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Kim Kelly

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

House - 2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-4)

Garden lovers and romantics alike will especially enjoy this charming cottage that has the best of both worlds--views of the ocean and a garden setting. Enjoy a romantic breakfast or lunch in the secluded North Coast garden surrounded by flowers and tall trees that are protected from the cold winds on the bluffs. Soak in our Japanese cedar hot tub in the same private setting to the sound of the little rushing stream and waterfall in the gulch below. Our deck is perfect for basking in the sun during the day or stargazing at night.

The house is light and bright with vaulted ceilings, skylights, and French doors looking on the garden. Enjoy evening warmth by the Finnish wood-burning stove in this cozy home with a open kitchen perfect for entertaining with friends. There is also an antique carved piano or satellite TV for evening enjoyment. The romantic Master bed is filled with down comforters and flowing, sheer curtains. Wake up to the view of the ocean framed by the coastal forest.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Kim Kelly (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

About Kim Kelly

We are a family of three that loves to travel to special artistic places around the world... and Mendocino is one of those special places!

Kim Kelly purchased this house in 2001

Why Kim Kelly chose North Coast California

Mendocino is the perfect place for us because of the pristine beauty of nature, the arts and culture in the area and amazing restaurants and wineries. We came to Mendocino for the first time 10 years ago and fell in love with the place and were married on the romantic ocean cliffs there. It is truly a unique, perfect place lost in time and once you visit you will not want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. Your home is a refuge of comfort and tranquility. There is care and thought in every last detail, from the garden plantings to the spice collection! We especially loved the Finnish wood stove, Japanese hot tub and the upstairs bath. We shared beautiful meals at your home as Cafe Beaujoulais to ring in the New Year -- an excellent recommendation, thank you. We will surely return and will recommend your home to our families and friends -- Best Wishes, Kate and Andrew (Oakland, CA)

PS We saw a seal playing in the surf and eating fish down from your house on the bluffs!
Dec 2006
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based on 46 traveler reviews

Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 50 reviews
Marin County, CA

Lovely house and property, excellent amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Garden, decks and views were all spectacular! House was perfectly clean, tidy and well appointed with everything a week-long stay could want.

A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable space to come home to or stay and relax for the day!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home and gardens!

Restaurants nearby: Fort Bragg go to Mendo Grill - awesome food, local rootbeer ON TAP. Visit the Cowlick's for homemade, local ice cream - and yes, that was a locally picked mushroom ice cream. In Mendocino, definitely stick to the local's places like Mendocino Market on Ukiah St: avoid tourist spots. Just below Mendocino, go to LIttle River Inn for a sit down dinner or Sunday Brunch - excellent dishes, desserts and service.

Note: on the Mendo/Fort Bragg Coast area there is ONLY Verizon cell coverage, NO AT&T. Garden by the Sea has wifi.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house is wonderful; it was clean, tranquil, and serene. The living room and bedrooms were beautifully furnished and decorated. The garden was lovely and well-kept. Everything was just perfect for our anniversary getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hopefully will be able to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Kim's little cottage and had a wonderful time. The location is quiet and private and the hot tub and edible garden are bonus features. It is close to everything you would like to see at the coast. We could walk down to the cliffs and also see the Pt. Cabrillo lighthouse. The kitchen was all set up for cooking at home and has all the conveniences. I especially liked that the bedrooms and bathrooms are separate and private with one upstairs and one downstairs. The owner is very nice and responds quickly to any questions and provides detailed instructions for accessing and leaving the property. The only concern we had was the total white décor which does not seem practical for a beach rental. We covered the seating with towels and took extra care to not soil the furniture. But I would not hesitate to rent this cottage again,

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a good chunk of our honeymoon at the cottage, and WOW....what an incredible place to be!!! Mendocino/Ft. Bragg has so much to offer - be it state parks, restaurants, shops...they're all wonderful! However, because of how amazing and beautiful this cottage was, we were perfectly content just spending time lounging around, enjoying the ocean view, and soaking in the hot tub. You will not regret staying at this place! It was PERFECT!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Tranquil cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Garden by the Sea cottage!! The home is clean, tranquil and equipped with everything you need to have a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. We enjoyed the Japanese Hot Tub every day after returning from our wonderful excursions that are nearby ~ from hiking to waterfalls, riding the Skunk train, visiting Botanical Gardens, whale watching and visiting art galleries. The owners are very pleasant and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

A lovely weekend escape -- beautiful home, tranquil setting, great wooden hot tub on the back deck. This home is thoughtfully and thoroughly outfitted, with interesting touches in every corner. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: necessary

Opera, Symphony, Festivals, Art Walks and Classes; very near Casper Beach, can walk to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Russian Gulch Park


Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
Spa Fee $30
Tax Rate 11.0%

$215/night for holiday weekends (three-night minimum for Memorial and Labor Day Weekend); weekly rates during Christmas/New Year's Holidays $1400/week
No pets or children under 12
2 nights minimum
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , tub is deep and has an ocean view; upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ocean view; upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , downstairs
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
only suitable for children 12 and over

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