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Redwood Forest Getaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Affordable Mendo Coast Charm

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ queensize pullout sleeper couch.

NEW! We just added wifi to the Zendo!

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Big River State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the ORCHARD apple trees bear lots of fruit!

More Details

Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Debbie

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..

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mendocino, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Zendo bathroom has recently been remodeled to include beautiful stone-tile flooring, and tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please enjoy the Zendo. When you leave, please wash your dishes and leave the kitchen tidy. We will take care of linens and trash. Thanks!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Redwood Forest Getaway
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Better than anticipated!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was excited but even more thrilled to arrive to a beautiful farm with my path lit my twinkle lights to a beautiful cabin with windows galor to the redwoods. It was the most relaxing homey cozy space and I loved reading in front of a fire and sleeping in the most comfortable bed ever!!!!!! I will definitely try to come back. Thank you Debbie for sharing such a beautiful farm!!!

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Treehouse Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Zendo. The many windows inside and out give the impression of living in the redwood treetops. The location feels so removed from everything, yet is a short drive from the coast and the town of Mendocino. The house was very comfortable, fully equipped with all necessary amenities. We look forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the Mendo cabin and area. Absolutely perfect for myself and the pups. Great hiking behind the cabin, and close enough to Mendocino yet far enough for lots of privacy. Debbie and Aaron were great hosts and very responsive. It is very rustic, but so cozy. The wood stove kept the cabin quite toasty. I loved it and will definitely stay there when in the area again!!

  • Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at the Zendo. The kitchen was very well-equipped and we loved the wood fire stove! The house is beautiful, the windows and skylights provide beautiful light all day. Would definitely come back and recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Adorable cabin tucked away in the redwoods. Lots of windows with fantastic views of the forest. Very comfortable. We really loved our stay.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a special jem. Tucked away in the quiet of a forest. The house was perfect, the bedroom exceptionally sweet. My wife, myself and our dog would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
125 Miles
SFO, San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Patterson's Pub or Dick's Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train, Ft. Bragg
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Raven's Restaurant @ Stanford Inn
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Shasta or Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Big River
Car: necessary

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino. Originally a Zen commune built in the 60's, the Zendo is the center of a 4 acre hillside with numerous giant redwoods and fruit trees. Other cabins are accessed by the driveway, but are mostly hidden from view.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ kingsize pullout sleeper couch.

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Jackson State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the BERRY BUSHES and ORCHARDS are bursting with ripe goodies!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mendocino, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$213
C$1,196
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$33.21
Cleaning Fee C$66.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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