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Allen House Family Retreat: 12 Acres of Meadows and Redwoods

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

The Allen house has returned as a popular vacation rental.It is perfect for a family vacation with precious privacy out of the coastal fog only 10 minutes from the coast and the historic village of Mendocino. Because it sleeps 10 in beds and 2 (child-sized) on futons, it is a good place for retreats, reunions, yet romantic for 2 on a honeymoon or anniversary. Children love the property with a tree house, a giant swing, a very large lawn for sports and plenty of room to run.

The house was remodeled in 2008 and is continually well maintained.

The main house sleeps 10: One master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and private bath upstairs and 3 bedrooms and bath downstairs with 4 twin beds, one double and 2 extra futons (child-sized). There is another bedroom with a queen-sized bed and bath in the cabin which accommodates two. In the main house, the downstairs bath has a beautiful antique claw-foot tub and a stone shower that feels like showering in a waterfall. The shower has a door onto the deck with a new outdoor spa.

A large country kitchen is the place everyone likes to congregate with a beautiful wood stove that works and a Viking range. If your family likes to cook as much as we do, you will love our kitchen. It is supplied with all gourmet equipment including a Kitchen Aid mixer. The warm dining room leads out to a pleasant deck with southern exposure. We eat outside all year round on outdoor tables with umbrellas that can seat 12 easily. More seating available if necessary. There is another dining table in the living room that can be used as a game table or more seating with its 2 leaves.

Although the house is cozy with 2 fireplaces, one in the living room and another in the kitchen, we have central heating for people who do not want to fuss with fires.

All beds have fine European linens with goose down comforters and pillows. There are non-down pillows also for anyone allergic.

The charming guest cabin near the house is perfect for the grandparents who want some privacy, but close enough to be a part of the bigger family. It is equipped with a private bath and shower with its own hot water heater, a small refrigerator, and fixings for coffee or tea.
There is a queen size bed there with the same down comforters and fine bedding.

There is a propane bar-b-Que on the deck along with a charcoal Weber with lots of room for eating Al fresco. Families love the setting! One child said, 'Boy, this is the way to live!'

You have a choice of reading in the hammock by the pond or jumping in the car for a 10-minute-ride to the beach to go swimming, picnic or take a kayak ride down Big River with lots of wildlife: ospreys, herons, otters, seals.
We have weekly maid service and WiFi access. Please note: we have no television reception, though there is a DVD player available and a video rental store in Mendocino. We also have a extensive DVD collection along with CD's and satellite radio.

Our new spa is heavenly! Especially at night because it is situated so that you can see the stars without the ambient light. The children are tucked in their beds and you can have the outside to yourselves! It is cleaned well once a week.

A year-round vegetable garden is at your disposal, where you can pick anything that is ripe and add it to your meals. Raspberries, strawberries, peas, beans, tomatoes, squash, and salad stuff are the summer selection. squash, beets, broccoli, cabbage and root veggies are for picking in the winter.

Concerning pets: you can talk us into bringing a dog as long as you can guarantee it will not dig in the garden, chase our beautiful wildlife: deer, quail, wild turkeys and rabbits, or scratch the doors trying to get out. The only damage we have had was from dogs so we do ask for a refundable deposit.
A short walk to upper meadow and you feel you are alone in the universe. A great place to write, read or meditate!
This is a true retreat. You won't believe the peace and quiet!
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be responsible 21 years or over to have lease in your name....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love having children here! And they love it here, but parents have to be aware there are some dangers. If you have toddlers, let us know. We have a cover for the pond that we can put on. Also there is a lock to the spa cover so children will not have access when you are not looking....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    will allow smoking outside with ashtrays. No butts in lawn or driveway....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Convince us that your pet will not eat eat the furniture, scratch the doors, dig in the garden or chase the wildlife away. Then if you leave a pet deposit, we say fine!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp through back door, downstairs accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books in dining room library, including most of the popular classics! ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    The corner table in the living room is a perfect place for playing Scrabble or putting together puzzles. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Hundreds of CDS from rock to classical to rap to children's dance music....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) No TV reception. We use only for video and dvds...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a toy box filled with all kinds of toys and shelves filled with children's games. If you want toddler bikes, let us know. We also have balls and croquet game available on request. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have both video and dvd players and an extensive library for the entire family. No adult videos or dvds....moreless

