Sweetwater Vacation Home Rentals

Mendocino Coast

Fine Dining

In the Village of Mendocino

955 Ukiah Street Restaurant

Located right next door to us. Fine dining with a wide ranging menu served in a former art gallery.  Jamie and Peggy know how to do it!

Café Beaujolais

Located right next door to us. Fine gourmet dining, with a great reputation. On site brick oven bakery, eclectic gardens.

Mendocino Café

1 blocks away. In a casual setting, there is local art on the walls, local residents at the tables, and great food on the plates some organic ingredients.


2 blocks away. One of the newest restaurants in Mendocino. Beautiful view of the Mendocino headlands overlooking Mendocino Bay. Menus are innovative and feature a full bar.

MacCallum House Restaurant

2 blocks away. Fine dining in a Victorian setting, or café/bar dining in an ocean view glassed-in porch. Fresh organic ingredients, thoughtfully prepared.

Mendocino Hotel

2 blocks away. Elegant Victorian dining room in the historic Hotel. Have a drink with the locals in the beautiful bar/lobby or relax by the fire in the lobby.


3 blocks away. A changing seasonal menu focused on locally sourced ingredients with friendly, efficient service, and attention to detail. Some ocean view tables.

The Ravens Restaurant at the Stanford Inn

1 mile south of the village. Excellent and imaginative vegan food made from fresh organic ingredients in a beautiful setting with ocean, river and forest views. So tasty, even omnivores will enjoy it!

Little River

Little River Inn Restaurant

3 miles south. Great food and a view of the Inn’s beautiful garden or eat at the bar with an excellent ocean view.

Wild Fish

3 miles south. Great seafood in an intimate atmosphere with ocean views.


Albion River Inn

15 minutes south. Bluff top ocean view restaurant serving consistently great food. Amazing wine list, helpful wait staff , live music.

Ledford House

16 minutes south. Bluff top restaurant featuring gourmet food, spectacular views, and the chef's art on the walls, too. Live music.



Kayak Mendocino

707-937-0700 www.kayakmendocino.com Out of Van Damme State Park, Little River. Sea Caves, Nature Tours, All Ages Welcome, No Experience Necessary

Catch a Canoe

707-937-0273 www.catchacanoe.com Kayaks, Canoes and Bicycles Out of Big River, Mendocino. Rentals and Tours, Hike and Bike Trail Maps

Liquid Fusion Kayaking

707-962-1623 http:///www.liquidfusionkayak.com From Mild to Wild! Kayak Adventures out of Noyo River, Fort Bragg. Kayak Classes offered, Ocean or River Kayaking


Sub Surface Progression

707-964-3793 www.subsurfaceprogression.com Complete Dive Center and Surf Shop in Ft. Bragg. Sales and Rentals

Lost Surf Shack

707-961-0889 Surfboard Sales and Rentals in Ft. Bragg. Beachwear and Accessories


Noyo Fishing Center

707-964-3000 www.fortbraggfishing.com Full Service Charter Fishing and Eco Tours, Year Round Whale Watching. Noyo Harbor, Ft. Bragg


707-964-3000 www.fortbraggfishing.com Fishing The North Coast and Shelter Cove Area Bait Furnished, Whale Watching, Offering Memorial Services At Sea. Noyo Harbor, Ft. Bragg

Telstar Charters

707-964-8770 www.gooceanfishing.com Fishing, Crabbing and Whale Watching Excursions. Noyo Harbor, Ft. Bragg


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

707-964-4352 www.gardenbythesea.org Walk Through Gardens of Rhododendrons to the Ocean, Dahlias, Children’s Adventure Trail, Gift Shop, Nursery, Dog Friendly Hiking Trails

Big River Haul Road

Big River Tidal Estuary, Bird Watching, Great Walking and Biking Kayaking, Canoeing, Dog Friendly Hiking

Big River Interpretive Walks

With The Mendocino Land Trust Docents 707-962-0470

Historical Walking Tour of Mendocino

With Kelly House Museum Docents 707-937-5791

Russian Gulch State Park

36 ft. Waterfall in Redwoods, Beach, Dog Friendly on Beach Only

Van Damme State Park

Fern Canyon Trail to Pygmy Forest, Beach, Dog Friendly on Beach Only

Jackson State Forest

Hiking and Mountain Biking, Dog Friendly Hiking Trails

Catch a Canoe and Bicycle Too!

707-937-0273 Mountain or Comfort Bicycles – Sales and Rentals Bike and Hike Trail Maps


Ricochet Ridge

707-964-7669 Guided Horseback Riding on the Beach or Redwood Forest Just North of Ft. Bragg

Ross Ranch

707-877-1834 Guided Horseback Riding on the Beach or in the Forest in Elk.