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Windrift Cottage

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Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 2, 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Dogs allowed.

Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States

Just a few minutes from Mendocino and Fort Bragg, Windrift Cottage is a perfect headquarters for your Mendocino Coast vacation. However, with all the home has to offer you may be tempted never to leave the property.
A couple minute's walk down a private path takes you to a secluded beach where you can spend the day in the sun and surf, or elect to cozy up next to the fireplace and take in dinner and a movie before retiring to the hot tub with a panoramic and private view of the pacific.
Enjoy the simplistic peace of Windrift's intimate, studio-style layout, with a leather sofa next to a gas fireplace, a wide-screen television with cable and DVD collection, a luscious, pillow-topped queen bed and a small but fully equipped kitchen with a high lounge-type table for four.
Windrift Cottage is the ideal spot to recharge and re-inspire. Relax with a good book on the deck, take a long walk on the shore, enjoy a good meal with loved-ones, take in the spectacular sunsets, nap in the warm sun.
Windrift Cottage; it's an experience you won't want to end. To see all photos and details visit our website.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cottage, 1 story
Unit Code WDC
Beds 1 queen bed
Bathrooms 1 bathroom
Rooms Sleeps 2
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities queen, shower, toilet, arboretum, bay/sound, botanical garden, churches, cinemas, coin laundry, festivals, forests, live theater, marina, recreation center, restaurants, synagogues, winery tours, fax, Dining, Books, DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, medical services, Beachfront, Ocean View, Oceanfront, Rural, Deck / Patio, Golf, Kayak / Canoe, Outdoor Grill, Tennis, Hot Tub, studio, basketball court, cycling, deepsea fishing, equestrian events, fishing, golf, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, tennis, non smoking only, pets considered, wheelchair inaccessible, Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Living Linens, High Speed Internet, Fireplace, Free Long Distant Phone Service, Flat Screen TV
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
Convenience Area Fitness Center, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
Outdoor Deck, BBQ Grill, Hot Tub, Beach Access
Geographic Close to State Parks, Beach Access
Entertainment Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Flat Screen TV
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97 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Memory making

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2017

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    a guest from Placerville, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful trip. Lots of memory making moments!!

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  • time at windrift

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2017

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    Gerard Z from St. Helena, California recommends this vacation rental

    Overall great time..slightly smaller then we expected..one of the burners were a problem getting on..one on the left..would be good if there was hooks outside for towels while in the hot tub..coffee machine was also a bit of a problem..more wash clothes..we only had three and were staying 4 nights..

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  • Scenic Nervana

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2017

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    Tammy O from Denver, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The Windrift Cottage is a perfect place to let your cares melt away as you watch the waves and listening to the crashing surf. The scent of eucalyptus was a pleasant surprise, as we approached the front door to a clean, comfortable and cozy cottage. Mendocino Preferred staff customized our stay and made us feel at home. We hope we can come back for another special stay at this magical property. Thank you!

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  • Favorite spot!

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2017

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    a guest from Paradise, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect location! Can't wait to go back!

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  • Perfect Romantic Escape

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2017

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    a guest from Greenbrae, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This little one room cottage surpassed our expectations. Perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway. The only item to be aware of is that the stairs do not go all the way to the beach and you do need to be physically capable of getting down the last few feet of the hill without stairs. For us, this was fine- but I do know friends who would not have been able to get to the beach because of this.
    OTHERWISE- this place is clean, comfortable, well managed, well maintained. We look forward to coming again.

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  • Absolutely wonderful!

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2017

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    Steve H from Tigard, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We were looking for a quiet romantic place to stay for a postponed anniversary trip and Windrift Cottage was ideal! It was just the right size for the the two of us, very cozy. It had all the amenities we needed, everything was in perfect working order, very clean, very well put together. The view of the ocean and the beach was beautiful, and we spent a great amount of time on the back deck or in the hot tub just off the deck enjoying the view and relaxing. Its about a five minute drive to either Mendocino or Ft. Bragg, really couldn't walk to either but that's not a loss, it helps with the privacy and quiet. The management co. folks were great to work with; friendly, organized and professional. And they left some nice thoughtful surprises for us knowing it was a special occasion. We definitely plan on staying here again and enthusiastically recommend it!

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  • Relax by the coast

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2017

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    James M from Durham, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Very comfortable and wonderful view on the ocean

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  • Ahhhhh

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2017

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    Grace P from New Orleans, LA recommends this vacation rental

    The beach is not as easily accessible as it looks. Perfect view, lovely cottage.

