Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat(44 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This craftsman beauty features an open floor plan. Through the many large picture windows you will enjoy unparalleled views of the blue Pacific Ocean while your privacy is ensured by the surrounding grove of mature cypress trees. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and biking just outside the front door. The main entrance to Russian Gulch State Park and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse are both within walking distance.
Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine on the large deck and watch the seals, migrating whales, as well as an abundance of wildlife including black tail deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, foxes, brown pelicans and other sea birds.
Book your reservation now so you too can revitalize and relax to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the rocks below. You will experience why first time visitors become repeat guests.
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
However, we are on a bluff above the ocean. Children must have adult supervision when outside. Great patio and quiet roads for kids for bikes/tricycles. We have 2 baby gates and a Pak-n-play....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Pull out sofa bed is appropriate for children only. Iron and ironing board in laundry room. Picnic table on the deck. There are stairs to climb to get into the house, and to get to any bedroom---no bedroom on the main floor. Pictures of stairs are available. MORE PICTURES: www.whalewatchhouse.com ABALONE DIVING is NOT ALLOWED from the bluff-top homes in this development. The area is monitored closely by the Abalone Watch and the neighbors....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
Dining table and 6 chairs are in great room. Provides view of ocean and in front of the fireplace. Two bar stools at breakfast bar. 4 additional fold-up chairs. Large 6 ft. table-fold-up in closet...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
There are two living areas. On the main level is the great room with kitchen, bath, dining table, large sofa facing the ocean and a wood burning fireplace. Lower level has TV room and library...moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning fee $150
- Tax Rate 11%
The refundable Security deposit of $500 is doubled when a pet is brought to Whale Watch. Please contact owner for Weekly and Monthly rates.
Nightly rates are for up to 6 people. Higher rates for 7-8 people.
The Security Deposit of $500 is due with the signed contract. If a pet will be in residence, there is an additional, and refundable, deposit of $500. 50% of the rental fee is due 60 days before arrival. The remaining 50% is due 30 days before arrival.
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Fantastic for Whale Watching!! Close to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse Station and Caspar Beach. Minutes from Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the famous Skunk Train, which is not just for the kids!
Plan a day trip inland to the many wonderful wineries, shop the unique boutiques in the Village and in Fort Bragg.
Be sure to visit the world famous tattoo museum in Fort Bragg. Pick up some 'just caught today' fresh fish from Noyo Harbor. While there, drop in at Carine's for a visit with Mama Carine and feast on Carine's HUGE hamburgers. Too much for one person---bring a friend to help you on this feast.
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: We are mostly retired now. Harvey is a rancher -- and these ranchers never completely retire. Jackie is a retired school teacher. We are finally getting to the place where we have more time to enjoy the coast and all it has to offer. Our children and grandchildren (Idaho and Arizona folks) love to get their 'ocean fix' over here at Whale Watch House. A special treat for them is to ride the Skunk Train and to hunt for treasures on the many beaches. But, for us, just being here is very special.
Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
We are used to country living; that is, lots of privacy. When we first saw Whale Watch House nestled in among the many mature trees, we knew we had found our quiet, coastal retreat with all the privacy we enjoy. Every time we walk up those steps to the deck, come around the corner to the front door, and see that ocean out in front of us . . . . well, we know all over again that we made the right decision to make Whale Watch House our coastal home-away-from-home.
- Primary: (530) 865-4954
- Secondary: (530) 519-9383 (California, USA)
If the whales are out there, this is the premier place to see them.
Crashing waves outside the front door.
The spacious deck looks out to the ocean---great for whale watching.
Redwood paneling in this queen bedroom gives a craftsman appeal.
We usually see the 'blows' of the gray whales, but this was all about Orcas!
Go out to eat? Not with this fully equipped kitchen where you can eat-in.
Table seating for six and two at the counter.
Ample seating with two recliners for watching the changing ocean colors.
A second living room down in the TV room/ library. Lots of books and games.
Twin bedroom with a 3 piece bath/stand up shower and a door to the small garden
From the master bedroom deck. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves each day.
Just a few steps up from the TV/Library to the Great Room.
You are welcomed by our Whale Watch Bear.
Come up the steps to our red front door, you see the ocean before you.
Large craftsman home showcasing native redwood paneling.
The whole family on a visit to Whale Watch House---what a treat!
Resident deer often visit Whale Watch House.
You have ample room to get everyone helping with a meal.
This great room is surrounded by view of the sea.
Again, beautiful views through these massive windows. Any whales?
The twin room just off the Library/TV room. Lots of light and secluded yard.
Queen bedroom on the top floor. Huge windows make it light and airy.
Light filled king sized master bedroom. 3 piece bath attached. Great views!
Large area for kids to play.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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