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Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary

119 Reviews
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

Keywords: Cottage

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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.


based on 119 traveler reviews

Tranquil Zen Jewel Sanctuary
average rating of 4.9495797 based on 119 reviews

Don't pass this up!

  • 5 of 5

The location and the host are the best. Other reviewers have captured so much that is charming and tranquil about this property, and it truly is. The design of the cottage is wonderful. Wood workers and finish carpenters will marvel at the details. Landscapers and gardeners will love the grounds around the house. The pond and the trees that are just out the back door draws in bird. Hikers can step right out the front door to walk through the dunes and down to a miles-long sandy beach preserve. The small kitchen is well equipped for small meals to eat on the porch. The outdoor fire pit and BBQ are a great addition. If you like to BBQ, don't miss the old-fashion and locally sourced meat market a few miles away in Fort Bragg. Also, be sure to check out the specialty market for locally baked bread and all sorts of foodie stuff. Finally, be sure to check out Cowlick's Ice Cream in Fort Bragg--it is habit forming.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Mesmerizing Wedding Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lindsay is an amazing host. The day we arrived she greeted us and showed us the the general layout of her extremely beautiful home and gardens. She has done a fantastic job with the relaxed feel of the place. The home was cozy and had everything we needed!

My two bridesmaids and I got ready here on the morning of my wedding and we couldn't have asked for a more serine setting.

My husband and agree that the best part had to be sitting on the deck at night enjoying the stars and the Milky Way!! The night sky is beautiful from the back porch!! We never had time for a bonfire, but we wish we had!

All in all, if you are looking for the most relaxing location, with the most beautiful Japanese gardens right in your backyard (dipping pond included!) this is the tranquil gem you are looking for!!

Thank you Lindsay!!


Jacob and Robin Z.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility. The accommodations and gardens were clearly born from the owner's nurturing soul and appreciation for Japaneses asthetic. I'm just pleased to have experieced this special place and plan on returning. The walk to the beach is exhilerating and the nearly 10 miles of beach is almost always uninhabited. There's a wonderful selection of restaurants in nearby Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lindsay's cottage was one of the first experiences that me and my wife had. We came here for our honeymoon. We enjoyed every minute of it!! The cottage, the garden and the easy access to the Ten Mile Beach. We even met Lindsay's dog Stella!

We have no regrets and would recommend this experience to anybody. Thank you Lindsay

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
  • Housekeeper Included
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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