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Applegate Cottage:Sunny, Quiet, Easy Access to Town

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Queen size bed with down comforter and pillows. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Newly Constructed, Cozy Cottage On A 100 Year Old Apple Orchard Ranch

A charming and eclectic combination of up cycled materials we've dubbed 'country cottage meets barnyard industrial'. We've taken building supplies such as rusted iron roofing and used as siding. A redwood water tank has been utilized for window and door trim. Old plumbing supplies are now door handles or coat hangers, window shutters transformed into kitchen cabinets. While rustic, it's extremely clean, well stocked and comfortable. The location is the perfect blend of easy access and privacy. The cottage is located separately from the main house, situated approximately 500 feet away and screened by trees. There are four steps leading up to the front porch, with the residence being on one level. The elevation makes for a pleasant view across the front lawn area and out towards the distant forest. It's been situated so as to be protected from the prevailing north winds, yet soak up the southern sunshine.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    A small child could sleep comfortably on the couch. We can provide a foam mattress and linens. Since it's open to the sleeping area, this is an option depending on your sleep requirements. Children are loved and welcomed, there are secret forts and lots of space for playing. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non smoking property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • A small partition wall separates the sleeping area from the sitting room/kitchen. The cottage is more an extended studio, rather than a full bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    The bathroom has an indoor shower and outdoor tub/shower ...moreless

  • The bath is spacious and newly built. The tile floor is heated, making for warm toes, with the benefit of a heated seat... A door leads outside to the porch. The shower has dual heads, lots of hot water and luxury soaps. The large closet provides space for clothes, extra linens, an iron/ironing board and additional items for the kitchen. (waffle/panini maker, instant hot water dispenser, etc.) ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are located in the middle of Jackson State Forest, with thousands of acres available for exploration. Hiking, walking, running and biking are all available by simply walking out the door. We are happy to provide you with information and insight about this area. We have lived here over 40 years and continue to discover new places and surprising locations. We guarantee you'll find renewed appreciation of what nature can provide....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books about the area, novels...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray Can connect your computer to the TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Outdoor games: bocce ball, horse shoes, croquet and bean bag toss...moreless

  • Television:

    A sony TV with Blu-Ray DVD This is a location highly filmed and we have collected most of the movies that have been made in the area. There is also a rental store in town or connect your computer ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of locally made movies ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Small alcove for dining table, looks out over front yard....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit. Wood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Bathroom floor is radiant heat, the main rooms have electric baseboard heating, controlled with thermostat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are high thread count. Soft and luxurious. Bed has down comforter and pillows. Can provide alternative if allergies are an issue. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking is convenient and private...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land phone provided but if your cell doesn't work, you are welcome to use our home phone. Verizon, AT&T and Cellular have the best reception. Usually 2 bars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Thick and thirsty towels. 6 bath, 6 hand and 6 face cloths are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Locally processed coffee, tea, hot chocolate...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots and pans, dishes and utensils are all provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    By hand, the old fashion way. Lots of dishtowels provided......moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is a convenience kitchen. A full meal can easily be prepared with the amenities provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Toaster oven can bake small items. There is no oven in the cottage but would be happy to put something in our home's oven to bake. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items; flour, spices, herbs, olive oil, peanut oil, butter. When available, you are welcome to pick from the garden or steal a few eggs from the chickens....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small, under counter refrigerator. Can provide an ice chest for extended use, if desired...moreless

  • Stove:

    There are 2 induction (magnet) cook tops for use. If you've never used this type of cooking, it's very simple. You can control the heat by temperature and the surfaces remain cool to the touch. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven can bake small items...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    This is biking heaven. There are miles of trails right out the door. No transportation needed. We can give you maps of the local area and the best places to go. Bring your bikes for endless trails...moreless

  • Boat:

    If you want to bring a boat or other equipment, there is safe storage to leave it on the property...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and back decks, both with views There's also a secret hammock area, tucked into a fairy circle of redwood trees. Great spot to nap or read. You can see out but no one can see you......moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf near by in Little River...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lots of kayaking and boating opportunities. There is a rental company on the the south side of Big River or bring your own equipment. Plenty of space to store your toys on the property. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large open space around the cottage, with views of meadow, garden and forest. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ, gas and accessories included. There is also a blender for smoothies or margaritas. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts at Little River Inn or in Fort Bragg...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There is a dive shop in Fort Bragg, as well as sports fishing. Small boats can launch from Big River, with larger ones requiring a trip to Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a large swimming complex in Fort Bragg (approx. 20 min. drive) The pool has swimming lanes, plus a "river" pool for walking and a children's area with water slide. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall rates
Oct 1 - Jan 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$870 $3,000
winter rates
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$750 $2,500
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$930 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$155
$930 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • CLEANING FEE $50
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We are happy to communicate with you prior to your arrival. Phone or email is acceptable. We will send you a detailed description to direct you to your accommodations. GPS does work but not always reliable. We are very easy to locate, even if you've never been to the coast.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
small craft airport at Little River
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Patterson's, Dicks, Mendocino Hotel, MacCallum Inn
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coast Hwy 1
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Town of Mendocino
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big River Beach

Car: Necessary

Mendocino is a historically significant area and is a registered national monument. The town itself is architecturally designed in the Victorian style. It is preserved and restricted to further development.

Mendocino Art Center was established in the 60's by artists leaving the high cost of living in the San Francisco area. It remains a vibrant attraction for artists coming to the coast to experience further growth in their fields of interest. Amateur, as well as professional artists, find inspiration with the environment of personal support.

There are numerous art galleries scattered throughout the town, as well as interesting and unique articles for sale in the quaint shops.

