USA California California Coast Mendocino Listing #1325

Headlands Cove - Main House - Mendocino, CA

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Max. occupancy: 6 3 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 

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Oceanview Home w/ Gas Fireplace, Front and Back Decks, and Free WiFi

Sitting at the north end of town, this gorgeous Mendocino vacation rental features a beautiful ocean view, a stunning landscaped yard, and a well-equipped, full kitchen. Relax by the fire in the open living area and watch your favorite shows on the flatscreen TV equipped with DirecTV. Outside, the landscaped grounds include colorful rhododendrons and a variety of coastal flowers, including beautiful white and yellow Matilija poppies. From both the front and back decks, you can relax and take in the views of Agate Cove and the Headlands - there's even a hidden picnic table out between the rhododendrons in the yard for a special sunshine lunch or evening glass of wine.

What's nearby:
From your door, walk along the this quiet neighborhood's streets to Mendocino Headlands State Park. From the cliffside bluffs, you'll have stunning panoramic views from where you can watch for passing whales, or take the steps down to the rocky beach to hunt for agates. This convenient location is also less than a mile from the center of town! Walk or bike to grab a bite to eat, browse the bookstores, and explore the numerous galleries. You’ll also be just four miles south of Jug Handle Beach and within 10 miles of Fort Bragg and colorful Glass Beach.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
*Please note that cell service can be spotty at the home itself, but it is available in town
**Headlands Cove - Main House may be rented along with Headlands Cove - Cottage and Headlands Cove - Artist's Studio as Headlands Cove - Retreat

