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Redwood Forest Getaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Affordable Mendo Coast Charm

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ queensize pullout sleeper couch.

NEW! We just added wifi to the Zendo!

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Big River State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the ORCHARD apple trees bear lots of fruit!

More Details

Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Debbie

I am an architect & artist- Big River Farm has been my art project for many years. I live in downtown Mendocino, but appreciate coming to the Farm to work in the garden and my art studio there, out of the fog. My art studio hides under the redwoods and I am currently creating a printmaking environment for monoprints & woodblock prints there. I also enjoy an occasional moment 'en plein aire' with my watercolors or acrylics as the orchard and redwood trees have always been my muses...

Being by the ocean is also inspiring. I love to kayak on the river & occasionally go abalone diving. I like to ride my bike on the Big River Haul Road. Walking on the beach or headlands is always refreshing & uplifting.

'Blessed are the Children who dwell amongst the Giants'

Debbie purchased this house in 1985

Why Debbie chose North Coast

Big River Farm is a revitalized former Zen commune on site of an old goat farm and orchard. While the dwellings have been brought to the standard of modern-day comfort, to this day relics of the old Farm and the Zen commune are noticeable throughout in the buildings and meditative spaces.

The garden has remained communal, while the various cabins have been claimed. The Zendo, at the heart of the property, is continuing to welcome visitors and provide the rural country 'Getaway' experience.

What makes this house unique

The Zendo is unique for its seclusion amongst the Redwoods and cherry trees, and yet has beautiful views of the forest understory out of its multitude of windows. Recent renovations to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom have created a feel of vacation comfort while still maintaining the rustic air of this country home. Bring sturdy shoes as there is a short walk downhill to the Zendo. And not to forget- the woodstove. To Mendocino locals like ourselves, there's nothing like kicking back in front of our home fireplace to make a good end to another day in paradise..

Map

Nearest Airport
125 Miles
SFO, San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Patterson's Pub or Dick's Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train, Ft. Bragg
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Raven's Restaurant @ Stanford Inn
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Shasta or Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Big River
Car: necessary

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino. Originally a Zen commune built in the 60's, the Zendo is the center of a 4 acre hillside with numerous giant redwoods and fruit trees. Other cabins are accessed by the driveway, but are mostly hidden from view.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ kingsize pullout sleeper couch.

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Jackson State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the BERRY BUSHES and ORCHARDS are bursting with ripe goodies!

Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Zendo bathroom has recently been remodeled to include beautiful stone-tile flooring, and tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The single bedroom of the Zendo is a romantic dual level space with a queen size bed, seating area and ample dresser space. Bedroom is gas-heated and has an amazing view of the redwood meadow below. It should be noted that the bedroom is separated from the living room with glass windows, and does not offer much privacy from other guests in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please enjoy the Zendo. When you leave, please wash your dishes and leave the kitchen tidy. We will take care of linens and trash. Thanks!

Reviews

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Redwood Forest Getaway
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Quiet peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Adorable cabin tucked away in the redwoods. Lots of windows with fantastic views of the forest. Very comfortable. We really loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a special jem. Tucked away in the quiet of a forest. The house was perfect, the bedroom exceptionally sweet. My wife, myself and our dog would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and quiet property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the Zendo and wish we could have stayed longer. The whole property is beautiful and so very peaceful. The house has all you need for a comfortable stay. It is well appointed, the bed is really comfortable and we loved using the wood stove.

Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was as expected and better.

  • 5 of 5

Debbie is a terrific host. She does a great job communicating and providing a place that is clean and relaxing for a superb getaway. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very zen.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, very quiet, comfortable, charming, and inventively-built cabin. We really loved it and will return. Our hound dog also loved everything about it. We had a lot of stormy weather during our week here in March, but the cabin was a cozy place to ride them out. Easy and beautiful drive to hiking trails, beaches, and good whale watching off the headlands.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great quiet place among the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Over the years we have rented an number of cabins but this is one of our favorites. For a one-bedroom, this is quite spacious yet very cozy and comfortable. The view from the many windows at the back of the cabin is spectacular, thick with tall trees. This has made for a very memorable week.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.