Ocean-Side Cottage Circa 1872
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Westport house description
An historic saltbox, located on the water's edge within the tiny community of Westport, this home has been an observation point for the splendor of the Pacific for more than 100 years. The charming interior has the beautifully maintained look and feel of Mendocino history with modern appointments to keep you snug and comfortable.
The thundering Pacific breaks against the rocks for an awe-inspiring view of hazy layers of sea mist swirling around rocky islands. Westport is nestled against coastal hills, rolling off to join the distant shadowy curve of the mysterious Lost Coast. Some 20 minutes north of Fort Bragg and a stroll away from miles of secluded beaches along the rocky shoreline, enjoy fishing, biking, horseback riding, State Parks, and sunset views in this easygoing comfortable atmosphere.
A rustic hamlet on the Mendocino Coast about 18 miles north of Fort Bragg, Westport is one of the last vestiges of civilization before State 1 turns inland. At the end of a winding, often cliff-hugging drive up the highway from Fort Bragg, Westport greets you with two dozen homes, one standard-issue motel, a now its-open-now-its-not lounge and hotel, and a tiny market with a couple of gas pumps.
Sunset Magazine, December 1999
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Wood Stove:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Charming little house by the sea
Charming little house by the sea
I'd highly recommend this lovely home. It exceeded my expectations based on the photos and description online. The house's views are truly breathtaking, If you enjoy watching and listening to the ocean, this is the place. I couldn't get enough of sitting by the kitchen window gazing out, occasionally returning to my book. Sunsets gorgeous, stars amazing. We slept with the windows open, the constant roar of the ocean a lovely white noise. The house is so comfortable, charming, warm, and well stocked. Everything we needed was there. When we decided to make a blackberry pie with the fresh blackberries picked next door at the headlands park, there was flour, sugar, and a pie pan. We rediscovered the joy of yahtzee. The photographs on the wall tell stories of the house and the town and the ocean's moods. There was plenty of firewood for the air tight stove. We enjoyed both the bath tub and the outdoor shower. We spent a lot of time at the house reading, napping, and eating, but it is a great home base for exploring the Mendocino coast. We walked down to the beach in front of the house and through the headlands next door every morning and evening. We explored nearby beaches-- they're each so different!-- and took day trips to Ft. Bragg, Mendocino, and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. We recommend the Botanical Gardens & the fisherman's wharf in Ft. Bragg, exploring at Vista Point, and the Mendocino Cafe.
- Guest E&D (Sacramento, CA)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
6 Great days
6 Great days
Wonderful setting, I could hardly get myself off the deck I was so mesmerized by the view. The house is rustic, arty, practical and filled with esoteric treasures. No cell phones or internet and we were happy to be free of them. The beds are great, the big bath tub and the outdoor shower were a pleasure to use. We cooked, we read and frankly we seldom left the property because it was such a comfortable and relaxing place to be. My wife and I lead high pressure lives in LA and this was one of the very best vacations we have ever taken. We were attracted to the house because it reminded us of New England where we spent most of our lives. Are we going back? Yes. Would we recommend it? Yes. Simply a great place to spend a week. (or two) By the way the little Westport store is terrific and shopping is good In Fort Bragg. We fished with Captain Tim on the Titan II, got our limit and the crew was great with my 9 year old grandson. RVK, Agoura Hills, CA
- Guest RVK (Agoura Hills, CA)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Guest comment entered by owner
As I sit here looking out the kitchen window, I struggle to find the appropriate words to describe what a treasure this home is, and the feelings of calm and serenity that you experience while visiting. You go from a tranquil mesemorizing state as you sit and watch the waves roll in, to a feeling of excitement as you reach for the camera to capture a picture of a whale spout or a seal swimming by. We even found ourselves sitting in the rocker, facing the window looking out at the night sky. We were fortunate enough to be here during a full moon. We woke up our first morning here to an unforgettable sight of the moon light glistening off the ocean as the sun rose slowly turning the sky a beautiful ray of colors. The sunsets were also breathtaking. Such beauty!
- Guest Michele & Gary
- Date of stay 02/10/08
- Review Submitted 04/25/10
Guest comment entered by owner
We're relaxed, sunned and reluctant to go home. This vacation gave us some much needed quiet time and some much enjoyed beach time. The views here are...indescribable. It was hard to do anything but stare out into sea. We did do a lot of reading, a lot of cooking, and some exploring. I celebrated a special birthday-noting like a little chocolate cake with a side of sweeping view! Never missed a sunset!! It's worth repeating all of the other comments-thank you for generously sharing this place with strangers. It has such a spirit! This little house by the sea contains such love!
- Guest Anne & Ryan
- Date of stay 07/01/08
- Review Submitted 04/24/10
Rates for Two People ............... $250/night .. $1250/week. Off Season Special for Two People .. $600/three nights. Rates for Four People .............. $300/night .. $1500/week. Special rate for young families Cleaning, & Occupancy Taxes Included
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Two Bedrooms Upstairs
View from the Deck on a Sunny Day
Dining Area with Studio Beyond
Looking north at Westport
North West Rock from the kitchen
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