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Mendocino Village Home, Walking distance to restaurants, beaches, and shopping

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

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
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Zelda

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.

Zelda purchased this house in 2005

Why Zelda chose North Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mendocino Village Home, Walking distance to restaurants, beaches, and shopping
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful property--beautiful, quiet, cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, right in the village. Short drives to great hiking trails and stunning views of the crashing waves of the sea.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Marigold House was the ideal home to stay at during our trip to Mendocino. The property was clean and well-maintained. The excellent location was in walking distance to the ocean, shops, and restaurants. We only had to drive to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - a must see! I would recommend this place to couples or friends looking for a relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect house rental -- second time here.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house is great -- its location in the town, its amenities, and the proximity to local restaurants and and recreational facilities in the area. For once, a rental house where neither of us had any complaints! The real proof here is that is was the second time we rented this property, and with luck, we will be back for another relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Chicago, IL

Perfect spot to enjoy Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the Mendocino headlands, and the Marigold House was the perfect spot for our family to check out Mendocino. We took lots of walks, hikes and strolls in the town and surrounding area. Had a great meal at nearby Flow, with a great view of the Pacific, and had great pizza at Frankies. House was perfect for us, clean and quiet and lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Beautifully renovated, quiet place.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a jewel of Mendocino. Beautifully renovated, clean and spacious. A couple of minutes walk to the coastline and the convenience store on the main street.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Haven of dreams and rest!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our stay in Mendocino. Located handily to all our events for our daughter's wedding, it provided comfort and beautiful surroundings. It was a lovely place for our friends and family to gather. The layout of the house, the fully equipped kitchen, the comfort of the was all a little like a dream home. Zelda made us feel welcome and was readily available for suggestions and information. Well maintained, gorgeous home. Thank you for making our trip to Mendocino so memorable. We will definitely dream of our return to Marigold House and Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Commercial-Santa Rosa, CA ~ Little River pvt
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Patterson's or Dicks
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
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......


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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Downstairs - toilet , tub , shower , The downstairs bathroom has a double slipper tub.
  • The downstairs bathroom does not have a shower, instead it has a double slipper tub. The upstairs bathroom has the shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
In addition to water sports, hiking and beaches. There are local hot tubs and spa services available in the Mendocino Village.

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