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Marebello - Fort Bragg, CA

180 Reviews
Max Occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom No Pets 
18428 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Oceanfront condo w/ private hot tub, furnished deck & views - walk to beach

This Fort Bragg vacation rental is so close to the surf, you may just be able to feel the ocean spray from the back deck! Add to that a private hot tub, a deck overlooking the ocean, a cozy interior, and a great location just south of downtown Fort Bragg and you'll see why this Northern California Coast getaway is a hidden gem along the rocky shore.

This well-designed, 300 square foot studio, attached to a larger home but devoted to your exclusive use during your stay, is big on amenities, even though its layout is compact. From practically every window you'll have a gorgeous view of the ocean. In the evenings, relax on the comfortable sofa, while you watch cable TV or a DVD, or you may just want to snuggle and enjoy the view.

Relax out on the deck, or if the weather is stormy, just stay inside and watch the dramatic show from the warmth of your Marebello retreat.

Hungry? Head to the full kitchen to whip up a meal - you'll have a refrigerator, stovetop/oven, microwave, and other gadgets for everything from heating up leftovers to making a vacation feast. There's even a two-seat bistro table for enjoying your creations. There is no dishwasher, but you can always let the dishes soak while you walk down to the shore and explore the tide pools.

This Fort Bragg vacation studio has a four-poster queen-sized bed and a full bathroom with a shower. You'll also have a stereo if you want to listen to music. Perfect for up to two guests, Marebello makes a wonderfully romantic retreat or an ideal and quiet Fort Bragg getaway for one.

From here, you are less than a block away from one of the nicest attractions on the Northern California Coast - the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Hike along beautiful trails, bird watch, and learn about coastal ecosystems and their flora and fauna. Other nearby attractions include downtown Fort Bragg, only three miles to the north. Here you can wander shops and galleries, and when you work up an appetite stop in at North Coast Brewing for pints of Blue Star Wheat Beer and garlic fries.

This location is also very convenient for visiting the postcard-perfect community of Mendocino, just eight miles to the south. Hike along the bluff at the Mendocino Headlands State Park, browse for books at the Mendocino Book Company, or just sightsee around this quaint oceanside village.

Your stay at this Northern California vacation rental will be so pleasant and charming, that you may not want to leave! Spend lazy afternoons wandering through coastal gardens, exploring tide pools down at the rocky beach below your deck, and in the evenings, relax on the deck while you take in a spectacular sunset.

* Please note that the stairs off the deck are currently unusable. Please access the beach by walking out of the front door. Thank you.

