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Cathy Karabensh

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

37 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

North Coast California Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Cathy Karabensh (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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 North Coast California

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Romantic Cottage, an Anniversary Paradise with Hot Tub and Privacy
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
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A lovely retreat - we highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is exactly as described and more. We were sad to leave this cozy retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location and incredibly beautiful grounds surrunding the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well appointed and close to Mendocino, Ft. Bragg, State parks and a lighthouse if you want to hike and then eat out. Or you can cook your own meals in the kitchen. The views of the ocean from the living room are truly incredible as are the views from the trail by the cottage. The owners are attentive but respectful of your privacy. A perfect place to relax and regroup.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Coastal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on the grounds of an incredibly beautiful estate with manicured gardens and beautiful views, with an easy path to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Anyone who enjoys coastal decor will adore the perfect coastal cottage which is ideal for 2 people and their pets. It was very clean, well-stocked and comfortable. The owners were gracious, kind, and generous. We couldn't have been more pleased and highly recommend this amazing getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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fairwell to the west coast

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated our 37th anniversary at the cottage; the view and location were incredible. we thank Kathy for sharing her little slice of heaven. For us, because of our age and slight disabilities, we had difficulty with the height of the bed and the shower. We made the best of it, and had a marvelous time; and we recommend this to anyone looking for a safe secure romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A magical place!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an anniversary weekend at this amazing cottage. Everything about this place is a work of art - from the landscape design, the location and the amenities. We enjoyed hiking at Jug Handle Reserve and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Headlands. Caspar Beach was a perfect spot to nap and picnic. We depended on Cathy's dining recommendations and were not disappointed. Our only regret is that we didn't allow more time at the cottage. We did make sure we were there each evening to relax on the deck and and enjoy the amazing sunsets before dining out. Cathy and Jerry were the perfect hosts! We definitely plan to come again and stay longer next time - at least 4 nights. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
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Amenities

North Coast California Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
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
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd person possible on pull-out sofa
    Bedroom 1 - Completely separate with 2 large closets/cupboards
  • 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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