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Red Barn Retreat - Romantic and Peaceful Cottage near Popular Hiking Trail

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 convertible bed, 1 Bath (sleeps 2-4) On Forested Property

RED BARN RETREAT, located on the Mendocino Coast just a short drive from the Village of Mendocino, is the perfect getaway from your busy schedule and every day life. This lovely 600 square foot cottage apartment, which comfortably sleeps 2-4 guests, contains everything you need to come away feeling renewed and refreshed. Handsome woodwork, warm, rich tones on the walls, and comfortable, radiant heated floors make for a cozy, enveloping environment.

A comfortable queen sized bed fitted with a down comforter, bookcase full of good reading material, slipper chair, and a handsome armoire complete the cheerful and cozy bedroom, from which you can access your private fenced garden and patio to enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

The bathroom features modern fixtures and a wonderfully deep bathtub, perfect for soaking.

The well furnished and equipped open living, dining, and kitchen space fills with natural light and greenery views from its many windows.

The kitchen has a gas cook stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all of the pots, pans, dishes and utensils needed for cooking and serving a delicious meal.

A large gathering table surrounded by a fun collection of chairs invites you to enjoy a meal, play a family game, or work on a project.

Additionally, a comfortable futon sofa / convertible bed and leather club chair are situated in the living room across from the entertainment center, which includes a flat screen TV, CD & DVD players, stereo, and i Pod plug in. DirecTV programming with popular channels is available. Wifi is also available throughout the property, but please note, cellular service is spotty in the entire Mendocino area.

Other conveniences include a coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.

The property borders Van Damme State Forest which features some of the area’s most amazing hiking trails through the unique Pygmy, and stunning Redwood Forests. Our area’s beautiful beaches and rivers, and the gorgeous Village of Mendocino, all found along one of the most pristine coast lines in Northern California, are only minutes away.

Whether you are here for a variety of outdoor activities, wine tasting in the nearby Anderson Valley, or to just experience a quiet retreat, your comfort is our top priority.

In addition to the well appointed accommodations, cozy bedding and soft linens, you are also invited to indulge in a variety of massage treatments available right on the property, to ensure complete relaxation. Please call us to book a massage for your stay.

RED BARN RETREAT is perfect for any individual, couple, or family of four looking for a charming residence while visiting the Mendocino Coast.

We will gladly guide you to great restaurants and activities best suited to your party and the purpose of your visit to this spectacular and rugged part of the world.

More Details

Owner
Gabi Fienburgh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Gabi Fienburgh

The owners, Richard and Gabi first moved to the coast more than 30 years ago, both originally from Europe.

Richard, growing up north of London, left England on the Istanbul Express and ended up in Western Canada. He visited a friend living in Mendocino and fell in love with the coast and the community here and never left. An accomplished musician, he still performs locally from time to time.

Gabi has a similar story, growing up in Germany, she came to visit a friend in Mendocino and after falling in love with the beauty of the pacific coast and the wonderful people, essentially has been here ever since.

They met here on the coast, a notoriously romantic spot, and have been married for 28 years, raised three children and are now proud grandparents of three.

Along the way they developed their own 'design / build' construction company and have built and restored many fine custom homes on the coast.

Gabi is also a licensed massage practitioner and manages a local spa.

Gabi Fienburgh purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Gabi Fienburgh chose North Coast

After living on the coast for almost 20 years we finally found a place we wanted to buy. On a quiet rural road inland from the fog belt was a cottage, overgrown and with a glorious blossoming cherry tree hidden behind the house. It felt like it could be our home and over the years we have transformed it into a sunlit, open and peaceful place that is the heart of our family.

What makes this cottage unique

Often, if the coast is foggy, just 3 miles inland the sun is shining and the property, though close to the redwoods, has a mix of pine, fir, cypress trees, rhododendrons and open gardens that let the sun shine on us most of the day. Coming from hazy Europe we are still awed by the clear, dark, star filled night skies.

