Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 convertible bed, 1 Bath (sleeps 2-4) On Forested Property
- english, german
About Gabi Fienburgh
The owners, Richard and Gabi first moved to the coast more than 36 years ago, both originally from Europe. Richard, growing up north of London, left England on the Istanbul Express and ended up in Western Canada. He visited a friend living in Mendocino and fell in love with the coast and the community here and never left. An accomplished musician, he still performs locally from time to time. Gabi has a similar story, growing up in Germany, she came to visit a friend in Mendocino and after falling in love with the beauty of the pacific coast and the wonderful people, essentially has been here ever since. They met here on the coast, a notoriously romantic spot, and have been married for 30 years, raised three children and are now proud grandparents of three. Along the way they developed their own 'design / build' construction company and have built and restored many fine custom homes on the coast. Gabi is also a licensed massage practitioner and manages a local spa.
Gabi Fienburgh purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Gabi Fienburgh chose Little River
After living on the coast for almost 20 years we finally found a place we wanted to buy. On a quiet rural road inland from the fog belt was a cottage, overgrown and with a glorious blossoming cherry tree hidden behind the house. It felt like it could be our home and over the years we have transformed it into a sunlit, open and peaceful place that is the heart of our family.
What makes this Cottage unique
Often, if the coast is foggy, just 3 miles inland the sun is shining and the property, though close to the redwoods, has a mix of pine, fir, cypress trees, rhododendrons and open gardens that let the sun shine on us most of the day. Coming from hazy Europe we are still awed by the clear, dark, star filled night skies.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Really nice home and hosts, made for a great location for checking out the area. We would have liked to stay longer, so will plan our next stay with that in mind!
We had a wonderful stay at the Red Barn Retreat. It really is a retreat from the craziness of life. It was a mostly stormy, cold weekend, and we were happy to stay inside and be cozy and play games and visit. Gabi is very warm and welcoming. Her massages were amazing, and so convenient right upstairs! The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and included every amentity we needed as a group of four girlfriends on a little reunion getaway. We would love to return sometime. We got in a great walk along Big River, had a fantastic dinner at Ledford House, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Thanks so much Gabi!
Red Barn retreat was immaculate and the hosts were so nice! We will book again for sure.
The best place to stay on the Mendocino coast
If you want to visit the Mendocino area but don't want to stay right next to the ocean (I can't sleep when there are whooshing sounds every few seconds), this is the place to stay. I've stayed here several times and it's always been super quiet and peaceful. The owners are really nice, too!
Wonderful spot near Mendocino
This is a great place for visiting the Mendocino area with lovely, helpful owners. The house is in beautiful condition. It's cozy - the perfect amount of space for two. The area has trail runs, swimming, and lots of great restaurants nearby to enjoy. This is a terrific place to unwind!
Such a lovely place
We had a wonderful visit in this quiet, beautiful home. It's very close to Mendocino and Ft. Bragg and off the main road. The garden is lovely also and the hosts were very friendly.
It was great having you and your friend here for a visit. We enjoyed having you! Come back anytime!
Gabi and Richard
Professional massage services on site or at a nearby Spa, Whale Watching in Fall and early Spring, Music Festival in July, Film Festival in June, Crab and Wine and Mushroom and Wine Days in Fall and Winter, Wine Tasting Tours available.