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Amazing view of the Pacific from the heart of town.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house and see the whales at sea.

You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Casa Zacha was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964.

Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.

There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.

Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, ocean view from it's private deck, and an shared bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.

The kitchen is stocked with everything (spices, condiments) needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.

One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.

Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,

without any neighbors to bother you.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Lucia

Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.

Lucia purchased this apartment in 1962

Why Lucia chose North Coast California

This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and created the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.'

After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.

What makes this apartment unique

The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius!

And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!


Mendocino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , the shower shares a tiled enclosure with another shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shares enclosure with other shower.
  • Although it seems strange to some people, two showers in one tiled area are quite normal. In 50 years of living in the house we have never had an issue with two people needing to shower at the same time. Usually they just take turns. Plus, we have only a 30 gallon water heater so it is better to space out the showers. We have hung a shower curtain for privacy between the showers. The Japanese soaking tub unfortunately has a leak and is temporarily out of commission.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with fabulous ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , with an incredible art library
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , tv and vcr help entertain the kids
  • Queen Bedroom Has Full Ocean View and Private Bathroom with Shower, The East bedroom is furnished with both a queen and a twin bed. This room has a balcony and an ocean view, a TV/DVD and shares a Bathroom with Shower with the Queen bedroom. The North bedroom has a brass double bed, ensuite sink, & a fantastic library. Futons (1) Actually a window seat in the Living Room, measuring 10' long by 28' wide. This is suitable for a child or shorter, narrower adults. The cushion is brand new and has 5 inches of foam...but you must bring a sleeping bag.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
As you arrive on the second floor you are embraced by the warmth of Casa Zacha, as there is an atrium in the center of the house which brings in light and heats the terracotta tile floors. Turning left you are awed by the vista of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Bay , spread out at your feet. Then you sit down to absorb it all and you never want to leave.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Amazing view of the Pacific from the heart of town.
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

Everything was perfect, the amenities, location and view!

  • 5 of 5

The great location allowed for quick jaunts to shops, restaurants and the store. The views from inside the house and from the deck were incredible. The amenities allowed us to cook and enjoy each other's company the days we decided to stay in.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Amazing views and loved the accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Mendocino. This property had the best location in town. We had a great time and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great view homey atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

Great view and location Its nice to be able to park your car and have everything you need at your hands in walking distance. A queen bed would be nice for tall and big men my size. Will definitely use again soon Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It is enough to say that The family would love to come back here every summer .

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Kansas City, MO

Cozy retreat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better launching pad / retreat for a weekend wedding in Mendocino. Casa Zacha is located in town facing the headlands with a breathtaking view from the spacious open plan living area and large patio. It also has a functional wood burning fireplace which made for cozy evenings in the fog. Check in was a breeze and the place was spotless when we arrived. There was even a log pile all made up in the fireplace just waiting for us to light the kindling. The host Anna was exceptional; we had an emergency at home (sprinklers went off in our condo) and had to cut our trip short by one day, and Anna was kind enough to give us a refund for the last day even though I doubt she was able to rent it back out on such short notice. Over all it was an amazing experience and we would not hesitate to stay here again on our next trip to Mendocino!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
175 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
1 block up the street
Nearest Ferry
130 Miles
Sausalito-San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River, CA
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
many within 5 blocks
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe and Sierra Mountains
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mendocino Headlands State Park..across the street
Car: not necessary

The Mendocino Art Center offers year around classes in the fine arts, from Jewelry to plein air painting, an Artist in Residence program and a fine gallery.

We offer a $50 discount on the rent for each guest who takes a class at the Art Center.


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our cleaning fee is $100 for two guests, $125 three to four guests, $150 five to eight guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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