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USA California The Northern California Coast Mendocino Listing #42080

Headlands View Home - Mendocino, CA

5 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Spectacular home w/stunning views, decks, fireplaces, and sauna. Ideal location!

***Please note that there may be guests staying in Headlands View Cottage during your stay. The Cottage is a detached building with its own private entrance. Cottage guests will not have access to the Home’s large deck that separates the two buildings.***

Escape to this beautiful home and enjoy the best of two worlds - both Mendocino Village and Mendocino Headlands State Park are literally at your doorstep! Take a five-minute walk to a picturesque nearby beach, stunning cliff-side bluffs, or along the expansive state park just across the street. Or if you prefer, stroll five minutes in the other direction to quaint cafés, bakeries, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

This home, an historical landmark built in 1881, has just the right blend of style, luxury, and rustic character. It is the perfect destination for that much-needed family vacation or heartwarming reunion of friends.

Headlands View Home boasts plenty of spaces to gather together and also enjoy a bit of privacy and quiet reflection over the course of your stay – you choose! There is a large living area with both a wood-burning fireplace and zoned central heating, not to mention, gorgeous views! In a second living area, you’ll discover a gas fireplace, small desk, and more gorgeous views. Step outdoors and enjoy multiple decks with chairs and benches. Some guests could easily watch TV or play games in one living area while others read, listen to music, or reminisce in the other living area.

The fully-equipped kitchen has everything you will need to cook up many satisfying meals. 14 people can eat together using the kitchen table with leaf extensions and adjoining bar. If you prefer cooking outdoors, just head to the back deck and turn on the gas grill.

The house provides a wide variety of sleeping accommodations. Note that most bedrooms are actually open lofts. The north wing has a queen size bed in an open loft and a double sofa sleeper downstairs, complete with a comfy memory foam mattress. Next to the kitchen is a small bedroom with a double bed. Head upstairs to find two open lofts, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds.

What's nearby:
Welcome to Mendocino, the crown jewel of Mendocino County, which has been rated "Most Picturesque Town" by Sunset Magazine! Villages, vineyards, marvelous state parks, and breathtaking natural beauty await. You'll be only half a mile from downtown Mendocino nestled between old-growth redwood forests and churning ocean waves. The town itself boasts a scenic location on a headland, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Mendocino is a treasure hunter's paradise featuring unique and stylish boutiques and galleries showcasing local art. The nearby state parks include Van Damme State Park (two miles), Russian Gulch State Park (two and a half miles), and Jackson State Forest (19 miles), so don't hesitate to pack your most comfortable hiking shoes to explore them! Rent a bike at the nearby Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! (one and a half miles away) and ride along the beautiful Big River Canyon. You’ll also find delicious eats at local cafes or restaurants including Good Life Cafe, Luna Trattoria, Cafe Beaujolais, and Patterson's Pub to name just a few! Outdoor enthusiasts will find endless, fun activities to try here such as whale watching, horseback riding, The Skunk Train, which offers railroad tours on a historic train leading through meadows and redwood forest, historic walking tours, and annual festivals.

Things to know:
Free WiFi with booster mesh units, strong enough for video-conferencing
Custom-built sauna on the private back deck - A rare find!
Outside shower on the private back deck
Two full bathrooms – one with bath/shower and one with shower
Modernized wooden hot tub w/jets (not currently open due to County restrictions)
TV with Xfinity/Comcast Cable and Netflix Streaming
Dog-friendly for a small nightly fee

Please be aware that, according to local rules and regulations, hot tubs will not be operational in this region. As local policies change by the hour, access to amenities is beyond our control. We encourage you to check local regulations before your trip so you can be as prepared as possible.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: 124630



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Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

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Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games

Sauna : Private


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


5 reviews

Carol Z. Jan 2021
It is so wonderful to be able to walk to the Headlands, to Portuguese beach and Big River beach and never get in the car. It is in the town of Mendocino, but on the West side and out of the tourist fray. Lovely views of a sliver of the ocean from a couple of rooms and the yard.
Charlotte G. Dec 2020
We loved everything about this house. It made it possible for one member of our household to work remotely and privately while allowing the rest of us to take advantage of the great location.
Five minutes to Headlands Trails or five minutes to village, perfect location. We only used the car four times.
The house was in good shape and the kitchen was very user friendly.
A great getaway!
Erlinda C. Nov 2020
Have stayed at house before. Has always been wonderful.
Hopi B. Nov 2020
This place is heaven. Its got everything and then some. It rained a few days and we were so happy to stay inside, very cozy with the fireplace, and watch the rain from the beautiful windows everywhere. Sunny days followed with many small trips from the house to tons of headlands walks. We saw whales feeding in the cove each day, literally 2 minutes from the house, as well as a huge Blue Heron circling the yard of the home. We also enjoyed watching a local falcon hunting each day from the windows and yard. The views all around are expansive, with many birds, and the inside feels private and very comfortable. The neighborhood is very quiet too. And if you can, walk to FogEaters cafe for the best vegetarian meal, just a few minutes away. We didnt want to leave. thank you!
Susan B. Sep 2020
Unique location, surrounded by the ocean on three sides. A short walk to town and to the water. The house is perfect for a family with two distinct living areas, each having its own entrance. The house is surrounded by decks and lots of outdoor space.