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Enchanting Redwood Grove "Little River Redwoods"

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy multi-level 3 bedroom home in your own quiet 3 acre redwood forest

A talented craftsman has converted and updated what was once a tiny cabin into a one-of-a-kind home in a private redwood forest. This home has redwood inside and out to create the feeling of being cradled by nature. The home offers an easy-going ambiance, with no less than 18 skylights, flooding the interior living spaces with the light, color, and serenity from the surrounding forest. There are artisan touches from the gnarled door pulls to the exposed beams in the original living room side-by-side with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and restful stay. Bedroom #1 has a King size bed, two large skylights, and a private half bathroom. It is upstairs where you can get away from the TVs and other guests in your group for a little solitude . Bedroom #2 has one Queen bed, a skylight, and a private full bathroom (tub/no shower). It is on the main floor for those who don't do well with stairs or like to be near the action. Bedroom #3 has a Queen bed and a Queen Size futon/bed. This room is down a half flight of stairs and has a TV with DVD/VCR...the kids love this room but adults enjoy the feeling of privacy too. Outside is a wide wrap around deck for enjoying the fresh air of the forest with a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a chilled glass of wine in the evening. Relax at the end of your day in the salt water hot tub under the redwoods.

Lucy Edwards
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Lucy Edwards

We live in the San Francisco Bay area and our Mendocino home is just 3 hours away...close enough for a quick getaway and yet feels like a complete escape from our daily lives.

Lucy Edwards purchased this house in 2000

Why Lucy Edwards chose Little River

Having a home one mile inland allows us to enjoy many more sunny days above the fog line and we can go to the beach on the days the sun breaks through the fog. We get the best of both worlds here in the redwoods.

What makes this house unique

Artisan wood work details inside the home. Reclaimed 'Old Growth' redwood planks above the fireplace. Wide wrap-around redwood deck. Skylights in nearly every room allow full enjoyment of the towering redwoods surrounding the home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Whom it May Concern,

We have had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Little River Redwoods home several times both as a family get away and as an adults only vacation respite. It proved to be a wonderful option for both. It is quiet and peaceful, wonderfully appointed with every amenity, very private, and is on beautiful grounds. This home has great play area for kids, great outdoor bbq area and a large spa for quiet evenings or fun for the kids. Fantastic hikes can be taken right from the property or a short drive takes a family or a couple to an abundance of hiking trails, river and ocean fun and tourist attractions. We will be back as often as possible and recommend it to our friends.

Thank You!!
Apr 2010
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Little River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Hot Tub: Must be at least 5 years old and children under 12 years must be supervised in the spa
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Bedroom with private half bath - #1 in photos,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Bedroom - No Pvt Bathroom - #3 in photos
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor bedroom-private bath & door to deck-#2 in photos
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Amenities: Our home is equipped with a long list of basic amenities; everything from towels, linens, cooking and dining utensils, TV/DVDs, barbecues, firewood and paper products. But be aware that you are expected to provide your food, beverages, toiletries, esoteric utensils, condiments, and other necessities for your stay. We will provide reasonable supplies of complimentary expendables such as firewood, kindling, BBQ propane, dish soap, and paper products. Additional supplies are at guest's expense.


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Enchanting Redwood Grove "Little River Redwoods"
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 25 reviews

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Little River Redwoods house. It was perfectly located just south of Mendocino. It felt like we were deep in the woods, when we were, in fact, less than 5 minutes from the beach. My kids loved exploring the many state parks and beaches close by, and my husband enjoyed peaceful morning walks in the pygmy forest located just off of the road the house is on. The house itself was large, clean and peaceful. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for my kids since it had a large bed, as well as a large pull-out futon. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes and cookware, which allowed us to cook almost all of our meals, rather than eat out. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a helpful review. We appreciated you also as excellent guests who took good care of our home. We look forward to your next visit Thank you
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Truly enchanting home in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at Little River. We were a party of 4 with 2 children ages 4 and 8. The house is spotless, well stocked and organized kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. The beds are all comfortable and there are skylights in almost every room!!! The property is stunning with gorgeous redwoods towering over the home. There is a cute fort just outside the home's entrance surrounded by Redwood trees. It is absolutely ...AMAZING. The hot tub was wonderful with views of the gorgeous yard and lots of privacy. We had a small party, but the house is large and I believe could accommodate 8 guests and you would feel that you had plenty of room. Lucy was easy to get in touch with, extremely punctual with her responses. The fire place was even set up for us to use.

There are lots of board games and movies to watch and easy directions for smart TV and remotes. Although it rained our entire visit, we had a blast. We visited Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, a few beaches nearby and took a drive up to Avenue of Giants, ( well worth the drive!!!)

We just loved the home and hope to visit again soon!

Book it, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente, CA

Lovely stay in Mendocino County!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this home, and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. And for that reason, we hope to visit again :-) The home has a stocked kitchen with everything you might need to cook a meal at home and there is a grocery store not more than 10 minutes away. The hot tub was nice after long days of exploring. And the kids enjoyed cozying up by the fire to watch movies at night. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to have two sides of the house and to be able to go upstairs and just find solitude. The pictures didn't show all the fun multi levels and amazing views. The property in itself is fun to hike around......enjoyed it a lot.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and for being a wonderful guest.
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Overall; very nice

  • 4 of 5

cozy, comfortable, rockin' hot tub. Close to town.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time. Come again!
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Boston, Ma

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Such a comfortable, beautiful home! We loved every minute! Lucy was fabulous to work with and so accommodating!

The location is so close to all the nature attractions and center of town, but away from it all too with total privacy.

Don’t miss an opportunity to dine at Wild Fish about a mile away! It was exquisite!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved your visit. Thank you for your excellent review. Lucy
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Van Damme State Park
Quiet hiking along the Little River among the redwoods and ferns
Little River Inn Dining Room
Just one mile from our home. We love the Sunday Breakfast with complimentary Champagne; orde...
Wild Fish
Cafe Beaujolais
Harvest Market
Beautiful Country store with nearly Anything and Everything you may need
Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too
5 miles from our home. Rent a canoe or outrigger and paddle up the big river or a bicycle fo...
Thanksgiving Coffee Company Cafe -- CLOSED
We love their pastries and breakfast burritos!
Albion River Inn Restaurant
Our favorite special dinner spot...great for sunset time. The chef is amazing and there is o...
Little River Inn Dining Room
Just one mile from our home. We love the Sunday Breakfast with complimentary Champagne; orde...
Patterson's Pub
No reservations here so be ready to have a drink while you wait for a seat in this quirky pu...
Glass Beach
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Skunk Train
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill
Husch Vineyards
MacCallum House Restaurant
Pacific Star Winery
Big River Beach
Big River Haul Road - Big River Trail
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Little River Airport (Local-private planes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whale Watch Bar at Little River Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic HWY 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Van Damme State Park
Car: necessary

Other activities within 15 miles: Ride the historic 'Skunk Train', walk in the Botanical Gardens located on 47 Ocean Front acres, Charter a boat for deep sea fishing or whale watching, beach-combing on 'Glass Beach', tour the Point Arena or Point Cabrillo Lighthouses, Kayak/Canoe/Outrigger rentals on Big River, Hiking/Bike riding in nearby parks...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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