|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This exquisite Asian jewel is set in beautiful, peaceful, private gardens with a large pond. Gorgeous custom-made furniture, Bose surround-sound, spa-like glass block shower. Quiet, clean, radiant heat under bamboo floor warms the soul and feet. A truly inspiring space with tons of architectural details. Quarter of a mile walk over sand dunes (50 yards away) offers unique access to shoreline of Ten Mile beach and river in the Fort Bragg sunbelt. Because this section of beach is only by private access, it's relatively deserted. Many guests choose to come for a solo retreat. There's a deck and props for yoga, a firepit with wood provided, and a barbeque with charcoal provided. 40 bird species within a one mile radius of the cottage.
Come, relax, unwind, decompress from the city and reenergize your spirit!
Sleep in comfortable queen Flo-Bed (latex) with the surf as a lullaby and birds as your alarm. Four state parks nearby for kayaking, canoeing, hiking etc. Fort Bragg and Mendocino shops and restaurants 10 to 20 minutes respectively. Lost Coast 30 min. north of Westport.
Sorry, no pets.
Licensed massage therapist available on-site by reservation
I'm a 34 year resident of Fort Bragg- all that time practicing as a psychotherapist but now retired. My other occupation is tending my Japanese garden! I love walking on the virtually deserted dunes and stretch of Ten Mile beach. All my guests comment on the serene, peaceful feeling of the property and the attention to detail. I live in the main house on the property.
Lindsay purchased this cottage in 2000
I custom built the cottage originally for friends to enjoy when visiting.
Peace, quiet, beautiful natural surroundings and easy access to a little used stretch of the beach. 40 bird species within a one mile radius of cottage.
So enjoyed our long weekend at this rare gem! It truly is tranquil. Mother Nature brought us beautiful weather so we enjoyed a 4.2 mile beach trek which we accessed mere steps away from our doors. The sanctuary was well equipped for meals and the atmosphere couldn't be beat. We availed ourselves of the view everyday! The Japanese gardens were amazing! So hard to imagine the labor of love that went into every plant and bush. The pond is so soothing to view. I saw ducks one morning as well. Loved hearing the frogs at night. The detail in craftsmanship is evident throughout the property. Kyoto Japan inspiration no doubt. Be prepared to remove your shoes and enter a soothing, relaxing sojourn for the mind & body. Our Host Lindsay was a pleasure to work with & we enjoyed chatting with her upon arrival. Very respectful of your privacy. Hope you make a trip to rejuvenate soon! Namaste
Guest house is positioned in a beautifully crafted Japanese garden. The decorations, furnishings and amenities are quite nice. A short walk to the ocean is interesting because one traverses the sand dunes and miles of beach. My wife and I will return to this property on our next trip to Fort Bragg. In summary, the property title in VRBO is appropriately named.
Felt like being in tranquil Japan for the weekend. Highly recommended for those wishing a peaceful environment. Had the blessing of a clear sunny day at Ten Mile Beach, with not another soul around.
I was hoping the pictures didn't make it look better than it was. When we showed up we were more than pleased, we actually just stood there and said "ahhhh!" The pictures are wonderful but still do not do this place justice. The attention to every detail to make the space tranquil is amazing...inside and out. From the bamboo ceilings and radiant heat flooring to the outside walkways and gardens. We are already planning to go again...and again!
I have a little laundry list of perfect vacation rental specs: well-appointed housing, rural, lovely views, quiet, very clean, close to nature / hiking / outdoor activities. The Zen Jewel is all of this in spades. I've recommended this cottage to many friends who are looking for a place to unplug and chill out.
This is the second time I've stayed at the Zen Jewel--I take an annual retreat by myself & this is an IDEAL cottage if you are looking for peace, quiet and serenity. Huge windows look out onto the mature Japanese garden that Lindsay has been cultivating for decades, a 5-minute walk to the sand dunes, lots of privacy and quiet.
For those who don't want to hole up in a mountain cabin, the cottage is a 5-mile drive to Fort Bragg, so amenities are not far, but far enough away to feel removed when you're at the cabin. A few miles north, there are places to park along the road with great ocean views and access (if you don't want to hike through the dunes).
Lindsay is a lovely host--incredibly hospitable, while at the same time very respectful of privacy. I highly recommend the Zen Jewel and look forward to returning again...
I almost hate to write a glowing review as I feel like we have found a hidden secret. We spend our 22nd anniversary here and it was an amazing experience. The garden was perfect in every way and obviously well thought out. The cottage was perfectly sized and had everything we needed and was immaculate. The bed was super comfortable and the whole cottage just beckons you to relax and unwind. You can stop looking and just book this, yes it's really that perfect. Our only disappointment is that we did not stay longer. We will be back again hopefully very soon. Thank you Lindsay for opening your oasis to all of us. It was truly an amazing experience and one that we will not forget.
Swimming in natural pond on property is possible. An outdoor firepit with chaise lounges is available.
Licensed professional masseuse available on-site by reservation. Sand dunes just steps away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
damage deposit is fully refundable assuming no damage.
Stays longer than 7 nights are negotiable
25$/night/person over 2 people