Dog-friendly home w/private hot tub, deck & firepit + only half a mile to beach
The Sand Dollar, one of four cabins in the Mendocino Coast Dunes Retreat, can be rented together with the other three cabins or separately as a great place to stay during your amazing vacation. With a private hot tub, dog-friendly attitude, and a comfortable interior, everyone will love it here!
Located right next to the dunes, about seven miles north of Fort Bragg, this vacation rental is in a great position for you to enjoy everything the area has to offer. The ocean is just over a half-mile away (though you will have to hike over some sand dunes), and MacKerricher State Park, well-known for its hiking trails and seal-watching, stretches to the south of this vacation home.
With one bedroom and one bathroom, this home can sleep up to six people and is pet-friendly, though an additional pet fee does apply. With a queen-size bed in the bedroom and two fold-out futons, a close-knit family or group of friends will be very comfortable here.
In the living room, you will find a large TV equipped with cable and a DVD player, plus board games and a lovely gas fireplace. The kitchen has all the tools you may need to whip up delicious meals during your stay. You will also have a private laundry area, so there's no need to worry if your clothes get a little dirty during your vacation. Complimentary WiFi is also available.
Outside, you will discover a private hot tub, deck, and firepit. You will love sitting in the bubbling warmth of the hot tub, or maybe roasting some marshmallows at the end of a fun-filled day.
This would be a fabulous cabin to rent on its own, or you could combine with family members, friends, coworkers, or others and rent all four cabins for a large event! With Fort Bragg 10 minutes south, and Mendocino about 25 minutes down the road, you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature but still close enough to the conveniences of the city.
With a great location and fantastic amenities, this Mendocino vacation rental is just waiting for you to have adventures here!
* Please note that the oven is not available for use
Washer/dryer : Private
Propane/gas home : Propane
Internet : Comcast
Cable : Comcast
Hot tub : Private
Nice secluded and cozy. Wonderful place to reconnect with that special someone
Sorry, I just don't get all the positive reviews. The house was very clean, but that is about it. When booking, I assumed the oven was in working order. Not until receiving the confirmation a week before our stay, were we told the oven did not work. I called Vacasa to see if perhaps there were plans to have the oven working before our stay. There wasn't. If you rent, read the amenities section carefully. It does not say there is a working stove or oven, even though there are pictures of the stove/oven on the website. Easy to assume they work. Vacasa was very generous in giving us a discount since it was not clear in the house description. The stove worked, but when one of the front burners was on, the other front burner kept clicking as if it wanted to start. The one lighter in the house to start the stove quit working two days in. Kitchen was well-stocked with pots and pans, glasses, plates and utensils--nothing more. No tin foil, plastic wrap, baggies or storage containers. There were no hangars--nothing to hang your coats on. There was no comfortable furniture in the house, including the bed. The bed was an old waterbed with an uncomfortable, worn mattress. The fold-out futons were not much better. There were lots of lights but the switches were in weird places, not where you would expect. Small steps (a couple of inches) to the bathroom and then again to the bedroom. Hard to navigate in the middle of the night. Definite trip hazard. The pilot light to the gas fireplace was not lit when we got there, but we called Vacasa and they got maintenance to the house right away. There was a TV and DVD player, but no channel guide or movies. The hot tub was clean and in working order.
I'm giving this house a 3 * because of it's cleanliness and closeness to the beach, but won't rent here again for the above-mentioned reasons.
Despite the rain all the week end we felt comfortable at Sand Dollar. Situation is great and we had all the equipment.
The house was clean, inviting and comfortable ~ as was the hot tub. Great for waking up, getting going, and coming back to relax at end of day. Not interrupted or bothered by anyone. Would highly recommend this rental!
Sand Dollar was perfect for my daughter, her boyfriend and me. It was clean,quiet and well stocked. Definitely worth every penny and will go back.
We visited Mendocino Dunes- Sand Dollar to get away from the hot temperatures along with the smoke of all the California fires. We loved the fog and temps in the high 50s! The house description by Vacasa mentions the walk to the beach but should also include that dogs are NOT allowed on the beach and surrounding dunes. We were stopped by a State Park employee and sternly warned that we could receive a ticket for having our dog with us. We did find a lovely dog friendly beach, Seaside, just about 2 miles north of the house. The house was a perfect size for the 2 plus one dog in our party. It was VERY quiet and peaceful. Loved the close proximity to the large sand dunes right behind the house. The bed is not the most comfortable and it is a bit precarious going up and down the steps if you have to get up in the middle of the night. All in all we had a relaxing time and would stay here again.
