Panoramic Whitewater Oceanfront Clifftop:Headlands/Cove/Ocean Vistas
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Albion house description
July and August: 4 night minimum stay
Just ten minutes south of the historic village of Mendocino and only 3 minutes south of the movie-famed Heritage House Inn, TIDEPOOL is a unique cliff-top oceanfront retreat – a spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home perched 100 feet above scenic Whitesboro Cove. Its angular box design, beamed ceilings, and redwood interior and exterior are reminiscent of the Sea Ranch architectural style. A veritable sixty foot wraparound floor-to-ceiling wall of glass, spanning the living and sun rooms, immerses you in the panoramic sweep of the rugged Albion Headlands whitewater coastline, Whitesboro Cove, and the Pacific Ocean. Sit inside or outside on the wind-sheltered deck or in the hot tub at eye level with soaring osprey, pelicans, hawks, and gulls and enjoy the nonstop procession of ocean swells crashing into the rocks below. The pelicans and osprey hover all day long above the cove, crashdiving into the water for the local sushi. During their seasonal migrations, you'll experience the parade of spouts, fins and flukes of Pacific gray whales.
The Master bedroom loft (king bed & half bath) and its oversized North facing window offer a picture perfect view of the crashing waves without even having to lift your head from the pillow and a private cozy deck to enjoy the sun or your own private view of the stars. The 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the first floor (king bed & queen bed) are located down the hall from the galley kitchen. The downstairs Master bedroom suite features its own recently remodeled bathroom with an oversized tiled shower and bench combo with bar-holds for safety. A formal dining room comfortably seats six to eight and the Franklin fireplace compliments any meal. While dining, enjoy the pre-recorded keyboard selections on the Yamaha Electric Clavinova or the musicians amongst you can make your own music.
Stretch out in the paired Scandinavian leather recliners in the privacy of the all-cedar-and-glass Lindal sunroom and listen to your favorite music while meditating upon the ever-changing panoramic ocean, coastal, and bay vistas. No matter the weather outside, it’s always comfy inside because of the house’s central heating. With a cozy fire burning in the wood stove, enjoy the spectacular ocean sunsets and the grazing and winged wildlife while ensconced upon the living room’s comfy leather sofas. Both the living room and upstairs master bedroom feature a Bose audio and 55-inch HDTV entertainment center fed by a Direct TV Network HD/DVR receiver with complimentary HBO, Starz, Showtime, and Cinemax movie channels. iPod docking cable to stereo.
Like an oceanfront oasis, your privacy is assured – located at the end of a cul-de-sac; TIDEPOOL is part of a private, GATED road just two minutes south of the Ledford House Restaurant and Albion River Restaurant, two great dining experiences on the coast. Nearby, the quaint town of Albion offers everything you need for your much-needed retreat, and the Albion Flats Cafe, just 3 minutes North, cooks up the best budget-priced breakfasts on the North Coast while offering a surrealistic view from below the last remaining wooden trestle bridge on CA Highway One. Although there is NO BEACH ACCESS from our cliff top property, you can enjoy stopping off at Van Damme Beach in Little River or Big River Beach in Mendocino during your ten minute drive into Mendocino.
Hi-Speed broadband Internet connection and WiFi is available anywhere in the house. Due to satellite-Internet monthly usage caps, the use of Netflix, movie, video, and photo streaming is discouraged. Our Direct TV service has fifty premium movie channels. If you need to do massive multi-Gigabyte data transfers, arrangements can be provided.
Keywords: Oceanfront home; Clifftop home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Covered Parking
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
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Hated to leave!
Hated to leave!
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights and were surprised by how much we loved this place. It would have been easy to stay for a whole week. The views were amazing, exactly as pictured and the house had everything that we needed. We were so sad to go, almost cried when having to leave! I was worried from the photos that the house being older would make me feel less comfortable in it. It did not. While it could use some updates, I would take the lower price that the owner offers vs having updates made and the price increased. It was great for a couple to stay in. If I had to stay in one of the two bedrooms downstairs I probably would not have appreciated it as much as I did staying in the loft because of the view from up there. While we were staying there was an issue with the hot tub that we were notified about upon arrival and the owner kept in close contact with us until it was fixed and worked with us to make us satisfied with the situation. Very pleasant to work with! Things we appreciated: The view!!!! The stereo in the sunroom The DVR - we set several things to record so we could watch on our own schedule. The cleanliness of the house The big shower in the bathroom downstairs! The view from the loft bedroom - and the fact that there is a 1/2 bath upstairs The very soft towels and sheets Improvement item: The mattress in the loft. The only item that I would say would really improve our stay was if the mattress in the loft were softer. It is very hard, I would equate it to laying on a carpeted floor. It would really make for a much more comfortable stay if either a foam mattress topper or a pillow top mattress were added to the house. I would love to come and rent this place for a month and stay and enjoy the area even more. Was an easy drive to everywhere we wanted to go and loved coming home to this place at night!
