Dog-friendly home w/ private beach access, hot tub, & stunning views
Enjoy your own cliff side oasis in this two-bedroom Fort Bragg vacation rental with unobstructed ocean views and private gated beach access.
This cozy manufactured home offers complete kitchen amenities, a large patio, hot tub, and a million dollar view for your next hideaway from deadlines, school work, and the daily grind.
The location is phenomenal! It's a mere 14 minutes from fine seafood dining, antique shopping, and The Skunk, a historic passenger train that runs 40 miles along the coast and through redwood forests. A five-minute trip will take you to MacKerricher State Park where you can ride horses, watch for seals and whales, and explore tide pools.
The single-story home is calming with an open floor plan, blue accents, and bright abstract paintings. Large windows create great natural lighting and the ocean can be viewed from almost every room in the home! You'll take refuge in the living room which has two upholstered chairs and a love seat. Cozy up with friends and family to watch a movie on the living room TV or pop in a DVD from the collection. A second living space just off the TV room offers floor-to-ceiling windows, a futon, lounge chair, and a gas fireplace. This is the perfect spot to curl up by the fire on a chilly night and gaze into the beauty of the sea.
Just off the living room is a dining table for four and kitchen with great storage, a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and toaster. The 1,200-square-foot home comfortably sleeps six guests and has two full baths. Two bedrooms offer queen-size beds and windows overlooking the rolling coastal landscape, and a futon and sofabed allow for flexible sleeping arrangements for up to six guests.
The patio offers a gas grill and is arranged with bright blue Adirondack furniture for both children and adults. The beach is just a stone's throw away! The semi-circle coastline represents Northern California's finest, with giant boulders jutting out into the ocean, a bright green coastline, and waves as far as the eye can see.
When the mood is right, slip into the private hot tub and watch the sun set on the blue/gray horizon. Don't forget to pack your gadgets! This lovely rental even offers internet access.
A private washer and dryer ensure that you always have clean clothes. You can even bring up to four dogs, just keep in mind that a fee applies.
Visit the Sea Glass Museum in Fort Bragg to learn about science and natural artistry, listen to the thunderous crash of waves into the cliffside at Pomo Bluffs Park, or get a double scoop cone at Cowlicks Hand Made Ice Cream.
No matter how you choose to spend your northern California adventure, this Fort Bragg vacation rental has all the modern amenities, and a breathtaking view to make this an unforgettable trip for you and your family!
Awesome views, peaceful location that is private and quiet except for the ocean surf crashing. Great town and nice people. We will be back!
great weather helped, but the location is great. The house is fine for 4 people, kitchen has everything you need. comfortable living room and beds. Will rent again soon
The Driftwoos Cottage was a warm, cozy place for 4 women to spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The view of the ocean was complete serenity.
Location was wonderful, the house was clean , and provided my family a great vacation spot. I would definitely book again. I enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table and enjoying the amazing views of the ocean waves coming ashore. The beds were comfortable.
We tried to watch some of the supplied dvds but there were no wires connecting it to the television. There is no light on the patio or the back side of the house, during the night we heard a crashing sound and some critter and knocked over the trash and strewn it all about.
All in all a great retreat to enjoy some down time.
Cozy and close to the beach. Great views!
The view is amazing, however the home has some electrical issues. I was informed that the housekeeper was new, I was not impressed with the cleanliness of the unit. That being said, the house is very quaint, and in a great location.
We apologize for the issues this guest encountered and appreciate their patience as we train our new housekeeper. The electricity did go out through all of Fort Bragg during this guest's stay, and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused.
Our first time renting a home and this family of five couldn't have been any happier. The views were amazing and the house was great. Even had a room for the kids to play with their toys.
