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Welcome to La Puerta del Mar, perched above the mouth of the Navarro River where it meets the Pacific Ocean. On nearly two private acres just a few miles south of Mendocino, this spacious home is ideal for up to eight people traveling together, or for a romantic getaway just for two. Time slows down as you watch and listen to the waves, and after a soak in the six-person hot tub, you’ll sleep like a baby. Or you can warm up in the sauna — yes, the sauna!

If you can’t quite leave work behind or want to stream a movie or two, we’ve got super-fast internet service (no slow satellite internet for us). We have three televisions with DirecTV, one of which is a smart TV with access to Netflix, Pandora, and other apps, as well as a Bose sound bar for extra-clear audio.

Your four-legged friends are welcome at our house. All we ask is that you clean up after your pup, and please let us know you’re bringing your dog so we can put out some dog gear for you. There is a large fenced area for your dogs to roam and sniff around.

We love to cook, and we’ve aimed to stock our kitchen with everything you’d need to whip up dinner: a large set of Calphalon pots and pans, a new 16-piece J.A. Henckels knife set, two food processors, a pizza stone, a slow cooker, lots of baking pans, a nice selection of spices, olive oil, and red wine/white wine/balsamic vinegar. We’ve also provide a four-burner Weber Genesis gas grill.

We take our coffee seriously, and we know it’s likely you do, too, so we’ve got a brand-new Cuisinart drip coffee pot, a French press, an electric DeLonghi moka-style espresso machine, a burr grinder, and an Aerolatte milk frother.

There are two fireplaces — one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. When you arrive, both will be set with kindling, starter pellets, and firewood.

For those traveling with little ones, we have a portable crib and kid-friendly dinnerware.

From your home away from home, you’ll have easy access to Mendocino, beaches (Navarro Beach is less than five minutes away by car, with plenty of free parking), wineries, parks, and cute Northern California towns. But really, it’s OK just to relax, watch for whales and seals, and read a book. You’ll go home rejuvenated, we promise.

Please note: There is a flight of about 20 stairs from the parking pads down to the home. Inside the house, there are two steps down to the living area and two steps back up to the dining area and kitchen.

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