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  • Memorial Weekend getaway !!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2017

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    a guest from Grants Pass, OR recommends this vacation rental

    The Windrift Cottage is THE perfect spot for relaxing! The photos you see are lovely but it's truly more beautiful in person! It's quiet & peaceful, easy access to Fort Bragg or short drive to Mendocino.
    The cottage has everything you will need for the stay.

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  • A beautiful relaxing, private getaway on the coast.

    Stayed 6 days ending in May, 2017

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    a guest from Castle Rock, CO recommends this vacation rental

    Clean, well stocked kitchen, good enternet service. Everything we expected

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  • Paradise

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2017

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    Diane H from Waxhaw, NC recommends this vacation rental

    As soon as we walked in the door and saw that view. Paradise! Steps away from the door is miles of walking the bluffs. We were the only ones. Very secluded. The cottage is perfect in every way! Highly recommend

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  • vacation at the cottage

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2017

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    Mike O from chico, ca. recommends this vacation rental

    my wife and i love this place. we have stayed here at least 16 time over the years and have never been disappointed. we will be back sometime this year.

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  • Another day in Paradise

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2017

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    Rory P from Campbell, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I've enjoyed Windrift before on two occasions making this my third. It's one of my favorites. Walkway to the beach, view, and access to all the areas beautiful spots. I love it!

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  • Don't pass this one up!

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2017

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    a guest from Colfax, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Great location, close to town but secluded. The house was so wonderful we didn't want to leave to eat dinner. Great view, close walk to the beach, great hot tub, nice linens and dishes-what a great place. We will return!!

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  • Grreat Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2017

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    a guest from Penn Valley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Enjoyed our stay at Windrift Cottage. This was probably the 5th or 6th time that we have stayed at homes managed by Mendocino Preferred. Each one has been wonderful. Windrift was an excellent location for our dog. Easy access to outdoors and walking areas. The grounds were beautiful.

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  • Best Cottage Ever!

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2017

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    a guest from Windsor, CALIFORNIA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a fabulous time - great weather, perfect ambiance, and georgeous view!!

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  • Unbelievably Amazing and Relaxing

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2017

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    Dana C from Santa Rosa, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The process from beginning to end was super easy. All staff I interacted with via phone or email were friendly and helpful.

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  • Awesome 3 day vacation!

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2017

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    a guest from Glenn, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice & cozy studio with fireplace . Lovely ocean decor. Enjoyed hot tub & awesome Oceanview,private beach. Comfortable bed too. Hope to visit Windrift Cottage again.

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  • North Coast getaway in winter

    Stayed 5 days ending in February, 2017

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    Bruce V from Sacramento , CA recommends this vacation rental

    Very nice. We were concerned the cottage might be too small or not have a good view of the ocean. But we walked in and said "this is just fine". We were also concerned about the "long" walk to the cottage from parking. NO PROBLEM! It was a raised boardwalk and lighted! I imagined walking thru mud when it rained. Did miss a toaster oven but that was minor.

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  • Not to be missed!

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2017

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    Bill M from Dillard GA, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Windrift Cottage is a wonderful place to stay! Everything you need for a perfect vacation. Online pictures do not do it justice. Comfortable, very clean with a great view! The grounds are beautiful. We have stayed at several Mendocino Preferred properties and they have always been excellent.

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  • Lovely coastal getaway!

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2016

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    a guest from Alameda, CA recommends this vacation rental

    A quiet comfy stay with only the sound of the ocean! Its a small place but cozy.

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  • Great getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2016

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    Fred L from Walnut Creek, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Our 10th year renting this and Pine Beach House

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  • Simply fabulois

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2016

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    Diana W from Round Rock, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We were long overdue for some relaxation and some quiet time alone.......this was the perfect place for that. Clean, cozy, quiet and the views were stunning. The hot tub was clean and easy to use. Sitting in the hot tub, overlooking the cove views was almost surreal.

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  • Perfect Romantic Oceanfront Retreat for the two of us & our dog

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2016

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    Theresa P from Petaluma, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Spent two romantic nights here with my husband. The cottage's kitchenette was well stocked but clearly had limitations for cooking -- a 2-burner electric cooktop & small under-counter frig. We made breakfast at the cottage once & snacked there but, otherwise, dined out. The weather was absolutely perfect -- beautiful late summer weather; sunny & warm days, no fog at all. We enjoyed star lit nights in the hot tub, the remote controlled fireplace, & loved the continuous sounds of the waves on the beach below. Very soothing sounds of nature & a very private location. Enjoyed taking our dog for a romp down below on Pine Beach. Our only complaint would be that the bed wasn't the most comfortable. Otherwise, this little bungalow was everything we hoped for.

