WHALE WATCH: OCEANFRONT/NEAR MENDO VILLAGE/A PRIVATE RETREAT

Harvey and Jackie Moranda

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WHALE WATCH: OCEANFRONT/NEAR MENDO VILLAGE/A PRIVATE RETREAT

Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This Pacific Ocean retreat is ideal for those seeking peace, quiet, and spectacular sunsets.  The Whale Watch House is located in one of Mendocino’s best-kept and most-exclusive coastal neighborhoods just one mile north of the historic Mendocino Village .

 

This craftsman beauty features an open floor plan. Through the many large picture windows you will enjoy unparalleled views of the blue Pacific Ocean while your privacy is ensured by the surrounding grove of mature cypress trees.  There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and biking just outside the front door.  The main entrance to Russian Gulch State Park and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse are both within walking distance.

 

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine on the large deck and watch the seals, migrating whales, as well as an abundance of wildlife including black tail deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, foxes, brown pelicans and other sea birds.

 

Book your reservation now so you too can revitalize and relax to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the rocks below.  You will experience why first time visitors become repeat guests.

 

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Harvey and Jackie Moranda

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We are mostly retired now. Harvey is a rancher -- and these ranchers never completely retire. Jackie is a retired school teacher. We are finally getting to the place where we have more time to enjoy the coast and all it has to offer. Our children and grandchildren (Idaho and Arizona folks) love to get their 'ocean fix' over here at Whale Watch House. A special treat for them is to ride the Skunk Train and to hunt for treasures on the many beaches. But, for us, just being here is very special.

Harvey and Jackie Moranda purchased this house in 1990

We are used to country living; that is, lots of privacy. When we first saw Whale Watch House nestled in among the many mature trees, we knew we had found our quiet, coastal retreat with all the privacy we enjoy. Every time we walk up those steps to the deck, come around the corner to the front door, and see that ocean out in front of us . . . . well, we know all over again that we made the right decision to make Whale Watch House our coastal home-away-from-home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
Woodside, CA
5

MAGICAL BIRTHDAY ESCAPE WITH FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
We loved our three days here last September. Celebrated a birthday with friends and none of us wanted to leave this amazing comfy oceanfront home. We spent hours on the deck and in the hot tub. We had planned to go out to dinner on our second night but everyone wanted to stay put and just enjoy a relaxing time at the house. Beds very comfortable. We had amazing weather that weekend, nice and warm which I'm not so used to from prior visits to the area. Saw whales. House is in a very nice area and great to go for a jog in the morning. Another highlight was breakfast at Eggheads in Fort Bragg. We keep thinking about that weekend and can't wait to book again. Jackie was very easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
This place was above expectations. Our friends and family loved it. Everything from the view and weather to the inside of the house. We had 3 couples and two small children. The kids had plenty of places to play and the 4 year old loved the big trees in the back and riding her bike on the seldom traveled road that ran behind the house.

The downstairs bedroom and TV family room was perfect for the kids and their parents. The kitchen and dining area was very people friendly and inviting and the large deck was perfect for all of us to get together and watch the gorgeous views and spectacular sunsets. We all had a great time.

There was plenty for all of us to do and very close to fun shopping and restaurants in Mendocino. Very relaxing weekend. Thank you again Harvey and Jackie.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
Washington, DC, USA
5

WONDERFUL WHALE WATCH

  • 5 of 5
We booked Whale Watch for a month, and one month was not enough. We were very sad to leave. We fled the summer heat and humidity of Washington, DC, and this was the perfect place to do it. The house has no AC or fans, and you don't need them, what with daytime high temps in the 60s! We loved sleeping in the cool and being lulled to sleep to the background of waves on the rocks. The house is VERY comfortable for sleeping, lounging, and watching the ocean. And it does get cool enough at night to warrant using the fireplace. We loved the fully equipped kitchen that had just about every gadget to meet our needs. Having a washer and dryer was so convenient and was perfect for our long stay.

Mendocino is a very laid-back and comfortable town, with surprisingly good restaurants and shops, far better than one would expect for its size. Whale Watch is close enough to town for a quick drive or a long walk. And the area offers so much in recreation, sightseeing, and the arts.

This is a perfect place for families or a small group of friends. We hosted both friends and family and everyone raved about the location and the view and the house. Of course, the hot tub on the deck is such a great bonus. All the vegetation shielding the house, the patio, and the deck gave us the feeling of deluxe seclusion.

