Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Mendocino County, US 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 $191 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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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.


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.


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.

What are the top vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

Chic villas, unique houseboats and cozy cottages — everyone's dream escape is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that tempts you among our top vacation rentals in Mendocino County:

  • Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach: If you're after a comfy space in Manchester, this rental won't disappoint. It comes with 2 bedrooms and quality amenities including a hair dryer and heating.
  • Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views: Stay a few nights or more at this option in Elk and you'll have access to a boat, games and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Mendocino County vacation rental for you.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Mendocino County?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Mendocino County and experience the buzzing local vibe:

  • Make Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes From Mendocino And The Beach your home for a few days or more. This appealing vacation rental comes with amenities including WiFi and free toiletries.
  • Cove Suite - Best Ocean Front View is another tempting choice. Get comfortable and take advantage of a nearby beach, towels and more.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and do some sightseeing, there's plenty to keep you amused around Mendocino County. Into culture? Check out 2nd Space Theater and Fresno Philharmonic.

Can I find short term rentals in Mendocino County?

From modern apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Mendocino County:

  • For a memorable vacation, settle in at Rustic Cabin In Dry Creek Valley With Beautiful Views. It's nice and close to the center of Mendocino County, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at Mendo Village Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse. This centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Mendocino County?

Renting a cabin in Mendocino County is the perfect way to reconnect with the family. Rally the troops and check out these awesome options:

  • Rustic Cabin In Dry Creek Valley With Beautiful Views - Book a weekend or more at this retreat in Wine Country. Amenities like towels and a hair dryer will help make your stay nice and comfortable.
  • Kona Cabin In The Redwoods - Craft some magic memories together at this popular cabin. Located in Mendocino County, it provides guests with cable/satellite TV services, a nearby beach and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Mendocino County vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

From cute cottages to sprawling villas to everything in between, we've got properties in all shapes and sizes. If you don't need a whole lot of room, one of our one-bedroom vacation rentals might be just the ticket:

  • Escape on your own or chill with friends at Rustic Cabin In Dry Creek Valley With Beautiful Views in Wine Country. When you're not checking out nearby attractions, make good use of air conditioning and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Another comfy choice is Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes From Mendocino And The Beach in Mendocino County. A stovetop and a kitchen are among its useful amenities.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

Whether you're chasing a two-bedroom property for an extended getaway or just a day or two, we'll help you score the perfect pad. Here are some of our favorite properties in Mendocino County for you to consider:

  • Slip easily into vacay mode at Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach. A boat and a washing machine are a few of the many great amenities you'll have available to you at this two-bedroom retreat in Manchester.
  • Another popular property is Mendo Village Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse in Mendocino. It features coffee and tea making facilities, a living room and many other extras.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

It feels so nice to be part of a big family or friend group — until it comes time to find a vacation home that'll fit everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has a selection of three-bedroom options in Mendocino County that'll put out the welcome mat for your crew:

  • Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views in Elk will get the stamp of approval from your guests. Along with enough room to stretch out, it features a range of quality amenities, including towels and a balcony.
  • Foreverview Side To Side Views Hear The Sea Lions in Fort Bragg is another top three-bedroom retreat. Stay here and take advantage of an ice maker, pet-friendly services and more.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in Mendocino County?

There's something so comforting about shutting your eyes and listening to a roaring fire. If the thought of roasting marshmallows beneath a starry sky is heaven to you, take a look at these wonderful getaways in Mendocino County:

  • Stay a few days at Oceanfront, Beach And Coastline Views and you'll be able to relax and unwind in front of a crackling fire every night. This property in Mendocino comes with nearby birdwatching activities and a games room, as well as a lovely fire pit.
  • Or, make yourself at home at Pelican Point, Dramatic Ocean And Coast Views, which also offers a fire pit. Other amenities at this popular property in Mendocino Coast include a fitness facility and outdoor furniture.

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