USA California California Coast Westport Listing #4087

Contemplation Haven - Westport, CA

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90 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 2 Futon 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Two-Story Oceanfront Home with Gorgeous Pacific Ocean Views

Escape to the scenic Northern California Coast at this two-bedroom, oceanfront Westport vacation rental! With gorgeous Pacific Ocean views and an updated beach cottage interior, you'll have a relaxing and one-of-a-kind vacation at The Coast!

Located on the public headlands, you'll be right on the picturesque and rocky shoreline with nearby trails to two beaches. The small town of Westport offers a general store and a restaurant (you can even get an espresso and Sunday brunch at the Old Abalone Pub), but there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and more just to the south in Fort Bragg (16 miles away) and 10 miles further in Mendocino.

You'll step inside to bamboo hardwood floors, recessed lighting in the wood-paneled ceilings, and an open floor plan. Large windows offer a direct view of the Pacific Ocean and you'll have a wood-burning stove for cozy and atmospheric nights inside. There's also a large screen TV, (with live-streaming access via Roku) plus a DVD player and movie library for entertainment.

The full kitchen is packed with all the major appliances you'll need (including a dishwasher), to create tasty vacation meals. Stop at the store in Fort Bragg and come back home with groceries to whip up a spicy pot of cioppino. You can enjoy your seafood stew at the dining table with gorgeous ocean views!

A small bistro table right by the windows is the perfect spot for an afternoon glass of local wine, and you'll even have binoculars for looking out to sea.

The outdoor deck is complete with patio seating and a gas grill. Work on your tan while you admire the view.

At night, the two bedrooms provide space for up to four guests. You'll have a queen bed, two twins, and two window seat mattresses—great for kids. Both bedrooms have access to the upper deck for gorgeous early morning ocean views. Other amenities include a private washer/dryer, a stereo with a CD player, and one-and-a-half baths.

This peaceful spot is perfect for getting away from it all or searching out activities like wine tasting, beachcombing, and hiking. Drive about four miles south to sample local grapes at Pacific Star Winery—here you can bring a picnic lunch, sit back in Adirondack chairs, and dine outdoors overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Further south, Fort Bragg offers restaurants, breweries, and shops, while charming Mendocino is home to galleries, boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. Visit the Glass Beach in Fort Bragg adjacent to MacKerricher State Park or the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. You can set off on a day's adventure to the Avenue of the Giants (redwood forest) or just stay home and unwind and practice a “digital detox” and listen to the ocean surf hitting the rocky coast—this coastal retreat is a great home base for it all!

For a romantic retreat, a trip with friends, or a family getaway, this Northern California Coast vacation rental offers a charming backdrop for your getaway to the shore!

