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Escape to this beautiful home and cottage and enjoy the best of two worlds - both Mendocino Village and Mendocino Headlands State Park are literally at your doorstep! Take a five-minute walk to a picturesque nearby beach, stunning cliff-side bluffs, or along the expansive state park just across the street. Or if you prefer, stroll five minutes in the other direction to quaint cafés, bakeries, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.
The home, an historical landmark built in 1881, has just the right blend of style, luxury, and rustic character. Combined with the cottage, it is the perfect destination for that much-needed multi-generational family vacation or a large, heartwarming reunion of friends.
Headlands View Home & Cottage boasts plenty of spaces to gather together and also enjoy a bit of privacy and quiet reflection over the course of your stay - you choose! There is a large living area with both a wood-burning fireplace and zoned central heating, not to mention gorgeous views! In a second living area, you’ll discover a gas fireplace, a small desk, and more gorgeous views. Step outdoors and enjoy multiple decks with chairs and benches. Some guests could easily watch TV or play games in one living area while others read, listen to music, or reminisce in the other living area. Or, retreat to the cottage and let the downstairs gas fireplace keep you warm as you snuggle up in the two luxurious recliner chairs or the sofa to read, watch TV, or simply take in the view in silence. The upstairs cottage bedroom has a built-in desk and two rocking chairs that look out over Mendocino Headlands State Park, providing additional spaces to read, talk, doze, or quietly reflect.
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need to cook up many satisfying meals. Fourteen people can eat together using the kitchen table with leaf extensions and an adjoining bar. If you prefer cooking outdoors, just head to the back deck and turn on the gas grill.
Headlands View Home & Cottage provides a wide variety of sleeping accommodations and can sleep up to 14 people altogether. Note that most bedrooms are actually open lofts. The home’s north wing has a queen-size bed in an open loft and a double sleeper sofa downstairs, complete with a comfy memory foam mattress. Next to the kitchen is a small bedroom with a double bed. Head upstairs to find two open lofts, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. The cottage has a queen sleeper sofa downstairs, complete with a comfy memory foam mattress. A spiral staircase leads to a beautiful loft upstairs with a queen bed.
Welcome to Mendocino, the crown jewel of Mendocino County, which has been rated the 'Most Picturesque Town' by Sunset Magazine! Villages, vineyards, marvelous state parks, and breathtaking natural beauty await. You'll be only half a mile from downtown Mendocino, nestled between old-growth redwood forests and churning ocean waves. The town itself boasts a scenic location on a headland, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Mendocino is a treasure hunter's paradise, featuring unique and stylish boutiques and galleries showcasing local art. The nearby state parks include Van Damme State Park (two miles), Russian Gulch State Park (two and a half miles), and Jackson State Forest (19 miles), so don't hesitate to pack your most comfortable hiking shoes to explore them! Rent a bike at the nearby Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! (one and a half miles away) and ride along the beautiful Big River Canyon. You’ll also find delicious eats at local cafes and restaurants, including Good Life Cafe, Luna Trattoria, Cafe Beaujolais, and Patterson's Pub to name just a few. Outdoor enthusiasts will find endless, fun activities to try here, such as whale watching, horseback riding, The Skunk Train (which offers railroad tours on a historic train leading through meadows and redwood forest), historic walking tours, and annual festivals.
Things to know:
Free WiFi with booster mesh units, strong enough for video conferencing
Custom-built sauna on the private back deck - a rare find!
Outside shower on the private back deck
Three full bathrooms - one with bath/shower, the two others with showers
Modernized wooden hot tub with jets
TV with Xfinity/Comcast Cable and Netflix Streaming
One dog is welcome for a nightly fee
Parking Notes: parking available in driveway
County permit number: 128499
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.