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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Jade's Tower, with its sweeping ocean views, sits one block north of the Mendocino Headlands State Park. One to four guests, including supervised children, can enjoy these smoke-free accommodations.

Downstairs there is a queen sleeper sofa with a flowering garden and pond just beyond the triangular glass paned windows. The spiral staircase leads to a airy room with a queen bed. In winter you may see the grey whales as they migrate down the coast of California, and in the Spring the headlands are covered with wildflowers. The galley kitchen, where simple meals can easily be prepared, opens onto a garden patio where you can enjoy your meal, or there is a cozy dining area in the main living space.

If your prefer to eat out, all restaurants in the Village are a short walk from the tower. Art galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, Music and Film Festivals, Farmer's Market, Crown Hall, Sweetwater Eco Spa, Headland trails, and Portuguese and Big River beaches are also within close walking distance.

Check this website to see additional photos of the tower.

More Details

Owner
Virginia Pier
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Virginia Pier

My parents, Bill and Jade Pier, first came to Mendocino in 1956. They were among the first 'pioneers' from the Bay Area to spend weekends in or near the Village. One of my first memories of Mendocino is circa 1958. Bill Zacha took us on a tour of the property he had just bought on Little Lake Street. At age 4, I didn't understand what was so exciting about these old buildings, but they were soon to be transformed into the Mendocino Arts Center. 3 years later, I attended a concert at the Art Center. Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed for a rag-tag audience of about 25. While I thought the concert was really good, it wasn't until a few years later that I appreciated whom I had seen.

I spent summers in Mendocino, going mushrooming, blackberry picking, and swimming at the 'secret' beaches up Big River. In the late 1960's and early 70s there was lots of activity on Big River and Portuguese Beaches as people built drift wood shelters and camped for days. My friends and I would go down to the beach to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire - but what we really were doing was 'hippie watching'.

I moved to New York City after I graduated from college, visiting my mother in Mendocino intermittently over the next 25 years. Every time my husband and I, and eventually our two children, made the journey to see 'Grandma Jade' I was awestruck by the beauty of the town and the tower with its windows looking out to sea.

Now that my family and I are back in California we are able to enjoy the serenity of the tower in all the different seasons.

Virginia Pier

Jade's Tower

Virginia Pier purchased this tower in 1969

Why Virginia Pier chose Mendocino

In 1969 - my mother bought the property on Albion Street with its small cottage. She began dreaming of a second space that could be a peaceful retreat for friends and family. She wanted this new place to reflect the beauty of the ocean and sky, which she did, by integrating architecture and art. Some time around 1975 her dream, now known as Jade's Tower, was completed.

Over the last 35+ years the tower has weathered powerful Pacific storms, stood shrouded in summer fog, and basked in brilliant sunshine. It is now my privilege to share this beautiful space with others.

What makes this tower unique

The large geometric shaped windows of the tower either face the ocean and/or the garden creating a constant interplay of light and color between the tower, garden, sky, and ocean. Inside the tower are built-in bookshelves and benches crafted from recycled 100+ year old redwood, and richly painted murals by Ray Rice, one of the first artists to settle in Mendocino.

Over the years the tower has been updated with new furniture, beds, television and internet but its essential grace and beauty remains unchanged.

Amenities

Mendocino Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove sandy and/or wet shoes before entering tower. No burning candles inside or outside the tower. Change diapers on waterproof changing pad.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom with it's skylight, teak flooring and stained glass windows is unique, but simple. There is a glass enclosed shower, and commode. The sink is in the adjacent room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen size bed in the upstairs loft, and in the downstairs space there is a queen size tempurpedic sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Jade's Tower is walking distance from the markets, restaurants, galleries, Art Center, Mendocino Film and Music Festivals that are located in the Village. Friday mornings the local farmers market has fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, and beautiful hand cut flowers. Little River airport and golf course are less than 5 miles away. Russian Gulch State and Van Damme State Parks are also within 5 miles. Glass Beach is just north of Fort Bragg.

