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Applegate Cottage:sunny, Quiet, Easy Access To Town

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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
nancy puder
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About nancy puder

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.

nancy puder purchased this cottage in 1988

Why nancy puder chose North Coast

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , The bathroom has an indoor shower and outdoor tub/shower
  • 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.)
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Applegate Cottage:sunny, Quiet, Easy Access To Town
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews
5

Peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful! Decorated beautifully and very comfortable. The owner is superb, full of information about Mendocino and the surrounding area. Very gracious, and supplied us with fresh eggs and home-made fig-jam that was divine! Location is great, highly recommend this cottage for anyone visiting the Mendocino area! The chickens and sheep on the farm were a treat, loved this place and will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights recently during our trip to Mendocino. We really enjoyed it. The cottage was very cute, warm, welcoming, and nicely equipped. I made omelettes both mornings with fresh eggs from the owners chickens. And we enjoyed a bath outside both nights under the stars. The owner is very kind and she provided everything we could have needed. We truly enjoyed our stay here and would love to stay again during our next trip to Mendocino.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Thank you for sharing your experience. It was a delight exchanging a few conversations with you and Jennifer. Living fairly close, I do hope this summer will offer another opportunity for a return visit. Always nice to get out of the valley heat... besides, you didn't get the chance to play Ultimate Frisbee. Practice for the tournament. Any game you can play with a drink in hand, is Ultimate.
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5

Wonderful Experience! Not just a place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect, and the property is unique and fun to explore. The three baby sheep were adorable and the persistent chickens kept us entertained (not to mention delicious fresh eggs). Nancy and her sons gave fantastic recommendations for places to visit during our stay. They were incredibly gracious hosts. We couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ricardo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated. So glad you were able to relax and enjoy the property while visiting the coast. It's always gratifying to share our little "farm" with "city slickers"... You obviously kept your sense of humor with the chickens' persistence for hand outs ;-) They do tend to follow any one that offers something to eat. Fortunately, they share their eggs. The little lamb born while you were here, is already leaping around the orchard with his half sisters. He's almost as big as they are! What a difference a little testosterone makes. Thanks again for coming. Come back when you can. Best, Nancy
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Modesto, CA
4

Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here while looking for property of our own. We found it to be just the kind of place for reflection and relaxation. It is lose enough to town to enjoy shopping, art galleries and dining, but far away enough to be away from it all. Nicely appointed with lots of extras.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent stay in a beautiful cottage and property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Nancy. The cottage was perfect for us and all the touches you added were elegant and so thoughtful. We will gladly return again. Couldn't have had a better trip. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Sacramento, CA
5

Great hospitality with wonderful owners and the best experience possible.

  • 5 of 5

Nancy is hands down one of the sweetest people I have met. She went to extra efforts to ensure our stay was fully accommodating and relaxing. The cottage was very clean and Nancy provided us with extra supplies and advice for the area to help make our experience the best it could be. I would highly recommend this place for anybody looking for the perfect weekend getaway to unwind. Thanks Nancy for everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
$930
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$930
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
CLEANING FEE $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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