Handcrafted Hideaway Near Mendocino


Treehouse hosted by Karen & Will

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Karen & Will is a Superhost
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Our cabin is nestled among redwood trees a few miles from the wild Pacific Ocean, the historic village of Mendocino, and the Anderson Valley wine country. Enjoy tranquility and nature at an artistic retreat. Bookings include Mendocino County tourism tax.

By booking the hideaway cabin, guests expressly agree to follow Covid public health protocols. We are vaccinated and welcome vaccinated guests. No pets due to wildlife, and host allergies.

The space
Remote, quiet cabin with loft bedroom and small, southern-exposure deck offer creative sanctuary. ***Please have a complete AirBnB profile before requesting a reservation, especially if you don't have any reviews yet.

Dear Guests:

We are so happy to welcome you to the Owl Tree Cabin!

**Disruption and Extenuating Circumstances policy NEW effective January 1, 2022. Please note: Guests must self-certify that you're healthy prior to arrival. If you're not feeling quite right we request that you cancel / change dates. Mendocino County is very rural and healthcare facilities are limited.

We comply with Mendocino Safe Lodging requirements for contact-less check in and sanitation/cleaning. Cabin is left empty a minimum of 24 hours between guests. Towels are replenished on request-- but there is NO daily housekeeping service. Please message us with any questions about the cabin or the area before requesting a reservation.**

**Fire season and winter weather advisory. Hosts reserve the right to cancel any reservation on short notice due to severe weather or wildfire disruptions. Road closures, river flooding, power outages: these are beyond our control and guest safety is our top priority. This policy applies to all guest bookings. Thank you for understanding.**

Efficient, tiny galley, on-demand heater, wood stove. 7 miles to the store or gourmet restaurants. Dozens of beaches, hike/bike trails, rivers, state parks to explore. Rustic, yet elegant main room is 225 sq ft with cathedral ceiling and a 120 sq ft sleeping loft. Steep ladder to loft. A shower, toilet, and pedestal sink afford endless forest views with on-demand hot water, and antique touches. There's a loveseat, cozy chair, dining table and chairs in the main room. Up an 11-step ladder find a queen Flo-Bed, small desk and a tree-house-like forest view. Filtered light and a restful quietude invite sweet dreams. Sterilized dishes are stocked in the galley, as is coffee service, tea, and minimal utensils. Farm-fresh apples, berries, or veggies on request (in season). Galley has a small fridge, 2-burner stove. Firewood is supplied and if you need extra it will be left on the porch for a small extra cost. No TV. Your choice: disconnect from the information superhighway or connect to wireless and cell networks. Cell service is spotty in this area. Verizon and US Cellular work well. Designed for a peaceful getaway. Ask about (recently upgraded) wireless service.

We look forward to sharing this retreat with those who seek harmony and proximity to nature's moods.

A few words about Owl Tree cabin to decide if you'd like to stay here.

The Owl Tree cabin has its own level driveway; it takes less than a minute to walk on a trail from parking to the cabin. We live across the street. All that you might hear at night will be the breeze in the top branches of the redwoods, and perhaps frogs, an owl, or the red-tailed hawk who soars nearby.

Every spot on Earth has its own unique energy. The cabin and the forest canyon are conducive to creative energy, to the creative mind, at work or play.

The cabin is also a place for intimacy—hopefully more than just a place to sleep while you enjoy the coast, this place is designed to become part of your experience here.

The oak table is an idea the cabin was built around—you can sit there, draw, write or daydream, warmed by the wood burning stove, and let your imagination germinate like the wild orchids in the canyon.


When it is cold and wet on the coast (5 miles away) it is often sunny and warm here, summer tempered by the coastal marine layer. Closest market, post office and gas are 7 miles from the cabin.

Some of the best beaches, hiking trails, places to swim, surf, kayak are between here and Elk. Historic and picturesque Mendocino town is about 13 miles away. A wine tasting trip to Anderson Valley is within 30 minutes. **Ask us about what's open for takeaway meals and provisions--this is an evolving situation and there are many options.

The Owl Tree cabin comes with a picnic table and umbrella in a small meadow next to redwood trees; also perfect for stargazing.

Regardless of where you decide to stay on the North Coast, it's hard to imagine a world in trouble when you are here. The meadows, forests, and ocean seem timeless.

Self-Check-In: ideally from 3 pm - 6 pm, by prior arrangement. Try to arrive before dark! Bring a headlamp! Check out before noon.

By making a reservation, you confirm that you understand our cancellation policy and public health protocols. Please protect your holiday with Trip & Travel Insurance.

Note: price includes 11% Mendocino County Bed Tax for stays of 29 days or less.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Hair dryer

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 495 reviews


Where you’ll be

Albion, California, United States

Our homestead is in the middle of timberland, served by a mostly-paved county road. Closest restaurants (Ledford House)(Albion River Inn) are 6 miles; closest store and post office (Albion) are 7 miles. Mendocino village is about 12 miles, a meandering 25 minute drive to town with full-service grocery, boutique shops, cafes, and hidden treasures.

Hosted by Karen & Will

  1. Joined in September 2011
  • 495 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Karen and Will live in rural Mendocino County. It is our pleasure to host guests seeking sanctuary from the busy world.

During your stay

Due to covid, we now offer self check-in. Hosts are available by text message or phone during your stay.

Karen & Will is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy