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

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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(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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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Colorado
5

QUIET GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in the Mendocino area many times. For a couple this is the most spacious, quiet home you could ask for with wonderful furnishings and all the kitchen utensils. Felt like we truly were in someone's home. The deck with gardens are so beautiful and peaceful. Great location halfway between cities. Wifi worked great and didn't miss the cable. Would stay again in an heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Sierra Nevada
5

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
This sweet little cottage made us feel comfortable right away. Beautiful wood floors, artwork, fresh flowers, and all possible amenities and more! We enjoyed having breakfast on the front deck and a late afternoon glass of wine on the side deck. Flowers everywhere! Birding singing, tall trees swaying in the breeze. And just a couple minutes from the ocean and many hiking trails. We will most definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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(707) 357-1502 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Davis CA, USA
5

PRIVATE AND ROMANTIC

  • 5 of 5
As soon as we walked in the door we felt welcome and at home. The place was very clean and there were lovely decorator touches throughout the interior -- clearly the owners have given the cottage a lot of thought and loving attention. We felt about as far away from a sterile motel accommodation is it's possible to imagine. The location is very private. Although there were other houses not far away, they were out of view and we had the feeling that we were miles from anywhere.

Like the interior, the landscaping showed attention to detail. We loved the scenic and private outdoor deck at the back for a drink, dining and conversation.

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, and small appliances. The coffee and tea, oil, spices, and so on were a real help, allowing us to cook without having to bring everything with us or run out to buy things. Others have noted water pressure issues, but we had no problems with just the two of us. Of course, we didn't try to do laundry while taking a shower.

The cottage had a rustic feel, but the doors and windows were new, snug, and draft-free. Another pleasant surprise was how well the place was wired for electricity -- there were plenty of outlets for our various electronic gadgets. Wifi was a nice plus -- it let us use a laptop to check out the various nearby restaurants and visitor sights (don't miss the botanical gardens in nearby Fort Bragg).

The location is ideal, midway between Mendocino and Ft. Bragg, just across Highway 1 from the Caspar headlands. The restless sea, the dramatic cliffs, the deep forests -- it was all at our doorstep. We will definitely be back when we need a romantic sojourn near the ocean!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Rick & Jaimie have highlighted an important point; the value of our home compared to motels in our area which average around the same rate per night. Also, OUR WATER IS PLENTIFUL AND GREAT TASTING. The occasional water pressure problem that we had has been resolved. Thank you Rick & Jaimie!
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
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Mendocino North Coast California
Chico, CA
5

PRIVATE BEACH GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was perfect, with all the touches of a home and necessities for the kitchen. It's situated in the forest on a nicely landscaped property. It was a pleasure to walk out onto the porch and have such quiet - no traffic or city noise, just the sounds of birds. We had such a great time. The owners are accommodating and available if needed, but you have your privacy. The cottage is conveniently close to everything. We did not want to leave and would love to go back again!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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
Folsom CA
5

FOLSOM FANS

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the cottage which is very comfortable and provides everything you need to get away from it all. The bed,coffee,front porch,back deck,flowers,friendly cat and great hosts will have us returning. The location is ideal so close to the beach, Mendocino and Fort Bragg. We were fortunate to pick a weekend when the community of Caspar held its Bison Brew and Blues event which enabled us to hang out with the locals and enjoy great music. I would recommend staying here to everyone seeking peace, beauty and a very relaxing environment.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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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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

Payment is due in total on arrival with personal check, cashiers check or cash. Deposits are sent in advance when guest books.
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.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Please inquire with owners for further information.
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