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A truly wonderful experience! We couldn't have asked for anything more from our stay or our host. Tenaya greeted us with fresh muffins and berries, and provided some wonderful advice about what to do in the area. The kitchen was extremely well stocked, and made cooking breakfast every morning a delight. We would stay here again every weekend if we could!
One of my favorite vacation experiences to date!
Spend some time at Clara's Cottage and you will find that it is a place that was not only made by Tenaya and Ed, but "created"--the wonderful micro-home was not only tailor fit to the traveler's needs, but the custom craftsmanship and landscaping provided it's own ongoing enjoyment. Likewise, we not only enjoyed, but savored our experiences in the cottage as with the endlessly interesting Mendocino coast.
We tried almost all of Tenaya's concise recommendations and as a result enjoyed excellent fish n chips and boat-watching at Noyo Harbor, great local pizza and beer in downtown Ft. Bragg, a fantastic and solitary hike along the nearby tide pools, a trek to a private Pacific dunes beach, a wonderful journey through the gorgeous town of Mendocino and much more.
This cottage was the perfect base for a 4 day trip to the coast. We loved the cottage itself, the dunes, the deck and garden, and the option to save money by cooking or own meals.
From the moment that we arrived at the Rose Cottage, we knew that we had chosen a very special place. Tenaya is a wonderful hostess--she gave us a great tour, recommended some not-to-be-missed spots, took extra care to make sure that we had everything we needed, and even left us some treats. The cottage is a gem, and the gardens that surround it are a wonderland. Total peace and privacy in a great location for exploring the Mendocino coast and nearby redwoods. Our stay was wonderful, and we will be back!
Clara's Cottage was simply perfect for our 28th wedding anniversary! We found the whole property to be enchanting and cozy. I have fallen so deeply in love with the private outdoor tub, that we are going to create a very similar environment out on the almond ranch! Tenaya is so genuine and very helpful with information of the area. We were close to town and the beaches, but felt completely removed from daily stresses and the hustle and bustle of life. We left feeling recharged, reconnected and rested. We enjoyed sitting in the beautiful garden watching the quail and all the little birds, while snacking on Tenayas home made muffins and jam. we recommend staying at least 3 nights. The first 2 were great, but 3rd made all the difference! We highly recommend Clara’s cottage and plan to return as often as we can! Thank you so much Tenaya! Terry and Gina
The cottage was nicely isolated and super cozy. Clara made us awesome jam and muffins. We had a great time exploring the area.
A note here to thank you and yours for your part in making our visit to the Mendocino County coast such an enjoyable and memorable experience for family and friends congregating in the vicinity for a special wedding event.
Arrival coordination proved flawless and your warm welcome and generous and informative introduction to Rose Cottage and its environs - especially for the horticulturally minded among us - broadened our appreciation for the unique coastal area it occupies and your own loving investment in its harmonious development and care.
Concerning Rose Cottage itself, it is elegant in its tasteful simplicity and filled with thoughtfully chosen and informative expressions of place providing opportunities for visitors to share your own life-long engagements there. In and around it, we found both respite, adventure, as well as hoped-for time for visiting with valued friends and family.
Grateful for your hospitality, on behalf of those of our assembled wedding party who shared our Rose Cottage experience, we thank you.
All the best,
David and Susan.
The Rose Cottage was all we could have asked for and more! It is a delightful space in a serene and gorgeous garden. We spent our time on the front deck watching birds at the bird feeder, watching the sunset from the dunes (a 5 min walk!), reading on the beach, and enjoying the distant sound of the ocean. It was a total escape.
The cottage itself is surprisingly roomy, with a well-stocked kitchen, books, and comfy bed.
Tenaya was a wonderful host. She met and ushered us in. She left us handmade treats and was very welcoming.
All in all we had an A+ experience and would 100% return!
We loved our stay at Rose Cottage! Tenaya greeted us warmly and made us feel right at home when we arrived at her sweet little cottage by the dunes. We were very impressed by the cleanliness of her cottage and the amenities she has provided, such as games, origami books with origami paper, hiking trail guidebooks and maps, as well as restaurant menus, wood for the wood stove, and plenty of propane for the outside BBQ. Everything was very clean, the kitchen was well stocked with anything you might need to cook a meal, and there was delicious homemade jam and biscuits, and freshly ground coffee in the fridge for us which was very kind! Also, the bed was super comfy!! The best sleep we've had in a while! We especially loved sitting on the deck in the mornings with our coffee and watching the cottontails and quail in the garden and just enjoying the peacefulness of the place. Right next to the dunes and the beach beyond, this is the place to come for tranquility yet is only about a 10 minute drive into town. Rose Cottage is delightful and certainly exceeded our expectations. We hope to stay again soon!
My partner and I immediately felt welcomed by Tenaya for our weekend stay. Clara's cottage was more beautiful than any picture could capture! The cottage was the perfect size and very clean and cozy. Tenaya's gardens were immaculate and there is a true sense of calm and serenity. We left feeling rejuvenated and look forward to another stay in the future!
What a wonderful escape! I found the journey mild to and from this truly peaceful and regenerating little home by the sea. I couldn't have asked for more - the weather was fine, the company was friendly, and the gardens, the private beach access, the quiet breeze and flicker of sunlight on the backs of birds fluttering about. Very, very nice.