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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat

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Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mendocino house description

This Pacific Ocean retreat is ideal for those seeking peace, quiet, and spectacular sunsets.  The Whale Watch House is located in one of Mendocino’s best-kept and most-exclusive coastal neighborhoods just one mile north of the historic Mendocino Village .
 
This craftsman beauty features an open floor plan. Through the many large picture windows you will enjoy unparalleled views of the blue Pacific Ocean while your privacy is ensured by the surrounding grove of mature cypress trees.  There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and biking just outside the front door.  The main entrance to Russian Gulch State Park and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse are both within walking distance.
 

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine on the large deck and watch the seals, migrating whales, as well as an abundance of wildlife including black tail deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, foxes, brown pelicans and other sea birds.
 

Book your reservation now so you too can revitalize and relax to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the rocks below.  You will experience why first time visitors become repeat guests.
 

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Small, lap-sized pets are allowed, under certain circumstances. Please call about having a pet. There is an additional fee and a refundable pet deposit....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1) Memory foam mattress topper., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) The two twins are often pushed together to form a king sized bed. This room has an attached bath., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A pull-out sofa bed. Full size. Best for children....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining table and 6 chairs are in great room. Provides view of ocean and in front of the fireplace. Two bar stools at breakfast bar. 4 additional fold-up chairs. Large 6 ft. table-fold-up in closet...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                The kitchen has dishes and flatware for 12, Cuisanart pots and pans, 12 cup coffee maker, coffee grinder. A full Thanksgiving dinner has been prepared and served in this kitchen....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                New large counter tops, breakfast bar, large pantry in the laundry room....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Some spice and herbs are in stock, but amounts are always changing....moreless

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                There are two living areas. On the main level is the great room with kitchen, bath, dining table, large sofa facing the ocean and a wood burning fireplace. Lower level has TV room and library...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Not needed. Adjacent to Russian Gulch campground with wonderful trails for hiking. Paved roads for easy strolling or biking. Safe for kids....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Mother nature provides all the air-conditioning you will need. Open the doors and let the cool ocean breezes wash over you....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Towels are provided for showering/bathing. Special towels are designated for the hot tub....moreless

              • Heating:

                Central propane heat with outlets in the main great room and the lower level....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking area at front of garage. Plenty of room....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All sheets, pillows and blankets are provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Large capacity. Laundry soap provided....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Firewood is provided....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Pull out sofa bed is appropriate for children only. Iron and ironing board in laundry room. Picnic table on the deck. There are stairs to climb to get into the house, and to get to any bedroom---no bedroom on the main floor. Pictures of stairs are available. MORE PICTURES: www.whalewatchhouse.com ABALONE DIVING is NOT ALLOWED from the bluff-top homes in this development. The area is monitored closely by the Abalone Watch and the neighbors....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Many DVDs and video tapes for the kids as well as Mom and Dad. Several movies that have been filmed in the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD player in every bedroom and the library/TV room....moreless

                  • Books:

                    An extensive library---even crossword dictionaries!...moreless

                  • Games:

                    A good number of board games for kids and adults....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish TV. TV in each bedroom and the library....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Unlimited long distance--in the lower 48 states only. Does not include calls to 'Information' or directory assistance....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phone reception is very spotty at the house. Generally you can get better reception if standing near the bluff....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free long distance-- mainland states only....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Very private. Wonderful for night time. More stars than you would ever imagine. Can be accessed from the master bedroom deck or the great room....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Patio is sheltered from the wind. Deck faces the Pacific ocean for watching for whales or catching the last rays of a sunset. Picnic table on the deck....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Upper deck off the master bedroom has staircase down to hot tub and large main deck....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Both a gas grill and a Weber in sheltered patio area....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Mendocino Headlands are visible to the south. The Pt. Cabrillo lighthouse can be see looking north. And miles and miles of ocean for you to watch for the whales....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        On a bluff 40 feet above the ocean. Crashing waves against the rocks down below provide so many Kodak moments....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Synagogues
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      PEAK (May/Jun/Jul/Aug and Holidays) |  $350 per night  
                      OFF-PEAK(after Labor Day- end of April)|      $300 per night
                      (above quotes are for 1-6 people)  
                      plus 11% bed tax & $150 cleaning fee- Additional pet fee $50
                      Refundable deposit required
                      ** call about weekly/monthly rates or late bookings
                                 530-865-4954  or  530-519-9383
                      