County permit number: 127346

County tax number: 0192-HC

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



Jetted tub

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router




Enclosed yard

193 reviews

Donald B. Aug 2022
Wonderful location and ocean views.
Katherine B. Jul 2022
The location and home were beautiful and clean. Lovely way to spend a few days with family
Sid H. Jun 2022
Love the fact that’s it in town and with wonderful ocean views. We enjoyed our time with family and getting to spend time in town. Everything is so close and the house has what we needed.
Timothy J E. Mar 2022
I came here for my 60th Birthday celebration with my family and we had a terrific time. This is the first time in Mendocino. The view from our window was beautiful. The property had beautiful flowers and trees that were blooming. The place was quiet and comfortable. Very central to the Mendocino restaurants and shopping and the coastline. It was like a home away from home feel. We loved this property. We would definitely come here again.
Terran M. Jan 2022
The house is beautiful and very livable.
The location is great and close to everything by car (although walking from the house isn’t advised because there are no sidewalks on Lansing).
Eden T. Oct 2021
Beautiful views, easy access to downtown Mendocino and the beach. Clean, quiet, comfy, well stocked. Definitely would take the family back!
Matthew L. Jul 2021
What a spot! This well-appointed home has plenty of room for a large family and all the accoutrements - plus, the views of the Mendocino headlands are simply spectacular. Would love to come back and maybe try the other properties at this location, the perfect spot.
Natalie W. Jul 2021
Perfect location - close to town, great ocean views, convenient.
Holly L. Apr 2021
We enjoy the beautiful view. The kitchen is well equipped, but be sure to bring all your spices and staples. Everything was comfortable and beautiful. We will definitely be back!
Lin P. Mar 2021
Our party of 4 adults were very impressed with our four day stay at Headlands Cove. Communication with Vacasa prior to the trip answered questions in a timely manner. The extremely clean home was warm & cozy upon our arrival on one of those blustery coast days, with even the gas fireplace lit. Welcoming touch. Kitchen stocked abundantly with quality cookware, appliances and dinnerware. Previous reviews of uncomfortable beds and road noise from below, were not our experience. We spent evenings on the deck viewing the sunsets, and car noise from Old Highway 1 below were not an issue there or indoors. The views were incredible and the walk to The Headlands or into Mendocino easy. This will definitely bode a return stay for us. I spent my childhood in Mendocino, so review with the added knowledge of locations and houses available, Kudos to these owners and management company!!
Nancy S. Nov 2020
The location, view, full kitchen, fire place, and warm interior.
Erica L. Nov 2020
The pictures are kind of deceiving - this house in right on a road and there are houses on three sides. The WiFi is very weak and the technology is old. If you want to play board games and read, then this would be a nice spot, but it was not a good fit for our modern family. The bath and shower are really nice. The fire place is nice, clean and easy to run. It has ample and easy parking. The house was very clean. Overall, it was OK.
Connie H. Oct 2020
This is our fourth visit to the Headlands Cove. Always feels like home. Wonderfully appointed. Every view is lovely. Close to Mendocino! Always look forward to our annual ladies’ trip away!
Don P. Sep 2020
What’s too say this home is beautiful!!! The views are just amazing, the home is very clean, the kitchen has everything you need. We will definitely be back. Thank you for letting Don and I stay at your beautiful home. Linda and Don. Roseville, Ca
Judy A. Sep 2020
An idyllic location and welcoming home. Outstanding view and perfectly located. We’re planning another trip in December.
Garrett D. Jul 2020
Had a great experience staying at headlands cove. It’s a very short drive from historic Mendocino and some great beaches are nearby too. The only thing that was a bummer was no washer or dryer. I was under the impression that there would be laundry facilities, which would be great for a longer stay (especially in these Covid days) but there were either none or I wasn’t informed on how to access them.
Chris Y. Jul 2020
