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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Nye Ranch-Mendocino Coast Beach Ranch-Private Path to Ocean-Pet friendly

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Nye Ranch is the perfect setting for group or family retreats, and intimate weddings!! A private beach is directly in front of the property. See us on Facebook.

This is a unique, 100 year old, fenced 6-acre ocean view property on the California coast. The Nye Ranch was originally a 100-acre dairy. The home is tastefully furnished with antiques, and decorated with art by local artists; giving it a warm, lived in, but up to date modern feel. There is a private flat path to the beach. Well behaved pets are welcome and require a small fee.

There are llamas and horses on the property. You can view whales, an extraordinary variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife, from the private ocean view deck, or from the spotting scope inside the house. The Nye Ranch practices organic farming and has an organic vegetable garden.

Immediately fronting the property is an oceanfront pedestrian road where you can walk, jog, or bike for miles (no cars). It is now open all the way into the town of Fort Bragg. The 'haul' road (as it is called) is fabulous for family bike rides or peaceful seaside walks. MacKerricher State Park is an easy walk or bike ride, 1/2 mile north. The town of Fort Bragg is 2 miles south.

This is a great comfortable home for a large family gathering and wonderful for all ages!! The Nye Ranch is a highly scenic, special place that you will never forget.

The Nye Ranch was used as a location in the feature length film The Calm at The Edge of the Sea and in the short film Hallelujah. It has hosted movie making crews, musical recording artists, screenwriters, nurses, yoga retreats, various women's and men's groups, diving and kayaking groups, small weddings, as well as family get togethers and reunions of all sorts.

The property is wonderfully suited for group retreats as there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy family and friends, while still being able to escape and find solitude, serenity, and peace of mind in your own private space. It's the perfect getaway!!

Do not pay through Western Union or with untraceable money orders as there are frauds out there scamming rental properties. Our calendar is not always up to date as people rearrange their arrivals and departures and we try our best to accommodate their requests. Please write to us for available dates.

Keywords: House, Ranch, 6 acres, ocean, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, wedding, private, pet friendly, deck, spa, hot tub, reunion, abalone, whale watch.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Karin (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Karin

We have owned the Nye Ranch for over a decade and do our best to retain the original feel of the ranch. It was the Gillespie Quality Dairy in the 40s and the Gillespie family has been kind enough to share some of their remarkable history with us. Their father built the original shack at McKerricher State Park where one of the Gillespie boys was born when McKerricher was part of the ranch.

Why Karin chose North Coast California

The northern California coastline is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come enjoy the magic of the area.

What makes this house unique

Our home is perfect for extended families and small group retreats. It is very cozy and feels like 'home'. Pet friendly. Borders MacKerricher State Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear owners of the house,

It's so nice to come to a house like this and get away? I LOVE it,,,especially the loft!! All the stuff is so cool! Thank you! -A

Thanks for letting us stay here. Ilove the view and the loft. -N


It was great everyday in this house. It was so great with the beach and llamas? -H
Oct 2007
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Nye Ranch-Mendocino Coast Beach Ranch-Private Path to Ocean-Pet friendly
average rating of 4.888889 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved NYE Ranch. The beds are very comfortable and the space is easy to relax in. This place is set up for maximum relaxation and zero stress. The house feels like a home and is set up in a practical manner. We loved having the firepit and the hottub was well maintained. I've rented many places along the coast and Russian River area and this has by far been the best experience we've had.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our lovely property. We're very happy to have you as part of our Nye Ranch family and look forward to your return. We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation!!
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Super House!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was cozy and comfortable. Super location, within walking distance of a nice beach. Great views, close to town and all other activities. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our ranch house at the beach. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay!!!
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Loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house from the minute we walked in the door. Charming, cozy, perfect. We had a large group and everyone was well accommodated. Most of the adults would find themselves drawn to the amazing deck to just stare across the fields at the sea and watch the sunset. The kids had a blast running around and hanging out in the loft. I think everyone in the house made use of the beach path. This property made our trip so special and fun. I hope we can go back someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Citrus Heights, CA

Cate D.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this house the minute we walked in. Wonderful old world charm with up to date facilities. Warm and homey. The grounds and llamas were great and a lovely path to the beach. I'd love to go back someday. Easy access to town. A wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST rental in Fort Bragg!

  • 5 of 5

Please do yourself a favor and rent this property! Only minutes away from Eggheads, Piaci's, & Pacific Star Winery. The house was impecably clean, the beds were comfortable & the view was spectacular (not to mention the double headed shower)!

My niece loved the llamas and the short walk to the beach. The Burns (the owners) kept in contact with me to make sure we were enjoying ourselves at their property. The house had everything you would need, from the telescope (which we used to gaze at the constallations) to the bicycles in the garage.My family & I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nevada City, Ca.

So full of Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family ranging from 79 years old to 8 weeks old and the whole range of ages in between stayed for a long week-end of fun and relaxation. The beds and bedding were SO comfy and clean. The spaces to visit or find solitude were all plentiful. We loved the hot tub, the outdoor shower and the BBQ and firepit. The huge dining area with a sitting area close by made the cooking and cleaning a breeze as we rotated duties and visited together. The spacious fridge and efficient dishwasher, washer and dryer, and great abundance of towels were much appreciated, as well as the nice soaps and lotions provided. Thank you so much for the very nice hospitality. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Little RIver or Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Walking, biking on old haul road in front of property. Ocean is right in front of the property. Weddings.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 night non holiday
Apr 18 2016 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please do not pay through Western Union. If asked to do this it is fraudulent.
Please call regarding Holiday pricing.

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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Outside shower also available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Wedding venue. Pet friendly.

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