Top 10 Cabin Rentals Near Mendocino, California - Updated 2023

| 4 min read

Find yourself endlessly inspired by the rugged beauty of Mendocino. This coastal community is known as an artists’ colony, and it’s easy to see why. It has picturesque cliff edges, rolling dunes, and the Pacific Ocean right nearby. Apart from these natural wonders that you can easily see on foot, Mendocino has plenty more to offer. Outdoor lovers will love Jug Handle Ecological Staircase Trail, which is located less than 15 minutes away. Meanwhile, history buffs will enjoy looking through the local artifacts at Kelley House Museum. Both couples and families will enjoy getting lost amidst the lush greenery of Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Only two to three hours from Sacramento and San Francisco, Mendocino should be your next destination. Immerse in its natural beauty even with your choice of accommodation. If you are looking for places to stay, read on for the top cabin rentals near Mendocino, California.

1. Bright retreat with outdoor hot tub (from USD 481)

This oceanfront cabin provides the perfect ambiance for a couple’s getaway or a serene retreat with your friends. As soon as you enter, you will be treated to stunning views of the coast from the living area. The amenities, just like the views, are top-notch. The property has a well-equipped kitchen, two spacious bedrooms with king-sized beds, an outdoor hot tub, plus a deck that brings you closer to the ocean.

Additionally, this is a dog-friendly property. For an additional nightly fee, you can bring up to two of your dogs.

Albion, CA, US
159 reviews  
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the new couch and dining table chairs are nice additions
great views from every room
the bedding and mattresses were very comfortable
the grill and kitchen set up in the unit suits perfectly
furnishings are appropriate for the space comfortable and clean
very clean and organized
everything was clean and there were plenty of towels
very quiet clean and private
top quality ownership cleanliness and breathtaking view
we had a couple of questions while there and the local vacasa representative was responsive and helpful
the house was very accommodating and comfortable
some great restaurants close by as well
what a fantastic place with literally everything you could want and need
what an amazing place this is
we needed a break from busy lives and we found peace and quiet here
Read more reviews

2. Dune Flower (from USD 158)

This nautical-themed cabin, named Dune Flower, is one of the four properties within the Mendocino Coast Dunes complex. It’s a cozy vacation rental that can accommodate up to four guests, featuring a double bed and a sleeper sofa in the living area. The kitchen is fully equipped, allowing you to cook with ease.

Pet owners are welcome to bring their fur babies for an additional nightly fee. Additionally, the property is just a few steps from the dunes and a quick drive from MacKerricher State Park.

Fort Bragg, CA, US
107 reviews  
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable little home at the end of a private road
The instructions inside the rental did not match the rental itself (codes were wrong)
so it could not be used and the slider was stuck
It was so cozy and right next to the sand dunes
The privacy and everything it has to offer is so amazing it was perfect
super clean and well appointed
I was quite surprised by our itemized bill of the hidden fees of the hot tub (which we didn't use due to the high chlorine content) and owners fees
we followed all the instructions
and we got some wonderful photos
hot tub was great and we enjoyed a fire in the outdoor pit both nights
very thoughtful touches were all about All in all
Beautiful property Very well kept up Having your own private hot tub was amazing Great location Overall an awesome experience
Perfect little getaway near the dunes
and I took a few walks towards the beach little far to get all the way but loved playing in the dunes
No cell service at times or unreliable
It was in a great location
it took 30 mins to troubleshoot the problem Lights did not work or were burned out No garbage tote was left to put out the trash
Read more reviews

3. Homey haven with deck (from USD 276)

This homey one-bedroom cabin is next to the lush Jackson Demonstration State Forest, which has a trail that leads directly to the property. Inside the cabin, you will find a cozy space furnished to accommodate up to four guests. The property is fitted with plenty of windows, letting in lots of natural light. Outside, there’s a deck with a seating area where you can enjoy a full view of the redwood trees.

Walk a few minutes, and you’ll find yourself at the beautifully pristine Jug Handle State Natural Reserve.

