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Vacation At Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

The House Has 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Sleeps 6. Handicap Accessible Cottages Nearby

Newly restored and decorated throughout in 2014, the Assistant Light Keeper's House with its new bright red roof, freshly painted interior, new carpeting and furnishings, modernized bathrooms, and kitchen with all new appliances, is now ready for your vacation rental pleasure.

The interior photos were taken prior to the hanging of artwork. Many of the pictures and photographs in the house are available for purchase, contact the lighthouse gift shop.

Overlooking the world-renowned Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, and sited on a sweeping Pacific Ocean Headland, the views are a breathtaking coastal feast for the eyes; passing gray whales, dolphins, and fishing boats...pelicans, gulls, wild turkey, and 47 other species of birds...families of deer...sunsets, starry skies, full moons to die for...and, the endless waves and wonder of the ocean just 57 feet below the nearby cliff top.

Inside, the Assistant Light Keeper's House is comfortably furnished with three bedrooms, two with queen beds, and one with two twin beds made up as a King Bed. Each bedroom has an individual room thermostat for your evening comfort. A modern newly-equipped kitchen and formal dining room will enhance your vacation dining pleasure.

All bedrooms are on the second floor and are not wheel chair accessible. Except for the front porch, all rooms on the ground floor are wheel chair accessible. For wheel chair accessible sleeping accommodations there is a futon in the living room that, upon notice at check inn, can be made into a queen bed. Optionally, there are two adjacent one bedroom detached cottages with accessible baths that may be rented separately or in combination with the house.

The Point Cabrillo Light Station California State Historic Park is owned by California State Parks. The Light Station is managed and operated by the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper's Association (PCLK), a 501-C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. PCLK has contracted with Mendocino Coast Reservations, a local rental management company, to manage the reservation and occupancy of the houses and the park.

Things to do : The Historic Village of Mendocino with its unique Water Towers, Art Galleries, and Restaurants is nearby, visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, ride the Skunk Train, and experience the water slide and swimming pools at the CV Starr Aquatic Center in Fort Bragg. Whale watching and charter fishing excursions are available in Noyo Harbor Fort Bragg. Canoe, Kayak, and Bicycle rentals are available in both Mendocino and Fort Bragg Surf Boarding at Big River Beach in Mendocino and at Caspar Beach near the park.

The Point Cabrillo Lightstation: The lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is an active aid to navigation with its third order Fresnel Lens operating today just as it did in 1909. The interior of the lighthouse now contains a museum that tells the story of Northern California from the Pomo Indians, the wreck of the Clipper Ship Frolic, through the construction and reconstruction of the lighthouse. The East Light Keeper's house contains the Light Keeper's Museum displaying the life a a light keeper during the 1930s.

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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , East Cottage accessable bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , West Cottage accessible bath
  • The upstairs bathroom is shared by the three bedrooms. The first floor bathroom is handicap accessible with a walk in shower. The cottage baths are handicap and wheelchair accessible. Linens and towels are provided for all guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , North Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , East Cottage may be rented for additional people
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , West Cottage may be rented for additional people
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Southwest Bedroom, 2 twin beds are made into a King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Southeast Bedroom
  • The Assistant Lightkeeper's house has three bedrooms with a queen bed in 2 and a pair of twin beds made to a king bed in the third bedroom. Upon prior notice when making your reservation, this room can be set up as two twin beds. The house normally will sleep 6 people (3 couples). There is a futon in the living room that can be made into a queen bed for anyone who is unable to access the second floor bedrooms. Also, the two adjoining cottages have queen beds and can sleep 2 people each. A maximum of 8 people (four couples) can be accommodated at the Point Cabrillo Light Station Assistant Lightkeeper's House. Rental of the Cottages provides sleeping space for 4 additional people. Each of the bedrooms and cottages have individual thermostats for your sleeping comfort.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers House was built as part of the Point Cabrillo Light Station in 1909. In 2014 the house was beautifully restored under the guidelines of the US Secretary of Interior Standards for the Restoration of Historic Structures.


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Property Manager

Mendocino Coast Reservations
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Mendocino Coast Reservations

The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) is a non profit organization dedicated to providing public access and managing the daily activities at the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. All of the proceeds earned from the rental of this house are spent for the park in both site maintenance and visitor programs.

Mendocino Coast Reservations purchased this house in 2002

Why Mendocino Coast Reservations chose Mendocino

PCLK was formed to assist California State Parks with the tasks of restoring the historic structures in the park, maintaining the park over time, providing safe public access to the park, creating interpretive programs for the park, and managing daily park operations.

What makes this house unique

The Point Cabrillo Light Station has been in continuous use since 1909. Operating with its original 3rd order Fresnel Lens it continues to shine as a mariner's beacon. A stay in the newly restored and remodeled Assistant Light keeper's House will provide you with the experience of enjoying life at this beautiful spot just as if you were one of the original light keepers.


Nearest Airport
170 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Rates include all taxes and fees. Rates apply year round with a two night minimum for the house. The holiday house rate is $1,296.00 for a 3 night minimum stay on the following holiday weekends President's Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving (Four Night Minimum), Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Visa and MasterCard. No personal checks are accepted less than three weeks prior your arrival. Payments are due as follows:
50% of total amount due at the time of booking.
Balance of total rent due thirty calendar days before arrival date.
Full amount is due for reservations made 30 or less days before arrival date.
Checks will be processed electronically, just like a debit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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