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Top-rated vacation rentals in Mendocino

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Cottage in Caspar
Mendocino coast ocean-view cottage, walk to beach.
Private cottage has ocean view, and is just across the road from Caspar Headlands State Park. Enter through private gate into your own garden with outdoor seating. Inside the cottage, there is a kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge, a cozy gas fireplace, free wifi and t.v. with Roku, comfy queen bed with new mattress and quality bedding, tile floor, skylights, full bath with claw foot tub, artistic and period details. From the cottage, walk to the beach, or 5 minute drive to Mendocino.
$172 per night
Guesthouse in Mendocino
Coastal Forest Cabin, Walk to beach and waterfall
Keep it simple at this peaceful and centrally-located place that is minutes from downtown and the most beautiful hiking trails in Mendocino begin on property! This coastal forest cabin is the only property with access to the little known south headlands beach trail of Russian Gulch State Park. Bring your hiking shoes. Just steps from the beach and other connecting trails like the famous waterfall trail, Mendocino headlands trail, and the north headlands trail. Come experience the magic!
$187 per night
Cottage in Fort Bragg
Oceanfront Getaway on Mendocino Coast
Oceanfront cottage on the bluff-top with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Coast. We have our own tide pools! Private yet convenient to downtown Fort Bragg. Only 5 miles from Mendocino. Sleep to rushing waves in our sunny & peaceful house. Wi-fi, full kitchen and all appliances. Renovated kitchen & bathroom. Amazing sunsets and great stargazing! Rates include lodging taxes. Can be booked with "Ocean view guesthouse with coastal access" for larger groups.
$238 per night

Stay near Mendocino's top sights

Photo of Mendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park42 locals recommend
Photo of Patterson's Pub
Patterson's Pub45 locals recommend
Photo of Big River Beach at Mendocino Headlands State Park
Big River Beach at Mendocino Headlands State Park33 locals recommend
Photo of Trillium Cafe & Inn
Trillium Cafe & Inn33 locals recommend
Photo of Luna Trattoria
Luna Trattoria22 locals recommend
Photo of Good Life Cafe
Good Life Cafe40 locals recommend

Mendocino luxury vacation rentals

Cabin in Albion
Navarro Property - hot tub | beach | dog friendly
$502 per night
Home in Mendocino
Chapman Point House - beauty, history and modernit
$610 per night
Home in Manchester
Sweeping views of the Northern California coast...
$507 per night
Home in Mendocino
Ocean Dreams - Gorgeous ocean front home with stun
$558 per night
Home in Mendocino
4BR Oceanview Dog Friendly | Hot Tub | WoodStove
$568 per night
Home in Mendocino
Behold the Ocean: Spacious Home with Epic Views
$621 per night
Home in Mendocino
The Frolic- Dramatic Ocean Front Home with a Truly
$554 per night
Home in Gualala
5 Acre Oceanfront Home w/ Gym, Sauna and Hot Tub
$969 per night
Home in Manchester
Oceanfront - Private Beach - Dog Friendly - EV
$725 per night
Home in Little River
Ocean Splendor - The Height of Romance
$588 per night
Home in Mendocino
The Cliff House at Otter Point
$532 per night
Home in Mendocino
$785 per night

Mendocino beach vacation rentals

Guesthouse in Fort Bragg
Ocean view guesthouse with coastal access
$108 per night
Home in Little River
Mendocino Coast House - Ocean Views
$458 per night
Guesthouse in Little River
Mendocino Coast Townhouse
$184 per night
Hotel room in Mendocino
Trillium Cafe & Inn, Room #1
$189 per night
Home in Albion
Ocean Heaven Escape
$354 per night
Rental unit in Caspar
Mendocino coast ocean view studio, walk to beach.
$175 per night
Home in Little River
Sea View Sanctuary, Hot tub, Sauna, on Sunny Acre.
$396 per night
Rental unit in Mendocino
The Bay View Loft
$396 per night
Guest suite in Mendocino
Oakwood Boutique Room Ocean View
$182 per night
Hotel room in Fort Bragg
Raven Room - Historic Weller House Water Tower
$120 per night
Home in Mendocino
Serene Studio Oceanview | Deck | Yard
$255 per night
Home in Fort Bragg
Spectacular Studio Oceanfront Dog Friendly
$293 per night

