Luxurious Ocean/Riverfront Escape
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mendocino house description
Come to la puerta and be inspired - to relax, to create, to restore. This is a private, 3 bedroom + bonus room, 2 bath home with a full kitchen, livingroom, and luxurious amenities such as a multilevel finnish (wet/dry) sauna, walk-in shower, and 6-seater jacuzzi. Its white-washed walls, tiled floors, and redwood beams, antiques, and lush decor are reminiscent of a lovely moorish home from faraway climes.
You can expect to be pampered with the roar of the pacific lulling you to sleep at night. Open the livingroom floor-to-ceiling glass doors and invite the sunshine and expansive view into the house. Light the wood-burning fireplaces in the livingroom or master bedroom and curl up with a fine glass of local wine and a good book from the library in the guest bedroom. Turn on any of the 3 flat-screen tvs or stereo, or plug in your computer or smart-phone to the sound system to enjoy your favorite programming. Post about your getaway to the envy of all in real time via wifi. Enjoy intimate conversation at the kitchen table or redwood kitchen bar, which seat a total of 8. Grill on the large, gourmet propane barbeque overlooking the view, and create a delicious masterpiece. Relax on a chaise lounge out on the deck and soak in the tranquil spirit of mendocino.
While this is a romantic setting, kids and dogs are welcomed. Special bedding and accessories for your canine companion are included. There is a bonus room off the second guest room complete with its own large flat-screen tv, queen-sized sofa bed, and games. You are in a private locale overlooking eternity, and yet you are right off the famous pacific coast highway and only a couple of miles from such esteemed restaurants as albion river inn and ledford house, and only about 7 more miles to quaint mendocino village. An ideal location for the ideal vacation!
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Family includes your beloved pet. I purchased La Puerta with my own pets in mind. I generally allow dogs and will consider other pets. I provide special throw blankets and accessories to ensure they have a safe, clean, and fun time, too....moreless
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Gorgeous master bedroom with sunken Roman tub, painted sink, fireplace, and ocean/river/mountain views from the bed and tub. Guest rooms with an elegant antique bed with pillow top mattress, or clean white lines and designer bedding. Bonus room has a high-end queen sofa. Relax and be inspired!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Come and enjoy being pampered in serenity and luxury!
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- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sight Seeing
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Fabulous Home and View
Fabulous Home and View
The long weekend at La Puerta was magical and the whole family had a blast. From the quiet neighborhood and breathtaking view to sumptuous sauna and hot tub we could have stayed forever and been perfectly content. Long walks on the serene beach just at the base of the bluff where the house sits allowed the dogs to run and play safely. We even saw a pod of dolphins just off the beach! We drove the short distance up to the Albion grocery store, and were pleasantly surprised at the extensive selection of beautiful organic veggies and fruit, and happened to be there when the Farmer's Market was open. We bought a jar of pickled beets from a vendor and they were delicious. Dinner that night also included fish from Fort Bragg which we cooked on the gourmet propane grill at La Puerta ~ heaven! We had such a relaxing visit, everything we needed was thoughtfully provided by Margie. We all look forward to another dreamy vacation at La Puerta in beautiful Albion!
- Guest Ruth (Nevada City, Ca)
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: It was my pleasure to host you and your family - and of course the pups! There is no better place to celebrate a birthday as auspicious as your mother's 80th. Please come back again soon.
One Happy Family
One Happy Family
Gracious host while booking followed up by an unbelievable vacation. We have stayed at several homes in Mendocino and my daughters (8, 11 & 18) gave this one two thumbs up. I said, "would you want to come back here or stay at a new one?" "Stay here again!" It was quiet, clean, fully stocked with everything you would have at home, including a gas grill, and soft bedding. Great access to the beach after a very short drive - allows campers so we loved the campfires at night in the distance. If you want to get away from it all - this is your place. Would also be a great home for an adults only trip and wine tasting. It is on the tail end of 28 and there were too many wineries to keep track of and all fairly close by. Goldeneye Pinot with the lime cilantro prawns at the Albion River Inn will complete your fantasy vacation at this property! I can't say enough. Book now!
