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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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.


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


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 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

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: Aug 2017
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I just attended a week long writing retreat here, and this was the perfect spot! The house is large, with enough space for 8 adults to enjoy without feeling crowded. We loved cooking in the beautiful kitchen and telling stories around the fire pit out front. The house is quiet, but close to state parks, towns, and everything the coast has to offer. The property owners were pleasant, communicative, and easy to work with. Thanks for having us! We hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful and clean house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed stay there for everything except a little bit odd smell in the basement .

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Awesome House!! Great Location!! We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for sharing your house with our family! The house was beautiful, the amenities were fabulous and the view, absolutely stunning! Our kids (ages 13-20) loved the layout, the game room, the hot tub and the movies with surround sound. My wife and I enjoyed every moment during our stay. Thank you for the beautiful welcome basket and local recommendations. Your wonderful house/hospitality/northern CA experience/Stunning Mendocino Coastal View earned our highest recommendation. Regards, The Lanes from Alabama

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparkling and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend with our two adult children in Diane and Gary's beautiful Albion home. We are regulars at the coast and this visit was marvelous in so many ways. The house is luxurious and comfy (a special combination) with a great complete kitchen and patio, oversize furniture for lounging, and, of course, the spectacular view. Diane is a textile artist and their home has some of her handmade rugs, which give it a personal touch. We cooked and BBQed, watched the Warriors, laid back, played pool, cards, and games, enjoyed the view from the hot tub, and soaked in the whirlpool tub in the middle of the master bedroom! The home is filled with books and they welcomed us to take one home if we didn't finish it in time. Our son took advantage of this generous offer with a mystery, and we hope to return it on our next visit back. Diane communicated in an instant in response to every question I posed. Staying here was the best medicine for the end of a long school year!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

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.

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