Fall Special!! Oceanview Guest House/Rec. Suite $199/nt-3 nt Minimum
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Mendocino estate description
SPECIAL RATES (3 NIGHT MINIMUMS): $199/nt (1-2 pers/one bed); $249/nt (2 pers/2 beds); $299/nt (3-6 pers).
DragonMist Estate - Your Premier Accommodations for your Vacation Home Rental and for Special Occasions on the Beautiful Mendocino Coast of Northern California.
A uniquely Private Estate on 23 Acres of forested, Ocean-View property, bordering Hwy. 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean, located 3 miles (6 minutes) South of Mendocino Village, 3 miles from Little River Airport.
Beautifully sited on a gentle knoll above rolling meadows amidst redwood and pine forest, this spectacular 1,000 square foot Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired contemporary Guest House affords fantastic white-water ocean and long coastline views. Accessed via a meandering paved private road, this is one of the most spectacular and secluded settings on the Mendocino Coast.
DragonMist Estate provides the perfect accommodations for weekend getaways and vacations for couples and families, as well as special occasions and celebrations.
Banks of large picture windows, sliders and extensive wrap around decks, provide constant 180 degree visions of ocean, forest and gardens with dramatic white-water ocean views from every room.
The Private Guest House has its own private covered entrance and a separate, dedicated parking area. The Guest House has one private bedroom with a king bed, full bath and whirlpool/spa, a loft with 2 queen beds and half bath, full kitchen, entertainment center (including big-screen TV, satellite, DVD, VCR, CD/I-POD stereo), wood-burning fireplace. Sleeps up to 6. Immediately outside the Guest House sliders is the 8-person ocean view whirlpool spa (for your exclusive use). Spectacular meadow, forest and ocean views delight from both floors with 16 foot high windows and sliders.
With a Guest House rental, guests also have use of the Recreation Suite accessed by a covered entryway and their own private security code. This fun-filled 1,100 square foot Recreation Suite has ping pong, pool, foosball, chess table, piano, flat screen HD TV with surround-sound, CD/DVD/VCR, and many other games. Finally, guests have access to all outdoor activities on the estate: including hot tub/whirlpool spa, custom-designed firepit, propane BBQ, trampoline tree swing, basketball, horseshoes, bocce ball, hammock, rocking chairs, multiple patio tables and chairs, ocean-view benches and many beautiful walks and trails through meadows and forests.
The Home is very family and baby friendly (see suitability/age restrictions). A full-size crib, basinette and port-a-crib are available at no extra charge, includes bedding.
Storage is available for your bicycles, kayaks, and canoes at no extra charge.
The rolling hills of the property have numerous walking paths, quiet meadows with benches, intimate forests and truly amazing white-water and blue-water ocean views.
Enjoy walks through meadows and forests, relax on benches overlooking the ocean, take a swing on our trampoline tree swing, take a nap on the hammock, enjoy some wine on our 'conversation rocks', barbecue dinner on the propane BBQ, shoot some hoops on our basketball court, try your luck at horseshoes, soak in the 8-person ocean-view whirlpool spa reserved for your exclusive use during your stay, enjoy the peace and tranquility of DragonMist.
Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of our local wildlife - red-tail hawks, deer, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, rabbits, quail and numerous other birds. Watch our fawns scamper and play!
This remarkable Estate provides the perfect accommodations for weekend getaways and vacations for couples and families.
COME TO DRAGONMIST ESTATE FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.