Much larger than expected, pretty much all you need to bring is food and your family. Great way to stay, will never go back to staying in a hotel.
Very nice and quiet only negative would be the heater that wouldn’t go off lol
My partner and I celebrated a quiet romantic getaway! The ocean shore was a quick walk away. The house was clean, organized and welcoming. I appreciated the small decoration details featuring the beach vibes. We were living for the hot tub. It was the perfect close to an easy going day exploring Fort Bragg.
The house was absolutely gorgeous, great amenities, wonderful location next to the dunes. The only downfalls is it's not stocked very well there's no first aid kit, there's hardly any cooking utensils Ie: I had to buy pepper. Overall I would rent from again just knowing to be prepared to stock up in the kitchen area.
We are glad to see this guest enjoyed this beautiful home! We have put a first aid kit in the home as well as salt and pepper shakers. Thank you!
The house was very quiet and comfortable. The location is close to Ft Bragg and beaches.
Our second night here, lying in bed, my 13 yr old daughter watched a man walk just two feet away from her bedroom window. The person disappeared and we assumed it was a neighbor using a nearby trail behind the houses. Still unsettling. Upon investigating the property in the morning we found a balled up pair of wet men’s underwear on a table near the jacuzzi. Someone knows about the property’s hot tubs and brazenly taking advantage of them. Pretty creepy experience. We knew we couldn’t stay another night with our family as we didn’t feel at all comfortable. Vacasa offered us another rental that unfortunately was a lot more expensive. With the holiday and limited accommodations we took it. After several phone calls with customer service they offered a minimal discount but got us into a new house that night. It would have been nice to have been moved without additional cost for the terrible experience, but alas, we were just happy to not be back at the Sand Dollar.
I highly recommend Vacasa install some security cameras on those properties since they are secluded and someone’s taking advantage.
We are quite sorry to see this guest did not have a more peaceful experience during their visit. We have not had any problems before with people using the hot tub that should not have had access. We have made the owner aware so they can determine if there are any additional security features he would like to add. Due to the busy season our housing options were limited for moving this guest, and we are sorry to see they were not happier with the arrangement. We hope to have another chance to impress!
When we entered the home it was so warm early check in but we lived to far to get there early the house is all concrete wonderful easy to clean good idea love the washer and dryer to keep towels clean and sheets close to all the fun on flort Bragg so quit nice to listen to the birds and ocean will be back would like a tv in bedroom thanks for having us
This was our last stop of our 10 day road trip from Sacramento to Washington back down the coast. This was far the best, cleanest and most peaceful place that we stayed. It had everything we needed BBQ, Hot tub and kitchen supplies. A few miles from the best dog friendly beach that our 2 Golden Retrievers absolutely loved!! We will definitely be returning.
Sean, Brenda and our 2 fur babies “Callie & Cassie”.
This is a lovely cottage, with a great hot tub where you can sit out and watch the fog come over the dunes. A short walk down the road leads to a trail into the dunes and it's about a mile to a wonderful and deserted beach.
Sand Dollar is worth every penny!
A delightful respite close and Far enough from civilization and nature walks. A few unexpected visits from helpers and a few little amenity issues but overall such a kind and Gentile place to spend a restorative week. Thank you to all!
Nice place, would come back in a heartbeat.
The house was overall very clean. The house is located about 10 minutes from Fort Bragg. The private beach at the very end of the drive is very pretty and well worth the wait. The house was plenty of space for our 6 guest. The futons were not very comfortable to sleep on, but hey we knew we would be sleeping on futons. The fire pit outside was amazing to sit around in the evening and relax.
This is our first stay at Sand Dollar (family of 4 adults). Other than the need to coordinate bathroom times due to it having only one bathroom, everything else that we need were provided for a comfortable stay.
Clean, comfortable, and cozy.
Wifi signal is woefully inadequate and at times non-existent. So if you are fused at the hip with your smart phone (or have kids who use Wifi a lot), this is a big drawback. But if you are okay with lack of Wifi and are looking to unplug, this is a nice and quiet home away from home.
