Walk to beaches, markets, restaurants and shops from this romantic water tower in Mendocino's historic district. Ocean views from upper floors. Porch overlooks fenced garden with space for bikes, kayaks, and supervised children and pets.
Our converted Water Tower is an 800 square foot guest house with views of the ocean and Historic Village. Set back from the road in a fenced garden, it's great space for a romantic getaway, a small family traveling with children, a pet, bicycles and kayaks or friends on a road trip.
The Tower is well-equipped for self-catering. A gourmet market is a short walk away. There's a living room (with hide-a-bed), kitchen and bath on the first floor, a bedroom with a queen bed and ocean views on the 2nd, and a 3rd floor "snug" with a built-in twin and glorious views. A ship's ladder leads from the 3rd floor to the rooftop widow's walk. Amenities include cable television and WiFi.
Park and walk to the nearby restaurants, market, shops and galleries throughout town and to the Headlands State Park and beaches. Supervised pets and children are welcome in the fenced garden.
Other attractions within a few miles include walking trails, history and natural science exhibits, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Skunk Train rides into the Coast Redwoods, whale watching excursions, an Aquatic Center /sports facility and Little River Golf Course. Schedule early for the Music Festival in July, the Film Festival in May/June, wildflower season from April through June, whale excursions, Crab and Mushroom events in the cooler seasons.
Mendocino is about 180 miles north of San Francisco through the Sonoma and Mendocino Wine Country. Minimum stay is 2 nights and 3-4 night stays are recommended.
The Tower and grounds are rented as a single unit next to our home in Mendocino's Historic District. Check-in after 3 p.m. and out by 11 a.m. While it does not include laundry equipment, a washer and dryer may be made available on request for longer stays or should a special need arise.
We usually meet our guests and are happy to respond to their questions and needs, but we also respect their space. We ensure availability of a local contact or inn sitter when we're away.
Mendocino is a rural town...pavement is uneven and there are few street lights. Comfortable flat shoes and a pocket flashlight will come in handy.
Weather on the North Coast is highly variable. It's always best to bring layers and be prepared.
We are licensed and comply with Mendocino County's Ordinance requiring that we collect 11% in taxes and fees that support our local infrastructure.
Smoking of all sorts is not permitted.
Supervised pets are allowed for a $35 fee. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after them on the property and on walks around town.
Out of respect for the neighbors, please be sure that outside lights are off and avoid excess noise after 10:00 p.m.
Guests are asked to secure windows and doors, turn off heat and remove all trash and pet waste before departure.
For safety reasons, pets and children must be supervised at all times.
Don and Wendy Roberts live in the Town of Mendocino on the Northern California Coast. Wendy coordinates Mendocino County's Master Gardener Program and serves on the Advisory Board of the Mendocino County Tourism Commission. Don is Professor Emeritus from Stanford University. In retirement, he continues to write and to consult on children's television programming. Don and Wendy host visitors to the coast in their self-catering cottage, in the National Historic District of Mendocino.