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Boasting peaceful ocean bluffs, rugged coastlines, and shop-filled beach towns, a stay at one of our Northern California Coast vacation rentals has something for everyone. These classic small coastal towns hugging the Pacific Coast offer a chance to unwind amidst unspoiled beauty, towering redwoods, and thriving artists' communities. Mendocino county is only about a three-hour drive from all of the hubbub in San Francisco, but it feels like entering a completely different world! You'll discover award-winning wineries, picturesque hiking trails, and one-of-a-kind woodworking galleries when you plan a stay in one of these charming coastal towns.

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The Pool House 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

The Pool House - Ferndale, CA

From $155
Ocean Dunes Retreat 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Ocean Dunes Retreat - Fort Bragg, CA

From $257
Ocean Mystique 3D Tour
1 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Ocean Mystique - Westport, CA

From $274
Mendocino Dunes - Distant Shores 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Mendocino Dunes - Distant Shores - Fort Bragg, CA

From $135
Contemplation Haven 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Contemplation Haven - Westport, CA

From $289

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Recent The Northern California Coast vacation rental reviews

This home was stunning and the view was even more so. Loved the private courtyard and all the fragrant flowers The jacuzzi was excellent and we recommend going in at night and turning all the light off inside and out for a special view of the stars. Only complaint is that there was no toilet paper in the home when we arrived and was a hassle to get some delivered Otherwise an amazing experience
Chelsea R. | May 2022
Relaxing under soft blankets on the deep couch looking out into the surrounding redwoods was magical. There were little peak a boo views of the Pacific Ocean from the house. Bed was extremely comfortable. We will be back!
Alexander Choulos Family Trust -. | May 2022
The view of Moonstone Beach from the property is fantastic. The house is well appointed and we would Love to stay again!
ERNIE B. | May 2022

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The bustling city of Fort Bragg lies only 240 miles from the Oregon border. With plenty of shops and galleries, as well as the beach to explore, you'll never run out of things to do in this bustling town.

Just 10 miles south of Fort Bragg is quaint, Victorian-esque Mendocino, California. Spend the day walking along the trails in the spectacular Mendocino Headlands State Park, pick up some local cream cheese and freshly baked bread at the local grocery co-op, or browse new releases at the Mendocino Book Company. This charming, historic town is filled with unique water towers, flower gardens, and award-winning restaurants.

If you're looking for a slightly quieter escape than either Fort Bragg or Mendocino, just two miles further south down California's scenic Highway 1 is Little River. Situated between Mendocino and Van Damme State Park, Little River is right near the action, but with a slightly more relaxed pace. Here, you can spend your days combing Van Damme Beach for shells, diving for abalone, or just taking in the gorgeous ocean views from the bluff. And if you want to head into Mendocino for supplies or a special dinner out, you're just minutes away.

The hamlet of Albion is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Take in the old growth redwoods, majestic ocean views, and breathe in the fresh ocean air - all while being only 25 minutes south of bustling Fort Bragg.

If you blinked while traveling further south down Highway 1, you might just miss the tiny, postcard-perfect, rugged cliff-side town of Elk. With a couple of inns, restaurants, and a gas station, Elk may be small in size but it's big on things to do. In this quiet community where the forests and meadows meet the sea, you can take a yoga or Pilates class at the Greenwood School or attend the Community Pizza Baking event the fourth Saturday of every month - just bring your own dough and toppings and bake your pie in a shared, wood-fired outdoor oven!

Whether you spend your California getaway browsing galleries, wine tasting, visiting artist's studios, or simply taking photos from the bluff, your stay at a Northern California Coast vacation rental will be unique and memorable! Come see why this section of rocky coastline is one of the most beautiful places in the world.