PEACEFUL COTTAGE BORDERING STATE FOREST, SLEEPS 2-4

Gabi Fienburgh

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEACEFUL COTTAGE BORDERING STATE FOREST, SLEEPS 2-4

Mendocino Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 convertible bed, 1 Bath (sleeps 2-4) On Forested Property

Red Barn Retreat, located on the Mendocino Coast just a short drive from the Village of Mendocino, is the perfect getaway from your busy schedule and every day life. This lovely 600 square foot cottage apartment contains everything you need to come away feeling renewed and refreshed. Handsome woodwork, warm rich tones on the walls, and comfortable, radiant heated floors make for a cozy, enveloping environment.

The well furnished and equipped open living, dining, and kitchen space fills with natural light and greenery views from its many windows. The kitchen has a gas cook stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all of the pots, pans, dishes and utensils needed for cooking and serving a delicious meal. A large gathering table surrounded by a fun collection of chairs invites you to enjoy a meal, play a family game, or work on a project. A comfortable futon sofa / convertible bed and leather club chair are situated across from the entertainment center, which includes a flat screen TV, CD & DVD players, stereo, and i Pod dock. No television programming or cable available at this time. Wifi is available throughout the property, but please note, cellular service is spotty in the area.

Additional conveniences include a coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, blender, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. The bathroom features modern fixtures and a wonderfully deep bathtub, perfect for soaking. A comfortable queen sized bed fitted with a down comforter, bookcase full of good reading material, slipper chair, and a handsome armoire complete the cheerful and cozy bedroom, from which you can access your private fenced garden to enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

The property borders Van Damme State Forest which features some of the area’s most amazing hiking trails through the unique Pygmy, and stunning Redwood Forests. Our area’s beautiful beaches and rivers, and the gorgeous Village of Mendocino, all found along one of the most pristine coast lines in Northern California, are only minutes away.

Whether you are here for a variety of outdoor activities, wine tasting in the nearby Anderson Valley, or to just experience a quiet retreat, your comfort is our top priority. In addition to the well appointed accommodations, cozy bedding and soft linens, you are also invited to indulge in a variety of massage treatments available right on the property, to ensure complete relaxation. Please call us to book a massage for your stay.

Red Barn Retreat is a perfect retreat for any individual, couple, or family of four looking for a charming residence while visiting the Mendocino Coast. Please note that our rates for children are less than for adults. Please contact us directly for information.

We will gladly guide you to great restaurants and activities best suited to your party and the purpose of your visit to this spectacular and rugged part of the world.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Gabi Fienburgh

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Speaks german, english
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The owners, Richard and Gabi first moved to the coast more than 30 years ago, both originally from Europe.

Richard, growing up north of London, left England on the Istanbul Express and ended up in Western Canada. He visited a friend living in Mendocino and fell in love with the coast and the community here and never left. An accomplished musician, he still performs regularly in the “Mendocino Music and Stories” series.

Gabi has a similar story, growing up in Germany, she came to visit a friend in Mendocino and after falling in love with the beauty of the pacific coast and the wonderful people, essentially has been here ever since.

They met here on the coast, a notoriously romantic spot, and have been married for 25 years, raised three children and are now proud grandparents of two.

Along the way they developed their own 'design / build' construction company and have built and restored many fine custom homes on the coast. Gabi is also a licensed massage practitioner and manages a local spa.

Gabi Fienburgh purchased this cottage in 1992

After living on the coast for almost 20 years we finally found a place we wanted to buy. On a quiet rural road inland from the fog belt was a cottage, overgrown and with a glorious blossoming cherry tree hidden behind the house. It felt like it could be our home and over the years we have transformed it into a sunlit, open and peaceful place that is the heart of our family.

Often, if the coast is foggy, just 3 miles inland the sun is shining and the property, though close to the redwoods, has a mix of pine, fir, cypress trees, rhododendrons and open gardens that let the sun shine on us most of the day. Coming from hazy Europe we are still awed by the clear, dark, star filled night skies.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449643vb
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Mendocino North Coast California
Paradise, CA
5

THE PERFECT GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
What a breath of fresh air!

This trip was originally just for me and my husband but we ended up needing to bring our pre-toddler with us as well. We were a little worried at first bringing her with us, but everything was just perfect! Gabbi gave us such a warm greeting, showing us their beautiful rental that was expertly remodeled by her husband. The craftsmanship is top notch, as well as the service.

You must get a massage and facial from Gabbi as well! It's the perfect pampering package for your vacation!

We can't wait for our next stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2020
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having all of you here! Thank you for the compliments to my husband for his building skill and I'm happy that you've enjoyed your massage/facial treatment so much. We both love what we do and being able to have it all available for our guests right there is perfect.
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449643vb
+1 707-357-4991
Mendocino North Coast California
New Orleans, LA
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a few days here and didn't want to leave. The cottage is beautifully done, the garden makes you smile, and you can see the Milky Way from your back yard at night. The owners are two of the nicest people you ever want to meet and we will be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure heaving you here! Everyone loves the little garden and patio. It's a perfect place to unwind. We very much look forward to your return visit.
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449643vb
+1 707-357-4991
Mendocino North Coast California
San Francisco
5

