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Tim and Kathy Gaughen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Chateau Cleone. Hot Tub in the Redwoods. Summer Dates Open

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cleone House Rental Photos and Description

2 Story Home, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, Extra sleeping accommodations, (Sleeps 6-10)

One night rate available: $395

Nightly rate: $275

Weekly rate: $1600 for 6 or fewer guests.

Pet fee: $50/pet for entire stay.

Chateau Cleone Redwood Retreat, just a two minute drive from the beach and MacKerricher State Park, is the perfect setting for a family or group gathering. The home is located a short walk off Highway 1 on 1.5 acres with open meadows, and a variety of north coast trees and plants. Your private HOT TUB nestled in a cathedral grove of redwoods is included in the rental rate.

Chateau Cleone is a two-story, reverse floor plan, home with three uniquely decorated bedrooms. Upstairs you will find the fully equipped kitchen, living/dining room, sunroom, deck with a 'peek-a-boo' ocean view, and the master bedroom with king bed and en suite bathroom. Two bedrooms with queen beds, a shared bath, and laundry facilities are on the ground floor. Additional sleeping accommodations include a single roll-away bed, 3 single futons, 2 camp cots, sleeping bags, and a Pack-and-Play crib. You will enjoy eco-friendly products in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry.

Enjoy active or quiet ocean and forest experiences from this comfortable, well-appointed home. Miles of empty beaches, the Haul Road for walking and biking, horseback riding, and MacKerricher State Park with its many outdoor educational activities, including whale watching and tide pooling are a two minute drive away. Drive 15 minutes north to the quaint village of Westport along a truly spectacular stretch of Northern California coastline. Stop at the Pacific Star Winery for a unique wine tasting experience. Travel three miles south to the old logging town of Fort Bragg and experience its Renaissance of shops, galleries, brewery, restaurants, and the popular Headlands Coffeehouse with nightly live entertainment and local beer and wine offerings. Don't miss the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden fronting the Pacific headlands for a stroll through unique and beautiful coastal landscapes. The historic artists' colony of Mendocino is a scenic 10 mile drive south. Enjoy the galleries, shops, restaurants, and elegant, historically preserved Victorian homes. The breathtaking trails through Mendocino Headlands State Park are perfect for walking, photo taking, and painting. Return home to relax in your large, private hot tub nestled in the redwoods.

We welcome your well-mannered pet. Please inquire about our pet policy. A pet fee of $50/per pet applies, 2 pet maximum. Additional pets considered.

Please, absolutely no smoking inside the home.

Other buildings on this 1.5 acre property include an artist's studio and a craftsman's workshop. These buildings are intermittently occupied and are not available for rent at this time. All persons using this property understand and respect the private spaces of others.

Because we travel a lot, we encourage you to use email when inquiring about this property. We do not want to miss your telephone call. We check email daily.

Keywords: Large Home

Nearby Beach Access

MacKerricher State Park


Mendocino Coast


Hot Tub

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim and Kathy Gaughen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tim and Kathy Gaughen


We recently relocated to this beautiful community from the Big Island of Hawaii. We lived on the island for 35 years where we raised a family and fully enjoyed the island style of living. When we retired, though, we knew it was time for a change.

Back in California after all those years in Puna, Volcano, and Kona, we now enjoy the proximity of children, grandchildren and extended family.

Tim and Kathy Gaughen purchased this house in 2011

Why Tim and Kathy Gaughen chose North Coast California

Like Kona, Fort Bragg is a spectacular Pacific Coast community. This property offers space, beauty, redwoods, wildlife, and comfort.


based on 53 traveler reviews

Chateau Cleone. Hot Tub in the Redwoods. Summer Dates Open
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews

We had a great time getting away from it all with our best friends and cant wait to do it again!!

