An idyllic location just up the hill from the town of Mendocino. Far enough away for quiet and privacy, close enough to get to any of the activities that interest you. A beautiful and secluded garden setting in which to rest and recharge.
Your stay one mile up the hill from the historic town of Mendocino begins in the two-room garden suite of a private home on a quiet, tree-lined street. In the morning, you can view the expansive meadow with its antique apple orchard and country garden bursting with myriad flowers while enjoying the satisfying breakfast we provide during your stay—coffee, tea, cocoa, milk, freshly made granola, multi-grain bread from a local bakery, organic yogurt and fruit. Sit on the deck by your private entrance to enjoy your breakfast or sip a glass of wine, and look out over the meadow and watch the many birds stopping at our bird feeders and winging their way. And with the small refrigerator, microwave & toaster oven, a French press and teapot in the sunny, bright east room of the suite, you can expand your eating options. In the separate bedroom, your comfort is ensured with a queen-size bed, an electric fireplace and 2 comfortable chairs in the seating area. A spacious closet offers you room to store your personal belongings and also contains an additional blanket and comforter.
This jewel of an accommodation allows you privacy for a restful and restorative getaway. Yet the carpeted sunlight-filled studio also offers the perfect space to work. Several feet of desk-height counter space, generous enough for two, inspire writing, sewing, knitting, art work. In addition, there's an iron and ironing board, should you feel especially industrious. Wi-fi is available.
The sounds of birds and frogs, the occasional bunny or fox, hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies—these are welcome distractions in this quiet Mendocino setting. In town, just a 5-minute drive away, you’ll find shops, restaurants, galleries, and various seasonal cultural offerings. Wend your way to the headlands, where you’ll look onto the dramatic glory of the Pacific Ocean. And at night, you’ll behold stars as you may have never seen them before.
Please note: The 11% Mendocino County Bed Tax is included in the room rate.
You are invited to wander around the property, pick apples when in season, and to sit on the deck, mesmerized by the birds, while overlooking the two ponds, flower-filled garden and meadow on this 3-acre property.
Interaction with guests
I am usually in town during the guest's stay. Most of my guests are very independent and enjoy the privacy of this beautiful property. I've had many enjoyable conversations with those who have wished to connect with me, and am happy to offer recommendations for places to visit, to hike, and to eat.
No smoking anywhere on the property, no pets, no children. Drug-free zone.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I'm a longtime Mendocino resident who has lived on this property for 30 years. With its heirloom apple orchard, colorful flower garden, 2 ponds, and an old farmhouse on 3 acres, it's a comfortable and welcoming place to call home.
I speak some French, German and Spanish.