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Panoramic WhiteWater Oceanfront CliffTop:Headlands/Cove/Ocean Vistas

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Albion House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)







1. TWO NITES -$685(2 guests) + $25 per additional guest per night

2. ADDITIONAL NITES-$235(2 guests) + $25 per additional guest per night

3. WEEKLY-$1585(2 guests) + $100 per additional guest

ABOVE PRICES are COMPLETE: Includes Cleaning/Hot Tub/Taxes

Just ten minutes south of the historic village of Mendocino and only 3 minutes south of the movie-famed Heritage House Inn, TIDEPOOL is a unique cliff-top oceanfront retreat – a spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home perched 100 feet above scenic Whitesboro Cove. Its angular box design, beamed ceilings, and redwood interior and exterior are reminiscent of the Sea Ranch architectural style. A veritable sixty foot wraparound floor-to-ceiling wall of glass, spanning the living and sun rooms, immerses you in the panoramic sweep of the rugged Albion Headlands whitewater coastline, Whitesboro Cove, and the Pacific Ocean. Sit inside or outside on the wind-sheltered deck or in the hot tub at eye level with soaring osprey, pelicans, hawks, and gulls and enjoy the nonstop procession of ocean swells crashing into the rocks below. The pelicans and osprey hover all day long above the cove, crashdiving into the water for the local sushi. During their seasonal migrations, you'll experience the parade of spouts, fins and flukes of Pacific gray whales.

The Master bedroom loft (king bed & half bath) and its oversized North facing window offer a picture perfect view of the crashing waves without even having to lift your head from the pillow and a private cozy deck to enjoy the sun or your own private view of the stars. The 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the first floor (king bed & queen bed) are located down the hall from the galley kitchen. The downstairs Master bedroom suite features its own recently remodeled bathroom with an oversized tiled shower and bench combo with bar-holds for safety. A formal dining room comfortably seats six to eight and the Franklin fireplace compliments any meal. While dining, enjoy the pre-recorded keyboard selections on the Yamaha Electric Clavinova or the musicians amongst you can make your own music.

Stretch out in the paired Scandinavian leather recliners in the privacy of the all-cedar-and-glass Lindal sunroom and listen to your favorite music while meditating upon the ever-changing panoramic ocean, coastal, and bay vistas. No matter the weather outside, it’s always comfy inside because of the house’s central heating. With a cozy fire burning in the wood stove, enjoy the spectacular ocean sunsets and the grazing and winged wildlife while ensconced upon the living room’s comfy leather sofas. Both the living room and upstairs master bedroom feature a Bose audio and 55-inch HDTV entertainment center fed by a Direct TV Network HD/DVR receiver with complimentary HBO, Starz, Showtime, and Cinemax movie channels. iPod docking cable to stereo.

Like an oceanfront oasis, your privacy is assured – located at the end of a cul-de-sac; TIDEPOOL is part of a private, GATED road just two minutes south of the Ledford House Restaurant and Albion River Restaurant, two great dining experiences on the coast. Nearby, the quaint town of Albion offers everything you need for your much-needed retreat, and the Albion Flats Cafe, just 3 minutes North, cooks up the best budget-priced breakfasts on the North Coast while offering a surrealistic view from below the last remaining wooden trestle bridge on CA Highway One. Although there is NO BEACH ACCESS from our cliff top property, you can enjoy stopping off at Van Damme Beach in Little River or Big River Beach in Mendocino during your ten minute drive into Mendocino.

Hi-Speed broadband Internet connection and WiFi is available anywhere in the house so bring your tablets, laptops, and Roku devices to stream your favorite video entertainment.

Keywords: Oceanfront home; Clifftop home

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Howard Pines
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A couple of whales were right out front, just over the bench down the hill. Lots of spouts and their backs and flukes plainly visible. What a surprise to see them hanging out so close. This was our 3rd time here in this home and the first for whale viewing.

We have been renting homes from Point Arena to above Fort Bragg for 30 years, and none of them had views to beat this one. The large windows and spectacular scenery beyond are the best!
Dec 2012
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Panoramic WhiteWater Oceanfront CliffTop:Headlands/Cove/Ocean Vistas
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 31 reviews
Magalia, CA

An incredible setting for a vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

Our family travelled from NYC, San Jose, and Magalia, CA to meet at The Tidepool house for a week of rest and relaxation. The house is situated on a bluff with an amazing view of the cove, the ocean, and awesome sunsets. We were all pleased to have the first 3 days fog filled as we had all come from steamy-hot locations, but when the sun broke out and stayed out for the rest of our time we were thrilled. Gorgeous weather propelled us to do lots of walking, exploring, and swimming.

