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1 Mile North of the Village - White Water View

Mendocino, CA, USA
  • House3600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

The Blue Heron is premier vacation home on the rugged coast of Mendocino. This home is the perfect place for your family reunion, a gathering of friends, or as a romantic getaway for just the two of you.

Situated minutes from Mendocino Village, this remodeled home is tastefully appointed with high-vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, a wood burning stone fireplace, granite and marble countertops, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, Viking stove with six burners and a convection oven, and a second fireplace above the master whirlpool bath!

The two story open floor plan promotes communication between the kitchen, dining, living, and entertainment areas. The large well-stocked kitchen offers all the amenities you could want. Old and new kids alike can escape downstairs to the recreation room and play a board game, watch a movie, surf the wireless high-speed internet, or play one of 100 games on the commercial arcade machine.

Whitewater vistas are afforded from almost every room. Spend the day observing the abundant wildlife through the picture windows or watching the Pacific Ocean crash onto the rocks. Relax in the outdoor hot tub and listen to the sounds of the ocean while you gaze up at the stars. Watch one of the many movies provided on the widescreen TV with surround sound, play a board game, start a puzzle, or simply enjoy a good book.

If you prefer to venture out; stroll or bike to nearby Russian Gulch State Park with its lush fern gullies, small beach, and waterfalls. Mendocino Village is only a three minute drive south with wonderful shops and some of the finest cuisine in California. Historic Fort Bragg, just ten minutes north, is home to the famous Skunk Train, miles of oceanfront walking, biking, and horseback riding.

Enjoy the best that the North Coast has to offer in this Mendocino Gem. Don't let the chance slip away for you to reserve this wonderful home before it books up for the season.

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Saundra & Eric

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 01, 2018
About Saundra & Eric

Eric and I spent our first vacation together in Mendocino almost twenty years ago and it quickly became one of our very favorite places to be. We began our adventures in local B&Bs but soon found that we enjoyed the freedom and privacy of vacation rental homes. In 2004 we were fortunate to purchase a newly remodeled home near Russian Gulch State Park and dubbed her The Blue Heron. Taking the best of our experiences we strive to provide the perfect place for your vacation, retreat, reunion, or romantic getaway.

Saundra & Eric purchased this House in 2004

Why Saundra & Eric chose Mendocino

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area is just a short drive away. We both have a strong desire to be close to the ocean and to be surrounded by all of the beauty and nature that Mendocino has to offer.

What makes this House unique

We enjoy walking to the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, hiking the waterfall trail in Russian Gulch, dining in some of California's finest restaurants, shopping in the village, meandering along the bluff tops, and spending time in the local Gallery Bookshop. But most of all we enjoy sitting at home watching the ocean churn and the wildlife that visits our property; wild turkeys, deer, osprey, rabbits, quail, and if there's a storm, we watch that too. Just to be there reading a book or taking a nap is wonderful!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Upstairs Guest Bedroom
        1 king
      • Downstairs Guest Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Semi-Private Game Room
        2 sleep sofa /futon
      • California King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Full size Futons (2). Linens are provided.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom Suite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Double vanity, marble countertop and shower surround
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Marble countertop and shower surroung
      • Downstairs Jack & Jill
        toilet, shower, Marble shower surroung

        Location Type

          • Ocean View


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Computer Available
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        A gas fireplace is situated above the jetted tub in the master bathroom suite. Very relaxing and romantic!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Two forced air units; one upstairs and one downstairs.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        High efficiency machine with multiple settings.
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        High efficiency machine with compatible detergent provided.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Stone fireplace with ample firewood supplied.


                          • Microwave
                            Our microwave has convection capabilities.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Viking stove with six burners, stainless steel appliances, convection oven, pasta machine, waffle maker, etc. all available for your cooking adventures.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                            Stainless steel Viking convection oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Stainless steel Viking stove with 6 burners.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                    Pandora is availale upstairs and cable music stations are available from all TVs.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Two large widescreen plasma TVs are supplemented with another large TV in the game room.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Games
                                    Commercial grade arcade machine loaded with 100 games. We grew up in the 80's and were masters at Defender, Missile Command, Tempest, Centipede... these and 96 more are just waiting to be played by young and old kids alike.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Over 100 DVDs including locally made features are supplied. A nice selection of streaming Netflix movies are also available for your viewing entertainment.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            On clear nights just sit back, look up, and stargaze. The milky way and the moon feel like they can be plucked from the sky.
                                          • jetted tub
                                            The gas fireplace above is just the right touch for added romance.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • Panoramic whitewater & bluewater views, bluff access, wood burning stone fireplace, 3 private bedrooms (the master bedroom suite has a fireplace above a whirlpool bath!), 3 bathrooms with marble countertops and marble shower surrounds, 2 Full size futons, outdoor hot tub with room for seven, Plasma TVs, cable, and Pandora, wireless high-speed internet access and computer, extensive library of DVDs, books, family games and puzzles, telescope and binoculars, cooks kitchen with granite countertops, Viking range with six burners, convection oven, microwave with convection capabilities, high efficiency washer and dryer, and a BBQ

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                29 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                One of our Best Vacations-House was Awesome

                                                                Gretchen B.Roseville, CA

                                                                This was really one of our best vacations. Having rented a house in Tahoe a year ago that had a weird musty smell, we were leery to try our hand in the home rental game again. So glad we took the chance. Turned out to be one of our best vacations. This house is fantastic with lots of room and a fabulous view. It isn't a direct ocean view with a wide open ocean but easily visible and definitely could hear it. We only had 3 nights there and wish we had booked it longer. Even opted to stay in one night; having pizza and watching movies instead of hitting the local spots in Mendocino or Ft Bragg....that's how much we loved the house. The owner was AMAZING and even called us on the first night to make sure we got in ok and see if we had any questions. Some of the absolute best service....far exceeded our expectations. Definitely planning a return trip.

                                                                A Most Enjoyable Stay

                                                                Our family of five, 2 parents and 3 adult children, had a lovely time at the Blue Heron House.

                                                                There are many trees partially obstructing what COULD be a most amazing view, but the trees are lovely. The hot tub was a draw for us.

                                                                Just what we needed

                                                                Carol N.

                                                                Beautiful, spacious, very clean & comfortable home. On a dead end street with no traffic, and no noise. Filtered view of the ocean. Close to town & activities, but secluded if one just wants silence. House sits alone without surrounding landscaping. Saw our first black phoebe on the deck, & swallows had built a nest in the deck overhang. Nice, she as we are birders. Recommend highly.

                                                                Good Location for a Gathering

                                                                My family had a good time. There was plenty of space for us. Not as good an ocean view that I thought we would have. The inside furnishings need some TLC. All the shower heads need to be replaced. Plenty of items were provided that we didn't expect. I guess for the price I expected a little more.

                                                                Very nice home for a relaxing getaway

                                                                Matthew P.

                                                                This home is very nice and clean. The property is at the end of a private road and very quiet. Sitting in the hot tub and listening to the waves crash into the shore is heaven. Great place for just a couple or a whole family.

                                                                friends get away

                                                                Marsha G.Healdsburg CA

                                                                Quiet area beautiful views


                                                                Mendocino, CA, USA

                                                                Russian Gulch State Park, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, The Skunk Train, Wine Tasting, Tour the Local Brew Pub, Tour the Local Galleries, Tide-Pooling, and much, much more

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                Peak Season and Holidays are subject to minimum stays from 3 to 7 nights. Please inquire about cleaning fees and refundable security deposit. Suitability: We are unable to accomodate pets, abalone diving, or smoking at this time.

                                                                29 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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