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Peaceful Cottage Bordering State Forest, Sleeps 2-4

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Mendocino cottage description

Red Barn Retreat, located on the Mendocino Coast just a short drive from the Village of Mendocino, is the perfect getaway from your busy schedule and every day life. This lovely 600 square foot cottage apartment contains everything you need to come away feeling renewed and refreshed. Handsome woodwork, warm rich tones on the walls, and comfortable, radiant heated floors make for a cozy, enveloping environment.

The well furnished and equipped open living, dining, and kitchen space fills with natural light and greenery views from its many windows. The kitchen has a gas cook stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all of the pots, pans, dishes and utensils needed for cooking and serving a delicious meal. A large gathering table surrounded by a fun collection of chairs invites you to enjoy a meal, play a family game, or work on a project. A comfortable futon sofa / convertible bed and leather club chair are situated across from the entertainment center, which includes a flat screen TV, CD & DVD players, stereo, and i Pod plug in. Television programming with popular channels is cable available. Wifi is also available throughout the property, but please note, cellular service is spotty in the entire Mendocino area.

Additional conveniences include a coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. The bathroom features modern fixtures and a wonderfully deep bathtub, perfect for soaking. A comfortable queen sized bed fitted with a down comforter, bookcase full of good reading material, slipper chair, and a handsome armoire complete the cheerful and cozy bedroom, from which you can access your private fenced garden to enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

The property borders Van Damme State Forest which features some of the area’s most amazing hiking trails through the unique Pygmy, and stunning Redwood Forests. Our area’s beautiful beaches and rivers, and the gorgeous Village of Mendocino, all found along one of the most pristine coast lines in Northern California, are only minutes away.

Whether you are here for a variety of outdoor activities, wine tasting in the nearby Anderson Valley, or to just experience a quiet retreat, your comfort is our top priority. In addition to the well appointed accommodations, cozy bedding and soft linens, you are also invited to indulge in a variety of massage treatments available right on the property, to ensure complete relaxation. Please call us to book a massage for your stay.

Red Barn Retreat is a perfect retreat for any individual, couple, or family of four looking for a charming residence while visiting the Mendocino Coast. Please note that our rates for children are less than for adults. Please contact us directly for information.

We will gladly guide you to great restaurants and activities best suited to your party and the purpose of your visit to this spectacular and rugged part of the world.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom: 1 queen

                Very comfortable queen bed in private bedroom....moreless

              • Convertible Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Additional bed is a queen sleep sofa/futon in Living Room...moreless

              • Queen sized mattress and topper, down comforter, side tables with lamps, armoire, luggage rack, book case and reading collection, slipper side chair, sliding glass door to private patio and garden....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Modern fixtures and deep soaking bathtub.

              Other Amenities

                  • A full menu of massage therapy options are available on-site. Please call to book a treatment to ensure complete relaxation during your stay!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    Assortment of family games and puzzles....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Denon Stereo & CD Player. I-Pod plug in also available....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Samsung flat screen television. Television programming with popular channels is available....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    An assortment of movies and popular TV series on DVD....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Large gathering table with six chairs....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Wonderfully comfortable radiant floor heat throughout the cottage....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi is available throughout property....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All bedding for Queen bed, as well as extra bedding for Queen futon is provided. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Living room features a futon sofa which converts to a queen sized bed with extra mattress topper and comforter....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking is available steps from the cottage, on owner's private property....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Cellular service is spotty in this region, however there is reliable service in the Village of Mendocino, 10 minutes from the cottage....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towel sets for two or four guests are provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee maker with filters and coffee, teapot and teas, assorted sweeteners....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Nice assortment of cooking and serving dishes and utensils....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Modern kitchen, fully stocked with everything you need to cook and serve a delicious meal. Guests provide their own food supplies....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Microwave...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Staple supplies including sugar, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Refrigerator-freezer...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Paver patio with patio table and chairs, surrounded by private, fenced garden....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Golf course is right down the road at nearby Inn....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak/Canoe rental available at Catch-A-Canoe and Bicycles too....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Small lawn and flower beds in private, fenced garden....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas Holiday
                  Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $175

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  New Year's Holiday
                  Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $145 $160
                  Fri, Sat

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fees are assessed separately.

                  An additional guest fee is assessed for bookings of more than 2 people. Please contact owner regarding child rates, weekly, and monthly rates. Please note, rates for children are less than rates for adults. Please contact us for information.

