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'Westport Landship'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Rental Requests now being taken.

Now, you have the unique opportunity to stay in one of Westports infamous 'tall houses.' The 'Westport Landship' exhibits one-of-a-kind breathtaking views from every room of the beautiful Mendocino coastline. Sip wine by the old-fashioned wood fireplace in the expansive great room and watch the waves crash on the rocks below through the coastline window wall. Tickle the keys of the vintage piano that came around the cape in the early 1900's. Cooks will love the landship's galley with its mahogany cabinets, stainless steel countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and a full eating bar. Beachcomers, Abalone divers and Fisherman alike will love the outside shower and easy access for cleanup after the beach through the exterior accessed lower level bathroom.

Now wind yourself up the spectacular circular staircase to the sleeping deck of the glorious landship. Kids love to bunk up together in the spacious dormer room and game area. As for the two front 'private cabins'!! (see attached pictures as the view is absolutely breathtaking) The Captain's Cabin includes its own wood burning fireplace, while the Cape Mendocino Cabin rounds out a 180 degree view of the Lost Coast and beyond. Both front cabins feature awning style windows to open up and let the songs of the sea play through the restful sleep-filled nights. The spacious bathroom with its tiled-in shower featuring another breathtaking view of the breakers is capped off with its old-fashioned 'claw foot' tub that of course features its own unobstructed view of the waters below. Now, peek through thy porthole and venture on up to your own third story 'Lighthouse' and 'Widow's Walk.'

Watch the whales from the lookout deck and take in the full 360 degree panoramic view. Slipping back into the third story 'hidden' attic room completes this 'Victorian Landship' on the ocean from the inside.

The outside features the 'nautical' accents and the grand 'Victorian' of the olden days when Westport was in its glory days of the 1800's. Play croquet, read a book, or just watch the waves from the grass-covered ocean bluff yard and redwood deck. Cook your day's catch on the bricked B-B-Q grill off the rear deck. A nice walk down your own private pathway to the bluff edge brings in the sea and all its glory.

Our owner's group now can approve your pet on a 'case-by-case' basis, upon application approval the 'Landship' now welcomes your dog alike in the yard area, the garage, and on the first floor level, as well as the surrounding grounds.

Once you've experienced your own private cruise on the 'Westport Landship', your family will never want to sail elsewhere. This vacation will indeed be included in your 'Best of Times.'

Keywords: House, Ocean Front, Mendocino, Beach House, Ocean Views, Ft. Bragg, Westport

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About The Owner

Westport 'Landship', an unforgettable experience ! Thomas Bangs and family decided to create a 'step back in time' for this unique home on the Mendocino coast. Thomas designs and builds homes throughout the northern California area from Lake Tahoe to the Mendocino coast. Concentrating on the Napa Valley region, the trip up to Westport became a passion for the whole family. We immediately fell in love with the uniqueness of the small town of Westport. We felt we stepped back to a time where things were simpler and easier in life. The family decided to design and have built, TPB Signature Homes came up from the Napa region for the constuction in 2005, a nautical old tyme feeling home of the 1800's from the design, through construction and on into the antique furnishings. We welcome all to our home, and hope when you do come aboard the 'Landship', you do feel like a refreshing step back into time and enjoy a break from our sometimes too fast lane lives. Welcome Aboard Mates !!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Westport

Ocean Front Property, a wonderful step back in time !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning Thomas,

We really enjoyed our time at the 'Landship'. The house was very comfortable and well set up for a family holiday, and of course, the location and view were stunning. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes and cookware and serving pieces for our group - especially important because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I appreciated the detailed instructions for how to use the appliances and thermostats. The dorm room was perfect for a group of cousins to take over and enjoy. We had a great time in this beautiful home! Thanks too, for your very organized approach to renting the 'Landship'!


