USA California California Coast Mendocino Listing #1328

Mendocino Magic - Mendocino, CA

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124 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 

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Family-friendly home w/ a private hot tub, deck, & ocean views plus park access

This peaceful and sunny Mendocino vacation rental sits right on the edge of Russian Gulch State Park and offers ocean views, lovely architectural details, and modern comforts including a private hot tub out on the spacious deck complete with a gas grill. With an open floor plan, there's plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining here! You'll also enjoy skylights and a gorgeous, wood-burning fireplace. The large, well-equipped kitchen includes an eat-in table, all major appliances, and large windows for plenty of natural light.

What’s nearby:
After a hearty breakfast, lace up your hiking boots and set off on an excursion to Russian Gulch State Park. Here, you'll find beach access and scenic waterfalls, so be sure to take plenty of photos! This home's central location is two miles north of the heart of Mendocino village and eight miles south of Fort Bragg. No matter which direction you head off in - you'll find something to do here!

Things to know:
Free, open WiFi
Full kitchen
Outdoor shower
Be sure to bring your own firewood

County permit number: 127763

County tax number: 1497
County tax number: 10329

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



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view


Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

DVD player

Wireless router


On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Limited mobility access

124 reviews

Jeff D. Nov 2022
Coziness and cleanliness
Victoria N. Oct 2022
Very comfortable house, no issues or problems. Clean, well stocked, close to hikes, near coast and town of Mendocino.
Arthur D. Sep 2022
The spacious counters in the huge kitchen were great for cooking and organizing. Loved the quiet and star watching from the deck
Michael R E. May 2022
Comfortable and well-located - literally steps from Russian Gulch State Park.
Sandra l. Apr 2022
2nd time staying here. You feel at home the moment you walk in. Very cozy house!! Loved the outdoor shower after a soak in the hot tub!! Beautiful wild life everywhere!! Gardens are so colorful and pretty!!
Catherine V. Apr 2022
Gorgeous views with a very secluded feel to the property. Loved how close it was to Russian Gulch State Park. Hot tub was a bonus and plenty of space for our family to enjoy.
Megan Ann S. Nov 2021
It was amazing to wake up to the beautiful view of the ocean! We sat on the deck drinking our coffee in the morning and in the evening our wine at night.
Lynnette W. Oct 2021
Everything was great!!
David A. Sep 2021
The area of the house had beautiful views although it was mostly foggy. Did noticed that it had 2 other rooms seems like it occupied more personas. Would do this again for this house rent it out!!
Thanks great experience
David Alcocer
Manager response:
Hi, David! We are pleased to hear your stay was enjoyable. We greatly appreciate your feedback to improve our service. We look forward to hosting you soon!
David N. Aug 2021
roomy enough for kids to roam around ... spacious enough on inside, too. nice deck and hot tub!
Paul F. Jun 2021
This home was beautiful, loved everything about our stay.
Kenneth W. Jun 2021
This house is located in a nice location just off the highway but it feels secluded. Rooms are large and beds were very comfortable. You have a small view of the water. Big area in the back and a nice deck with a barbecue and hot tub. Also has a huge fireplace but we did not have any wood to enjoy it. The only things that could have been better is if there was coffee. There was a coffee maker and filters but no coffee. All the places I've rented on this site provided coffee. Also would be nice if there was some firewood available. I know we could go somewhere to buy our own but would be nice to have had some waiting for us, even if that was an extra cost. And lastly the lights outside on the porch didn't work. When we flipped the switch there was a little spark but that probably reset the breaker so we had no outside lights.
But I would rent this place again if in Mendocino.
