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Ellie's Farmhouse ~ a Private and Sunny Home in Mendocino + Glamping Tent!

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The river rock fireplace is the center of the living space. A cozy hearth.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Our warm + welcoming country home sits in the midst of 40 acres near town.

Our lovely home is nestled in the middle of 40 acres with glorious meadows, majestic redwoods, amazing hike and bike trails, and more. We are only minutes from the town of Mendocino, offering the best of both worlds.
This comfortable country home was originally built on the property in 1921 and has been lovingly restored by us over the past few years. The light and sun filled house is surrounded by acres of meadows and forest lands. There are views from every window, as you are completely surrounded by natures majestic offerings. World class hiking and biking trails surround the property.
The beds and bedding are all new and highest quality. There is a river rock fireplace for ambiance, and the house is comfortably heated with a propane heater. We have wood floors throughout the house with throw rugs for added comfort. A bathtub for soaking, and a tiled shower are both available in the main bathroom along with the toilet and vanity. There is an outbuilding that hosts a second bathroom. A glass house lit by a sparkling chandelier is a sweet place to enjoy a favorite beverage, some quiet time and the natural surrounds. A queen size bed in the private bedroom sleeps two, a small second room holds a single twin bed, and a fold out couch in the main room could hold two more. The NEW "glamping" (glamour camping) tent cabin is a wonderful place to sleep up to 2 more people. A queen sized bed with a heated mattress pad, real windows and doors, plush rugs, a lounge chair and side tables with electric lights make this a great annex bedroom, just 30 paces from the main house. The tent cabin is an additional $60.00 per night for 1 or 2 people.
The privacy of the house is yours to enjoy. The complete kitchen is fully supplied with all the cookware, appliances and dishware that you will need to prepare a fine meal using the new appliances including a propane stove, dishwasher, and full size fridge.

Interaction with Guests:
We are happy to help you get settled and give you any information about our place and the general area that you request. We are on the other side of the 40 acres, and are available if you need us, but will plan on leaving you to enjoy your privacy.

The Neighborhood:
Jackson State Forest surrounds us, and is a terrific place to hike, bike, and enjoy nature. Big River is a few short miles away from us, and is a perfect place to spend a day either at the beach or at the river. Kayaks, canoes and bicycles may be rented from Catch a Canoe, downtown. There is the option to go sea kayaking too.
Mendocino is full of art galleries, fine restaurants, shopping and parks. Anderson Valley with its world class wine tasting is only one hour away. The Skunk Train and Botanical Gardens, as well as the Starr Center aquatic park in Fort Bragg are enjoyable ways to spend a day.

Getting around:
Having a car is important here, though there certainly are people who do what they need by bicycle.

Other Things to Note:
You will enjoy your time here without a strong connection to media and electronics. There is only spotty cell service at this property, and there is no television or computer in the house. If you want to watch movies, you could bring your lap top or other device. A Bose stereo for playing your music through your i-pod or phone is available. Board games, books and lawn games are supplied. We hope you'll embrace this special opportunity to relax around a fire and laugh + sing + play together.
House Rules:
Please treat our house with respect and care.
If you are looking for a place to host a gathering, we are willing to discuss possibilities.
Very well behaved dogs may be considered, with an additional pet fee.
This is a non smoking house.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, and can sleep on the fold out couch in the main room and/or the smaller room with a twin bed. We have a collection of books, toys and puzzles for young people, and their older friends too! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed in the house. if you must smoke, please do so outside, being most careful with your fire. A fee of $20.00 each will be removed from your security deposit for each butt found on the premises, and if you smoke in the house, the entire deposit will be claimed. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are willing to consider hosting your well behaved dog joining you on your stay. An additional pet fee of $25.00 per pet will be charged. We would not expect your well behaved pet to get on the furniture or beds. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    This is a one story house with smooth access throughout. Wheelchair access into the house could be established, should you need it. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    The smaller of the rooms has a twin bed. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom is the tent cabin, and is an additional $60.00 ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This is the master bedroom in the house....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This fold out sofa sleeps 2 , in the living room of home. ...moreless

