Just outside the historic village of Mendocino... ramble up a redwood forested country road to this natural light-filled, private, detached guest studio boasting a vaulted ceiling, wood and slate floors, skylight, and toasty warm fireplace.
A private detached guest studio apartment for your romantic getaway, retreat, digital detox, or vacation.
The natural light filled private suite boasts a vaulted ceiling, skylight, wood and natural stone floors, full bath shower/tub combo, storage for hanging garments, and over-sized wood stove with firewood for ambiance and to keep you toasty warm.
Classic furnishings include a plush Queen bed for a single or a couple, and table for two. Quality cotton linens, pillows, towels, comforter, and duvet are freshly washed, fluffed, and ironed before your visit.
Additional conveniences include coffee maker (with fresh ground coffee, decaf, & tea selection), microwave and mini fridge; great for keeping snacks and beverages close at hand but not suitable for meal preparation.
For night star gazing and day time relaxation….a cedar deck in front with two teak steamer chairs.
Parking just outside your door.
We strive for a peaceful zen environment for our family and guests including a "shoe free zone" on the wood studio floors. Pack your comfy socks.
Our family home and residence is steps away from the studio, sharing the same driveway.
Just let us know your arrival time, and upon request, the wood stove can be glowing upon check-in.
Centrally located on the coast just outside the village of Mendocino, the studio is in close proximity to numerous whale watching spots, seal rookeries, 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. Outdoor adventurers often bike or hike to the village.
Interaction with Guests
We warmly welcome guests to our home and community. Our interaction is a balance in respecting guest privacy while being accessible and providing a local experience.
This slightly elevated location is most often bright and sunny above the sea level fog and marine layer.
We are a nature wildlife filled (deer, redwoods, wild turkeys, horses, swallows, huckleberries, frogs, quail, rhododendrons, hummingbirds, rabbits, harbor seals barking from nearby rookery, etc.) moderate walk to the ocean or Spring Ranch Coastal Preserve or numerous spots on the California Coastal Trail on the Mendocino Coast.
Mendocino is also a fabulous destination for a Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Honeymoon, or Babymoon celebrations.
Or enjoy a visit with the miniature horses...
This could be your place to recharge.
Other Things to 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 fully function; email for details (Verizon Wireless now has 4G service here; Sprint and US cellular may have service as well). We have a land-line always available for use if needed.
Wifi access speed is relaxed country broadband speeds
Desire a "Media-Free" stay? Let us know and we'll be happy to turn off the studio's WIFI broadband extender.
On our green, eco-friendly wildlife sanctuary, fumigation, pesticide use or other toxic chemicals are avoided inside the studio and on the land.
Please contact us with any questions.
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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.
Looking to explore other local communities in addition to Mendocino? Drive along the coastal route north about another 10 minutes to Fort Bragg and Glass Beach. Little River, Caspar, Fort Bragg, Albion, Elk, Westport, Navarro are all in limited driving range, too.
For a longer excursion drive to:
Stornetta Public Lands National Monument
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
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?
Property and studio is strictly smoke free and drug free.
Smoking (of any type) and drug use is not allowed inside or out.
Sorry ... Strict no pet policy (Except the ones that already live here.)
Wood Heat only
Shoe Free Zone on wood floors
Maximum number of guests: 2
We strive for a peaceful zen home and property for our family and guests including "shoe free zone" on the wood studio floors.
Rule #1: "Leave it as you found it"
Suzanne and Glenn are so welcoming and friendly. We took a trip out for my boyfriend's birthday and it wasn't just a nice place to stay, they managed to make our stay so much more memorable!! We loved chatting with them and visiting their adorable miniature horses! They went above and beyond to make our stay fun and pleasant. When they found out it was my boyfriend's birthday they surprised us with a cake when we came home that night! We were so touched by such a sweet gesture.
The studio is perfect for a couple. It is very clean and has a cozy wood fireplace. It is steps away from the host's home, yet you feel like you have a lot of privacy. It was a perfect getaway spot and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet vacation.
Glenn and Suzanne were simply the sweetest humans on earth, in addition to being superb hosts. The studio is comfortable and convenient, a quick drive away from town and numerous picturesque hikes. I would definitely recommend to anyone and come back to stay here next time I'm in Mendocino!
We loved staying at the Mendo Studio! Beautiful, quiet spot in the woods, nicely appointed and white-glove clean. The hosts were very pleasant and accommodating. We spent our days exploring, taking photos, painting the landscape, but most of all enjoyed hiking the Spring Valley Ranch Preserve. So beautiful in April with old barns, wildflowers, sparkling ocean and barking seals. Wow!
This is a nice wee place to stay in! Sarah and I really enjoyed our time here and getting to know the surrounding area. Everything about the room is accurately described. We will definitely be back :)
Our host was very welcoming and friendly. We had the privacy we needed and the hosts were available if we had any questions. It was very comfortable, quiet place to spend our Anniversary weekend.
Glenn and Susanne are my favorite Airbnb hosts ever! They prepared their lovely studio for us to perfection. The studio was clean and beautiful. They also struck a perfect balance between being helpful and available and giving us privacy and space to enjoy Medocino. My girlfriend and I loved spending her birthday there. In fact, when Glenn and Susanne heard what we were celebrating they went through the trouble of getting us a birthday cake, which was one of the nicest thing ever! Ultimately, if you wanna stay in a beautiful studio, in a beautiful property, with the nicest hosts in the world, I highly recommend Mendo Studio.
Glenn and Suzanne provided an experience that was everything we anticipated from the description and more! We felt completely at home and at peace while enjoying the studio, and every town and outdoorsy place we desired to explore was within a very short drive, walk, or bike ride from the studio. We hope to send many friends and family members back to Mendo Studio and to return soon ourselves! Thank you, Glenn and Suzanne! You're both wonderful!
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.
“Voyage, travel, and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
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