USA California California Coast Elk Listing #15184

Elk Mid-Century - Main House - Elk, CA

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25 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 King Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanfront Stunner with Deck, Veranda & Incredible Views - Close to Beaches

Whether you're searching for romance, mid-century style, or unrivaled ocean views, you'll find it all at this two-bedroom Elk home! With an expansive deck and veranda and a breathtaking location, this oceanfront property will treat you to the best of the Northern California Coast.

You'll find this home perched atop the bluffs in Elk, a small, oceanfront community on a gorgeous stretch of California Highway 1. Sit down for breakfast at the iconic Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, take morning walks in the sand on Greenwood State Beach, and sip cocktails at sunset on your multi-level deck.

This mid-century gem is a marvel of oceanfront architecture, offering a cozy brick fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a living space that exudes warmth and style. Take afternoon drives to Mendocino and Point Arena, use the free WiFi to share photos of your excursions, and come home to tend to dinner outside on the smoker and enjoy fresh air out on the deck late into the night. Please note that the adjacent, two-bedroom guest house is available for rent as well (the two homes are connected via the garages), and that both units can be rented together as the four-bedroom Mid-Century Elk.

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

*Please note: This historic home has a lot of stairs and a shower that you have to step into, it is not the best choice for guests with mobility issues.

County permit number: 127213

County tax number: 2393
County tax number: 11145

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules

Not suitable for children

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view





Wireless router

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Shared Charcoal Grill

25 reviews

Eric F. Dec 2022
Title says it all. The architecture is inspiring, the coastline is picturesque, and our stay was lovely. My only feedback is that the lighting is very dim/ambient so the home could use some better/brighter lighting for reading and games.
Christa L. Oct 2022
My girlfriend and I love this place and have stayed several times and we absolutely love it and will stay again. Still, each time we are a little more sad about the lack of attention to small repairs and details that would not only help to preserve this historic home but also make the stay better.
The screens all have holes now letting flys and mice in which cold be easily remedied, the chimney is in dire need of a good sweeping and cleaning so that the smoke goes up the chimney and not into the home, a good cleaning of the brick on the chimney front is in order, and one closet door in the upstairs bedroom is off track and needs a simple fix. Also the carpet in the living room and bedroom are horrendous and do not fit the space at all. With all that being said, the home itself and location simply can't be beat. The kitchen is well stocked and the fridge is fantastic as is the separate ice maker. The bed is super comfy and the linens are as well. Also, we have a few issues during our stay and the response from the local Vacasa team was fantastic. Will stay again but really hope some of those minor fixes are made.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Christa, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you letting us know that room for improvement. We will have maintenance check the screens and chimney. The closet door has been repaired. We appreciate your feedback as a means to continually improve our home, as well as our guests' comfort and satisfaction. We look forward to hosting you again.
Gunther R. Jul 2022
We loved the opportunity to stay in this architect-designed home, but there were so many issues that piled up, that we were not really able to fully enjoy the location with all the distractions. Many issues could be addressed quite easily, some with a little more effort and others have just been built-in and or ignored for so long, we can't imagine they would ever be fixed. The deck, arguably the best feature of the house, was littered with rotting planters that were literally crumbling over on their sides and filled with dead plants. The cushions for the deck furniture were covered in mold and mildew, dog paw prints and a tire track(?). The Green Egg grill that was supposed to be included with our side of the duplex was on the other side and not available to us. This sounds like a small inconvenience, however, we intentionally brought fuel and food expecting to use that, and then could not. It's way too heavy to move and there are steps preventing its easy relocation.

The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you would need to prepare a gourmet meal, however, there is no exhaust fan over the oven, so the smoke alarm verbally threatened us every time we cooked. Oddly, despite the number of large picture windows, there are just three very small operable "portals" to allow fresh air in besides the sliding glass door. This was also troublesome in the bedroom, as we wanted to hear the ocean waves at night, however the only portal faced the highway which is just a few feet away, so in the morning traffic noises come right in.
We couldn't find two matching glasses in the kitchen and there were only about half a dozen in total. There is a fabulous set of Heath dishware. All the appliances had been removed from the countertops and stashed in the pantry (probably the cleaners?), so we had to liberate and rejigger the appliances just to be able to put our food away. The effect of walking into the kitchen with nothing on the countertops made it feel like we were in a house that somebody had moved out of. No welcoming coffee station or toaster like you see in the pictures.

