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3rd Night 1/2 Off in Oct, Peaceful Retreat on the Mendo Coast - Shaanti Bungalow

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Albion House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

We are offering a special, stay 3 nights and get the 3rd night half off for the month of October.

'Peaceful Retreat' In Sanskrit, 'shaanti' means 'peaceful'...a very special kind of quiet bliss which one must personally experience, firsthand, to fully appreciate and understand.

And, like its namesake, Shaanti Bungalow, puts you at peace with yourself and the world, the very moment you arrive. It's a cozy cottage. Perfect for a couple.

A vacation getaway with a breath taking view of the Pacific...perched more than a hundred feet high on a cliff top, overlooking one of the best-loved 'secret' coves on the Mendocino Coast.

Located in the private gated Pacific Reefs area of Albion, opens its twin French doors onto a hot tub deck that simply begs to be relaxed upon.

**Calendar on the VRBO site is not up-to-date. For the most current availability, please email our office.

Keywords: Single Family Home

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

3rd Night 1/2 Off in Oct, Peaceful Retreat on the Mendo Coast - Shaanti Bungalow
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful even in a storm

  • 5 of 5

Shaanti Bungalow was very well maintained. The decor was so nice - it felt so comfortable, we didn't want to leave. We appreciated the flashlights, candles, extra supplies, even though we didn't need them.

There was a big storm the last night we were there and the wind was really blowing in around the doors. It was a beautiful place to be in a storm, though!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Shack

  • 4 of 5

New name for Shaanti Bungalow (not a bungalow, but more of a cabin) "Gatekeeper's Love Shack"

Great stay but would have been better with internet.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so sweet and beautifully situated. We had a very restful & enjoyable stay. We were even privileged to see a pod of dolphins come into the bay and put on a show before us!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view, but house was filthy

  • 2 of 5

Upon arrival, you will be greeted with an amazing view right from the deck. I can't quite describe it. It's mesmerizing & very relaxing. That right there deserves 10 stars. The house itself was sub-par. Barely deserves 2 stars.

For the price I paid, I expected it to be cleaned prior to my arrival. Not only did it have a musty odor, the kitchen counters had debris on them, I had to wipe down the inside of the fridge prior to placing my food items in there, and I had to wash the bath towels and bath rugs because they smelled and felt dirty. The pots and pans were of poor quality - food constantly stuck to the bottom. There were 4 nails/screws laying on the deck near the hot tub- not too big of a deal, except that I had my two dogs there & they could have easily stepped on a nail. There was a light bulb burned out in the master bedroom, and the shower nozzles had cobwebs and human hair hanging on them. The drain cover in the shower was sitting next to the drain, not over the drain. One set of jets in the hot tub didn't work, not to mention the size of the hot tub is very small - it could barely fit two adults. The floors throughout the entire home were filthy. We made sure to always have on our slippers & not walk around barefoot.

Bottom line, I went there to relax, not to clean someone else's home. I did contact the property management within the first hour of our arrival, and all she could say was "I apologize. I was there yesterday & everything looked ok." No offer to send somebody out to re-clean or offer me a discount/partial refund. It were as if she could care less. I asked to have her manager contact me - still have not received a call - and we're going on six weeks since our visit to the home. That is extremely disappointing and poor customer service.

My recommendation - Go for the view, but be prepared to do some house cleaning, and bring all of your own cookware (pots & pans). I would not recommend housing more than two adults in this home - it's very tiny.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real get away!

  • 5 of 5

If you want instant connectivity, Netflix and Starbux, stay at home or go somewhere else. However, if you want to TRULY get away, chill out with a book and enjoy spectacular natural beauty and views, this is the place to be.

The views of the cove and the Pacific Ocean are just spectacular. And the cabin is rustic but has everything you need - oven, cookware, dishes, wine glasses, washer, dryer, etc. it's the place to come to admire nature, contemplate life, be awed by the firmament and intimately recharge your batteries. Like nirvana, it can't be described but has to be experienced.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaanti Bungalow Review Last Summer

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Shaanti Bungalow last summer. The cabin has a rustic feel to it, but you are going to "get away". Being close to the road was no problem at all. We did not notice any kind of road noise while trying to sleep or during the day hardly. The cabin gives you a very private feel. There are fantastic views of the coast and the sunset. Short drive to wonderful Mendocino, and if you're up for it - Fort Bragg. There is a fabulous hotel just across the bridge where you can get a nice dinner and they have a wonderful piano player named Charlie who played a special tune for my child. We enjoyed the many small shoppes in Mendocino that have such a warm feel and friendly owners. Great burger place in Mendocino, as well. Seaglass Beach was also a treat. If you're coming from down south, stop by Screamin Mimi's for an ice cream. We had an excellent time. I don't remember the exact date.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Albion House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub $50
Pet Fee $15
Cleaning/Setup $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Peak Season Pricing for Holidays with a 2 - 4 night minimum depending on the holiday.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking

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