Hipcamp host Mackenzie O.
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The Pond House used to be a bait shop when this property was a Trout Farm. Now it's your private studio with its own dock, deck, and pondside sunset marvel, only at Mendocino Magic.

Maximum Capacity for the Pond House is 3 guests. You are welcomed to bring additional guests and have them book a car camping site (right nearby) or have them stay in the campsite area in front of

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The Pond House used to be a bait shop when this property was a Trout Farm. Now it's your private studio with its own dock, deck, and pondside sunset marvel, only at Mendocino Magic.

Maximum Capacity for the Pond House is 3 guests. You are welcomed to bring additional guests and have them book a car camping site (right nearby) or have them stay in the campsite area in front of the Pond House for $30 per person per night.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mackenzie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Pond House in California.

Forest
Lake
Swimming hole

Places to see near Mendocino Magic

MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park
16 miles way Explore
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
23 miles way Explore
Russian Gulch State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
26 miles way Explore
Richardson Grove State Park
Richardson Grove State Park
28 miles way Explore
Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park
30 miles way Explore
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
34 miles way Explore
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino National Forest
38 miles way Explore
Hendy Woods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
41 miles way Explore
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
52 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park
59 miles way Explore
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
60 miles way Explore
Salt Point State Park
Salt Point State Park
75 miles way Explore
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
81 miles way Explore
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
87 miles way Explore
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
93 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Pond House

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Hipcamper Aayush
Aayush R.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2016

Great place and great views. We had fun!

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2016

The Pond House is a cute little nest with a large and wonderful outdoor deck overlooking a lovely pond. It's small but has everything we needed—even a coffee grinder—to have a very comfortable stay. Don't hesitate to pass by Mackenzie's house while hiking around the property. She's such a friendly host! We would come again without any hesitation.

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Hipcamper John
John S.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2016

Beautiful and rustic
Very much in nature
Mackenzie, the host, is the best
Try to get to know her as soon as you can so you can get a feel for the place
She is the compass rose for the vibe here
She will also tell you where to go for grabbing food, picking berries, playing in the reservoir, etc
There are other campers close by - it is not utter isolation - but it is pretty darn close
Stargazing from the dock at night is amazing

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Hipcamper dennis
Dennis W.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2016

Very rustic, but peaceful and the lights around the pond at night is magical. The over all camp is very rural but I see improvements and Mckenzie is a wonderful host and I see a bright future for people who go there. The pond at first looks very small form the side but once you are in front it is long and the inside is pretty equipped for anything you need.
You will enjoy yourself.
Dennis

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel F.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2018

We had a great stay at the pond house. It was a nice quiet place to spend new years. Enjoyed walking the path with a cup of coffee in the morning. Mackenzie is a great communicator and helpful. Made the drive over to fort bragg for a beer at north coast brewing and walked around. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Jorge
Jorge R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 7th, 2018

In this review, I will try to be as objective as possible as I did enjoy my stay at the Pond House but the overall experience was filled with pros and cons.

Let’s start with the Cons: I know this is a camping experience and I should see it as so but for $200 a night we did expect a bit more.
• linens seemed dirty
• bed (mattress) was super uncomfortable
(We ended sleeping on our sleeping bag on the twin size day bed)
• daybed was covered in dog hair
• hot plates did not work at first and when it turned on only one did and did not heat properly
• the soaps / shampoos provided in the shower seemed like they had not been changed in years
• there seemed to be so much random stuff just laying outside of the pond house (for example, two carts filled with rained water that appeared to have been there for some time)

*** the pond itself seemed practically empty. I understand that’s out of their hands. But a nice disclosure would be nice: something along the lines of “pond levels may vary throughout the year” or “pictures were taking during high peak season “ etc

Pros:
• the property is vast and beautiful
• the reservoir is really nice and you can use their kayaks as well as swim if wanted
• plenty of hiking trails
• plenty of drinking water placed throughout the hiking trails
• the host (Mackenzie) is friendly and helpful
• the dogs are super friendly and beautiful
(One of them even followed us on a hike and seemed to be showing us around )

Once again, I know it is camping we are talking about. But for $200 a night I would expect a little more care and attention to detail.

Would I come back to this property in the future ? Yes
Would I rent the pond house again for that price ? No, I would opt for a normal campsite

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Hipcamper lisa
Lisa D.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2015

An amazing get away!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel A.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2016

The Pond house is fun, but a little more run down than I expected it to be.

Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne Y.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2017

Had such a lovely time here with my two girl friends and our pets (a dog and a cat). Mackenzie was the perfect host and extremely helpful. The pond is absolutely picturesque and is so much fun to explore. Would definitely recommend!

Property
Mendocino Magic
State
California
$200/night
1 Site