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BAY DREAM Oceanfront Luxury, 5 Bedroom, Beach, VIEWS, SPA, Near Mendo Village

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

LOCATION! BAY DREAM is a dramatic oceanfront home with WHITEWATER VIEWS of the Pacific Ocean, Caspar Cove and Caspar Beach located just a few minutes drive north of MENDOCINO VILLAGE.






From the front door or the back doors of BAY DREAM you can WALK TRAILS along the HEADLANDS and down to the tide pools, or take a short stroll down to CASPAR BEACH (a 1/4 mile WALK or a 2 minute DRIVE to the SAND ), great for surfing and kayaking. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards at Caspar Beach. You can watch the WHALES migrating, and the SEA LIONS sun themselves from this exclusive peninsula, GATED on a private road where only a handful of homes have been allowed. BAY DREAM is one of them!

This contemporary home is LIGHT, BRIGHT, OPEN, and airy with lots of HUGE windows and high vaulted ceilings. With its 5 BEDROOMS (rare for an OCEANFRONT vacation rental) and 2.5+ baths, 6 PERSON upper deck HOT TUB, LARGE, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN area with abundant seating and all the amenities, Bay DREAM is the ultimate home for larger families or special friends to experience a Mendocino DREAM Vacation! THE KITCHEN HAS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PREPARE GOURMET MEALS FOR A LARGE GROUP!

One of the unique features of this home is its location CLOSE TO THE BLUFF. The ebb and flow of the tides pass right in front of BAY DREAM giving the house its own natural rhythm, a rhythm that seems to REPLENISH THE SOUL AND SPIRIT of those within. Many guests have commented on this phenomenon over the years along with their remarks of 'We did not want to leave'. Stay a few days at Bay Dream and see for yourself!

This open concept, MULTI-LEVEL home with its HUGE windows, decks and large HOT TUB provide endlessly-changing views of breaking waves, A BLOW-HOLE, fishing boats, kayaks, windsurfers, surfers, sunsets, and abundant wildlife! The incredible wildlife entertainment include whales, sea lions, osprey, pelicans, and gulls swimming and soaring up close and personal!

From the LARGE OPEN KITCHEN area you can VIEW the OCEAN with fishing boats, the BAY with kayaks and abalone-divers, and the BEACH with its surfers and paddle boarders; quite an entertaining panorama. There are BOOGIE BOARDS at the house or rent kayaks, surfboards, etc. at Caspar Beach. A wetsuit is recommended.

For more entertainment on the MAIN FLOOR you have a 60' 3D SMART HDTV with 3D DVD's, WHOLE HOME DVR (TiVo), home theater sound bar, all Direct TV Premium Channels, Direct TV Cinema, XBOX ONE, a 3 CD Sony Stereo with MP3 capability, and of course, free wireless Internet.

The SUNROOM/GAMEROOM has a 32' HDTV+ DVD and Wii U Gaming System, along with FOOSBALL TABLE, poker chips, lots of board games and puzzles, a FULL DAYBED and a SOFABED- a fun place for kids.

All 5 Bedrooms have their own HDTV, Direct TV programming, whole home DVR, and stereo\clock radio.

PLEASE NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS or no more than the number of guests specified on your rental agreement




FIRST FLOOR entry level you will find:

1. BEDROOM 1 - KING BED with glass sliding doors to patio

.........HALF BATH


.......FULL BATH with tub/shower combo - with French door to patio

...............PATIO has OUTDOOR SHOWER and stairs to upper deck HOT TUB

MAIN FLOOR is 3 STEPS UP from the first floor entry and has:




...........and PANORAMIC VIEWS!