Gorgeous view, all though I grew up in Fort Bragg, staying at Vacasa made me truly appreciate my home town and I love the hospitality, I would recommend staying here to everyone, We will definitely be back again
Sean S. Mar 2020
Since it was rainy most the days we were there, we opened the windows and looked out at the ocean while playing lots of games, and watching movies. Mendocino is about 2 minutes away, if you need cell reception - I personally enjoyed not having it at the house!
Catherine O. Feb 2020
We truly enjoyed our three night stay. Comfortable furnishings, easy to cook in kitchen and fabulous fabulous views of the cove. The house is a great place to relax or to tour the beautiful north coast.
Michelle S. Jan 2020
We had the wonderful experience of staying here for two weeks and loved everything about this home. The view, the fireplace, the location close to town and the comfortable furnishings not to mention the jacuzzi tub and surround shower! We will see you next year!
Jacki R. Nov 2019
Very cozy home with outstanding views.
Everything was provided for a very comfortable and enjoyable week stay. Thanks for sharing your home!
Patricia J. Oct 2019
I loved the view out of several of the windows and from the deck. It was a quiet place to stay. The accommodations worked well for 3 adults.
Edward R. Oct 2019
Incredible view, well appointed and comfortable home. Convenient to Mendocino town and headlands. Hope to enjoy with friends and family again.
Ted M. Oct 2019
Excellent accommodations & a million dollar view of the Mendocino headlands & the Pacific Ocean.
TRUDY B. Sep 2019
Perfect location & beautiful view. House was better in person than online pictures. Master murphy bed could have been more comfortable.
Joy W. Aug 2019
Love Mendocino, and the house was great. Nice view of ocean. Nd close enough to walk to town center.
Martha K P. Jul 2019
Perfect location. Great accommodations! Easy walking distance to Mendocino for morning coffee. Spectacular ocean view.
Sally C E. Jun 2019
This lovely home has it all, ocean views, comfortable high end furniture, beautiful artwork, a well stocked kitchen and cozy bedrooms. We are distrught that it is for sale and sincerely hope few things might chage in future.
scott m w. Jun 2019
Great expansive cottage for a quiet coastal getaway.
CONNIE H. May 2019
Have stayed here 3 or 4 times. Perfect location, perfect private set up, perfectly quiet! Perfectly bummed the house is up for sale!
Lisa G. May 2019
The view was wonderful and the house was quite comfortable. As others have mentioned, if you plan to cook, you will need to bring all ingredients with you. There were almost no spices to cook with.
Raye Lynn T. May 2019
This house is clean, well-organized and well-stocked for visitors. Four friend were attending a workshop at the Mendocino Art Center. Close in to the Center, quiet and perfect for a group. We received great instructions for getting to, and using this home. Very comfortable and friendly!
Melanie H. Apr 2019
Fantastic! Everything we were looking forward too! The weather was cool and rainy - perfect for being in front of the fireplace and comfortable furniture and each of us with a stack of books. We did much exploring through the area - by car and by foot - daily walks from the home and a long walk - with cameras and tripods - across the Headlands. We would go back there again and again. - I hope that we can!
michael c. Mar 2019
Very comfortable home with great views and wonderful location.
James M. Mar 2019
The view. The view. The view. Being able to hear the ocean waves is so calming. The fireplace was also fantastic. Sunsets and starry nights are also a big plus 🙂
Heidi O. Mar 2019
The house is cozy but not stuffy with amazing views of the coast and flowering landscape. It's private, clean and well equipped. A great getaway from the hustle and bustle.
Lisa B. Feb 2019
My friend and I really enjoyed our weekend stay at your home. The rooms were all comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with cooking supplies, and the views toward the ocean spectacular. I'd definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
sylvie s. Jan 2019
Beautiful view. Very comfortable. Perfect for families.
Paul L. Dec 2018
What a wonderful way to spend the holidays sharing this house with our daughter, her husband and our grandchild. There was plenty of room for all of us with 3 full bedrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, and dishes. The two bathrooms were clean and plenty of towels.

