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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mendocino cottage description

The 'Cottage at Sunset Cove' is a fabulous oceanfront property located on private grounds that are fenced with gated-only access 5 minutes from Mendocino Village. It is oceanfront, completely isolated, and has 2 acres of flowering gardens and walking paths, with parking on site. The shingled cottage/bungalow, which is entered through a rose covered archway, is an intimate hideaway. It is decorated like a 'country bungalow' in soothing blues and whites, rather than a rental property. Stone floors are covered with comforting area rugs, the sofa has down pillows, and a bistro table holds your welcome basket. The owners have decorated with artifacts from their travels, and have included in the cottage their love of classical literature and music, and local artwork. There is a beautiful gas fireplace and a completely separate bedroom with luxurious linens. Windows overlooking the gardens and ocean are large and everywhere. You can go to sleep with the calming sound of crashing waves on the double cove inlets. Peaceful and quiet, the area is a treasure trove for discovering wildlife - deer, wild turkeys, hawks, whales, blue herons, seals, porpoises, and the occasional orca. Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Light House are less than 1 mile away, where nature walks abound. Mendocino Village, designated an official historical town circa the 1870's, is just 2 miles away, with wonderful restaurants and pubs, hidden garden paths for strolling, and specialty shops.

The cottage has a separate bedroom with large closets, luxury linens and 6 down pillows, living room with fireplace, queen-sized pull-out sofa bed, 2 comfortable reading chairs, and French bistro table. Teak reading chairs overlook the 2-sided deck and spa. There is also a large outside table and gas BBQ for cooking. The separate kitchen has dishes, glasses, pans and other cooking necessities and specialty items, and is stocked with beer, wine, bottled water, jams, coffee, tea and condiments. A basket of 'goodies' is added for late night snacks. Music, videos, books, games, binoculars will enhance your entertainment options. Bathroom has a powerful shower and a deep soaking tub with views of the gardens. Extra large windows from both the bedroom and the living room look directly out onto the ocean through the gardens, and are adjoined by a large deck with your own hot tub and seating for viewing the water and nature. Private gardens with paths surround the property and reading benches are sprinkled throughout the acreage. Best of all, there are sunsets 365 days a year (excluding rainy days, of course!) and you can view them all!

Because of the proximity to the ocean, this property is not suitable for children under 14.

Keywords: Secluded oceanfront cottage, dramatic whitewater ocean views, private hot tub, large deck overlooking gardens and ocean, private headlands, flowering gardens and pathways, reading benches, stream and waterfall, smells and sounds of crashing ocean waves, romantic and private, pet friendly and completely fenced.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            We love dogs, but please call ahead and make arrangements; pets are $50 per stay; bring your own doggie beds, covers for the sofas, doggie bags; water bowl provided....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Due to the proximity of the ocean cliff, children under 14 not accepted...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            3rd person possible on pull-out sofa...moreless

          • Bedroom 1

            Completely separate with 2 large closets/cupboards...moreless

          • Queen size Bed in traditional 'cottage plantation' style; luxury accessories in your private bedroom overlooking the ocean with luxury linens, goosedown pillows and comforter; spa robes, closet and dresser space, beautifully furnished with side tables and reading lamps. Also included are iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and picnic basket. Local artists are displayed throughout. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Deep soaking tub with bath salts and other organic amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion - a trousseau of wonderful lavender accessories - 'thirsty' towels, hair dryer, and night light. All of this in a seaside cottage-style room with a lofty ceiling, light and airy room. Shower head has a hefty water spray and there are candles and scented French soaps....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Cottage designed kitchen with Kitchenaid glass stove top, large Calphalon counter oven, Full rerigerator/freezer and Microwave, Braun coffeemaker, toaster, hand-mixer, Cuisanart pots and pans....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Beer and welcome wine provided as well as bottled waters. Peets Coffee, a selection of teas (Republic of Tea) a variety of welcome goodies, and of course, chocolate...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We have access to several wonderful organic markets and restaurants with good and healthful food 'to go' and most of the local restaurants fix food to take away....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, Olive Oil and vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, catsup, storage bags, tea, coffee, fruit preserves and butter...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you can possibly want to cook up a gourmet meal....moreless

          • Dining:

            French Bistro table; Teak table dockside with gas BBQ...moreless

          • Oven:

            Large 'counter top' new Calphalon oven...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Full-sized with popcorn provided...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric range, four burners...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Peets Coffee complementary...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Completely full service...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Just a flick of the switch turns the fire off and on and the flames look absolutely real on the genuine Swedish Jotul Stove...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Treadmill available, also 2 bicycles in garage for your use...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Luxury linens with 6 goosedown pillows and duvet cover...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Gardens with paths and reading benches; Deck chairs and benches overlooking ocean; Property lined all along the south by a quiet stream ending in a waterfall to the ocean; Blow Hole ;seen from the south side; Ocean Caves underneath and visible from the accessable 10 acres next door; Black sand beach seen during low tides; Arched Rock and small islands which bring the 'white water'; Sandy beach 2 miles North and 1 mile South, State Parks both North and South, 1 mile to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse, Hiking paths everywhere, Quiet and romantic, more like a home than a rental, very comfortable and exclusive...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                CD player with separate speakers and a selection of easy listening CDs - romantic, jazz, and classical...moreless