SECOND FLOOR you will find:

3. BEDROOM 3 -KING BED with sliding glass doors to upper deck

4. BEDROOM 4 - QUEEN BED + SINK/VANITY - with sliding glass doors to upper deck

5. BEDROOM 5 - QUEEN BED and SINGLE BED, XBOX 360, this is the smallest bedroom, but quite suitable for a couple, 2 single adults, or 3 children

......FULL BATH with a tub/shower combo - with French door to upper deck

.....................HOT TUB on upper deck with oceanfront view

3 bedrooms have sliding glass doors out to the deck or patio to provide guests their own space and freedom to come and go as they please:

RELAX in the outdoor hot tub, READ a book on the deck, WALK the neighborhood, go FISHING, SURFING, or PADDLE BOARDING, take an early morning walk to CASPAR BEACH or to the Pt. Cabrillo LIGHTHOUSE. There are many activities you can enjoy right outside your door from this AWE-INSPIRING LOCATION!

Keywords: Oceanfront,Mendocino Vacation Rental, 5 bedrooms, home, Bay Dream,Whitewater, Beach, Headlands, WiFi, Hot Tub, HDTV's, XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, Wii U Gaming System, Satellite TV, Gameroom, DVR, Lighthouse, rocky coastline

More Details

Debby Merliss
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Debby Merliss

PLEASE CALL ME at 530-541-2370(H) or 530-721-2163(C) if I can help you in any way. I hope you decide to experience an awe-inspiring vacation at Bay Dream!

Debby Merliss purchased this house in 1996

Why Debby Merliss chose North Coast California

We vacationed in Mendocino for several years before we came upon this incredibly rare oceanfront lot for sale. We realized that to build a vacation home in this spot would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We designed the home to be a vacation rental with the dream to use it on occasion for our family and to share with special friends.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, Very Unique Viewscape up close and personal, as BAY DREAM sits close to bluff. The house has a small fence but still need to keep watch over children. With so much beautiful and fascinating drama of the sea and wildlife activity, you do not feel the need to go anywhere! You can stay at the house all day and feel like you have totally experienced the Mendocino Coast. Just a short walk or drive to Caspar Beach, a great beach to swim, surf, kayak, skimboard, and paddleboard!


Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , 1st floor with glass door to patio + outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st floor, pedestal sink
  • 2.5+ Baths , extra sink vanity in 2nd floor Queen bedroom, outdoor shower on 1st floor patio.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sunroom/Gameroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full daybed and sofabed, 32"TV, foosball table, Wii U
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, 1st floor, 42" 4K TV, oceanview
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed, 1st floor, 47" TV, DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King bed, 2nd floor, 47" TV, oceanview,
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen and Twin beds, 2nd floor, 32"TV, DVD, XBOX 360
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed, 2nd floor, sink vanity, 32" TV, oceanview
  • Baby Crib (1) Graco Pack 'n Play Living room has a sofa with a pull out bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gated on a private road with wildlife sanctuary, sea lion rookery, binoculars provided


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

BAY DREAM Oceanfront Luxury, 5 Bedroom, Beach, VIEWS, SPA, Near Mendo Village
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Stateline, NV USA

This exceptional vacation rental makes for memorable stays.

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We just returned home from a wonderful 5 day stay at Bay Dream. From the moment we walked into the house, we were awestruck by its views. From its perch on a cliff overlooking the Pacific coast,the subtle changes to these views are a continual source of entertainment. The home itself is well-maintained and well-stocked with essentials and non-essentials that enhance your stay. We kept the house binoculars handy, relaxed in the hot tub, and enjoyed the music. There were games, books, and DVD's to use. The common areas are spacious & have sufficient furnishings to comfortably accommodate people enjoying different activities. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. It easily handles multiple cooks putting out the family meal. We appreciated a good supply of spices in the cupboard and needed no last minute runs to the market. The owner does a great job of providing you with advance information to make your stay at the house go smoothly. Our 5 days went by too quickly, so we envy the family that stayed for a month. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mansfield OH

