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Spectacular Oceanfront on Mendocino Coast

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Ocean Front Family Gathering place- 4 bedrooms/2 Baths Game room. 2 Decks .

SEA & RIVER HOUSE is an attractive welcoming home sitting 150 feet above the ocean and one mile from the Navarro River inlet. We are located 130 miles north of San Francisco and 10 miles south of Mendocino and close to Anderson Valley's many wineries. We have wonderfully useable space in a smaller footprint. Come see us!

To the south of the house is a view of magical Brokeback Cove and beyond to the Point Arena lighthouse which flashes at night. North a mile, where the Navarro River (known for steelhead fishing) meets the ocean, is an extensive sand beach to explore and throw a frisbee or build a driftwood fort. Swimming "holes" ( a favorite of our kids) can be found at several points along the Navarro River in the redwood forest.

The house offers four bedrooms (2 queen beds, one full, 3 twins ), a game room with futon, fireplace and outside chiminea, hot tub, two bathrooms,, and expansive decks on two levels. Up to ten people can be accommodated. It affords wonderful space for people to gather or to separate and find a quiet spot to read. Kids of all ages can congregate in the lower level game room to play foosball, throw darts or watch a movie on the wall mounted large screen TV. Moving outside to the lower level deck, they can soak in the large hot tub, roast marshmallows in the chiminea or sit watching the hypnotic spinning of the copper windmill set in the ocean side yard. Three bedrooms and the game room have cable TV plus a stock of movie dvds At night the star display is amazing for those from light polluted cities.

Living Areas: The interior of the upper level of the house is old growth redwood.. The upper level includes the dining room. living room, kitchen, three bedrooms (one a "bunk room") and full bath. The lower level, reached by a stunning spiral staircase, contains the game room and 4th bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Wifi is available at an extra charge. Most people receive cell phone service.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a new gas stove, new set of pots and pans, a good stock of cooks utensils, and melamine dishes from Crate and Barrel. On the upper deck is a large Weber for outside grilling. The kitchen sink back splash is glass tiled and the view out the kitchen door is of the ocean. Even dish washing gets better.

The living room has two comfortable couches with reading lamps and centers around the wood burning fireplace. A small bench doubles as a coffee table or added seating, There is a small but mighty sound system. A ceiling fan cools the room at the end of warm days

The dining area over looks the cove and seats eight at an oval table. It is also a great spot to play board games. There is additional outdoor dining (except in winter months) for 4 at a wicker resin table set on the upper deck. The lower deck has a 2 person bistro table where you can sip coffee ( that can be brewed in large bathroom next to the bedroom) or wine or have a private dinner for two. Table is stored in winter.

Bedrooms: Every queen or double bed is covered with a featherbed or foam topper and then a beautiful quilt. The upper level master bedroom has a ceiling fan. The lower bedroom boasts a canopy bed and vintage oil seascape paintings. Sliding doors open to the lower deck with large flower planters, hot tub etc. Bookcases in each room offer good reads for all tastes. Games are stocked in the "bunk room."

Grounds: In the back (Hwy. 1 side) of the house is a rough picnic table and view of the mountains. In the front (ocean side) is an expanse of ice plant which blooms in bright colors which is edged by an herb garden for cooks. There is a lot of rosemary but also thyme, sage, and other favorite culinary herbs. Beyond the herb plantings is a gate to the cliff promontory with what Pete calls "lover's bench." Great place for photos. A small shore pine hangs off the cliff. The beach at Navarro River can be reached by walking or driving.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    We have games and beach toys for kids. Cable TV and family friendly movies. Chiminea on lower deck is perfect for roasting marshmellows....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Charge of $10/day per pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Game room...moreless

  • Sea & River House has two master bedrooms with queen size beds to better accommodate two families to share rental expenses. One is upstairs and the other is on the lower level, with a direct view of the ocean....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Spectacular views in 3 directions; attractively decorated home with many areas for groups to spread out into; close to historic Mendocino; close to Anderson Valley wineries, ocean kayaking outfitters, deep sea fishing and horseback riding in Fort Bragg to the north....moreless


