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Whale Song - Mendocino, CA

108 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter

Home w/private hot tub; deck & ocean views; fireplace; beach

Treat yourself to this custom-built contemporary three bedroom Mendocino vacation rental! It can be your home away from home, while you enjoy the sunset relaxing on deck overlooking the ocean.

Located less than five miles to Russian Gulch State Park, you can enjoy tanning on the beach or swimming in the water. You can also take a hike and see a 36-foot high waterfall. Devil's Punch Bowl is a must see for all adventure seekers - a large collapsed sea cave with churning water. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a quiet vacation or looking for beach access, hiking trails and biking. Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse and Caspar Beach are also located close by.

With the island in the kitchen there is counter space for the aspiring chef of the family! Whip up a gourmet meal while enjoying the rustic wood cabinets. Indulge in your meal at the dining room table, which seats up to 6 or on the beautiful oceanview deck.

Curl up to the warm fireplace and relax over the memories you have created so far and plan what is to come. Or flip on the TV and catch up on the latest shows!

There is space for everyone, as in the master bedroom there is a spacious king-sized bed for the relaxation you desperately need. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the third bedroom has a twin-sized bed with a welcoming decor for the children. Except for the bathrooms, every room in this home has an oceanview! And every bedroom, its own private deck.

After a long day at the beach, make sure to rejuvenate in the outdoor private hot tub! And don't worry about the dirty beach clothes, as there is a washer and dryer in the downstairs bathroom for your convenience. If you need to catch up with friends back home or have deadlines to meet, you have no excuses - besides the fact you're on vacation - as there is WiFi throughout the house.

With its magnificent ocean views, stained glass and tasteful furnishings there is something for everyone at this beautiful Northern California Coast vacation rental!

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AMENITIES

Activities

Board games

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Propane/gas home : Gas

Space heater

Wood stove

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : MCN

Cable : Comcast

DVD player

TV

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Iron

Outdoor

Hot tub : Private

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Deck

Scenic

Water view

108 reviews

Charlene G. Sep 2019
The property looked tired and there were several things not up to par in the house that should have been addressed prior to renting this property. For example, the hot tub was not hot and when we tried to make it hotter, it did not work. Screen doors in bedrooms were missing or constantly coming off the track. The lockbox for the door was not working properly and the DVR was not working as well. The property could have been lovely if the property manager would have addressed these items. They were called and did not return the call. Even when we spoke to them later, they did not take any responsibility. As you can well imagine, I would not recommend going through Vacasa to rent a vacation property.
Manager response:
We are sorry you did not receive a return call. This is unusual if the correct contact information is used, so we will be sure to follow-up. There is information sent to our guests regarding the heating; the screen doors are being refurbished; the lockbox has been replaced; and a new DVR has been installed. Thank you!
Ashley D. Sep 2019
Loved the views from the decks and hot tub. The kitchen was well stocked and it was great to use the grill. The house is a bit dated in finishes but nothing that didn’t work. Great for two couples on a long weekend!
Robert B. Jul 2019
Very nice, clean, well stocked. When the fog clears you've got a great view of the Blue Pacific.
cynthia t. Jul 2019
Ambiance
Catherine L. May 2019
With 4 of us, we had plenty of room to spread out. Nice kitchen and loved the king sized bed!
Debra P. Mar 2019
The quite peacefully place ocean view and able to get to beach easy. Very comfortable.
Heidi L. Feb 2019
There is not a single window in this warm and comfortable coastal home without a beautiful view! We were either looking at the ocean, trees, or a sunset during our entire stay at Whalesong. It was perfect for our family of four, and the hot tub on the deck under the stars was the highlight of each evening. It is amazingly quiet, with the only sounds we heard being the ocean and birds while we were there. The only caution is the kitchen - while there are plenty of plates, bowls, and cups available, the tools and appliances for cooking are amazingly old (at least forty years!), and it was missing basics such as aluminum foil or a garbage disposal. That being said, if you're not planning to cook while you're there, the price and location were both great. We hope to return again in the future!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay. We do have ants this time of year and do our best to stay on top of them. The property manager will be inspecting the appliances and kitchen tools to ensure everything is in good working order. Thanks, again!
Vinod M. Feb 2019
We had a great stay at this location with its beautiful views, hot tub, well stocked kitchen, homely atmosphere and wonderful surroundings and beaches. Would highly recommend this house.
devry n. Jan 2019
Beautiful getaway tucked into the trees. Perfect for sunsets, foggy hot tub dips, and cozy nights :) highly recommend for the outdoorsy type.
Kenneth F. Dec 2018
This was a great place to stay. Close to the town of Mendocino, but in a secluded neighborhood. Very quiet and relaxing. View of the ocean/sunset was great.
Al G. Nov 2018
Great house in a great environment. All comforts available
Only internet was a bit spotty occasionally

