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It was my first time staying with Airbnb and my experience couldn't be more amazing! Clara's cottage was amazing! The weather was beautiful and we couldn't ask for a better escape from the everyday grind! I can't thank Tenaya enough for her hospitality! The outside tub was our favorite because it made us go outside the norm and we had a blast doing it. So many good laughs and great pictures!!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at Clara's Cottage. The outdoor tub was *amazing* -- and we didn't let the rain stop us from enjoying it! We had a great time exploring the dunes and watching the storm roll in as well. Would definitely come back again!
We were so charmed by our stay here! Tenaya was warm and welcoming (and left delicious muffins and berries), the cabin clean and cozy, and the sand dunes within walking distance. We'd highly recommend a beach getaway to the Rose Cottage.
Wonderful cozy cottage with everything One could wish for in order to power down and relax. Tenaya and Ed were the sweetest hosts providing us even with some munchies to get comfortable. The dunes, the Ocean, the surrounding made the stay perfect. Definetly grade A :)
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
The Rose Cottage is magical and Tenaya is a great host! We had an amazing weekend here and would definitely come back soon. The cottage is walking distance to one of the prettiest beaches in northern California, and a short/beautiful drive to the town of Mendocino. I would suggest staying here when its raining because it only adds to the experience. Enjoy!
Where do I even begin? :) I had Clara's Cottage saved onto my favorites for the longest time. Everytime I wanted to daydream about a future vacation, I would go browse at pictures and read reviews. The opportunity finally came for a visit to this lovely cottage on President's Day weekend. It was beyond perfect. The kitchen was perfect for making small meals and brewing that cup of hot tea, so you can sit in the living room and watch the bird party outside your window.
The bed was so comfortable, and the stove made it nice and toasty.
I can write an ode to just the outdoor bathtub. How do I love thee, outdoor bathtub? It was amazing bathing under the stars, and also during the day. On our last evening there, I took a bath and was accompanied by the most adorable calico I have ever met, Bella. I am now Bella's biggest fan.
Tenaya is gracious, sweet, accommodating and so welcoming. We cannot wait to come back.
We had a fantastic stay over Valentines Day weekend. The cottage and the gardens were even better than the description! The location--a short walk to the sand dunes and the beach, was perfect. Tenaya was an excellent host. She made sure we had everything we needed and even left some snacks in the fridge for us. Thank you! This is a great place and I highly recommend it.
Super cozy space for a couple to spend a weekend in Mendo! Tenaya met us very late at night while it was pouring rain and made sure to have the wood stove going to heat the place before our arrival. It's a beautiful space with a great garden -- we even got to try some of the strawberries -- and the cottage even has a good sized kitchen where we cooked a pizza among other things. It was very peaceful and quiet with access to some really cool sand dunes that sit between the cottage and the ocean. Our camping trip was rained out, but we couldn't have been happier with where we ended up! Highly recommended.
We had a truly lovely time staying at Clara's Cottage. It was everything we hoped for and more. About 10 minutes north of Ft. Bragg and within a few minutes' walk to the most incredible sand dunes we've ever seen, the cottage is private, cozy and appointed with many sweet touches that give it a home-away-from-home feel. Tenaya greeted us upon our arrival and made sure we knew how everything worked before leaving us in complete privacy for the remainder of our stay. We loved the outdoor shower and claw-foot soaking tub as well as the delicious homemade jam and applesauce Tenaya left for us. Overall, we left feeling utterly restored if a little sad our stay had to come to an end!
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.