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Whimsical, unique cottage - unplug & get away from it all!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,506 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 4

Always dreamed of living in a hobbit-hole? Even if the thought never crossed your mind, you'll be dazzled by this Mendocino vacation rental, Bag End. Named after a Lord of the Rings reference, and being as full of character as the Tolkien novels are, this home is like none you've ever stayed in before.

Resting quietly on 20 acres of private, wooded land, this is the ideal place to unplug and unwind. Though it feels worlds away from the everyday, it's still only three miles from the village of Mendocino, which offers eateries and shops. Hike from Mendocino Headlands Stare Park down to Big River Beach for a real Northern California Coast experience.

Have more than four guests? You won't have to pass on this unique opportunity because you can also rent the property's second home, The Prancing Pony. That home accommodates a max of three adults (four guests if children are in the mix). Both exude a similar feel.

Back at the fantastic cabin, you'll get lost in the hours doing nothing but relaxing. The grounds outside are made for enjoyment, from the rustic bench circle to the treehouse. Early birds can steal a moment on the wind chime-adorned porch to savor coffee amidst the fog. Make a memorable meal on the gas grill, which sits on the spacious furnished deck.

Inside Bag End is the colorful grand room. Dusk welcomes a view through the telescope or an all-night round of board games.

This cottage's kitchen is as handy as it is picturesque, offering all the basics and even a coffee bean grinder. The vibrant wood staining on the cabinetry continues into the half bathroom. The full bathroom boasts hardwood floors, a deep soaking tub, stand-alone shower, and views almost too good to believe.

Between the two bedrooms are two king-size beds. The master bedroom is also equipped with a writing desk if you've come on a writing retreat and an armchair for catching up on some good reading.

Both bedrooms and the master bathroom are accessible by a wooden spiral staircase. Would you expect anything less?

Even though you'll feel like you've stepped into another world, you'll still have the comfort of a private washer and dryer, and there's even a 240 V hook up so you can charge your electric car!

In addition to Mendocino village just three miles away, visit-worthy towns dot the coast both north and south of this popular destination. Find yourself in Fort Bragg up north for souvenir shopping or take a mini road trip south to Elk, Albion, Gualala, or even Bodega Bay.

When you're ready to get away, really get away from it all with a stay at this Mendocino coast vacation home.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Northern California Coast Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Vacasa, CA - Northern California Coast Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Mendocino in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


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Whimsical, unique cottage - unplug & get away from it all!
average rating of 4.759494 based on 79 reviews

Absolutely Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is magical! From the private drive up to the property to the attention to detail in the home and around the property. It was beyond our expectations and we can't wait to book this gem again.<br />

Thank you Vacasa. Completely impressed

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Lovely home . Private, quiet, peaceful. Lots of books, Some C.D.s

  • 4 of 5

Nice Oriental decor with impressive wall hangings and some large carved chests plus a life sized metal warrior (or Budda/?) Great Bathroom with tub and shower and large windows with view of forest.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was so cute and cozy. We had such a fun time staying there! Planning on going back for more exploring...

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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A lovely trip to the Shire!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying amongst the Redwoods in Bag End. The Lonely Mountain tree fort was a delight for my boys. The stay was so peaceful. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Used to be better

  • 3 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this cozy and comfortable home. We were used to a much better standard in the previous 2 stays. This time quite a few kitchen items were dirty (spatulas, forks, knives, measuring cup) and by dirty I mean they did not even look like they had been washed at all. New thing too this time around: the water drinking glasses are cheap plastic. There are 5 or 6 wine glasses above the stove but that's it. Hopefully next time, real glasses will be provided.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are sorry to see the dishes caused such disappointment with this visit. We have done an extra wash on all dishes and asked housekeeping to be more thorough when checking them during their cleaning. Due to the number of broken glasses, we will not be replacing the glassware at this time and will continue with the plastic ones. Thank you!
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Not up to the standards we were used to

  • 3 of 5

This our 3rd stay at this property. Although we had a great time again and thoroughly enjoyed this unique and cozy home, there a couple of things that were disappointing. First, several cooking items were plain dirty (as in "had not been washed): a couple of knives, some of the forks, a glass measuring cup, and a spatula. Second the "drinking glasses" are now cheap plastic cups. Come on, guys! Provide proper drinking glasses. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize housekeeping missed checking the dishes. Guests are primarily responsible for washing their own dishes, but we will remind housekeeping to inspect them.
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