JADE'S TOWER IS A SPACIOUS, LIGHT FILLED, ARTIST INSPIRED WATER TOWER

Virginia Pier

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JADE'S TOWER IS A SPACIOUS, LIGHT FILLED, ARTIST INSPIRED WATER TOWER

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Jade's Tower, with its sweeping ocean views, sits one block north of the Mendocino Headlands State Park. One to four guests, including supervised children, can enjoy these smoke-free accommodations.

Downstairs there is a queen sleeper sofa with a flowering garden and pond just beyond the triangular glass paned windows. The spiral staircase leads to a airy room with a queen bed. In winter you may see the grey whales as they migrate down the coast of California, and in the Spring the headlands are covered with wildflowers. The galley kitchen, where simple meals can easily be prepared, opens onto a garden patio where you can enjoy your meal, or there is a cozy dining area in the main living space.

If your prefer to eat out, all restaurants in the Village are a short walk from the tower. Art galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, Music and Film Festivals, Farmer's Market, Crown Hall, Sweetwater Eco Spa, Headland trails, and Portuguese and Big River beaches are also within close walking distance.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Virginia Pier (Owner)
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About Virginia Pier

My parents, Bill and Jade Pier, first came to Mendocino in 1956. They were among the first 'pioneers' from the Bay Area to spend weekends in or near the Village. One of my first memories of Mendocino is circa 1958. Bill Zacha took us on a tour of the property he had just bought on Little Lake Street. At age 4, I didn't understand what was so exciting about these old buildings, but they were soon to be transformed into the Mendocino Arts Center. 3 years later, I attended a concert at the Art Center. Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed for a rag-tag audience of about 25. While I thought the concert was really good, it wasn't until a few years later that I appreciated whom I had seen.

I spent summers in Mendocino, going mushrooming, blackberry picking, and swimming at the 'secret' beaches up Big River. In the late 1960's and early 70s there was lots of activity on Big River and Portuguese Beaches as people built drift wood shelters and camped for days. My friends and I would go down to the beach to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire - but what we really were doing was 'hippie watching'.

I moved to New York City after I graduated from college, visiting my mother in Mendocino intermittently over the next 25 years. Every time my husband and I, and eventually our two children, made the journey to see 'Grandma Jade' I was awestruck by the beauty of the town and the tower with its windows looking out to sea.

Now that my family and I are back in California we are able to enjoy the serenity of the tower in all the different seasons.

Virginia Pier

Jade's Tower

Virginia Pier purchased this tower in 1969

Why Virginia Pier chose Mendocino

In 1969 - my mother bought the property on Albion Street with its small cottage. She began dreaming of a second space that could be a peaceful retreat for friends and family. She wanted this new place to reflect the beauty of the ocean and sky, which she did, by integrating architecture and art. Some time around 1975 her dream, now known as Jade's Tower, was completed.

Over the last 35+ years the tower has weathered powerful Pacific storms, stood shrouded in summer fog, and basked in brilliant sunshine. It is now my privilege to share this beautiful space with others.

What makes this tower unique

The large geometric shaped windows of the tower either face the ocean and/or the garden creating a constant interplay of light and color between the tower, garden, sky, and ocean. Inside the tower are built-in bookshelves and benches crafted from recycled 100+ year old redwood, and richly painted murals by Ray Rice, one of the first artists to settle in Mendocino.

Over the years the tower has been updated with new furniture, beds, television and internet but its essential grace and beauty remains unchanged.

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4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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Mendocino North Coast California
4

Only the mist to complain about!

  • 4 of 5
2 great days and nights in Mendocino. Tower is everything you want - welcoming, fully equipped, friendly and different. Highly recommended, just ask for sunshine
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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Mendocino North Coast California
Tampa, Florida
5

Wowza! Jade's Tower is Awe-inspiring!

