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“Welcoming & Immaculate!”
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10 reviews
Welcome to The Larkin Cottage!
Plenty of off-street parking.
Your stay awaits you.
The entrance to the private yard.
Private yard.
Private hot tub is on the right.
Hot tub off the deck
Living room with fireplace.
Vintage pine cabinet holds TV and media equipment.
Dining area.  Comfortable chairs perfect for reading & watching TV by the fire.
Fully equipped kitchen overlooking the yard.
Bedroom featuring a queen-size Sleep Number bed with luxurious linens.
Bathroom with tub/shower.  Plush robes are provided for your enjoyment.
Porch overlooking the yard and hot tub.
View from the yard.
The gazebo in the gardens, perfect for a small wedding!
Swing in The Larkin Cottage garden.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mendocino, Mendocino County, California

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Excellent - based on 10 reviews
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cathi626
Youngstown
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Welcoming & Immaculate!”
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in November 2018

We spent a week driving from Seattle to San Francisco. I booked for two nights as it seemed like a great area and not too far from our departing city. What a treasure! The cutest cottage ever, like something out of a fairy tale.

We felt immediately welcomed with a basket of goodies. The bed and linens were extremely comfortable. We even opted to eat in one evening and the small kitchen was surprisingly stocked. The hot tub was a wonderful end (and beginning) to the day.

Linda, the attention to detail on so many things was heartwarming. It is obvious you know what you are doing and why you have so many repeat visitors. If we find ourselves in the area again--we will certainly be booking with you.
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience in Mendocino, we are grateful.
Cathi & Pat Stack, Youngstown, NY

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 2018
Cathi and Pat, you picked a wonderful time of the year to be in Mendocino. Lot's of sunshine, warmer days and cool nights. And, I am so glad you enjoyed the hot tub! It was replaced in August of 2018. You are always welcome! ~Linda
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466lindal
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage in Mendocino”
Reviewed 9 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We stayed here for 7 nights as part of our 3 week trip to California. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind away from staying in hotels. Both the cottage and the area were lovely. Linda, the owner, couldn’t have been more friendly or welcoming. It was a fantastic place to stay and visit the State Parks, the Redwood trees were amazing, lots of coastal walks, and even tried both sea and river kayaking. I would highly recommend staying here if ever in the area.

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Management Response
9 Jun 2018
It was so good to meet you both. I would gladly welcome you back if you are ever this way again. ~Linda
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Becky G
Yokohama, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage close to Village of Mendecino”
Reviewed 22 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage is well appointed beyond the basics (e.g., nice thick towels, bathrobes, good pillows/mattress, welcome gift basket) and offers privacy despite being on a property close to the main house. The design of the property is such that the front deck & hot tub of cottage face a back garden and high fence and the cottage has tall hedges trees surrounding it. If you are looking for a quiet, very clean, and meticulously maintained place to stay with a very responsive owner, this is it! The only downsides for someone could be the lack of ocean view and faint road noise audible from the front deck/hot tub only, but these were minimal issues for us. Would definitely rent again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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netime201...
Oakland, California
1 review
“Charming romantic country cottage”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

If you want a romantic getaway, or just a cozy solo one, this is your place! Country style cottage with matching decor and all the amenities: Sleep number bed, completely private outdoor hot tub, small but fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, porch, comfy living room, lots of fluffy towels and good linens. Everything was absolutely immaculate, so if you need clean, you got it. It's located just outside Mendocino proper -- a 2 minute drive or 10 min walk -- so convenient yet quiet and private. Many thoughtful touches such as a gift basket to welcome you with some treats. Met owner who was very helpful. A great deal -- a whole cottage for the price of a Mendo B&B room. Highly recommended!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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suzettehe...
Rancho Cordova, California
1 review
“One of a kind cottage”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Larkin cottage is a perfect place for two to spend an anniversary. We spent our 4th here and it is arguably the best place we've been to so far.Linda's attention to detail and thoughtfulness about everything you could need for a romantic weekend is aamazing. She thought of everything , even things we didn't need but it was nice to know those thing's where there. So,if you like cozy,comfortable, peaceful,beautiful surroundings this is the place for you.
p.s.she also included a very nice welcome basket filled with wonderful treats and goodies that we made full use of. Thank you linda can't wait to go back. Sincerely Mark & suzette D. In rancho Cordova.

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Management Response
21 Aug 2017
Mark and Suzette, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Larkin Cottage. The weather here was a change from all of the heat in the Valley. Soon, September and October, we usually have our best weather. The days are sunny and warm and the nights are cool, perfect for enjoying the fireplace. I hope to see you again. ~Linda
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chrisF642...
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Wonderful cottage in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 1 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Our stay at the Larkin Cottage was wonderful. The cottage was cozy and perfect for our 3 day stay. Close to gorgeous parks and good hikes...plus walking distance into Mendocino.

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Liked best: Breakfast fixed in the tiny but well equipped kitchen...
Liked least: Fireplace fan was noisy.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Athena M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A piece of paradise”
Reviewed 19 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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people found this review helpful

We decided to travel to Mendocino county for our wedding anniversary because we heard a lot about the beautiful nature but didn't expect the cottage to be the best part of our trip. The cottage itself has many beautiful views of garden and jungle and very beautiful flowers even in winter. The hot tub has view of the jungle, although it's placed in very private corner of the yard. Even the furniture is picked very carefully. This place is the best place I've ever travelled in lifetime and it has nothing less than a dream.

The landlady, Linda, is very kind and lovely (although I never met her in person). She welcomed us with a very beautiful and carefully selected card to congratulate us on our wedding anniversary. Also asks everyone to write in her journal of the cottage which is also very cute and means how much she cares.

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Kitchen & utensils: were better than great. I decided to bake a red velvet cake for our anniversary and tried to take my baking tools with me but was surprised when I saw the cottage was equipped with anything I needed.
Was the property as advertised? No, it was far better than what you see in the photos.

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Liked least: Our trip could be more relaxing if there was a dishwasher in the cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jan 2015
I am so happy you had a wonderful anniversary weekend at the cottage. And, I am glad you were able to find all the baking items you needed. I look forward to your return visit.
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