Elk Vacation Rentals

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Make Elk your next getaway

One of the smallest towns along the Mendocino coast, little Elk, California is nonetheless big on appeal. A little more quiet and peaceful than its better-known neighboring towns to the north, a stay in one of our Mendocino coast vacation rentals in Elk offers sweeping views and natural splendor along with true relaxation.

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Popular amenities for Elk vacation rentals

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Pacific Bliss
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 7

Pacific Bliss - Elk, CA

$520 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Greenwood Beach Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Greenwood Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

$225 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Elk Rock Beach Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Elk Rock Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

$285 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Elk Mid-Century - Guest House
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Elk Mid-Century - Guest House - Elk, CA

$173 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Elk Mid-Century - Main House
1 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Elk Mid-Century - Main House - Elk, CA

$230 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)

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Recent Elk guest reviews

You need to know what this home is and why you're going there. If you want new, updated, refurbished -- go somewhere else. If you want a magnificent piece of architectural history, a mind-blowing view (yes, the photos don't do it justice) and to stay in a space that is built by a genius...every space cozy, inspiring, and amazing -- and you understand that here and there, it's a teeny bit rough around the edges...but like, the Taj Mahal is probably rough around the edges. So that's what staying here is like. It's a Mid Century Modern Taj Mahal. Stay there if that means something to you. I was there for 48 hours and never left the house once and I already miss it.
MATTHEW W. | Jun 2024
The view of the Pacific Coast is spectacular!
Janet S. | Jun 2024
Loved the property. Great location. Beautiful view. My only issue was the outside of the house was very overgrown.
Christi R. | May 2024
Elk vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 13 of our Elk homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 43 of our Elk vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Elk vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Elk team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Elk, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Things to do in Elk, CA

Despite its diminutive size, Elk offers some lovely dining options for its lucky visitors. Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe has legendary eggs Benedict, and pub food doesn't get much better than at Bridget Dolan's. For a really unique experience, head up the bluff to the firehouse/dive bar (yes, really) Beacon Light by the Sea for a few laid-back beers and a lot of interesting conversation from the affable owner.

Anything else you might need is within easy reach in the larger towns of Mendocino or Fort Bragg to the north. Of course, the real draw is the coast itself. Rugged cliffs, sweeping vistas, and picturesque sea stacks make this stretch of shoreline a photographer's dream. To get a little closer to the beauty, take an ocean kayak tour, or plan a horseback ride along the beach.

Just north of town is the gorgeous Navarro River Redwoods State Park, a must-visit for a scenic hike under a canopy of old-growth trees. And after a long day of exploration, book a massage at a local spa for a well-deserved treat!

From luxurious escapes to adventure-packed weekends, our Mendocino vacation rentals in beautiful, charming Elk guarantee an experience you'll never forget.