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Water Tower & Private Hot Tub - Just Five Minutes To Historic Mendocino Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 – Non-Smoking

Escape to this private, peaceful, 550 square feet water tower suite nestled amongst the redwoods. This is the perfect place for a romantic get-away or some downtime. Sleep under the overhead and inspired sunflower, lit by the rays of the morning sun. Best of all, you'll be surrounded by plenty of tall trees and ocean breezes, with a location 2.75 miles east of the village of Mendocino.

The private (exclusive) bathroom has a roomy shower, indoor hot tub, beautiful stone counters, custom cabinets built by a local fine woodworker and radiant floor heating. The bedroom has the feel of a tree house, with a king sized comfy bed, good reading lights, 50" flat screen tv, with Apple TV. Wake up to the sound of birds in the trees and sunlight filtering through the redwoods.

On chilly mornings, warm up in the private (exclusive) hot tub with a cup of coffee before heading out for the day. There is a downstairs entry room with all that you need to make that perfect cup of morning coffee, or tea, plus a small fridge for wine or leftovers (but, sorry, no cooking). The outdoor deck is set in a lovely Asian style garden, a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.

The Water Tower makes for an ideal home base for exploring the fabulous Mendocino Coast. You will undoubtedly want to explore the historic, quaint and quirky coastal village and enjoy the many art galleries, restaurants, and shops. Take a walk on the Mendocino Headlands State Park and the majestic coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. When you are done, wander back into town or a hot chocolate or glass of wine at the historic Mendocino Hotel.

The area is known for ocean kayaking hiking, and phenomenal mountain biking opportunities such as the beautiful Big River trail. You're also close to Russian Gulch State Park and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse recreational areas for further adventures.

At the end of a day of adventuring along the Mendocino Coast, relax and enjoy your private hot tub in the luxurious bathroom, while sipping a glass of wine from one of the many wonderful local wineries.

Winter is a great time to visit the Mendocino area and experience the winter storms and watch the grey whales migrate from Alaska to Mexico.

Guest space is in a converted water tower, and is separate from the historic lumber bunkhouse which has been converted into owner's current residence. Many acres of fir and redwood forest just outside the doors.

This space is not appropriate for children, or people who smoke, or pets, or guests who need to heat/cook food.

A personal vehicle is totally necessary in this area. No public transportation worthy of the name!

More Details


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

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note, as described in our listing, there are no cooking facilities, and we do not allow cooking in our suite.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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Water Tower & Private Hot Tub - Just Five Minutes To Historic Mendocino Village
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Excellent, Cozy, Quiet, Immaculate

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our weekend here. Everything is super clean, organized, and beautifully decorated. So lovely to wake up among the redwoods and look up at the cheerful bouquet of sunflowers in the skylight! Gracious and knowledgeable hosts have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and worry free. The village and beaches/hikes are just a short drive away. We would not hesitate to stay again. Thanks for a lovely Mendocino weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spot to experience rest and privacy in a quiet, woodsy setting. It is convenient to town but in its own world. We enjoyed the views, hot tub, and hospitality. Be aware that the bedroom is up an external stairway--not an issue for us, but could be tricky in poor weather or if you have mobility issues.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful Water Tower property while visiting Mendocino, it was such a treat! I love staying in places that have some character and this beautiful property didn't disappoint. It is such a beautiful oasis to rejuvenate the soul, surrounded by red wood trees, sunshine and a private hot tub to soak the body after busy days of exploring the coast. Rennie and Hope were very welcoming and where available if needed, they both introduced themselves and were there to say goodbye. I would love to stay again and look forward to on my next visit. - Dixie from Calgary, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Amazing spot in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The Water Tower was an amazing to place to stay for a November weekend. Rennie and Hope have thought of everything and were incredibly helpful. We highly recommend the Water Tower.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmichael Ca

Lovely, Quaint and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had booked this stay at the very last minute and knew very little about it. We were so pleasantly surprised that we'll definitely be coming back. The Bed was comfy, the downstairs bathroom was very nice and clean. The hot tub was much appreciated after our long hikes, and was such a nice touch. I personally prefer ht's outside, but being next to a window made it ok. The owners provided some coffee and real, cold, creamer in a mini-fridge that was big enough for leftovers, and some Mendocino Chocolates. We loved having the little water cooler for us to fill up on, and were happy to see a laundry room, for....just in case.

The upstairs bedroom was very quiet and well laid out. The parachute in the middle of the room/ceiling was a cute little touch and definitely created a mood of coziness. It blocked out the morning sun enough to let us sleep in. There was a TV, hooked up to an Apple TV, a room fan and a small little heater. The phone chargers were a nice touch!

While this has become our new favorite quick weekend getaway spot, to be honest, if I'm staying more that a couple of days, I'd prefer a layout where there was a bedroom/bathroom and kitchenette all in the same spot. Additionally, and personally, I LOVE fireplaces, and this didn't have one. For the weekend getaways, I really didn't need or desire an evening fire, but the times I've stayed longer (4-5 days) in Mendocino, I really loved having a fire and a kitchen. That's not a knock on the Watertower, just my preference. I think this place is well suited for the quick and short stays. Also, this property is shared by 2 other houses that are relatively close. The owners did a nice and thoughtful job in creating a sense of privacy, and though It was super quiet and everyone was respectful, I never could shake the feeling that we weren't alone.

Overall, I would give this place a try... you won't be disappointed. It's far enough away from the highway to be quiet and close enough to be convenient. Very clean, easy to use, thanks to all the instructions, and well provisioned... coffee, tea, water, fridge, shower gels, spa robes.. etc.

A note to the owners.. you may want to reduce the water level on the spa a bit. When there's 2 people in it, and the jets are on full, the water tends to spill over. We had to back down the jets to avoid any mess, others might not be considerate. Thank you for a lovely stay, and hopefully we'll be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wailuku hi

Beautiful peaceful close to things but just far away enough

  • 5 of 5

I would return in a minute

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hope & Rennie Innis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Hope & Rennie Innis

We are freshly retired and love the idea of having this wonderful room to share with people.

Rennie was a cabinet maker, a teacher, and then a software developer, and Hope was a bookstore owner, and then a property manager.

We love to travel, especially when warm water is involved! Although we have traveled many places, it is always a pleasure to arrive back home.

Hope & Rennie Innis purchased this tower in 1989

What makes this tower unique

Located next to the 30,000 acre Jackson State Forest, we are surrounded by Nature. We love the quiet, and that we get 30 sunny days more than the folks in the nearby village of Mendocino. The village is just a 5 minute drive away.


Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mendocino Cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Portuguese Beach
Car: necessary

When you arrive, please do not park in the driveway. You may park close to the Barn (on the east side of the house). On the side of the Barn, you will see a white sign saying 'Please Park Here'. The entrance to your space is located on the side of the house, look for two green doors, and a small wooden deck/porch. If you are facing the barn, this will be to your left. The light will come on automatically if you arrive after dark. The key is located in a very small bucket, on door frame to the right of the entry door.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £53.92

We only want quiet adult non-smoking guests who will care for our lovely room. This place is mostly appropriate for nature lovers, contemplative sorts, writers, walkers, etc..

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.

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