secluded outdoor clawfoot tub/showerkitchenette
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
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Unplug, unwind, restore your senses at Clara's Cottage, a romantic, private, quiet garden retreat on the spectacular Mendocino Coast.

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)

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

336 Reviews

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Joanna User Profile
September 2017
This cottage in the garden is a gem, anyone would be lucky to stay in this quiet piece of heaven. The garden tub is magical, surrounded by hummingbirds and butterflies and bees busily collecting pollen, you can really become one with nature in this retreat off the beaten path. Thanks Tenaya for sharing the joy and love that you have put into your garden over the years. I hope to be back!

Claire User Profile
September 2017
Clara's cottage is such a gem! The garden is absolutely gorgeous, the outdoor bathtub is magical, the hammock on top of the dunes is so sweet and the tiny fireplace in the bedroom is cozy and perfect. I can't wait to visit again!

Zackary User Profile
September 2017
Great, secluded, private, and intimate. Would definitely visit again!

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
I planned a trip to Clara's Cottage as a birthday surprise for my boyfriend and cannot be happier at how well it turned out! Clara's Cottage exceeded our expectations! It is lovely and magical! Tenaya is a wonderful host! We highly recommend this destination and cannot wait to return!

Sima User Profile
August 2017
Clara's Cottage was a cozy and peaceful garden retreat. Soaking in the outdoor tub at the end of the day was the perfect way to melt our wedding stress away. Tenaya supplied us with some delicious homemade muffins and local plum jam. We spent our time exploring the dunes and searching for sand dollars on the beach. What a lovely weekend!

Pam User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed our time at Tenaya's secret garden cottage. The location was beautiful, in a private garden surrounded by hummingbirds and the sounds of the ocean waves. The outside tub was a novel experience and it was a short walk to the ocean dunes.

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Clara's cottage was amazing. Just being on the property mesmerized you into a state of relaxation. I slept better than I have in years. The hammock out on the sand dunes us amazing make sure you check it out.

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Fort Bragg, California, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Tenaya User ProfileTenaya is a superhost.

Passionate about gardening. I am a landscape professional and rural living coach. Classically trained cellist and animal lover.

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