Mendocino cottage rental
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Mendocino Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Treat your loved ones to a totally unique and fun experience along the very special Northern Coast of Caliifornia, and particularly in the Historic Village of Mendocino. It starts with a lumber mill cottage from the 1880’s that still maintains its historical character, and yet, is lovingly updated to fit the warmth, comfort, privacy and entertainment requirements of modern day Mendocino living and vacationing.

Walk to everything, fine restaurants, casual cafes, functional and clever shopping, both commercial and organic grocery stores, plus a local farmers market, beaches, pub, Headland Trails, Mendocino Art Center, or walk over to the Mendocino Theater Company for the current play offering. How about just relaxing for hours and hours and hours, or laying on the grass on a southern facing exposure. Listen to the foghorns, or listen to the nothingness, watch the birds and the boats. In addition to the Indoor Master Bathroom with Tub and Shower, take advantage of the additional outdoor fun and private shower in the garden.

Make Rhubarb Pie with fresh rhubarb from the back yard, or just sit in the garden hot tub, morning, noon and night. This spot is the center of The Mendocino Universe. Let those nighttime lit up star-studded skies seep into your soul and come back as you need. Let you dogs explore everything, or just laze on the deck in the back yard.

This is a unique property in a unique setting. A true Old World Mendocino Property dating back to the 1800's, both in reality and feeling.

The property is 47 feet by 160 feet. On the front part of the property sits two separate buildings with a breezeway between them. In one of the buildings is the master bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area. Right next to this bedroom, just a few feet away, with its own door for privacy, is the small bedroom set up mostly for children. That bedroom is great for young children and babies, keeps them close, but separate and private. It has a low single full length bed and a small sleeping loft. Included in this building is the master bathroom with shower and tub.

Across the breezeway is the kitchen and living room. The living room and kitchen are both heated by a wood burning stove as well as a propane wall heater. Firewood is provided. The living room has a 40 inch Sony XBR Flat screen HD TV with satellite. It has a Blue-Ray DVD Player, which also receives free NETFLIX Streaming movies. It has Wireless Internet.

Upstairs over the living room is a sleeping loft with a double bed and window facing south with ocean view.

The garden also has a private outdoor shower, next to the hot tub plumbed with hot and cold water. Such a delight!! Once you are in the hot water, the shower is even great in the winter. Speaking of winter, those can be some of the best times. If you hit it right, you might get a really big storm that will bring you right down to the elements, rich in depth, and wonderful in its nurturing power.

There is a deck with patio table and chairs, along with a barbeque and hot tub.

Every year we have a fairly large cadre of repeat customers. Generally speaking, couples and families are the ones most drawn to the intimacy of this setting and cottage.

We are always working on the property behind the scenes, upgrading, adding services, and generally making it more delightful and user friendly. We started a guest log about 10 years ago. We copied the visitors comments onto this web site.

So, to recap it all, If you are looking for a really comfy and down to earth home, centrally located, with all the modern amenities, ocean views, comfortable outside garden, with easy access to everything, with a multitude of sleeping possibilities, hot tub, embraces dogs, has character that dates back to the 1880's, is very private, and is in The Village (which we feel is the best choice for vacationing and visiting the area), is easy for couples, as well as for families, it is our pleasure to offer 'Garden Cottage'.

Keywords: Cottage, House, Garden, Mendocino Vacation Rental

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This is a photo of my wife Theo, our daughter Stina, and Myself (Ron), and was taken in May of 1983, the same month and year we became the owners and caretakers of this cottage and property. My wife still looks the same, but I look more like the Velveteen Rabbit, with certainly less hair and more grey, with a few missing buttons and some tears and stitches along the way, and that is just fine. Our daughter Stina, is now 30, and we have a son Toby, 26. We all agree, we can sell anything, except Mendocino. After 30 years, we still get excited to go. This is a very special town, a very special area, and a very special property. We have put our heart and soul into this. We not only love to share it, we feel a responsibility to share it. It can be yours for a few days, a few weeks and some do for a few months, and then you leave, and we will take care of it until you come back.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1983

We fell in love with Mendocino, this cottage, and this property.

You just have to be here.

