Little River Retreat/ 850 sq. ft. gem / ocean views / king bed/ full kitchen
JoAnne Tybinka Blasko
About JoAnne Tybinka Blasko
JoAnne Tybinka Blasko loves to retreat from her apartment in San Francisco to this beautiful property on the Mendocino Coast. She is an avid gardener as you will see from the beautiful gardens on the property. Her husband, Peter, originally purchased the property in the 70s as a "back to the land" attempt. Alas! He turned out to be a city boy. But when he met JoAnne, he was glad he kept the Little River Gem as a place to renew and retreat.
Why JoAnne Tybinka Blasko chose Little River
The property is unique. Its in the center of things on the Mendocino Coast yet tucked neatly away. It is a quiet and very calm property sheltered from the wind by rows of Cypress Trees. The views of the Pacific are lovely. The gardens are beautiful. The home is a little gem with personal appointments, lovely original art, tasteful hand-woven rugs. Yet it is practical and functional with everything one would need.
What makes this Cottage unique
Spacious. Fully equipped. Well appointed. Provides a deeply satisfying experience.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We needed a last minute reservation, everything went like clockwork... We absolutely loved it very much ❤️
What a gem!
We had such a fantastically sweet time at this super well laid out and lovingly cared for home. The kitchen was great, the views are stellar, and the owner is delightful. We will absolutely come back.
Great little house in a nice remote area, loved it!
We loved the house. Plenty of room for rainy days, close to the beach and a short drive to Ft Bragg. Great place to stay!
Beautiful jewel of a cottage
Beautiful jewel of a cottage. Has everything you need for a wonderful romantic getaway. Perfect location for daily adventures, hiking Van Damm Park, shopping in charming Mendocino, kayaking sea caves, amazing walks on many beaches. Cottage is very private, super clean and comfortable. JoAnne was exceptionally lovely. I would definitely stay here again!!!
I was concerned when you said you had to leave a day early that your trip had been spoiled. So glad that the three days you did have were so perfect.
Thank you for being such good guests. I am staying at the cottage now and it is spotless. JoAnne
Beautiful and cozy cottage
What a perfect escape from the city! This haven of a cottage was the epitome of a warm and cozy home away from home. (Note that the wifi does not work -- we brought a Mifi device.) We hope to come back soon!
Tess I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay during labor day weekend. Sorry to say the internet is impossible on those busy weekends. Too little juice; too many people.We live with this terrible service here on the coast. Drives me crazy.
So glad you came up with a creative response. Hope to see you again. JoAnne
A Quiet North Coast Getaway
This was my first VRBO rental and what a wonderful initial experience! The property is lovely, inside and out - very clean and quiet. It's a little off the beaten path but is just a 2 minute drive to restaurants and a 5 minute drive to downtown Mendocino. JoAnne thought of everything and was very helpful with local recommendations. I can't say enough good things about her attention to detail. Thanks!
Gabe: So glad everything worked out so well. I enjoyed having you as guests and I'm glad your first VRBO experience went so well.
I took my first VRBO trip this spring to Venice and I'm glad to report I had the same fantastic experience. Lets keep it going. JoAnne
The area is as beautiful as any place I've seen in all my travels. I always love coming home to it. Just sitting in the garden is entertaining with all the wildlife. The village of Mendocino is charming and well- equipped with a grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, restaurants, etc. The town of Ft. Bragg is a nearby commercial center. The botanical garden is award winning. The diving and kayaking are unforgettable. The sunsets are an event each evening unless the fog rolls in. And that is beautiful too!