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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Inglenook Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lindsay (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Lindsay

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

Why Lindsay chose California

I custom built the cottage originally for friends to enjoy when visiting.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(115 traveler reviews)
Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary
average rating of 4.947826 based on 115 reviews
Middletown, California, USA

Perfection !

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfection - beautiful, impeccably clean, gorgeous garden, quiet, spacious, stunning design features, all the practical needs available; we can't wait to go back again. Lindsay is so welcoming and considerate - if you want a quiet peaceful getaway at the coast, this is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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almost perfectly zen sanctuary - lesson learned

  • 4 of 5

One of a kind cottage, exactly as described and pictured. I am so impressed that Lindsay created this incredibly unique space in a fairly remote coastal community! My husband enjoyed the fire pit and gardens. I loved the glass brick shower and in floor heating. The kitchen is adequate for light cooking. Artfully decorated and very comfortable. My husband went alone through the dunes to the ocean and had a difficult time finding the entry to the forest path on his way back. The only downside for me was that as we were preparing to leave (90 minutes before checkout time), the gardeners began trimming the 10 foot wall of shrubbery 2 feet away from the cottage wall with shrieking, gas-powered tools. Lindsay had asked my husband if this would be ok, and he said yes, presuming that they would be using small clippers and in zen manner meditatively removing one leaf at a time. This sensory assault turned our leisurely farewell into an extremely unpleasant escape and upset my sensitive nervous system for the next few hours. The lesson I learned is that I need to advocate more for myself and not rely on others to do so. I should have asked the gardeners to stop and wait 10 minutes until we had left. In the future, it would be nice if the gardeners are not scheduled to come on the morning when guests are there.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that your departure from the Zen Sanctuary was marred. I try very hard to schedule any heavy gardening (especially with power tools) in between guests and always let guests know if that isn't possible.The gardens are part of the experience I want to provide and unfortunately, that takes maintenance.
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  • 5 of 5

Lindsay's cabin - though adjacent to her own home - is a world away from it all. The property is beautiful and the cabin itself is spacious (enough for my wife and myself), welcoming and peaceful. Lindsay was considerate, her directions and recommendations accurate and she provided all the comforts of home. The short (but challenging, depending on your physical capabilities) hike to the ocean puts this location head and shoulders above others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Zen sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our 20th anniversary was made very special at the Zen Jewel. It was difficult to leave the beauty and tranquility of the gardens and cottage. It is truly something to experience and enjoy. We chose Zen Jewel to be close to the ocean and experience the coast but we got so much more. The architecture and design of the building is so amazing. Then inside there is everything you will need to rest, relax and enjoy time away from everything. The world seems to melt away and the garden is one to experience and absorb into your soul. We left the windows open at night to hear the ocean waves. It was truly hard for us to leave to go to the ocean. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your amazing sanctuary with us~ It was just what we needed to build wonderful memories and rejuvenate us.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Oasis of Peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

Far from the noise and light pollution of the city, nestled near the end of a country lane just north of Fort Bragg stands the Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary. A place where the background sound comes from the ocean washing ashore just over a quarter mile away. The sounds of mocking birds and the occasional woodpecker came to the fore as we stood on the deck breathing in the fresh air. A sense of Japan greeted us as we entered our cabin. Framed by windows to the west, we had a soothing view of Japanese gardens and a lake. Removing our shoes as we entered, we felt the cool smoothness of the wooden floors and the brief coarseness of the oriental area rugs on our feet. Ahh, the shower! You only die for chocolate but the rain forest shower head comes very close! It was such a relaxing time that the hardest part was leaving knowing that the hubbub and tempo of city life awaited us at the end of our journey home. Fear not though, we shall return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful - we highly recommend Zen Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, both in our late seventies, recently spent four nights at the Zen Jewel, a Japanese style guest house in Ft. Bragg, CA. The guest house was beautifully constructed inside and out and was very pleasantly and comfortably furnished. We really enjoyed the lovely Japanese items and touches that were present inside. Our bed was excellent - so comfortable. We loved the large walk in shower with a non slip wooden slat type floor. We were able to balance our time relaxing at the house and taking a few interesting outings in the Ft. Bragg and Mendocino areas. We prepared most of our meals at the guest house, but ate out a couple of dinners and one breakfast. We went to the Mendocino Arts Center and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits, the gift store and the gardens outside the Arts Center. We spent some time at the Galley Bookstore which has quite a collection of books and a very good greeting card section. Lindsay, the owner of the Zen Jewel, is a lovely person and was there to greet us and help us settle in. She lives on the property in a larger Japanese style home. She is more than happy to try to make your stay as pleasant and peaceable as possible, but at the same time she allows you all the privacy you want. The Japanese style gardens and the walk to and around the large pond were very lovely. We are so pleased we chose to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday at the beautiful and peaceful Zen Jewel Guest House and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Van Damme State Park
Nearest Airport
189 Miles
Sacramento or San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Piaci's (beer, wine and food)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Little River (public)
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Historic Skunk Train Ft. Bragg- Willits
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Purple Rose (Mexican)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ten Mile River and Beach
Car: necessary

Swimming in natural pond on property is possible. An outdoor firepit with chaise lounges is available.

Licensed professional masseuse available on-site by reservation


Rates & Availability

Inglenook Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Inglenook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 spa-like glass block walk- in
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size deluxe latex Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Swimming in the natural pond is possible. The Japanese garden is a main attraction.

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