Staying at the Driftwood Cottage is just a step up from tent camping on the beach. There are really only two beaches near Fort Bragg and the best is probably below the Driftwood Cottage, so staying there is all about location. The “Driftwood Cottage” is a 40+ year old, double wide trailer. We have experienced ants, showers that didn’t work, bathroom doors that didn’t properly lock, nail heads sticking up on the deck, TV with only one channel and yet this is the third time we have spent a week there, so there must be something positive. I will say that in all fairness to the Vacasa management, they have always be very responsive like recently bringing ant spray within an hour of complaining about it and having the bathroom door and shower fixed that afternoon. Upgrades have been made but the walls remain thin, the heater sounds like a 747 taking off, but we love it and we will probably come back next June.
We appreciate the guests feedback. The owner has the home on a monthly spray cycle with an exterminator company to ward away ants and the handle in the bathroom has been tightened for easy use. We advice checking the unit notes as there are many different TV remotes and with the wrong use of them the channels will be limited. The maintenance technician has examined the deck and nailed in the nail that was sticking out for guests safety.
This place was the perfect place for a relaxing family vaycay at the beach. House was clean and functional and has pretty much everything you need to make yourself at home. The trail to the beach could have been better, as we had to sit and slide down for one section of the trail. Thank you so much for letting us stay here!
This clean and cozy home sits right by the beach! You can just sit out on the wood deck with clear windshield protection or the outdoor hot tub and take in the gorgeous views. Home has everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay!
Amazing location and cozy home. To hear the ocean at night in bed is the best way to fall asleep.........after a fun day on the beach.
Great place to stay with excellent views and access to beach
The location and cleanliness could not be better! Amazing view from the hot tub and lovely back deck. Private, very quiet, but easy drive to Fort Bragg. Very clean with everything you could need.
The house does need updating. Decor is older and a lot of the furniture (tables etc) are inexpensive laminate that is now wearing out. The kitchen is in need of an update. That said, the new sofa and chairs are nice and everything really does work just fine! It was more than adequate for relaxing, cooking, taking in the ocean and the hot tub was lovely. The fireplace is great for warming up after an evening out.
Completely great and I'll be returning!
Funky exterior, it IS a modular, but great ocean views and sounds, easy beach access, too. Clean and comfy inside. Saw lots of whales from the deck.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a vacation rental in Fort Bragg. I have stayed here twice now and they have made some great improvements since the last stay. The beds are very comfy as well. The hot tub was a disappointment as there were WAY TOO MANY chemicals in it. They died my bathing suit and burned my throat and lungs.
Our property manager has contacted our hot tub tech and asked him to dump and fill the tub with new water. He specifically made mention of the overuse of chemicals and asked that they are carefully checked. We are very sorry for this misapplication of chemicals and apologize for the ruined bathing suits and discomfort experienced.
Janice Boeger P. Dec 2017
This house is about 10 miles north of Ft. Bragg and it sits on a spot with an amazing view . Great beach nearby , hot tub with a view, and a well stocked home. House itself is a very basic modular. Furnishing are fine and everything worked as it should. It was cozy and warm and again the view for the ocean really sold me on it. Good for the price. Give it a try. :)
Looking forward to next year! Thank you for the hospitality! Great visit, weather & time with family!
This home is amazing. It has a beautiful view of ocean. You can hear it with just the windows down. The staff had the fireplace on when we arrived and it was cozy right from the start. The hot tub was a perfect added touch. Will stay again!!
Never slept so much on a vacation. It was that comfortable.
This property is in a great location, just north of Fort Bragg proper. It is comfortable, very close to the beach with a great view of the ocean, has a cozy 2-3 person hot tub, and all the basic amenities any reasonable person needs. The kitchen is a bit outdated, and lacks enough counter space to make cooking an easy prospect for more than 2 people. Still, I do highly recommend it as a relatively budget-friendly option. The positives more than outweigh the negatives.
This property is a bit of a mixed bag. The bed rooms are comfortable, though fairly minimalist. The bathrooms have what you'd expect a bathroom to have. The kitchen is a decent size, but a little awkward. The refrigerator is old, there is no dishwasher, and the microwave is somewhat inconveniently placed. There is but a single TV, and it is small by modern standards. However, I hope you don't plan on coming to a place like this to watch TV...
