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Carole's Cove - Mendocino, CA

66 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed 3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
14150 Vega Drive , Mendocino, CA 95460

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Ocean view cabin w/ deck and garden, a short walk to the beach and lighthouse!

Relax, unplug, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Northern California Coast at this three-bedroom Mendocino retreat, a rustic and comfortable cabin with an ocean view deck, a yard with lovely gardens, and a beautiful location within a short stroll of the beach.

Scenically situated on a one-acre lot filled with flowers and cypress trees, this single-level home is just a quarter-mile from Frolic Cove Beach, one mile from Caspar Beach, and one mile from the historic Point Cabrillo Light Station. You'll also find wonderful restaurants, galleries, and ocean views in Mendocino four miles south and Fort Bragg eight miles north.

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or a quiet family vacation, the living space is well-equipped to meet your needs. Step inside to find floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the trees and ocean, a cozy gas stove for foggy evenings, and a selection of books, board games, and puzzles to keep you entertained.

The absence of WiFi and reliable cell phone service will allow you to reconnect with loved ones and spend your days beach-combing, birding, and whale-watching. You will, however, have a satellite TV, a DVD player for movie nights, and a landline for local calls.

Wake up each morning to grind and brew your own coffee in the full galley kitchen, which also features a dishwasher for your convenience. Step outside to read the newspaper on the ocean-facing deck, or sit down for breakfast with your family around the dining table for six.

Take a morning walk along the bluffs to the lighthouse and return home to fire up the gas grill for a barbecue. As the sun begins to set, bring one of the provided beach chairs down to the sand or relax on the deck as your kids play in the yard.

With three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and one half-bath in the garage, Carole's Cove will accommodate as many as six guests. The bedrooms feature wood-paneled walls and patterned coverlets, offering a total of two queen-size beds and one double bed. The full bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

And don't worry about hiking through the surrounding sand and coastal flora - this home comes with a private washer/dryer as well.

As one of California's best examples of unspoiled natural beauty, Mendocino is a place to escape the pressures of everyday life. Admire the majestic views of the ocean and lighthouse just a few steps from your door, play a round of golf at the Little River Inn seven miles south, or take a ride through the redwoods on the historic Skunk Train that departs from Fort Bragg.

Spend an afternoon exploring the art galleries and restaurants in downtown Mendocino, stopping for a delicious lunch at Cafe Beaujolais. Or, search for colorful treasures in the sand of Glass Beach only nine miles north.

Your relaxing Mendocino vacation can begin right now - book this wonderfully rustic coastal home today! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

