ROMANTIC MENDOCINO VILLAGE WATER TOWER-OCEAN & GARDEN VIEWS

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Wendy and Don Roberts

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ROMANTIC MENDOCINO VILLAGE WATER TOWER-OCEAN & GARDEN VIEWS

Mendocino Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF MENDOCINO, unlike many 'Mendocino' listings that are miles from town. The Tower offers well-appointed accommodations for one to four with pretty garden and ocean views. Stretch your travel budget by preparing some of your meals in the cheerful kitchen or walk to one of the fine local restaurants for a special brunch or dinner. The fenced garden creates a peaceful environment and accommodates supervised pets and children. Smoke-Free environment. Check our website (below) for additional photos.

At this writing, the Botanical garden is alive with winter birds and we're seeing both Grey and Orca whales from the nearby bluffs. Schedule now for a special Conifer Day on May 3rd and the annual Rhododendron Festival May 10-11

Use link to our main website (below) for more photos.

Keywords: Self-contained water tower guest house in Mendocino Historic District

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Wendy and Don Roberts

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Innkeepers Don and Wendy Roberts purchased the historic Bever House in 1989 and re-built the adjacent water tower two years later as a unique guest house in the heart of Mendocino's National Historic District. Recently retired from Stanford University's Communiction Department, Don continues his writing and consults on children's television program. Wendy applies her non-profit management skills to various local endeavors and serves on the town's historic review board.

Wendy and Don Roberts purchased this cottage in 1989

Living near the ocean has always been a priority for us and the Village of Mendocino won our hearts because of the spectacular bluff top setting and the rural community with its strong focus on the arts and on preservation of the town and its natural environment. It's a privilege to live here and welcome others to this very special place.

Staying in the heart of Mendocino Village allows our guests to enjoy its scenic beauty and share the slower pace and peaceful spirit of our rural community. Comfortable shoes are welcome wherever one goes...from one of the excellent restaurants, to a whale watching cruise, a hike up Big River, a Music Festival concert, Film Festival screening, Writer's Conference seminar...or just prop them up on our tree stump 'footrest' and lounge on the Tower porch with a good book.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14958vb
+1 (707) 937-4702 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Lee vining,ca.
5

Our favorite place to stay in Mendocino

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The minute we arrived we knew we had a special place. Charming,Bright with lots of windows And very clean. Very private And quiet with a beautiful Yard. The view from the rooftop deck Is so beautiful you have to see it to believe it. I got the feeling many times that I was in some small coastal European town. The owners Don and Wendy are Very friendly and helpful. Our two young boys Ages 5,11 Loved the Unique tower As well, With their very cozy perfect for kids third story room. We found our special place in Mendocino. We really couldn't be happier.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jack. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We look forward to seeing you next year.
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14958vb
+1 (707) 937-4702 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Philadelphia, PA
5

Cozy Hide-away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
The house is cozy and comfy. The bed was comfortable, although a bit high for my 4'11' frame. The kitchen was well stocked for what we did, cereal and yogurt for breakfast and take out for dinner. The garden was full of blooms. The views from the roof were absolutely incredible. I did have a few nit pick items. Some of the towels in the bathroom were musty smelling. The kitchen table was wobbly and a round table would fit in there better. My biggest pick was the light switches. There were so many of them and sometimes we had no idea what they operated. The porch light was in the bathroom (go figure) and one night it took us a while to figure out which switch operated the ceiling fan in the bedroom. And speaking of bedrooms, I wouldn't call the third floor room a bedroom. Our second home was the Harvest Market just down the street and the larger store in Ft Bragg. They had everything we needed, including a wonderful selection of prepared foods and wine. Don't miss the Botanical Gardens and Glass Beach in Ft. Bragg. We also appreciated the owner's suggestions on where to eat in Mendocino and interesting spots to stop at on the way from SFO to Mendocino. This is a place I want to come back to, just to hang out and enjoy the house and garden.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in the Tower and look forward to seeing you again. We also appreciate your very helpful "nit picks." We've fixed the wobbly antique table with a thin shim in the base, re-labeled the fan and porch light switches by the tv (as well as the one by the bathroom door), and rewashed all the towels after discarding what was left of our experiment with a new detergent that turned out to be more "eco-friendly" than effective. If you find anything on your next visit, please let us know right away so we can make it right. Thanks again for the feedback.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14958vb
+1 (707) 937-4702 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Oakland, CA
5

Charming Water Tower in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We love this place and can't say enough good things about it ... time slows down, you feel relaxed, you can walk everywhere - to town and to the ocean for whale watching, to the theater across the street.

