Welcome to The Garden at Road's EndThe rhododendron garden in early spring

Entire home/apt

6 guests


2 beds

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About this listing

The studio features a spacious architecturally designed living area, kitchenette, 2 beds (+air mattresses) & bath in a lush 8 acre garden. Your own private retreat includes sauna, hot tub, breakfast. All just 5 minutes from town and Glass Beach.

The space

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The Garden at Road’s End, located just two miles from the beach at Pudding Creek in Fort Bragg is a garden lover’s paradise. Set on 8 acres in the middle of a carefully tended lush landscape, the gardens are surrounded by fields, forest, and redwood groves. As my guests, you’ll have the sense you’ve stepped into another world- one that offers peace, tranquility, and the opportunity to recharge and find your own place of inspiration.

You will be offered a private, self-contained architecturally designed studio adjacent to the main house. The 500 sq. ft. space features a comfy living area with a large sofa, table and chairs, a cozy window seat with views to the gardens, and photographs and original artwork by some of The Mendocino Coast's most renowned artists. The sleeping area includes TWO double beds, so the studio easily accommodates four, in one large, light-filled room. A queen-sized air mattress is also available for those of you wishing to add an extra person or two. The well-appointed kitchenette allows you to prepare simple meals with its refrigerator, countertop convection oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle and blender. An array of breakfast foods, and coffee and teas are included with your accommodations. A dining table and 4 chairs allow you to eat comfortably, and a beautiful bathroom of modest proportions with a glass block shower, plus large area for hanging and storing clothes complete your accommodations. A very efficient Monitor heater will keep your room at the temperature you prefer.

A wet/dry cedar sauna, free weights, hot tub and deck, outdoor shower, comfy hammock, fire circle, W-Fi, and plenty of places to sit throughout the gardens complement your studio space.

A separate massage studio on the property offers massage and bodywork by prior appointment with an extremely talented local professional therapist, Paul, and he will help you to fully unwind and surrender into peace. Once you have a confirmed reservation you may message me for contact information for massage appointments.

The gardens have played host to many garden tours, fund-raising events, and more than a dozen couples have been married in the gardens over the past 17 years. Please note I no longer host weddings or events, however. I bring my talents as an architect, landscaper, lover of Spirit, and as an innkeeper for 13 years at a retreat center in Sonoma County into play here, where I have finally found a place to live out my passion, and share it with others.

I am fully licensed to operate a B&B, and the rates include an 11% hotel tax which I pay to the county, so staying with here helps support the local economy here on the Mendocino Coast.

The Garden at Road's End is just 5 minutes from downtown with its restaurants and shops, and from the famous Glass Beach, Skunk Train, and from miles of spectacular coastline with its many beaches and hiking trails. The property is a 20 minute drive along Highway One to the Victorian Village of Mendocino- a must see!

I look forward to playing unobtrusive host to those of you who feel inspired to visit and will do our best to make your stay a memorable one.

Guest access

You will have access to all 8 acres of gardens meadows and forest, hot tub, sauna, free weights, hammock, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast. You share nothing, it's all yours. Only one guest booking at a time on the property.

Interaction with guests

I make an attempt to greet every guest to orient them to the features of the studio and property, to answer questions, make restaurant suggestions. After this 5-10 minute interaction, that may be the last guests see of me, except perhaps at a distance working in some part of the garden. I am around to respond to texts, questions, issues, but am extremely discreet to give guests a sense of total privacy.

Other things to note

Massage services are offered on site in a separate massage studio by a very talented local masseur by prior appointment. Combine this with sauna, hot tub (and hammock) for your own personal spa experience.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price: 155 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 double beds, 2 air mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We ask that any accompanying children be supervised at all times around the pond and outdoor water features. No children under 14 in the hot tub or sauna please. No smoking in the studio please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

623 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
John was very welcoming! The gardens were so pretty and peaceful, and the room was spacious, yet cozy and comfy. We enjoyed stargazing from the hot tub! Wish we had more time to enjoy and relax. Such a great place.

Zhaoxiao User Profile
July 2017
John's house is amazing! Clean, beautiful and quiet! It's quite close to the restaurants ,shops ,only 5 minutes driving to the commercial area but it is hidden at the end of the road. The most amazing thing is the beautiful garden which is likely Japanese style or full of Asian elements.very delicate and elegant!

Thomas User Profile
July 2017
Very nice and stylish room. Very clean. Attached to proprietor's home, but absolutely no sound transmitted to our room. Located in a very quiet area. Gardens were very impressive and very relaxing. The proprietor, John, was helpful during check-in, then kept his distance. We were always confident, though, that he was readily reachable by phone or text. We were very happy with our stay.

Morgan User Profile
July 2017
Are you coming to Fort Bragg? This is the place to stay! John has created a quiet and peaceful place to stay while you explore the area. I look forward to my next stay!!

Max User Profile
July 2017
John's a very friendly guy and made us feel at home instantly. The unit is very homey and clean, with plenty of helpful and comforting amenities. He has beautiful and well-maintained gardens that guests are free to enjoy. We would love to stay there, again.

Raven User Profile
July 2017
It is a paradise! Very clean and the garden is absolutely beautiful. Jon is very helpful and our stay was great! Loved it!!

Maxim User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic place, John and Garden. Best on Airbnb

Fort Bragg, California, United StatesJoined in July 2012
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

A former architectural designer, I came to my passion later in life when I left the big city career behind and moved to a mountaintop in the mid-'80's to run a retreat center that catered to groups who were seeking answers to some of life's bigger or more elusive questions. When I left the mountain in 1998 I moved to Fort Bragg with the idea of creating something on a small scale where I could offer guests an intimate and personal sense of the healing power of nature. I can't imagine anything I'd rather be doing than living a simple life in this most beautiful part of the world, and sharing it with others who are looking for a place to relax and unwind.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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