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California Redwood trees surround this redwood home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Mendocino Coast Reservations
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Mendocino Coast Reservations

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.

Mendocino Coast Reservations purchased this house in 2000

Why Mendocino Coast Reservations chose North Coast California

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

To Whom it May Concern,

We have had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Little River Redwoods home several times both as a family get away and as an adults only vacation respite. It proved to be a wonderful option for both. It is quiet and peaceful, wonderfully appointed with every amenity, very private, and is on beautiful grounds. This home has great play area for kids, great outdoor bbq area and a large spa for quiet evenings or fun for the kids. Fantastic hikes can be taken right from the property or a short drive takes a family or a couple to an abundance of hiking trails, river and ocean fun and tourist attractions. We will be back as often as possible and recommend it to our friends.

Thank You!!
Apr 2010
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Little River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Bedroom with private half bath - #1 in photos,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Bedroom - No Pvt Bathroom - #3 in photos
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor bedroom-private bath & door to deck-#2 in photos
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

California Redwood trees surround this redwood home
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful cottage for an extended weekend for a wedding near by. The house was very easy to locate , getting the info package and keys near by. We arrived late so we didn't see the grounds as we entered. The grounds are beautiful with huge trees and a great wrap around deck. All the beds were very comfy with nice bedding. I have no hesitation to recommend this house as all was in very good condition. The one thing we noticed is there didn't seem to be any recycle program so we collected our recyclables and brought them with us to where they could get recycled. Just another tip put a label under each light switch to tell you what that switch turns on

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great recommendation to have a recycle bin available. Our managers have responded that 'surprise' we do have one in the bear-proof cabinet just outside the door. As owners who often stay there we admit that we didn't know. We always took our recyclables home with us. So, thanks to your suggestion, we will make the recycle can readily recognizable as such. Thanks so much for a beautiful review!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was beyond wonderful! The house had everything we needed and more! We loved watching the stars at night through the skylights and listening to the rain as it them. The location was perfect for day trips and being in the redwoods was great! We felt like we were all alone even though we were close to a town. Having a huge Coast Guard plane buzz the house doing touch and go's one day was an added bonus - sounded like a train coming through the house as he came over, but it was an experience like no other! We are already wanting to plan another trip up to the house!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. Your mention of seeing the stars thought the skylights is one of my favorite things too. One night I awoke to the magic of a full moon glowing through the master bedroom skylight. I was surprised to hear you had some rain JUNE! This is California after all and normally it would be all sunny days a foggy beaches. But rainy days mean a crackling fire to cozy up to so we love to have a little of sun and a little of rain. Thanks again for sharing your experience.
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Perfect Retreat for Our Group of Friends

  • 5 of 5

Six of us rented this house for a long weekend. The three bedrooms and spacious common areas allowed for privacy as well as time spent cooking, eating, and sitting around the fire. The location was perfect. The huge redwood trees surrounding the house made it feel magical, and the hot tub was great way to unwind after a long car trip. Special thanks to Lucy, who gave clear instructions on how to find and get in the house. I'd definitely stay here again next time I am on the coast.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. All praise goes to our amazing team at Mendocino Coast Reservations, and especially to Teri; she is the one who makes sure you know where to go and are well attended to during your visit.
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Beautiful Redwood home in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful in side and out with clear heart redwood walls, exposed beams and ceilings through out the main level. Bountiful skylights every where you look (even on the back porch), huge professional kitchen, fire place in the family room (they provide the wood) and large wrap around deck on back and side with a great hot tub with redwood stairs to get in and out with out getting off on the dirt. My daughter planed for over two years to get married in Mendocino which took up most of our time. We managed to stay a few days before and after the wedding and loved this house. Large lot with many large redwood trees make it a secluded location, peaceful and quite. The house location was just outside of Mendocino in a city called Little River, just 5 or 10 minutes away from down town Mendocino. The main bedroom is on the main house level (complete private bath), second bedroom is three or four steps down (shares the common complete bath main level just off the hallway) and the third bedroom is up a flight of stairs (has a private 1/2 bath), but all three bedrooms are beautiful. The family room and main dining room are right off the front door and make a great room for entertaining or large size family get together's.

We can not wait to come back on out next visit so we can enjoy the house all by its self for a get away weekend. All we need to bring is a good book and a few bottles of wine!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just re-read you review and realized I never wrote a response. This was a wonderful review, so descriptive and well thought out. Thank you for taking the time to let others know what you experienced at Little River Redwoods. We are happy you had a wonderful visit and look forward to you next one!
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Far exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We were three families with small children, so quite a large group. And there was plenty of space. The house looked smaller in the pictures, so we were pleasantly surprised. We loved the large living room with the big fireplace (which was all set up and ready to go when we got there). The deck that wraps around the house was also surprisingly large. We didn't use it much, since it was a little cool when we were there. We did use the hot tub, though, which was wonderful. The house is just a few minutes drive from the town of Mendocino as well as the beach, so it was easy to go back and forth with the kids. All the bedrooms were big and comfortable. They were all of equal quality so there was no need to fight for the best one ;). Kitchen had a lot of room from several chefs as well, which worked well for such a large group. In short, we loved this place and will definitely try to book it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity near the sea

  • 5 of 5

Great property set back in the redwoods, very near town and coastal access. Really private, neighbor you can see from the yard if you try really hard. You can access hiking trails just up the street and relax in the hot tub afterward. Very nice place, we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Little River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2019
Apr 19 2019 - Apr 21 2019
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2019
May 24 2019 - May 27 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Sep 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 25 2019 - Dec 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2019
Dec 22 2019 - Jan 5 2020
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2020
Apr 10 2020 - Apr 12 2020
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2020
May 22 2020 - May 25 2020
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2020
Jul 1 2020 - Sep 7 2020
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2020
Nov 23 2020 - Nov 29 2020
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2020
Dec 20 2020 - Jan 3 2021
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2021
Apr 2 2021 - Apr 4 2021
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2021
May 28 2021 - May 31 2021
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2021
Jul 1 2021 - Sep 6 2021
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2021
Nov 22 2021 - Nov 28 2021
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2021
Dec 19 2021 - Jan 2 2022
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Processing/Damage Waiver $128
Tax Rate 11.0%

Major US Holidays are charged High Season Rates (Christmas, New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving). Rates subject to change without notice. Please call or email for more information. Thank you.

50% down is required upon booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Little River Airport (Local-private planes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whale Watch Bar at Little River Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic HWY 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Van Damme State Park
Car: necessary

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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