karlyn w. Oct 2018
Love the place, and hope to return. I'd have rated it a "5" except for the extremely steep driveway, and the hot tub was not well-cleaned and maintained. Otherwise--nirvana-esque..
Mike M. Oct 2018
The view and hot tub
Deborah P. Sep 2018
Beautiful view of the ocean, quiet neighborhood and very comfortable home.
Kirstie A. Aug 2018
We so loved our stay at Whale Song. It's a great house in a fabulous location. Everything you could possibly need is provided and it feels really homely. Just wonderful.
Salina R. Jul 2018
This home was more than we could have ever expected. Ocean views from every room. Spa overlooking the ocean. Clean, well stocked, and ready for any activity we decided to partake in. The kitchen made it accessible for us to cook for all 25 people apart of the reunion we were attending. The home was also very quite, came home every night to hear the ocean waves as we fell asleep. Hope to be back very soon!
Cynthia E. Jul 2018
The home had amazing views... enjoyed the location and quiet surrounding. Weather was mostly overcast, but seeing the colors of the sky at sunset, was simply beautiful. The kitchen is well stocked and was happy for the ice maker. It is well decorated, beds and couch are comfortable. I love antiques and ocean themes, so definitely no complaints. The driveway is little steep, but it wasn’t difficult to manage getting in and out of the driveway. Definitely planning to keep this on my list of places to return! Thanks!
Bruce M. Jul 2018
Absolutely was amazed at the comfort and beauty of this home. It was set up perfect for my family. Everything you needed was at hand. We are already planning our return trip this fall.
Micki D. Jul 2018
Great views from every room. Living room was a bit small if u have more then 4 people. Kitchen was well equiped for cooking. Do bring your own spices condiments for cooking. The king & queen bed were a little hard. Table & chairs on the deck could be updated. House was very clean. Conveniently located to downtown Mendocino where you can shop at cute stores and just a short drive to Fort Bragg. Would definitely stay again.
Manager response:
We appreciate the guests feedback. Maintenance is in the process of painting the tables, chairs and benches. The owner has been notified about the beds and unfortunately, we do not provide spices and condiments for cooking in this unit.
rikki m. May 2018
I loved everything. The only issue we had was that we didn't have access to the spa chemicals and no extended release tablets were left in it, so by day 4 it was pretty iffy.
Adam K. Mar 2018
Beautiful place. Not quite a fully stocked kitchen but just enough to make due, as far as pots and pans are concerned. The view was excellent and we were actually able to wake up with rainbows and whales. Hot tub was a plus and in excellent condition. There was even wood provided for the wood burner to keep warm. We will definitely stay again..
Ty W. Mar 2018
The house was beautiful. We had a great time. If you have AT&T for your carrier, you wont have any service. That was the only downfall.
Kelly G. Mar 2018
We loved this home. A little older style but the furniture and decor where very nice. The view and the hot tub where amazing but you do need binoculars if you want to see whales and larger towels for the hot tub would be useful. The driveway was the only thing we all agree wa not nice, it’s very steep and our car scraped going in and out. Beds where comfy and the house comes stocked with just about anything you could need! We will be back for sure!
Michael O. Feb 2018
