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Bella Mare - Elk, CA

  • Max Occupancy: 8
  • 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Bed
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Bella Mare
    5860 South Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432

Oceanfront home w/ private hot tub, ocean views & entertainment!

Just 16 miles south of Mendocino and perched right on the ocean bluff, this majestic five-bedroom Elk vacation rental offers luxurious surroundings, all with a stunning ocean view. In addition, there's a private hot tub, wood burning fireplace, and a kids' room—complete with six twin beds, pool table, and a flat screen TV. All of this and a half acre yard—it's heaven!

Inside this 4,000 square foot, oceanfront vacation home, you'll enjoy nights relaxing in the spacious living room with its 40-inch flat screen TV, cable, and DVD player. Or, you can retire to the fireplace room—start a fire and settle back on one of the sofas or the window seat and take in the amazing ocean view. Take advantage of the complimentary WiFi, and search for local attractions to plan your itinerary. No matter where you decide to relax, you'll be surround by comfort and classic design touches.

The full kitchen includes a refrigerator, Wolf Commercial-grade stovetop/oven, and a dishwasher. Unleash your gourmet skills in this gorgeous, functional space. From the dining area, you can have your dinner with stunning water views for an unforgettable vacation meal. You'll want to stay at the table talking, and finishing the last of the wine.

Five bedrooms (two downstairs and three upstairs including the "dorm") have three queen beds, a full bed, and there are six twin beds in the upstairs, kid-friendly game room space—room for up to 12 guests total (no more than eight adults, please). This game room also has a flat screen TV, pool table, comfortable furniture, and lots of room for playing, reading, or socializing. Three of the bedrooms have ocean views, including the downstairs master suite. There are also three and a half baths, a laundry room with washer and dryer, board games, and a stereo. Everything you'll need!

No matter how nice the interior of this Elk vacation home is, you will definitely be spending a lot of time outside. Lounge on the large deck, enjoying the views of the rocky California coast, or soak in the hot tub after a long day of exploring. The edge of the property extends all the way to the bluff, allowing for spectacular views of the ocean. Bring a cup of coffee out in the morning for some quiet contemplation as you listen to the ocean's waves.

The Bella Mare vacation home in Elk is right along the main street, with plenty of options if you don't feel like making a meal at home. Bridget Dolan's Pub is practically next door for a nice dinner out and in the morning, walk down the road to Queenie's Roadhouse for a satisfying breakfast alongside the locals. The perfect fuel before a day of hiking or a game of golf at the Little River Golf Course, just 13 miles north. If you do want to explore the beach, there's a trail head right across the street from Queenie's that heads right to the shore.

Other area attractions include the charming community of Mendocino, just a 30 minute drive away for a day of gallery browsing, hiking, and pints of local beer at Patterson's Pub. But really, with its amazing view, you may just be content to leave your car in the driveway and spend your time walking around the charming village of Elk and enjoying the good life at your Mendocino-area vacation rental.

This Northern California Coast vacation rental is an oasis of stunning ocean views, deluxe amenities, and classic style. Visit this small, laid-back ocean bluff community of Elk for a relaxing vacation in the beautiful Northern California sunshine.


Hot Tub (Private)
Ocean Front
Ocean View
Washer Dryer (Private)
Wood Fireplace
Outdoor Fire


  • Ski In/Out
  • Adult Bikes
  • Badminton
  • Board Games
  • Child Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table : Private
  • Tennis


  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer : Private
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Central AC
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Partial AC
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home : Propane
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Wood Stove


  • Internet
  • Blu-Ray
  • Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix Streaming
  • Sound Dock
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • VCR
  • VHS Library
  • Wireless Router


  • Snowbird Pricing Available


  • Hot Tub : Private
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

37 Reviews



Property Condition

  • Bella Mare

    Jeff D.October 2017

    Bring a lighter as we could not find one for the stove, minor detail but important for successful cooking! Also make sure to wear sandals or shoes out to the cliffs as there is a lot of broken glass in the lawn. Other than that AMAZING property, this place is truly a gem. The Elk store is only open until 6pm so make sure you get supplies before they close, or drive to Mendocino as there is a grocery store there too. Hot tub is clean and very enjoyable and the shower upstairs overlooks the ocean as you clean the sand off your body. This was a memory never to forget. !!

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    April T.April 2017

    We loved this house and the view so much, even before we left, we were trying to plan our next trip. The house has so much character and charm.... especially the kitchen. We cooked most of our meals there. We visited Point Arena lighthouse, and Mendocino several times. One of the best vacations we've ever taken

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    Edward S.September 2017

    Excellent spot - make sure to budget some time to just hang in the backyard, as the view there is one of the most stunning in the area. Wonderful house as well! Lots more room that the pictures make it seem like even.

