southwest deck facing out to gardentaken from east entrance to cottage
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About this listing

Architecturally exquisite! Set in quiet,beautiful,peaceful, gardens with large pond. Gorgeous custom-made furniture, Bose surround-sound, spa-like glass block shower. Radiant heat. Deluxe latex bed. Short walk over dunes to deserted Ten Mile Beach.

The space

Stunning Asian-inspired jewel set in gorgeous Japanese gardens with pond. Sand dunes and ocean steps away with private access from quiet neighborhood, making this section of beach relatively deserted. Dunes hold heat and burn off summer fog so the Inglenook area is a sunbelt, yet only 10 min from Ft. Bragg. Custom furniture from local fine woodworkers, Bose surround sound, wi-fi, bamboo heated floors, fully equipped kitchen, glass block spa shower with impeccable craftsman details everywhere.
There is a 2 night minimum. All fees are included. Owner lives in main house on the property.
On-site massage available from licensed professional- a total treat. Yoga mats and props available.

Guest access

The gardens and pond and the State Preserve sand dunes. 40 species of birds within a one mile radius of cottage.

Interaction with guests

After initial orientation, not at all unless invited to.

Other things to note

North of Fort Bragg feels much less congested but it's still close to town. The beaches from the cottage north to Westport and beyond never have many people. If you are looking for peaceful and serene, this is the place!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
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


Security Deposit: 250
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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

No pets, kids or more than 2 people. No smoking, incense, candles.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

104 Reviews

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Regina User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at the Zen Jewel for our mini honeymoon. This place is beautiful. Lindsay is very welcoming, and provides all essentials for a wonderful stay. The Zen Jewel is picturesque and quiet, with a lovely outdoor fire pit, a pond, and just a 10-15 minute walk through the dunes to the 10 mile private beach. If you're looking for a secluded and peaceful experience, this is the place to stay. On top of the beauty of the location, we also really enjoyed the local wildlife. We saw a baby bobcat, bats, an array of birds, and listened to a frog chorus both evenings we were there. I cannot more highly recommend staying here for a relaxing trip away. We will definitely be back!

Peter User Profile
July 2017
Its a beautiful and relaxing home set in a delightful tranquil garden. Beyond are miles of unspoiled dunes awaiting your exploration. If you need space to unwind, this is it.

Chelsea User Profile
June 2017
We had an amazing stay at the Zen suite! It was our first trip to the area and we're so lucky to have stumbled upon the perfect place. Perfect place to unplug and unwind. We hope to be back soon!!

Kimberly User Profile
May 2017
This was our second time staying in the zen retreat and each time has been wonderful, quiet, and peaceful. The location is beautiful as it is close to the dunes. The house is spotless and everything needed is provided. We especially enjoy buying fresh salmon in Noyo and grilling in the evening, accompanied by the songs of the frogs. Lindsay is available for questions and is a warm and welcoming host, but otherwise is very respectful of privacy.

Brian User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I spent a magical 3 days at Lindsay's sanctuary recently for our honeymoon. We have had the good fortune to experience many amazing Airbnb homes/guesthouses over the past few years, and this was possibly our favorite! The guesthouse and gardens were clearly made (and maintained) with a great love and care, our accommodations were clean and super-comfortable, and our host was meticulous in ensuring that all of our needs were met before we got there (while becoming invisible after our initial greeting). What topped it all off, however, was the close proximity of the almost-deserted sand dunes and beach - it was like have our own personal national park in the backyard! We are still glowing from the experience! Thank you, Lindsay.

Honor User Profile
April 2017
The Zen Jewel is an amazing place to have some quiet time and rebalance when you need it. The location and the accommodations are even more beautiful in person than the pictures. The patio is perfect to enjoy your morning coffee and the garden in the morning, or star gaze in the evening. Lindsay was an excellent hostess too!

Katie User Profile
April 2017
Truly exquisite! Everything about this property is serene and delightful. The gardens are even more beautiful than the photos show, and the guesthouse itself is perfectly designed to create a calm, relaxing feel. And the beach is truly deserted--I spent a couple of hours out on the dunes each day, walked for miles and never saw a single soul. It's quite a rare experience. I will return and recommend it to anyone seeking a quiet escape!

Fort Bragg, California, United StatesJoined in September 2010
Lindsay User ProfileLindsay is a superhost.

Retired psychotherapist for 30+ years on the Mendocino coast. Now I tend my Japanese garden and bring my golden retriever into schools, the hospital and nursing homes for healing visits. I swim, hike, and meditate as much as possible. I invite people to share this special place who are interested in a harmonious, peaceful environment and delight in the beauty of the natural world if only by looking out the window.....

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