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Stunning 7 Bedroom Oceanfront Victorian Home and Barns On 22 Private Acres

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 19+)

Switzer Farm of Westport is the most beautiful place on the Mendocino Coast and perhaps in all of Northern California. The fully restored Victorian farmhouse sits atop 22 secluded acres directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It will comfortably accommodate several families traveling together with children. The property is located 35 minutes North of Mendocino and just South of the historic village of Westport.

The home is completely private, situated hundreds of yards from its nearest neighbor. It is further shielded by forested lands to the North, East and West, while enjoying uninterrupted access to and views of the wild Pacific Ocean to the West. Because the entire property is West of Highway 1, there is nothing between the house and the ocean but our own very private meadow and headlands. There are majestic views of the Pacific from every West-side room, upstairs and down, and even from half the East-side rooms. To top it off, there is a beautiful covered veranda spanning the entire West side of the house -- perfect for morning coffee or a sunset family dinner.

The house is very flexible in terms of sleeping accommodations. There are beds and traditional bedrooms to sleep 13 comfortably. There are 3 additional rooms with either queen sofa beds or queen self-inflating air mattresses. Finally, two of the traditional bedrooms have both a traditional queen/full bed and a queen sofa bed. Thus, depending on the makeup of the group, the house can sleep up to 25. The room/bed configurations are as follows:

Bedroom One: 1 queen bed

Bedroom Two: 1 full bed and 1 queen sofabed

Bedroom Three: 1 full bed and 1 queen sofabed

Bedroom Four: 1 queen bed

Bedroom Five: 2 twin beds

Bedroom Six: 1 twin bed

Bedroom Seven: 1 full bed

Living Room: 1 queen sofabed

Library: 1 queen sofabed

Finished Attic/Playroom: 2 self-inflating queen air mattresses

There is a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, a walk-in pantry and laundry room. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 of which have sweeping ocean views. The tables in the dining room and kitchen will seat a total of 20 people. In addition to the main house, there are 2 historic barns and a garden shed, and they too have unimpeded views of the ocean.

The house is named for its original owners, the Switzer family, who built the house in 1884 and farmed the land from the 1870's until 1904, when they sold the property to the Fee family.

Rental of Switzer Farm of Westport for weddings and for any events with more than 19 adult guests entails different policies and pricing, and may not be booked through VRBO. Please see our website: [blocked by VRBO but named after name of house.] and contact the owners through the website.

This is our "forever" home, and we invite you to enjoy it as much as we do.

More Details

Gary Weiss
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Gary Weiss

We are a family of 5: Michiko, Gary, and our kids, Maia, Natasha and Kenzo. Now that our kids have grown up, Michiko and Gary spend about 4-5 days a week in San Francisco, and the rest of our time in Westport. We love Westport and the Mendocino Coast. We hope you enjoy our place as much as we do!

Gary Weiss purchased this house in 2015

Why Gary Weiss chose Westport

Gary loves this house so much that he quit his job of 32 years as a lawyer to pursue his true dream job: restoring this house to its former glory. We had been visiting the Mendocino coast for 30+ years and always hoped to spend more time here. Gary is a passionate student of Victorian architecture and has been collecting 19th century light fixtures, bath tubs, sinks, toilets, hardware and other architectural elements for 30+ years -- storing them in our basement while waiting to use them in the restoration of a great house. This was the one! From 2015-2017, we restored the house with the idea of returning it to the same condition it had been in when it was first built in 1884. We are proud of our work, and hope you enjoy it too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Westport in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Max. adults: 19
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The master bath has a clawfoot tub and a tiled stall shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bath has a clawfoot tub and shower combo.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The downstairs bath has a 1902 clawfoot tub/shower combo.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • In addition to the bedrooms, the finished attic/playroom is equipped with two self-inflating queen mattresses, and the living room has a queen sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing


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Stunning 7 Bedroom Oceanfront Victorian Home and Barns On 22 Private Acres
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Stunning view and lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Switzer Farm was an amazing place to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. The house was easily able to accommodate our large family, with many spaces to sleep and large rooms to gather. The kitchen was so thoughtfully stocked with items you might need. My family was in awe of all the unique details found throughout the house. The veranda overlooking the property and the ocean was such a beautiful relaxing spot. Gary went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed to make this weekend one to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

A rare treat to host our professional group. The house has impressive capacity. Gary is very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best view from a rental house we can have

  • 5 of 5

We have been in this place for 3 nights including 3 kids and 15 adults and had an exceptional time spent for those days. 1st the view from the house was excellent, we enjoyed thoroughly from deer roaming in the garden in the morning and sun setting at the end of the sea view was just mind blowing. The room had sufficient for us and everyone has got bed to sleep with ample bed cover, comforter , pillows and bath towels. Dining area was huge, with store room and all the utensils in the kitchen including microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator. dish washer all are equally in very good condition and served well for our needs. The char coal grill was set outside and we had an exceptional BBQ grill for all of us. The lawn was equally good for our kids to play around. The only issue someone else can have if they travel with more than 4 cars, the parking spaces are limited and if you have more than 4 cars then need to park on the road side on high way 1.

We had an excellent time spent in this house and I highly recommend for others to go for this.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with the most amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house to celebrate my birthday with some friends, we had so much fun! We’ll definitely be going back. If you’re looking for a stunning location to get away from everything then Switzer Farm is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Switzer farm is as amazing estate with a perfectly remodeled turn of the century home. I've never stayed in such a exquisitely refinished home that managed to capture all the details of another century with the added comforts of a gorgeous kitchen and luxurious bathrooms. It was such a treat to stay in this Northern California coastal home and discover the quaint town of Westport with beautiful bluffs and a quiet beach. We were a gathering of 12 women and were comfortably able to fit around the dining room table and cooked lovely meals together using their amazing cookware and knives. We all loved our time here and hope to find more opportunities to rent this house in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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had a great time

  • 4 of 5

The house, the views, the grounds, were so relaxing & inviting.

The restored vintage of the house was delightful.

The mix of modern & antique kitchen made it very useful & attractive.

Beds were very comfortable.

We hope to stay again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £226.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £755.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.