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Luxurious Ocean/Riverfront Escape

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Gorgeous views of sand, surf, river, and forest await you.

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Custom Hilltop Home With Ocean, River, And Mountain Views

Come to La Puerta del Mar and be inspired - to relax, to create, to restore. This is a private, 3 bedroom + bonus room, 2 bath custom home on 2 lush, panoramic acres. La Puerta del Mar invites you with a full, recently renovated kitchen, livingroom, and luxurious amenities such as a multilevel Finnish (wet/dry) sauna, walk-in shower, and brand new, 6-seater Marquis spa. Its white-washed walls, tiled floors, and redwood beams, antiques, and lush decor are reminiscent of a lovely moorish home from faraway climes.

You can expect to be pampered with the roar of the Pacific lulling you to sleep at night. Open the livingroom floor-to-ceiling glass doors and invite the sunshine and expansive view into the house. Light the wood-burning fireplaces in the livingroom or master bedroom and curl up with a fine glass of local wine and a good book from the library in the guest bedroom. Turn on any of the 3 flat-screen tvs or stereo, or plug in your computer or smartphone to the sound system to enjoy your favorite programming. Post about your getaway to the envy of all in real-time via free WiFi.
The renovated kitchen is a gourmet's dream, and features gorgeous granite countertops, backsplashes, and accents, all new luxury appliances (including a convection oven), and designer cabinetry. Enjoy intimate conversation at the kitchen table or solid redwood kitchen bar, which together seat a total of 8.

Out on the patio, you can grill on the large, gourmet propane barbeque overlooking the view, and create a delicious masterpiece. Stoke a fire in the fire pit and relax on a chaise lounge out on the deck under the stars. Take a leisurely sunrise or sunset walk or brisk jog along the open, secluded, long stretch of sand below the house: access is just a few minute's drive down the hill to free beachfront parking. Soak in the tranquil spirit of Mendocino.

While this is a romantic setting, kids and dogs are welcomed. Special bedding and accessories for your canine companion are included - but you do need to let me know he or she is coming. There is a bonus room off the second guest room complete with its own large flat-screen tv, queen-sized sofa bed, and games. You are in a private locale overlooking eternity, and yet you are right off the famous Pacific Coast Highway and only a couple of miles from such esteemed restaurants as Albion River Inn and Ledford House, and only about 7 more miles to quaint Mendocino Village. La Puerta del Mar is an ideal location for the ideal vacation!
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Family includes your beloved pet. I purchased La Puerta with my own pets in mind. I generally allow dogs and will consider other pets. I provide special throw blankets and accessories to ensure they have a safe, clean, and fun time, too....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Elegant, romantic, and captivating....moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Gorgeous designer bed and bedding with bath....moreless

  • Library Bedroom: 1 double

    Antique, romantic bed with library. Cozy and private!...moreless

  • Bonus Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper, views, flat screen TV. Great for kids!...moreless

  • Gorgeous master bedroom with sunken Roman tub, painted sink, fireplace, and ocean/river/mountain views from the bed and tub. Guest rooms with an elegant antique bed with pillow top mattress, or clean white lines and designer bedding. Bonus room has a high-end queen sofa. Relax and be inspired!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, shower, bidet

    Walk-in shower is located off master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, shower

    European fixtures offer a clean, lovely appearance....moreless

  • Sunken Roman tub is in the master bedroom. Triple shower dispensers provide complimentary organic shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Come and enjoy being pampered in serenity and luxury!

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full library in second guest room. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray player in livingroom and master bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    With pc and smartphone adapter; woofer and speaker for optimum sound....moreless

  • Television:

    3 flat-screen TVs in home....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Enjoy the view while you dine at the large diningroom table and redwood bar, which accomodate 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In laundry room off front door, for longer stays....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two wood-burning fireplaces plus firewood and starter and matches are provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In laundry room off front door, for longer stays....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and espresso machine are in the appliance garage on the counter. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All serving and eating utensils, as well as cookware, bakeware, and serving bowls, are included....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full gourmet kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels and trash bags are included, along with whatever spices and other goodies may be in the cabinets. Welcome!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    In the appliance garage on the counter....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 53 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Valentine's Day Weekend
Feb 10 - Feb 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$450
Presidents' Day Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$425

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Mothers' Day
May 12 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$450
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Columbus Day
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$475
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$475
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Spa Servicing Fee $25
  • Housekeeping Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $25

Notes:

Please let me know if you have any questions or special needs, a special event, etc. I am happy to assist you!


