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Delightful Ocean Front Suite Across the Bay from Mendocino - The Cove Suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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Reservations for winter are HERE NOW, last year we were very busy in Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb. If the OCEAN view is the reason you come to Mendo, watching the spectacle otherwise known as “Mother Nature” is you’re first thought, review the winter pictures. Book before the storms come as they provide the best view anywhere. Mendo loses power at times….. We have a whole house generator to keep you powered up 24/7.

*** Make no mistake on this property, the view is the best on the north coast, here is the general theme of all our reviews, and we have been told on many occasions " Pictures don't begin to depict the value of the view from this property"


Amanda E. said...

Jan 18, 2017

Seriously, THE BEST

Date of Stay

Jan 1, 2017

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Oh, my....this place is like a dream come true !!! The most obviously wonderful thing about it is the location. This is not, simply "water front" or "water views". This is a studio that is HANGING OUT over the ocean. No need to open the sliding doors to the deck to hear the will hear it regardless ! I swear this is the best view I've ever had, and I have stayed in some pretty fabulous places. The studio was perfect for me and my dog. I am not sure what it is (although I'm going to ask) but this was the most comfortable bed EVER ! There is a wood stove for ambience and a little extra warmth (although the regular heat was more than adequate) and the hosts provided WOOD ! I have stayed in places with wood stoves before but I have NEVER had wood provided ! Also, I was here the first two weeks of January and there were a lot of rainstorms, the little town of Mendocino lost power several times but Dan and Laura, (my hosts), have a generator, something that made me feel pretty smug as I looked out across the bay to see Mendocino in the dark. Dan and Laura are EXCEPTIONAL as hosts and as people. I had lovely conversations with them and during the storms, Dan checked in with me to make sure the generator was coming on as it was supposed to. They made sure I had everything I needed and since I was there two weeks, they even had the place "spruced up", arranging for the cleaners to come by with fresh towels and sheets..chocolates on the really is in the details ! This place and it's hosts are really the best I've experienced. If you are traveling in the Mendocino area, don't miss this one. REALLY. DON'T MISS IT !!!!!! Thank you, Dan and Laura ! I will be back for sure !!!



The Cove Suite is located directly across the Bay from the quaint village of Mendocino. Just a short mile south of Mendocino this outstanding location is set on the oceanfront bluffs of Chapman Point, a natural curve of land that reaches out into the Pacific and a twin to the Mendocino Headlands. The Mendocino Bay setting has dramatic views of the ocean and a direct view of the Mendocino Village across the Bay.

The Cove Suite has a luxurious bath with a spa tub, deck with dramatic ocean views and a cozy wood-burning fireplace.

The Cove suite is the downstairs unit and is equipped with a small fridge, a sink, a toaster, a coffee pot and a microwave. This suite is the perfect solution for those who enjoy eating out and want to sample top restaurants in the Mendocino area.

This house has 4G cell phone service. We also have Comcast high Speed internet and full HD Direct TV. We list this as many vacation rentals in this area do not have any connectivity for phones or internet.

(There are two private suites available at Cypress Cove priced individually; See VRBO listing # 687078 The Pacifica Suite for more information).

There isn’t anything better than the suites at Cypress Cove for your next romantic getaway!


Note: Photos of Cypress Cove are property of Dan and Laura Ringer

More Details

Dan and Laura
Member since: 2015
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Dan and Laura

Dan and Laura Ringer are California natives and reside in the Bay Area.

Dan and Laura purchased this studio in 2015

Why Dan and Laura chose Mendocino

On an anniversary weekend visit - we found this property and fell in love with the bluff location and the beautiful Mendocino Bay setting. We hope that you will feel the same way about this special place.

What makes this studio unique

With sweeping ocean views of Mendocino Bay during the day and stunning night views of the town of Mendocino at night. The Cove Suite at Cypress Cove is the perfect weekend getaway to relax and unwind.