Exceptional ocean home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 30 glorious days at Bay Dream, hated to leave, and will cherish the memories. Our family came over the 7-10 days of the holidays and we're saturated with adventures at the home, the bluffs, the bay, the forests, glass beach, the restaurants, and on and on. The weather was rainy but didn't deter our eagerness. The home had everything from comfortable BRs to sound systems and TV and games for all ages. We adopted a gull that fascinated the kids. Our meals were easy to prepare and eating together in the DR and stools were so much fun, and the kitchen had everything! WE would recommend this home to anyone that might need a large place. Debra was available for any questions we had, and met all of our needs above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bluff

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a large group of friends for five nights. The house is 180 degrees surrounded by ocean, where you can see waves of water crashing against the bluff from the living room and kitchen, at all times during the day. There is a beach roughly 15-20 min walk from the house, which is also visible from the backyard. Essentially, you feel like you are along the coast of Scotland or Ireland out here, remote and beautiful. We did a lot of stuff on the bluff, including puffs on the bluff, getting rough on the bluff, getting buff on the bluff, cops came and brought cuffs to the bluff, finally we said enough with the bluff. I'm not bluffing you. Debby (the owner) was very responsive, a pleasure to work with, and coordinated with me on different notes, leading up to the trip dates. Everyone had an amazing time in this baller house.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ramon, Ca

Wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in a sea shore location.. This is an outstanding home. Very comfortable for our all men's group who spend the weekend hiking. We have rented homes all over Northern California and this is the nicest !!. This home is very nicely furnished and the kitchen is fully equipped. The beds are super comfortable. A short walk from the rear of the home brings you to beautiful bluffs which over look the sea shore which is many feet below. Gives you a full view of the coast line. Located in a gated small gathering of nice homes. Very quite and the sound of the waves is very relaxing. The living room is set up so you can sit in a semicircle which provides the perfect setting for good conversations. The large dining table was perfect for our meals together. The hot tube is great. Very relaxing after a days hiking. Highly recommended and will likely stay here again next year..

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Perfect house for a large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Bay Dream was beyond perfect. From my first friendly and professional contact with the home owner, to her offering to mail me the favourite jeans I left behind, we could not have found a more suitable home for our large family gathering of

12. The setting, on one of the Mendocino Coast's iconic headlands, is magnificent, with gorgeous views of the ocean, nearby Caspar Beach, sunrises and sunsets from different windows. The house is fully

equipped and super comfortable with great mattresses in every room and extra bedding for kids crashing on-pull-out beds. There is even an outdoor shower 😃 and to my mother-in-law's great delight- a waffle iron!!! The large living dining kitchen area is perfect for hanging out, as is the outdoor area overlooking the deep bay, replete with picnic table, benches and Adirondack chairs, so condusive to family relaxing and connecting time. Fabulous spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

I had to remind myself to come back and post this review even though it's almost a year later.

Debra was wonderful to work with and responded with answers so promptly. The home and view are breathtaking and the furnishings were great. Debra keeps the house stocked with essential spices so our stay was a breeze because we just had to bring the main ingredients and lots of wine to enjoy our weekend.

We came there with 5 couples, all friends from law school, and just wanted a place where we could relax with each other and enjoy quality time. Bay Dream did not disappoint. We came in late the first evening, because of work of course, and were blown away the next morning with the views of the ocean and cove on both sides of the home.

The house was located near Ft. Bragg and Mendocino and a drive/short hike away from the lighthouse. Perfect location. Thank you Debra for making our stay so awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning / Set up Fee $250
Spa Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

REDUCED RATES for LAST MINUTE reservations! The $500 damage deposit is a authorization hold placed on your credit card during your stay. This hold automatically expires 10 days later provided no damage per rental agreement contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fantastic Whale-Watching from upper and lower decks and even smaller pilot whales venture into cove for viewing up close and personal, minutes to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and to ride Skunk Train into Redwood Forest, take an Art Class in Mendocino Village (great scenery to paint from the house!), CV Starr Community Center with new Spath Aquatic Center in Ft. Bragg has an indoor water park with 146 foot tall twister slide.


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