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Ocean Front Privacy on 9 Acres_Views_Beach Access......20 Miles S of Mendocino

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit w/2nd bath (up to: 4 in house and 4 in loft)

WHALES ARE MIGRATING!!!!! Come on over and watch the show!!!

*** Please include your phone number on your Rental Inquiry***

I accept personal checks and bill through Paypal for credit card payments.

**2017 Holidays-7 night minimum, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years** Holidays are at full rate.

COTTONTAIL ACRES

Located on the scenic California Coast in Mendocino County. Mendocino is approx. 20 miles north and there are many small towns within 10 to 60 minutes. Wine tasting in the Anderson Valley is less than an hour away also!

...AND...THE VRBO BEAR HAS STAYED AT THIS PROPERTY!

Captivating and lovingly cared for ocean front cottage on 9 private acres. Expansive views of the ocean, Point Arena Lighthouse, and Manchester State Beach. Visit Point Arena Lighthouse and the Stornetta Public lands. Sit on the porch and you don't see another home! Ocean views during the day and the sky full of stars at night.

Fully fenced yard around cottage and fencing along road for privacy. Large wrap-around porch with south and west facing seating areas from which to view the ocean, wildlife, the lighthouse, gorgeous sunsets and the stars at night - when was the last time you looked up and saw the Milky Way?

A walk down your private path takes you to Manchester State Beach where you can enjoy strolling miles of soft sand, hunt for driftwood treasures or explore the tide pools. Whale watching here is ideal... sit and relax on the porch while you watch them pass by. Approx. migrations: southern mid-Nov-Dec and northern Mar-Apr.

Inside...there is a 12+ foot farmhouse table perfect for dining and games ((we have scrabble, yahtzee, cranium, cribbage, monopoly, jenga, cards, poker chips, backgammon, jigsaw puzzles... etc)). Sit and enjoy a cozy fire while you watch a movie from the comfy sofa...Over 100 movies to choose from!

Quirky (and mostly made in Mendocino) artwork abounds both indoors and out to delight your eye wherever it lands.

Irish Pine antique beds and dressers, CA king in the master bedroom with a fold out chair-bed perfect for a child. . . Twin beds in the second bedroom. Fully remodeled tumbled stone bath with an oval corner tub/shower combo. (We have a port-a-crib and highchair seat stored in the master bedroom closet.)

This vacation rental boasts a large flat expanse with ocean views...... wedding, anniversary party, family reunion or other get-together. Have your event and then spend a few days for a Romantic Honeymoon or as a reward for a party well done! Please ask about the details. 7 night minimum for events requiring tents/tables/etc... due to delivery, set up and break down. Only one rental per 30 days.

Thinking about an Elopement or Renewal of Vows? We can put you in touch with an experienced Wedding Officiant here on the coast. And we have a list of local florists, photographers and caterers.

Separate loft with knotty pine interior & skylights. Full Bathroom with shower, Microwave & Coffee Maker. Sleeps 4 with 2-'Built-In' Double Beds. Fee to add loft is based on number of guests and length of stay. Only Available with Rental of Main House. Loft is NEVER rented out separately.

The vacation destination you've been searching for...Spend your days relaxing on the porch...Or take off to see the local sights... Mendocino is a short 30 minute drive North...enjoy stopping along the way to shop or dine.

Divers...Cottontail Acres is close to many great Ab Coves.

The Family Hound is always welcome here. We have a fenced yard, dog beds and 2 sets of dog dishes. We also provide Dog Towels to wipe off the pooch after a romp on the beach. No need to pack the bulky stuff!

Located just 3 miles south of Cottontail Acres... S & B Market for your groceries and across the street is a Post Office.

This property has been listed by me with VRBO since April of 2006. I have worked with hundreds of people who've now visited the Mendocino Coast. I prefer to talk with each prospective guest before finalizing a rental. I find this helps me know more about your stay AND I can answer any questions you have about the property or the area easily.

Wouldn't it be nice to have the refrigerator stocked with all your favorites? Grocery shopping can be done for you. Need flowers or something special for a birthday or anniversary?? Just ask-we can help!!

THIS HOME RENTED BY OWNER

Keywords: oceanfront, ocean view, mendocino, beach access, child friendly, pet friendly, privacy, fenced yard, views, events, north coast, california coast, weddings, surfing, fishing, driftwood, lighthouse, whale watching, sand dollars, seashells, million dollar views

More Details

Owner
Holly Petersen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Holly Petersen

I was raised in the Monterey and Pacific Grove areas and have always loved living near the ocean. When it came time to find my own little slice of heaven on the California coast I actually started looking in those areas....and decided while I love where I grew up, I wanted more privacy and less people!! So I started looking all along the northern end of the state and finally found my dream location. Waterfront, beach, private yet within 10-60 minutes of everything I desired....from groceries and restaurants to many local/seasonal activities...Yippy!!! Mine!!!

I have another home here on the coast now and decided to share Cottontail Acres as a vacation rental...... Are you ready to enjoy the glorious coast?...schedule your vacation and come see for yourself why I fell in love with the cottage and the location.

Holly Petersen purchased this house in 1999

Why Holly Petersen chose North Coast California

It is the most perfect house on the Mendocino coast!! Easy drive to grocery store, quaint and cute towns to visit within 10-60 minutes. Fantabulous restaurants. Fresh fish and crab from Noyo Harbor....and all of this is just 3 hours from the Bay Area!!!

What makes this house unique

THE PACIFIC OCEAN!!.... Sunrises and Sunsets. Cooling and mysterious Fog. Cottontail bunnies. Stargazing. Quail. Deer napping under the trees. A game of ping pong.