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AMENITIES

Features

Space Heater

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable : DirecTV

DVD Player

Stereo

TV

Outdoor

Hot Tub : Private

Deck

Patio

Scenic

Water View

Water Front

180 Reviews

Thomas N. Nov 2018
Relaxing in the hot tub and watching the sun set was the escape from reality we needed. It’s super easy to disconnect from the world as cellphone reception throughout the area is spotty. Be prepared to not want to go home.
Stali A. Nov 2018
I cannot get over how beautiful the back deck is! Great views and a perfect size for a couples weekend away.
Garry G. Oct 2018
The room itself was cute
Stephanie W. Oct 2018
Everything was immaculate, including the hot tub. The views are breathtaking and so beautiful to wake up to. It's a great romantic getaway and you'll never want to get out of the hot tub.
Teresa A. Sep 2018
Love the view. It would be better to have a larger shower and sink area and the blinds are too see through
LaRynn N. Sep 2018
The ocean view was beyond words
Heiner S. Sep 2018
So nice, better when expected!
Elizabeth B. Sep 2018
The views, the sounds and smells . . . All added to a perfect stay. House was clean and well set up with anything you could need for a few days stay. Would definitely book again!
Nadine S. Aug 2018
This, our second visit to Marebello, was even more incredible than last year. The accomodations are 5-star. Whales were spouting, fishing boats of all sizes breezed past the windows, and state parks both north and south were beautiful beaches in which to explore. Silvers restaurant down at the wharf serves delicious cioppino. What more could a visitor want!!!!!!!!!
Michael K. Aug 2018
RIght on the water. Lovely accommodations.
Douglas F. Aug 2018
You can’t beat the ocean views. The bed is very comfortable. The spa outside watching the beautiful sunset over the ocean is priceless.
John B. Aug 2018
Very private with great views
Dan F. Aug 2018
We live in the Central Valley region and just loved getting away from the heat. We both needed this weekend to unwind and decompress and Marebello helped us in a great way. Loved sitting on the deck whale watching.
Laura H. Jul 2018
So grateful to the owners for sharing this perfect slice of heaven. You CANNOT get any closer to the ocean. The views are phenomenal. The home clean with all the amenities one needs to be comfortable. This home is in a word, extraordinary!
Evgenia M. Jun 2018
Such a nice place to get away from your city life. Beautiful and comfortable. Wish it was more affordable so we could stay longer.
Gary D. Jun 2018
Had such an incredible stay at Marabello. This home is even more beautiful than the pictures. Comfy bed & all the amenities needed. Breathtaking views of the ocean & very private. Enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. The hot tub is absolutely lovely during chilly nights. This place is an absolute gem & I hope to return someday.
Jennifer T. May 2018
Beautiful and updated home. Views and proximity to ocean is the best in Fort Bragg, the only place we'd stay from now on.
Brooks G. May 2018
Amazing location and views. Sleeping with the window open at night is so refreshing while hearing the waves crash. Also amazing watching the tides go in and out. We had a seal hanging out in the water the last two days we were there as well as Osprey and other sea birds. There is a neighbor next door but they're far enough away you don't feel intruded upon in any way. It's a stone's throw from Mendocino Botanical Gardens which is a must see. The heater warms the place up surprisingly fast. Hot tub was excellent as well and makes the trip. So cool to soak 20 feet from the ocean.
Alesha K. Apr 2018
Beyond all expectations! This place is perfect in every way, from the views to the tiniest details in the decor. Private and relaxing. Can't wait to stay again, and next time will be longer.
April C. Apr 2018
the view of the ocean was great. The stay was relaxing quiet and stress free
Maryann A. Apr 2018
The location is amazing! Not sure you can find a better view!
Pamela P. Apr 2018
It was wonderful. The view is worth a million dollars. The house was great
Connie S. Mar 2018
We loved our stay at this marvelous rental. Bring your binoculars and watch whales right in front of the house. It was so nice to unplug for a week and just read. A note to the owners: please update with a new fry pan and a couple of better cooking knives for our return! : )
Danielle L. Mar 2018
The views are stellar and the house is very cozy. Perfect for a relaxing getaway. I highly recommend bringing some robes to go back and forth from the hot tub to the patio. Even though it was chilly, we enjoyed sitting outside and watching the waves and stars. Wish we could have spent more time here... next time!
Carol K. Feb 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this special location!
Jeannette D. Feb 2018
This was our third time here, totally awesome. Love this place. Will be back.
Sarah S. Dec 2017
The location was AHmazing! Perfect for a romantic getaway. We’ll definitely be back!
Allison M. Dec 2017
We went on a 12 mile hike in the redwoods and arrived to find an amazing warm jacuzzi with unbelievable views. It was just what we needed. We slept like a baby in the bed also. I’ve never seen a better view of the stars. Stunning, we saw tons of shooting stars also. We will definitely be back
Gloria D. Nov 2017
The setting is so beautiful. Perfect to disconnect and de-stress. I just sat outside and watched the ocean for hours almost every day. Added bonus, I saw 4 deer on the front yard, and a sea lion playing around the rocks. We will definitely come back.
Beverly D. Nov 2017
The property was a little hard to find only because its sucluded but when we found it the private driveway alone is amazing.
When comeing up to the house you can smell the salty air .
The wave are so close that when they hit the rocks below drops of sea water land on the kitchen window .
The studio was beautiful everything. Was awesome ,even the location and convenience of a store was at the end of the drive way.
Thank you we will be staying at your properties again and yes I have let family and friends know about you

