Mendocino Vacation Rentals

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Make Mendocino your next getaway

The villages, vineyards, and breathtaking natural beauty of the Mendocino Coast - or just "the Coast," as the locals prefer to call it - make this oceanfront slice of Northern California the perfect destination for a laid-back adventure! Mendocino itself is a quaint town, home to less than 900 year-round residents. However, don't let it's relatively small size fool you - this serene escape is increasingly popular amongst artists drawn to its stunning scenery and vacationers who are attracted by the peace and quiet. 

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Chanticleer
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 7

Chanticleer - Mendocino, CA

$196 avg / night
Mendo Cupola
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Mendo Cupola - Mendocino, CA

$274 avg / night
Redwood Rest
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Redwood Rest - Mendocino, CA

$183 avg / night
Headlands Cove - Artist's Studio
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Headlands Cove - Artist's Studio - Mendocino, CA

$202 avg / night
Caspar Dream
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 10

Caspar Dream - Mendocino, CA

$262 avg / night

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Recent Mendocino guest reviews

A beautiful private property located in the middle of a quiet resort. There were nearby walking trails with river views, and easy access to the ocean and the town of Mendocino. This is a well kept old home with lots of unique features. It was well stocked, immaculate, and the beds were comfy. The downstairs bedroom with easy bathroom access worked well for my husband and me. The younger folks used the upstairs rooms. Loved the piano. The floor plan and decor felt homey. A lovely stay!
Sus M. | Jun 2024
The house and the property are absolutely stunning. If I were a wealthy person, I would make a very attractive offer to buy the place. We will be back.
Shannon K. | Jun 2024
Wonderful property. Located in a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. Super convenient location - 5 minutes to downtown Mendocino and close to state parks and Fort Bragg. Clean & comfortable. Very well-equipped kitchen - I easily cooked almost all our meals here. Picturesque back patio with a nice hot tub for after a long day of hiking. Super comfy beds and lots of drawer and closet space. Really nice washing machine and dryer for laundry. Super easy check in and check out. This truly felt like a home away from home. Would definitely stay here again.
Kristen L. | Jun 2024
Mendocino vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 28 of our Mendocino 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. 81 of our Mendocino vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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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 Mendocino 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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Whether you're searching for inspiration amongst the impressive redwood trees or just hoping to enjoy the fresh air and soothing sounds of the waves, you'll find that Mendocino is just what you're looking for and that our diverse selection of vacation rentals provide a comfortable and cozy home base as you explore one of the West Coast's most remarkable locations! 

Where is Mendocino, CA? 

Approximately 10 miles south of the vibrant city of Fort Bragg, you'll find the secluded, arts-minded paradise of 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. A number of state parks - each offering a variety of hiking and biking trails - are within easy driving distance, including Van Damme State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, and Jackson State Forest. 

Things to do in Mendocino

Once a logging boomtown, today's Mendocino is a little more quiet. However, the influx of visiting tourists has helped this small village develop into a popular attraction with all of the comforts and conveniences of a larger city. You'll find a variety of delicious restaurants, local shops, and unique galleries that will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Visit Patterson's Pub for a pint of local beer and a warm bowl of clam chowder or stop by the Mendocino Market to stock up on picnic supplies before heading to the beach or to grab ingredients to make a delicious homemade meal in the comfort of your own vacation home. 

Outdoor adventures in Mendocino

The entire coastline surrounding Mendocino is composed of Mendocino Headlands State Park. This expansive park is the perfect spot for afternoon picnics, as well as challenging hikes, beach combing for beautiful shells, or simply soaking up some sun and admiring the views of the rugged coastline and crashing waves. If you choose to rent a kayak, canoe, or bike for a day, you'll be able to experience the area's natural beauty up close! The Big River empties into Mendocino Bay, just south of town, and is ideal for afternoon of relaxing paddling. 

Day trips from Mendocino 

The region surrounding Mendocino is perfect for a day of exploring by car, thanks to the variety of small towns and hamlets nearby. Begin your day in the south with a stop in the quaint and quiet town of Elk for breakfast at the legendary Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe. As you meander slowly through the countryside, you will discover some truly stunning sights guaranteed to take your breath away! Make sure to stop by Fort Bragg's Glass Beach, stopping by the beautiful Point Cabrillo lighthouse on the way, or go for a hike along the redwood-lined Navarro River. After visiting a local winery or two, finish your day's adventures with a romantic oceanfront dinner at the Ledford House in the charming town of Albion.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing respite or an outdoor adventure, we have the perfect home away from home for your next vacation. From dog-friendly beach houses to luxurious country estates, our diverse selection of Mendocino vacation rentals has everything you need for an unforgettable experience! 

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