Reviews

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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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5

Awesome location. Very clean, light and bright. Well appointed. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Great condition and a perfect place if you enjoy walking to shops, restaurants and hiking trails. You can park your car and enjoy your stay without having to drive. Quiet and peaceful also on a quiet street.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5

Great couples retreat!! Perfect for two, great views!! Glad we chose it for our getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

A magical glorious garden getaway with excellent views and great attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

We love this sweet little home. We had a chance to chat with Andy re: the gardens which were just so wonderful , that we ended up skipping a trip to the botanical gardens, so we could spend more time relaxing in the sun here at Jade’s Tower, and pondering the flowers. The bed was super cozy and comfy and it was a huge treat to wake up to the views of sunrise and ocean and even a whale spouting out in the bay. There was such attention to detail in every room, we lacked for nothing.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Mindfully exquisite, soothing and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Jade’s Tower is for me, perfection. Location, grounds, and Tower superb.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special spot to enjoy everything Mendocino has to offer. The gardens are lovely and Jade's Tower has all the comforts of home along with an incredible ocean view. Step outside the door to explore the headlands or stroll around the village and enjoy art galleries, unique shops and more. Quiet, clean and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of our arrival at Jade's Tower until our departure we felt so glad and lucky to get to stay in this beautiful place. The structure, the furnishings, the view (especially from the bedroom) and the grounds are very beautiful. And the proximity of the Tower to the sea and the headlands as well as the offerings of the Village is also very good. The property managers who live in the adjacent house were very considerate of our presence. We really appreciated the fresh cut bouquet a flowers. Though we would be very happy to stay in the Tower again, it's not a good place for someone who has difficulty navigating stairs. The spiral staircase up to the bedroom is challenging, especially if you need to get up in the night and go to the bathroom which is on the main floor. You need to have your wits about you while descending that staircase. And if you are determined to take your suitcase up to the bedroom, the smaller the suitcase the better. The Tower has a nice kitchen, shower, and living room area. The seating area in the garden is lovely with an ocean view to boot. Because we had ideal summer weather during our stay, we kept doors and windows open. The interior space felt even more wonderful with the doors and windows open. All and all it was absolutely divine.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Little River Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Patterson's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Trillium
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Portugese Beach
Car: not necessary

Location: Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA (In Mendocino Village historic district) 3+ hours north of San Francisco.

Accommodations: Tower, Queen size bed + Queen size sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom with shower, sleeps 4.

Keywords: Heart of Mendocino Village, self-contained tower guest house, large enclosed garden, spectacular ocean views.

If you love walking on the beach, building sandcastles or picking up shells, Portuguese and Big River beaches are just a few minutes walk away from Jade's Tower. From the Headlands you can watch the sun set behind the Pacific, then stroll to any of the local restaurants for dinner. If you prefer you can prepare a simple meal in the tower then relax and enjoy a video on the flat screen TV. In the late Spring you can see a host of films at the annual Mendocino Film Festival. For music lovers, July brings the two-week annual Mendocino Music Festival which offers opera, jazz, classical, and contemporary music. Garden lovers can take a 10 minute drive to the Botanical Gardens just outside of Fort Bragg, and whale watchers will want to be in Mendocino for the winter Whale Festival. In the upstairs bedroom you can see the whales as they migrate down the coast of California. The Mendocino Art Center has classes, exhibits, and a Repertory Theater on the premises.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Jade’s Tower Rental Agreement


Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the 4th of July are at high season rates, and there is 4 night minimum. Exceptions are made if there is another booking that precludes a 4th night.

Cleaning charges are included in rental fee.

50% deposit required to make reservation. Balance is due 60 days before arrival. Deposit returned in full (minus credit card fees) if cancellation is made at least 60 days before arrival.
If a cancellation is made 30 days before arrival, you can reschedule within 8 weeks if there is availability. High season rates will apply if reservation moves from low to high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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