|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Our nightly rate of $175 includes taxes and cleaning. NO hidden fees!
Our vacation rental home is a lovely Craftsman style that is uniquely decorated with special attention to cleanliness and comfort.
ROCK LEGEND Gene Parsons and his wife, Star, also live on this 2 acre property in a separate home and will be your hosts. Meetings with Gene and a tour of his custom shop are provided for those guests who are interested in his inventions and special projects, which include a world famous unique guitar invention and a real, hand machined steam train.
LOCATION: We are located in Caspar, just 6 minutes to both Mendocino Village or Fort Bragg. Beaches are 1 mile away and National Forest is right out the door for those who like to hike or bring their bikes along.
AFFORDABLE comfort in our well appointed and warm cottage. Lovely, large and conveniently stocked kitchen for those who love to cook. An open floor plan gives a spacious feeling in this small, modest home.
QUIET and private garden surroundings on our South deck offer a restful retreat, especially during times of the year when flowers are abundant.
COMFORTABLE furnishings and a quality bed. ALL bedding is completely laundered and often line dried in the sun between guests.
HIKE/BIKE for miles of forest trails right out of our front door.
SHOP/DINE in local Mendocino Village and Fort Bragg, both within 6 minutes of our property.
WIFI IS PROVIDED IN THE COTTAGE.
WE ARE AN 'ADULTS ONLY' ACCOMMODATION.
Gene Parsons has a wide variety of skills which he puts to good use operating his current business as well as maintaining the StringBender Cottage property. Moving to Caspar in 1970, Gene teamed up with local friends and carpenters to build his custom machine shop, his own home and the cottage. As far back as the late 60’s and into the late 80’s, Gene had a full-time career as a musician and recording artist. As a multi-talented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, he toured with such bands as the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. His talents were also used in the recording studio with such greats as Randy Newman, Arlo Guthrie, The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones. Currently Gene is happiest working in his custom shop where he manufactures and installs the StringBender mechanism in client guitars as well as other artistic projects. One of those pet projects is the building of a 1/8th scale, real live steam locomotive, part by part!
Star Decker is a native of Mendocino County with strong roots in local culture and history. Raised on ranches she has trained horses, gardened, landscaped and run family businesses. An adventurer, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe sometimes by herself or accompanied by her horse and dog. Other interests include; community volunteer work, playing music, reading and various art projects. Today she is happiest at home creating the beautiful garden and landscape of the property and providing a lovely and warm atmosphere for the guests at StringBender Cottage. Both Gene and Star have a long history in the local coastal areas as well as the county. They are always willing to share their 'insider' knowledge and stories with guests.
Star Decker purchased this house in 1975
We chose to live here for the ocean, the weather and a small, rural community with a LOT of culture, art, music, events, good restaurants, and so much more.
The forest setting, wildlife such as deer, fox and wild turkeys, beautiful organic garden, excellent hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, interesting owners that honor and respect privacy.
Hi Star~ The cottage was amazing. We definitely enjoyed our stay in Caspar. We did the waterfall hike at Russian Gulch and we got to walk around Fort Bragg and downtown Mendocino. We'd definitely like to come back and stay someday. Thanks again for coordinating and making our stay smooth and comfortable. Take care.
We loved our three nights at Stringbender Cottage and only wished we were staying longer. This was the best vacation rental I've experienced - lovely inside and out, very homey and beautifully decorated. We ate dinners in and really appreciated the well equipped kitchen. It is perfectly located for trips to Fort Bragg and Mendocino, with the ocean beaches nearby but nicely protected from wind in it's forest setting. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the patios listening to birds and the gentle breeze in the trees. We are looking forward to another visit one day. Michele & Deborah
Stringbender Cottage exuded peace and calm which was just what we needed - coffee and tea on the deck in the mornings was fabulous. So close to Fort Bragg and Mendocino, yet we could relax when we wanted to in our private garden among the pines. Forrest, beach and shopping all just a few minutes away.
Great place for a couple to get away from it all! We also had a great hike!
The cottage was a great stay! My husband ad I had a fantastic weekend at the cottage and exploring the nearby towns. Star provided us with just about everything you need at the cottage. Very clean
My husband booked this charming cottage for my birthday weekend and it was wonderful! just what we needed: warm, cozy, full of special touches, and quiet.The decor says Welcome Home! The kitchen is roomy, and had everything we needed to make a delicious dinner, including a BBQ. Our stay was relaxing and very comfortable. We especially appreciated the guitar, the games, the books, the CD's and DVD's. The yard, flowers. and beautiful trees were admired on BOTH decks. The short trip to Ft. Bragg or Mendocino was also nice as we were able to explore the light house, Casper, and both towns. We will recommend this cottage to all of our friends. Thank you so much Star and Gene! We also appreciated how friendly and accommodating you are; LOVED seeing your shop Gene!
Stringbender Cottage was charming, well equipped and impeccabley clean. The location is convenient, in a woodsy setting. I couldn't be more pleased and will return again. JeannieT
Botanical Gardens, Music Festival, Film Festival, Live Music, Skunk Train, Spa Services, Whale watching, Wine tasting and more. See Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and Local radio station KOZT for more information on Current events.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
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We do not book our cottage for long term beyond 10 days.