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Large, Whitewater Views, Wifi, 50' TV,1 Mi to Mendo, 3BR/3BA


Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2015
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Large, Whitewater Views, Wifi, 50' TV,1 Mi to Mendo, 3BR/3BA

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come and relax . . . 1 &1/2 miles north of Mendocino Village, next to Russian Gulch State Park, west of Highway 1.

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the sea in a large, comfortable home situated in a large, private, manicured yard. Sit in the teak Adirondacks watching the waves crash on the Mendocino Headlands and nearby coves. Luxurious, comfortable furnishings with 50' hi-def satellite TV (ALL the premium movie channels through Dish TV-- 'America's Everything' and 'Multisport with Redzone' Dish TV packages) and excellent surround sound system, plus reliable, speedy Wifi internet. We stock over 100 great DVDs, including some wonderful titles for children. Queen bedroom has a TV w/DVD & VHS tape player.

Pepperwood sits on over an acre of lawn and trees, fenced on 3+ sides. Pets & kids are welcome. Large propane BBQ and outdoor dining area. (Propane provided.) Big green lawn with lush gardens for strolling & (challenging) croquet.

Pepperwood has a wonderfully well equipped kitchen, boasting a 5-burner gas stove and oven, large side-by-side refrigerator, and dinnerware for 8. Eat breakfast at the counter looking out over the Mendocino Headlands. Copious cookware, bakeware, and kitchen necessities provided, and watch the Food Channel or your favorite movie on the kitchen's under-cabinet TV/DVD/CD-player.

Walk a block & a half on a private lane to Russian Gulch Park and on to its beach, trails, cliff picnic grounds, hike to the waterfall, or bike to Pt. Cabrillo without going onto Hwy. 1.

*** Pepperwood is now solar-powered, and we're pushing electricity back onto the grid!!! ***

Three bedrooms: 2 very large King bedrooms and 1 Queen bedroom. Two extra twin mattresses & bedding are available to flop on the floor. Graco Pak 'n Play, highchair, and baby chair available, plus games & puzzles in the toy closet.

The kitchen has a good supply of teas, spices, oil & vinegar, napkins, food wrap, alum. foil, place-mats, serving platters, trays, wine glasses, and so on. Just bring your food. Grill outdoors on the gas grill; outdoor dining area.

Sit back under the stars listening to the waves in the 6-person deep hot tub next to the deck. Hot tub seats 6, one of which is a reclining seat, and has many, many jets. Lots of thick towels provided. Good outdoor seating. Teak adirondacks with a great view of waves hitting rocks. Play croquet in the very large yard. Lots of parking on private circular driveway.

In the kitchen, we keep spices, food wrap, olive oil and vinegar, paper towels, and all the conveniences of home so that you don't have to pack or buy the daily necessities. You will find toilet paper, thick towels, and hair dryers in the bathroom.

Large rooms: Living room 20x35; bedroom 20x20 w/outdoor access & bath; bedroom 16x17 w/deck and hot tub access; bedroom 12x14 with satellite TV & VCR & bath. (Please see the floorplan in the photos.)

Kids and well-behaved, flea-less pets are welcome. They will love the large yard.

Please visit our own website, as well!

Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Rental House, White Water Views, 50' hi-def TV, Pet-Friendly Rental House

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michelle (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2015

About Michelle

We're in our 60's, and we've loved coming to Mendocino with our extended family. We're too busy or stupid to spend alot of time at Pepperwood, but it shouldn't sit empty. It should house happy families enjoying themselves.

Michelle purchased this house in 2004

Why Michelle chose Mendocino

We had been staying in vacation rentals for years in the Mendocino area with our wonderful aunt. We were always on the look-out for something that would offer the best combination - solid, big house, great yard, great view, as close to the water as possible, yet no possibility of falling off the bluff, and lots of privacy. When we found Pepperwood, we loved the location -- that we could walk back on the private lane to Russian Gulch State Park; that the bottom of the yard offered very close-in views of two different coves, the large yard is green grass, with mature landscaping.