PS the price was perfectly matched to the accommodations ( very reasonable)
Again thank you!
Kristina M. Nov 2017
Very quiet, clean little house with an amazing view!
Robert A. Oct 2017
A nice clean place with a good view. The queen size bed was smaller than we like.and the bathroom is small.
Robin H. Oct 2017
This cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. You cannot beat the view, the accommodations are perfect for a couple and so comfortable and cozy. We hope to return every year!
Larynn N. Oct 2017
We loved this quaint lil space ! The views were breathtaking ! So close to the ocean and we loved the piping hot- hot tub and will most definitely return . Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven ~
Lynda Y. Oct 2017
I enjoyed the location right above the water. Couldn't ask for a better view.
The town of Ft Bragg has obviously suffered and not recovered from the economic downturn. It is evident in the local population and all the businesses that have closed. Although I loved the house, I would not return because of the deteriorated condition of Ft. Bragg.
Jose M. Oct 2017
Our stay was enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again .
Karen K. Oct 2017
Loved this place, perfect for two Best ocean front view. First day we just sat on the back deck taking it all in until the sun went down. And at night the sound of the ocean was so soothing and peaceful. Definitely will stay here again.
Maren N. Sep 2017
Spectacular views of the ocean and serene romantic setting describe this fabulous little house! It is beyond gorgeous to sit in the hot tub and see the sunset right over the clifftop!
Daniel G. Sep 2017
Great private location. Beautiful view. Nicely equipped and decorated. We enjoyed our visit greatly.
Nadine S. Sep 2017
Marebello!
Beautiful accommodations
Clean, comfy, thoughtfully furnished
Stunning sunsets
Breathtaking ocean views
Playful seals/ timid wildlife in a private setting
*A Slice of Heaven*
Paul B. Sep 2017
The view compensates any drawbacks.
Don C. Sep 2017
Wonderful spot to sit and do nothing.
Robert G. Aug 2017
Due to a death in the family we had to leave after the first night but would have loved to stay longer. We'll plan on returning to this property in the future since the location can't be beat.
Kenneth H. Aug 2017
After working outdoors in a record breaking heat wave in western NV. It was a well needed get away. Been staying in coastal bluff houses in the area for 30 years. By far the closest to the cliff I've ever seen. No need to even step off the deck.. Perfect size for two. With a nice bed, hottub, bathroom, small kitchen, and amazing view you really don't need much more. Only a couple minutes to harvest market, yet feels like you're many miles away from everything.
Bill W. Aug 2017
The view is breathtaking! Going to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves was so relaxing and waking up to that view...amazing. The property was great, well kept and everything we needed was supplied. Perfect getaway. We can't wait to go back!
John H. Aug 2017
Small studio is pretty comfy and had all the furnishings ( towels, kitchen, bathroom). Bed was sagging and cheap poster bed frame. Patio furniture dining table. Hot tub was too cold to use. We turned it up and came back the next day and it was same :( bummerito since the skys finally cleared for an awesome sunset. Deck is right on a precarious cliff face. Awesome raging and crashing waves. Not too soothing though. Neighboring house is looking right at your deck so no skinny dips. Felt like somebody could walk up at any moment, but nobody did. Would like a fence or a bit more privacy outside. Hot tub is very chlorinated. Did i mention cold also? Andrea bocelli track 15 did the trick! 😁
Betty D. Aug 2017
Great place to unwind and relax...
Jacquelyn G. Jul 2017
Our stay was amazing. Even though the town was around the corner you feel away from everything. Every relaxing and had everything one would need.
Mala P. Jun 2017
We have only good things to say about this property. It was the perfect honeymoon spot for us. Totally private (there was no one in the big house which helped). The view is absolutely spectacular and the proximity to town was helpful for food and shopping. We will definitely go back again.
Amanda M. Jun 2017
This property is truly a dream!!! The location is unreal and the services from reservations to amenities were top notch! We'll definitely be back to this property and will use Vacasa in other locations!
Viljem S. May 2017
This a a perfect house for a romantic getaway. It was so beautiful I almost cried when we had to go back 😀
Kirk P. May 2017
Perfect location on the coast with the best view you can ask for. Very nice home and great location for short drive to wherever you want to go. For those wondering, the large house attached appears to be owner's vacation home. You won't have other guests right next door and the hot tub is all yours to enjoy! If you plan on cooking, the kitchen is not well stocked with leftover spices etc, so make sure you bring what you need.