First thing one notices about this rental is the huge and lovely sand dune right next to the house. It changes color with the light! The house is spacious and has a large lawn, dog run, hot tub, and nicely appointed. Like many rentals, some of the furniture wasn't super comfortable. Concrete floors were easy to keep clean but would have liked a larger rug in the bedroom. There is a trail over the dunes to wild and wonderful Ten Mile Beach. Or, you can drive to the Haul Road or MacKerricher Park. Also driving north to Westport is very scenic.
We met the owner who was very pleasant. Grounds are well kept. We enjoyed watching the wildlife, including families of quail, rabbits, and many birds. We brought our dog who also had a good time! People should be aware that the house is not right in Fort Bragg. The downside is driving time; the upside is very peaceful and quiet.
Great place, will be back!.
This is Our second stay at Sand Dollar. Will come back as often as possible!
So much comfortable and cozy. Warm inside even if it was cold outside.
Out of town, great place to relax and let the kids play on the sand dune in the back yard. Be careful of the poison oak on the trail.
This was our 3rd stay here and we weren't disappointed. We love the use of the hot tub at night especially when you can hear the ocean. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay.
Very pleasant and well kept property. Thank you
Great house for a small family. Fun location next to giant sand dunes. Not a lot of bells and whistles but clean and well equipped for family fun.
This was a great choice. It's pretty private, and fairly close to to beach.
* The GPS guided us to the street and house. Vacasa instructions were helpful.
* The location is about 6 miles from Fort Bragg, CA.
* A little confusion about how to get the car to the back of the garage via the driveway, then park to the left behind the garage.
* The lemon bush branches were a nuisance to get by and get in/out of the entry screen and glass entry door.
* Once past the lemon bush entering the house was impressive, clean and organized.
* The house has a nicely designed floor plan (from front door L-Kitchen, R-Dining area, L-Bathroom, R-Living room, through door into the L-Bed room & R-Table/Chairs, another door to family room).
* The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for cooking foods you bring along.
* Be careful of the different step up-down levels in the bathroom, living room, bedroom and family room. It took some getting used to.
* We noticed a strong mold smell in the family room to the back of the house, but it did not influence the rest of the house or bedroom.
Overall, we would recommend Sand Dollar to our family and friends who wish to vacation at Fort Bragg, CA..
We enjoyed our stay at Sand Dollar. The layout of the house is weird, but functional. The kitchen was great and well equipped. The property is very private. The beach is quite a hike, but worth it.
For an old camper, it was nice to stay inside a very pleasent cottage. It is very comfortable. I will recommend it and Vacasa's services to all I know.
Jason And Wendy S. Apr 2016
We enjoyed our stay!!!
Cute place, off the beaten path. Kitchen is beautiful and well stocked with cookware. Decor is very outdated but kind of adds to the charm of the place. Wouldn't recommend staying here if your goal is beach access but for privacy and quiet it's perfect.
Great house with one bedroom. Perfect for small pets, especially the backyard fenced in area.
Great location for quiet and privacy. Very relaxing get away!
Do not stay at the rental if you want to visit Fort Bragg. It is not in Fort Bragg.
Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are sorry to see if the location of the home came as a surprise to you. This home is located towards the north end of MacKerricher State Park and is approximately 7 miles from the center of Fort Bragg. The address for the home is located towards the top of the page and can be used to locate it on a map. We hope that you were satisfied with the home itself and enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub!
Beautiful place! Private and perfect with kids! The sand hill in back makes a perfect play ground for hours! The private beach is breath taking!! The house was so clean and cozy!! I love the sand dollar, I hope to come back and stay longer next time!
With 4 teenagers, this place was fabulous. We would love to rent this house again, even if it is just the two of us. The house is very private, and the layout makes it nice to put the kids in the other area of the place. Roll up your car windows. We had a raccoon encounter, but it made the experience of nature. We had a blast!
This place was private, despite being right next to another rental property. The entrance was behind a garage and was fenced off with lattice. There was an area off the back that was latticed in with grass that was perfect for letting the doggies do their duty. It was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the fire pit! The kids loved climbing and running down the sand dunes that were a short walk down the private road. There were several things that didn't work (hot tub, DVD player, outside lights) and there were only 3 bath towels in a place that advertises 4-6 people (we had 4 so the kids had to share). All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would choose this location again.