Wonderful house, very clean, comfy! Wish the kitchen had a few more items, (salt, pepper, cheese grater), and missed a good stereo system, but in the big picture, no big deal! We would highly recommend this house to family and friends, and are looking forward to visiting in the future. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home!
Kathryn H. Feb 2018
Stunning views of the ocean - the house is quaint and comfortable, and the neighborhood is lovely, quiet and peaceful. The kitchen is well stocked but there are no basics like sugar for coffee, so bring your own. We cooked a fabulous fish dinner and had all the needed pots, pans, utensils, etc. The hot tub is on the back balcony - what a great way to watch the sunset and chill out! Mendocino is just about 5 minutes away and an adorable little tourist town with an adequate grocery store. We would definitely recommend Whalesong to others and would go back again.
Jill W. Jan 2018
Watching whales from the deck, soaking in the hot tub as the sun sets, taking walks to the headlands and Russian Gulch, visiting the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, and browsing the galleries and shops in Mendocino are highlights of our stay at Whale Song. Love this place!
Danielle B. Jan 2018
View, views, views. Views from every room. House is well appointed, with the exception of the beds, which ALL need to be replaced. The master bed mattress is so ancient, egg crate foam was used to try to add support, which did not work. Once the master mattress is changed, we will stay again.
Stephen E. Jan 2018
The home was nice and cozy. No garage access so parking was a little off. The driveway is super steep so park up top. The house needs TLC and new appliances. The over was electric and from the 70's. It had all the immenities but for the fee, was over-priced. The deck was not up to code and is missing some ballisters as well. With all the fees for this house, goes elsewhere.
Jan G. Nov 2017
Very nice home! Plenty of space for a family. Very good view.
Diana G. Nov 2017
My twin daughters had their 40th birthday celebration here with their husbands. The fireplace was toasty and warm. The kitchen facilities were very accommodating for grilling steaks and fixing a hearty breakfast. The men enjoyed the hot tub every morning. One of the girls received binoculars for their birthday. They used these to watch the whales play in the ocean in front of the property. WOW!! All in all it was a wonderful, quiet place for a long 3-day weekend getaway. Thanks so much!
Jim F. Oct 2017
Would stay again,it's a couple miles drive to get wet,but nice lodgings overall
Susan G. Oct 2017
Whalesong is a great location with a stunning view from all rooms and the deck. Hot tub is quite nice with a great view. Nice grill. House does have a lot of whales but fun decorations! It's an older house, but well maintained and a good price for the size and location. Convenient to Cabrillo lighthouse,M ice walking paths nearby and close to Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Nicely suited for a family or two couples.
Paul S. Oct 2017
I enjoyed our stay at Whale Song very much. The house was very clean and the view was outstanding.
Judy D. Sep 2017
Three couples stayed at whale song for a family reunion. Two of the bedrooms have comfortable queen sized beds, while the other has two twins in the form of a day bed with the second twin stored underneath it. It wasn't obvious from the house description and photos whether there was one or two twin beds so we brought an inflatable mattress as backup. When we discovered the two twins, the inflatable was unnecessary.

