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Whale Rock - make memories that will last a lifetime

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

There are vacations where you run as fast as you can to visit every historic site,shop in every boutique store, eat at every restaurant you can find... You wear yourself out and down and become frazzled. In just a few days you're dying to go home where you can rest and relax.

Well, that doesn't happen at Whale Rock .... not here. You won't want to leave Whale Rock because every moment of the day is special here - like the early morning light over the ocean and beach - sleep late if you want to) - like soft afternoons and walks on the beach or along the river (or you can take a nap - aren't you on vacation?)

You’ll like the peaceful early evenings... a time for cocktails or sipping wine while overlooking the beach from the private deck above the beach - called "The Perch" - and the rolling surf of the Pacific ... and, of course, like at sunset and strolls on the beach .... why would you want to leave Whale Rock?

In this comfortable beach-style home, you'll marvel at the views. Even the winter storms... and we sometimes get fierce ones... can be mesmerizing. It's like living on the edge. Stay in and read or nap or have lunch all day or walk down to the beach and explore. Whale Rock is a rarity - a beach house vacation rental...

Please note: This home does not offer an internet connection, but it does have a land line and DVD collection. This is your chance to disconnect for a while...

Whale Rock, with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6...

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Amenities

Fort Bragg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Whale Rock - make memories that will last a lifetime
average rating of 4.873016 based on 63 reviews
Sebastopol, CA
5

Fabulous Place - Beach Access, Views Galore, Dog-Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved this place. All three bedrooms had queen/king beds. The master and second bedroom had full views of the ocean, and the third faced to the back of the house, which was nice and quiet. The layout was perfect, with the family room/kitchen facing the ocean. The location is the best - right on the bluff overlooking a beach where all dogs run happily off-leash (not sure if this is officially condoned, but it's definitely the established tradition at this beach). The stairs to the beach are right next to this property - there's a small gate from the property onto the stairs - very easy and convenient. The house's location above the beach (with that tremendous view!) means there are many stairs to take to get to the beach (I counted over 80), but they're well-maintained and felt safe and secure. The house is very nicely furnished and was clean with fresh sheets. The hot tub was incredible -positioned privately with a view of the ocean. For dog owners it's worth noting that the yard is not quite fenced in. We brought one 6-ft section of folding gate with us to fill one gap. We'll bring a second the next time and that will close in the yard. And yes, we will absolutely be back for many vacations to this breathtaking home on the wild and scenic California coast.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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Oroville CA, CA
5

Kodak memorable weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I was very nervous as this was my first vacation home rental. I called the office directly after searching for a home that might be the best fit. Justin was very reassuring and familiar with the property and was able answer all my questions. Of course until we arrived I still thought it was too good to believe. Believe it! The photos are true. The home was clean, comfortably furnished, & kitchen had essential supplies and equipment. The views from most of house breathtaking. We happily spotted whales and harbor seals. This was the perfect 60th birthday gift for my husband that spent every summer commercial fishing with his grandparents in Fort Bragg. Justin even included the special touch of printing a birthday sign for our arrival:) My only concern is when can I get the family all together in 2018 and spoil ourselves again...

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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Santa Rosa, California
5

Outstanding Location and Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We have stayed at this house so many times we call it coming home when we arrive.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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El Macero, CA
3

Welcome back to the 90s, Mr. Banks!

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

On the positive, the house was fine. Tremendous views, workable kitchen, comfortable spaces in the living room and dining room. The beach access was great. Nice spot for two couples since the bedrooms are separated by the central living space. In the negative- it's 2017 and this house has NO WI FI. I think this should have been listed as HUGE DISCLAIMER on the website. Every other house we have rented on the Mendocino coast has had an internet connection, including one two doors down from Whale Rock. One of the members of our party needed to work while he was here, and this presented a big obstacle. We finally worked it out (changing service providers and establishing a hot spot) but it was a lot of unneeded stress that ate two days of our vacation time. Bottom line- the owners need to get with it and provide Wi Fi, especially considering the fact that they are not at all shy about their rates. We are almost 20 years into the 21st century! They also need to replace the bar stools in the kitchen with something resembling comfortable. The two stools there were awful.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Love Whale Rock

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Quiet, private, beautiful, unpretentious, welcoming - I always love staying at Whale Rock. I just always wish I had more time to stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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5

A whale of a time!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Mendocino Preferred was an outstanding outfit to work with. The representatives were organized, had great communication, and added personal touches to our stay. To top it all off, the place was amazing! It had all the amenities (just needs a firepit), very cozy, plenty of views and ocean sounds from every room, and is right at the beach. Unbelievable and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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WHALE ROCK - ON THE BEACH

Whale Rock is one of the very few vacation rentals on the Coast with a beach-front setting... most oceanfront homes here are sited on high bluff tops, with no access to a beach. Whale Rock is unique in that it is sited on a low bluff with panoramic views of the rolling ocean.... and with steps leading down to a wide sandy beach on the ocean... and along the Ten Mile River. Whale Rock, with three bedrooms and two baths is suitable for up to six people.

There are vacations where you run as fast as you can to visit every historic site, shop in every boutique store, eat at every restaurant you can find... you wear yourself out and down��� you become frazzled. In just a few days you're dying to go home where you can rest and relax. Well, that doesn't happen at Whale Rock .... not here !!

You won't want to leave Whale Rock because every moment of the day is special here, like the early morning light over the ocean and beach (OK.... sleep late if you want to)… like soft afternoons and walks on the beach or along the river (or you can take a nap - aren't you on vacation?) … like the peaceful early evenings... a time for cocktails or sipping wine while overlooking the beach from the private deck above the beach - called 'The Perch' ...and the rolling surf of the Pacific.

... and, of course, like at sunset and strolls on the beach .... why would you want to leave Whale Rock?

In this comfortable beach-style home, you'll marvel at the views. Even the winter storms... and we sometimes get fierce ones... can be mesmerizing. It's like living on the edge. Stay in and read or nap or have lunch all day long.... or walk down to the beach and explore.

Whale Rock is a rarity - a beach house vacation rental...

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Notes


  • PLEASE NOTE the rates shown above do not include all fees and taxes. You can also see full rate details by clinking on the Detailed Price link on this page. The rates are based on the number of bedrooms needed. Please call us at 800-942-6300 for any questions or to make a reservation and to avoid any additional online charges.

    SPECIAL RATES??? YES!... NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL
    Stay 2 or more nights, get an additional night FREE. Not available during holiday periods. For online bookings please note once you have completed the booking we will adjust the rental amount to include the free night and contact to confirm your reservation.

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