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Last updated: 11/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mendocino house description

SPECIAL!!! Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free from Dec. 1st to March 1st.

ROCK LEGEND Gene Parsons and his wife, Star, also live on this 2 acre property in a separate home and will be your hosts. Meetings with Gene and a tour of his custom shop are provided for those guests who are interested in his inventions and special projects.

The vacation rental is a beautiful Craftsman home, uniquely decorated with special attention to cleanliness and comfort.

LOCATION: We are located in Caspar, just 6 minutes to both Mendocino Village or Fort Bragg. Beaches are 1 mile away and National Forest is right out the door.

AFFORDABLE comfort in our well appointed and warm cottage. Lovely, large and conveniently stocked kitchen for those who love to cook. An open floor plan gives a spacious feeling in this small, modest home.

QUIET garden surroundings on our South deck offer a restful retreat, especially during times of the year when flowers are abundant.

COMFORTABLE furnishings and a quality bed. ALL bedding is completely laundered and often line dried in the sun between guests.

HIKE/BIKE for miles of forest trails right out of our front door.

SHOP/DINE in local Mendocino Village and Fort Bragg, both within 6 minutes of our property.

WIFI IS PROVIDED IN THE COTTAGE.


WE ARE AN 'ADULTS ONLY' ACCOMMODATION.

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            ADULT TENANT...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Guests are welcome to smoke outdoors on decks. Please take care of all cigarette butts....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            No active youngsters for safety reasons. A teen would be welcome with 1 adult....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Please inquire with owners for further information.

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                WIDE SELECTION OF CD'S....moreless

              • Stereo:

                SMALL STEREO WITH TAPE AND CD PLAYER WITH WIDE VARIETY OF CD'S....moreless

              • Television:

                FLAT SCREEN FOR VIDEOS AND DVD ONLY. NO SATELLITE OR CABLE TV....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                WIDE VARIETY OF MOVIES....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    We are located right next to Jackson State National Forest just one mile from Highway 1....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    OPEN FLOOR PLAN FROM DINING AREA TO KITCHEN....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Gas dryer....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    VERY EFFICIENT WALL FURNACE. HOUSE IS VERY WARM IN WINTER....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wifi is available in the cottage....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    OPEN, SPACIOUS WITH VERY COMFORTABLE FURNISHINGS....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking space off road near house. No garage....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    REGULAR AND FRENCH PRESS...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    FULLY STOCKED...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    COMPLETELY STOCKED WITH ASSORTED UTENSILS, DISHES, POTS/PANS, GLASSWARE, BLENDER, COFFEE MAKER AND MORE....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    BEAUTIFUL LARGE KITCHEN WITH VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND ASSORTED AMENITIES FOR COOKING....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Gas oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    BASIC SPICES, COOKING OIL, SOY SAUCE, TEA ASSORTMENT, ORGANIC COFFEE, BOTTLED WATER....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    18.2 CUBIC FT. WITH FREEZER...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    GAS STOVE ...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    East covered deck over entry. South facing deck for flowers, sun and lounging in summer months....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautifully landscaped all around house with flowers in the summer. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    STANDARD BRIQUETTE GRILL with utensils, fluid and briquettes provided. PLEASE CLEAN AFTER USE!!!!...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Large covered porch at entry....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer/Fall
                  Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  $950 $2,750
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  $950 $2,750
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Deposits are held until after guest departure and housekeeping has made inspection. Any damages will be subtracted from deposits. Deposits are refunded within 48 hours of guest departure.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 11/28/2014
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                  Location

                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Francisco International or Oakland Inter.
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dicks in Mendocino
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Little River Golf Course
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Skunk Train/ tourist excursion
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Coastal Highway 1
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mendocino or Fort Bragg
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Caspar or Jughandle Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Botanical Gardens, Music Festival, Film Festival, Live Music, Skunk Train, Spa Services, Whale watching, Wine tasting and more. See Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and Local radio station KOZT for more information on Current events.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1975

                  About the owner: Gene Parsons has a wide variety of skills which he puts to good use operating his current business as well as maintaining the StringBender Cottage property. Moving to Caspar in 1970, Gene teamed up with local friends and carpenters to build his custom machine shop, his own home and the cottage. As far back as the late 60’s and into the late 80’s, Gene had a full-time career as a musician and recording artist. As a multi-talented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, he toured with such bands as the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. His talents were also used in the recording studio with such greats as Randy Newman, Arlo Guthrie, The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones. Currently Gene is happiest working in his custom shop where he manufactures and installs the StringBender mechanism in client guitars as well as other artistic projects. One of those pet projects is the building of a 1/8th scale, real live steam locomotive, part by part! Star Decker is a native of Mendocino County with strong roots in local culture and history. Raised on ranches she has trained horses, gardened, landscaped and run family businesses. An adventurer, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe sometimes by herself or accompanied by her horse and dog. Other interests include; community volunteer work, playing music, reading and various art projects. Today she is happiest at home creating the beautiful garden and landscape of the property and providing a lovely and warm atmosphere for the guests at StringBender Cottage. Both Gene and Star have a long history in the local coastal areas as well as the county. They are always willing to share their 'insider' knowledge and stories with guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                  We chose to live here for the ocean, the weather and a small, rural community with a LOT of culture, art, music, events, good restaurants, and so much more.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The forest setting, wildlife such as deer, fox and wild turkeys, beautiful organic garden, excellent hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, interesting owners that honor and respect privacy.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

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                  Photos

                  • Stringbender Cottage

                    Stringbender Cottage

                  • Tilly on South deck

                    Tilly on South deck

                  • Private deck

                    Private deck

                  • Garden Gate

                    Garden Gate

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Comfy Queen Bed

                    Comfy Queen Bed

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Butterfly bush

                    Butterfly bush

                  • Spring Garden

                    Spring Garden

                  • Caspar Community Center

                    Caspar Community Center

                  • Rhododendron Trail

                    Rhododendron Trail

                  • Redridinghood's Trail

                    Redridinghood's Trail

                  • Stringbender Cottage

                    Stringbender Cottage

                  • Entry

                    Entry

                  • Some Whimsey

                    Some Whimsey

                  • Cottage Kitchen

                    Cottage Kitchen

                  • Rooms with views

                    Rooms with views

                  • South Garden

                    South Garden

                  • Cottage Garden

                    Cottage Garden

                  • Caspar Legend

                    Caspar Legend

                  • A Caspar Quak!

                    A Caspar Quak!

                  • Forest Splendor

                    Forest Splendor

                  • Front Entry

                    Front Entry

                  VRBO #295462

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Friday, November 28, 2014

                  $165 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 11/28/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/28/2014
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