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Vacation at Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park

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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.


Last updated: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mendocino house description

Newly restored and decorated throughout in 2014, the Assistant Light Keeper's House with its new bright red roof, freshly painted interior, new carpeting and furnishings, modernized bathrooms, and kitchen with all new appliances, is now ready for your vacation rental pleasure.

The interior photos were taken prior to the hanging of artwork. Many of the pictures and photographs in the house are available for purchase, contact the lighthouse gift shop.

Overlooking the world-renowned Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, and sited on a sweeping Pacific Ocean Headland, the views are a breathtaking coastal feast for the eyes; passing gray whales, dolphins, and fishing boats...pelicans, gulls, wild turkey, and 47 other species of birds...families of deer...sunsets, starry skies, full moons to die for...and, the endless waves and wonder of the ocean just 57 feet below the nearby cliff top.

Inside, the Assistant Light Keeper's House is comfortably furnished with three bedrooms, two with queen beds, and one with two twin beds made up as a King Bed. Each bedroom has an individual room thermostat for your evening comfort. A modern newly-equipped kitchen and formal dining room will enhance your vacation dining pleasure.

All bedrooms are on the second floor and are not wheel chair accessible. Except for the front porch, all rooms on the ground floor are wheel chair accessible. For wheel chair accessible sleeping accommodations there is a futon in the living room that, upon notice at check inn, can be made into a queen bed. Optionally, there are two adjacent one bedroom detached cottages with accessible baths that may be rented separately or in combination with the house.

The Point Cabrillo Light Station California State Historic Park is owned by California State Parks. The Light Station is managed and operated by the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper's Association (PCLK), a 501-C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. PCLK has contracted with Mendocino Coast Reservations, a local rental management company, to manage the reservation and occupancy of the houses and the park.

Things to do : The Historic Village of Mendocino with its unique Water Towers, Art Galleries, and Restaurants is nearby, visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, ride the Skunk Train, and experience the water slide and swimming pools at the CV Starr Aquatic Center in Fort Bragg. Whale watching and charter fishing excursions are available in Noyo Harbor Fort Bragg. Canoe, Kayak, and Bicycle rentals are available in both Mendocino and Fort Bragg Surf Boarding at Big River Beach in Mendocino and at Caspar Beach near the park.

The Point Cabrillo Lightstation: The lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is an active aid to navigation with its third order Fresnel Lens operating today just as it did in 1909. The interior of the lighthouse now contains a museum that tells the story of Northern California from the Pomo Indians, the wreck of the Clipper Ship Frolic, through the construction and reconstruction of the lighthouse. The East Light Keeper's house contains the Light Keeper's Museum displaying the life a a light keeper during the 1930s.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            This property is a California State Historic Park, There is no smoking permitted on park property. It is imperative that this policy be strictly enforced during our very dry and arid summer and fall months....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are welcome, but we must charge an additional cleaning fee when we have pet guests....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The ground floor kitchen, dinning room, living room, and bath are wheel chair accessible; the upstairs bedrooms and bath are not. Wheel chair sleeping accommodations are available in the adjacent cottages. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            North Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            East Cottage may be rented for additional people...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            West Cottage may be rented for additional people...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Southwest Bedroom, 2 twin beds are made into a King...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Southeast Bedroom...moreless

          • The Assistant Lightkeeper's house has three bedrooms with a queen bed in 2 and a pair of twin beds made to a king bed in the third bedroom. Upon prior notice when making your reservation, this room can be set up as two twin beds. The house normally will sleep 6 people (3 couples). There is a futon in the living room that can be made into a queen bed for anyone who is unable to access the second floor bedrooms. Also, the two adjoining cottages have queen beds and can sleep 2 people each. A maximum of 8 people (four couples) can be accommodated at the Point Cabrillo Light Station Assistant Lightkeeper's House. Rental of the Cottages provides sleeping space for 4 additional people. Each of the bedrooms and cottages have individual thermostats for your sleeping comfort....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Main Floor Handicap accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Second Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            East Cottage accessable bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            West Cottage accessible bath...moreless

          • The upstairs bathroom is shared by the three bedrooms. The first floor bathroom is handicap accessible with a walk in shower. The cottage baths are handicap and wheelchair accessible. Linens and towels are provided for all guests....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The Point Cabrillo Head Lightkeepers House was built as part of the Point Cabrillo Light Station in 1909. In 2014 the house was beautifully restored under the guidelines of the US Secretary of Interior Standards for the Restoration of Historic Structures. ...moreless


              • DVD Player:

                Mendocino Coast Reservations has a large library of DVD titles available for guest use at no additional charge. Ask at check in....moreless

              • Television:

                There is no broadcast or cable reception at Point Cabrillo. DVDs are available from our library at check in....moreless

              • Video Library


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                The ocean views are stunning from the light keepers watch porch. You can sit in the same spot the 1909 light keepers did when standing their ship traffic watch....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                The house is approximately 100 yards from the cliffs of the coastal headlands where the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is situated. As a house guest you have unrestricted access to the 300 acre park....moreless

              • Rural:

                Located in the middle of a 300 acre State Historic Park the house provides nature, wildlife, and night sky views that are magnificent. Hiking trails are at your front door, bird watching delight....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Fort Bragg's waterfront at Noyo Harbor with its restaurants, charter boats, and fishing fleet is just 3 miles north....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                is provided by the cool sea breezes, mechanical air conditioners are not needed....moreless

              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                The living room and dinning room fireplaces were designed to burn coal which is no longer available as a fuel. Both fireplaces have been capped and are not operational. Please do not burn anything....moreless

              • Heating:

                Individual thermostats for the forced air heating system are in each bedroom for your individual evening comfort....moreless

              • Internet:

                Verizon cell service may provide internet access....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Drive down the hill from the visitor parking lot and park behind the third house. This is the Assistant Light Keeper's House....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                A central island provides additional food preparation space....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


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                  Regular Non Holiday Rate
                  Aug 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Damage Waiver $50
                  • Calling Card $8
                  • Process Fee $50 + tax
                  • Cleaning $175
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  Rates include all taxes and fees. Rates apply year round with a two night minimum for the house. The holiday house rate is $844.50 for a 3 night minimum stay on the following holiday weekends President's Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving (Four Night Minimum), Christmas and New Year's Eve.

                  Visa and MasterCard. No personal checks are accepted less than three weeks prior your arrival. Payments are due as follows:

                  50% of total amount due at the time of booking.

                  Balance of total rent due thirty calendar days before arrival date.

                  Full amount is due for reservations made 30 or less days before arrival date.

                  Checks will be processed electronically, just like a debit card.

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                  Last updated: 11/12/2014
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                  170 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Francisco
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Little River
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  State Route 1
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  200 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe

                  Car: Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) is a non profit organization dedicated to providing public access and managing the daily activities at the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. All of the proceeds earned from the rental of this house are spent for the park in both site maintenance and visitor programs.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                  PCLK was formed to assist California State Parks with the tasks of restoring the historic structures in the park, maintaining the park over time, providing safe public access to the park, creating interpretive programs for the park, and managing daily park operations.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The Point Cabrillo Light Station has been in continuous use since 1909. Operating with its original 3rd order Fresnel Lens it continues to shine as a mariner's beacon. A stay in the newly restored and remodeled Assistant Light keeper's House will provide you with the experience of enjoying life at this beautiful spot just as if you were one of the original light keepers.

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                  • Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.

                    Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.

                  • 2nd Floor Hall

                    2nd Floor Hall

                  $233 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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