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Mendocino Village Romantic Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Marigold Cottage is Located in the Historic Village of Mendocino and is Walking Distance to Restaurants, Grocery Stores and Fine Shopping in the Quaint Village of Mendocino.

Marigold is located directly across from the Mendocino Art Center, which makes attending a local play or art event as easy as crossing the street. Walk the Headlands, to Local Beaches or up the Big River Trail. the Scenery Just Outside the Front Door is Spectacular!

More Than 40 Films and Television Shows Have Been Shot in Mendocino, Due to its Charming Victorian-Style Homes and Dramatic Ocean Views. Adjacent Big River Beach Leads up to Big River, Where a gravel trail Leads 8 Miles up Into Redwood Groves Along the River. Many Beautiful Birds, as Well as Land and Sea Animals Can Be Seen.

Marigold Cottage Offers a Very Private and Charming Space that is Close to Everything and Yet Secluded. This is the Ideal Place for that Romantic Weekend, or Retreat Space for Writers and Artists of All Types. The cottage is not suitable for children, as there is a low deck and fireplace/heater within easy reach of a toddler.

What people often don't realize is that October, is one of the most favorable times to visit. While all seasons offer something, October is my favorite month for the warmth of the weather, the slow down of the season (re:less crowds) and the sun that shines warm before the storms of winter. It's a well kept secret, (oops.)

* Marigold Cottage can also be rented in combination with Marigold House (VRBO # 704846), a larger 2 bedroom vacation home on the same property, in order to accommodate up to 6 guests total.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Zelda

I have lived in Mendocino since the mid-90's. I took an eight year hiatus only to return. Its special here, beautiful, and soothes the soul. Come enjoy the area and all it has to offer, it'll be a trip you'll remember and come often.

Why Zelda chose North Coast

Marigold Cottage is located in the Historic Village of Mendocino. If you want to really feel the quaint village, an authentic walking expereince with all its intricancies, this home is for you.

What makes this cottage unique

Once you park your car, you will not need it to reach all areas of the village; restaurants, grocery stores, art galleries, fine shopping, the beach and headlands. You will need around 5 minutes and comfortable shoes. You can walk in the fresh ocean air of the beautiful coast you just drove to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marigold Cottage was the perfect choice for my two-month stay in Mendocino. It is bright, airy and equipped with everything I needed to be comfortable during a longer visit. The gas stove adds to the cozy atmosphere and takes the chill off a cooler day. I especially enjoyed the beautiful gardens. The cottage is convenient to everything, directly across the street from the Mendocino Art Center and a couple blocks to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, Frankie's ice cream, and the ocean cliff trails in Headlands State Park. I also enjoyed the nature hikes along Big River. Thank you for sharing Marigold Cottage with me.
Jun 2011
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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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Marigold Cottage is Located in the Mendocino Village and is Walking Distance to Restaurants, Grocery Stores and Fine Shopping in the Quaint Village of Mendocino. Marigold is Located Directly Across from the Mendocino Art Center, Which Makes Attending a Local Play or Art Event as Easy as Crossing the Street. Walk the Headlands, to Local Beaches or up the Big River Trail. The Scenery Just Outside the Front Door is Spectacular!


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(31 traveler reviews)

Mendocino Village Romantic Cottage
average rating of 4.709677 based on 32 reviews

Great property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is within walking distance to the headlands and the village. The cottage is very comfortable-has all that you would need! And Zelda was extremely helpful and friendly!

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

I enjoyed my time here. It was time well spent.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right in town - yet secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights in mid-April. It was wonderful to be just a few blocks from the center of town and the beautiful coastal bluffs, and yet also be on a quiet street that felt very private. This studio cottage had windows galore, all looking out on greenery, gardens - even the street view was lovely. The gas "stove" heater worked perfectly and kept us cozy, the kitchen provided everything we needed, and the comfortably firm bed was perfect for us. Seating was comfortable and we had everything we needed. Zelda was immediately responsive when we had a few questions at check-out. Would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this cozy cottage without hesitation,

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodations with great host!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed in Mendocino for a long weekend and we loved the town and this property. It was perfect for the two of us, great location, nice kitchen and room.

Zelda was also a great host. She provided us with good suggestions of things to do and when our hot water heater went out because of a storm, she had it fixed in <15 mins after we messaged her - truly great service!

I would highly recommend this property for your next stay in Mendo!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Elegance

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in a beautiful somewhat large one room house right across the street from the Mendocino Art Center! It was a mild rainy few days and we walked everywhere the whole time, on the coastal walks and all. Most of all, it was easy access with great information from Zelda who turned around and mailed us an item we left in the house! We got the quiet time and walks we wanted to bring the New Year in. Loved the kitchen, the whole package. We think it was the best place out of a dozen we have stayed at in town.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Spot

  • 5 of 5

We are hosts in Carmel so have genuine appreciation for how well managed this cottage is. Zelda was so attentive and prompt, a truly caring person who provided the extra items we asked for (additional towels and a full coffee maker for our week long stay).

Comfy bed. Excellent Wifi. Fully functional kitchen. TV if you want it. Very quiet. Lovely deck. Good linens - all was immaculate. The setting is ideal for walking anywhere in town or along the beach trails. Mendocino still feels like Carmel did fifty years ago; a step back in time. Just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Dick's or Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Fort Bragg Skunk Train Historical and FUN....
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Mendocino Art Center
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment in full is required to book the cottage. Up until 30 days prior to the check-in date, owner will refund all but $50 should you need to cancel. Within 30 days of the check-in date, owner will offer a reschedule date, but no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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