Northern California features some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the United States, and if you haven’t been up Highway 1 and seen the coast of Northern California, then you’re really missing out. We have quite a few astounding homes in the Fort Bragg and Mendocino areas. Some of them are nestled into thick forests near hiking trails, some are located right in the small town of Fort Bragg, and some sit right on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Today we are featuring three Fort Bragg vacation rentals that have sensational ocean views. These three houses offer stupendous sunsets, gorgeous views of the waves, and even dolphin watching! You can gaze out at the ocean right from the living rooms in each of these houses and they all have big wrap-around decks you can enjoys the views from, too.
Just north of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Tideaway is a newly remodeled home on a private oceanfront parcel. An all-redwood interior and numerous picture windows make this a highly desirable vacation residence where you will no doubt spend hours watching the waterfront panorama as you let your tensions melt away. A new deck runs the length of the house and incorporates a spa that takes excellent advantage of the whitewater vistas. The home offers an open floor plan between the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Fully landscaped, the property features unique foliage and wildlife you will find add to the fantasy of this truly beautiful setting. The owners have updated the kitchen, carpets, entertainment system and other items sure to make your vacation experience a memorable one. We are certain Tideaway will be among the most popular of our vacation homes.
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The Beach House is a newer ocean-front home with unobstructed beach views. It is just a short stroll across the sand to the MacKerricher State Park Beach Haul Road. Come enjoy the serenity of the Pacific Ocean and one of the longest stretches of beach on the Mendocino Coast – with miles of protected dunes, marine animals, and wildlife. The Haul Road gives bicyclists and hikers exclusive easy access to miles of the most beautiful coastline in California. This beautiful and well-appointed four bedroom, four bath welcomes indoor activities and beach enthusiasts alike. Whether you are a traveling professional in need of staying comfortable and connected to the internet or a family looking for an upscale and comfy beach house, look no further. Rent horses to ride along the beach, enjoy the Purple Rose Cantina for some great Mexican food, and discover some incredible hiking on the 10-mile sand dunes–all within walking distance from the house. Listen to the sounds of the surf from one of the two jetted tubs in the house, or watch the deer graze in the yard right from an inviting spot by the fire. An expansive private yard with plenty of parking right off the master bedroom closet makes this house perfect for a romantic retreat or family getaway.
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Sea Cove is a Cape Cod-style oceanfront vacation home between the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. It offers three bedrooms, a family room which can be converted into a fourth bedroom, and three baths. The home faces its own cove with breathtaking white water views. Natural and professional landscaping complement the sweeping coastal vistas. Home to abundant wildlife, you may spot ospreys as they carry fish in their talons or flocks of pelicans cruise in formation as they soar just inches above the waves. Watch the gray whales swim by or marvel at a storm at sea from the six-person hot tub or through picture windows. The master suite offers southern coastal views through sliding glass doors, which lead to the decks, hot tub, pond, and outdoor shower. Two upstairs bedrooms have French doors that open to reveal a 10′ by 30′ balcony which overlooks the cove. A roaring fireplace and entertainment system make the living room a perfect place for cozy interludes or entertaining groups. An ample and well-supplied country kitchen-dining room combination encourage an enthusiastic social atmosphere. One of the great vacation rentals available on the Northern California coast.
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Check out our other “Top 3″ posts below!
Summit County, Colorado: Our Top 3 Log Cabins
Lake Tahoe, California: 3 Affordable Options
Shaver Lake, California: Our 3 Biggest and Best Rentals
Shaver Lake is a great place to vacation no matter what time of year it is. From winter activities like skiing and sledding to summer activities like biking, hiking, swimming, and site-seeing, Shaver Lake has all the cool activities that make vacations great. Boating, water sports and fishing are prevalent during the summer months. For those who enjoy sailing, Huntington Lake is a brief drive to the north. The area is also host to the Sail Boat Regatta in July.
We have hundreds of houses and cabins in Shaver Lake, but today we are going to show you a few of our best. Below you will find the 3 biggest, best, coziest, and most luxurious vacation rentals we have available in Shaver Lake, California.
You can see all of our Shaver Lake vacation rentals here.
Once you’ve found your perfect vacation rental, be sure to make some fun plans for your family and friends. You can find some great things to do in the area here.
