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Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

La Petite Maison is a beautiful country cottage five minutes from the Mendocino village and coastline. Located on a secluded five acres and surrounded by captivating redwoods, meadows, and lovely gardens, this charming cottage offers peaceful quietude and complete rest and relaxation.

The lovely decor and interior light is uplifting and inspiring and guarantees a sense of serenity and calm.

La Petite Maison is the perfect retreat for any couple or individual looking for a charming residence to return to after sightseeing and shopping in the bustling village of Mendocino which is famous for its beautiful forests, beaches, rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, and vineyards.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Mary Zama
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mendocino, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful, private garden; giant redwoods and conifers. Outdoor furniture, outdoor heater, small pond with frogs.


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Romantic Mendocino Garden Cottage - 4 Minutes from the Ocean
average rating of 4.953704 based on 108 reviews

Wonderful place to stay--stylish, private, romantic cozy cottage in the redwood forrest

  • 5 of 5

A great private quiet location in the redwoods on a five acre lot not far from town or the beaches. Two delightful levels with lots of light from all directions and very stylishly furnished. If you have ever wanted to see the stars as you drift off to sleep--this is the place--there is a large clear skylight above the bed upstairs as well as two other skylights and windows in every direction. French doors opening onto a second story balcony so you can survey your domain. Lots of everything--the furnishings are exceptional. Lots of books to read some of which you can take with you. Big bars of nice soap--shampoo, conditioner--lots of towels, more than you will ever use. Even eye shades in case you wanted to sleep late. Outside, a gas grill, a small charcoal bbq--a glass top table with an umbrella, comfortable chairs, so you can enjoy time outside if you are so inclined. You are surrounded by a garden of a wide variety of plants. We spent time outside every day--quiet lunches, cocktails, and grilled steaks one evening..

The kitchen is fully supplied with appliances, spices, knives, dishes and utensils. The owners generously supplied fruit, milk, butter, English muffins, tea ,coffee, and a nice bottle of wine. You are really treated like special guests not someone who might steal the towels. You are not required to do anything like other places who treat guests somewhat like the domestic help.

I have saved the best for last. Mary, who owns the establishment with her husband Peter, is one of most interesting and gracious people you will ever meet. Originally from the UK she has entertaining stories to tell with her charming accent and great sense of humor. She even sings quite well. My true love and I are musicians of sorts and we sang "Hawaiian Wedding Song" together. Very concerned for your welfare but respectful of your privacy. Mary really likes people and it is what underlies your stay in her delightful forest cottage. A stay here makes you consider moving to Mendocino--but we are not that rich.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Romantic Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our stay at Mary’s cottage. Mary is a fantastic hostess making sure to meet us upon arrival and showing us around the cottage. She provided lots of breakfast goodies including fresh fruit, muffins, butter, jam, coffee and tea which was wonderful as we had a late arrival with no time to find a grocery store. The cottage itself is so warm and cozy, complete with a fireplace prepared with wood and ready to be lit. There is a romantic large upstairs master bedroom and bath and sitting areas. The bed is super comfy with cheerful blue and white linens, comforter, and lots of pillows. I appreciated that Mary thought of so many details to make our stay outstanding. Although she and Peter live on the property in another home, she is careful to allow her guests privacy while still being available to answer any additional questions, etc.. The property has a beautiful garden and patio area to sit by out front complete with goldfish pond. If you wish to BBQ, there is one there to use. You will enjoy the feeling of being away in the woods while still being just a few minutes from town by car. You will love your stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway in the heart of Mendocino!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a must stay for any traveler looking to get away and truly enjoy nature. Mary is the sweetest hostess, always available and close by to help if the need arises. The cottage is perfect! It is beautifully decorated, clean and has stunning views of the Redwoods in the back yard and a delightful garden up front. Mary took care of us and truly made our stay perfect. We had eggs, milk and butter ready for breakfast the next day and a lovely bottle of wine to greet us. She really pays attention to details and that makes such a big a difference! Will definitely go back here when we visit Mendocino again!

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our several nights stay at this property. Our intent was to get away from the cares and responsibilities of everyday life, and this fit the bill. I don't know about other carriers, but AT&T has no cellular coverage for a couple of miles around the property (the only coverage is in Mendocino proper and Fort Bragg). Additionally, the wifi is very weak in this cottage. I don't know if the router is located in the owner's home and transmitting to the cottage (my guess) or if it's just a very weak router in the cottage. That means that using wifi for calls was doable but not predictable (kind of like trying to make a call while on the road with a weak signal). This was not a problem for us, because we wanted to legitimately get away from life for a few days. We could still call and receive calls/texts from our children, so don't think you will be completely unreachable if you stay here! It seemed like a good balance between "out of service, so leave me alone" with work and other contacts and still able to communicate with loved ones.

We were pleasantly surprised when, upon our arrival, we learned that Mary had provided a few goodies so we would have something for breakfast our first morning. She was very attentive without being overbearing or interfering -- one of the best host/hostesses we have worked with. She is a delightful person and wants very much to help her guests feel comfortable and happy.

The property itself -- There are a couple of very comfortable sitting areas. Mary has done a wonderful job of maximizing the space for comfort. There is a skylight above the bed so you can see the stars at night. Mary is thoughtful enough to provide sleep masks so that the early sunlight won't wake you. If you stay when it is cool, be aware that the space heaters will adequately heat the space. Be patient, because it does take some time. There is a woodburning stove, as well, with all the wood and necessaries to start a fire.

Overall, we think this is a wonderful place to stay if you want a quiet, romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! A charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at la petite maison could not have been better. Mary is so warm and wonderful, the grounds are beautiful, the fire so cozy and the bedding so luxurious! This cottage is decorated with real french flair and is stocked with everything you could possibly want. The setting among the redwoods and gardens was perfect for losing the stress of work and everyday life! We will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little hideaway at the beach. If I could give them more stars I would. Mary was so nice and provided everything I could think of and then some. I enjoyed the beach, the village, and walking around soaking in the fresh air in her beautifully thought out garden. The bed was comfy and the decor was warm and inviting. The kitchen had everything you could need for basic cooking. Although I ate at the Cafe most days it was nice to wake up and make breakfast and fresh ground coffee. I cuddled up on the cozy sofa upstairs and got to read an entire book from start to finish on the day it rained a bit (i have 3 kids so that was a real treat) I would love to stay here again! I would absolutely recommend this place as a quite get away or romantic trip!

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in the Mendocino, California

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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