USA California The Northern California Coast Mendocino Listing #42081

Headlands View Cottage - Mendocino, CA

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11 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 0 bedrooms  plus loft 1 bathroom 1 dog max 
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Charming cottage w/ dramatic views and fireplace. Ideal location!

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

Escape to this delightful hideaway 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.

Headlands View Cottage has its own pathway and private entrance and is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or small family gathering. The Cottage is fully separate from Headlands View Home with a large deck between the two buildings (note that Cottage guests do not have access to any decks).

Downstairs you’ll find an inviting space that combines a kitchenette, living area, and dining area. The kitchenette includes a portable electric oven, a counter-top two-burner stove, microwave, mini-fridge, sink, and plenty of bowls, plates, and utensils for cooking and eating. It works great for preparing a memorable meal, storing/warming any delicious leftovers you might bring home from a nearby restaurant, or putting together quick snacks on the go. The dining table seats up to four. The gas fireplace keeps you warm while 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 queen sofa sleeper downstairs comes complete with a comfy memory foam mattress.

A spiral staircase leads to a beautiful loft upstairs with a queen bed, built-in desk, and a gas wall heater. Two rocking chairs looking out over Mendocino Headlands State Park provide additional spaces to read, talk, doze, or quietly reflect.

What's nearby:
Welcome to Mendocino, the crown jewel of Mendocino County, which has been rated '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.

Things to know:
Free WiFi with booster mesh units, strong enough for video-conferencing
TV with Xfinity/Comcast Cable and Netflix Streaming
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee!

Parking Notes: There is parking in front of the cottage on Calpella Street, walk down the path that leads you to the front door of the cottage.

County permit number: 128499

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




Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining




Water view





Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby


Beach towels

11 reviews

Frieda H. Nov 2021
Cozy cottage with easy access to the headlands, beach and all the cute shops in town. Great value for this stay!
Charles A. Aug 2021
This cottage enjoys a terrific location, being a short walk to the headlands as well as the downtown. Although the space is compact, it is thoughtfully appointed and very well maintained.
Steve W. Jul 2021
Location was good for us.
Ananya M. Jun 2021
Headlands view cottage was perfect for our little family + dog. It’s super close to the fantastic Mendocino headlands trail, the Portuguese beach and all the cute little stores and restaurants.
We’ll be coming back soon!
Alison A. Apr 2021
Cute little place, very cozy, great heating, and the location is very nice! Would recommend to anyone looking for a modestly priced stay in Mendocino
Dr. Marshall W. Dec 2020
This is a terrific, well-located place to stay with everything one needs provided.
Ted B. Dec 2020
The location next to the headlands and lovely walk into downtown.
Rita D. Oct 2020
Coziest cottage ever! Quiet, bright. Easy access to beautiful walks by ocean-just walk out front door- and pleasant five minute walk to “downtown” amenities.
Susan B. Oct 2020
A beautiful little house in a perfect location. The house has everything you want to relax and enjoy the beaches and Mendocino. With water views, high ceilings, clean and comfortable furniture , the house is ideal.
celeste f. Sep 2020
Comfortable queen bed with lovely view. The living room has the same view with comfortable chairs and couch.
naleni t. Sep 2020
Cute little cottage, perfect location, walking distance to Mendocino town and beach.