Elk Vacation Rentals

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Make Elk your next getaway—choose from 7 great vacation rentals

One of the smallest towns along the Mendocino coast, little Elk, California is nonetheless big on appeal. A little more quiet and peaceful than its better-known neighboring towns to the north, a stay in one of our Mendocino coast vacation rentals in Elk offers sweeping views and natural splendor along with true relaxation.

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Elk vacation rentals for every getaway

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Greenwood Beach Cottage
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Greenwood Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

$393 avg / night
Elk Mid-Century - Guest House
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Elk Mid-Century - Guest House - Elk, CA

$306 avg / night
Pacific Bliss
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 7

Pacific Bliss - Elk, CA

$816 avg / night
Bella Mare
5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Bella Mare - Elk, CA

$1,080 avg / night
Elk Rock Beach Cottage
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Elk Rock Beach Cottage - Elk, CA

$465 avg / night

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Recent Elk vacation rental reviews

Pacific Bliss is aptly named. This house has a stellar view of the Pacific and the sunsets are gorgeous to watch. It's placement is just out of town enough to give you a sense of solitude but still close to Mendocino. We had several reservations for things to do in town and never tired of the short drive and the views. Inside, the house is nicely laid out and perfect for couples or kids. There are 3 bedrooms each with their own bathroom and mini kitchen (and separate entrance if needed!). The wifi and cell service could be a little spotty at times (as accurately laid out in write up) but we had no problem with it. All in all this was one of the best houses we've stayed at and it's run by a management company, Vacasa, that we found to be great to work with - very responsive to making sure we had everything we needed. Definitely would love to come back here.
Diane R. | Dec 2022
My husband and I stayed a few days to relax and decompress. The views were stunning! The ocean,waves,the sunsets and the stars! It was more than what we could have hoped for. The home was cozy,warm and comfy. The kitchen seemed to have all of the necessities, I was able to cook multiple meals and did not have any issues. It was a modest little home. There was a fly issue,but we left behind a swatter for the next renters. Not too big of a deal. We visited Queenies across the street for breakfast one day, and burgers the next, they were def great. The little store had a little selection of necessities, including coffee. Access to the beach was only a 2 minute walk up the road and the terrain to get down to the water was not too bad. We will be coming back, and I have sent pics and recommendations to all of my friends and family.
Michelle Y. | Nov 2022
We loved everything about this little home. Bright and airy, with the most amazing view. Someone before us broke the remote to the fireplace, so we couldn’t get the fireplace to turn on. The property management company had someone come out and make repairs the same day so we could enjoy a fire that night.
Stef J. | Oct 2022
Elk Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. 14 of our Elk vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Elk team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Elk, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Things to do in Elk, CA

Despite its diminutive size, Elk offers some lovely dining options for its lucky visitors. Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe has legendary eggs Benedict, and pub food doesn't get much better than at Bridget Dolan's. For a really unique experience, head up the bluff to the firehouse/dive bar (yes, really) Beacon Light by the Sea for a few laid-back beers and a lot of interesting conversation from the affable owner.

Anything else you might need is within easy reach in the larger towns of Mendocino or Fort Bragg to the north. Of course, the real draw is the coast itself. Rugged cliffs, sweeping vistas, and picturesque sea stacks make this stretch of shoreline a photographer's dream. To get a little closer to the beauty, take an ocean kayak tour, or plan a horseback ride along the beach.

Just north of town is the gorgeous Navarro River Redwoods State Park, a must-visit for a scenic hike under a canopy of old-growth trees. And after a long day of exploration, book a massage at a local spa for a well-deserved treat!

From luxurious escapes to adventure-packed weekends, our Mendocino vacation rentals in beautiful, charming Elk guarantee an experience you'll never forget.