Julianne Stafford

ps, Thanks for the return stay coupon, too.
Nov 2010
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Westport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fireplaces (2), Full Kitchen (Galley), Games,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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'Westport Landship'
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I rented the Landship for a Thanksgiving visit with my daughters and their family. Everyone had an awesome time. The house is great. It's wonderful to wake up to the ocean view from the bedrooms. I was also able to spend time with my grand puppies and even they had a great time. With so much around to do this is an awesome location. We would love to come back in the summer months when it's a little warmer. The only thing I would change is the kitchen is small for 3 people to be working in but we made it work. Everything a person needs is here to use for inside and outside activities. Thanks for such a beautiful home available for us to make some incredible memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the review, the Landship is a special place for families to spend some time away! we look forward to you return as we could tell your care for the Landship was as ours is. until we meet up again, safe travels, Cheers! Thomas
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Gorgeous and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed! Thomas has made this beach front retreat so comfortable. We absolutely loved it! The beach (which you access by a very steep set of stairs) is private -- there was literally no one on the beach the entire weekend and it is stunning! The beds were so comfortable especially the "cabins" and they face the windows --- such a great set up! The art work and decorations are fun and interesting and it all goes together so well. The claw foot tub was super cute and the kids 5 twin beds is perfect for a family. We had everything we needed. The fire place was so cozy every night after being out in the sun and sea air. The secret bedroom was by far the coolest thing ever. The teenage girls hid away at night and loved it. Totally amazing property and the North Coast is such beautiful country. Loved it!!! Thanks for having us Thomas. Kathryn and family -- great 50th birthday weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathryn, Ahhhh, yes, the Landship experience! Thank you for your visit and glad it all went so well. We loved having you here for our guests. Safe travels Cheers! Thomas
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Yuba city ca


  • 5 of 5

Beyond expectation nothing left out had 4 generations for my 60 th birthday everything is here just bring your clothes and food only thing we missed was a large stock pot for pasta

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, So glad your stay was so nice. It is a beautiful place for beautiful times! Thomas, p.s. oh, also, there are two stock pots located in the cabinet over the refrigerator .... :)
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whales, wine and beautiful weather!

  • 5 of 5

Went to the Landship for the weekend and had absolutely perfect weather! Sun was shining, whales were sighted and just had the most relaxing wonderful weekend on the coast! Love the views, fireplace, and we even got mussels and cooked them up with some local wine from Pacific Star winery and it was magical! Cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California


  • 4 of 5

Our family rented The Westport Landship to celebrate a 40th birthday in January. We were a little nervous about weather conditions, etc... being January and all... but it was perfect. Some of the best tide pooling we've done... just a short drive to some amazing hiking... the views from the Landship are breathtaking. The cabin on top of the house does require you to walk outside to get to... and the second shower is on the other side of the garage... but barring these two... so many other amenities are there, just enjoy! Thank you Thomas!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahoy Matey ........ Jim, the crew at the Westport "Landship" thanks you..... glad to hear you had a great time aboard !
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San Francisco, CA

An incredible house and setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a family birthday and had such a spectacular time at the Landship.

The views from the house are incredible and all the facilities there made it very easy to feel at home.

One thing I hadn't considered is that it does get windy on the coast, so the BBQ we had hoped for couldn't happen as the outside grill wouldn't catch alight.

Thomas was very helpful in answering all my annoying questions and the photos give you just a taste of what an incredible place it is.

Only bad thing was that the few days weren't long enough!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
185 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Abolone Pub
Nearest Golf
32 Metres
Little River Golf
Nearest Restaurant
150 Miles
Westport Hotel
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Poppy Seed Beach
Car: necessary

Tide-pooling, Abalone diving, Movie House, Bowling, Art Shows, Live Music, Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, Just plain relaxing, (no need to leave!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee (1-10) $180
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pets consideration on case by case basis.
Peak Season ; "stay 6 nights and get 7th night free"
Semi Peak Season ; "stay 5 nights and get the 6th night free"
Off Peak Season ; "stay 4 nights and get the 5th night free"

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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