But of course, what makes this place so special is its location looking out on the Mendocino headlands. The view from the living room window was breathtaking. Sunsets and sun rises were magnificent.

Thanks Vacasa for making this so easy to do.
Eva F. Dec 2018
This place was very comfortable from the furniture to the beds. The kitchen was well equipped for those who cook. The view was spectacular. And it was walking distance to Headlands State Park and Downtown Mendocino. Just lovely.
Gary S. Dec 2018
Clean. Well equiped. Good location. Wonderful view. Minor plumbing problem quickly addressed by management when brought to their attention. Already have next stay reserved.
Karen S. Nov 2018
We could drive to Ft Bragg in a few minutes. or to Mendocino ... all very close (with car).... house was in a residential area on a main road, so some traffic noise, but quiet after evening.... views of cove were slightly obstructed with fences, trees, etc... but still beautiful. Best feature of this house was that 2 of the bedroom areas were divided by the living area so offered more privacy.
Liz R. Nov 2018
We love the location and layout of this house. It is very comfortable, well equipped with a fabulous view and nice deck to sit outside and watch the sunset. The landscaping is beautiful as well, and it’s a short walk to town along the bluffs or right down the road. The only somewhat negative would be that the master needed new bedding and the carpets could all use a good cleaning. We stayed in a back bedroom that was lovely next to a nice bathroom and used the great soaker jetted tub in the master! Overall great house and we would stay here again.
Manager response:
We are glad to hear this guest enjoyed their stay! The home is scheduled for a seasonal deep-clean and inspection and the carpets and linens will receive proper care and attention. We look forward to hosting this guest again!
LISA H B. Oct 2018
Great location, close to town. Wonderful ocean view from the deck. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. We shared the house with other family members and everyone had a great time. Love the gas fireplace, kept the house nice and cozy. The beds were comfortable, despite being Murphy beds. Would definitely rent this home again!
Bob D. Oct 2018
Great location. For visiting Mendecino county.
Plenty of room for 6 people
Only complaint is Direct TV did it
Anne P. Oct 2018
Plenty of room, beautiful flowers, perfect view, very comfortable, everything we needed
Connie H. Sep 2018
Quiet, comfortable, cozy and convenient
Polly K. Sep 2018
This was the perfect spot for our family R&R. Comfortable home and great views!
Freddie G. Jul 2018
Beautiful grounds and AMAZING view!
Cozy sweet rustic cabin!
Gary s. Jul 2018
The deck!
Simon C. Jun 2018
Nice house, well equipped, good location, excellent views
MaryAnn . Jun 2018
Did not sleep 4 adults without sharing adult slept on floor. Shabby interior and small kitchen. We rented 4 houses that weekend for a wedding and this was #3 of 4
Manager response:
We apologize if this guest found the sleeping arrangements to be a surprise. We do advertise this home as having three queen beds with a maximum occupancy of six guests. Thanks!
vinita g. Jun 2018
Really nice place. Would love to visit again but can't leave our little dog home alone again. Wish you allowed small dogs.
Kian T. Jun 2018
The location of the house, overlooking the Pacific Ocean; the spacious bedrooms, comfortable living room and full kitchen.
Cynthia C. Jun 2018
Accommodations were very comfortable and relaxing, fully stocked kitchen was a great convenience making it easy to fix our meals and sit out on the porch to enjoy the amazing view and beautiful sunsets. Minor drawback was having to rewash dishes from previous renters. I geuss they didn't understand they had to unwrap the dishwasher tablets before using them! It did give us a good laugh though. Beds were comfortable, furniture was comfortable. It was so much nicer than a hotel. Gardens were in full bloom and very beautiful. Mendocino headlands are just down the road, plenty of shopping and beautiful trails that are part of the view from the porch! I will definitely be going back.
Mackenzie S. Jun 2018
Perfect location above the cliffs with a great view. Good amenities. Charming atmosphere. Would consider coming back.
Imre T. May 2018
Nice, clean house on beautiful lot with ocean view
Robert J. May 2018
Very comfortable, spacious home with fantastic, panoramic views of spectacular Pacific coastline- definitely recommend
Carol S. May 2018
Great location. Perfect for a family to relax by the sea.
Tracy G. May 2018
Loved the house, the view and the charming atmosphere.
Holly W. May 2018
