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

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Sunset Cove with Blooming Rock Roses

Sunset Cove with Blooming Rock Roses The Cottage at Sunset Cove, View from the Lawns Entrance to The Cottage at Sunset Cove View of Grand Room from Entry Sitting Area looking toward Kitchen Ocean's View from Sitting Room Welcome Snacks and Wine at the Bistro Table Fully Equipped Open Kitchen Kitchen Details Queen Bed with Plantation Furniture and Luxury Linens Partial View to Deck from Bedroom View of your Wrap-around Deck from the Master Bedroom Bathroom with Garden Window Deep Tub with Open shower Hot Tub and Deck Chairs facing Ocean on Private Area Luke's Bench overlooking Sunset Cove Closer View of Sunset Cove from Luke's Bench Frequent Visitors to Sunset Cove at Luke's Bench Reading Bench along the Bubbling Brook, south side Bubbling Brook becomes Pelican's Waterfall into Sunset Cove Gate over Bubbling Brook to private Headlands and Doberman Point Black Sand Viewpoint, Low Tide, walking toward Doberman Point View of Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse from Doberman Point Fabulous Sunset on Sunset Cove

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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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

  • 650 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

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

          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

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD 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

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

                  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

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

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

                          Other Activities

                              • 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...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Perfect Retreat

                                Perfect Retreat

                                • Guest Joan S. (Newmarket)
                                • Date of stay 04/12/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/14/14
                                The cottage feels like home from the moment you arrive. Kathy provides a lovely goody basket with wine and treats. It is so inviting and relaxing. The cottage is well equipped with everything that you may need. The views and the gardens are amazing. There are so many things to do in the area, but it's really hard to leave the cottage. Plan to spend a couple extra days more than you think you need for touring the area so you can just relax at the cottage.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Charming Cottage!

                                Charming Cottage!

                                • Guest Paula S. (Sebastopol, CA)
                                • Date of stay 11/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                                My husband and I with our 3 pugs and old english bulldog stayed 5 nights Thanksgiving this year. From the lovely gift basket upon our arrival to the beautiful ocean views with sunsets that are unbelievable, this cottage is amazing. It is clear from the moment you walk in the front door that the Owners take great pride and care to make this home away from home special. Artwork, unusual collectibles and books adorn the cottage, a comfy bed with down comforter, your very own bathrobes, can it get any better! We love this place.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!

                                PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!

                                • Guest Joe & Cindy 1 (Elk Grove, Ca)
                                • Date of stay 10/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/26/13
                                We've been taking frequent trips to Mendocino and area for 20+ years and always stay at a vacation rental. We've stayed at so many beautifully maintained homes, and some that left much to be desired. This cottage is one of the very best!! First of all: Iocation. Right on a cliff so the sunsets are magnificent. Secondly, this cottage is not only spotless! but the owners provide all the extra touches that show that they truly care about their guests comfort. A goody basket, luxurious linens and bath products, extra kitchen items. So many artistic touches and decorations. Fabulous! Comfortable! Clean!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Awesome place!

                                Awesome place!

                                • Guest mjf (Sonoma County)
                                • Date of stay 09/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/01/13
                                We had a fantastic weekend at the cottage. The views are incredible... even better than the photos indicate. Wonderfully landscaped property, and the owners have thought of every detail and are very helpful. It's almost difficult to decide to leave the property to do anything else, but there are many things to do and see that are not far away... Russian Gulch State Park, Pt., Cabrillo Light Station. Thanks for a great weekend!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Beautiful Mendocino cottage

                                Beautiful Mendocino cottage

                                • Guest memjay (san francisco)
                                • Date of stay 02/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/13/13
                                Picturesque coastal view with a private viewing garden right at the cliff edge. Cottage is contemporary and very clean and tidy with a thoughtful and attractive design. Nothing old, broken, or worn out here, much like a hotel room. Hot tub is a big plus but beware of strong chemical odor. Owners are very friendly and easy going and live in a the house immediately adjacent to the cottage. Dogs allowed for a small fee and can run around in the acres of open land connected to the property. This was possibly our best VRBO experience so far in 10 years.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Romantic Private Cottage Getaway!

                                Romantic Private Cottage Getaway!

                                • Guest Marty and Kerry (Manteca, Ca.)
                                • Date of stay 01/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/05/13
                                We are still reliving the wonderful vacation we spent at Cathy and Jerry's romantic, private cottage on the ocean. They have done an incredible job creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with luxurious bedding, a fully stocked kitchen and gorgeous views of the ocean. Cathy's gift for decorating and great taste in everything from bath towels to china, made the whole experience a memorable one. The cottage is centrally located to hiking trails, restaurants and the adorable downtown area of Mendocino. We found the location to be truly ideal. Thank you Cathy and Jerry, for your gracious hospitality. We arrived as strangers and left as friends and we can hardly wait for our next visit!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Fabulous again!

                                Fabulous again!

                                • Guest Rusty (Fairfield)
                                • Date of stay 12/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/09/13
                                This was our third visit to the cottage and probably my favorite. Really the views can't be described. I am convinced the owners order up the migrating whale show upon our arrival. Every visit we have watched whale spouts out the picture window. Bring some wine and cheese and just hang out on the deck, you won't be disappointed. Our dog,Rusty, loved being "free" on the safe fenced property. I think he liked the fireplace/stove best of all to curl up next to in the morning. A slice of heaven!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • We loved this elegant cottage in its garden on the bluff

                                We loved this elegant cottage in its garden on the bluff

                                • Guest Linda (United States)
                                • Date of stay 10/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/24/12
                                Others have described the cottage, property and warmth of the owners well so I will just say that .... This treasure feels much more like an elegant private guest cottage than it does a vacation rental. The owners' intention is to exceed your expectations ....and they do exactly that in every way. Enjoy!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • The view the view the view

                                The view the view the view

                                • Guest Alex (San Francisco, CA/United States)
                                • Date of stay 09/20/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                                Imagine waking every morning with a clear view of the deep blue Pacific from your bed. Through the oversized plate glass window, just beyond the pampa bushes in the lovely garden outside your bedroom, is the majestic ocean. Talk about inspirational and contemplative views! The setting here is just fantastic. Besides amazing gardens with winding pathways and hidden sitting benches, the owners have taken care of all the creature comforts required for an indulgent coastal getaway. Fully kitted bathroom, kitchen and living/television space. I spent three nights here with my pup Griffin (who loved roaming the completely fenced property, exploring all the flowers and trees,) leaving the property for day trips up and down the highway to beaches, rivers and the woods, but returning every evening for a cookout on the deck, a soak in the hot tub, and the languid pastime of watching the setting sun descend and disappear into the Pacific Ocean.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Warm and cozy

                                Warm and cozy

                                • Guest Ann S.
                                • Date of stay 09/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                                My husband and I spent 3 days at The Cottage in Mendocino. What a lovely rental and location! The Cottage is beautifully decorated with every little detail taken care of. It was tempting just to sit by the fire, read, relax, and never leave. You will not find a more scenic location nor a a more comfortable place to stay. If we ever return to Mendocino, we will definitely come back here.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                               
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                              2 night min stay
                              $295
                              $1,850

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


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                              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: 04/22/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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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                              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

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

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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