Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village(36 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
Walk to everything, fine restaurants, casual cafes, functional and clever shopping, both commercial and organic grocery stores, plus a local farmers market, beaches, pub, Headland Trails, Mendocino Art Center, or walk over to the Mendocino Theater Company for the current play offering. How about just relaxing for hours and hours and hours, or laying on the grass on a southern facing exposure. Listen to the foghorns, or listen to the nothingness, watch the birds and the boats. In addition to the Indoor Master Bathroom with Tub and Shower, take advantage of the additional outdoor fun and private shower in the garden.
Make Rhubarb Pie with fresh rhubarb from the back yard, or just sit in the garden hot tub, morning, noon and night. This spot is the center of The Mendocino Universe. Let those nighttime lit up star-studded skies seep into your soul and come back as you need. Let you dogs explore everything, or just laze on the deck in the back yard.
This is a unique property in a unique setting. A true Old World Mendocino Property dating back to the 1800's, both in reality and feeling. In addition to our feedback via vrbo, you can scroll towards the bottom here, just prior to the photos, and find our over 130 feedbacks left in our visitor comments book at the cottage.
The property is 47 feet by 160 feet. On the front part of the property sits two separate buildings with a breezeway between them. In one of the buildings is the master bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area. Right next to this bedroom, just a few feet away, with its own door for privacy, is the small bedroom set up mostly for children. That bedroom is great for young children and babies, keeps them close, but separate and private. It has a low single full length bed and a childs sleeping loft. Included in this building is the master bathroom with shower and tub.
Across the breezeway is the kitchen and living room. The living room and kitchen are both heated by a wood burning stove as well as a propane wall heater. Firewood is provided. The living room has a 40 inch Sony XBR Flat screen HD TV with satellite. It has a Blue-Ray DVD Player, which also receives free NETFLIX Streaming movies. It has Wireless Internet.
Upstairs over the living room is a sleeping loft with a double bed and window facing south with ocean view.
The garden also has a private outdoor shower, next to the hot tub plumbed with hot and cold water. Such a delight!! Once you are in the hot water, the shower is even great in the winter. Speaking of winter, those can be some of the best times. If you hit it right, you might get a really big storm that will bring you right down to the elements, rich in depth, and wonderful in its nurturing power.
There is a deck with patio table and chairs, along with a barbeque and hot tub.
Every year we have a fairly large cadre of repeat customers. Generally speaking, couples and families are the ones most drawn to the intimacy of this setting and cottage. It can handle up to 5 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 5 children, and variations between.
We are always working on the property behind the scenes, upgrading, adding services, and generally making it more delightful and user friendly. We started a guest log about 10 years ago. We copied the visitors comments onto this web site. When people write reviews, they mostly write in the book at The Cottage.
So, to recap it all, If you are looking for a really comfy and down to earth home, centrally located, with all the modern amenities, ocean views, comfortable outside garden, with easy access to everything, with a multitude of sleeping possibilities, hot tub, embraces dogs, has character that dates back to the 1880's, is very private, and is in The Village (which we feel is the best choice for vacationing and visiting the area), is easy for couples, as well as for families, it is our pleasure to offer 'Garden Cottage'.
Final Note - VRBO charges you a 9% service fee in addition to what you pay us, the owners of the property, but all these sources pretty much charge that now. My wife and I, as owners, have elected to continue using our own processing company for credit cards, or receiving checks in the mail. VRBO will directly place a hold on your credit card for the service fee only, although when you are first asked for the service fee, it looks like they are asking for the full 50% deposit. I require that I talk with each and every client prior to approving the booking to make sure it works for them and to answer any specific questions. VRBO gives you and I, 24 hours to agree, and to book the reservation. If I do not inform them within that 24 hour window to book the reservation, it automatically cancels, and any funds you have in hold will not be processed by VRBO. Once you and I agree to reserve your requested dates, I tell VRBO and they process your service fee. I will then charge your credit card for the first payment or give our address for sending a check. This method is specific for Owners, like us, who choose to use their own credit card processing company. It also makes it more personal and fun, and allows a more direct connection between you and us. And then we stay out of your way, unless you need us. I mention all of the above paragraph so that you have a heads up with no surprises. VRBO is a great website for us both. Rest assured, I will walk you through it all and it is not complicated.
Keywords: Cottage, House, Garden, Mendocino Vacation Rental
Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Single Bed (1), Child Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee/Hot Tub Service/Trash Removal $125
- Tax Rate 11%
Pet Fee is per pet.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: This is a photo of my wife Theo, our daughter Stina, and Myself (Ron), and was taken in May of 1983, the same month and year we became the owners and caretakers of this cottage and property. My wife still looks the same, but I look more like the Velveteen Rabbit, with certainly more grey hair, a few missing buttons and some tears and stitches along the way, and that is just fine. Our daughter Stina, is now 33, and we have a son Toby, 29. We all agree, we can sell anything, except Mendocino. After 33 years, we still get excited to go. This is a very special town, a very special area, and a very special property. We have put our heart and soul into this. We not only love to share it, we feel a responsibility to share it. It can be yours for a few days, a few weeks and some do for a few months, and then you leave, and we will take care of it until you come back.
Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
We fell in love with Mendocino, this cottage, and this property.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You just have to be here.
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Garden Deck with Hot Tub, Patio Table w/chairs and Bar-B-Cue
Ocean View from Deck
Bedroom with Sitting Area and Gas Fireplace
Another View of Kids Room - There is a door between Kids Room and Master Bedroom
Living Room - Those Stairs Go up to Sleeping Loft/ Double Bed with view of Ocean
Theo is Winter Lounging and Reading In The Back Yard, House Is Behind Her.
Outside Privy with Flush Toilet
That is the Outside Private Shower in the Far Back behind the Red Boards
Entry to Master Bedroom with Master Bathroom/Bathtub/Shower
Kids Room with Loft Bed Up and Single Bed Down-Master Bath is Through that Door
Kitchen and Dining Room
Living Room with HD 40' XBR Sony/Free Streaming Netflix with WiFi.
Besides Full Inside Bathroom - There Is A Outdoor Shower In Back Yard.
Bathroom Has Shower and Bathtub, With 2 Doors - 1 To Bedroom And 1 To Outside.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.