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Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

La Petite Maison is a beautiful country cottage five minutes from the Mendocino village and coastline. Located on a secluded five acres and surrounded by captivating redwoods, meadows, and lovely gardens, this charming cottage offers peaceful quietude and complete rest and relaxation.

The lovely decor and interior light is uplifting and inspiring and guarantees a sense of serenity and calm.

La Petite Maison is the perfect retreat for any couple or individual looking for a charming residence to return to after sightseeing and shopping in the bustling village of Mendocino which is famous for its beautiful forests, beaches, rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, and vineyards.

Keywords: Cottage

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Mary Zama
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful, private garden; giant redwoods and conifers. Outdoor furniture, outdoor heater, small pond with frogs.


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Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean
average rating of 4.952381 based on 84 reviews

Wonderful cottage, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Very charming, the cottage had everything guests could possibly need for stay in the cool redwoods. Mary is welcoming and eager to help ensure a happy visit to Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

a delightful cottage, a charming garden, and a generous host

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be a delightful place to stay. Mary has thoughtfully supplied it with everything you could possibly need or want: cozy throw blankets, good reading lamps, bathrobes, a bottle of wine, insect repellent and a picnic basket for your hike… the list goes on. It's quiet and secluded in spite of being just a couple of miles outside of town. The garden is beautiful; we especially appreciated enjoying our morning coffee on the lounge chairs. Mary was available and attentive while giving us plenty of space. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Coast hospitality at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

If you love serenity and redwoods, this is your place!

Imagine, your driveway is lined with tall majestic redwood trees. Your front door opens up to a beautiful English garden and crisp sunshine. (You have to see the garden to appreciate its work of love and passion). The "maison" is a charmingly bright 2-story cottage. There are comfortable couches next to a fireplace, dining space and a nice kitchen on the first floor. A reading room, large bathroom and a cozy bed on the second floor. And ladies, the cottage is equipped with you in mind! There are bathrobes, Q-tips, cotton rounds, beauty mirror, artisan body soap, shampoo, lotion, and other thoughtful items that not even a resort suite provide.

La maison is located in the secluded redwoods. It offers quietude and privacy for a getaway but it is also a very quick drive to the coast and Mendocino downtown. We went to watch the sunset the day we arrived. The benefit of staying here versus next to the water is that you will more likely to wake up to beautiful sunshine among the trees and flowers when it is foggy by the water.

And needless to say, you will find Mary to be the most charming and thoughtful host! She has put much love into making la petite maison your perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cozy Quiet Retreat, the Start of a Tradition

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented La Petite Maison for our 35th anniversary celebration. From the first conversation by phone with Mary to our farewell hugs, we felt we were lifelong friends, not first time renters. We have rented from VRBO/HomeAway before as well as Air BnB (which btw was in Paris and a disaster!). We have spent many anniversaries in Mendocino at the various nice BnB's along Highway 1 and in town. None of these were as lovely as La Petite Maison.

Mary and Peter have worked hard to renovate this little cottage, decorating it with exquisite taste, filling it with light and love. They have provided everything a guest might want from a welcoming bottle of wine and breakfast goodies to not one, but two robes-one for the bath and cozy chenille robes for lounging. The fireplace is prepared to use with plenty of wood just outside the door. We had gray days the whole time we were there, so we had a cozy fire each evening.

There is no view of the ocean, but the quiet in the midst of beautiful redwoods is extremely relaxing. Our only regret was not being able to sit out in the garden in the sun. BTW Mary has collected-30 (I counted) whimsical birdhouses which are placed thoughout the cottage and the property.

As hosts, Mary and Peter were available at all times if needed, but if not, they were never intrusive.

As we said our farewells, Mary took pictures of us and sent them to us the next day to remember our lovely time. And going above and beyond... I left my pillow there, which she mailed to me, refusing reimbursement for postage.

We truly felt that we made new friends who were as wonderful as is their cottage. We will most definitely be returning to La Petite Maison!

Nancy and Joe, San Rafael, Ca.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

To stay at this darling cottage is truly to experience a slice of heaven!! Th location is fabulous! The cottage is nestled at the side of lush, sunny gardens surrounded by a huge redwood forest. It is extremely quiet and private here, yet you are only 5 minutes from all of the shops and restaurants of Mendocino. Many lovely beaches and state parks are within a ten minute drive. And Mary has thought of every welcoming detail! A bottle of wine, a bowl of fresh fruits, makings for a first yummy breakfast and more! The bedding is high quality and the mattress is brand new and very comfy! I guarantee that you won't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mary & Peter make sure you have everything you need. It is very homey and cozy. Mary was a delight. We enjoyed walking through her gardens with her. She even sent me home with a plant for my garden. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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