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Popular amenities for Mendocino vacation rentals

Stay near Mendocino's top sights

Big River Beach at Mendocino Headlands State Park33 locals recommend
Trillium Cafe & Inn33 locals recommend
Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites6 locals recommend
Patterson's Pub45 locals recommend
Good Life Cafe40 locals recommend
Harvest Market at Mendosa's49 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Mendocino

  • Total rentals

    90 properties

  • Wifi availability

    80 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    30 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    20 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    4.7K reviews

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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Mendocino?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 30 vacation rentals in Mendocino featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Mendocino?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Mendocino. Choose from more than 40 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Mendocino?

    Experience the best of Mendocino with our house rentals, starting at about $160 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Mendocino have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Mendocino. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Mendocino have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with wifi in Mendocino. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Mendocino have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with self check-in in Mendocino. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Mendocino?

    Mendocino has more than 10 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Mendocino?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with self check-in, over 10 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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