The Studio is a spacious private unit with  bathroom en suite, and its own entrance, that occupies the first floor of our Gambrel roofed "Barn".Sunset at Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge, less than 10 minutes away.

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The studio is a sun-filled, very spacious private room, in a separate building behind the main house with a South facing deck in front. Eileen & Joe, Bill's parents and "co-hosts" live above the guest room. Two friendly Australian Shepherds share the large flower & fruit tree filled yard.

The space

Stay in a Fine Art Photographer’s modern studio, plus deck, on the edge of a wooded forest. The studio is a private unit, with its own entrance.

Located on a naturally landscaped property, with a main house and multiple outbuildings. The studio is a private modern, light filled, spacious room (750 sq ft), that occupies the lower level of a gambrel roof barn with a retired professor and his wife living on the second. On the deck, two teak chairs and teak café table overlook the large open garden.

The south and west light filled studio has natural wood trim, bamboo and natural linoleum floors, full bath shower/tub combo and studio lighting. The studio is perfect for 2 or 3 guests with a new king-size bed, futon couch, 2 comfortable chairs in the seating area as well as a small table and two chairs for reading, writing eating, etc. A microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee-maker and electric kettle make simple meals possible. Coffee, tea, sugar and cream are provided by your host. A coat rack and suitcase stands offer space for your personal belongings. Free wi-fi is available. Sheets, towels, blankets, soap and shampoo are also provided.

The studio is located 20-minute walk/5-minute bike (bring your bikes!) from Main St. Fort Bragg where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and various cultural offerings, depending on the season. Mendocino Coast beaches, including Glass Beach and the Old Railroad Walk at Haul Road, as well as the extensive Botanical Gardens are a five-minute drive away. A leisurely coastal drive brings you to the heart of historic Mendocino Village, 20 minutes away. Enjoy wine-tasting, surfing, kayaking, or hiking at any time of year, or check in advance to find out which of the many festivals are happening before you visit (crab, mushroom, whale, film and music festivals, local history days, Paul Bunyan days, etc). Wind your way to the headlands, where you’ll look onto the dramatic glory of the Pacific Ocean.

For longer excursions, hike or bike in Van Damme State Park, Big River Estuary, Mendocino Headlands State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, Jughandle State Reserve Ecological Staircase, or the Pygmy Forests.

We're a 4 hour drive from San Francisco or Oakland airports (without traffic), and 2.5 hours from Santa Rosa. We are gay-friendly, tourist-friendly, family-friendly! Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs or requests to make your stay enjoyable.

Check-in is 4pm, check-out is 11 am. Let me know if you need a later departure or earlier arrival, and if we can, we will accommodate you.

We have a 2-night minimum policy, but feel free to request single nights during the winter or weekdays. We will generally be able to accommodate you.

Please note:
Property and home is strictly smoke free and drug free.
Smoking and drug use is not allowed.
Strict no pet policy. (Except the ones that already live here.)

The 11% Mendocino County Bed Tax is included in the room rate.

Guest access

Deck and flower & fruit tree filled yard.

Interaction with guests

We like to meet guests when they arrive just to say hi, show them around and see if they have any questions about where to eat or what to do in the area. We often check in with our guests in passing to make sure everything is going well, answer any questions or see if they would like any other suggestions for accessing whatever it is that they would like to see or do. We presume our guests are here to relax and enjoy themselves. We like to enhance that experience as much as possible!

Other things to note

Some of the birds that have visited our yard:
Violet Green Swallow (nest in our bird houses), Cliff Swallows (nest under our eaves), Hummingbirds (several types), Goldfinches, Ravens, Redtail Hawks, House Finches, Robins, Varied Thrushes, Blue Jays, Stellar Jays, Mourning Doves, Pigeons, White Crowned Sparrows (a colony lives in yard), Fox Sparrows, Flickers, California Quail, to name a few.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

1) The double futon couch can be made up as a bed upon request, for separate sleeping accommodations from the main bed. If you would prefer to set the bed up later, we can leave the linens etc. out, for you to accommodate yourselves.

