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Kim Kelly

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub

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

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North Coast California 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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Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub
average rating of 4.883721 based on 47 reviews


  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll be Back....

  • 5 of 5

We spontaneously decided to spend a couple of days in Mendocino during our boys' spring break. Of course, being the week before Easter, everything was booked up at our usual lodgings. Found two days available here, and sent an inquiry. Kim was able to accomodate our last minute request, and we're glad she did! It was nice to have a little extra space for our boys, and with a full kitchen, we were able to make meals at "home". The place was clean, peaceful, and stocked with what we needed. Even a touch of ocean view!

It should be noted that the master bedroom is a loft bedroom, the walls do not extend to the ceiling. It is bright and open, but you will hear anything going on downstairs, and they will hear you. Same for the upstairs bathroom, a shade separates it from the bedroom. This would be nice if you wanted to view the ocean while bathing, but not so great if you prefer a private bathroom experience. These aren't necessarily negatives, just something to be aware of.

In any case, a wonderful stay. We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great, relaxing get away

  • 4 of 5

great stay, we had a nice relaxing weekend. pretty much all you need is there. quiet, great view. comfortable. we would like to return some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, light-filled home near Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this very comfortable, well equipped home set in a lush garden not far from Mendicino. The home was nicely decorated in natural colors, had great light-filled spaces and views of the ocean from the master bedroom and living room. We especially enjoyed the large window seat and wood stove to stave off the chilly evenings. The weather was mostly wet and cool during our stay, so we were not able to spend much time outside in the surrounding garden. Mendocino with its shops and restaurants is just minutes away, as well as Russian Gulch State Park and Poimt Cabrillo Lighthouse. We would recommend this property to anyone interested in visiting the Mendocino coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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

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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
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Spa Fee $30
Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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North Coast California 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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