Brian N. Apr 2017
Amazing views, the property to the right looked like a beautiful painting. Perfect size for two to be cozy. The house is kind of a guest house built onto a larger house. No one stayed at the larger house while we were there. Not sure if they have hot tub use, that could be awkward.
Joel W. Apr 2017
The view is fantastic! Love the 120º ocean view, you are in a little cove. That's what you come to this house for. It was really windy the first day (blew the hot tub cover off right as we arrived) and then calmed down the next day.
Will look for other places before coming back because of no internet and no easy access to ocean(stairs are falling apart).
Rachel M. Apr 2017
This property was even more breathtaking than the photos online. The views were incredible. We sat on the patio in the morning and watched whales migrate. It was very private and super quiet. The only sounds were crashing waves. Hands down would come here again.
Lori C. Apr 2017
Overall the home is great, just some minor corrections needed. We have been staying at Marebello since 2006 and will always love it. I did however advise the owners of the home of our experience this time, hopefully some changes will be made before our future visits. I do thank you for asking my opinion and wanting feedback to better our visits. Thank you
Alison & Michael M. Mar 2017
Being right on the ocean here was a very special spot. It's quiet (except for the ocean!) and private.
Jessica F. Mar 2017
What a beautiful place! I've never stayed somewhere that close to the ocean before. Very tranquil, quiet, breathtaking :-)
Tracy G. Mar 2017
We absolutely LOVE Marebello! This was our fourth time staying in the past three years and we will definitely be back. We had a bit of an issue with the windows which we are hoping they will be repaired or replaced soon. Also the hot tub wasn't working two of the 7 days we stayed but it was eventually fixed and we were credited for the two days which was fair and very much appreciated. The unit is always spotless and well kept. You cannot beat the location...absolute perfection. It's great that the main house is not used when the studio is rented so you really have so much privacy. The only improvement would be to add wifi...I would love to be able to stream Netflix . The cell reception seems to have improved since last year, we have Verizon which always is very strong but we used to have to stand next to a window just to get a couple of bars reception...this time we would get that anywhere inside. Can't wait to come back next year for my Birthday!
Bruce B. Feb 2017
This is right on the sea; exactly what we were looking for. It's a bit of a grueling one-day drive from the San Francisco airport, although a temporarily blocked road because of downed power lines exacerbated that. If your flight doesn't arrive in San Fran by 10 a.m., I recommend stopping halfway up the coast en route to Fort Bragg so you can enjoy the drive along Hwy. 1. Loved the little room and the just-about-perfect view, even though it was rainy and cold a fair share of our stay.
Kevin V. Feb 2017
The location was incredible. Loved just sitting on the couch and watching the ocean. Kitchen was a little small but for light cooking was fine. I would love to stay again!!
Erin G. Feb 2017
Great place to get away and relax
Calin M. Feb 2017
I have been to this property three times now and if you are looking for a slice of heaven this is it. The sounds and smells are heavenly and extremely relaxing. The house could use a bit of TLC but everything else makes up for the properties shortcomings. Look no further book your stay.
Jeannette D. Feb 2017
Loved every minute there, even when it rains. I have been there twice, and planning my next. LOVE IT.
Barry W. Jan 2017
We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the magnificent ocean view. There's no place on the coast that sits on the edge quite like the Marebello. Bring your binoculars to watch the majestic hump backs (Jan - Mar).
Robbie R. Jan 2017
Amazing house with an amazing view of the ocean. This house is the perfect getaway for a relaxing and becoming stress free from anything in your life
Cynthia H. Dec 2016
I'll always come back here as long as they keep it available. Beautiful and private. So very close to Fort Bragg!
Betsey T. Nov 2016
The privacy, stunning views and quality of the property make this a perfect get away for two. We've been there three times and will definitely return.
Daniel S. Nov 2016
Loved it!!!!
Marc S. Oct 2016
Great place. Loved every minute of it. Very, very relaxing.
Kevin H. Oct 2016
The unit came as advertised. In spite of seeing all the pictures, we were still in awe when we opened the sliding glass door and the ocean was right there. Plenty of wave action and rocks for the waves to break against. We were lucky enough to be there when the weather was warm/sunny and stormy. Really enjoyed both periods!!
