About this listing
Very cute and private detached guestroom on 5 acres, only 2 miles from the heart of Mendocino! Small room with full bed, private bathroom (standing shower), wood stove, refrigerator and microwave. Ideal for one person but works for two!
Special treat each day - coffee cake!
Enjoy the beautiful summer season on the coast. Chilly nights..lovely comfortable days...a bit of fog. Sit by a roaring fire reading, knitting, painting or snoozing! Small space but will give you that much needed getaway from your normal routine! Very comfy bed with full sized mattress (54" wide by 75" long)Luscious linens as well. Continental breakfast consists of a delicious homemade coffee cake, muffins or some type of pastry, OJ, and local ground roast coffee or tea. Also a couple tasty snacks. Please let me know if dietary restrictions. IMPORTANT NOTE: AS most of you know, California is experiencing a serious drought. I ask guests to honor our earth by conserving water. SHORT showers please to conserve precious water...we have a well here and would not want to run out! Thank you in advance.
Guests can stroll down my country lane and also hike in the beautiful state parks just a short drive away. Very nice neighborhood with very little traffic. You are just a few minutes from VanDamme SP and the quaint historic village of Mendocino. Big River beach is beautiful and you can walk on paved trail for about 7 miles inland along the river. You will see the wildlife galore! Rent a canoe or bikes at "Catch a Canoe" while you are there. Ask me about Glass Beach in nearby Ft.Bragg.
Interaction with Guests
I am home most of the time and am available for anything you may need. More linens, towels, coffee, tea, information on the area, more coffee cake?! (yum) You will have total privacy. I do have one dog and two cats in my home. SO sorry but no pets in the guestroom.
Internet works here ..and most cell phones work. Verizon for sure! Cell service is a bit sketchy at times. BUT please know that you can use my phone when necessary. No TV or cooking facilities in the room (micro in room) but Mendocino has great restaurants! 2 mile drive to town. Host will give you lots of ideas according to your taste. For sightseeing information please see my Profile.
No public transit. Everything easily accessible by car (town, State Parks, restaurants, etc).
Other Things to Note
The room is 12ft x 13-1/2ft. Small but everything you need!
If you are celebrating a special occasion and need a little delicious cake...$35 for the homemade cake! you will love it. Give me a few days notice!
SORRY BUT NO PETS. NO smoking. Quiet and secluded. There is a small private home just west of my property.
comfy room with sitting area. Enjoy looking out the window at the stars on a clear night. There is nothing like it!
Sandy was a fantastic hostess. The room was immaculate with a lovely comfortable bed. There was orange juice and amazing home baked muffins waiting in the fridge for our breakfast. Sandy recommended a pub in Mendocino which we decided to try - wow! Great food, definitely worth a visit!
Wow. Sandy's cottage is awesome. Super cute with a lot of lovely details. Very clean. It's so quite there. You can only hear animals. My friend and me enjoyed our stay very much. We were looking at the stars from our bed! We wished we could have stayed longer. I will definitely come back with my boyfriend!
Sandy is a delightful, warm and enthusiastic who made us feel very welcome. Having said that, she was also very respectful about our privacy and the peace and quiet we so needed and desired when we arrived. Nestling in to the cozy bedroom I exclaimed "It smells like peaches!"
We had a fantastic trip to Mendocino and loved Sandy's retreat. Prior to the visit Sandy stayed in touch, she met us when we arrived and then she gave us advice on where to go. The cabin was private, clean and cozy. My boyfriend and I were both sad to leave Sandy's and agreed we should have spent more time there. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Sandy and everything about this place is welcoming. It is a cozy, perfect space for two people, and includes, a wood-burning stove, muffins in the morning and quiet days and nights which was a great break from the city. She provided great local knowledge for town activities and was so helpful from the time we booked to the time we left. Thank you Sandy, you made our 4th of July!
Sandy's retreat was honestly the best AirBnB I have experienced. All these excellent reviews ring true! The property looks great in pictures and is even better in-person.
Sandy truly enjoys making you feel welcome and takes pride in the small details of her rental space. bedding, shower, restroom, snacks and all the above are well-thought out and prepared when you arrive. I can't thank Sandy enough and hope to be back to her place soon!
Much Respect and Warm Wishes to you Sandy!
THANKS so much Jonathan..you are amazing!! I truly appreciate all that you said..and most of all that you enjoyed your stay here in the little cottage. You really have made my day!! Guests like you two make hosting such fun and so worthwhile!! You are welcome back anytime...such a joy to meet you.
Loved our stay at Sandy's meadow retreat! It was so cozy and cute. Loved all the little special touches Sandy has done to her cottage. She truly has thought of everything! Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Also, hands down best morning muffins I've ever had!
About the Host, Sandra
I have lived in this area for 23years....I was raised in the Bay Area and worked for the City of San Mateo. After retiring from Police and Fire service (dispatcher) I worked at local Inns.I enjoy my art, my home and my furry "kids". One dog and two very spoiled felines. I spend hours on the bluffs and on the beach taking photographs.
Only moments from the village of Mendocino and the beautiful coastal bluffs. This is also located minutes from the State Parks. Van Damme is about 5 minutes away..they have lovely trails through the Fern Canyon. Big River State Beach is minutes away and you can enjoy running in the sand, rent a canoe nearby or walk the 7-mile trail along the river. Montgomery Woods is a 20 minute drive east of here. Nice trails and very tall trees!. Historic town of Ft.:Bragg is approximately 12 miles north...enroute you can stop at Pt.Cabrillo Lighthouse, Caspar Beach or the Botanical Gardens. Ft. Bragg offers great shops as well as the Skunk Train that travels into the redwoods. Watch the seals bask in the sun north of Ft.Bragg in the State Park. Shop in downtown Mendocino for unique items as well!
I am available to answer any questions that you may have. I hope you find this area as magical as I do! Life is to be enjoyed, every moment!