Right alongside California's winding, coast-hugging Highway 1, is the small, ocean bluff community of Little River. Aptly named for the nearby six-mile long Little River, this quiet town in Mendocino County boasts a grocery store, a gas station, a small airport, and a post office. So if you're looking for a little peace and quiet, along with million-dollar ocean views, you've found your dream destination! And if you still want a few bigger city attractions near your Northern California Coast vacation rental, never fear - popular, Victorian-inspired Mendocino, is just two miles to the north.
Like the nearby towns of Fort Bragg, Elk, and Albion, Little River vacation rentals look out over the wild and rocky California coastline. Van Damme State Park is just a mile to the south and has 10 miles of trails including the Fern Canyon Trail System. Other park activities include kayak tours, diving for abalone from Van Damme Beach, and exploring the Pygmy Forest with its tall, impressive pine trees.
Right in town you can pamper yourself at the Little River Inn with a day of golf and some time at their day spa. On nights you don't make a feast back at your Little River beach house, visit the Inn's fine dining restaurant for fresh and local plates.
Just a short bike ride or drive away from your Little River beach cottage, you can easily spend the day browsing galleries in neighboring Mendocino or pull up a bar stool for a pint of Red Tail Ale at Mendocino Brewing Co. - the first brew pub in California! If beer's not your thing, just to the southeast of Little River there are more than a dozen wineries along state route 128, for a day of wine tasting. But really, your favorite activity while visiting the Northern California Coast may just be watching the waves from the deck of your Little River vacation rental.
At only three hours from San Francisco, Mendocino County offers picturesque vistas, a rocky coastline, and a laid-back, small town vibe. Find your perfect Little River retreat from our growing list of Northern California vacation rentals, put your feet up, and enjoy the view.