Redwood Suite, Hot Tub, Labyrinth, Piano, Art Yurt

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Private room in residential home hosted by Marilyn

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bath
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Looking for a unique experience? Welcome to my home in the forest. Enjoy the peace and quiet, hot tub under the stars, play the piano and walk the labyrinth in the meadow. You won't find another place quite like this. Great hiking in the State Parks nearby. Wildlife sightings are possible, yet you are just minutes from town. You have a suite of rooms to enjoy, books, art supplies available. Press the pause button on your busy life. Let nature nourish you. Check out my airbnb experiences!

The space
As you wind your way down my private road, off the beaten path, you will find my three story country house tucked in the forest with trees all around. My seven acre property affords complete privacy from the outer world but the town of Mendocino is just minutes away. In the Forest Room you will feel like you are staying in the treetops. This is a private retreat. You will be the only guests here. I do have family visiting (not often) but they do not stay in your space.

UNIQUE DESIGN ELEMENTS
The house is unique, designed and built in 1979. Your Redwood Forest Suite is on the second floor of the house and has high ceilings and lots of light. There is a queen size bed, a desk, a comfortable recliner and a bookshelf with a good variety of books. My photos do not do justice to this room as it is impossible to capture the feeling of the vertical space that is part of the rooms design.

SUITE OF ROOMS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
You will have a suite of rooms, your bedroom, a room across the hall with hardwood floors, table and chairs, hand crafted by my great grandfather and a food prep area off to the side, with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, teapot and very small refrigerator. Just down the hall, you will have a PRIVATE BATHROOM with mexican paver tile floors, a big tiled walk in shower with bench and a six foot long claw foot bathtub. The solar collecting greenhouse for this solar home is adjacent to the bathroom through antique oak french doors. From the chair on the balcony of the greenhouse you can look out over the forest and meadow below. Deer wander by regularly and you might catch a glimpse of Mr. Fox and more!

SEPARATE ENTRANCE
There is a separate upstairs guest entrance.

HOT TUB IS ALWAYS ON
The hot tub is always up and running. Soak under a giant redwood tree while you wake up enjoying the sounds of the forest around you. Also nice during the full moon and on starry nights. The hot tub is extremely private, placed so that it is not visible from the house, no neighbors, just forest all around.

YURT/ART STUDIO
On my property you will also find a 27 foot yurt, surrounded by a ring of redwood trees. The yurt functions as my art studio and is the home of FOR THE JOY OF IT!, my expressive arts therapy practice. You can use the yurt during your time here when I am not using it for my work. It is a great place to relax, read, write, play the piano, or just enjoy the forest. It guarantees a fun evening after a day out exploring and is a great place to spend time on a rainy day. The art supplies are off limits unless you make a special arrangements with me for an extra fee. I work as an expressive arts therapist. I have written a book called Finding the Wild Inside: Exploring Our Inner Landscape Through the Arts, Dreams and Intuition. You can schedule a time with me in the yurt to explore your relationship with your artist within. I've dedicated my life to the belief thatwe are all artists. It comes with being human. Though artists love the yurt, it is designed for those who do not think of themselves as creative. You can turn your airbnb stay into a Finding the Wild Inside creativeretreat. Each retreat is uniquely designed on a focus of your choosing. Contact me for price and info.

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

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Where you’ll be

Mendocino, California, United States

You will be surrounded by forest but its just a 7 minute drive on a country road to the town of Mendocino, with its spectacular headlands, art galleries, shops and restaurants, close to Van Damme and Russian Gulch State Parks, twenty minutes from Ft. Bragg with more beaches, parks, a beautiful botanical garden (best in spring and summer) and more. There are beautiful walks right out your door that lead you through Jackson State Forest and to Big River State Park. The trails there are not marked but ask me and I can direct you. There is much to do and explore or you can just retreat in this beautiful little hideaway.

Hosted by Marilyn

  1. Joined in July 2010
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I've lived in Mendocino and on this property for over 30 years. I raised my three sons here in this forest. I am an expressive arts therapist and an author. My book, Finding the Wild Inside: Exploring Our Inner Landscape Through the Arts, Dreams and Intuition will be coming out in the Fall of 2019. I founded and run FOR THE JOY OF IT! Creative Retreat. In addition to my vacation rentals, I offer personal creative retreats. I teach people how they can use the arts for healing, self discovery and as spiritual practice. In my own creative life I paint, make art quilts, write and play the piano. I love nature and take myself out into it as often as possible.
I've lived in Mendocino and on this property for over 30 years. I raised my three sons here in this forest. I am an expressive arts therapist and an author. My book, Finding the Wi…

During your stay

I enjoy greeting guests and welcoming you to my home. I am happy to answer any questions you might have and provide all my local recommendations. I'm always happy to visit as guests desire, but am completely respectful of those who want to be left to themselves to enjoy my property and Mendocino on their own. I happy to arrange time to share my grand piano in my living room. Do consider participating in my airbnb experiences. Art Play in the Yurt, Labyrinth Walk Meditation, Exploring our Dreams.
I enjoy greeting guests and welcoming you to my home. I am happy to answer any questions you might have and provide all my local recommendations. I'm always happy to visit as gue…

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Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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