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Albion 'Water Tower House' w/Spa & Outdoor Shower!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

** Please note that the homeowner lives on site, in a completely separate unit, and may be present during your stay **

Enjoy the best of Northern California when you stay at 'Water Tower House', a unique 1-bed + loft, 1-bath Albion vacation rental cottage. Situated a mile from the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, this property provides sleeping for 4 guests. With a private deck, hot tub, and stunning wooded views, this home is ideal for a small family or close friends seeking a memorable trip!


Upon arrival, you'll be taken by the unique look of this beach-themed cottage that was built around an existing 1860's water tower on a large piece of land. It sits in an open, grassy field with apple trees displayed through the kitchen windows. Honeysuckle and butterfly bushes are rooted at the front door, with lavender wrapped around the front and jasmine growing on the back facade and deck, also boasting a hot tub and outdoor shower.

Inside, open redwood beams from the tower display throughout the home and natural light floods in from the many windows and skylights.

Relax in the living room as you lounge on the plush couch or recliner and warm up in front of the gas fireplace.

The nearby cafe table is an excellent place to enjoy a snack or drink as you chat with your travel mates.

Prepare a delicious meal in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with full-size appliances and plenty of dishware. Tired of cooking? Hire a chef to whip up a gourmet meal during your stay!

When it's time for rest, the bedroom offers 2 twin-sized beds. Take a soak in the claw foot tub before heading up to the loft where you'll find the master sleeping area with a queen bed, reading nook, and office space.

After a full day of adventure, head out to the patio area to enjoy the fragrant breeze as you sip on a cocktail in the soothing hot tub!


After enjoying the apple trees, honeysuckle and butterfly bushes, and live farm animals that meander around the land, you'll have plenty in the area to see and do!

The quaint village of Mendocino is a must-see when you visit. You'll find something to suit all tastes, such as restaurants, shopping, beaches, surfing, hiking, and more!

With the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, also knows as PCH, a mile away, you'll have access to everything the area has to offer. From here, you can admire the breathtaking coastal views as you access more beaches, hiking, state parks, golf courses, five-star restaurants, yoga, and nearby cities and towns.


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, outdoor shower, beach chairs, beach towels, coffee maker, coffee grinder, complimentary toiletries, private hot tub, computer with DVD player, gas fireplace, hair dryer, high chair, and free WiFi!

- In-room massages available - prices vary

- Enjoy 1 complimentary sauna session by appointment!

- Fantastic Albion location! Easy access to Mendocino and Pacific Coast Highway for easy access to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, beaches, surfing, swimming, hiking, golfing, and more!

- Nearest Commercial Airport: Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (~102 miles away)


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

- Please note that the homeowner lives on site, in a completely separate unit, and may be present during your stay

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Albion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.5185184 based on 27 reviews


  • 1 of 5

After years of using vacation rentals we had our first and only bad experience. My family of 4 arrived to the home after a long day of driving. It took a while to figure out how to even enter the property. Once there we noticed that all of the lights were on in the home, it was dark outside and with the owner living on the property as well we thought "how nice they turned the lights on for us". WRONG! We then noticed a child running through the house as we looked through the window. Confused, we double checked our itinerary to make sure we were arriving on the correct day. After confirming that we were and sitting in the car wondering what to do, the people in the house came out. There were about 5 naked and half naked children and a woman. The woman informed us that she was the home owner's nanny and that the home owner was not present but that they were not expecting anyone. The children were playing in the hot tub and running in and out of the house while wet. They had emptied half of the water out of the hot tub which was left with disgusting dirty water. We entered the home which still had the previous guests laundry and garbages all full! The beds were unmade and had been slept in. We called Autumn (the owner) who did not answer the phone. After about 30 minutes we finally heard back from her. When I let her know the situation she acted as though we had done something wrong by even being there because she was not expecting us. After realizing it was her mistake she apologized and came to the house. She took the grabages and old linens out and informed us that she would have the housekeeper come clean in the morning. With no where to go and it being late at night we put new sheets on the beds ourselves and stayed for one horrible night with bug and spiders everywhere in the home. We felt as if we were in a horror movie. The next morning after a rough night with very little sleep I contacted both Evolve and Autumn to let them know we would not be coming back . Evolve customer service has been great in helping us find another place to stay and offering a discount on a new place. They have been attempting for over a week to get a hold of Autumn so we can get a refund, and she does not return their calls or emails, I am now forced to dispute the charges with my credit card company. The home is beautifully decorated, but not well maintained, we opened a closet which had an extraordinarily horrible smell. Renters Beware! Worst Experience Ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, wonderful grounds, super nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

Strikingly beautiful cottage in spectacular setting. Hosts were very accommodating and helpful. The hot tub was very welcome and used every night. The sauna was fantastic. As you can see from the photos the cabin is decorated smartly and my family felt comfortable from the start. We all fell in love with this warm home and it's sweet kitty cat.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The wifi was out for days while were there and there were no beach towels as stated. I emailed AND left a voicemail for the contact person that was to be "available 24/7" and neither problem was resolved, but worse is that I never even got a response from the contact person. It was too warm for us to sleep in the loft and no fan up there. The property had lots of bugs inside the house (mostly spiders! but also ants and pincher bugs). Upon arrival I found a dirty tissue on the couch, someone's used gum spit out on a plant container, and stepped in something sticky. Although the house was cute I would definitely not go back to this one with the lack of response from the owner to things wrong.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the unique Water Tower House!

  • 5 of 5

The place was very well decorated with the mermaid theme, it felt very cozy & comfortable. It was a great place to get away from it all & just relax!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, clean and well maintained! Its a perfect spot for a family to stay and large enough to have space when needed. We were greeted by the owner right when we arrived and she gave us a brief history of the property and was on her way. I appreciate that we had time alone at the property and didn't get bothered by an overbearing property owner. The homeowner and kids were very friendly, and are located a short distance away, but there was still privacy between both homes. We had the opportunity to see their miniature horses and wild deer's running free on the property - that was an amazing sight to see! There's a shower in the cottage, but if you love taking showers outside then this would be a perfect spot for you to do so because the scenery is amazing outside. The only two issues we ran into was the gas pilot went out so we didn't have hot water or gas to cook with for a day. The property owner was out that day, but was quick to turn it back on before the night was over. And the hot tub could have been cleaned before our arrival. Overall, it was still an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to everyone! There's plenty of wineries, beaches, places to eat and sightsee. Fort Bragg was about 10 miles from the cottage and I recommend that you do grocery shopping there as prices seem to be higher in Albion.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are thrilled to hear your family had a pleasant stay overall and its amazing scenery nearby. We are glad the homeowner was able to promptly fix the gas pilot so you could fully enjoy your stay. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon! Best, the Evolve Team
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  • 5 of 5

This location was amazing! Secluded, unique, well thought out. Simply magical!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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