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 terrific host. She provided us with coffee, tea, fruits, chocolates, and some delicious coffee cake. The cottage was warm, quiet and comfortable, with a perfect location: Just 5 minutes from Mendocino, and 15 minutes from Ft. Bragg. If you're looking for a relaxing cottage to spend some time, look no further.
Sandy is a super host! We stayed for one night in her meadow retreat and it certainly was a treat. I only wish we had planned to stay longer. The space is exactly as described if not nicer - the bedroom is so comfy and the view is just amazing! The bathroom is fully equipped and a very good size. It is like having a mini apartment. Sandy greeted us with lots of smiles and had made so many generous gestures for our stay - fresh fruit, homemade muffins, drinks in the fridge and chocolates. We really felt special and looked after. This really is a little gem, both the space and Sandy the host.
I loved staying in this little cabin. It was cozy, comfortable, clean,and there were generous amounts of breakfast treats, snacks, coffee, even champagne. The grounds were gorgeous, huge trees and meadows complete with deer, and friendly cats. I enjoyed the property very much. My host Sandy was so lovely I enjoyed talking with her as well. It was a great experience all and all.
The cottage was perfect for my stay! Cozy, inviting and quiet. Sandra provides lots of nice unexpected amenities as well, which was a wonderful surprise. Also-Sandra is the perfect host. Her warmth and kindness set the tone for my trip and made it even more enjoyable. She is very informative on the area and provides plenty of resources about the area. The cottage is very close to town and the highway so it was incredibly convenient for me to wander about and have the option of returning to a home base if I wanted to throughout the day. The cottage is perfect for a single occupant but definitely would accommodate 2 comfortably. Thank you Sandra for such a lovely time! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My boyfriend and I recently road-tripped up the coast to the San Juan Islands, and we were lucky enough to spend our first night of the trip at Sandy's beautiful cottage. Sandy is incredibly warm and welcoming, and made us feel relaxed and "at home" right away. The cottage itself was very well-appointed, and we were greeted with delicious homemade muffins and fruits to snack on during our stay. The space may look small, but my boyfriend (at 6'6") and I were both very comfortable in the cottage. Sandy was great at communicating both prior to and during our stay, and the check-in was a breeze. Mendocino itself is a beautiful gem of a town, and you will have no shortage of fantastic scenery or tasty food to enjoy. We are missing it already! In short, I can't say enough good things about Sandy or her property-- and it's people like her that make using AirBnB so fun and rewarding.
WOW..you are SO sweet to say all you did...I loved meeting you both!! So happy you were pleased with the cottage and all the goodies. I am definitely thinking that if and when I move I would love hosting again! what fun...especially having guests you you two! the perfect guests!! Best of everything to you both.
My stay was fantastic. Quiet, beautiful place set back in the woods. Sandra us a very gracious host. Because I came in rather late, and it was very dark, she helped guide me in. The room was very comfortable, she had a tasty muffin in the fridge, which made my morning with a cup of coffee.
Superb. Starting the moment you meet thoughtful, trustworthy Sandy, you're charmed. From the warm hugs to the cold OJ...the pre-arrival messaging containing detailed directions to the post-stay glow, Sandy and her comfy place made us feel right at home.
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!