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Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + loft room + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF MENDOCINO, unlike many so called 'Mendocino' listings that are miles from town. The Tower offers well-appointed accommodations for 1 or 2 couples or a small group with pretty garden and ocean views. Stretch your travel budget by preparing some of your meals in the cheerful kitchen or walk to one of the fine local restaurants. The fenced garden creates a peaceful environment and accommodates bikes, kayaks, supervised pets and children. Smoke-Free environment. Check our website (below) for additional photos.

At this writing, the nearby Botanical garden is alive with birds and pollinators. Book now for a fall getaway, Festival of Lights starting Thanksgiving weekend, and for whale watching later in the winter.

More Details

Owner
Wendy and Don Roberts
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Wendy and Don Roberts

Innkeepers Don and Wendy Roberts purchased the historic Bever House in 1989 and re-built the adjacent water tower two years later as a unique guest house in the heart of Mendocino's National Historic District. Recently retired from Stanford University's Communiction Department, Don continues his writing and consults on children's television program. Wendy applies her non-profit management skills to various local endeavors, coordinates the County's Master Gardener Program and serves on the Advisory Board for County tourism promotion.

Wendy and Don Roberts purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Wendy and Don Roberts chose North Coast California

Living near the ocean has always been a priority for us and the Village of Mendocino won our hearts because of the spectacular bluff top setting and the rural community with its strong focus on the arts and on preservation of the town and its natural environment. It's a privilege to live here and welcome others to this very special place.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying in the heart of Mendocino Village allows our guests to enjoy its scenic beauty and share the slower pace and peaceful spirit of our rural community. Comfortable shoes are welcome wherever one goes...from one of the excellent restaurants, to a whale watching cruise, a hike up Big River, a Music Festival concert, Film Festival screening, Writer's Conference seminar...or just prop them up on our tree stump 'footrest' and lounge on the Tower porch with a good book.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've stayed in dozens of places in Mendocino in the past 30 years, but the tower has been one of our faves.



San Francisco, CA
Nov 2010
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower, sink and toilet on first level. A second door for access from porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , On 3rd level of Tower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in living room on 1st level
  • Queen size Beds (2) queen bed in bedroom on second level; queen hide-a-bed in sofa on first floor;, Twin or Single Beds (1) built-in twin captain's bed and futons on third level, Child Beds (1) twin futon may be moved as needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen-size hide-a-bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Tower is located in the Mendocino National Historic District, a short walk from restaurants, beaches, shopping, spas, galleries, and local wine, film, mushroom, whale, and film festivals. Little River Airport and golf course are less than 5 miles.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Romantic Mendocino Village Water Tower-Ocean & Garden Views
average rating of 4.8656716 based on 79 reviews
Cool, CA
5

Wonderful Tower/Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I really enjoyed our stay in this charming and well-appointed water tower/cottage. The fenced-in yard allowed us to be at ease with our two small dogs needs, plus the garden is just delightful. Everything was very clean and in great condition. It was nice that it did not feel like the furniture and decor were someone's seconds. And the kitchen had everything needed if we wanted to cook (we cooked one breakfast). We loved being able to walk anywhere in town from this location!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always appreciate knowing what is important, useful and enjoyable for our guests and are happy to lend a pan, tool or missing ingredient.
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5

Lovely gardens, central location for walking Mendocino and a very comfortable bed!

  • 5 of 5

Just like staying in a relatives home in a lovely location. We especially liked to be able to save money by cooking our own meals.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you were comfortable in the brand new bed and that you took advantage of being able to prepare meals, including using some of the herbs from the garden. We have several good local restaurants for dining out, but eating in can also be relaxing, as well as stretching the budget.
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Mendocino, California
5

The Garden Dazzles

  • 5 of 5

The Tower is charming and comfortable and in spring the garden absolutely dazzles.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Mendocino Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Many positive things have been written about Wendy and Bob's Mendocino Tower, so I'll be brief and confirm that they are all true. I've stayed in a number of VRBO properties around the US, and this one might be my favorite. It was bright, well-furnished and well-supplied, charming, and very clean. It's a wonderful place to spend your time in this lovely, lovely village.

It was lovely, and I plan to return when the property's busy calendar permits!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you had an enjoyable stay...just sorry that the busy schedule prevented a chance to extend. We'll look forward to your next visit.
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Willows, CA
5

Gorgeous Mendocino Stay

  • 5 of 5

The tower was such a beautiful, convenient place to stay! The view from the top is amazing. The house was very comfortable and had everything necessary for a great stay. The garden was alive with wonderful scents and colors. We lucked out with the weather and just had a fabulous, relaxing time. Thanks Wendy and Don!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie. It was a pleasure to meet you and your sweet little dog, even though my heart nearly stopped when I saw the open gate. It's a good thing he's such a homebody. What a cutie!
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5

Great place to stay in Mendicino

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful in every way. The Tower has it all. Clean, well appointed with everything you could possibly need. GREAT location a couple of blocks from all the shops and restaurants, and a short 5 block or so walk to the stunning views of the Paciic from Mendicino Headlands State Park, with the Mendicino Art Center literally across the street. We learned from a short visit with Wendy that she is a Master Gardener Instuctor, and it is very evident, as the gardens and grounds around the Tower were lush with color and fragrance. And to top it all off, you can actually go up from the top floor out onto a landing and take a few steps up to the viewing area at the very top of the Tower. Unbelievable views from there. For us, a couple in our late sixties, the whole experience here was just great and way too too short. Would be great for kids and younger couples too. We chose it for all the great ratings it had, and our expectations were met and exceeded. Nothing but great things to say about our time in the Tower.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your enthusiastic review and the enjoyable chat. It was a pleasure to host you.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mendocino Hotel and Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Inn and Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
The Historic Skunk Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots within walking distance.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Big River or Portuguese
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest at Mendosa's
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Shops and Galleries
Nearest Point of Interest
Portuguese Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Big River Beach and Catch A Canoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Bragg
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Botanical Gardens

Walk or bike to the Trails & Beaches of Mendocino Headlands & Big River State Parks, Historic Sites, Shops, Galleries, Art Classes & Museums, Nearby Sights include California Redwoods, Skunk Train Rides, Birding & Annual Grey Whale Migration, Point Cabrillo Light House, Historic Taoist Temple of Kwan Tai, Nationally Recognized Botannical Garden, Hike, Bike, Swim, Surf, Snorkel & Dive, Abalone, Canoe & Kayak, Trail & Beach Horseback Riding, Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching Excursions

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/utilities/water $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are for 2 adults; add $10/night for each additional adult over 12
$50 cancellation charge up to 30 days prior to arrival; within 30 days we refund payments for dates we are able to re-book.

High season pricing applies to holiday periods and long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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