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Romantic, Private Forest Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Forest Suite is located just 5 minutes south from the village of Mendocino on 5 acres of beautiful redwoods.This 560 sq. ft. apartment plus 200sq ft deck, is upstairs from my 2,000 sq. ft artist’s studio, which is not in use when guests are staying. Built entirely with redwood, recycled fir and barn wood with cement counters and shower this romantic getaway is a very special spot.

The south wall is all windows with a deck overlooking the surrounding trees. It’s very peaceful and sunny and is frequented by honeymooners, artists, writers and those seeking total privacy. A few books and screenplays have been written here! Take a walk through the forest or just relax and enjoy the tranquility.

Keywords: Studio loft apartment

More Details

Jennifer Linley Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jennifer Linley Taylor

Collage is not only my medium as an artist, it best describes my life. I've traveled extensively throughout the world and have lived in France, Spain and New York City. I have worked as a fashion model, singer/songwriter and now as a full time artist, working in my studio out on Gordon Lane. I've had a variety of exhibitions worldwide, exhibited at the United Nations building in New York and at the world renowned Museo Vittoriano in Rome, Italy. I've done installations for Gallagher's Art and Fashion Gallery in Manhattan, and for French designer Catherine Malandrino's Soho store. My works are in private collections throughout the world. I have been coming to Mendocino my whole life, at first to visit my Grandmother and now as a homeowner for the last 20 years. I love to introduce people to this beautiful and unique area and enjoy meeting people from around the world that come here to visit.

Jennifer Linley Taylor purchased this studio in 1995

Why Jennifer Linley Taylor chose Mendocino

I was looking for a forested piece of property where I could build a barnlike structure for my studio and also have a living space that would work well for a vacation rental. When I found these 5 acres so close to town, I knew I had found the perfect spot. As I do not live on the property, this works out really well, as I only work when then place is not rented.

What makes this studio unique

The proximity to Mendocino village, the privacy and total silence other than birds and the sound of the wind in the redwoods makes this place perfect for those that are seeking refuge. It instills creativity and thought, peace and harmony. From the front door you can walk through your own forest or go on a long walk down Gordon Lane and across State Park to the headlands.


Mendocino Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Romantic, Private Forest Suite
average rating of 4.9495797 based on 119 reviews
Benicia, CA

Another perfectly calm, cozy and artistic retreat in Mendocino at The Forest Suite.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay in Mendocino and sharing it with the world. Ever since we discovered The Forest Suite, this is the only place that we stay now days when we head up to Mendocino. Again, thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute I opened the door I knew I was in the “right” place! Private, beautifully furnished, quiet, safe, comfy, everything I was hoping for for my writing retreat. I look forward to doing this again soon, very inspiring!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the peace, tranquility and privacy of this sweet space. We walked through town and marveled at the scenery, then relaxed in this cozy, marvelous space. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nevada county Ca


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying in this beautiful little place, perfectly located to do all the great things the area offers and the unit itself was adorable, clean, homey, and cozy. Loved waking up with the trees and a nice fire place. Definitely plan to return for all my coast visits

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We drove five and a half hours to be near the ocean. Once we got to this home, we didn't want to leave. We hardly saw the ocean at all. It was great to be in such a peaceful setting!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newberry sc

The best VRBO we’ve ever stayed in! Stunning scenery, cozy cottage, absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer is an amazing and generous host. She takes care of every imaginable detail. The house is absolutely adorable. Huge picture windows out to the deck overlooking a redwood forest. The house is so sweet. Very clean with all the amenities — all you could ask for. Jennifer has taken exquisite care of everything you need. The location is perfect. You can hear the ocean and even the birds flapping their wings. Complete peace and solitude while still walking distance from Mendocino. We’ve stayed in VRBOs across the country and by far this has been the best in terms of host, condition of house and all that comes with it, and being true to what is promised. We don’t want to leave. We give this our highest recommendation. Thank you Jennifer for an absolutely incredibly relaxing and perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Please be advised there is a 2.5% fee added when you use a credit card for payment online.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.