Mendocino Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bathroom with a Spa Tub and Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
The Suites at Cypress Cove are a mile from the historic town of Mendocino and 7 miles from Ft. Bragg. There are many State Parks to explore as well as the wineries winding through the redwoods along Highway 128. For your next Northern California adventure visit the Cypress Cove Suites.


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Delightful Ocean Front Suite Across the Bay from Mendocino - The Cove Suite
average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
Helendale, Ca.

Better than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

The description and photos of this house do not do it justice. It is absolutely breathtaking here! The rental is perfect, with everything you would need. This is on the top of my list of all the places we rented on our 13 day trip. About a three minute drive to town. The only two criticisms I would have is - 1. The owners waited until a day prior to arrival to send us the code, (which stressed me out a bit) and 2. The bed was way too soft for our poor old backs. Regardless, I would definitely rent again, and would LIVE there if I could! Dan was great and called me back whenever I had a concern.

This place truly is the jewel of Mendocino. You will not regret your stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views from a beautiful suite!

  • 5 of 5

We walked in saying, "WOW" and kept saying it for 3 days. This may be the nicest place we have ever stayed. It is gorgeous, cozy, and peaceful. The wood stove fires at night, the sparkling lights of Mendocino across the cove, and the crystal clear stars made for romantic evenings. And of course there was the brandy provided to enhance the experience. Daytime brings magnificent views of sea and sky, and excellent coffee!

The suite is super clean, and equipped with everything you need on a get away. Even though the property is quite private, it is close enough to town you could walk if so desired. Great hiking near by as well.

We had to postpone our wedding twice, due to the Sonoma wildfires and our evacuation, and this was exactly what we needed for our delayed honeymoon and recovery. We can not imagine staying anywhere else on the North Coast. We treasure our memories and look forward to coming back soon.

Thank you for sharing this little jewel!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

Dan's studio apartment is a great all around place to stay when visiting Mendocino. We found the studio to be very clean, the bed was comfortable, the extra's such as brandy, coffee and chocolates were a treat. And, the view is beautiful!

Also, our communication with Dan prior to our stay and during was always very prompt and helpful.

Would most certainly recommend a stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Las Vegas, Nevada

Everything you hoped it would be

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property September 7th to October 4th, 2017. It seems that the reality of our vacation plans never quite live up to our hopes and expectations, but not so with the Cypress Cove Suites. Dan and Laura were very responsive to any questions we had before our upcoming stay, and everything went perfectly. The suite was exceptionally clean, and the view was phenomenal, just as you see in the pictures. Unlike most vacations we've taken in the past, we felt no need to run out every day in order to take advantage of the area. It was all right in front of us all the time. We ventured out a few times to Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and the beaches, but mostly we were content to stay and enjoy the condo. We stocked up at the very nice Safeway in Fort Bragg, and found that it was more relaxing to stay home with our snacks than to go out to enjoy the local restaurants. The place was stocked with all the dishes we needed, a nice welcoming bottle of brandy, and plenty of firewood for the wood stove. It's quiet and relaxing, just what you're looking for when you go on a vacation. Dan showed up to the property for a couple of days while we were there, but he never made us feel like he was checking up on us, and in fact he bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely return. The Cypress Cove Suites is what you're looking for in a vacation. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mendocino Magic

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful studio with magnificent view. Couldn't ask for anything better. So comfortable and relaxing.

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

The Cove Suite was wonderful! It was clean, well kept and had everything we needed. A short drive from the lovely town of Mendocino and many other points of interest. And the view was Spectacular!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind note Janet! Dan and I are happy you enjoyed your stay. Glad to hear you found it convenient to the town of Mendocino. Let us know when you are back for a visit! Sincerely - Dan and Laura Ringer
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Van Damme State Park
Car: recommended

Fort Bragg is about 7 miles from Mendocino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until dates are confirmed. For more information, please contact the owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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