Magical Rustic Luxury Garden Cottage amongst the Majestic Redwoods
Born in Georgia, grew up in San Diego - - and entered adulthood in San Francisco from 1976 - 2011! I have two amazing adult children who live in NYC/Savannah, GA and New Orleans... The blessing of finding this magical property in 2004 and embarking on a journey of epic & mythological proportions is actually understatement! I had NO IDEA what was in store for me, moving to this beautiful remote wild north coast...
Janet purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Janet chose Mendocino
The magical majestic redwoods that live and surround this property are what captured my attention & heart. Inspired and intrigued I stepped fully and completely into this adventure! The original main house was destroyed by a fire 11 Sep 2009...I was devastated - - the house had been built from the redwoods on the property...I salvaged as much as I could and over the years I have found ways to repurpose many of those elements. Including incorporating them into the renovation of the cottage last summer! The journey of designing and rebuilding was daunting, inspiring, stressful and a blessing...I really discovered who I am and what ignites my passion and sacred space/ and reflecting the natural surroundings. The stain glass Phoenix rising from the flames, adorns the southern facing gable of the main you pass when going to the entrance of Echo Cottage, garden art includes pieces of furniture & fixtures salvaged from the fire.
What makes this Cottage unique
My wish and hope for each Guest is that they will feel and experience the love and magic of this beautiful place/sacred it is sitting out on the star gazing from the hot tub at your own magic, and making beautiful memories! Respite...Tranquility....Peace as you unwind/unplug and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this land and surrounding areas...
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Janet was a great host. It was a perfect location for weekend getaway.
Thank you, Josh! I am so happy you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay...you are welcome back any time!
Rain day getaway
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at Janet's cottage. When we arrived Janet gave us a quick tour of the property. She provided us with the keys to the cottage and two Duraflame logs for the indoor fireplace. Once we got settled we noticed our complementary bottle of wine and all the other great features of the cottage such as two bluetooth Bose speakers, high quality wool blankets, and all the utensils and cookware one would need. The cottage also featured quality appliances such as a True Induction stove top that warmed up our chicken noodle soup in no time. The cottage is a short drive from Main Street Medocino, Van Damme State Park, and Glass Beach in Fort Bragg. With all these great features our favorite was the hot tub which we enjoyed multiple times. The tub is fenced in all the way around to allow total privacy and was kept at a toasty 100 degrees. Quality spa towels were provided. As you sit and look up at the stars in the hot tub, you can hear the roar of the ocean. We enjoyed the hot tub so much that we asked Janet if we could stay a bit later and enjoy her hot tub and she was kind enough to allow us to do so. That weekend we discovered just how magical the northern coast of California is as well as Janet's cottage. It was just what we were looking for and would recommend this to anyone looking for a Northern California getaway.
I am so very happy that your time here was lovely and magical...and we had enough of a break in the rain so you could enjoy the hot tub under the full moon and starry night on Saturday! Thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy and loved! Come back again, soon, when you have more time to explore and enjoy the beauty of this magical place...
My fiance and I loved our stay with Janet. Her home is close to the action of Mendocino and perfectly tucked away on her property where you can enjoy peace and quiet. We loved using the hot tub to relax after a long day of hiking and seeing the town.
Beautiful Cottage with a Wonderful Host
Wow. This property is truly special. It was so convenient to stay at such a lovely place and be a three minute drive to the Mendocino Village. The property is just lovely and totally fenced in, which was great for my
dogs !!! I loved it so much, I plan on returning. The cottage is perfect , so cosy , with everything I needed. My host, Janet, was REALLY wonderful. She gave me total privacy but was also so helpful with suggestions and spiffed up the cottage with clean sheets and vacuuming. Five stars all around. If you’re in the Mendocino area, don’t miss this sweet place. Absolutely stellar !!!
Beautiful cottage in a great location
Janet could not have been more welcoming to our family and her cottage is beautiful and very well maintained. The "kitchenette" was nicer than the name implies, with 2 burner range, toaster oven, crockpot, and coffee maker. We came at a chilly and rainy time of year and the bedding was so fabulous and cozy! And, it's a small detail but the bathroom heater was great too.
The hot tub was private and stellar, especially with the hundreds of projected pin lights on at night. The 3-acre redwood grove in the backyard was especially fun to explore with our 4-year old.
WiFi in the unit was fairly weak (less than 1mb per sec) so not a great place to do work or stream media.
Note that the cottage is just steps away from the property owner's own home, so it's not the most private rental option. For our family, this wasn't a problem. We enjoyed interacting with her and getting her advice on the area.
We fully intend to visit again!
Wonderfully serene stay at Echo Cottage
We just finished a wonderfully serene stay @ Echo Cottage! The cottage is beautifully maintained with plenty of thoughtful touches throughout and a unique attention to detail. It is on a shared property with the owner's house, but its incredibly private and if you didn't see the main house, you'd never know. Janet was a wonderful host - responsive to any & all of our questions and providing just enough support to help round out our stay. The location is stellar - minutes from the Village, the two river beaches, etc..and a prime launching point for any exploration in the Mendo area. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a peaceful, serene getaway.