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Highlights Mendocino County

  • Coastal rentals
  • Destination in California
  • Historical landmarks
  • Nature trails
  • Recreational activities
  • Family destination

Best Vacation Rentals in Mendocino County

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North Coast, Mendocino County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(23 reviews)
Just a few minutes from Mendocino and Fort Bragg, Windrift Cottage is a perfect headquarters for your Mendocino Coast vacation. However, with all the home has to offer, you may be tempted never to leave the property. A private but rugged path right off the backyard drops down to a secluded beach where you can spend the day in the sun and surf or elect to cozy up next to the fireplace and take in dinner and a movie before retiring to the hot tub with a panoramic view of the Pacific.Enjoy the simplistic peace of Windrift's intimate, studio-style layout, with a leather sofa next to a gas firep...
from $274 / night
North Coast, Mendocino County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(9 reviews)
Perched under soaring cypress trees you will find the inviting Chapman Point Cottage. Just minutes from town and the beach, this loft-style suite is the perfect launch pad for your Mendocino adventures and a welcoming haven for those in need of a respite. Made from reclaimed redwood, with vaulted ceilings and a spacious floor plan, Chapman Point Cottage manages to provide its guests a cozy and intimate stay with plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The comfortable living room has a plush sofa, a huge chaise lounger, an entertainment center featuring a 42' wide screen TV, Blu Ray player ...
from $272 / night
North Coast, Mendocino County
Vacation Rental • 635 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(34 reviews)
This exquisite Asian jewel is set in beautiful, peaceful, private gardens with a large pond. Gorgeous custom-made furniture, new stereo with Air Play, spa-like glass block shower. Quiet, clean, radiant heat under bamboo floor warms the soul and feet. Lots of original artwork on the walls. A truly inspiring space with tons of architectural details. Quarter of a mile walk over sand dunes (50 yards away) offers unique access to shoreline of Ten Mile beach and river in the Fort Bragg sunbelt. Because this section of beach is only by private access, it's relatively deserted. Many guests choose t...
from $254 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Mendocino County

$471for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$487 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Mendocino County

20%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
53% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Mendocino County

Stunning destination in Mendocino County

Plan your next vacation to the beautiful destination of Mendocino County. You will be able to find this place located in the North Coast of California, United States of America. The county is situated close to the San Francisco Bay Area and the border between California and Oregon, separated by the Sacramento Valley. With a population of 87,841 inhabitants, this is is the ideal destination for you if you wish to experience the coastal life of California in a peaceful and tranquil place. The county also has a rich and extensive history, Mendocino County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850.

Vacation rentals in Mendocino County

There are plenty of stunning rental properties to choose from for your stay in Mendocino County. Whether you want to find a coastal property or be located near a city center, the options available for you will be plentiful. Imagine waking up in the morning and having your breakfast on the patio as you admire the beach right in front of the accommodation. Spend your afternoon swimming around your private pool with your family or invite friends over for a barbecue in your backyard. Play board games with the family in your large living room during a cold winter evening. These are some of the memories you could be making with an accommodation in Mendocino County.

Vacations in Mendocino County

The area and getting around

How to get to Mendocino County

Making your trip to Mendocino County will be quite easy regardless of where you are coming from. If you choose to make your trip by car, you will find that the Highway 1, which is the main road that connects the county to the main cities in the region, has one of the most spectacular and scenic drives by the coast. On the other hand, if you have to fly to your destination, the closest airports will be in San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa. All of these airports are well connected to Mendocino County and provide commercial flights for domestic and international routes.

Where to eat in Mendocino County

You will be able to find a plethora of delicious restaurants to try out while visiting Mendocino County. From upscale dining options to casual lunch spots, the options are plenty to satisfy your appetite. Check out Libby´s if you want to have a comfy and elegant dining experience. Here you will be provided with Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. Their special dishes are the tacos al pastor and tacos carnitas. On the other hand, for a more upscale dinner, check out Wild Fish. This small restaurant guarantees you a delightful culinary experience. You will have to reserve ahead of time but their fresh seafood dishes make it all worth it.

Travelers and activities

Outdoor activities in Mendocino County

There are plenty of ways for you to discover the natural landscape of Mendocino County during your stay. Your first stop should be at the Russian Gulch State Park. This marvelous park has a splendid coastline filled with nature trails to explore. Take the Fern Canyon trail of the Falls Loop trail to arrive at a magnificent 36-foot waterfall surrounded by a diversity of habitats. Another great place to explore is the Mendocino Headlands State Park. This park will give you gorgeous views of the sea while you hike your way through its easy trails and encounter sea caves and arches along the coastline.

Family friendly activities in Mendocino County

If you choose to make your visit in Mendocino County a family vacation, try out these activities all together with the family. Head over to the Mendocino Bay Viewpoint for a spectacular walk with panoramic views. This nature park will provide you with short trails that lead you all the way to the mouth of the Big River where you can set up a picnic and enjoy lunch outdoors. On the other hand, you can explore the Big River from the water side. Rent out a canoe or a kayak and go down this calm class one waterway for about eight miles to discover the beauty of the river.

Did you know that in Mendocino County you can drive through a tree called Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree?

Top 5 travel tips for Mendocino County

1. Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Try out the local brew. In this brewery you will be greeted in a large tasting room and an outdoor area with many picnic tables. Between the tasty Mexican food trucks and the vast selection of homemade beers, you will have a delightful time here with your friends.

2. Downtown Mendocino

Stroll around the downtown area. This place is one of the most picturesque towns in the sate filled with Victorian era architecture. The town has antique bookshops, art galleries, boutiques and many other places to discover.

3. Ford House Museum

Learn about local history. This historic house was built in 1854 by Jerome Ford and inside you will be able to find a scale model replica of Mendocino from the 1890s. Here you can also visit exhibits and historical photographs of the area.

4. Big River Haul Road

Go on a bike ride. This scenic road will take you for ten miles from the Big River Beach to Mendocino Woodlands State Park. Throughout the unpaved road you will also have the chance to pick wild blackberries during the summer.

5. Handle State Natural Reserve

Take a stroll through nature. This park is home to a mix of unusual flora, including a pygmy forest. Here you will find a five-mile hike called the Ecological Staircase Trail which will take you along the redwoods and three different terraces.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Mendocino County

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Mendocino County cost?

Our data shows that Mendocino County had an average price of $469 per night, a relatively high one compared to the destinations in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Mendocino County?

If you would like to save as much as possible during your visit to Mendocino County, go there in March ($409 per night on average), April ($420), or May ($429), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Mendocino County?

Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Mendocino County was December, with an average price of $544 per night. This was followed by November, with an average of $497, and then January, with $496.

Is Mendocino County a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Mendocino County on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 81% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, January (with an availability of 41%), October (35%), and September (28%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Mendocino County?

Our inventory features approximately 230 properties from 3 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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