Surfsong is an oceanfront paradise with unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean
About Batul Merchant
My husband and I escape to Surfsong as often as we're able to. We find such peace and quietude in our home and never cease to marvel at the ocean, the wildlife and the greenery surrounding us. There is a magical wildness about Surfsong, it lingers throughout Westport and everyone who visits, feels it. You see it in the wild blackberry bushes, the rambling roses, the breaching whales and soaring pelicans. There’s a warmth and genuineness to the people that belong to Westport and we’re fortunate to call them our neighbors. I'm a former molecular biologist turned ad exec turned amateur astrophotographer and love to shoot the night sky as often as I'm able to. My husband is a techie and an aspiring overlander. We both enjoy traveling and being in nature and camp a *lot*. We've been lucky enough to visit all the national parks in California, Oregon and Utah and can't wait to visit the rest! Our travels have taken us through many towns, cities, states and we’ve made many friends along the way. We’ve found that the commonalities that bind us run deeper than the things that make us different. Our lives are richer for the friends we have, the relationships we’ve forged and the refuge that is Surfsong.
Batul Merchant purchased this House in 2014
Why Batul Merchant chose Westport
All great things begin with love. Our love of the coast brought us to the remote, magical village of Westport where we discovered Surfsong. To say that it was love at first sight would be a massive understatement. We fell quick and hard for the privacy, the crashing waves, soaring pelicans and diving cormorants. The whales were a nice touch too. And when the sun set over the Pacific, turning the ocean into molten gold, we were completely and utterly hooked. We’ve spent many years tailoring and designing the interiors to create a zen environment. We’ve found that minimalist design married with luxury has helped us honor the magnificent mountain and ocean vistas and promote a feeling of stillness and relaxation. In a world beset by constant movement and busyness, we feel, places like Surfsong provide a refuge for rejuvenation, relaxation and rest. If you’re an artist looking to be inspired, a photographer looking to capture the wildness of the Mendocino coast, a couple looking for a romantic getaway or friends that need a break from the city, we invite you to visit Surfsong. Come and experience the magical beauty of the coast and the peace that comes with it.
What makes this House unique
It's hard to beat a location where the Pacific Ocean is your backyard. Surfsong is the most private home along the Mendocino coast with no neighbors on the west, north and east. Nature abounds in all its glory with hummingbirds, robins, pelicans, cormorants, seals, ospreys and whales! Sunsets are magical, especially while sipping wine from the hot tub on the deck. Watch whales migrate from the comfort of our deck and sometimes, baby whales breach the surface of the ocean :) The night sky is indescribably beautiful, you can see the Milky Way clearly as there's zero light pollution up here. Visit us and lose yourself to the magical beauty and tranquility of Surfsong
no smoking anywhere on or inside the property
Due to severe allergies
Children not allowed
Location and setup is not kid friendly, sorry
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No shoes in the house, please
No candles, incense or fires anywhere on the property
No bikes, scooters, hoverboards or any recreational vehicles allowed inside the house
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Excellent Waterfront View
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Surfsong. The property was exactly as described with an excellent view of the ocean, hot tub, and gas firepit. We found the gas grill and kitchen to be very useful as well. This location is about 30 minutes from Fort Bragg, which contains numerous restaurants, downtown shops, North Coast Brewery (highly recommended!) and the Glass Beach. Although it is a bit of a drive to most attractions in the area, I would not hesistate to stay here again. We even drove up to Humbolt Redwood State Park one day (approx 2 hours, but very scenic). Batul has been very pleasant to deal with, sending us info on "things to do" in the area, messaging after we checked in, and even leaving us a suprise bottle of wine! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our vacation here. You will not regret staying at Surfsong.
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us as well as all the amenities we try to provide for our guests. Thanks for being great guests and we'd love to host you at Surfsong again.
A wonderful getaway
This property is wonderful. Immaculately clean, great view of the ocean and sunsets, dark skies at night with lots of stars. And a very comfortable hot tub and deck area to watch from. Definitely a place we will be returning to. And Batul was a wonderful host--very clear (and easy) instructions on how to enter and use the property.
Thanks so much for your kind and gracious review of our home. It means so much to us that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the spectacular night sky we have up there! :) Thanks for being a great guest and you're always welcome to visit us in the future.
The perfect getaway!
This place is unreal. The view is unmatched, the weather is so pleasant and the amenities round it out for a guaranteed A+ vacation! My boyfriend and I probably spent more time out on the patio, in the hot tub and next to the fire pit than we did in the actual house. Batul is so helpful as well and gave us so much information about the surrounding areas in terms of things to do, places to eat, sights to see etc. I don’t think we could’ve asked for more! If you’re even considering staying here, DO IT. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Thanks so much for your exceptionally kind review :) It makes me so happy that you and your boyfriend had such a wonderful time in our home. Glad you enjoyed the outdoor space, the hot tub is our favorite spot as well! :) We appreciate your choosing to stay with us, it was a pleasure hosting you and we'd love to welcome you to Surfsong again.
If you are looking to getaway from the stresses of life or just want a change of scenery Surf Song is the place to go. It has the most beautiful views, you will find everything you need. Words can’t even describe how amazing it is. The only place to stay in our book, well will return.
Thanks so much for your kind words about our home. It means so much to us that you were able to destress and enjoy yourselves! :) It was wonderful hosting you and we look forward to you visiting Surfsong again!
Surfsong trip for anniversary
Where to begin! We absolutely loved our stay at Surfsong. Batul was amazing, even months before we stayed at the location. This was the first time my wife and I had been to the pacific, and we couldn’t have had a better introduction! The property is so sweet, simple, and relaxing. The fire pit and hot tub were perfect, and sound of the ocean from the bedroom was incredible.
We wanted to stay for another two weeks, or months!! The town of Westport is great and quiet, perfect for the break we needed from being busy and crazy kids.
The beach access was simple and close. Really everything was simple and close! I apologize if this review is all over the place but we just can’t put to words how pleased we were with all aspects of our stay!!
Thanks so much for your kind review. It was such a pleasure hosting you both and we feel privileged to be your introduction to the Pacific! :) We're so glad you enjoyed our sweet home and we'd love to have you come and stay with us again. Thanks again for choosing to visit Surfsong! :)
Incredible in any sense
The place is in a stunning location
You can breath the ocean from any corner and window
The house is impeccably clean
And the owner is one of those hosts who thinks about all little details and treats
He is also super kind and nice
Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and all the little things that (we feel) make our home special for our guests :) Thanks for being wonderful guests and taking care of our home as your own. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to Surfsong again.