The house is several years old and shows some normal wear and tear, but it is clean and well stocked. The view is pleasant and the location is great. The living room area is a little cramped for 6 people, but it works. Would definitely recommend. Rental pricing is fair.
Rehan A. Sep 2017
My family wife and kids enjoyed the stay at whale song, this is truly an amazing property with great views of the pacific ocean from every room.
We spend good amount of time in the patio and balcony areas looking at the ocean.
Julie R. Aug 2017
Our family came up to Whalesong to enjoy some time together. What a great vacation we had. Whalesone is a lovely home. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and especially wonderful views of the ocean and stars at night. We thought the whale decor made it a fun place and it was very clean and in good shape. We also enjoyed the many beautiful state parks in the area to explore. Would definately return!
John M. May 2017
The house was fine overall. The kitchen was short in a couple areas, but the house is in a nice area, close to the state park, and worked well for us. We kayaked with the folks from Liquid Fusion and had a blast!
Steve G. May 2017
My wife and I enjoyed the house. It was nicely decorated inside and very clean.
We enjoyed the deck, the views and overall had a wonderful experience celebrating our Anniversary.

Good people to work with as they followed up and handled everything well for us
Fran P. Apr 2017
No denying the view was absolutely beautiful and the price was reasonable comparatively speaking. The bedrooms were a good size and the beds comfortable. Our preference is a more updated home and less knick knacks (and definitely less whales). There were minimal supplies for sure (cleaning supplies, spices, oil etc nonexistent) and specifically the manual can opener has to be replaced. The steep driveway was a challenge to exit. Overall it was comfortable and thanks to the wood stove we weren't chilled. We were called the morning of our arrival that the heat was not working and that there were heating units (none were there). Again the view was wonderful and especially from the hot tub I was told which was enjoyed by at least one of our guests each morning.
Laura W. Apr 2017
I rented this house for my birthday, and it had everything we needed to celebrate. The hot tub and the fireplace were the best! Great ocean views and scenery.
Jill W. Apr 2017
Whale Song is awesome.
Kristina J. Mar 2017
Beautiful home. Kept up very well. Quiet and comfortable. Easy to get to, easy check in and out process.
Melissa R. Mar 2017
We loved our stay and loved being there in March with gorgeous weather and being able to watch the Grey Whale Migration. The hot tub was great, a lovely way to watch the whales and look at the beautiful view. The house was a great size and living room furniture was very comfortable. I would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing time in a home with a style fitting for the location.
Jeremy L. Mar 2017
The view is gorgeous, the location is lovely and the house itself is nice, vaulted ceilings and attractive, rustic wood paneling. The decor however is dismally outdated and borderline or even deeply tacky.

The ambiance is a 70's shag whale rug meets thrift store leave behinds. A few thousand dollars thoughtfully spent would transform this place from a letdown to a charming get away.

There is enough space and bedrooms for a full family and the hot tub, while currently severely over chlorinated, has a spectacular view.

Our stay was marred by my girlfriend discovering animal feces on the blanket she snuggled with all night which she retrieved from the blanket storage closet.

Vascara refunded our cleaning deposit, but not more, which seemed like meeting us in the middle, animal poop in blankets you slept in, doesn't seem like a meet you the middle kind of thing. To us, this did not indicate that they considered animal feces in the bedding to be so abhorrent as to ruin a romantic stay and warrant a Compt stay to encourage us to try them again.
Michael and Hasna H. Mar 2017
The view is better than the pictures depict

The house is a bit outdated but the view from the hot tub and bed made up for everything. We'd stay again.
Shirin E. Feb 2017
Big comfortable house with amazing ocean views. It rained all weekend while we were up there over President's Day Weekend. So we spent a very lazy weekend building fires, drinking wine, listening to music, dipping in the hot tub, reading, etc. Comfortable, warm, spacious, clean and cozy. Would definitely stay again.
Nick D. Jan 2017
This is a nice well designed house, well situated near to the parks and beaches. It was really quiet, the view (with whales) was great. We love the area and this is an excellent base to explore from.
Erin H. Jan 2017
Our kids and in-laws loved the house. Great layout, spectacular views and very clean. Would love to stay here again. Location is perfect.
Robert M. Jan 2017
Terrific stay, great location, good value.
Kristen T. Nov 2016
This home was perfect for a truly relaxing weekend. The views are incredible and the home was very homey!
Mark M. Nov 2016
I would highly recommend this house , great for the money
Margeret M. Sep 2016
A comfortable home
JOEN B. Aug 2016
We were very pleased with Whale Song. It was welcoming and homey feeling. We loved all the little whales around the place. We'd stay here again if we are in the area.
Debra M. Jul 2016
We stayed at Whale Song for 3 days in July 2016 and really enjoyed it. We were a bit skeptical because of some previous reviews noting that the property wasn't well maintained and was dirty, and because the house was significantly less expensive than some other properties with the same beds/baths. However, we found Whale Song to be in good shape. The décor is dated, but the house itself is beautiful - beautiful wood work and wood beams, wood trim. The kitchen is large with pretty much any kitchen item you could ask for.