Loved the view from the back deck[we wrapped up in the blankets provided!] and all the beautiful flowers in the yard!. Beds were comfy, good layout with bedrooms on opposite ends of the house, good bathrooms/water pressure, well stocked kitchen, great fireplace, adequate internet, and a short walk to the trail around the scenic ocean point [via a side street]. Overall we had a great stay!
James S. May 2018
Lots of room, beautiful views from the living room and deck, conveniently located close to town.
Kathleen S. Apr 2018
Wonderful views, lovely garden, well stocked kitchen
Stuart S. Apr 2018
The house was perfect for our family of 3 - lovely views, very spacious and clean. Overall great place!
Kris M. Mar 2018
Very comfy home. Everything was perfect. Loved the view of the ocean. Great being so close to town.
Philip A. Feb 2018
This home was beautifully positioned to view the sea, the whales and the sunsets. Very, very comfortable with all the necessary and most of the optional comforts in place. A place to rest, a place to view the sunsets, a place for whale-watching. Wonderful!
Penny F. Jan 2018
Very comfortable home to stay in with a few improvements needed. I'm sure they will be taken care of. the location is very close to town, but, my friends and I were not willing to walk along the road to town, so, we drove. Only 2 minutes, but, we made it and didn't get run over! Deck has good views and could be accessed in the better weather. it was too cold to stay out there in January!
Tina P. Dec 2017
Reasonable location close to Mendocino.
Nancy R. Dec 2017
Fabulous location, spacious house for 5-6.
Rebecca H. Oct 2017
Thank you
Connie H. Oct 2017
Immediately felt like I was coming into a very welcoming and cozy home. For two sisters traveling alone, we also felt very safe. This is now going to be the destination home for our sisters weekends away!
K F. Oct 2017
The view, the view, the view.
Cathy K. Sep 2017
So comfortable and charming!!! 3rd year in a row!!!
Marsha S. Aug 2017
Great fire, view, deck. Fun town.
Lacey J. Aug 2017
we had a blast here and the house was wonderful. We would def stay here again. With young kids it was nice to have the master suite separated from the rest of the house and the jetted tub was a big hit!
Clyde O. Aug 2017
A great location in a spectacular location on the Northern California coast. The town has all the amenities you could want and the locals are very friendly. We wish we could have spent a month here.
Anna C. Jul 2017
the house was perfect the veiws were breath taking the couches were soo comfy! the yards were like a fairly tale garden. this house was like home and well kept. i can't wait to go back to this place.
Barbara K. Jun 2017
This house is well set up and comfortable. However, if you are at all sensitive to smells, it has a strong musty odor. Nevertheless the view is wonderful and the garden and the decks are lovely to hang out it.
Sean L. Jun 2017
Write your review here we had a great time! The weather and the view made the trip a family favorite. We hope to come again!
Linda G. Jun 2017
This is a lovely spot on Lansing Road; it overlooks the ocean and it's just outside the "bustle" of town. It's an easy walk to town if you are so inclined. The headlands are also in view fro the kitchen, living room, dining room and deck. I highly recommend this home for its location and comfort.
Mary D. May 2017
This was my second stay in this house, so obviously I liked it enough to return 2 years later. However, I must agree with the previous comments about the beds. The Murphy bed was very worn and uncomfortable. Not sure I will be back unless the beds have been upgraded. Also, there is no plastic ware for food storage - we stayed 4days so we were in need of storing left-overs from meals. All in all, a good value if the beds are not an issue.
Colin C. May 2017
The views from the living room and balcony were Breathtaking and by far the best feature of this property. The photo's on the website do not do it justice. The leather sofas were extremely comfortable as were the beds, overall this was a very satisfactory visit.
Patricia D. Apr 2017
A nice quiet spot to watch the waves and the whales. A cozy fireplace in the living room.
Sally C E. Mar 2017
This rental is beautifully furnished with quality leather furniture, a well-stocked kitchen (with few exceptions), gorgeous views, privacy and a warming gas fireplace on a thermostat. One issue, though, was that our good-looking wood murphy bed in the master suite had a mattress that was not comfortable. And, if you are a light sleeper, when turning over during the night, the wood definitely creaks loudly. This is an odd deficit to an otherwise wonderful home.

