Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
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Mar Vista Farm + Cottages

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#1 of 1 cottage in Anchor Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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With 11 cottages and a small farm on nine acres along the “secret coast” of Mendocino County, just across Highway 1 from the Pacific Ocean, life slows down at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages. Here, guests connect with the land, themselves, and the ones they love—cooking with ingredients harvested steps away, wandering the trails, taking time to be present. Offering charming living spaces, expansive outdoor gathering areas, and a wealth of adventures within a short drive, it’s a restorative, reinvigorating experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Internet
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Room features
Dining area
Fireplace
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Oven
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Elizabeth L wrote a review Jul 2022
Moraga, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience at Mar Vista met our expectations. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. The farm and cabins offer a unique experience with a cabin that was clean, cute and cozy with a little kitchen, a fire place and a comfy bed and comforter. We helped gather eggs at 5PM and were given 4 eggs for our breakfast. We picked a bowlful of salad greens from a thriving garden for our dinner. It was a great location with points of interest and hiking trails information, maps and brochures available in our room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks to Hosts Cab and Deanna for keeping this place alive and well!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 17 Aug 2022
We are so happy we met your expectations for your special day! There is nothing like eating fresh eggs right from the farm. Taking care of Mar Vista is our honor. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here.
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Larry L wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location on the ocean with views of the farm and ocean from each cottage. I rented 4 cottages for my family and every cottage was a quaint old farmhouse style and immaculately kept with quality linens and soft comfortable beds and pillows, fireplaces in each unit stocked with wood, and a cute and efficient little kitchen with really nice coffee pour over cups for a perfect coffee in the morning! One of the nicest surprises was the free fresh eggs delivered to your cottage in baskets each morning! They tasted amazing!

The little kids loved running around the expansive soft Bermuda grass. They were so comfortable that they would run across the field from cottage to cottage each morning to deliver a loaf of bread or just say hi! And we all loved the hike down the bluff stairway to the private beach. Just challenging enough to make it fun and memorable for the little ones!

Perfect place for everyone! And hosts/owners Cab and Deanna were especially nice and friendly and helpful! We shall return!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 3 Aug 2023
Dear larryIM... We enjoyed meeting you and your family during your stay and are glad you were able to take advantage of all the activities. We agree, there is nothing like fresh eggs in the morning for breakfast and glad that was a surprise for you. We look forward to your return. Gratefully, Deanna + Cab
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JHL3 wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, California19 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 5 days at Mar Vista Farm and Cottages and had an amazing time. The location on the edge of the redwoods, and across from the sea was so serene and beautiful.

The cottages are very clean and well appointed with a super comfy bed. We took advantage of the fresh eggs delivered to your door daily and of course harvested fresh veggies, fruits and herbs from the very abundant garden. We grilled nightly off of one of the many outdoor grills on site. Using our garden goodies and a protein from either the Anchor Bay market or got fresh catch of the day from fishing boats at the nearby pier.

Our hosts Deanna and Christopher, were so warm and helpful . They led us in meditation and yoga on the beach and were able to guide us to great hiking, wine tasting and dining in the nearby towns. There is so much to do in this area. If possible plan to spend 4 or 5 nights here .

When on the property you are able to feed the chickens and goats, play games on the lawn , or hike right from your cottages. This place is perfect for families, couples, or to come solo to get one with nature. The cottages are nicely spread out so you can really feel like you have some privacy or you can commingle if you are feeling social at night in front the fire pit .

All I can say is that I cannot wait to come back here next year. This is truly a one of a kind place and holds a special place in my heart!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 1 Nov 2021
Thank you JHL! We are so glad you were able to enjoy so much there is to offer at Mar Vista and the surrounding area of the Mendonoma Coast. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and look forwarding to hosting you again.
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Meg G wrote a review Apr 2021
Grafton, Wisconsin3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in Mendocino County, just steps away from the ocean, we found a sanctuary for our next three nights. As soon as we entered the property we could feel calm energy and we knew we could drop in and retreat for the next few days.

Our cottage was delightful, a fully stocked kitchen, the most comfortable bed and linens, and a great few of the ocean.