We first stayed here 10 years ago for our honeymoon which was lovely, romantic, and all-around perfect being walking distance to so many great restaurants and shops. Now, 10 years later we returned for our anniversary with our 2 elementary school age girls. Can't believe it took us so long to get back. This trip was fun in it's own way as we could let our girls (ages 7 & 9) explore many areas on their own. They loved their independence and each day we sent them to the store on their own for various errands. Instead of dinners out, we did lunches out and cooked in the Water Tower each night. The Water Tower is a magical place and it's even more a gem being so close to everything in Mendocino. We parked our car the day we arrived and only got back in it the day we left. Our girls had a blast and it was a great week away. We hope to get back soon!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14958vb
+1 (707) 937-4702 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Paradise, CA, USA
5

Sweet Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We've stayed at the Tower a few times and love it. It's reasonably priced, comfortable and well appointed, especially for a small family (a second couple would sleep in the fold-out couch downstairs), with kitchen facilities that enable guests to dine in if they wish. The location is perfect: it's on a quiet street where one can walk easily to the Mendocino shops within a couple of minutes.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14958vb
+1 (707) 937-4702 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Paradise, CA, USA
5

Sweet Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We've stayed at the Tower a few times and love it. It's reasonably priced, comfortable and well appointed, especially for a small family (a second couple would sleep in the fold-out couch downstairs), with kitchen facilities that enable guests to dine in if they wish. The location is perfect: it's on a quiet street where one can walk easily to the Mendocino shops within a couple of minutes.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out some of the Tower's benefits for small families and other traveling companions. We try to keep it well-equipped so that people can cook some of their meals together and linger over the meal. I'm glad that worked for your family. We look forward to seeing you again...and perhaps hearing a Ha'Penny performance of Celtic music one of these days.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Train
9 Miles
The Historic Skunk Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic Highway One
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big River or Portuguese
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Patterson's Pub or Dick's Place
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn and Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots

Walk or bike to the Trails & Beaches of Mendocino Headlands & Big River State Parks, Historic Sites, Shops, Galleries, Art Classes & Museums, Nearby Sights include California Redwoods, Skunk Train Rides, Birding & Annual Grey Whale Migration, Point Cabrillo Light House, Historic Taoist Temple of Kwan Tai, Nationally Recognized Botannical Garden, Hike, Bike, Swim, Surf, Snorkel & Dive, Abalone, Canoe & Kayak, Trail & Beach Horseback Riding, Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching Excursions

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Availability & Rates

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Feb 20 2014 - May 15 2014
$195
$1,260
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 16 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$195
$1,365
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 19 2015
$195
$1,260
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

4th adult $10.00 + Tax
Cleaning/utilities/water $50.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $35.00 + Tax
3rd adult $10.00 + Tax
50% deposit within 7 days; balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Checks preferred; 3% surcharge for credit card through PayPal
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $50 cancellation charge up to 30 days prior to arrival; within 30 days we refund payments for dates we are able to re-book.

High season pricing applies to holiday periods and long weekends.
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower, sink and toilet on first level. A second door for access from porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , On 3rd level of Tower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in living room on 1st level
  • Queen size Beds (2) queen bed in bedroom on second level; queen hide-a-bed in sofa on first floor;, Twin or Single Beds (1) built-in twin captain's bed and futons on third level, Child Beds (1) twin futon may be moved as needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen-size hide-a-bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The Tower is located in the Mendocino National Historic District, a short walk from restaurants, beaches, shopping, spas, galleries, and local wine, film, mushroom, whale, and film festivals. Little River Airport and golf course are less than 5 miles.
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