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Oceanfront Private Get-a-Way -- 2 Mi. N. of Mendocino Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)


Abalone Arch - a romantic and private guest suite on the edge of a bluff above a dramatic and private ocean cove on the rugged Mendocino coast, only two miles north of the village of Mendocino.

Your privacy is of upmost importance! Behind a high entrance gate is a secluded and protected patio with two Adirondack chairs, perfect for sunset watching with a glass of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. A private covered and protected deck has a rocking chair for whale watching. Discover the outside shower (there is an ocean view inside shower too) that is on the edge of the cliff above the arch and cove.

The tastefully decorated “Coastal Living” style suite is charming and light. Inside the large windows, which are just fifteen feet from the craggy ocean bluff, is a comfortable king sized bed and a cozy sitting area with a gas fireplace. The granny kitchen (fridge, microwave, convection oven, coffee pot) comes with complimentary homemade cookies and granola (milk), local beer and wine, coffee and teas (cream), cheese and crackers.

For those traveling with a computer, free secure high-speed WiFi internet connection is available. There is also an Bose Blue Tooth System, a CD player with CD’s, a flat screen TV and a private phone with unlimited long distance.

Wake up to migrating grey whales, hungry brown pelicans, diving ospreys as well as the “S’s” – seals, sea lions and sea gulls. For those guests who can pull themselves away from relaxing and from their “ocean watching chore;” outdoor activities abound – hiking, cycling, kayaking, exploring - all within easy access in the several nearby State Parks. Just two miles south is the historic village of Mendocino with restaurants, theater, galleries and shopping. Forty five minutes east is the Anderson Valley where award winning pinot noir, chardonnay and sparking wines can be enjoyed in boutique tasting cellars. Majestic redwood forests are ready to be discovered on short hikes in our local State Parks.

Fall asleep to the rhythm of the tides and the music from the rocks.

Very clean, pet free

Electric plug in available for plug in vehicles.

All fees included in rental price (except VRBO service fee!)

Keywords: Private Oceanfront Suite

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Wendy

We have lived in Mendocino for 37 years, so as full-time locals, this gives us experience with the picturesque hikes, tempting restaurants and varied activities. To help you with your holiday at Abalone Arch, ask us questions about the area, what to do, and where to go -- it will be our pleasure to provide you with the local insiders' knowledge.

Wendy purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Wendy chose North Coast California

Read the reviews. Our home is all about the ocean. Ocean on three sides. Walks start right out the gate. Privacy and comfort on the edge of the earth.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, comfort, ocean frontage, dramatic scenery, impeccable cleanliness and with attention to you needs and whims.

Only 2 miles north of the village of Mendocino and 7 miles south of the town of Ft. Bragg!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming to Mendocino for many years and have finally found the secret treasure of Mendocino. The views, the accommodations, the privacy and your hospitality were wonderful. We felt as if we were on a distant land completely removed from the trials and tribulations of life. For the first time in a long time we are relaxed.L & S – Napa, CA
Jan 2010
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Patterson's Pub, great fun
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Motorway
66 Miles
Quiet, no road noise
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several available, Cafe Beaujolais
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Caspar Beach and Big River Beaches
Car: necessary

Property is two miles north of Mendocino, one of the most beautiful historic towns in America. Located between two State Parks, lots of hiking, whale watching, redwoods, and picnic spots. Mendocino has wonderful restaurants, theater, galleries and walking. Wine tasting in Anderson Valley.


Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Light, bright, ocean view shower. Lots of shelves for your personal articles. Many soft thirsty towels. EO amenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Sitting in bed you can gaze at the fire place and the ocean waves just a few feet away. Pull the curtains - not necessary - no neighbors. 6 king sized pillows - to suit your preference. Down blanket and comforter.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outdoor shower on the ocean bluff in addition to the spacious ocean view shower in the suite. We have proveded binoculars and a spotting-scope to capture the wildlife.


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Oceanfront Private Get-a-Way -- 2 Mi. N. of Mendocino Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful accomodations and so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our 25 year wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. Fabulous views from every angle and so very private. Wendy and Barry are the BEST! So helpful when you need information about the area but never intrusive. We highly recommend this lovely get-away.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • 5 of 5

Our second anniversary get away to this special place was again perfect in every way. Wendy and Barry are at the top of the scale for their accommodating hospitality and friendliness. There wasn't anything we were lacking, and the atmosphere, ocean views and surrounding area scenery is never disappointing. We were fortunate again to be there when Barry was making his own wine, fascinating! We will be back again, God willing, next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unexpected treasure

  • 5 of 5

Situated on a secluded cliff overlooking a beautiful cove this was the perfect long weekend getaway. All the amenities one would expect from a 5 star hotel are provided - fully stocked bathroom, robes, slippers, homemade cookies, even binoculars and detailed instructions for hiking and seeing the wildlife. Wendy and Barry are warm and hospitable, as is Daisy the house dog, but one's privacy is respected. I don't think the current pics do the place justice - this is a great find - can't wait to visit again

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous View!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Barry's guest apartment was just what we needed for a relaxing getaway on the coast. The apartment had everything we needed. They provided lots of goodies in the pantry and refrigerator, and home-made cookies! The view from the shower was fabulous! We would stay there again, and will recommend it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spectacular white water views, room well appointed, clean, excellent shower, everything we needed and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Irresistible

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but enjoyment,totally peaceful,perfect for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4 night minimum over Christmas, New Year's, President's Weekend, Easter, Thanksgiving and 4th of July

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.