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Katherine Smith Farm House near Mendocino

Katherine Smith Farm House near Mendocino

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths

This 100-year old redwood farmhouse (expanded and modernized several times) has been our family getaway since purchase from Katherine in 1958.

The house was built in 1916 for Katherine by her parents. As the story goes, because by then, Katherine was in her 30’s and “beyond a reasonable age for marriage.”

While the house retains its 100-year old charm, we try to keep things green. All electricity for the house is 100% Solar (purchased from PG&E).


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

78 Reviews

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Alberto User Profile
February 2018
Great getaway for holidays. The house is surrounded by beautiful forest and has everything you need for a great weekend - kitchen, books, fireplace. We loved it

Kate User Profile
April 2018
This is a beautiful, peaceful spot to restore oneself. Jeff is a fabulous host and responded immediately to our request to check out late. There is a really lovely garden to gaze at and be in on one side of the farmhouse, rolling rough 'lawns' on other sides, and multiple decks…

Carol User Profile
April 2018
Charming, historic farm house, cozy and atmospheric. Kitchen well-equipped for meals and location, when weather permits, is ideal for hikes and exploring north as well as south. Wifi worked fine, we might've enjoyed some classical or jazz, but with 2 toddlers perhaps the noise le…

Taejun User Profile
March 2018
This place looks even better in person than in the photos, if that were even possible.

Rafael User Profile
March 2018
Thanks Jeff! We had a nice stay!

Chloe User Profile
March 2018
I stayed at the Katherine Smith Farmhouse with my boyfriend and another couple for a relaxing long weekend. We all agreed the house was much nicer than we anticipated from the pictures! This house has personality but isn't cluttered and has all the amenities you would want in a r…

Anton User Profile
February 2018
This farmhouse is a rare find in the area. It's cozy, authentic, beautiful place. I would recommend to anyone to stay here traveling around Mendocino. The house has absolutely everything you need. Jeff is a great host.

Hosted by Jeff

Alameda, California, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Jeff User Profile
81 Reviews
Jeff is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm semi-retired from 30 years in silicon Valley. Married, no children. Currently a consultant to a banking software company. I love biking, swimming and boating and just took up the Theremin. As a host, I will treat you as my valued guest by doing everything I can to make you…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Elk, CA, United States

The Smith Farmhouse is located on Highway 1 - about 2 miles South of the intersection of highways 128 and 1.

Two miles south of the property, you will find the village of Elk California. It is ho…

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