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Boasting peaceful ocean bluffs, rugged coastlines, and shop-filled beach towns, a stay at one of our Northern California Coast vacation rentals has something for everyone. These classic small coastal towns hugging the Pacific Coast offer a chance to unwind amidst unspoiled beauty, towering redwoods, and thriving artists' communities. Mendocino county is only about a three-hour drive from all of the hubbub in San Francisco, but it feels like entering a completely different world! You'll discover award-winning wineries, picturesque hiking trails, and one-of-a-kind woodworking galleries when you plan a stay in one of these charming coastal towns.

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Park View 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Park View - Fort Bragg, CA

From $127
Lost Coast Hideaway 3D Tour
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Lost Coast Hideaway - Shelter Cove, CA

From $178
Cove Cabin Retreat 3D Tour
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Cove Cabin Retreat - Shelter Cove, CA

From $100
Ocean Song 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Ocean Song - Shelter Cove, CA

From $152
Tidepool Retreat 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Tidepool Retreat - Fort Bragg, CA

From $221

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Recent The Northern California Coast vacation rental reviews

We had a family celebration of a 50th wedding anniversary and Vista del Mar was great. The two master suites worked well for the two couples and the wing over the garage with the game room was great for the kids. Kitchen was airy and functional with all the basics, heated floor in the upstairs master bath a nice touch. The back yard was well protected from the wind and we enjoyed a nice sunny lunch on the back deck. Overall, very nice!
John O. | May 2022
Diane B. | May 2022
House was very clean and uncluttered and just as pictured.
Kathleen R. | May 2022

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The bustling city of Fort Bragg lies only 240 miles from the Oregon border. With plenty of shops and galleries, as well as the beach to explore, you'll never run out of things to do in this bustling town.

Just 10 miles south of Fort Bragg is quaint, Victorian-esque Mendocino, California. Spend the day walking along the trails in the spectacular Mendocino Headlands State Park, pick up some local cream cheese and freshly baked bread at the local grocery co-op, or browse new releases at the Mendocino Book Company. This charming, historic town is filled with unique water towers, flower gardens, and award-winning restaurants.

If you're looking for a slightly quieter escape than either Fort Bragg or Mendocino, just two miles further south down California's scenic Highway 1 is Little River. Situated between Mendocino and Van Damme State Park, Little River is right near the action, but with a slightly more relaxed pace. Here, you can spend your days combing Van Damme Beach for shells, diving for abalone, or just taking in the gorgeous ocean views from the bluff. And if you want to head into Mendocino for supplies or a special dinner out, you're just minutes away.

The hamlet of Albion is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Take in the old growth redwoods, majestic ocean views, and breathe in the fresh ocean air - all while being only 25 minutes south of bustling Fort Bragg.

If you blinked while traveling further south down Highway 1, you might just miss the tiny, postcard-perfect, rugged cliff-side town of Elk. With a couple of inns, restaurants, and a gas station, Elk may be small in size but it's big on things to do. In this quiet community where the forests and meadows meet the sea, you can take a yoga or Pilates class at the Greenwood School or attend the Community Pizza Baking event the fourth Saturday of every month - just bring your own dough and toppings and bake your pie in a shared, wood-fired outdoor oven!

Whether you spend your California getaway browsing galleries, wine tasting, visiting artist's studios, or simply taking photos from the bluff, your stay at a Northern California Coast vacation rental will be unique and memorable! Come see why this section of rocky coastline is one of the most beautiful places in the world.