Affordable Mendo Coast Charm
The single bedroom of the Zendo is a romantic dual level space with a queen size bed, seating area and ample dresser space. Bedroom is gas-heated and has an amazing view of the redwood meadow below. It should be noted that the bedroom is separated from the living room with glass windows, and does not offer much privacy from other guests in the house.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children welcomeChildren welcome
Pets allowed - Please ask owner, depends on pet.Please ask owner, depends on pet.
No smoking - Please smoke outside, not indoors.Please smoke outside, not indoors.
Max guests: 4
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA – USA)
I am an architect & artist- Big River Farm has been my art project for many years. I live in downtown Mendocino, but appreciate coming to the Farm to work in the garden and my art studio there, out of the fog. My art studio hides under the redwoods and I am currently creating a printmaking environment for monoprints & woodblock prints there. I also enjoy an occasional moment 'en plein aire' with my watercolors or acrylics as the orchard and redwood trees have always been my muses... Being by the ocean is also inspiring. I love to kayak on the river & occasionally go abalone diving. I like to ride my bike on the Big River Haul Road. Walking on the beach or headlands is always refreshing & uplifting. 'Blessed are the Children who dwell amongst the Giants'
Debbie purchased this house in 1985
Why Debbie chose Mendocino
Big River Farm is a revitalized former Zen commune on site of an old goat farm and orchard. While the dwellings have been brought to the standard of modern-day comfort, to this day relics of the old Farm and the Zen commune are noticeable throughout in the buildings and meditative spaces. The garden has remained communal, while the various cabins have been claimed. The Zendo, at the heart of the property, is continuing to welcome visitors and provide the rural country 'Getaway' experience.
What makes this house unique
The Zendo is unique for its seclusion amongst the Redwoods and cherry trees, and yet has beautiful views of the forest understory out of its multitude of windows. Recent renovations to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom have created a feel of vacation comfort while still maintaining the rustic air of this country home. Bring sturdy shoes as there is a short walk downhill to the Zendo. And not to forget- the woodstove. To Mendocino locals like ourselves, there's nothing like kicking back in front of our home fireplace to make a good end to another day in paradise..