Mendocino Seaside Cottage is absolutely THE BEST. We travel regularly and have seen much of the world, yet return with anticipation to Mendocino and the Seaside Cottage each and every year. It it the ideal place to unwind, rest, and relax.
We've been visiting the Mendocino area for the past 14 years. The first several years were spent hopping from one accommodation to the next, in search of the ideal place. We also poked our heads into a number of the area's accommodations, but none seemed to fit the bill. When we found Mel and Lindalee's beautiful Victorian getaway, we knew that our search for the perfect vacation spot was finally a success.
Mendocino Seaside Cottage has THE BEST VIEWS in all of Mendocino -- from the cliffs, crashing waves, and lighthouse to the north -- to the unobstructed views of the Headlands to the west (fantastic sunset photo opportunities). The cottage is in a quiet part of town; away from the noise of road and pedestrian traffic. Hence nothing competes with the sound of singing birds and crashing waves. The walk into town via the back road through the high school campus is quick (5 to 10 minutes) and much more pleasant than the walk down Lansing.
Adding to these wonderful features are the cottage rooms themselves, each of which is unique and ideal for romance. All of the rooms are clean, pleasant, and apportioned with delightful amenities. Our favorite, the upstairs suite, has lots of windows to enjoy the views, a seriously comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, turret-style dining area with a romantic ambiance, flat screen TV, DVD player, excellent stereo equipment, jacuzzi tub, shower for two, microwave, small refrigerator, a variety of coffee equipment, and much, much more.
The owners are one of the best things about the cottage. Mel and Lindalee take great care to insure that guests have an enchanting experience. They provide a bountiful basket of breakfast and snack treats, as well as gourmet coffee, and for special occasions a little something extra. We have always felt pampered when we stay at the cottage.
Each year, the moment we leave, we start counting the days until our next visit to Mendocino Seaside Cottage (one year the wait was too much, so we visited twice).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small private getaway in the Village of Mendocino. One of the very best locations in the Village, away from the business district & traffic yet only a short stroll to the shops & restaurants. Two minutes from the bluff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Ocean views, lighthouse views, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs for two, free internet, private decks, & wetbars. An alternative to the Bed & Breakfast choices in the Village. ... more less