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Little River Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ledford House
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Skunk Train
Albion, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ledford House and Albion River Inn
Albion, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Navarro Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Albion, CA, USA:
La Puerta is a very special place, to me and to other guests who have been returning since before I owned it. It is romantic, tranquil, spiritual, fun, and a place to bond, revitalize, heal, celebrate, luxuriate, and be present.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
La Puerta is located on two private acres, and looks southward down the beautiful North Coast all the way to Point Arena. You can watch whales and seals who cavort in the natural protected mouth of the beach below, take in the scent of the sea and pines, listen to the pounding of the waves as they echo up from the ocean, and relax. Be amazed by the panoply of stars, and find Andromeda while you soak in the hot tub at night with all the lights off. Take a bubble bath or a session in the sauna and drift off to a restful slumber in the pillow-top king-sized beds (or full, in the library bedroom). This is a truly spiritual, special place.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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  • Gorgeous views of sand, surf, river, and forest await you.

    Gorgeous views of sand, surf, river, and forest await you.

  • La Puerta is pet-friendly!

    La Puerta is pet-friendly!

  • Relax and socialize in the large yet cozy livingroom.

    Relax and socialize in the large yet cozy livingroom.

  • The renovated kitchen boasts granite, gourmet appliances, and gorgeous cabinets.

    The renovated kitchen boasts granite, gourmet appliances, and gorgeous cabinets.

  • Curl up in front of the fire in the king-sized pillowtop master bed and relax.

    Curl up in front of the fire in the king-sized pillowtop master bed and relax.

  • Bask in the bubbles of the sunken Roman tub in the master bedroom.

    Bask in the bubbles of the sunken Roman tub in the master bedroom.

  • Feel the stress melt away in the multilevel Finnish sauna.

    Feel the stress melt away in the multilevel Finnish sauna.

  • The guest bedroom features whimsical birdhouses & a king-sized, pillow-top bed.

    The guest bedroom features whimsical birdhouses & a king-sized, pillow-top bed.

  • The 'bonus room' features a flat-screen tv, games, and a queen sleeper sofa.

    The 'bonus room' features a flat-screen tv, games, and a queen sleeper sofa.

  • Relax in the hot tub while taking in the expansive views.

    Relax in the hot tub while taking in the expansive views.

  • Take in the majesty from one of the decks.

    Take in the majesty from one of the decks.

  • Sunrise at La Puerta from the patio.

    Sunrise at La Puerta from the patio.

  • Walk down these tranquil steps & enter into a world of private beauty & luxury.

    Walk down these tranquil steps & enter into a world of private beauty & luxury.

  • The livingroom opens to the patio and ocean beyond - experience the luxury.

    The livingroom opens to the patio and ocean beyond - experience the luxury.

  • Ceiling-to-floor glass doors open to the view - bring the outdoors in!

    Ceiling-to-floor glass doors open to the view - bring the outdoors in!

  • Find (or hone) your inner chef in La Puerta's opulent kitchen.

    Find (or hone) your inner chef in La Puerta's opulent kitchen.

  • Bask in the glow of the fire from either of the two fireplaces in La Puerta.

    Bask in the glow of the fire from either of the two fireplaces in La Puerta.

  • Enjoy the view, reflected in the window, from the sunken Roman tub.

    Enjoy the view, reflected in the window, from the sunken Roman tub.

  • Enjoy the luxury of a large, walk-in shower off the sauna.

    Enjoy the luxury of a large, walk-in shower off the sauna.

  • Curl up in the antique, full-sized pillow-top bed with a book in this bedroom.

    Curl up in the antique, full-sized pillow-top bed with a book in this bedroom.

  • Both bathrooms feature European fixtures, clean design, and a bidet in one.

    Both bathrooms feature European fixtures, clean design, and a bidet in one.

  • A quail stands sentry on the roof of the rustic pump house.

    A quail stands sentry on the roof of the rustic pump house.

  • Canine guest, Marcy, enjoys romping in the meadow next to the house.

    Canine guest, Marcy, enjoys romping in the meadow next to the house.

  • Watch the Navarro River breach the ocean and witness its beauty.

    Watch the Navarro River breach the ocean and witness its beauty.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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