Hummingbird Haven, A Cozy Retreat

House - Private room · Gurley Ln, Mendocino, CA 95460, United States

The Space

Your stay one mile up the hill from the historic town of Mendocino begins in the garden suite of a private home on a quiet, tree-lined street. In the morning, you can view the apple orchard and the garden bursting with myriad flowers while enjoying the satisfying breakfast we provide during your stay—coffee, tea, cocoa, milk, freshly made granola, bread from a local bakery, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and organic fruit. You can sit on the deck at your private entrance to enjoy your breakfast, look out over the meadow and watch the many birds winging their way. And with the small refrigerator, microwave & toaster ovens, a French press and teapot in the suite, you can expand your eating options. In the bedroom, your comfort is ensured with a queen-size bed, an electric fireplace and 2 comfortable chairs in the seating area. A large closet offers you space to store your personal belongings.

This 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, as well as an iPod/mp3 player.

The sounds of birds and frogs, the occasional bunny or baby fox, hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies—these are the distractions of this Mendocino setting. In town, just a 20-minute walk away, you’ll find shops, restaurants, and various cultural offerings, depending on the season. 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. An aside: if you’re looking for property on the beautiful Mendocino coast, use this suite as your home base.

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

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Monthly Price: $1575 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Hummingbird Haven is a very special place in Mendocino. We spent a weekend here, enjoying biking, hiking, beach life and the cottage garden. Margaret is an outstanding host and treated us to her special breakfast and home made granola. The cottage is perfect in all details and very clean.
    We loved it and will be back.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Hummingbird Haven for three nights, Margaret is a wonderful host, everything was perfect! The cottage is very peaceful and quiet, full of flowers and trees, we will be back in the future! Thank you Margaret!

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our two night stay in this lovely garden cottage. It was very clean, comfortable, well equipped and relaxing. Margaret was a delightful hostess and her garden beautiful right out the front door. It was an easy walk into town and in a very quiet location. We would stay here again and highly recommend it.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Margaret's place was everything we expected from the other reviews and more - the rooms were immaculately clean, the office workspace was great for focusing, the breakfast was great (delicious homemade granola), and best of the all the gardens were gorgeous! We loved our stay and will definitely come back next time we come to Mendocino!

    February 2014
  • great little place. I'd go back!

    February 2014
  • A very nice and comfortable apartment in a pretty town. We were expecting to use the apartment as a base to go exploring but instead found a cozy hiding hole when the weather turned awful. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Margaret but she made sure we were well taken care of in her absence.

    February 2014
  • A wonderful experience. The place is charming, cozy, quiet and very clean. The breakfast was amazing and Margaret is a fantastic host. We will be back!

    January 2014
  • Margaret met us in person to show us our lovely separate quarters. It was obvious that she had spent much consideration and time to make the stay comfortable. We enjoyed the bright and cheerful windows, colors, paintings, décor and quiet and serene setting. The location was extremely convenient to the coast, bakery, delightful grocery and museum (which we recommend).

    January 2014
  • This may be named "Hummingbird Haven", but it easily could be called "Bird of Paradise!" Margaret is the perfect host, and has anticipated every need in this 1-bedroom, private bath, and separate sunny studio "nest" . Everything is immaculate, and worthy of a Ritz Carlton. Their are picture windows overlooking the apple orchard and gardens, which was wonderful since I was there in January. The hummingbirds were around, and the deck is beautiful for overlooking the garden in warm weather. Margaret is a culinary professional, so in additon to the lovely breakfast options, she makes her own granola. That granola is mentioned by almost everyone in the guest book! Mendocino is a wonderful community, and there is something for everyone there, all along on the coast, and in the redwood forests. I look forward to retuning in different seasons. Thank you, Margaret!

    January 2014
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I'm a longtime Mendocino resident who has lived on this property for almost 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.
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