Angela M. Mar 2017
Loved it.
Peter G. Feb 2017
This house is in a great location with awesome view of the ocean. House is warm and inviting with all the amenities you need for a great stay. The only downside is the beds are hard and uncomfortable.
Jill W. Jan 2017
Perfect location for a family getaway!
Drew L. Jan 2017
Beautiful ocean view.
Jeanne P. Dec 2016
This home was a perfect stay for our family trip to Mendocino and the redwoods. We were traveling with two small children (ages 1 and 3) and were looking for a place where we could all be comfortable. The home was all on one level, had a separate bed and bath on one side of the house and two bedrooms and a bath on the other side. The yard was fenced and there was a great deck with an inspiring ocean view. The location was very convenient to the village, but quiet and homey!
Emma & Jim S. Nov 2016
Loved the comfy home setting, comfortable seating, great gas fireplace, beautiful views, and well appointed kitchen. Enjoyed the home and would stay there again.
Kelly G. Oct 2016
Great location and views. The only complaint is the beds, when I stay at any rental, hotel, VRBO or otherwise I expect a comfortable bed. There have been many negative comments on the beds and it's time to take the advice of your customers and upgrade the mattress's. This is the only reason I would not stay here again. Otherwise it's a great property.
Mark M. Oct 2016
If you are looking for a place in Mendocino , look no further
Judith B. Oct 2016
We recently spent a week at Headlands cove with our daughter, son-in-law, and two small grandchildren. The house was ideal for us because two of the bedrooms and one bath were situated on one side of the house, while the other bedroom and bath were on the other side. The house is spacious, very clean and well-maintained, and quite comfortable. It is situated so that the kitchen, dining room, and living room face the ocean - wonderful!
Adina G. Oct 2016
great location and view
Donna B. Oct 2016
Nice house, clean and well equipped for cooking. The mattresses were not comfortable. Nice view. Would stay there again. House is well cared for inside and outside.
Margaret P. Sep 2016
Again another wonderful trip! We love staying at the Headlands. The home is so cozy and comfortable.. The view is spectacular! We will be back next year..
Tonya C. Sep 2016
Headlands Cove has great views!!! We had 3 couples that fit us all comfortably. We were able to walk just 100 yards to under bridge to abalone dive put in, which was so fantastic! Only complaint is that the murphy beds are pretty old and not very comfy; they need replacing soon!
Manager response:
We are sorry to see that the beds were uncomfortable for this group; the owner does not have any plans to replace them at this time.
Joe L. Aug 2016
Suggestions noted above...
Shelby C. Aug 2016
We felt like we were going back in time going to Mendocino. The property was the perfect mix of rustic and relaxing. The kitchen was well equipped, great wifi, lots of space and a wonderful outdoors area. Also, we could walk to town and to the bluffs across the street.
Janet T. Aug 2016
I would recommend this house. Our family enjoyed our two day stay. Plenty of places to walk to, that were gorgeous. Cozy home. Great views
William A. Aug 2016
Really nice place with a beautiful view!
Stephanne P. Aug 2016
Beautiful location and view - house is in wonderful shape - as described. Perfect for family/friends retreat!!!
Susan R. Aug 2016
Our group of four women loved our four-night stay at the house on the edge of Mendocino. We especially appreciated the great views, great beds, well appointed kitchen, and amazing fireplace. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing experience in an amazing area.
Bharghavi S. Jul 2016
Breathtaking views. Very clean property and 10 mins walk to Mendocino downtown. Only complaint is the bed mattress are old and needs update.
Stephen C. Jul 2016
We plan to stay for a week again next summer. We have returned each summer for several years.
Lorinda C. Jul 2016
We were very happy with our stay there and would come back again, Lorinda
Catherine C. Jun 2016
The property both inside was gorgeous and accommodating. The location and view were fantastic. I did not want to leave.
Debbie B. Jun 2016
We loved staying at the house on Lansing Street. It is an ideal location with views that never end! The house was great! Beautiful kitchen where we could do breakfast and lunch and then go out for the evening or stay in. The living room was great and a good size. Nice to have a dining room table to eat at. We loved the deck and just sitting out watching the beautiful ocean. We will rent it again.
Laurie P. Jun 2016
Few places beat the northern CA coast for us. We've been to lots of beaches and bodies of water, but the color and character of the ocean here is unbelievable. Mendocino was a great base for what we wanted to do: coastal cliffs, small town, hiking. This home is so well taken care of, and SO clean that it was incredibly relaxing. Would have been a dream stay if we had laundry facilities!
Robert L. Jun 2016
Didn't want to leave! Killer view, can't beat this location!
Kevin C. Jun 2016
The house is charming and very well located in the town! I am ready to return!
Elizabeth S. Jun 2016
This home was everything we wanted, comfortable, spacious and relaxing, and the views were spectacular. Also, just minutes by car from town.
Robert T. Jun 2016
Needs updating. Only has one TV. Needs updated kitchen ware.
Maria V. May 2016
This is the perfect location for walking to Mendocino. The view is amazing. Property is quiet and has all that is needed for a nice retreat.
Cynthia S. May 2016
It was even better than expected!
Jane M. Apr 2016
Lovely place to stay! Easy access to the area and fantastic views!
Kristin F. Apr 2016
