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Oceanfront home w/ private hot tub, ocean views & entertainment!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,071 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 8

Bella Mare is Italian for "Beautiful Sea" and that moniker is certainly fitting for this lovely two-story Elk vacation home. Here, you'll enjoy a 4000 square foot majestic interior living space and a half acre backyard that extends to the edge of the bluff above the ocean. The owners of this luxury Mendocino vacation rental have upgraded the interior to offer quality modern conveniences, yet kept some of the architectural charm of its era.

From this Mendocino area vacation rental, you can park your car and walk next door to Bridget Dolan's Pub (you may even see a visiting "star") for local brew and eats, or select one of the other fine restaurants in Elk. Across from Queenie's Roadhouse (known for yummy breakfasts), there is a trail head for walks right down to the beach. Interested in history? You can read up on Bella Mare (built in 1891) at the Elk Museum. There are a lot of things to do without a car here or if you choose to explore further along the coast, you'll be able to return home to the charm of a gracious California vacation home and spectacular sunsets.

When you enter this Elk retreat, you are greeted by a large living room, which has a 40-inch TV and comfortable recliner seating. A few steps to your left is the ocean view fireplace room with more comfortable sofas and a cozy window seat. The open kitchen and dining area also has ocean view seating for friends to chat while you create a gourmet meal on the commercial grade Wolf Range. And for added convenience, a half bath is between the kitchen and garage. This home also offers complimentary WiFi access.

There are five bedrooms altogether, including the very generous dorm-style game room on the second floor that comfortably houses four twin beds and a twin trundle bed (for a total of six twin beds). The dorm room also houses a pool table, a flat screen TV, and additional entertainment amenities. The two additional bedrooms upstairs are separated by a newly remodeled bathroom—each room has an ocean view. There are also two bedrooms downstairs, an ocean view queen master bedroom suite and another queen bedroom with direct access to a newly remodeled full bath. Altogether, there's room for as many as 12 guests, with a maximum of eight adults.

A large deck with a hot tub, and lots of seating complete the picture of this perfect Elk vacation getaway—ideal for a family vacation or couples traveling together with kids. Bella Mare will delight your whole group and provides amenities everyone will enjoy—whether it's playing pool upstairs or soaking in the hot tub after a long day walking along the beach. What more can you ask for from a beautiful Mendocino vacation rental?

Plan a stay at this Northern California vacation rental and enjoy ocean breezes, the sounds of the waves crashing below, and the comfortable, classic style of this Elk, California Bella Mare vacation home.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Northern California Coast Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Vacasa, CA - Northern California Coast Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3071 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront home w/ private hot tub, ocean views & entertainment!
average rating of 4.3461537 based on 26 reviews

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  • 3 of 5

Home had lots of space. Nice to have three large rooms. Kitchen was great. Outside deck is so rotten it's actually a safety hazard. For a large house think you need a good size barbeque. The one here is the smallest I've ever seen. Need locks for all the bathroom doors for privacy. Local manager said they would send out someone to bury a dead deer. Guy came and threw the carcass over the cliff. When you go over to the cliffs to view the ocean and rocks you get a nice "dead smell". On the upside got a nice showing of turkey vultures from the hot tub. Speaking of hot tub, it need a new cover. It so rotten the material is falling in the hot tub. All seven of us had a good time. Enjoyed the home.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are sorry to see this guest had some disappointments with their stay. The home is not advertised as having a BBQ due to the numerous issues we have encountered with providing one. We are glad to see these guests still made use of the small one on the property. Most of the doors to this home are original, so we will not be adding any locks as we do not want to deter from the historic nature currently present. We apologize if this guest was dissatisfied with the outcome of the deer. We cannot bury it due to well water contamination concerns, and the body was too far decomposed to completely remove from the property. Throwing the carcass over the cliff was the best option especially since we advise guests to not go too near the unstable cliff sides. The hot tub cover is older, but it is still in good condition. We will keep an eye on it for signs of decay. Thank you!
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Bella Mare - must bring

  • 5 of 5

Bring a lighter as we could not find one for the stove, minor detail but important for successful cooking! Also make sure to wear sandals or shoes out to the cliffs as there is a lot of broken glass in the lawn. Other than that AMAZING property, this place is truly a gem. The Elk store is only open until 6pm so make sure you get supplies before they close, or drive to Mendocino as there is a grocery store there too. Hot tub is clean and very enjoyable and the shower upstairs overlooks the ocean as you clean the sand off your body. This was a memory never to forget. !!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Amazing house and view

  • 5 of 5

Excellent spot - make sure to budget some time to just hang in the backyard, as the view there is one of the most stunning in the area. Wonderful house as well! Lots more room that the pictures make it seem like even.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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I would stay again because there are not many options and it is a beautiful place and view. The ...

  • 3 of 5

I would stay again because there are not many options and it is a beautiful place and view. The event we went to was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Family Wedding House

  • 5 of 5

It was in a central location for friends and family to stop by as they went up and down highway 1 to various events and activities.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and the view so much, even before we left, we were trying to plan our next trip. The house has so much character and charm.... especially the kitchen. We cooked most of our meals there. We visited Point Arena lighthouse, and Mendocino several times. One of the best vacations we've ever taken

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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