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Ames House, a one bedroom cottage in the redwoods

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Linda

Ames House, a one bedroom cottage in the redwoods

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Linda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Welcome to cozy Ames House, and Mendocino, a romantic and historic town perched along northern California cliffs, surrounded by Big River Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Drive seven minutes east of town to a magnificent redwood forest on the ridge above Big River, in the sun-belt, surrounded by Jackson State Forest and Big River State Park. In an easygoing and comfortable atmosphere, guests relax in fresh air, take walks in the woods and enjoy reading, writing, artwork, and board games.

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
Heating

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

34 Reviews

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Aziz User Profile
Aziz
September 2018
This was a beautiful experience. A fantastic location, close enough to the city but very private, in the middle of the forest. Linda left us all the details to make our stay easy and comfortable, she was available if we needed anything. Her place is very cosy, very charming and v…
Fiona User Profile
Fiona
September 2018
This is the perfect little cottage for visiting Mendocino. It's clean and has everything you need. It was nice to be surrounded by redwoods at night and visit the ocean during the day, didn't have to choose between the two. Linda even gave me a refresher in fire building which wa…
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Hi Fiona Your words and sentiments warm my heart and satisfy my sharing of this wonderful place I live. Maybe by some off chance, since you're normally so far away, we will meet again. I would welcome you back of course. Linda
September 2018
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Sierra & Rob
September 2018
We had a great time at the Ames House. As other guests have mentioned, it's very private in the redwoods, but only a few minutes to town and parks, beaches, and trails. Linda really went out of her way to add little touches to our stay, such as fresh-cut flowers, fresh eggs from …
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Your great time gave me great pleasure. Thanks
September 2018
Micah User Profile
Micah
July 2018
Ames House is tucked away in the redwoods, yet still close to Mendocino and surrounding areas. Very cozy cottage for a couple (with a dog!) looking to get away. We especially loved the fireplace, and the detailed instructions for how to build a fire. Definitely recommend this ov…
Ben User Profile
Ben
July 2018
It's a great spot, especially as a home base for mountain biking, but mosquitos were abundant outdoors during our visit. Ican't fault Linda for that though
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Yes, you can't fault me for the mosquitos. And I just returned from a lovely walk in my beautiful woods and there was not a single mosquito. So for sure they are not here all the time. You can say though that I supply several kinds of repellent, both herbal and deet, in case they are around. And also that they didn't stop you from biking. It is too bad your youngest is ultra sensitive to them. I'm glad to hear you say it is a great spot. And you might mention things that are in my control, like fresh eggs from my sweet hens, yogurt, soft sox for the evening, and a fire I laid for you to light when you were ready, with plenty of wood. True enough, mountain bikers love it here.
July 2018
Iro User Profile
Iro
July 2018
Beautiful cottage in the woods. The perfect getaway!! Loved staying here and would do so again!
Peter User Profile
Peter
July 2018
Amazing cottage in the woods! One of the cleanest Airbnb I’ve stayed in. Linda is an awesome host which provided us with yogurts and fresh eggs. She also has the best firewood layout for our fireplace, which made the getaway extra cozy. Highly recommend!

Hosted by Linda

Mendocino, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Linda User Profile
107 Reviews
Linda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm happily retired, gardening and raising chickens for fresh, organic eggs. I now have the opportunity to share the beauty of this peaceful land where I feel so fortunate to have lived for 43 years.
Response rate: 100%
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