Our historical home was built by Portugese sailors in the 1860s. We've recently renovated the interior with a Scandanavian-influenced aesthetic. Our open, light and spacious kitchen is fully equipped for the gourmet cook. Windows throughout flood our home with light. Two wood burning stoves provide a warm and cozy ambience. Pristine sound from speakers in the living room and kitchen set the tone. If the scenery is not enough, you can explore one of our classic movies on a big projector screen.
We instantly fell in love with our home in Mendocino. Drawn to the village by its natural beauty, fresh ocean air, and bohemian spirit, Mendocino has become our place to recharge, reconnect and be present with our closest family and friends.
As mentioned above, our historical home was built by the Portugese in the 1860s, who had immigrated from the Azore Islands in search of the good life. The new Scandanavian-influenced interior brings warmth, coziness and nature into this old redwood structure.
Our recently remodeled kitchen is equipped with plenty of counter space and all new appliances -- specifically a 5-burner gas stove, dishwasher, stainless steel refrigerator & freezer. A washer & dryer are available as well. If you want to try a new cooking experience, use our Sous-vide cooker.
Wake up to Sunday morning jazz and cook to Mo-Town or classic rock-n-roll on our hi-fi speaker system connected throughout the kitchen and living room. Come night-fall, instead of gazing out the large trellis window towards the ocean, peruse our selection of classic blue-ray movies that have made long lasting impressions on us, and watch one with surround sound via our projector and automatic drop down screen.
Use the included internet service and connect to your laptop or iPhone/iPod to play your favorite music. No vacation is complete without the music you love.
When temperatures drop, our two wood burning stoves warm the home up. We've provided plenty of wood and kindling. For fire starting experts, enjoy returning to rustic life! For those less familiar with lighting fires, our welcome package includes instructions. (Though in the winter, at least one person in your party should be comfortable with starting fires.)
Our loft king bed offers direct access to the upstairs balcony with a stunning ocean view. Our second upstairs bedroom, features a queen bed -- also with ocean view -- and our third bedroom downstairs includes a queen bed. The living room sofa opens into queen bed, perfect for kids or a visiting auntie or uncle to fall asleep by the fire.
Between the front porch and ocean view lies a garden-enclosed front yard, perfect for afternoon picnics. Out the back kitchen door, you'll discover a secluded garden with a deck to enjoy quiet time. Fire up the Weber gas grill to enjoy a sunset BBQ.
Our home is our special place and we're excited to share it with others who appreciate the inherent pleasure of life, slowed down and centered.
3 distinct entry points for our home
- cobblestone path leads you up to our front porch and door.
- our side door opens from our dining area onto the side deck where you'll find chopped wood for the stoves, and our grill
- our back kitchen door opens into our private backyard with garden
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We are available any time via email for questions or concerns. Any emergencies, our neighbor (our property manager) is reachable by cell or a knock on her front door.
For colder days and nights, it's important you or someone in your party is comfortable starting a fire as our firestoves are our main source of heating for the house.
1. No large group gatherings over the size of your confirmed party
2. No loud music out of respect for our neighbors
3. No smoking of any substances or drugs inside our home, nor on the property
4. No pets of any kind inside nor on property premise
5. Expertise in wood stove heating required by at least one person in your party.
We live together with our son, splitting our time between Norway, San Francisco and beautiful Mendocino. Drawn to the village by its natural beauty, fresh ocean air, and bohemian spirit, Mendocino has become our place to recharge, reconnect and be present with our closest family and friends. We enjoy cooking healthy, organic food sourced from our local co-op and weekly Farmer's Market (both within 4 blocks), drinking and sharing Pinot Noir from all our local producers of Anderson Valley, taking long walks along the rugged coastal cliffs while breathing the fresh ionized mist spawn from the ceaseless waves crashing the jagged shores, getting lost in the Redwood forests guided by the the sun rays spearing through the cathedral canopy, and good vibes all around. We're excited to share our home with others who appreciate the inherent pleasure of life, slowed down and centered.`