warm space with lots of light and easily heated with a glass-front wood stove (firewood provided). The studio accommodates 2 with a firm queen-size bed. There is a well-equipped kitchenette for light food preparation. A Weber charcoal BBQ is available for use off the outside patio area. Clara’s Cottage has an indoor 1/2 bath and an outdoor claw foot tub/shower located in a serene and private garden setting (think hot tub, hot springs ambiance).
Owners reside on the property and greet guests personally and enjoy making recommendations for restaurants, activities, hikes, etc. There are abundant opportunities for hiking, bird watching and beach-combing nearby. The cottage is equipped with excellent hiking and bicycling guidebooks.
The cottage has no TV, phone or WIFI. Cell phone reception is spotty on the coast; internet cafes are located in town. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Nightly rate includes 11% county bed tax. Guests are expected to have a high regard for personal property and leave the cottage in the condition it was found - there is no additional cleaning fee. There is a refundable security deposit. Check-in time is 3pm - 10pm; check-out is 11am.
Other Things to Note
Holiday Guidelines 2014:
Clara’s Cottage is a very popular destination for the holidays. In order to preserve time for own holiday traditions, we are limiting our usual flexibility with booking dates. We are offering guests the booking schedule below; we are not able to make exceptions.
Check-in Tues. 11/28
Check-out Sun. 12/1
Check-in Mon. 12/22
Check-out Fri. 12/26
Check-in Fri. 12/26
Check-out Mon. 12/29
Check-in Tues. 12/30
Check-out Fri. 1/2
no smoking, no pets, no candles
light cooking is requested
out of consideration for our guests who may be allergic, our pets are not allowed in the cottage & strongly perfumed products are discouraged
Our stay at Clara's Cottage was perfectly relaxing and comfortable. Tenaya and her friendly dog Dora welcomed us with a quick thorough tour, dune hiking tips, and delicious freshly cut strawberries. One the first day, we explored the nearby Fort Bragg headlands (only a 10 minute drive away) and the next day we explored the dunes (only a 2 minute walk from the cottage) The cottage is perfectly equipped and comfortable. The garden area and outdoor bath were a delight.
A simply magical place to stay! The outdoor shower/bath was probably the most relaxing part of our trip. The cabin was very cozy, clean and included access to beautiful gardens. Tenaya was also a wonderful host! Be sure to check out the dunes (just a five minute walk away). Overall - a very special place that we hope to visit again!
We had a lovely stay at Clara's Cottage. Tenaya was a lovely hostess. The cottage was small but had all we needed. It was cozy for reading during the foggy times and has beautiful gardens to enjoy when the sun comes out. We enjoyed the breakfast treats (muffins, jam and fruit). A soak in the outdoor bathtub under the crescent moon was heavenly! It is an easy walk out to the dunes, where you could walk for hours without seeing another person. It is clear that the owners put their hearts into the place- especially the well tended and landscaped gardens.
What an idyllic spot! The cabin is lovely, the outdoor bath issue living in Midsummer Night's Dream and the bed is so comfy. Tenaya and Ed are wonderful hosts and we will definitely return next time we're down that way!
This was our second stay at Clara'sCottage. Tenyay is a wonderful host. She thinks of everything to make our visit relaxing and peaceful from the delicious homemade jam and muffins (yum) to the thoughtful appointments in the cabin. The gardens are spectacular and the outdoor tub is pure pleasure. We are fortunate to live close enough to make a stay here a regular thing.
This place is such a gem. We loved our stay here. The best part of this place is the outdoor bathtub. It has inspired me to update my own bathtub. Perfect location to get away from the everything and just enjoy nature.
Tenaya personally greeted us when we arrived and showed us the around the cottage and the surrounding gardens. We were very pleased with the cottage, which is small but well-organized, and the kitchen had all the appliances we needed. The location is private and quiet, there were other guests staying in the cottage nearby but we never saw nor heard them. Would recommend for a couple looking for a relaxing get away.
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