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Mendocino Village Home, Walking Distance to Restaurants, Beaches, and Shopping

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Mendocino Village / Marigold House sleeps 4


Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath Bedrooms upstairs, as is one of the bathrooms

If you want to experience the quaint village lifestyle, this home is for you. Situated in the quiet residential village of Mendocino, it's a short walk to all restaurants, grocery stores, art galleries, fine shopping, beaches, walking trails and headlands. This home has a beautiful private garden and is just steps away from spectacular ocean views. A photographer's paradise, more than 40 films and television shows have been filmed in Mendocino. The charming Victorian-style homes, water towers and dramatic ocean views make it an ideal spot for rest, relaxation, creative work and exploring nature. This home is a real gem, with cozy beds and all the amenities you'll need to rest and relax.

What people often don't realize is that October, is one of the most favorable times to visit. While all seasons offer something, October is my favorite month for the warmth of the weather, the slow down of the season (re:less crowds) and the sun that shines warm before the storms of winter.

* Marigold House can also be rented in combination with Marigold Cottage (VRBO #193980 ), a studio unit with its own kitchen, on the same property, in order to accommodate up to 6 guests total.

*I will greet you at the house to answer any questions, help you with info about the area and let you in.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible adults only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    While children are welcome, parents should know that this is a very nicely appointed home with chenille sofa's and upscale finishings. It is not "kid proof." The neighborhood is very quiet and the garden is not suitable for rambunctious play. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Two bedrooms; 1 King bed and 1 Queen bed. Both bedrooms are upstairs. Both have cozy pillow top mattresses and down comforters. Both rooms open onto a sitting area with a sofa and reclining chair that gets beautiful morning light. Perfect for reading or meditation. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs: toilet, tub, shower

    The downstairs bathroom has a double slipper tub....moreless

  • The downstairs bathroom does not have a shower, instead it has a double slipper tub. The upstairs bathroom has the shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • In addition to water sports, hiking and beaches. There are local hot tubs and spa services available in the Mendocino Village. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    The video store is located an easy walk down the street. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose docking station to play music....moreless

  • Television:

    There is internet TV only. Netflix and YouTube are provided. Other internet TV services can be accessed with your own personal PIN numbers and ID....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing


  • Dining:

    The kitchen has a table and chairs for 4 set up with an extension and chairs for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Only available for longer term renters...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in Living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant hot water heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with a separate TV viewing room adjacent....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking is available directly in front of the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Only available for longer term renters...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press coffee and tea ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is full sized and fully appointed. It does not have a microwave oven. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    two electric full sized ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We try to leave some basic items such as olive oil, salt, sugar and spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn-air gas stove top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bikes are rentable at the local Catch-A Canoe rental on Big River Beach....moreless

  • Boat:

    Whale watching tours and boat trips are available, nine miles up Hwy 1 in Fort Bragg....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two decks, one directly behind the house and one in the garden....moreless

  • Golf:

    Little River Golf Course is 5 minutes South on Hwy 1....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Catch-a Canoe at Big River rents all Kayaks and Canoes just south of town. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a lovely garden and portable lawn chairs. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are two tennis rackets provided in the house. On the weekends, the tennis courts at the local high school (walking distance) can be used. During the week, local tennis clubs are available. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,100 $6,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


The damage deposit will be refunded after guests have checked out and property is inspected. If damage has occurred, guest will be notified and repairs will be subtracted from the damage deposit with the remainder returned after repairs have occurred.

Payment in full due upon booking. Full refund minus ($50 processing fee) for cancellations 1 month prior to booking date. All other cancellations can either rebook within a 3 month period or have half of booking fees refunded.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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96 Miles
Nearest Airport
Commercial-Santa Rosa, CA ~ Little River pvt
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Patterson's or Dicks
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Skunk Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Portuguese Beach

Car: Necessary

Whilst there are many things to do in Mendocino and many magazines you will have access to, I have my favorites and recommendations for my family and friends that come is a sampling.........

Things to do in Mendo:

Walk/Stroll Mendocino headlands......there is a blow hole you can get to by walking on the headlands.

Then there is always just walking Mendo village......

Mendocino is blessed with a nice, eclectic Art Center, you can walk through it and see lots of art for sale and sculptures outside, there is a live theater and gallery on Ukiah Street....

Drive or bike to Pt Cabrillo lighthouse, there is a short hike down to it.... It is a 3 mile ride from Mendocino.

Glass Beach.....where the old dump  (one of three ocean dumps on the coast)  glass has been ground down by the ocean waves so it is smooth and pebble like.  ( largest in the world I once read is its claim). 1-1 1/2 hours

Fort Bragg Brewery.  For lunch or beer.....try old Rasputin or a Prankster, my favorites.....or go for the sampler. Don't dismay, it may be local but is distributed far and wide. Wild mushroom pizza is the best....

MacKerricher State Park, boardwalk, easy hike & whale watching.   This is just north of Fort Bragg, well signed.

Montgomery Woods State Park.....this is a 45 minute or so drive on the Comptche Ukiah road, you'll feel lost but you aren't, just keep going, it is well signed. If you reach Ukiah, you've missed it but was obviously doing other things to distract you.......Largest trees on earth, 14 foot at the base.....beautiful creek lined valley.   2 hour round trip drive 1-2 hours there.   4 total.... pack a lunch, there are bathrooms (pit style, albiet nice) and picnic tables to hang out at.

Hendy Woods State Park..........short hikes through the famous huge awe-inspiring redwood trees if you don't want to commit the time to Montgomery Woods.

