UNIQUE VINTAGE 1880’S “GARDEN COTTAGE” IN MENDOCINO VILLAGE

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UNIQUE VINTAGE 1880’S “GARDEN COTTAGE” IN MENDOCINO VILLAGE

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Treat your loved ones to a totally unique and fun experience along the very special Northern Coast of Caliifornia, and particularly in the Historic Village of Mendocino. It starts with a lumber mill cottage from the 1880’s that still maintains its historical character, and yet, is lovingly updated to fit the warmth, comfort, privacy and entertainment requirements of modern day Mendocino living and vacationing.

Walk to everything, fine restaurants, casual cafes, functional and clever shopping, both commercial and organic grocery stores, plus a local farmers market, beaches, pub, Headland Trails, Mendocino Art Center, or walk over to the Mendocino Theater Company for the current play offering. How about just relaxing for hours and hours and hours, or laying on the grass on a southern facing exposure. Listen to the foghorns, or listen to the nothingness, watch the birds and the boats. In addition to the Indoor Master Bathroom with Tub and Shower, take advantage of the additional outdoor fun and private shower in the garden.

Make Rhubarb Pie with fresh rhubarb from the back yard, or just sit in the garden hot tub, morning, noon and night. This spot is the center of The Mendocino Universe. Let those nighttime lit up star-studded skies seep into your soul and come back as you need. Let you dogs explore everything, or just laze on the deck in the back yard.

This is a unique property in a unique setting. A true Old World Mendocino Property dating back to the 1800's, both in reality and feeling.

The property is 47 feet by 160 feet. On the front part of the property sits two separate buildings with a breezeway between them. In one of the buildings is the master bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area. Right next to this bedroom, just a few feet away, with its own door for privacy, is the small bedroom set up mostly for children. That bedroom is great for young children and babies, keeps them close, but separate and private. It has a low single full length bed and a small sleeping loft. Included in this building is the master bathroom with shower and tub.

Across the breezeway is the kitchen and living room. The living room and kitchen are both heated by a wood burning stove as well as a propane wall heater. Firewood is provided. The living room has a 40 inch Sony XBR Flat screen HD TV with satellite. It has a Blue-Ray DVD Player, which also receives free NETFLIX Streaming movies. It has Wireless Internet.

Upstairs over the living room is a sleeping loft with a double bed and window facing south with ocean view.

The garden also has a private outdoor shower, next to the hot tub plumbed with hot and cold water. Such a delight!! Once you are in the hot water, the shower is even great in the winter. Speaking of winter, those can be some of the best times. If you hit it right, you might get a really big storm that will bring you right down to the elements, rich in depth, and wonderful in its nurturing power.

There is a deck with patio table and chairs, along with a barbeque and hot tub.

Every year we have a fairly large cadre of repeat customers. Generally speaking, couples and families are the ones most drawn to the intimacy of this setting and cottage.

We are always working on the property behind the scenes, upgrading, adding services, and generally making it more delightful and user friendly. We started a guest log about 10 years ago. We copied the visitors comments onto this web site.

So, to recap it all, If you are looking for a really comfy and down to earth home, centrally located, with all the modern amenities, ocean views, comfortable outside garden, with easy access to everything, with a multitude of sleeping possibilities, hot tub, embraces dogs, has character that dates back to the 1880's, is very private, and is in The Village (which we feel is the best choice for vacationing and visiting the area), is easy for couples, as well as for families, it is our pleasure to offer 'Garden Cottage'.

Keywords: Cottage, House, Garden, Mendocino Vacation Rental

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
After years of coming to Mendo, we have found a new gem. Kid, dog, parents - we all loved it and hope to return soon.



P.S. We finally found the rhubarb
May 2014
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This is a photo of my wife Theo, our daughter Stina, and Myself (Ron), and was taken in May of 1983, the same month and year we became the owners and caretakers of this cottage and property. My wife still looks the same, but I look more like the Velveteen Rabbit, with certainly less hair and more grey, with a few missing buttons and some tears and stitches along the way, and that is just fine. Our daughter Stina, is now 30, and we have a son Toby, 26. We all agree, we can sell anything, except Mendocino. After 30 years, we still get excited to go. This is a very special town, a very special area, and a very special property. We have put our heart and soul into this. We not only love to share it, we feel a responsibility to share it. It can be yours for a few days, a few weeks and some do for a few months, and then you leave, and we will take care of it until you come back.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1983

We fell in love with Mendocino, this cottage, and this property.

You just have to be here.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
East Bay, CA
5

BEST MENDOCINO VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5
Our family is in agreement. This was Our. Best. Mendocino. Vacation. Ever. And this is despite a fractured elbow (don't skateboard over 55), an ER visit (great doctors and nurses at MCDH), a left-behind camera (remembered after we got the road home) and a dead car battery (free jump, and colorful character, from the Village's Chevron). That's just how powerful the magic is when you stay at the Garden Cottage.

