OCEANFRONT ROMANTIC COTTAGE, AN ANNIVERSARY PARADISE WITH HOT TUB AND PRIVACY

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Cathy Karabensh

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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OCEANFRONT ROMANTIC COTTAGE, AN ANNIVERSARY PARADISE WITH HOT TUB AND PRIVACY

Mendocino Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private Seafront Cottage, 1 Bedroom holiday house in a garden on the ocean

The 'Cottage at Sunset Cove' is a fabulous oceanfront property located on private grounds that are fenced with gated-only access 5 minutes from Mendocino Village. It is oceanfront, completely isolated, and has 2 acres of flowering gardens and walking paths, with parking on site. The shingled cottage/bungalow, which is entered through a rose covered archway, is an intimate hideaway. It is decorated like a 'country bungalow' in soothing blues and whites, rather than a rental property. Stone floors are covered with comforting area rugs, the sofa has down pillows, and a bistro table holds your welcome basket. The owners have decorated with artifacts from their travels, and have included in the cottage their love of classical literature and music, and local artwork. There is a beautiful gas fireplace and a completely separate bedroom with luxurious linens. Windows overlooking the gardens and ocean are large and everywhere. You can go to sleep with the calming sound of crashing waves on the double cove inlets. Peaceful and quiet, the area is a treasure trove for discovering wildlife - deer, wild turkeys, hawks, whales, blue herons, seals, porpoises, and the occasional orca. Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Light House are less than 1 mile away, where nature walks abound. Mendocino Village, designated an official historical town circa the 1870's, is just 2 miles away, with wonderful restaurants and pubs, hidden garden paths for strolling, and specialty shops.

The cottage has a separate bedroom with large closets, luxury linens and 6 down pillows, living room with fireplace, queen-sized pull-out sofa bed, 2 comfortable reading chairs, and French bistro table. Teak reading chairs overlook the 2-sided deck and spa. There is also a large outside table and gas BBQ for cooking. The separate kitchen has dishes, glasses, pans and other cooking necessities and specialty items, and is stocked with beer, wine, bottled water, jams, coffee, tea and condiments. A basket of 'goodies' is added for late night snacks. Music, videos, books, games, binoculars will enhance your entertainment options. Bathroom has a powerful shower and a deep soaking tub with views of the gardens. Extra large windows from both the bedroom and the living room look directly out onto the ocean through the gardens, and are adjoined by a large deck with your own hot tub and seating for viewing the water and nature. Private gardens with paths surround the property and reading benches are sprinkled throughout the acreage. Best of all, there are sunsets 365 days a year (excluding rainy days, of course!) and you can view them all!

Because of the proximity to the ocean, this property is not suitable for children under 14.

Keywords: Secluded oceanfront cottage, dramatic whitewater ocean views, private hot tub, large deck overlooking gardens and ocean, private headlands, flowering gardens and pathways, reading benches, stream and waterfall, smells and sounds of crashing ocean waves, romantic and private, pet friendly and completely fenced.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Cathy Karabensh

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Jerry and Cathy Karabensh have lived in Mendocino for 14 years, are retired, and enjoying life so much in the area that they want to share their view of the world with others. They have 2 dogs, and invite you to bring yours along.

Cathy Karabensh purchased this cottage in 2000

Sunset Cove is actually 2 coves with black sand beaches when the tide is out. The property is cliffside, so you can see white water crashing on the rocks below. Most of the year you can see the waterfall that spills out into Sunset Cove. The Cottage is set nestled in a banquet of bushes along the north, keeping your deck and hot tub wind-free from the northwest winds that are typical of the area.

Private, tranquil, and romantic, The Cottage is traditionally decorated in seaside colors, more like a home than a hotel. The Karabensh's have included memorabilia from their extensive travels as well as books, movies, and an array of helpful holiday treats. Your own private hot tub awaits your leisure usage at any time.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Property Reviews

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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
Sebastopol, CA
5

Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My husband and I with our 3 pugs and old english bulldog stayed 5 nights Thanksgiving this year. From the lovely gift basket upon our arrival to the beautiful ocean views with sunsets that are unbelievable, this cottage is amazing. It is clear from the moment you walk in the front door that the Owners take great pride and care to make this home away from home special. Artwork, unusual collectibles and books adorn the cottage, a comfy bed with down comforter, your very own bathrobes, can it get any better! We love this place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
Elk Grove, Ca
5