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  • Windrift Mendocino Review

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2016

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    Angus B from Mount Pleasant, SC recommends this vacation rental

    Excellent experience in every way. Beautiful setting, just right for the two of us, surf sounds all day and night, rental staff very pleasant and professional. Can't think of anything we would have wanted to be different.

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  • So beautiful! A great place to be alone...

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2016

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    George M from Colonge, Germany recommends this vacation rental

    Just to relax...

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  • 6 Days in Paradise

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2016

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    Brenda N from Mokelumne Hill, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We immediately loved the grounds leading up to the door and upon entering the cottage were completely taken aback by the beauty and stunning view. We found this to be even more gorgeous than the photos online and how often does that happen? We enjoyed the coziness of the cottage as well as the superb layout and appointments. We loved the idea of the hot tub, but found it almost impossible for persons of our age to actually use it without some sort of a ladder. Our favorite outing was to the Botanical Garden along with many other wonderful places to explore. The location of the Windrift Cottage couldn't be more perfect and we look forward to going back again and again.

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  • Amazing View, Lovely Cottage

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2016

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    a guest from Brooklyn, NY recommends this vacation rental

    We loved the cottage and wished we'd had another day. The view is amazing, and it was wonderful to watch how it changed throughout the day. We also loved being in the hot tub under the stars after a long day hiking. It's secluded, but with easy access to Ft. Bragg and Mendocino. Overall, the cottage felt clean and very comfortable (although the mattress topper was way too soft, and I woke up with a sore neck). The cottage is well supplied. We'd definitely recommend it and would consider returning. The only complaint is that the house instructions say renters are to clean the kitchen before they leave; for the price one pays, I don't think that's right, and we ended up wondering if the dishes and utensils had only been cleaned by the previous tenants (and, therefore, how clean they were). That aside, we enjoyed being there very much.

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  • Beach stay

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2016

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    Stephanie Z from Oakland, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We were very comfortable, the two of us and our dog, at Windrift. It is peaceful and beautiful, and the views are outstanding. The kitchen is small, and there is nothing more than salt and pepper, so you must bring your own supplies. The refrigerator is also quite small. But the hot tub was delightful and you can take many orgeous hikes on diferent paths out on the bluffs.

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  • Awesome Stay

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Suzanne P from Calistoga, CA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    This place was perfect to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Loved being able to walk to the beach with the dog and Jug Handle State park was also right outside the back door. Beautifully appointed and the kitchen well is stocked. The landscaping is also exceptional. We opted to get takeout from one of the restaurants in Mendocino for our anniversary dinner, to enjoy on the deck, because the view is spectacular!!!

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  • windrift cottage always a treat for me & the dog.

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2016

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    Doug K from Santa Barbara, CA recommends this vacation rental

    My third trip to windrift cottage. Never a problem. Everything works. Hot tub clean with a great view.

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  • Perfect hide a way!

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2016

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    Thomas B from Sparks, NV recommends this vacation rental

    Very relaxing Cottage. Perfect for sipping wine and watching the Whales swim by headed north.

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  • Perfect Escape

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2016

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    a guest from Windsor, CA recommends this vacation rental

    A perfect escape; I didn't want to go home!

    From the sound or the ocean to the chirping birds. The relaxing view and the hot tub were just what we needed!

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  • Spring Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2016

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    Rory P from Campbell, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I have used MPVR for several years along the Mendocino, Casper, Ft. Bragg coast. I wouldn't use another. They only have "top rentals" of which Windrift Cottage is one more example; on the water. VIEWS & amenities top notch. Everything is clean and ready to use.
    I enjoy Patterson's in Mendo along with shopping in town. Fr. Bragg is best for gas & is only 2+ miles N & has anything a visitor could need. I look forward to my next visit. MPVR staff are all top notch and professional.

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  • Lovely cottage on a hidden beach

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2016

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    Kevin O from Denver, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We really loved the windrift cottage. The views are stunning and there are trails along the cliffs only a minute from the front door of the cottage. It was clean and had everything we needed to make meals. We liked the gas fireplace and it really heated the cottage quickly.

