House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)
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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 Mendocino
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!'
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Event fees apply
only well behaved, supervised pets $20/pet/night
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
womans get away
The house was very clean but need more towels when 10 women are staying. The hot tub was very nice. You need to update the how close the beach is it isn't a 5 min walk. And a very steep hill walking down to beach more like a 15 to 20 minute walk.
Large, fully stocked home situated in lovely surroundings with gorgeous views. My family and I had plenty of room to come together in common areas or have privacy in comfortable bedrooms. Four bathrooms made it easy for us to all get ready for my son's wedding. Fenced hard area was perfect for our little dog. Loved our stay!
This one story house made it perfect for my aging parents.
Heaven by the sea
The photos don’t do it justice! Bigger than we thought it would be, great location. Enjoyed it very much
Thank you, Jane!
Homey, beautiful setting, comfortable, open living space
Great! Beautiful home-nice hot tub-nice view of the ocean and sunset from the deck.
Tired property with a roof leak
I rarely write negative reviews, but I can’t remain silent on this one. For background, I am a business traveler spending roughly one third of my life on the road. Additionally, our recent stay at Ocean Trails was the fourth VRBO type property that we rented in 2019. In short, I know a little about the hospitality industry.
In general, Ocean Trails is a bit tired and worn, but the reason for the one-star review is the roof leak we experienced. After advising the owner and manager of the leak, I received no response. Subsequent communication was curt and without apology. The owner eventually admitted that the roof has leaked in the past, leaving me to wonder if there are possible mold issues with an already damp climate.
Ocean Trails is a nice sized home for the 8-10 people it accommodates and would probably be a solid 3-3.5 star property with a refurbishment and a roof that didn’t leak. However, with the leaky roof issue I simply cannot recommend this property.
Dear Sean (and anyone looking at this review), the review you left was inaccurate, misleading and unfair. Two guests left 5 star reviews one and two weeks before your stay. So if anyone if reading this, please understand that our home is well maintained and inspected before and after every guest. My property managers and I treat our guests with respect and kindness. I am a quick responder to my guests as can be seen in several reviews.
THE LEAK: It rained during Sean's visit. Heavy rains the week before your Sean's visit and during his stay caused a leak in one skylight in one bathroom (of the 4 bathrooms) of our house. An repair to the leak was done prior to Sean's visit and there was too much rain for it to seal. This is NOT on ongoing problem and there is no mold in our house. Once the sun came out we were able to repair the leaky skylight. Sean was not addresses in a curt manner.
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.