We had four nights here at the end of a trip involving New York and San Francisco, and it was a perfect contrast to the cities. Mendocino itself is incredibly pretty and scenic, and La Petite Maison is a gorgeous, comfortable hideaway in a fantastic location amid the redwoods, minutes from Mendocino and multiple state parks and beaches. Spacious for us as a couple with a young baby, all the domestic facilities you need, amazingly comfy bed with skylights to see the stars (our baby rose earlier than the sun, so the light issue wasn’t a problem for us!). Mary was a wonderful hostess – generous and helpful and full of local advice. Loved the little things like fresh coffee beans, and the fact that I counted 8 separate places inside and outside the cottage to sit and daydream! We couldn’t recommend it highly enough.