3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Close To Beach And Amenities Designed For Wheelchair Access
I grew up in the Sacramento Valley and my family and friends had always vacationed in Fort Bragg. During the summer it wasn't unusual to run into as many "neighbors" in Fort Bragg as in my little home town in Colusa County. My husband grew up on the other side of the planet - England, right outside of London. He had only been in the United States for six years, but had yet to venture to the Mendocino Coast. When I met him, one of our first excursions was to visit Fort Bragg and my favorite slice of Pacific Ocean. He loved it as much as I did! The future was set in motion. We always knew at some point, we would have our own retreat here. A place to escape, rejuvenate, and reconnect with the forest and the ocean. They say the happiest people in the world live within one mile of the ocean. I believe it with all my heart.
Jeremy purchased this House in 2015
Why Jeremy chose Fort Bragg
We looked at many homes, wearing out our patient realtor (Meghan Durban of Coast Realty), knowing what we were hoping for and being prepared to wait it out until we could find it. Pulling into the driveway of Whispering Ferns was all it took. We knew this was THE home for us! It immediately made us feel cozy, comfortable and welcome. We fell in love and we hope you will as well.
What makes this House unique
The first thing you'll notice, is a welcoming home nestled in towering canopy of cypress, redwood and oak trees. Like a fairytale. Curving through the garden are small paths enticing you to explore the property. If you go forward you will come to the glass-ceiling sun room porch and into the home through the front door. Go right to find a secluded eating area that will remind you of camping out. Or, further to the backyard and over 600 square feet of redwood deck. To the left you wander by rhododendron bushes taller than yourself to the horseshoe pit or further to a hammock strung between the redwoods. You will pass the sparkling new hot tub as you walk the trail that meanders through the whispering ferns and swaying trees to the gazebo tucked away in the woods. The gazebo is just over a small wooden bridge and overlooks a year-round stream. If you continue on the trail, you will weave in through the forest, cross another bridge, and make your way back to the yard. The five-acre home, garden and forest is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. It is home to a large variety of wildlife including foxes, fish in stream, owls, all sorts of wild birds, deer etc. It offers peace and quiet, with nothing but the sound of ocean waves crashing in the distance, yet minutes from town offering all amenities. The home is bright and airy, with privacy. Ample parking for cars and trailers. One bathroom was designed for wheelchair access under the counter and roll-in shower. Wide doorways facilitate exit and entry. The home was built with pride and is maintained with love and a deep appreciation for its wonders.
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This home is beautiful and on amazing property. Attention to detail is so appropriated. Celebrated our 50th anniversary with our family in a charming gazebo. Thank you for a week of beautiful memories.
A Great Experience
What an amazing property and home! A perfect getaway for a few days of rest and relaxation. This home backs up to its own mini forest and we could of spend the whole time just sitting on the back deck and taking in the view.
The property owner was easy to work with and the property was beautiful. Our only disappointment was the waffle iron wasn’t cleaned from its last use- we cleaned it for the next guest- and made pancakes instead. The outdoor area is beautiful and we even saw a deer and an eagle! Would highly recommend staying here!
We loved this home! Beautiful location minutes from the beach, but it felt like it was in a private forest. Beautifully appointed luxury home, well stocked with everything one could want in a home. We were so comfortable!
Only drawbacks: we had 3 families staying here and needed an extra bathroom. Upstairs loft was warm, needed to be left open to be comfortable.
Jeremy was very available and quick to respond. I’ll stay here again in a heartbeat if I have the good fortune to visit again. Love this place! I’d say this was easily one of the top 2 vrbo I’ve stayed in!
This is a beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. The surrounding forested area makes for nice walks with a pretty trail to a gazebo for the kids to meander. Banana slugs, birds chirping, sighted 2 deer, nice hammock, hot tub, making s'mores, playing horse shoes, lawn to play on make it family friendly for all ages. We used it as a base to go to the beach, botanical gardens, skunk train, see the nearby sunset. Easy access to all. Kitchen well stocked. Large TV. Just as pictured and described. (Very thorough directions to follow compared to most places I have stayed, ) Hope you will enjoy your stay too!!
Cozy and Quiet
This property was great! Nice and cozy inside, full of adventure outside,and a great beach two minutes to a great beach. We had a great time.
Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast offer extensive outdoor adventures, community events, shopping, and activities. See our guest book in the kitchen for a myriad of ideas of things to do and see.
Relaxing on one of the stunning beaches, hiking or mountain biking the redwood forests, taking a ride on the Skunk Trains, dining at one of the scrumptious restaurants, are just the beginning.
Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Northern California coast, is some of the most gorgeous and rugged scenery in the world. Experience the coastline in many ways - whether driving up and down Highway 1, kayaking the ocean caves, taking an excursion on a fishing or whale watching boat, or lounging on the sand in the sun - appreciating the extraordinary beauty of the coast at Fort Bragg is a must.
Hiking the redwood forests in the state parks (there are several) and weaving through the mystical ferns, will make you feel as if you've stepped back in time. Or at least into another world. The majestic redwood is something that must be experienced to understand.
We love to introduce people to the area, so if you have questions please ask. If you have suggestions, please record them in the guest book for future visitors.