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  • stormy week end

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2016

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    Richard H from Chester, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Spent the weekend enjoying the incredible views from the inside of the unit. It was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Wind and rain added a dimension to the pounding surf. Didn't spend much time outside, and had to retie the cover to the hot spa as the winds were intense. A great place to be on an extreme weekend. I'm sure it would be as beautiful on a calm weekend.

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  • Calm before the storm

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2016

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    Krystal P from Reno, NV recommends this vacation rental

    Relaxing And refreshing

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  • Stunning view day and night!!

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2016

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    Peter T from Minnetonka, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We were quite impressed with the location of this gem. It's not easy to find access to a beach in this area, especially not a semi-private one - most access is a view from a cliff. Just off the porch, down the switchback walking path to the beach below was a delightful journey. At low tide we were able to walk on the beach where we had taken pictures of crashing waves earlier in the day. The view of our night time universe from the hot tub
    was just as spectacular. We slept with the windows open to hear and smell the ocean and loved being able to quickly warm up in the morning with the gas fireplace. The nearby Safeway store in Fort Bragg has a great grocery/meat/seafood selection, additionally I had purchased a pizza but found there is not an oven, so we bought some charcoal and grilled it instead. Though the refrigerator is quite small, it was adequate. There are plenty of glasses, dishes, utensils and cookware and was well stocked with extra towels and blankets. The WiFi was excellent and the grounds are well maintained. Would I go back??? In a heartbeat!!! I'd love to rent both the main cottage and the studio and have a family vacation there. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • My stay at the Windrift Cottage in Fort Bragg/Casper Ca

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2016

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    Daniel P from Orangevale, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Excellent! Great Oceanfront setting, comfortable heat and fan. The hot tub with the ocean view couldn't be beat. The mattress was perfect. And someone left us Cognac upon arrival!

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  • perfect

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2016

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    Tamara G from Rohnert Park, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage was perfect for a couple. More than I expected Great location and very private.
    Already gave 2 co workers info for them to call and stay at the cottage.

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  • The perfect cottage

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2015

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    a guest from Santa Barbara, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We love the Windrift Cottage. Our dog loves the Windrift Cottage. It is a secluded cozy romantic gem. This was our second stay, and we will definitely be back.

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  • Quintessential Mendo Coast

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2015

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    Fred L from Walnut Creek, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We always have rented this property in addition to Pine Beach House. While the kitchen has most of the basics, it's nice to have access to full kitchen amenities, especially an oven. That said, we rotate this cottage among our three couples as its privacy and own hot tub create a nice oasis. The comes as a premium that we are happy to pay.

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  • Mendicino Magic

    Stayed 4 days ending in October, 2015

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    a guest from Denton, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I stayed at Windrift for 4 nights. It is a wonderful place, very nice amenities, beautiful outdoor areas, a great deck and a beautiful view. A perfect place for 2!

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  • Dream come true honey moon

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2015

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    Krystal P from Reno, NV recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect. Simply perfect.

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  • A besautiful location and Excellent facility

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2015

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    Joseph C from Sacramento, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Everything was very smooth. Our stay was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed it. We had three people (Grandpa, Son and Grandson). All enjoyed the Wifi! My suggestion to possible renters is that this is ideal for a couple and that would provide the maximum experience. Ideal for lovers!!!

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  • Group Family Vacation

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2015

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    Linda S from Saratoga, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We rented both the cottage and the beach house next door for a group family vacation and it could not have been better! Beautiful views, great amenities, very private and relaxing! The cottage is a perfect get away for a couple or small family while the beach house is perfect for a larger family or a little more luxury or cooking space! We will return for sure!

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  • Magical Cottage Experience

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2015

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    Andree B from Saint Helena, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Absolutely wonderful experience. The cottage was comfortable, the bed and bedding top rate (though I prefer down pillows) -- the deck and views amamzing.

    It's too bad the hot tub is facing the wrong way, instead of facing the beach view the view (when lying in the hot tub) faces the neighbors? The bathroom a bit funky

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  • awsome

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2015

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    Patsy P from Camptonville, CA recommends this vacation rental

    what a wonderful place, even though small we had our two granddaughters, yet never felt crowded. The view and sunsets were incredible, but my absolute favorite was the semi private beach, beautiful, clean, soft sand, I was playing in the water with the kids feeling just like one of them, can't wait to go back. might have to get pine beach house too so I can bring more family to paradise ......