Finally, enough praise cannot be given to the owners, Jackie and Harvey, who went out of the way to help us at every turn. All issues that arose before arrival (securing a child's "pak & play" type infant bed) or after (appliance repair/ replacement) were promptly resolved. That made it so easy and stress-free. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Whale Watch.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
Chico
5

WHAT A RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My Sister and I recently visited Whale Watch! It was soooo difficult to leave! Beautiful location, with the sea right in the front yard. Huge deck, with comfortable chairs. I spent many hours on that deck with my camera. We did venture out some to Mendocino and Fort Bragg, took a walk at the Botanical Gardens (gorgeous), but we were so comfortable and happy at Whale Watch, we hated leaving. The house is nicely laid out so there is plenty of privacy, yet great rooms for gathering. The kitchen is nicely stocked and easy to cook in. The beds have nice linens and bedspreads and are really comfortable. We both slept great with the sound of the ocean singing us to sleep. I can't wait to visit there again! Oh, and our little dog loved it too!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
California
5

MAY 2012

  • 5 of 5
I've been coming out to Mendocino/Fort Bragg area for a few years now. In my opinion this house is AS GOOD AS IT GETS when it comes to vacationing there.

The house: the layout is great. lots of room to hang out in the living room area, plenty of beds for people to sleep comfortably, open floor plan in the kitchen/living room/dining areas, huge windows facing the ocean, generously-stocked consumables and cleaning supplies, and an enormous deck and hot tub for lounging around. I could go on and on. The attention to detail by the owners is great...there was need for nothing while at the house. Also, those who need internet will be happy hear as the wireless worked well.

The property: beautiful. Close to the bluff so the views are completely unobstructed. Truly breath-taking...I could have sat out and looked west all day. Big trees in front and along side of the house, located in a great community far enough off the highway where you don't hear any road noise (only ocean!), and nicely located close enough to the main downtown area of Mendocino to be convenient but far enough to feel like you are away from it all. Also check out the Point Cabrillo lighthouse...just a couple minutes of a drive to get there from Whale Watch.

All in all this was a great trip and nobody in my party was ready to leave. I will certainly try to come here again. Thanks to the owners for putting together such a nice vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale Watch: Oceanfront/Near Mendo Village/a Private Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277582vb
(530) 865-4954
Mendocino North Coast California
Reno, NV
5

WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, his mother and myself visited Whale Watch the first week of June. There was plenty of room for everyone. We were looking for a little down time and the sound of the ocean. We got both and so much more. The location is great...about a mile from Mendo Village or just seven from Fort Bragg for a leisurely lunch or some shopping. We watched birds, wild turkeys and deer as well as the seals in the surf. Very relaxing. Thank you for sharing your home. :)
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Casper Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in Mendocino Village
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Mendocino Village & Fort Bragg
Car: necessary

Fantastic for Whale Watching!! Close to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse Station and Caspar Beach. Minutes from Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the famous Skunk Train, which is not just for the kids!

Plan a day trip inland to the many wonderful wineries, shop the unique boutiques in the Village and in Fort Bragg.

Be sure to visit the world famous tattoo museum in Fort Bragg. Pick up some 'just caught today' fresh fish from Noyo Harbor. While there, drop in at Carine's for a visit with Mama Carine and feast on Carine's HUGE hamburgers. Too much for one person---bring a friend to help you on this feast.

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Mendocino House Rental Rates

Notes

  • A 'best value' on the coast
  • US Dollars
  • PEAK (May/Jun/Jul/Aug and Holidays) | $350 per night
  • OFF-PEAK(after Labor Day- end of April)| $300 per night
  • (above quotes are for 1-6 people)
  • plus 11% bed tax & $150 cleaning fee- Additional pet fee $50
  • Refundable deposit required
  • ** call about weekly/monthly rates or late bookings
  • 530-865-4954 or 530-519-9383

Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Memory foam mattress topper., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) The two twins are often pushed together to form a king sized bed. This room has an attached bath., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A pull-out sofa bed. Full size. Best for children.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Pull out sofa bed is appropriate for children only. Iron and ironing board in laundry room. Picnic table on the deck. There are stairs to climb to get into the house, and to get to any bedroom---no bedroom on the main floor. Pictures of stairs are available. MORE PICTURES: www.whalewatchhouse.com ABALONE DIVING is NOT ALLOWED from the bluff-top homes in this development. The area is monitored closely by the Abalone Watch and the neighbors.

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