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Ellie's Farmhouse ~ a private and sunny home in Mendocino + GLAMPING TENT!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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.

More Details

Khamoor Poehlmann
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2016

About Khamoor Poehlmann

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.

Khamoor Poehlmann purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Khamoor Poehlmann chose North Coast

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Khamoor and Tim, have created a very special place in the forest. The unique and most wonderful thing is that you are in the middle of the Redwood forest with an sunny meadow as your front yard. The farmhouse is beautifully redone with the most modern conveniences. The 2 bedrooms are warm, cozy and the beds are so comfortable.. It is a very short 6 minutes into downtown Mendocino and then you come home to the Forest. Khamoor is very welcoming and thoughtful . Their 2 dogs add just the right amount of canine flavor and friendless. They will wander through the meadow once in awhile ... Keep in mind there is no WI-FI and at first I was a bit concerned about that,but have to say after the second day it was great to come back and read, think and walk around the property .. I would come here all the time if I could... It is a special place, indeed.... Thank you Khamoor for your hospitality and warmth.. Karen
Aug 2015
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Ellie's Farmhouse ~ a private and sunny home in Mendocino + GLAMPING TENT!
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Totally Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property in the woods! The fireplace is an extra bonus. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the farmhouse. The property was everything we expected and more. The setting was beautiful and the extra miles inland made for sunny days when the coast was foggy. The house was very bright, clean, and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming for a stay at our place, and so glad you enjoyed your time here. I look forward to your return.
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Awesome experience in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Ellie's Farmhouse is a quiet and very private little nook in the woods. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the big kitchen, cut flowers and proximity to downtown Mendocino and the coastline. We won't think twice about staying here again the next time the ocean calls. Thank you Khamoor for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute clean simple creative

  • 5 of 5

Ellies farmhouse is one of the most memorable places we've ever stayed! It is super clean and cute and is a perfect combination of cool vintage & the modern conveniences we all enjoy. The bed is VERY comfortable and the kitchen is fully equipped! It is located down a quaint road lined with huge beautiful trees and scenic items (loved the antique firetruck! And the man cave outhouse and the girl cave sitting area!) If u want somewhere that is clean and simple, comfortable and private, with creative pops of color & design throughout, look no further! Ellie's farmhouse is HIGHLY recommended. Very close to town & other attractions... But once you arrive you wont want to leave! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our place for your stay. I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. I love that you identified the satellite buildings as the man cave (!) and ladies cave. Great! We hope you can come again.
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Beautiful, romantic and unique stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Ellie's Farmhouse this month. We were greeted by two vases of beautiful flowers from the property and a pristine clean, comfortable and spacious home away from home. Mendocino offers numerous great restaurants and local hiking which we enjoyed.

We would definitely stay at Ellie's again the next time we plan to visit the amazing Mendocino coast.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our place for your Mendocino stay. It was great to have you here, and we welcome you back any time. Best, KKP
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Off the beaten path and best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing and breathtaking little house for a getaway. The owners are beyond amazing and pay attention to every detail so that your stay is perfect. This was our 2nd year staying in the farmhouse and we look forward to making it our annual tradition. One of our favorite spots to make memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Little River ~ small private planes
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pattersons Pub & Dicks Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mendocino has many
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer 1
May 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving holiday week
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mendocino Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The outdoor bathroom holds a sink and toilet, and a urinal.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , The smaller of the rooms has a twin bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is the tent cabin, and is an additional $60.00
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the master bedroom in the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This fold out sofa sleeps 2 , in the living room of home.
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.

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