It was a nice comfy house. There were 6 of staying and it had plenty of space. You could not ask for a better view. The yard was perfect for the boys to play soccer. The parking area was good for my little one to ride his bike. I thought we could walk safer to the town because it is so close, but there is no bike lane or sidewalk, so we didn't risk it with the kids. We did walk to dinner by ourselves though. I would stay again.
Huw L. Apr 2016
Matthew D. Mar 2016
We really enjoyed the location in Mendocino and the house had great ocean views. As mentioned in other reviews, the beds were terrible. We definitely didn't get the sleep we were hoping for. But the house was clean and had everything else we needed to make our stay comfortable.
Helen P. Feb 2016
Peter G. Feb 2016
This is a great property with amazing views. Close enough to town that you can walk. This is a great value for what you get.
Patricia L. Jan 2016
This home had fabulous views, as well as everything we could ask for.
Bryon B. Dec 2015
Highland Cove is located in a quiet spot just outside town with a beautiful view. I spotted a whale from the living room the second morning we were there! Our stay was wonderfully comfortable and relaxing, and we hope to come back again sometime!
Delia L. Nov 2015
All family members enjoyed our get away to Mendocino and our stay at Headlands Cove. The house was very comfy and ocean views fantastic. Highlight of the get away was celebrating Granddaughter's First Birthday.
John D. Oct 2015
I enjoyed my stay here. For the price, it is about right. I would return.
Cheryl J. Oct 2015
The house is very comfortable and well set up for visitors. The view is gorgeous and we opened every blind to enjoy it all the time. You can walk into town even though there is not much room beside the road, but we saw many people walking as well as ourselves. Location is private even with neighbors and close to everything.
Chris S. Sep 2015
This place has a fabulous view of the ocean from the deck. Stunning! That view alone makes this place worthwhile. The house has all the amenities needed to cook, relax, enjoy some wine, and see the area. The shops and restaurants in downtown Mendocino are a short, direct drive down the street. The house is charming, comfortable, and nicely furnished with lots of space to spread out. However the mattresses on the three beds are on the hard side. The bathrooms are modern and quite nice. Cell phone coverage is a problem. Only one of us had cell coverage. When the gas fireplace would not light on Saturday evening, we called Vacasa. They were very responsive (24 hour coverage) and sent someone out to fix it at 10:00 that night and the next day. Great service. We loved the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg.
Mozhdeh W. Aug 2015
This house is a great. It was clean and very well furnished. The sheets, towels and kitchen area were all nice and clean.
Karen A. Aug 2015
There are a few changes that would make the stay more comfortable, new blinds that work in the bedrooms, new mattresses would be very pleasant, old ones very hard and the large room mattress was collapsing. We would definitely stay again, the view was amazing and the yard was wonderful with all the flowers Yes there is a street that runs by the house, but it didn't bother us.
Stephen C. Jul 2015
The house is very well supplied with top quality dishes and utilities and the furnishings are very comfortable and of high quality.
Beverly S. Jul 2015
the house was set up for very comfortable living; furnishings were charming; it really felt like a home away from home. next time we go to Mendocino, we will check its availability
Marion S. May 2015
Loved the location / Views from the deck. Very roomy for the 4 of us, 2 adults, our teenage son and Gpa. Easy walk to town -- although there is not much of a shoulder to walk on so care is needed.
Steve S. May 2015
The website, description, and pics do not do this place justice. This is a beautiful and very comfortable home. It would fit 2 couples very nicely, or a four member family along with two grandparents very comfortably. Minutes from downtown Mendo. Views are spectacular from several rooms and the deck.
Eric L. Apr 2015
We always enjoy our trips to the Mendocino area and this time was especially nice. The house was very comfortable and well stock. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals and the house was furnished quiet nicely. The kids enjoyed the WiFi. Over all the best place we have stay in Mendocino. Close to town but very quiet and peaceful. Definitely looking forward to coming back.
Anthony P. Mar 2015
This home was a lovely place for our large family. Although we were unable to get to the beach without taking our car, the home was lovely. The views outstanding and so was the garden. It was quite private and cozy. All members of the family were comfortable during our stay. Although the information states there are games to play we could not find any. Puzzles, yes,,....but games no. Overall, a great place to relax and enjoy the ocean and garden views. Proximity to the town of Mendocino and Ft. Bragg is great.
Peggy W. Mar 2015
This is a wonderful Mendocino vacation rental. The pluses: beautiful view (although has a road with traffic in front of the property - not clear from pictures), close to town, bedrooms don't share walls so nice and quiet; well-stocked kitchen equipment-wise and gas fireplace. Minuses: uncomfortable Murphy beds in two rooms; no king beds and no twin beds. The road to town in front of the house has very little shoulder so dangerous to walk to town.
Lynda J. Feb 2015
A GREAT view of the ocean, but if you're into walking you need to know in advance that there isn't a very easy way to access the beach. My husband and I did it but in most cases people will have to drive to wherever they wish to go to access the headlands/beach. Lovely place otherwise. REALLY enjoyed our stay with spectacular views of the ocean!