The house in general feels comfortable and cozy. The view of the ocean is nice, and it is close enough that you can hear the waves crashing along the rocks. You're a short walk/drive to a beach which faces west, and as such, has a breathtaking view of the sunset in the evening. You're close enough to Fort Bragg that the various activities there don't feel like they take all day to get to. Generally,
2 families went on vacation. Due to broken tv and poor internet connection, we were forced to enjoy the scenery and entertain each other the old fashion way (cards, games,etc). Previous reviews state couches needed cleaned. Seems as though our visit may be close to first with New couches. If you're not concerned with high end finishes, but a clean house with a great location that doesn't cost a fortune, this is the place. Accessing the beach through the private gate was easy and not far. The beach was beautiful and prefect for sunsets.
We are glad to see this was an enjoyable stay despite the broken TV. We apologize that we did not know in advance that it was not working. The TV has since been replaced. Unfortunately, the internet tends to be spotty in this area.
Would recommend this to anyone wishing to stay in this locale. Furniture in living room is tired and should be replaced. The view is fantastic and house is close to Fort Bragg. Nice deck and good interior layout.
location is great .easy access to the beach.
Minuses: The place was outdated in terms of the windows (no screens) and furniture. We were asked to limit our wifi usage for "future guests" which seemed inhospitable. There is not direct beach access from the house, but there is a path down the street.
Pluses: The kitchen was totally equipped. The beds were comfy. The hot tub was awesome. The location and semi-private beach were great.
We came back so we must feel something good about the place. This is a 35+ year old trailer with thin walls, outdated bath and kitchen cabinets, but what a location. To the Vacasa Team: We would have started washing bed sheets etc., but their was no detergent left in the container. The windows need screens. Only one on the whole house. Found sheets for the futon but no blankets. The living room furniture need a real good vacuuming top to bottom and behind the cushions. Pillow shams have stains. Toilets need updating as well as the bathroom and kitchen cabinets. (paper will only last so long) The hall way bathroom door stuck so bad that we had to bust it open to free our granddaughter. The bedroom with the skylight, well try and sleep with the room so bright. You need to shade that skylight. Now the improvements. The new floors are great. The cleaning and misc. supplies from Vacasa are a nice addition.
If people see the reviews I gave maybe it will get the necessary cleaning done
We are sorry to see cleanliness was an issue for this reservation. We wish the guest had notified us so we could have sent a housekeeping team to rectify the issue. We will follow-up and do any necessary re-training. Thanks!
Beautiful beach, quiet and peaceful!
Lovely little home. Nothing fancy, but we weren't there to stay in the house all day. Had everything we needed. Be sure to check cabinets for what may have been left from previous tenants before grocery shopping. Lovely location, lots to do in the area. Reasonably priced.
We were really pleased with out stay at the Driftwood. What we specially liked was the stock of household items, the clear instructions for check-in, check-out, etc. If we visit Mendocino again, we'll be sure to rent this property again.
Dawn And Christopher C. May 2017
Felt like being home! Cute and quaint with all the home fixins! Amazing location with an amazing view!
We will be back for sure!!
The Driftwood Cottage made for the perfect getaway. Quiet and convenient with a breathtaking view. Great for the whole family.
The house is cute and cozy, but it is the location that can't be beat. The trail on the side of the house leads you right to one of the best, most beautiful beaches in the area. Also, having a washer/dryer (with soap provided!) was definitely convenient.
The house was situated on a bluff with a fantastic view. The hot tub was a great place to relax while listening to the ocean waves and watching them from above. The location was easily accessible, and the home itself was comfortable and enjoyable. We loved the privacy and access to the beach below.
For those without mobility issues this is one of the best properties. It's not fancy but we were there to spend time on the beach. We loved it!
