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Oceanfront Cottage, Stunning Views, Beach, Private, No Service Fee!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Maximum)

Thanks to our wonderful guests, we have the highest review score in all of the Mendocino listings with 100 five-star reviews!.

If you want to book summer reservations, sorry for the inconvenience, but we don't take reservations far in advance. On May 1, we will start taking reservations for the summer months - June through August, 2017. PLEASE check back then and thank you for your understanding.

NO "service fee" to pay because you will book with us through our secure visa or mastercard merchant processing account. We have been a licensed vacation rental since 2009 and have hosted over 450 guests. To book with us, click the "send email" button and we'll get back to you. Ignore the automated, confusing vrbo messages.

For the correct rates and terms and other details, please read this description to the very end and all your questions may be answered.

To SEE OUR VIDEO TOUR, click on the video tab above the photo on this page and be sure to read our reviews (the sofa has changed since this video).

DESCRIPTION: This adorable cottage has an amazing location on a bluff above a magnificent cove, lovely beach and island. A short private path on the property leads you down to the peaceful cove. The cottage is just 3 miles from Mendocino Village and close to restaurants, markets, activities, golf and hiking.

The cottage is light and airy, nicely decorated, and very clean! Vaulted ceilings give an open feel to this romantic little house. It is well-equipped with electronics, including 2 Cable TV’s, WIFI, DVD player, stereo IPOD docking station, and CD player. The cottage is a separate and private building on the owner's 3-acre property.

It's a perfect romantic place for 2 and a great place to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or just get away from it all.

Our single guests have found the cottage and the setting to be an inspiring retreat. Come and write the first chapter of your novel. Meditate to the sound of the waves.

PLEASE NOTE: NOT SUITABLE for divers, kayaks, or any wet sporting gear, RV's or motorcycles, no portable BBQ's, or outdoor fires because of fire danger. 2 guests only, no additional sleeping space.

RATES AND TERMS: NO SERVICE FEE! Ignore the automatic quote.

*COUNTY TAX of 11% and exit cleaning fee of $50 are charged when the guest arrives.

TERMS: We require $20-25% advance payment to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. These payments are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent. In the event of a cancellation, we put the dates back on the calendar and if we re-rent, funds will be returned for the days re-rented less 6% to cover cc charges.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights, except some holidays.

THANK YOU for taking the time to read it all. If this suits you, we will be happy to welcome you for a very special oceanfront getaway. Send us a request and we will send you an agreement.

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More Details

Owner
Ginny or Norm
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Ginny or Norm

We fell in love with Mendocino in the late 80’s while staying at an oceanfront vacation rental. In 1989, we got the wild idea to buy an oceanfront property and left our home in Sausalito to become “Mendonesians”. Since we both had jobs in the wine business which allowed us to work out of our home, we have managed quite well over the years thanks to the FAX-era of the 80’s, the dial-up era of the 90’s, and finally the high-speed era of today.

The cottage was almost totally rebuilt in the 90’s and was used as our offices for several years. We also lived there while we built our new house and have very fond memories of our years in the cottage. On sunny days, we liked to sit on the porch steps for our evening glass of wine.

We have only been renting the cottage since February, 2010 and so far it's been a 100% positive experience for us, as well as our guests. We give our guests the key and we usually don't see them again until they leave, totally relaxed and happy. Most people report that the cottage is like a decompression chamber and a great escape from work, home, and city life. This is always music to our ears!

Ginny or Norm purchased this house in 1989

Amenities

Little River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(100 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage, Stunning Views, Beach, Private, No Service Fee!
average rating of 4.99 based on 100 reviews
5

Ocean Front Cottage with a Stunning View

  • 5 of 5

If we could give 6 stars we most certainly would! This cottage has an amazing and beautiful setting overlooking the rocky coast, with access to the beach. We spent 3 nights over a stormy rainy period and we felt so comfortable and tucked. Watching the waves from the front windows was just amazing. The cottage was described perfectly. Very private, nicely furnished, clean, well-maintained, well-stocked plus it has a very comfortable bed. Oh and a fun selection of movies as well.

Our hosts couldn't have been nicer, yet they left us alone so we felt we had the cottage to ourselves. We were welcomed with wonderful bread, jam, butter and coffee and lots of information on local attractions and places to eat. We cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester VA
5

One of the most beautiful settings in all of our travels

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is outstanding in every way. We stayed three nights, and were sad to leave, indeed! The setting cannot be more beautiful and dramatic. The sweet little cottage sits on a low bluff right on a cove, so in nice weather we listened to the steady gentle waves, and during the storms, we loved the wild crashing of the waves and the dramatic scenery . Waking up each morning and seeing this view from both the bed, and as we had coffee at the table for two by the window was delightful.. Each day after exploring, we couldn't wait to get back to our cozy space and gorgeous view.

