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Redwood Forest Getaway

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outside, not indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask owner, depends on pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The Zendo bathroom has recently been remodeled to include beautiful stone-tile flooring, and tiled shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Limited WiFi on Satellite- please watch no more than 2 movies per night on Netflix, etc. Unlimited internet. Please limit data usage (downloads, streaming, etc)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Zendo at Big River Farm is nestled amongst ancient Redwoods, on the setting of an old apple & cherry orchard....moreless

  • Village:

    Only 6 miles from the historic village of Mendocino, The Zendo offers quick access to an abundance or art galleries, fine dining, and many charming shops and locales....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    Gas & electric heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless satellite internet is available for your laptop. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Very spacious, fully equipped, coffemaker, blender, toaster, rice cooker, pots & pans, spices, olive oil...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ w/ chimney starter & briquets provided...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 24 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11%

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

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: 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'

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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..


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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Photos

  • The Zendo

    The Zendo

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Kitchen/dining again.

    Kitchen/dining again.

  • Living room/hall area looking into the kitchen and outside at patio.

    Living room/hall area looking into the kitchen and outside at patio.

  • Cozy queen-size bed with redwood-view.

    Cozy queen-size bed with redwood-view.

  • Lounge space in private bedroom.

    Lounge space in private bedroom.

  • Other bathroom view.

    Other bathroom view.

  • Perfect for big abalone dinners!

    Perfect for big abalone dinners!

  • Spacious kitchen with full amenities for in-home feasts and fun!

    Spacious kitchen with full amenities for in-home feasts and fun!

  • Dining room with a redwood meadow view!

    Dining room with a redwood meadow view!

  • Living room with comfy sofas and woodstove (firewood included).

    Living room with comfy sofas and woodstove (firewood included).

  • Living room with indoor fireplace. (Not shown: flat-screen, dvds, and movies.

    Living room with indoor fireplace. (Not shown: flat-screen, dvds, and movies.

  • Looking out from bedroom into living room area.

    Looking out from bedroom into living room area.

  • Stone-tile floors and nice hot shower in this recently remodeled bathroom.

    Stone-tile floors and nice hot shower in this recently remodeled bathroom.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Under the redwood trees

    Under the redwood trees

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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