You won’t want to leave this large, fabulous new home in Ockenden Ranch. It has spacious living, dining, and kitchen areas, and is bright, elegant, and open. It has two jacuzzi tubs. It sits on a large lot in a quiet area, with a large relaxing deck overlooking the trees that surround the house. The home features a new flat-screen TV. Additional amenities include: microwave, propane heating, a fireplace, laundry, 1 large deck, a medium yard, 6 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 4 stools, 2 TVs, DVD player, satellite TV, coffee maker, dishwasher, propane grill, and wireless Internet.
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This beautiful, 3,300 square-feet custom-built home is located in the prestigious Granite Ridge development near Shaver Lake. Built in 2002, this home has all the amenities of a luxury home. The living and dining rooms have high ceilings with cedar finish and floor-to-ceiling windows. This combination makes for a spectacular view of the high mountains. The living room has a large rock fireplace with a built-in TV. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, and a tile floor. This home has 5 bedrooms, two of which are master bedroom suites. The main master bedroom has double sinks, a shower, and a large indoor Jacuzzi bathtub, which is surrounded by windows overlooking the large pine trees outside. The garage features a pool table and a foosball table for added enjoyment. Additional amenities include: microwave, electric heating, gas fireplace, laundry, 1 large deck, 16 patio chairs, 10 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 1 breakfast bar, 4 stools, 5 TVs, DVD player, stereo, satellite TV, coffee maker, dishwasher, a 1-car garage, a game room, Internet, and a propane BBQ.
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Pride of ownership is evident when you enter this immaculate 3-bedroom plus large loft, 2-bathroom home nestled in the prestigious Ockenden Ranch Subdivision. The cabin features quality craftsmanship and superior furnishings. The serene mountain setting allows for forest views out of just about every window throughout this beautiful home. After an exciting day of site-seeing, hiking, biking, skiing, or boating, relax in this warm and comfortable home. The living room houses a cable TV complete with DVD player, stereo, and plenty of seating. The large stone fireplace provides extra warmth to the room and the big windows let you gaze out at the outdoors all year round. Just off the large kitchen is a big, partially covered deck complete with charcoal barbecue. You are sure to enjoy all of the conveniences of home in this special home. Cozy and romantic for two, but large enough for a multiple-family vacation, this home definitely won’t last long! Additional amenities include: microwave, propane heating, a fireplace, laundry, 2 large decks, 6 patio chairs, a medium yard, 8 dining chairs, 1 dining table, 2 stools, 2 TVs, a DVD player, a stereo, a coffee maker, a dishwasher, a garage, a grill, and wireless Internet access.
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We have a lot of spectacular vacation rentals in the Lake Tahoe area, and many of them are stunning, luxurious, and immaculate. But we do have a lot of affordable options in Tahoe, too. And so today we are featuring three Lake Tahoe vacation rentals that you can rent without breaking the bank. Check them out. All three have fairly open calendars for the next few months. And don’t forget, you can find exclusive discounts on Zaranga that you won’t find anywhere else!
#1 (South Lake Tahoe, CA): Brand-New Cabin with Gas Fireplace
This brand-new, high-end cabin is newly remodeled and features a bright and cheerful, wide-open living area. With pine accents and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, the home feels luxurious but supremely comfortable at the same time. Inside this home you will find a huge living area that features two leather couches, plenty of chairs, and a huge stone fireplace with gas insert. The fireplace really is the centerpiece of the room and is simply stunning. There are a ton of big windows in the living room, too, which let in sunlight and offer some breathtaking views of the surrounding forests. There is a loft area upstairs that features more couches, a TV with DVD player, and a surround sound system. It’s a great place for the kids to go do their own thing for a while or for the whole crew to have a movie night. Amenities include: 3 TVs, a gas fireplace, DVD players, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a BBQ, and Internet service.
#2 (Tahoe City, CA): 3-Bedroon Unit with Common Pool & Hot Tub
This end unit gets nice natural light and is just steps away from the common hot tub area. Amenities include pool access, tennis access, and a hot tub. There are grassy areas in the back and to the right of the unit. The front door leads into living room, which features a TV/DVD/VHS, a wood-burning stove, a recliner, and a couch. This condo got new chairs in late 2011. The dining room features a table that can seat six, but there is a counter with stools for additional seating as well. This main floor features laundry, a 1/2 bath, and sliding doors that lead out to the back porch, which has a Webber BBQ. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom, which features a King bed and a 3/4 bath (shower only, no tub). The second bedroom and third bedrooms are also upstairs, and they feature 2 sets of bunk beds and a queen bed. There is an additional full bath up here as well. Amenities include: wireless high-speed Internet, gas/propane BBQ, dishwasher, wood fireplace, hot tub, laundry, pool, and tennis.
