Applegate Cottage:Sunny, Quiet, Easy Access to Town(55 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- 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.
Member since: 2015
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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
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
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Jan 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- CLEANING FEE $50
- Tax Rate 11%
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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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
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.
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Queen size bed with down comforter and pillows. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens
Covered front porch, dutch door opens for views and ventilation
sunny dining table with efficiency kitchen
microwave, toaster oven, undercounter refrig., sink, two cooking elements + BBQ
Sony TV, blu-ray DVD
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
Cabinets made from recycled window shutters.
Front porch with driveway and parking shown
Evening games await.
Back porch, overlooking meadow. Exterior siding made from rusted metal roofing
Fire pit area looking towards chicken coop and barn
Writing desk with WiFi connection
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.
Outdoor sink with BBQ, looking at sidewalk, driveway and parking area
bathroom sink made from childhood dresser.
night time glow
Reading nook with cashmere throws to keep toasty.
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...
Candle light and bubbles... on demand water system insures plenty of hot water
An evening spent around the fire... marshmallow roasting sticks provided.
winter view of back porch and tub
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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