|Space||650 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
Well, as wonderful as the reviews were on this cottage, we were still delighted by how special it was!!! We stayed here for 3 nights as a biking/ birthday celebration. The location was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for us as the cottage is within easy biking range of the trails of Russian Gulch, and the roads 408/409 biking maze. We loved biking during the day and then coming home to a peaceful cottage, a relaxing hot tub and an incredibly beautiful lounging spot overlooking the craggy coast of Mendocino. Then we treated ourselves to delicious dinners at the fabulous local restaurants. Although the cottage shares the property with the owners, the cottage is very private and the owners are extremely considerate of their clients privacy. The gardens and the entire environment, both within and without the cottage, are works of love and artistry.
This is truly a treasure.
Private and cozy. Listen to the waves crash on the Mendocino coast as you fall off to sleep. The cottage is the perfect size for a romantic weekend. Enough room that you are not on top of each other, but you are never far away.
Very easy access to the town of Mendocino with its wonderful restaurants and shops, but easy to stay in and fix a meal and watch a movie. Hot tub and Pacific Coast right outside your window.
Nice and cozy, but spacious feeling cottage, and beautifully decorated! The amazing garden grounds with so many blooming plants is a visual delight. But perhaps best of all is the little bench on the cove where the ocean and pounding waves create a visual and aural delight. We loved our 3 day stay, it was hard to leave such an uplifting place!
Sunset Cove cottage is delightful. It's got everything you need and is close to hiking spots, beaches, and restaurants. The gardens are lovely and come with your own private waterfall. We enjoyed the hot tub, the books, and all the wonderful lavender bath items. Loved our three night stay!
The cottage and the surrounding property were absolutely beautiful. Sunset Cove which was right outside our cottage door was breathtaking. The cottage was first class all the way. The kitchen had everything that you could ever want and need The hosts Cathy and Jerry were fabulous!! Do not hesitate for one minute to rent this cottage, it is everything that you could ever want or dream of. The best part, there are three or four short paths on the property right to the edge of the ocean, the best one was the view from Martini Rock of which you must take a drink with you !! Cathy has a most beautiful selection of books, I wish I could've stayed longer to read them all most of which I have already read. Especially Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. I can't wait to go back!!!
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.