The town boasts many gourmet restaurants, often farm to table style and particularly organically grown, locally produced items.

Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the trails along the ocean bluffs, hiking the miles of forest haul roads, walking the many beaches or riding bikes on roadways or trails.

Sport fishing remains a strong component, primarily salmon, rock cod, crab and ling. Shell fish such as mussels and abalone attract the water hardy.

The near by town of Fort Bragg has a gorgeous botanical garden, located on the headlands. A full day can be filled strolling the gardens, walking the bluffs, whale watching, or even taking gardening classes.

There is a newly constructed aquatics park, boasting two huge indoor pools. Swimming lanes are separated from the lazy river moat which is heated to 85 degrees. There are numerous classes given in swimming, aerobics, spin, zumba, weight lifting, etc. An all day pass can be purchased or 'Silver Shoe' admission is free.

More through information can be gotten on the Mendocino County tourist board's web site: gomendo.com

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Being central California natives, Mendocino was an unknown destination to us until the early 70's but once discovered, it was home. We settled on the coast, embraced 'back to the land', cultivating farm animals and gardens, learning how to run chainsaws and tractors without losing digits, eventually raising two sons and countless chickens. We purchased an overgrown apple orchard, designed and built our present house and continue to love and appreciate our lives here. This is a community of artists, fierce protectors of our coast and populated by people who can be counted on for support when needed. We know and love our neighbors, even the ones that may drive you a little bit crazy. Our own love of travel inspired us to build a small cottage that would be a comfortable home away from home. We have the space and opportunity to share a piece of our paradise with others and look forward to meeting fellow travelers.

Why the Owner Chose Mendocino, CA, USA:
Once you enter our gates, you won't question why we chose to live here. The property consists of gnarled, twisted apple trees, most planted around 1910. Though old and contorted, they still produce an amazing variety of heritage fruit. Open meadows are encircled by a forest of redwoods, fir and pine. The property backs up to Jackson State Forest, so essentially, we have a 90,000 acre backyard. Slopping down the south embankment approximately 1 mile, you reach Big River. Our location is close to town, yet considerably warmer than the coast. We are generally out of the fog belt with a 15-20 degree difference. What we lack in an ocean view, we make up with sunny days and open vistas.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Your private cottage is equipped with everything we could think of to make it special. A large front porch has a covered roof, enabling you to sit out and enjoy the view of the property, protected from drizzle and rain. A fire pit beckons for an evening spent under the stars. There's a claw foot bath tub on the back porch, just waiting for hot water and bubbles. While the tub is exposed to the elements, the deer are the only eyes that might sneak a peek. It's a very short drive or bike ride to town. (Going to town is a cinch... all down hill. Coming back takes a bit more effort, or call and we'll pick you up :-) ) The cottage was designed and finished with attention to detail. All the amenities you need have been provided and some you may not even know you desired. Egyptian linens, down comforters, plush towels, organic soaps and lotions and numerous luxury items have been carefully chosen. We want you to feel pampered and relaxed.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Queen size bed with down comforter and pillows. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens

    Queen size bed with down comforter and pillows. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens

  • Covered front porch, dutch door opens for views and ventilation

    Covered front porch, dutch door opens for views and ventilation

  • sunny dining table with efficiency kitchen

    sunny dining table with efficiency kitchen

  • microwave, toaster oven, undercounter refrig., sink,  two cooking elements + BBQ

    microwave, toaster oven, undercounter refrig., sink, two cooking elements + BBQ

  • Sony TV, blu-ray DVD

    Sony TV, blu-ray DVD

  • Indoor shower with door leading to back porch and claw foot tub.

    Indoor shower with door leading to back porch and claw foot tub.

  • spa robes, luxury towels included.  Door opens to large closet and dresser area

    spa robes, luxury towels included. Door opens to large closet and dresser area

  • Cabinets made from recycled window shutters.

    Cabinets made from recycled window shutters.

  • Front porch with driveway and parking shown

    Front porch with driveway and parking shown

  • Evening games await.

    Evening games await.

  • Back porch, overlooking  meadow. Exterior siding made from rusted metal roofing

    Back porch, overlooking meadow. Exterior siding made from rusted metal roofing

  • Fire pit area looking towards chicken coop and barn

    Fire pit area looking towards chicken coop and barn

  • Writing desk with WiFi connection

    Writing desk with WiFi connection

  • Cozy corner couch. Lazy lounging for two, watch tv, read or nap

    Cozy corner couch. Lazy lounging for two, watch tv, read or nap

  • Warm wood tones, clean design.  All wood trim milled from old water tank.

    Warm wood tones, clean design. All wood trim milled from old water tank.

  • Outdoor sink with BBQ, looking at sidewalk, driveway and parking area

    Outdoor sink with BBQ, looking at sidewalk, driveway and parking area

  • bathroom sink made from childhood dresser.

    bathroom sink made from childhood dresser.

  • night time glow

    night time glow

  • Reading nook with cashmere throws to keep toasty.

    Reading nook with cashmere throws to keep toasty.

  • All the amenities you will need for making a meal or warming left overs

    All the amenities you will need for making a meal or warming left overs

  • A weber BBQ, gas, blender and accessories are tucked in the cabinet...

    A weber BBQ, gas, blender and accessories are tucked in the cabinet...

  • Candle light and bubbles... on demand water system insures plenty of hot water

    Candle light and bubbles... on demand water system insures plenty of hot water

  • An evening spent around the fire... marshmallow roasting sticks provided.

    An evening spent around the fire... marshmallow roasting sticks provided.

  • winter view of back porch and tub

    winter view of back porch and tub

VRBO #684266

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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