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 $183 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?

Whether you're organizing your next big adventure with pals or a romantic escape with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Mendocino County is sure to attract you:

  • "Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home With 180 Degree Ocean View": If you're searching for somewhere in Gualala with 2 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, consider this escape. Amenities include a stovetop and wheelchair accessibility.
  • "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach": Put your bags down and your weary feet up at this top option in Manchester. It comes with 2 bedrooms, coffee and tea making facilities, a restaurant dining guide and more.

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.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

You need only set foot in one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Mendocino County to recognize that good things really do come in small packages. Efficiently designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these mini wonders deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Blue Pacific - Brand New Tiny Home Within Minutes Of The Beach And Historic Noyo Harbor". Amenities at this getaway in Fort Bragg include golf and heating.
  • "Tiny Home At Dibble Creek" offers plenty of conveniences, including a theme park and an iron and ironing board. Located in La Pietraia, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Mendocino County?

Select a charming log cabin from the many dotted in or around Mendocino County and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, vino in hand, lounging in front of a glowing fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "Rustic 1930s Log Cabin Sleeps Seven In Private Estate Setting": This superb vacation home is the ideal base for having fun in nature. Sailing and water skiing are several activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Old - Timey Comfortable Log Cabin Overlooks Buckhorn Cove": After a big day of trying out some local activities, such as kayaking and golf, put your feet up at this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Mendocino County?

Short on time but still want to get away? A weekend escape will be just what you need. Reserve a couple of nights at one of these top-rated rentals and get ready to feel revitalized when Monday rolls around:

  • "Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views" - Located in Philo, this rental offers its guests details like a stovetop and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway" - This is another superb place where you can unwind for a couple of days. Take advantage of a phone, free WiFi and more during your stay at this Philo property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Mendocino County?

If you want someplace a bit more personal than your garden-variety hotel room, you'll love our studio apartments in Mendocino County. Cook up a meal in your kitchen, watch TV on the lounge and feel right at home. Take a peek at some of our coziest studios:

  • Settle in and get comfy at "Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes From Mendocino And The Beach", situated in Mendocino. There are loads of amenities at your disposal here, including a washing machine and free WiFi.
  • With the comforts of home and offering more privacy than a huge hotel, "Cove Suite - Best Ocean Front View" is another favorite. It's located in Mendocino and comes with a water view and a beach view.

Can I find short term rentals in Mendocino County?

Mendocino County has short-term rentals that come in all styles and budgets. Enjoy some time out in an affordable cabin, a luxurious condo or whatever else tickles your fancy. Here are two popular options to consider:

  • "Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views" in Philo is a perfect place for a short-term stay. It's only a short distance from the town center, so you can easily go out and see all the top sights without having to travel too far.
  • Another welcoming option is "Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway" in Northern California. Whether you're on a quick stopover or making the most of a few days off, this vacation rental will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Mendocino County?

If you're eager to wow your someone special, take them someplace special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Mendocino County at one of these hideouts and fall in love all over again:

  • You'll feel like a regular Casanova at "Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home With 180 Degree Ocean View". This Gualala retreat is ideal for romance, with amenities like winery tours and beauty services to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, cuddle up together at "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach". A fireplace and beauty services add to the idyllic atmosphere of this Manchester property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

If you're planning a getaway to remember, don't go it alone; bring the whole crew. You'll have more fun sharing the adventure with your friends and family. These vacation rentals in Mendocino County are perfect for large groups:

  • "Serendipity - With Ocean Views And Beach Access": With 5 bedrooms, everyone can join the fun at this impressive getaway in Fort Bragg. An ocean view and a kitchen are just some of the amenities available here.
  • "Private Waterfront Home With Private Hot Tub And Central Heat": You'll get your crew's nod of approval at this Fort Bragg option which features a garden, a nearby waterfront and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily accommodate everyone you love.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Mendocino County?

Get ready to take your pick and dive right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in Mendocino County where life is cooler by the pool:

  • The pool at "Private Vineyard Guest House - Close To Dining" is guaranteed to add another layer of fun to your vacation. Located in Boonville, this rental house also features a toaster and free toiletries.
  • Roll out of bed and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at "Whale Watch House: Oceanfront/near Mendo Village" in Mendocino. A living room and a nearby bay are other amenities on offer here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

At Vrbo, we've got places that are big enough to fit the furthest reaches of your family tree. And if you'd prefer not to invite a certain aunt or uncle, just stretch your limbs and enjoy the extra space! We recommend these large family vacation rentals in Mendocino County:

  • Located in Mendocino, "Oceanfront, Beach And Coastline Views" has 5 bedrooms and can fit up to 10 guests. Quality amenities at this retreat include a travel crib and a dishwasher.
  • Or, book a stay at "Rare Beach And Ocean Front Home". This Fort Bragg fave boasts 4 bedrooms and can easily accommodate up to 8 guests. Stretch out and enjoy handy amenities like nearby birdwatching activities and a kitchen.

Drag yourselves away from your comfy stay and head to Albion River Bridge — one of Mendocino County's finest family-friendly attractions. C.V. Starr Community Center and Redwood Empire Fairgrounds are also worth a visit while you're in the area.

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