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Iconic, Remodeled 19th Century Home w/ Hot Tub & Custom Kitchen - Steps to Beach
Built in 1884 and thoughtfully remodeled in 2016, this historical Fort Bragg home perfectly blends the comforts of modern life with the Victorian charm of the old Northern California Coast. This beautiful landmark home sits mere steps from the beach at MacKerricher State Park, offering four lovely bedrooms (including two main bedroom suites), an expansive deck with a private gas grill, Smart TVs in each room, and a renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry reclaimed from the redwood that adorned the original house.
What's nearby: This home is located on the iconic California Highway 1, directly adjacent to MacKerricher State Park and a three-minute walk from the ocean beach. The heart of downtown Fort Bragg is a three-mile drive south, allowing you to easily reach an assortment of wonderful restaurants, the North Coast Brewing Taproom, the Skunk Train, and the colorful shores of Glass Beach. Book a horseback ride on the beach with Ricochet Ridge Ranch right across the street, and end the afternoon with a margarita at The Purple Rose just down the road.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen (with a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and a Keurig) A car is necessary to reach this home Netflix streaming available; guests must use their own accounts The main floor of the house can accommodate a wheelchair The main bedroom's bathroom has a roll-in shower with grab bars Wide hallways There is a ramp up the back deck to enter the house A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Property tax ID: 2460
Property permit ID: 122937
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Comcast
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
Safety & accessibility
Rosanna B.Mar 2021
Very comfortable and close to beach.
Samantha B.Nov 2020
Great house, really clean which was super wells stocked with everything you might need. Close to the beach and fun day trips. All in all a winner.
Rene' Z.Nov 2020
Mermaid Manor is a lovely home with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a washer and a dryer, and a well stocked kitchen. The house is also close to many attractions. Our favorite was glass beach.
Andrea E.Sep 2020
If you’re looking for a family-friendly home with easy access to McKerricher State Park or the beach, this home is amazing. The fully renovated interior is beautiful - every room is tastefully decorated with adorable nautical elements and completely modernized.
A few things to keep in mind: it is an older home located right off of Highway 1, so the rooms that are located at the front of the house will be subject to traffic noise. Ear plugs and white noise made a huge difference to our enjoyment of those rooms.
We also found that water from the tap had a metallic taste & odor. There is a water filter in the refrigerator for drinking water so that’s not an issue but it was initially disconcerting when showering.
Overall we LOVED this home, it’s location, layout and decor. We would totally stay here again!
Edie L.Aug 2020
We loved this sweet home — historic on the outside and modern on the inside. It’s been beautifully renovated with a lot of thoughtful details. Anyone staying here should know there are people living in a separate home on the property — you share a yard with them. They were very quiet and we did not require.complete privacy, so it was not an issue for us whatsoever.
It’s a little north of town but you can walk to a gorgeous beach (maybe half mile, at least the path we took) and a Mexican restaurant which makes it an easy and enjoyable location. We would love to stay here again.
Our only negative would be VACASA’s lack of response to my emails with questions. I finally called them and got an answer after waiting on hold for a half hour before a person picked up. I would encourage that property management business to work on their customer responsiveness.
Edie, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Mermaid Manor. Thank you fr the feedback concerning responsiveness. We are receiving more calls that normal which effects our time wait on calls and emails. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you.
Lindsey A.Aug 2020
Spacious house with a nice backyard and a short walk to the beach.
Leoma J.Jun 2020
The house is perfect. So beautiful and perfectly decorated. We had a wonderful time the hot tub felt so wonderful. The back yard is beautiful wonderful fire pit with plenty of wood. MacKerricher park is right around the corner close to the beach you just walk and you were there it was a wonderful vacation for my family
Ann K.Jan 2020
Lovely home. Made great memories!
Jennifer K.Jan 2020
The mermaid manor was the perfect home away from home. It catered to small children as well as adults and had everything you could need while on vacation. The renovation on this beach house beauty is phenomenal and inspired me to think about revamping my own home. You could tell the owners really put a lot of thought into this beach house down to every last detail. We will definitely be back!