  • The private bedroom in the house has a queen size bed with luxurious linens, down comforter and farmhouse quilt. A closet with added shelving for clothes storage is in the room. A sitting area with a table fills the corner of the bedroom. The bathroom is near the bedroom. The smaller of the two room holds a twin bed, and has a door opening out to the back porch. Lots of natural light flows into this room. A fold out sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep two people. The NEW tent cabin is near the house on the edge of the meadow. It holds a queen sized bed, with a heated mattress pad, down comforter, quilts and pillows along with a lounge chair, rug, dresser, bedside tables with lights, and a lovely deck with chairs looking towards the house. It is near the outside restroom and glass house. A luxury camping experience! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    The outdoor bathroom holds a sink and toilet, and a urinal. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • The indoor bathroom has a tub, tiled shower, sink, cabinets for storage & a toilet. The house is stocked with luxurious bath towels, as well as special beach towels should you want to go to the beaches or rivers. The separate outdoor bathroom has a private room with the toilet, sink and rustic slab counter top. A separate room holds an open air urinal and sink. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Should you desire any special services, such as a private chef, massage, or chauffeur services we may be able to help you make arrangements. Just ask! If you would like to add the tent cabin to your stay, an additional $80.00 per night will be added. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A collection of books for all ages is in the house for your enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    A Bose speaker system is in the house and you can play your chosen music or stories there. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    The house has a selection of puzzles and board games. There is also a supply of yard games, such as croquet, washers, and more for use outside. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Mendocino is a beautiful and historic town filled with restaurants, galleries, shops and parks to enjoy. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are on 40 private acres with forest and meadows surrounding us, yet only moments from the town of Mendocino with all of its services. ...moreless

  • Village:

    'Only Nouveau Mendeaux call it the village'. Locals call it town, or downtown... see comments at that section! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The large wooden dining table sits in the main room, and there are chairs for 8 people to gather around it for dining, games or conversation. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is the center of the house, and you will be well stocked with firewood. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A built in heater keeps the house warm. Smaller portable heaters are available for the bedroom if you need it. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The main room is large and open. A couch and sitting area on one end, and the dining area on the other. The middle of the room is open and can be used however you desire. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels as well as beach towels are provided. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The house has two complete sets of dishware. One is white stoneware, and the other set is a mix of vintage china. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has all that you will need to prepare and enjoy meals. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    A full size oven is in the house. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry has basic necessities in it, such as salt, pepper, oil, sugar and assorted teas. You will need to bring your own food. There is a full service supermarket in Mendocino....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A new full size refrigerator and freezer, with ice maker is in the house. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    A five burner gas stove is ready for your use. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Decks surround the house, and there are chairs to relax in. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent down town. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf is available in Little River, two miles from Mendocino...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayaks and canoes can be rented n Mendocino...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    croquet anyone? ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A barbeque is available for your use. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available at Little River Inn, and in Fort Bragg. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    All are available for rent from local businesses ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a wonderful aquatic park in Fort Bragg, which is only 8 miles from Mendocino. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 1
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $180
Fri, Sat
$1,125

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall
Jul 1 - Oct 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,160

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving holiday week
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$180 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$180 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170 $175
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

If you would like to book the tent cabin as a part of your stay, an additional $60.00 per night will be added to your quote.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Little River ~ small private planes
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pattersons Pub & Dicks Place
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Skunk train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mendocino has many
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big River Beach

Car: Necessary

The town of Mendocino is only moments away, with abundant parks, beaches, restaurants, shops & galleries. There are numerous spas, yoga studios and pampering services available.

Anderson Valley is a nice day trip with its wonderful wine offerings. Fort Bragg is 15 minutes away and has the Skunk Train, the Botanical Gardens and the Starr Center which is a full service work out facility with an amazing aquatic element.