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

Property permit ID: 124797




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD library

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

On-site activities

Adult bikes


Gas grill : Private

Beach chairs


Enclosed yard

66 reviews

Susan S. Dec 2019
Warm and cozy home in a great location close to Mendocino and in walking distance to the lighthouse!
Carmen H. Dec 2019
My husband and I wanted to do something different for once outside the family holiday politics. This was my first time in Fort Bragg. It was so relaxing and wonderful. The house and location were perfect. Thank You.
Diane C. Oct 2019
the view was great So happy the neighbor doesn't park in front of the view from this home.
FRANK P. Sep 2019
The weather, privacy, geo location and casualness.
Naomi H. Sep 2019
Loved the location of the property and the amount of space around the house was amazing!
Emmylou S. Aug 2019
The place is lovely and it has everything we needed. So closed to many state parks and very convenient! Love the big yard and has activities for kids once you’re home. We had an awesome stay at Caroles Cove. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you!
Michelle M. Jun 2019
This home was in the perfect location for hiking and beach going. It was well stocked with essentials which was very appreciated. The beds were comfortable and place was so comfortable. The view of the cliff was so nice. We had the most wonderful time!
Curtis O. Apr 2019
The attention to details is what awesome about this home
The kitchen is nicely appointed, the views of the trees, animals, and not a spec of dust to be found anywhere.....the linens where all fluffy, and the beds extremely comfortable
Even both clocks were exactly the same time!?
I can’t say enough about the comfort and cleanliness of this home and would stay again, in a heart beat.
Thankyou so much to the homeowners for providing a very very nice stay for us. we couldn’t have enjoyed it more
Paul J. Feb 2019
Carole's Cove was a great place to spend a relaxing few days along the Mendocino Coast. The home was very cozy, came with a fully stocked kitchen and is located conveniently to both Mendocino and Fort Bragg. I could not recommend it more and I look forward to going back!
George K. Jan 2019
We loved staying here It was very homey, well equipped kitchen and a cupboard full of spices and other things you only need a little of. We had a lot of rain and a two hour power failure. Even found a lantern which we never had to use.
Only drawback was no other source of heat when the power went out.
Steven R. Nov 2018
The cottage was very lovely and had everything one would need to have an enjoyable stay. The area is quiet yet close enough to both Fort Bragg and Mendocino for supplies or enjoying the variety of dining establishments in both towns. Watching the wildlife out the cabin windows each morning was a delight. Close enough to several coastal access points to enjoy the beach and maybe even spot some whales as we did.
Kathleen F. Sep 2018
I had never stayed at a VRBO and Carols Cove seemed to seemed to have anticipate our every need Thank you!
Lynne M. Sep 2018
This cabin is in a good location between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable for the five of us.
Dori F. Aug 2018
The location, the quaintness of the home/property, proximity to the ocean and excellent views
Ralf W. Aug 2018
The home was ideal for our stay. It is close to town, the coast, numerous trails and continuously visited by deer. If it had just one king bed (as opposed to its three queen beds), the amenities would be perfect.
Karen G. Jul 2018
Loved how peaceful and relaxed we felt staying here. Really enjoyed the amazing weather. Was cool and clear most of our stay. Area beaches were fun to visit as well as being so close to the Point Cabrillo Light Station. Home is cozy and well equipped. Perfect for a week away to unplug and unwind.
Michelle H. Jun 2018
The house was just perfect for our family of 6. Beautiful home, great location, very comfortable, well stocked kitchen. Would have loved to stay longer. Thanks!
Katherine B. Jun 2018
Everything was perfect at this cute little cottage. Kitchen stocked with everything you need, great big yard beautifully landscaped, excellent views, very quiet. Best location halfway between Mendocino Village and Fort Bragg. Highly recommend!
Sheila T. May 2018
Comfortable and clean cottage very well equipped. We loved hearing the sea lions from the deck and walking down to see them in the morning. The bicycles in the garage were an added bonus .
Susan B. May 2018
Loved the feel and energy of this house. Very cozy and a great location. A great getaway for family and friends. House is well maintained and supplied with everything you need to create special memories.
Judy K. Mar 2018
A great location. View was wonderful. Very well stocked kitchen. Hope to visit again. The neighborhood is very quiet and neat
Jeanne F. Mar 2018
Two of my friends and I rented the house for a girl's weekend on the coast. The house was perfect for us. We had everything we needed, including a very well equipped kitchen. We loved the location with easy access to both Fort Bragg and Mendocino and we also loved that we could see the ocean. Deer and wild turkeys visited us every day. We would definitely come back again!
Steven D. Feb 2018
Really nice little house. Very cozy, and we were the only ones in the whole neighborhood,so it was especially peaceful. Really nice having such close access to the bluff trail.
Denise F. Jan 2018
This was our 3rd stay at Carols Cove and we look forward to returning. The house is in a beautiful location with gorgeous views all around. The house is fully furnished, especially the kitchen. The 2nd bathroom and shower in the garage was a plus...the guys loved it😉. Overall great, relaxing stay...we will be back!
Cynthia East S. Jan 2018
Very well equipped, comfortable and cozy home. The use of the washer dryer in the garage is a nice extra. Only complaint was the use of chemically laundry soaps and fabric softeners that could be smelled when you first enter the house, and made the towels and bedding hard to use. Also the third bed needs replacing. Other than that, a very nice place!
