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 yard. White water views of Mendocino Headlands and nearby coves. Large house, luxurious, comfortable furnishings with 50' hi-def satellite TV (ALL the premium movie channels through Dish TV) and very good surround sound system, plus Wifi internet. We offer over 100 great DVDs, including some wonderful titles for children. Queen bedroom has a TV w/DVD & VHS tape player.
House sits on over an acre of lawn and trees, fenced on 3+ sides. Pets & kids are welcome. We provide ample firewood and BBQ propane.
Walk east a block & a half on a private lane to Russian Gulch Park and on to its beach, trails, cliff picnic grounds, hike in 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.
Large rooms, new furniture (as of 2007), linens; copious kitchenware & appliances; 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. Big green lawn for strolling & (challenging) croquet.
We try to keep Pepperwood stocked with lots of warm bedding, thick towels for bath & spa, hair dryers, and beach towels. We provide sample sizes of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and disposable toothbrushes in case you forget yours.
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.
Cooks enjoy Pepperwood with its 5-burner gas stove w/convection oven. The 5th burner is an oval burner - great for oversized pans and the griddle. And watch the Food Channel or your favorite movie on the kitchen's under-cabinet TV/DVD/CD-player.
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.
High-definition 50', satellite TV w/surround sound & DVD in frontroom--Lots of movie channels and 100 DVDs; satellite TV & VCR in Queen bedroom; satellite TV, DVD player in kitchen. *** Wireless internet, printer/scanner/copier, phone.
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.
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Keywords: Mendocino Vacation Rental House, White Water Views, 50' hi-def TV, Pet-Friendly Rental House
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.
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 grass, with mature landscaping.
The yard was huge and yet very 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 almost 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.
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 pretty 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.