USA California The Northern California Coast Mendocino Listing #14696

Frolicrest - Mendocino, CA

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47 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Dog-Friendly Waterfront Home w/Garden & Private Hot Tub - Close to Beaches/Towns

Admire striking views of the Pacific Ocean and Caspar Beach from this Mendocino retreat, where you'll have an expansive ocean-facing deck, a secluded garden, and access to nearby beaches, towns, and scenic drives.

This two-level home is perfectly located between Mendocino (four miles south) and Fort Bragg (seven miles north), just a quarter-mile south of Caspar Beach. Drive a short distance to comb the sand for treasures each morning, or walk the headlands of Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park less than a mile south.

Begin each morning with an espresso and breakfast in the custom kitchen along with a bit of whale-watching through the telescope or outside on the deck. Sit down to read in the verdant garden and spend each evening watching an incredible ocean sunset from the living room, the deck, or the yard.

Don't miss out on this Mendocino home - book today!

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Radiant floor heat
Netflix streaming
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee!
A car is necessary to reach this home
A Pack-N-Play is available for younger guests
*At times, the internet in this remote area can be difficult
Poor weather may interfere with the satellite cable
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.

Parking Notes: Guests can park in garage with one car if they would like. We only allow two vehicles at any time.

County permit number: 127349

County tax number: 2287
County tax number: 11033

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






Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : DirecTV

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels



Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

47 reviews

Bob R. Oct 2021
The central location is perfect to head to either Mendocino - 5 minutes away, or Fort Bragg - 10/12 minutes away. The house is fully outfitted with everything we needed. The views from the deck and the NW facing rooms were perfect. Being able to listen to the waves was great too.
keith l. Apr 2021
The views and the amendments were fantastic - thank you!
Jorge A. Apr 2021
The home is gorgeous and in a beautiful location but we found items left by previous guests that were still in the home such as clothing in the drawers. The yard was also requiring maintenence, lots of weeds and such. Same goes for the walking path down to the beach, it was over grown and has trees that have fallen on to the path blocking the way to the beach. There is also a 5 ft drop at the end of the path that made impossible for some of my guest to use the walking path. Luckily its just a short cruise down to the beach but a clear and safe walking path was one of the bigger selling points for us and that was lacking during our stay.
Kierstin R. Feb 2021
We LOVE Frolicrest. It is a perfect distance to the beach. Perfect distance to Fort Bragg and Mendocino. And if it is too cold, we can still enjoy the view of the ocean from practically anywhere in the house. Or, warm up in the hot tub.

There was a small hiccup that prevented us from being able to check-in on the day we originally reserved, but Vacasa notified us promptly and helped to make it right.

It appears the house is for sale, I am really hoping that the new owner continues to rent it as this has come a annual tradition for our family.
Pam D. Feb 2021
We totally enjoyed the comfort and surrounding beauty of your home. The close walk to the ocean, scenery from the house, the beauty of the gardens...Celebrated the retirement of 3 sisters and the house and trip will be a special memory for us all. Kitchen was well equipped, fireplace and heated floors were so cozy. Thank you for opening it it up to share.
Karen P. Nov 2020
A beautiful, comfortable home generously supplied... with a couple of drawbacks. The main downside was a persistent smell of propane wafting onto the deck from below. Because we had cold weather, we didn't spend a lot of time on the deck, but had it been warmer, the enjoyment of the deck would have been very compromised. The master bed was very comfortable and the home's spaciousness, privacy, view of the inlet and gardens was deeply restful. A minor note: it would have been nice to have better quality, bigger blankets on the master bed. Otherwise, all was fabulous! Thank you!
David M. Aug 2020
Truly a wonderful place! Loved it!
Cathryn D. Jul 2020
beautiful house located right by Casper beach. Sunsets everyday! The beds were cozy. Eveything was decorated nicely. Loved the heated floors. The hot tub was nice after a long day of fishing! The kitchen was central and the bbq was nice!
Krista H. Jul 2020
This home is beautiful. What a view! The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.
john z. Mar 2020
Beautiful place, hunker down and hide from Corona
Justin E. Dec 2019
Great Location...very nice house and garden
Rachael B. Oct 2019
The great:
*Very private property - you can see all, but don't feel like everyone can see you
*Flexible owners who let us reschedule due to a medical emergency
*View is spectacular
*Very comfortable bed and loved the fresh sea air to make for the best night of sleep ever
*Hot Tub is private and easy to get in/out of
*They've thought of a lot of the little things to make the home even better than the pics show (massage chairs, spotter, blankets, etc.)

The not so great:
*Strong moldy smell in the back of the home and all downstairs. Didn't matter too much because my husband and I were the only ones staying in the home, but it was off putting and would have been embarrassed if we had company who had to sleep down there
*Owner just decided to swing by one day to do something with the water. Would have been nice if he called first or arranged with management as we would have been more than accommodating. Management took care of this very quickly and professionally though.