The house is a great value and the views and access to the beach are unbeatable! We had a amazing time at this pet friendly property!
We absolutely love this house! We have stayed here before and it's exactly what we need. Beach access is amazing and the view is incredible. We just booked another 5 nights here in june so we can bring our son and mom along for the trip. You can't beat the location! It's family friendly,quiet and peaceful. You're not going to want to leave the house...it's beautiful.
Wonderful location. Great view and there is a private access path to the beach within a short walks distance. Being far from town it relieved us from the city lights so there was a lot of star gazing in the hot tub. The house is out of date but in a specially charming way.
The house is a modular home but it is nice. The stove cover needs to be replaced and the hot tub needs to be fixed. A lot of past reviews said it wasn't working for them either. The two beds are separated by a real thin wall and u can hear everything through it. The location though is perfect! We will be back!
It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the location! Our local operations manager was able to visit the home after your stay, and has replaced the hot tub pump and control panel. The hot tub is working like new again. Due to the way that the home was built, there is very little that can be done about the thin walls. We are looking forward to your next stay!
The beautiful hot tub with a view is broken. And it has been for a long time. And they don't tell you the first time you call, or the second time you call, but only if you are really insistant. Unacceptable!
Beautiful view home needs work
The location of the Driftwood Cottage couldn't be beat. The path down to the beach wasn't too difficult and watching the sun rise & set over "our" beach was spectacular. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked, the overall size of the house was perfect for 2 couples and the beds & bedding were super comfortable. Situated perfectly between Fort Bragg & Westport- in a peaceful little neighborhood- it's our new favorite destination spot.
We had a fantastic trip! Great location, great price, cozy with all the basic amenities from home. A perfect view of the ocean from the hot tub too!
Good 2 days but in our case weather spoiled time and road from Mendocino to here is tough way
The place was quaint, cozy and perfect for two. We loved the ocean view and the beds were very comfortable. It was just the relaxing getaway week we needed. It was nice not having to go out to eat for every meal as well, although we did go out in the evening to some of our favorite local restaurants, because that is part of the fun and charm of the area. Thank you for opening your home to us, we will definitely consider coming back again.
Laura & Erik
From the minute w e arrived we were excited about the place and location. Washer and dryer were great for us due to us being on a 7 day trip. I will defiantly consider this location again.
Very happy with our stay here, we'll be back!
A great place for pure relaxation with fabulous views, comfortable beds, good showers and heating.
This home is in a magnificent location but that is about it. At first look, we said the house didn't matter, we were there for the beach. This was true but the unpleasant condition of the house became more of an issue as our time there went on. The peak was when we were sitting on the couch watching t.v. and a rat was chewing from inside the wall behind us. I knew the house was not going to be fancy but this was unacceptable. The bed was uncomfortable, the floor was sagging and the hot tub had dirt in it. The only good side of having such an unpleasant house was that we spent more time on the beach.
We are sorry to see that this guest experienced these things during their stay. We believe the creature heard was a raccoon; the local county trapper is actively working on this situation. We have a contractor who will be fixing the floor in the near future. Thanks!
Great location. The house could use some maintenance.
House located near the ocean and had beautiful views.
The home is situated in a very nice location. The home was fully equipped with beach towels, dishes, and dishwear, washer and drye, and LINENS!!!!!, all the conveniences of home. I loved sitting on the back deck enjoying tea in the morning or wine in the evening with the waves crashing steps away! Beautiful view!
The walk to the beach is a bit steep but I enjoyed the little workout. However my mom has bad knees so it wasn't a possible walk for her so she just drove to the very close conveniently located parking area. Overall fantastic stay!
Wonderful place to rest and relax!
We loved this cottage and hot tub. The weather was cool but the grandkids spent the two days on the beach climbing the wonderful rock, and running endlessly. It was delightful to stay so near the water. We loved our stay and the cottage is lovely and very well equipped.
Best for 6 people, even counting kids, rather than 8 people, till better sofa bed mattress is available.
