Mendocino house rental
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 maximum


Whale Rock is one of the very few vacation rentals on the Coast with a beach-front setting... most oceanfront homes here are sited on high bluff tops, with no access to a beach. Whale Rock is unique in that it is sited on a low bluff with panoramic views of the rolling ocean.... and with steps leading down to a wide sandy beach on the ocean... and along the Ten Mile River. Whale Rock, with three bedrooms and two baths is suitable for up to six people.

There are vacations where you run as fast as you can to visit every historic site, shop in every boutique store, eat at every restaurant you can find... you wear yourself out and down… you become frazzled. In just a few days you're dying to go home where you can rest and relax. Well, that doesn't happen at Whale Rock .... not here !!

You won't want to leave Whale Rock because every moment of the day is special here, like the early morning light over the ocean and beach (OK.... sleep late if you want to)… like soft afternoons and walks on the beach or along the river (or you can take a nap - aren't you on vacation?) … like the peaceful early evenings... a time for cocktails or sipping wine while overlooking the beach from the private deck above the beach - called 'The Perch' ...and the rolling surf of the Pacific.

... and, of course, like at sunset and strolls on the beach .... why would you want to leave Whale Rock?

In this comfortable beach-style home, you'll marvel at the views. Even the winter storms... and we sometimes get fierce ones... can be mesmerizing. It's like living on the edge. Stay in and read or nap or have lunch all day long.... or walk down to the beach and explore.

Whale Rock is a rarity - a beach house vacation rental...

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2 Reviews of Property 426385 in Mendocino, California

WHALE ROCK - Wonderful setting on the beach & ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
WHALE ROCK - Wonderful setting on the beach & ocean
(707) 937-1456 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Los Altos

Our favorite place on the Mendocino Coast

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Whale Rock has it all.
Amazing views of the ocean made all the more interesting by the Ten Mile River which flows into the ocean here. I would be quite happy just watching that all day, with waves sometimes going in three directions at once. You can look from the dining room, the sheltered porch or the seats at the end of the garden, depending on the weather.
Eighty five steps down to a lovely sandy beach (though there were several inconsiderate dog owners who thought they need not clean up after their animals) where the kids (8 and 12) would have played happily all day every day.
A 2 minute drive or a 20 minute walk across the Ten Mile River takes you to several miles of almost deserted beach and amazing dunes. We had fun spotting all kinds of tracks: from mice and deer to mountain lion (very big cat prints, no claws!). And finding abalone shells and whole sand dollars, and just playing on the huge expanse of sand.
The house is lovely, beds are comfortable (although a Queen for the two kids to share was not ideal, they probably won't do it in another year), hot tub lovely and kitchen well appointed. Table tennis in the garage was a fun bonus. Lots of DVDs and videos to choose from too, in case the ocean is not enough.
And proximity to all the gorgeous parks of the area: this time we spent days at the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Jug Handle Preserve, Russian Gulch, MacKericher State Park and the Mendocino Headlands. But last time (4 years ago) I think we only went out on two days altogether, there was so much entertainment right there at Whale Rock.
We have stayed at 10 or more places in Mendocino over the last 25 years, and this is our favorite.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
WHALE ROCK - Wonderful setting on the beach & ocean
(707) 937-1456 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Oxnard, California

Happy Traveler

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The home was so much more than the description! The ocean surf was mesmerizing New furnishings throughout with a very clean rug. Kitchen supplies were abundant and looked very new. Wine glasses, regular glasses and coffee mugs were plentiful. Dining table to seat 8 easily. Beds were large and comfortable, bedding and towels were attractive and fresh looking. Stereo, outdoor grill, wood stove for ambience, fantastic views from living room and dining room all added to the charm. Washer and dryer available. The house is in a quiet area.
Restaurants: Ledford House Restaurant (could almost walk to) had wonderful seafood, and Albion River Inn was just as good.
Owner accommodated request.
Several trips into Mendocino were fun, (about 20 minutes away) with quaint grocery store and many individual privately owned unique clothing shops, gift shops and artist galleries.
Fort Bragg a little farther up the road had some interesting historical sites in addition to the wonderful scenery.
Don’t miss this amazing spot.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/7