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MENDO VILLAGE, 30+ days. Private, unique artists home and location, ocean view

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Victorian on the outside, modern eclectic loft on the inside, ocean views

Dilkusha, “Palace of Hearts Delight”, is a one of a kind unique artists home on a double lot in the best location in Mendocino Village. This historic house is privately situated on the quiet northwest corner of the village. With panoramic views overlooking the Mendocino Headlands State Park and the Pacific Ocean, this location is unparalleled.

The inside is completely remodeled from the foundation to the roof, in a modern loft style, with large open spaces and vaulted ceilings. From the oak floors and white walls, to the large pine beams, this incredible home with windows and French doors all around, is always filled with light. It is eclectically furnished in a shabby chic - mid century vibe, with lots of art, sculptures, books and DVD’s.

This 2,600’ two story home, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The upstairs consists of a 600 square foot master suite, which makes up the entire second floor. It has an open plan with vaulted ceilings, a bathtub/sink and enclosed toilet. There are views from three sides, overlooking the bay of Mendocino to the south, the ocean to the west, and north across state park up the coast to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. Downstairs, there is a junior suite with an adjoining bathroom that is also accessible from the hallway. The open downstairs living space consists of three areas; the TV/lounge room, the dining/sitting area, and a bar and fully equipped kitchen. The latter two, are in a room 34 feet long. One small room will remain locked with the owner’s personal belongings.

The house is quickly heated with propane forced air system and there is also a gas fireplace. There are two outdoor dining areas, a barbeque, two sitting areas as well as a Jacuzzi. Beautiful redwood decks and gardens wrap around the entire house. The large adjoining field has a horseshoe pit and is a great place to also set up the volleyball net, play bocce ball or hit golf balls.

More Details

Jennifer Taylor
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Jennifer Taylor

For me, life is ART. Born and raised in Northern California, I studied at the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles before moving to Paris, France in 1979, where I was based for over twenty years. I have traveled extensively throughout the world and in addition to Paris, have lived primarily in Spain, New York and Mendocino.

I have worked as a fashion model, singer/songwriter, small business owner, real estate developer, interior designer, event planner and mixed media artist.

You can check out more about me at my website


Jennifer Taylor purchased this house in 1988

Why Jennifer Taylor chose Mendocino

Dilkusha is the only house and location of it's kind in either the village of Mendocino or the surrounding area. I remodeled this house from the ground up myself and have loved and enjoyed it as a home base since 1990. Now as I spend more time in other locations, I am for the first time willing to share my wonderful space with others. I am looking for just the right people to care and enjoy her as I have and will continue to do.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic, private, quiet location with the village of Mendocino and the Headlands State Park just outside the front gate.


Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tub has vintage fixtures with telephone shower attachment.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Tub has vintage fixtures with telephone shower attachment.
  • 1) Upstairs open bath area with tub & enclosed toilet 2) There are two separate sinks and cabinets with a 6' clawfoot bathtub in-between. Glass block enclosed shower on one side, toilet on the other. Another door accesses the hallway for guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1) Upstairs 600 square ft. master suite with Cal kind bed 2) Downstairs junior suite with queen bed and adjoining bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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MENDO VILLAGE, 30+ days. Private, unique artists home and location, ocean view
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our blissful stay in Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the better part of three months in Mendocino this summer, staying at Jennifer Taylor's Dilushka House. The house is situated on the western edge of the village surrounded by the Mendocino Headlands State Park, looking out at the ocean. There can not be a better location in the village, nor could there be a more beautiful house. It's an historical Victorian that's been brilliantly renovated, creating a wide open floor plan with very tall ceilings, and big luxurious windows everywhere. Upstairs is a 600 square foot master bedroom with very tall ceilings, and a bathtub fit fir a queen. as this all wasn't enough, one learns over a long stay, that this owner runs a very very tight ship. The house is furnished aesthetically for optimal comfort, and practical use. anything one might want in the way of kitchen implements or tools, to towels and bedding, (the list goes on and on) you'll find it. Staying at Dilushka is like living in the fine decisions over decades, of an extremely gifted owner. we found Jennifer to be as sweet and responsive as a person can be. Anyone lucky enough to stay at Dilushka will certainly feel the great privilege of the rarest of places, while at the same time be spoiled, as they'll never find that is for rent anywhere, ever, as spectacular as this one!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Mendocino at the Dilushka house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic stay at Jennifer's Dilushka Victorian home in Mendocino this summer. We decided to stay at first a month and then extending to three as we were so pleased with the accommodations, the location and the happiness that we were experiencing staying there. With all the amenities and aesthetics in place, this wonderful abode fulfilled all our expectations and beyond. The open floor plan on the ground floor, is great for full ocean viewing and cooking in her splendid kitchen added to our divine experience.Basically, she thought of everything and gave us wonderful tips on restaurants, hikes, yoga, right down to where do you get a decent hair cut!

Highly recommended, this house is well loved and you feel it the moment you enter the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Electricity, gas, bi weekly cleaning and final cleaning will be deducted from the deposit. I will need to wait for electric and gas bills to arrive (the 4th of every month), before I can return remaining portion of deposit. Bi weekly cleaning is approx $100. The final clean will be more because of washing sheets and towels. It will also depend on the condition the house is left in. The closer it is to how you found it, the cheaper the clean!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.