Girls' getaway for 3. Gorgeous view, plenty to do within 8-15 miles, Mac
Kerricher park/ beach worth at least 1/2 day. Take a picnic with you. Lovely deck. Trail to ocean steep, but do-able.
You really can't beat this location. The beach access is right there and feels practically private. I loved waking up and drinking my coffee listening to and watching the ocean waves. The house was perfect for our family, with comfy seating and beds. Everything was exactly as shown in the pictures. We would definitely stay here again!
The house is well stocked and quite spacious with a bonus room, very private and comfortable. We had a great time and loved being so close to the beach.
What a wonderful place to stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Very clean with many comforts of home. Having a large family with four small children I appreciated the little things such a sand toys in garage, coloring Books, crayons, games, small deck chairs, crib mattress ect. The tv and surround sound was an extra touch and the location offered amazing views. The trail to beach was not accessible but we found the private gated beach entrance which was a short walk. The hot tub was nice and the floor plan of the home was open and convient. We brought our amazon fire stick for extra entertainment but the internet is very slow. The washer and dryer made my packing light. The only drawbacks were the home could benefit from some yard work and maintenance and minor repairs in the floors sinking. But Nothing big enough to keep us away. Laundry soap, dish soap, and basic paper plates napkins and garbage bags all there for us. No baking pans for cake or casseroles or plug for drains to give kids baths. Also hot tubs safety straps are broken which had me on alert with toddlers as it was a hazard for us. We weren't ready to leave. Had an amazing stay our Dog even loved his stay
We are delighted to see that there were so many positive involved with this stay. The Property Manager has placed drain plugs in the bathrooms and some more bakeware in the kitchen. The hot tub safety issues will be resolved as soon as the ordered parts arrive (estimated to be the end of August), a gardener has been hired to care for the lawn weekly, and we are planning on hiring a contractor to address the sink hole in the floor. Thank you!
My son and I went to work through and grieve the recent loss of my fiance. It was peaceful and was what we needed to just relax and work through some difficult emotions. It was beautiful and amazing sunsets!
I do wish the back patio had a small pet gate so the dogs would stay on the back patio.
Overall amazing trip!
This is a very clean property that my family enjoyed staying at. The interior is a bit dated and not fancy but I saw this as a plus - my kids and I were more at ease with the interior. As this is a manufactured home the walls are VERY thin. Beds were comfortable. I was disappointed that there is no washer and dryer in the unit. Also note that the pictures are a bit deceiving - it's about a 10-minute hike down to the beach from the house, whether you use the overgrown trail out the back yard or the resident's beach access down the street.
We apologize that the washing machine was out of order at this time. A new one has been ordered and will be installed in the home very soon.
Driftwood cottage was perfect for my family of 3. It's a 2 bed/ 2 bath with an extra room with a futon. The location is beautiful. In a nice upscale neighborhood with private stair beach access. The hot tub has an amazing view. In the garage they provide a washer and dryer and beach toys and chairs. The kitchen is stocked with appliances. A dishwasher is the only thing that is missing. A BBQ is provided on the back porch. We had an amazing time here and cannot wait to return!
This place had a great view and was not far from the beach it also had beach access just to the south the steps dropped you rite by the river if your not worried about lite wear and tear this is the best place we have stayed at in Fort Bragg it was way better than any motel we would stay here again
this place is a perfect place to stay for a family of 4-6 or for two couples. We had four of us and it was perfect. Each couple had our own restroom, we had plenty of privacy, and room to relax. The view from the deck is breath taking! We had a wonderful time at the beach and the walk down the hill was quick and easy. There was even raspberries and blueberries growing along the hill side! We hated to leave this little piece of paradise!
