Private waterfront home w/ private hot tub - walking distance to the ocean!
Ready to take that ultimate beach vacation you've been thinking about? This dreamy Fort Bragg vacation rental is almost too beautiful to believe! Host all your friends or bring the whole family out for a relaxing week - this five-bedroom abode is walking distance from the ocean and sleeps up to 14!
This conveniently located home is perfect for anyone who wants to feel the solitude of the rolling waves of the Pacific, yet be only 15 minutes away from the bars, bakeries, and shopping of Fort Bragg. Go horseback riding along the Ten Mile Beach or head to the local winery (just 10 minutes away!) for some relaxation between swimming or surf sessions. Mendocino is also only 30 minutes south for even more (relatively) urban entertainment.
This one-level home has a fresh feel, while letting the beauty of the ocean speak for itself. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide incredible views, and the wooden floors and modern amenities make everything feel pristine yet welcoming. The solar collector also means this place has gone green - so leave your eco guilt at home!
The living room is open and inviting with a giant sectional sofa, gas fireplace, and awesome views. Connected to the open kitchen and dining room, there's plenty of room for people to congregate. The 14-foot kitchen island means there's enough space for six people to sit and chat over a glass of red wine while the cook gets crafty, or for the kids to sit and munch in the morning before hitting the beach.
The enormous deck wraps around the entire backside of the house, and there's a table perfect for dinner while catching the sunset. It's a great place to relax after a solid day of surfing or hiking along the beach.
The master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling glass windows covering half of the walls, so greeting the ocean first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. With a romantic queen-size bed and soft carpet beneath your toes, this bedroom is a perfect place to cozy up for a snooze.
Three of the other bedrooms also boast queen-size beds, meaning there's plenty of room for up to 14 to get some much-needed rest, and the last bedroom has two twin beds that the kids will love to sleep (or jump!) on. Two additional sofabeds provide extra sleeping spaces.
There's also a game room with Ping-Pong and Foosball tables to satisfy your competitive edge, or just relax and play one of the many puzzles or board games available. With wireless Internet (please note it may be limited), satellite cable, and a whole bunch of DVDs to choose from, everyone will stay entertained when the sun sets on another day at the beach.
With the picturesque stone pinnacles and sandy beach just a short walk away, this home is the perfect base for a walk along the coast, a surf session, or searching for seashells. Several state parks, including MacKerricher and Jug Handle, are also nearby, adding to your outdoor options for hiking, biking, and nature-watching. With Fort Bragg and Mendocino a short drive away, it's easy to access the perks of the city while maintaining your sense of beach solitude. When you're ready to retire for the day, treat yourself to a soak in the private hot tub.
Whichever way you choose to spend your seaside holiday, this well-equipped, beach-friendly home is certain to satisfy your needs. It doesn't matter if the sun's up or down: this has something for everyone!
We stayed here with a couple of other families and we couldn’t have been more pleased. The house actually look like the pictures. It’s clean, roomy, and the the views are spectacular. We had no complaints.
This was a great place for vacation. House was maintained and everyone has enough activities to do.
There was 13, 9 adults and 3 kids and room for all. The kids and adults all want to go back.
We loved the ocean view, big open space living area, 5 bedroom for all five couples.
As far as the house, location and amenities, we give it five stars. We were even ready to book again for next year when we discovered that the rates for the same dates had more than doubled. This drops the five stars down to two stars for greed. We know this property does not belong to Vacasa and they probably don't have anything to do with the rate, but this was so unexpected and disappointing that we were all shocked. It's a nice place but not worth that. Shame on the owners.
We are glad to see our guests enjoyed this home. The rates for this home are set using an algorithm. Right now the exact same dates for next year are higher because 1) they fall on a weekend which will always have higher rates 2) they are during Spring Break which will also always have higher rates and 3) rates for a year ahead are at a premium. We encourage our guests to continue to checking as the rates will fluctuate based on a variety of factors throughout the year. Thank you!
We had a 2 night stay in this beautiful coastal home. The views are amazing from all of the rooms on the west side of the house. It was too cold while we were there to open the doors unfortunately. We had plenty of room, and the kids loved the games and puzzles that were provided. The kitchen and bathrooms were nicely stocked so that we didn't have to buy a lot of extra items for our stay. We had a few minor problems that the staff quickly remedied. Would stay here again.
We (a group of 10 adults) stayed here and had a great time. The house has a beautiful view of the ocean and nearby meadows and mountains. It is very spacious and has a nice floor plan. Everything was clean, well equipped, and in good working order.
An excellent location to access sightseeing places in Mendocino/Fort Bragg.
Spotless cleanness, nice furnished and fully stocked bathrooms and kitchen. With stunning view from most of the rooms, you literally don't need to go out.
Rachelle U. December 2017
This was our second time here. Spacious house with a good view. Good beach access.
