Mendocino Vacation Rentals

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Make Mendocino your next getaway—choose from 21 great vacation rentals

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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Mendocino vacation rentals for every getaway

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Surfwood Getaway
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

Surfwood Getaway - Mendocino, CA

$489 avg / night
Headlands View Cottage
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Headlands View Cottage - Mendocino, CA

$126 avg / night
Oceanfront Villa dell’Ahava Retreat
6 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 14

Oceanfront Villa dell’Ahava Retreat - Mendocino, CA

$749 avg / night
Caspar Daydream
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Caspar Daydream - Mendocino, CA

$146 avg / night
Redwood Rest
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Redwood Rest - Mendocino, CA

$226 avg / night

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Recent Mendocino vacation rental reviews

I have visited this home twice in the last year and so enjoyed the beauty, silence and deep sense of relaxation that the abode provides. The view from the cathedral windows are spectacular!
Jeanne H. | Dec 2022
We had a Whale of a time! The deTails Beluga us away and we could not have Orca-strated a better weekend. The view from the hot tub was Greyt: no fences Narwhals blocked the view of the ocean. We wish this was our Spermanent home and we felt Blue leaving. We are leaving Whale-rested and are hoping to Humpback soon. Seriously, this house is great — charming, clean, well-equipped, and absolutely covered in whale imagery, which we loved, as you can maybe tell. The surroundings are gorgeous and you could even walk to Russian Gulch State Park, which has a fabulous 5-mile hike called Falls Loop Trail. Sitting in the hot tub as the sun set over the ocean and the stars came out was totally magical. We were 5 adults here for a Friendsgiving weekend and couldn’t have asked for a better stay.
Julia P. | Nov 2022
The house and cottage fit all 12 of us plus a new grandson. Kitchen is well equipped. The hot tub and sauna were welcome. The weather was incredible, and we saw a pod of dolphins dancing in the waves. The wood stove kept us comfy,
Jim S. | Nov 2022
Mendocino Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 17 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. 50 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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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Mendocino, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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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!