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58 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
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Little River Estate Rental Photos and Description



  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Toni Taff
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2016

Why Toni Taff chose North Coast California



based on 58 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews
Buena Park, CA

Awesome Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend at this estate. It is very private estate hidden on a hill surrounded by trees just across the ocean. The property is on several acres of private land overlooking the ocean. The house is very very clean, with luxiouriously desinged interior equivalent to a five star hotel. Comfortable beds, nice amenities, game room, spa... etc on a great property with an awsome view.. what more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Ed, we certainly couldn't have asked for a nicer family to be our guests at DragonMist. It was a pleasure meeting all of you, and your courtesy was beyond measure. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything that DragonMist has to offer, and that you had a positive experience at our close proximity local beaches! We look forward to having you as guests in the future, and just let us know when you would like to reserve the Main home at DragonMist Estate. We'll leave a light on for your late arrival! Our best to your parents, and Aunt.
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a serene sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

DragonMist is such a wonderful serene sanctuary, and the hosts do everything possible to make you feel at home on this magnificent property. They thought of every possible detail to make our stay in their guest house comfortable, and then were immediately available to supply anything else we needed. My friend and I had so much fun, following all their suggestions, which suited us just perfectly. It was such a thoughtful idea of theirs to drive us to the beginning of a trail, after we parked our car at the endpoint, in order to get the full experience of the hike. Our only regret is that we were too busy exploring the area and taking a class to spend enough time here, which will certainly necessitate a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, let us say that it was such a pleasure meeting both of you. Your positivity was palpable, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your week here at DragonMist Estate. Gary and I were amazed at how many great activities and sites you were able to get in during your stay! We thoroughly enjoy sharing our beautiful property and area with our guests, and it makes it so worthwhile when we hear that they've also enjoyed their special time here. We look forward to your return visit, and have just one simple request--please bring the beautiful weather we all basked in when you return! Our best to you both, Toni and Gary
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Bothell, Wa

Relaxing, Comfortable and Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

DragonMist is a wonderful place to stay. The beautiful, private guesthouse with its two stories of floor to ceiling windows allowing the beauty of the Mendocino Coast to envelop your living space, is a definite plus. Keep the provided binoculars handy in case a whale comes by. Toni pays such attention to detail and is an overwhelmingly thoughtful host. The king size bed is very comfy and cozy with lovely linens. As a nice touch, we were greeted with a bottle of regional wine, basketful of snacks, and breakfast goodies to complement the guesthouse kitchenette. The rec room has something for everyone - pool table, ping pong, foosball, large HD TV, fireplace, fridge, even a piano!! Of course, the Jacuzzi is a treat, especially when the stars come out at night! As well as having ocean views from the guesthouse, we also like to sit on the bench on the lower level of their gorgeous property to enjoy the outdoor views. (The tree swing is also fun!!). We highly recommend DragonMist and feel we were treated like family during our 3 night getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found your stay at DragonMist Estate Guest House pleasurable, peaceful, and satisfying. We try our best to maintain the guest house so that our guests do feel like family, staying in a "home away from home". We certainly appreciate your noticing our efforts, and look forward to having you return to your "Home Away From Home". Our gray whale migration will be starting in a couple of months, and we would love for you to experience this very special event. Our ocean view benches put you up close and personal with these magnificent mammals. Our best to both of you, Toni and Gary
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Northern CA


  • 5 of 5

I'm going to let the other comments stand in for us just so as not to repeat. This place is beautiful, quiet, exceptionally clean, comfortable. Our only suggestion would be to install a tall cabinet inside the master bedroom just behind the kitchen wall to store pantry items so we didn't have to place on the table. We stayed five nights and fixed breakfast and lunch to go each day and bbq'd a couple evenings. We brought quite a few kitchen items with us. Although there is a big refrigerator in the rec room full of ice and space for guest's use, there is no storage and even if there were, it wouldn't be very convenient. A nice cabinet would be a definite plus.

Toni and Gary Taff are extremely nice hosts and make every effort to make sure their guests are delighted with EVERYTHING!!

We look forward to returning someday (-:

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay at our very special property with your family! Gary and I are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all DragonMist Estate has to offer. It is always helpful to receive guest feedback, and we want to thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Your suggestion regarding an additional kitchen/pantry cabinet is noted and appreciated. As we shared with you, we hope to enlarge our in-guest house kitchen facilities in the future. In the meantime, as you've noted, our guests have full access to additional cupboard/pantry space for those items they want to bring from home, as well as a full-size refrigerator with cross top freezer, a bar refrigerator, an additional microwave, and a separate ice-maker in the Recreation Suite. Again, we enjoyed meeting all of you, and we look forward to your return.
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Nature's overwhelming bounty...

