Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

La Petite Maison is a beautiful country cottage five minutes from the Mendocino village and coastline. Located on a secluded five acres and surrounded by captivating redwoods, meadows, and lovely gardens, this charming cottage offers peaceful quietude and complete rest and relaxation.

The lovely decor and interior light is uplifting and inspiring and guarantees a sense of serenity and calm.

La Petite Maison is the perfect retreat for any couple or individual looking for a charming residence to return to after sightseeing and shopping in the bustling village of Mendocino which is famous for its beautiful forests, beaches, rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, and vineyards.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Mary Zama
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017


Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful, private garden; giant redwoods and conifers. Outdoor furniture, outdoor heater, small pond with frogs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean
average rating of 4.9506173 based on 81 reviews

A Cozy Quiet Retreat, the Start of a Tradition

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented La Petite Maison for our 35th anniversary celebration. From the first conversation by phone with Mary to our farewell hugs, we felt we were lifelong friends, not first time renters. We have rented from VRBO/HomeAway before as well as Air BnB (which btw was in Paris and a disaster!). We have spent many anniversaries in Mendocino at the various nice BnB's along Highway 1 and in town. None of these were as lovely as La Petite Maison.

Mary and Peter have worked hard to renovate this little cottage, decorating it with exquisite taste, filling it with light and love. They have provided everything a guest might want from a welcoming bottle of wine and breakfast goodies to not one, but two robes-one for the bath and cozy chenille robes for lounging. The fireplace is prepared to use with plenty of wood just outside the door. We had gray days the whole time we were there, so we had a cozy fire each evening.

There is no view of the ocean, but the quiet in the midst of beautiful redwoods is extremely relaxing. Our only regret was not being able to sit out in the garden in the sun. BTW Mary has collected-30 (I counted) whimsical birdhouses which are placed thoughout the cottage and the property.

As hosts, Mary and Peter were available at all times if needed, but if not, they were never intrusive.

As we said our farewells, Mary took pictures of us and sent them to us the next day to remember our lovely time. And going above and beyond... I left my pillow there, which she mailed to me, refusing reimbursement for postage.

We truly felt that we made new friends who were as wonderful as is their cottage. We will most definitely be returning to La Petite Maison!

Nancy and Joe, San Rafael, Ca.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

To stay at this darling cottage is truly to experience a slice of heaven!! Th location is fabulous! The cottage is nestled at the side of lush, sunny gardens surrounded by a huge redwood forest. It is extremely quiet and private here, yet you are only 5 minutes from all of the shops and restaurants of Mendocino. Many lovely beaches and state parks are within a ten minute drive. And Mary has thought of every welcoming detail! A bottle of wine, a bowl of fresh fruits, makings for a first yummy breakfast and more! The bedding is high quality and the mattress is brand new and very comfy! I guarantee that you won't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Mary & Peter make sure you have everything you need. It is very homey and cozy. Mary was a delight. We enjoyed walking through her gardens with her. She even sent me home with a plant for my garden. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A place you have dreamed about, comes true.

  • 5 of 5

We return to the cottage as often as possible. Living in a busy city with many demands on our lives we find we have little time for each other. We try to make reservations for our next visit BEFORE we depart. This little cottage is a lovers getaway! Every thing required for a romantic time is supplied. The cottage is complete in every way. A beautiful fireplace, a complete kitchen and up stares a small library and a too too comfortable bed.

There is a CD player and a TV if you feel the need for entertainment. Out side is a private patio with a view of Mary's garden. We take our music out with us and a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and sit at the patio table. We always take time to juts take in the powerful silence of the red woods. You will find after a time you shoulders are no longer up around your ears and you experience a wonderful sense of relaxation. If possible we recommend at least a three to four day stay. Peter and Mary very special people! They have created a place that is unique . We call it our place and if you are fortunate and we are not be there, you too will fall in love with La Petite Mason, as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

New Year Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Mary Zama have created a beautiful vacation rental with everything you'll need among the Redwood trees in Mendocino. Because my boyfriend and I like to cook the most impressive part was the kitchen it helpful that it was stocked with spices, and other basic cooking and storage utensils. We clipped rosemary growing in the garden for our New Year's Eve lamb chops! Having a wood fireplace and central heating system also made the cottage extra cozy during the rainy weekend. A book on local hikes and parks in the cottage was also very useful when deciding on where to hike over the extended weekend.

We would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family and plan to repeat for the next New Year weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cute, quiet, and very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two nights for his birthday. Mary is a perfect hostess and the property was clean and well kept. There are views of the redwood forest from every window and you can gaze at the stars from your bed at night through the skylights. A perfect place to get away from it all and relax!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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