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Amazing view of the Pacific from the heart of town.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house and see the whales at sea.

You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Casa Zacha was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964.

Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.

There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.

Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, ocean view from it's private deck, and an shared bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.

The kitchen is stocked with everything (spices, condiments) needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.

One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.

Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,

without any neighbors to bother you.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Lucia

Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.

Lucia purchased this apartment in 1962

Why Lucia chose Mendocino

This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and created the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.'

After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.

What makes this apartment unique

The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius!

And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Mendocino, California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , the shower shares a tiled enclosure with another shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shares enclosure with other shower.
  • Although it seems strange to some people, two showers in one tiled area are quite normal. In 50 years of living in the house we have never had an issue with two people needing to shower at the same time. Usually they just take turns. Plus, we have only a 30 gallon water heater so it is better to space out the showers. We have hung a shower curtain for privacy between the showers. The Japanese soaking tub unfortunately has a leak and is temporarily out of commission.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with fabulous ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , and an incredible art library.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private balcony overlooking Mendocino bay.
  • Queen Bedroom (1) has awesome ocean view. The East bedroom (2) is furnished with both a queen and a twin bed. This room has a balcony and a bay view, and shares a Bathroom with Shower with the Queen bedroom. The North bedroom (3) has a brass double bed, ensuite sink, & a fantastic library. Futons (1) Actually a window seat in the Living Room, measuring 10' long by 28' wide. This is suitable for a child or shorter, narrower adults. The cushion is brand new and has 5 inches of foam...but you must bring a sleeping bag.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
As you arrive on the second floor you are embraced by the warmth of Casa Zacha, as there is an atrium in the center of the house which brings in light and heats the terracotta tile floors. Turning left you are awed by the vista of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Bay , spread out at your feet. Then you sit down to absorb it all and you never want to leave.


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Amazing view of the Pacific from the heart of town.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews

We had the best time. The views were on point and the location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun! We were three couples and had enough room to relax and hang out. The house was close to lots of hikes and delicious places to eat. We really enjoyed being able to walk to the bluffs and watch the sunset and whales migrating up the coast. The hosts book collection was a source of endless entertainment. I especially enjoyed the Boontling dictionary and small book of limericks. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just the type of apt we were looking for. Loved waking each morning looking at the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, panoramic views, centrally located, great restaurants nearby. You do need to bring your music or CD as there is not t.v.. but for us that wasn't a problem it was nice being unplugged. Would come back in a minute.

Cheryl & Ken

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. One thing...there is a tv with an HDMI cable attached. Just bring your laptop and voila.. a home theatre and no commercials
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. Beautiful view. Comfortable beds and bedding. Lots of areas to hang out. Wifi worked great. We enjoyed our trip to Mendocino. Thanks!

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very conveniently located with superb views over the bay and headland. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. There is a very interesting selection of books. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect escape located on the quiet side of town with incredible views and walking distance to everything. The home comforts you with the open layout and outdoor deck where you can breathe in the fresh air while watching the magic of the ocean in front of you. I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this special apartment, location couldn't be better. Artsy home environment!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6, which included a 14 month old, absolutely loved this place. Plenty of room for everyone, deck is strategically built do it obscures tourist traffic , which was nice. So nice to hang out on the deck and the art work and art energy was wonderful. So much character. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms interesting but very workable with a little communication. We would stay here again and for hope to come back soon and take some classes at the Mendocino Art Center. Thank you so much for this sweet spot.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
175 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
1 block up the street
Nearest Ferry
130 Miles
Sausalito-San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River, CA
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
many within 5 blocks
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe and Sierra Mountains
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mendocino Headlands State Park..across the street
Car: not necessary

The Mendocino Art Center offers year around classes in the fine arts, from Jewelry to plein air painting, an Artist in Residence program and a fine gallery.

We offer a $50 discount on the rent for each guest who takes a class at the Art Center.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Mendocino, California

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$332.92 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$332.92

Our cleaning fee is $100 for two guests, $125 three to four guests, $150 five to eight guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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