#3 (S. Lake Tahoe, CA): Pet-Friendly Home Next to National Forest
This cozy, pet-friendly home backs up against a big national forest and is located in a quiet neighborhood. The hiking and biking trails in the forest behind you are just minutes away, and you can access them at any time. Best of all, you can bring your pets into this property and you’ll have plenty of space to take them for walks, whether that just be around the neighborhood or down one of the many trails nearby. The house itself is fully furnished and offers a lot of sunlight. It includes a big deck with plenty of lounge furniture, perfect for socializing, reading, enjoying a drink, or even doing some grilling. The house offers free wireless, 2 TVs and a DVD player, a gas BBQ, a washer and dryer, a gas fireplace, a full kitchen with granite countertops, and a one-level design that is perfect for those who don’t want to do stairs constantly. Even the kitchen/dining room in this home is well-lit, with a big window right next to the dining room table. There’s a bar/island that connects the kitchen to the living area as well, and it offers a bit of extra seating for large dinner gatherings. The most amazing aspect of this property is the gorgeous woods surrounding you. Pines and other trees completely surround you and the national forest is right next door. You’ll feel completely secluded, like you’re camping alone on a mountaintop. But you’ll have all of the amenities of home, too.
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Hey country music fans! The Stagecoach Festival is coming up at the end of April and tickets are on sale now! Why not do the festival in style this year with a gorgeous vacation rental? We have a ton of options in the area that will fit all kinds of budgets.
Here is more information on the Festival. You might start looking for lodging now, though. The RV Resort is already booked solid!
- Dates: April 25 – April 27, 2014.
- Website: www.stagecoachfestival.com/.
- Location: 78200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210.
- Camping: Off-Site Camping.
- Stay in Style: Vacation Rentals Near the Stagecoach Festival.
If you’re still trying to make up your mind about attending and you need a bit of an extra nudge, take a look at images from past years here. Do it! It looks super fun!
Ski season is here! While we’re dealing with above-average temperatures and a depressing lack of snow out here in California, Colorado has plenty! And Summit County is one of the best ski destinations in the country. We have vacation rentals in many of the popular ski-destination towns of Summit County, including Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Copper Mountain, and Keystone.
While we have a lot of different kinds of vacation rentals in Summit County, some of our best are traditional log cabins. So today, we bring to you our 3 coolest log cabin vacation rentals in Summit County, Colorado!
#1 (DILLON, CO): STUNNING LOG CABIN WITH PRIVATE HOT TUB
Enjoy a real log cabin home in this mountain neighborhood, with private hot tub and 2 living areas! Don’t let the size fool you: this home doubles as a perfect romantic getaway. Your log cabin rental is unique in every way, skimping on nothing; 3 levels (room for everyone), 2 ½ baths, 3 bedrooms, with covered private parking, wrap-around deck, and private hot tub. Oh, and a full-size washer/dryer. The main floor features the living room with gas stove, sleeper sofa, TV, DVD player, upgraded stereo, newly remodeled fully-equipped kitchen, a large wrap-around deck, and a beautiful spiral staircase. Two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the 3rd with full bed on the lower level, full bath to share and a second living area with TV. The loft area features the master bedroom with queen bed and new 1/2 bath, TV, DVD player, and there is a small seating area, accessed by the log spiral staircase! Outside you will find a carport, private hot tub, and gas grill.
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#2 (KEYSTONE, CO): LOG HOME WITH GAME ROOM & FIREPLACE
The Flanigan Log Home is a 5-bedroom luxury private home large enough for a group of friends, an executive retreat, or a large family. It has 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12 people. Secluded and quiet, it’s just a quick drive to the slopes. It has a full gourmet kitchen, cable TV, a wood fireplace, a washer/dryer, a stereo, a garage, and a recreation room with a ping-pong table. While you stay in Keystone, it is well worth your time to take a scenic trip to the old mining towns of Saint John’s and Montezuma. If you do not have a car, renting a Jeep for the day is a great way to see the area surrounding Keystone. The area also has a number of spas, restaurants, and bars in which you can take the edge off in the evenings (or during the day) and pamper yourself silly.
