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Enchanting Redwood Grove "Little River Redwoods"

Little River, CA, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cozy multi-level 3 bedroom home in your own quiet 3 acre redwood forest

A talented craftsman has converted and updated what was once a tiny cabin into a one-of-a-kind home in a private redwood forest. This home has redwood inside and out to create the feeling of being cradled by nature. The home offers an easy-going ambiance, with no less than 18 skylights, flooding the interior living spaces with the light, color, and serenity from the surrounding forest. There are artisan touches from the gnarled door pulls to the exposed beams in the original living room side-by-side with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and restful stay. Bedroom #1 has a King size bed, two large skylights, and a private half bathroom. It is upstairs where you can get away from the TVs and other guests in your group for a little solitude . Bedroom #2 has one Queen bed, a skylight, and a private full bathroom (tub/no shower). It is on the main floor for those who don't do well with stairs or like to be near the action. Bedroom #3 has a Queen bed and a Queen Size futon/bed. This room is down a half flight of stairs and has a TV with DVD/VCR...the kids love this room but adults enjoy the feeling of privacy too. Outside is a wide wrap around deck for enjoying the fresh air of the forest with a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a chilled glass of wine in the evening. Relax at the end of your day in the salt water hot tub under the redwoods.


Lucy Edwards

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Lucy Edwards

We live in the San Francisco Bay area and our Mendocino home is just 3 hours away...close enough for a quick getaway and yet feels like a complete escape from our daily lives.

Lucy Edwards purchased this House in 2000

Why Lucy Edwards chose Little River

Having a home one mile inland allows us to enjoy many more sunny days above the fog line and we can go to the beach on the days the sun breaks through the fog. We get the best of both worlds here in the redwoods.

What makes this House unique

Artisan wood work details inside the home. Reclaimed 'Old Growth' redwood planks above the fireplace. Wide wrap-around redwood deck. Skylights in nearly every room allow full enjoyment of the towering redwoods surrounding the home.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Upstairs Bedroom with private half bath - #1 in photos,
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Main Floor bedroom-private bath & door to deck-#2 in photos
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Downstairs Bedroom - No Pvt Bathroom - #3 in photos


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • 2.5

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            One mile from the Pacific Ocean
          • Rural
            In the Coastal Redwoods one mile from the ocean.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        3-4 cars
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas Heat
                      • Internet
                        Complimentary Unlimited Internet use.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Fireplace
                        One wood burning fireplace in the living room.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Uncovered, Private parking on property
                      • Telephone
                        Local and 800-number phone service is unlimited. For long distance and local long distance calls guests will need to use their own calling cards or cell phones
                      • Towels Provided
                        One set per person. Spa towels included but bring your own if you want to take them to the beach. Our linens and towels are not to leave the property
                      • Washing Machine
                        Detergent provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free WiFi throughout the home
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        We provide reasonable supplies of complimentary firewood & kindling.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee grinder available
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully Equipped. Blender and Margarita Glasses :)
                          • Dishwasher
                            Detergent provided
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully Equipped. (Bring your own food and condiments)
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All the basics and some specialty cooking utensils...just add your own ingredients and have fun cooking.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            No food or products stocked, please bring anything you will need.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Formal Dining Area seats 8, in open Floor Plan with Living Room and another smaller dining table for 4 in nook off the kitchen.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Take one leave one policy.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    A few miscellaneous games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV with unlimited wireless internet
                                  • Stereo
                                    Just an old-fashion "Boom Box" type.
                                  • Television
                                    Flat Screen Smart TV with DVD/VCR in Living Room. Stream movies using your own accounts with NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, etc. Second flat screen TV with DVD/VCR player in Downstairs Bedroom.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Old DVDs and VCR movies


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Redwood deck wraps around 2 sides of the home. Fully covered and with several skylights to bring in the sunshine.
                                      • Golf
                                        One mile away at Littler River Golf course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        5 miles away you can rent from Catch a Canoe and Bicycles Too and paddle in Big River
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Natural meadow and redwood forest.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane BBQ-we provide the propane, you bring the steaks!


