'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous... When George & Ira Gershwin wrote that terrific song, they must have been thinking of Bluff House of Mendocino. It is wonderful and marvelous in its setting on the northern edge of Mendocino... on the bluffs above the Pacific, sometimes raging, always beautiful. with two bedrooms, two baths in the main house... + a cozy cottage... and less than a mile from Mendocino. Bluff House is suitable for up to four people in the main house + 2 more in the cottage ... for two, four or six people.
In the main house, the master bedroom is downstairs with a full ocean view... the 2nd bedroom is upstairs, along with a sitting-room loft .
Bluff Cottage - just on the other side of a stone patio - has a lovely bedroom, a generous bath
a dining alcove (with a terrific ocean view) , flat-screen TV and, on the patio just outside the door, a large hot tub
Back to the main house... the kitchen, with a dining area, is spacious and great for “gathering-round” at lunch time or for the cocktail hour... the sunset hour.
Visitors come to Mendocino even in the winter and some live for the storms... to watch them roll in, wind-driven with huge waves. Storms can be awe-inspiring whether you're out walking along the Mendocino Headlands or standing on the bluff above the raging ocean at Bluff House ... or warm and cozy inside, at the huge picture windows ... or with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace.
OR ,,, Go ahead... brave it out on the point at the gazebo. That fresh rain on the wind does wonders for the complexion.
But you might have a better idea... You're on vacation... Settle back in the soft chairs, get lost in a movie on the large, flat-screen tv above the fireplace or - and maybe this is the best idea
take a wonderful nap
Out on the point there's a charming gazebo above the ocean… a great place to sit and stare west towards Japan... out past the Mendocino Headlands... watch the surf roll in or, in the evening
it's a great place to sip a glass of wine and glory in the sunset.
And once in awhile, a mysterious, magical fog hangs over the coast making for a beautiful wonderland... and you’ll be humming that Gershwin tune,
“… ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous…”TripAdvisor property ID 3689307...Read more
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