Anna N. Jan 2018
This charming cottage is surrounded by a well tended beautiful garden located ear the cliffs and walking distance to Cabrillo light house
Nicole P. Dec 2017
My friends and I loved staying at this location. It was the perfect distance from Fort Bragg and Mendocino. The view from the deck and living/dining area was beautiful. We loved the small touches of beach decor and the added bonus of games and movies.
Gloria B. Nov 2017
The half bathroom in the garage is not attached to the house, you must walk outside to access it--rain/cold. The pictures of the ocean are not taken from the home. Home has a small distant view of ocean
Traci S. Oct 2017
We spent 5 days with family for our 25th wedding anniversary at Carols Cove. Great for our family of six. Not a big house.. but we never even noticed. Very cozy and we enjoyed the gas fireplace. Kept us toasty on the foggy days. The yard was great for kids! Very quiet and well maintained. We will stay here again for sure! We loved Carols Cove.. Carol is blessed to have such a great getaway. ❤️ PS.. if you’re a cook, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a great meal!
Billy O. Oct 2017
We loved the cabin, it's perfect for a quiet week away from the crowd. Daily walks along the bluffs thru Point Cabrillo State Park with gorgeous views in all directions. Gray Fox came to the porch for a visit one evening! Turkeys, deer and migrating songbirds each day. The woodstove draws great and the kitchen is very well appointed for cooking, and the gas grill burns nice and hot. We'll be back as soon as we can!
Pamela P. Sep 2017
Exceeded my expectations.
Staci S. Aug 2017
The title makes clear our concern, given two young, curious children.
Janna L. G. Aug 2017
Perfect for a couple exploring the Mendocino/Ft. Bragg area. Highly recommended if you like quiet and beautiful surroundings.
Brandon O. Aug 2017
We fully enjoyed this cabin!
So Good~~
Charlene H. Jul 2017
Carol's Cove was a welcoming site. It was overall clean, with just a couple things not up to par. The location was great. Peaceful and pleasant. Decorated nicely. Also very comfortable. We had a fox and raccoon come by looking for food. Was really nice to see nature at its best. Also saw a fawn and her twins. We truly had a wonderful time and were very pleased with the place. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
Debra S. Jul 2017
Carol's Cove is a great get-away. Ocean view with a comfy fire. Well stocked kitchen. Perfect for my mom, BFF and myself.
Robyn C. Jul 2017
Great location, central to many activities and a very quiet neighborhood. All the essentials needed in the house and nice private sheltered yard at the rear. Saw deer wandering through daily and a fox one morning. Good showers and second bathroom in the garage was very helpful for our group.
Michele S. Jun 2017
We loved this house for un-winding and relaxing during our 4 day stay. The house was so cozy and the wood burning stove was a highlight for using every morning to warm the house up. The large windows were perfect for seeing the ocean everyday and being able to sit out and relax, have a cup of coffee and enjoy nature! The kitchen was used a lot as we cooked most of our meals while there. The best feature was that it was so well stocked with everything for cooking...also using the BBQ a few times. Loved relaxing in the evening watching some great DVD's or taking a walk to the nearby Cabrillo Lighthouse or just go exploring on a walk to the cliffs above the ocean...very serene and peaceful. Loved seeing the wildlife everyday...many deer and our nightly visit from the raccoon that greeted us when we first arrived. The house was in a grove with other houses and it was extremely just a drive up or down the coast to the quaint coastal cities of Mendocino or Ft. Bragg..lots to see and many great places to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee. The Harvest grocery store is another great place to buy food or items that you need...they have a great selection and everyone is very helpful and nice. You can also sight see in Mendocino and see the house where "Murder She Wrote" was filmed...and a great Pizza place is called Frankies...the employees are great and they also have ice cream. I would give the house we stayed in a 10...just a very nice atmosphere and the real feel of having an outdoor adventure on the beautiful Northern California coast!
Eva S. Jun 2017
Beautiful location with comforts of a modern home. The house heats with a wood fireplace which was not a problem in June, though the nights were a little cold. There is also one electric heater for a bedroom.
Sigrid V. May 2017
Looks bigger on photos than actually is. No heater but well stocked with wood and kindling. Just beware no wifi - I couldn't use my phone at house - no cell service but otherwise a nice cute place and comfy beds.
Robert C. May 2017
The house was small but had a great location with a terrific view of the sea. Note that the 1/2 bath is in the garage.
Hiroshi H. May 2017
We were very pleased with this property. It was the perfect setting to enjoy both the woods and sea. Since it was spring everything was green and beautiful with flowers blooming and plenty of wildlife to watch. Carole's Cove felt tranquil and welcoming .The view of the ocean was great. The home is very well equipped and is in a quiet and pleasant neighborhood. Young children would enjoy its large yard and nearby Caspar Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would come again.
Sean M. Apr 2017
Such a wonderful experience. Step out the door and your greeted with God's beauty. This house is so well a ed and equipped. Can't wait to go back.
Nicole H. Apr 2017
We loved our stay at Carole's Cove. Beautiful, quiet location and yet so close to Mendocino.
PHUONG S. Apr 2017
House was located in a quiet area with beautiful sceneries. All locations that we visited (light house, Downtown Mendocino, Glass Beach, etc) were located reasonably close 10-15 drive. Will definitely come back again.
Kimberly A. Apr 2017
Our first trip to Mendocino was so wonderful and part of what made it so was the adorable cabin. It rained our entire trip but that made the whole experience even more idyllic.

