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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Mendocino vacation rentals for every getaway

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Chanticleer
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 7

Chanticleer - Mendocino, CA

$201 avg / night
Mendo Cupola
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Mendo Cupola - Mendocino, CA

$278 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

$176 avg / night
Caspar Dream
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 10

Caspar Dream - Mendocino, CA

$271 avg / night

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Recent Mendocino vacation rental reviews

Great House with Excellent Amenities. We will return
Jon W. | Apr 2024
LOVED this home! We were looking for a quiet, dog-friendly getaway near Mendocino and this home had it all! The pictures are very accurate but at the same time don't quite convey how truly large and open the main living area is- which was s delightful surprise. I absolutely loved having my morning coffee in the bay window, reading in one of the many seating areas in the open concept living space, or lounging on the wrap around porch. The layout of the home allowed for lots of time together or we had the option to retreat to many of the quiet spaces around the home- both inside and out, to recharge. The dog run area was a really helpful addition to the home and allowed our pups (2 small dogs ~10-12lbs) to run around without the worry of having them off leash in a new area. The hot tub was wonderful way to unwind at the end of the day or just relax on the back patio area with snacks and wine. This home is definitely for tree-lovers and while you could technically see the ocean, it was far enough down the hill that the we were insulated from the cold and the wind. We traveled with my in-laws and my 11 year old, the home is great for families and fur-family members. We had one person in our group that with mobility limitations and uses assistive devices so it was nice to have a range of bathroom options (step-in shower) for different abilities. Overall- highly recommend and it's close enough to both Mendocino and Ft. Bragg that you could easily run to town or go adventuring and never feel like you're too far of a drive from your "home base". Love it!
Melissa C. | Apr 2024
The privacy and no noisy neighbors was what I was looking for .
Ronald L. | Apr 2024
Mendocino vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 26 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. 78 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! 

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