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

Mendocino, CA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + game room with bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

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.

A little update. At this point we've owned the place for some 7 years (2011-2018). I still get chill's every time I enter the home. The views are commanding. You'd be hard pressed to find a better location. It literally takes 5 minutes to get to downtown Mendocino. There you will find a historic town ripe with restaurants, shopping, grocery store and a museum. 6 miles north you will find Ft. Bragg with all the above plus a harbor that offers fishing and whale watching. Don't miss the Skunk Train.

Welcome to Pelican Point.

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



Don Walker

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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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 Mendocino

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



    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3

        Location Type

          • Ocean View
            View virtually the entire coast line from Russian Gulch State Park to the Mendocino Headlands!
          • Oceanfront
            nothing between us and the ocean but open land, look at the pictures!


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Elliptical trainer and stationary bike in game room
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat and air
                      • Internet
                        Free wifi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of off road parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully furnished with everything you will need.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            You will not need to bring a thing. We already have it for you.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                    many board and card games. some pieces may be missing based on previous tenants : (
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    HD TV in both living and game room
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    small library right now


                                      • Balcony
                                        Overlooks unobstructed view down coast!
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        5 Miles to Little River Golf Course
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            The main floor has one bedroom. The living room, dining area and kitchen are also on this level, along with a large deck.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Overlooking the ocean


                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf 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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    97 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Gorgeous View!

                                                                    Lexi W.Napa, CA

                                                                    We had a blast celebrating my mother-in-law's 60th at this home with the family. It was such a stunning view and we even saw some whales spouting! Our only minor downside was that the deck railing (wire) had openings in the bottom and some of the railings were a little wobbly. We just kept the kiddos away from leaning on them and we were fine. Everything else was great!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for the nice note and especially the heads up on the deck railing. We are replacing a few of the boards to tighten it up today. Plans are in the works to replace the whole deck. One of the best features is sitting on the deck to take in the view.

                                                                    Peaceful retreat

                                                                    MICHELLE J.

                                                                    Although we came to Mendocino for the funeral of a loved one lost too young, our famiiy completely enjoyed our stay at Pelican Point. We played music, ate great food and reminisced about our lost family member. It was a beautiful way to remember her, and a beautiful place to gather family members together.

                                                                    Saturday is for the Boys!

                                                                    cesar p.

                                                                    Place was amazing! Amazing views and amazing location! Will definitely come back again!


                                                                    Ansilla B.

                                                                    This was our fifth year at Pelican Point. All six of us in our group enjoy the lovely view, comfortable furniture, well stocked kitchen and eclectic art pieces. We also enjoy that we can spread out. Pool table and hot tub are a definite plus.

                                                                    Since I own it, I love it every time I arrive!


                                                                    I own Pelican Point. I never ask my guests for a review. I always love it when they do because it’s from the heart. I never want guests feel they need to. VRBO sends out requests and that’s OK, but I never want guests to feel obligated to. I’ve owned the home since 2011 and I enjoy the view every time I go there. It truly is a magical place!

                                                                    Fantastic, Sunrise to Sunset

                                                                    John H.

                                                                    This older home is very special. Layout is great for several couples or large family. The place is exceptionally well equipped, and the dual theme of music and the ocean provides an eclectic decorators delight. Plenty of seating inside or out for a large party to enjoy the homes best feature, a million dollar view! Don, the owner is exceptional in responding to questions and leaves no doubt that any problems will be addressed timely, etc... we had none. Just an incredible place to enjoy all that Mendocino has to offer, with a killer ocean view first and foremost.


                                                                    Mendocino, CA, USA

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

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