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TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
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TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo

Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
6 reviews

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace


Explore the area

Popular LocationLaguna Point Beach17 min walk
Popular LocationMacKerricher State Park4 min drive
Popular LocationPudding Creek Beach5 min drive

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    About this area

    Fort Bragg

    Located in Fort Bragg, this vacation home is by the ocean. Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Kelley House Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Glass Beach and Laguna Point Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Laguna Point Beach - 17 min walk
    • MacKerricher State Park - 4 min drive
    • Pudding Creek Beach - 5 min drive
    • Skunk Train - 6 min drive
    • Glass Beach - 6 min drive


    • Cafe 1 - 6 min drive
    • Denny's - 6 min drive
    • Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant - 6 min drive
    • Roundman's Smokehouse - 6 min drive
    • Egghead's Restaurant - 6 min drive

    About this property

    Fully Furnished Mid-century Home Right Down the Road From Mackerricher State Park and the Beach

    Romantic vacation home in Fort Bragg
    WHY THE WHALE KNOT – Fort Bragg, California Follow the whales! Come visit the Mendocino Coast and stay at our fun new property, the Why the Whale Knot, where you’ll enjoy lavish amenities and views of the towering redwoods, as well as easy access to MacKerricher State Park and its famed trails along the Pacific Ocean. Embrace the possibilities at this luxurious 2700-square-foot vacation rental, which boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a brand-new kitchen, high ceilings, beautiful stonework, a sunken living room, an entertainment room, and more. Perfect for trips with family, friends, or family and friends, this property features a master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor space to relax. The large deck offers the perfect outdoor hangout spot with comfy outdoor furniture and peaceful views, and you can fire up the barbecue when you’re ready to enjoy a cookout in this coastal haven. With such comfortable accommodations, you could be forgiven for contemplating a low-key day indoors, but as soon as you venture outside, you’re in the perfect spot to enjoy the natural beauty of the Mendocino Coast. Hike through the redwoods, go whale-watching or tide-pooling at MacKerricher, and enjoy the fresh coastal air as you spot your new coastal friends: the coast is home to harbor seals, sea lions, whales, and an array of avian visitors, from pelicans to osprey, majestic owls to mischievous ravens. By the end of your stay, you’ll have gotten to know – and love – their wild antics. Situated on 2 acres of mostly-forested land, Why the Whale Knot also offers plenty of options for roaming the woods. Top off the day with margaritas and hearty Mexican food at the Purple Rose (walking distance from your vacation rental, so no one has to volunteer to be the designated driver) or head south to downtown Fort Bragg or Mendocino for award-winning cuisine created by our talented chefs from the best locally-sourced ingredients. Or, if you’re looking for a casual American classic, check out Jenny’s Giant Burger. Prefer to cook at home? Cleone Grocery is a short walk away or gather ingredients at Roundman’s in downtown for house-smoked delectable or Princess Seafood on the Harbor for everything you need to experience the bounty from the sea. At the end of the day, fall asleep to memories of the beautiful Mendocino Coast. After a night of sweet dreams, you’ll be ready to take on the world! Everything is ready to go and waiting for you at this spacious and fully-equipped vacation rental, so there’s really only one more question you need to ask: Why the Whale Knot? GENERAL: Heating Internet Linens Provided Living Room Parking Towels Provided Hair dryer KITCHEN Coffee Maker Dishes & Utensils Microwave Oven Refrigerator Stove Blender Toaster ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player X Box (Gaming) Games OUTSIDE: Deck Outdoor Grill THEME: Adventure Away From It All Family Historic Romantic Spa Sports & Activities Tourist Attractions ATTRACTIONS: botanical garden churches cinema festivals health/beauty spa library live theater Noyo Harbor museums playground restaurants winery tours LEISURE ACTIVITIES: antiquing beachcombing bird watching boating eco tourism horseback riding miniature golf photography scenic drives shopping sight seeing walking whale watching Wine tasting SPORTS & ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: basketball courts cycling and bicycle rental fishing golf hiking kayaking mountain biking scuba diving snorkeling fishing Charters surfing swimming tennis LOCAL SERVICES AND BUSINESSES: ATM/bank fitness center groceries hospital laundromat medical services STUFF THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW THIS RENTAL IS LOCATED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO MACKERRICHER STATE PARK This rental is a short drive or even walk to the MacKerricher State Park right down the road. MacKerricher is a wonderful park with beautiful beach access, lots of tidepools and a boardwalk out to the seal rocks where you can view and enjoy the beauty of the ocean and watch the many seals that occupy the seal rocks. GARBAGE There are garbage cans for the rental next to the back porch between the game room and the garage. Please observe what goes in the recycle and what is not recyclable so that they are in the proper bins. Please roll the trash cans out to the curb on Sunday evenings as they will emptied early on Monday morning. WHEN YOU GET HERE Things to do when you are here + Mendocino & Fort Bragg
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager
    Pacific Blue Vacation Rentals

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces



    DVD player

    Outdoor areas





    Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean

    Things to do

    Sailing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Snorkeling nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


    Sleeps 6
    Unit size: 2400 sq ft (223 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated by the ocean, this romantic vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Laguna Point Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of MacKerricher State Park and Pudding Creek Beach. Glass Beach and Triangle Tattoo Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Fully Furnished Mid-century Home Right Down the Road From Mackerricher State Park and the Beach

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Getaway on the Mendocino Coast

      We had a great stay. Beautiful mid-century modern house just off the coast within easy walking distance of MacKirricher State Park. Spacious back yard and deck, tastefully decorated, lots of room for the family. And the kids loved catching very tiny frogs out back! We really enjoyed our time. Pacific Blue Vacation Rentals (the rental company) was extremely communicative and helpful.

      5/5 Excellent

        Classic in Cleone-Fort Bragg,CA

        Enjoyed our stay in this vacation home in Cleone-Fort Bragg, CA. Home very comfortable with spacious grounds. Great place for our dog and family of 3 and close to the beaches nearby. Even though our stay was interrupted by PG & E's power shut down we had a good time "glamping" at the house.

        5/5 Excellent

          Huge House!!!!

          We loved our stay. The house was clean, stocked and HUGE! Lots of space. Beautiful backyard. Across from State Park with beach access. So much to see and do.

          5/5 Excellent

            Architectural delight!

            Beautifully presented home, kitchen is well furnished, living areas are beautiful. Great house with two distinct living areas which is great if you have kids. Out door deck and bbq and quite private. Quick walk to the State Park. Enjoyed our stay.

            5/5 Excellent


              Love this property! Second time to stay for a week. Situated just right, close to the beach and sunny.