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  • BEST PLACE IN THE USA

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Deborah K from Mansfield, TX recommends this vacation rental

    BEAUTIFUL! Was not my first time to stay here but this time was a very special occasion for me. I want to come back again in late May or early June in 2017 with my family. I so love this this place. Thank you for sharing your little place in heaven. LOVED IT.

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  • J&J

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2015

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    a guest from Castle Rock, CO recommends this vacation rental

    A beautiful place to spend a quiet relaxing week. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well stocked. The outdoor are is well landscaped.

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  • Windrift

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2015

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    William W from Carmel, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Rental - excellent

    Weather - terrible

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  • Whale watching dream escape

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2015

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    Craig H from Placerville, CA recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I have stayed at the Windrift three times and 8 whales breaching and lots of blow spouts were seen this trip. We already booked our trip for next year. This third time was definitely the charm. If you just want to sit and relax while listening to the ocean or just enjoy a beautiful view, this is the place to do it.

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  • Fabulous Get Away!

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2015

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    a guest from Windsor, CALIFORNIA recommends this vacation rental

    You know how sometimes you wonder if the photos you see online are accurate? Well, they definitely were! The Windrift Cottage was absolutely beautiful and we loved everything about the place. The view was spectacular. There was no scrimping on quality - all the features were perfect. Cannot wait to return.

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  • our vacation spot.

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2015

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    Mike O from chico, ca. recommends this vacation rental

    Every time we come here (13 and counting)we have always enjoyed the cottage and everything about it. Sooooo relaxing.we hope to be back many more times.We have recommended it to many friends.

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  • Peaceful tranquility

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2015

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    Lynnette D from Modesto, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Our stay at windrift was just what we needed. Pictures do it no justice.

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  • Dream spot for relaxing getaway!

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2014

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    Scott M recommends this vacation rental

    I had the pleasure of staying at the Pine Beach house and Windrift Cottage of Thanksgiving with family and friends. I couldn't have been happier and this sentiment is shared by all that accompanied me. Perched on a cliff above a serene cove with expansive views to the ocean was simply amazing. Thank you for the hospitality.

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  • Windrift Cottage

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2014

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    Fran B from Spokane Valley, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This was a beautiful place to get away! Private beach to walk down to, fantastic view out the windows and on the deck, hot tub, cozy cottage - this place has it all!

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  • A Wonderful Getaway Retreat!

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2014

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    Nancy W from Bellevue, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We were so happy with the Windrift Cottage! The refrigerator is a bit small, but that is the only negative I could possibly come up with. Absolutely stunning view, and the sound of the surf was marvelous. Would stay again in a minute!

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  • Special time with family.

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2014

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    John H from Forest Ville, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful house and location. Everything was great!

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  • Heart Lifting

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2014

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    Clinton K from Shasta, California recommends this vacation rental

    I was already in a great mood having spent 10 days at another VBRO at Muir Beach. Staying here really made our vacation the best one we have had in terms of getting close the natural world we live in. I did not realize how much the ocean meant to me. Perhaps I took the blue waters for granted having grown up in Hawaii and now living away from the ocean for the last 24 years. If you want to reconnect to the ocean this is a perfect place. First you are welcomed with a beautiful garden as you drive in. Then you walk into a well kept studio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean through the windows. You get the same view from the small deck and hot tub. Plus a short walk down some stairs and trail take you to a nearly private beach. The small yard with the same views could have used a bit of cleaning and management assured me this would be addressed in the future. As I said I was already in a positive mood but being able to just sit either in the studio or outside and enjoy this gorgeous setting really was an uplifting experience. We are already planning our return visit for next year. Mendocino and Fort Bragg are great towns for food, parks and art/music all within minutes from this special place. You may never want to leave so bring your own condiments if you want to cook in and a good ice chest as there is only a mini refrigerator. Perfection!

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  • Amazing View!

    Stayed 2 days ending in September, 2014

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    a guest from Sacramento, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Awesome place!!!!!

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  • windrift cottage

    Stayed 2 days ending in September, 2014

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    Scarlett M from Magalia CA, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Absolutely stunning little cottage by the sea! Perfect size for two people. The Brandy was a very nice, welcoming touch! Once we arrived, we never left for the duration of our stay!

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  • Escaped Potter Valley heat for the cool of the Mendocino coast

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2014

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    William H from Potter Valley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a very restful vacation

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  • 1978 revisit

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from Temecula, CA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    stuck in 1978...couch broken, bed too soft. In general everything very old/dated. Some good food in town, though.