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                      Last updated: 09/20/2014
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                      Location

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 1
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Casper Beach
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many in Mendocino Village
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Little River Inn
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many in Mendocino Village & Fort Bragg

                      Car: Necessary

                      Fantastic for Whale Watching!! Close to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse Station and Caspar Beach. Minutes from Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the famous Skunk Train, which is not just for the kids!

                      Plan a day trip inland to the many wonderful wineries, shop the unique boutiques in the Village and in Fort Bragg.

                      Be sure to visit the world famous tattoo museum in Fort Bragg. Pick up some 'just caught today' fresh fish from Noyo Harbor. While there, drop in at Carine's for a visit with Mama Carine and feast on Carine's HUGE hamburgers. Too much for one person---bring a friend to help you on this feast.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: We are mostly retired now. Harvey is a rancher -- and these ranchers never completely retire. Jackie is a retired school teacher. We are finally getting to the place where we have more time to enjoy the coast and all it has to offer. Our children and grandchildren (Idaho and Arizona folks) love to get their 'ocean fix' over here at Whale Watch House. A special treat for them is to ride the Skunk Train and to hunt for treasures on the many beaches. But, for us, just being here is very special.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                      We are used to country living; that is, lots of privacy. When we first saw Whale Watch House nestled in among the many mature trees, we knew we had found our quiet, coastal retreat with all the privacy we enjoy. Every time we walk up those steps to the deck, come around the corner to the front door, and see that ocean out in front of us . . . . well, we know all over again that we made the right decision to make Whale Watch House our coastal home-away-from-home.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The spacious deck looks out to the ocean---great for whale watching.

                        The spacious deck looks out to the ocean---great for whale watching.

                      • Come up the steps to our red front door, you see the ocean before you.

                        Come up the steps to our red front door, you see the ocean before you.

                      • From the deck, from the comfy seating of the great room, it's always the ocean.

                        From the deck, from the comfy seating of the great room, it's always the ocean.

                      • This is such a comfortable kitchen---complete with a view out the big windows.

                        This is such a comfortable kitchen---complete with a view out the big windows.

                      • The master bedroom with a private deck leading to the hot tub.

                        The master bedroom with a private deck leading to the hot tub.

                      • Redwood paneling in this queen bedroom gives a craftsman appeal.

                        Redwood paneling in this queen bedroom gives a craftsman appeal.

                      • We usually see the 'blows' of the gray whales, but this was all about Orcas!

                        We usually see the 'blows' of the gray whales, but this was all about Orcas!

                      • Crashing waves outside the front door.

                        Crashing waves outside the front door.

                      • Large craftsman home showcasing native redwood paneling.

                        Large craftsman home showcasing native redwood paneling.

                      • A cup of coffee, good friends and a view to die for..... waiting for the sunset.

                        A cup of coffee, good friends and a view to die for..... waiting for the sunset.

                      • Enjoy a crackling fire as you dine in at Whale Watch.

                        Enjoy a crackling fire as you dine in at Whale Watch.

                      • Just off the master bedroom is this hot tub---very private!

                        Just off the master bedroom is this hot tub---very private!

                      • View from the master bedroom--you can check out the ocean every morning.

                        View from the master bedroom--you can check out the ocean every morning.

                      • The whole family on a visit to Whale Watch House---what a treat!

                        The whole family on a visit to Whale Watch House---what a treat!

                      • Resident deer often visit Whale Watch House.

                        Resident deer often visit Whale Watch House.

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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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