Paradise with Ocean View. Respite, Luxury, Comfort, Quiet, and Cozy.
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ideal for family reunions, elopements, dinner parties and hanging out with friends, a writer's retreat, etc! Quiet and peaceful, our home offers you and yours a memorable experience in one of the most unique, wonderful properties on the Coast. Enjoy a great night's sleep on our new FloBed mattresses (handmade in nearby Fort Bragg) and sumptuous sheets and pillows. Constructed in 1924, this Schoolhouse was lovingly renovated to serve the 21st century visitor. Spacious as well as cozy, there is something for everyone at The Albion Schoolhouse.
A special occasion? Celebrate here! Our chef's kitchen is ideal for dinner parties, or just hanging out with loved ones.
Set on 2 private acres, this is Mendocino County's most unique guest accommodations.
On July 1st 2014 The Albion Schoolhouse was purchased by Rabbi Sydney Mintz (of Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco) and Justine Shapiro (documentary filmmaker and former Globetrekker TV host).
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE:
Built in 1924, the Albion Schoolhouse served as a real schoolhouse until 1967 when it became a community center. In 1995 legendary record producer Bill Bottrell purchased this property for his family home. For 20 years Mr. Bottrell lovingly restored and enhanced this unique property from the foundation on up, blending Arts and Crafts with Japanese influences, designed with elegant wainscoting and skylights throughout. Mr. Bottrell carefully appointed the furnishings, installed a custom fireplace, and re-designed the the school's 'girls' and 'boys' bathrooms with 20's era sea-green tiles and claw foot bathtubs (with 21st century shower pressure).
KITCHEN: This large room encompasses a chef’s KITCHEN which caters to large parties or intimate at-home dining. The Nakashima DINING kitchen table comfortably seats 12. The copper BAR offer prime viewing of the sun setting over the Pacific. A cozy SEATING AREA is arranged by the CUSTOM FIREPLACE fireplace.
The LIBRARY: This is the central living room area with a spacious floor for dancing or yoga, and a RAISED STAGE with piano. 3 microphones and a PA system set up so all can sing! Bring your devices to connect to you can play your music. Extensive book and games selection. Queen Murphy bed is on the stage.
THREE BEDROOMS, each with new FloBed mattresses and Comphy Co. bedding.
DECKS: wrap around the house so it's easy to serve inside and out. A large PANTRY off of the kitchen provides cooking and cleaning staples and in-house laundry.
For additional fees, we can stock the fridge and pantry with your favorite things, provide a private chef, chauffeur, masseuse, dog care; day camp activities; for your kids as well as evening baby sitting, a local tour guide of the region as well as outdoor adventures guides.
BOOK for: FAMILY REUNIONS, WINE MAKER DINNERS, ELOPEMENTS, PHOTO SHOOTS and ELOPEMENTS (under 20 people).
RATES: 2-3 night minimum.
PETS: $40 per night (no puppies, or pets that are in a chewing phase).
CLEANING FEE: $325 for up to 7 guests, $400 for 8-12 guests
TWELVE PEOPLE can sleep in The Schoolhouse.
There are 3 bedrooms.
1 King bed in the Master Suite has private full bath, private deck, living room, desk and TV area.
2 Queen bedrooms each with 1/2 bath.
4 twin mattresses which our housekeeper will set up for you in the bedrooms or library.
1 Queen Murphy bed, on the stage
Please visit www.thealbionschoolhouse.com for more info.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
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Member since: 2014
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
Nakashima dining room table comfortably seats 10. 5 high chairs at the kitchen bar. Dining chairs can be pulled in from the library. Tables can be rented should additional dining seating be needed....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Chef's kitchen is where cooking and dining takes place. Kitchen and generous pantry is stocked with all the basics; lots of seating at dining table, copper counter tops; and by the custom fireplace....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 - Dec 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
CHRISTMAS thru NEW YEAR'S
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
2 night min stay
President's Day Wkend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- housecleaning $325
- Pet Fee $40
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 11%
rental nights, fluctuate by season
rental nights, are taxed at 11% (hotel tax)
cleaning fee is $325 (8-12 guests an additional $75 is added).
pet fee is $40 per pet per night.
Please visit our website to take a look at our floor plan and lots of photos:
3 bedrooms: 1 King Master suite w/ full bath. 2 Queen bedrooms with 1/2 bath. 1 Queen MURPHY bed (on the stage)
Up to 4 additional guests are accommodated on twin mattresses which we set up we set up for you.
Please visit: thealbionschoolhouse (dot)com for more info
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We are located 5 minutes walking distance to other wonderful accommodations: down the road from us is The Albion River Inn which boasts stunning individual cabins on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and a superb restaurant; and just down the road are camping sites on the Albion River Campground, and the delicious Flats Cafe.
