Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Mendocino County that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $200 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Mendocino County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore California's coast in Mendocino County

Choose a Mendocino County vacation rental to enjoy beautiful ocean views and a serene slice of California life. This laid-back county on California's northern coast is home to some prime stretches of shoreline, acres of scented redwood forests that beg to be explored, and many great local producers of wine, craft beer and artisan olive oils. This is a tasty spot from which to explore the beautiful beaches of California's "secret coast" and the miles of local scenic hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Drive the scenic byways for glorious views, or pick up the nearby wine routes of Mendocino, Napa Valley and Sonora Valley.

Things to do

History and heritage in Mendocino County

You'll find some great local museums and fun, family-friendly attractions on the doorstep of your Mendocino County vacation rental. The Chandelier Tree in Leggett, California is a Mendocino County landmark. This giant redwood tree was cut in the 1930s to allow cars to drive through it. Taking the steam train from Fort Bragg or Willits on the "Skunk Train" heritage railroad is another fun family day out. Discover more about the railroad's history at the Roots of Motive Power Railroad History Project Exhibition in Willits. Or, for a change of pace, the official wine association for Mendocino County is located in Ukiah. You can pick up details of Mendocino wine and brewery tours and local wine trails here.

Activities

Mendocino County's blissful beaches

There's an array of beautiful beaches to explore close to Mendocino County vacation rentals. The pretty cove of Caspar Headland State Natural Reserve, between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, is a rugged, undeveloped stretch of golden sand popular for fishing and for whale watching. The gently sloping sands of MacKerricher State Park are also recommended for anglers and whale-fanciers. You can also sometimes see seal pups basking on the sands. The Point Arena Lighthouse is another renowned whale-watching location. As well as keeping an eye out for the graceful creatures from the bluff, visitors can take one of the daily lighthouse tours to enjoy incredible ocean views.

Weather

Mendocino County through the year

With mild winters and pleasant summer highs maxing out in the 70s, Mendocino County enjoys the perfect year-round climate for making the most of the wonderful outdoor activities on offer. There are plenty of seasonal events to enjoy too. Every June, the small town of Willits hosts the Frontier Days and Rodeo, the oldest continuous rodeo in the state. It's a family-friendly weekend of rodeo, roping, barrel racing and cowboy poetry. Meanwhile, in January, historic Fort Bragg's Mendocino Crab, Wine and Beer Festival is a true gastronomic treat. Fort Bragg is also the location of Mendocino's Whale Festival each March, when visitors are invited to whale watch from Pomo Bluffs Park.

Natural features

Get outdoors in Mendocino County

Paddling down Big River, which runs through Mendocino County, is a wonderful way to spend a warm summer's day. Spot birds and wildlife on the shore, relax on the sparkling waters and enjoy this peaceful, scenic route. Big River and its lakes, reservoirs and streams are also popular with anglers fishing for steelhead trout, bullhead or blue catfish. Big River State Park offers hikers an opportunity to enjoy the riverside – keep an eye out for river otters, herons and other wildlife. Close by, Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, offers hikers and opportunity to explore coastal redwood groves and leafy fern forest.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mendocino County?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 622 vacation rentals around Mendocino County. From 552 house rentals to 73 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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