137 Reviews of Property 324124 in Mendocino, California

Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 137 reviews
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
East Bay, CA
5

Best Mendocino Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our family is in agreement. This was Our. Best. Mendocino. Vacation. Ever. And this is despite a fractured elbow (don't skateboard over 55), an ER visit (great doctors and nurses at MCDH), a left-behind camera (remembered after we got the road home) and a dead car battery (free jump, and colorful character, from the Village's Chevron). That's just how powerful the magic is when you stay at the Garden Cottage.

After you enter the gate to the front yard, you turn into an elf. Or a hobbit, your choice. Green, green, green everywhere. Flowers, birds, leaves, bees, too. A fantastic backyard, with lots of room to play and nooks and crannies to explore. Our (soon-to-be) 3rd grader elflet could not believe his good fortune. The deck, fire ring, hot tub and outdoor shower had us elder elfs pretty much in a trance the whole time.

The two buildings (one for sleeping, one for living) is at first a little "uh?" But then it becomes part of the fun, turning into hobbits scurrying from one hut to another. At the Garden Cottage, you are more than encouraged to be part of nature, you pretty much don't have a choice! And it's a fantastic experience.

The house is a perfect walking distance to the center of the Village, yet far enough away to be incredibly peaceful and quiet. The property is very private, surrounded by beautiful old growth evergreens. Sitting on the deck, watching and listening to the wildlife is pretty much a vacation within a vacation. Birds play - and fight! - crows drop plums on your head, butterflies all around.
The cottages are very clean and well stocked. It was nice to have reliable wi-fi, streaming Netflix, and a (to us) big tv. Finally, Ron is a pleasure to deal with, personable and professional.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Family of Four

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This cottage was the perfect retreat for our family of four. Our daughters, 3 and 5, immediately began exploring the nooks and crannies and treasures of both buildings - having lofts was like having playhouses indoors. This place is a perfectly comfortable and charming base for winter adventures - bike riding up Big River, kite flying, glass beach exploring, tide pooling, watching the whales. And we warmed up by the fire or in the hot tub after playing in the cold wind and rain. What a great place to enjoy the first storm after the driest early winter ever - and we got sunny beach days, too. We appreciated all of the details including sharp, quality kitchen knives! Thank you!
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Mother and Daughter Weekend

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Ron and Theo, We had a great mother, daughter & dog weekend at your magical cottage. We loved walking into the village and walking the headlands with our dog. Great food, great shopping, great views, awesome cottage - Thank you,
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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The Gnomes Were Present

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Hi Ron -Great as usual!! I love the outdoor shower. We finally met the Gnomes - very nice fellows. See you next time!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Wonderful

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Thank you for making this wonderful place available to us at such short
notice. We have been to Mendocino many times but never have we stayed
in such a perfect location. The Garden Cottage is a wonderful place to be "stuck" while the baby is sleeping, with all of the amenities and comforts we could ask for yet, just the right feeling of home. We enjoyed the outdoor shower, hot tub, and patio immensely and will be sad to be leaving it all today. We hope to return many times.
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Second Stay

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This was our second stay here at the cottage, and it was everything we remembered and then some. Made some new discoveries and made lots of memories. This is still the dogs favorite place to visit. She enjoys going outside whenever we change rooms. Thank you so much for the relaxing
trip, and I hope we can return next year.

Thank you,
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Spectacular

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Had a spectacular time - most relaxing. Had the best weather. Amazing restaurants - Cafe Beaujalais, Albion River Inn, Mendocino Hotel, Macullum House. Cafe One, Fort Bragg for a nice breakfast.

Montgomery State Park is the best kept secret!! Liked Van Damme State Park too. Cabrillo Lighthouse well worth a visit - liked Ford House, Kelley etc. Nice trails ----- So Much to do. We had everything we needed & more in your quaint house.

Thank you!
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Our second stay...

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Our second stay at the cottage was everything we hoped it would be: another relaxing, peaceful and rejuvenating visit. You have a very special place here, thank you for letting us experience it.
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS PLACE!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Thank you Soooo Much! It was great to have my my son and his girlfriend to join us also. They fell in love with the place too!. We"ll all be back for more hopefully soon.
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vbi
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
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Our 5th time

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our 5th time visiting your cozy cottage and we loved our stay. The out door shower is my favorite! Had a wonderful time celebrating over 10 year anniversary . We can't way to return!