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
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.
Clara's Cottage is nestled in trees and gardens and could not have been any more quaint and delightful. Tenaya welcomed us to her property and oriented us to the very clean, bright, cozy cottage and all the surroundings upon our arrival. She was made us feel at home and was extremely thorough which made it possible for us to take care of ourselves during our visit. As this was our honeymoon it was appreciated ;) The gardens were full of beautiful flowers and a bathing oasis! The tub was one of the biggest highlights as well as the dunes which were located just down the lane. We had the hammock and the beach to ourselves to relax, walk, and collect sea shells. It was a slice of heaven on earth.
Arriving at Clara's cottage was a wonderful experience. Ed and Tenaya greeted us with a warm heartfelt welcome. This being our first Air BNB experience they were so helpful in explaining to us how everything works on the property. They gave us lots of suggestions of things that we might want to see and do during our visit. Upon entering the cottage it was evident that much thought and love went into the preparation for our stay. All our needs were anticipated for our stay and were met beyond our expectations. Ed and Tanaya exhibit a great love for the environment which was reflected in the garden setting and all the creatures that live there with them. The artistic flare that the Middleton's have for creating a serene and peaceful environment was simply wonderful.
Tenaya was a lovely host and she has created an amazing retreat-like experience for her guests. We were actually one of the first guests in Clara's cottage way back in 2011 and we enjoyed our stay so much that we came back for round 2 this past weekend. It is close enough to the towns and attractions that you can make good use of your time in the area -- or, like us, you can choose to simply enjoy the grounds, the cottage and especially the outdoor bathtub :)
We had such an amazing time here- from visiting the sand dunes at sunset and swinging on the hammock to bathing in the moonlight in the outdoor tub, the experience was pure HEAVEN and adventure! The cottage really has everything you could possibly need for a stay. We brought way too many kitchen utensils to cook and we were pleasantly surprised to find the little kitchen had it all! The cottage's woodburning stove was also a treat for coming in after a nighttime soak. The many windows are wonderful and give the feeling of being within nature yet sheltered and comfortable. And the views of Tenaya's garden are a plus! Truly one of the most beautiful, serene places I've ever stayed. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, be in nature, close to hikes, hot springs & beaches, Clara's cottage is absolutely perfect. The weather was perfect this time of year, in the low 70s during the day with little fog in the am. Nights were in the low 60's but somehow didn't feel very cold. I took a bath outside every night and was not cold. Yet another little magical thing about this place. I highly recommend staying here and cannot wait to return!
My mother and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Clara's Cottage this week! The cottage is adorable, cozy and well-equipped, and is located in the most peaceful and magical garden imaginable, full of big flowers, busy bees and a friendly fluffy kitty. The space felt very private and comfortable, and we really enjoyed using the outdoor bathtub at night. Tenaya is a really lovely host - she left us with a lot of useful information about the area, and even surprised us with delicious homemade jam and other treats in the fridge. Thanks so much Tenaya! We'd love to come visit again. (:
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