Fresh eggs were delivered daily and there was a community garden that we could harvest from for our meals. Offering lettuce, kale, carrots, broccoli and many other wonder veggies.

Christopher and Deanna are the ultimate hostesses We enjoyed walks on the beach, evening campfires, the most amazing star gazing, and fabulous home made meals in our cottage. The best eggs ever!

If you are in need of a retreat, to get away, to recharge and connect with nature, I highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 4 May 2021
Dear yoga1meg, Thank you for this wonderful ratings review! It makes us very happy when our guests are able to feel the experience we aim to create. We are so glad you felt recharged and enjoyed the fresh eggs and garden harvests. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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DrRandFam wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been to Mar Vista Farm + Cottages twice in less than a year. It’s been amazing both times, and we look forward to returning again soon. Our children love the chickens, goats, farm cats, hammock, and playhouse. They especially have fun feeding the animals, gathering eggs, playing at the beach and with other vacationing kids. Us parents love the harvesting garden for veggies and the flower garden to make bouquets for each room. The space also feel safe for the kids: as they play on the grounds with new friends and with lawn games they check out at the welcome cottage, the adults can lounge, enjoy the views, and drink wine. In the evenings, we either cook indoors as there is a full kitchen or we bbq with the grills and wood provided. Then we roast marshmallows at one of the fire pits. The location is awesome: farmland, forests, and pristine beaches all in place. Our family highly recommends Mar Vista Farm + Cottages—and book early!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 16 Apr 2022
Thank you for this review and for continuing to return to Mar Vista. We are grateful for your support.
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sftravellers2015 wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California51 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 10th amazing visit to Mar Vista. Thanks to the hospitality of Deanna and Cab, our stay was perfect. We have stayed in cottages 1 thru 8 over the years, finding each so cozy, consistently tidy, thoughtful details, and all so welcoming. There are so many beautiful corners of the property to explore with beautiful views of the Pacific. Even on the occasional foggy day, it's a pleasure to just kick back, enjoy the sounds of nature, and view the abundant greenery out your big picture window. We love the "lights out" at night, when you can often glimpse the Milky Way and a multitude of shooting stars. Mar Vista Farm + Cottages is simply a place out of this world. Can't wait for our 11th get-away!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: For two, Cottage 4 is the roomiest. 5, 7, and 8 are set back and more private. Accurate photos...
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 2 Aug 2022
What a wonderful review ! We are so grateful for our return guests. You are all a part of what continues to keep Mar Vista a magical place. Looking forward to seeing you again for # 11.
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David M wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quite an unusual place to stay with fresh eggs from the friendly chickens and fresh veggies from the well tended garden. A great place on a great coast to spend several days, either exploring the wonders and beauty of the NorCal coast or just enjoying the quiet setting, the adjacent woods and beach.

We made sure to bring my special omelet pan and some butter but really all we needed for a great home cooked breakfast was right there in the kitchen. Eggs delivered from from the coop don't even need refrigeration if used the next morning and they were delicious. Augmenting with fresh garden herbs simply put them over the top.

