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

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If the whales are out there, this is the premier place to see them.

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Last updated: 03/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
 

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please call owners for more information....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    However, we are on a bluff above the ocean. Children must have adult supervision when outside. Great patio and quiet roads for kids for bikes/tricycles. We have 2 baby gates and a Pak-n-play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

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

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

  • Books:

    An extensive library---even crossword dictionaries! Even some books for the children....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in the library/TV room. Small portable TV available for watching VHS tapes. Great for the kids....moreless

  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite Dish TV. Flat screen TVs in each bedroom and the library. Equipped with the Hopper and a Joey in each bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flatscreen TVs are mounted on the wall in each bedroom. Mounted also on shelf in TV/Library room. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • 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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • 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

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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

  • Free Long Distance:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • 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

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity. Laundry soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is provided. It is not locked down....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood is provided, near the patio, covered with a tarp....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker - also a grinder for beans...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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Microwave hood with exhaust fan....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber grill is located in the sheltered patio area. Check to see if charcoal is available....moreless

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$350
Off Peak
Sep 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

The refundable Security deposit of $500 is doubled when a pet is brought to Whale Watch. Holiday rates (holiday, day before and day after) are at Peak Rates: Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please contact owner for Weekly and Monthly rates.

Nightly rates are for up to 6 people. Higher rates for 7-8 people.

The Security Deposit of $500 is due with the signed contract. If a pet will be in residence, there is an additional, and refundable, deposit of $500. 50% of the rental fee is due 60 days before arrival. The remaining 50% is due 30 days before arrival.


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Location

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

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • If the whales are out there, this is the premier place to see them.

    If the whales are out there, this is the premier place to see them.

  • Crashing waves outside the front door.

    Crashing waves outside the front door.

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

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

  • 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!

  • Go out to eat?  Not with this fully equipped kitchen where you can eat-in.

    Go out to eat? Not with this fully equipped kitchen where you can eat-in.

  • Table seating for six and two at the counter.

    Table seating for six and two at the counter.

  • Ample seating with two recliners for watching the changing ocean colors.

    Ample seating with two recliners for watching the changing ocean colors.

  • A second living room down in the TV room/ library.  Lots of books and games.

    A second living room down in the TV room/ library. Lots of books and games.

  • Twin bedroom with a 3 piece bath/stand up shower and a door to the small garden

    Twin bedroom with a 3 piece bath/stand up shower and a door to the small garden

  • From the master bedroom deck.  Wake up to the sound of crashing waves each day.

    From the master bedroom deck. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves each day.

  • Just a few steps up from the TV/Library to the Great Room.

    Just a few steps up from the TV/Library to the Great Room.

  • You are welcomed by our Whale Watch Bear.

    You are welcomed by our Whale Watch Bear.

  • 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.

  • Large craftsman home showcasing native redwood paneling.

    Large craftsman home showcasing native redwood paneling.

  • 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.

  • You have ample room to get everyone helping with a meal.

    You have ample room to get everyone helping with a meal.

  • This great room is surrounded by view of the sea.

    This great room is surrounded by view of the sea.

  • Again, beautiful views through these massive windows.  Any whales?

    Again, beautiful views through these massive windows. Any whales?

  • The twin  room just off the Library/TV room.  Lots of light and secluded yard.

    The twin room just off the Library/TV room. Lots of light and secluded yard.

  • Queen bedroom on the top floor.  Huge windows make it light and airy.

    Queen bedroom on the top floor. Huge windows make it light and airy.

  • Light filled king sized master bedroom.  3 piece bath attached. Great views!

    Light filled king sized master bedroom. 3 piece bath attached. Great views!

  • Large area for kids to play.

    Large area for kids to play.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/15/2015
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat

Mendocino #277582

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