Keywords: House and Guest House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size bed (1) incredibly comfortable king-size bed with 450 thread count sheets and designer bedspreads/decorative pillows, Queen size Beds (2) 400-plus thread count sheets on 2 queen-size beds in loft with designer bedspreads/decorative pillows, Baby Crib (1) Full-size crib available at no extra charge. Includes crib sheets, blankets, bumper pads....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood-Burning Fireplace, Inside Whirlpool Spa, 8 Person Outside Private Whirlpool Spa with Whitewater Views, Chess and Multiple Board Games, Hammock, Propane BBQ, Multiple patio tables and chairs, Rocking chairs, Great Trampoline Tree Swing, Horseshoe Pit, Basketball Court, Bocce Ball, Numerous Walking Paths and Benches with Spectacular Ocean Views through 23 Acres of Forests and Meadows, Radiant In-Floor Heating, Interior & Exterior Stereo Systems, Full-Size Crib & Bassinet, Pack 'n Play PortaCrib Playpen, Umbrella Stroller, Emergency Generator. Guests also have access to fantastic recreation room with ping pong, pool, foosball, chess table, multiple games, ice maker, surround-sound HDTV, and have exclusive use of hot tub/whirlpool spa during their stay....moreless
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Pool Table
- Game Room
Land-line access: Free local & long-distance phone service within continental U.S. in the Guest House. Cell phone service: Not unavailable on property site. Available in Mendocino Village/Ft. Bragg....moreless
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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Spent a weekend at this estate. It is very private estate hidden on a hill surrounded by trees just across the ocean. The property is on several acres of private land overlooking the ocean. The house is very very clean, with luxiouriously desinged interior equivalent to a five star hotel. Comfortable beds, nice amenities, game room, spa... etc on a great property with an awsome view.. what more could you ask for?
- Guest Ed (Buena Park, CA)
- Date of stay 10/16/10
- Review Submitted 11/02/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Well, Ed, we certainly couldn't have asked for a nicer family to be our guests at DragonMist. It was a pleasure meeting all of you, and your courtesy was beyond measure. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything that DragonMist has to offer, and that you had a positive experience at our close proximity local beaches! We look forward to having you as guests in the future, and just let us know when you would like to reserve the Main home at DragonMist Estate. We'll leave a light on for your late arrival! Our best to your parents, and Aunt.
Wonderful stay at Dragon Mist Estate
Wonderful stay at Dragon Mist Estate
This was a fantastic retreat on our trip down the beautiful Pacific coast. We had a very warm welcome and a delicious hamper. The owners were a pleasure to rent from, exceptionally helpful, friendly with great communication.
- Guest Peter, Suzanne, Susie & Mark (Hong Kong)
- Date of stay 10/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/27/13
Owner response: It was a delight to meet both of you and we're very happy you enjoyed your stay at DragonMist and the beautiful Mendocino Coast. We hope to see you again in the future.
Beautiful Home, Exceptional Views
Beautiful Home, Exceptional Views
All of the positive things said by other reviews are accurate. The unexpected food items stocked in the guest house were a nice touch and we sampled a few of them. The property is very well maintained and feels either recently remodeled or of such high quality that you would think so, aside from a few minor things that are understandable when you have a property so near the ocean. The review that laments the lack of ocean views must have been from some other property. We could see the ocean while laying in bed in the farthest part away from the ocean one could be in the guest house. Three things keep me from making this a 5-star review and these will not be important to everyone. In fact, some will prefer things this way and for them, consider this a 5-star review. 1. No mobile phone signal. That is very common on the Mendo Coast so it's not a shock but it would be good to know prior to renting so I suggest adding it to the property description. The owners compensate for this by providing a land line with long distance at no additional cost. Very reasonable! 2. It is clearly stated in the property description ("owner info" section) that this is a primary residence. The few times we heard or saw anyone was enough to detract from my feeling of privacy but i'm not saying they intruded on us in any way. Lesson learned. 3. The orientation we received on arrival was significantly more than we are used to having rented many times via VRBO - generally we pick up keys at an office or from a PIN-controlled box. The gentleman explained he doesn't normally handle this and the reason. Again, very reasonable. This feedback is offered for improvement, not meant to be criticism. 4. This is the most important to me and maybe I didn't do a good enough job of explaining why it was important but, the WiFi was not working. I'm a technology consultant and though some like to "get away from it all", I am one stays connected even on vacation. I like to check my email a couple of times a day without having to drive to town. I was hoping to catch up on some NetFlix shows after enjoying the beautiful weather during the day. I reported the problem and it was essentially dismissed with, "it's working for me so that means it's working". I suggested rebooting the range expander and/or router but that was also dismissed. Between the two of us, we have 5 wireless devices and none of them could get the signal. The issue should have received more attention and consideration.
- Guest Anthony S.