County permit number: 135406

County tax number: 2195
County tax number: 10940

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Space heater

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Mountain view





DVD library



Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs

Beach towels


Enclosed yard

90 reviews

Melinda C. Jun 2022
Perfect place to stay with public beach access nearby, spectacular view, clean, and just plain fun!
Cassie R. Jun 2022
This house has stunning views, the ocean and coastal wildlife constantly in sight. Comfortable seating and pillows! Smart TV, lots of movies, plenty of room to cook. Definitely hoping to return in the future.
Melissa C. Mar 2022
Nos gusto mucho la locación, la casa y lo acogedora que es. Tiene todo lo necesario para pasar unos días desconectado de la ciudad. Cuenta con una tienda muy surtida para comprar cosas básicas en frente. Volveremos sin pensarlo.
JOHN L. Mar 2022
Fabulous location - awesome ocean views and easy beach access.
A very comfortable, relaxing home.
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
Robert F. Feb 2022
Well maintained and clean. Quiet with White Water View.
A wonderful get-away.
karen j. Nov 2021
Nice house with great view a n d easy access to beach. Can't wait for the next time.
Karen F. Nov 2021
This house has one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean that I've ever seen. Even with overcast skies and a bit of fog, it was lovely to watch and listen to the waves crash on the rocks. The house was well equipped and comfortable. I would most definitely rent it again.
Candace S. Oct 2021
Beautiful home with wonderful unobstructed ocean views from every room!!! Close proximity to both Ft Bragg, and Mendocino to enjoy all this area has to offer!!!
Amy G. Sep 2021
This house is great for two couples! The location is incredible, with fantastic views of the ocean. Very comfortable, highly recommend, we would definitely stay again!
Nancy K. Aug 2021
Love the remoteness of the home yet close enough to Fort Bragg for essentials. Quiet, very clean and well kept. Will absolutely be back, thank you for sharing your little piece if paradise with us.
Sathish S. Aug 2021
The beach front location is amazing, quiet and relaxing. The home is in great condition and lovely.
Leslie P. Aug 2021
Everything you need for a peaceful and restful stay. Stunning views. Close to the beach and the house is beautiful. Have stayed here twice and will go back again.
Shannon L. Aug 2021
This home was welcoming and comfortable with spectacular views! The house was well furnished, clean and the perfect size for our family of four. The town of Westport provided the perfect setting for our relaxing family vacation.
Julie O. Jun 2021
We had the pleasure of visiting for an extended weekend and could not have been more pleased. The ocean view was spectacular. This 2-bedroom oceanside cottage is a gem. The birds sing in the morning, and the sounds of ocean waves lull you to sleep at night. All the desirable amenities are there from a beautiful kitchen to a great bathroom--washer and dryer, too. I would stay here again. Full stop. If you want the feeling of getting away from it all without the full reality of what that means, stay here. :)
Steve V. May 2021
Very relaxing, great ocean views. House is very tastefully decorated with art and plants. Very good floor plan for relaxing and gazing at the sea. Nice cove nearby to walk on the beach. Fort Bragg not too far away if you want civilization. We will return!
Cenna F. Apr 2021
The view! So awesome I could have just stayed in the house all weekend. I really have no complaints they had everything I needed to cook my daughter n law (new age cooker) said it could use an air fryer but then said it was fine once see realized there was a coffee grinder. The bed was firm the best sleeps I’ve had in awhile. The one thing I wish it had was a bigger softer couch to relax and enjoy the views. Other then that I loved it. The beach right below the house was always private no other people but I believe it’s public. This home is a must stay. We will be back.
Katie R. Jan 2021
I loved the view!!
VIRANCH M. Nov 2020
We stayed at this listing for 5days/4nights and it was absolutely amazing. The location as well as the house are pure bliss and the perfect for disconnecting. This place set a new bar for my retirement dream house!
Monica N. Oct 2020
Saw whales on our last night! Would definitely return. Very quiet, comfortable, and beautiful art.
Peter M. Oct 2020
Fabulous ocean view in sleepy Westport , nice coastal drive to Fort Bragg to enjoy the Skunk rail bike ride , fun!
Renie L. Aug 2020
Loved the view of the ocean from every part of the house.
Moritz M. Jul 2020
The views are just unbeatable, and it's so quiet and nicely designed
matt h. Jul 2020
An amazing house, gorgeous views and very peaceful and quiet. What a great place to spend a summer weekend!
Deborah B. Nov 2019
View was spectacular!
Patricia M. Oct 2019