The Cottage is the perfect size for a couple, which is not always that easy to find. It is comfortable, tastefully decorated, well stocked, very clean, and has many thoughtful touches. Never before have we had an owner leave us a loaf of artisan bread, butter, a jar of good jam, and coffee to get us started. And while the cottage is right next door to the owners, they are completely unobtrusive and respectful of your privacy . yet, they are helpful by providing very good information about the area, compiled by them personally, and answering questions and making suggestions. While we were there, we had an unusual situation come up, and they could not have been nicer and more helpful, they went above and beyond actually.

The cottage is only a mile from a couple of good places to have dinner, and an easy 2 1/2 mile drive into Mendocino, and easy to lots of things to do. Coming home to this place is absolutely worth not being able to walk to eat out!

We travel a lot, and this was one of our top stays anywhere - due to the wonderful Mendocino coast and all it has to offer, the stunning location of the cottage and the comfort of it, and the perfect hosts. A memorable time

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goleta, CA, USA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have made this Dream Cottage our special home away from home for several years now. Coming from the Santa Barbara area, I can't tell you how rare it is to find private scenic property like this available at working man prices. Nearly all property along the coast has been bought up by corporate interests and built up into hotels crammed with noisy tourists or made into huge sprawling private estates. Many blessings to Ginny and Norm for saving and sharing their little piece of paradise with the rest of us. A place of serene peace and beauty, unmatched in our opinion, anywhere in the world.

This would be a great place for a writer...

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, CA
5

lovely ocean view cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at Ginny and Norm's Cottage. It was a special treat for my birthday and it was perfect for that! I could just sit and look out at the view forever! Thanks to Ginny and Norm for telling us about some beautiful walks by the ocean! And thanks to Norm for showing us the way down to the little cove by the cottage. It is a great place to sit in the afternoon and also check out the tide pools. I was worried we might be cold in November, but it was very warm and cozy in the cottage. It felt private and romantic! It is convenient to the town of Mendocino as well as being close to highway 128 and highway 1 junction. We ate most of our meals at the cottage because we enjoyed the view so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Favorite Getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable little cottage has all you need for a quiet and romantic getaway. It offers a warm and cozy atmosphere within its own private setting. Ginny and Norm have done such a wonderful job of adding their personal touch to make this as if it was your own. It is delightfully furnished and has all you need for a relaxing and memorable stay. We loved listening to the sound of the waves at night and having our coffee in the morning looking out over the ocean cove . It is stunning and breathtaking !!! If you love the coast as we do, this is the place to be. The Little River Inn is just up the road and if you get a taste for fish and chips, this the place !! The entire surrounding area is worth the trip and has so much to offer. You won't be disappointed. I know we weren't.

Looking forward to our next stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It's all about the view!!!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this cottage is a WOW! If your as lucky as we were you get to enjoy the magnificent sunsets! We were greeted by Ginny and Norm, who then gave us a bit of a tour of the property. We were only here for 2 nights. What a mistake, wished we stayed longer. We were on a 10 day drive starting in Portland, this was mid way, the perfect place to relax, which we did! The only draw back was spotty internet!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

The cottage is 3 miles from Mendocino Village with many restaurants, galleries, markets, and activities. Our location is only one mile from one of the best oceanfront walking trails in the areas and within only one mile of the Little River market, 3 restaurants, and a beautiful ocean view golf course.

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Rates & Availability

Little River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April, 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat
 
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
April 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 11.0%

All bookings are done through secure credit card processing.

The weekend rate applies to a weekend that includes a Friday or Saturday - like Thursday-Friday or Saturday-Sunday.

*COUNTY TAX of 11% and exit cleaning fee of $70 are charged when the guest arrives.

We require $20-25% advance payment to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. These payments are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent. In the event of a cancellation, we put the dates back on the calendar and if we re-rent, funds will be returned for the days re-rented less 6% to cover cc charges.

All bookings are done through our secure credit card merchant account. We require $20-25% advance payment to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. These payments are non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent. In the event of a cancellation, we put the dates back on the calendar and if we re-rent, funds will be returned for the days re-rented less 6% cc fees.

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