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Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar - Fort Bragg, CA

Dog-friendly home w/private hot tub, deck & firepit + only half a mile to beach
Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar 4 out of 5 47 ratings 29

Private Hot Tub  Gas Fireplace  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Outdoor Fire

Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Futon
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar 33150 Beal Lane, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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. A full 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!

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  • 0 Children
  • 0 Dogs
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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Ski In/Out
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Board Games
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace: gas
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music: stereo
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub: Private
  • Grill: charcoal
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Bruce C.

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    Sand Dollar is worth every penny!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Kyu C.

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    So much comfortable and cozy. Warm inside even if it was cold outside.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Lisa M.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Rachel F.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Vickie T.

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    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
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Brenda J.

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    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”.
    Antelope California
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Laurie H.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Lynnea B.

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    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!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Janine L.

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    Nice place, would come back in a heartbeat.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Karhlie S.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Thong L.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Carol B.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Bill D.

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    Great place, will be back!.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Bruce C.

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    This is Our second stay at Sand Dollar. Will come back as often as possible!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Elizabeth P.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Eric G.

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    Very pleasant and well kept property. Thank you
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Lance M.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Jessica I.

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    This was a great choice. It's pretty private, and fairly close to to beach.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Fred M.

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    * 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..
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Joseph D.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Bruce C.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Jason And Wendy S.

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    We enjoyed our stay!!!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Carrie C.

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    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.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Brooklyn S.

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    Great house with one bedroom. Perfect for small pets, especially the backyard fenced in area.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Geoffrey M.

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    Great location for quiet and privacy. Very relaxing get away!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Stanley T.

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    Do not stay at the rental if you want to visit Fort Bragg. It is not in Fort Bragg.
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Chenoa T.

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    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!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Victoria B.

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    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!
  • Mendocino Dunes - Sand Dollar

    Tiffany F.

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    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.
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