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Vacation at Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park

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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

The House Has 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Sleeps 6. Handicap Accessible Cottages Nearby

Newly restored and decorated throughout in 2014, the Assistant Light Keeper's House with its new bright red roof, freshly painted interior, new carpeting and furnishings, modernized bathrooms, and kitchen with all new appliances, is now ready for your vacation rental pleasure.

The interior photos were taken prior to the hanging of artwork. Many of the pictures and photographs in the house are available for purchase, contact the lighthouse gift shop.

Overlooking the world-renowned Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, and sited on a sweeping Pacific Ocean Headland, the views are a breathtaking coastal feast for the eyes; passing gray whales, dolphins, and fishing boats...pelicans, gulls, wild turkey, and 47 other species of birds...families of deer...sunsets, starry skies, full moons to die for...and, the endless waves and wonder of the ocean just 57 feet below the nearby cliff top.

Inside, the Assistant Light Keeper's House is comfortably furnished with three bedrooms, two with queen beds, and one with two twin beds made up as a King Bed. Each bedroom has an individual room thermostat for your evening comfort. A modern newly-equipped kitchen and formal dining room will enhance your vacation dining pleasure.

All bedrooms are on the second floor and are not wheel chair accessible. Except for the front porch, all rooms on the ground floor are wheel chair accessible. For wheel chair accessible sleeping accommodations there is a futon in the living room that, upon notice at check inn, can be made into a queen bed. Optionally, there are two adjacent one bedroom detached cottages with accessible baths that may be rented separately or in combination with the house.

The Point Cabrillo Light Station California State Historic Park is owned by California State Parks. The Light Station is managed and operated by the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper's Association (PCLK), a 501-C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. PCLK has contracted with Mendocino Coast Reservations, a local rental management company, to manage the reservation and occupancy of the houses and the park.

Things to do : The Historic Village of Mendocino with its unique Water Towers, Art Galleries, and Restaurants is nearby, visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, ride the Skunk Train, and experience the water slide and swimming pools at the CV Starr Aquatic Center in Fort Bragg. Whale watching and charter fishing excursions are available in Noyo Harbor Fort Bragg. Canoe, Kayak, and Bicycle rentals are available in both Mendocino and Fort Bragg Surf Boarding at Big River Beach in Mendocino and at Caspar Beach near the park.

The Point Cabrillo Lightstation: The lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is an active aid to navigation with its third order Fresnel Lens operating today just as it did in 1909. The interior of the lighthouse now contains a museum that tells the story of Northern California from the Pomo Indians, the wreck of the Clipper Ship Frolic, through the construction and reconstruction of the lighthouse. The East Light Keeper's house contains the Light Keeper's Museum displaying the life a a light keeper during the 1930s.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This property is a California State Historic Park, There is no smoking permitted on park property. It is imperative that this policy be strictly enforced during our very dry and arid summer and fall months....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome, but we must charge an additional cleaning fee when we have pet guests....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The ground floor kitchen, dinning room, living room, and bath are wheel chair accessible; the upstairs bedrooms and bath are not. Wheel chair sleeping accommodations are available in the adjacent cottages. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    North Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    East Cottage may be rented for additional people...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    West Cottage may be rented for additional people...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Southwest Bedroom, 2 twin beds are made into a King...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Southeast Bedroom...moreless

  • The Assistant Lightkeeper's house has three bedrooms with a queen bed in 2 and a pair of twin beds made to a king bed in the third bedroom. Upon prior notice when making your reservation, this room can be set up as two twin beds. The house normally will sleep 6 people (3 couples). There is a futon in the living room that can be made into a queen bed for anyone who is unable to access the second floor bedrooms. Also, the two adjoining cottages have queen beds and can sleep 2 people each. A maximum of 8 people (four couples) can be accommodated at the Point Cabrillo Light Station Assistant Lightkeeper's House. Rental of the Cottages provides sleeping space for 4 additional people. Each of the bedrooms and cottages have individual thermostats for your sleeping comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main Floor Handicap accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    East Cottage accessable bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    West Cottage accessible bath...moreless

  • The upstairs bathroom is shared by the three bedrooms. The first floor bathroom is handicap accessible with a walk in shower. The cottage baths are handicap and wheelchair accessible. Linens and towels are provided for all guests....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers House was built as part of the Point Cabrillo Light Station in 1909. In 2014 the house was beautifully restored under the guidelines of the US Secretary of Interior Standards for the Restoration of Historic Structures. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Mendocino Coast Reservations has a large library of DVD titles available for guest use at no additional charge. Ask at check in....moreless

  • Television:

    There is no broadcast or cable reception at Point Cabrillo. DVDs are available from our library at check in....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The ocean views are stunning from the light keepers watch porch. You can sit in the same spot the 1909 light keepers did when standing their ship traffic watch....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house is approximately 100 yards from the cliffs of the coastal headlands where the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is situated. As a house guest you have unrestricted access to the 300 acre park....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in the middle of a 300 acre State Historic Park the house provides nature, wildlife, and night sky views that are magnificent. Hiking trails are at your front door, bird watching delight....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Fort Bragg's waterfront at Noyo Harbor with its restaurants, charter boats, and fishing fleet is just 3 miles north....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Individual thermostats for the forced air heating system are in each bedroom for your individual evening comfort....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Drive down the hill from the visitor parking lot and park behind the third house. This is the Assistant Light Keeper's House....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A central island provides additional food preparation space....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Non Holiday Rate
Mar 15 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25


Rates include all taxes and fees. Rates apply year round with a two night minimum for the house. The holiday house rate is $1,296.00 for a 3 night minimum stay on the following holiday weekends President's Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving (Four Night Minimum), Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Visa and MasterCard. No personal checks are accepted less than three weeks prior your arrival. Payments are due as follows:

50% of total amount due at the time of booking.

Balance of total rent due thirty calendar days before arrival date.

Full amount is due for reservations made 30 or less days before arrival date.

Checks will be processed electronically, just like a debit card.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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170 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River
150 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Route 1
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe

Car: Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) is a non profit organization dedicated to providing public access and managing the daily activities at the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. All of the proceeds earned from the rental of this house are spent for the park in both site maintenance and visitor programs.

Why Mendocino, CA, USA:
PCLK was formed to assist California State Parks with the tasks of restoring the historic structures in the park, maintaining the park over time, providing safe public access to the park, creating interpretive programs for the park, and managing daily park operations.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Point Cabrillo Light Station has been in continuous use since 1909. Operating with its original 3rd order Fresnel Lens it continues to shine as a mariner's beacon. A stay in the newly restored and remodeled Assistant Light keeper's House will provide you with the experience of enjoying life at this beautiful spot just as if you were one of the original light keepers.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.

    Point Cabrillo Lighthouse down the walk from the Assistant Light Keeper's house.

  • 2nd Floor Hall

    2nd Floor Hall

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