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All-Cedar Home, Spa & WiFi, Minutes from Coastal Dunes

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Mendocino County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cedar Run is located a few minutes north of Fort Bragg, in the sunbelt, and on the ocean-side of Highway One. Why pay Mendocino prices for a WIND-swept property that can often be foggy, when you can have it all in this quite-often sunny, secluded and tranquil setting?

Enjoy all the comforts of home: Full kitchen w/side by side refrigerator, two bedrooms ~ sleeping a family of six comfortably; plus, a new King TempurPedic mattress in the master BR, 1 flatscreen TV w/DVD player in the livingroom (satellite), and smaller flatscreen upstairs, w/DVD player only. We have a dormer loft (sleeps 4) w/attached bathroom; Master Bedroom w/attached full bath/shower on main level.

The Sundance spa, situated on a generous deck, faces it's own beautifully tree-lined meadow. Outdoor dining area on deck includes table/four chairs & umbrella for al fresco pleasure.

Property offers over 12 private acres for hiking, sunbathing/relaxing, hot-tubbing, or, playing board games /cards on the deck. The kids will love it! Plenty of room to run with a tire swing near the meadow. On the other hand, you can find the peace and quiet we all seek to escape the stresses of traffic and crowds found elsewhere.

A 30-minute walk to your own private beach is a must; or, a short distance north is Ten-Mile Beach, where parking is right at the beach.

We've tried to provide all amenities for your enjoyment away from home ~ you need only bring your groceries and coffee beans!

In addition, our property is designed to accommodate the physically challenged, as there are only three steps on the front porch before entering the house.

Keywords: All-Cedar Home/Secluded Get-Away/Private Beach.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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Why The Owner chose California

We enjoyed visiting the Mendocino Coast for many years, so when the first opportunity presented itself to purchase a lovely plot of land, we took full advantage. Having Cedar Run built to our specifications, was very rewarding and we've enjoyed the property ever since.

We like sharing this comfortable, all-cedar home with family and friends and offer it for your enjoyment, too!

Your Hosts, Jim and Shirl Gay

What makes this house unique

The Mendocino Coast is home to THE best abalone diving in the world!! We have provided an outdoor shower/sink for those who participate in this sport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jim & Shirl:

We had a wonderful time at Cedar Run. It's great that you hold things to such a high standard. Just to let you know, we were married right where the dunes start, on the Wednesday of our stay. It was such a perfect setting, that we want to book for next October to celebrate our first anniversary.
Oct 2014
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All-Cedar Home, Spa & WiFi, Minutes from Coastal Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Relaxing Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Location is great, lots of room indoors and out. Our dogs loved it also! The house had everything you could need and the spa and wood stove where a welcome bonus. The binders with house information and local attractions were very helpful. You can hear the pounding of the surf from the back deck. We hiked to the beach and had it all to ourselves. Well worth the trip. We had many visits from the local residents - deer, blue jays, humming birds, etc. This property is a real gem. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA, USA

Secluded, comfortable and FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

We had a FANTASTIC August vacation at Cedar run. We hiked the dunes and went beachcombing nearly every day, then soothed our sore muscles in the hot tub every night. We saw two beautiful sunsets and enjoyed two amazing full or near-full moon nights. Our dogs were in heaven. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property. Lots of nature to see and hear, right from the deck of the house! All different kinds of birds, including hummingbirds; deer; wild turkeys; and we even saw a bobcat in the driveway one afternoon.

While you're in the area, try to visit Pacific Star winery in a few miles north in Westport. The quality of their reds and use of lesser known grapes is great, and the property is breathtaking.

We found ice cream sandwiches in the freezer when we arrived and thoroughly enjoyed them after our long walks, so we bought more and left several for the next vacationers. :-) Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us which included three generations of our family, ranging in age from 4 to 86, enjoying a lovely three night mini-vacation at Cedar Run. We found Shirl & Jim a real pleasure to communicate with & they were very attentive to our questions. Directions to Cedar Run were easy to follow. The Informational Binder provided at the home was helpful with regards to Fort Bragg/Mendocino Emergency Numbers, secondary contact names & phone numbers, & suggestions of favorite restaurants.


The location of Cedar Run was perfect as we had other family members camping at MacKerricher State Park which made for an easy drive to the campground when we wanted to visit with them. We fell in love with Cedar Run as soon as we opened the front door.  The family room was lovely. The oak dining room table was spacious and beautiful. The kitchen was comfortably set up and easy to maneuver around for food preparation. The downstairs bedroom was very pretty and the bed extremely comfortable. The upstairs loft beds were very comfortable as well. The deck was quite spacious and the view of a lovely, serene, tree-lined meadow was spectacular. We enjoyed having tranquil & relaxing time in the spa as well as visiting around the patio table. We went for a leisurely, enjoyable, and most interesting walk to the private beach.  We were most impressed by the solitude and quiet surroundings of Cedar Run. We felt safe & secure during our stay.  Cedar Run was indeed a most pleasurable & memorable get-away for us to forever remember.  It was the perfect home-away-from-home. We truly had a marvelously relaxing time and we look forward to staying again in the future.

Thank you Shirl & Jim for your hospitality.



  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review and you covered all the bases! We are so happy when we hear that guests have truly enjoyed their stay. We love having guests such as yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back.
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California, USA

Private and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights at the Cedar House. We had a great experience and I was really pleased that I chose this place for our getaway. We loved the privacy and the feeling that there was nobody around. The place exceeded my expectations. There was plenty of firewood to keep the place cozy and the kitchen had everything that we needed to prepare our meals. The wifi was pretty important to us as our ATT cell phones didn't really work well there. It was strong a solid for our entire stay.

We spent most of our time hiking and mountain biking in the redwood forests at Russian Gulch. That has been our favorite mountain bike trip so far. It was GREAT to come back and sit in the hot tub after a long day playing in the forest. Shirl was responsive and easy to work with. If you choose this place you will not be sorry.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We call ourselves the "Beach Glass Babes" (4 professional women and my small goldendoodle, Riley) and have traveled to Ft Bragg annually for the past 5 years. Cedar Run has been our home away from home for 4 of those trips and we are already planning for 2015! Shirl and Jim have done an excellent job making sure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. We take full advantage of the areas diverse offerings and have explored many corners of the region with many more to discover! Cedar Run is the perfect location for privacy and access to anything you may want to see, and has all the amenities to relax and rewind after a full days activities!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, CA

Always glad to return and sad to leave

  • 5 of 5

I'm losing track of how many times we have stayed at Cedar Run now but this was another exceptional 9-night stay. The house is THE BEST value for the money in the area if you're looking for privacy, comfort, and all the modern conveniences. We love relaxing in the hot tub on the deck after a day at the beach. We were treated to a visit by wild turkeys (a momma and her five kids) one afternoon. The personal touches of fresh flowers, fruit and scented candles were a nice treat. And our dogs had a fabulous time, too. Thanks for being dog friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Purple Rose
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
MacKerricher Park Beach
Car: necessary

Skunk Train over to Willits/full day or half-day trips offered.

Botanical Gardens are a 'must', located in Ft. Bragg. Also, Starr Aquatic Center.


Rates & Availability

Mendocino County House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Half of quoted rate is due within five days of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Additionally, Security Deposit (separate check only) is due at this time also.

Deposit required within a week to secured requested dates. Balance is due thirty days prior to arrival, along with the refundable security deposit of $300.00.

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Mendocino County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King TempurPedic mattress in Master (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
It's a 30-minute walk to the beach ~ a short walk through meadow, forest, sand dunes and finally the beach. Inquire about our Honeymoon Package.

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