  • 5 of 5

..and the gracious hospitality of the Taffs made our 5 day stay memorable. The guesthouse is well appointed and boasts such luxuries as a fireplace, plus use of hot tub and the large and well equipped recreation room ( pool table, ping pong, fireplace, large TV and comfy leather tilt seating ). The extensive wooded grounds boast a sloping meadow overlooking the Pacific with wooden benches where you can relax, day dream, take stunning photos while marveling the beauty of NorCal. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design of the structure, its wonderful execution and the overwhelming beauty of nature here, are what makes this place so magical. It feels like you are in a movie....not too surreal, given how often the Mendocino coast is used by Hollywood, given its natural "wow" factor.

Although the guest house is not free standing, it is separated from the main house by the spacious rec room, so that privacy is assured. The space is well appointed: fully equipped kitchenette and dining area; wonderful bed (plus two more in the loft if needed ); high quality linens; and some faab radiantly heated slate floors. The decor is a little old fashioned compared to the concrete, natural wood and stone, edgy, modern architecture, but very comfortable. The hosts are a delight..very conscious of making your stay one to remember. Little surprises and attentiveness to requests is the norm here. The quality and condition of this property is excellent and will not disappoint, but delight.

We would highly recommend Dragon Mist as an upscale, nature lover's paradise....

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was certainly our pleasure to meet both of you. And we want to thank you so much for your generously detailed and positive review of our property and your stay! We really appreciate your taking the time to submit a review so that others might better appreciate what DragonMist Estate has to offer. We very much look forward to seeing you again in the future, and want to thank you once again for choosing to stay at DragonMist Estate Guest House. Warm regards, Toni and Gary
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Great New Years!

  • 5 of 5

These accommodations were top notch and made our trip memorable. My entire party raved about the comfort of the beds and we had wonderful nights sleep. There were personal touches everywhere and we felt welcomed and at ease. Great place to stay in Mendocino!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting your party over the holiday weekend. We're very glad you had such a good time. We look forward to your return visit.
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Rates & Availability

Little River Estate Rental Rates


  • $260-$410/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Guest House: Nov-Apr: 1-2 People ($260/N), 3-6 People ($360/N)
  • Guest House: May-Oct: 1-2 People ($ 360/N), 3-6 People ($ 410/N)
  • 11% Bed Tax, 50% to Reserve,100% Due 30 Days Prior, $500 *Refundable Security Dep
  • $80 Cleaning Fee.No SPA Fee.Cancellations may be given Rain Checks.2 Night Minimum
  • Holidays:$360-410/nt-Contact for Minimum Stays
  • Extended Stay Discounts Available.
  • Special Events: Call/Email for rates/availability
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Little River Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Vanity, Sink, Toilet (upstairs)
    Bathroom 1 - Vanity, Sink, Toilet, Jetted Tub/Shower
  • Slate tile floors and counter tops; chrome fixtures; rectangular sunken basins; vanity cabinet/drawers with ample storage; hair dryers in both bathrooms; robe hooks; shampoo/conditioner/soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • King size bed (1) incredibly comfortable king-size bed with 450 thread count sheets and designer bedspreads/decorative pillows, Queen size Beds (2) 400-plus thread count sheets on 2 queen-size beds in loft with designer bedspreads/decorative pillows, Baby Crib (1) Full-size crib available at no extra charge. Includes crib sheets, blankets, bumper pads.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Wood-Burning Fireplace, Inside Whirlpool Spa, 8 Person Outside Private Whirlpool Spa with Whitewater Views, Chess and Multiple Board Games, Hammock, Propane BBQ, Multiple patio tables and chairs, Rocking chairs, Great Trampoline Tree Swing, Horseshoe Pit, Basketball Court, Bocce Ball, Numerous Walking Paths and Benches with Spectacular Ocean Views through 23 Acres of Forests and Meadows, Radiant In-Floor Heating, Interior & Exterior Stereo Systems, Full-Size Crib & Bassinet, Pack 'n Play PortaCrib Playpen, Umbrella Stroller, Emergency Generator. Guests also have access to fantastic recreation room with ping pong, pool, foosball, chess table, multiple games, ice maker, surround-sound HDTV, and have exclusive use of hot tub/whirlpool spa during their stay.

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