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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 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 ocean and the Albion River Bridge, the largest wood trestle bridge 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 come to the Mendocino 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 we have a 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 accessible from ladder in great room with queen air mattress.

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 our 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, 10 minutes north of Elk, 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 where there are many more 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 and a Harvest 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:
March 19, 2018

About Dianne Tobias and Gary Godefroy

We have always loved the Mendocino Coast area and village of Mendocino. Retired from healthcare careers, Gary loves the outdoors and kayaks in the several nearby rivers while 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 Albion

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 to credit card if possible.
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!


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Stunning Mendocino Coastal View!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
Mill Valley, CA

Beautiful retreat for special gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this wonderful home exceeded our hopes and expectations. In addition to being in excellent condition with all amenities thoughtfully in place, the floor plan allows for both gathering and conversation spots and also plenty of privacy. We had a diverse age group and everyone’s desires were met. So many good nearby restaurants but we also enjoyed the complete kitchen so much that we opted in more than anticipated. Recommend for making fond memories with family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday. My sister and my two daughters and myself traveled to the area to do some touring and wine tasting in the Anderson Valley. The house was of rich quality and very well furnished. It also was supplied with everything needed in the kitchen and throughout the whole house. The view was exquisite and the beds were very comfortable. We could not be more pleased with our choice of homes to rent.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longview, TX / Gilmer, TX

Wonderful coastal property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property October 6 - 9, 2017 and we were very pleased to see how beautiful the home was when we arrived. The views are stunning and the home has a very open and relaxing feel to it. This property is great for any size group and can sleep up to 10 people! We also loved the kitchen, which was very well equipped, along with the bottle of Hendy wine, that was in the gift basket. With the cooler temps, we enjoyed the large gas fireplace that was in the living room, as well as the one in the master bedroom. The home also features an outdoor spa on the deck, which I would highly recommend, as well as an outdoor garden/sitting area with a gas fire pit, that adds that more charm to this property. This area has so much to offer depending on one's taste, but we enjoyed hiking in the Hendy State Park , where we were among the great redwoods, and even saw 2 bucks! Another special trail we enjoyed was the Fern Falls trail in the Russian River State Park, that leads to a beautiful waterfall. There are lots of great restaurants and shops in the area, but we highly recommend that you do your grocery shopping at the Harvest Foods store in Mendencino, because any other little store has sky high prices. We love visiting this coastal area because it is so beautiful and would definitely love to stay at this property again next time we are able to visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for four nights (six adults). This home had everything we could ever need; the kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable, and the pool table and dart board were fun. We really enjoyed the breathtaking views and the ideal location this home has.

The owners were really nice and left a gift basket of local goodies. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with wonderful views from every window. Well stocked and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this amazing property. It was a real treat to wake up to an incredible view of the water every day. We had everything we needed, the property was well cared for and the grounds were beautiful.I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A glorious week with my girls

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was exactly what my daughters and I wanted and needed. I think I cried half a dozen times - for all the best reasons. Everyone had a glorious time. The house is beautiful, the views are glorious and the time spent together by the fire pit some of the best of the summer. Such a treat to make meals together in the spacious kitchen, enjoying each other's company, just the best!!! Every morning was spent watching the birds visiting the many bird feeders and watching for deer.

I highly recommend a visit to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, absolutely stunning. We also took a sea cave kayak tour that everyone agreed was even better than any of us expected it to be.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.