This was a very clean, well appointed and comfortable home with an amazing view and beach. Although it is not a very private setting, the center of town location is quaint and scenic in and of itself- and there was not a lot of traffic. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Lisa F. Oct 2019
Beautiful rustic home on the ocean. It was truly a great place to relax, watch the ocean and sunsets. Inside the house is beautiful woodwork everywhere making you feel you were in a quaint cabin. Plenty of room inside and out. Easy location on highway 1.
Paulette C. Aug 2019
Lovely home with all the amenities and spectacular views. The owners created a comfy atmosphere with lots of unique decor.
Kenneth P. Aug 2019
Beautiful home with breathtaking views of the Pacific. Home was clean and had everything we needed to make us feel at home. Easy walk to the staircase that leads down to the small beach. Will definitely come back again.
MICHAEL L. Aug 2019
Open floor plan and views, views, views. Sunsets on the ocean, peaceful and tranquil! What a vacation is meant to be!
Celina G. Jul 2019
This home is perfection. Everything you need to feel at home but such a beautiful setting that you are relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacay! Beautiful ocean view. As explained wifi is scarce, but, i rather enjoyed being able to disconnect from life's distractions. i have recommended this home to many of my friends and will definitely be back. Owners were awesome to work with as well as VRBO!
Anthony B. Jul 2019
This was our second stay here and we loved it! If you are unable to unlock your mind from Internet and wifi or require a town full of things to do, than stay somewhere else. But for those who appreciate the solice, beauty and grandeur of the north pacific ocean and aren't afraid of a little quiet time to connect with mother nature, than you will appreciate this home. It's simply but tastefully appointed with what you need to have a comfortable visit. A virtually private cove is literally a stones throw away and many other world class beaches are near by. Oh, and did I mention unobstructed ocean views from every room? One star deducted for some minor inconveniences like a leaky freezer and seriously worn Teflon pots and pans. Par for the course with most heavily visited rentals. We shall return!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Anthony! The freezer does start leaking if not closed properly; we ask that guests please be mindful of ensuring it is closed all the way to prevent any leaking. The owner will be replacing the pots and pans. We hope to see you again!
Yolanda J. Jul 2019
Cozy and clean with beautiful views. Perfect little town to unplug for a few days.
Myron B. Apr 2019
Beautiful home. Incredible views. Exactly what we wanted.
Olivia S. Apr 2019
Fantastic stay in a fantastic place! CLEAN and COZY, with an open floorplan and the most spectacular view in the area! We checked into the local pub and grocery across the street and made friends along the way. If you want to get away, this is the place for quiet and contemplative days! GREAT views of water breaking on the rocks with super simple access to an awesome black-sand beach below... AWESOME time was had by all of us.
Julie M. Feb 2019
Beautiful view!
Tyler R. Jan 2019
This home was incredible. The views, location, lack of cell service and fully equipped kitchen made this trip perfect for our family getaway. We will be staying here again!
Jessica W. Dec 2018
A perfect getaway house, recommend for those who need a peaceful digital detox
Eric S. Nov 2018
It can seem hard to “get away from it all” when you live among 40 million people and all the the traffic in California — we definitely found it in Westport. I don’t want to say much because you’ll want to book this place and compete with us when we try to reserve it again, but here are the highlights: beautiful, modern and spacious “cabin” right on the edge of the ocean, backdoor access to the beach, and quiet solitude. The spotty WiFi is a blessing! There’s also a general store across the street in case you forget essentials (or need an emergency pint of ice cream).
Gholamali S. Nov 2018
The home was perfectly located and appointed. Felt like home away from home! Every little detail was thought of and decorated. We agreed this would be an annual family trip!
Nate M. Aug 2018
Beautiful location. You have an entire beach to yourself. We were at the beach all day and saw one person. The house is clean and has all the amenities you need to be comfortable.
Vicki F. Aug 2018
Home was lovely and great location. Everything was perfect- thank you!
Greg R. Aug 2018
If you're looking for a quiet getaway in a very small town by the ocean, this is it. We had a great time here.
Joy Z. Aug 2018
This was a great house. Everything was as advertised. Great views. Very comfortable beds.
wendi j. Jul 2018
We loved it. Just about everything was perfect. Appliances are a little outdated but if it works, don't fix it, right? Loved having the store across the street. They are a wonderful point of information. We had two short power outages and they knew exactly what was up.
Judy L. Jul 2018
A wonderful house. If possible even nicer than the pictures. Peaceful and contemplative as it’s name says! Can’t wait to come back!