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#3 (BRECKENRIDGE, CO): LUXURY HOUSE WITH HOT TUB & DECK
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom house is located just 2 miles from downtown Breckenridge and offers up the perfect ski vacation destination. This home features a full kitchen, a gas wood stove, 2 TVs, 2 VCRs, high-speed internet, and a stereo with a CD player. But best of all, it has a huge deck off the back of the house that features a private outdoor hot tub, a gas grill, and amazing views of the ski areas that surround you. This back area is simply perfect for a gathering of friends, a late-afternoon barbecue, or some alone time. It’s a great place to read a good book, enjoy a stiff drink, or just relax in the sun.
Since tickets for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go on sale tomorrow, we compiled some information for your benefit. Attending one of the greatest music festivals in the world is a breeze if you have a great place to stay. Below you’ll find information on camping as well as information on Zaranga vacation rentals in the area.
- Dates: Weekend One: April 11-13, 2013; Weekend Two: April 18-20, 2013
- Website: http://www.coachella.com/home/
- Location: 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA
- Campground: On-Site Camping or Off-Site Camping
- Staying in Style: Vacation rentals near Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
And if you need that extra nudge to make up your mind on whether or not to go, here are some images from past years. Have a fantastic time!!
It’s DAY 12! Whew! We’ve blown through lots of amazing vacation rentals over these past 12 days, and we hope you enjoyed looking at all of these amazing homes we have on zaranga.com. On this last day of “The 12 Days of Zaranga Vacation Rentals,” we are featuring 3 of our best vacation rentals in Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is in southwestern Colorado and it’s a very quaint little town that has tons of awesome skiing. The ski resorts are top notch. The city also has an extensive festival schedule during the summer. So no matter what time of year you’re looking to travel, Telluride has everything you could want to make your vacation a special one, whether you’re looking to shop, site-see, hike, bike, ski, or just enjoy some of the local flavor.
This beautifully appointed 5 bedroom and den stone and log home sits at the top of Yellow Brick Road, and has everything you could want! The perfect place for a family vacation or get-together with friends. You enter this home up a half flight of stairs to the front door. Right inside is a mud room with ski and boot racks. Up half a flight of stairs to your right is the great room. There is an open gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There are 5 bar stools that sit up to the kitchen breakfast bar. The dining room has seating for 10. The living room is appointed with leather furniture, a gas fireplace, a flat-screen TV, vaulted ceilings, and a wall of windows facing the San Sophia mountain range. There is a private deck off the living room with lounge furniture and a BBQ grill. Down the hall from the living room is the laundry room and access to the back deck, which features a nice and private hot tub.
Editor’s Reasons: This huge, traditional but luxurious log home is definitely the most stunning home we have available in Telluride. Just look at that living room! The huge floor-to-ceiling windows let you look out on the mountains and the forests that surround you, but they also let in plenty of light, which makes this a great space for reading or just enjoying some coffee while you read the morning paper. The log wood accents throughout the house are sensational as well, giving the home a very rustic, cabin-like feel. That huge gas fireplace looks pretty inviting too. We’d love to cozy up on those nice leather couches after a long day of skiing and get that fireplace going, hot cocoa in hand. And the hardwood floors look really nice too! Everything in this home was made to impress, and you won’t be disappointed. A few other features of this home really stood out to us. The gourmet kitchen is very nice and spacious and it looks like a bunch of you could cook in there together at the same time without running into each other! It’s very bright, has lots of counter space, and there are even two ovens in case you’re cooking up a big feast. One other feature we really loved was the second living area, which is carpeted and features a big-screen TV, 2 cozy futons, and a DVD player for movie night. This would be a great place for the kids to stake their claim, but it’s also the perfect spot to get away from the crowd and have some alone time to read a book, sip a cocktail, or just take a long nap. The master bedroom in this home features a really sweet loft, too, with a ladder that stretches up to it. This room is fully done up in log wood accents. We bet you’ll be fighting over who gets this bedroom, for sure! A couple of the bedrooms have their own private balconies as well! There’s even a third living area in this home, and it features another fireplace, a pool table, and its own private bar area with seating. So this house is certainly perfect for very big groups who plan to split up while in the home and do their own things. But best of all, there’s a private hot tub out back that will give the perfect end to your vacation days. After a long day out skiing, hiking, or shopping, crawl into this hot tub with a bottle of wine and let all of your cares slip away for just one more day.
