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Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

Quaint Home, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3) 700 sq.ft.

ROCK LEGEND Gene Parsons and his wife, Star, are your hosts in this unique cottage. Meetings with Gene and a tour of his custom shop are provided for those guests who are interested.

A beautiful Craftsman home with special attention to cleanliness, quality and good value.

LOCATION: We are located in Caspar, just 6 minutes to both Mendocino Village or Fort Bragg. Beaches are 1 mile away and National Forest is right out the door.

AFFORDABLE comfort in our well appointed and warm cottage. Lovely, large and conveniently stocked kitchen for those who love to cook. An open floor plan gives a spacious feeling in this small, modest home.

QUIET garden surroundings on our South deck offer a restful retreat, especially during times of the year when flowers are abundant.

COMFORTABLE furnishings and a quality bed. ALL bedding is completely laundered and often line dried in the sun between guests.

HIKE/BIKE for miles of forest trails right out of our front door.

SHOP/DINE in local Mendocino Village and Fort Bragg, both within 6 minutes of our property.

WIFI IS PROVIDED IN THE COTTAGE.

WE ARE AN 'ADULTS ONLY' ACCOMMODATION.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
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About The Owner

Gene Parsons has a wide variety of skills which he puts to good use operating his current business as well as maintaining the StringBender Cottage property. Moving to Caspar in 1970, Gene teamed up with local friends and carpenters to build his custom machine shop, his own home and the cottage. As far back as the late 60’s and into the late 80’s, Gene had a full-time career as a musician and recording artist. As a multi-talented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, he toured with such bands as the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. His talents were also used in the recording studio with such greats as Randy Newman, Arlo Guthrie, The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones. Currently Gene is happiest working in his custom shop where he manufactures and installs the StringBender mechanism in client guitars as well as other artistic projects. One of those pet projects is the building of a 1/8th scale, real live steam locomotive, part by part!

Star Decker is a native of Mendocino County with strong roots in local culture and history. Raised on ranches she has trained horses, gardened, landscaped and run family businesses. An adventurer, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe sometimes by herself or accompanied by her horse and dog. Other interests include; community volunteer work, playing music, reading and various art projects. Today she is happiest at home creating the beautiful garden and landscape of the property and providing a lovely and warm atmosphere for the guests at StringBender Cottage. Both Gene and Star have a long history in the local coastal areas as well as the county. They are always willing to share their 'insider' knowledge and stories with guests.

The Owner purchased this house in 1975

Why The Owner chose Mendocino

We chose to live here for the ocean, the weather and a small, rural community with a LOT of culture, art, music, events, good restaurants, and so much more.

What makes this house unique

The forest setting, wildlife such as deer, fox and wild turkeys, beautiful organic garden, excellent hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, interesting owners that honor and respect privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gene, it’s Hiro here. It was great to see you and the stringbender cottage was very hip. Very different from our New York apartment!
Mar 2010
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 46 traveler reviews

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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295462vb
(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Chico, CA
5

Relaxing & beautiful getaway

Relaxing & beautiful getaway
  • 5 of 5
This is the 2nd time we've stayed at the cottage and just love it. It's set back in a beautiful forest, yet close enough to everything. Private and romantic, the porches are a great place to have morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail and take in the peace and quiet. The kitchen is prepped for cooking which cuts the dine out expenses. We find the cabin such a great value for this area. It's clean and well cared for, the bed is comfy, and the furnishings make it feel like home. So much better than a hotel. The only bummer is when it's time to leave!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295462vb
(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Oakland, Ca
5

artist taking a class at Mendocino Art Center

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful, cozy cabin, well furnished and maintained. Perfect for one or two adults. Quiet, private, and convenient access to both Fort Bragg and Mendocino.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
5

Simply magical

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a piece of heaven. A perfect getaway to forget everything else that is going on. The hosts have everything in the cottage to make the stay comfortable...a home away from home. We are definitely going back for a longer stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate it when our guests feel "right at home" because we make every effort to supply as many creature comforts as we can think of. We always take ideas and suggestions from our guests, family and friends that stay at our cottage. This has really helped us improve our vacation home over the years.
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295462vb
(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
5

Wonderful! Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful, relaxing, quiet, clean and cozy place to stay. Off the beaten path between Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Star and Gene are perfect hosts and answered questions immediately! Has everything you need to check out of the hustle and bustle of the week. Full kitchen, stocked bathroom and even a washer and dryer! Thank you Star & Gene!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We do keep our home stocked with many amenities so that our travelers have what they need. Our medicine cabinet in the bathroom is well supplied with odds and ends toiletries including first aid. Our kitchen has basics for cooking such as oils, soy sauce, spice varieties, tea selections, organic local coffee and more.
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
N. VA
4

lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5
This is a beautifully appointed cottage on the larger land where the owners live. Star is a great hostess and her interest in making this a special place is obvious. The map she sent made it easy to find. Nice garden and flowers on the decks. A really complete kitchen made cooking easy. Their obvious concern for the environment with composting and recycling was appreciated. Some noise from trucks on nearby roads as there is currently logging in the area ( I assume this varies). Very easy drive from Mendocino and to Fort Bragg where there were plenty of places to eat and things to do.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We do live near Jackson State Forest where there is currently some logging but this is very temporary. The road is also a half mile away so the truck noise is very distant. The cottage area is very quiet and peaceful which most of my guests remark being much appreciated compared to staying in towns nearby. Also, we no longer allow pets.
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295462vb
(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
5

Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay- the cottage was so clean and comfortable, it really felt like a home away from home. Thank you Star, for a great experience. It's a really special place.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Francisco International or Oakland Inter.
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk Train/ tourist excursion
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coastal Highway 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Caspar or Jughandle Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dicks in Mendocino
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mendocino or Fort Bragg
Car: necessary

Botanical Gardens, Music Festival, Film Festival, Live Music, Skunk Train, Spa Services, Whale watching, Wine tasting and more. See Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and Local radio station KOZT for more information on Current events.

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Availability & Rates

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Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$165
$950
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Deposits are held until after guest departure and housekeeping has made inspection. Any damages will be subtracted from deposits. Deposits are refunded within 48 hours of guest departure.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • SHOWER ONLY. NO BATHTUB.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) VERY COMFORTABLE BED! Fresh linens, Down comforter, Down pillows.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hunting
Notes:
Please inquire with owners for further information.
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