Gary J. Jul 2018
This property was great. If you want isolation this is the place for you. There is no internet, phone, or television service. Enjoy the silence and peacefulness. The house is very nice and has incredible views of the surrounding sea. There is a cove/beach that is directly accessible from the backyard. Because this sleepy little town only has a population of 300 there is almost always no one at the beach. Private beach anyone?
Sindhuja P. Jan 2018
I loved the house for the ventilation it has. Very peaceful.
Brad W. Dec 2017
Contemplation Haven was just as promised- very clean, well appointed, and very relaxing. Stunning views as shown and promised!
Anna R. Nov 2017
Perfect home, housekeeping needs to clean the dirty fingerprints from the majestic glass windows and doors. Remove the cobwebs. Dust fluff under the beds. Only two bath towels !!! Could be perfect if was clean and had towels and sleeping pillows ! Door hard to lock when leaving. No wifi or tv. Cell reception spotty. House needs a landline.
Great house and location.
Manager response:
We are sorry the home wasn't clean and prepared before the guest's arrival. The house should always be stocked with 8 bath towels, and there are extra sleeping pillows in the bedroom closet or Master Armoire. We have updated the amenities section with directions on how to lock the front door. On the listing page, there is clear language stating limited internet and cell service, but there is a free community open internet on the second floor of the House at the "internet desk". In keeping with the home's unique theme, which is to "disconnect from technology" there is no satellite or live cable TV, but the Owner has recently installed a 55" flat screen HD TV to use with DVD's. Thank you.
Hameeda S. Sep 2017
Wonderful vacation spot. Perfectly serene home , beautiful surrounding beaches and forest. Wished we could have stayed longer
Ivo H. Sep 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house during our trip. The view is absolutely spectacular and the House itself very is a Pearl!
Hamid F. Aug 2017
A good spot to get away . The surrounding area is beautiful .
Mary M. Aug 2017
This is a very nice house in a stress free peaceful setting. However, the bed in the master bedroom was so bad we went home with backaches. It would have been nice to be able to use the hot tub considering the rate per night.
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see our guests were so uncomfortable on the mattress. The owner has inspected the mattress and found that while not materially faulty, it was in need of being rotated. However, the owner has now purchased a new mattress to enhance the guest experience. Thanks!
Judy B. Jul 2017
Bring books, binoculars (your own), movies, board games and a desire to isolate in this charming community with a family-run general store, post office with books to borrow, quiet, serene, laid-back piece of California coast wonderland. We did, we loved it!
Dan S. Jul 2017
Good location.
Marcus K. Jul 2017
Very nice location for a quiet get away. There is a convenient little market across the street that has the basica. A path to the beach. Great views to unwind. Internet is only available from the market and you can get it on one small bench on the second floor. Otherwise no internet and poor cell phone reception. Nice winery just up the road too.
Jeremy T. Jun 2017
The house is in a perfect location and boasts stunning views of the ocean. The walkway right off the back porch goes to an almost private beach for use. A little disappointed that the spa was not available for guest use and there was no WIFI. If you want to disconnect from everything, this is your spot. Overall, good property.
TJ L. Jun 2017
My wife and I loved our stay at Contemplation Haven! The views of the Pacific are incredible and we loved relaxing in the cabin and watching the waves roll in. The cabin is also conveniently located relatively close to Fort Bragg which has plenty of restaurants, shops, and etc. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely stay at Contemplation Haven again!
Ken R. May 2017
VACASA organization is the best vacation rental agency I have dealt with for customer service! Bent over backwards to accommodate. One of those properties where the pictures do not lie; it really is that beautiful inside and out and the view, is great, of course. Charming that the little grocery store is right across the street for incidentals needed. Need to stay a week next time!
Connie R. May 2017
This house was perfect! I can't wait to stay here again. It was clean and cozy. Perfect place to relax and so close to gorgeous private beaches.
Madeline W. Apr 2017
Beautiful house and beautiful location. Very comfortable and quite house and location. Great for friends, couples, and small families.
John M. Apr 2017
This property could not be in a better location if you're looking for a quiet getaway. It's oceanfront with quick beach access and right across the street from a grocery store and a quaint restaurant. There is lots of outdoor space to relax and listen to the waves rolling in.

