USA California California Coast Mendocino Listing #42080

Headlands View Home - Mendocino, CA

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15 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom  plus loft 2 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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Spectacular home with stunning views, decks, fireplaces, sauna, & fast WiFi

*Please note that there may be guests staying in Headlands View Cottage during your stay. The cottage is a detached building with its own private entrance. Cottage guests will not have access to the home’s large deck that separates the two buildings.

Escape to this beautiful home 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 in the other direction to quaint cafés, bakeries, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

This home, an historical landmark built in 1881, has just the right blend of style, luxury, and rustic character. It is the perfect destination for that much-needed family vacation or heartwarming reunion of friends. Headlands View Home 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 and a small desk. 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.

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.

The house provides a wide variety of sleeping accommodations. Note that most bedrooms are actually open lofts. The north wing has a bed in an open loft and a double sofabed downstairs, complete with a comfy memory foam mattress. Next to the kitchen is a small bedroom. Head upstairs to find two open lofts!


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 or 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.


County permit number: 128499

County tax number: 9389
County tax number: 10208

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



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Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

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Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view


Internet : Xfinity


Cable : Xfinity

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games

Sauna : Private


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


15 reviews

Dana L. May 2022
Loved staying at the Headlands House! Terrific kitchen with all the gadgets and tools you need to cook well. Walk out your door and there’s the sea and the many beautiful trails. Would stay here again.
Kevin L. Feb 2022
The location of this house is stunning. It is walking distance to both the ocean and the town. There have been several very nice upgrades to the place that make it very comfortable, and those modern touches along with the rustic charm of the place are a great combination. The hot tub was great (we did not try the sauna) to relax and watch the stars at night.
Susannah N. Jan 2022
Our family of 3, plus our bulldog, stayed for 2 nights at this delightful property. We will absolutely be back.

The house had every single thing we needed - plenty of cookware, plates, mugs, glasses, even lots more staples than most rental homes have. They even provided shampoo, conditioner, and soap bars! Truly so thoughtfully appointed.

We took early morning walks along the bluffs right down the street, and enjoyed fires in the wood-burning stove at night. Hearing the waves crash in the master bedroom was such a great way to fall asleep.

Perfect location, within easy walking to downtown Mendocino and to all the bluffs and cliffs.

It was perfect and we're so grateful we discovered this home!
Robin M. Jan 2022
I loved everything about this home, and our stay. I've stayed in fancier places, but this home takes the cake, in a fabulous way.
The kitchen is very well stocked. The location is's a tad rustic, but our family loves that!
Charlotte G. Nov 2021
We love the great location of this home so much we came back again this year! The Headkands are right outside and the Village enter is just a few blocks away. We only got in the car to ride The Skunk Train and visit the splint Cabrillo Lighthouse.
The very separate sleeping quarters were a boon with a sometimes cranky baby. We will be back.
Alison A. Nov 2021
Steps to the headlands in a cute quiet nbhd: we loved the separated sleeping areas that are perfect for large families.
Jennifer B. Jun 2021
We loved this house. It is really a home, with a well equipped kitchen, lots of space to spread out and breathtaking views of the open land around us. The proximity to town is perfect. Excellent place to escape from life. We will be back!
Susan T. May 2021
We had a great stay in this home. Appreciated the location, views, spaciousness with visiting family, wood stoves , sauna and hot tub. The house was clean and inviting. We would certainly book again. Airbnb cancelled at the last minute but we were able to rebook thru vacassa
David E. Feb 2021
We've stayed at several places along the coast and this Headlands View Home is probably our favorite now. Amazing location is on the edge of a field that you look out on-- so you feel you are close to nature (and you can walk to the sea, so you are)-- yet you can walk a few minutes and get to a coffee shop. The hosts thought of everything, and they even included condiments and spices in the fridge (the only place that had them). There are so many interesting nooks and crannies in this old house that was changed a few times over the decades, and it was a parlor game to try to figure out the archeology of it by looking at the structure of it and different boards on the ceiling. We can tell for example where perhaps 100 years ago there was a staircase that went up from the living room to the floor above the living room (which no longer is a living space but is just an attic). We are still mystified at what decade did the 2nd story get removed? There is a photo that shows it, then other photos that show it missing. Perhaps prior to 1914? Anyways, we love old houses because of the character, and this one is a combination of an old house plus a modern addition. We enjoyed both. The kitchen is modern, don't worry. We loved this place and would come back here in a flash.
Carol Z. Jan 2021
It is so wonderful to be able to walk to the Headlands, to Portuguese beach and Big River beach and never get in the car. It is in the town of Mendocino, but on the West side and out of the tourist fray. Lovely views of a sliver of the ocean from a couple of rooms and the yard.
Charlotte G. Dec 2020
We loved everything about this house. It made it possible for one member of our household to work remotely and privately while allowing the rest of us to take advantage of the great location.
Five minutes to Headlands Trails or five minutes to village, perfect location. We only used the car four times.
The house was in good shape and the kitchen was very user friendly.
A great getaway!
Erlinda C. Nov 2020
Have stayed at house before. Has always been wonderful.
Hopi B. Nov 2020
This place is heaven. Its got everything and then some. It rained a few days and we were so happy to stay inside, very cozy with the fireplace, and watch the rain from the beautiful windows everywhere. Sunny days followed with many small trips from the house to tons of headlands walks. We saw whales feeding in the cove each day, literally 2 minutes from the house, as well as a huge Blue Heron circling the yard of the home. We also enjoyed watching a local falcon hunting each day from the windows and yard. The views all around are expansive, with many birds, and the inside feels private and very comfortable. The neighborhood is very quiet too. And if you can, walk to FogEaters cafe for the best vegetarian meal, just a few minutes away. We didnt want to leave. thank you!
Susan B. Sep 2020
Unique location, surrounded by the ocean on three sides. A short walk to town and to the water. The house is perfect for a family with two distinct living areas, each having its own entrance. The house is surrounded by decks and lots of outdoor space.