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Deborah Andrews & Ron Chandler

Member since: 2008
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Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes from Mendocino and the Beach

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Mendocino Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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We're located 10 minutes from the village of Mendocino, Big River Beach, Mendocino Woodlands and Mendocino Headlands. Located in a quiet lush setting of Redwoods, and wild Rhododendrons adjacent to Jackson State Forest. A secluded spot visited often by wildlife.

The cottage has one bedroom and bathroom and the living area includes a full kitchen and a sofa bed. Best suited for a couple or a couple with children.

Quiet and secluded. Located on a paved private lane away from traffic.

Keywords: Cottage

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Andrews & Ron Chandler (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


based on 18 traveler reviews

Quiet Cottage Ten Minutes from Mendocino and the Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Just what the dr ordered

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed-peaceful, serene and away from it all. It is just a few minutes to town, but you wouldn't know it from the stillness of the forest. I loved waking up in the morning with a beautiful view from the window. Everything we needed was there. We would have loved to stay longer. We hope to return. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanctuary in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful retreat from the world. Surrounded by redwoods and only 10min from the town of Mendocino, we were completely enchanted. The view outside every window is filled with bursting redwood trees. Everything you could need is provided, including a lovely book and DVD selection, comfy furniture, well-appointed kitchen, extra knick nacks in case you forgot something. Everything was thought of, truly. And the cottage was impeccably spotless upon our arrival. We grilled on the patio and snuggled into the super comfy bed, loving how still and quiet everything was around us. We spent time going incredible state parks and soaking in the absolute stunning scenery of Mendocino. Just breath-taking, top to bottom. Also had two incredible meals - one at the Ledford House and another at Wild Fish. We highly recommend both, and each set on a cliff with spectacular ocean views. We would love to come back and stay at this cottage again...very soon! Thank you, Deb and Ron, for creating such a sanctuary in the woods.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat Surrounded by Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

Like Samuel and his Princess in the review below, my Princess and I didn't want to give away our "secret" retreat in Mendo either. However, it is Lent and way beyond time to give up selfishness. We are about to return to this quaint cottage in the redwoods for the umpteenth time. It is our "go-to" place to unplug (literally--no internet), unwind and connect with ourselves and Nature. We love sitting outside under the redwoods with a book or inside looking out through the many skylights. Sometimes we just listen to the quiet or the wings of a raven flying overhead. There is lots of space for our dog to run, sniff and explore. The cottage is simple and well stocked; it has been VERY clean every single time we've been there. There is even a washer and dryer that we have used at times we stayed longer. Deborah and Ron, the owners, live next door and are very kind and very responsive to anything we might need (like the time we locked ourselves out), while at the same time allowing for all the privacy you would want. Mendocino is just a short drive away, as are access to wonderful hikes and beaches. If you know Mendocino you realize that the price for this retreat is, of course, more than a good deal. We hope you'll enjoy your future stay. Please just don't book it at the same time we are planning to come back! :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A perfect place for us, a senior couple and their small dog. Could not have found a more convenient and accessible cottage. The spacious yard is partially fenced-ideal for letting the dog out. So enjoyed reading a book on the deck below amongst the majestic redwoods with my glass of wine. What could be better! The owners were very pleasant and congenial. We certainly hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well, I didn't want to say this ...

  • 5 of 5

... but I loved this place. My princess and I.

It was my first experience with a cottage rental (we've always booked motels). But the booking process was seamless; this website doesn't charge a fee like others; and more importantly, the property was a wonderful retreat.

Everything you need is here. And if you need anything else, it's not far away. Mendocino is 4 miles down the hill. As for the property: it was clean, well maintained, and modern, yet rustic.

"There is a peaceful spirit here," my princess gushed.

(PS) -- So why didn't I want to say all this? I'd like to keep it a secret, but the owners deserve the business!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hidden Haven

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 7 days in this cozy cottage. Everything you need is here...just add relaxation. This hidden haven was our home base at the end of each adventurous day in the beautiful Mendocino area. We were so much impressed that we plan on making this a yearly prescription for our happiness.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Little River ( local )
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Little River
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big River, Mendocino
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mendocino Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment by check or money order
Inquire regarding pricing for stays of a week or longer
$200 damage deposit along with signed rental agreement holds the reservation.
The damage deposit will be returned to you after your stay.
Rent is due on arrival
Cancellation: 2 weeks notice required for return of damage deposit
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

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2 pet limit
Pets cannot be left unattended in the cottage
Children, unless infants count as extra guest
Monthly rate available upon request

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Mendocino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa bed is queen size
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis

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