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Heart Stopping Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Stillwell Point offers guests a sky high, heart stopping view of Little River's rocky coastal cliffs, islands, and sea arches. This unique glass and stone hideaway sits perched on the very edge of a steep sheer drop . . . hundreds of feet above Buckhorn Cove. This is the soaring domain of the osprey and the hawk . . . in which you can share.

Even indoors, you are surrounded by sky, sea, and sunshine . . . thanks to Stillwell Point's wraparound view windows and sliding glass doors which lead to a pair of patios on the cliff's edge.

If the weather turns wet or wintery . . . and, you literally find Stillwell Point wrapped in the midst of clouds . . . there's a huge stone fireplace just waiting to keep you warm and dry, a million miles away from the worries of your everyday world.

Our home was built into the hidden hillside, incorporating natural materials that were washed up on shore such as huge wood pilings, driftwood, shells, starfish, local river stones, old glass buoys, and ancient ship anchors which add to the charm. Native plants and wild flowers blanket the cliff which overlooks the sea below.

To reserve our home, please contact us via phone by pressing the telephone icon on this website or via the e-mail button on the website or e-mail us directly at:

Keywords: Private Hideaway

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has lived in Little River and Mendocino since the 1800's.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

What makes this house unique

Enjoy our map room with it's nautical details.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time at Stillwell Point! I had no idea how secluded and intimate a location it was. There can't be many locations like it on the Mendo coast. We loved it!

We were lucky enough to experience both sunny and beautiful days as well as windy and stormy days as well. We loved both equally.
Dec 2012
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Little River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Heart Stopping Ocean View
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

It's all about LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we arrived after dark and had no idea the beauty we would see when we opened the shades in the morning. Spectacular! I agree with other reviewers about the home itself: dated furnishings, bathrooms, and kitchen, but it all worked well for our Thanksgiving dinner and weekend! It could use additional interior lighting for evening reading and playing games.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Coastline Views

  • 4 of 5

Stillwell Point is clearly built by an artisan with an eye for incorporating outdoor stone and redwood into its design and architecture. The home is perched on a hilltop with 180 degree views of the coastline. Comfortable furniture by the stone wood-burning fireplace is perfect for settling after a day of shopping and dining in nearby Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

Suggest more updated outdoor furniture with cushions to help relax and enjoy the lovely views...

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Coast California

Most beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed again at this most beautiful spot. On the highest edge of the mountain. Looking out forever. Just off a cliff dangerous to careless hikers or children. An older, lived-in, comfortable place. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several times. Since others have posted many accolades, we can only agree. The location, the views, the tranquility and more - it's one of our all-time favorite places on earth!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Takes your breath away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely, lovely weekend at Stillwell Point. The house is perfect; charming and comfortable for two couples, perched on a point with the most beautiful views on earth. We wanted nothing more than to sit and watch the ocean, beautiful and wild. We looked out at whales spouting, made a delicious dinner and sat in front of the fire talking late into the night....We couldn't believe our luck to have found such a perfect place to come together. Thank you, Ina...we're already planning our next trip to Mendocino and will do our best to find our way to your house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and I stayed here between Christmas and New Years. Our son has move to CA so we wanted a comfortable homey place where we could experience a home atmosphere for a few days and, I wanted to be on the ocean. We spent a lot of time at the house but also spent quite a bit of time at other local park-type areas walking along the beach and stopping at all the little "west-coast" coffee shops.

This place way PERFECT! The house is very comfortable, not new or fancy but comfortable. I love the big, stone fireplace - we have a fireplace at home so we really enjoyed that.

And the view! I'm not sure if I'm saving the best for last but the view was amazing. From the dining room table I could see ocean for 200 degrees - the open ocean in front of me and crashing waves both up and down the shore. Since Stilwell Point is high above the ocean (my GPS said 180') and it's out on the point so you feel like you're all alone out there. The bedroom we were in opened out to a view of the rocky crags to the south - that's the same view I got while doing dishes a few times. It's not a cramped location either....I don't know how much space there is between the house and the ocean...probably 3-4 acres, maybe more. Plenty of room to walk around outside, hike down toward the ocean. It was just amazing to watch the waves pound the shore and feel like you're pretty much out on your own with nobody around.

One more thing...late December is the start of a whale migration (so I've learned on the Internet anyway) and we saw them spouting every few minutes. The first day, we didn't see any but, I don't think we knew what we were looking for because once we saw one, we started seeing them all the time...typically in bursts of 5 or 6 and then nothing for a few minutes.

Oh, one more thing - we had deer wander through every morning shortly after sunrise.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you were so enchanted. Please come stay with us again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Pet fee is based on number of dogs.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.