Vrisa C. Oct 2016
Truly a magnificent little gem. The Marebello is such a stunning place. The views are captivating and it's so serene there. This place is a MUST for couples!! It is so beautiful, quaint and romantic. We love staying here and never want to leave. It is perfectly located in Fort Bragg! Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing place with us! This is our go-to-place E*V*E*R*Y year!!!!!
Tosha B. Oct 2016
I was sad to leave. Wish i had rented this lovely place for longer time. If possible i would love to come back for a longer stay.
Carla W. Oct 2016
The property is situated to have stunning views of the Pacific. It felt very private and isolated, yet close to amenities.
Darwin B. Oct 2016
Great stay, other that window and slider issues. Best view around!
Teresa H. Sep 2016
Had a great weekend at Marebello. Loved the ocean view, hot tub, comfortable bed and deck. The location is close to Ft. Bragg - yet feels very private and remote. Hope to return.
Janice H. Sep 2016
This place has the very best view of all the places we've stayed on the north coast and makes up for the maintenance issues. Fixing those problems would guarantee we would return. (especially the saggy bed)
Dan M. Sep 2016
Great location. Great everything.
Mike B. Sep 2016
We had a great stay! Well worth it! The sunset from the bed is amazing!
Angelina L. Sep 2016
This was the secluded getaway we needed. Cell reception was non-existent for us in the area (possibly our provider using sprint towers) and wifi was not available. This allowed us to fully disconnect and just enjoy being there. The view was wonderful the hot tub was amazing and there was no one around which was great. This was our first experience using a rental place compared to a hotel/motel and it was a great experience.
Michelle P. Sep 2016
We loved our stay at this cozy perfect home overlooking some of the best scenery around. Found the home to be everything and more. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Hated to leave will be back again just as soon as we can.
Gregory M. Aug 2016
Wonderful Cottage! Spectacular ocean views!
Virginia & Vernon G. Aug 2016
We have always enjoyed our stays at Marbella and plan to come again next spring.
Nathan S. Aug 2016
Such an amazing location. You couldn't ask for a better spot or a more well-placed hot tub.
Carol F. Aug 2016
Beautiful, amazing and yet cozy cottage! The space was perfect for just the two of us. The red bench provided the perfect spot for the proposal! We will definitely be back!!! THANKS!
Savio Manhung Y. Jul 2016
TURN OFF CELLULAR PHONES OR TABLETS, JUST TALKED AND ENJOY THE LOVELY COMPANY IN THIS AMAZING LOCATION.
It was amazing and perfect for our getaway. Private, quiet, beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing, it is everything we were looking for and more. As long as we opened the front door, the view from the house was breathtaking, it is even better than the pictures! We went straight to shop for grocery food, didn’t leave for any restaurants or bars for the stay. The house is clean. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and private patio. Morning coffee in the patio was perfect to enjoy the view for the day started. Definitely, we will be back and hope that we can stay much longer.
Lisa M. Jul 2016
Just needed a get away for two busy business owners and this was just the spot. Had two wonderful nights with great sunsets right from the spa. Great dinners and drinks just minutes away and romantic walks on the beach. From the pictures online it appears that you can get to the water right from the house, but that unfortunately wasn't true. Would of loved the stairs to be usable, then you could have a little private area to look for critters on the rocks below. None the less, it was a pretty perfect weekend. Thanks for sharing your great little home for guests to enjoy like ourselves. We will be back.
Marissa C. Jul 2016
The view was AMAZING!!!! I would stay there again. We came for our honeymoon and it was awesome. Watching the sun go down everynignt in the hot tub was an amazing experience. The bed could be better, but it was fine for a few days. You can tell it's just and old bed that needs to be replaced. The place was awesome!
Max P. Jul 2016
Besutiful place..view is worth it.
Michael M. Jul 2016
Perfect
David M. Jun 2016
Awesome location, right on the cliff, very secluded especially if no one in the main house.
Adam A. Jun 2016
This is going to sound boring but unplugging for a while and being alone with the lady and a hot tube was all we needed. Everything you will need to be intimate and at ease with each other and the one racoon that came to say hello early one morning. Brush up on your grilling skills, snag a bottle of you favorite red or while and enjoy the view.
Stephen M. Jun 2016
Loved our time here. Highly recommended
Laura S. Jun 2016
My husband and I stayed at Marebello for our honeymoon. It was phenomenal.
Jasmin A. Apr 2016
