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1 Mile North of the Village - White Water View

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

The Blue Heron is premier vacation home on the rugged coast of Mendocino. This home is the perfect place for your family reunion, a gathering of friends, or as a romantic getaway for just the two of you.

Situated minutes from Mendocino Village, this remodeled home is tastefully appointed with high-vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, a wood burning stone fireplace, granite and marble countertops, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, Viking stove with six burners and a convection oven, and a second fireplace above the master whirlpool bath!

The two story open floor plan promotes communication between the kitchen, dining, living, and entertainment areas. The large well-stocked kitchen offers all the amenities you could want. Old and new kids alike can escape downstairs to the recreation room and play a board game, watch a movie, surf the wireless high-speed internet, or play one of 100 games on the commercial arcade machine.

Whitewater vistas are afforded from almost every room. Spend the day observing the abundant wildlife through the picture windows or watching the Pacific Ocean crash onto the rocks. Relax in the outdoor hot tub and listen to the sounds of the ocean while you gaze up at the stars. Watch one of the many movies provided on the widescreen TV with surround sound, play a board game, start a puzzle, or simply enjoy a good book.

If you prefer to venture out; stroll or bike to nearby Russian Gulch State Park with its lush fern gullies, small beach, and waterfalls. Mendocino Village is only a three minute drive south with wonderful shops and some of the finest cuisine in California. Historic Fort Bragg, just ten minutes north, is home to the famous Skunk Train, miles of oceanfront walking, biking, and horseback riding.

Enjoy the best that the North Coast has to offer in this Mendocino Gem. Don't let the chance slip away for you to reserve this wonderful home before it books up for the season.

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Saundra & Eric
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Saundra & Eric

Eric and I spent our first vacation together in Mendocino almost twenty years ago and it quickly became one of our very favorite places to be. We began our adventures in local B&Bs but soon found that we enjoyed the freedom and privacy of vacation rental homes. In 2004 we were fortunate to purchase a newly remodeled home near Russian Gulch State Park and dubbed her The Blue Heron. Taking the best of our experiences we strive to provide the perfect place for your vacation, retreat, reunion, or romantic getaway.

Saundra & Eric purchased this house in 2004

Why Saundra & Eric chose Mendocino

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area is just a short drive away. We both have a strong desire to be close to the ocean and to be surrounded by all of the beauty and nature that Mendocino has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking to the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, hiking the waterfall trail in Russian Gulch, dining in some of California's finest restaurants, shopping in the village, meandering along the bluff tops, and spending time in the local Gallery Bookshop. But most of all we enjoy sitting at home watching the ocean churn and the wildlife that visits our property; wild turkeys, deer, osprey, rabbits, quail, and if there's a storm, we watch that too. Just to be there reading a book or taking a nap is wonderful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay. The openess and cleanliness of the whole place let us relax immediately. Dealing with Saundra was also very good. Hope to go back again soon.
Oct 2006
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Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No diving We are unable to accommodate diving at or near our home.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity, marble countertop and shower surround
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble countertop and shower surroung
    Downstairs Jack & Jill - toilet , shower , Marble shower surroung
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Semi-Private Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • California King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Full size Futons (2). Linens are provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Panoramic whitewater & bluewater views, bluff access, wood burning stone fireplace, 3 private bedrooms (the master bedroom suite has a fireplace above a whirlpool bath!), 3 bathrooms with marble countertops and marble shower surrounds, 2 Full size futons, outdoor hot tub with room for seven, Plasma TVs, cable, and Pandora, wireless high-speed internet access and computer, extensive library of DVDs, books, family games and puzzles, telescope and binoculars, cooks kitchen with granite countertops, Viking range with six burners, convection oven, microwave with convection capabilities, high efficiency washer and dryer, and a BBQ


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1 Mile North of the Village - White Water View
average rating of 4.678571 based on 35 reviews
Mill Valley, CA

A Most Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five, 2 parents and 3 adult children, had a lovely time at the Blue Heron House.

There are many trees partially obstructing what COULD be a most amazing view, but the trees are lovely. The hot tub was a draw for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, very clean & comfortable home. On a dead end street with no traffic, and no noise. Filtered view of the ocean. Close to town & activities, but secluded if one just wants silence. House sits alone without surrounding landscaping. Saw our first black phoebe on the deck, & swallows had built a nest in the deck overhang. Nice, she as we are birders. Recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location for a Gathering

  • 4 of 5

My family had a good time. There was plenty of space for us. Not as good an ocean view that I thought we would have. The inside furnishings need some TLC. All the shower heads need to be replaced. Plenty of items were provided that we didn't expect. I guess for the price I expected a little more.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is very nice and clean. The property is at the end of a private road and very quiet. Sitting in the hot tub and listening to the waves crash into the shore is heaven. Great place for just a couple or a whole family.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Healdsburg CA

friends get away

  • 4 of 5

Quiet area beautiful views

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious House with a Beautiful Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from a short stay at the Blue Heron just north of Mendocino Village. The house had a lovely view through the trees of the ocean and there was more than enough room for the seven of us to spread out and relax. We really enjoyed the hot tub and sitting around the fireplace. The house is comfortable, clean, and had everything that we needed. We'd highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Russian Gulch State Park, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, The Skunk Train, Wine Tasting, Tour the Local Brew Pub, Tour the Local Galleries, Tide-Pooling, and much, much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $225

Peak Season and Holidays are subject to minimum stays from 3 to 7 nights.

Please inquire about cleaning fees and refundable security deposit.

Suitability: We are unable to accomodate pets, abalone diving, or smoking at this time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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