- Guest Jessica B.
- Date of stay 03/02/14
- Review Submitted 03/25/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, oh yeah... And gorgeous!!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, oh yeah... And gorgeous!!!!
This was a much needed peaceful getaway for my husband and myself and we were very, very happy for finding this gem. The house is gorgeous, the views are gorgeous... We could not have been happier!! The house was so comfy and cozy and you can tell that there is great care from the owner in providing visitors/renters with a relaxing vacation. The house was fully stocked with whatever we might have needed: linens, cookware, spices, dishes, firewood, etc. Everything was clean & tidy, which helped with the relaxing. Now the views, they were AMAZING. We sat in the hot tub every night and were just mesmerized by the crashing waves and the gorgeous sunsets. The deer, they visited us every day. One of the nights, when we were taking our daily exploration of the neighborhood, we came upon a buck and his family about ten feet from us.... They were unforgettably beautiful!! We cannot boast about this vacation home enough. If you are thinking about visiting this coastal area, you must stay here... You will not be disappointed. Believe me when I say the price was perfect too. This vacation home has the best price we have ever come across for what you're getting in return as the owners do not charge multiple different fees for all that silly other stuff; ITS ALL INCLUDED. Howard, the owner, was very nice and genuine and corresponded with us a few times before our trip; he just really cared about making sure our trip was going to go smoothly. ****We spent our vacation exactly the way we wanted: relaxing by the fire, watching movies, cuddling, talking, reading, playing games, enjoying our peace and quiet time together, going on walks, taking in the nature around us, and soaking up the breathtaking GORGEOUS views... It was PERFECT!! ****
- Guest Lisa (Santa Rosa)
- Date of stay 10/07/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, Location
We had a great time at the Tidepool. Not only is the view magnificent, it is convenient to everything. We spent many comfortable hours just sitting in the sunroom and watching the ocean. However, there was plenty to do nearby - Navarro Beach and Redwoods, wineries, Mendocino shopping. We cooked many of our meals in the house. The kitchen is well equipped and the prices at Harvest Market were very reasonable. The internet and tv were reliable. The beds were comfortable - way above what you find in the average rental. Howard was great to work with - responded quickly to questions and returned the security deposit within a couple of days. I would highly recommend the Tidepool. We would love to visit again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
This was our second visit to Tidepool and what a wonderful stay it was. The ocean is only steps away from the house, and the view is simply fantastic. The home is very well appointed and every need is thought of. In the rare event that you do need something, the Albion grocery store is only minutes away and has everything imaginable. There are amazing restaurants nearby, WildFish and The Raven to name a few. Beaches are not too far away either, just minutes to Van Damme and a whole host of pretty beaches. The view of the sunset on a clear summer evening is a magical and elevating experience. The only miserable part to all this is waking up on the last day of you vacation and locking up the home to get back. We'll keep coming back as often as we can!
- Guest amit v.
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Our stay at Tidepool was very relaxing, My husband & I and two kids (20 & 18) enjoyed 5 days at Tidepool over the Easter break. The photos you see are just what you get and so much more. The view & atmosphere at Tidepool is great. It's the perfect place to come when you want to get away from your everyday life. You have no choice but to relax. The jacuzzi was an added plus, we used it morning, evening & at sunset. The wood burning stove added to the coziness of the ocean. Every view at the house was awesome, we even had a rainbow over the Albion Bridge on Easter Sunday. The deer visited us just like the photos. Mendocino is only about 10 mi away, Ft. Bragg about 25 min. A trip to the Cabrillo Lighthouse is a must. Howard was wonderful to deal with and his home had all the amenities anyone would need. Thank you Howard for making your hidden treasure available for others to experience too.
