Come visit our spacious apartment on the scenic Mendocino Coast, in a sunny meadow surrounded by redwoods. It features a well-stocked kitchen, queen bed, queen-sized futon, couch, and 1.5 baths--a perfect retreat for couples, friends, or family.
Our space is a peaceful and airy 600 square foot second story studio with sunset views out over the treetops. It can comfortably accommodate four on a queen-size bed and futon, with a couch for a fifth person if needed. Children are welcome but we cannot accept pets. We are on 4.25 acres surrounded by redwood forest. Guests can pick their own fresh salads from the garden and, in season, have fresh apples, peaches, and plums, as well as eggs from our chickens. We have done our best--based on our own experience traveling--to equip the apartment with everything needed for independent travelers who like to cook for themselves, though there are many restaurants close by. Our kitchen has ample cookware, many spices, and basic ingredients to supplement food from Harvest Market, our great locally-owned supermarket. Nearby are clean beaches, rocky headlands, and hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and running trails.
A note on our rates: we are a registered business and pay county bed taxes. These and the cleaning fee are reflected in our prices.
Also, we have a two night minimum for bookings. We are flexible on refunds.
Guests have access to wireless internet, lawn games, a barbecue, an outdoor shower (in addition to the one and a half baths indoors) and a hammock in the redwoods. Those staying over four days can use our washer/dryer.
Interaction with Guests
We live just next door, and are usually available to give our guests advice on local attractions and businesses. In spite of our close proximity, though, the apartment feels private and isolated.
We love our corner of the woods, with horses the closest neighbors, great trail-running and mountain-biking just outside our door. The town of Caspar is ten minutes away with its well-known community center, featuring regular events such as live music, English country and African dance classes, monthly breakfasts and pub nights, as well as wedding hosting. Fort Bragg and Mendocino both offer good shopping, fine dining, and lovely beaches and headlands. The CV Starr Aquatic Center is also close, with swimming, an indoor water park, Zumba and other fitness classes.
Unfortunately, public transportation is scanty in our area. Guests will need a car or bikes to arrive.
No smoking or pets please.
We had a lovely visit-- enjoyed the videos, the greenery, and the fresh eggs!
This place is so wonderful! We really enjoyed our long weekend here. Chad and Marina greeted us and made sure we had all the info we needed to have a great time, with recommendations on local places, beaches to visit, etc. The studio is very comfortable (we loved the bathrobes and natural light!) and appreciated getting to use the fully outfitted kitchen. We spent our days hiking in the area and our evenings cooking, reading, and watching movies. It was so great and I would return there for another visit, no question :) Thanks!!
The hosts, Marina and Chad were so nice. Checking in was a simple and quick process. They made great dinner recommendations and told us their favorite breakfast spots. They were both delightful and their 10 month old son is adorable.
I was so happy that I had the opportunity to stay here! Marina and Chad were exceptionally welcoming and provided us with tons of great local information! We did some hiking and foraging along the beautiful coast, and Chad even shared some of his freshly picked wild mushrooms with us for dinner. It is a beautiful and relaxing spot.
Perfect place, perfect hosts. Do not hesitate to book with Marina/Chad. Their place is the perfect getaway, and they are very considerate, gracious hosts.
Marina and Chad are really wonderful hosts, very nice people, managed to make us feel at home! They were also extremely available to give us information and very good advices about the neighborhood. The studio is cozy, comfortable and silent. One can feel the personal touch of beauty and the care they put. Thank you for your hospitality.
Book this spot and book it now! Relax underneath the Redwoods that are right outside your window. Pick fresh greens from the organic garden. Visit the chickens and watch them peck happily in the fresh dirt. Deep into the night walk outside, lean way back, and exclaim in wonder at the beautiful stars. What an absolutely beautiful home. Marina, Chad, and baby Oliver are simply a down to earth, caring, wonderful family. Chad and Marina take excellent care of this property. It was immaculately clean with a well stocked kitchen. Everything from spices, pots and pans, local beer, and delicious local coffee. Usually they leave fresh eggs from their chickens but the chickies have decided not to lay eggs during this cooler season. No big deal. We simply ran down to Harvest Market. This is a really nice, local, "heath food" store similar to Whole Foods but on a local level with better prices. We spent time talking with Chad out in the garden. It is obvious that he loves living off the land and watching everything grow under his fingertips. Marina is incredibly nice and brought baby Oliver to play with our kiddos for a few minutes. A huge plus is the fact that they were more then welcoming to our 4 children. Lots of room to sleep and play. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. We can't wait to visit your beautiful home again.
I live and work near where I grew up, in Northern California. My husband and I enjoy cooking, music (he plays, we dance, mostly to Latin music, but we love Americana too), gardening, and hiking. We have one fluffy cat (who doesn't go in the apartment) and too many books.