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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + loft room + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF MENDOCINO, unlike many so called 'Mendocino' listings that are miles from town. The Tower offers well-appointed accommodations for 1 or 2 couples or a small group with pretty garden and ocean views. Stretch your travel budget by preparing some of your meals in the cheerful kitchen or walk to one of the fine local restaurants. The fenced garden creates a peaceful environment and accommodates bikes, kayaks, supervised pets and children. Smoke-Free environment. Check our website (below) for additional photos.

At this writing, the nearby Botanical garden is alive with birds and pollinators. Book now for a fall getaway, Festival of Lights starting Thanksgiving weekend, and for whale watching later in the winter.

More Details

Owner
Wendy and Don Roberts
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Wendy and Don Roberts

Innkeepers Don and Wendy Roberts purchased the historic Bever House in 1989 and re-built the adjacent water tower two years later as a unique guest house in the heart of Mendocino's National Historic District. Recently retired from Stanford University's Communiction Department, Don continues his writing and consults on children's television program. Wendy applies her non-profit management skills to various local endeavors, coordinates the County's Master Gardener Program and serves on the Advisory Board for County tourism promotion.

Wendy and Don Roberts purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Wendy and Don Roberts chose North Coast

Living near the ocean has always been a priority for us and the Village of Mendocino won our hearts because of the spectacular bluff top setting and the rural community with its strong focus on the arts and on preservation of the town and its natural environment. It's a privilege to live here and welcome others to this very special place.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying in the heart of Mendocino Village allows our guests to enjoy its scenic beauty and share the slower pace and peaceful spirit of our rural community. Comfortable shoes are welcome wherever one goes...from one of the excellent restaurants, to a whale watching cruise, a hike up Big River, a Music Festival concert, Film Festival screening, Writer's Conference seminar...or just prop them up on our tree stump 'footrest' and lounge on the Tower porch with a good book.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've stayed in dozens of places in Mendocino in the past 30 years, but the tower has been one of our faves.



San Francisco, CA
Nov 2010
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower, sink and toilet on first level. A second door for access from porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , On 3rd level of Tower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in living room on 1st level
  • Queen size Beds (2) queen bed in bedroom on second level; queen hide-a-bed in sofa on first floor;, Twin or Single Beds (1) built-in twin captain's bed and futons on third level, Child Beds (1) twin futon may be moved as needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen-size hide-a-bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Tower is located in the Mendocino National Historic District, a short walk from restaurants, beaches, shopping, spas, galleries, and local wine, film, mushroom, whale, and film festivals. Little River Airport and golf course are less than 5 miles.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 84 reviews
Cool, CA
5

Wonderful Tower/Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I really enjoyed our stay in this charming and well-appointed water tower/cottage. The fenced-in yard allowed us to be at ease with our two small dogs needs, plus the garden is just delightful. Everything was very clean and in great condition. It was nice that it did not feel like the furniture and decor were someone's seconds. And the kitchen had everything needed if we wanted to cook (we cooked one breakfast). We loved being able to walk anywhere in town from this location!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always appreciate knowing what is important, useful and enjoyable for our guests and are happy to lend a pan, tool or missing ingredient.
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5

Fun and interesting place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the Water Tower. I especially loved the gardens. Would definitely stay again. Thank

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Perfect location in a charming beach side community. Quaint and comfortable. Garden area is exquisite. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing garden paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place to stay both because of the amazing converted water tower you get to wander all 4 levels of and because of the lovely gardens. Conveniently located and with a staggering view, this property is lovingly maintained and it shows in all sorts of small details. We have already recommended it to many friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this heartfelt review. This has been a special year for gardens, with ample winter rain that continued into spring. I'm glad you were here to enjoy the lush gardens and peak wildflower season.
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Rocklin, CA
5

Our Second Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stat at the water tower...can you tell our family loves this place?! Our two tweens really enjoy their private abode up in the captain's bunk area, the porch is so peaceful to relax and read on and our dog just loves exploring the fenced in yard and garden. We love that we can walk to the shops, restaurants and Headlands. And watching the sunsets from the roof...just fabulous. It was also nice to meet the owners during this visit too...we love, love, love staying here and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love, love, love our returning guests! Thank you for making the Tower a home away from home for your family.
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5

Ideal location and comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and friendly place!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mendocino Hotel and Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn and Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
The Historic Skunk Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots within walking distance.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Big River or Portuguese
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest at Mendosa's
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Shops and Galleries
Nearest Point of Interest
Portuguese Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Big River Beach and Catch A Canoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Bragg
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Botanical Gardens

Walk or bike to the Trails & Beaches of Mendocino Headlands & Big River State Parks, Historic Sites, Shops, Galleries, Art Classes & Museums, Nearby Sights include California Redwoods, Skunk Train Rides, Birding & Annual Grey Whale Migration, Point Cabrillo Light House, Historic Taoist Temple of Kwan Tai, Nationally Recognized Botannical Garden, Hike, Bike, Swim, Surf, Snorkel & Dive, Abalone, Canoe & Kayak, Trail & Beach Horseback Riding, Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching Excursions

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/utilities/water $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are for 2 adults; add $10/night for each additional adult over 12
$50 cancellation charge up to 30 days prior to arrival; within 30 days we refund payments for dates we are able to re-book.

High season pricing applies to holiday periods and long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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