- Guest Tina B.
- Date of stay 07/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: I am so glad you and your family had a great time, Tina. La Puerta is a great getaway for families looking for fun together time, or for couples seeking romance, you're right. I look forward to hosting you again soon!
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2014
1 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
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- Pet Fee: $20
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Little River Airport at 3 Miles
- Nearest Train: Skunk Train at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) at Mendocino
- Nearest Beach: Navarro Beach at Mendocino
- Nearest Barpub: Ledford House at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Little River Inn at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Ledford House and Albion River Inn at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: A California girl who loves the North Coast, and enjoys sharing the luxury and beauty of her homes with visitors to this wonderful part of the the Golden State. I've worked and traveled across most of Europe and some of Asia, and I've lived in Hawaii. My family is from Canada (we used to joke that I am the only US-born family member and can become president someday.) I keep coming back to California and its unrivaled beauty and liveability. I am an active animal rescuer and I am on the Advisory Committee of MickaCoo Pigeon and Dove Rescue. I spent 14 years fostering and volunteering with Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue. I have met wonderful, caring people through my work with them, not to mention some great birds! I also volunteer my time to the ALRP, which provides free legal representation to those living with AIDS or HIV here in the Bay Area. I am blessed and I like to pay it forward. My mottos are 'Carpe Diem, Vita Brevis' and 'This, too, shall pass.' They have served me very well. I am a hands-on host. I want to make sure your questions are answered, and you have a good time while visiting Baleen. I encourage you to reach out to me before, during, or after your vacation with questions, comments, or suggestions. I hope you try out my beautiful Mendocino home and are prepared to be spoiled and indulged.
Why the Owner Chose Mendocino:
La Puerta is a very special place, to me and to other guests who have been returning since before I owned it. It is romantic, tranquil, spiritual, fun, and a place to bond, revitalize, heal, celebrate, luxuriate, and be present.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
La Puerta is located on two private acres, and looks southward down the beautiful North Coast all the way to Point Arena. You can watch whales and seals who cavort in the natural protected mouth of the beach below, take in the scent of the sea and pines, listen to the pounding of the waves as they echo up from the ocean, and relax. Be amazed by the panoply of stars, and find Andromeda while you soak in the hot tub at night with all the lights off. Take a bubble bath or a session in the sauna and drift off to a restful slumber in the pillow-top king-sized beds (or full, in the library bedroom). This is a truly spiritual, special place.
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Gorgeous views of sand, surf, forest, and river await you.
Ceiling-to-floor glass doors open to the view - bring the outdoors in!
The livingroom opens to the patio and ocean beyond - experience the luxury.
Curl up in front of the fire in the king-sized pillowtop master bed and relax.
Enjoy the view from the sunken Roman tub, reflected in the window.
The guest bedroom features whimsical birdhouses & a king-sized, pillow-top bed.
Both bathrooms feature European fixtures, clean design, and a bidet in one.
Bask in the glow of the fire from either of the two fireplaces in La Puerta.
Enjoy the luxury of a large, walk-in shower off the sauna.
Take in the majesty from one of the decks.
Watch the Navarro River breach the ocean and witness its beauty.
Walk down these tranquil steps & enter into a world of private beauty & luxury.
Relax and socialize in the large yet cozy livingroom.
Create a magnificent meal in the fully-outfitted, gourmet kitchen.
Bask in the bubbles of the sunken Roman tub in the master bedroom.
A gorgeous sink in the master bedroom speaks of romance.
Curl up in the antique, full-sized pillow-top bed with a book in this bedroom.
The 'bonus room' features a flat-screen tv, games, and a queen sleeper sofa.
Feel the stress melt away in the multilevel Finnish sauna.
Relax in the hot tub while taking in the expansive views.
A quail stands sentry on the roof of the rustic pump house at La Puerta.
Sunrise at La Puerta from the patio.
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