We loved the ocean view (especially from the hot tub on the back deck). You really cannot beat the view and proximity to Mendocino town.
The house is dated and has its challenges. (One of the lock boxes didn’t work, the driveway flooded and we could only park 1 car, etc.)
Thank you for your review, Haleigh! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are so sorry for any misunderstanding that you experienced regarding the lockboxes at our home. We do, however, feel that it is important to note that only one lockbox code is provided for this home, and the secondary lockbox is for our staff use. We do completely understand any frustration regarding this aspect and will work to make this detail visible to prevent further confusion. We hope we have the chance to host you again!
location and view were great
LOVED the location, the large porch and hot tub. Chair in living room very comfortable. Had all amenities.
The views of the ocean were great, the house is a good size and was clean when we got here, the location is perfect as well, we definitely want to come back
Fabulous home! Clean, well laid out, well stocked, and an excellent location close to every available activity. We will return👍🏼
Seems like all of the things previous reviewers complained about have been addressed. Make sure you bring your own spices and cooking oil (and food); otherwise, very well stocked kitchen. View and hot tub was great, and they DID leave towels for that! 😊
We had a relaxing stay. The house had a lot of light and the view were breathtaking. Cherry on the cake was the hottub. We ll be coming back for sure.
The house was fine, very dated and the beds were uncomfortable but we didn’t stay long and you could still hear the ocean. The pictures don’t show you the fact that there’s a great view of the ocean. The wood stove was nice. And they left wood for us.
Beautiful house. Beautiful view
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Whale Song & highly recommend it!!
My girlfriends and I shared a wonderful stay at this home! The view was fabulous and we loved being on the deck! Decor is dated but we thought it was cozy and charming - with an unpretentious feel! We will be back! Thank you for a wonderful escape!
We rented this house for out of town family to stay in and the house was everything we could ask for! The wood stove heated the whole house quickly and the view of the ocean was incredible! We will most definitely be back for another stay!
This house was perfect for a family of four plus grandma. The kids loved the hot tub, the kitchen was quite well equipped, (plenty of sharp knives), and the view was lovely.
This was a great place,the house was awesome,not much for the glass railings but had a hot tub and house was great,close to shops and grocerys.house was very well equipped. Recomend for older children,2 story is great.
Loved the view, trees, birds and privacy!
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.
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!
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!
Very nice, clean, well stocked. When the fog clears you've got a great view of the Blue Pacific.
With 4 of us, we had plenty of room to spread out. Nice kitchen and loved the king sized bed!
The quite peacefully place ocean view and able to get to beach easy. Very comfortable.
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!
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!
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.
Beautiful getaway tucked into the trees. Perfect for sunsets, foggy hot tub dips, and cozy nights :) highly recommend for the outdoorsy type.
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.
Great house in a great environment. All comforts available
Only internet was a bit spotty occasionally
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..
Beautiful view of the ocean, quiet neighborhood and very comfortable home.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Very nice home! Plenty of space for a family. Very good view.
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!
Would stay again,it's a couple miles drive to get wet,but nice lodgings overall
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.
I enjoyed our stay at Whale Song very much. The house was very clean and the view was outstanding.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Beautiful home. Kept up very well. Quiet and comfortable. Easy to get to, easy check in and out process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our kids and in-laws loved the house. Great layout, spectacular views and very clean. Would love to stay here again. Location is perfect.
Terrific stay, great location, good value.
This home was perfect for a truly relaxing weekend. The views are incredible and the home was very homey!
I would highly recommend this house , great for the money
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.
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!
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
Beautiful quiet space to get away from it all.
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 !
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!
The trip was fantastic. The very best part was the view from the hot tub!
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.
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.
This is a wonderful place to stay and hope to stay there many more times.
Great home and outstanding view. Minutes to Russian Gulch State Park for Ab diving and hiking. We will stay here again.
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
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.
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!
...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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Such a relaxing way to go. Not the hustle and bustle of a motel room. No one wanted to leave.
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.
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.
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.
The house was very comfortable. It is a great place to relax and enjoy both ocean and woodland views. The house is very private.
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.
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.
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!
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.