About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + loft room + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
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.
Wendy and Don Roberts
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Mendocino
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very quaint and centrally located.
Great hosts - super peaceful house with gorgeous views from the house tower. Great place to watch sunset & sunrise - can see all around the bluffs/ocean.
Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and got up to the top of the Tower to see the wonderful views.
Charming place in a great location
Storybook accommodations in a wonderful setting. Quaint and charming and comfortable, and amazing views from the upper floors and roof. Great experience!
Home away from home!
We have stayed in the Tower a few times over the years and we always love it! It's the perfect location, beautiful setting, cozy family set-up, kind and easy-going hosts. It's our go-to place in Mendocino, so we'll be back!
Thank you for your review. We're always happy to see returning guests. You are part of this sweet little town's extended family.
Really cool place. Everything you needed was supplied.
Super clean. Very comfy. Warm even though the weather was nasty.
We're so glad that you enjoyed the Tower. We were sorry to miss the opportunity to meet you personally. Zelda is a great backup, but we delighted that all went well and her assistance wasn't required.
Great, perfect for a friend reunion.
Thank you for your positive comment on the Tower. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the chance for a relaxed visit.
A Special Place
We loved our stay in the Water Tower! The Water Tower is great for two people (we were two people - and it was great!) - the first floor is a comfortable space with living area, kitchen and bathroom on that floor. There is also a nice porch that faces out onto the garden area (which must be super beautiful in the summer, it is lovingly tended). The second floor is a light, airy, pretty bedroom with comfortable bed and nice linens. From there is a ladder-like set of stairs to the top room - super cute and cosy with single bed with very comfy mattress. But wait - there's more: a door leads outside to stairs that go to the tower's widow's walk - a rooftop with a view. A perfect perch for surveying the land and ocean with a glass of wine.
Kitchen was as equipped as we needed, The Tower was cozy and comfortable and well located in the Village. Lovely walks right out to the headlands from the cottage. We hope to return again this year. Thanks so much to our hosts for sharing their special accommodations with us.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 only for dates we are able to re-book. High season pricing applies to holiday periods and long weekends.