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Stunning Mendocino Coastal View!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury home near Mendocino. Perfect for large family, reunions, wedding guests.


This stunning custom home was built in 2006 to take advantage of the ridge top views of the Albion River and Pacific Ocean. The great room and both the master and second bedroom have spectacular views of the Albion Bridge and ocean beyond. The Albion Bridge is the largest wood trestle bridge left in California.

Ideal for large families or groups, the home has an open great room with sectional and couch plus 2 corner chairs for perfect sunset viewing! We find many guests are coming to the coast to attend or be in a coast wedding and prefer a home environment to a hotel. Dining table seats 8+ with additional seating of 3 counter bar stools off the spacious, fully-equipped kitchen. Renters remark how fully equipped the kitchen is for family cooking and holiday renting. 50” flat screen TV in great room plus 2 additional televisions, wifi and a Baldwin piano. There is a pool table, darts and a number of board games and puzzles. The area recently has added a Verizon tower for cell coverage and home has landline with unlimited long distance.

We have a 7.7 kW car charger with a standard J1772 connector on the property for renter use.

Sleeping accommodations include queen beds in both master and second bedroom on main floor, queen in downstairs bedroom, two twins in a trundle/day bed set up in the game room, and carpeted sleeping loft with queen air mattress and room for additional sleeping bags from ladder in great room.

There are gas fireplaces in both the great room and master. A large slate front patio includes a gas barbecue and a gas/wood fire pit with abundant seating. Bird feeders attract many varieties of birds to this ridge-top perch.

Hot tub/spa on raised deck off master along with Jacuzzi tub in master bath both afford ocean views.

Should power outage occur during storms, backup generator provides electrical power to entire house within 5 seconds.

Home is 10 minutes south of the village of Mendocino, 30 minutes south of Fort Bragg, 5 minutes south of Little River. Nearby restaurants are Ledford House, Albion River Inn, the Heritage House and Little River Inn as you head north to Mendocino and all its fine restaurants, including Cafe Beaujolais. Nearby beaches include Albion River, Navarro River Beach, Big River and Van Damme. Home is ¼ mile off Route 1 with Albion Market nearby. Larger market in Mendocino. Whether looking to explore the village or nearby beaches OR relax in luxury, this home and location offer all. Please read our reviews to see what our guests have said. And check out seasonal specials in the rate section. We often offer multiple nights at a 'one night free' special.

More Details

Dianne Tobias and Gary Godefroy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Dianne Tobias and Gary Godefroy

We have always loved the Mendocino Coast area and village of Mendocino. We retired from healthcare careers. Gary loves the outdoors and kayaks in the several nearby rivers. Dianne enjoys inside activities including fiber arts and reading. We feel very fortunate to have purchased this beautiful ridge-top home overlooking the Pacific and Albion Bay and look forward to sharing it with you.

Why Dianne Tobias and Gary Godefroy chose North Coast

This property provides nearby nature and culture along with luxury accommodations. Front patio and garden attracts many varieties of birds. Fire pit encourages night-time conversations. Besides beautiful views, entertainment includes pool table, darts, DVD/TVs and outdoor spa. Renters have remarked it is isolated enough to provide privacy and relaxation, yet close enough to Mendocino and surrounding areas if you want to explore.

What makes this house unique

The location is close to Mendocino village and restaurants while providing a natural, remote atmosphere on our ridge.

The property offers electric car charging.


Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Cancellation policy 100% refund 30 days before stay 2. We prefer Echeck. 2.9% credit card fee on balance will be subtracted from security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor hot/cold shower with views of ocean and river!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Ocean and river views, spa on deck, fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Game Room/Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed configuration
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
Gift basket upon arrival includes local items: Husch wine; Thanksgiving coffee starter pack; Mendocino Chocolate and Albion Farmer soaps. Act Local!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Stunning Mendocino Coastal View!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful house with amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many homes on VRBO and by far this was the best house we have ever stayed in! I can't think of or suggest any improvements or anything that would make it better! It is a little far away from town (no pizza delivery available) but the views and tranquility definitely make up for that. Great property, we will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Foresthill, Ca

There is no better place to stay, North Coast or anywhere!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel extensively, throughout the US and Europe. I can honestly say that Dianne and Gary's home in Albion is one of the best places - if not 'the best' - that we have ever stayed. Home decor is truly world class and the western views outstanding. Every detail is tastefully done including bamboo floors, comfortable beds, top of the line kitchen, etc. Dianne and Gary are exceptional hosts - you will not find a better place anywhere, thank you. Scott and Dana Barrow / Foresthill, Ca.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous find!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful, a wonderful fit for our family of 8. We felt at home, inspired by the beauty, and truly blessed to be there.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Dianne have a beautiful house that is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend on the Mendocino Coast

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, large, well-appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

The whole family including grandchildren spent the President's Day weekend at the Albion Sunset. There was plenty of room for everyone. The grandchildren enjoyed the loft and the game room. We all appreciated the hot tub and gas fire pit. Remarkable views from every window. Large easy to work in kitchen and seating for everyone. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. It is well suited for a large family or group and there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host your family for the second Thanksgiving. You are welcome back anytime! Dianne
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Little River Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ledford House, Albion River Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ledford House, Albion River Inn
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Albion Bay, Navarro, Little River, Big River, Noyo

Hospital in Fort Bragg, approximately 25 minutes


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
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Spa (optional use) $40
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note: We prefer payment of balance by echeck. If using credit card, we will subtract the 2.9% credit card fee from your security deposit.

Holidays have 3 night minimum at $450/night. (Holiday rates include Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King weekend)

Winter 4 night special: 4 nights for price of 3 nights! Jan-March, excluding holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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