Manager response:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Mendocino Magic home. We are sorry to hear you did not get to enjoy the fireplace during your stay. We have reviewed the listing to make sure it has up-to-date amenity information. We have reached out to our local manager with your comments and suggestions. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We appreciate your feedback as our guest’s comfort is very important to us. We look forward to having the opportunity to host you for a more enjoyable stay.
Christine A. Apr 2021
Great location, plenty of space, much more sunlight than it appears in pictures! We had a great time and would rent there again!
Robert M. Apr 2021
Property is located about 15 short min from Fort Bragg. The house was in great condition and we loved the open floor plan. There were 6 of us (2 adults, 4 teens) and bedrooms were large and beds were plenty. Enjoyed the large deck and hot tub during the morning and evening. Built a fire and sat around the fireplace playing games and a little vino for us. The view of the ocean is amazing!!! Also, property is a 3 min walk to the Russian Gulch State park, a must visit! We will be back!
Grace R. Mar 2021
Everything worked Fabulously... except of course the internet but that’s to be had in the area we were in. All was well stocked and Sparkling clean. We thoroughly Enjoyed our stay. All was quiet and the views were Fabulous. Spacious n Roomy we all had a Great stay. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
Gloria B. Nov 2020
This house was so perfect. Spacious and with beautiful decor. Lovely stain glass lights in every room. Extremely convenient location between Mendocino and Fort Bragg.
Sarah D. Nov 2020
Warm and inviting, safe for toddlers, and relaxing for adults! Well supplied with kitchen and home needs. Great yard for playing and enjoying meals, super cozy spa, and close to the state park for several hikes on a whim. Loved it ♡
shaun c. Nov 2020
Cleanliness perfect location great home view wildlife
Laura W. Aug 2020
We met with family midway at this fine home- we got to be close with loved ones who’d also been carefully distancing. Not only was it a beautiful location generally, the kitchen being open to the great room made it feel so much more connecting. It was wonderful and my kiddos and I hope to be back soon to visit again. Thank you!
Jennifer G. Aug 2020
We loved the cozy feel of the house. The location to trails and views was beyond our expectations. The only “complaint” was the dishwasher was hard to close.
Summer D. Jul 2020
This property was perfect for what we were looking for! Lots of space in each room. Cozy living room with massive fireplace, huge well stocked kitchen with a dining table to seat all, spacious deck with plenty of seating and beautiful yard, as well as ocean view. The hot tub was an added bonus and much enjoyed! We walked to Russian Gulch State Park and enjoyed trails and playing at the beach. We hiked a few other trails near by too, as well as visited the Point Cabrillo lighthouse. The private road and large lot creates a quiet neighborhood too!
Adrienne O. Jul 2020
The surrounding state park is around the corner with great headlands to walk and redwoods to hike. The house is well equipped and a lovely place to spend time gazing at the ocean, playing games and relaxing.
Erin J. Jan 2020
The bedrooms are very large, the bathrooms too. The deck, kitchen and master have great view of ocean. The spa under the stars is great. The kitchen and table big. Good for eating or playing games while watching tv. Towels provided for spa in basket by door. Great location, quiet. Has become our new home for our annual trips!
Barbara R. Nov 2019
We loved the house. Big enough to be comfortable for 3 couples with two kids. Great location. Views and a hot tub.
C David R. Oct 2019
The house was awesome, plenty of space, huge kitchen with enormous dining table, gorgeous view and fantastic hot tub. My extended family loved it and can’t wait to book another stay!
James D. Sep 2019
Our stay was perfect. We have been coming to this area for over 20 years, think we have found our forever place. The house has everything you could possibly want. The setting is beautiful. Will definitely rebook this little bit of paradise.
Kyle V. Jul 2019
