Dora's Place is the newest addition to our cottages at Dune Gardens. The cottage is located in Inglenook approximately 10 minutes north of Fort Bragg, on 1 acre, with 3 cottages, each with its own driveway and entrance; the hosts live on the adjacent acre. Having undergone an extensive remodel, Dora's Place is our largest cottage (600 sq.ft) in a 2 room, split level studio format and more contemporary in feel. The cottage accommodates 2 with a firm, queen-size bed. Suitable for longer stays, it has a large fully equipped kitchen, full inside bath with tub/shower combination, and small outside deck and courtyard with access to our gardens. The heating is by wood stove with glass front door to enjoy the firelight (firewood is provided). At the end of our private lane is access to the MacKerricher dunes, beach and 10 Mile River. There are no telephones or internet in the cottages (wifi is available nearby); we encourage you to unplug, unwind and restore the senses in a serene, quiet, nature-filled, retreat-like environment. Dora's Place has a 3 night minimum with a $60 cleaning fee and a refundable $200 security deposit. All 3 cottages can be booked for small gatherings, please inquire. We are fond of greeting our guests personally and enjoy making recommendations for their explorations.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$900 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Great stay up in Fort Bragg at Tenaya and Ed's excellent cottage - Dora's Place. Was steps from 10-miles of sand dunes and very close to more state parks then could be tackled in one weekend. The house was very clean, had all the comforts of home, and was extremely cozy and relaxing. We enjoyed nights of scrabble by the fire and we'll look to return again. Tenaya was very helpful in orienting us to both the house and the surrounding area and was a pleasure to work with in booking the unit prior to out stay
We loved staying at Dora's place with Tenaya and Ed! They are both wonderful folks with artistic talents that show in every corner of their wonderful, private, meticulous cottages. They have done a remarkable job of designing and constructing beautiful spaces, both inside and outside. Everything you would need is there. We also enjoyed the plethora of birds at the backyard feeder. The road dead ends where 10 miles of dunes begins...great location. If you are looking for a private, wonderful space with awesome hosts...look no more. We will definitely come back again!!
My husband and I had a memorable Thanksgiving weekend at Dora's place. We walked to the dunes and beach each day, had fires at night and cooked great food in the nicely equipped kitchen. It was everything we wanted. Thanks to Tenaya.
Dora's Cottage was amazing and Tenaya was a great host! She made us feel welcome right away and is a wealth of knowledge for the area. The cottage was perfect and the kitchen was perfect for creating big meals to share out on the deck by the bird feeder. It is literally right next to some of the most amazing sand dunes I have ever seen and not far at all from more outdoor activities than you could ever get through in a month. Tenaya's gardens are beautiful and the whole place has an organic feeling that's created by deliberate design of the space blending into the environment. You just don't want to leave once you get there. Whether it's sun or fog, both are equally enchanting in this space. I can't wait to return!
We had a wonderful stay with tenaya - she is an incredibly kind, generous host and the space she has created for guests is just beautiful. We stayed in Dora' s cottage which is a perfect home from home - truthfully a nicer kitchen and living space than my home! We couldn't recommend staying here highly enough, particularly as the surrounding area has so much in it to discover. We are now trying to work out a way to come back from the UK. Thank you
My husband and I have stayed with Tenaya once before in July of 2013 for a weekend in her Rose Cottage. This time we stayed four nights in Sept 2013 for our 16th anniversary in her Dora's Place. This cottage is the largest of her three. This cottage is also lacking for nothing. My husband built a fire each night and I started working on a puzzle. This time I got within 250ish pieces left. Last time I was only about 1/3 done. Anyway, the whole trip was amazing!! Tenaya's cottages are close to so many great things to see and do but far enough away from traffic and town that you just get to let go. We look forward to seeing Tenaya again, her welcoming personality and her open heart are also very much a joy. Thank you so much for taking a look at what Tenaya has to offer--NOW go book it! You will NOT be disappointed!
Tenaya was a most Gracious Host and truly wonderful person.
My Husband and I had a week of hiking/biking planned and due to extenuating circumstances...a broken foot day before vacation,..we had to shorten our vacation plans. Tenaya was so helpful in suggestion for alternate activities for the handicapped situation I was in. The cottage was splendid in every way right down to fresh cut flowers that greeted us,homeade "10 mile" blackberry jam and fabulous muffins in frig. Tenaya immediately suggested going to the Botanical Gardens and renting a motorized scooter as an outing. It was a grand idea with several hours spent there letting our minds meld into the splendid nature of the majestic gardens. We will return to the cottage when I can walk the beach again and absorb the tranquility of the area.
Our Thanks Ed and Tenaya,
Bob and Nancy
Dora's Place is truly a terrific gem. Recommend it wholeheartedly for a relaxing getaway that is also close to the many attractions of the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area. Dora's Place is also within walking distance to the ocean and just off Highway 1.
Tenaya has created Dora's Place to reflect her own incredible graciousness, warmth and hospitality. Dora's Place is a deluxe, spacious and luxurious cottage where two people will be very comfortable. It has a lovely patio where we found we could just sit and watch the birds come and go. The setting includes a community area with a beautiful garden of flowers, fruit trees, berries and vegetables.
Once you stay here, you will want to return again and again.
Dora's cottage was a pleasant, peaceful getaway, we only wish we could have stayed longer. Tenaya is a wonderful host. The kitchen at Dora's cottage was the best equipped of any AirBnB location we've been to yet and I always make use of the kitchen for cooking when I vacation. We'll certainly be back.
My wife and I spent the week of 7/1-8 in Dora's Place. It was all Tenaya advertised and more.
We are from the Southeast so the 50-75 degree temps were a welcome relief from 90+ at home. A note to those not used to Northern California weather: bring/wear layers!!
The quiet was most welcome - no noise from planes, cars, trucks or other tourists. The landscaping and garden contributed to a peaceful tranquil setting.
Tenaya was gracious to provide home made blackberry jam and muffins and coffee for our first morning. The cottage was very well equipped with a full kitchen with all the utensils one could possibly need.
We found this location just a few miles north of Ft Bragg to be a good jumping off point for day-trips to Avenue of The Giants, Mendocino, the Anderson Valley wineries and the Coast Highway in general. We are now planning our next trip and Tenaya's cottages are #1 on our list.