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Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Ultimate Luxury And Expansive, Beautiful Views

Very private, multi-million dollar property with spectacular ocean views, perfect for a family outing or surprise intimate getaway.

This custom bluff-top home overlooks Albion's picturesque Navarro beach, where the Navarro River meets the Pacific Ocean. Listen to the soothing sounds of the waves from the wrap-around deck, or relax and soak in the panoramic views. Grab a few fluffy towels and stargaze on a cool, clear night in the secluded, roomy hot tub.

A sought-after vacation home on the Mendocino coast, Baleen (named for the baleen whales that can be seen from the deck during whale-watching season) was exquisitely furnished by a professional decorator and completely renovated from the ground up. It is a meticulous melding of comfort and serenity, and includes

- two private, gorgeous bedroom suites (plus two queen-sized sofabeds--one in each lounge)

- 3 full bathrooms (complete with heated limestone floors)

- full gourmet kitchen

- washer/dryer

- all the expected (and even unexpected!) amenities of a luxury vacation home, including multiple flat-screen tvs, stereo, gorgeous gas stove, granite countertops of rose quartz and labradorite, heated limestone floors in the bathrooms, bamboo flooring throughout the first floor, and a telescope for whale-watching!

The activities you can enjoy are endless. Take a leisurely sunrise or sunset walk or brisk jog along the open, secluded stretch of sand below the house: access is just a minute's drive down the hill to free beachfront parking. (There is no direct beach access from the house.) Have breakfast at favorite local hotspot Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, share a pint with the locals at Bridget Dolan's Pub, or choose to dine at one of several fine renowned restaurants, all within a mile from your doorstep. Then go for a stroll in downtown Mendocino, soak in the landscape, or take a drive up the coast. Experience Mendocino at a slow, inspired pace.

More Details

Margie Gear
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Margie Gear

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.

Margie Gear purchased this house in 2006

Why Margie Gear chose North Coast

Mendocino is a spiritual, lovely, relaxing and rejuvenating area. I knew this was a unique estate when I first saw it. It has been completely renovated with the finest finishes. Please enjoy!

What makes this house unique

From the heated limestone floors in the bathrooms to the rose quartz and Labradorite countertops and custom-made vanities, everything is top-notch and luxurious at Baleen. The front entryway boasts a locally-made black walnut bench from the Elk Art Collective. There are antique Chinese armoires and one-of-a kind artwork throughout. Come visit and be pampered.


Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Heated limestone floors, full length mirror.
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower , Heated limestone floor, rose quartz/granite counter.
    Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated limestone floors, Labradorite granite.
  • From the heated limestone floors to the custom cabinetry and rare Labradorite or rose quartz countertops, these bathrooms are luxurious. Upstairs features Italian faucets and handmade tiles in the shower. Fluffy Egyptian cotton towels provided. Come stay and be utterly pampered.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillowtop Cal King with designer bedding; views; bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pillowtop Cal King with designer bedding; bath; deck; views.
  • Downstairs bedroom suite with gorgeous ocean and beach views. Sitting area, night lights, private full bath.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Come stay and prepare to be spoiled by beauty, luxury, and serenity. This is a truly private getaway, with access to the fun, art, and adventure that is the Mendocino Coast. I will provide you with an activity/information sheet and directions, etc., that I have prepared once you've booked.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Exquisite Oceanfront Getaway
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews
Alexandria, MN


  • 5 of 5

The view from Baleen is absolutely stunning. It is well appointed and has comfortable beds. You can clearly hear the soothing sounds of the ocean below. This helped us to have a nights sleep like none that I can remember. We will definitely be returning to Baleen.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, the pictures depict this home accurately.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable home with high end features. It is a very private and quiet place with beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, ca

What a wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house is comfortable and lovely. The views are spectacular. A perfect spot. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Baleen while attending our son's wedding at Camp Navarro. Baleen was the best and most convenient waterfront location for our visit. Would definitely return for another "vacation" at a future date.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos

Extraordinary view with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

The photo listing for this property says it all. A priceless property with lots of charm and a balcony big enough to enjoy a sunset meal or search the endless stars. The surf sound and fresh air provides the perfect environment for rest and relaxation. Such a great confluence at the Navarro River with the beach below. It's just far enough away from everything else and close enough to unsurpassed beauty. The days and nights were very restful and our dinners were soulful. Many thanks to Margie.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a quiet weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful! Margie is very thoughtful hostess and everything was perfect. The view of the ocean was stunning. The location was remote enough for privacy, but the towns nearby were only a short drive away. Paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bridget Dolan's Pub
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Little River
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
One (Pacific Coast Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ledford House and Albion River
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

The Mendocino coast is rugged, breathtaking, and mesmerizing. Attractions are many, and include premiere restaurants, hiking, biking, world-class spas, boating, abalone diving, shopping, and taking in the galleries and art culture for which Mendocino is known.


Rates & Availability

Albion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Independence Day Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Spa Servicing $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. Please let me know if you have any special needs, an event you're celebrating, or any questions at all, so I can accommodate you. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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