Camp Huckleberry is a vacation getaway offering a unique degree of peace and quiet as well as easy access to the natural splendor of the Mendonoma Coast. Surrounded by fifty-five acres of redwood forest atop of southern Mendocino County’s coastal ridge, it is located in what locals call the Banana Belt, because the Pacific fog often doesn’t crest the ridge while it cools the charming town of Point Arena just two miles down the hill. Three living accommodations, a few sheds and a wood-burning hot tub rest around the perimeter of a meadow large and flat enough for a game of kick ball. It is a complex of buildings intended to host guests ranging from a single individual to a couple of families. Rates vary depending on occupancy and use of facilities.
The main house offers a broad deck space with a propane grill just off the dining room/kitchen and overlooking the meadow, making it easy for kids to play while the parents watch… or vice versa. Inside, there is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a bathroom featuring an antique claw-foot tub/shower as well as a large loft with two twin beds and a futon couch that pulls out into a full-sized bed. The open kitchen and dining area tends to be the primary gathering place. The kitchen is well suited and supplied for any culinary adventure, or just a simple meal. A large sink, a gas range and enormous quartz counters offer ample room for shared cooking, prep and clean up. Also, there's plenty of room around the large table. In addition, there is a high ceilinged living room with a small woodstove. For safety and convenience, both the kitchen and the living room can be warmed by wall-mounted and child-friendly space heaters. Other conveniences include Wi-Fi Internet access, a satellite connected television with the ability to play DVD disks and VHS tapes as well as a back up landline telephone should guests encounter difficulty getting cell phone reception. Speakers that connect to smart phones or iPods either directly or by Bluetooth provide music. More old-fashioned forms of entertainment are provided by a collection of books, board games and puzzles. A washer and dryer are located in the nearby pump shed.
A hop, skip and a jump away from the main house’s deck is a wood-burning, cedar hot tub. Firewood is provided and stacked below the deck’s bench seat. An outdoor shower connected to a water heater is next to the deck and positioned within the giant trunk of an old redwood tree.
Nearby, a lovingly refurbished Airstream trailer provides room for extra guests. It has a full-sized bed, a couch, running water and is connected to the property’s electrical and septic systems. A large shed structure has been built to around it that houses a tool shed as well as an additional modern, full bathroom that is tied into the main septic, gas and electrical systems.
A stone’s throw away from the Airstream trailer is a very unique tree house. It sits atop a living, lightening-stunted, second growth redwood tree. A steel staircase wraps around the trunk, providing access. Designed and built by Matt Lowe, a San Francisco-based architect and contractor, this tree house has heating, electricity and a fold out queen-sized bed as well as an attached open deck that allows you to experience the forest canopy.
In the surrounding woods there are several well-marked trails to explore as well as an abundance of wildlife, orchids and mushrooms to spot. This special vacation rental offers a rare opportunity to unwind and experience the North Coast. Run, play, laugh, explore, hike, watch the stars, soak in the hot tub, snooze in the tree house, play Frisbee in the meadow, cook, eat, read, or simply relax and listen to the wind dance with the trees. It is a place of childhood dreams and grown up accommodations.