100 year old farmhouse makes for iconic Mendocino living in this oceanfront home – first time on the market in 60 years! This home enjoys an exceptional vacation rental clientele, a one of a kind rental unit crafted from a 25,000 gallon redwood wine barrel, and a barn/workshop. Neighboring oceanfront acreage also for offered for sale for your dream oceanfront estate.
Offered at $850,000
What our vacation rental guests are saying!
“Great quiet place to get away from the city. Large, comfortable house with lovely garden. Close to various cute towns on the Mendocino coast. Would definitely return!”
“Thank you so much for the fantastic stay. My friend grew up in the area but was still blown away by the house and the setting”
“A renovated 1900’s house that has kept all the charm without compromising modern amenities. Pristine location close to small towns with great food. From the deck, a perfectly starry sky with the best views of the Milky Way. Lighthouses and cliffs at your fingertips. A well-stocked kitchen and dining room plus a BBQ on the deck. A wood burning fireplace to bring everything Together.”
“This home is a wonderful place to settle in and chill, read, explore nature, travel north to Mendocino, and enjoy eating in Elk and Albion. I’d recommend staying here whenever you are in the area.”
“We have never stayed in a place so like our own beloved family place on the coast of Maine (Mt Desert Island), which Mark’s parents built and we and our kids have enjoyed for almost the same length of time as yours has the Katherine Smith Farmhouse. Ours is a prefab with less architectural charm, but the same # of binoculars, guidebooks to the natural world, records and novels on the shelves.
Same light, same orientation toward the ocean. All this to say we felt especially able to segue immediately into our favorite kind-of vacation: walks, reading, simple dinners, fires.”
“In the infamous words of the Terminator…”I’ll be back!” The Katherine Smith Farmhouse was nothing short of enchanting. The property is instantly inviting and overflowing with whimsy and charm. It can be uncomfortable to stay in a home that you aren’t familiar with, but you won’t get that uncomfortable feeling here. This farmhouse feels like a place your family has visited before. The mattresses were comfortable and the bedding was soft. We were not left longing for our beds at home. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and enjoying meals together as a family. The location feels secluded but, in reality, is close to conveniences. The house was clean and cozy. If you like to stay somewhere with excellent cell phone reception and internet, then this is not the place for you. The owners are clear about the lack of cell phone reception. However, if you want to escape to a place that feels like home, then you are in luck! I personally recommend curling up with a good book in the window niche near the fire.”
“Katherine Smith’s Farmhouse is a great place of retreat. It was more private than we expected and provided a serene, delightful space for three best girlfriends to connect, relax, and just enjoy a bit of quiet in this busy world. The house is quite large with spacious common areas, comfortable furnishings, great art work, and the feel of going to a family’s cabin in the forest. It is “rustic” but only in the very best of ways. You can’t “sneak” through the house thanks to talkative wood floors, and the amenities are not “state of the art/HGTV redesigned,” but they are absolutely great for time away. We were not there in cold weather, but if one were to visit on a rainy day, I can only imagine how great it would be to have a fire going in the fireplace/stove. We also did not watch any TV, but it was ready and waiting for us to do so. We were also surprised to find we had an ocean view. Jeff may have mentioned this in the info, but we didn’t remember reading that. It isn’t a grand view, but it is just enough to make you happy. As a host, Jeff was wonderfully informative and responsive. All-in-all, I think we got a steal of a deal, and we were truly sad to leave Katherine Smith’s Farmhouse. May any of you who spend time there, be as blessed as we were. :)”