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Chateau Cleone. Hot Tub in a Cathedral Grove of Redwoods. Close to MacKerricher

Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 nights


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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 to 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, 4 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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2016
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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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Chateau Cleone. Hot Tub in a Cathedral Grove of Redwoods. Close to MacKerricher
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 57 reviews
Rio Vista, CA

Great location. Comfortable home. Very quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed through Thanksgiving weekend with my husband, 3 teenage kids and my parents. The house had room for everyone and fit our needs nicely. Good location-not far from Fort Bragg and close to 10-mile beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro

Beautiful, peaceful and comfy vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

The House: It truly is a home away from home! We arrived for our stay to easy access instructions, a super clean house and fantastic green scenery - including a huge succulent garden near the carport. The kitchen was larger than expected and had so many useful items like coffee filters, cooking oil and a plethora of spices/herbs. The bathrooms were sparkling and provided many items like a hotel would - hand soap and body wash! The hot tub is literally surrounded by a cluster of redwoods, the pictures do not do it justice! Completely magical. The TV offers cable, all the movie channels and a bunch of recordings to fit any person's preference. I highly recommend this place to any travelers - couples, friends and families!

Activities: You must check out Glass Beach - even though most of the glass has been picked through it still is beautiful. Definitely hit up Mackerricher State Park, literally down the street from the house. It has a great beach and tide pools! Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is awesome as well. The Botanical Gardens are fantastic. We enjoyed shopping at Tangents for eccentric items. Check out the Glass Beach Musuem too!

Food: Piaci Pizza - delicious!, Silver's on the Wharf - salmon yum!, Point Noyo - hello oysters!, Patterson's Pub - okay this one is a bit of a trek to Mendocino but well worth it! Super small place, you will wait for a table but amazing mussel/clam steamers, cocktails, oysters also and tasty fried food.

I not only highly recommend staying at Chateau Cleone but visiting Fort Bragg as well. It is a charming beach town with the best of both worlds, ocean on one side, forest on the other.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was just what my family needed. Quiet, clean, accommodations for all ages and conviently located. Games and books galore, state park close by that had so much to see and hike thru. My only regret , we should have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay and Chateau Cleone was perfect. We really enjoyed the place and the easy access to the ocean or to Ft. Bragg. Everything we needed was at the place. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Fort Bragg 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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Fort Bragg 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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