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Mar Vista Cottages in Mendocino Coast
We're considering spending a couple of days there with our 20 month old
toddler based on a friend's recommendation. We'd love to hear from
other parents in our situation about this or similar places to visit
with kids. Thank you!
Ready to Travel Again
We visited Mar Vista (pre-baby) about 3 years ago and LOVED it. I think
it would be a great place to take a 20 month old. You could spend the
days swinging in their hammock, petting and playing with the baby
goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, hiking down to the ocean to play on the
beach, and visiting with the very friendly owners. What we loved most
was the lack of cell phone reception and TV. We now have a 14 month
old, and I'm hoping we can find the time to get out there this summer.
Re: 10th Anniversary romantic getaway
Check out the Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino, or the Milliken
Creek Inn on the Silverado Trail near Calistoga. I've been
wanting to try one of them for a long time. They're both
splurges and each has a website.
Re: Family getaway in a beautiful location
We stayed in a nice private house with a hot-tub just south
of Mendocino a couple of years ago. Very private, beautiful
views. See http://www.coastgetaways.com. The house we
stayed in was Tide Pool.
Re: Weekend of solitude for mom (April 2003)
I hope you recieve many retreat suggestions. Mendocino is
fabulous for quiet walks by the ocean. I thought I'd offer a
different suggestion. While waiting for that weekend to arrive,
how about an hour or two at Dimond park, walking by the creek on
a sunny afternoon weekday? Or Lake Temescal grassy on a weekday
before the summer season? Both are just as you described in my
opinion. Watching nature at Oakland zoo on a quiet weekday also
gives me the same peaceful satisfying inward vibe, but may not
be for everyone. Of course you would need someone with the kids
for the hour. I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever you choose to do.
And I hope you do it often.
I was wondering if anyone had any
recommendations of places to stay/houses to rent in or near
Mendocino during the summer. We're looking for a place that
would be great for a 2 year old, parents, and grandparents. (5
people total) Looks like the Joshua Grindle Inn has a great
guest house, but no hot tub. Does anyone know of a place that
has a hot tub, or any place that is particularly kid friendly?
Try Serenisea in Gualala for vacation homes to rent in Mendocino
county, all sizes and prices. I have rented large houses for
groups, and smaller ones for just myself and my husband. Hot
tubs and ocean views or coastal access available. Telephone:
800 331-3836 or website: www.serenisea.com.
My favorite lodging in Mendocino is to rent a house, which may
be a good option for such a large family. Try
coastgetaways.com. You can see photos of what they have. I
have used them twice and had no problems. You can also try a
very nice inn called Brewery Gulch Inn (also has a website) or a
somewhat simpler setting such as Mendocino Coast Guard House.
Try MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant in Mendocino. I have not
yet gone there, but am told by a friend that it is under new
ownership and is really great because they gladly welcome kids and
pets. She put them to the test and brought her dog and they
provided a special dog bed, stainless steel food/water bowls, and
I think dog treats. The new owners have a baby and thus are also
very welcoming to kids and I believe have baby ammenities. For
more info. call 800-609-0492 or visit their Web site at
Re: Romantic Getaway for Couples
Hi - I can highly recommend the MacCallum House in downtown
Mendocino. It is a beautiful old Victorian with its own
restaurant inside. Check out the web site at
www.maccallumhouse.com or call Noah Shepherd at 1-800-609-0492
(he is one of the co-owners who I know).
Mendocino vacation homes
From: Becky (2/99)
With some reluctance, I reveal my favorite website for vacation homes in
the Mendocino area:
I say I'm reluctant because I want to be sure everyone leaves a reservation
available for us the next time we go!
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