After cleaning the sheets by pulling the sheets in and out of the washer by hand in hot water to try and clean them that evening we were watching the sun set and were buzzed by bats out on the deck and while looking up we saw BATS coming out of a hole in the peak of the roof, this was pretty much the straw that broke the camels back as I was furious at that point and I am considering a small claims suit. We are not wealthy people and that was a lot of money for us for a vacation we planned for a long time only to be ruined by the poor condition of this home but we made due and tried to make the best of it. All these problems could have been avoided with minimal effort on there part if they had even attempted to do some repairs and thorough house cleaning. I will do reviews on other sites to make sure people are aware in case they don't show this review.
We are very sorry to see that this stay was disappointing. The Property Manager will take care of the washing machine and will look into what needs to be done to remove the bats.
Great location. Comfortable house. Had almost everything we needed. Hot tub and fireplace not functional so that was a disappointment. Don't let it sway you best house for the value! And you can't beat the location!
This was my second time coming here with my family. This time we invited my inlaws. They loved the location and the house, although it needs some updates, was worth the price.
The hottub worked great this time. Just wish it wasn't so windy so we could have enjoyed it more.
Overall, you can't beat the location for the price.
Nice place close to ocean and beach,great sunsets.trail to beach from house steap.gives a good cardiovascular workout.
We had a wonderful time here in this house... the access to the beach is good..our kids and 2 dogs had fun..The WiFi connection was very slow other than that everything was good..We would definitely recommend this house..
I love the view of the beach. The access is a bit down the hill be worth the walk down. The house is great for wonder memories.
views were great but some drawbacks as well.
This property has amazing views. It feels very safe, the beds are comfortable and the hot tub is cozy. This property is well lived in and the carpet shows this use.
This is a cozy beautiful area. Beach acess not bad if you aren't elderly.
View is amazing . It's nice comfortable place for family and pets.
Away from the hustle of vacationers.
With proper housekeeping this is a great place.
We will be back.. (I'll bring cleaning supplies )
We had a wonderful stay in this cozy cottage! We found it very clean & well equipped. The Hot Tub & views were great!! Neighborhood stairs (83 steps) made a convenient way down to the amazing beach. Cant wait to come back!
Two sisters, Husbands and 4 kids. Great getaway for the entire family. Safe location with plenty to explore around the beach, sea caves and River outlet just a short walk away. We all had a great, quiet and relaxing family getaway.
We had a great stay at the cottage. The weather was perfect and the views amazing! We had everything we needed when we arrived and having a washer/dryer was a plus. We saw a skunk, raccoon, hummingbirds and other wildlife from the back deck. The beds were comfy and the accommodations were everything we needed. The locals were nice and we found something new to do every day. We look forward to coming back next year.
We chose this property because of the location. We had our wedding on the beach behind the property and wanted easy beach access. The access is much steeper and farther than it appears in the pics, but it is doable. The views are amazing. Unfortunately, the guy came to cut the brush on our last day so we missed out on having the cliff views for our wedding pics. The house is fine, not anything fancy, but it is clean. We didn't spend a lot of time inside so it worked for us. The wifi is very spotty. We enjoyed the deck and hot tub. Overall we were pleased with our stay here.
A very clean and quiet neighborhood. Plenty of privacy. This was our best stay near Fort Bragg ever!!! We will definitely stay here again.
The location of this cottage is wonderful-beautiful ocean views and convenient beach access(a little steep-take it slow). We had a great time. The Noyo headlands and Glass Beach are very convenient and interesting, also MacKerricher State Park(we saw harbor seals and babies there).
This place is located in a quite neighborhood with great beach views and access. The trail looks steeper than it is. I carried my child up and down while wearing flip flops and had no issues of slipping. The pass through room to the outside has its own fire place heater which being able to hear the ocean while sitting next to the fire was nice and relaxing. The heater in the main part of the house is loud but if you shut the door to the entryway it cuts down the noise. Wasn't loud enough to wake up our 14 month old. The house is about 10 minutes from fort bragg so you might want to stop for anything you might need before you get here. Overall we had a great experience and our son had a wonderful first trip to the beach.