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Large,Comfortable,Whitewater Views, Wifi, 50' TV,1 Mi to Mendo

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View from the sit-down counter in the kitchen


Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mendocino house description

Come and relax . . . 1 &1/2 miles north of Mendocino Village, next to Russian Gulch State Park, west of Highway 1.

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the sea in a large, comfortable home situated in a large, private, manicured yard. Sit in the teak Adirondacks watching the waves crash on the Mendocino Headlands and nearby coves. Luxurious, comfortable furnishings with 50' hi-def satellite TV (ALL the premium movie channels through Dish TV) and excellent surround sound system, plus reliable, speedy Wifi internet. We stock over 100 great DVDs, including some wonderful titles for children. Queen bedroom has a TV w/DVD & VHS tape player.

Pepperwood sits on over an acre of lawn and trees, fenced on 3+ sides. Pets & kids are welcome. Large propane BBQ and outdoor dining area. (Propane provided.) Big green lawn with lush gardens for strolling & (challenging) croquet.

Pepperwood has a wonderfully well equipped kitchen, boasting a 5-burner gas stove and oven, large side-by-side refrigerator, and dinnerware for 8. Eat breakfast at the counter looking out over the Mendocino Headlands. Copious cookware, bakeware, and kitchen necessities provided, and watch the Food Channel or your favorite movie on the kitchen's under-cabinet TV/DVD/CD-player.

Walk a block & a half on a private lane to Russian Gulch Park and on to its beach, trails, cliff picnic grounds, hike to the waterfall, or bike to Pt. Cabrillo without going onto Hwy. 1.

*** Pepperwood is now solar-powered, and we're pushing electricity back onto the grid!!! ***

Three bedrooms: 2 very large King bedrooms and 1 Queen bedroom. Two extra twin mattresses & bedding are available to flop on the floor. Graco Pak 'n Play, highchair, and baby chair, plus lots of games in the toy closet.

The kitchen has a good supply of teas, spices, oil & vinegar, napkins, food wrap, alum. foil, place-mats, serving platters, trays, wine glasses, and so on. Just bring your food. Grill outdoors on the gas grill; outdoor dining area.

Sit back under the stars listening to the waves in the 6-person deep hot tub next to the deck. Hot tub seats 6, one of which is a reclining seat, and has many, many jets. Lots of thick towels provided. Good outdoor seating. Teak adirondacks with a great view of waves hitting rocks. Play croquet in the very large yard. Lots of parking on private circular driveway.

In the kitchen, we keep spices, food wrap, olive oil and vinegar, paper towels, and all the conveniences of home so that you don't have to pack or buy the daily necessities. You will find toilet paper, thick towels, and hair dryers in the bathroom.

Large rooms: Living room 20x35; bedroom 20x20 w/outdoor access & bath; bedroom 16x17 w/deck and hot tub access; bedroom 12x14 with satellite TV & VCR & bath. (Please see the floorplan in the photos.)

Kids and well-behaved, flea-less pets are welcome. They will love the large yard.

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Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Rental House, White Water Views, 50' hi-def TV, Pet-Friendly Rental House

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Very large grassy yard, over an acre of flat, safe yard, mostly fenced. Pets love roaming it, while owners feel that pets are safe. You can walk your pets on the private road a short distance to Russian Gulch Park....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of DVD movies for kids, all the Harry Potter movies & books. Lots of games. Nice croquet set. Huge yard....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Single steps here and there in the house. Call for details....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Very large with large bathroom. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Large, white water views & door to deck & hot tub...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Bathroom attached, has its own Sat TV/DVD player....moreless

          • King size beds (1) Two large King bedrooms, each has a King bed. One king bedroom has a private full bath. Second king bedroom lets out onto deck with hot tub., Queen size Beds (1) Third bedroom has a Queen bed. This bedroom has a private full bath and TV with satellite, DVD, and VCR., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin mattresses and their linens, blankets, and pillows are available on request., Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Large bathroom with large closet....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            Large bathroom opens into west hallway....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Opens into Queen bedroom....moreless