The home is right next to the Russian Gulch State Park and minutes away from Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. Having access to a hot tub was a huge plus after a long day of hiking. The one setback was the water tank ran out of water but the manager took care of the problem right away.
Sandra P. Jul 2019
Being so close to Russian Gulch was a plus for me. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub and large deck to sit out and watch the deer roam. The beds were comfortable and the washer dryer was a must after hiking all day long. The kitchen had everything we needed for making our meals.
JENNIFER F. Jul 2019
I loved everything about this home! The mid-century modern style was so inviting. The home was super clean. My absolute favorite part was the hot tub and the outdoor shower. We loved the look of the fireplace and the giant kitchen. We absolutely loved our visit here and will absolutely stay at Mendocino Magic when we return to the area.
Bob F. Jun 2019
We stayed a week with our Son's family and this home is our favorite of the last three we stayed at as a summer vacation in Fort Bragg. It has plenty of room, a great deck and yard and the location was perfect... Within a 10 minute walk we were looking at the beautiful views at Russian Gulch State park, (Free to enter if you walk in.) It is older and has some things an older home has, (Like crazy squeaky doors but I was too cheap to fork out 9 bucks for some WD-40, but in retrospect I wish I had... The Hot tub needed a new cover as it was saturated and VERY heavy and difficult to open and close but on our fifth day a new cover was delivered making the hot tub even better!!. The description should be updated because says there are board and children's games, but we were unable to locate them. The WiFi worked great, although the paperwork says it is LinkSys and at some point it was updated to MendoMagic... easy to figure out just incorrect.) The beds were comfortable and the place was nice and clean. I met the Vacasa worker when we got into town and she was very pleasant!! We missed the Vacasa welcome bag that normally contained some playing cards and other goodies... All in all a great place and for our next family vacation we will definitely check back into Mendocino Magic...
Manager response:
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for providing this feedback. Our local manager will spray the doors to relieve them of their squeaks. We will also be sure to update the wifi information provided to guests to ensure it is accurate. We look forward to hosting you again!
Jorge E. Feb 2019
House was clean, plenty of room for 8 adults. Jacuzzi and views were fantastic. Place was great to take hikes and get into town.
Ester F. Oct 2018
The home was so beautiful. It was well cared for and had lots of sleeping room. The kitchen had everything we could hope for and the washer and dryer were great. It meant that we all packed a little lighter. We used the hot tub everyday. It was a very private and quiet area.
lisa l. Aug 2018
Love the location and the hot tub. House was very comfortable and had everything!
Melissa C. Aug 2018
This is a lovely spacious home, well furnished with plenty of kitchen equipment, pots, plates etc. The house was very clean, plenty of nice towels and linens. Plenty of space for our family of 5 - would easily accommodate another 3 people. Short, easy drive into Mendocino for all the shops, restaurants and cafes (do not miss dinner at Luna restaurant - worth the wait!).
Jeff T. Aug 2018
I took my family of five here to get away from the smoky air and rain of ash produced by the California wildfires. There is plenty of space to do whatever you please! We were pleasantly surprised to find out this house is neighbor to Russian Gulch State Park which we explored immediately after arrival. We were in the spa every night after a day at the beach and closed the evenings out with a roaring fire. We were extremely sad when it was time to depart, but loved the house so much that we discussed spending Christmas here. We will return!
Minnie S. Jul 2018
Perfect location, felt very safe, fantastic home! We rent every year in this area (different homes) and this place was our favorite. The hot tub and large yard were perfect for our kids. Easy in and out. Thank you so much!!
Jim W. Jun 2018
The house was clean, well stocked, & in a great location. The ocean view was beautiful & we loved the hot tub!
