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Sanctuary By the Sea-Dramatic Oceanfront with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, Three Bedrooms, Two Baths

We named our home Sanctuary By the Sea because it is truly a haven to relax and rejuvenate. Step away from your everyday stresses and live life as it is meant to be.

Gaze at the ocean with views for miles and miles of the dramatic Northern California coastline. Watch the wildlife—pelicans, Canadian geese, even a family of 3 bald eagles as they soar. Gray whales migrate past the cove and you have a front-row seat.

Enjoy our beautiful oceanfront home with panoramic whitewater views from virtually every room in the house. The home sits on over an acre in the exclusive gated community of Pacific Reefs in Albion. You will say “WOW” when you walk into the beautiful home and look out the window at the crashing waves. The home is open, bright and quiet—only the sound of the waves can be heard.

Master bedroom suite has spectacular whitewater views. There is a king bed with 600 thread count linen. Master bathroom has granite countertop and luxurious thick towels. 2nd bedroom has ocean views and a queen bed with luxurious linens. Large 3rd bedroom has full and twin beds. Linen for the beds and 1 set of towels per guest are provided at no additional charge.

Watch the waves crash while sitting in the warm and inviting living room with wood-burning stove. Vaulted ceilings create a spacious room. Large picture windows practically bring the outdoors in. Beautifully appointed with leather furniture. 37” TV with satellite service, DVD player, CD player and Bose & Definitive speakers.

Large dining table with comfortable seating for 8. Enjoy your meals while watching the ocean views from huge windows on 3 walls.

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric glass cooktop, microwave oven, toaster oven, icemaker and blender. Coffee grinder, coffee maker and electric tea kettle also provided.

2 spacious decks--one has a gas grill and dining area and the other has a private hot tub offering dramatic ocean views.

Why cook when there are 2 gourmet restaurants within a 5-minute drive. The Ledford House is just over the bridge (a 2-minute drive) and offers a nightly bistro dinner featuring 3 courses. Albion River Inn is just a few minutes beyond Ledford House and offers Happy Hour with wines and complimentary appetizers. We are just 7 miles south of Mendocino which has even more dining options.

Come see for yourself what you’ve been missing all your life. You’ll be back again and again.

This is a completely non-smoking property, inside and out. No pets allowed.

Since we are on septic and well, we can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. All visitors, even those who visit during the day, are considered guests.

2 nights minimum stay. Holidays & special events require 3 night minimum.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Flint

We’re Janet & Flint. Although we first met in college, we went in separate directions to pursue our individual life dreams after graduation. As fate would have it, 8 years later we reconnected again in the Bay Area as we each started our careers. The timing and circumstances were apparently right, and we have been together ever since, first living in Silicon Valley and then relocating in 2010 to Santa Rosa, California.

Flint purchased this house in 2010

Why Flint chose Albion

We had been visiting the Mendocino coast for years. When we moved to Santa Rosa, we realized that we were close enough to Mendocino to enjoy a place of our own…. a Sanctuary By the Sea. We knew this was the right property as soon as we walked in the front door and saw the spectacular oceanfront views of Whitesboro Bay. The unobstructed whitewater and coastal views are the ultimate in relaxation, especially from the private hot tub. We love spending time at the Sanctuary but our work schedules keep us from visiting as much as we would like. We decided to share the Sanctuary with our VRBO guests.

What makes this house unique

Sanctuary By the Sea has the unique blend of seclusion and privacy (private community with locked gate), yet very close to the diverse activities of the Mendocino coast. Just 7 miles north is the quaint village of Mendocino, with world-class restaurants and shopping. We are close to the wine tasting region of Anderson Valley as well as the unspoiled beauty of hiking, kayaking, canoeing and diving in several nearby state parks. There is a sand beach just 5 minutes away. Or, just simply relax… at the Sanctuary By the Sea.


Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite master bathroom with granite countertop
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite has king bed and spectacular whitewater views. Luxurious 600-thread count linen. En-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has queen bed and ocean views. Luxurious linens. Bedroom 3 has full bed and twin bed. Luxurious linens. TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Sanctuary By the Sea-Dramatic Oceanfront with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Secluded place with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely weekend at this place. We picked it specifically for the views of the coastline and the ocean, but everything else did not disappoint either. The house was impeccably clean and very well stocked. The owners left clear and concise instructions on how to operate the thermostat, the wooden stove, the hot tub, the grill, etc., so once we arrived , everything was up and running in no time. On our second night we were treated to a spectacular wind, rain and hail system that moved through NorCal and were able to enjoy this display of nature’s power while being warm and cozy in this wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful and well kept. It is secluded yet very close to amentities. I went with little kids and it worked out great. Just had to keep an eye on them in the back yard but that was fine as there is plenty of space in the front to play too...Flint is very responsive and great to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here with another family and we had a wonderful time! You can't beat the breathtaking view & the house has everything you could need for your getaway. The owner was great, super responsive and helpful, and the place was everything we were looking for! Location is great - nearby Mendocino, Ft Bragg, so much to do and see... and its also just a great place to relax. We plan to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views! Comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this home checked all the boxes we were hoping for on this family trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sanctuary with a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

Location location location, the view is actually better in real life than the great pictures.

The property was very clean and very functional with everything you need to make it s great stay.

The owners communicated very well and showed concern that the trip would be successful.

Near many great restaurants and activities in the Mendocino area as well as close to the Hwy 128 and Hwy 1 intersection.

Overall a wonderful weekend for 7 people in our party,

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Wonderful Stay at a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Sanctuary By the Sea over the Memorial Day long weekend. The house was in a great location with stunning views of the coast and was very clean and well cared for. There were many thoughtful touches in the home (books, games, fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, outdoor bbq etc.) that made our stay very comfortable. The house was in a secluded gated community and was within a short distance to beaches and parks, as well as several restaurants. The towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg were both within easy driving distance as well. We loved our time on the Mendocino coast and at the lovely home, and look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Van Damme State Park
Albion River Inn Restaurant
Very nice restaurant and only 1 mile from the Sanctuary Try the Chef's Choice two course sp...
Cafe Beaujolais
Ledford House
Very nice restaurant, and 1/2 mile from the Sanctuary. Try the bistro special, which is a 3 ...
Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Van Damme State Park
Car: necessary

Enjoy wine tasting in Anderson Valley, hiking in the Navarro Rivers Redwood forests, driving scenic Highway 1, touring picturesque Mendocino village, dining at world-class restaurants or simply relaxing with the ocean at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for up to 7 guests
11% Occupancy Tax
Housecleaning Fee - $150
Hot Tub Fee - $50/rental
Refundable Security Deposit - $500

Rates subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed
3-night minimum for holidays and weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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