Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 convertible bed, 1 Bath (sleeps 2-4) On Forested Property
- English, German
About Gabi Fienburgh
The owners, Richard and Gabi first moved to the coast more than 36 years ago, both originally from Europe. Richard, growing up north of London, left England on the Istanbul Express and ended up in Western Canada. He visited a friend living in Mendocino and fell in love with the coast and the community here and never left. An accomplished musician, he still performs locally from time to time. Gabi has a similar story, growing up in Germany, she came to visit a friend in Mendocino and after falling in love with the beauty of the pacific coast and the wonderful people, essentially has been here ever since. They met here on the coast, a notoriously romantic spot, and have been married for 30 years, raised three children and are now proud grandparents of three. Along the way they developed their own 'design / build' construction company and have built and restored many fine custom homes on the coast. Gabi is also a licensed massage practitioner and manages a local spa.
Gabi Fienburgh purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Gabi Fienburgh chose Little River
After living on the coast for almost 20 years we finally found a place we wanted to buy. On a quiet rural road inland from the fog belt was a cottage, overgrown and with a glorious blossoming cherry tree hidden behind the house. It felt like it could be our home and over the years we have transformed it into a sunlit, open and peaceful place that is the heart of our family.
What makes this Cottage unique
Often, if the coast is foggy, just 3 miles inland the sun is shining and the property, though close to the redwoods, has a mix of pine, fir, cypress trees, rhododendrons and open gardens that let the sun shine on us most of the day. Coming from hazy Europe we are still awed by the clear, dark, star filled night skies.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
If you are looking for the perfect, peaceful getaway, this is the place for you! Absolutely immaculate, warm, inviting and comfortable, no detail overlooked. Clearly, much love and effort has gone into this retreat and you can feel that love from the moment you walk in. Could not ask for better hosts! We will definitely return. Thank you Richard and Gabi for everything, it was amazing.
Very well appointed cottage located in a beautiful setting. We felt secluded but not isolated. Restful evenings. Wonderful nature trails. Well layed out floor plan and great attention to details. Gabi is a lovely host and we hope to return as often as possible. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Restful, beautiful retreat
Lovely , comfortable place to stay with beautiful gardens and grounds. The hosts were friendly and gracious. The location in Little River is close to many beautiful trails, good restaurants, and of course the charming town of Mendocino. The pictures on the internet of the cottage don't do it justice. The cottage is spacious and nicely equipped, with a private patio. We hope to return in the future.
We very much enjoyed meeting you and John, Carol. We are happy that you were so comfortable in our Red Barn. Like you, many of our guests want to come back after they've stayed with us and it's such a pleasure that so many do. When you come for more than a week, like you did, you really get to settle in and enjoy a cozy home away from home. This is exactly what we had hoped for when we opened our barn up to visitors and we are very happy that our guests are so comfortable here. So, hurry back! We very much liked having you as our "neighbors" and already look forward to your future visit.
All the best,
Gabi and Richard
A wonderful home in the woods close to Mendocino
The Red Barn Retreat is superb! We felt very much at home, and Gabi is a very gracious host and made sure we were well taken care of. Everything in the house appears to be new and well taken care of, with very nice contemporary decor choices. The toiletries are all first-class, and well stocked. We really enjoyed our time in the Red Barn Retreat and recommend it to anyone visiting the Mendocino area.
The Red Barn Retreat is the perfect spot between the fantastically rugged Mendocino coastline & the lovely pine forest in Little River. It is exactly as pictured. Lovely, welcoming & immaculate. The one acre property is a quiet retreat. A soak in the tub, coffee in the private yard & lots of Hummingbirds to greet you. Treat yourself to a healing massage with Gabi. Gabi & Richard are the most gracious hosts. Happy to help with details of your trip but also respect your privacy. I’m looking forward to my next retreat at The Red Barn!
Great stay at The Red Barn retreat
We had a wonderful 3 nights at this lovely property. It was just the right location-inland 3 miles from the coastal fog, but only 10 min. from Mendocino. Gabi was a thoughtful hostess and gave 5 star massages!
Professional massage services on site or at a nearby Spa, Whale Watching in Fall and early Spring, Music Festival in July, Film Festival in June, Crab and Wine and Mushroom and Wine Days in Fall and Winter, Wine Tasting Tours available.