Mendocino Cabins & Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Mendocino

  • Mendocino Grove
    GoodGlamping
    Booking.com
    From
    $239
  • Comfortable & inviting cottage w/enclosed yard, ocean views & near the ocean!
     Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $174
  • Redwood Cottage
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $299
  • Quiet, luxurious getaway w/ private hot tub - close to Mendocino
    Nice2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $258
  • La Bella Vista
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $447
  • Gorgeous coastal home w/ hot tub, spacious decks & amazing views!
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $332
  • The Hayloft
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $188
  • Home w/private hot tub; deck & ocean views; fireplace; beach
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $398

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Mendocino Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Woodsy CozyCottage, walk to village/beach.TAX INCL
    ExcellentCottage
    Airbnb
    From
    $188
  • The Bay View Loft
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $452
  • Big River Vista with Ocean Views
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $424
  • Oakwood Room Ocean View Terrace
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $150

Mendocino Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Updated, dog-friendly home with spacious grounds and a private hot tub!
    Nice4br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $498
  • Historic Cottage in Albion Village
     3br Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $268
  • Oceanfront home w/private hot tub, views from deck, up to 4 dogs welcome!
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $496
  • Redwood Majic, Fully fenced acre in rhe redwoods.
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $586

Mendocino Travel Guide

Sitting proudly on a headland at the Pacific Ocean is Mendocino, a welcoming city on the northern coast of California. Boasting beautiful beaches and tall redwoods, as well as lots of fun activities for vacationers, Mendocino is a little slice of paradise.

Things to Do in Mendocino

For an adventure, head to Mendocino Headlands State Park. Here, there are hiking trails to follow around the Mendocino Bay, as well as secluded beaches to discover. If you're lucky, you may even see whales in the ocean. Another state park not to be missed is Russian Gulch State Park where visitors can go swimming and fishing, as well as discover the beautiful tide pools and waterfalls.

For bird watchers, check out the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, home to over 150 birds, as well as gorgeous wild flowers. Alternativly, admire the art that has put Mendocino on the map for many years by wandering around the Mendocino Art Center.

Best Time to Visit Mendocino

The best time to visit Mendocino is during the months of June, July and August.

A Local's Guide to Mendocino

From resorts to vacation rentals, hotels and farm stays, there is somewhere for everyone on the Mendocino Coast. Located in northern California, a Mendocino vacation is the chance to explore all the stunning region has to offer. From the beaches to forest trails, Mendocino is an outdoors haven. A popular way to enjoy the town and the countryside is by renting a vacation home, many of which have their own hot tub or private deck.

There area is known for having a number of state parks. The Van Damme state park is home to a beautiful beach and is the starting point for many kayakers looking to explore the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk along Little River into the redwood forests and the pygmy forest, where tiny 100-year-old pine trees line the boardwalk. The Mendocino Headlands State Park is also beautiful, packed with walkways and is a lovely spot to fully appreciate the Mendocino Coast and even possibly spot whales out on the ocean. The Russian Gulch State Park is one of the most popular hiking destinations, namely due to the stunning 36-foot waterfall sitting halfway through the trail. The falls are less than 2 miles from the trailhead, so are easily accessible. Most vacation rental homes in town are just a short drive away from all of these incredible natural landscapes.

One of the most iconic spots near town is the Chandelier Drive Through Tree. Where else can you drive through the trunk of a living tree believed to be over 2,000 years old? Plan to spend at least a few hours on the surrounding site admiring the towering redwood forests and trails, enjoying a picnic along the way. Afterwards, climb aboard the Skunk Train -- another great way to admire the woodlands of the Redwoods.

Another popular attraction is Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, where guests can tour the restored building, the museum, the lighthouse keeper's home, and the surrounding grounds. This is also an ideal spot to watch the gray whale migration which occurs from December to April, as the point has fantastic ocean views. The Mendocino Art Center is also a tourist hotspot, offering educational classes and workshops to those looking to develop their skills in ceramics, fine art, jewellery, and sculpture. There are also monthly exhibits which feature the artworks of both local and regional artists.

Just a short drive away is the quaint town of Fort Bragg. The lumber mill that used to sit in the heart of downtown has now been removed to reveal spectacular ocean views. Meanwhile, new shops and restaurants keep popping up downtown, making it the upcoming spot for a number of vacation rentals, a good alternative to a Mendocino home.

Cabins in Mendocino

Find your happy place in Mendocino, located in Northern California. The natural beauty and ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway, with many vacation rental homes along the Mendocino coast available to rent.

A range of small towns dot the coastline, such as Albion, Elk, For Bragg and Westport, all which offer many Mendocino cabin rentals and things to see and do. With over 90 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the area is home to the great sweep of Manchester State Beach. Blues Beach and Bowling Ball Beach are also popular spots for a Mendocino vacation rental, many of which come with spectacular ocean views.

The Mendocino Headlands State Park and the Russian Gulch State Park offer a blend of trails, woodland and coast, and are a popular spot for horseback riding and biking in Mendocino CA. Learn more about the area at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum, or explore the beach part of the Van Damme State Park.

Rentals in Mendocino are popular at all times of year, so book your Mendocino home in advance.

Price and Availability in Mendocino

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Mendocino tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Mendocino tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Mendocino is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Mendocino is in the high season in July. Mendocino has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Mendocino

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mendocino. The hottest month in Mendocino is June, when temperatures peak at 73 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Mendocino is December with 8.6 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.03 inches of rain.

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