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  • A Slice of Paradise

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from El Cerrito, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Every amenity available to relax and enjoy a peaceful vacation. The solitude, the views,the hot tub and the area are unmatched.

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  • Simply Fantastic!!

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2014

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    Katie S from Grass Valley, California recommends this vacation rental

    This little slice of vacation heaven was just what me and my husband needed. The cottage was exactly as described, had all the necessary amenities, plus is located in a gorgeous spot with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The bed was super comfy, the fireplace really created a wonderful ambiance in the evening, the bathroom was very nice, and the hot tub was perfect.

    There are all sorts of excellent hiking trails along the coastline that we enjoyed. If you can, go to MacKerricher State Park as they have great ocean vantage points and seal, sea lions, whale watching areas...plus tons of cute little squirrels, lol. We would also recommend stopping by the North Coast Brewery tap room for some good beer and food.

    As for eating out, we actually only ate out once at the brewery during our week stay. The cottage has a small double stove and weber charcoal grill, along with a small fridge. If you bring an extra ice chest or two, you can definitely manage to bring all your food/drinks and eat in the entire stay. I love to cook, plus it helps on saving some cash. All we needed was to buy more ice occasionally and we left the ice chests outside but secured them well at night time to keep critters out.

    Everything was really awesome and the management was very professional as well as pleasant to deal with. We had zero issues. Ok, I think that's it...I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially couples looking for a little relaxing get away.

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  • Perfect rpmantic cottage

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2014

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    Linda G from La Quinta, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This was right out of the movie Same Time Next Year. We loved it. The fog would come in and go out, the views are just like the pictures and the cottage is perfect. We hope to return again next summer for a longer stay.

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  • AWESOME!

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2014

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    Pam B from Keokuk, Iowa recommends this vacation rental

    more beautiful than the pictures can do justice! great drives on highway 1 and 101 - grocery store in Ft. Bragg for all your food needs....very winding road from Cloverdale to Mendocino - takes more time than stated.

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  • Blissful Ocean View cottage

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2014

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    Sally W from Dayton, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We had a delightful 4 days at Windrift Cottage. The view is amazing and the cottage itself is cozy and comfortable. It is a perfect size for 2 people (a bit too small for a larger group) and the view from the hot tub overlooking the ocean at sunset is unforgettable. The photos from the property managers are exactly what you can expect which is always nice - a small but fully appointed kitchen (no oven), a very comfy bed, fireplace, living room and amazing view from the deck. There is a short path down to a private beach that is shared with the houses in the neighborhood. We rarely saw more than 2-3 people on the beach. Note: go to Mendocino to wander around and shop but get your groceries and gas at Ft Bragg (only 2 miles from the cottage) - prices in Mendocino are quite steep!

    The location of the cottage can't be beat. We spent 4 days within 10 miles of the cottage enjoying the hikes in the state parks and redwood forests, light houses and the little towns. We are already planning our trip back!!

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  • A little piece of heaven

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2014

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    Nina V recommends this vacation rental

    My boyfriend and I stayed at Windrift Cottage for a long weekend. We just needed to get out of the city and relax. We had the most amazing time. The cottage is warm and cozy and the view is magnificent. We spent every evening watching the sunset over the ocean. We stayed in and cooked all meals - the cottage was well stocked with cooking supplies, just note there is no oven. The hot tub is wonderful and the view (again!) is un-beatable. We were so sad the day we had to leave and already can't wait to go back. Next time we might get a group and stay in the house next door!

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  • A slice of paradise

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2014

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    a guest from San Francisco, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This is our return trip to our soon-to-be annual tradition of vacationing at windrift. The weather was made to order, the hot tub was perfectly situated, the views from your bed are breath taking, and the wifi is strong.

    We just loved it more than last year... And, we didn't think that was possible. Honestly, the management group does an amazing job of setting up a perfect property in paradise that works every natural wonder: surf, sun, sand, fog, trees, birds, and ocean breeze. Thank you for a great get away. We'll be back, same time next year.

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  • Our Stay @ Windrift

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2014

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    Mike O from chico, ca. recommends this vacation rental

    We love Windrift, and we have stayed many times. It is our get away site. For the first time though, we were disappointed. The Temper Pedic mattress had been replaced by a mattress that was not very comfortable. Also, the toilet seat was broken. The mattress was really a disappointment because it has always been so comfortable. Other than that, we loved our stay.

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