A luxurious 6-bedroom home in Telluride’s historic Depot District. Riverside location just 1.5 short blocks from the Gondola. Enter this beautiful 4-level property via W. Depot Avenue (#510). Walk into a welcoming entrance hall with original art work. Straight ahead from the entrance is the guest master bedroom with a king bed, large flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with steam shower, jetted tub, and double sinks. Also on this level is a half bath in the hallway and an office with 2 computers, gas fireplace, and wet bar. Parking for 2 cars is accessed from this level as well. Upstairs one level is the living room with a custom furniture package, wet bar, and access to a heated deck overlooking the river with dining seating for 6 guests. A double-sided gas fireplace of native stacked stone frames one side of the living room, separating it from the elegant dining room with seating for 6.
Editor’s Reasons: This house is definitely something special. We almost gave it our #1 slot, but decided to go with the house that had the more stunning living area. But this house has some pretty spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces as well. The floors are all done up in a gorgeous hardwood and the big sliding-glass doors in the living room lead right out onto a balcony where you can enjoy some breakfast, read the paper over coffee, catch some sun, or just read a good book. The living area is pretty cozy, too, and it’s a bit smaller than the living area in our first featured home. But we really like the fireplace design on this one and we like how bright the living area looks as well. The gourmet kitchen features new, modern appliances and there’s even a little breakfast nook along with a breakfast bar with stools. So there’s plenty of places to sit and eat or relax in this home. The bedrooms in this home feature those same stunning hardwood floors as well as some interesting art, and all of those bedrooms have some pretty cozy looking beds, too! The gorgeous master bedroom even has its own fireplace! All of the bathrooms in this home are astonishing as well. They each feature very nice tiled showers and tubs and the windows all look out on some great views. What’s more, this house has an office with its own fireplace. So if anybody in your party needs to get some work done while on vacation, this is the spot! This house has a few different lounge/living areas as well, which is another reason we really liked it. There’s a small living area with couch, fireplace, TV, microwave, and projector screen in the lower level of the home. There’s also a small little alcove that has a love seat that looks out over the back deck. This spot is the perfect little romantic cove and it offers a lot of sunshine. It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine with your sweetheart. This alcove looks right out at the hot tub on the back deck, too. So it could serve as a really nice little indoor/outdoor space for a small party within your group. Best of all, though, by far, is this back deck. It’s huge and it features a lot of lounge furniture as well as a few different tables, so you can cook dinner back here, enjoy some cocktails, read a good book, catch some sun, or just chat with friends. It’s a great spot to relax after a long day of skiing–especially if you utilize that hot tub!
Riverside condominiums are located at the end of S. Pine St. and situated along the River Trail at Bear Creek trailhead. Riverside B203 is a two-bedroom/two-bathroom condominium located one flight upstairs from the ground floor. You enter the unit and directly in front of you are stairs going up to the living room and kitchen. The living room has a flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player with stereo and doors that open to a private deck overlooking the Beaver Pond with views of Ajax. The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Amenities includes deck, gas fireplace, high speed internet, community hot tub, private laundry, complex parking and skiing nearby.
Editor’s Reasons: We’re continuing our tradition of featuring a more-affordable option in our #3 slot, so here goes! This 2-bedroom condo is perfect for your next ski vacation. The living area has some interesting colors and features some nice and cozy furniture as well as a warm fireplace. This living area would be a great place to curl up after a long day out skiing or hiking, or even shopping! The big sliding-glass doors in the living area lead right out to the deck, too, which features some lounge chairs and a table. It’s a great little spot to read the morning paper over coffee, catch some rays, chat with friends, or just sit around and do a crossword puzzle. There are some other great little features in this condo though, too. The kitchen features modern appliances as well as granite countertops and, while it’s not exactly huge, it is big enough to do some serious cooking. There’s a nice little breakfast bar with some stools to sit on, too. The bedrooms and bathrooms in this home will get the job done and the beds do actually look pretty cozy! Best of all, though, is the view. From out on the deck you can see towering mountains in the distance. There’s also a small pond right outside this condo and the deck overlooks that. So the views are simply stunning no matter what the season. Best of all, this condo is ski-in/ski-out and it comes with access to a community hot tub! So if you’re looking for something that’s nice but also affordable, this condo could definitely be the match for you! Click on the picture above to see more photos of this great little condo.
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