  • 5 of 5

Each year we rent a house for a week in the Fort Bragg area along with a small group of longtime friends we don’t get to see often. The house we normally rent had been put up for sale so we took a chance on renting Chateau Cleone and were very pleasantly surprised. The house is set in a beautiful greenscape with lots of succulents and bushes framing it and is backed up to very tall beautiful redwoods that actually encircle the hot tub. The house itself looks like a vacation home you might find at Lake Tahoe with the dark wood siding, a large wonderful deck and bonus wood-stove inside with firewood included. We were happy to find the house well maintained and clean with 3 good sized bedrooms complete with down comforters and fresh linens. There is room in one bedroom downstairs for a cot or futon mattress in the laundry area complete with a door that worked great for our teenage niece. There is also room in the upstairs bedroom for a roll-away bed or cot that is located in the closet. If need be additional cots/sleeping bags could be set up in the area by the wood-stove and the living room. The kitchen is bigger then the galley kitchen in the house we usually rent, so we were very happy about that but still very cozy maybe enough for 2 people to get around in. When more room was needed we used the tables for more counter space to prepare food. If your going to be cooking meals you may need to bring some Tupperware type containers, foil & Ziploc bags. For entertainment we barbecued and lounged on the deck and used the satellite TV music stations. There is also a portable CD player in the storage closet upstairs along with lots of games & tons of books in the living room. Our friends with Verizon had cell phone service, but those of us with AT&T service and had no service unless we walked or drove down to the little Cleone grocery store. Speaking of the store it was well stocked and great for last minute items but a little pricey for a lot of groceries. We really were happy with our stay at Chateau Cleone and plan on renting it again for our future Fort Bragg trips. We would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to get away but still have all the comforts of home. Thank you Tim and Kathy for having it available for our enjoyment!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

This is our second stay at Chateau Cleone and we love this space. The deck is delightful as is the sun room and we love having the kitchen. The entire space is very clean and neat and all of the bedrooms are a good size. One of our favorite parts is the hot tub, it's like being in a redwood cathedral.

The only down side was the bed in the upstairs bedroom was VERY squeaky, but they promised to have that fixed as it the damage done when the new carpet was installed and we would like additional comfortable-type seating in the sun or living areas as they both only accommodate 2 or 3 people comfortable seating and there are always at least 4 of us who would like to sit together.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The bed is no longer an issue..we took care of the noise. As far as seating..we have many chairs and a couch to sit on. We try to make the home as comfortable as possible. Thank you for your input.
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Nice getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at Chateau Cleone with our grown children and 1 grandbaby and my daughter's two dogs. We had a nice stay, warm and comfortable home. Quiet neighborhood. Easy to get to. Plenty of room and beds, with cots and rollaway bed for extra people. We had a wonderful time and would consider returning there again. The bedrooms were really welcoming, bed upstairs could use alittle oil. Squeaky with any slight movement, but otherwise nice with lots of room. I was happy to see how clean everything was. Would be happy to stay there again next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The perfect spot for a relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Chateau Cleone! It's walking distance to a beautiful beach & close to the redwoods.

We'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was larger than we expected, and it was well maintained. We were very satisfied.

  • 5 of 5

The upstairs area was very spacious, and the two bedrooms downstairs were sufficiently isolated to be quiet during active hours. We took full advantage of the wood stove and kitchen. The redwoods surrounding the hot tub made for a beautiful location. The beach area was a short walk away, very walkable, and more sandy than we expected (though there were plenty of cliffs). At times, we has it all to ourselves. Fort Bragg was an easy drive and be sure to check Headlands' entertainment calendar if free daily jazz and good coffee is an interest to you. Outside of an issue with one of the ceiling fans, which doesn't matter much in winter and I'm sure will be fixed, and some off and on issues with wifi, we had nothing but positive things to say. AT&T didn't reach the property, but we could get a signal a minute's drive or 5 minute walk away.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing trip to bragg

  • 3 of 5

The accommodations were as described. It was a quaint little house. The weather did not cooperate so boats never left the harbor. A short vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
The Skunk Train
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant.
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
MacKerricher State Park

Tide Pooling

Ocean and River Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Cleone House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

One night rate available: $395; 4 to 6 nights: $250/night for 6 or fewer guests; Weekly: $1600 for 6 or fewer guests. Holiday rate: $275/night.

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Cleone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs en suite bath with the Rose Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom with large shower.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Blue Room - 1 queen
    The Rose Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The roll away single bed is stored in this room.
    The Yellow Room - 1 queen , 2 cots, sleep bags, 4 futons, Pack & Play crib stored here.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Moveable beds: 1 Single Roll-Away, 4 Single Futons, 1 Pack & Play Baby Crib, 2 Camp cots with sleeping bags.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
No land line telephone is available in the home at this time.

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