Barbara S. Jun 2018
We loved walking the trails in Russian Gulch State Park, just outside our door! And we loved coffee each morning on the deck, watching the ocean and the birds. We could not bring ourselves to go inside at night, either, because the deck offers a marvelous view of the stars!
Megan R. Jun 2018
This house was so comfortable and well-stocked! We had everything we needed for a very nice stay. The view from the deck was my favorite part!
Steve A. Apr 2018
Nice clean and spacious home in a GREAT location. Kitchen is well-stocked, and the hot tub was great at night. We walked to nearby Russian Gulch State Park where there are multiple hiking trails on the coast or in the forest. And a beautiful beach as well. Would stay here again.
Rachel E. Mar 2018
We spent a wonderful weekend at this rental! Great location, beautiful view, and well-appointed home. The photos don't quite do it justice.
Brandy R. Mar 2018
Thank you so much !! It was great !! So appreciated and we hope to visit again.
Mary S. Mar 2018
This was our second stay at Mendo Magic and we look forward to visiting again. There were some issues, but if they are addressed, that place would be perfect! Had a good vacation - two couples, even though it rained the entire time!
Estee F. Feb 2018
We loved the layout of the house and the location. Close to town and and beach with lots of walking/ hiking trails. The hot tub was great and I appreciated the outdoor shower.
David L. Jan 2018
used the house many times, always good
Karla O. Nov 2017
The home was lovely and spacious! Near great hiking and excellent views! Would recommend this property to anyone!
Olga E. Nov 2017
The property is 3 minutes walk from Russian Gulch Park, 5 minutes drive from Mendocino, shops and beaches. Dears came right to the backyard!
Sandra L. Nov 2017
Had a wonderful 3 night stay in this lovely beach home!!! Incredibly clean, comfy and cheerful!!! Close to everything. The garden is beautiful. Sit in the hot tub on a clear evening to see the milky way and a billion stars!!! Stunning!!!
SANDRA L. Nov 2017
Love this house. A group of ladies from my church have met there for a weekend retreat for the last two years. Great location, the only thing that is missing is a view of the ocean.
Angela B. Nov 2017
Beautiful home with lots of space. Perfect location close to hiking options and a couple miles away from the fabulous town of Mendocino.
Sharon H. Oct 2017
I chose this home because of the rave reviews and there was no disappointment upon arrival . It is located next to Russian Gulch State Park with a beautiful landscaped yard with deck and hot tub. There is a view of the ocean through the trees. The house is in a very secluded setting, very quite and restful.
The interior has redwood paneling throughout with large windows looking out onto the deck from the living room and kitchen. The kitchen is large with a table that easily seats 8 - 10. The cabinets are well stocked with pots, pans, utensils and dishes for cooking while renting. We found the beds comfortable and bedding adequate. There are two full bathrooms, one with shower only and the other with shower and separate tub. Both baths are separate from the three bedrooms. We will be looking forward to renting this once again.
Willajean M. Oct 2017
Perfectly located between the painting sites we enjoy.
Ani G. Sep 2017
The views from the deck were nice and kitchen was a good size the property was actually nicer than the photos show.
Craig P. Jul 2017
Our family of 7 was very comfortable. Loved being 4 min from Mendicino and just a walk to Russian Gulch state park hike to waterfall.
Luxury home very well kept. Beautiful back yard. Deer grazing in front yard one morning. Highly recommended!
Carmen T. Jul 2017
Beatiful house and so relaxing. The doors could use some WD-40. They are very noisy.
Our two families of four had a lot of fun at this place. We took a short drive to Fort Bragg were we visit the glass beach. Not too much glass but beatiful place.
Rosalie A. Jun 2017
What a wonderful, calm and homey-feeling vacation home. Plenty of room to be together or have a little quiet time. Highly recommended.
Peter S. Apr 2017
The hot tub and HUGE fire place were fun after a super day of hiking, biking and kayaking!!
Nick T. Mar 2017
Everything about the house is great. Views , setup, location, quietness, design, clean.

