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Craftsman-Style Home with Ocean View on the Mendocino Coast

Bedrooms Studio
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortable Home, Adjacent to Jackson State Forest Horse & Bike Trails.

Comfortable home with many amenities. Sleeps 6 guests in queen-size beds, 2-guests in a queen-size sofa bed, and 2-guests on a queen-size futon cushion on the floor. A portable play-pen can sleep a small child.

1.14 level acres. Ocean view, easy access to mountain biking trails in Jackson State Forest. Also nearby: Jughandle State Preserve, Caspar Creek Beach, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Caspar Community Center, Mendocino village and the town of Fort Bragg.

Rental fee includes, tax, county lodging fee, cleaning fee, and household supplies. Minimum two-night visit.

Keywords: Spacious, comfortable, ocean view home on 1.15 acres.

More Details

Birdie Holmes
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About Birdie Holmes

Our family business is real estate sales, rental management, and property development. We design and build homes and love what we do. We think of the process as a multi-media art project on a BIG canvas! It is a lot of hard work, but also a creative and satisfying career. It is fun when we get to meet the travelers we host and it's always interesting to hear where they like to travel and why. Their comments are appreciated and help us build a travel log of places to go and things to do.

The seven-acre Caspar Coast House property was purchased in 1996. The vacation rental home was designed specifically for the east side of the property, a 1-1/4 acre lot. It was designed with guest comfort and privacy in mind. Construction began in 1999, and was mostly completed by July of 2005, when we added Caspar Coast House to the VRBO listings, and first welcomed our extended family for visits to help build word-of-mouth advertising.

The 'art project' continues today and we're very happy so many folks return to Caspar Coast House to see the progress and renew friendships. The Mendocino coast is a wonderful place to visit.

Why Birdie Holmes chose Caspar

When looking for property to build a new home we considered the north coast to be the perfect place. Mendocino County was already home and everything we wanted in a place to live: Natural beauty, ocean views, a healthy ecosystem, wildlife, quality restaurants, boutique shopping and cultural activities. There is much to enjoy on the north coast, including many parks and trails to explore. Caspar Coast House is located between two thriving towns, Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Each with their own unique personality and a variety of entertainment opportunities to choose from. The tiny community of Caspar has much more to offer than meets the eye. Caspar Inn & the Caspar Community Center offer live music, organic food and festivals. Cottage-crafts persons, and many talented artists, working in a multitude of mediums, create wonderful products to shop locally for. The mild climate produces abundant varieties of flora and fauna and there are many lovely gardens to explore. Tour the Mendocino Botanical Garden, '47-acres to the sea.' There is a lot of locally grown organic fresh food available, three-Farmer's Markets per week in the area and many fine-quality restaurant options for every taste and budget.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from Caspar Coast House are constantly changing. The light, color and textures of the ocean, sky, forest and meadow always provides something wonderful to see. The 'nature channel' is always on. Watch the whales and boats go by. The Osprey and Heron fly. Caspar Coast House is a great place to observe nature and the natural cycles. Peaceful and rural, there's much to appreciate and enjoy. There are many areas around the house and gardens to comfortably relax and enjoy the views.

Add to the retreat experience by reserving time for a relaxing, restorative body work session at the on-site massage studio, used exclusively for Caspar Coast House guests. With the hot-tub and steam-saunas to use as well, it's as if guests have their own private day-spa to use anytime. Rest and restore, without having to drive somewhere else to share services with the general public. Everything at your leisure, for a fraction of the cost. Organic gardens on the property offer fresh food and flowers most of the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Birdie. It was our pleasure meeting you too. We really loved your house. We're all comfortable during our stay. We liked soaking in the hot tub jacuzzi after our long day hiked. The bonfire we had was very memorable for us cause we had everyone gathered together for a good laugh, chatting, stargazing and drinking. We will absolutely recommend your house to our friends. Thanks again for your warmed welcome.