We were very pleased with our stay even though there was very strong winds two of the three days with stayed. We encountered few minor issues, but the sliding glass door should be fixed or replaced. With that said, we throughly enjoyed the spectacular views and the hot tub, we both were sad to leave.
If you come here, glass beach is a must see.
Kristen O. Apr 2016
Very nice stay.
Gary O. Apr 2016
Perfect for couples, great location, and very private!
Betsy E. Apr 2016
We loved our stay at this house. The location is spectacular and the neighborhood is quiet. A gorgeous botanical garden is practically next door and Mendocino was a great town for food and walking. A great time!
Shannon B. Apr 2016
This place was amazing. Every part of our trip from looking up a place to stay, to booking, arrival and exit was perfect!
Michele C. Mar 2016
Stayed at Marebello for our honeymoon. Absolutely loved the accommodations. Couldn't get enough of the view. We even saw whales from our window and sunsets from the hot tub on the back deck. Very private and perfect for two.
Holly H. Mar 2016
Wow, this place is like a little piece of heaven on earth! I truly see the beauty of so many things just sitting outside and reflecting on my thoughts while watching the waves. Night time in the hot tub overlooking the ocean is just magical. The place is a little outdated but most of the time all that is over looked just by the full awesomeness of being there. Don't try to venture down the stairs to the tide pools you may not get back up, outdated and falling apart. Got to see whales migrating from the deck and lots of different birds. Cooked our own breakfast a couple mornings and relaxed. The best part of the trip and stay was being that close to the ocean with almost nobody around, just the neighbors to the right. Next time I'd spend more time enjoying the place and relaxation outside then trying to be a tourist and rush around finding other places to explore. Truly a one of kind place to stay and just from all my pictures on social media I've had so many friends inquire about details. First time renting a private house and I'd say it was amazing!!!
Lindsey D. Mar 2016
Spent 3 nights here with my husband and our 2 month old daughter. What a perfect place for our first vacation with baby! We did a few things out and about, but ultimately cut those short so we could come back and enjoy the view. We ended up getting some delicious meats from Roundman's Smoke House and having most of our meals in. The bed was comfortable, the house was adequately appointed with cooking items, towels, and linens. We will definitely be back for romantic weekends sans kids!
Jaylea F. Feb 2016
It was amazing!
Rick H. Feb 2016
Awesome stay! Great view with crashing waves and Whale watching.
Charmagne C. Feb 2016
We couldn't ask for a more perfect setting. We sat on the couch with our feet propped up and watched the storm come in! We had everything we needed, just had to bring our food and we were set for our stay. Thank you!
Debbie N. Feb 2016
This place was beyond my expectations. I teared up when we walked thru the front door. What beauty GOD has made and how lucky we were to experience such HEAVEN ON EARTH. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! !!
Mark C. Feb 2016
Nice place to enjoy the weekend
Michele S. Feb 2016
I great place to unplug and relax.
Phil K. Jan 2016
We had a great time for our two night stay.
It was an adventure with 3 inches of rain watching the storms/clouds roll in, and pretty awesome watching from the hot tub.
Privacy out there is pretty incredible. The only person we saw was the cleaning lady flying past us on the little private road at 11 on the nose, but literally did not see one other person for 2 full days from the house.
It is a wonderful place to just go relax and do nothing but watch the ocean, and be with that someone special.
The lighting was our only issue. We brought some ahi, ono, and yellowtail to make a little seafood dish, and we could not see at all in the kitchen. The two little lights don't help at all. We tried moving the bed lamp over, but it was fastened to the bed.
So, we tried cooking, but had to go to plan B. We ended up having a nice meal in Mendocino, but was pricey, and had to scrap all the yummy fish we brought on top of it. We will stay again and still give 5 stars, but that was a bit of an issue for us.
Gina H. Jan 2016
Heaven on earth location but maintenance issues on the place should be addressed.
Diana F. Jan 2016
Vey enjoyable
David L. Jan 2016
We wanted a location that was oceanfront so we could enjoy the ocean and watch for whales. The description was fairly accurate, although I would say that getting to the tide pools could be dangerous for someone who isn't very physically fit. The walkway down is too dilapidated to use. The very efficient Rennai heater and large shower are exaggerated descriptions. Overall, we were happy with Marebello because we came for the view. For future travelers, here are the pros and cons of Marebello.

