The NYE RENTAL HOME & property history

The Nye Ranch is the perfect setting for group or family retreats, and intimate weddings.  It is a comfortable home for a large family gathering and wonderful for all ages, babies through great grandparents.  We are constantly updating the interior of the house.  Our 100 yr old fir floors have a new life!! The Nye Ranch is a highly scenic, special place that you will never forget. It's truly magical.

  • A private path from the Nye ranch farmhouse leads you to a secluded beach in front of the property.

  • the nye ranch home is 100 years old, while the ranch is a fenced 6-acre ocean view property on the California coast. it was originally a 100-acre dairy farm.

  • There is a private flat path to the beach.

  • dogs are welcome and require a small fee.

  • There are llamas on the property.

The home is tastefully furnished with antiques and decorated with art by local artists; giving it a warm, lived in, but up to date modern feel.  We, the Burns & Kelly family, have owned the Nye Ranch for 15 years and do our best to retain the original rustic feel of the ranch.


  • The redwood house was built by the Nye & Johnson family in approx 1905.

  • The barn dates back to 1890.

  • the ranch was the Gillespie Quality Dairy in the 40s. the Gillespie family has been kind enough to share some of their remarkable history with us. Their father built the original guard shack at McKerricher State Park where one of the Gillespie boys was born when McKerricher was part of the ranch.

cool stuff: You can view whales, and an extraordinary variety of birds, deer, and other wildlife, from the private ocean view deck.  

  • Immediately fronting the property is an oceanfront pedestrian road where you can walk, jog, or bike for miles (no cars). It is open all the way into the town of Fort Bragg. The 'haul' road (as it is called) is fabulous for family bike rides or peaceful seaside walks. 1/2 mile north MacKerricher State Park is an easy walk or bike ride.

  • The town of Fort Bragg is 2 miles south. the quaint town of Mendocino is 12 miles south.

  • The Nye ranch has hosted movie making crews, musical recording artists, screenwriters, nurses, yoga retreats, various women's and men's groups, diving and kayaking groups, small weddings, as well as family get togethers and reunions of all sorts.

  • The property is wonderfully suited for group retreats as there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy family and friends, while still being able to escape and find solitude, serenity, and peace of mind in your own private space. It's the perfect getaway!!

VRBO & HomeAway now charge a service fee of over 10% to renters, that is above and beyond our fee.

  • Book direct to save on that fee.
    Do not pay through Western Union or with untraceable money orders as there are frauds scamming rental properties. Our calendar is not always up to date as people rearrange their arrivals and departures and we try our best to accommodate their requests. Please write to us for available dates.  Texting is the quickest way to get a response.  530 519 5050


2 miles north of the town of fort Bragg. 12 miles north of Mendocino

there are 2 private home between the nye ranch vacation home and the ocean so it’s a beautiful walk to the beach

Biking/walking road to town and to MacKerricher State Park

Organic vegetable and flower farm adjacent to home at the nye ranch farm

HUGE deck


hot tub

hd television + dvd + roku


Outside fire pit.


The living area

The house sleeps 16, has 2 stories with 4 bedrooms, a den, a loft, and a garden room.  There is no handicap access but there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.  Please watch the videos to get a good idea of the layout of the house and the property.


Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed

Bedroom 3: Double bed

Bedroom 4: Queen bed

Office area: 2 twins

Loft: 4 twins

Garden room: 2 twins