- Guest ginabina (Rocklin, CA)
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Whales!!Guest comment entered by manager
A couple of whales were right out front, just over the bench down the hill. Lots of spouts and their backs and flukes plainly visible. What a surprise to see them hanging out so close. This was our 3rd time here in this home and the first for whale viewing. We have been renting homes from Point Arena to above Fort Bragg for 30 years, and none of them had views to beat this one. The large windows and spectacular scenery beyond are the best!
- Guest D&J L. Nevada City, CA
- Date of stay 01/01/13
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
My husband and I visited this lovely home for a three-day weekend in January. Two thumbs up! The home was ready when we arrived, and easy to get to (no long drive down a twisty road to grab a key, as we have done in the past). If you like a convenient Jacuzzi with an amazing view (who doesn't?), it is hard to image how this place can be beat. And, the sunroom you see in the photos provides a picturesque dining experience, with a light, easy to move table we placed in the center of the window. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a great meal. The Mendocino grocery store nearby had everything we needed for a great spread. We were allowed to park in the garage, and given a garage door opener. During our trip, we were pleasantly surprised to see the deer that we saw in the photos -- many of them. The upstairs bedroom has a stunning view, and a partial bathroom. Actually, the stunning views are available from many rooms through big windows. We loved the spacious shower in the downstairs bathroom. If you plan to come from the city at night, I would definitely stay in Albion. When you are tired at the end of the trip, it is nice to be right there and avoid the twisty turns in the dark. Dinner in Booneville breaks up the drive. Everything we wanted was available to us, we needed nothing. The owner was very nice and responsive when booking and returning our deposit back.
- Guest Eric L. (San Fran)
- Date of stay 01/21/11
- Review Submitted 02/05/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for the kind words
Guest comment entered by manager
A beautiful peaceful place! The rain and mist had it's own beauty. Loved watching the other residents - deer, quail, geese, pelicans, hawks, ravens, seals, vultures and the ever present seagull. Finally saw the bunny on our last evening. Watched whales spouting throughout our stay - more whales than we've ever seen before on this coastline. Read books, played board and video games and enjoyed our family time together. No matter the weather, the scenery before us was spectacular! The sunroom was great and enjoyed by the adults. Soundproof window/wall was appreciated. Well planned home. We hope to return again. Thank you for sharing your very comfortable home and beautiful scenery with us.
- Guest The D.S. Family - Northern California
- Date of stay 12/25/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/11
Guest comment entered by manager
By the way the house also was serene, wonderful and probably saved my career....so thanks for much!!!!!!
- Guest S. S. - Southern Cal.
- Date of stay 07/19/10
- Review Submitted 09/02/10
Guest comment entered by manager
Great place, magnificent views, panoramic views! What a delightful time we had with friends. This lovely home is so inviting in a tranquil setting full of nature’s display of birds, seals, deer herd, various weather, etc. There’s no need to leave Tide Pool. It’s a vacation on it’s own!
- Guest R&L - Sacramento B&P - Georgia
- Date of stay 06/18/09
- Review Submitted 05/14/10
Two Night Rate -$660(2 guests)/ $765(3 to 4 guests)/ $890(5 to 6 guests) : Additional Nites - $210(2 guests)/ $235(3 to 4 guests)/ $260(5 to 6 guests) : Weekly Rates - $1525(2 guests)/$1725(3 to 4 guests)/$1895(5 to 6 guests) Above Prices are Complete: Includes Cleaning/Hot Tub/Taxes 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2: October 1 to April 30: See Rates Above ASK ABOUT MULTI-NIGHT DISCOUNTS Holidays rates slightly higher
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Hot Tub View
View of the House and Sunroom Windows Facing the Ocean
Living Room View
Lindal all cedar and glass sunroom
Upstairs Loft Bedroom
Downstairs King Bedroom
Dining Room Seats Up to 8; Franklin Stove and Clavinova
Slate-tiled Master Bathroom
It's all about the light!
Spring has sprung; bench with a view
Sunset View of Bay and Headlands from Deck
Living Room Entertainment Center ... 50" HDTV, DISH/DVR HD Satellite, Bose Sound
Picture yourself here with your favorite book
View from Loft Bedroom Suite
Downstairs Master Bedroom Suite
Enjoy the sunset surrounded by bubbles and a glass of bubbly
They all flock here to enjoy the view
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