Leyna B.Jul 2019
Four of us stayed for three nights and had an absolutely great time. The house was spotless, the beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was a cook’s dream. We loved all the extra touches including a charging stations, wine fridge, reading glasses, Keurig coffee maker and lots of soft throws to use when hanging out in the living room. We enjoyed walking to the beach through the state park and found it easy to drive to Mendocino. Perfect for a group or family get-away!
Camila .Jun 2019
The house was absolutely beautiful and had everything you could possibly need! Our family will definitely come back next year!
Ellen D.May 2019
We rented the house for a long weekend to attend my nephew’s wedding in Fort Bragg. It was a lovely house that easily accommodated all seven adults. It was great that the first floor was accessible as this allowed my mother who uses a walker to easily move about the house and to come and go without having to worry about steps. The kitchen was well equipped for all our meals both cooking and eating. The dining table was more than large enough two that even when two friends joined us for lunch there was plenty of room for everyone to sit. The bedrooms were lovely and comfortable as was the living room and front porch and back deck. We didn’t have time for them but they even had cards and dominos and a few other games in case we wanted them. We were I. Walking distance of a beach and a short drive to a number of other beaches and nature areas where we could walk and look at plants and birds. A wonderful stay in a wonderful house. On top of all this Lori was a great host quickly responding to any questions we had and making sure we had access to the house and Checking to make sure everything was okay. I highly recommend this place. We hope we will have a chance to return again.
Judith R.Mar 2019
What can I say about this charming home? You can tell it has been recently remodeled. The finishes and personal touches are wonderful. It's nautical / mermaid / sea life theme was simply adorable. Everything was neat and clean when we arrived. The kitchen was fully equipped with practically everything you would need to entertain. The bar set-up was delightful. The beds were so comfy. TV in every room had cable and/or Netflix. They had games to play (cards, etc.) It was a bit chilly in March when we stayed and the heater worked great. I only wish we would have had direct access to the beach from the property, but the beach was minutes away in the car. It was so peaceful in the evening sitting on the deck listening to the crickets chirp and in the morning from the deck we could see a family of deer's walking quietly on adjacent properties'. I especially like that there was one bedroom downstairs as I was traveling with my senior mother who climbing stairs is a danger. The bathrooms were lovely too. Everything fresh and new!!! There is a little store close by if you need a little something or a large grocery store located in Fort Bragg 3 miles down the road for your larger grocery needs. We felt safe here, not a lot of strangers milling around. Neighbors' were friendly and gave you a wave if they saw you. If I find myself vacationing in the area I would definitely stay at Mermaid Manor again.
Laura P.Dec 2018
Really wonderful, clean well stocked, comfortable, beautiful and a great location. The kitchen was amazing and the open plan made it easy to hang out but also possible to have your own nook for reading and relaxing.
Justine G.Aug 2018
Spent a week for our gourmet girls get away...ages range from 69 to 87 and we all had no problems navigating the property. Lovely handicapped accessible bedroom for the two who have some mobility issues. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would not hesitate to return.
Bob C.Jul 2018
Had a wonderful time staying at this great property! Nicely appointed, modern, clean with a large common area, The Treager BBQ worked perfectly...tri-tip and baked potatoes cooked exceptionally well! We gathered in the sitting area every evening and reflected on the day's activities, very cozy! Thanks for offering an outstanding property to stay in! Bob Camblin Family
Pat W.Jun 2018
Beautiful home! We were a group of 8 (4 coupled). I was the lead on planning this trip and was so glad I picked this home for us! It was the most comfortable home for all of us, they all were impressed. I had groceries delivered by Harvest Market (the kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals), we walked right next door to dinner our first night and one morning walked to the beach. It’s all right there. The pictures show well but the details get missed on how beautifully decorated this home is. It’s like a home decorated by HGTV Joanne Gains. The three bedrooms upstairs gave everyone private space and the down stairs master suite was the best (my room). We also spent our time around the kitchen island cooking and chatting. Had it been warmer weather we would have utilized the patio more. You will love this home!