We loved the views of the ocean and the multiple decks (2 on the second story, one large deck on the main story). The driveway is a bit tricky - it's very steep and curved, so it takes some practice to get in and out of, especially with multiple cars.

Overall a lovely property - comfortable, clean, and well worth the money for the ocean views. We hope to be back soon!
Lori A. Jul 2016
Perfect location...not far from everything but it seemed secluded and private. Great house for families but three adults worked out well. We would definitely stay again
Nicole T. Jul 2016
Beautiful quiet space to get away from it all.
Olli A. Jun 2016
There were 6 adults and Whale Song was a perfect place to spend three nights with it's convenient location and beautiful surroundings. It's a big plus to be able to fix cook at the house if you so prefer. We will be back !
Cheers !!!
Aya J. Jun 2016
We booked this place last minute, though the reservation process was super easy and smooth! When we arrived to the house, we were pleasantly surprised, as it definitely exceeded our expectations. The house was clean, and had everything you need for a comfortable stay! The deck was our fav spot to hang out! We enjoyed the hot tub and beautiful views so much, that we decided not to go hiking as originally planned and stay in the house for the most part of our weekend. We cooked on the grill ( the safeway is 10 min away), enjoyed the sun and the sunsets, and in the nights we would gather in the hot tub:) Perfect place for a relaxing weekend! We will definitely come back!
Kyra O. Jun 2016
The trip was fantastic. The very best part was the view from the hot tub!
Dawn H. Jun 2016
The location is ideal for exploring Mendocino and surrounding parks. We were outside every day exploring the tide pools, beaches and trails. The view from the house is beautiful and the hot tub and fireplace make it a cozy getaway.