Pros: Fantastic view from inside and from the deck Definitely an oceanfront accommodation Restful location Very nice deck (only 30 ft, above the ocean) Roomy studio Nice tile floors Nice big, thick towels Good water pressure Fairly well supplied kitchen Roar of the ocean to lull you to sleep Hot tub Good place to watch whale migration

Cons: Bed mattress needs replaced (it sags to the middle with two people in it) Comforter and bedding are slightly worn, seemed to need laundering (housekeeper should rotate several sets so they can be laundered after each renter) Ceiling fan only works with the light on so you can't sleep with it on Sliding glass door needs a strong person to open/close it Sliding glass door handle needs replaced Shower head hits a 6ft. man in the neck and isn't adjustable (short woman can only stand under the water or get sprayed on the head) Microwave is located on top of the frig (out of reach and unsafe for short people) Window blinds can't be raised, you can only open the slats Rennai heater could barely keep the place warm enough by early morning

Another note for others: The rental has a common wall with the main house and the deck joins. The Marebello deck is still fairly private and it seems they don't rent Marebello when the main house is occupied.
Amanda B. Dec 2015
Such an amazing vacation. Especially for my first one with my boyfriend of one year. Perfect for a couple but I would say not for kids. Magical view every morning and day and we even had some rain to help us fall asleep. I definitely reccommended to other family and friends for a romantic getaway!
Ron W. Dec 2015
We arrived to a different experience ,no dealing with anyone just unlock the door and go in , The sliding door was REALLY hard to open and shut every time we went in & out the back door , Had to use a towel to keep the shower closed wile showering outside water facet froze on from rust and the hose kept spraying if you weren't carefull but we delt with it all and did have a good time
Monica D. Dec 2015
The waves came crashing nearly up to the window, the sea mist licked my face, it was an unbelievable experience having the hot tub right on the water. Gazing out at the setting sun as the tide came in- Unforgettable!
Trevor G. Nov 2015
From the moment u step in to the door u dnt wanna leave! We cant wait to go back.. been tryin to book it but its so incredible i guess we have to wait our turn!
Richard H. Nov 2015
Could not ask for more, if quiet, (except for the pounding surf), you could not ask for more than this.
Lee B. Nov 2015
This was our second visit and we made a mistake in only staying two nights. As crazy as it sounds we were hoping for stormy, wild weather, so we could see the drama of the ocean. It was raining when we arrived, but after that it was just clear and beautiful. A great experience and we will definitely be back.
Lori V. Aug 2015
The perfect spot, couldn't get enough of the view - from the hot tub, from the bed, from the back porch!
Melissa A. Aug 2015
To me this house is all about the deck and the view. There could be a tent behind and I would be satisfied as well.
Speachless. Restful, quiet, amazing sunset/sunrise, whales watching from the deck and deers on the patio at the back oof the house.
The house is small but cute.
The negative point was the bed smell of the pillow covers (strong sweat odour) that should not happen for that priceam
Also, for that price I would expect the wifi. It's ok that sometimes is good to disconnect but for me as foreigner, I need it to plan the next day activities and to stay in contact withmy relatives (my phone didn't have any coverage).
The cleaning staff didn't emptied the outside trash bin and wild animals came every night and spread food everywhere. I informed vacasa via email with no reply.
As a suggestion, I would fix the handle of the window door to the deck and add two long chairs and a dining table on the deck.
The neighbours were not there and I agree with another review saying that it wouldn't be so private if they were there.
Manager Response:
We appreciate your comments and will work with housekeeping and the Property Manager on making this location perfect. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the unbeatable view and hope you were able to relax in the hot tub. Thank you!
John W. Jun 2015
great place, very private. you can walk to the botanical, only 1 1/2 miles to town - very nice location. we returned to chico yesterday and we have already recommended this rental to several people.
Melissa S. Jun 2015
We came to Marebello for my husband's birthday and we couldn't have booked a better location. This unit is extremely private and has the most beautiful views. Even with a very cloudy day, it was still amazing. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Mike C. May 2015
We were so happy with our stay here. It was as if we had the whole ocean to ourselves. I sat in the hot tub and stared at the waves and sunsets so long that I pruned up. We would gladly come back to this beach home. We even saw a whale and some seals on our last day!
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. What and exciting treat to see a whale and seal during your stay! We cant wait for your next visit with us.
Sora B. May 2015
My husband and I had a wonderful 2 nights in this cozy rental. The location is breathtaking and extremely private with a private road. Would only recommend this rental for a romantic adult getaway like ours. It was perfect.
Lee B. May 2015
I wasn't sure what to expect with this property, as it was attached to a house. It may as well have been a stand-alone cottage. The privacy was super, especially compared to staying in a hotel. We may never stay at the Beachcomber again, and for the price this is a better deal.
The only issue we had was the hot water heater tripping off a couple times. The property Manager was quick to resolve the problem and it was only a minor inconvenience. Everything else was perfect for our needs.
The property is a perfect little studio for two people. We spent a lot of time on the deck, when the weather allowed. We never did get a chance to use the hot tub, but we'll make that a top priority on the next visit. We'll certainly stay here again.
Darla G. Apr 2015
This was one of the best vacations we have ever been on - the serenity of the ocean and the peacefulness was amazing. we truly didn't want to leave. You can't beat the ocean waves crashing down and the wildlife - we awoke to does and bucks every morning and night. the home was perfect - just what we needed and clean! the hot tub a huge bonus - We cant say enough good things about this property and we will be back next year for sure!
Matthew W. Apr 2015
This is the best vacation we have had ever. This rental is clean and has the best view one can imagine. It has everything thing you need from appliances, coffee maker, dishes, bathroom supplies and BBQ. The outdoor spa makes the entire trip worth every penny. This place is ideal for a couple for a great getaway. Please don't bring children, it will only take away from the experience of the peacefulness. This is the only place I would ever want to rent in the Fort Bragg area.
Manager Response:
We are delighted to see that you had such a wonderful time staying with us. We hope to see you again! Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Margaret W. Mar 2015
This location is a wonderful place to relax, relax, relax........ listen to the ocean, ocean,ocean...and..........
Deborah A. Mar 2015
We have stayed in several places over the years as we have visited the Mendocino, Fort Bragg area. This is one of our favorites. It is small and cozy, very clean. As you enter the cottage, you are OVERWHELMED by the amazing closeness of the ocean. Breathtaking! We found it to be reasonably priced, especially in the off season. The kitchen is small so we thought only sufficient for smaller meal preparation.
Sam B. Feb 2015
MAREBELLO HAS OFFICIALLY CAPTURED OUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES. I CANT WAIT TO RETURN TO THIS MAGICAL PLACE TO NJOY MORE MEMORIES. GREAT PLACE ALL AROUND. AWSOME FOR COUPLES AND GREAT FOR SINGLES. WILL PROVIDE A GREAT AMOUNT OF MENTAL CLARITY. WE WERE WOWED FROM THE MOMENT WE ENTERED AND WAS SO SAD TO LEAVE AND SO WILL YOU...MAKE SURE YOU GET UP THERE DURING THE DAYLIGHT CAN BE A LITTLE HARD FINDING DURING THE NIGHT BESIDES THAT WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND...