The sun room and living room give you every opportunity to just gaze out to sea, or check out the abundant wildlife. We saw mule deer and their kids, sea lions, many different raptors, quail, and the highlight - a red fox and her two pups.

Close enough to go out to dinner or explore neighboring towns, and private enough to feel like you are the only ones around. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and recommend this place highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California

Gorgeous View, Comfortable House

  • 4 of 5

The scenery is as gorgeous as it looks in the photos! And there are plenty of decks and windows so you can appreciate it. The sun room is especially nice. The beds are very comfortable and the house was clean. The house is generally well-equipped and thoughtfully supplied. The kitchen is small and could be better equipped, but I have found this to be true of most rental homes. The house is close to all activities, but feels "away from it all." We had a party of three couples and found it an ideal house for a group that size. The owner was VERY responsive and I appreciated his prompt responses to my communications. We had absolutely no issues while we were staying there, but I felt confident if there had been an issue, he would have taken care of it right away.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views, beautiful area, Mendocino is adorable

  • 5 of 5

The Tidepool property is exactly as advertised. The place is clean, nice furnishings, lots of space, tv's and internet work great. The owner was instantly available when we called, and was always helpful. The view is absolutely incredible and we enjoyed watching the harbor seals, turkey vultures, seagulls, osprey, and assorted other songbirds. We heard an owl, but never saw him. But be aware that fog can roll in at the drop of a hat and then it's like your curtains are closed...but that's OK too. The bedrooms are comfortable, the newer walk-in shower is super nice. My adult kids really enjoyed the hot tub. There's a lot to do and see in the stretch between Tidepool (Albion), Mendocino and Fort Bragg. For me, the only drawback was being so high on a bluff above the ocean, I couldn't hear the sound of the waves from the loft bedroom. But I admit I don't have the best hearing in the world, either. Loved the little campground cafe that's practically across the street, but wish we'd known they were closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Kitchen - lots and lots of dishes and utensils. Bring plastic cups for kids, everything is glass and stoneware. Stocked with plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc. which was greatly appreciated. The refrigerator and pantry were completely bare except for some seasonings and tea bags. Prepare to bring or purchase everything else. Some of the appliances have seen better days, and were tricky to work with. I'm being very picky, but I put a lot of stake in reviews and want potential renters to know as much as possible. Tip - try the Candy Cap Mushroom ice cream at Frankie's Pizza in tastes like butter-brickle. Their pizza is also authentically Italian and delicious. Also, we found a short, but incredible hike, ending at the bottom of a very cool waterfall. But shhhhh, it's secret. To find directions, google secret mendocino waterfall.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature at its best

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We are family of 4 with two boys 4 and 6 years and we took our parents as they were visiting us. This place has definitely given us some memories to be cherished for entire life. It rained for the first 2 days but we didn’t feel that was a problem, in fact all that made it even more beautiful. Kids had a blast and we enjoyed the beautiful panoramic view from living room and sun room. It is a place you must go and an experience which many of us will miss in our life otherwise. Oh and did I mention Owner is super awesome, he is constantly in touch and available for any needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow!!!! Amazing views from this great property!!!! The hot tub is in the perfect location!!! We were lucky to see seals in the cove and deer all around us!!! The house is great and the view from the loft is the best from the bedrooms!!! Howard was very accommodating and very quick to respond. We will definitely be back again!!!! Thank you Howard!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Splendor

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean, expansive & gorgeous to say the least and also very well maintained. We had elaborate plans to hike around Fort Bragg & Mendocino, but ended up spending most of our time relaxing and idly staring out of the floor to ceiling windows in the sun room. Howard was very responsive throughout and a pleasure to do business with.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ledford House Restaurant, Albion
Nearest Point of Interest
Albion River Inn Restaurant


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Albion House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning and Spa $150
Refundable damage deposit $300





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Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable twin-size futons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Central Heat, TWO HDTVS(55' and 46') on DIRECT TV HD/DVR Satellite Receiver, Clavinova Electric Piano, Oceanfront Spa, Large Shower, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, iPod Docking to Stereo, BLURAY DVD; Wireless Broadband

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