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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our nightly rate of $175 includes taxes and cleaning. NO hidden fees!

Our vacation rental home is a lovely Craftsman style that is uniquely decorated with special attention to cleanliness and comfort.

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, which include a world famous unique guitar invention and a real, hand machined steam train.

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 for those who like to hike or bring their bikes along.

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 and private 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.

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Feb 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$950
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Notes:

For guests booking for more than 3 days a discount is available by contacting the owner directly. Please call the owner number given on the site for information and details. You may also inquire to our private email at starfin@mcn.org.

We do not book our cottage for long term beyond 10 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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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 Caspar, CA, USA:
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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

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Photos

  • Stringbender Cottage

    Stringbender Cottage

  • Entry

    Entry

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • South Garden

    South Garden

  • Spring Garden

    Spring Garden

  • Caspar Community Center

    Caspar Community Center

  • Rhododendron Trail

    Rhododendron Trail

  • Redridinghood's Trail

    Redridinghood's Trail

  • Tilly on South deck

    Tilly on South deck

  • Private deck

    Private deck

  • Some Whimsey

    Some Whimsey

  • Cottage Garden

    Cottage Garden

  • Caspar Legend

    Caspar Legend

  • A Caspar Quak!

    A Caspar Quak!

  • Forest Splendor

    Forest Splendor

VRBO #295462

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE, MAGICAL FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!

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