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Quiet, Cozy, Romantic Cottage just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Romantic 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Cottage With Hot Tub

The Larkin Cottage is nestled amongst redwood trees just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino. It is on the same property as the live-in owner's main residence. The cottage includes all the amenities of home. The kitchen is furnished with ample dishes and pots and pans should you decide not to enjoy the many wonderful restaurants in the area. A gas BBQ is located on the deck. The living room is equipped with a flat screen TV, DISH high definition service, WiFi, blue tooth dock for music on your phone or tablet, DVD player, and a DVD library of movies filmed in the area. The bedroom features a queen size Sleep Number bed outfitted in luxurious linens including a down comforter and plenty of fluffy pillows. Waiting for you outside are porch rockers, a private hot tub, and lush gardens.

The Larkin Cottage property is abundant with beautiful flowers. Care has been taken to make sure that something is blooming every month of the year. The gazebo is a perfect spot for a small wedding. And, don't forget to use the swing near the playhouse!

More Details

Owner
Linda Moore, Owner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Linda Moore, Owner

I purchased The Larkin Cottage in 2006. I really was not looking to buy a property in Mendocino but I had recently retired and came to the area to visit a friend. I saw this lovely property and knew it would be a wonderful place to share with my family and friends. The Larkin Cottage was an extra bonus!

Linda Moore, Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Linda Moore, Owner chose Mendocino

The Larkin Cottage property has so much character. The main house on the property was built in the late 1800's and originally was located closer to the highway. It has been well loved and cared for over the years. The Larkin Cottage was the original chicken coop, converted to housing in the 1940's for the original owner's son to live in after he married. In the 1970's the guest house was added and much later the gazebo and play house. All of the buildings have been remodeled in the last 5 years.

What makes this cottage unique

The Larkin Cottage is so private and yet so close to town. It really is a special place.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Santa Rosa, Ca
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Beaujolais
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big River State Beach
Car: necessary

Mendocino is a destination perfect for enjoying the Northern California Coast. The quaint village, reminiscent of a New England town, has many boutique shops, art galleries, and charming restaurants. Hiking at the Mendocino Headlands State Park is adjacent to the village. The Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are two popular attractions less than 15 minutes away.

Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Plush towels included. Please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Larkin Cottage features a queen-size Sleep Number bed. Plush terry robes can be found in the walk-in closet. The bedroom overlooks the hot tub in the private, lush, garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests are welcomed with a gift basket featuring goodies from the local area. The Larkin cottage is truly an unforgettable stay!

Reviews

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Quiet, Cozy, Romantic Cottage just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 99 reviews
5

WE WILL BE RETURNING TO LARKIN COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Larkin Cottage exceeded our expectations. The pictures do not do the cottage justice! It is so quaint and private; the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway.

The cottage was very clean and Linda thought of everything we would need. She had prepared a guest basket and also she was so thoughtful to get my finace a birthday gift for a local store.

The backyard with the spa was so quiet and private. The cottage was also equipped with robes which is what we lived in for the weekend (especially since I had forgotten mine!)

We will definitely be returning to this beautiful little cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cozy cottage - perfect getaway place

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer. Very cute cottage with great privacy and everything you need. Super comfortable, spotless and includes convenient full kitchen. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to your return visit. ~Linda
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5

Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and quiet. Perfect for a restful few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Congleton, Cheshire
5

Gorgeous cosy cottage in wonderful Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Larkin Cottage, but wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is beautifully and sympathetically appointed and has everything you need for your stay. There are lovely personal touches such as the welcome tray and a vase of flowers, Linda has super taste in everything she provides. We didn't actually meet Linda as she was away during our stay, however I emailed her with a question and within 5 minutes she had rung me back, the same quick and friendly response that I had received throughout the booking process. Mendocino is a lovely village in a superb position with fantastic ocean views all around. I can thoroughly recommend Larkin Cottage and Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superior, Colorado
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The Larkin Cottage was extremely well maintained, very comfortable, and a true gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA
4

Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The Larkin cottage was very comfortable and convenient, being that it’s only about a mile from the center of Mendocino.

The house was immaculate when we arrived, as we were greeted by a nice basket of goodies and wine. The cottage is just the right size for two for a short stay. The property itself is very nicely landscaped and clearly well taken care of. Other than the sound of the traffic from nearby highway 1, the area was very quiet......you feel like you are miles away from everything..

The only improvement I can recommend, which should be fairly easy to remedy, is to provide faster wireless internet. It was like watching grass grow, trying to look up restaurant and attraction information for the surrounding area. I don’t typically spend a lot of time on the internet while vacationing, but when you do need to find updated, detailed information about the area, it helps to be able to gather the data a little faster. Overall, not a huge deal, just a small annoyance,

My wife and I would definitely consider staying here again and recommending the cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, thank you for your kind words. Yes, what makes Mendocino such a wonderful place....quiet, charm...can also be a headache at times. There are only 2 providers for internet services on the coast and they share the same lines! Satellite service is a third option but with all of the trees near my property not really very viable. Comcast....well they do not even offer high definition television service! But, I will replace the modem and see if that will speed things up a bit. See you on your return visit. ~Linda
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Book for 6 nights and receive the 7th night free!
Book for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!
Please contact the owner for reduced rates for extended stays.

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

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