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Pelican Point, Dramatic Ocean & Coast Views, Spa, Next to Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + game room with bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

THE VIEWS DO NOT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS! The pictures give you some idea of the magnitude of the view down the coast, but to a tee, guests say it doesn't match seeing it in person.

When you walk in the front door, my best description is that it's like looking out of a cruise ship that' docked on a private cove. With Russian Gulch State Park as our neighbor, you have a unobstructed view all the way down the coast to the Mendocino Headlands! Stormy days are majestic as you sit and watch the coastline explode as far as the eye can see. Sit outside on our large deck overlooking ocean and hear nothing but the waves while watching the migration of the gray whales, or relax in the hot tub with the same commanding views. We added a downstairs patio complete with a fire pit. Yet you are only 5 minutes from downtown Mendocino, full of great shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Russian Gulch State park is less than 1/2 mile from the house where you can hang out at their beach, Kayak the coves, or hike the trails to waterfalls. Take a stroll to the Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse or a little further brings you to Caspar Beach where you can surf, kayak or simply lay back on the large sandy beach.

Back at our home, we have all the amenities you will need, from a full kitchen, cable TV, stereo, VCR, DVD, to a game room complete with a pool table, antique slot machines and exercise equipment.

Build a fire, turn on our funky fish lights (By artist Doug Rathbun), pour a libation and enjoy. Stroll downstairs to the game room and enjoy a game of pool, or walk outside to the hot tub that is situated with the same commanding views and look at the stars overhead. This place is truly special, no doubt about it. From its unassuming exterior to the warm amenities inside, we guarantee the place will take your breath away.

Welcome to Pelican Point.

You will love it, ...I guarantee it!


More Details

Don Walker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Don Walker

My wife and I were married in Mendocino in 1981. We have always enjoyed the area and when we sold my mother-in-laws house in Hawaii we (I) embarked on finding an ocean front house there as a investment-rental for her.

Don Walker purchased this house in 2011

Why Don Walker chose North Coast

I've participated in the Mendocino Abalone Cook Off several times and have taken the grand prize a few times. Always loving the area, I was looking for oceanfront property as an investment/income for my mother-in-law. After several tries (every time I made it over, the property I was coming over to look at would be in escrow) I got a call from my realtor about another oceanfront property. I made it halfway to Mendocino when I got the call that it went into escrow. Being halfway there I decided to come over anyway and look at other properties. The first one was what I now call Pelican Point. I really did not want to look at it because it was WAY out of our budget.

It was a beautiful sunny day. I looked at the house as we drove up and to be honest, I thought it looked kinda barn like, but my first steps into the home took my breath away. The fire was going and all I could see was coastline and ocean. It was (is) truly breathtaking! I had to have it!

It was a long journey to get the house. Suffice it to say, everything fell in line and this unbelievable house is ours, and we love to share it with others! It’s November 25, 2013 as I write this, and I’m even more excited about the place than when we first got it. It’s a great place to hang with family and or friends. We invite you to come share the experience. You will not be disappointed

What makes this house unique




Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The outside deck is furnished with two dining tables and several wine barrel androndack chairs and we've added a stationary bike and elliptical trainer to game room to keep you in shape for the hikes around Russian Gulch State Park and Caspar Beach


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Pelican Point, Dramatic Ocean & Coast Views, Spa, Next to Town
average rating of 4.949367 based on 79 reviews

What an experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the great pleasure of spending a week at Pelican Point in July 2017. From the very arrival to the last time we locked up the house we had a fantastic time. Don's house is so charming, inviting and well-stocked. Don has actually added a whole bucket of new umbrellas after a request from a previous visitor. We didn't have to use them but what a great gesture!

The furniture and art complement the gorgeous views and interior. On most days, we spent hours reading and watching nature at its best on the deck. The bird life is spectacular and a group of deer kept us company from a distance almost every day. The fog was mesmerizing, appearing several times each day, allowing us to either feel completely enveloped or view the Russian Gulch and the Mendocino Headlands. The raised dining table and the large windows make the views at every meal (or poker game) even more spectacular.