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you very much for ALL of your detailed comments. Unfortunately we do not have cell coverage, which is notated on Page 5 of 7 in the Rental Contract, and we will add that point to the property description on the VRBO site. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our attempt to compensate for this fact of life on the Mendocino Coast with free long-distance (Continental US) land line access in the Guest House. As we describe in all of our property information, this property is our primary residence. As you note, we go out of our way to give you maximal privacy while being available to personally address the guests' needs. In keeping with our personalized service mentioned above, our orientation process is meant to ensure that our guests are made aware of all of the amenities and numerous "extras" we have placed at their disposal; as well as informing them of the aspects that make the Mendocino Coast so special. Regarding the WIFI, you notified us that the WIFI was indeed working but was only accessible in the Recreation Suite. We had attempted to reboot the range expander but required the technical assistance of our internet provider, which was not available until the following Monday. We were not aware of your desires to view NetFlix shows. If we had known this, we would have informed you that, as our internet service is via satellite, the broadband width does not typically allow for video streaming. We will add this information to our property description. Once again, we appreciate the time and effort taken to let us know your thoughts. Only through our guests' comments, can we continue to improve the unique experience of a stay at DragonMist.
Perfect place to relax and recharge
Perfect place to relax and recharge
My husband and I could not have asked for a better place to relax and recharge. DragonMist is a fairly easy 3 hour drive north of San Francisco. It was perfect for us to 'unplug' and relax. Toni & Gary have thought of absolutely everything which made our visit heaven. They are consumate hosts, available if we needed anything not obtrusive in the least. Toni & Gary are also very kind and thoughtful people - which makes DragonMist that much better! The photos do not do justice to the beauty of the Estate. We watched deer, a turkey and a bobcat roam around. We also enjoyed watching the fog pour in and recede, changing dramatically moment to moment. On the walk down to the benches from the Guest House we saw wild strawberries and wild iris. We spent time down on the benches watching the waves, the sunset and the whales! The Guest House itself is very beautiful. Two story windows looking out over the meadow down to the ocean. The bed was very comfortable with luxurious linens. It is clear that DragonMist was built and appointed with taste, caring and high quality materials. When using the shower, tub, fireplace, hot tub or any of the amenities this will be obvious. Everything is in exceptional condition, very clean and well maintained. I would say that the best review which can be given is this - we cannot wait to go back! We are already looking at our calendars.
- Guest Pamela D. (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
I Love This Place!
I Love This Place!
My husband took me here for a nice weekend getaway. The property is beyond beautiful. There is so much to do just at the property (game room, hot tub, pool table, chess etc.) that next time we visit we are going to stay an extra day just to relax. The owners are very nice too. We will definitely visit again, hopefully we can make an annual trip out of it.
- Guest Andrea (Chico, CA )
- Date of stay 09/07/12
- Review Submitted 11/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Our Favourite Holiday Stay
Our Favourite Holiday Stay
I visited the DragonMist Estate with my 3 almost adult daughters and it was the high light of our 12 day vacation. Toni and Gary were hospitable and welcoming and their guest house was the perfect vacation spot. We were welcomed with a basket of treats, given a ride up to the pygmy forest so that we could hike down to our car and made to feel like this was our home away from home. We certainly hope to make it back to northern California again one day and when we do, we will stay at the DragonMist Estate. Thank you.
- Guest Valerie (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Wonderful stay, terrific hosts
Wonderful stay, terrific hosts
My brother and I brought our 90 year old mother to DragonMist for a birthday celebration. We had a wonderful time, and the property was everything we had hoped for. It was exactly as pictured...very clean, comfortable. We appreciated the basket of goodies left for us (snacks. food, a bottle of wine), and most of all we were blown away when the hosts had put up a few decorations for our mother's birthday! What a great surprise. Toni and Gary were great...they couldn't have been more accomodating. Hot tub was great, views were terrific, beds were excellent. We used the house as our base for a couple of driving tours....one through nearby wine country and one up to the Redwoods a couple hours north on Highway 101. We would definitely recommend this rental to friends!
- Guest Mark (Salinas, CA)
- Date of stay 08/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
The guest house at Dragon Mist was very nice. The panoramic view from each window is amazing and Gary and Toni, our hosts were most gracious...even taking personal time to drive my fiancee and I to a trailhead for the most spectacular hike. I chose this location to ask my then girlfriend to ask me to marry me as the ocean bluff benches that gaze out onto the ocean are an idyllic setting for a romantic sunset with a glass of champagne. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!
