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Romantic, Private Forest Suite

83 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mendocino Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Upstairs from the work space of Austin and Santino...Lifetime TV 'On the Road with Austin and Santino, episode 9, Forest Suite is located just 5 minutes south from the village of Mendocino on 5 acres of beautiful redwoods.This 560 sq. ft. apartment plus 200sq ft deck, is upstairs from a 2,000 sq. ft artist’s studio. Built entirely with redwood, recycled fir and barn wood with cement counters and shower this romantic getaway is a very special spot.

The south wall is all windows with a deck overlooking the surrounding trees. It’s very peaceful and sunny and is frequented by honeymooners, artists, writers and those seeking total privacy. A few books and screenplays have been written here! Take a walk through the forest or just relax and enjoy the tranquility.

Keywords: Studio loft apartment

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jennifer Linley Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Jennifer Linley Taylor

Collage is not only my medium as an artist, it best describes my life. I've traveled extensively throughout the world and have lived in France, Spain and New York City. I have worked as a fashion model, singer/songwriter and now as a full time artist, working in my studio out on Gordon Lane. I've had a variety of exhibitions worldwide, exhibited at the United Nations building in New York and at the world renowned Museo Vittoriano in Rome, Italy. I've done installations for Gallagher's Art and Fashion Gallery in Manhattan, and for French designer Catherine Malandrino's Soho store. My works are in private collections throughout the world. I have been coming to Mendocino my whole life, at first to visit my Grandmother and now as a homeowner for the last 20 years. I love to introduce people to this beautiful and unique area and enjoy meeting people from around the world that come here to visit.

Jennifer Linley Taylor purchased this studio in 1995

Why Jennifer Linley Taylor chose North Coast California

I was looking for a forested piece of property where I could build a barnlike structure for my studio and also have a living space that would work well for a vacation rental. When I found these 5 acres so close to town, I knew I had found the perfect spot. As I do not live on the property, this works out really well, as I only work when then place is not rented.

What makes this studio unique

The proximity to Mendocino village, the privacy and total silence other than birds and the sound of the wind in the redwoods makes this place perfect for those that are seeking refuge. It instills creativity and thought, peace and harmony. From the front door you can walk through your own forest or go on a long walk down Gordon Lane and across State Park to the headlands.


based on 83 traveler reviews

Romantic, Private Forest Suite
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 83 reviews

Attention to details, serene and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The place is a total sanctuary in the woods, very soothing for the soul and made us relax! The artistic flair and attention to every detail in the studio was refreshing and made us feel like we are in a fairy tale in the woods. The bed was very comfortable, plenty of hot water in the large beautiful shower, all the spices we needed for cooking and nice books to read. We were so relaxed that we didn't watch any of the well thought out DVD selection that feature the Mendocino coast!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer's place is a special get away tucked back in the forest a short drive from Mendocino. Very cozy, comfortable and full of special touches and her beautiful original art. We had fun poking around town, hiking Van Damme state park and returing to the peace and quiet of the forest loft. Jennifer answered our emails promptly and took pains to ensure our visit was wonderful. We'd recommend this place to all who desire a special retreat. We hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably Surrounded by Nature

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Mendocino! The location of this rental is perfectly secluded, but remains just a short drive away from downtown Mendocino...perfect if you're craving a hot coffee on a cool foggy morning from one of the many cafes or just need to make a quick run into town to stock up on supplies.

The house itself was very comfortable and inviting. The upstairs area was very clean and we slept like logs on the comfortable bed. Waking up in the morning to the sun peering through pine trees was an excellent way to start the day and the floor to ceiling windows offered a great view of the nature that surrounded us.

I would highly recommend staying here if you're looking for some R&R, but still want to experience the many cafes and restaurants in Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quiet, private, cozy, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

A really amazing space for a romantic getaway. Easy to fine and equipped with all the details you'll need for a few days away, whether you want to spend the entire looking through the huge front windows or basking in the afternoon sun on the deck. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Go...just GO and relax!

  • 5 of 5

An incredible place to escape to - you feel like you are in a tree house! I only wish we had 1 more day...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well designed, well maintained, easily accessible, and a magical environment!

  • 5 of 5

We really were able to decompress from our busy lives and celebrate our engagement in a way we will never forget. It's so very peaceful, filled with natural light and the sounds of only forest friends (dear, birds, etc.) nearby. We will never forget our time here. Thank you, Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Tax Rate 11.0%

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Mendocino Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis

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