Unplug, unwind, restore your senses at Rose Cottage - a romantic, private, quiet garden cottage retreat on the spectacular Mendocino coast.
The Rose 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.
The sun-lit cottage is situated in a serene landscaped garden setting with expansive deck, gas bbq & firepit. The studio cottage accommodates 2 with a firm queen-size bed, bath with tub/shower combo & small, well-equipped kitchen facility. Wood heat with firewood supplied.
Owners reside on the property, 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 internet. Cell phone reception is spotty on the coast; internet cafes are located in town. NO PETS, NO SMOKING allowed. Nightly rates include 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 time is 11am.
Other Things to Note
Holiday Guidelines 2014:
Rose 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. 11/25
Check-out Sun. 11/30
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 pets, no smoking, no candles
Out of consideration for our guests who may be allergic, our pets are not allowed in the cottage; strongly perfumed products are discouraged
Tenaya has a great listing here, well stocked and cozy. The fire was set, and ready to light, there were treats in the fridge, and tranquil calm on the property.
The location here is perfect, a moments walk to the dunes, where you can spend the day walking and exploring, or lounging on a hammock Tenaya has set up on a hill.
A great getaway spot!
I can't say enough about Tenaya and The Rose Cottage. My mom and I spent 3 days here and it was truly wonderful. Tenaya is a gracious host and the cottage and grounds are one of a kind. The cottage is cozy and lovingly decorated and Tenaya provided us with delicious homemade muffins and jam the first day. I highly recommend this place and we will be back!
My wife and I make several trips a year to the Fort Bragg/ Mendocino area and have been doing so for the past 23 years. One of our yearly trips is always for our anniversary ( we honeymooned in Fort Bragg) and this year was no different. However, this was our first time using airbnb and we couldn't have possibly found a nicer, peaceful, and more serene venue than the Rose Cottage at Dune Gardens. Tenaya and Ed were perfect hosts in making my bride and I feel so welcome. Tenaya took us on a tour of the garden area as well their other cottages and spent the time insuring we had all we needed, even making sure we had firewood for the outdoor pit which we very much enjoyed. The cottage was perfect, the bed extremely comfortable, the hot water ... wow, you don't need to worry about a hot shower, the kitchen though small ( I'm an ox!) was more than ample for our needs and we for the first time, besides when we're camping, were able to cook all our meals comfortably. I appreciated the stock of spices available that kept me from having to make a journey into town, The woodstove, as Tenaya pointed out, is more than able to warm the cottage. I was struck pleasantly by the lengths that Tenaya and Ed went to make us feel right at home. So much attention given to the little details, from making the wood stove ready for a fire to providing fresh little muffins and homemade 10 Mile Plum Preserves for us, those little touches meant a lot and I am most appreciative of it. The dunes are a must and are literally in their backyard. A short walk down their drive and a quick couple of rights and your smack in the middle of them. The Middleton's lovingly provided a hammock on top of one of the dunes and it's a perfect vantage point to take the dunes system in or just lay back and enjoy the ocean breeze and sounds of the surf. We couldn't have possibly chosen a more perfect location to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary or more perfect hosts. My wife and I are already putting our heads together trying figure out when we can come back and enjoy this beautiful place once again and hopefully longer than 2 days, it just wasn't enough time to take it all in. Thank you again Tenaya and Ed, you made our stay one of the most memorable times we've ever had on the north coast, see you soon ... we hope !
We were warmly greeted and welcomed by Tanaya and Ed. The Rose Cottage was warm and clean, very comfortable. It was well represented and very comfortably equipped and furnished. The setting is picturesque, quiet, private and peaceful. Tanaya answered all our questions and made some very helpful suggestions.
Tenaya was a very welcoming host! The goodies she left were delicious. The place was charming, clean and in a great location to explore various state parks and beaches or really just to stay at and relax. The dunes you can walk to from the cottage are very cool and the views from the top are wonderful. We enjoyed sitting outside drinking a cup of tea and looking at the flowers, trees and birds. I would highly recommend staying here!
We had such an amazing time at the Rose Cottage! I could not have asked for a more wonderful way to celebrate my birthday weekend with my girlfriend.
- The Cottage: The listing pictures don't do it justice. The cottage was immaculate and so incredibly charming. Perfect size for the two of us, complete with a toasty wood stove. Great little kitchen that was very well stocked for a full weekend of cooking. We could have holed ourselves up in the cottage all weekend if the dunes weren't so tempting.
- The Setting: Beautifully landscaped yard and gardens. The property is set up in such a way that we were completely undisturbed by guests in other cottages on the property. Just a short walk down the private road to a MacKerricher Dunes access point. The Dunes themselves were stunning, I've never experienced anything quite like it. Just beyond them was a gorgeous stretch of beach with plenty of sand dollars to find while beach combing. We went out for 3 to 4 hours at a time and only came across a couple of people.
- The Host: Tenaya was great! She greeted us promptly upon arrival with her cute little dog Dora to check us in and give us the grand tour of the cottage and gardens. She answered all our questions and supplied us with all the information we would need for the weekend. Tenaya created a very welcoming atmosphere. Homemade blackberry jam and muffin bites were waiting for us in the fridge along with fresh strawberries and coffee. On our last evening lounging on the patio, Tenaya stopped by and left us firewood so we could enjoy the fire pit. Perfect for toasting s'mores!
Overall it was a terrific experience. Such a peaceful and serene environment providing us a much needed escape from the lights and sounds of the city. We cannot wait to come back!
Rose Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Tenaya was extremely helpful providing recommendations on hikes, places to eat and directions. Not only was she very helpful but also respected our privacy when we wanted it. The cottage itself was fantastic - right by the dunes and a beach we had to ourselves. There was also tons of wildlife (birds and bunnies) right off our deck as we enjoyed our breakfast. She even made us homemade jam and muffins!
The firepit at night and the help yourself vegetable garden were unexpected bonuses!
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat away from a busy life.
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