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Mendocino Village Romantic Cottage

26 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Marigold Cottage is Located in the Historic Village of Mendocino and is Walking Distance to Restaurants, Grocery Stores and Fine Shopping in the Quaint Village of Mendocino.

Marigold is located directly across from the Mendocino Art Center, which makes attending a local play or art event as easy as crossing the street. Walk the Headlands, to Local Beaches or up the Big River Trail. the Scenery Just Outside the Front Door is Spectacular!

More Than 40 Films and Television Shows Have Been Shot in Mendocino, Due to its Charming Victorian-Style Homes and Dramatic Ocean Views. Adjacent Big River Beach Leads up to Big River, Where a gravel trail Leads 8 Miles up Into Redwood Groves Along the River. Many Beautiful Birds, as Well as Land and Sea Animals Can Be Seen.

Marigold Cottage Offers a Very Private and Charming Space that is Close to Everything and Yet Secluded. This is the Ideal Place for that Romantic Weekend, or Retreat Space for Writers and Artists of All Types. The cottage is not suitable for children, as there is a low deck and fireplace/heater within easy reach of a toddler.

What people often don't realize is that October, is one of the most favorable times to visit. While all seasons offer something, October is my favorite month for the warmth of the weather, the slow down of the season (re:less crowds) and the sun that shines warm before the storms of winter. It's a well kept secret, (oops.)

* Marigold Cottage can also be rented in combination with Marigold House (VRBO # 704846), a larger 2 bedroom vacation home on the same property, in order to accommodate up to 6 guests total.

Keywords: Cottage

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Zelda

I have lived in Mendocino since the mid-90's. I took an eight year hiatus only to return. Its special here, beautiful, and soothes the soul. Come enjoy the area and all it has to offer, it'll be a trip you'll remember and come often.

Why Zelda chose North Coast California

Marigold Cottage is located in the Historic Village of Mendocino. If you want to really feel the quaint village, an authentic walking expereince with all its intricancies, this home is for you.

What makes this cottage unique

Once you park your car, you will not need it to reach all areas of the village; restaurants, grocery stores, art galleries, fine shopping, the beach and headlands. You will need around 5 minutes and comfortable shoes. You can walk in the fresh ocean air of the beautiful coast you just drove to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marigold Cottage was the perfect choice for my two-month stay in Mendocino. It is bright, airy and equipped with everything I needed to be comfortable during a longer visit. The gas stove adds to the cozy atmosphere and takes the chill off a cooler day. I especially enjoyed the beautiful gardens. The cottage is convenient to everything, directly across the street from the Mendocino Art Center and a couple blocks to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, Frankie's ice cream, and the ocean cliff trails in Headlands State Park. I also enjoyed the nature hikes along Big River. Thank you for sharing Marigold Cottage with me.
Jun 2011
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Mendocino Village Romantic Cottage
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 27 reviews

Sweet Spot

  • 5 of 5

We are hosts in Carmel so have genuine appreciation for how well managed this cottage is. Zelda was so attentive and prompt, a truly caring person who provided the extra items we asked for (additional towels and a full coffee maker for our week long stay).

Comfy bed. Excellent Wifi. Fully functional kitchen. TV if you want it. Very quiet. Lovely deck. Good linens - all was immaculate. The setting is ideal for walking anywhere in town or along the beach trails. Mendocino still feels like Carmel did fifty years ago; a step back in time. Just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right in the Middle of Everything

  • 4 of 5

Nice Cottage, Right in the middle of everything, Clean, A few things to know?? Bring Your Coffee Pot, There's Not 1 you'll need your own bathroom supplies soap for Body,Hair & (TP) they only supply 1 roll for 3 days 2 people, Other Then That It Was Very Nice

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Danville, CA

GREAT spot in Mendocino to relax, kick back and enjoy Village Life!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 8 nights. We really enjoyed ourselves. The space is very conformable and the location could not be better. Zelda is an amazing host! The kitchen is missing a few things (drip coffee maker and a microwave). There is a cast Iron skillet though for cast iron fans! We read previous reviews and bought a coffee maker with us, so it was no big deal. We also bought a salad bowl and salad tongs that we left behind for others to enjoy. The space was perfect for the two of us, it was clean and very quiet. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Marigold Cottage is a charming place to stay in the heart of Mendocino. Nestled in a beautiful garden, it feels very private.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Sweet serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Marigold cottage was comfortable, very sweet, quiet and clean. It is surrounded by a stunning garden that was bursting with flowers. We enjoyed staying in the heart of the village, hopped across the street to a play and concert, strolled the headlands and walked to local restaurants for dinner. Biking and kayaking along the Big River, a trip highlight for us, were less than a mile away. And groceries, restaurants and shops are all within a few short blocks. Our host, Zelda, was extremely hospitable, friendly and kind.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Cottage Mendocino

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a lovely weekend in Zelda's cottage. The bedding was very comfortable, the kitchen had enough equipment to make meals (French press only), including a grill on the porch. The location was excellent. We wandered the few blocks down to the ocean to watch the sunset and moonrise. I would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Dick's or Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Fort Bragg Skunk Train Historical and FUN....
Nearest Point of Interest
Harvest Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Mendocino Art Center
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment in full is required to book the cottage. Up until 30 days prior to the check-in date, owner will refund all but $50 should you need to cancel. Within 30 days of the check-in date, owner will offer a reschedule date, but no refund.

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Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Marigold Cottage is Located in the Mendocino Village and is Walking Distance to Restaurants, Grocery Stores and Fine Shopping in the Quaint Village of Mendocino. Marigold is Located Directly Across from the Mendocino Art Center, Which Makes Attending a Local Play or Art Event as Easy as Crossing the Street. Walk the Headlands, to Local Beaches or up the Big River Trail. The Scenery Just Outside the Front Door is Spectacular!

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