Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Farm Lane, Mendocino, CA 95460-0910, United States

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.

Your host, Mendo
106 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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.

The Space

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.

The Neighborhood

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)
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.

New to Airbnb? We welcome new guests.
If your profile does not include reviews, references, or social media verifications, please include your internet presence, validation, or digital "social collateral" (ie: Business or Social Networking sites) at the time of booking.

Interested date not available? If our booking calendar is not open for the month of your interest, please "Wish List" us and check back later.

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?

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
  • This is what I always hope to experience with an Airbnb stay, although Glenn and Suzanne set the bar even higher- absolutely lovely space with "just right" amenities, exquisite location, reasonable price, and the cherry on top: delightful hosts that are very caring, respectful and happy to help orient a visitor to the region. Things got off to a great start with prompt email and text responses to my questions and practical communication leading up to arrival. The accommodations are spacious, very private and so tastefully appointed; the morning sun gradually infuses the space via a skylight in the cathedral ceiling; sleeping is a pleasure in the inviting and comfortable brass bed; the hosts have clearly considered the comfort, logistic needs and aesthetic sensibilities of guests. A quiet atmosphere is important to me, and this is the quietest Airbnb lodging I have yet experienced. Glenn and Suzanne and their Mendo studio will be a big part of the reason I'll be back to visit soon.

    July 2014
  • Mendo Studio is a little piece of heaven located in a really nice property surrounded by red woods. The studio is really charming, the bed is really comfy and it has everything you can possibly need. (Even coffee =), which we loved!)

    Glenn and Suzanne are such nice hosts, they were always making sure that we have everything we need and we had some very nice conversations. Such a nice couple. They definitely made our stay one of the best vacation experiences we've ever had.

    I hope we come back soon. We loved Mendocino and Mendo Studio!!!!

    June 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mendo Studio - it was as lovely and inviting as pictured and described, and Glenn and Suzanne were thoughtful, attentive hosts who made us feel comfortable and well cared for. They provided great resource materials and information about the area, and gave us descriptions about dining and hiking options that helped us plan our limited time in beautiful Mendocino. They were accessible without being intrusive in any way, and are clearly folks who enjoy sharing their little piece of paradise with those lucky enough to find it!

    June 2014
  • Wonderful hosts! This was our first time using airbnb, and we were so lucky that this was our first experience. The location was perfect, extremely close drive to downtown Mendocino but down a private road that made it feel like a secluded retreat. The cottage itself is adorable and very comfortable with a wood burning fireplace. Glenn and Suzanne were incredibly friendly and lovely hosts with great recommendations for hiking. They made us feel very welcome and even let us feed their minature horse!! Could not have asked for a nicer weekend getaway. Hope to come back soon.

    June 2014
  • Out of all the local options, we are so glad we stumbled upon Mendo Studio! Glenn and Suzanne were perfect hosts, balancing their suggestions and tips with a good amount of privacy in a way that was helpful and non-intrusive. They left us hiking guides and pamphlets about local attractions, which was a really great touch. Some Airbnb places just offer you a room to crash-- Mendo Studio is more like a nice hotel, complete with a book exchange! They even brought out their miniature horses for us to feed because they knew I was dying to.

    Their property is phenomenal and within walking distance to the ocean cliffs, yet so remote that there is no noise or practically any hint of neighbors. The studio was clean and bright and beautiful. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    June 2014
  • Our stay was fantastic! We were in the area for a wedding and Glenn and Suzanne were fantastic hosts. The studio is quaint and cute with its own rustic charm. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay. A wonderful getaway for any couple.

    June 2014
  • Glenn and Suzanne were lovely hosts. They provided us with detailed directions to the hideaway studio before arriving and also great suggestions for exploring around Mendocino after we arrived. They let us borrow their binoculars which was a fun addition to our coastal trailing. I got to feed their pet pony which was a fun experience bringing me back to my childhood days.

    The studio is very quiet and relaxing for those needing just that. The fireplace is definitely a nice addition and I loved having it heat up the room. It is not far from any of the areas that can be explored.

    June 2014
  • Glenn and Suzanne were wonderful hosts. Everything was just as advertised. The location is quiet and the porch area seen in the photo is a wonderfully relaxing place to sit and enjoy the wind blowing through the tall redwoods that surround the property and enjoy a glass of wine with someone special.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful weekend at Mendo Studio -- a beautiful property with gracious hosts who attend to every detail. Quiet, peaceful, and restful -- we especially appreciated the bathtub, fireplace, and sunny front deck. You can't not love it here!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying here. Glenn and Suzanne were wonderful hosts with loads of information about the area. They also have a wonderful little place for a couple.

    May 2014
Per Month
Subtotal Total

Add a profile photo to Instant Book this listing.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 461 times
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 Note: Our profile picture is the studio view from the front door facing out. Our Airbnb reviews reveal more ...
View full profile
Response Rate
Response Time
within an hour
Calendar Updated
Similar Listings