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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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

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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.

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Jade's Tower

Virginia Pier purchased this tower in 1969

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.

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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Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
Seattle, WA
5

NANTUCKET

  • 5 of 5
Just as advertised. Unique, water tower conversion set in the middle of a garden. New bath and kitchen add practical value to a comfortable, one of a kind vacation accommodation. Unrestricted views of Big River and ocean surrounding Mendocino headlands. Easy walk to center of town, shops, and great grocery store. We've already reserved our stay for May of 2015.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
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
Sacramento, CA
5

GREAT LITTLE TOWER

  • 5 of 5
Great place. Had everything we needed from kitchen wares to cleaning and complimentary bathroom supplies. Views on second level are excellent. I have already recommended it to numerous friends.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
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
5

A GREAT PLACE TO ESCAPE!

  • 5 of 5
We fell in love with this beautiful home - everything in it was perfect from the sea views to the stained glass windows in the bathroom. The tower was clean, comfortable with everything you need to self-cater if needed. The place has such a relaxing energy, with the pretty garden to enjoy. If we didn't live so far away (London, UK), I would do my best to stay here once a year to re-charge the batteries.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 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
5

ENJOYED JADE'S TOWER

Enjoyed Jade's Tower
  • 5 of 5
We (my wife and I, and our adult daughter) enjoyed everything about our stay at Jade's Tower: the interior (very clean, comfortable, well-maintained, and lots of light and views through the beautiful windows), the lush garden, the peaceful setting, the location (close walking distance to Mendocino Headlands State Park (particularly beautiful in the early morning and at sunset time) and downtown), and the owner's detailed information about the Tower itself and the Mendocino area. The listing description and photos were perfectly accurate. We definitely would like to return and would gladly recommend to relatives and friends.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
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
5

WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
This place is a work of art. The grounds, the building, the hosts and everything about it is wonderful. It is located within walking distance to everything you need in Mendocino. The house itself is spotless with pine, and teak flooring and redwood trim. The appliances and everything are new and fit the decor of the house perfectly. The kitchen is complete with everything you need to prepare wonderful meals, including Le Crueset cookware and Fiestaware.

The spiral staircase to get to the bed can be a little tricky but the bed is wonderfully comfortable and the views from the second story are impeccable. The morning light woke us early each morning, so if you like to sleep late, this place is not for you. Also, you should bring a robe if you don't want to be seen as window coverings for the HUGE windows are limited or non-existent. It is in a very private location though.

If you like TV, they do not use satellite but instead use a smart TV, which accesses programming through the internet, so if you are technically challenged, you may have difficulty. They do have a good selection of BluRay and DVD movies with a player though. The WiFi connection is very fast.

The caretakers, Winnie and Andy, live right next door and are very nice people and do a wonderful job with all the gardens on the property. The flowers were blooming all over the place.

Highly recommend!!!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Portugese Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Patterson's
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Moosse Cafe
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:
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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
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,365
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

All holiday weekends 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

Mendocino Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • golf
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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