We enjoy relaxing by the fire each night in the garden area. Everyone is so nice and accommodating. We cook several meals in the full kitchen during each stay. We love the electric fireplace in the cottage.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Shoreline Cottages came recommended by friends, and we were very pleased with our experience.
Very well-kept grounds and clean, cute, and well-equipped little cottages make this a gem for the price. The covered garages where a bonus!
Convenient to a dog-friendly beach; about a two minute drive or a five minute walk.
We stayed two nights, three adults and our 100lb Golden Retriever. The two queen bed room had plenty of room for all of us. It is hard to find a clean dog friendly place. The staff was very helpful and was there to answer any questions.
We will definitely be coming returning!
We decided to stay here because the other dog-friendly properties in the area were B&Bs and I didn't want to stay somewhere where I would have to traipse through a big house to take my dog out when he gets me up in the early a.m. This place must be an updated and renovated travel lodge from the early days of motoring in the U.S., the likes of which used to dot not only highway 1, but Route 66, 101 and the other early highways. 3 of the cottages have attached carports--a monument to the importance and pride early motorists felt for their automobiles. Usually when you see these places they are in bad shape and so it's nice to see that the owners have put some effort into restoring these cottages. They are quite cute!
We stayed in #11, which did not have a carport, but had an upgraded bathroom with jacuzzi tub and a private deck out back. The room was comfortable and met our needs, but there are some things you should keep in mind if you are going to stay here.
The most important drawback to me was the location. It is right off of Highway 1 in a 55 mph zone, so it is not a good location for walking to anything or for allowing your dog off-leash. (Of course this is not unusual on the California coast--many towns are centered around the 1 which gets ridiculously busy and prevents you from walking anywhere without risking your life.) It is outside of the central part of town, but still in a very developed area, so there is quite a lot of traffic. We could hear the cars from our room still with the windows shut, but not loudly enough to interfere with our sleep. It's not exactly a quiet getaway place, though. When I looked at the pictures and location on the map, I had the impression it might be a little bit further outside of town than it is.
Also, although the rooms were sparkling clean and nicely renovated, the property is just not as nice as it might seem from the pictures. These sorts of accommodations did not have the best construction when built, and you can hear your neighbors quite well. Ours were considerate for the most part, but when they ran their jacuzzi tub it vibrated our walls. The owners seemingly can't figure out what to do with the back end of the property, so it is basically a weedy construction zone right now. I feel like with all the stuff going on back there, they should have at least fenced off the part they were working on because they refer to it as a dog area. There are hookups popping out and they are building some stuff with wood back there. Perhaps putting in permanent trailers? For now it's kind of dangerous.
This is a good base for exploring the Mendocino County parks and towns up and down Highway 1 particularly if you have a dog in tow. In my opinion, it's not a good place for a romantic getaway.
It was just what we hoped for. Immaculate and every comfort for
ourselves and our dog. We met other guests and their dogs as well
as many other dogs at the various beaches. Our dog was in heaven.
We will certainly return. JoAnn R.
It's a great place to stay in Fort Bragg. It's economical, very clean, friendly people, I am talking about the guests & staff, pets are free and Kim makes a great host and a damn good cookie. There is a wonderful dog beach across the highway (the fact that it is across the highway is possibly the only drawback). Still with all the positives putting Buck 'n' Chuck on a leash to cross the street is worth it.
P. S. There is no swimming pool. I used s p below to rate the hot tub.