So much for nature lovers to do in the area
Jen F. Mar 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Mendocino Magic. The house was very clean, check-in was seamless and the property is in a perfect place, close to hikes at Russian Gulch and less than a 5 minute drive to Mendocino village. The back deck is beautiful with a hot tub, patio furniture and a nice view of the water.
Beth S. Mar 2017
This was a great vacation spot for grandparents,parents and 4 grandchildren! We enjoyed having meals around the large kitchen table. In the evenings we played cards and watched movies. And of course we toured the area from Mendecino to Ft. Bragg. The grandkids are already asking if we can go back!
Richele G. Nov 2016
The beds are very uncomfortable, the house water was a light brown color, the door hinges need some w-d 40, needs bigger couches! But there are also great things about this house. It is in a wonderful location, the layout of the house is great, the back deck and spa are amazing with great views and the kitchen is nice and big to cook in. Even with all the negative things about the house I would definitely stay here again!
Sandra L. Oct 2016
Loved Mendocino Magic!! Lots of room for large family or group.
David B. Oct 2016
Wonderful place centrally located. Mountain bike trails across HY 1 and abalone diving in the other direction. Good beds, plenty of room for 6 guys
Willajean M. Sep 2016
The location, convenience, comfort and cleanliness made our stay perfect. We were 5 painters in town for the annual Mendocino Plein Air event. As soon as we know for sure the dates of next year's event we will request Mendocino Magic again.
Smadar S. Sep 2016
This house was beautifully appointed and roomier than we had anticipated. It was perfect for my mother's 70th birthday weekend with grandkids. Very close to Mendocino, and waking distance to the beach and headlands. The kids enjoyed playing in the fenced-in backyard while the adults relaxed. We will definitely return to Mendo Magic!
John W. Aug 2016
The property is beautifully maintained. The location is outstanding: very quiet, full of nature. Deer and turkeys visited us in the morning and evening.
Brenda H. Aug 2016
Great house for a family. The location is convenient for a quick trip into town or a lazy day on the beautiful beach at Russian Gulch. Downtown Mendo is really quaint and the people are very nice. The house is well maintained and comfortable, the grounds are landscaped nicely, there is a view of the ocean from the living room and the apple tree out back has ripe fruit right now!!! Highly recommend this house for laid back people that don't care about fancy.
Cory S. Jul 2016
We absolutely loved the property and location of Mendo Magic, we spent a lot of time in Russian Gulch which was beautiful. We would definitely stay again!
Donna B. Jul 2016
great stay!
Brenda J. Jul 2016
The location is perfect for our family. The house is very, very cozy.
Shusheng L. Jun 2016
The house were very clean, the check in/out procedures are very simple and convenient. Management team probably is the best in the industry. I will looking for Vacasa managed property to rent in future. Wonderful experience
Loxie D. May 2016
We, 2 couples, enjoyed our stay. Lovely location, pretty clean house. Clean hot tub. I have rented many places in Mendocino , Casper area with much nicer furnishings . None ever asked (nicely, but still) that we wash as much of the laundry as possible since "dryer is slow". Get a decent couch and a new dryer.
Manager response:
We appreciate this feedback and will take it under consideration.
Marcus D. May 2016
Great place to get away.
Rosalie A. May 2016
The large kitchen and living room areas are very accommodating for group socializing and cooking and dining. We love the large kitchen table and the long counter bar which divides the two rooms. It is perfect for our 8 family members.
Susie D. May 2016
Great location! The home is larger than the pictures indicated. It was a great size for 7 women having a reunion. We would stay again!
Trudi M. Apr 2016
We were so impressed with our stay here. Very nice, big house. Perfect location!!! Beautiful view! So relaxing!!!! Will be back for sure!!!!
Abhijit G. Apr 2016
Amazing place to spend time in Mendocino. Enjoyed the stay. The experience of gazing at stars from the hot tub and deck was phenomenal
Jennifer W. Apr 2016
Beautiful views and a very nice home.
Trish S. Mar 2016
Great house. House has everything you need - very quiet and beautiful location. Very close to Mendocino and Fort Bragg.
Cinto S. Feb 2016
We loved the place. It exceeded our expectation.
Juliet M. Feb 2016
Spacious house, gorgeous views, nearby trails, wine tasting, and convenient to get to town. Can't wait to come back!
Joshua P. Jan 2016
Had a fantastic stay at Mendocino magic, the accommodation was everything we expected and more. Also after going on a long hike there are few things better than jumping into the hot tub!
Tom O. Nov 2015
Great house! Comfortable, warm and a nice open layout. We were two young kids, parents and grandparents for three nights in November and we loved our stay.