May 2016
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Caspar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Steam-sauna in home. Green-house/hot-tub area outdoor shower
  • Tub-shower-sauna unit in the bathroom. Granite, marble, and ceramic tile finishes. On-demand hot water at shower in green-house/ hot-tub area.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • High quality king-size bed with plush pillows and fine linens. A play-pen is provided for guests with a toddler or infant.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Designed for comfort and privacy. Excellent floor plan with nice furnishings and art. Heirloom-style handcrafted, custom built home with vintage-wood finish details. Propane gas view-stove. Steam sauna in bathroom tub/shower. Great kitchen space, with granite counter tops, fully stocked with all a chef needs. Entertainment includes H.D. LCD T.V., with H.D. DVD player, games, puzzles, books, movies, and DISH Satellite Network programs, HBO, sports and music channels. Comcast high-speed internet with WI-FI. Ride bikes out of driveway into Jackson State Forest. 1/2 mile to Jughandle or Caspar State beaches. Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Preserve nearby. Great location for easy access to parks, trails, and the towns of Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and the Skunk Train.


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Craftsman-Style Home with Ocean View on the Mendocino Coast
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

Comfortable, stylish home able to flexibly host a large family group

  • 4 of 5

We spent a late Christmas at the Caspar Coast House as a large family group and had a fabulous time. The property is nicely located for both Fort Bragg and Mendocino, as well as coastal access. We enjoyed the hot tub and the large communal space inside the house for socialising, playing games, and having family meals. The kitchen is very well equipped and easy to cook in, even when there are multiple cooks trying to use it simultaneously to pull off a large meal, which is no small feat. We really enjoyed our time in this peaceful location, and Birdie was an excellent hostess. We would love to come and stay again in the future.

The only reason this is a four and not a five star rating is the proximity of the other house to the coast house. It isn't as private as we would have liked in a perfect world.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We gps the house and the gps actually brought us past the house to some u known place in the woods, immediately I thought I had been a victim of fraud, but as I was driving back trying to read the emails I saw the house that was posted on the website, absolutely gorgeous house, put whole group was amazed how big and beautiful the place was, so many great pieces of art and things in the house, def cozy, comfortable, and elegant. Had a juice press, we made grey hounds and drag juice for break fast,

The view was amazing, I'm really glad I booked this house and I hope to go back one day for another trip, thank you birdie

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Group - Big Enjoyment!

  • 5 of 5

The Caspar Coast House was an absolutely wonderful place to stay! We had a very large group out for the weekend, and it fit our needs perfectly. Birdie and Howie provided us with wonderful hospitality and helped ensure that we had what we needed during our visit. We were able to easily cook and clean for over 20 people. Beautiful art, awesome hot tub, amazing grounds, and a glorious view. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California

Great stay in Caspar

  • 5 of 5

This was a weekend 2 night stay for the bride groom and their friends. The home is beautiful and the hosts gracious. The house has two bedrooms on the main floor, with plentiful common space, and a living room for more informal sleeping. The upper level has 5 beds in a large area which allows for friends to spend time together, though with little privacy. The glass house with hot tub were really a nice feature. We did not spend much time a the house as the wedding was the main focus at the Caspar Community Center, just about a mile away. Great location, beautiful, elegant. Wonderful sound system. We appreciated the doggy-friendly policies. Only difficulty is that there is no/very limited cell coverage and no landline which can be a complicating factor for some. Still, there is internet access once you arrive! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ferociously Fabulous Home

  • 5 of 5

We had such a GREAT time at the Caspar Coast House. This most excellent home was beautiful, clean and well appointed with fabulous art everywhere! It really suited our eclectic tastes, and had everything we needed. Especially since the one restaurant we picked out, was closed because the owners had "gone fishing" :-) No worries though, great market in Mendocino had wonderful ingredients and we were able to cook a scrumptious dinner at home. Hot tub room is excellent! Central location to go exploring the beautiful coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colusa, CA

Very happy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation for a week at this home. There were 10 people and plenty of room for everyone. The house had everything we needed since we ate our dinners at home and the kitchen was well equipped. The kids enjoyed playing outside and everyone enjoyed the hot tub. We were very satisfied and will return again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cafe Beaujolais
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Harvest Market
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Caspar Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Skunk Train Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Coast Scenic Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Viraporn's Thai Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Caspar and Jughandle
Nearest Point of Interest
Caspar Headlands and Caspar Creek Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Jughandle State Reserve and Beach
Car: recommended

Activities include: Botanical gardens, Film and music festivals, live music, massage and facial services. Wedding and party planning, salons and Day-Spas. Skunk-train tours & many seasonal festivals. See Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and Visit Mendocino for more information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning services $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Apartment rate is for 2-guests, a third guest is allowed if it is an infant or toddler. An R.V. or small camper may also be booked with apartment guest registration. The rental fee for R.V./camper is $40.00 per person, per night, with a maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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