Mendocino House Rental Photos and Description
Affordable Mendo Coast Charm
HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.
SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino.
A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ kingsize pullout sleeper couch.
NEW! We just added wifi to the Zendo!
LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.
SURROUNDED by Jackson State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.
Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the BERRY BUSHES and ORCHARDS are bursting with ripe goodies!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
Fresh out of college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, I am happily home in Mendocino working several jobs and enjoying the beautiful outdoors and friends I grew up with. I recently traveled to Central America with my life partner Lucy to enjoy the Dec. 21, 2012 end of the world, and guess what? We made it! Yay for a New Era, come enjoy it with us on the Mendo Coast.
Will & Lucy are now residing in the Rocky Mountains for a change of pace, and I am managing the property myself. I live in downtown Mendocino, but appreciate coming to the Farm to work in the garden and my art studio there, out of the fog. My art studio hides under the redwoods and I am currently creating a printmaking environment for monoprints & woodblock prints there. I also enjoy an occasional moment 'en plein aire' with my watercolors or acrylics as the orchard and redwood trees have always been my muses...
'Blessed are the Children who dwell amongst the Giants'
Debbie purchased this house in 1981
Why Debbie chose Mendocino
When my father, Lucky Lennox, fled New Orleans for San Francisco in '69, he eventually found himself on the Mendocino Coast, particularly hanging out at a Zen commune on site of an old goat farm and orchard, called Big River Farm.
Twelve years later, after a return to his home and a life as a Mississippi River Ship Pilot, Lucky returned to Mendocino and bought Big River Farm. Within a few years he met Debbie, and before the end of the decade they had two homeborn children, my sister Anna and I.
While Lucky is now retired and enjoys the silence of the Redwoods in Comptche, my mother Debbie and I keep the Farm together and manage the rentals. While the dwellings have been brought to the standard of modern-day comfort, to this day relics of the old Farm and the Zen commune are noticeable throughout in the buildings and meditative spaces.
The garden has remained communal, while the various cabins have been claimed. The Zendo, at the heart of the property, is continuing to welcome visitors and provide the rural country 'Getaway' experience.
What makes this house unique
The Zendo is unique for its seclusion amongst the Redwoods and cherry trees, and yet has beautiful views of the forest understory out of its multitude of windows. Recent renovations to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom have created a feel of vacation comfort while still maintaining the rustic air of this country home. Bring sturdy shoes as there is a short walk downhill to the Zendo. And not to forget- the woodstove. To Mendocino locals like ourselves, there's nothing like kicking back in front of our home fireplace to make a good end to another day in paradise..