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Romantic Mendocino Coast Getaway

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our house in Enchanted Meadows (that is the actual name of the area, you couldn’t make it up!) in Anchor Bay, California is the perfect place for a couple or a small group of family or friends to get away for a few days. It sits on top a hill along famous Highway 1 on the coast.

Because Enchanted Meadows is located in the so called banana belt, the weather is warm and sunny even if much of the coast is covered in fog. The main house has a living room and dining room with hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen, one bedroom, a large newly remodeled bathroom with floor heating and a huge deck around the house. Two additional buildings serve as two more bedrooms, one with a bathroom.

The house sits in a Redwood forest with a partial blue water ocean view. You can hear the waves and sea lions from the house. The setting is very private, calm and romantic. The deck and garden are perfect for hottubbing, relaxing, sunbathing, enjoying meals or watching the local wildlife. You will most likely meet the local bevy of quail, watch the hummingbirds dart around the garden, hear the ravens in the trees, see the chipmunks and squirrels and maybe get a glimpse of a deer.

One of the most wonderful features of the house is the light. In the morning the whole house is flooded with warm morning light. Watching the full moon from the hot tub on the deck or through the windows inside the house travel across the night sky is spectacular. And without the moon, the sky is exploding with stars and planets, an amazing experience from the comfort of the hot tub. For city dwellers the lack of light pollution is awe-inspiring.

In the winter, the wood burning stove in the living room will keep you warm and cozy.

Though you feel like you are away from it all, you are very close to civilization. Anchor Bay is just 5 minutes down the hill and offers a supermarket and two restaurants. Gualala is about 10 minutes to the South and offers a wide variety of restaurants, two supermarkets, a post office, gas stations, gift shops and live music. Gualala is about 10 miles north of Sea Ranch, Sonoma County.

The spectacular Mendocino coast and its beautiful beaches are a great place to explore, hike, fish, dive and surf.

Our house is a short drive to the Point Arena Cove and the Point Arena Lighthouse which offers some of the best whale watching on the entire West coast.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About The Owner

Our house in Enchanted Meadows is our personal vacation home, but we enjoy making it available for you to rent. John and I spend as much time up there as we can because we love the area. The Mendocino Coast is an easy place to fall in love with; you should try it!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose North Coast California

If you have to ask, you need to come visit the area! It is paradise. This stretch is one of the most amazing parts of the California coast. It is rugged and offers any outdoor loving person unlimited possibilities.

What makes this house unique

Our property is at the end of the road, which means that you are looking out on the ocean and trees. The hill is South facing and offers a unique sunny, windless and warm climate, the locals call it the Banana Belt.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Romantic Mendocino Coast Getaway
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Sweet little cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time!! We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and really wanted peace and quiet. This little cabin was just the place for us. We couldn't believe how quiet it was...we could hear the sea lions barking at night and hear the waves crashing. The hot tub was just perfect for us and with the stars at night it was spectacular!!! We had sunshine each day so we could see the ocean from the deck and only on the last day there was fog. The cabin is just simple and easy to feel relaxed in. Your a close drive to the beach for the day and we brought movies to enjoy at night. We can't wait to come back again!!! Katrina is wonderful to work happy we picked her place to enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the place nice,clean, and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Katrina was amazing to work with and the house was beautiful. We will defintely be staying again. Point arena light house wasnt far and a go to for sure. The national park was a beautiful walk as well. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in beautiful, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful, clean, well kept and so easy. Katrina was so accommodating; answered all of our questions and gave us wonderful tips on what to see in the area. The house was really cozy and we spent wonderful afternoons on the deck. We certainly hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet. Quaint. Clean. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at Enchanted Meadows! Katrina was a gracious host. Great communication, her website was super helpful, and we will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for my wife's 45th birthday and we had such a wonderful time. We spent the evenings in the hot tub on the deck, stargazing and taking in the beauty of this place. The daytime brought hummingbirds and butterflies and all sorts of other wildlife. We cooked our meals in the kitchen which was nice, and for a day trip we visited the Point Arena lighthouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with VRBO and based on all the wonderful reviews, I decided to go with Katrina's property along the Mendocino coast. It was honestly the perfect experience and we can't wait to go back again next summer. My husband and I went with two other couples and the cabin set up couldn't have been better. The three bedrooms each have their own cabin and the master bedroom is located in the main cabin along with the kitchen and living room. One of the cabins does not have its own bathroom, but we experienced no troubles with that because it is merely five steps away from the main cabin and is extremely accessible. I could go on and on about the deck - I think this was our favorite part. There is a hot tub (which we used every evening!), a table, and a grill (which we also used both evenings!). We literally spent hours on the deck every day enjoying the beautiful view. Katrina was amazing throughout the whole process. She responded to every single one of my questions promptly and was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for activities in the area I recommend Adventure Rents Kayaking and the Annapolis Winery :) I can't say enough good things about this getaway so if you're considering it for a weekend or a week, don't hesitate!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St. Orres
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St. Orres
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Anchor Bay Campground
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

The $70 cleaning fee is for the main house only. Cleaning for two or three buildings is $90 due to very high water and utilities rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathroom in main house is spacious and has floor heating which is wonderful especially in the winter. It has a large shower, single sink and toilet. The small bathroom in the Hummingbird House (downhill cabin) has a shower, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The main house has only one bedroom with a queen bed. The two cabins each have one queen bed. The Hummingbird House (downhill cabin) has a bathroom with a shower. The Red Barn is only a bedroom and guests need to share the bathroom in the main house.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
heated bathroom floor

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