The lovely town of Mendocino is a 10 minute drive north and Fort Bragg is 10 minutes north of Mendocino. Art galleries, lovely restaurants, unique shops, cafes, bookstores, abound in this part of northern California. For wine lovers driving to Albion from the San Francisco Bay Area, you will come through the many vineyards of Anderson Valley, Boonville and Navarro.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Rabbi Sydney Mintz is a Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. In 1989 she moved to the Bay Area from Chicago and soon became enamored with Mendocino County. Justine and Sydney fell in love 4 years ago and they live together in San Francisco with their sons. Justine grew up in Berkeley California and for 10 years traveled the world as the host of the TV travel show GlobeTrekker. Though she was born in one of the most beautiful places on the planet (South Africa) and has traveled through over 40 countries, Mendocino county is one of the most stunning spots she has ever set foot upon, for both the land and its people are radiant, and grounded, creative and kind. Justine produces and directs documentary films. Justine was nominated for an Academy Award for PROMISES, a documentary about Palestinian and Israeli children.
Why the Owner Chose Albion, CA, USA:
Sydney and Justine hoped to buy a small piece of land in the region they both loved the most: Mendocino county. A friend insisted that they see the Albion Schoolhouse, which had just gone on the market. Sydney and Justine stepped into the Albion Schoolhouse and to their utter astonishment, fell in love with EVERYTHING about it.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mendocino County is one of the planet's most pristine, protected and therefore, stunning spots. 147 miles from San Francisco to Albion, this lovely drive - which takes about 3 hours introduces you to the varied landscapes of Northern California. The route takes you through pastoral lands, then vineyards, through beautiful Anderson Valley, the forests, and winding into the lovely town of Boonville (with its unique shops and delicious ice-creams and meals). 45 minutes from Boonville the road opens onto the dramatic coastline and (voila!) you are at The Albion Schoolhouse. You are far enough away from the Bay Area that you will notice that the air is fresh, your rhythms align to a pace in tune with nature, and within in a short time you'll find your mind shifting into a familiar but long forgotten gear. You'll marvel at simple wonders: clouds, sparkles on the sea, grasses that shimmer in wind and sunlight. From The Albion Schoolhouse you are minutes from stunning coastal hikes, pristine beaches, world class restaurants and the best that cafes anywhere have to offer by way of coffee and baked goods. The town of Mendocino feels far more like a victorian sea side village but with all the amenities one desires: unique shops, art galleries and excellent restaurants and grocery stores. Don't miss the breath-taking hikes along the Mendocino's headlands, the trail heads are right there in town. Mendocino offers other outdoor adventures: canoeing, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking. We offer 2 options for your stay at The Albion Schoolhouse: Option 1: CONNECTED (wifi, tv, landline). And Option 2: DISCONNECTED (landline only… remember the good old days?).
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From our FRONT DOOR to the SEA. The Albion Schoolhouse, paradise on two acres.
WEST QUEEN BEDROOM and LIBRARY.
There are 2 FULL BATHROOMS: in the MASTER SUITE, and 1 next to the Kitchen.
FLOOR PLAN- 5,000 sq feet on 2 acres, with wrap-around decks & 2 secret gardens.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - a place to watch movies, stretch, read.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE- PRIVATE DECK. Misty early morning.
WEST QUEEN BEDROOM with half bath.
KITCHEN. Ocean View. The gorgeous copper bar top reflecting the sunset.
KITCHEN's CUSTOM FIREPLACE and cozy seating area.
TWIN BEDS. We set them up wherever you want them to be.
Quiet and private but just a 10 minute walk and you are at the river and beach.
FIRE PIT in our field.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE- sitting area and bedroom.
EAST QUEEN BEDROOM with half bath.
KITCHEN & DINING & FIREPLACE. with Nakashima TABLE, and Copper BAR.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - sitting area.
LIBRARY & STAGE - piano and 3 microphones for your crooning and playing pleasure
Built in 1924 and lovingly restored to create a luxury (and cozy) home.
KITCHEN & DINING. West facing windows offer a view of the ocean.
Through DOOR in rear is PANTRY, LAUNDRY and outside on deck is GRILL and SMOKER
LIBRARY & STAGE and ENTRANCE. The Kitchen entrance is down the hall to the right
LIBRARY, STAGE-stretch (we have yoga mats & zafus), play piano and board games.
There are 2 SECRET GARDENS at the front entrance of The Schoolhouse.
A WELCOME BASKET & FRESH FLOWERS greet you - including locally roasted coffee!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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