A glass of wine on the deck. Laughing with friends. Long beach walks. Watching the flames dance in the fireplace. Watching the dogs playing on the beach. Flowers. Sunshine. Raindrops watering the garden. Tranquility. Privacy. Just an 'all around feel good place' ...which is a direct quote from a happy vacationer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 7 nights with each day full of sunshine (did you order that special for us Holly?) LOL Dogs loved romping on the beach and chasing the tennis balls across the huge yard. We had many animals visit during our stay, deer, raccoon, hawks, a bobcat, a couple foxes, and silly quail running by, . What a treat for us apartment in SF folks! We'd love to make this trip a couple times a year to stay here. Cozy house and we wanted for nothing, you even have a coffee grinder which impressed the He-male of us!
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ALL cancellations made 30+ days in advance are subject to $150.00 fee as outlined in Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom corner tub/shower combo, with a soft curtain surround
  • Main House has corner bathtub/shower combo, along with toilet and single sink. Loft has bathroom with shower, toilet and single sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 double , Loft can be added to main house rental. Never rented alone!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , CA King master bed (Porta-Crib available)
  • Main House: Sleeps up to 4 Adults, portable crib for a child under 3 California King in Master Bedroom... 2 twins in the second bedroom... Loft: Sleeps up to 4 people... 2 Double beds, built in 'Ship style Captain's Beds...'
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Oceanfront deck right on the bluff. A great place to sit and enjoy the sunset. It is so relaxing to sip your favorite beverage while watching the ocean. Watch whales as they migrate south in the winter months and then north in the spring with their babies! Renew your Wedding Vows or pledge yourself to your love on the bluff deck with the ocean as your backdrop,

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average rating of 4.967213 based on 62 reviews
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Didn't want to leave......

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing 4 days at Cottontail Acres, & we definitely didn't want to leave. The house had everything we needed, plus it was extremely dog friendly.

Beautiful property with great views of the ocean. There's a path from the house that leads to the bluff with a wooden observation deck. There is Beach access, via a path with three switchbacks down the side of the cliff. It's appx a 15min walk from the house until you are on the beach, but once you're there it's so worth it -- we rarely saw anyone else on the beach, & our dogs had a great time playing there.

The house was clean & all appliances worked great. It's very quiet & peaceful. The night sky is absolutely amazing & is easily viewed right off the back porch/deck area. If you're in to wildlife viewing, we did see several deer, rabbits, & birds, as well as seals & a whale.

Don't hesitate to stay at this home - you won't regret it! We're already thinking about making another reservation here. Thanks again to Holly for sharing such a great place with us

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully peaceful! Came to relax...mission accomplished! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It is a great place to slow down and appreciate life.
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5

Pure heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Cottontail Acres is so beautiful and cozy. My husband and I will definitely return again. The house is very comfortable and nicely furnished and decorated. The views are breathtaking and a short hike down to the very beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the miles of beach you can walk to right from the house.
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5

Beautiful rustic and isolated property to totally unplug and get away!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottontail acres is close enough to Mendocino and Pt Arena to see the charm and offerings of unique and beautiful coastal towns yet far enough away you don't have to speak to a soul if you so choose!! Holly our host was totally responsive to inquiries and gave great instructions. If you have little ones or little furry ones this property is ideal! Drew and Jasmine,

San Jose,CA

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love being dog friendly. The property and proximity to the beach make for tired dogs at the end of the day!
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Great place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I have been lucky enough to spend several days at Cottontail Acres the past two summers and it such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We had our dogs with us and they loved the open space and walks on the beach. This is not a 5-star hotel, and it does have a few quirks, but that's exactly what we love about it, because it feels more home. VRBO failed to return our damage deposit, but we notified Holly and she made sure it was returned. If you're looking for fancy-schmancy, this may not be for you, but if you want a sweet cottage with a fenced yard for your pups and a total of 9+ acres on a bluff above the ocean, you won't find amore relaxing and private place to stay.

Thank you, Holly!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 3 nights at "cottontail acres." Home was simple but comfortable and had everything we needed. It was really nice to be able to just walk down to the beach. We would stay here again. The large property makes it a great spot for kids and dogs to play.

If they had a hot tub, this place would be perfect. As is, it still deserved 5 stars.

Holly was easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the wonderful Mendocino coastline! We're unhappy the hot tub went missing...still trying to get to the bottom of the mystery!
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
SB Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ledford House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Queenies Roadhouse Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Arena Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Mendocino
Nearest Point of Interest
Lula Cellars

Historic Point Arena Lighthouse and Stornetta Public Lands ....Great coves nearby for ab diving in season, deer, hawks, owls, song birds, weasels, and Cottontails of course! Restaurants-from deli to gourmet, the coast has them all, We'll be happy to assist you with reservations! Museums, Star Gazing, SeaShelling, Driftwood Collecting, the Anderson Valley for Wine Tasting, Hiking and Golf, Fishing & Whale Watch charters from Noyo Harbor, Visit the Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg-glorious Rhododendrums in bloom, dogs are welcomed in the Gardens on leash.

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Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 15 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

*** Please include your phone number on your Rental Inquiry***

This property has been listed by me with VRBO since April of 2006. I have worked with hundreds of people who wish to visit the Mendocino Coast. I always try and talk with each prospective guest before finalizing a rental. I find this helps me know more about your stay and I can answer any questions you have about the property or the area easily.

I accept checks and I bill through Paypal for credit card payments.

Fees will be updated when replying to your rental inquiry-rates and total dependent on your guest requirements (ie: loft addition, pet, event, etc...).

Check in is 3pm or later. Check out is 11am or earlier. IF the house is available, early check in and late check out might be possible to arrange.

Loft is in addition to Main house rental. Loft contains additional bathroom with shower; 2 double beds. Rates are 40.00 to 160.00 per night depending on number of guests, please inquire.

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.
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