We enjoyed the pool table, hot tub, grill and fire pit throughout the week, and on cold days I'm sure the fireplace in the living room is as spectacular as the rest of the house. The downstairs bedroom has an electric fireplace that kept our little baby warm at night.

Overall, we're summing this up as a superb vacation place with quick feedback from the owner whenever you need support.

Thank you so much, Don!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! I appreciate it very much. It's frone the heart, I can tell that it's not one of those reviews that are asked by vrbo asking for a review. I appreciate you taking the time to do this! Pelican point is a special place and I love to share it with families like you! I know you will have great memories and that's what life is all about. Much Aloha, Don
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Fabulously intriguing!

  • 5 of 5

The home itself was not only immaculate, but very intriguing with artwork and nuances! The view was beyond anything I had imagined. The lot sizes are huge, the neighborhood is welcoming; the kitchen is well stocked, the decks are huge, the firepit, bbq and hot tub and huge pool room/table all were used! We actually didn't want to spend that much time in town....but we did manage to stroll and meander and returned home for resting, relaxation, great foods, games, and friends. Not only would I return, but I'd recommend highly. The owner is very responsive as well! We met the housekeeper upon arriving who is the one who is so careful with the property, maintaining and keeping it super clean!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home, amazing view, wonderful town.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Mendocino at Pelican's Point. The house was comfortable, decked out with cool items and the views were so amazing it was hard to leave even for a few hours. Had a little rain so the only thing missing from the house was an umbrella but everything else we could possibly need was available in the house, soaps, shampoos, plastic utensils for adventures, even trash bags. This was so unexpected but such a great surprise when you travel across the country and wonder where you will be able to shop for necessities. The local merchants and restaurants were absolutely wonderful. The lighthouse right down the street from the house was a special treat as were the flowers, hummingbirds and nature all around. The owner responded to questions immediately even though he was on vacation out of the country and should have been sleeping. I have already begun recommending this home to friends. We hope to get back there one day soon.

Sheila and John Keidel

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments...and a great suggestion! For some reason, we never thought or were asked about umbrellas. But that's a great idea and we will buy some. We had several in our Maui condo (which we recently sold). Again, thanks for the note and suggestion.
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Couldn't have asked for a better vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of nine stay at Pelican Point to celebrate a bachelorette party. We were all incredibly impressed by the house and the amazing view. There were plenty of beds and lots of space for us. The house is located close enough to Mendocino for quick trips to the grocery store but far enough away that there was lots of privacy and quiet. We made such great memories here and the bride-to-be is even looking at bringing her family back for the holidays. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ah, the views!

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Point is such a magical place! The views are fabulous, the wood stove is cozy, the hot tub is perfection, the beds are divine, and the shared spaces are convivial. Our stay here met and exceeded every expectation. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views - No exaggeration !!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends who travel together every half dozen years or so, and don't see each other much in between, when we see each other, it's as though no time has passed, and we spend our days catching up and enjoying the company. This house provided an incredible backdrop and CLEARLY the owner has put heart and soul into this house. We truly felt like we were staying at the home of a friend. Don & Jean have shared something extremely special and they are sooo luck to have Kathy keeping the place up in between guests. When ever we might find ourselves in Mendocino again, we would absolutely rent this special place again if Don and Jean would have us. Jill, Donna, Martha and Amy

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is sooo nice to hear back from guests like this! I'm here now with a group of close friends. One is not doing so well so it's a bittersweet gathering. But I couldn't have had a better place to get together. If you do make it here, you will definitely remember your stay. The views are absolutely unbelievable. VRBO sends out a request for reviews. I tell my guests that they do not have to write one, unless they feel they want to. I appreciate reviews like this as it comes from the heart. Thank you for your kind words and hope to have you back next time around! Don & Jean
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
little river
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
all mendocino
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Russian Gulch State Park
Car: recommended

hunting, ATM/bank, autumn foliage, bay/sound, botanical garden, eco tourism, forests, hospital, laundromat, beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, surf fishing


Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August Special
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
August Special
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
august special
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
new years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
hot tub cleaning $35
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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