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The 'Cottage at Sunset Cove' is a fabulous oceanfront property located on private grounds that are fenced with gated-only access 5 minutes from Mendocino Village. It is oceanfront, completely isolated, and has 2 acres of flowering gardens and walking paths, with parking on site. The shingled cottage/bungalow, which is entered through a rose covered archway, is an intimate hideaway. It is decorated like a 'country bungalow' in soothing blues and whites. Stone floors are covered with comforting area rugs, the sofa has down pillows, and a bistro table holds your welcome basket. The owners have decorated with artifacts from their travels, and have included in the cottage their love of classical literature and music, and local artwork. There is a beautiful gas fireplace and a completely separate bedroom with luxurious linens. Windows overlooking the gardens and ocean are large and everywhere. You can go to sleep with the calming sound of crashing waves on the double cove inlets. Peaceful and quiet, the area is a treasure trove for discovering wildlife - deer, wild turkeys, hawks, whales, blue herons, seals, porpoises, geese, and the occasional Orca. Russian Gulch State Park and Point Cabrillo Light House are less than 1 mile away, where nature walks abound. Mendocino Village, designated an official historical town circa the 1870's, is just 2 miles away, with wonderful restaurants and pubs, hidden garden paths for strolling, and specialty shops.
The cottage has a separate bedroom with large closets, luxury linens and 6 down pillows, living room with fireplace, queen-sized pull-out sofa bed, 2 comfortable reading chairs, and French bistro table. Teak reading chairs overlook the 2-sided deck and spa. There is also a large outside table and gas BBQ for cooking. The separate kitchen has dishes, glasses, pans and other cooking necessities and specialty items, and is stocked with beer, wine, bottled water, jams, coffee, tea and condiments. A basket of 'goodies' is added for late night snacks. Music, videos, books, games, binoculars will enhance your entertainment options. Bathroom has a powerful shower and a deep soaking tub with views of the gardens. Extra large windows from both the bedroom and the living room look directly out onto the ocean through the gardens, and are adjoined by a large deck with your own hot tub and seating for viewing the water and nature. Private gardens with paths surround the property and reading benches are sprinkled throughout the acreage. Best of all, there are sunsets 365 days a year (excluding rainy days, of course!) and you can view them all!
Because of the proximity to the ocean, this property is not suitable for children under 14.
Keywords: Secluded oceanfront cottage, dramatic whitewater ocean views, private hot tub, large deck overlooking gardens and ocean, private headlands, flowering gardens and pathways, reading benches, stream and waterfall, smells and sounds of crashing ocean waves, romantic and private, pet friendly and completely fenced.
Jerry and Cathy Karabensh have lived in Mendocino for 16 years, are retired, and enjoying life so much in the area that they want to share their view of the world with others. They have 1dog, and invite you to bring yours along.
Cathy Karabensh purchased this cottage in 2000
Sunset Cove is actually 2 coves with black sand beaches when the tide is out. The property is cliffside, so you can see white water crashing on the rocks below. Most of the year you can see the waterfall that spills out into Sunset Cove. The Cottage is set nestled in a banquet of bushes along the north, keeping your deck and hot tub wind-free from the northwest winds that are typical of the area.
Private, tranquil, and romantic, The Cottage is traditionally decorated in seaside colors, more like a home than a hotel. The Karabensh's have included memorabilia from their extensive travels as well as books, movies, and an array of helpful holiday treats. Your own private hot tub awaits your leisure usage at any time.
Cottage owners were gracious and the cottage was perfect for a couple get-a-way. Would love to make this an annual event!
The grounds and cottage exceeded our expectations. Our hosts were gracious, generous and helpful. The cottage: beautiful and romantic with all the amenities...not a detail left unattended. Garden/grounds: beautiful roses and lavender everywhere, path leading to your own private bench overlooking the ocean...you will want to extend your stay. We will be returning.
The beach cottage exceeded our expectations. Upon arriving, our surroundings included beautifully kept grounds, the owners home, and a small beach cottage. Lavender was everywhere! I love lavender. Cathy met us right away and was warm and friendly. She showed us the adorable cottage. The cottage has large windows allowing us to take in our beautiful surroundings. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were luxurious. The kitchen was amble size and had all the staples we needed so we didn't have to buy them. I was touched by the beautiful gift basket filled with wine and goodies and a lovely card. The bathroom was perfect and my husband and I both enjoyed the lovely lavender amenities.
There are many small trails to explore the jagged coast and ocean. The beauty is breathtaking. We loved the wildlife. We saw a fox, jackrabbit, deer, and many seabirds. The one thing we never saw again was Cathy. Just like she said, she will leave us alone. Everything was perfect!
Our pups really enjoyed the retreat where they can roam free on the property. The furnishings, decor and cleanliness of the cottage was as good as a 4 star hotel. Cathy is very friendly and respects our privacy. I love her welcoming basket. Her gardens are meticulous and outstanding. Only complaint is the hot tub was too heavily chlorinated and a bit low on water.
This lovely cottage is exactly as described and more. We were sad to leave this cozy retreat.
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful cottage for a week to celebrate a special birthday. The cottage exceeded our expectations. We've been to the Mendocino area over 20 times in the last 30 years. It is in a great location. You can walk to Russian Gulch State Park and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse (less than 2 miles each) and it's close to Mendocino itself. The cottage is luxurious and appointed with top of the line furnishings. We really enjoyed sitting on the bench by the ocean, reading and listening to the surf. We'll definitely stay here again on our next trip up North.
State Parks, Lighthouse, Wineries, Redwoods, Rivers and Streams, Forests, Whalewatching, Sandy Beaches, Botanical Gardens, Sportsclub, Art Center, Coastal Headlands, Abalone Diving, Beach Glass Hunting, Nature Walks, Lapping Ocean Sounds, Sunsets Year Around. Film Festival early June, Music Festival in July, Mushroom and Crab Festivals in January
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
3 night minimum, except when calendar has 2 nights available between bookings.
Thanksgiving, Christmas 5 night minimum.
No return deposit within 30 days of visit.
Pet fee $100 per stay.