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Cottontail Acres; Private 9 Acres, Ocean Frontage, Gorgeous Views & Beach Access

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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:No

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Mendocino cottage description

Cottontail Acres: PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS...AND...THE VRBO BEAR HAS STAYED AT THIS PROPERTY!

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Captivating and lovingly cared for ocean front cottage on 9 private acres. Expansive views of 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! 220 gallon SofTub Hot Tub with ocean views during the day and 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 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... perfect for a tent... for your 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.

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.
(See rate chart for addition of loft to house rental)

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!!



THIS HOME RENTED BY OWNER

Keywords: Oceanfront, ocean view, mendocino, beach access, child friendly, pet friendly, privacy, fenced yard, views, events, north coast, california coast, weddings, surfing, fishing, driftwood, lighthouse, whale watching, sand dollars, seashells, hot tub, million dollar views,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Concierge
              • Massage
              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Play area inside the fully fenced yard. Tuggy the Tugboat sand box, tree swing, beach toys and kid movies....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Fully Fenced yard with a dog door from house to yard. 2 sets of dog dishes and 2 fluffy dog beds....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is an out of doors activity....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 1-10

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Detached Unit: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

                The single bed is a 'chair and a half' sleeper....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 king

                CA King master bed and fold out LLBean futon chair...moreless

              • 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

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Custom corner tub/shower combo, with a soft curtain surround...moreless

              • Loft Bathroom: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Main House has corner bathtub/shower combo, along with toilet and single sink. Blow dryer in cabinet. Loft has bathroom with shower, toilet and single sink....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Coffee grinder, waffle iron, blender, mixer and Henckel knives....roasting pans, baking dishes...fully set up!...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Would you like the fridge filled with your groceries? Ask and we'll see what we can do to accommodate you!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped to handle a crowd!...moreless

              • Dining:

                12 foot long country farm table...moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas oven with broiler...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Propane Fireplace, warm your nights with the flick of a switch. Enjoy the ambience of flames without the smoke....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Available at KOA 2 miles south-no washing machine available on premises due to drought...moreless

              • Garage:

                Over-sized garage with PingPong table on one side....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Flannel sheets to keep you cozy on the coast!...moreless

              • Heating:

                Space heaters in bedrooms to use as needed....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available at KOA 2 miles south ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Lots of room to park and play...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Bring a book, read a book, leave a book, take a book....no one wants to be without a good read while on vacation!...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Dominoes, Cards, Spoons, Backgammon, Sorry....and more!...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Over 100 movies for your viewing pleasure....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Verizon Wireless works well along the coast if this is your cell phone carrier....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Land-line with free long distance within the contiguous United States...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Yes, we have Wi-fi !!!!!!...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Set up fee of $50 if you are staying less than 5 nights....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wraparound porch with seating areas and ocean views. With a second deck area overlooking the beach....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Adventure
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View
                      • Beach View
                      • Oceanfront
                      • Beachfront

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Kayaking
                      • Groceries
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hiking
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Cinemas
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Festivals
                      • Walking
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 54 traveler reviews
                      A bit of paradise on the Mendocino coast!! 08/05/2013

                      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.

                      The VRBO Bear
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Cottontail Acres
                      May 8 - Sep 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,800 $6,000

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Hot tub $50
                      • Cleaning fee 8+ guests $150
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      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.

                      Renters are advised there is a 3.5% administrative fee added when you choose to use a credit card,fee covers the time needed to process and access monies deposited.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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 Mendocino:
                      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....ad 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 from the hot tub. 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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View from the Adirondack Chairs on the Porch

                        View from the Adirondack Chairs on the Porch

                      • Honey, we're home!!!!!

                        Honey, we're home!!!!!

                      • Quick, unpack your bags so you can enjoy your vacation!!!

                        Quick, unpack your bags so you can enjoy your vacation!!!

                      • Cheerful and Comfy Living Room. Stereo and TV in the Pine Cabinet.

                        Cheerful and Comfy Living Room. Stereo and TV in the Pine Cabinet.

                      • Miles of soft sandy beach to walk. Or sit a spell on the bluff side bench.

                        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

                        Miles of beach!!! .Keep your eyes open for sand dollars and shells

                      • Twin Beds decorated in Ocean Colors

                        Twin Beds decorated in Ocean Colors

                      • Relax and have something to sip while you enjoy the view from the porch.

                        Relax and have something to sip while you enjoy the view from the porch.

                      • Front Entry....quirky yard art and fantastic views!!!

                        Front Entry....quirky yard art and fantastic views!!!

                      • Your private path to the beach...shaded area shows property boundaries.

                        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!

                        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

                        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.

                        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!

                        New show every night...this was taken in the yard!

                      • Fragrant Lavender and Scented Geraniums thrive in the coastal climate

                        Fragrant Lavender and Scented Geraniums thrive in the coastal climate

                      • Well equipped and ready to cook...

                        Well equipped and ready to cook...

                      • Room to play and dine (garage in the background with the loft upstairs)...

                        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

                        Dream...as you listen to the ocean's lullaby...snuggled in your CA King Bed

                      • Spring Flowers

                        Spring Flowers

                      • Point Arena Lighthouse as seen from Cottontail Acres

                        Point Arena Lighthouse as seen from Cottontail Acres

                      • Big waves in the winter on Manchester Beach...I think the dogs are finally tired

                        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!

                        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

                        Tuggy the Tugboat and A Horse Swing in the fenced yard

                      • Sunset over a calm Pacific Ocean, this one went on for hours!!

                        Sunset over a calm Pacific Ocean, this one went on for hours!!

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

                      $300 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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