165 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nestled in the trees you can enjoy dinner on the patio or take a hot shower
highlights were the outdoor showers relaxing on the deck and frequent visits from molly
it's very comfortable and we especially enjoyed the deck area outside
comfortable clean wonderful natural light with a view of trees out of every window
this cozy cottage was the best place to celebrate nye
clean quiet and comfortable
property was simple clean peaceful and quiet
the cabin was adorable clean and cozy
it is very clean warm and furnished simply and tastefully
inside the cabin it was clean and had everything we needed
owners are friendly and kind
the hosts were very communicative and went the extra mile to make our experience delightful
owners very nice and immediately responsive
jake lindy and molly are great hosts
the owner jake was really nice and gave me my space after our greeting
perfect location between mendocino and fort bragg
the property is right between fort bragg and mendocino so the location is great
kid friendly and great location
beautiful cabin in a perfect location to sample the area delights
lovely quiet property perfectly situated between the towns of mendocino and fort bragg
Read more reviews

4. Secluded cabin for six (from USD 340)

This cabin has a secluded feel, and it is set on a property filled with redwood. It has three bedrooms and two baths, making it the perfect accommodation for a family or group of six. The cabin offers a private patio where you can relax. You can even host a barbecue dinner for your group outdoors.

There’s free parking within the property if you’re bringing your own vehicle.

Mendocino, California, United States
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was plenty of space and had a full kitchen that we put to good use
this house is really clean and comfortable
the redwood forrest surrounding the house were beautiful the house was well maintained and clean
relaxing private retreat walking distance to mendocino
the location is breathtakingly beautiful and it is so isolated i can't think of a more peaceful location
good location with lots of privacy
we had a great time at this location
the location is excellent and environs beautiful; the logistics worked without a hitch
Read more reviews

5. Comfortable cabin with convenient location (from USD 212)

Just a quick drive from downtown Fort Bragg, this cozy cabin feels secluded, thanks to the giant redwoods that surround the property. It has a single bedroom with a king-sized bed, but it does offer a sofa bed in the living area to accommodate more guests. The cabin also has a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs. Outside, you can easily access the trails at Jackson Demonstration State Park.

Tourist spots, such as Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Glass Beach, and Noyo Harbor, are just a quick drive from the property.

134 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great shower with plenty of hot water
The bed is very comfortable
The living room has several comfy places to sit and the kitchen is adequately appointed
It was the perfect size for the 3 of us
and we loved the redwood tree right outside our window
Cabin is incredibly clean and well decorated
House is clean and comfortable
The cabin itself was clean and spacious
Can't beat the location and the price
Owner was responsive and helpful when I made a last minute request to check in slightly early
do deal with and communicate well and quickly Property is fantastic
same forest sounds same clean air
Owners left a great welcome goodie basket which made it more a B&B type experience
The owners have added nice little welcoming touches Love it
Loved the botanical gardens and State parks
but literally a few minutes drive to beaches shopping food
and we also took many hikes within 20 minutes maximum from the house
That was only 45 minutes from the house
it is in a perfect location as one is tucked away in peace and quiet
Read more reviews

6. Sandrahla (from USD 391)

Planning a trip with your extended family? This spacious cabin named Sandrahla is perfect for you. This holiday home can comfortably fit up to eight guests with its four bedrooms and three baths. Its living room is expansive, and its kitchen is large and fully equipped.

Outside, there’s a deck where you can enjoy a meal with your entire group. If you’re up for a trek, Mackerricher State Park is only 15 minutes away on foot.

Fort Bragg, CA, US
104 reviews  
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kids loved having wifi for their devices and netflix on the tv
the large kitchen is pleasant for cooking and the furniture and decorations are beautiful
the kitchen is massive and the yard was beautiful
the middle bathroom does not have an exhaust fan
large clean open floor plan lots of kitchen equipment very comfortable beds big yard wonderful hot tub
large space close to beach clean dog friendly
clean everything that was needed to make a wonderful stay
if it were a little more clean we would happily return as it’s a beautiful spot
very large clean great beds plenty of kitchen equipment wonderful hot tub quiet area
plus the location so close to the magnificent dunes and coastline was exceptional
location and size were great
we enjoyed the location and the comfort of the house
it is a nice and quiet place to stay near fort bragg
it is about a mile walk through the dunes to the ocean and wonderful every step
Read more reviews

7. Warm cabin with wood-burning stove (from USD 340)

This homey property provides easy access to Mendocino County’s most popular spots, such as Mackerricher State Park, Glass Beach, and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Even downtown Fort Bragg is just a quick drive from here.

