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. Our beautiful massage studio is located on the top floor of the barn. 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. 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.
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.
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.