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We've been taking frequent trips to Mendocino and area for 20+ years and always stay at a vacation rental. We've stayed at so many beautifully maintained homes, and some that left much to be desired. This cottage is one of the very best!! First of all: Iocation. Right on a cliff so the sunsets are magnificent. Secondly, this cottage is not only spotless! but the owners provide all the extra touches that show that they truly care about their guests comfort. A goody basket, luxurious linens and bath products, extra kitchen items. So many artistic touches and decorations. Fabulous! Comfortable! Clean!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
Sonoma County
5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a fantastic weekend at the cottage. The views are incredible... even better than the photos indicate. Wonderfully landscaped property, and the owners have thought of every detail and are very helpful. It's almost difficult to decide to leave the property to do anything else, but there are many things to do and see that are not far away... Russian Gulch State Park, Pt., Cabrillo Light Station. Thanks for a great weekend!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
san francisco
5

Beautiful Mendocino cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Picturesque coastal view with a private viewing garden right at the cliff edge. Cottage is contemporary and very clean and tidy with a thoughtful and attractive design. Nothing old, broken, or worn out here, much like a hotel room. Hot tub is a big plus but beware of strong chemical odor. Owners are very friendly and easy going and live in a the house immediately adjacent to the cottage. Dogs allowed for a small fee and can run around in the acres of open land connected to the property. This was possibly our best VRBO experience so far in 10 years.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
Manteca, Ca.
5

Romantic Private Cottage Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We are still reliving the wonderful vacation we spent at Cathy and Jerry's romantic, private cottage on the ocean. They have done an incredible job creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with luxurious bedding, a fully stocked kitchen and gorgeous views of the ocean. Cathy's gift for decorating and great taste in everything from bath towels to china, made the whole experience a memorable one.
The cottage is centrally located to hiking trails, restaurants and the adorable downtown area of Mendocino. We found the location to be truly ideal.
Thank you Cathy and Jerry, for your gracious hospitality. We arrived as strangers and left as friends and we can hardly wait for our next visit!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Little River Airport for private planes/ jets
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
View beach below us; walking beach north & south
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
both north & south
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
both north & south
Car: necessary

State Parks, Lighthouse, Winerys, Redwoods, Rivers and Streams, Forests, Whalewatching, Sandy Beaches, Botanical Gardens, Sportsclub, Art Center, Coastal Headlands, Abalone Diving, Beach Glass Hunting, Nature Walks, Lapping Ocean Sounds, Sunsets Year Around. Film Festival early June, Music Festival in July, Mushroom and Crab Festivals in January

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Availability & Rates

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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$1,850
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
First night's deposit plus tax to reserve dates ($324.50); Balance due in cash/check upon arrival.
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Holiday Weekends 3 night minimum President's Day, Valentine's, St. Pat's, etc.
Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas 4 night minimum.
No return deposit within 30 days of visit.
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Spa
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaking tub with bath salts and other organic amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion - a trousseau of wonderful lavender accessories - 'thirsty' towels, hair dryer, and night light. All of this in a seaside cottage-style room with a lofty ceiling, light and airy room. Shower head has a hefty water spray and there are candles and scented French soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd person possible on pull-out sofa
    Bedroom 1 - Completely separate with 2 large closets/cupboards
  • Queen size Bed in traditional 'cottage plantation' style; luxury accessories in your private bedroom overlooking the ocean with luxury linens, goosedown pillows and comforter; spa robes, closet and dresser space, beautifully furnished with side tables and reading lamps. Also included are iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and picnic basket. Local artists are displayed throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Gardens with paths and reading benches; Deck chairs and benches overlooking ocean; Property lined all along the south by a quiet stream ending in a waterfall to the ocean; Blow Hole ;seen from the south side; Ocean Caves underneath and visible from the accessable 10 acres next door; Black sand beach seen during low tides; Arched Rock and small islands which bring the 'white water'; Sandy beach 2 miles North and 1 mile South, State Parks both North and South, 1 mile to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse, Hiking paths everywhere, Quiet and romantic, more like a home than a rental, very comfortable and exclusive
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