Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Gordon Ln, Mendocino, CA 95460, United States

The Space

Just outside the village of Mendocino, ramble up a redwood forested country road to this small private detached guest studio apartment for your romantic getaway, retreat, vacation escape, or even a #digitaldetox.

Natural light filled studio has a vaulted ceiling, skylight, wood and natural stone floors, full bath shower/tub combo, storage for hanging garments, and an over-sized wood stove with firewood to keep you warm in our private suite.

Classic furnishings include: plush queen bed for a single or a couple and a table for two. Pillows, towels, blankets and comforters are all freshly washed before your visit.
The studio will be crisp, clean, and warm upon your arrival.
Just let us know your arrival time and the wood stove can be glowing upon check-in.

There is a deck with two teak chairs in front and parking outside your door.

For additional convenience, a coffee maker (fresh ground coffee, decaff & a selection of teas), a microwave and mini fridge are provided; great for keeping snacks and beverages close at hand but not very suitable for meal preparation.

Our family's home and residence is steps away from the studio and shares the same driveway.

We strive for a peaceful zen environment for our family and guests including "shoe free zone" on the wood studio floors.

We do not fumigate, use pesticides or other toxic chemicals inside the studio or outside on the property. We are Eco-friendly and green.

We are centrally located on the coast just outside the historic village of Mendocino, in close proximity to numerous whale watching spots and Little River, Caspar, Fort Bragg, Elk, Westport, Albion, Navarro, California State Parks, California Coastal Trail, California Coastal National Monument, beaches, and rivers.

A leisurely coastal scenic 5 minute drive, less than 2 miles, brings you to the heart of historic Mendocino Village.
Follow along the coastal route about another 10 minutes to Fort Bragg and Glass Beach.

This slightly elevated location is most often bright and sunny above the sea level fog and marine layer.
We are a nature filled wildlife (deer, redwoods, wild turkeys, horses, swallows, huckleberries, frogs, quail, rhododendrons, hummingbirds, rabbits, harbor seals barking from nearby rookery, etc.) walk to the ocean or Spring Ranch Coastal Preserve or numerous spots on the California Coastal Trail on the Mendocino Coast

Are you coming to the Mendocino coast to decompress and reboot, for a vacation, retreat, workshop, wedding, digital detox, SF Bay Area get-a-way, conference, symposium, seminar, class, winter Pacific Coast Storm Watching, whale watching, fungi foraging, an exhibit, or meeting; perhaps the at the Mendocino Art Center, The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Film Festival, Winesong, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, TedX, Living Light Culinary School, Mendocino Beer, Wine, & Mushroom Fest, Mendocino Music Festival, Whale Festivals, or Wine & Crab Festivals? Mendocino is also a great destination for a Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Honeymoon, or Babymoon celebrations.
This could be your place to recharge.

Or just relax and visit with the miniature horses...

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.)
Wood Heat only (studio pre-heated upon request - wood included)
Shoe Free Zone on wood floors
Maximum number of guests: 2
Some cell phone carriers may not function fully here; email for details (Verizon Wireless now has 4G service here; Sprint has service as well)
Wifi access speed is relaxed country broadband speeds
If you desire a "Media-Free" stay, let us know and we'll be happy to turn off the WIFI broadband extender that serves the studio.

Please contact us with any questions.

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In case our booking calendar is not open for the month of your interest, please "Wish List" us and check back later.

“Voyage, travel, and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

Interaction with Guests

We enjoy spending time and getting to know our guests but are pretty intuitive in understanding guest privacy. We are generally at home and available for guests if needed. The Studio is your private space.

The Neighborhood

Hike or bike to:

Van Damme State Park
Big River State Park and Estuary
Mendocino Headlands State Park
California Coastal Trail
Russian Gulch State Park
California Coastal National Monument
Little River Blowhole Trail
Jug Handle State Reserve & Jughandle Ecological Staircase
The Mendocino Bay Overlook
Caspar Headlands State Recreation Area
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Mendocino Woodlands State Park
or the Pygmy Forests.

For a longer excursion you can take a drive over to:

Stornetta Public Lands
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
MacKerricher State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
Point Arena Lighthouse
William Standley State Recreation Area
Mailliard Redwoods State Reserve
Manchester State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino National Forest
Round Valley Indian Reservation
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Smythe Redwoods State Reserve

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • For three glorious nights, I traded my usual Oakland soundtrack of helicopters, shopping carts and shouting for Mendo Studio's sweet symphony of crackling fireplace, frog circus and rejuvenating rain. It was wonderful. Glenn and Suzanne are fantastic hosts and inspiring people. They've outfitted their custom cabin with everything a travelling writer could need: comfortable bed, hot shower, small coffeemaker, a porch under the stars...

    The cabin is surrounded by nature, with state parks, preserves and beaches in all directions. I had adventures mapped out, but I swapped some of my plans for Glenn's great suggestions, finding myself at at the top of a blowhole and across from a seal rookery. After hiking in the rain, I'd drive back and wave to deer as I cruised along their country road. Back at the cabin, I'd be greeted by their mother-daughter miniature horses and an unseen-but-heard chorus of frogs, and I'd go warm up by the fire.

    Thanks very much, Glenn and Suzanne. I will return!

