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

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

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

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
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
5

Perfect anniversary destination

  • 5 of 5
I surprised my husband with an anniversary trip to Mendocino and decided to book the Cottage at Sunset Cove. Wow! It surpassed every expectation and every wishful hope I had. My husband commented over and over what a perfect hideaway the cottage was. We have stayed in a lot of nice vacation rentals but this cottage surpasses them all. Cathy is a gracious and accommodating host. The grounds are breathtaking. The cottage itself is nothing short of perfect - peaceful, cozy, fully stocked, and simply relaxing. I don't think it gets any better than The Cottage at Sunset Cove. Bliss.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
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Mendocino North Coast California
Newmarket
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
The cottage feels like home from the moment you arrive. Kathy provides a lovely goody basket with wine and treats. It is so inviting and relaxing. The cottage is well equipped with everything that you may need. The views and the gardens are amazing. There are so many things to do in the area, but it's really hard to leave the cottage. Plan to spend a couple extra days more than you think you need for touring the area so you can just relax at the cottage.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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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
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Thanksgiving, Christmas 5 night minimum.
No return deposit within 30 days of visit.
Pet fee is per night, with $100 maximum.
First night's deposit plus tax to reserve dates ($324.50); Balance due in cash/check upon arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
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:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay 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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