We loved the location and the fact that beach access was so close, the view was also nice. Very nice living room and kitchen - great for large groups.
Ideal beachside getaway for family or group of friends. House is spacious, open, bright and has an amazing beach view.
The house was exactly as the pictures show, absolutely beautiful home and breathtaking views. Plenty of room for the whole family.
Marjorie M. November 2017
We all loved the views from the tall windows throughout the house and from the hot tub. The long kitchen counter was the center of activity and the dining table with a card table addition seated all 13 adults and one toddler. Path down to beach pleased the young adults. Couldn’t have been a better spot!
Comfortable, clean, quiet! Outstanding view and good beach access. The best place we have ever stayed in on the coast.
A great time was had by 5 cousins from all over the U.S. the house was perfect for sharing memories.
This house was amazing, great views of the ocean, very clean, and had a ton of room for a large group of people. Everything about this place was great, we will be back for sure.
I almost hate to leave reviews this good, because I'm afraid it will fill up for me next year. This is the second year that I have stayed at this house. It's absolutely fantastic if you have a large group. My compliments to the Vacasa staff. The only suggestion that I have is to put a television in the master suite. My elderly parents stayed there with us and there were times when they wanted to separate and be alone for a while. A television in the master suite would give them an area of privacy when they needed some alone time.
We so enjoyed the beautiful views and luxurious accomodations!
WhenI first stepped into this home I actually choked up! The magnificent view from the wrap around floor to ceiling windows was breathtaking! It is a great floor plan with plenty of room indoors and outdoors. There were 12 of us and the teens especially loved the rec room and the hot tub. We miss it already and hope to return!
Gorgeous location. Spacious house.
Shell Seeker was a fantastic location to get together with friends and family. There is no direct beach access from the property as we had originally thought there would be, but there are steps leading down to the beach from the neighborhood. Apart from the hot tub not working, we had a very pleasant stay and brought back a lot of great memories.
The home does not have direct beach access, but the ocean is within walking distance from the home. We were not aware the hot tub was not working for this guest and wish they would have notified us so we could assist them in getting it up and running. Thank you!
We loved the setting and the house but there were some technical glitches during our visit. The views were just stunning, the house was quite clean, the game room with its ping pong and foosball tables was great, and we had a great time barbecuing in the backyard. Unfortunately, some issues kept this from being a perfect experience. The heating didn't work well and we woke up cold most mornings. The wifi conked out on us after the first night and we later learned the house is on a limited data plan. The oven was not working, but we were informed in advance. There was also a brief power outage, but probably nothing the house or its management had control over. Despite these issues, we would probably rent this house again all things considered.
Had a wonderful 4 days with my husband and adult daughter at Shell Seeker. Could have spent most days in the "big room" enjoying the view morning, noon and night. The sound of the ocean and the stars at night made for a relaxing couple of days. It is a nice drive from San Francisco and far enough that you feel as though you've "gotten away". Will definitely come back and bring more of the family.
We stayed with our daughters, sons in laws and 4 grandchildren aged 4 and under, and it was just perfect. Lovely big house to run around in and very safe, also, when they were outside in the back there was nowhere that they could get into any trouble! Lots of toys too, particularly legos and buckets and spades. We came from the UK so couldn't bring all that stuff with us so were very pleased to find it all there.
This home is in the perfect oceanside location . A short walk to the beach, which can be seen from the gorgeous wall to wall windows of the home. Our group had plenty of space and had a very comfortable stay. Fort Bragg and nearby attractions were a short drive away. I would highly recommend this home for any group looking for a relaxing weekend by the ocean.
Great views and a short walk to the beach
My favorite vacation rental! We love this beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with my family and I!
It was a wonderful stay for our family gathering. Location was perfect, and we even had a nice sunny day to spend at the beach. Wish we could of stayed one more night!!
For six years, our women's group has been renting Shell Seeker for a four-day retreat. The house works very well for a group of 12 women now, with the new dining table and chairs (we bring a card table to extend the table). It's a beautiful view out to the ocean, beach, and hillside, and the house is always clean and comfortable. We highly recommend it!
Loved every bit of this place.
We stayed at the shell seeker with a group of 14 and loved the layout the big open living room, dining room, and kitchen was great for the whole group to spend time. The views are beautiful from the deck and the hot tub is great.
We'd definitely stay here again!
A group of friends and i stayed here Jan 2017 and had an amazing time. The view was perfect. I would recommend to anyone looking to get away from the city and enjoy a quite place with a killer view.
The view was beautiful with glass windows around the living room and dining room. Bedrooms are small. Cleaning fee is high in my opinion.
We have stayed in this house several times in the past and always enjoy the home, view, and activities in the area. The house has always been well maintained, clean, and ready for us. We had a few problems with the later this time. As it was a one time out of several we won't let it keep us from returning.
