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Ellie's Farmhouse ~ a private and sunny home in Mendocino + GLAMPING TENT!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Our warm + welcoming country home sits in the midst of 40 acres near town.

Our lovely home is nestled in the middle of 40 acres with glorious meadows, majestic redwoods, amazing hike and bike trails, and more. We are only minutes from the town of Mendocino, offering the best of both worlds.

This comfortable country home was originally built on the property in 1921 and has been lovingly restored by us over the past few years. The light and sun filled house is surrounded by acres of meadows and forest lands. There are views from every window, as you are completely surrounded by natures majestic offerings. World class hiking and biking trails surround the property.

The beds and bedding are all new and highest quality. There is a river rock fireplace for ambiance, and the house is comfortably heated with a propane heater. We have wood floors throughout the house with throw rugs for added comfort. A bathtub for soaking, and a tiled shower are both available in the main bathroom along with the toilet and vanity. There is an outbuilding that hosts a second bathroom. A glass house lit by a sparkling chandelier is a sweet place to enjoy a favorite beverage, some quiet time and the natural surrounds. A queen size bed in the private bedroom sleeps two, a small second room holds a single twin bed, and a fold out couch in the main room could hold two more. The NEW "glamping" (glamour camping) tent cabin is a wonderful place to sleep up to 2 more people. A queen sized bed with a heated mattress pad, real windows and doors, plush rugs, a lounge chair and side tables with electric lights make this a great annex bedroom, just 30 paces from the main house. The tent cabin is an additional $60.00 per night for 1 or 2 people.

The privacy of the house is yours to enjoy. The complete kitchen is fully supplied with all the cookware, appliances and dishware that you will need to prepare a fine meal using the new appliances including a propane stove, dishwasher, and full size fridge.

Interaction with Guests:

We are happy to help you get settled and give you any information about our place and the general area that you request. We are on the other side of the 40 acres, and are available if you need us, but will plan on leaving you to enjoy your privacy.

The Neighborhood:

Jackson State Forest surrounds us, and is a terrific place to hike, bike, and enjoy nature. Big River is a few short miles away from us, and is a perfect place to spend a day either at the beach or at the river. Kayaks, canoes and bicycles may be rented from Catch a Canoe, downtown. There is the option to go sea kayaking too.

Mendocino is full of art galleries, fine restaurants, shopping and parks. Anderson Valley with its world class wine tasting is only one hour away. The Skunk Train and Botanical Gardens, as well as the Starr Center aquatic park in Fort Bragg are enjoyable ways to spend a day.

Getting around:

Having a car is important here, though there certainly are people who do what they need by bicycle.

Other Things to Note:

You will enjoy your time here without a strong connection to media and electronics. There is only spotty cell service at this property, and there is no television or computer in the house. If you want to watch movies, you could bring your lap top or other device. A Bose stereo for playing your music through your i-pod or phone is available. Board games, books and lawn games are supplied. We hope you'll embrace this special opportunity to relax around a fire and laugh + sing + play together.

House Rules:

Please treat our house with respect and care.

If you are looking for a place to host a gathering, we are willing to discuss possibilities.

Very well behaved dogs may be considered, with an additional pet fee.

This is a non smoking house.

More Details

Khamoor Poehlmann
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Khamoor Poehlmann

We are a long time local family, having been in the area since 1970. We feel fortunate to have raised our four exceptional children here, and now that they are growing off to their own adventures we continue to seek our own. We love Mendocino as a home with its natural beauty and wonderful community. We have developed what we hope is a long standing family home here, as in addition to our own brood we have a large extended family. Tim is a designer & builder with a special focus on using high quality sustainable materials, and designing with intention. He embraces the local area with its opportunities to fish, abalone dive, stand up paddle board and

contribute to community. Khamoor is a wedding and special events florist, and owns the business Mendocino Floral Design with a partner. She is passionate about family, natural beauty, good books, great storytelling, preparing and enjoying meals with friends and family, and hikes on the headlands and beaches of our area. We enjoy our home and gardens, and sharing our special place with loved ones.

Khamoor Poehlmann purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Khamoor Poehlmann chose North Coast California

This property is a very special piece of land, as it is in the sunbelt, yet near town. We are on Little lake Road, which is one of the most desirable and convenient areas to live. We have privacy, and great access to the rivers and trails of the surrounding parks. We have a small family farm with chickens, sheep, dogs, pigs, gardens and more. We work on being as sustainable as we can, growing much of our own food, and preserving it for future use or trade . Our family home is on one side of the 40 acres, and Ellie's Farmhouse is on the other. If we have an abundance of eggs or garden produce, we will share it with you!