Speaking of pictures, many were missing from the walls (just hooks left) and many had been swapped out from the photos you see online. Same with the cool sculptures you see online and the stereo. These are all gone. The stereo has been replaced with a Sonos setup which would be great, if it weren't so disconnected from itself. We had to download an old app to control it and then we had to manually go upstairs any time we wanted to change the TV volume as it was not controlled by a remote. The Sonos, wifi router and subwoofer were distributed randomly throughout the living room with speaker wires and extension cords hanging out all over the place. The subwoofer was literally sitting in the middle of the living room floor.

We made a great fire in the one working fireplace in the living room the first night, but the next two nights something caused the fireplace to spew smoke into the house (bad wood?), so that was the end of cozy fires at night (PS, we know how to make a fire and grew up with homes that had fires as primary heat sources, so this is not something we can take the blame for, yes, the flue was open!).

It was just the two of us, so we didn't sleep downstairs, but it was musty and the screen door did not operate in its track, so that would've been a problem as well.

As others have pointed out, the tub/shower setups are challenging even for able-bodied people. The tub inserts could be replaced with tiled showers that would function so much better, be a lot less dangerous and have no detrimental effects on the design of the home.

We both loved the house, but we were saddened that it did not live up to the photos or its potential. We get that it should be preserved as an architectural gem, but not to the point that it is not maintained, refreshed, or updated.
Manager response:
Gunther, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the home's layout and design during your visit. However, we sincerely apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay and any inconvenience caused to you and your party. Please know that we appreciate our guests' preferences as a means to improve, as well as taking the time to bring to our attention that some items in the home may need some TLC. We have forwarded your feedback to our local manager so they can work with the appropriate parties to improve this home for future reservations. We welcome your feedback as an opportunity to improve, and we hope you will give us another chance to host you for a truly carefree stay in the future.
Weston A. Nov 2021
The view and the accommodations were perfect
Christian L. Sep 2020
This is a very special place, amazing architecture and design inside, breathtaking views outside! We were able to enjoy a nice meal on the patio at sunset looking at the cove, while a young deer grazed nearby. The kitchen was well equipped to cook our meals, and just stay in. We just wish we could have stayed longer.
John N. Aug 2020
We enjoyed the house and deck. We had great weather
Andrea W. Jul 2020
We enjoyed this spacious, comfortable and well equipped home. We especially loved the large deck with comfortable seating, umbrella, BBQ, and great views; the fireplace, sound system, and the home entertainment system. The master bedroom was great with a very comfortable king bed. We did not use the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking and baking. The only drawback for our liking was the dim lighting throughout the house. Overall, this is lovely home makes for a great Mendocino coast vacation.
Chester Q. Jul 2020
Couldn’t find a better place to spend the weekend! This place is quirky yet functional and I loved the morning and sunset lighting inside and out on the patio. House is equipped with great audio video system and kitchen is very functional. Would definitely come back again! Plus Elk is dreamy!
martha w K. Oct 2019
Enjoyed and would recommend this accommodation. View was beautiful.
alexander d. Sep 2019
Loved this house and location.
Janine W. Jan 2019
The views from the deck were amazing. The house was well equipped. The bed was super comfy and the linens were superb. The house is well equipped and has pretty much everything you need. The house is right on Highway 1 so there is some highway noise.
chris b. Jan 2019
Great home, well stocked kitchen, and wonderful ocean views.
Roshni D. Oct 2018
Gorgeous views and a very well stocked photos. Will definitely come back!
Robert C. Sep 2018
Although this is a nice house people with mobility issues will have some difficulty getting up and down stairs and in and out of showers.
Stephen H. Sep 2018
Wonderful house on the cliffs. Stunning view. Great service. Perfect getaway
Marshall R. Sep 2018
This mid-century masterpiece is all you need to enjoy the Mendo coast. With stunning views are stunning, a fully outfitted kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, and great stereo / projector, you have everything you could possibly need. Will definitely be back, and hopefully soon!
Brian S. Jul 2018
Enough said.
Natalie W. Jul 2018
My husband, infant son and I wanted a few nights to get away. This home was beyond anything we expected - Incredible, jaw-dropping views, stunning architecture, and all the amenities you need and then some. Elk is a special place on the coast!
ANGIE F. Jun 2018
Absolutely stunning and affordable will definitely rent again