Our property is surrounded by Jackson State Forest, which has world class hiking mountain biking trails. The Mendocino Woodlands is our neighbor, where there are more trails, beautiful river swimming and endless adventuring.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: We are a long time local family, having been in the area since 1970. We feel fortunate to have raised our four exceptional children here, and now that they are growing off to their own adventures we continue to seek our own. We love Mendocino as a home with its natural beauty and wonderful community. We have developed what we hope is a long standing family home here, as in addition to our own brood we have a large extended family. Tim is a designer & builder with a special focus on using high quality sustainable materials, and designing with intention. He embraces the local area with its opportunities to fish, abalone dive, stand up paddle board and contribute to community. Khamoor is a wedding and special events florist, and owns the business Mendocino Floral Design with a partner. She is passionate about family, natural beauty, good books, great storytelling, preparing and enjoying meals with friends and family, and hikes on the headlands and beaches of our area. We enjoy our home and gardens, and sharing our special place with loved ones.

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
This property is a very special piece of land, as it is in the sunbelt, yet near town. We are on Little lake Road, which is one of the most desirable and convenient areas to live. We have privacy, and great access to the rivers and trails of the surrounding parks. We have a small family farm with chickens, sheep, dogs, pigs, gardens and more. We work on being as sustainable as we can, growing much of our own food, and preserving it for future use or trade . Our family home is on one side of the 40 acres, and Ellie's Farmhouse is on the other. If we have an abundance of eggs or garden produce, we will share it with you! The house is completely private and has all you will need for your stay, including the large kitchen stocked with cookware, dishes, and everything you will need to prepare your meals if you don't care to go out to each one.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Guests truly enjoy a stay in our farmhouse as it is so private and comfortable, yet close to town and all that is offered there. Bicyclists love having direct access from the property to the amazing trails near by. There are few places similar to ours, and it is real treat to spend some time here. You must explore our new "glamping" tent cabin. It is amazing!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • The river rock fireplace is the center of the living space. A cozy hearth.

    The river rock fireplace is the center of the living space. A cozy hearth.

  • The park like driveway through the trees  to the house.

    The park like driveway through the trees to the house.

  • The main room is large.  
Sitting area, dining area &  fireplace & lounge area.

    The main room is large. Sitting area, dining area & fireplace & lounge area.

  • The house is enhanced with beautiful details.

    The house is enhanced with beautiful details.

  • The fold out sofa, as a bed.

    The fold out sofa, as a bed.

  • The fully stocked kitchen has lots of work space and storage.

    The fully stocked kitchen has lots of work space and storage.

  • The chandelier lit glass house is a perfect place to 
enjoy the surroundings.

    The chandelier lit glass house is a perfect place to enjoy the surroundings.

  • The cozy house beside the meadow.

    The cozy house beside the meadow.

  • The town and bluffs of Mendocino is only 7 minutes down the road.

    The town and bluffs of Mendocino is only 7 minutes down the road.

  • The numerous  trails for hiking and biking are right out our back door.

    The numerous trails for hiking and biking are right out our back door.

  • The smaller of the rooms is an enclosed sleeping porch style room. Twin bed.

    The smaller of the rooms is an enclosed sleeping porch style room. Twin bed.

  • The inside of the tent cabin with a queen bed, heated mattress, and lights.

    The inside of the tent cabin with a queen bed, heated mattress, and lights.

  • The stairs and deck outside the kitchen.

    The stairs and deck outside the kitchen.

  • Enjoy a blazing fire while relaxing on the soft rug and giant down pillows.

    Enjoy a blazing fire while relaxing on the soft rug and giant down pillows.

  • The light filled bedroom has a luxurious queen sized bed with handmade quilts.

    The light filled bedroom has a luxurious queen sized bed with handmade quilts.

  • The kitchen island, and open doorway going into the main room.

    The kitchen island, and open doorway going into the main room.

  • The outdoor restroom with meadows and trees is right near the house.

    The outdoor restroom with meadows and trees is right near the house.

  • Giant redwoods are on the property.

    Giant redwoods are on the property.

  • Campfire time is best!

    Campfire time is best!

  • Natural beauty is everywhere!

    Natural beauty is everywhere!

  • The inside bathroom. Tub, shower, vanity, and toilet.

    The inside bathroom. Tub, shower, vanity, and toilet.

  • The glamping tent is heaven!

    The glamping tent is heaven!

  • Don't you want to crawl right in?

    Don't you want to crawl right in?

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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