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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:
March 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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Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean
average rating of 4.93617 based on 94 reviews

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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You will love it! Cozy, private, convenient, and immaculately clean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Brackenfern Cottage! My wife and I needed a get away and Brackenfern Cottage proved to be the perfect choice! The cottage is set in beautiful woodlands— far enough from the main residence to be completely private, but close enough that we received a very welcome visit one day from the host’s dog Molly. The cottage is attractive, well furnished, immaculately clean (including everything in the kitchen), and has a very comfortable master bed. Far enough from Highway 1 to be very quiet, but a short 5 minute drive to the highway and just a few minutes from Mendocino. The claw foot tub is as advertised—wonderful!— with plenty of hot water to luxuriate. The hosts communicated in a very timely fashion and were very welcoming. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The second we drove up to this fantastical little house in the woods, we knew we had made the right choice. After a warm greeting by Jake (the owner) and Molly (the dog), we settled into the sweet cottage for four days of bliss. The upstairs bedroom made us feel like we were sleeping in a treehouse, and oh my, how we enjoyed the outdoor shower. Both of us being nature lovers, this couldn’t have been a better choice. We have already recommended Brackenfern Cottage to several people, and hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with plenty of room for our dog to run, with hiking trails just a few minutes walk from the front door. Situated halfway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, so easy access to beaches, cliff-walks overlooking the ocean and restaurants. Small but well-appointed kitchenette that would have perfectly suited our needs if we had chosen to prepare all of our meals there. The owners were nearly invisible (aside from their very friendly dog) but responded quickly to questions. We were there for three nights but would have happily stayed a week or more had our schedules allowed.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just like it was written up. A nice little cottage in an out of the way place, yet less than 15 minutes to Fort Bragg, many different beaches, as well as Cabrillo Lighthouse. A perfect little getaway just like we had hoped. Had a very nice time in one of our favorite areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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