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.
Want to stay longer? Ask about the 3rd-night special.
You are invited to wander around the property and to sit on the deck overlooking the pond and garden.
Interaction with Guests
I am usually present during the guest's stay. Most of my guests are very independent and enjoy the privacy of this beautiful space. I've had many enjoyable conversations with the ones who have wanted to chat with me.
This is a peaceful residential neighborhood.
This property is a 20 minute walk and a five-minute drive to the town of Mendocino. There is no public transportation to speak of.
No smoking anywhere on the property, no pets, no children. Drug-free zone.
Margaret's air bnb was a really lovely experience. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful weekend staying at her suite in Mendocino. She greeted us warmly when we arrived, provided us with a delicious breakfast each morning, and gave us some very helpful tips for exploring the surrounding area. The suite itself was clean, private and had everything we needed for a long weekend (even included details such as makeup remover). I would 100% stay at Hummingbird Haven again and hope to be back soon!
Our second time here and as always, it was fabulous. Weve now spent a total of 9 days at Hummingbird Haven. Margaret is a great host, thoughtful and considerate, has great Morning Food and is a delight to be around. The room is wonderful with plenty of privacy and the scenery is just beautiful. We will definitely be going back. It is an incredibly restful place. A garden and surrounding forests-- What more could you ask for. This is a great spot!!
This was our second visit to Hummingbird Haven and it was every bit as delightful as the first. The accommodations were just as described and Margaret was a wonderful host. The food she provided for breakfast was quite delicious and our entire experience couldn't have been better. Thumbs up for Hummingbird Haven.
On my second visit to Hummingbird Haven, all was just as perfect as on the first- can't say enough nice things about the accommodations and the host, Margaret!
We spent another lovely, relaxing vacation at Hummingbird Haven. Looking forward to our next trip here!
We had the most fabulous time here at Hummingbird Haven. Margaret is the most humble and gracious host. Staying here was like staying at your favorite relatives house. It was warm, homey and beautiful! Her breakfast was amazing too! We couldn't get enough of those farm fresh eggs and granola...yum! Hummingbird Haven was quiet, very clean and had everything we needed for our weekend away. We ate our breakfast on the deck and watched all the hummingbirds and butterflies. It was peaceful and serene and perfect!
Margaret has created an idyllic cottage for a fabulous getaway experience. She went the extra mile to be sure we'd be comfortable upon arrival and during our time as guests. The cottage itself is wonderfully appointed with no detail overlooked. It's a warm, creative space amidst a beautiful garden, and provides for a most wonderful stay!
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.