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Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Kim Kelly
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Mendocino

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

Kim is a wonderful host. Nothing much I can say for the house but pure happiness and the house was perfect! All the things we need, it's all there. The location is perfect since it's just a couple of minutes away from point cabrillo, fort bragg, and the mendocino proper. Very accessible and the place was so quiet and really private. We were lucky that when we were there, the weather was on point and all day sunny. We were able to use the jacuzzi and it's awesome. We cooked our meals and the kitchen was fully equiped. All in all, if you are looking for a quiet and private place to stay in Mendocino, and you are considering also the locations of the places to go to, this is the perfect place to be. I recommend this to everyone as we did enjoy our stay in Kim's place. 5 out of 5 stars!
Feb 2017
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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
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  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
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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Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 78 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay & very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place, every bit as beautiful, comfortable and charming as the photos. We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed ourselves. It’s virtually next door to stunning Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, both of which are must-sees. Plus it’s just a 5-minute drive to lovely Mendocino village. Kim was great to deal with and quickly responsive to questions. We live 3,000 miles away on the coast of Maine. It was great to explore the dramatic coast of Mendocino and have this great home as our base.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home nestled in redwoods with oceanview

  • 5 of 5

The architecture of the home and the outdoor space is just great. It is a very calming space. I also loved the window seat bench. The kitchen is very well stocked, and we made great use of it. We sat and watched the sunset over the ocean from the hot tub - gorgeous.

My husband and I stayed here with his parents. The space is very open, light, and airy. But this means it is not very private for 4 people. The upstairs "master" is open loft to the living space, including the bathroom area. And the downstairs bedroom is under the stairs so you can hear that as well as voices a bit through the walls. I would absolutely rent this space again - but either as a couple or only with very close friends/family.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite and Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exquisite cottage in the woods with a beautiful view of the ocean, and a lovely creek below! The interior is cozy, warm and inviting; easy to relax and wind down in such a wonderful environment. The owners are always quick to respond and helpful! Enjoy! You will come again and again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our stay. The house was perfect for us, with the window seat with views to the ocean, great kitchen, hot tub, fireplace and romantic bedroom level. Very calming and "zen" feel to the place. The gardens (even close to winter) were a delight, and I imagine the deck looking over the stream would be cool and peaceful in the middle of summer. Must come back to check it out! Two must visit places close by - Russian Gulch and Point Cabrillo. We also enjoyed the Botanic Gardens just a short drive north. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! My boyfriend and I had a great time in this airy, peaceful haven. It's clean, conveniently located and thoughtfully decorated. The garden is absolutely beautiful, and perfect for enjoying our morning coffee and stargazing at night. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $95
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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