secluded outdoor clawfoot tub/showerkitchenette

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Unplug, unwind, restore your senses at Clara's Cottage, a romantic, private, quiet garden retreat on the spectacular Mendocino Coast.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

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
(3 nights)

Check-in Mon. 12/22
Check-out Fri. 12/26
(4 nights)

Check-in Fri. 12/26
Check-out Mon. 12/29
(3 nights)

New Year’s:
Check-in Tues. 12/30
Check-out Fri. 1/2
(3 nights)

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

315 Reviews

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Phani User Profile
May 2017
This place is great! If you want to go for a secluded get away from the city, if you want to stay away from Internet, cellular network, If you want to experience the rural living in a cozy cabin.. Then this place is for you! I spent my second anniversary with my wife here and it's a bliss. Don't forget to check out the walkable dunes in the back of the house. We loved the shower in the woods as well :) We wish to come back Tenaya!

Joseph User Profile
May 2017
You won't find a more magical rental. It's amazing! I thought I was in a magazine the entire time.

Bradley User Profile
March 2017
Our stay at the cottage was exactly what we were looking for: comfortable, natural, quiet, peaceful, close to the beach and completely functional. We would definitely stay here again. It is the perfect spot for a quiet get-away!

Vance And Kathy User Profile
March 2017
We've stayed with Tanya before and were excited about the comfy cottage and location- we love walking across the dunes to Ten Mile Beach. We weren't prepared for the beauty and charm of Clara's Cottage, even though we love Rose Cottage, where we've stayed twice. Clara's Cottage is romantic, secluded, and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. The outdoor bath is a special treat- in a fern and tree filled grotto with plenty of privacy- it feels like your own little forest. Tanya has taken every care to make the cottage comfortable - everything we needed was there. The kitchenette was well stocked with pans, dishes, everything needed to cook a meal. We highly recommend Clara's cottage. Everywhere you look is beauty- either natural, gardens, or just right furnishings, art, and woodwork. We will be back!

Jared User Profile
March 2017
Amazing, quiet and peaceful. Could not have asked for a better place to stay for a relaxing getaway. In walking distance to the beach and a few minutes from restaurants and shops. Thank you again, Tenaya! You were a wonderful host and we would love to come back again!

Louisa User Profile
February 2017
It is difficult to convey how meaningful this visit has been for me. I've been here twice and this place has been both a restful and romantic summer haven as well as a place of sanctuary to find comfort and healing in the face of grief. Tenaya is by far the most genuine and kind host I've had the privilege of sharing tea with, and I also felt plenty of space and privacy where needed. The cottage itself is lovingly beautifully built and carried a meaningful story, and the homemade nourishment in the fridge warmed the soul. What a blessing.

Betty User Profile
February 2017
Once upon a time, in a land along the coast, there was Clara's Cottage and Tanaya too! My partner and I just returned from a quiet and lovely stay at Clara's Cottage in Inglenook. Although the weather was not the best, it rained constantly, with very few breaks in between, 'we seized the moment' and enjoyed every aspect of the property and Ft. Bragg. The outside tub was a real treat....even in the rain. The water is so soft, our skin felt like silk afterward. I'm sure the homemade lavender salts Tanaya left, helped too. We can only imagine how augmented the stay would have been if the weather was on our side. The outdoors is the treat. Secluded, meticulously kept with touches that make you feel completely removed from mainstream society. We loved it, will be back. And certainly enjoyed Tanaya's warm welcome and feeling of privacy. Betty & Kevin

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Fort Bragg, California, United States · Joined in June 2011
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