Mendocino house rentals

Home in Mendocino
Luxurious 2BR | Hot Tub | Fireplace | Deck
$193 per night
Home in Albion
Pacific Gem - Jewel of the Bluff
$345 per night
Home in Albion
Ocean & River Views | Dog Friendly | Hot Tub
$450 per night
Home in Elk
Incredible 1BR Oceanfront | Fireplace | Deck
$206 per night
Home in Mendocino
Stunning 3BR Oceanfront Dog Friendly | Hot Tub
$499 per night
Home in Mendocino
Deer haven · Mendocino beach home- dog beach-jacuzzi -EV
$275 per night
Home in Mendocino
3BR home with gas grill, hot tub, patio, & TV
$314 per night
Home in Elk
2BR Oceanfront Dog Friendly | Deck
$233 per night
Home in Elk
Incredible 2BR Oceanfront | Fireplace | Deck
$307 per night
Home in Fort Bragg
3BR Oceanfront | Fireplace | Deck | W/D
$459 per night
Home in Mendocino
Oceanview 3BR | Hot Tub | Woodstove | Balcony
$256 per night
Home in Little River
Little River Lodge
$285 per night

Your guide to Mendocino

Welcome to Mendocino

Ruggedly beautiful Mendocino was once a logging town populated by transplanted New Englanders, and their aesthetic influence remains. This small town surrounded by redwood forests and perched on a headland ringed by the Pacific Ocean is dotted with charming Victorian-style homes with white picket fences.

While Mendocino has hung onto the architectural sensibility of its former residents, its current character is decidedly funkier. In the 1950s, artists began arriving here, and the founding of the Mendocino Art Center in 1959 cemented the place as a bustling arts colony. The town retains that bohemian nature today, which has imbued this pastoral paradise with many of the charms of urban living, sans the crowds. The Mendocino Theater Company has staged more than200 productions in its 75-seat black-box theater since its founding in 1976, and the hamlet’s streets are lined with galleries and boutiques selling upscale handicrafts. You’ll also find wine, craft cocktails, and world-class farm-to-table fare here.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mendocino?

If you’re looking forward to long scenic hikes, spring and summer boast the highest number of warm, sunny days, as well as wildflower blooms. Fall and winter can be chilly and rainy — but the cooler weather is starkly beautiful, and eminently conducive to a cozy dinner with an ocean view. Regardless of season, a warm coat is always a good idea in this coastal town. In March, Mendocino marks the return of migrating gray whales with the Mendocino Whale Festival, which includes beer and chowder tastings. In November, Feast Mendocino celebrates all things culinary, especially the region’s abundant mushrooms, and offers fungi-focused meals, exhibits, and tours.

What are the top things to do in Mendocino?

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum

This historic lighthouse first shone for sailors navigating the Mendocino coast in 1909. It is remarkable for its well-restored Fresnel lens, an enormous four-sided glass light heralded at the time of its invention for how far it could be seen at sea. You can visit the lighthouse, as well as a restored lightkeeper's residence replete with 1930s-era furnishings.

Mendocino Headlands State Park

Coastal trails with dramatic views criss-cross this 347-acre greenbelt atop dramatic bluffs, which is home to marshland, coastal scrub, redwoods, and conifers. At the foot of the cliffs lies secluded Big River Beach, accessible by vehicle via winding, two-lane Highway 1, or on foot via bluffside trails. From November through April, gray whales migrate off the Mendocino coast, and the headlands provide an ideal vantage point for spotting them.

Kelley House Museum

This museum chronicles the history of Mendocino County. Among its permanent exhibits is one devoted to the wreck of the Frolic, a 210-foot brig with a cargo of silk and other goods that ran aground off the coast of Mendocino. Included in the exhibit are artifacts salvaged from the wreck, including shards of ornately decorated dishware, a shoe, and an 1,100-pound cannon.

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