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Locus Solus

· Point Arena, Mendocino, California
20 acres hosted by Paul C.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site
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Tired of the scorching heat? Come chill out on the coast where it's always 20 degrees cooler than everywhere else. Located in the coastal prairie minutes from the Pacific Ocean and the town of Point Arena. Plenty of privacy to launch into day trips and other adventures in this special corner of the world. The Octagon and the campsite offer solitude, stunning views, bird watching, and walking trails on the property. We're 5 mins from town, the cove, various beaches, tide pools, the historic lighthouse, fishing spots, and the B Bryan Animal Preserve where you can view African animals and hand feed giraffes. Come find what you've been missing!
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23 ratings · 23 reviews
Paige W.recommends
June 13, 2024
Little oasis
I loved my night at the octagon. I felt like I was sleeping under the stars. I would have loved another night so I could spend all day doing yoga in the open space. Perfect for mediation and yoga. A wonderful place to get away from it all. I look forward to returning.
Nida T.recommends
June 9, 2024
Locus Solus
RAD spot! You have the site to yourself and it feels like you’re in the Serengeti — beautiful sunsets. Well maintained - can’t recommend it enough!
Fabien B.recommends
June 8, 2024
Beautiful and peaceful place ! Paul was really helpful ! We will definitely come back.
William B.recommends
May 27, 2024
Locus Solus
Very nice place. Conveniently located minutes from town. Super quiet. Great host
Francis Kyle B.recommends
May 19, 2024
Awesome earthy vibe
Great cabin! Would definitely stay again. Felt earthy and the bed is super comfy. Great place to stay.
Michelle B.recommends
May 13, 2024
Coastal Getaway
Our trip to the Octagon was truly the perfect weekend escape. Point Arena was such a cute town, complete with an old cinema and market--Paul was very responsive and have us great recommendations for cafes, beaches, and hikes in the area. The Octagon itself was a highlight, it had that fresh wood smell that added to the overall calming and serene atmosphere. You really could enjoy nature and stay tucked in bed if you wanted to. The bed was really comfortable, which was a pleasant surprise being away from home. The kitchen was quite functional, equipped with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed using the old-school plug-in cooler; it was perfect for chilling our beers and groceries. It also had an induction stove and beautiful pottery--little touches that made our stay feel charming and convenient. Things to note: the hot water took awhile to heat up but it got there! We brought a couple camping chairs to hang inside the Octagon and were glad we did. All the outlets and the wifi worked great! I would definitely recommend this place to friends looking for a peaceful getaway with all the comforts of home.
Point Arena, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Central Pomo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Paul C.Joined in July 2023
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