          • Showers in all 3 bathrooms, 2 tubs. Two bathrooms quite large. Ample thick towels provided, as well as hairdryers and disposable samples of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Nice 5-burner gas stove and double-door refrigerator. Flatware and dishes for 8. Wine glasses (white and red). Good selection of pots, pans, and bakeware. Kitchen counter with 4 seats looking out at a great view of the waves and Mendocino Headlands. Coffee filters, paper towels, towels, apron, oil and vinegar, lotta spices, sugar, salt, pepper, flour, instnt coffee, teas. Lots of cook & bakeware. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee filters, olive oil, vinegar, copious bottles of spices, flour, sugar, tea, instant coffee, pepper, salt...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining area in very large living room. Seats 6. Can seat 8 in a pinch if requested before arrival....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Copious supplies for cooks. Great set of knives and cooking utensils. BBQ utensils....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Also coffee bean grinder. Filters supplied....moreless

          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Linens Provided:

            Beds made up before your arrival, and ample extra blankets, pillows....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Large fireplace, ample firewood supplied....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Large supply for bathrooms and hot tub....moreless

          • Parking:

            Lots of parking for cars and an RV....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Go Green -- reduce your carbon footprint while you're on vacation, as Pepperwood has added Solar panels. White water views - Large, 3 Bedroom = 2 kings, 1 queen, (& 2 twins can be added), 3 Bath, Hi-def Satellite TV, Wireless DSL, printer w/driver, fax, copier, Fully equipped Kitchen, and sat TV/stereo in kitchen, sat TV in a bedroom, new Cooking utensils, New Silverware, New Dishware, New pots & pans, All new bed & bath linens provided. A crib, playpen, and high-chair available on request. Kids toys, cards, board games, all the Harry Potter books & DVDs, kids DVDs, and approx. 100 DVDs. We get all the premium channels through Dish TV....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                The TV in the frontroom is 50' high-def, with high-def channels, and with all available satellite TV channels. Has a great stereo sound system, and DVD and CD player. The satellite TV in the kitchen is under-cabinet, and plays CDs as well, and the third TV is in the Queen bedroom, with satellite stations, and plays DVDs and tapes, too....moreless

              • Television:

                50-inch flat-screen high-def TV in living room, LOTS of satellite channels, & DVD player. Under-cabinet TV w/sat, CD, & DVD in kitchen. 24-inch std tv & cable & DVD & VCR player in queen bedroom....moreless

              • Video Library:

                About 90 video DVDs, including many for children. Titles for adults vary from Fight Club and Lord of the Rings set to Hitchcock classics....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Very good stereo system attached to the living room's hi-def TV. Greatly enhances the big screen movies....moreless

              • Books:

                Some books in 1 bedroom & in frontroom. Most if not all Harry Potter books,....moreless

              • Games:

                Some board games & toys for kids. Good croquet set for lawn....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Play DVDs in kitchen, frontroom, and queen bedroom....moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • CD Player


              • Internet:

                Very fast, reliable wi-fi internet connection. Wireless printing....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Wireless broadband cable internet connections with router....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                (See Broadband internet above.) Good wifi available....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Telephone with voice mail available....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Limited long distance available....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    This large hot tub has enormous quantity of jets and seats 5 people comfortably....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Back wooden deck off large bedroom, opens onto large hot tub. Paved patio front and back with teak adirondacks in front. Outdoor wrought iron dining table with chairs in back with grills....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane grill, propane and tools provided....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Half the front patio is roofed....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Very good views of Mendocino Headlands, waves from most windows and front patio and yard. Marveously close views of waves and rocks at bottom of the yard, with adirondacks for relaxed viewing....moreless


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Shopping
                  • Cycling
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Antiquing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Fishing


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 3 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 2 - Sep 4, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $20
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  Ask about our mid-week discount special - 4 nights for the price of 3

                  Discounts -- Prices do not include tax and $175 cleaning fee

                  5 nights, high-season = $2000 / low season = $1850

                  4 nights, high-season = $1700 / low season = $1530

                  3 nights, high-season = $1350 / low season = $1190

                  $300 refundable deposit at sign-up to hold dates. Converts to refundable damage deposit on arrival.

                  First half due 2 months before arrival.

                  Last half due 3 weeks before arrival.

