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Romantic, Private Forest Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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 my 2,000 sq. ft artist’s studio, which is not in use when guests are staying. 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

More Details

Jennifer Linley Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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.


Mendocino Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

Romantic, Private Forest Suite
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 94 reviews

Great comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful setting. Beautiful and comfortable interior. We had a wonderful stay and plan on coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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We loved your studio suite in the forest!

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded our expectations with soothing panoramic views of the forest, artistic display of your collage art, warmth of the fire on rainy days, eclectic selection of books, tranquil music, and all in a wonderful community with state parks, trails, views and ocean. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect place in the redwoods near the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer's Forest Suite is a gem. In the redwoods, quiet, tranquil - and just a five-minute drive to Mendocino, the ocean, and state parks. The studio itself is a work of art with reclaimed redwood everywhere, not to mention Jennifer's art and creative hand present throughout. The bed is super comfy, and unlike many other studio rentals, this one has its own sitting area and full kitchen. There is a DVD player and Direct TV (which I actually never used, but to update some of the older info about there only being a VCR), but the best part is just sitting in the silence with the sound of the birds, the trees, and the ocean.

Like another reviewer stated, I'm hesitant to give this place such a great review for fear it will always be booked. Once you have been to Forest Suite, it's hard not to imagine it as your own secret place in the woods.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical tranquility tucked away in the forest

  • 5 of 5

When looking for a rental, I was hoping to find a quiet place to relax and unwind. Once I found this property, I knew this was the spot. The pictures do a great job at conveying the airiness and peacefulness of the space. But the reality is that x10. The studio is cozy and quiet with every amenity provided for. If you love to wake up, make coffee and sit outside on a beautiful deck overlooking majestic trees with birds singing, this is the place for you. You can hear a creek to your left and the ocean to your right. At night, after making dinner in an awesomely stocked kitchen, step outside again and look at the moon and glistening stars.

Mendocino is just a 5 minute drive away, and Fort Bragg is another 10 minutes. Every night we watched the sunset standing out on the bluffs at Mendocino. Then we'd go to the market in town (great store!!) and get supplies for dinner. One night we went out and had a lovely dinner at the Ravens, a vegan restaurant nearby.

My husband and I are both acoustic musicians. With no neighbors nearby, we felt perfectly at ease making music in the morning after breakfast.

I just can't say enough about this beautiful space. The bed is big, warm, and cozy. So is the couch and rocking chair. Oh, and there's a huge collection of books to read and DVDs and games. I can't wait to come back here again one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! Exactly what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. The studio has extreme detail and you can tell the owner takes passion in her work. I would come back every year. Actually. I think we might come back yearly as long as it's available.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artistic home!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect get away from the huzz buzz of the city. My husband booked this place for my birthday and it was better than how it looked in the pictures. You could be indoors for 3 days and not get bored. There is coffee/tea, music, movies(DVDs and CD's of all classic movies), and the best part a rack full of books. Jennifer's place was so perfect that I felt at home the second I entered.

The view is spectacular, very clean and over the course of 3 days we read so much about Jennifer. A model/singer/artist!! All the painting in the room was done by her!!

There is ample parking, and kitchen equipment. I dont think you will find a better place to stay in Mendocino!!

This place I will surely come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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