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Quiet, Cozy, Romantic Cottage just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Romantic 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Cottage With Hot Tub

The Larkin Cottage is nestled amongst redwood trees just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino. It is on the same property as the live-in owner's main residence. The cottage includes all the amenities of home. The kitchen is furnished with ample dishes and pots and pans should you decide not to enjoy the many wonderful restaurants in the area. A gas BBQ is located on the deck. The living room is equipped with a flat screen TV, DISH high definition service, WiFi, blue tooth dock for music on your phone or tablet, DVD player, and a DVD library of movies filmed in the area. The bedroom features a queen size Sleep Number bed outfitted in luxurious linens including a down comforter and plenty of fluffy pillows. Waiting for you outside are porch rockers, a private hot tub, and lush gardens.

The Larkin Cottage property is abundant with beautiful flowers. Care has been taken to make sure that something is blooming every month of the year. The gazebo is a perfect spot for a small wedding. And, don't forget to use the swing near the playhouse!

More Details

Owner
Linda Moore, Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Linda Moore, Owner

I purchased The Larkin Cottage in 2006. I really was not looking to buy a property in Mendocino but I had recently retired and came to the area to visit a friend. I saw this lovely property and knew it would be a wonderful place to share with my family and friends. The Larkin Cottage was an extra bonus!

Linda Moore, Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Linda Moore, Owner chose North Coast California

The Larkin Cottage property has so much character. The main house on the property was built in the late 1800's and originally was located closer to the highway. It has been well loved and cared for over the years. The Larkin Cottage was the original chicken coop, converted to housing in the 1940's for the original owner's son to live in after he married. In the 1970's the guest house was added and much later the gazebo and play house. All of the buildings have been remodeled in the last 5 years.

What makes this cottage unique

The Larkin Cottage is so private and yet so close to town. It really is a special place.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Santa Rosa, Ca
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Beaujolais
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big River State Beach
Car: necessary

Mendocino is a destination perfect for enjoying the Northern California Coast. The quaint village, reminiscent of a New England town, has many boutique shops, art galleries, and charming restaurants. Hiking at the Mendocino Headlands State Park is adjacent to the village. The Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are two popular attractions less than 15 minutes away.

Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Plush towels included. Please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Larkin Cottage features a queen-size Sleep Number bed. Plush terry robes can be found in the walk-in closet. The bedroom overlooks the hot tub in the private, lush, garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests are welcomed with a gift basket featuring goodies from the local area. The Larkin cottage is truly an unforgettable stay!

Reviews

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Quiet, Cozy, Romantic Cottage just 3 minutes from the village of Mendocino!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 96 reviews
5

Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and quiet. Perfect for a restful few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superior, Colorado
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The Larkin Cottage was extremely well maintained, very comfortable, and a true gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA
4

Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The Larkin cottage was very comfortable and convenient, being that it’s only about a mile from the center of Mendocino.

The house was immaculate when we arrived, as we were greeted by a nice basket of goodies and wine. The cottage is just the right size for two for a short stay. The property itself is very nicely landscaped and clearly well taken care of. Other than the sound of the traffic from nearby highway 1, the area was very quiet......you feel like you are miles away from everything..

The only improvement I can recommend, which should be fairly easy to remedy, is to provide faster wireless internet. It was like watching grass grow, trying to look up restaurant and attraction information for the surrounding area. I don’t typically spend a lot of time on the internet while vacationing, but when you do need to find updated, detailed information about the area, it helps to be able to gather the data a little faster. Overall, not a huge deal, just a small annoyance,

My wife and I would definitely consider staying here again and recommending the cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, thank you for your kind words. Yes, what makes Mendocino such a wonderful place....quiet, charm...can also be a headache at times. There are only 2 providers for internet services on the coast and they share the same lines! Satellite service is a third option but with all of the trees near my property not really very viable. Comcast....well they do not even offer high definition television service! But, I will replace the modem and see if that will speed things up a bit. See you on your return visit. ~Linda
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5

Clean, quiet, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, very well maintained. We will return

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect private Cottage in Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Larkin Cottage. Everything you could need was there, from extra towels, a nice windowed corner dining area for four, two lovely wing backed chairs and a reading light set against the window for wonderful light when reading or planning a fun day. A comfy couch and plenty of pillows along side the fireplace and facing an antique pie cooling cupboard concealed a good sized TV, DVD and CD player. The fireplace which turns on automatically with the thermostat provides excellent instant heat if needed. The library is full of great crime and mystery novels and movies etc. The dining area has a buffet full of glassware, dishes serving plates and wine glasses. Plenty of pits and pans are stored next to the stove and above resides a coffee maker, Osterizer, coffee grinder and toaster. A microwave oven tops the refrigerator. Everything you need to make breakfast lunch or dinner except the food and some olive oil! Plenty of fluffy towels and hot tub towels are in the spacious bedroom closet and other supplies for the bathroom. The wrap around deck is homey and the two little rocking chairs and table make that the morning coffee destination. Two adirondack chairs grace the far corner of the garden backed by huge Rhododendrons galore. The mature Japanese maples add shade and elegance to a large private yard for the cottage. Everything is well kept and clean!

Linda the owner is charming and full of great local knowledge. We will be back here, it was a perfect little cottage in the woods and very private!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

RELAXING!! Been here twice and will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Book for 6 nights and receive the 7th night free!
Book for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!
Please contact the owner for reduced rates for extended stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.