Unique, Affordable, Magical Forest Hideaway Home!(88 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Quaint Home, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3) 700 sq.ft.
Our vacation rental home is a lovely Craftsman style that is uniquely decorated with special attention to cleanliness and comfort. This is a FRAGRANCE FREE home! We use all scent free, environmentally friendly cleaning products. Guests are asked to NOT wear perfume or cologne while staying at our cottage. Note our rates page for more information.
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. We pride ourselves on fresh and clean.
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. CELL SERVICE IS SPOTTY. THERE IS NO LAND LINE EXCEPT NEXT DOOR IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.
WE ARE AN 'ADULTS ONLY' ACCOMMODATION.
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Member since: 2010
- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- SHOWER ONLY. NO BATHTUB.
- Please inquire with owners for further information.
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
FRAGRANCE FREE COTTAGE!!! Guests are urged to NOT wear perfume and cologne while staying at our cottage. This rule will be enforced as we will charge up to $100 for extra cleaning. We suggest you choose another accommodation if you cannot adhere to this policy. Thank you.
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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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.
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.
- Primary: (707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Links to more information:
Caspar Community Center
Tilly on South deck
A Caspar Quak!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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