The SpaceIt is a unique place on an ecologically stewarded property. Three solar arrays power all structures on this land nestled in the peaceful oak woodlands of Mendocino County. Water comes from a spring on the land and passes through a UV treatment system. There is a bath with a tub and the only sink (for dishes, as well as hands, tooth-brushing etc.) inside the house, while the enclosed, exterior toilet is a biological, or "dry" toilet, operating without wasting water. Its operation is simple for guests, and helps us act responsibly during California's drought.
With the free-standing second bedroom cabin, our place can sleep two couples or a family. There is a kitchenette and full-size refrigerator in the main space, which is cute, cozy and filled with Lauren Sinnott Hamburg's original artworks relating to the "castle" theme. The kitchen area is well equipped with stove, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, french press and some essential ingredients for cooking, BUT THE ONE SINK AND DISH DRYING AREA IS IN THE BATH. This is also where the tub is. Toilet and shower are out back.
A new feature we have recently added is a lounge zone with two deck chairs, a lamp, and a double bed located on the rooftop deck, under the dappled sun/stars. If you wish to sleep there, let us know and we will make up the bed. These roof top furnishings are unpretentious but comfortable. The cool experience is sleeping under the stars and waking to the gently rising sun.
There is also a tiny loft located off the stairway to the roof deck where two portable twin mattresses are stored. The mattress(es) could be pulled down for additional sleeping in the main space.
NOTE THAT WHILE WE LIST AS HAVING 2 BEDS, THERE ARE THE 3RD DOUBLE ON THE ROOF AND THE PORTABLE TWIN MATTRESSES AS OPTIONS FOR LARGER PARTIES. If you do want to bring a larger party, please communicate with me. Please also accurately list the number of guests in your party of any size when you book. Thanks! Guest Access*Private cottage space includes kitchenette, dining table, lounge, indoor bathtub and one sink; laundry and dry toilet are located on its roofed exterior concrete deck.
*The free-standing second bedroom, with windows on three sides, containing a double bed, dresser, table and chair.
*Wooden deck overlooking a beautiful valley.
*Fenced yard around and between the two structures.
*Deck on the roof of the main structure. Interaction with GuestsWe would like to greet our guests and give them tips about the guest space, and instructions for the biological toilet. We would like to know if the guests have special needs or wishes.
We live in the main house on the property and are available if needs or questions arise. Texting is the best way to reach us on the property.
We like to know approximately when guests intend to depart. We like to say goodbye and get to see guests before they go! The NeighborhoodVery peaceful and rural, yet close ( a 5-10 minute drive) to Ukiah, the county seat, and Hwy. 101. In the middle of Mendocino wine country. Getting AroundAccess to the Castle Cottage is by car. Ukiah itself is walkable and bike-friendly. Mass transit is limited, but cute and friendly! --available through MTA.
Parking for the Castle Cottage is right in front of the structure, in our family lot, which is fairly small. Guests could arrive in two cars if absolutely necessary, but one is preferable.
Other Things to NoteTOILET
We will provide full, easy instructions for the biological "dry" toilet. This is an ecological feature that lets us take care with water usage. We appreciate your participation.
When you get to our gravel drive at 1330 Boonville Road, please drive the last 1/5 of a mile very slowly. 10 MPH. We thank you profoundly.
Please note that we have chickens: six laying hens and one rooster, who crows a few times early every morning. Dan is also an early riser and lets the chickens out, when the rooster quiets. While adding to the property's rural charm, the rooster's noise may annoy some. Rest assured it will be brief!
WE ARE FULLY COMPLIANT WITH LOCAL LAWS
Your rental rate INCLUDES the 11% Mendocino County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) that all operators offering visitors occupancy of 30 days and under must collect and remit to the Treasurer's office. We do this monthly, in compliance with local regulation. There is no additional charge to you.