The yard is huge and we try to keep it beautifully tended. The house itself is not the usual beach shack -- it's sturdy and offers very generous spaces. If you're caught inside by the weather, you're even happier, with a roaring fire, huge TV over the fireplace, lots of reading material, lots of beautiful, soft couches and chairs. It seems like the best of all worlds.

What makes this house unique

We stroll to the bottom of the big, private yard and sit on the bench to watch the waves smacking into the coves below. While we're not directly on the water, there's a large view at the bottom of the yard of white water crashing. It's particularly wonderful around storm season.

As well, the yard is very large and well maintained. We play croquet in the horse-shoe of lawn around the outside of the house. It's great exercise to whack away at the croquet balls.

We stroll the block-and-a-half on a private lane back to Russian Gulch State Park--frequently encountering quail, turkeys, and deer. Some of the best views on the planet on the bluffs of that park, along with picnic tables and trails. This is a huge plus to this house. There's a wonderful beach in this park that is usually empty.

This house is pretty much solid old redwood -- it's as solid as a rock, and it's not a 'beach house'. It's a warm, large, comfortable home, huge fireplace, yet really great views. It has really big rooms to hold extended families without feeling like you're unable to get away for a bit of down time. There is a computer area in its own room, with a picture window and counter for additional get-away space; and the kitchen has an eat-in counter looking out at the Mendocino Headlands.

You can cook dinner while watching TV (for those of us easily bored) or listening to our own CDs. You can shut the heavy swinging door between the kitchen and the extra-large frontroom for some extra privacy. Lots of nice touches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for having the house prepared so neat and organized. It made our visit relaxing and enjoyable.

It really shows how much you care about maintaining the house and people who stay there!

Thank you again.
May 2009
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Large, Whitewater Views, Wifi, 50' TV,1 Mi to Mendo, 3BR/3BA
average rating of 4.857143 based on 12 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA

This is a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience, from dealing with the owners through to getting to and staying at this special place, was wonderful. My family and I were celebrating my 50th birthday, and we all loved every aspect of the home - the location, the well-equipped, spotlessly clean kitchen and bathrooms, the furnishings, and the garden and situation. We are looking forward to the next time we can go up North. As a final touch, we broke a water jug, and after we'd let the owners know, they told us that this was "normal wear and tear "and that they wouldn't deduct anything from our security deposit. Class shows! I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the classic Mendocino experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
San Jose, CA

6th year in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have celebrated our birthdays and wedding anniversaries at Pepperwood during a wonderful week in April for the last six years. We have stayed at other vacation rentals in the Mendocino area, but once we stayed at Pepperwood, we had no desire to stay anywhere else. We were originally lured by the photos of the beautiful ocean views and tasteful accommodations. Once we arrived, we realized the location and amenities exceeded our expectations. Each year we have been accompanied by our dog, Shylo, and various family members and friends. Everyone always has a great time and really loves hanging out at the bottom of the yard, on the deck, or on the big comfy couches in the living room. Shylo especially loves roaming around the huge, fenced yard. Russian Gulch State Park, also dog friendly, is just a short walk down the road. There you can walk out onto the headlands, down to the beach under the bridge, or have a picnic in the trees - all with gorgeous ocean views of the dramatic Mendocino coastline. Besides visiting Mendocino Village itself, we also recommend MacKerricher State Park and Pacific Star Winery, both north of Fort Bragg. My husband loves to cook for our guests and he's been very happy to do so in the well equipped kitchen. Michelle and Brian have always been very helpful and accommodating every time we stay at their beautiful home. We can't thank them enough for providing such a special place and vacation experience for our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area, CA

Wonderful Stay and Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a lovely time staying at the Pepperwood home. The home itself was spacious and clean and had just about everything you might need for a relaxing vacation. We used the grill, watched movies, played croquet, watched the waves crashing, enjoyed a fire, and walked down to Russian Gulch State Park for a picnic lunch. The well-stocked kitchen included spices, basics (sugar, flour, etc), bakeware, and the cabinets were all labeled, which made things easy to find. You know from the first email that Michelle and Brian send that you are dealing with organized and thoughtful owners who have anticipated all of your questions and needs. We would love to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Menlo Park, CA