    April 2014
  • Wow. The Mendo Studio is just perfect. Glenn and Suzanne made our stay so cozy and wonderful. We drove to Mendocino on Friday evening and we thought following the directions to the studio might be difficult (sans (website hidden) Maps) but it was super easy to find and they had the studio's fireplace going, so it was nice and warm. So great. Then, the next morning we got to feed Glenn and Suzanne's mini horses before a day of adventuring in Mendocino and Fort Bragg. By the time we returned in the evening, we were exhausted and a little cold but GUESS WHAT?! The fireplace was going and we were super toasty and warm, thanks Glenn and Suzanne. You really made our stay in this cute little town just that much more memorable.

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a very nice and relaxing time at the Studio. Glenn and Suzanne were wonderful host's and were very accommodating . We would come back to the studio in the evening from our daytime adventure and have a nice warm welcoming fire in the wood burning store .
    The bed is very comfy and the studio is spacious.
    There are two Shetland ponies we enjoyed saying hello to. The property is very beautiful and quiet with the convenience of being a 10 minute drive to the village.
    I would recommend staying at the studio and experiencing Glenn and Suzanne's warm hospitality. We will certainly stay with them again given the chance.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time staying with Glenn and Suzanne! They were so helpful and nice, and really made sure we were comfortable. They even let us pet and feed their mini-horses! The room was quiet and so relaxing... a perfect escape from city life. The studio is separate from the main house, so it's very private. It had everything we needed for our stay. We highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • We spent a lovely three nights in Glenn and Suzanne's guesthouse and were thrilled. The property is located a short drive from Mendocino in a forested area which is beautifully private and quiet. The guesthouse is beautifully done with a handy kitchenette and a wood stove that Glen thoughtfully resupplies with wood throughout your visit. The bed linens, mattress, and funky brass bred are very comfortable, something which we appreciated all the more since our last AirBNB in Carmel had been on an IKEA fold out that was not the tops.

    The best thing about our visit though, was the opportunity to get to know Glenn and Suzanne who are a delightful couple who took the time to fill us in on the best hiking trails in the Mendocino and give us other local pointers.

    We are much looking forward to another visit and thank Glenn and Suzanne for their hospitality.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had the loveliest two-night stay at Glen & Suzanne's cozy little "cabin"! We definitely would LOVE to stay there again next time we're in Mendocino.

    We arrived late in the evening from SF due to a few delays, but G&S stayed up to give us a warm welcome and quick tour of the place. I had mentioned that it was my birthday weekend and was soooo delighted to find a cute little birthday cake for me from G&S in the studio's fridge!

    The studio itself was impeccably clean with lots of room, high ceilings, good natural light, and a very comfortable bed w/ a cool brass frame. The property is tucked into the woods, so you really feel like you're "getting away" and "unplugging"; but it's also a quick drive to the heart of Mendocino, hiking trails, and the beach = best of all worlds.

    We give glowing, happy recommendations for this place! Thanks to Glen & Suzanne for being such lovely and thoughtful hosts!

    February 2014
  • My wife and I had an amazing weekend in Glenn and Suzanne's studio; it was incredibly relaxing to settle in by the fire, and not worry about the outside world for a couple of days. There are some delightful restaurants in the village of Mendocino, and a wider selection up in Fort Bragg, which is 10-15 minutes away. The views in the area are stunning, and the drive along this stretch of 1 is absolutely spectacular. Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • Wow! What a perfect weekend! Glenn and Suzanne are such wonderful hosts! They greeted us with fresh daffodils and had the wood stove going. They were such lovely people to be welcomed by, right when I walked in I already didn't want to leave. They had great activity and food suggestions and had placed a lot of helpful material in the studio. The location feels remote and beautiful, yet it is only minutes from the sleepy town of Mendocino. Very easy to access with the map provided by Glenn. The studio is so clean with a lot of natural light and is bigger that it appeared in the pictures. Can't wait to stay in the Mendo studio again!

    February 2014
  • The Mendo Studio is a beautiful, well appointed and comfortable studio that offers tranquility and an escape to the woods, yet is just a few miles from picturesque Mendocino. When we booked our two-night stay at Mendo Studio we were really just looking for somewhere to break our journey north from San Francisco to Oregon, and had no idea about the area or where we'd be staying. This was our first AirBnB experience and hosts Glenn and Suzanne not only offer excellent accommodation but know how to make you feel at home. They have great knowledge of the area and were able to give us those insider tips that help you make the most of visiting a new area. Even nicer, every evening when we returned to the studio, Glenn had slow burning wood stove filling the studio with cozy warmth.

    We definitely return and thoroughly recommend the Mendo Studio.

    Thanks again, Glenn and Suzanne

    January 2014
  • This was our second time here at Mendo Studio. This is a lovely and serene place that is perfect for relaxing and reflecting, Glenn will build a fire for you and have it glowing as you walk through the door. I have to say that Glenn and Suzanne are among some of the kindest and most genuine people we have ever met. Although this place is stunning, it's Glenn and Suzanne that keep us coming back. We can't wait for the next time! See you soon!

    January 2014
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Eclectic, well traveled, semi-professional couple. Our worlds continue to expand through friends, visitors, travel, personal connections, and new interests. We are located close in to just about everywhere on the Mendo coast: the historic village of Mendocino, Little River, Caspar, Fort Bragg, Elk, numerous California State Parks, Big River, and the Pacific. Hike, bike, or drive right from the studio apartment. Note: Our profile picture is the studio view from the front door facing out. Our Airbnb reviews reveal more ...
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