                  All rates are subject to 11% bed tax.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  Location

                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Mendocino County Airport for small private planes
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ledford House / Albion River Inn
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Little River Golf and Tennis
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Skunk Train to Willits
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway One
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ledford House / Albion River Inn
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Little River Beach at Van Damme State Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  Professional massage services on site or at a nearby Spa, Whale Watching in Fall and early Spring, Music Festival in July, Film Festival in June, Crab and Wine and Mushroom and Wine Days in Fall and Winter, Wine Tasting Tours available.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1992

                  About the owner: The owners, Richard and Gabi first moved to the coast more than 30 years ago, both originally from Europe. Richard, growing up north of London, left England on the Istanbul Express and ended up in Western Canada. He visited a friend living in Mendocino and fell in love with the coast and the community here and never left. An accomplished musician, he still performs regularly in the “Mendocino Music and Stories” series. Gabi has a similar story, growing up in Germany, she came to visit a friend in Mendocino and after falling in love with the beauty of the pacific coast and the wonderful people, essentially has been here ever since. They met here on the coast, a notoriously romantic spot, and have been married for 25 years, raised three children and are now proud grandparents of two. Along the way they developed their own 'design / build' construction company and have built and restored many fine custom homes on the coast. Gabi is also a licensed massage practitioner and manages a local spa.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
                  After living on the coast for almost 20 years we finally found a place we wanted to buy. On a quiet rural road inland from the fog belt was a cottage, overgrown and with a glorious blossoming cherry tree hidden behind the house. It felt like it could be our home and over the years we have transformed it into a sunlit, open and peaceful place that is the heart of our family.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Often, if the coast is foggy, just 3 miles inland the sun is shining and the property, though close to the redwoods, has a mix of pine, fir, cypress trees, rhododendrons and open gardens that let the sun shine on us most of the day. Coming from hazy Europe we are still awed by the clear, dark, star filled night skies.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, german

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to the Red Barn Retreat

                    Welcome to the Red Barn Retreat

                  • Cottage apartment & garden below. Beautiful Massage Studio located above.

                    Cottage apartment & garden below. Beautiful Massage Studio located above.

                  • Entertainment center with flat screen TV, stereo, cd and dvd players.

                    Entertainment center with flat screen TV, stereo, cd and dvd players.

                  • Gathering table and chairs, situated between the living and kitchen areas.

                    Gathering table and chairs, situated between the living and kitchen areas.

                  • View into bathroom with richly framed mirror flanked by pretty sconces.

                    View into bathroom with richly framed mirror flanked by pretty sconces.

                  • Mattress & topper, down comforter & soft linens make for a comfortable night.

                    Mattress & topper, down comforter & soft linens make for a comfortable night.

                  • Step out into your fenced garden to enjoy the fresh coastal air.

                    Step out into your fenced garden to enjoy the fresh coastal air.

                  • Patio pavers & crushed stone pathway through the private garden to parking area.

                    Patio pavers & crushed stone pathway through the private garden to parking area.

                  • View of cottage entry on left and gate to owner's residence on right.

                    View of cottage entry on left and gate to owner's residence on right.

                  • Mendocino Village View.

                    Mendocino Village View.

                  • Mendocino Headlands and coastline.

                    Mendocino Headlands and coastline.

                  • Spectacular Little River Sunset.

                    Spectacular Little River Sunset.

                  • The cottage apartment occupies the entire ground floor.

                    The cottage apartment occupies the entire ground floor.

                  • Living room with convertible futon sofa & view to private garden.

                    Living room with convertible futon sofa & view to private garden.

                  • View from back hallway into light-filled open living & dining space.

                    View from back hallway into light-filled open living & dining space.

                  • Modern kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook and serve great meals.

                    Modern kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook and serve great meals.

                  • Deep soaking tub with handsome tile surround and sleek modern fixtures.

                    Deep soaking tub with handsome tile surround and sleek modern fixtures.

                  • Velvet slipper chair, armoire & luggage rack provide space for belongings.

                    Velvet slipper chair, armoire & luggage rack provide space for belongings.

                  • Private fenced garden area with patio table and chairs.

                    Private fenced garden area with patio table and chairs.

                  • Garden gate entrance and owner's garden shed in the distance.

                    Garden gate entrance and owner's garden shed in the distance.

                  • Charming Mendocino Village, only 10 minutes from cottage.

                    Charming Mendocino Village, only 10 minutes from cottage.

                  • Explore Big River on foot, or by bicycle, canoe or kayak.

                    Explore Big River on foot, or by bicycle, canoe or kayak.

                  • One of the many beaches along the dramatic coastline.

                    One of the many beaches along the dramatic coastline.

                  • Don't miss another Mendocino sunset. Visit us soon!

                    Don't miss another Mendocino sunset. Visit us soon!

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $145 - $175 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english, german
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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