- Guest SFtraveler (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Superb place! Great owners too.
Superb place! Great owners too.
We (wife, me and 20 year old daughter) stayed here a few years ago. Sorry it took so long to add the review. We loved the guest house and the property. There was a lot of fog, so we had great views only one out of three days, but we were traveling in the Giant Forest one of those days. The town is fun and has a few good restaurants. Really good ones. It was close to other places to visit as well, which was good due to the fog in Mendocino. The owners were gracious hosts. Only the wife was there, but she was very helpful. The guest house is very comfortable and beats a hotel by a mile. It was more private than most B & Bs as well. It was well equipped. We ate in for breakfast and out for lunch and dinner, so the small efficiency kitchen was fine for our needs. Mendocino is great and this is the place to stay! (We put August 2011 in the space above, but we stayed there at least a year earlier than that.)
- Guest Cavaliers from Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
- Date of stay 08/09/11
- Review Submitted 05/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderfully romantic stay over New Year's at DragonMist. The property itself is secluded on a beautiful hill with spectacular views of the ocean. The guest house is separated from the main house (where Gary & Toni live) by a very fun entertainment/game room. I was extremely impressed with the level of personal touches that made our stay so special. Gary and Toni left a basket of treats and a refrigerator full of food! We even got a complimentary bottle of champagne and some horns and hats for new years. There were also fuzzy blankets, extra towels to use with the jacuzzi, and lots of games/movies to entertain you if you just wanted a retreat and to "stay in". If you want to go to "town", Mendocino is less than 5 minutes away, and Fort Bragg is less than 15 minutes away. The bed was luxurious, the floors were heated (!), the amenities were all up-to-date. The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare meals. The estate is also situated on a large property with lots of places to walk and hike. I highly recommend staying here if you have the opportunity to visit Mendocino!
- Guest Stephanie (Los Altos, CA)
- Date of stay 12/31/11
- Review Submitted 01/06/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Guest House: Nov-Apr: 1-2 People ($260/N), 3-6 People ($360/N) Guest House: May-Oct: 1-2 People ($ 360/N), 3-6 People ($ 410/N) 11% Bed Tax, 50% to Reserve,100% Due 30 Days Prior, $500 *Refundable Security Dep $80 Cleaning Fee.No SPA Fee.Cancellations may be given Rain Checks.2 Night Minimum Holidays:$360-410/nt-Contact for Minimum Stays Extended Stay Discounts Available. Special Events: Call/Email for rates/availability
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Gary - retired emergency medicine physician and real estate entrepreneur, husband, father and grandfather, extraordinaire! Toni - retired medical group administrator, wife, mother, and Memaw to 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren! (One of them is a girl!) Oh, my!
Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
We built the DragonMist Estate so that our immediate and remote family could enjoy this special location. DragonMist Estate is our primary residence. Now that we are 'empty nesters,' we have decided to open our home to short-term getaways, longer vacations and special occasions and celebrations. We are very excited about sharing our special property with special guests!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The DragonMist Estate is extremely private, enjoying 23 acres of meadows, forests and spectacular white-water and blue-water ocean views, close to beaches, state parks, and The Village. The Private Guest House is perfect for couples and families as it allows the guests to access all of the outdoor amenities while staying in a very comfortable cottage, and can accommodate 2 to 6 guests.
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Links to more information:
Private Guest House and Recreation Suite and Ocean-View Whirlpool Spa
Guest House Bedroom-King Bed, Full Bath (jacuzzi tub), New Privacy Doors
Guest House - Loft - Now with 2 Queen Beds, Half Bathroom
2 Queen-Sized Beds in Open Ocean-View Loft
Guest House Main Floor - Wood-Burning Fireplace, Big Screen TV
Guest House - Kitchen, Living/Dining Area
Ocean Views from Guest House
Recreation Suite- Pool, PingPong, Foosball, Chess, Piano, HDTV Surround Sound
Custom-Designed Firepit, Propane BBQ, Hammock, Bocce Ball, Patio Table/Chairs
Recreation Suite - ping pong, pool, foosball, piano, chess, HDTV Surround sound
Full Bath with Jacuzzi Tub/Shower
8-Person Ocean View Whirlpool Spa just outside Guest House Sliding Glass Doors
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