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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Russian Gulch State Park

                  Croquet on large lawn (can be challenging in late summer), mountain biking, walking access to Russian Gulch State Park & its trails, River & Ocean kayaking

                  (Scroll down for photos of the house, yard, and view)


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We're in our 60's, and we've loved coming to Mendocino with our extended family. We're too busy or stupid to spend alot of time at Pepperwood, but it shouldn't sit empty. It should house happy families enjoying themselves.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                  We had been staying in vacation rentals for years in the Mendocino area with our wonderful aunt. We were always on the look-out for something that would offer the best combination - solid, big house, great yard, great view, as close to the water as possible, yet no possibility of falling off the bluff, and lots of privacy. When we found Pepperwood, we loved the location -- that we could walk back on the private lane to Russian Gulch State Park; that the bottom of the yard offered very close-in views of two different coves, the large yard is grass, with mature landscaping. The yard was huge and yet very beautifully tended. The house itself is not the usual beach shack -- it's sturdy and offers very generous spaces. If you're caught inside by the weather, you're almost happier, with a roaring fire, huge TV over the fireplace, lots of reading material, lots of beautiful, soft couches and chairs. It seems like the best of all worlds.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We stroll to the bottom of the big, private yard and sit on the bench to watch the waves smacking into the coves below. While we're not directly on the water, there's a large view at the bottom of the yard of white water crashing. It's particularly wonderful around storm season. As well, the yard is very large and pretty well maintained. We play croquet in the horse-shoe of lawn around the outside of the house. It's great exercise to whack away at the croquet balls. We stroll the block-and-a-half on a private lane back to Russian Gulch State Park--frequently encountering quail, turkeys, and deer. Some of the best views on the planet on the bluffs of that park, along with picnic tables and trails. This is a huge plus to this house. There's a wonderful beach in this park that is usually empty. This house is pretty much solid old redwood -- it's as solid as a rock, and it's not a 'beach house'. It's a warm, large, comfortable home, huge fireplace, yet really great views. It has really big rooms to hold extended families without feeling like you're unable to get away for a bit of down time. There is a computer area in its own room, with a picture window and counter for additional get-away space; and the kitchen has an eat-in counter looking out at the Mendocino Headlands. You can cook dinner while watching TV (for those of us easily bored) or listening to our own CDs. You can shut the heavy swinging door between the kitchen and the extra-large frontroom for some extra privacy. Lots of nice touches.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • View from the sit-down counter in the kitchen

                    View from the sit-down counter in the kitchen

                  • floor plan

                    floor plan

                  • Baby equipment available

                    Baby equipment available

                  • Backyard gas grill. Dining seats 6 at glass-top outdoor table

                    Backyard gas grill. Dining seats 6 at glass-top outdoor table

                  • One of two large King bedrooms, 20'x20', another view.

                    One of two large King bedrooms, 20'x20', another view.

                  • One of two large, King bedrooms- another view  (16' x17').

                    One of two large, King bedrooms- another view (16' x17').

                  • Pepperwood kitchen

                    Pepperwood kitchen

                  • View of the cove from the lower backyard.

                    View of the cove from the lower backyard.

                  • Front porch with Adirondacks.  Play croquet all over large lawn.

                    Front porch with Adirondacks. Play croquet all over large lawn.

                  • Frontroom has 3 full-size couches and a love seat

                    Frontroom has 3 full-size couches and a love seat

                  • View from chairs at the bottom of our yard

                    View from chairs at the bottom of our yard

                  • Hot Tub

                    Hot Tub

                  • One of two large, King bedrooms 20'x20' w/bathroom and outside access.

                    One of two large, King bedrooms 20'x20' w/bathroom and outside access.

                  • One of two large, King bedrooms, 16x18 with deck & hot tub access.

                    One of two large, King bedrooms, 16x18 with deck & hot tub access.

                  • Queen-sized bedroom 12x12 with Sat TV and bathroom.

                    Queen-sized bedroom 12x12 with Sat TV and bathroom.

                  • Kitchen - west wall

                    Kitchen - west wall

                  • Nice white-water views from the bottom of the yard

                    Nice white-water views from the bottom of the yard

                  • Dining area, wood table, seats 6, expands to seat 8 with 2 leaves

                    Dining area, wood table, seats 6, expands to seat 8 with 2 leaves

                  • Some local quail visiting.

                    Some local quail visiting.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                  $397 - $450 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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