Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Seafront Cottage, 1 Bedroom holiday house in a garden on the ocean

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 " wine and chocolate". 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.

More Details

Owner
Cathy Karabensh
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Cathy Karabensh

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

Why Cathy Karabensh chose Mendocino

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaking tub with bath salts and other organic amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion - a trousseau of wonderful lavender accessories - 'thirsty' towels, hair dryer, and night light. All of this in a seaside cottage-style room with a lofty ceiling, light and airy room. Shower head has a hefty water spray and there are candles and scented French soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Completely separate with 2 large closets/cupboards
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd person on pull-out sofa with a daily charge of $35.
  • Queen size Bed in traditional 'cottage plantation' style; luxury accessories in your private bedroom overlooking the ocean with luxury linens, goosedown pillows and comforter; spa robes, closet and dresser space, beautifully furnished with side tables and reading lamps. Also included are iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and picnic basket. Local artists are displayed throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gardens with paths and reading benches; Deck chairs and benches overlooking ocean; Property lined all along the south by a quiet stream ending in a waterfall to the ocean; Blow Hole seen from the south side; Ocean Caves underneath and visible from the accessable 10 acres next door; Black sand beach seen during low tides; Arched Rock and small islands which bring the 'white water'; Sandy beach 2 miles North and 1 mile South, State Parks both North and South, 1 mile to Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse, Hiking paths everywhere, Quiet and romantic, more like a home than a rental, very comfortable and exclusive

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(91 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
average rating of 4.967033 based on 91 reviews
5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, luxurious, super cute, nicely nicely nicely appointed. RIGHT ON A CLIFF, IN THE MIDDLE OF A 2 ACRE GARDEN THAT PERFUMES EACH BREATH, WITH A WATERFALL!!!!!!! Lovely lonens, thirsty towels, comfy furniture all aroimd tje decks and groumds, amd you get a private cove to watch the sea all to yourself. Tje only.possible less than.perfects: the oven is a toaster oven and there is no dishwasher and the washer and dryer are not in the cottage. We stayed a week and didn't care one bit lots of fresh towels are provided. The hosts are perfect and respectful. It was truly lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect little get away from it all. The little cottage was pristine, very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The view of the ocean from the front window and porches and from the many walks in the area was amazing. The garden and surrounds were beautiful. Heidi our host was attentive to our every need and made sure we were ok. Thank you so much, We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A lovely place to stay for couples!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this lovely cottage in a very private location. We shortened our visit by one day to return home with our dogs as we had a very busy week coming up. For the most part, we would recommend this place to anyone. However, some items in the cottage need to be upgraded.

Kitchen knives need to be sharpened and the bed needs to be renewed. Current bed is a little broken down and needs to be replaced. Other than those two items, it is a highly recommended place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we speak, we are getting a new bed for The Cottage, and we will certainly deal with the knife situation. Thanks for your comments. We want to keep our 5 star rating!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Magalia, California USA
5

Beautiful and cozy cottage! Amazing views from sunrise to 🌅?! We highly recommend Sunset Cove!❤️

  • 5 of 5

This quaint and very cozy cottage does not disappoint! We had absolutely everything we needed! The cottage has a very nice living room with ocean views. The gardens are gorgeous and blossoms are blooming everywhere! The kitchen is beautifully stocked with cookware, utensils and spices. The bed is very comfy and linens are quite nice. The views from the cove are breathtaking. Our Golden Retriever, Sage, had a super fun time exploring the gardens and laying on the sunny deck! She would have soaked in the hot tub if given the chance!❤️🐾?❤️. The owners are lovely people who make sure your stay is one to remember! We definitely want to make this an annual getaway! Thank you! Thank you! Boyd, Lynn, and Sage🐾?

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Cozy Ocean View Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with my husband and dog for our 40th anniversary at this beautifully maintained and dramatically situated cottage. The cottage lacks nothing in amenities and you are only 5 minutes from Mendocino Village if you should need anything.

The sea view (with waterfall!) is a mere 30-second stroll down your own garden path. Whales spotted off-shore, sea birds, sea lions and beautiful sunsets. Quiet, birds, ocean in distance and gardens all around.

The gardens are not done justice by the photos here. The owner has obviously tapped into one of her passions. The colors, textures and combinations of plants and many hidden places to enjoy throughout the property are really wonderful. There are also several short local strolls to do with your dog that are really great.

Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
San Francisco
5

Magical Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our stay at the Cottage. Our host, Cathy, was wonderful and very helpful. Whale watching from your bedroom, local hikes, romantic gardens, and awe inspiring views. Really great location to explore the Mendocino area.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Little River Airport for private planes/ jets
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
both north & south
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
both north & south
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
View beach below us; walking beach north & south
Car: necessary

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.