We love this place

  • 5 of 5

Pepperwood is now our very favorite house to rent, and we have been renting houses for 15 years up here. Everything you could want and need. Very comfortable, amazing fireplace, great bedrooms, Luscious grounds. It's not the closest house to the ocean, but there are still some great views. The owners are wonderful to deal with, and we couldn't enjoy we're look forward to the place anymore than we already do.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lake Jackson, Texas

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

We have rented properties from Hawaii to Europe and all points in between. Pepperwood is simply the best. It is classic Northern California Redwood Empire strong in its styling and location. The view is amazingly close to the water yet with a level fenced in yard that young children can run and play without worry. The house is California coastal retro, yet is tastefully updated throughout. The kitchen is well equipped and the entire house is white glove clean. When we arrived a fire was already laid and ready for a match in the fireplace. The uniqueness and feel for this home is found in the fact that every angle of the yard and spaces in the home have an incredible view of the surroundings. The flock of Turkeys brought an added thrill to our two young grandchildren. The games and child friendly nature of the house such as a high chair and pack and play were so thoughtful. The location of this house relative to Ft Bragg and the Skunk Train, or Mendocino and its shops is perfect. The beaches are minutes away. Brian and Michelle were very gracious and professional in handling contracts and payments including shipping back a forgotten kid item. We will definitely be back because Pepperwood is simply the best.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Holiday on the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My sister and her family, as well as my husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Pepperwood home; Michelle and Brian ensure you will not forget your stay at Pepperwood and the amenities were plentiful! The home is beautiful with so many plants, flowers, and of course, the ocean to engage your sense of tranquility and total relaxation; loved watching the humming birds! Also, we really enjoyed cooking out and enjoying all the scenic terrain to explore, as well as the wildlife which was incredible; everyday was a new adventure. Highly recommend checking out the local state parks because each one of them offered new adventures and an array of wildlife for those photography enthusiasts and professionals! What a way to try out my new camera; so much to see and oh so much to do. The Pepperwood home is in the heart of it all! So close to the Mendocino Bay shops; really enjoyed the Fourth of July Parade! We highly recommend a stay; one of the best I've visited!! Thanks so much to Michelle and Brian!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Russian Gulch State Park

Croquet on large lawn (can be challenging in late summer), mountain biking, walking access to Russian Gulch State Park & its trails, River & Ocean kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $382 Per night

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Mid-week discount special - 4th Night Free
Hot tub Discount-- If you do not use the hot tub, save $50/week or for $25/3 nights stay.
************************* PRICES ********************
Prices do not include tax and $175 cleaning fee
5 nights, high-season = $2000 / low season = $1850
4 nights, high-season = $1700 / low season = $1530
3 nights, high-season = $1350 / low season = $1190
$300 refundable deposit at sign-up to hold dates. Converts to refundable damage deposit on arrival.
First half due 2 months before arrival.
Last half due 3 weeks before arrival.
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with large closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Large bathroom opens into west hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Opens into Queen bedroom.
  • Showers in all 3 bathrooms, 2 tubs. Two bathrooms quite large. Ample thick towels provided, as well as hairdryers and disposable samples of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very large with large bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large, white water views & door to deck & hot tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bathroom attached, has its own Sat TV/DVD player.
  • King size beds (1) Two large King bedrooms, each has a King bed. One king bedroom has a private full bath. Second king bedroom lets out onto deck with hot tub., Queen size Beds (1) Third bedroom has a Queen bed. This bedroom has a private full bath and TV with satellite, DVD, and VCR., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin mattresses and their linens, blankets, and pillows are available on request., Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Go Green -- reduce your carbon footprint while you're on vacation, as Pepperwood has added Solar panels. White water views - Large, 3 Bedroom = 2 kings, 1 queen, (& 2 twins can be added), 3 Bath, Hi-def Satellite TV, Wireless DSL, printer w/driver, fax, copier, Fully equipped Kitchen, and sat TV/stereo in kitchen, sat TV in a bedroom, new Cooking utensils, New Silverware, New Dishware, New pots & pans, All new bed & bath linens provided. A crib, playpen, and high-chair available on request. Kids toys, cards, board games, all the Harry Potter books & DVDs, kids DVDs, and approx. 100 DVDs. We get all the premium channels through Dish TV.

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