After you enter the gate to the front yard, you turn into an elf. Or a hobbit, your choice. Green, green, green everywhere. Flowers, birds, leaves, bees, too. A fantastic backyard, with lots of room to play and nooks and crannies to explore. Our (soon-to-be) 3rd grader elflet could not believe his good fortune. The deck, fire ring, hot tub and outdoor shower had us elder elfs pretty much in a trance the whole time.

The two buildings (one for sleeping, one for living) is at first a little "uh?" But then it becomes part of the fun, turning into hobbits scurrying from one hut to another. At the Garden Cottage, you are more than encouraged to be part of nature, you pretty much don't have a choice! And it's a fantastic experience.

The house is a perfect walking distance to the center of the Village, yet far enough away to be incredibly peaceful and quiet. The property is very private, surrounded by beautiful old growth evergreens. Sitting on the deck, watching and listening to the wildlife is pretty much a vacation within a vacation. Birds play - and fight! - crows drop plums on your head, butterflies all around.
The cottages are very clean and well stocked. It was nice to have reliable wi-fi, streaming Netflix, and a (to us) big tv. Finally, Ron is a pleasure to deal with, personable and professional.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
New Hampshire
5

PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were in town for a wedding and rented this Cottage with another couple. It was the perfect location, walking distance to all stores and the beach. The cottage was wonderful, beds comfortable; we felt right at home. The views were amazing.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
NJ
5

COULDN'T BE MORE PERFECT

Couldn't be more perfect
  • 5 of 5
My family (my husband, myself and 2 teens, 18 and 16) recenty returned from our hobbit vaca in the Garden Cottage. The pics and reviews on line set high expectations, and they were met or exceded. Our older daughter (23), who we were visiting, said the place is 'very Mendocino', quirky and wonderful.
The buildings are wonderfully weird, CLEAN and well appointed for a relaxing, low key stay. The yard and gardens are entrancing and inspire joy. LOVE the outdoor bathroom and shower!
If you are thinking of renting, DO IT!
Thanks to Ron and Theo for sharing their wonderful hideaway with others!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
5

A CHARMING, RESTFUL HIDEAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We just spent three wonderful nights at this rustic cottage in the village of Mendocino. It is close to shopping, restaurants, the beach, and events, but far enough away to miss the noise and traffic of town. There are two separate buildings: one with the living room and kitchen/dining and another with the main bedroom and bathroom. This worked out well for us. One could watch a movie while the other read quietly or slept without being disturbed. The garden, deck, and walkways are delightful, and the property is fully fenced for the safety of our small dog. I would like to go back again for a longer stay! Thanks so much.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
Atlanta, GA
5

QUAINT, QUIET, AND QUIRKY

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for a plush rental this may not be the place for you. But, if you're looking for charming, beguiling and shabby chic then you've found the perfect place.

The owner was kind enough to accommodate us on VERY short notice. Another VRBO rental in the area had not worked out and we were stranded without a place to stay for five nights. It was much appreciated.

We loved the location and the setting. You can peek the ocean gazing out the dining window and fully view it from the patio area. The garden is lush and beyond beautiful. Opening the gate the gate to the cottage and gazing upon the flowered walk way is breathtaking. It truly is something out of a fairy tale. We expected a leprechaun to pop out from behind a calla lily or to trip over a pot of gold at any moment. This quirky cottage is just that charming.

The few shortcomings (bathroom is in a separate building from the main living area which is fully disclosed in the listing) are easily overlooked and soon you are relaxing, breathing in the wondrous fresh air and enjoying the hummingbirds flitting from flower to flower.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify about the bathroom. The bathroom is located in the same building as the 2 bedrooms. In addition, there is another building about 6 feet across a breezeway that has the kitchen, dining room, living room and a double bed sleeping loft. In addition, there is also an "original privy, with plumbing" on the property as well - totally appropriate and delightful.

That said, we never tire of this kind of delightful feedback we get from our visitors. We both so enjoy working on and with Garden Cottage, and have for the last 30 years. Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation.
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Unique Vintage 1880’S “Garden Cottage” in Mendocino Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324124vb
(415) 516-4965 (California, USA)
Mendocino North Coast California
San Jose, CA
5

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN MENDOCINO

  • 5 of 5
It was my husband's 60th birthday and we had a fabulous time at the Cottage in Mendocino . The gardens are lush and green with little pink flowers popping up . The home was cozy and warm with little touches everywhere . I really loved the quaintness of the property and you could feel that it was well loved. We drove out to Occidental to our favorite place to eat out in their gardens the Union Hotel , love Barbara she is the best host ever . Saturday night we barbecued on the deck and enjoyed the patio and the views of the ocean . Beautiful weather if a bit cold and wonderful sunsets . A relaxing and fun weekend . Thank you Ron & Thea for sharing your warm and lovely home with us !
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee/Hot Tub Service/Trash Removal $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Pet Fee is per pet
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1/2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , l single and 1 kids loft
  • Queen Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Single Bed (1), Child Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
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