                                          • limited accessibility
                                            Entry to the main level of the home is accessed by 2 low steps. The main level has 2 bathrooms, one bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Salt Water Hot Tub. Because the sanitizers are generated from salt and water, you are less likely to experience dry itchy skin, irritated red eyes, or harsh odors of traditional chlorinated hot tubs.


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • churches
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming


                                                                  • Amenities: Our home is equipped with a long list of basic amenities; everything from towels, linens, cooking and dining utensils, TV/DVDs, barbecues, firewood and paper products. But be aware that you are expected to provide your food, beverages, toiletries, esoteric utensils, condiments, and other necessities for your stay. We will provide reasonable supplies of complimentary expendables such as firewood, kindling, BBQ propane, dish soap, and paper products. Additional supplies are at guest's expense.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    22 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great house, great location

                                                                    Amanda C.

                                                                    We really enjoyed our stay at the Little River Redwoods house. It was perfectly located just south of Mendocino. It felt like we were deep in the woods, when we were, in fact, less than 5 minutes from the beach. My kids loved exploring the many state parks and beaches close by, and my husband enjoyed peaceful morning walks in the pygmy forest located just off of the road the house is on. The house itself was large, clean and peaceful. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for my kids since it had a large bed, as well as a large pull-out futon. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes and cookware, which allowed us to cook almost all of our meals, rather than eat out. We will definitely be back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a helpful review. We appreciated you also as excellent guests who took good care of our home. We look forward to your next visit

                                                                    Thank you

                                                                    Truly enchanting home in the Redwoods

                                                                    John F.

                                                                    I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at Little River. We were a party of 4 with 2 children ages 4 and 8. The house is spotless, well stocked and organized kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. The beds are all comfortable and there are skylights in almost every room!!! The property is stunning with gorgeous redwoods towering over the home. There is a cute fort just outside the home's entrance surrounded by Redwood trees. It is absolutely ...AMAZING. The hot tub was wonderful with views of the gorgeous yard and lots of privacy. We had a small party, but the house is large and I believe could accommodate 8 guests and you would feel that you had plenty of room. Lucy was easy to get in touch with, extremely punctual with her responses. The fire place was even set up for us to use.

                                                                    There are lots of board games and movies to watch and easy directions for smart TV and remotes. Although it rained our entire visit, we had a blast. We visited Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, a few beaches nearby and took a drive up to Avenue of Giants, ( well worth the drive!!!)

                                                                    We just loved the home and hope to visit again soon!

                                                                    Book it, you won't regret it.

                                                                    Lovely stay in Mendocino County!

                                                                    Sara B.San Clemente, CA

                                                                    We loved staying at this home, and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. And for that reason, we hope to visit again :-) The home has a stocked kitchen with everything you might need to cook a meal at home and there is a grocery store not more than 10 minutes away. The hot tub was nice after long days of exploring. And the kids enjoyed cozying up by the fire to watch movies at night. Thanks for a great stay!


                                                                    Jennifer S.

                                                                    It was so nice to have two sides of the house and to be able to go upstairs and just find solitude. The pictures didn't show all the fun multi levels and amazing views. The property in itself is fun to hike around......enjoyed it a lot.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your great review and for being a wonderful guest.

                                                                    Overall; very nice

                                                                    Dave P.

                                                                    cozy, comfortable, rockin' hot tub. Close to town.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Glad you had a nice time. Come again!

                                                                    Perfect stay

                                                                    yana B.Boston, Ma

                                                                    Such a comfortable, beautiful home! We loved every minute! Lucy was fabulous to work with and so accommodating!

                                                                    The location is so close to all the nature attractions and center of town, but away from it all too with total privacy.

                                                                    Don’t miss an opportunity to dine at Wild Fish about a mile away! It was exquisite!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so happy you loved your visit. Thank you for your excellent review.



                                                                    Little River, CA, USA

                                                                    Other activities within 15 miles: Ride the historic 'Skunk Train', walk in the Botanical Gardens located on 47 Ocean Front acres, Charter a boat for deep sea fishing or whale watching, beach-combing on 'Glass Beach', tour the Point Arena or Point Cabrillo Lighthouses, Kayak/Canoe/Outrigger rentals on Big River, Hiking/Bike riding in nearby parks...


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