2) Dishes are provided for simple meals, however we ask that any dishes with food residue NOT be rinsed in the bathroom sink or tub. We provide a stainless steel basin (inside the cabinet behind the entry door) which can be left outside the door and we will wash the dishes and return them. Bathroom drains have stoppers which when combined with food residue leads to plumbing problems. Rinsing coffee and tea cups is not a problem. Thanks!

3) Please hang wet towels on the towel rack over the toilet, on the towel rack next to the shower or over the shower curtain pole only. Thanks!

4) Please be gentle letting the blinds down. Blinds are delicate creatures if they are dropped hard.

5) When closing the blind on the door for privacy, remember to clip it into the hold down bracket. this ensures that it does not fly around when the door is opened and shut. Thank you!

6) The bank of cabinets on the North wall are locked and are for the hosts use only.

7) Please let us know if anything is not functioning or if you are having difficulty operating anything. We will be happy to help. This will also lets us know if something needs improvement or repair. Enjoy your stay!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

178 Reviews

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Don User Profile
May 2017
What a wonderful place. The room is large, well appointed. Lots of windows for light and to view the yard/garden. The dogs were very friendly and caused no issues during our stay. Anne is a wonderful, welcoming hostess. The bed was great and the area very quiet at night. Wifi worked well. It's about an easy 5 minute drive to the center of Ft. Bragg and we found great restaurants in town. We highly recommend Anne and Bill's place.

Regina User Profile
May 2017
Our stay at The Photographer's Studio was wonderful. The studio was cozy, quiet, relaxing, and well stocked with information about the area, extra towels, and even makeup wipes. The grounds of the property are absolutely beautiful and perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or tea and playing with the sweet Australian Shepards.

Shawn User Profile
May 2017
Mother Daughter trip to Fort Bragg was amazing and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The photographers studio was spotless,charismatic and completely comfortable. The Hosts are wonderful. Very VERY nice and it was such a joy to talk with them and to be greeted by their pups.Rating.....10 !! All the way. Thank you for adding to our Epic adventure. I'm sure we'll see you again. Shawn & Alyssa

Kuldeep User Profile
May 2017
Anne has a great place. The studio was excellent and as described. We had a very nice and relaxing stay.

Jane User Profile
May 2017
The Photographer's Studio is comfy, secluded, quiet and restful -- a great nest to come home to after adventuring along the California coast, stocked with lots of information about the area as well as photography and photo memorabilia owned by the hosts.

Amelia User Profile
April 2017
The Photographer's Studio was just the cure for my stressful week! It was in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood and was a close drive to Highway 1 and the restaurants and shops of downtown Fort Bragg. Curled up with a book on the couch and in bed, and relaxed on the porch with provided coffee to unwind and de-stress. I would definitely recommend a stay here, if not just for the peaceful respite it provides, but also for the welcoming atmosphere and hospitality Anne provided. I will definitely be back!
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.
Response from Anne:
We enjoyed having you stay with us. I look forward to your next visit. It's pouring rain you took the good weather with you!
April 2017

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Had a great stay at the Photographer's Studio, wish I didn't have to leave. Cozy place to stay on the coast. Beautiful garden, great hosts, and comfortable space.
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.
Response from Anne:
Next best thing, come back again soon!
April 2017

Fort Bragg, California, United States · Joined in July 2011
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.

Bill & Anne are native Northern Californians. Bill has lived in Ireland and Anne has lived in Spain, Italy & Mexico. Bill spent the last 20 years working as a fine art photographer and traveling as much as possible. Anne had a wholesale jewelry company with her sister and traveled to Mexico frequently, where her jewelry was handmade, as well as throughout the United States to exhibit at trade shows. Now we like to stay close to home, Anne particularly likes to be out working in our large garden. We still appreciate the spirit of travel and intend to stay connected to that through Airbnb. We have one daughter who is attending college in Nashville, Tennessee. We live with two lovable Australian Shepherds that spend the day in our yard.

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