Vacasa did a great job responding to any issues we had.
Manager response:
Hi, Rachael! Thank you for leaving your review with us. We inspected the home and were unable to locate any mold. The owner came by too turn the water system on for the plants due to the hot weather. We apologize if this was upsetting for you and do hope you will still come visit again.
Sharon P. Oct 2019
Book this home - you won't be sorry! Great location: in between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, and great walking trails that take you down to a private beach and tide pools. The view of the beach from the house is can hear the ocean waves. Extremely well done decor with roomy and bright rooms and comfy beds. Will definitely stay again!
Jennifer R. Oct 2019
My family and friends came to celebrate and we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home. It has a large kitchen to cook in and a spa to relax in and unwind!! Oh, it also has two massage chairs that are amazing. The beds are comfortable and I hope to come back soon. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home!
april m. Sep 2019
This is our second year having a girl’s getaway weekend at this home. Another lovely, glitch-free weekend. We will return!
Kevin C. Sep 2019
Everything is great about this home. Highly recommend it. Just not on the weekends we will want it. ;)
Michael D. Sep 2019
Very nice house . Very well furnished and maintained. I would highly recommended this house
Ralph I. Sep 2019
The views of Caspar beach and cove are utterly captivating. We spent mornings and evenings enchanted by the stunning coastal vistas from the main living space and deck. The views from the master bedroom and downstairs bedroom and bathroom are equally stunning.

The home is immaculate, spacious, and located close to many natural attractions and phenomenal hiking trails (Russian River Gulch, Jughandle Preserve, Mendocino Headlands, and many more). Frolicrest is also a short driving distance from the idyllic town of Mendocino where you can enjoy sightseeing, dining, window shopping, and wine tasting (check out Mendo Vino wines). Be sure to spend some time in the lovely outdoor garden and jacuzzi before turning in for a restful evening at Frolicrest.
Cynthia H. Aug 2019
Frolicrest was a perfect retreat for me and some of my family. There was enough room so we didn’t bump into each other, but the living room was cozy enough for us all to sit and enjoy each other’s company.
Deborah A. D. Jun 2019
This home was exactly as pictured and described - although the photos do not do the view justice! We had a wonderful stay, enjoying the peace and quiet (thanks partially due to the radiant heated floors), the hot tub after long day hikes, and all the amenities. I haven't slept so well in a long time. It's a beautiful property with a spectacular view.
Herbert N. May 2019
There was not enough pots and pans. Cupboards were mostly completely empty and can use a little bit of help in that department.
Manager response:
Hello Herbert- Thank you for your feedback! I have reached out and advised our local staff of your concern with the lack of kitchenware. They spoken to the owner and they will purchase a few more pots and pans. Thank you, again!
Joyce M. Apr 2019
The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. Centrally located to visit Fort Bragg, lighthouse, beaches and of course the beautiful town of Mendocino. The view is great with a nice quiet cove and beach close to the house. The only disappointment was that the fireplace was closed off to prevent using it. A fire would have made it perfect!
Norma J J. Mar 2019
We had a great time! The house is beautiful, loved the garden!
Matthew T. Feb 2019
Quality house, amazing views, great location.
Tim M. Feb 2019
Lovely home with beautiful views.
Rajani P. Jan 2019
This property has great views, it is spacious and well maintained. We loved our weekend here, wish we could have stayed longer.
Sharon S. Dec 2018
The home is very high quality. We loved the heated flooring and the layout of the home. The beds were very comfortable . . . and the view was SPECTACULAR! We had a wonderful weekend; we didn't want to leave.
Sheryl S. Oct 2018
Enjoyed the entire visit. The home is just as represented on the web... beautiful views and we even got to see a little fox in the backyard!
Dawn R. Oct 2018
When our family booked Folicrest, we didn't realize there was so much of an ocean view. We thought it was just a view of the inlet. Upon arrival, we were delighted to be able to see and hear the ocean! I don't want to ruin all the surprises but I will say having a telescope was a wonderful treat. Folicrest had everything you could imagine to help enhance a family vacation! We did have an issue with the hot water heater but after a phone call to the local management company, it was resolved rather quickly. Overall, I would recommend Folicrest as a very comfortable place to stay when visiting the area.
John B. Oct 2018
Spectacular views! Roomy, comfortable and well furnished. This house made our weekend. We all highly recommend this home.
Christina L. Sep 2018
The view from the front balconywas to die for! The place was immaculate! Would just suggest supplying more towels and paper goods. Also found no shampoo\conditioner or soap.
Keith F. Jul 2018
nice view.
evelyn b. Jul 2018
Just got back from our stay here. The house was beautiful and the views were stunning. Seconds away from the beach. We would stay here again. I shaved off a star because the back of the house and mainly the downstairs smelled bad with mildew. The kitchen items need an update and fair warning, take off ALL jewelry for the hot tub!
Manager response:
We apologize for the mildew smell that built up while the home was closed off. We have taken measures to remove the smell and are working on updating the kitchen tools. Thanks!
Sonia K. May 2018
Very clean, spacious and comfortable. Wonderful views
Steve B. May 2018
Never rented a home before that was as perfect as this place. The home itself, the view the location, and it suited us perfectly.