"The Nymph's Reply" gets its name from the Sir Walter Raleigh poem about the pastoral idyll.
The house sits in the sun belt, on over five serene private acres, surrounded by towering redwoods and wild rhododendrons. A private garden with fruit trees will greet you. The home, paneled with redwoods from the property, is cozy and warm.
The ground floor has an open floor plan, which combines the kitchen, dining and living area. The living area has comfy seating, a wood-burning stove, a giant flat screen TV and a huge coffee table for food or board games. The dining area, behind the living area, has a glass table with six chairs directly underneath towering windows, which reflect the redwoods in full view. Two sky lights also brighten the room so the sun streams through the home at every angle.
The kitchen is a chef's dream. There is a kitchen island and ample granite counter space. You will find a Viking six-burner stove with dual ovens, as as well as a double door stainless steel refrigerator. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, and utensils you would need for most any meal. The kitchen window also opens to the outdoor deck; meals and drinks can be passed to guest hanging outside watching the magnificent view.
The two downstairs bedrooms have full-size beds and a full bathroom, which is shared. There are plenty of linens and plush towels for your use. The ground floor also has a playroom, painted in a fun dark red color. It comes with a large screen TV, DVD player and board games. The black futon couch, with built in drink cozies, can convert into a twin-sized futon for a child.
Upstairs is the master suite, a huge loft space with a king-sized memory foam mattress and large flat screen TV. There are two skylights and enormous windows, as well as a patio bringing sunlight and redwoods into the room. There is also a comfortable swivel chair, perfect for reading from the master suite's library.
The master bathroom has an enormous walk in shower, both a showerhead and hand shower, along with a bench seat. The bathtub has a huge picture window overlooking the towering redwoods.
A small room off the master has a twin-sized futon, also perfect for any young child.
Outside, you can check out the gardens, where there are strawberries, blueberries, apple and pear trees. When in season, our guest are more than welcome to add these to their menus. Perfect place for a picnic and to admire the dahlias when in bloom. Kids can play on the tire swing, build a bridge over the watercourse or find the secret hiding spots underneath the redwood tree cathedrals. Wildlife is abundant, deer, fox, chipmunks and bunnies, to name a few.
It's just minutes to the charming village of Mendocino or Headlands State Park with its rocky bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house is also less than one mile to Big River beach, where you can go paddle-boarding and kayaking, and then enjoy a vegan meal at The Stanford Inn. The home is only a short drive to some of the countries most exquisite countryside's, beaches and hiking trails as well as world-class wineries and more.
Along the coast, we have otters, whales and seals. Harvest market in Mendocino offers a wonderful selection of organic food and fresh fish, which you can also buy directly from the fishermen as they unload their catch in Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg just a short 8 mile trip north.