About the property
- Apartment1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house and see the whales at sea.
You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Casa Zacha was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964.
Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.
There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.
Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, ocean view from it's private deck, and an shared bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.
The kitchen is stocked with everything (spices, condiments) needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.
One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.
Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,
without any neighbors to bother you.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.
Lucia purchased this Apartment in 1962
Why Lucia chose Mendocino
This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and created the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.' After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.
What makes this Apartment unique
The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius! And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had the best time. The views were on point and the location was perfect.
We had so much fun! We were three couples and had enough room to relax and hang out. The house was close to lots of hikes and delicious places to eat. We really enjoyed being able to walk to the bluffs and watch the sunset and whales migrating up the coast. The hosts book collection was a source of endless entertainment. I especially enjoyed the Boontling dictionary and small book of limericks. We would love to come back.
Just the type of apt we were looking for. Loved waking each morning looking at the ocean.
Spacious, comfortable, panoramic views, centrally located, great restaurants nearby. You do need to bring your music or CD as there is not t.v.. but for us that wasn't a problem it was nice being unplugged. Would come back in a minute.
Cheryl & Ken
Thank you for the lovely review.
One thing...there is a tv with an HDMI cable attached. Just bring your laptop and voila.. a home theatre and no commercials
We loved the apartment. Beautiful view. Comfortable beds and bedding. Lots of areas to hang out. Wifi worked great. We enjoyed our trip to Mendocino. Thanks!
Beautiful location and well equipped apartment
The apartment is very conveniently located with superb views over the bay and headland. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. There is a very interesting selection of books. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Breathtaking views and relaxing stay
This home is the perfect escape located on the quiet side of town with incredible views and walking distance to everything. The home comforts you with the open layout and outdoor deck where you can breathe in the fresh air while watching the magic of the ocean in front of you. I would return in a heartbeat!
Very cool and original place
Loved the house and location. Great having our own driveway with lots of parking. You should know it is upstairs and there is a business below, but because it's upstairs it has a great view. Kitchen is small but works, with full frig, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster and lots of dishes. Lots of table and chair space for eating and games. One thing I would suggest is bring cds or a Bluetooth connection, they do have a stereo but only classical CDs. Small tv with no cable, you have to take DVD player from stereo and hook it to tv to watch a movie.
The Mendocino Art Center offers year around classes in the fine arts, from Jewelry to plein air painting, an Artist in Residence program and a fine gallery. We offer a $50 discount on the rent for each guest who takes a class at the Art Center.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our cleaning fee is $100 for two guests, $125 three to four guests, $150 five to eight guests.