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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to Beach, 2Min to Mendo, walk to Russian Gulch

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)

OCEAN TRAILS MENDOCINO ARTIST RETREAT

Get away to the glorious Mendocino coast and stay in a truly inspired dream house -- local artist Erin Dertner’s appointed getaway by the sea, receiving guests since the Spring of 2009. Boasting four bedrooms all with ocean views, 4 full baths, a large great room and a pool parlor that can become a 5th bedroom. The Retreat is spacious and non-allergenic, with mostly tile and hardwood floors. Enjoy the outdoor area with large gas grill and 2 picnic tables and a new (2015) 60 jet, 6 person, hot tub. Fenced-in area great for dogs to hang out.

Only 1.5 mi north of the village of Mendocino, yet far enough away to experience total peace and quiet. Russian Gulch State Park borders part of the house, and its a pleasant stroll on our private lane right into the park entrance (free admission for walk-ins) where you can walk along the headland trails, see a sinkhole, walk to the beach, hike to a waterfall, bike on a path through the gulch, and have glorious picnics on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the ample “cook’s kitchen”, the expansive deck and the comfortable quarters, complete with Erin’s artwork adorning every room. We're on the west/ocean side of highway 1 in a location many consider to be the most desirable for vacation homes in Mendocino, with ocean views to the south and west, from the living area and from all the bedrooms.

Perfect for 8 people, but can accommodate 2 extra people comfortably and seat 10 at the dining table; there is room to sleep more people, but please inquire as approval is needed. The master has a king bed and lavish bath with a 2 person shower and giant tub. A 2nd large room with king bed has its own bath with shower, while a queen bedded room and a bedroom with a set of twins (that can be made into a king) share a roomy bath with large shower. The living room and both king bedded rooms have ample floor space for futons while the entry/pool room has a trundle for 2, which is also connected to the 4th full bathroom. With televisions in the living room and Art Studio room, many books, board games and your own pool hall, this is a perfect spot for groups of all ages.

The vacation home is regularly monitored by the owners to maintain quality, and is professionally managed, to give guests at Ocean Trails a worry-free vacation experience.

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More Details

Owner
Kim Hodges
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Kim Hodges

Hardy and Kim Hodges have been in real estate for over 15 years and continually seek hidden gems---this dream vacation home in Mendocino, appointed by well-known local artist Erin Dertner, is sure to satisfy. We have been operating vacation rentals in the NYC area for about ten years, and have experience ensuring our guests have a great, relaxing, time.

Personal interests include cosmology, hiking and bicycling, and traveling the world with our two daughters. Our primary home is in Marin County (CA), across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco.

Why Kim Hodges chose North Coast California

Location, location, and views! Virtually 'next door' to Mendocino Village, but in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood widely considered the most desirable location for vacation renting on the north coast. The Retreat borders Russian Gulch State Park, an amazing park with trails, bluffs, beach, waterfalls, and biking---accessed by an easy stroll into park. And then the lovely ocean views...

What makes this house unique

Guest Comments: 'The bed was so comfortable that we went home and bought the same kind.' 'We leave here happy, peaceful and rested.' 'Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon.' 'Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!' 'We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork.' 'We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them 'up close and personal,' as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!'

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon." "Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!" "We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork." "We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them "up close and personal," as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!"
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Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable futons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to Beach, 2Min to Mendo, walk to Russian Gulch
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 38 reviews
5

A perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

The house is very roomy and comfortable. Great location and ocean view. Everyone in our group wants to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was everything we needed and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time! It was perfect for two families of three. There was plenty of room in the kitchen for many cooks and helpers. Plenty of cooking things too. In fact we ended up staying in every night because the view was beautiful and the Mendocino Market had everything we could want. The beds were very comfy...we slept well!!! And there were two dog bowls so we didn't need to bring ours. The guys played pool, the moms played cards and the girls were busy with their art. Fantastic!!! Would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was a good fit for our family of 12 and the kitchen provides all the tools to cook meals.

  • 4 of 5

Nice home with beautiful views of the ocean throughout the house. Easy access to State Park for relaxing walks through the woods. Our family was very comfortable in the house while it rained outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house! Ocean views everywhere. Clean, spacious house, comfortable beds and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

Our group, family of 4 and grandparents enjoyed our stay at Ocean Trails. We watched whales right from the living room and deck. Awesome layout. Big, well stocked kitchen. The kids could nap in a separate wing of the house while we shot a few games of pool. We enjoyed walking to the beach from the house. The grownups enjoyed relaxing in hot tub. We will definitely stay at Ocean Trails again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Perfect Location - Great Views - Tons of Space - Needs upgrades and cleaning

  • 3 of 5

Always the positive first - We had a great time on the coast and at this house!! 4 couples (8 adults) and we all had plenty of space to be separate or together! The kitchen was amazing and fit all of us without problem while we prepped our meals. The pool room was perfect for nightly pool tournaments and the hot tub, relaxing. Views from the porch were the best!! We sat outside watched the whales and sunset. We even had turkeys, deer, and quail pass through. Sunday football in the living room was comfortable and fit us all. Walks to nearby trails were easy and a fun time. Kim was very easy to get a hold of and was willing to let us have early check in due to most of us traveling from out of town.

Now for some negative - I'm not giving the house 5 stars mostly because of the smell coming from the laundry room - sooo nasty! The washers let out a moldy, stale, sewage type of smell that travels to the front bathroom and pool table area. we had to go to town for candles just so we could bear it. Also, the master bath tub jets were full of disgusting stale water. The tub was full and when we turned on the jets, nasty greenish brown, stinky water shot out... so gross... The floors were not clean, our feet ended up black by the end of every night... and the decor, bedding, and furniture needs upgraded.

Our overall stay was great - we just expected a little more cleanliness with how much money we paid to stay... With a few upgrades and a deep clean, this house would be amazing!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all guest feedback. Ocean Trails is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before our guests arrive. We are looking into the jacuzzi jets and laundry room odor. I was at the house the day our guests checked out and did not smell any odor near or inside the laundry room. Recent wet weather may slow the draining of laundry water; as it is a grey water system. Ocean Trails is a great house and fantastic value. We will continue to maintain and improve the property.
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5

Well-abointed

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities worked perfectly, ingress and egress from the property was well explained, and on rainy days there was plenty to keep our group occupied. Will definitely book again for future Student Association retreats.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Inn

Too many great restaurants to list. Aquatic center with water slide in nearby Fort Bragg. Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse less than 5 minutes by car. Mendocino village 2-3 minutes by car. Russian Gulch State Park 5 minute walk to entrance. Big River Beach in Mendocino, 4 minutes by car.

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 Holiday
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$667
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$666
 
 
2017Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a Pet fee of $20 per pet per night---pet fee is accounted and billed separately and not included in VRBO quote since VRBO cannot account for multiple pets or nights. If 2 nights are booked in low season the rate is $900 for both nights---the rate calculated from VRBO is incorrect if the 2 nights are not both on fri and sat.

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