The North Coast Hotels



Mar Vista Cottages

At a Glance


  • charming, peaceful retreat


  • no other businesses in walking distance

Mar Vista Cottages Review

The sparkling clean, refurbished 1930s cottages at Mar Vista are intentionally slim on modern gadgetry (no TV, phone, radio, or even a clock) but big on retro charm. All have hardwood floors and fireplaces. Windows are hung with embroidered curtains, a white-enamel stove anchors the full, if diminutive, kitchen, and straw sun hats hang from hooks. Outside, where benches overlook the blustery coastline, you can snip flowers for a bouquet, harvest a bounty of vegetables for dinner from the organic garden and greenhouse, or gather eggs from a fenced area where chickens roam free. For exercise, stroll the beautiful grounds or take a path to Fish Rock Beach. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, and there's a two-night minimum stay.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 35101 S. Hwy 1, 5 miles north of Gualala Gualala, CA 95445 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/884–3522; 877/855–3522
  • Website:
  • Location: Gualala

    Hotel Details

  • 8 1-bedroom cottages, 4 2-bedroom cottages.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-20-2013

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