THANK YOU VACASA AS WELL AS THE OWNER FOR THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND LASTING MEMORIES...
Emily E. Feb 2015
I only suggest that a new cover be put on the hot tub since the cover on there now is cracked and brittle making it hard to take on and off. The house was great the hot tub awesome and the ocean majestic.
Manager Response:
Thank you for your suggestion on a new hot tub cover! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Ben M. Feb 2015
Great place, very relaxing, close to everything but very quiet. All you hear is the ocean.
V C. Feb 2015
This place was truly stunning! We arrived there and could not get over the view and feel of the ocean. We watched every sunset, right outside the back porch. We were mesmerized by the views. You can feel the mist of the ocean spraying you. You don't even need to leave the house. Pack your food, beverages and belonging and stay in heaven!! We have been visiting Fort Bragg for about 13 years and will ONLY stay at The Marebello from now on! We are in love with this beautiful little place!!
Manager Response:
The views really are breathtaking, making this a great getaway home for two! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Marebello with us, we are very excited to work with you again in the future!
Nathanael P. Jan 2015
We will for sure come back again. So relaxing. Loved it!
Theresa B. Jan 2015
With the sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks and the magnificent sunsets, we were swept away to a place of Zen creativity and peace. Thank you ever so much for sharing your Paradise. TC & Frankie ;o)
Pam W. Dec 2014
a little slice of heaven!...right on the ocean!...loved it!...we sat out a storm and watched and listened to the ocean from the bed...the bed is positioned in such a way that the ocean is your big screen tv...we are definitely coming back in the future...enjoy if you decide to visit this place~
Cody C. Dec 2014
Great spot in between tall trees and on the cliffside, the water is right below the deck. Great view, hot tub looks out over the water. I'd be afraid to have kids there though due to the proximity to the cliff, it does have a small fence.
Jennifer C. Dec 2014
This was our first stay here and i was nervous because it looks like you might be right next to someone else, turns out it was completely secluded and very private. We stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it so much we tried to extend our trip for one more day but it was already booked :( Waking up with the love of my life and the ocean every morning!!! The pictures do not do it justice, i did not want to leave the property, we did leave however to eat, get massages (bamboo gardens), and of course shop!! Relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying the view was enough for us!!! We will definitely be back next year for our anniversary!
Rick C. Nov 2014
It was a beautiful, romantic get away, my head and my heart are still there. Thank you! Rick Clark
Jeanie H. Oct 2014
This is the perfect spot for an anniversary or other special occasion. My husband and I had a wonderful time and will be back.
Courtney R. Oct 2014
We spent 6 days at this rental. It was neat, clean and VERY comfortable. The quality of the bed and linens made it extra nice. But the view was beyond breathtaking. What an incredible experience.
Virginia W. Oct 2014
We were greeted by a doe and her fawn grazing around the drive area. We found Marebello to be charming and just the right size of us. I paint and the view was spectacular. My husband fishes and caught five, lost a big one. He was happy! We will return!
Carol S. Aug 2014
My husband and I visited here 4 times 18 yeaqrs ago. It has always stayed in both our memories as a place we wished to return to...but somewhere over time we lost our contact to rent the Marebella.
When looking for a place in the Fort Bragg/Mendiocino area for a short getaway I saw the fence and ocean picture and knew just from that that I found the Marebella and booked immediately.
Not much has changed. It's as lovely and romantic as it was all those years ago.
It's been updated and you can no longer excess the tide pools from the stairs that have perhaps washed away with time.
It still remains in our hearts our favorite go to spot just for us. We will be back.
Manager Response:
Its so awesome to hear such great feedback. Thank you for letting us be a part of your walk down memory lane. We look forward to seeing you again!
Linda W. Jul 2014
We were wowed by the view, but can't really get down to the water. The property is beautiful, perfect for two. However, it is attached to another larger house, and there is another property nearby. We were the only ones there, so it seemed very private. Might not be quite so private if other properties are occupied.
Geoffrey R. Jun 2014
What a fabulous place to celebrate any special occasion! We loved being able to sit in the hot tub and watch spectacular sunsets. The location and privacy, the waves crashing literally feet away, being visited by deer, the comfy bed, all made for one of our best three-day getaways!
Michael G. May 2014
We WILL be here next year!
Michele S. May 2014
This was the most beautiful, comfortable and romantic place I have ever seen.We will be back.