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Driftwood Bungalow MENDOCINO COAST Ocean Front, Private Path to Beach HOT TUB

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Driftwood Bungalow - approximately 15 private acres on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Dramatic views of waves crashing over rocks, see the tide ebb and flow, marvel at the sunset - all from your cozy living room and deck.

Every room was created with attention paid to detail...and a few quirky surprises...fish lights, murals on walls.....

Living Room opens onto the deck. Enjoy views of the ocean as you have your breakfast, play a game of monopoly or do a jigsaw puzzle while listening to sounds of the surf. Comfortable loveseat and chairs in the living room on one end and on the other there is a cream colored table with vibrant red leather chairs and a wonderful ocean view.

Open the french doors and walk out to admire the breathtaking view. Watch pelicans diving for fish, seals frolic in the surf and whales as they migrate. Sit and enjoy lunch on the deck picnic table or read a book in a comfy mesh chair with your feet propped up as you feel your cares slip away while the ocean breeze caresses your face.

In the family room you will find a huge sectional sofa and a 32 inch LCD TV for watching movies; DVD and VCR viewing only, no cable. There is a selection of movies or bring your family favorites. (Sectional is also a full-sized hide-a-bed.)

Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed outfitted with cozy flannel sheets. Pretty blues, pale teal, and rich chocolate brown highlight the master bedroom. Wonderful ocean-themed pictures and decorations complete the decor. Open your window at night and listen to the sounds of the ocean.

Second bedroom has a fun Surfing Theme with two twin beds. Flannel sheets and colorful Pottery Barn Quilts add to your comfort. Great room for the young...or young at heart!

The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you. Dishwasher, Toaster, griddle, blender, coffee maker, microwave, utensils, waffle iron, gadgets galore and plenty of dishes/glassware for your use. Enjoy a view of the Point Arena Lighthouse from the dining table.

Two gas powered fireplaces warm your nights with the flick of a switch. Grab a cozy afghan, pick a spot and settle in to read the novel you've been meaning to! We have a lending library for your pleasure, sometimes one book just isn't enough!

Fenced yard off the deck, great for child and pet safety. Tuggy Tugboat Sandbox and sand toys for the tykes to enjoy.

We do our best to keep the CALENDAR CURRENT and please take a moment to read our GUEST COMMENT section!

Check-In is 3pm Check-Out 11am


***Property also has a 1 bedroom/1 bath 'Honeymoon Cottage'...view of the ocean, yard and small private deck. No common walls between the two houses, each home has private entrance, yard and parking. Cottage ONLY has been rented for the duration of 2018...Driftwood Bungalow is available-check the calendar***

Keywords: The Quintessential Bungalow; A GREAT PLACE TO MAKE GREAT MEMORIES

More Details

Property Manager
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: drkbeach@earthlink.net OR AT drk@mendobeach.com
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: drkbeach@earthlink.net OR AT drk@mendobeach.com

TO BOOK DRIFTWOOD, CONTACT DOUG AT: DRK@mendobeach.com or at drkbeach@earthlink.net



PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: drkbeach@earthlink.net OR AT drk@mendobeach.com purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: drkbeach@earthlink.net OR AT drk@mendobeach.com chose Manchester

Because you will love your visit to Driftwood!

What makes this bungalow unique

Comfortable, convenient and private with it's own private beach access.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in the Manchester in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 AND 1/2 BATHS
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib and High Chair Available upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach sand chairs, children's toys and soft-blocks, games, cards, lending library, DVD and VCR library. AND it is only 5 minutes drive to S & B Market, a grocery/hardware store which will have everything you may need


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Driftwood Bungalow MENDOCINO COAST Ocean Front, Private Path to Beach HOT TUB
average rating of 4.9036145 based on 83 reviews

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Really great property. Great owner. Great all-around holiday. We have stayed many times now on the Mendocino coast for our anniversary. This was our favorite. The property has the best ocean view and ocean access. The owner was quick to answer all our communications. Easy booking. The care-taker brought a posie of fresh flowers when she learned it was our anniversary. We seek places off the beaten path, unpretentious, quiet, and cozy. This is it. Will most definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much needed getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at Driftwood with our two little girls. There was a spacious front and backyard for the kids to play in. The owner was easy to work with and made it a breeze. Everything in the home was easy to find and well labeled. The water filter in the kitchen was a bonus, as we did not need bottled water during our visit. The girls loved the rope swing and tetherball in the front yard. There was plenty for them to do at the house without bringing anything from home. Although the caretaker lives on the property we never saw her once so it felt very private. We only did the trip to the beach once as the walk was pretty long, and the climb over the driftwood to get the beach itself was a bit much for us. With that said the beaches in the area were really fun as there is a ton of driftwood on every beach in the area, and our kids had a blast building at every beach we explored during our visit. We went to Manchester Beach, Irish Beach, the Point Arena lighthouse, and some other places with coastal access. We checked out the towns in both directions. We did laundry once at the Wash House in Anchor Bay. Our favorite spot for dinner was Bridget Dolan's Pub in Elk. The Elk Store makes great sandwiches, and we did a few picnics with those. The breakfast we had at Circa 62 in Little River was well worth the drive. We went into Fort Bragg and had fish and chips and chowder at Sea Pal Cove. Manchester seems to have more fog that some of the surrounding areas, but we had a great time staying here. Although we prefer a property with easier/closer beach access, I have to say the view from the property was amazing. Overall, a wonderful vacation house that I would definitely recommend to others..

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Our Stay at Driftwood

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood has everything on my wish list for a beach front vacation in Mendocino area. The location is ideal. We explored Mendocino and Fort Bragg. But our favorite adventure actually did not need a car at all. It is the private path to the beach. The ocean view was amazing. We were there in early July and the wild flowers on the hill along the path were quite spectacular, very colorful. The interior was very clean and comfortable. Everything was well labeled and easy to find. Except food, I had everything I need in the kitchen. Kids were having fun playing board games. We were so relaxed and happy. Our family of 5 plus 2 dogs had a great weekend at Driftwood.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing holidy

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in the house, spacious room warm fireplace, kids toys and DVD, hot tub with ocean view and telescope to watch the star, I can't name more...Owner is extremely helpful and friendly. If I am going there again I will definitely stay there again. Thank you so much , Doug.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay at Driftwood

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Driftwood and will be back! We love having a trail to walk our dog down to the beach and enjoying the views of the ocean and sunsets! We also enjoyed having the extra goodies for our dog and having a fenced in yard. Being a short drive from the market was also nice for picking up food.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this wonderful vacation home for 4 days. If you want to be off the beaten track and enjoy a peaceful, quiet and relaxing time this is the place to go. You can still go for a fun drive to Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum for the day or drive over to the wharf. We even had breakfast in Elk one morning at Queenie's Roadhouse. It was very good. Oh and our dog loved it as well!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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S and B Market just 2 1/2 miles south of Driftwood, S and B Market is a complete grocery and hardware store for unbeatable convenience on the Mendocino Coast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in the Manchester, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Mendocino Hotel tax: 11% £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £108.31
Tax Rate 11.0%

All rental fees are subject to change until actual booking and are due at booking.



Year Round 2 night minimum: 195.00 per night and 7 nights 1200.00 ((Deposit to hold reservation with balance in full due 30 days before check in.)) Refundable Security Deposits: $150.00 Three night minimum: Three night minimum for Holiday weekends: New Year's, Presidents, Easter, Veterans, Memorial & Labor Days, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas 195/nt.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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