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Make Mendocino your next getaway—choose from 17 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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Ocean Trails 3D Tour
4 Bed | 4 Bath | Sleeps 10

Ocean Trails - Mendocino, CA

From $359
Caspar Daydream 3D Tour
0 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Caspar Daydream - Mendocino, CA

From $120
Whale Song 3D Tour
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Whale Song - Mendocino, CA

From $199
Headlands Cove - Artist's Studio 3D Tour
0 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Headlands Cove - Artist's Studio - Mendocino, CA

From $250
Headlands Cove - Cottage 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Headlands Cove - Cottage - Mendocino, CA

From $200

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Recent Mendocino vacation rental reviews

The view is pristine, the kitchen is extremely well stocked, and for 2 people it’s plenty spacious. I also doubt you can find a better combination of price and location if you’re looking at staying on the North Cali coast. This is a gem
P Whitney Y. | Jul 2021
Beautiful place tucked in the woods and close to so many fun activities for the kids and I , my daughter is a birder and we had daily visits from hummingbirds and quails We enjoyed from the awesome deck . Thank you for the memories 😁
Stephen K. | Jul 2021
What a spot! This well-appointed home has plenty of room for a large family and all the accoutrements - plus, the views of the Mendocino headlands are simply spectacular. Would love to come back and maybe try the other properties at this location, the perfect spot.
Matthew L. | Jul 2021

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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!