4-stars because the bathtub didn't work.
Renee A. Mar 2017
We loved Contemplation Haven! Wonderful home with only steps to the beach! The view was absolutely beautiful and the beach seemed like our own private beach! We loved being able to set and look out at the ocean from every room in the house! Whale watching was a must and we did see several! We had intentions of going into Fort Bragg for a day of shopping while the guys went surf fishing from the beach.... but the house was so inviting we talked ourselves out of going and instead stayed in and watched movies! We had a wonderful time fishing, walking the beach and whale watching! Thanks for sharing your home!
Laura M. Nov 2016
I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a chance to truly get away from everything. The home is beautiful and takes advantage of the incredible view out the back with windows all around. It's the kind of place that makes you want to curl up with a book or your knitting and a cup of hot tea and never move all day....
Christie P. Nov 2016
It was a great get away location. Wonderful Ocean views. Just make sure you check to see that the hot water heater is on. It was on a HWY 1 so I'm not sure it would be great for small children.
Maurice H. Nov 2016
What a wonderful getaway, rain or shine. Watch and listen to the waves while you sip your coffee -- inside or on the deck. Take a short walk between storms to the secluded beach, and walk over to the Old Abalone Pub for a charming dinner (only some nights during the off-season). Don't expect cell service or internet access, but relish your disconnectedness. An exceptionally clean and comfortable place to relax with the beautiful north coast literally steps away.
Rachael O. Nov 2016
The house was clean, warm and inviting - just like in the pictures online. The location itself was perfect. Great amenities.
Trent J. Aug 2016
Great spot, wonderful view. A little far from conveniences, but was quiet and peaceful.
Challen P. Aug 2016
Property listed with a hot tub but it is closed for use. We were really disappointed!
Manager response:
We apologize for the error with the amenities list; the hot tub has been removed.
Linda G. Jul 2016
This was a beautiful place. There really isn't WiFi here. It was great to disconnect. We spent nights playing games and enjoying the beach. All our needed connections were 15 minutes away in Fort Bragg. Canoe rentals on the Big River were fun. The house was stocked with everything we could need for basic supplies from paper towels to small shampoos. The view in the picture is even better when you get there!
Anthony B. Jul 2016
This property is a wonderful showcase of the North Coast and has an unbeatable, unobstructed view of a seemingly infinite Pacific Ocean. Situated on the headlands of Westport, it is a quick and lovely 2 minute walk to the beautiful cove below. Amenities are limited in Westport but that was a plus for us as it is much quieter than other more popular destinations just south. We brought everything we would and relied on the market just across the street for unforeseens. Situated right on 101, the traffic noise is definitely there but not a deal breaker considering the incredible view and location to the waters edge. The house itself is open, light and well appointed for all your needs. We loved our stay and will definitely stay again.
Stacey P. May 2016
The property is beautiful and well equipped for any family. We especially enjoyed the surrounding tranquility, hiking, the beach access and saw multiple wildlife in the meadow.
Jojo D. May 2016
Beautiful views and home, if you need to unplug from the outside world this is a great place to do it.
Ingrid W. Apr 2016
Beautiful place
Angie A. Apr 2016
Nice property if you are looking for a quite getaway. The city is very small, almost like a forgotten city, you need to bring groceries from elsewhere. The house is beautifully located with great ocean views from every window, a small beach near by-very private. Not a big walking area. Some occasional traffic noise from 1, but we were not bothered by it. We had a great time!
Gary & Amity G. Apr 2016
I would absolutely recommend staying at the Contemplation Haven!! The home's location being ocean front was pretty amazing. Some of my favorite moments were sitting in the hot tub at night, looking at the stars and listening to the waves crash. The home is just steps away from the ocean and so we were able to go there every day and hang out. It was a perfect few days and I definitely plan to come back. The town is pretty tiny, so I would recommend grocery shopping ahead of time, but the little store across the street has the basics if needed. Thanks for sharing this home!!
Lynn K. Mar 2016
A wonderful getaway from wine country up the coast to the redwoods. The location of the cottage at Westport was perfect for exploring the Mendocino area. The home was very nice and the views absolutely beautiful!
Elizabeth & Sidney C. Mar 2016
The house was perfect and we relaxed as much as we wanted! I will definitely use Vacasa again in the future. Thank you!
Maria L. Feb 2016
The home is beautiful, clean & location is perfect! There no wifi no tv connection but there is a variety of movies to choose from. No ocean view from hot tub there's a bush blocking it, very disappointing.
Aneal S. Jan 2016
The only reason I gave four stars is because the kitchen was infested with ants. I have never seen so many ants inside a house before. We could not keep any food outside. The ants kept coming and were crawling on the counter while we were cooking. We took so much precautions before going to bed, but only to find more ants infesting our food the next morning. We called right away several times within the first hour and emailed several times to report the problem. No body came to take care of it. We spent 4 days like this and had to deal with ants the whole time which took away from our relaxing experience after paying so much for the property. Ironically the cleaning people showed up sharp at 11 on the day of our check out but never showed their face to take care of the ants issue. The location was excellent and the views were amazing. The house was very nicely decorated with a personal touch and all the amenities. If only they came and addressed the ants issue then we would have had a pleasant experience. We hope that the future guests don't have to deal with this issue that we had to because it was a really nice place.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are very sorry to see that ants were such a nuisance during your stay and that it was not addressed before you left; we can understand what an irritation this would have been during your time in the home. We believe the ants should be under control now and will do our best to keep up with them if they reappear. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the home otherwise!