Discover a selection of 215 vacation rentals in Mendocino, CA 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $124 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Mendocino. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Mendocino
Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Mendocino

Enjoy the live music and other features of Mendocino. Well-liked for its seaside, beaches and gardens, this city is both walkable and relaxing. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Mendocino

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Mendocino a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skunk Train (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Mendocino Coast Massage (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Roederer Estate (21 mi / 33.8 km)
  • Navarro Vineyard and Winery (22.3 mi / 35.9 km)
  • Claudia Springs Winery (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Handley Cellars Winery (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Mendocino

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 56°F.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Mendocino

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Mendocino. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mendocino Headlands State Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Big River (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Agate Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Russian Gulch State Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Van Damme State Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mendocino?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Mendocino:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like towels and outdoor furniture at "Dramatic, Romantic Oceanfront Home With 180 Degree Ocean View". Situated around 35 miles from Mendocino, this leading option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach", which is around 20 miles from Mendocino. With 2 bedrooms, a balcony and a video library, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Mendocino?

For a completely different vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Mendocino. We warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of these miniature digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Blue Pacific - Brand New Tiny Home Within Minutes Of The Beach And Historic Noyo Harbor". This retreat in Fort Bragg packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as off-street parking options and an oven.
  • "Cochito - An Us Coast Guard Themed Tiny Home In The Heart Of The Historic Noyo Harbor" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as a nearby beach and a living room. Located in Fort Bragg, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed property.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to escape for a couple of days. Skip out of work early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Mendocino:

  • Make yourself at home at "Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway". Located roughly 8 miles to the south of Mendocino, it has all you need for a relaxing stay, including a fireplace and nearby ecotour services.
  • Alternatively, throw a few clothes in your overnight bag and head off to "Mendo Village Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse". This great getaway is around 0.1 miles west of Mendocino and has free WiFi and nearby ecotour services.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mendocino?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days exploring the area and your nights relaxing in your cozy hideaway. These getaways in or near Mendocino are guaranteed to please:

  • Escape on your own or take a friend along to "Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes From Mendocino And The Beach". You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal, including a restaurant dining guide and a phone.
  • Another excellent property is "Cove Suite - Best Ocean Front View". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a boat, a nearby waterfront and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mendocino?

Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin or a house to fit the entire family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these escapes in or near Mendocino:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Mendo Village Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse" is a terrific choice. It's not far from the center of Mendocino, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top attractions.
  • "Oceanfront, Beach And Coastline Views" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mendocino?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Mendocino that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Located around 20 miles from Mendocino, "Shalimere Near 180° Ocean View Home 75 Yards From The Bluff At Irish Beach" is a perfect place for starry-eyed couples. Winery tours and a fireplace are some of the many amenities here.
  • "Oceanfront Vacation Home - Spectacular Views" is another terrific option that's sure to impress. It's about 14 miles from Mendocino and comes with a nearby bay and winery tours.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Mendocino?

Vacation with others and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous getaway with buddies or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Mendocino:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and an ocean view make "Serendipity - With Ocean Views And Beach Access" a group favorite. This property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the center of Mendocino, it's around 17 miles away to the north.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Private Waterfront Home With Private Hot Tub And Central Heat" makes it easy to do that. Located around 17 miles to the north of Mendocino, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A garden and a water view are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Mendocino and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your flamingo floatie:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "Whale Watch House: Oceanfront/near Mendo Village". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as cable/satellite TV services and a garden.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or enjoying peaceful moments beside the water at "Secluded House With Wifi". This vacation rental is another guest favorite and comes with nearby whale-watching activities, a TV and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Mendocino? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Mendocino vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Mendocino?

You'll always have more fun sharing those precious memories with the ones you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family get-together or celebrating a special occasion with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Mendocino:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Oceanfront, Beach And Coastline Views", which has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. This escape is around 4 miles to the north of Mendocino and comes with amenities such as a fridge and a toaster.
  • Another great option is "Rare Beach And Ocean Front Home". This property is 8 miles north of Mendocino and comes with a video library, a barbecue grill and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your itinerary. Albion River Bridge, C.V. Starr Community Center and Redwood Empire Fairgrounds are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Mendocino?

Get away from it all and treat the ones you love to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Mendocino and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Kona Cabin In The Redwoods" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this retreat, which is around 7 miles north of the center of Mendocino. Nearby birdwatching activities and a microwave oven are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Quiet Cottage On 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino And Ocean" - Another fabulous choice, this rental comes with a fridge, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 4 miles to the north of Mendocino.

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