The beds were not great. Several of the mattresses need to be replaced. The driveway is scarily steep, especially with the garage not open to be used to turn around. We made do and overall, really enjoyed our time at the Whale Song.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see that the beds were not comfortable for this guest - we will bring it to the attention of the owners. The driveway can be difficult; we recommend that you only park on it if you have 4WD.
Paul S. May 2016
This is a wonderful place to stay and hope to stay there many more times.
Joel M. May 2016
Great home and outstanding view. Minutes to Russian Gulch State Park for Ab diving and hiking. We will stay here again.
Larry & Kathi S. Mar 2016
Overall a very nice home with a great view. Lighting and seating was very good and heating was great. Bed was very comfortable.
Small problems with maintenance of door to deck, blinds in bedroom and towel rack in bathroom and phone service . All could be easily corrected for next visitors
Edward S. Jan 2016
This place is fine but for the money there are better. It's view is so-so. Overall it's not very well maintained or cleaned. There was no firewood as promised. The jacuzzi tub top blocks your view when you use it. You can do better than this.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback for us. We are disappointed to see that you did not better enjoy your stay. We will make sure to have the home properly cleaned and will check for any maintenance issues. We do provide wood for this home and keep it stacked in the garage - we'll double-check to be sure there is plenty of firewood for our winter guests!
Nancy C. Dec 2015
...with some updating (especially cookware and bed linens) and a good deep cleaning. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area. The views were incredible and the hot tub was a nice addition.
Manager response:
Thank you for the response and for the suggestions. We will work hard to make sure the rental is clean and well stocked for the future. We are delighted that you enjoyed the location and hope you come again. Thank you!
Adrienne C. Sep 2015
Overall this place was a very nice to stay. Beautiful view of the ocean and many things to do. Very clean, carpets are a bit stained but it was still clean. I would definitely recommend this place and I would want to stay here again. My only issue with the place would be the sneaky 200 dollars in fees they tack on to the overall price. It was 150 extra alone for a cleaning fee but if you are anything like me you leave things the way they were when you got there. We cleaned u after ourselves quite well and left the place in good condition, would have been nice to receive some of the money back, the cleaning fee should have been a deposit that people get most of back depending on how you left the place.
Shaunaj J. Aug 2015
We really enjoyed our stay. Very homey and comfortable. The ocean is beautiful even from as far away as we were. We saw some whale spouts--at least 2 whales. Bring binoculars--we did not have any. The stars were so plentiful and beautiful. It was nice to fall asleep to the beautiful stars and wake up to the beautiful ocean. There is a lot to do nearby so plan to stay a while! Thank you Whale Song for such a pleasant stay!
Phyllis S. Aug 2015
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the well appointed house called Whale Song. Although 5 minutes from Historic Mendocino, we felt like we were off to ourselves in a very private location, with just trees and the beautiful Pacific Ocean to gaze at from every room... even the outdoor hot tub. In particular, our 3 year old loved the children's books left for our enjoyment.
Laurence L. Jul 2015
Well located 3 bd 2 bath with super ocean view -- about 1/2 mile from bluffs. Nice fit for a 'two couples, two kids ' combo. Upstairs has unique foyer with toaster oven and coffee maker -- so possible for an early rising couple to graze and not wake up the whole house. Hot tub worked perfectly and also has ocean view.
Virginita M. May 2015
Such a relaxing way to go. Not the hustle and bustle of a motel room. No one wanted to leave.
Sooah S. May 2015
The house was very cozy for a short weekend getaway with a newborn. Great views and the surrounding neighborhood feels very private and secluded. Housekeeping could do a better job at cleaning the house though, especially the showers in both bathrooms.
Oxana C. Jan 2015
Whale Song is a wonderful house and has everything in it. The views from the back terrace are magnificent. It's quite a unforgettable experience to soak in the hot tub and watch the restless winter Pacific. We also had deers coming to our front door in one morning which made the kids ecstatic. I hope we'll return soon again.
Kathleen F. Nov 2014
THis is a well stocked, convenient and lovely spot to spend with your family. Easy access to parks, beaches, vineyards and quaint towns. Peaceful, relaxing and comfortable.
Joan C. Aug 2014
The house was very comfortable. It is a great place to relax and enjoy both ocean and woodland views. The house is very private.
Maria H. Jul 2014
The minute our 11 year old saw the Whale bedroom she asked, "Can we come here every year?" The view from the hot tub was great and getting fresh salmon and rock cod right off the boat in Noyo Harbor is something that is a definite must. Close to the Mendocino Brewing company - get one of the beer tastings to share- and MacKerricher State Park. Loved seeing the baby deer from the balcony and watching the heron observe us in the hot tub from his regular perch. The local flock of wild turkeys are also not to be missed. We love Mendocino area and this was a perfect getaway.
Xinghua Z. Jul 2014
We had a great time staying at Whale Song. The location is very convenient --within walking distance to Russian Gulch Park and a short drive to Mendocino downtown and Fort Bragg. A lot of thought has been put into the decorations around the house. Our daughter loved the stuffed animal whales in the upstairs bedroom. The staff members we talked to through emails or phone were very polite and quick to answer our questions, even on weekends and late evenings. Overall we were very happy with the experience and would definitely come back again.
Kevin B. Jun 2014
Whale Song is a wonderful place to relax and kick back. We enjoyed the view and the proximity to Mendo and Ft. Bragg. We will be back!
Manager response:
Thank you for this great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in this spacious home and that you will come stay with us again.