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Jake Madden

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Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean

62 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english


based on 62 traveler reviews

Quiet Cottage on 5 Acres Minutes From Mendocino and Ocean
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

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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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect little cabin for our family of four (with two small kids) to stay while exploring the Mendocino / Ft Bragg area. What a lovely spot, and lovey hosts. The kids had a hard time saying goodbye to the bunnies and fish. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A delightful property surrounded by pristine forest

  • 5 of 5

After our long drive down from Crescent City via the Avenue of the Giants ( Giant Redwoods) we were greeted warmly by Melinda, the owner. The accomodation is as described and it was well appreciated that there was no wifi. The quiet and sheer tranquility was exactly what we needed over the weekend. The outside hot shower was a plus that was well appreciated by my wife and myself. Though a car is a necessity it is close to both Fort Bragg as well as Mendicino. The botanical gardens close by are a must as is the beach close by. The Gardens provide an opportunity to make contact with the outside world through ones computer if one must!

We would recommend this property to those that are seeking to disconnect and recharge.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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loved it!

  • 5 of 5

such a lovely little separate home with great details! lovely bath, lovely outside showers, great kitchen, really comfortable beds and so quiet. would love to come again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well thought out cottage! They've thought of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property on several acres, close to forest trails and minutes to the ocean, Ft. Bragg and Mendocino.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What didn't we love about this place...not being able to stay longer! Beautiful, quiet, romantic, private, homey, are just a few words to describe this gem. The outdoor showers were amazing! It was only about 55° when we showered outside but we were perfectly comfortable with the nice hot showers with plenty of hot water. If the outdoor showers aren't your thing then the huge claw foot tub should fit the bill. They had everything we needed. Plenty of towels. Kitchen was stocked with all the basic needs for simple cooking. Plenty of space to unpack our toiletries and clothes.

The location is great. A short drive off of the highway and perfectly located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. It was very easy to stop back at the house between activities. The property is full of trees that were great to look out on from the bed in the loft through the many windows. We loved that we could go for a hike without driving anywhere. We took the trail, that they showed us on the map, that led to a main hiking/biking trail. We're not quite sure where it eventually leads to so we just hiked it for a while and then turned around and came back. The trees on the hike were huge and beautiful.

The owners are very nice and give you privacy, only coming over when we first arrived. Their dog Molly is a gentle sweetheart.

We can't wait to visit this beautiful property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
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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