Ocean Front W/View|Private Beach Access on 9 Acres|20 Miles S of Mendocino Ca
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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Located on the scenic California Coast in Mendocino County. Mendocino is approx. 20 miles north and there are many small towns within 10 to 60 minutes. Wine tasting in the Anderson Valley is less than an hour away also!
Captivating and lovingly cared for ocean front cottage on 9 private acres. Expansive views of the ocean, Point Arena Lighthouse, and Manchester State Beach. Visit Point Arena Lighthouse and the Stornetta Public lands. Sit on the porch and you don't see another home! Ocean views during the day and the sky full of stars at night.
Fully fenced yard around cottage and fencing along road for privacy. Large wrap-around porch with south and west facing seating areas from which to view the ocean, wildlife, the lighthouse, gorgeous sunsets and the stars at night - when was the last time you looked up and saw the Milky Way?
A walk down your private path takes you to Manchester State Beach where you can enjoy strolling miles of soft sand, hunt for driftwood treasures or explore the tide pools. Whale watching here is ideal... sit and relax on the porch while you watch them pass by. Approx. migrations: southern mid-Nov-Dec and northern Mar-Apr.
Inside...there is a 12+ foot farmhouse table perfect for dining and games ((we have scrabble, yahtzee, cranium, cribbage, monopoly, jenga, cards, poker chips, backgammon, jigsaw puzzles... etc)). Sit and enjoy a cozy fire while you watch a movie from the comfy sofa...Over 100 movies to choose from!
Quirky (and mostly made in Mendocino) artwork abounds both indoors and out to delight your eye wherever it lands.
Irish Pine antique beds and dressers, CA king in the master bedroom with a fold out chair-bed perfect for a child. . . Twin beds in the second bedroom. Fully remodeled tumbled stone bath with an oval corner tub/shower combo. (We have a port-a-crib and highchair seat stored in the master bedroom closet.)
This vacation rental boasts a large flat expanse with ocean views...... wedding, anniversary party, family reunion or other get-together. Have your event and then spend a few days for a Romantic Honeymoon or as a reward for a party well done! Please ask about the details. 7 night minimum for events requiring tents/tables/etc... due to delivery, set up and break down.
Thinking about an Elopement or Renewal of Vows? We can put you in touch with an experienced Wedding Officiant here on the coast. And we have a list of local florists, photographers and caterers.
Separate loft with knotty pine interior & skylights. Full Bathroom with shower, Microwave & Coffee Maker. Sleeps 5 (2-'Built-In' Double Beds, 1 Single Chair-Sleeper), Only Available with Rental of Main House. Loft is NEVER rented out separately.
The vacation destination you've been searching for...Spend your days relaxing on the porch...Or take off to see the local sights... Mendocino is a short 30 minute drive North...enjoy stopping along the way to shop or dine.
Divers...Cottontail Acres is close to many great Ab Coves.
The Family Hound is always welcome here. We have a fenced yard, dog beds and 2 sets of dog dishes. We also provide Dog Towels to wipe off the pooch after a romp on the beach. No need to pack the bulky stuff!
Located just 3 miles south of Cottontail Acres... S & B Market for your groceries and across the street is a Post Office.
Wouldn't it be nice to have the refrigerator stocked with all your favorites? Grocery shopping can be done for you. Need flowers or something special for a birthday or anniversary?? Just ask-we can help!!
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 1-9
- Main House: Sleeps up to 4 Adults, portable crib for a child under 3 and a fold out twin.....suitable for a child up to 10 years of age. California King in Master Bedroom... 2 twins in the second bedroom... (Graco Porta-crib and high chair seat)... Loft: Sleeps up to 5 people... 2 Double beds, built in 'Ship style Captain's Beds...' One twin fold out 'Chair and a half'......moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Oceanfront deck right on the bluff. A great place to sit and enjoy the sunset. It is so relaxing to sip your favorite beverage while watching the ocean. Watch whales as they migrate south in the winter months and then north in the spring with their babies! Renew your Wedding Vows or pledge yourself to your love on the bluff deck with the ocean as your backdrop,...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
VRBO Bear stayed here:
When arriving at Cottontail Acres the first thing I noticed was the incredible views of the Point Arena Light House and the ocean. As a bear I appreciate nature and this 9 acre bit of paradise on the Mendocino coast was just what I needed to relax, recharge my batteries and enjoy myself. A few friends and I enjoyed golfing at the Little River Inn Golf course and we found some fabulous restaurants in Mendocino. Manchester Beach was our back yard and we enjoyed the serene beauty of a virtually private coastal experience. The beach was dotted with interesting driftwood sculptures that captivated our senses.
