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Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Adjacent to State Forest, Minutes to Mendocino and Ocean

This 700 square foot cottage is located on 5 secluded acres and was designed and built entirely by the owners. The cottage includes many special touches such as open beamed ceilings milled with local redwood. The cottage has tons of natural light. A wood pellet stove provides cozy heat and ambiance with the push of a button. There are also electric heaters in the bedroom and bathroom for additional warmth.

The cabin includes a private outdoor shower equipped with hot water, a private deck, an indoor claw foot bathtub and a compact yet full kitchen. The bedroom is outfitted with a brand new Leesa bed. There is also a twin bed which is perfect for kids. An additional futon with bedding is available to sleep a fourth person.

We are very kid friendly. Let us know and we will get out our trikes and cars for your child. We also have a very friendly dog but she stays on our side of the property most of the time.

We are also happy to provide recommendations for dining, beaches, trails or whatever else you are interested in seeing.

Jackson State Forest is our next door neighbor. There is a trail that leads from the property into the forest and we will leave you a map. Located ten minutes north of Mendocino and ten minutes south of Fort Bragg and five minutes from what we think is the best beach in the area.

We welcome smallish pets for an additional flat fee.

More Details

Jake Madden
Member since: 2013
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 22, 2018


Caspar Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • Claw foot tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed and twin bed upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9387755 based on 98 reviews

Nice retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet and peaceful spot in the middle of the woods, right in between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. The family is very friendly and nice, yet respective of your privacy. The cabin is charming, very clean and nice. We loved our stay and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Sunny, private and dog-friendly

  • 5 of 5

First the overall review: this place is lovely. Set in a clearing, the cottage gets lots of light throughout the day, making it enjoyable in the morning as well as for a lunch break on the deck. The pellet stove is easy to use and works well to heat the cottage. I highly encourage you to use the outdoor shower, even if it is cold out. One morning there was frost on the ground, but I still threw on some flip flops and made my way to the shower. It gets quite hot, and you are surrounded by trees, making for a magical experience. The tub is also great for a soak. Jake and Lindy are friendly, but will give you space, while their dog Molly will come over and check in.

Dog people: this is the place. You can walk out the drive to a trail that connects to Jackson forest, one of the few places you can walk in the redwoods with your dog. You are between Big River beach and MacKerricher Beach, close to Caspar beach and Point Cabrillo (all dog-friendly). Highly recommend this cottage

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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second visit did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cottage to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor activities available in the Ft Bragg area. The cottage is cozy, spotless and has all the amenities we appreciate including lots of natural light. We also loved being able to hike right from the front door.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a charming property off the beaten path.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the woods east of Caspar, but only minutes away from multiple public beach accesses on the Mendocino coast and to the towns of Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Although the owner's house is nearby the rental is situated to afford privacy. Jake and Lindy were very responsive to all of our needs from the time of booking to our departure, yet respected our privacy. On arrival we found a warm pellet stove, lights on, breakfast goods and clear information about the cottage.( Be sure to print the directions, though, ahead of time as google maps will not be available.) Highlights were the many windows, deck that was sunny mid-day, a deep tub for soaking, or a refreshing outdoors shower both with plenty of hot water, comfortable bed and nice walking/hiking/biking right from the property. It was perfect for us, but there are stairs and the kitchen which again was fine for us is small and had we been cooking for several people, may have been a challenge. However, there are many nearby restaurants and grocery stores. Don't miss the Russian Gulch walk, Jughandle beach, Point Cabrillo Light house, the headlands in both Mendocino and Fort Bragg and although it's about an hour's curvy drive, the Montgomery Woods are worth the effort. It was a wonderful stay. Thanks Jake and Lindy

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cozy retreat near to Mendocino and Fort Bragg

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just stayed at this property for the long weekend and loved it. The setting was gorgeous and felt remote despite being only a 10-minute drive into downtown Mendocino. The cabin itself is lovely, with beautiful wood details, windows everywhere, and amazing outdoor showers! I have three small children and the yard and friendly dog were a perfect fit. I cannot wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, our favorite home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th visit in 2 years. It is our favorite getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Caspar Inn
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Jughandle State Beach
Car: necessary

Directly adjacent to Jackson State Forest with world class hiking and mountain bike trails that start on the property. Minutes to pristine beaches and both the village of Mendocino and the town Fort Bragg. The rocky coastline is perfect for abalone diving, kayaking through local sea caves, tide pooling, or just watching the sunset.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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