Manager response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the beautiful view!
Elizabeth R. Feb 2015
We loved our experience in the house, it's a beautiful property and if you walk around the grounds, it's as though you have your own private botanical gardens tour! Fairly easy 10 minute walk to town or out to the bluffs, beautiful views and a great kitchen.
Manager response:
We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! The thoughtfully landscaped yard and picturesque view make this home really special. We hope you will come visit again! Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Mary C. Feb 2015
We were very pleased with the condition of the home, the furnishings, the fully-stocked kitchen, and the very comfortable beds. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful vacation rental and will be staying there again on our next trip!
Rick C. Jan 2015
You can't beat the view of the white water and the Headlands from the house and the deck. The home is very warm and cozy and has everything you need. We loved our stay and will be back. R & S
Paula H. Jan 2015
The Headlands was a great place to call home for a month. The views were amazing..sunsets galore and Wales every day! The home was well equipped for home cooking and nice thick clean towels for your showers. The location worked very well for us and the guests we had visit loved it...cocktails on the deck watching sunsets. The house had everything we needed. Our only disappointment was that the beds could have been a bit more comfy but they were OK. We would definitely stay there again and everyone we had to work with was a pleasure.
Janis F. Nov 2014
Imagine a home filled with wonderful delights..sumptious furnishings, firelight accompanied by surf symphonies, botanical diversity to delight any gardener, crashing surf views inside and out, steamy full body showers and claw tub soaks..and you're in the Vacasa's Headlands Cove Mendocino. This is a vacation with something for everyone in your group. Fine eating and shopping, natural wonders at your doorstep, unique coastal towns within 15 minutes by car, the historic lighthouse gleaming on restored grounds, the amazing Botanical Garden of enchantment, and the wonderful salty smell of the mighty Pacific combined with centuries old Cypress trees embedding itself in your all awaits you here.
Joyce T. Oct 2014
Near supermarket, Mendocino downtown, parks
Yulia K. Sep 2014
Beautiful and spacious house, amazing views, we loved gas log fireplace, steam shower and whirlpool bathtub. :-) Just note that you do have to drive to get everywhere if only for a few minutes.
Barbara S. Sep 2014
This home has the perfect location close to town with wonderful views. The home is nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The gardens have the most interesting plants. We're looking forward to a return trip next spring.
Dena C. Sep 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the house very much. The views were beautiful and the house very cozy. Enjoyed walking just a few minutes to the Headlands Park and trails. Will definitely stay at this house again. It was a wonderful girls weekend just not long enough !
Judith B. Sep 2014
We have rented several homes in Mendocino over the years and this experience was very enjoyable. Perfect size, location and Vacasa response. Liked the lock box with no keys to worry about!
Brandon F. Sep 2014
Beautiful area, charming house, neat town, but the house is outdated in many ways. Still, overall great place and we enjoyed our stay.
Kelly A. Sep 2014
We had a great time with our granddaughter, daughter and grandparents at this charming cottage. it was perfect for us. I hope we can come back to this great place again. Special memories for all of us.
Michele K. Aug 2014
Beautiful ocean views-
Close to downtown Mendocino-
Gill S. Jul 2014
We really enjoyed our stay here and will be back. It was perfect for a long weekend
and could look at that view all day long.
Katherine B. Jun 2014
Loved the location and the views, which were even better than pictured on the website. Really appreciated the well-stocked kitchen, with every imaginable cooking implement, it made it quite enjoyable to cook at the house. Had everything we needed. Comfortable house, nice layout. Everyone enjoyed it immensely and we hope to return in the future! I will definitely recommend this house to friends, it's a gem in a great location. Thank you!
Manager response:
Thank you for this feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the beautiful views this house has to offer and that you recommend this house to friends. We look forward to seeing you again!
Mary D. Jun 2014
We loved the house. The ocean view was spectacular. The flowers in landscape were beautiful. The steam shower was an added bonus. We spent much of our time on the back deck looking at the ocean.
The location of the house was just minutes from Mendocino and Fort Bragg.