              • Games:

                Scrabble, Board Games, and everything in-between...moreless

              • Books:

                The Best Classics in World Literature...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Selection of over 100 classic videos...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish TV with VCR and DVD...moreless

              • Television:

                VCR and DVD connections...moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                New! Excellent WiFi and ipod connections...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Just outside on your private deck with 8 jets and always set at 102-3 degrees...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large wooden deck with hot tub, teak chairs and table for outside sitting/ dining. Enter through an arbor of delicate pink roses onto your private garden area....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    2 acres of private gardens and large lawn area with benches for viewing...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        White water, crashing waves, and a waterfall that you can watch from your own private reading bench. The property has a 180 degree view of the ocean so sunsets are visible year around. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Fishing
                      • Shopping
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $295
                      $1,850

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Holiday Weekends 3 night minimum President's Day, Valentine's, St. Pat's, etc.

                      Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas 4 night minimum.

                      No return deposit within 30 days of visit.

                      First night's deposit plus tax to reserve dates ($324.50); Balance due in cash/check upon arrival.


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                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Little River Airport for private planes/ jets
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      View beach below us; walking beach north & south
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      both north & south
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Little River Golf Course
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      both north & south

                      Car: Necessary

                      State Parks, Lighthouse, Winerys, Redwoods, Rivers and Streams, Forests, Whalewatching, Sandy Beaches, Botanical Gardens, Sportsclub, Art Center, Coastal Headlands, Abalone Diving, Beach Glass Hunting, Nature Walks, Lapping Ocean Sounds, Sunsets Year Around. Film Festival early June, Music Festival in July, Mushroom and Crab Festivals in January

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: Jerry and Cathy Karabensh have lived in Mendocino for 14 years, are retired, and enjoying life so much in the area that they want to share their view of the world with others. They have 2 dogs, and invite you to bring yours along.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                      Sunset Cove is actually 2 coves with black sand beaches when the tide is out. The property is cliffside, so you can see white water crashing on the rocks below. Most of the year you can see the waterfall that spills out into Sunset Cove. The Cottage is set nestled in a banquet of bushes along the north, keeping your deck and hot tub wind-free from the northwest winds that are typical of the area.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Private, tranquil, and romantic, The Cottage is traditionally decorated in seaside colors, more like a home than a hotel. The Karabensh's have included memorabilia from their extensive travels as well as books, movies, and an array of helpful holiday treats. Your own private hot tub awaits your leisure usage at any time.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Sunset Cove with Blooming Rock Roses

                        Sunset Cove with Blooming Rock Roses

                      • Entrance to The Cottage at Sunset Cove

                        Entrance to The Cottage at Sunset Cove

                      • Sitting Area looking toward Kitchen

                        Sitting Area looking toward Kitchen

                      • Welcome Snacks and Wine at the Bistro Table

                        Welcome Snacks and Wine at the Bistro Table

                      • Kitchen Details

                        Kitchen Details

                      • Partial View to Deck from Bedroom

                        Partial View to Deck from Bedroom

                      • Bathroom with Garden Window

                        Bathroom with Garden Window

                      • Hot Tub and Deck Chairs facing Ocean on Private Area

                        Hot Tub and Deck Chairs facing Ocean on Private Area

                      • Closer View of Sunset Cove from Luke's Bench

                        Closer View of Sunset Cove from Luke's Bench

                      • Reading Bench along the Bubbling Brook, south side

                        Reading Bench along the Bubbling Brook, south side

                      • Gate over Bubbling Brook to private Headlands and Doberman Point

                        Gate over Bubbling Brook to private Headlands and Doberman Point

                      • View of Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse from Doberman Point

                        View of Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse from Doberman Point

                      • The Cottage at Sunset Cove, View from the Lawns

                        The Cottage at Sunset Cove, View from the Lawns

                      • View of Grand Room from Entry

                        View of Grand Room from Entry

                      • Ocean's View from Sitting Room

                        Ocean's View from Sitting Room

                      • Fully Equipped Open Kitchen

                        Fully Equipped Open Kitchen

                      • Queen Bed with Plantation Furniture and Luxury Linens

                        Queen Bed with Plantation Furniture and Luxury Linens

                      • View of your Wrap-around Deck from the Master Bedroom

                        View of your Wrap-around Deck from the Master Bedroom

                      • Deep Tub with Open shower

                        Deep Tub with Open shower

                      • Luke's Bench overlooking Sunset Cove

                        Luke's Bench overlooking Sunset Cove

                      • Frequent Visitors to Sunset Cove at Luke's Bench

                        Frequent Visitors to Sunset Cove at Luke's Bench

                      • Bubbling Brook becomes Pelican's Waterfall into Sunset Cove

                        Bubbling Brook becomes Pelican's Waterfall into Sunset Cove

                      • Black Sand Viewpoint, Low Tide, walking toward Doberman Point

                        Black Sand Viewpoint, Low Tide, walking toward Doberman Point

                      • Fabulous Sunset on Sunset Cove

                        Fabulous Sunset on Sunset Cove

                      VRBO #325856

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $295 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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