First trip to Mendocino and it exceeded our expectations, even though we'd heard great things. Amazing coastline.

So many incredible places to visit close by, and we took a couple of walks from the house into Russian Gulch State Park for dramatic sunsets on the bluff.

Hot tub is great and on a clear night you can see every star in the sky. Take a telescope or binoculars if you have them, and even if you don't you'll be blown away. We saw eight shooting stars in an hour and a half in the hot tub, and we weren't even looking for them.

We'd book Mendocino Magic again
Susan B. Nov 2015
A lovely rustic home. Wonderful for a family. Close to all of the beauty of Mendocino. We are hoping to visit again soon
Cathi S. Aug 2015
It was a very nice place for our family get together!
Emily F. Aug 2015
Mendocino Magic was Fantastic!
We have stayed in several different places on The Mendocino Coast over the years, and this one was by far the best! Perfect for a large family with children, clean, and comfortable. We will be back!
Patricia E. Aug 2015
We would rent this wonderful home again and we recommend it to any who want hiking, fishing, sightseeing, and enjoying the ocean!
Jennifer S. Jul 2015
The kitchen is HUGE. The whole house is HUGE. The rooms were spacious, not at all cramped. The deck was HUGE and freshly stained. The hot tub was excellent. The code key lock entry system worked so nicely. Giant fireplace. Lots of room outside to run around and explore.
Yu-Jung C. May 2015
My friends and I had a great time. Mendocino Magic is right between Fort Bragg and Mendocino so it was easy to get around. The home was lovely and well appointed. We had everything we needed for a wonderful stay.
Anand R. Apr 2015
Amazing experience in Mendocino and the Magic enhanced our visit to be very pleasant. The unit was marvelous and had all the amenities you need.
Cathy S. Apr 2015
Mendocino Magic was the perfect place for our vacation. We would most certainly recommend it to others! We plan on returning sometime in the future.
Gloria M. Jan 2015
Was a very pleasing surprise, loved the spacious kitchen, and it's surroundings. Was very close to Fort Bragg and glass beach =) thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home away from home
Lance Y. Nov 2014
Make sure to ask about the hot tub and what they will refund you if it is not in working order.
Manager response:
We apologize that the hot tub was not working for your stay, and we do understand what a disappointment this can be for our guests. We do our best to make sure our advertised amenities are in working order, and our hot tubs are serviced regularly. We always work with our guests to determine what fair compensation is when an amenity is out of order. Thank you!
Marath S. Nov 2014
We three families really enjoyed the stay at Mendocino magic. We barbecued and had great food in that well equipped Kitchen. House was well set for the visitors. Love to be there again and happy to recommend to others.
Patricia J. Oct 2014
My family was very pleased with the home and it's amenities. The kitchen was fully loaded and the home was very clean.
LoriDee M. Sep 2014
As soon as we walked in the door we were all pleasantly surprised at the comfortable and well-appointed Mendocino Magic! Its a home that's very well maintained, has an open easy floor plan and that has everything we needed or wanted for our stay. It's quiet, beautifully landscaped and central to both Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

We enjoyed the outdoor hot tub & shower. It was fun to snuggle in by the beautiful rock fireplace to watch Sunday football. We found ourselves a little bit unmotivated to leave to explore the area... it was that comfortable of a home.

We walked right out our door to take the Waterfall Hike in the adjacent Russian Gulch State Park. It was great that we didn't even have to pay park fees to enjoy the park & hike there.

The Wi-Fi is lightening fast, but we did not have AT&T cell coverage.

We would definitely return and stay here again and I highly recommend this home to anyone wanting a beautiful alternative to a hotel or Inn.
Manager response:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed this lovely home and look forward to your next visit.
Catherine R. Aug 2014
Loved every minute!
Kim T. Jul 2014
The pictures of the house doesn't do it justice. I looks much smaller in the pictures. In person the rooms are big and the woodwork and masonry is beautiful. The dryer didn't dry real well. They may need a new one. Eventually the towels got dry but took 2-3 hours to do so. I would stay here again with no dryer though. It was very comfortable.