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Entire guesthouse · Mendocino
Coastal Forest Cabin, Walk to beach and waterfall
Keep it simple at this peaceful and centrally-located place that is minutes from downtown and the most beautiful hiking trails in Mendocino begin on property! This coastal forest cabin is the only property with access to the little known south headlands beach trail of Russian Gulch State Park. Bring your hiking shoes. Just steps from the beach and other connecting trails like the famous waterfall trail, Mendocino headlands trail, and the north headlands trail. Come experience the magic!
$180 per night
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Entire cottage · Caspar
Mendocino coast ocean-view cottage, walk to beach.
Private cottage has ocean view, and is just across the road from Caspar Headlands State Park. Enter through private gate into your own garden with outdoor seating. Inside the cottage, there is a kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge, a cozy gas fireplace, free wifi and t.v. with Roku, comfy queen bed with new mattress and quality bedding, tile floor, skylights, full bath with claw foot tub, artistic and period details. From the cottage, walk to the beach, or 5 minute drive to Mendocino.
$212 per night
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Tiny home · Elk
Water Tower Retreat
The Water Tower is tucked away and nestled among redwoods a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is a place to disconnect and reconnect with the surroundings. To unplug and decompress from busy life. About 5 miles from our town of Elk and a nice coastal drive 14 miles to the historic village of Mendocino. Our calendar is open 3 months in advance. If you like to to be on our waitlist, send us your email address.
$229 per night

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Stay near Mendocino's top sights

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Mendocino Headlands State Park25 locals recommend
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Big River Beach at Mendocino Headlands State Park22 locals recommend
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Patterson's Pub32 locals recommend
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Trillium Cafe & Inn21 locals recommend
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Kelley House Museum10 locals recommend
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Good Life Cafe28 locals recommend

Mendocino oceanfront vacation rentals

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Entire home · Albion
Ocean Heaven Escape
$299 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
MendocinoLighthouse-seaside retreat
$382 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
❤️Pebble Palace! OCEANFRONT! HOT TUB! WOW VIEWS!❤️
$418 per night
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Entire home · Albion
Pacific Gem - Jewel of the Bluff
$345 per night
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Entire cabin · Albion
Navarro Property - hot tub | beach | dog friendly
$512 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Fort Bragg
Ocean view guesthouse with coastal access
$122 per night
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Entire cottage · Fort Bragg
Oceanfront Cottage with Private Deck, Firepit, Amazing Views - Minutes to Town
$278 per night
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Entire rental unit · Mendocino
Circa Ocean View Suite
$278 per night
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Entire cabin · Albion
Dog-Friendly, Oceanfront Home w/Private Hot Tub, Deck, WiFi, & Spectacular Views
$454 per night
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Entire home · Manchester
Ocean Road
$454 per night
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Entire cabin · Albion
Quaint Ocean Cottage
$179 per night
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Hotel room · Mendocino
Trillium Cafe & Inn, Room #3
$175 per night

Mendocino house rentals

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Entire home · Manchester
Paradise Found Beach House
$248 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
Luxurious Getaway w/ Deck, Private Hot Tub, & Gas Fireplace - Close to Mendocino
$233 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
Lunasea - Mendocino village incredible ocean views
$725 per night
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Entire home · Little River
MID-CENTURY MODERN Ocean View Oasis on 10 acres
$333 per night
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Entire home · Manchester
Seaglass - Irish Beach, oceanview w/treehouse feel
$273 per night
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Entire home · Albion
Luxurious, new coastal home w/modern kitchen, sweeping ocean and pastoral views!
$351 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
Larkin Meadow House
$260 per night
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Entire home · Manchester
Sweeping views of the Northern California coast...
$550 per night
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Entire home · Fort Bragg
Two-Level Oceanfront Home w/ Private Hot Tub, High-Speed WiFi, and Ocean Views
$424 per night
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Entire home · Mendocino
Serene & Relaxing Coastal Home w/ Free WiFi, Deck, Enclosed Yard, & Ocean Views
$256 per night
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Entire home · Manchester
Hot Tub/Work-friendly/Coffee Bar/Free EV Charger
$214 per night
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Entire home · Fort Bragg
Unforgettable Waterfront Home with Private Hot Tub and Spectacular Ocean Views
$315 per night

Your guide to Mendocino

Welcome to Mendocino

Ruggedly beautiful Mendocino was once a logging town populated by transplanted New Englanders, and their aesthetic influence remains. This small town surrounded by redwood forests and perched on a headland ringed by the Pacific Ocean is dotted with charming Victorian-style homes with white picket fences.

While Mendocino has hung onto the architectural sensibility of its former residents, its current character is decidedly funkier. In the 1950s, artists began arriving here, and the founding of the Mendocino Art Center in 1959 cemented the place as a bustling arts colony. The town retains that bohemian nature today, which has imbued this pastoral paradise with many of the charms of urban living, sans the crowds. The Mendocino Theater Company has staged more than200 productions in its 75-seat black-box theater since its founding in 1976, and the hamlet’s streets are lined with galleries and boutiques selling upscale handicrafts. You’ll also find wine, craft cocktails, and world-class farm-to-table fare here.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mendocino?

If you’re looking forward to long scenic hikes, spring and summer boast the highest number of warm, sunny days, as well as wildflower blooms. Fall and winter can be chilly and rainy — but the cooler weather is starkly beautiful, and eminently conducive to a cozy dinner with an ocean view. Regardless of season, a warm coat is always a good idea in this coastal town. In March, Mendocino marks the return of migrating gray whales with the Mendocino Whale Festival, which includes beer and chowder tastings. In November, Feast Mendocino celebrates all things culinary, especially the region’s abundant mushrooms, and offers fungi-focused meals, exhibits, and tours.


What are the top things to do in Mendocino?

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum

This historic lighthouse first shone for sailors navigating the Mendocino coast in 1909. It is remarkable for its well-restored Fresnel lens, an enormous four-sided glass light heralded at the time of its invention for how far it could be seen at sea. You can visit the lighthouse, as well as a restored lightkeeper's residence replete with 1930s-era furnishings.

Mendocino Headlands State Park

Coastal trails with dramatic views criss-cross this 347-acre greenbelt atop dramatic bluffs, which is home to marshland, coastal scrub, redwoods, and conifers. At the foot of the cliffs lies secluded Big River Beach, accessible by vehicle via winding, two-lane Highway 1, or on foot via bluffside trails. From November through April, gray whales migrate off the Mendocino coast, and the headlands provide an ideal vantage point for spotting them.

Kelley House Museum

This museum chronicles the history of Mendocino County. Among its permanent exhibits is one devoted to the wreck of the Frolic, a 210-foot brig with a cargo of silk and other goods that ran aground off the coast of Mendocino. Included in the exhibit are artifacts salvaged from the wreck, including shards of ornately decorated dishware, a shoe, and an 1,100-pound cannon.

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