  • Books:

    Nice selection of easy reading to best sellers....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Large futon couch seats 4 to watch wall mounted TV or foosball game or electronic dart match....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Variety of cd's - classical, celtic....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    1 32' flat screen and 2 smaller flat screen tv's in bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    House stands on 150 foot cliff above ocean and one mile south of Navarro River inlet....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    High on Mendocino cliffs overlooking the ocean and spectacular Brokeback cove...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining area has ocean view and table doubles as game table after dinner....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for longer rentals...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch and loveseat plus bench (that doubles as a coffee table) center around wood burning stove. Great spot to stretch out with a book....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local landline only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for longer rentals when water when sufficient well and tank water available....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Stylish but sturdy square melamine dishware; full set of pots and baking pans....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen with gas range; complimentary local coffee packets supplied; french press and drip coffee maker; herb garden at front of house for the cook. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on two levels. Upper level has dining table and adirondack chairs plus grill. Lower level deck has flower boxes, chairs, bistro set, resin wicker seating around chiminea....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses in the area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb garden at front of house for the cook - parsley, sage, thyme, oregano and loads of rosemary. Windmill in front....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot Springs Spa seats seven on lower deck with ocean views....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,900 $5,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Taxes Not included


Off Season .. From $895/3 nights (for 2 guests).

Rates vary by off and on season, and number of guests, see www. for rate schedule, and call 608-444-2817 for price quote.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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3 Miles
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Perfect for couples looking for that romantic getaway, families for that unforgettable fun place to visit each year or anglers, Sea & River House is an experience you will not want to miss.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Peter has always loved the ocean since he biked around Jones Beach in New York as a child. We are landlocked Wisconsinites who bought the house in 2007 for our retirement. The purchase confused my Minnesota mother, who said: "What's the matter with a nice lake?" It's not the same. We have never seen a more spectacular place and that includes Norwegian fjords. It is one of the world's truly special places.

Why the Owner Chose Albion, CA, USA:
We have long been in love with the indescribable Mendocino coast, and bought the house for our retirement. But, that's 10 years off, and we're renting it out for vacations until then. The property has privacy but is not remote or hard to reach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our location, with ocean views to the south, west and north, is truly rare. Guests find the house is attractively decorated and comfortable. It's proximity to Mendocino, which is a timeless community within a historic district, affords boutique shopping and fine dining. Many outdoor activities are available: kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking. and hiking in the redwood forest. And we are an easy drive to Anderson Valley where 30 wineries are located.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Cove in fog from upper deck

    Cove in fog from upper deck

  • Upper deck (view to south)

    Upper deck (view to south)

  • Sunset from deck looking north

    Sunset from deck looking north

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area looking out to ocean

    Dining Area looking out to ocean

  • Living room with views to ocean.

    Living room with views to ocean.

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Lower Master Bedroom (sliding doors to deck)

    Lower Master Bedroom (sliding doors to deck)

  • Fooz ball in game room

    Fooz ball in game room

  • Enjoying 7 person Hot Springs jacuzzi overlooking cove

    Enjoying 7 person Hot Springs jacuzzi overlooking cove

  • Yoga on upper deck

    Yoga on upper deck

  • Navarro River Beach -1 mile from house.

    Navarro River Beach -1 mile from house.

  • Upper deck

    Upper deck

  • Upper deck (view to north)

    Upper deck (view to north)

  • Spiral staircase to game room.

    Spiral staircase to game room.

  • Kitchen


  • View to ocean from living room.

    View to ocean from living room.

  • Upper level master bedroom

    Upper level master bedroom

  • Second bedroom (includes bunkbeds)

    Second bedroom (includes bunkbeds)

  • Game Room (lower level)

    Game Room (lower level)

  • Lower deck with hot tub

    Lower deck with hot tub

  • Watching cove from bench on promontory

    Watching cove from bench on promontory

  • Kayaking


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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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