PERFECT, RELAXING RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic retreat! The Red Barn Retreat is located just up the mountain from Mendocino, maybe a 10 minute drive, and it was delightfully sunny inland. My husband and I were looking for a place to spend the week unwinding from a busy year, and this spot was perfect. As you enter the driveway, you will see there are two buildings on the property, the barn with a fenced in yard, and the owners home, which is fenced in as well. The barn has been lovingly renovated complete with a full kitchen (gas stove, ridge), a huge dining room table, a sitting room with TV, a bedroom (with comfy bed!) overlooking the fenced-in yard, and a stylish bathroom including a soaking tub. One of the owners, Richard, is a craftsman and he has included every detail you would want in your home. The other owner, Gabi, is a skilled masseuse and we were thrilled by the Swedish massages she provided. Given that we wanted a retreat (we only really left for meals and hikes in the nearby Van Damme State Park) this place was ideal. It was incredibly quiet at night, dark, and private. I cannot say enough good things about our stay and the owners.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you so much and thank you for booking another trip to our Red Barn later this year. You were fabulous guests and we can't wait for you to come back again. Having the beautiful Fern Canyon Trail so close to our property really is very convenient as is having my massage studio right above the rental with easy access for our guests. We'll see you soon!
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
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Mendocino North Coast California
Santa Barbara
5

FINALLY- A GREAT MENDOCINO FIND

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Red Barn for three nights in early June. Have stayed in inns and vacation rentals up and down the coast since the 1980's. The red barn is perfectly located in the sun belt which is where experienced coastal travelers know to head. The owners have a design to build company and have paid amazing attention to every detail. I spent so much time just checking out the hardware, fixtures and every little luxurious touch. The bath has amenities you'd find in a 5 star hotel. The tub is extra deep and very comfortable. The kitchen is better equipped than any other VRBO we've been to. There was even an adorable little old-fashioned jug of milk in the fridge. The large rustic table in the dining area is a perfect gathering spot at the end of a long day at Big River. On the beautiful patio there is a BBQ with a bin fully stocked with charcoal and wood chips- so thoughtful. I slept better in the luxurious bed than I have for months. Access to the barn is completely private. By the way, the whole barn is impeccably clean and the english style garden was beautifully landscaped and maintained. The owners are charming and warm but not intrusive at all. Perfect getaway for incredibly reasonable rates compared to the competition. Will definitely return when possible.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was so great to have you here again for another visit and we hope to see you again soon. We love guests that, like you, come again and again.
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449643vb
+1 707-357-4991
Mendocino North Coast California
5

RELAXING RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a perfect retreat from the everyday pressures of life. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable! We enjoyed the outside garden and loved watching the hummingbirds as they entertained us each morning. Richard & Gabi are wonderful people, so warm and welcoming. They are there to help but respect your privacy. If you are looking for a relaxing place to renew and refresh....this is the place!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you here for your anniversary and staying for the whole week gave you an even better opportunity to relax and enjoy our Red Barn. We very much enjoyed meeting both of you and we hope that you will come and stay again soon.
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Peaceful Cottage bordering State Forest, sleeps 2-4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449643vb
+1 707-357-4991
Mendocino North Coast California
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently spent four nights at the Red Barn, and it was just perfect from start to finish. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by both Gabi and Richard, the owners. They were lovely, gracious hosts, and we so enjoyed getting to know them. They were very eager to make sure we had everything we needed and offered helpful suggestions for our stay in the area. The property itself was exactly what we were hoping for. The Red Barn (built by Richard) is attractively designed and decorated, and it manages to be both rustic and modern at the same time. The space is light and airy, and we could feel our stress levels drop the minute we walked in. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need, and they've provided things like coffee, olive oil and vinegar, milk and filtered, chilled water. The bathroom is very spa-like, with fluffy white towels, a fantastic shower and deep tub, and yummy smelling bath products for your use. The bed is super comfy and fitted with the absolute softest sheets we've ever felt. The back patio is also lovely, with a table (with umbrella) and flower gardens that attracted many a hummingbird. The property and house are very tranquil and serene. While we had much we wanted to do in the area--and the area offers so much--it was hard to tear ourselves away from the house in the morning and a pleasure to return to in the evening. The Red Barn is an easy 10-minute drive to the Village of Mendocino. We, personally, liked being a bit out of the center of town; everything was still convenient, but we felt like we were really getting away "from it all." Our only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay. We certainly hope to return someday soon to remedy that!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you as our guests! We very much appreciate hearing how much our guests enjoy the comfort of our Red Barn. Thank you for letting us know that you felt so well taken care of here. As you noticed, being a little more inland is nice because it provides us with a slightly better climate and that is especially welcome in the summer when it can get very foggy on the coast. We can't wait for you to return soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Mendocino County Airport for small private planes
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train to Willits
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Little River Beach at Van Damme State Park
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ledford House / Albion River Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River Golf and Tennis
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ledford House / Albion River Inn
Car: necessary

Professional massage services on site or at a nearby Spa, Whale Watching in Fall and early Spring, Music Festival in July, Film Festival in June, Crab and Wine and Mushroom and Wine Days in Fall and Winter, Wine Tasting Tours available.

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Availability & Rates

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Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Holiday
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fees are included in room rate.

An additional guest fee is assessed for bookings of more than 2 people. Please contact owner regarding child rates, weekly, and monthly rates. Please note, rates for children are less than rates for adults. Please contact us for information.

All rates are subject to 11% bed tax.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern fixtures and deep soaking bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Very comfortable queen bed in private bedroom.
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional bed is a queen sleep sofa/futon in Living Room
  • Queen sized mattress and topper, down comforter, side tables with lamps, armoire, luggage rack, book case and reading collection, slipper side chair, sliding glass door to private patio and garden.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • surfing
Notes:
A full menu of massage therapy options are available on-site. Please call to book a treatment to ensure complete relaxation during your stay!
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