Amenities

Little River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern fixtures and deep soaking bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Very comfortable queen bed in private bedroom.
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional bed is a queen sleep sofa/futon in Living Room
  • Queen sized mattress and topper, down comforter, side tables with lamps, armoire, luggage rack, book case and reading collection, slipper side chair, sliding glass door to private patio and garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A full menu of massage therapy options are available on-site. Please call to book a treatment to ensure complete relaxation during your stay!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Red Barn Retreat - Romantic and Peaceful Cottage near Popular Hiking Trail
average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 reviews
5

Absolutely perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is hands down the BEST vacation rental in Mendocino county! We have stayed here 6 times, and never had anything but an amazing experience. Its very private and peaceful, but if you need anything the hosts are next door and incredible! The house is immaculately clean, and the open layout is inviting and perfect to hang out in. Our kids love the fenced in yard with the patio, it's the perfect little place for them to play while we relax and have a cup of coffee. Thank you so much for the consistently wonderful experience!! We will be back, again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, we absolutely love having you and your family here with us at Red Barn Retreat and cannot wait to see you again, hopefully soon! We are so happy when some of our guests enjoy staying here so much that they want to come back again and again. You have certainly done that and it's aways such a pleasure! All the best, Gabi and Richard
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, clean and heated floors!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turlock, CA
5

Cute place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really nice property that will make you feel right at home. Quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California
5

Spacious yet cozy place for a restorative get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing, restorative stay at Red Barn Retreat. The cottage is spacious yet cozy and had everything we needed: comfy furniture and bed, garden views from the windows, privacy, a well-stocked kitchen, and gracious hosts. A short drive away were a market, great hiking trails and restaurants, and the town of Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best possible vacation spot in Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! This cottage was so beautiful and roomy and perfectly located so that we could explore all the best parts of Mendocino! If we had stayed closer to the beach we truly would have missed out on some of the other spectacular parts of the area... the beautiful hiking trails in the pygmy forest and the coastal views we drove past every time we went to town or the beach! It was conveniently close to everything but also had a the secluded and serene feel we were looking for. The house was clean and cozy but also really roomy and the outside patio was gorgeous and relaxing. The heated floors were awesome and the bathroom was luxurious! The hosts, Gabi and Richard are warm and amazing and make you feel like you're their guest while also giving you the privacy you need. I will definitely be back to stay here as many times as possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, we were delighted to have you here for a visit! Thank you so much for this lovely review! We know that your sister recommended us and we are so glad that you could come and see the Red Barn for yourself. It's so enjoyable for us to know that our guests are very comfortable here and we hope that you will come back again and again. All the best, Gabi and Richard
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5

Peace and quiet and everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here: the cottage is beautiful and clean and truly had everything we needed. Gabi and Richard were not only friendly and accessible when we needed them, they also respected our privacy. Sunny afternoons on the patio were a slice of heaven, especially since the coast was chilly and cloudy during most of our stay. After 6 days in this lovely place, we left feeling rested and refreshed and ready to face the world. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, it was a pleasure having you and Dave here! You are right, the little patio in your own private garden is delightful when it's foggy on the coast, because just a little ways up from the ocean where we are, you have beautiful sunshine most of the time. Glad you had time to completely relax and refresh. We look forward to seeing you again here at Red Barn Retreat!
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Mendocino County Airport for small private planes
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ledford House / Albion River Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train to Willits
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ledford House / Albion River Inn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Little River Beach at Van Damme State Park
Car: necessary

Professional massage services on site or at a nearby Spa, Whale Watching in Fall and early Spring, Music Festival in July, Film Festival in June, Crab and Wine and Mushroom and Wine Days in Fall and Winter, Wine Tasting Tours available.

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Rates & Availability

Little River Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fees are assessed separately.

An additional guest fee is assessed for bookings of more than 2 people.

Please contact owner regarding holiday rates, child rates, weekly, and monthly rates. 3 night minimum on holiday weekends.

Please note, rates for children are less than rates for adults. Please contact us for information.

All rates are subject to 11% bed tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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