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Dramatic Ocean Front Home with a Truly Unique Historic Setting

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 4

The Frolic, a delightful vacation rental -on the oceanfront of the Mendocino Coast – and just 3 miles from Mendocino Village – is contemporary and charming, with convenient access to the beach at the foot of the bluffs, and with numerous modern amenities. With views of the ocean from almost every room & surrounded by the beauty of the coastal location, this spacious home provides a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Frolic Cove - just steps away from your front door – takes its name from the tragedy of the 1850 wreck of the clipper ship, “Frolic”. Laden with Chinese household goods and bound for San Francisco, the Frolic was a total loss from the storm; it remains one of California’s most important Gold-Rush-Era shipwrecks. The search for the lost ship resulted in the discovery of the riches of the redwood forests along the Mendocino Coast.

You and your guests will be enamored with the idyllic (and convenient) location of this contemporary country cottage! Spend an afternoon hiking in the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park whose extensive property borders this home… or soak up the sun on one of several beaches located nearby. Just minutes away is downtown Mendocino, where you'll find a variety of shops, galleries, gardens, and restaurants that dot the streets of this picturesque community.

With modern upgraded appliances, unique decorative accents, and the breathtaking views of the ocean, this seaside home is a charming twist on a classic cottage! Perched overlooking the cove and the ocean… and with views both east and west… early risers can watch the sunrise from the comfort of the wooden Adirondack chairs on the porch while sipping on a hot cup of coffee or tea. After a day exploring Mendocino and the surrounding area, spend an evening with a glorious sunset or wishing on shooting stars while you relax your sore muscles with a soak in the private hot tub!

With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, this well-designed home is the ideal getaway for up to four people. The layout of the house lets you enjoy an open and spacious living space with the bedroom suites at either end affording the best of privacy. The newly remodeled galley kitchen is fully equipped, ready for anything from a mid-morning snack to a holiday meal. An outdoor charcoal grill makes a summer BBQ both simple and fun! There are plenty of seating options for mealtimes, both inside and outside.

The living area is cozy and invites… curl up on the couch with your favorite novel or catch up with friends while admiring the ocean views. Both the living room and master bedroom boast a wood-burning fireplace! The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and the second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. The stylish master bathroom includes a large tub and a separate shower.

This home away from home offers a variety of amenities - sure to entice any guest - from the private hot tub to a flat screen TV. Recently remodeled, upgrades include zone heating for every room, energy efficient appliances, and many decorative details. If you need to bring work with you, the wireless internet allows you to stay up to date and connected to coworkers back at the office - or to upload pictures to Facebook to share with your friends and family back home. Sorry no children or pets allowed.

The Frolic, a treasure you can discover again and again. To see all photos and details visit our website.

More Details

Property Manager
Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Dramatic Ocean Front Home with a Truly Unique Historic Setting
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
GREENBRAE, CA
5

Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage, starting out with flowers and candies waiting for us at our arrival. The view of the ocean waves breaking at the sea stacks right in front of the cottage is unforgettable. The cottage is very nicely furnished inside. Deer visited us everyday, munching the plants and grass on the extensive grounds. Our only concern is the absence of screens next to the windows and sliding doors. Actually we had not seen any ties or mosquitos during our stay -- is that the case all year around?

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My wife and I rented the house for a week for our 25th anniversary. When we'd come back to the region in the past for vacations, we had generally rented in Irish Beach (near Manchester), but wanted something a little closer to Mendocino. The location is great. Right on the bluffs above the ocean and bordering the Cabrillo Light Station state park (/). Everything was clean and nice at the house, although it is a bit older. We had a problem with the hot tub blower not working, but that wasn't a big deal. The only problem with the location is that there is a house right next door. The bushes/trees screen you very well in the hot tub, so that part was private. Awesome views from inside with full windows all along the west side of the house to allow great views of the ocean. I love being so close I can not only see the ocean, but hear it and smell it. One bit of advice if you rent the house (at least in the summer), is to make sure that you let down the curtains in the living room and main bedrooms. The house gets hot from this during the afternoon and there are no screens on any of the sliding doors, so when you open them up to cool things down, you can get a few insects flying in (although nothing major).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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The Frolic

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great experience. outstanding views. Beds were very comfortable. Seating in TV room was uncomfortable, and outside Seats were way too weathered. Walkway was not ADA. We enjoyed the fireplace at night, more wood should be provided. Washing machine is on its last leg.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals
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Willits, CA
5

the frolic

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Truly amazing, very private with breathtaking views.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Foster City, CA
5

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The photos just don't do this location justice! It is more breathtaking then you can imagine. We quickly changed our plans from going wine tasting to just hanging at the house. We sat in the hot tub at night under the milky way, listening to crashing ocean waves as the sweeping ray of the light house circled overhead. It was the highlight of our stay. The house has everything you need to cook and be comfortable. We also had a few extra visitors - a fox, a few deer and some birds. This is a perfect place for two couples to stay and I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grass Valley, CA
5

Absolute Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was one of those vacations where you did not need to leave the place to be on vacation. We hiked the trails in the bordering park. We relaxed in the hot tub. We sat and read on the deck. Just a perfect spot for relaxing. The sound of the waves and the beautiful sunsets just kept you at the house. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • PLEASE NOTE the rates shown above do not include all fees and taxes. You can also see full rate details by clinking on the Detailed Price link on this page. The rates are based on the number of bedrooms needed. Please call us at 800-942-6300 for any questions or to make a reservation and to avoid any additional online charges.

    SPECIAL RATES??? YES!... NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL
    Stay 2 or more nights, get an additional night FREE. Not available during holiday periods. For online bookings please note once you have completed the booking we will adjust the rental amount to include the free night and contact to confirm your reservation.

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