|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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
We've visited this property since it was first available and always find it a cozy home base for enjoying Mendocino and day trips to wineries, the Redwoods, and special hikes like those on the Stornetta lands along the bluffs between Point Arena and its historic Lighthouse. It takes a few days to cover the Botanical Garden, Skunk Train, whale watching from Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. That gives us a chance to explore menus at several local restaurants, starting with Little River Inn. The Tower, itself, offers a well-equipped kitchen for dining in or putting together picnics. Great little town, great place to lay our heads.
We had two adults and two small children and we found the unit to be a little small for us. There is a sofa bed on the main level. The kitchen is well stocked. We found that the heat didn't travel well to the third level.
Great location to town. The owners have everything you need. They are right next door in case you need them. It is an older property so the carpet and bedding looks it. The heat didn't travel to the top level well so it was cold. The garden is lovely.
This is a lovely and rather unique property with gorgeous views from the secure rooftop platform. We found it clean, comfortable and very well appointed. It is in a quiet location yet only a two block walk to the local pub, grocery store and coffee shops. It is also just a few miles from Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, which is a must see for its museum and stunning views of the coast. I commend the owners for the detailed notes they left about the rental so everything was clear on day one. I am pleased to give this vacation rental a full recommendation.
Once again, we had a wonderful stay at this cottage in the village of Mendocino. The location is perfect with no need to drive to restaurants, shops or hikes along the bluffs.
This is a wonderful place to stay in Mendocino. The location is terrific - an easy walk to everything in town and right on the road to the headlands. The water tower is very comfortable and great fun, and the gardens are beautiful. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning/utilities/water||$50 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
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.