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Redwood Forest Getaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill

Overview

About the property

Affordable Mendo Coast Charm

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ queensize pullout sleeper couch.

NEW! We just added wifi to the Zendo!

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Big River State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the ORCHARD apple trees bear lots of fruit!

More Details

Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Debbie

I am an architect & artist- Big River Farm has been my art project for many years. I live in downtown Mendocino, but appreciate coming to the Farm to work in the garden and my art studio there, out of the fog. My art studio hides under the redwoods and I am currently creating a printmaking environment for monoprints & woodblock prints there. I also enjoy an occasional moment 'en plein aire' with my watercolors or acrylics as the orchard and redwood trees have always been my muses...

Being by the ocean is also inspiring. I love to kayak on the river & occasionally go abalone diving. I like to ride my bike on the Big River Haul Road. Walking on the beach or headlands is always refreshing & uplifting.

'Blessed are the Children who dwell amongst the Giants'

Debbie purchased this house in 1985

Why Debbie chose North Coast California

Big River Farm is a revitalized former Zen commune on site of an old goat farm and orchard. While the dwellings have been brought to the standard of modern-day comfort, to this day relics of the old Farm and the Zen commune are noticeable throughout in the buildings and meditative spaces.

The garden has remained communal, while the various cabins have been claimed. The Zendo, at the heart of the property, is continuing to welcome visitors and provide the rural country 'Getaway' experience.

What makes this house unique

The Zendo is unique for its seclusion amongst the Redwoods and cherry trees, and yet has beautiful views of the forest understory out of its multitude of windows. Recent renovations to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom have created a feel of vacation comfort while still maintaining the rustic air of this country home. Bring sturdy shoes as there is a short walk downhill to the Zendo. And not to forget- the woodstove. To Mendocino locals like ourselves, there's nothing like kicking back in front of our home fireplace to make a good end to another day in paradise..

Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Zendo bathroom has recently been remodeled to include beautiful stone-tile flooring, and tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The single bedroom of the Zendo is a romantic dual level space with a queen size bed, seating area and ample dresser space. Bedroom is gas-heated and has an amazing view of the redwood meadow below. It should be noted that the bedroom is separated from the living room with glass windows, and does not offer much privacy from other guests in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please enjoy the Zendo. When you leave, please wash your dishes and leave the kitchen tidy. We will take care of linens and trash. Thanks!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Redwood Forest Getaway
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautiful and quiet property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the Zendo and wish we could have stayed longer. The whole property is beautiful and so very peaceful. The house has all you need for a comfortable stay. It is well appointed, the bed is really comfortable and we loved using the wood stove.

Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was as expected and better.

  • 5 of 5

Debbie is a terrific host. She does a great job communicating and providing a place that is clean and relaxing for a superb getaway. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very zen.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, very quiet, comfortable, charming, and inventively-built cabin. We really loved it and will return. Our hound dog also loved everything about it. We had a lot of stormy weather during our week here in March, but the cabin was a cozy place to ride them out. Easy and beautiful drive to hiking trails, beaches, and good whale watching off the headlands.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great quiet place among the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Over the years we have rented an number of cabins but this is one of our favorites. For a one-bedroom, this is quite spacious yet very cozy and comfortable. The view from the many windows at the back of the cabin is spectacular, thick with tall trees. This has made for a very memorable week.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house and property was way better than our expectations! Peaceful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Really not much to say other than we did not want to leave the house once we got there. Soooo many great little touches that made the Zendo feel like home and a get away at the same time. The selection of books (Lots of Barbara Kingslover!), amazing stereo, all the cooking equipment we could ask for, heater in the bathroom and plenty of windows to soak in that natural forest light. We both loved the decoration and design of the house. My girlfriend Izzi loves decorating our apartment and says whoever decorated the Zendo must be an artist. Gave us so many ideas and goals for our house some day. <3<3<3

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace and Comfort in the Mendocino Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

I am so delighted to have stayed here with gorgeous views of redwood trees through the many windows and skylights. You feel surrounded by trees. The cabin is pretty and clean with a well stocked kitchen (even a blender for breakfast smoothies), natural bath products, and excellent WiFi service. They also provide extra dog blankets and towels, which is a great idea for those of us traveling with fur babies. There is an adjacent trail through the redwoods for walking your dog too. The bed was very comfortable, and I felt like I was at home. It's close to the town of Mendocino and all the places you'd like to go for hiking, sight-seeing, dinners, groceries, and shopping in Mendocino, and very close to kayak and bike rentals and Big River (or is it Little River? I get them confused). The cabin has a wonderful history you can read about in the book on the coffee table. I highly recommend reading about it. There was a farm cat who liked to look in the window who seemed very friendly too. I appreciated the privacy and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
125 Miles
SFO, San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Patterson's Pub or Dick's Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train, Ft. Bragg
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Raven's Restaurant @ Stanford Inn
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Shasta or Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Big River
Car: necessary

HIDDEN in the Redwoods of the Northern California Coast, just 6 miles from the Village of Mendocino, Big River Farm is a tranquil getaway just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, endless adventure, fine dining, and much more.

SITUATED on an old berry farm and fruit orchard, 'The Zendo' is a perfect rental for those looking for a quiet, cozy getaway just minutes from Mendocino. Originally a Zen commune built in the 60's, the Zendo is the center of a 4 acre hillside with numerous giant redwoods and fruit trees. Other cabins are accessed by the driveway, but are mostly hidden from view.

A REDWOOD HOUSE nestled amongst the ferns and cherry trees, the Zendo can sleep up to 4 between its cozy BEDROOM w/ queensize bed and LIVING ROOM w/ kingsize pullout sleeper couch.

LARGE KITCHEN is well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. A couple or individual could enjoy the spacious single bedroom house, or up to 4 guests can comfortably share an incredibly AFFORDABLE vacation house.

SURROUNDED by Jackson State Forest land, Big River Farm is only 1 mile by hiking trails from the Big River, and hosts many enormous ANCIENT REDWOOD TREES.

Make sure to come in the summertime and fall too, when the BERRY BUSHES and ORCHARDS are bursting with ripe goodies!

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner'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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