A many-bedroomed house great for large family or friends gathering. In a quiet area overlooking a fabulous small beach and the ocean stretching to Japan!
Did a large scale family vacation here. Plenty of room for all of us. This is an awesome place! Pictures are exactly how this house is. Wish I was closer to California this would be a frequent VRBO house for us.
practical home and wonderful views!
We had a blast at this house and the location was perfect. The house was well stocked and was perfect for our group. I would recommend this property to others without hesitation.
Great location, house was wonderful fully stocked with everything I needed for my stay. It was a short walk to the beach and between body surfing in the hot tub It was a great experience.
This house is fabulous. We brought our kids and grandkids. Other than wanting to go to the beach, or on a bike ride, we all enjoyed just staying at the house. The playroom in the garage entertained the kids. And we bring up our cornhole game for the deck. The house is really supplied with everything you need for comfort
Loved the open floorplan to this home... plenty of room, fabulous views, and great décor! Ample parking, the walk isn't to the beach is not too far away, and 10 mile beach is amazing! We had a limited mobility family member and it worked great, only one step up to the front door. Totally recommend it!
Been coming to Fort Bragg for over 20 years since my grandmother lived across the street from MacKerricher. Always liked going to Pudding Creek, Glass Beach, and Seaside Beach. I had a chance to check out the Coastal Trail before the grand opening and it is an awesome place. Sea Pal inside Noyo harbor had great fish and chips and a nice selection of beer. I booked this place to hold my family and friends for my wedding. Seeing the house and the view in person is way better than the pictures online. The house is very spacious and the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean. The rec room in the garage was nice playing ping pong and cards. The hot tub was relaxing and the gas fireplace really heated up the living room quickly. I was glad that there was two charcoal grills because I used both at once. You can play horseshoes on the side of the house, but I think you might have to bring your own shoes. Be careful of the gopher holes haha. Overall the house is awesome and I would love to return back someday.
Need better Internet connection
Very nice place, great locations and beautiful ocean view. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us (7 adults and 3 kids). The beach was awesome and very few people on it. There is access to the beach through the backyard but it is a little steep but we managed. Overall great vacation house. Thanks
Stop looking.... this is the home that you want to rent! Fabulous location just north of Fort Bragg with a view of the beach. You will be able to watch for whales from the large deck, hot tub or inside your living room, dinning room and several bedrooms. Spacious floor plan is so nice for entertaining. We absolutely love the private access to the beach just a short walk down the street. This house is just so nice and we have rented once a year for the past 6 years.
Very nice home to come and relax.
We had an incredible stay at The Shell Seeker. Would come back in a flash. The hot tub was amazing. Listening and watching the waves crash on the beach while soaking in luxury!!!!! I cannot say enough good things!!!!
This was our 11 year for girls trip 10 of us. First time in this house. Only one complain the couch in living room and game room need to be replaced. worn out not very comfortable. Hot tub stopped working had someone right out and fixed. Very good service. Beach easy to get too. We loved everything except couches
Nice house, great location, unfortunately the price keeps going up (a lot).
Was a wonderful experience for me and our guest!
This was a wonderful place to hold our cousin's reunion. There were 11 of us and there was plenty of space. The place was beautiful (even better than the pictures on the web) A perfect place for visiting, telling stories, playing games, walking on the beach, shopping, watching movies, and just relaxing......
Can hardly wait to go back... Would also be a perfect place to bring kids with the game room.
We have stayed at this home the last week in April for the past four years. We always say we will try some where else but why... this has the perfect location and perfect floor plan for entertaining. Check out the pictures on the website... just a taste of how nice this home is.
We had a great family get together here. I rented this house and another one on the same road, we had my family in one house and my husbands family in the other. The beach nearby provided us hours of fun. We love the Mendocino Coast!
Amazing and coazy house the views are breathtaking, love the private beach acess, the garage game room is wonderful, the neighborhood is so loveley and peaceful. Will be back soon for our 3rd stay
Second time we stayed in this wonderful house. We had three couples, and would have had four but one couple couldn't make it. The house is plenty big for a large group to enjoy meals and get togethers as well as quiet alone time. The open kitchen/dining/living space is huge and perfect for gathering. The view is entrancing. A beautiful beach is a short walk away. I could live there in a hot second!
Staying at the Shell Seeker creates a memorable family time. You get to be in one location and cook amazing family meals. We love staying here and have been staying at the Shell Seeker for 4 years.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time spent at this vacation rental again for the fourth year. It is definitely in a great location and the kitchen has just what you need to stay in and cook meals. Glad that you feel that it works great for your group and you love returning time and time again. We appreciate your comments and fabulous 5 star rating. We look forward to hearing from you when you are able to return and create some more memories.
Great house, great views!!!