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    Sarah P.June 2017

    I would stay again because there are not many options and it is a beautiful place and view. The event we went to was fantastic.

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    Blanche V.May 2017

    It was in a central location for friends and family to stop by as they went up and down highway 1 to various events and activities.

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    Kevin K.January 2017

    Super for a big gang!

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    Pamela P.January 2017


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    Jo A.December 2016

    The home was lovely with great views through huge windows and plenty of living space. Lots of winding roads to get there, but it was totally worth the drive through forests. We also loved the how the landscaping encouraged plenty of birds (hawks, Anna's hummingbirds, quail, etc.). Nice to have decent internet bandwidth to upload my pictures. An overall excellent place for a family to stay.

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    Melanie G.November 2016

    We had a nice weekend, property is in a beautiful location. Property needs some attention to repairs. The Deck definitely needs replaced.

    Manager Response:

    The Property Manager is actively working on repairing the deck. Thank you!

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    Jerri K.October 2016

    Had a great retreat with great friends. Lots of room to spread out and plenty of furniture to be together in one room. Love the history of the house, It was previously owned by the Cooney family, a relative of the Donahue family who ran the mill.

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    Jonathan L.August 2016

    Good location, beach is close by. Great view, house is in slightly older shape, contrary to the photos.

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    Ingrid B.August 2016

    Wonderful getaway with a big group of friends. Nice older house and beautiful property.

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    Diana C.August 2016

    Lovely home with an amazing view.

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    Karen M.June 2016

    It would have been better if you had more than one key or a keypad.
    We just left the key in the lock box for people to get in & out. If you had a keypad, maybe that would have been easier, but we made it work.
    Missed the hot tub the last day & not sure why. Would not power on.
    Loved all the room & the great views.

    Manager Response:

    We will inspect the hot tub and make sure it is functioning properly.

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    Victor V.May 2016

    Fantastic location with gorgeous view. Perfect for a large group (we had 10 people).

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    Julie G.May 2016

    This is a terrific house, perfect for a large group. Great kitchen, fabulous stove. View is unparalleled and the town of Elk is charming. However, be forewarned. Getting information about the house other than what is printed, or if you need something, is a bit like getting blood out of a turnip!

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    Gina D.April 2016

    Celebrated a milestone birthday with girlfriends in this huge house on the cliffs. Amazing view, adorable town, great hiking access. A very spacious home!

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    Janice N.July 2015

    This was the first time we rented a house for our family vacation. Beautiful property and the grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the dorm room and amenities. They did not want to leave. The adults enjoyed the spacious kitchen and large dining table. Thank you to the owners for sharing their house.

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    Erich B.May 2015

    Awesome yard! Unique proposition because of its close proximity to restaurants, pub, market, etc...

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    Dana P.February 2015

    Lovely home, beautiful views, pleasant staff. Will definitely stay here again in spite of issues with deck. Hope it gets replaced soon.

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    Maria K.January 2015

    This home was perfect for our extended family - the 5 kids loved their large room (with a pool table!), and the 6 adults spread out around the 3 sitting areas and large kitchen. But the view - stunning!!, and the location - wow! Elk is a cute little town, pub next door was handy, easy walk to the beach + the elk grocery was very well stocked with local items. The views from the lawn cannot be oversold

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    Jill N.October 2014

    this was a wonderful property... i hadn't had a vacation in ~5 years and this exceeded by expectations. the view was breathtaking. i left refreshed and renewed. i have aleady referred two people from my office after seeing the picture. thank you and on such short notice... We are planning to go back asap..

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    Jessica H.August 2014

    This is a beautiful property and location. Home is perfect for multi-family vacation and we will definitely be returning!

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    Marcia F.August 2014

    Very comfortable home for a large group - kids room holds 8 and is a perfect hang out spot ( our girls loved it)

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    Tin N.June 2014

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Best part of house: private view of the ocean from the backyard. The photos don't do it justice, but a short walk in the backyard, leads to your own private bluff with views of the ocean. There is a bench at the edge of the bluff where we would sit at for hours and even had wine and cheese there one night. We would do yoga on the lawn overlooking to ocean. Dinners were had on the backyard deck with the ocean views. And of course, the hot tub is outside in the backyard with the breathtaking view.

    The second best part of the house is the well stocked kitchen and range. We cooked all of our meals in.

    The bedrooms were cozy, plentiful. Bonus features include the klipsch stero in the living, the pool table up stairs. Also other things like video games, sat tv.

    The wifi was weak and there was no cell service (tmobile)- but that was ok for us as we really wanted to disconnect from the world.

    We would recommend rental to all just for the view. But the house itself is fantastic (well furnished, cleaned, maintened) It is a big house and would suit a family well or a 3-4 couples. It was just me and my friend, we liked have all the space to spread out.