The house is completely private and has all you will need for your stay, including the large kitchen stocked with cookware, dishes, and everything you will need to prepare your meals if you don't care to go out to each one.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Guests truly enjoy a stay in our farmhouse as it is so private and comfortable, yet close to town and all that is offered there. Bicyclists love having direct access from the property to the amazing trails near by. There are few places similar to ours, and it is real treat to spend some time here.

You must explore our new "glamping" tent cabin. It is amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Khamoor and Tim, have created a very special place in the forest. The unique and most wonderful thing is that you are in the middle of the Redwood forest with an sunny meadow as your front yard. The farmhouse is beautifully redone with the most modern conveniences. The 2 bedrooms are warm, cozy and the beds are so comfortable.. It is a very short 6 minutes into downtown Mendocino and then you come home to the Forest. Khamoor is very welcoming and thoughtful . Their 2 dogs add just the right amount of canine flavor and friendless. They will wander through the meadow once in awhile ... Keep in mind there is no WI-FI and at first I was a bit concerned about that,but have to say after the second day it was great to come back and read, think and walk around the property .. I would come here all the time if I could... It is a special place, indeed.... Thank you Khamoor for your hospitality and warmth.. Karen
Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Little River ~ small private planes
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pattersons Pub & Dicks Place
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Skunk train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mendocino has many
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big River Beach
Car: necessary

The town of Mendocino is only moments away, with abundant parks, beaches, restaurants, shops & galleries. There are numerous spas, yoga studios and pampering services available.

Anderson Valley is a nice day trip with its wonderful wine offerings. Fort Bragg is 15 minutes away and has the Skunk Train, the Botanical Gardens and the Starr Center which is a full service work out facility with an amazing aquatic element.

Our property is surrounded by Jackson State Forest, which has world class hiking mountain biking trails. The Mendocino Woodlands is our neighbor, where there are more trails, beautiful river swimming and endless adventuring.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Mendocino, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The outdoor bathroom holds a sink and toilet, and a urinal.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • The indoor bathroom has a tub, tiled shower, sink, cabinets for storage & a toilet. The house is stocked with luxurious bath towels, as well as special beach towels should you want to go to the beaches or rivers. The separate outdoor bathroom has a private room with the toilet, sink and rustic slab counter top. A separate room holds an open air urinal and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , The smaller of the rooms has a twin bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom is the tent cabin, and is an additional $60.00
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This is the master bedroom in the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , This fold out sofa sleeps 2 , in the living room of home.
  • The private bedroom in the house has a queen size bed with luxurious linens, down comforter and farmhouse quilt. A closet with added shelving for clothes storage is in the room. A sitting area with a table fills the corner of the bedroom. The bathroom is near the bedroom. The smaller of the two room holds a twin bed, and has a door opening out to the back porch. Lots of natural light flows into this room. A fold out sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep two people. The NEW tent cabin is near the house on the edge of the meadow. It holds a queen sized bed, with a heated mattress pad, down comforter, quilts and pillows along with a lounge chair, rug, dresser, bedside tables with lights, and a lovely deck with chairs looking towards the house. It is near the outside restroom and glass house. A luxury camping experience!
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Should you desire any special services, such as a private chef, massage, or chauffeur services we may be able to help you make arrangements. Just ask! If you would like to add the tent cabin to your stay, an additional $80.00 per night will be added.


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Ellie's Farmhouse ~ a private and sunny home in Mendocino + GLAMPING TENT!
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A little piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect place to enjoy nature, the woods, peace and quiet. Beautiful fires in the evening in the very dramatic fireplace.

I did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for more. Cozy, immaculate, well-furnished and well-equipped, quiet, secluded, light-filled house with spacious living-dining room, great working kitchen, fireplace. Set in clearing in forest; house-length veranda overlooking huge lawn. Easy ten-minute drive to town down a quiet, winding, country road.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Talk about childhood memories , this place was coming home ! Peace, and beauty come together ! The work that was done to restore this house , left us in awe ! A very wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this lovely cottage surrounded by gardens and redwoods. It is very quiet, peaceful, and private: a wonderful escape from the pressures of daily life. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property in the woods! The fireplace is an extra bonus. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the farmhouse. The property was everything we expected and more. The setting was beautiful and the extra miles inland made for sunny days when the coast was foggy. The house was very bright, clean, and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming for a stay at our place, and so glad you enjoyed your time here. I look forward to your return.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in the Mendocino, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving holiday week
17 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$126.93
Refundable Damage Deposit A$317.33
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you would like to book the tent cabin as a part of your stay, an additional $60.00 per night will be added to your quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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