House, 2 Bedrooms + Futon , 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults over 12)
About Nancy McCarthy
The owner purchased the property in 1995 for her private home. The house and gardens were renovated throughout the years and became known as Quail Ranch since its heavily populated with quail. Several years ago Quail Ranch became a part time vacation rental. The home is kept as it is used by the owner. Personal artifacts, photos, paintings, books, magazines remain in the house for your enjoyment. One or two well behaved , friendly dogs are very welcome. They must be compatible with other dogs since my dogs may be on the same property.
Nancy McCarthy purchased this House in 1995
Why Nancy McCarthy chose Fort Bragg
The Northern Coast of Mendocino is breathtaking! You can experience Mother Nature's very best along the Pacific Ocean with it's wild surf, great variety of wildlife and an incredible feeling of freedom. You can view the ocean and lake from all rooms in the house except the front bedroom
What makes this House unique
From Quail Ranch you can view the infinite number of moods that the ocean churns out, the wildlife and beauty and serenity of Lake Cleone. You can fish, canoe, kayak, or paddle a boat on the lake. You can hike along the ocean, through the forest or walk the ocean path into Fort Bragg. You can experience the beauty of the gardens, watch the deer, birds and other wildlife at Quail Ranch, enjoy the privacy, seclusion and quietness of the completely enclosed property. There is no smoking on the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful time
We had a wonderful stay at Quail Ranch. We enjoyed the quiet and lovely property, walked nearby to the beach and explored the Ft. Bragg and Mendocino coast. Thank you to Nancy, dogs and ponies for your sweet hospitality. We hope to come back again!
Beautiful house. Spacious. Close to beach. Fenced yard with garden. Absolutely loved it...
This is our favorite rental company in the area . We love the peace and quiet (no neighbor or street noise). We love the fenced yard for our dogs , who were happy to be with us ( it was a cool 65degrees , and back home was 107 degrees!). The view out the back porch is spectacular. Nancy does a great job making you and your pets feel very welcome . Restful , comfortable, and easy! Thank you Nancy . We will be back !
We are very fortunate these days to escape the heat. The ocean and woods protect us from the hot, hot days that the rest of the nation is enduring. The temperature rarely gets higher than 70 degrees in the summer and usually a breeze is around and about. We are very lucky here at Quail Ranch.
Thank you Laura for the kind words and look forward to seeing you next summer.
Beautiful place, Caring owner
This is our third year renting in the summer at Quail Ranch, and we won’t go anywhere else. The house has beautiful western themed decor, with large windows and a sitting porch covering the backside and a pretty view to the ocean in the distance. The owner is very conscientious, caring, super easy to work with, and the house has been immaculately clean each time we have stayed there. Washer, dryer, spices, supplies, pots, pans and placemats are all available. It’s a 3 mile walk into the cute town of Fort Bragg along a lagoon and ocean trail at times. This property is unique due to the park near by and it’s very quiet, peaceful, and very well maintained. The day we get home from vacation we start missing Quail Ranch!
Wonderful review! This is why I can never leave Quail Ranch! Thank you very much.
I’ ll be closing October 1, but back April 1. See you next summer.
Just a Perfect Home and Location for us and our 2 Dogs!
The property owner, Nancy McCarthy, was so helpful before, during and after our 7-Day stay. It's a 3 minute walk to the Lake and in 12 minutes, your feet will touch the Ocean. The view is absolutely wonderful, highly private & so cozy. Everything you would ever need is at her home. The yard was totally enclosed for our 2 Boxers Dogs. We had an absolute PERFECT time.
Thank You Again Nancy for letting us stay in your Wonderful Home, Bruce & Valerie and Ammo & Taz
Thank you for your kind words about Quail Ranch. I am so glad that you enjoyed my house. I love it too. I enjoyed meeting you and hope you come back again. Nancy
After 32 years, our final child out of the house, we finally took time for ourselves. It was our time for our next chapter of our life.. the 60's.
It was the first time we took time alone. Nancy's home is a place for relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit. It is a haven for Having a cup of coffee and seeing the ocean is the best. It is the best getaway place. You can write a book, unwind, renew or change the focus of your life for the better.
We are thankful that we could bring our puppies with us.
We have an 80 pound 8 year old English Cream Retriever and a 107 pound 19 month Labrador. They LOVED the place. We did not know there was a small stream on the property until they came back with muddy paws and wet legs. Bring extra towels for your puppies' paws. Thank you Nancy for opening up your home and heart for others to experience your wonderful and peaceful home.
I am so glad that you enjoyed Quail Ranch. I love it too. I do hope you come back and visit again. Regarding dog towels, there are plenty in the cupboard beside the sliding glass door. So folks, please don’t bring any more towels. We have many.
Quail Ranch borders Mackerricher State Park