About this listing
Abalone Cottage is a unique hand-crafted cottage close to both the wild Mendocino coast and the buzzing Anderson Valley wine country. It's the perfect getaway for....nature lovers, romantics, homesteading dreamers, wine lovers and maybe...you?!
Abalone Cottage is perched on 25-acres of Greenwood Ridge, in Mendocino County. This hexagonal, hand-crafted cottage offers rustic-charm and sweeping vistas of the forest and distant ocean views. The upper main level houses the large sleeping area with queen bed (comfy feather bed mattress topper and down comforters), wood burning stove, sofa, toilet/sink, ipod/phone dock/radio, and expansive views from three large windows. Your private downstairs (exterior access) includes a large tiled shower and bathroom sink, and a complete kitchen with full-size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, stovetop espresso maker, coffee maker, toaster, tea pot, blender, dishes, table and chairs. Views from the kitchen/dining area.
The entrance to the owner's home is 50' from the cottage entrance, but your total privacy is assured. Enjoy the large main redwood deck with views of the distant sea (see photos). A charming kitchen garden and koi pond surround the deck, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverage and the often picturesque sunsets, or sip your coffee in the morning with the birds and other forest life. You also have the cottage's private deck with its koi pond beckoning you to sit and enjoy the sun. For your morning we provide coffee and tea, and a light starter to prepare you for an exciting day of adventure on the Mendocino coast!
This special property is 10 minutes from Elk and the Pacific Ocean, 30 minutes from Boonville and the many wineries of the cutting-edge Anderson Valley, and 40 minutes from the famed village of Mendocino. Although only 2.5 hours from SF, the cottage offers a soothing respite amid the vastness of nature. If you're in need of a real break, and enjoy - night skies teeming with stars, wind rustling in the trees, rain on the roof while you're sleeping - Abalone Cottage might be the place for you. Note that cell phone and related network access is good for most carriers (but is carrier dependent) and the cottage has limited access to wireless internet and there is no television.
Visit our guidebook on this site for a taste of our favorite restaurants, wineries and bars and an idea of the many offerings of the county, and if this sounds like the spot for you, we hope to hear from you soon!
~Please no smoking or drugs in the cottage or on the property
~Two occupants is generally the maximum.
~We're sorry, but the cottage isn't suitable for children under 12.
~Cleaning fee is $50 regardless of number of nights.
~We will try to accommodate your requested arrival and departure times if possible.
~We are happy to discuss with you the possibility of your bringing one small well-behaved dog
About the Host, Laura & Mike
Laura: Lover of travel, tastes, written words, spirits, guffaws, kitchen magic, wine, running, road trips, tunes, organization.
Mike - Lover of Laura, writes books, carries Laura's baggage, consumes her delicious food while she organizes his life.