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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:
March 20, 2018

About Hank

Sweetwater Vacation Home Rentals


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


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Spectacular 2-storey vacation home on an ocean-facing bluff near Mendocino
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 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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Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property is impeccably clean and beautifully designed. The bed is really comfortable for a VRBO, and you can't ask for more than brand new appliances throughout. We brought our dog, and they even provided us with a welcome basket for her, complete with her own towel, extra sheets for furniture, and a few dog treats (very thoughtful!)

A few small details kept me from giving a full 5 stars:

1) I agree with a previous comment that the kitchen is so minimally stocked, that it would make it difficult for anyone to do any cooking, even the basics. They have incredible cookware, but not as much as oil or flour to get you started. Luckily, we saw that review before arriving, and since we live in driving distance, we brought all the supplies needed, but I think this should be made clear to guests beforehand, since I consider it one of the biggest benefits to renting houses instead of staying in a hotel.

2) The living room/lounge furniture is not very comfortable. It's beautiful! But not pleasant to sit in for long stretches, like if you want to read a book or watch a movie.

Besides these small inconveniences, the place is really spectacular. We would definitely stay here again! Sadly we had to leave a day early for a family emergency, so we really feel like we missed out on truly indulging in this wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathryn, Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Star House Lodge! You are so right about a good bed :), makes a huge difference in the world of comfort & relaxation! Your input is definitely important, & we will absolutely take it all into consideration. We look forward to having you & your family as guests again in the future! Until then, happy travels! Sincerely, Sarah Rowe Front Desk Sweetwater Inn & Spa
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. What a beautiful place to bring in the new year. The house was very well equipped, clean and modern. The views were spectacular and so lovely to have beach access.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Reshma ~ Happy New Year!! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for staying with us and the kind words on your review. Hope you visit us in 2018!! We have many beautiful vacation rentals I think you would also enjoy. Take care, Eileen
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Lodi, California

Beautiful views and design!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little place right on the water! We really enjoyed the privacy, beachfront views and beautiful design of the spaces. Two easy recommendations to make this place even better: Either provide basic cooking items (i.e. olive oil, coffee filters) or let guests know before check-in that they'll need to provide everything including basic staples and condiments. Second, would help to have a quick reference guide on the house (i.e. operating the fireplace, how to turn off motion sensor in bathroom during showers so you don't bathe in the dark, how to use direct TV and access Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc).

We will definitely be back...thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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