Riventides: North Coast Delight(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Large house with extended grounds can gracefully accomodate 8 in 3 bedrooms
The house is set back from the road by a long driveway with an adjacent grassy meadow. At the end of the drive, open a small gate and step into a delightful park-like courtyard reminiscent of those found in European country houses, complete with fountain. Enter the long foyer of the house and walk back to the living room, with its soaring cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace, and vaulted windows that beautifully showcase the ridge on the far side of the river. A balcony overlooks the living room from the second floor. To the right is the extended kitchen-dining area with river and ocean views, a high slanted roof, and a row of doors that open to the long covered back porch and generous backyard.
A number of vintage treasures have been incorporated into the house. The broad-board pine floors in the living and dining room hail from an old Singer sewing machine factory, the marble island counter top in the kitchen from the Berkeley Public Library, and the double doors at the front entrance are from a former Fort Bragg mercantile store. These harmonize well with the more contemporary elements, such as the industrial-style metal kitchen countertops and the stainless appliances.
The first floor has a large master bedroom suite with a huge spa/tub, enclosed tile shower, and an adjacent outdoor hot tub. There is also an ample guest room with attached bath. The second floor bedroom can sleep up to four with its bunk bed (lower double/upper single) and additional single bed. The second floor bathroom has an unusual tub/shower that is likely to delight.
Situated in Albion, Riventides is near many fine restaurants and only 8 miles from the town of Mendocino and its shops. Because it is very close to the junction of CA Route 128 and CA Highway 1, it also provides a wonderful base for experiencing the riveting beauty and other attractions all up and down the North Coast. We named the property “Riventides,” inspired by Tolkien’s “Rivendell,” a place of beauty, comfort and rejuvenation for Hobbits and Elves. We hope that with its open views of river, sea, ridges, and sky, its comfort, and its peaceful yet energizing ambiance, Riventides will serve a similar purpose for our guests!
We are lucky to have a very helpful but unintruisve caretaker for the property who lives in an apartment over the detached garage.
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Member since: 2014
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Tax Rate 11%
$50 per person/per night above 6 guests. Pets $100
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The North Coast of California is magical. It was listed as the third most desirable place to visit in the WORLD by the New York Times this year.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: I grew up in Boston and live with my partner Joel in Mill Valley Ca. I am a former biologist who now studies the process of intuition from an experiential as well as scientific perspective. I love to cook and hike and think about thngs.
Why the Owner Chose Albion, CA, USA:
I have always loved the Mendocino Area. This house that is in many ways is reminicent of Cape Cod or Nantucket houses brings together my New England roots with my love of the North Coast of California.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a wonderful sense of peacefulness that can be experienced at Riventides. Yet the house and the property also have a very dramatic quality. The magic of the place is that it brings the two together
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Driveway and Adjacent Meadow
Courtyard and Fountain
Large Window in Living Room from 2nd Story Balcony
Kids Cornor on Balcony
Ocean and River view from the Living room, Dinning room and the Porch
Chairs for View Gazing in Front of French Doors in Dining Room
Back of House and Backyard
Early Morning Fog Between the Ridges
Gate to Courtyard
Detail of Living Room Ceiling from Balcony
View from Living Room and Bedroom
Extended Dining Room Kitchen
Well stocked Kitchen
Early Morning Fog from Backyard
Ocean Surging Up the Navarro River at Navarro Beach at High Tide ('Riventides')
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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