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Spectacular 2-storey vacation home on an ocean-facing bluff near Mendocino

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Ocean Front - Pet Friendly

The Star House Lodge is a remarkable property just 9 miles north of Mendocino Village in South Fort Bragg, CA, located on a bluff directly overlooking the rugged and rock-strewn shore of the Pacific Ocean.

** Please check-in at 44840 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460 **

Besides stunning views, this newly remodeled house features a queen-sized bed in the downstairs bedroom and a cleverly designed queen-sized Murphy bed in the upstairs living area. The full kitchen is completely stocked and has a full west-facing window-counter so that you can keep and eye out for migrating whales or feeding otters.

The house comes complete with a gas-fireplace, DirectTV downstairs and upstairs, free Wi-Fi, and toll-free telephone service.

Because of its location right on the bluff overlooking the ocean, children can only be allowed on the property after a "Waiver of Responsibility" is signed, which states that the parent or guardian of the children will be responsible for their welfare.

The pounding surf can be awfully tempting...

A $300 refundable damage-deposit and a $125 cleaning fee apply.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Hank

Sweetwater Vacation Home Rentals


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Little River Golf Course, Little River, CA
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Skunk Train, Fort Bragg, CA
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hare Creek Beach, Fort Bragg, CA
Car: necessary

The Star House Lodge is located just 9 miles north of the village of Mendocino and within easy walking distance of Hare Creek Beach.


Fort Bragg Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted, charged at $45
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed in downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 murphy bed , Queen murphy bed in upstairs sitting room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spectacular 2-storey vacation home on an ocean-facing bluff near Mendocino
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Tremendous experience!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to relax! Beautiful home, fantastic views, magnificent sunset. Wildlife and ocean access to private cove made it even better, we hope to be able to come back soon, thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martin for taking the time to write such a great review! You've been so appreciative, we loved hosting you. Take care and see you soon!
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Berkeley, CA

Superb Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful vacation home. Tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean, and convenient. The ocean view is fabulous. We pulled three deck chairs to the edge of the coast, drank prosecco, and soaked in the view.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback!!
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Lovely rental with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

This vacation home is lovely and has amazing views of the Mendocino coast. It is great for a couple, or maybe for a family; it is similar to a family suite in that there is one bedroom, and then the second bed (which folds down, Murphy Bed) is open to the kitchen and living room area. All the finishings are new and very nice. My one knock on the place is that the internet was poor. Of course you don't come to a place like this to be on the internet, but it was impossible to do work and hard to even load a news article. Otherwise it was perfect and I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello William, Thank you for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed the Star House Lodge. We are looking into the internet situation which is usually good at that location so thanks for letting us know. Hank Sweetwater Properties
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Los Alamitos, CA


  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with an amazing location... We stayed for 3 nights and loved it. The entire property must be at least 3 acres, so the privacy is insane. The house is beautifully decorated and you can tell it was fairly recently done. What the other reviews don't fully explain is the beach access. You literally have your own staircase down to the beach/cove that NOBODY has access to unless they were to swim around the point to get there. There were deer roaming the property every day and hawks flying overhead constantly, and whales right out front on a regular basis. Overall Excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your experience at The Star House Lodge in such a positive way. We are thrilled you enjoyed this special location! Hank
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Bethesda, Maryland

Amazing views! Beautiful get away.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property and would definitely stay again. Top of the line luxury. Access to a private beach and an area in the back yard where you can have a bon fire while staring at the stars. The only wrinkle was that it was not clear that you had to pick up/drop off the keys at the property manager's office first, located in Mendocino, CA.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michael, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Star House Lodge. We ironed out the wrinkle you mentioned and now VRBO informs guests of the check in policy prior to arrival. Hope to see you again in the future. Sweetwater owner
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We were amazed by the view and property! Very clean! Very nice kitchen. Very comfortable sleep. The beach access so that we could beach-comb might actually make us forget any issues we had! We stayed in this area a couple years ago and have used VRBO too many times to count over the years. I have never offered a review but we utilize them so very much, I felt I should. I could not give 5 stars for a few reasons. There were a few amenities that we really missed. Hard to list them in order of priority but if I had to the lack of a washer and dryer is major. One of the many reasons we rent houses verses other options is so that we may do laundry as we wish. We did not notice until after we booked, but honestly we missed it...not sure if it would keep us from renting this property again...The absence of a grill definitely was a negative. With such an amazing view and lovely property we could not see leaving every night for unfortunately we went and bought a little grill. Disappointingly, when we called to ask if there were a grill in storage, the person that answered responded "not that I am aware of". We waited a few hours in hopes that he checked to be sure and might call us back or bring one, but unfortunately he did not. There was no blender and we often use one while on vacation-have never stayed anywhere where there was not one available. And finally there were not very many towels and wash is possible we use more than most-but when there is no washer and dryer- it was an issue. Finally, we had a wonderful vacation and hope that this review helps others and the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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