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Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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

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:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Romantic, Garden Setting with Ocean Views and Japanese Hot Tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 63 reviews

Romantic Garden - Anderson/Bassett

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every moment with this property. Home decor comfortable, kitchen well stocked. Landscape and yard were a joy to sit in and relax. Hot tub was a special treat. Close to area's of interest for us.

Thank you for opening your home.


Bruce and Marcia Anderson

Safety Harbor, FL.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfy and cozy

  • 4 of 5

this is our second time here. the view is great, the house is great, well equipped. the hot tub is great however you need to know how to turn on the pump. it went off the first time we were there and again this time. we were prepared this second visit. my husband was able to get it going.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penngrove, CA

fantastic place to truly get away and relax, and if wanted enjoy some local good food/talent

  • 5 of 5

The place was spotless and the decorating wonderful. All lended to a truly relaxing weekend. You do need to be comfortable with heating with wood burning stove and it takes some experience so you can get entire house warm. View from living room and master of the ocean is so beautiful. The owner was very available and helpful. The area is full of trails for hiking as well. Kitchen nice to work in even though had minimal dishes and was an electric stove.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving with my daughter and son in law at Garden by the Sea and it was cozy and inviting. Immersed in the forest of Northern California gave us a zen like quality to our weekend. We had everything we need to cook fantastic dinners. We relaxed and watched the ocean and were warmed by the great wood stove!. Thank you Kim for sharing your home with us!! We will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfectly relaxing stay...

  • 5 of 5

The garden by the sea is an absolutely beautiful and COZY home.

We loved the quiet setting in a woodsy area with a nice view of the Pacific. The wood burning stove that heats the house warmed the home perfectly and also contributed to an absolutely relaxing vibe. If you sit on the day bed in the living room for too long, you might be in for a nice snooze or an early night. Soaking in the wooden Japanese hot tub was both the perfect start and end to each day. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to make some nice meals. The garden was full of fresh herbs which we used to enhance our home cooked dishes.

Downtown Mendocino was about a 5 minute drive from the home and Fort Bragg was only about 10 minutes drive in the other direction. Each town was charming and each had their own perks, but two of the three nights we were happy to stay in after day tripping in the area.

If you're looking for pure relaxation, this is the perfect spot. We really enjoyed our time and I could definitely picture visiting again in the future. We didn't meet the hosts, but Kim and Juan did a great job creating a very welcoming experience in their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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austin, texas

Perfect week in artistic setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this darling cottage and had a great girl's getaway. Such a beautiful setting, the hot tub was spectacular looking up at the stars at night. A romantic setting, a little rustic and made for disconnecting from the outside world- altogether charming. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

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