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Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Caspar Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Adjacent to State Forest, Minutes to Mendocino and Ocean

This 700 square foot cottage is located on 5 secluded acres and was designed and built entirely by the owners. The cottage includes many special touches such as open beamed ceilings milled with local redwood. The cottage has tons of natural light. A wood pellet stove provides cozy heat and ambiance with the push of a button. There are also electric heaters in the bedroom and bathroom for additional warmth.

The cabin includes a private outdoor shower equipped with hot water, a private deck, an indoor claw foot bathtub and a compact yet full kitchen. The bedroom is outfitted with a brand new Leesa bed. There is also a twin bed which is perfect for kids. An additional futon with bedding is available to sleep a fourth person.

We are very kid friendly. Let us know and we will get out our trikes and cars for your child. We also have a very friendly dog but she stays on our side of the property most of the time.

We are also happy to provide recommendations for dining, beaches, trails or whatever else you are interested in seeing.

Jackson State Forest is our next door neighbor. There is a trail that leads from the property into the forest and we will leave you a map. Located ten minutes north of Mendocino and ten minutes south of Fort Bragg and five minutes from what we think is the best beach in the area.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jake Madden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean
average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
San Andreas, CA

Cozy Cottage in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful setting with walking trails at the end of the driveway. Cottage is cozy with a warm fire awaiting your arrival and bottle of local Pinot! We enjoyed three nights of peace and quiet for our 40th anniversary. The cottage is private even though the hosts and their children are on the same property. The kitchen is tiny but very functional. We have been coming to the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area for over 30 years, this was our first time here and would return. Because of the distance from both Mendocino and Fort Bragg (which are actually within 15 minutes) and the darkness of the Caspar area, we chose to dine out for lunch and cook our dinner meals in. Fresh fish from the wharf is abdundant and fresh produce as well.

Thank you to the Maddens for a wonderful, peaceful, "unplugged" three days!

Fred, Eileen and Bojangles

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caspar Cottage in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This rental far exceeded our expectations! Very friendly greeting when we arrived and then we had total privacy. The house is immaculate, comfortable and well appointed and had everything we needed. Excellent beds! Located in beautiful redwood forest with perfect stillness and stars at night. The hostesses are lovely people.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Cabin in the Forest

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Brackenfern cabin. Our poodles loved going right out the front door, into the forest, for their morning walks. We loved hearing the ocean while walking with them through the redwoods. The cabin was exquisite and had everything we needed. It was so close to everything: beaches, Mendocino, restaurants, art galleries, the Skunk Train, while providing a quiet and very private oasis. Just lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most ExcellentHostess

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home and location with Molly, the quiet and unassuming hostess stopping by with a wag and a greeting on our arrival.. Thanks Jake and Melinda for a great place to hang out while enjoying the area.

Best to all of you,

Joel & Patty

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in the Pines

  • 5 of 5

we found this cottage to be a perfect getaway. It was clean, well stocked and charming. The bedroom which is upstairs has a tall ceiling and many windows making you feel like your sleeping in the pines. The bed was comfortable making it hard to get out from under the covers in the morning. The wood stove worked well, and we fell in love with the outdoor shower. Our family has allergies which means no pets, so I loved that Molly would wander over occasionally and sleep on our deck - having a dog with no responsibilities! The location worked well for us since we spent an equal amount of time in Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Our favorite area hike was Jug Handle, and we also liked visiting the Cabrillo light house. Also, nice to be able to take a hike without getting in the car with lots of trails starting from the road in front of the cottage. Hope we get to come back some day!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to thank Malinda for returning our inquiry so soon, she is on it. Thank you for sharing the awesome cabin and your beautiful space with us. The cabin is very clean and comfortable . I thought the bed was very comfortable also, that's a "biggie". My favorite feature is the side by side out door showers. We also enjoyed Molly, she is a sweet dog. We will be back next summer and will stay longer because there are so many amazing to explore. What a great place to detach!

Jeff and Chloe

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Caspar Inn
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Jughandle State Beach
Car: necessary

Directly adjacent to Jackson State Forest with world class hiking and mountain bike trails that start on the property. Minutes to pristine beaches and both the village of Mendocino and the town Fort Bragg. The rocky coastline is perfect for abalone diving, kayaking through local sea caves, tide pooling, or just watching the sunset.

Rates & Availability

Caspar Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Caspar Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • Claw foot tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed and twin bed upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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