Blow Hole at Russian Gulch.......Blow hole behind little River Cemetery.....make it a blow hole visiting day; by first visiting the one on the Mendocino Headlands, then the one at Russian Gulch headlands, if you walk towards the ocean, you'll find it.....then the one behind the cemetery at Little River. Park at the cemetery or the Little River Store and walk behind the cemetery and you'll find it.

For steam engine aficionados, the Skunk Train.....half a day thru second growth redwoods next to the river.  Can bring a Picnic Basket (cooler) & beer/wine on train.....

Fort Bragg walking of small eclectic shops.   Franklin & Laurel Streets....Walk thru train station shop & The Depot; shops, eatery, train displays and wine tasting....

Walk thru The old Company Store; now made into shops and eateries......large old growth redwood building with lots of old pictures.....Dine upstairs at the Bistro.....

Go thru The Guest House Museum....old growth redwood home built way back when the lumber company was in its heyday....donated to the City....

Noyo Harbor for lunch??  Or drive down to see where "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel filmed parts of the movie....or Sea Pal Cove, the freshest fish and the great beer on tap....Bourbon Barrel Brewed stout......yummmm...

Long or short hikes available.....coastal headlands, redwoods, in the middle of the forest to tall old growth forest....or over an old train trestle, made for pedestrians....(this is near glass beach)......turn north past Glass Beach area and park at the end. You can also walk or ride all the way to MacKerricker.....its only 3 miles.....

(Very) Short hike in Pygmy forests ( maybe a good one-short stunted tress that live in alkaline soil......).  Boardwalk hike,very short 15-20 minutes drive there...Or, you can bring two cars, park one at Van Damm beach parking lot and drive up the Little River Airport Road till you see it around 3 miles up on the right. Take this trail to Van Damm and thru Fern Canyon, walk to your car. One way with the car shuttle. You may also chose to do the loop, the hill really isn't that bad.

Botanical Gardens.....beautiful landscaped area & walk to bluffs along a creek.....can bring picnic lunch & beer/ to members of other gardens if included in the reciprocal program, which include hundreds of gardens, so bring your local Botanical Gardens card (membership here is $50.00 a year). This is a gem for our coast, the only Botanical Garden to boast ocean frontage. Many collections to impress you.....the most visited attraction on the coast. Its place on the list means nothing.....

Pacific Star winery north of Fort Bragg on the coast.....can bring a picnic lunch....Beautiful scenery.....Great rough coastal area....Its north of Fort Bragg by a few committed miles brings you to an expanse of coast that is breathtaking (as if it weren't already). Taste wine for $5., buy your favorite and head out to the headlands area where there are picnic tables and an expansive Mendocino ocean view......enjoy......


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Our family has been both permanent residents and part-time residents of Mendocino for the past 25 years. We have lived both in the village and outside the village. We love the village setting the most for vacationing. The slower, quiet pace of Mendocino along with the fresh ocean air and the sounds of the ocean waves at night, seem to be the perfect "soul food" for us.

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
This particular house was moved to where it sits on May 14,1870 making it one of the oldest homes in town. We purchased the home in 2005 and did a complete renovation / remodel of the home and property. It is a charming Cottage Style Victorian home and by giving it the restoration it deserved, we felt we were contributing to the community and town that we loved. Having enjoyed it as our own private vacation home, we are now ready to share it with others who will appreciate its unique charm.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This particular home is on a double lot and has two private decks both behind the main house and out in the garden. Because the house is a block or two inland from the headlands, it is shielded from the cooler ocean breezes which provides more available days to BBQ and sit outside in the garden. We love the charming village lifestyle and this home provides all the amenities with privacy and access to everything we need while there.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Mendocino Village / Marigold House sleeps 4

    Mendocino Village / Marigold House sleeps 4

  • View of Marigold house from garden

    View of Marigold house from garden

  • Garden View from Living room

    Garden View from Living room

  • Kitchen, overlooking the garden

    Kitchen, overlooking the garden

  • Stairway to bedrooms and view from TV room to Living room.

    Stairway to bedrooms and view from TV room to Living room.

  • Sitting area upstairs

    Sitting area upstairs

  • Double Slipper Tub

    Double Slipper Tub

  • Mendocino Village and Big River Bay

    Mendocino Village and Big River Bay

  • Big River Beach at sunset

    Big River Beach at sunset

  • Gunnera at Mendocino Botanical Gardens

    Gunnera at Mendocino Botanical Gardens

  • Sea Palms at MacKerricher State park...north of Ft Bragg

    Sea Palms at MacKerricher State park...north of Ft Bragg

  • Second bedroom with a queen bed and down comforter.

    Second bedroom with a queen bed and down comforter.

  • Front Gate

    Front Gate

  • Garden view from Living room.

    Garden view from Living room.

  • Living room panorama

    Living room panorama

  • TV viewing room

    TV viewing room

  • Stairs


  • King bed in main bedroom with down comforter. This room is facing the back.

    King bed in main bedroom with down comforter. This room is facing the back.

  • Headlands view just down the street from Marigold House

    Headlands view just down the street from Marigold House

  • Mendocino Village from headlands

    Mendocino Village from headlands

  • Westport Union Landing State Park, North of Ft Bragg

    Westport Union Landing State Park, North of Ft Bragg

  • The Dahlia garden at Mendocino Botanical Gardens

    The Dahlia garden at Mendocino Botanical Gardens

  • Once in awhile a gang of boats will be in our bay....

    Once in awhile a gang of boats will be in our bay....

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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