We loved the home, the kitchen is great- everything you could possibly need. The view outside is tremendous. The wood stove makes everything so perfect. It's location is a little difficult for walking anywhere but walking in the neighborhood is stunning. We really could not have been happier!
Lisa B. Apr 2017
We loved view, walks to lighthouse and beach... great place, great time.
Anthony A. Mar 2017
We loved Carol's Cove!!! The house was very cozy, comfortable and most importantly very clean!! This house is such a relaxing home! Loved the fact that we didn't lack for anything during our stay here!! Thank you for sharing your home!!
Margery Z. Mar 2017
Loved the location of Carole's Cove: close to everything, light house and beaches to walk and a few minutes drive to parks, restaurants, sights and shopping. Had great weather mix of rain, clouds, and sun! Enjoyed the wood burning stove, had wifi most of the time not terrible even though it was nice to unplug and see all the things the area had to offer. Lots of wildlife-deer, turkeys, lots of birds, saw whale spouts from the window and then along every beach. Well stocked and a great place overall! Thanks for everything!
Denise F. Jan 2017
This was our 2nd time staying at Carols Cottage and we will be back. The Cottage has large windows that look out to the ocean. The house and grounds have so many interesting artistic touches. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is fully stocked and there is a large BBQ in the garage. We cooked 2 out of the 3 days we were there. The outdoor bathroom was a big plus. Feels like home from the minute you walk in! Beautiful
Anastasiya E. Jan 2017
We had visited Mendocino with a goal to celebrate the New Year Eve. I chose Carol's Cove for it and was right! The perfect property for a quiet family vacation either the reunion of some kind couples. Nice design of rooms, well-equipped kitchen, lovely view from the window - everything was great and got us excited. Also, I like that this peninsula has the convenience store and some other services. I like the beaches and trails around a house. Leaving it, we felt relaxed and rested well. Hope, we could come there in a summer time.
Susan V. Dec 2016
lovely peaceful house in nice area. View of ocean. Large yard. Completely furnished with kitchen equipment.
Alexa S. Dec 2016
We had a wonderful time for our stay at Carol's Cove. It was a perfect location for coastal walks and easy trips into Mendocino and Ft Bragg. Fun deer and wild turkey sightings, and such a great view from the front room. We were there late November - and it was pretty cold for a SoCaler, but the fireplace and small heaters for the rooms kept us all very comfortable - even the kids. Kitchen had everything we needed for meal prep, and it was really nice to have a washer/dryer.
Suresh G. Oct 2016
The house is located < 5mins from Caspar beach and < 10 mins from Mendocino town.
We were a group of divers and the place was comfortable for us to rinse off our gear etc after dive.
Close to most dive spots.
Had a TV with Direct TV connection, which was nice.
Had a gas bbq, which we didn't use.
It rained most of the weekend we were there, so we didn't quite enjoy the outside area.

Good house, will stay here again.
Hal P. Oct 2016
Quaint yet plenty of room for six. House is in good shape and very comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the view of the ocean from the living room! The wood stove kept it warm inside and outside we appreciated very much the gas grill for bbqing. Lovely yard with ample room for the kids to run and play!
Elena S. Oct 2016
Everything was as advertised - lovely little place and location. Nice to be able to walk right out on to the bluffs from the trail at the end of the street, and convenient to beaches and town.
Kathy J. Oct 2016
We had a very nice time. The house was very clean and I will be back.
M D. Oct 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Explored neighboring state park. Having access to propane grill and w/d made it like home, only better.