The property itself is perfect for families or big groups. It has three bedrooms and two full baths, a nice living room with a wood-burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, and a deck where you can relax day and night.

Fort Bragg, CA, US
59 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:

interior is comfortable and seems bigger than you think it would
the furnishings and decor are nicely done and the beds are comfortable and in good shape
the house was comfortable and adequately stocked with basic essentials
large home with comfortable beds and plenty of space for our group
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed
windows could use some cleaning most importantly cleaning the mold accumulated on the window’s frame…
house is very clean and comfortable
nice house clean and well kept
the beds where comfortable and clean
clean and comfortable with a well-stocked kitchen
great location to visit beach and fort braggs amazing bike trail
sweet quiet house close to the water
the location is great it was wonderful to be able to walk to the beach
well the location is incredibly great the house is cute warm and cozy
great location peaceful quiet relaxing
Read more reviews

8. Beam's End (from USD 245)

This loft studio has some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean. The property itself is just as impressive with its use of recycled virgin redwood from bridge trusses. It has a single bedroom that you can access via a spiral staircase. Up to six guests can stay here.

If you want to get up close and personal with nature, Navarro River Redwoods State Park is just a few minutes on foot. Still can’t get enough of nature after hiking? Relax your bones in the hot tub while being surrounded by lush greenery.

36 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 0 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was amazing very cozy and a beautiful view
well stocked and clean we had a wonderful time at the cabin
the location was perfect as well
perfect place to social distance and relax
Read more reviews

9. The Bridge Cabin (from USD 230)

This two-bedroom cabin prides itself on its craftsmanship and charm. Built on an elevated platform that makes it look like a treehouse, this minimalist home is perfect for discerning guests who want to feel as close to nature as possible. It has two bedrooms, one of which has a queen-sized bed, a nice living area, and a well-equipped kitchen with an island countertop.

The cabin offers quick and easy access to Navarro River Redwoods State Park and is a few minutes from Greenwood State Beach.

36 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming cabin with well-equipped kitchen in beautiful tranquil setting
we loved the cabin it was roomy clean and comfortable
the cabin was small cute clean and matched the photos shown in the vrbo listing
they were so hospitable and easy to communicate with
hannah was a great host and very responsive to emails and requests for local information
awesome place to stay very friendly hosts
excellent quiet location that was easy to find
easy to get to from highway 1 and close to all the "action" in the area
beautiful coastline to explore so close by a must stay for anyone traveling through california's natural beauty
very cool house tucked right in the redwoods with plenty of peace quiet and solitude
Read more reviews

10. Black Cabin (from USD 225)

Truly modern inside and out, this newly remodeled cabin that has been around since the 40s mixes the best of contemporary design with natural surroundings. It has two bedrooms that can accommodate up to five guests. It also has an open-plan interior that makes it feel more comfortable and spacious. The whole space is kept warm by a wood-burning stove, but during colder months, the hosts recommend bringing a space heater.

Many lovely destinations, such as Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, are nearby.

Fort Bragg, California, United States
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
flowers on the table and nice soaps and bath products in the bathroom
comfortable for 2 to 4
the shower is pretty much not functional if you are taller than 5 ft
the cabin is quiet and comfortable however the bathroom needs some serious improvement
very clean and well equipped
very clean and fresh upon arrival
the cabin was pretty clean for the most part
other than that a quiet clean and vey beautiful place
Read more reviews

Immerse in the great outdoors in and near Mendocino

Enjoy Mendocino the way it’s meant to be enjoyed – as close to nature as possible. For easy access to this coastal community, consider booking one of the top cabin rentals near Mendocino, California. Aside from a convenient location, these cabins have a lovely setting amidst nature.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

Kannika is a full-time freelance writer, an aspiring novelist, an avid reader, and a big fan of budget travel, off-the-beaten destinations, gachapon, public parks, blue skies, and train rides.

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Mendocino
Good things are meant to be shared!