Wowza! Jade's Tower is Awe-inspiring!
  • 5 of 5
We arrived to Mendocino at near dusk, after a long drive from Yosemite. We were road-weary and hoping for a reasonable retreat after a hard No-Cal driving trip. Jade's Tower delivered! EVERYTHING was great --- the location, gardens, and view were simply outstanding. The other details were spot-on also: Comfortable bed, high-quality kitchen amenities, and thoughtful, artistic touches throughout this sweet place. I would definitely return here again, which is saying a lot as I like to stay at new places when I travel. I felt a very special connection to this place, and am thankful for the thoughtful attention of the owners and caretakers in making this space available to appreciative travelers.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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-530-219-7702
Mendocino North Coast California
5

Heavenly

  • 5 of 5
We saw Jade's Tower and I immediately knew that was the place for us. It's everything that has been written and more. The peace, quiet, beauty of Winnie's gardens, town, restaurants, ocean views, sunrise & sunset that can be viewed from the bedroom was just what we needed. 10 days was not enough. We really enjoyed our stay & would highly recommend Jade's Tower.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414268vb
-530-219-7702
Mendocino North Coast California
Fort Worth, Texas
5

Lovely stay in Mendocino

  • 5 of 5
Jade's Tower is in a great location, with beautiful gardens, true ocean/bay view, easy walk to the Mendocino Headlands or around town. The interior environment really is light-filled and cozy regardless of sun or fog, comfortable beds, easy to use kitchen, plenty of storage for travel stuff. I couldn't be more pleased. Just to say, the one bathroom is downstairs, not upstairs as one of the website pages says, so take note that it is a spiral staircase to navigate. But upstairs room is gorgeous, great writing spot. I'd love to go back. Lots to do in the area, uncrowded, artsy, friendly, gorgeous scenery, good restaurants.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414268vb
-530-219-7702
Mendocino North Coast California
Columbus, Ohio
5

Charming and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
This charming cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures. Everything was perfectly clean, elegant, and functional. The design is ingenious, the gardens were lovely, and the view from the upstairs bedroom was amazing...huge windows on three sides. It was the perfect size for our family of three; our son was very comfortable on the sleeper sofa downstairs. Jades Tower is a short stroll from both the cute Main Street shops and the meandering paths on the Mendocino Headlands, overlooking the ocean. Great, relaxing vacation spot! I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
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-530-219-7702
Mendocino North Coast California
Lindstrom, Minnesota
5

Just the ticket for R & R

Just the ticket for R & R
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at Jade's Tower; the gardens were filled with hummingbirds and flowers and quiet. The Tower was very clean with new kitchen and bath appliances, the owner and caretaker were easy to work with, and location perfect- within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants and groceries. We were part of a larger family reunion and the other folks were staying within a few blocks and each morning one or two would drift over to Jade's for some coffee or tea in the garden with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Patterson's
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Trillium
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Portugese Beach
Car: not necessary

Location: Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA (In Mendocino Village historic district) 3+ hours north of San Francisco.

Accommodations: Tower, Queen size bed + Queen size sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom with shower, sleeps 4.

Keywords: Heart of Mendocino Village, self-contained tower guest house, large enclosed garden, spectacular ocean views.

If you love walking on the beach, building sandcastles or picking up shells, Portuguese and Big River beaches are just a few minutes walk away from Jade's Tower. From the Headlands you can watch the sun set behind the Pacific, then stroll to any of the local restaurants for dinner. If you prefer you can prepare a simple meal in the tower then relax and enjoy a video on the flat screen TV. In the late Spring you can see a host of films at the annual Mendocino Film Festival. For music lovers, July brings the two-week annual Mendocino Music Festival which offers opera, jazz, classical, and contemporary music. Garden lovers can take a 10 minute drive to the Botanical Gardens just outside of Fort Bragg, and whale watchers will want to be in Mendocino for the winter Whale Festival. In the upstairs bedroom you can see the whales as they migrate down the coast of California. The Mendocino Art Center has classes, exhibits, and a Repertory Theater on the premises.

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Availability & Rates

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Mendocino Tower Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$210
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,365
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the 4th of July are at high season rates, and there is 4 night minimum.

Cleaning charges are included in rental fee.

50% deposit required to hold reservation. Balance is due 30 days before arrival. Deposit returned in full (minus credit card fees) if cancellation is made at least 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mendocino Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom with it's skylight, teak flooring and stained glass windows is unique, but simple. There is a glass enclosed shower, and commode. The sink is in the adjacent room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen size bed in the upstairs loft, and in the downstairs space there is a queen size tempurpedic sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Jade's Tower is walking distance from the markets, restaurants, galleries, Art Center, Mendocino Film and Music Festivals that are located in the Village. Friday mornings the local farmers market has fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, and beautiful hand cut flowers. Little River airport and golf course are less than 5 miles away. Russian Gulch State and Van Damme State Parks are also within 5 miles. Glass Beach is just north of Fort Bragg.
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