USA California California Coast Elk Listing #20272

Elk Rock Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

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21 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Oceanfront cottage w/deck, stunning 180-degree views & 7.5 acres

The open ocean and the spectacular cliffs of the Northern California Coast unfold before you at this incredibly positioned oceanfront cottage in Elk! Here atop a breathtaking bluff, you can watch unforgettable sunsets from a viewing deck that sits above the crashing waves and Elk Rock below. You'll have a 180-degree vantage point of the entire coastline, more than seven acres of oceanfront land, and a darling, beachy cottage to welcome you home.

An ideal escape for whale-watchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and those simply seeking a beautiful retreat, this light-filled home is full of casual elegance - from the bleached wood beams to the plush, wrought iron beds. You can read the morning paper in view of the ocean, prepare breakfast on updated appliances in the kitchen, and grill outside on the deck for lunch overlooking the water.

What's nearby:
Whether your interests lie in wild beaches, dramatic vistas, ocean kayaking, or diving and surfing, you'll find it all on this majestic stretch of shoreline. This home sits just over a mile south of the town of Elk and Greenwood State Beach, 11 miles south of the historic Albion River Bridge (the last wooden bridge in operation on Highway 1), and 18 miles south of charming downtown Mendocino.

If you hop in the car for a drive up the coast, you can make scenic stops at Navarro Beach (eight miles north), Navarro River Redwoods State Park (11 miles northeast), Mendocino Headlands State Park (19 miles north), Russian Gulch State Park (21 miles north), and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (25 miles north). To the south, the Point Arena Lighthouse (18 miles south) is famous for its wonderful sunsets.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Cell phone and internet service tend to be spotty in this area
Please be sure to closely supervise children around the cliff
* This home is equipped with surveillance cameras to provide security for the exterior of the home and property.
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: There is a parking area to the right of the home with enough parking for three cars. Please do not pull into the gate, as there are septic lines and other mechanical items in that area that could be damaged by vehicles.

County permit number: 126117

County tax number: 2459
County tax number: 11212

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Internet : Other


Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

Blu-Ray player


Gas grill : Private


21 reviews

Joseph P. Dec 2021
the ocean view
Adriane B. Oct 2021
We absolutely loved our time at Elk Rick Beach Cottage. It was the perfect place to relax and slow down. The best part was the view, it was the most beautiful thing to both wake up and fall asleep to. If you need a break, this is your spot!

Check-in/out was simple, the beds were comfortable, and there were lots of warm blankets (which is something I don't always find at VRBOs). Everything we needed was in the home!

Andrew K. Aug 2021
You’ll never want to leave. Just save yourself the heartache of having to go back to normal life after realizing that this place exists. Will definitely return again. Just amazing
Melisa H. Jul 2021
We absolutely loved the views this home provided! Tons of wildlife… saw birds, deer, and even seals and whales out in the ocean! The only bummer about this house was that we had some technical problems upon arrival (no electricity in half the house & the shower head was broken). However, we contacted Vacasa and they sent a technician out the next morning to fix everything. Kitchen was also lacking some basics but we made due. Overall had a really nice time despite a few issues with the home.
Carolyn G. Jun 2021
Thoughtfully furnished and fabulous scenery!
Keith M. Nov 2020
The house is well maintained and very well equipped with everything from outdoor seating to kitchen utensils. The view is excellent. The house is quite dated; uneven floors, no central heating. The pots and pans are in very poor shape (at least the most commonly used ones such as the frying pans and the sauce pan).
Manager response:
Hi Keith! Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the picturesque view, and appreciate your feedback surrounding the condition of the home. We welcome this as an opportunity to improve our homes for the future. We hope to host you again!
Logan A. Aug 2020
This is an absolutely beautiful home. The views are stunning and the seclusion makes it very relaxing. We spent most of our time reading/sunbathing on the deck overlooking the ocean. The house is cute and everything needed was easily accessible. Neither of us wanted to leave and we’re already finding excuses to make a yearly trip back here.
JEFF J. Mar 2020
Very cozy cottage with awesome views from the deck
Larry H. Feb 2020
This is a special place on the California coast. We've stayed in many rental homes along the northern California coastline...this place is a new favorite!! We had great weather and every night a beautiful sunset! The deck above the cliff was a wonderful spot to sip champagne, relax, read, watch the seals, look for whales, and enjoy the expansive ocean view. Everything was clean and comfy. The opportunity of late checkout was a bonus to our vavation.We'll definitely be back.
Teresa B. Dec 2019
Comfortable beds, fabulous huge windows, responsive staff, nice kitchen. Comfy coach and chairs. Location the best.
Jedidiah V. Nov 2019
View was amazing. Beds are comfortable. We loved cooking meals every night. Loved the fireplace. The shower is tiny. The sliding doors allow for an open and lovely experience. Loved how everything is white; from walls to sheets to towels.
We enjoyed calling this our home for three nights.
Angelika D. Sep 2019
The house is old but modernized and renovated. Everything was clean and the equipment was very good, everything you need is available. What we missed is storage space for the clothes. The wardrobes in the bedrooms were full of outdoor pillows and extra bedding. There were no hangers and we had to live practically out of the suitcase.
But the outdoor area is spectacular. Even better than in the photos, because the view goes directly into the bay from the front deck. We spent hours looking at water.
We would definitely rent this house again, if we come back to this area.
Yevgeniy L. Sep 2019
Privacy, amazing ocean view and minimum light pollutions.
Rena D. Aug 2019
Our family enjoyed 4 nights at this house. The pictures don't do the view justice - it was wonderful. The yard is spacious and the views from the deck can't be beat. The outdoor furniture is newish and comfortable and the beds and linens also were new and fluffy and comfortable. The fencing around the cliffs made us feel safe with our kids playing outside. The kitchen had everything we needed including dishwasher (so great on vacation) and inside laundry. My only negative is that there's a security camera pointed directly at you when you're on the back deck - it just gave me a not-so-wonderful feeling like someone was watching me eat dinner. Other than that, perfection.
Chris C. Jul 2019
The privacy was wonderful, no other homes in sight. You literally have your own private wide view of the ocean and sunset. The cottage was very clean, bright and very well appointed in all aspects. The bedding and linens were soft and very comfortable. The deck is one of the best features of this home, truly amazing. This will be our place to stay every time we come to the north coast.
TRACIE H. Apr 2019
The house was very comfortable and clean. The beds and pillows provided a great night sleep. We loved our location and the town of Elk. I would HIGHLY recommend this home.
Andrew N. Mar 2019
Great view and nice comfortable updated cottage. Very relaxing. Internet worked fine but our cellular didn't work in this location which was no problem for us - but - there's no land line so just a heads up.
Rowena S. Jan 2019
We had the best time in this beautiful home. The views are breathtaking and the accommodation is superb. The house had high quality amenities and first class linens! Highly recommend this place and will definitely go back.