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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!

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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description

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

Our vacation rental home is a lovely Craftsman style that is uniquely decorated with special attention to cleanliness and comfort.

ROCK LEGEND Gene Parsons and his wife, Star, also live on this 2 acre property in a separate home and will be your hosts. Meetings with Gene and a tour of his custom shop are provided for those guests who are interested in his inventions and special projects.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

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

Hi Star~ The cottage was amazing. We definitely enjoyed our stay in Caspar. We did the waterfall hike at Russian Gulch and we got to walk around Fort Bragg and downtown Mendocino. We'd definitely like to come back and stay someday. Thanks again for coordinating and making our stay smooth and comfortable. Take care.

Larry
Apr 2015
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 59 traveler reviews

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UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE & QUALITY FOREST HIDEAWAY HOME!
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 62 reviews
Watsonville, CA
5

Great getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

Star and Gene have created a home away from home. Cozy and inviting, just what we needed for our escape vacation. Beautiful landscaped yard and a wonderful deck to sit and take in the surrounding forest and fresh air. Lots of extras to make the visit special. We will definitely be back to the area and plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Cottage with Attention To Every Detail

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this magical cottage by the sea in Caspar! Everything about the area, the grounds, the cottage is immaculately maintained. The cottage shows pride of ownership in every detail. Star and Gene have thought of every amenity from the linens to the towels to the library from which they even allow you to take home a book from their diverse selection! We love the area because you are close to restaurants, the ocean, hiking trails, all within a five minute drive.This is truly a very special cottage owned by two very special people! A must stay! We will return to this peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

a magical mendocino hideaway near the coast

  • 5 of 5

This place is special. Its is a perfect getaway for 2 people. Your hosts, Star and Gene are the kindest people you will ever meet! The cottage is very well kept and decorated. It has a nice old acoustic guitar and other instruments which we enjoyed. The landscape surrounding the cottage is thick, diverse, and very well maintained. The cottage is surrounded with beautiful trees, flowers, and thick forest. You feel as if you are being hugged by the forest when you are there. It is about 1 mile from a beautiful beach on the pacific coast which we had all to ourselves! The most secret and special thing about this cottage is your hosts. Gene and Star have made an amazing place that they have created together to share with their visitors. Gene Parsons played with the Byrds from 1968 - 1972 and he invented the Stringbender or B-Bender guitar. This instrument is featured on classic songs such as "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by the Eagles, "Coming into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie, "Box of Rain" by the Dead and "All of my Love" by Led Zepplin. Gene still makes these guitars at his custom shop on the property where you will stay. If you are so interested, a tour of the shop can be arranged with Gene Parsons himself! This is a very special and unique opportunity to meet a musical legend and a highly skilled inventor and craftsman. It was an amazing opportunity to hear his stories and see his creations. Being a fan of 60's and 70's music I feel a closer connection to much of the music that Gene has played a part in. This is one of the most memorable places we have ever stayed. We highly recommend you to experience this unique and magical place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These fine guests took advantage of a shop tour which many folks miss. Perhaps the reason for this is because when people browse the information on so many sites at one time, they can fail to catch some interesting details. Many of our guests were surprised to get here and find out about who our host is and what he has to offer.
Novato, Ca.
5

peaceful retreat in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, had everything we needed. Very well furnished and decorated. We enjoyed the movies, music and books. Bar B Q with charcoal etc. were a nice touch --and we enjoyed our delicious steaks!

We enjoyed taking walks in the forest. Our 2 night stay was just what we needed--quiet and peaceful

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic woodland hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is everything that is advertised - and more! Furnished with exquisite good taste. We had a wonderful time in and around Mendocino which is only a short drive from Casper.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Berkeley, CA
5

Miles

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, very comfortable, and in a beautiful spot. Definitely my favorite place in the Mendocino area. It had everything I needed and more. I hope it's available whenever I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

From $165 Per night

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$165
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes A deposit of $250 is required for 5 nights or more. 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.
We do not book our cottage for long term beyond 10 days.

Cancellation Policy

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

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