Fort Bragg Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Private, Acreage, Historic, Certified Wildlife Preserve, Escape coast fog
Certified Wildlife Habitat site.
Private, secluded, country setting. Escape the crowds and fog. 360 degree woods, redwoods. Wildlife, small ponds, meadows and night stars.
Rustic/historic architecture. Renaissance/antique style. 8 mins to historic town of Fort Bragg, 25 mins drive to historic town of Mendocino. Hot tub (additional fee), fire pit. barbecue. Huge great room with open plan kitchen, perfect for family get together's. Disabled, handicapped, wheelchair, child & pet friendly :)
This property is the ultimate retreat from everything, situated at the end of a very safe and private country road on 3+ acres on the periphery of the fog belt. Perfectly and conveniently situated minutes from the beach and town.
Endowed with beautiful views of meadows, woods, majestic redwood trees and 2 small ponds over looked from the back west deck/kitchen window. Presenting total seclusion and a calm and tranquil ambiance, especially in the evening when one can relax in the hot tub, gaze at the stars and listen to the distant ocean waves, frogs and crickets.
8 foot by 8 foot Hot tub - Additional cost - seems unfair to include it in the nightly rate because not everyone wishes to use it. Mendocino County is suffering from great water shortages at the moment, lowest level of rainfall in this area on record for 77yrs. I therefore feel that under the circumstances, the hot tub may or may not be available. It will all depend on the amount of rainfall we get this year, to be determined.
There are two hot tub places, one in Fort Bragg called the bamboo garden spa: http://www.bamboogardenspa.com/, and also a private & communal spa in Mendocino: http://www.sweetwaterspa.com/tubs.shtml (both on city water)
Happy to say, no poison oak :).
Circular driveway that has numerous parking places. Huge wraparound south and west facing deck and patio; superb for entertaining with landscaping that attracts numerous species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, deer and wild geese that fly over in a flock twice a day.
The [Home] is [predominantly] built [with] old beams salvaged from the [historic] Georgia Pacific Mill presenting a rustic and relaxing environment. Huge vaulted ceilings on both floors with upper bedrooms having the 'Romeo & Juliet' shutters which overlook the 31ft living room.
The kitchen is perfectly situated for entertaining off the living room and features a 5 burner 36' European stove, unique hand made concrete sink, granite counter tops and is equipped with all modern stainless steel appliances.
Bathrooms: 2 full
Master downstairs bathroom
Tastefully adorned with custom tiled walk in jetted shower, his/hers porcelain and carved sinks, a claw foot tub, wc all with matching polished nickel fixtures.
Upper story bathroom:
Victorian style with claw foot tub, single sink and wc
accessed by 2 upper bedrooms.
Dramatic 31' by 18' living room/dining room with additional open plan kitchen. South facing arched windows that overlook the very private deck, meadow and a plethora of a variety of trees and landscaping. Roaming deer, wild rabbits, squirrels, owls, wild turkey, humming birds, dragonflies etc.. inhabit the property.
Living Room has an Effel oil burning stove - no hassle heat, 2 couches, + pull-out couch, dining room table and chairs enough to accommodate a large family/friends. Features a 42' plasma HDTV, Dish Network satellite, Blue ray player, wireless internet and ipod landing.
Lower downstairs bedroom:
King size bed with memory foam topper, 55' HD tv with Dish Network satellite.
Back downstairs bedroom:
Queen size bed with 10' memory foam mattress.
2 upstairs bedrooms:
Front Master bedroom features King bed with memory foam mattress topper, two kiddy trundle beds that slide under master bed. Walk in wardrobe. Baby cradle & mattresses for trundle beds stored in wardrobe.
King size bed and futon both with 10' memory foam mattress, built in wardrobe, baby cradle stored in wardrobe.
Baby/toddler play pen stored in the utility room
All of the bedrooms feature very comfortable beds, feather/down comforters, bed spreads, antique style furnishings and tasteful furniture and fixtures.
A floor plan is available on request.
- wheelchair accessible
- smoking allowed
- children welcome
- Events Allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Low Allergen Environment
- pets considered
I Wendelain (owner) am originally from York, north of England, but have lived in California for nearly 19 years now. I have spent 11+ years here on the beautiful Mendocino coast developing this exquisite property into my dream 'little English' escape and feel very fortunate to be able to share my dream with others.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions at all regarding the property :).
Beach: 3+ minutes by car, approx 20 mins by foot, approx 10 mins jogging.
By car: 8 minutes to the historical town of Fort Bragg, 20-25 minutes to the historical town of Mendocino. The beach is seconds away from the end of Airport Road where it meets HWY 1, you can either choose to park at a public car park which gives you access to the Haul road and a trail which meanders north to the beaches, rock pools, fishing/diving spots and headlands or south which takes you over the historic Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge (recently renovated) and over the headlands to the famous Glass beach. Alternatively you can park at Pudding Creek beach (where the creek meets the sea) and have direct access to the beach - the creek is more like a river and a lot more safer than the ocean for little ones to paddle in.
Situated on the end of a very private lane (off Airport Road), in an extremely safe and quiet neighborhood in the center of 3+ acres surrounded by trees and meadows - not a neighbor in sight. Loads of space for kids to run around and if you have dog(s) great to throw sticks a long long way. There is a croquet set, badminton net and rackets for outdoor fun. For fun family/romantic outdoor evenings there is a 8' by 8' hot tub (extra cost) situated off the south deck and a fire pit situated on the patio for warmth and to toast marshmallows.
There are two ponds for your enjoyment that I am pleased to say are not easily accessed by children.
Feeling adventuress?, you can even take a walk in the surrounding woods.
Every first Friday of the month Fort Bragg has what they call 'First Friday', whereupon the galleries/book shops open there doors late for locals and guests get to preview new books and art and very generously offer free finger food and sometimes wine.
If you are looking for privacy, peace and an escape from everything yet need to pop to the beach/town/store this is, perhaps the place for you :)
I purchased this property ultimately for privacy, space, and it is a very safe and friendly neighborhood. It has abundance of nature, wildlife and more importantly an escape from the coastal fog (that's not a promise though as she sometimes visits). Not a neighbor in sight. It's especially pleasurable to sit by the pond or on the main south facing deck drinking morning coffee or afternoon wine spritzers:). I love the layout because it has an open kitchen to the huge south facing 31' x 18' great room - perfect for entertaining. Overall the house has so much character, warmth and space and the surrounding grounds that offer plenty of meadow area for outdoor activities along with a perimeter woodland that adds total privacy.