House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 7 (7 adults)
Vacasa of the Northern California Coast
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
Dogs only. Weight limit: 35 lbs each.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am.
Could use some improvements but overall, great stay!
Had a overall great 3 night stay with my husband, daughter, son in law and grandson. <br />
I’ll start with a good then move to the “could use improvement” section. <br />
Love the house, do you need space, felt like a cabin in the woods. Nice layout for two couples as the main floor has the living room and kitchen, two bedrooms and a bath upstairs and a bedroom and a bath with small sitting area on the bottom floor. You really feel like you have your own sleeping quarters and privacy with this set up although I will mention that the two upstairs bedrooms have what seem like closet doors And are somewhat open, loft style, so it can be a little noisy if there are people in the main living space. <br />
The house is in a great location, in between downtown Mendocino and Fort Bragg, just a few minutes drive to each so ideal for traveling to both and exploring. <br />
There are two decks one off the main living room and one off of the downstairs bedroom that are nice to relax on. The living space deck has a view of the ocean, gorgeous even when we were there and it was pretty foggy. <br />
Kitchen was pretty well-equipped for what we needed, use the barbecue one night which was great. Knives could have been a little sharper but that’s to be expected in a rental I suppose. We also drink a lot of coffee and tea so we brought our electric kettle which was very nice to have, definitely recommend you do as well as the teapot is pretty small and can really only accommodate two mugs were full of water.<br />
Now onto the could use improvements. The seating area in the living room was pretty uncomfortable. There is a small couch, too dining style chairs and a third which is a recliner but has a large lump in a seat making it very uncomfortable to sit in. The couch seats about one person comfortably, two for close quarters. It was not an area that any of us feel comfortable lounging in together. The lighting was also horrific. The style of lamps that they had were too hi and had exposed bottoms which means you could see the bulb from any seated place and it was annoying and bright in your eyes. Again, not a dealbreaker but definitely not a relaxing environment. <br />
Like others have mentioned, it’s not the cleanest rental I have I’ve been in. There was visible dust on Many services. I understand this is a dog friendly rentals so maybe they just don’t put too much effort into deep cleaning although it did feel a little bit icky to be honest. The house overall is fairly dated but functional, the downstairs bedroom and bath is definitely the nicer of the three bedrooms although the upstairs room at the back of the house does have a beautiful view of the ocean. <br />
They mention this home is not kid friendly, he is pretty savvy with the stairs so we didn’t have to worry too much about that. The standalone fireplace I imagine gets pretty hot but we didn’t light it so I can’t speak to that. <br />
What I stay here again? Possibly pending an improvement in the living room furniture and lamps. My family and I like to spend the evenings altogether, watching a movie or just sitting around talking and we thought that the accommodations were not really all that comfortable to do so. If I were to stay again and my recommendations for those checking in to bring would be as follows:<br />
Additional blankets for lounging if you like to do that, watch TV in the living room. A Roku box, again if you like to hang and cozy app with your group to watch a movie. The cable provided is fairly limited. Your own tea pot or an electric kettle, a chefs knife if you plan to cook. <br />
Otherwise come and enjoy the quiet but central location of this cool house! <br />
Thank you for your review, Cheryl. We have shared your concerns over the furniture and lighting to the owner for her consideration. We hope to see you again!
My husband and I brought a family member from Germany and we had a wonderful stay. The place might've been a little big for the 3 of us but it gave us space and a beautiful view of the ocean. It does get the afternoon sun blasting the living room but just keep the ceiling fan going and opening the doors created a nice cross breeze. Everything else was very enjoyable and we'd definitely consider staying there again.
Quick family getaway
We brought our relative from Germany and while this space might've been a little bigger than we needed it allowed us to have space and relax. Loved having the view of the ocean. Everything was clean and well-stocked and quiet. In between Ft Bragg and Mendo. We have no complaints. <br />
The house faces west so it heats up during the day (just keep the ceiling fan going) but you get stellar sunsets. <br />
Great for 3 couples or multi-family arrangements.<br />
We'd totally consider it again.<br />
My stay in Mendocino
The location and amenities were great. However, most of the mattresses were very uncomfortable which was disappointing. The living room furniture is beat up and not very comfortable, either. The internet and TV were wonderful and the kitchen had all that was needed to cook.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize the mattresses were uncomfortable, they are picked at the owner's comfort level. We do hope that you will give us a chance to impress you in the future.
Perfect place for a weekend
We loved the location! There was room enough for everyone and the sunsets from the deck we amazing!
Perfect Mendocino Retreat!
We came up for a girls weekend, and Chanticleer was a perfect property! It was spacious and tastefully decorated, and the wrap around deck has an amazing ocean view. It was a quick drive into town, and close to a few sights we wanted to visit. Just 20 minutes to Fort Bragg for North Coast brewing and glass beach. Point Carrillo lighthouse was so close we just walked from the house. A great place to stay!