I'm sure we'll be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are cabins. Ours was roomy, neat and clean and very comfortable.
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 26 May 2022
Nurturing and peaceful are just what we hope our guests feel when they come to Mar Vista. We are glad you enjoyed the fresh eggs from our hens and the fresh veggies from the garden. We look forward to having you back again - and maybe you wont need to bring that omelet pan next time : )
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Kate K wrote a review Nov 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the farm for a long weekend with our family of five. Our kids are small, aged 4.5 years, 2.5 years and 5 months. We found the property perfect and convenient for us. First of all, the cabin had everything we needed for a baby - tub and pack n' play. The older kids had a ball meeting all the "friends" at the farm including, chickens, goats, Charlie the bunny, and 3 kittens. It was an invaluable experience for them to see the amazing garden and make the connection between grown veggies and healthy eating. The tried so many new foods and Mom and Dad found it so easy to grab snacks, and breakfast and dinner supplies! The owners were welcoming and accommodating and the options for a redwood hike and hike down to the beach kept our kids engaged and active the whole vacation! Highly recommend and would love to come again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 26 Nov 2021
Hi RKkatem! We are so happy your family had such a memorable time at Mar Vista. It is so exciting when we get to introduce new veggies to our guests, and especially when kids join in that experience. We would love to have you back again. Thank you for sharing your experience. Deanna & Cab
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Peter R wrote a review May 2022
San Rafael, California47 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Anyone looking for a vacation as unique as it is enjoyable should check out this gem in Anchor Bay. My wife and I booked Cottage 5 which is the furthest away from the road and has great views of the farm and the ocean from its cozy living room. CAB and Deanna are great hosts and take well-earned pride in the property. We enjoyed a private gardening class with Deanna, strolls on the private beach, and a campfire under the stars. Veggies from the garden and eggs from the chickens were incorporated into our meals. The cottage was clean, well-appointed, and the bed super comfortable. Great location to explore this less frequented part of Mendocino County, too, with Port Arena and Gualala just a short drive away. We're definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Cottage 5 is higher on the hill so has nice views and WiFi reception plus a firepit
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 26 May 2022
We are so happy you had such a nice time and enjoyed the magic of Mar Vista fresh laid eggs and farm veggies. Deanna loves sharing her garden knowledge with guests and was happy to provide that experience for you. We look forward to having you back to our "secret coast". Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate it.
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Lou Ann C wrote a review Nov 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar Vista Farm and Cottages is a beautiful unique destination for all ages. We had three cottages for each of the families in our group. Cottages are very clean, bed linens and towels are hotel quality… better. Cottage furnishings are wonderfully vintage and chic and clean! Full kitchens with ability to cook all your meals. We had a one year old grandson with us and the cottage was equipped with high chair, pack n play crib and baby bathtub. Outdoor seating, fire pit, grill, soaking tub on the property. Fresh eggs daily, garden with good selection of vegetables for salad or cooking. Guests can purchase baskets or order food to stock the cottage refrigerator. Mercantile has coffee, fresh bread, jams for purchase. Gualala has two grocery stores to stock up on supplies. Property has an incredible ocean view and beach access, woodland hike with creek, star gazing and 3 friendly cats and goats, plus chickens for fresh eggs. Deanna and Christopher are incredible hosts and stewards of the property.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Deanna Boettcher, Owner at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Dear Lou Ann It was so wonderful having you and your family at Mar Vista! It is very satisfying to hear that you were able to enjoy so much the property and the area have to offer. We are very appreciative of your time in writing this review and will also be sure to share it with our staff.
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Answer from Deanna B
Gualala, California8 contributions14 helpful votes
Hi there, We are approx 4 miles north of the town of Gualala, which has several restaurant options for take out, some with outdoor dining, and a few with limited indoor dining. As for the beach, if you stay with us you have private access to Fish Rock Beach, which is directly across Hwy One from our property. The access to the beach is 127 steep steps down, but well worth it for the beautiful south facing view. We would love to have you come and experience the Magic of Mar Vista.
Kfox96003 asked a question Jul 2016
Vacaville8 contributions2 helpful votes
is there wi fi?
Answer from Andrea K
Norwalk, Connecticut12 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes but no TV. And u really miss it!
Kyle wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the amenities available on the premises. There is a lot of good stuff to discover!"
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Tour639331 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your expresso machine…"
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Deborah B wrote a tip Nov 2023
31 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They had everything one would need stocked in the cottages for cooking tools, olive oil S&P. But you need to bring shampoo/conditioner."
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Lisa S wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like having a brimming pot of coffee in the morning, bring a french press -- the kitchen only has pour-over filters."
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Debbie R wrote a tip May 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's the coast, so pack clothes for all types of weather, no matter the season. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mar Vista Farm + Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Gualala Point Regional Park (7.6 km), Gualala Bluff Trail (6.2 km), and Gualala Arts Center and Art Center Theater (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trinks, Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen, and St. Orres.
Is Mar Vista Farm + Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Anchor Bay.
Are pets allowed at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mar Vista Farm + Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sakha People Serge Totem (7.8 km).
Does Mar Vista Farm + Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.