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    There are computers available at Moody's coffee shop in Mendocino, 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    We have a land phone. The only cell phones that get service here are US Cellular and Verizon....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    We have a satellite connection. A little slower than cable or DSL but quite adequate for emails and computer work. Not good for downloading movies, but short youtubes are possible....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Also have central heating. Not necessary for heat....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Can use for cooking, but also have a Viking range....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Chef available if booked ahead. http://summer-makovkin-iwae.squarespace.com/private-dining/...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare a gourmet feast....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen outfitted for gourmet cooking. Viking Range, Cuisinart appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off the master bedroom upstairs. Perfect for having morning coffee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    We have a ring of trees outside the cottage that is a fine place to relax or have a meal....moreless

  • Golf:

    At Little River Inn 5 miles away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July through August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$400
$2,400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$380
$2,280

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $200
  • damage deposit $300
  • dog deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates above are for 5-8 people.

for 2-4 people: $330./night $1,980./week

for 9-12 (10 adults beds/2 kids futons) $30 per additional person

Holiday Rates for July, August, & Holidays

For stays of 7 or more nights, one night free.

For 9-12 $50 per additional person


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mendocino County Airport for small private planes
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dick's Place
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Inn Golf Club
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mendocino and Little River
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big River Beach

Car: Necessary

We are inland in the sunbelt just a short 10 minute drive from the beautiful Mendocino Coast with wild beaches, beach combing, sea diving, abalone diving, whale watching, hiking and much more. On our own property we have trails that you can take that connect with a forest preserve which borders us on 3 sides. Our house sits in the middle of 12 acres which affords lots of privacy and quiet. The town of Mendocino, only 10 minutes away, is made up of historical Victorian buildings which are maintained with little changes since the 1800s and yet have all the modern conveniences, fine restaurants and museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: We have been married 50 years and have made our living as artists all that time. Visitors will see some of our work on the walls and books about our work.

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
We have owned this property for over 45 years. After 4 years of living on ocean front property, we decided we were ready for sunshine and a place to grow vegetables. The ocean is fun to visit, but it's hard to live with the fog every day. We have never regretted making this our home We have added on rooms and baths over the years and take pride in maintaining all the acreage. It is a jewel. We raised our children here, so we love to share it with families.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Privacy and Quiet and Sunshine! Ahhhh.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

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Photos

  • Path to the Allen House

    Path to the Allen House

  • The living room looking into the far kitchen.

    The living room looking into the far kitchen.

  • Dining room part of open kitchen.

    Dining room part of open kitchen.

  • West bedroom downstairs

    West bedroom downstairs

  • East bedroom downstairs with 2 beds

    East bedroom downstairs with 2 beds

  • Downstairs bath, looking at the stone shower with door to outside deck

    Downstairs bath, looking at the stone shower with door to outside deck

  • Cabin dutch door

    Cabin dutch door

  • Cabin bath

    Cabin bath

  • South deck off of main house

    South deck off of main house

  • Game table with extra leaves in living room

    Game table with extra leaves in living room

  • The Tree House!

    The Tree House!

  • Children's swing

    Children's swing

  • The Allen House

    The Allen House

  • Living room looking at the front foyer.

    Living room looking at the front foyer.

  • Master bedroom upstairs with private deck.

    Master bedroom upstairs with private deck.

  • Alcove bedroom downstairs with sliding doors.

    Alcove bedroom downstairs with sliding doors.

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Lunch on the front lawn.

    Lunch on the front lawn.

  • Cabin bed

    Cabin bed

  • House from the north side with cabin in the foreground

    House from the north side with cabin in the foreground

  • Living room towards the kitchen showing piano.

    Living room towards the kitchen showing piano.

  • The spa off the southern deck

    The spa off the southern deck

  • Vegetable garden

    Vegetable garden

  • Kitchen also features a Viking Range and large refrigerator not pictured.

    Kitchen also features a Viking Range and large refrigerator not pictured.

VRBO #437039

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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