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Oceanfront Cottage, Stunning Views, Beach, Private, No Service Fee!

(100 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Maximum)

Thanks to our wonderful guests, we have the highest review score in all of the Mendocino listings with 100 five-star reviews!.

If you want to book summer reservations, sorry for the inconvenience, but we don't take reservations far in advance. On May 1, we will start taking reservations for the summer months - June through August, 2017. PLEASE check back then and thank you for your understanding.

NO "service fee" to pay because you will book with us through our secure visa or mastercard merchant processing account. We have been a licensed vacation rental since 2009 and have hosted over 450 guests. To book with us, click the "send email" button and we'll get back to you. Ignore the automated, confusing vrbo messages.

For the correct rates and terms and other details, please read this description to the very end and all your questions may be answered. Read on about OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS.

To SEE OUR VIDEO TOUR, click on the video tab above the photo on this page and be sure to read our reviews (the sofa has changed since this video).

DESCRIPTION: This adorable cottage has an amazing location on a bluff above a magnificent cove, lovely beach and island. A short private path on the property leads you down to the peaceful cove. The cottage is just 3 miles from Mendocino Village and close to restaurants, markets, activities, golf and hiking.

The cottage is light and airy, nicely decorated, and very clean! Vaulted ceilings give an open feel to this romantic little house. It is well-equipped with electronics, including 2 Cable TV’s, WIFI, DVD player, stereo IPOD docking station, and CD player. The cottage is a separate and private building on the owner's 3-acre property.

It's a perfect romantic place for 2 and a great place to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or just get away from it all.

Our single guests have found the cottage and the setting to be an inspiring retreat. Come and write the first chapter of your novel. Meditate to the sound of the waves.

PLEASE NOTE: NOT SUITABLE for divers, kayaks, or any wet sporting gear, RV's or motorcycles, no portable BBQ's, or outdoor fires because of fire danger. 2 guests only, no additional sleeping space.

RATES AND TERMS: NO SERVICE FEE! Ignore the automatic quote.

Off Season SPECIAL DISCOUNT; starting October 30 to March 3, 2017
$195 Weeknights, 3rd and 4th and 5th weeknights @ $175/night

NOTE: Thursday and Sunday are charged as weekend nights if it breaks a weekend - example: 2 nights Thursday and Friday, or 2 nights Saturday and Sunday.

*COUNTY TAX of 11% and exit cleaning fee of $50 are charged when the guest arrives.

TERMS: We require $20-25% advance payment to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. These payments are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent. In the event of a cancellation, we put the dates back on the calendar and if we re-rent, funds will be returned for the days re-rented less 6% to cover cc charges.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights, except some holidays.

THANK YOU for taking the time to read it all. If this suits you, we will be happy to welcome you for a very special oceanfront getaway. Send us a request and we will send you an agreement.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No additional sleeping space and proximity to dangerous oceanfront cliffs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no exceptions...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable, HBO...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) One in the living room and one in the bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    For local calls or incoming calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    small part of the refrigerator...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    For light-duty cooking, not for major cooking projects and not for open grilling of meat or fish in the oven (because of additional oven cleaning),. For the oven, we supply covered baking dishes, tin foil and there is a large microwave The oven must be left clean. Our minimal cleaning fee does not cover oven cleaning. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small oceanfront Porch...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf:

    Golf course one mile north of cottage...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 5
from 100 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ask about weeknight discounts
Jan 2 - Mar 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $245
Fri, Sat
Mar 3 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $245
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Cleaning Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11%


All bookings are done through secure credit card processing.

The weekend rate applies to a weekend that includes a Friday or Saturday - like Thursday-Friday or Saturday-Sunday.

Holidays 3-night minimum, $245/nt.

WINTER RATES: $245 Weekends, $195 Weekdays, $175 for additional weeknights

EASTER WEEKEND, $245/night - 3 night minimum

MEMORIAL WEEKEND, $245/night - 3 night minimum

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND: $245/night - 3 night minimum

LABOR DAY WEEKEND: $245/night - 3 night minimum

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND: $245/night - 3 night minimum


*COUNTY TAX of 11% and exit cleaning fee of $50 are charged when the guest arrives.

*We require 20-25% advance rent payment to confirm the booking and the balance of the rent portion to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. These deposits are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancelled more than 30 days prior, the deposit is non-refundable. WITHIN 30 DAYS prior, unless we are able to re-rent, all funds paid are non-refundable. If we can re-rent, we then refund the rented days minus 6% to cover the cost of credit card charges. WE TRY OUR BEST to re-rent and return funds.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/11/2017
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Car: Necessary

The cottage is 3 miles from Mendocino Village with many restaurants, galleries, markets, and activities. Our location is only one mile from one of the best oceanfront walking trails in the areas and within only one mile of the Little River market, 3 restaurants, and a beautiful ocean view golf course.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: We fell in love with Mendocino in the late 80’s while staying at an oceanfront vacation rental. In 1989, we got the wild idea to buy an oceanfront property and left our home in Sausalito to become “Mendonesians”. Since we both had jobs in the wine business which allowed us to work out of our home, we have managed quite well over the years thanks to the FAX-era of the 80’s, the dial-up era of the 90’s, and finally the high-speed era of today. The cottage was almost totally rebuilt in the 90’s and was used as our offices for several years. We also lived there while we built our new house and have very fond memories of our years in the cottage. On sunny days, we liked to sit on the porch steps for our evening glass of wine. We have only been renting the cottage since February, 2010 and so far it's been a 100% positive experience for us, as well as our guests. We give our guests the key and we usually don't see them again until they leave, totally relaxed and happy. Most people report that the cottage is like a decompression chamber and a great escape from work, home, and city life. This is always music to our ears!

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/11/2017

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  • Sea arch at the cove

    Sea arch at the cove

  • View from the bed

    View from the bed

  • We have beach chairs

    We have beach chairs

  • Cottage Porch

    Cottage Porch

  • Living Room 2

    Living Room 2

  • Bedroom


  • Other side of kitchen

    Other side of kitchen

  • Bathroom


  • Cottage corner

    Cottage corner

  • White water winter storm

    White water winter storm

  • Summer calm

    Summer calm

  • Dining with a View

    Dining with a View

  • Cove at low tide from cottage porch

    Cove at low tide from cottage porch

  • Beach at low tide

    Beach at low tide

  • Living and Dining

    Living and Dining

  • Bedroom


  • Kitchen 1

    Kitchen 1

  • Bathroom


  • Path to cottage

    Path to cottage

  • Winter storm at the cove

    Winter storm at the cove

  • White water winter storm

    White water winter storm

VRBO #279299

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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