historic bed and breakfast on Mendocino coast, northern California

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description

    Description

    Historic 1886, retreat on the coast, 3 hours north of San Francisco. Located in central Fort Bragg, short walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, beach, redwoods.

    We do not provide meals or groceries, but there are a variety of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance, and kitchen privileges are available IF clean-up is immediate, immaculate, and thorough. All helpers must clean up after themselves, every time, in every way (after bathroom use, too!) Helpers are expected to clean their rooms thoroughly once a week, and immediately prior to departure (so incoming helpers can enjoy a nice clean space after the long trip to get here).

    No TV, but we have WIFI and a beautiful 900 sq. ft. ballroom with a piano and the most amazing acoustics! The ballroom has window seats which are conducive to reading and writing, and the floor is suitable for dance, music, yoga etc. Local dancers host weekly 7-9pm dance events which are quite reasonable ($5 for dances or practicas, $10 for classes): English Country Dance class (Monday), social Argentine tango practica (Tuesday), Waltz class (Wednesday), and a big East Coast Swing dance (Friday eve).

    The library is stocked with a large and eclectic collection of books in a variety of languages. Enjoy!

    This is a COOL MARITIME CLIMATE, so please don't expect heat in the summer time (the hotter it is inland, the more likely we are to have cool fog). On the other hand, we hardly ever have freezing temperature in winter. No matter when you come, you'll be more comfortable if prepared to dress in layers, as it is usually cool at night even if the days are somewhat warm. But you don't need load your luggage with heavy clothing, there are several thrift stores in town where you can pick up some warm clothes inexpensively.

    NO PETS or DRUGS. NON-SMOKERS only, please (our guests expect a smoke-free environment; even without smoking on the premises, the smell clinging to clothing impacts the common areas indoors, where you may be needed for help).

    TRANSPORTATION Local bus available, but bus to or from Santa Rosa only once per day (MTA Mendocino Transit Authority CC Rider #65 leaves Santa Rosa 2nd Street Transit Mall at 2:50pm or Sonoma County Airport at 3:05pm, arrives Fort Bragg 6:30pm , ask driver to drop you off at the House at the end of their run. Leaves Fort Bragg every morning at 7:03am). Now there is another bus per day, check MTA Transit Authority website for up to date schedule.

    NO SHOWS WILL RECEIVE "NO SHOW" FEEDBACK. As we do not have unlimited space, we have to reserve the space for you as soon as dates are discussed. If you are in communication with us regarding specific dates, please have the courtesy of letting us know if your plans change, or if you are uncertain about coming.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    LONG TERM: We are seeking two couples who are seriously interested helping in the day-to-day operations of the inn, minimum 3 months, preferably longer if mutually satisfactory (there is a 2 week trial period). Combined skill sets should include:

    1. FRONT HOUSE/reception (check in, concierge type duties, may also help serve breakfast). Pleasant, well groomed, cheerful, helpful personality a must - you will represent here and make every guest feel welcome upon arrival and satisfied by the time they leave!

    2. OFFICE manage mail, keeping records, bookkeeping, help deal with phone reservations. May also help select and schedule short-term helpers.

    3. MARKETING - manage social media, online promotional efforts, deal with phone reservations and B2B phone outreach.

    4. MAINTENANCE - be capable of simple fixes for plumbing or mechanical failures, keep machines well maintained.

    5. Last but not least - GARDENING! The property is half an acre, and the maritime climate means hardly any frost. We are working on potential to make this this a world-class garden, with edibles and ornamentals, in a style akin to the main house (Victorian transitioning into Arts & Crafts period design)

    SHORT TERM We prefer helpers who can stay for a minimum of 1 week and have some of the following skills: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electricians, concrete, mosaic, sewing, upholstery, gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    We speak English and Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room (for couples) or rooms with two beds (for single travelers, or friends) Staff bathroom with toilet, sink, tub/shower. It may be possible to accommodate short term couples privately, depending on schedule; please inquire. Kitchen facilities available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walk, hike, kayak, bicycle on beautiful Mendocino coast. We are in town, so you don't really need a car (walk to shops and restaurants).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Permanent staff speak English and Spanish, and various European languages. Helpers come from all over the world, and often share meals, indoor or outdoor games (croquet and badminton on front lawn), or excursions to explore the beautiful ocean and forest environments nearby.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    25 hours/wk, schedule changes to accommodate occupancy; special events


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ballroom w/great acoustics
Water tower
East bedroom for helpers (sometimes the "guy's dorm")
small bedroom for helper couples
Noyo river harbor (south end of town)
the library
Host ref number: 615486656498

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