When in the mood to stay in and relax after a long day we took advantage of the large movie collection. The long dining room table allowed us a chance to play poker and was comfortable for our group of 7 large bears and even had a lot of room for more bears if necessary.
We liked the loft and the accents of the home and enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to music as the sun went down. The observation deck halfway down the path to the beach was also a favorite spot to sit and meditate while enjoying the expansive ocean view. One time we saw a pair of hawks wing their way through the cool air above. The privacy and almost total serenity of this house is one thing that will draw us back to Cottontail Acres at some point, I am sure. This was easily one of the most beautiful locations this bear has ever visited.
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning-Main House only $150
- Loft Cleaning (if added) $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 11%
Fees will be updated when replying to your rental inquiry-rates and total dependent on your guest requirements (ie: pet; hot tub; etc...).
Loft is in addition to Main house rental. Loft contains additional bathroom with shower; 2 double beds and a twin sized "chair and a half" sleeper". Rates are 50.00 to 150.00 per night depending on number of guests, please inquire.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Point Arena Lighthouse and Stornetta Public Lands ....Great coves nearby for ab diving in season, deer, hawks, owls, song birds, weasels, and Cottontails of course! Restaurants-from deli to gourmet, the coast has them all, We'll be happy to assist you with reservations! Museums, Star Gazing, SeaShelling, Driftwood Collecting, the Anderson Valley for Wine Tasting, Hiking and Golf, Fishing & Whale Watch charters from Noyo Harbor, Visit the Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg-glorious Rhododendrums in bloom, dogs are welcomed in the Gardens on leash.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: I was raised in the Monterey and Pacific Grove areas and have always loved living near the ocean. When it came time to find my own little slice of heaven on the California coast I actually started looking in those areas....and decided while I love where I grew up, I wanted more privacy and less people!! So I started looking all along the northern end of the state and finally found my dream location. Waterfront, beach, private yet within 10-60 minutes of everything I desired....from groceries and restaurants to many local/seasonal activities...Yippy!!! Mine!!! I have another home here on the coast now and decided to share Cottontail Acres as a vacation rental...... Are you ready to enjoy the glorious coast?...schedule your vacation and come see for yourself why I fell in love with the cottage and the location.
Why the Owner Chose Manchester:
It is the most perfect house on the Mendocino coast!! Easy drive to grocery store, quaint and cute towns to visit within 10-60 minutes. Fantabulous restaurants. Fresh fish and crab from Noyo Harbor....and all of this is just 3 hours from the Bay Area!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
THE PACIFIC OCEAN!!.... Sunrises and Sunsets. Cooling and mysterious Fog. Cottontail bunnies. Stargazing. Quail. Deer napping under the trees. A game of ping pong. A glass of wine on the deck. Laughing with friends. Long beach walks. Watching the flames dance in the fireplace. Watching the dogs playing on the beach. Flowers. Sunshine. Raindrops watering the garden. Tranquility. Privacy. Just an 'all around feel good place' ...which is a direct quote from a happy vacationer!
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View from the Adirondack Chairs on the Porch
Honey, we're home!!!!!
Quick, unpack your bags so you can enjoy your vacation!!!
Cheerful and Comfy Living Room. Stereo and TV in the Pine Armoire.
Miles of soft sandy beach to walk. Or sit a spell on the bluff side bench.
Miles of beach!!! .Keep your eyes open for sand dollars and shells
Twin Beds decorated in Ocean Colors
Relax and have something to sip while you enjoy the view from the porch.
Front Entry....quirky yard art and fantastic views!!!
Your private path to the beach...shaded area shows property boundaries.
And here is a tail wave just for you...come on over and play!
Sunset from the Ledford House Restaurant...a favorite place for dinner
Your view of the Pacific Ocean. Listen to the waves while you gaze out to sea.
New show every night...this was taken in the yard!
Fragrant Lavender and Scented Geraniums thrive in the coastal climate
Well equipped and ready to cook...
Room to play and dine (garage in the background with the loft upstairs)...
Dream...as you listen to the ocean's lullaby...snuggled in your CA King Bed
Point Arena Lighthouse as seen from Cottontail Acres
Big waves in the winter on Manchester Beach...I think the dogs are finally tired
Just your average sunset on the Bluff...as viewed from the bench with a view!
Tuggy the Tugboat and A Horse Swing in the fenced yard
Sunset over a calm Pacific Ocean, this one went on for hours!!
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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