My wife and I were in Mendocino a few years ago and enjoyed our stay immensely. Now five of us would like to take a 10 day trip to northern California and maybe Oregon. We were thinking of flying into San Francisco and flying out of Portland. We would like to make three stops in three very different locations. Besides Mendocino, can someone recommend a place to stay for a few nights on our way north. Maybe a nice seaside town, or maybe a place that has good wine tasting. The other thing is we would prefer to rent houses as opposed to hotels. Do most nice houses only rent for the week or do some rent for a few days? Would San Francisco or Oakland be the two most convenient airports to fly into? many thanks in advance.