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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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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 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.
Jane's Tower is perfect -- the attention to detail, the architecture, the garden, and the views! Accommodated a family of four. Easy walk to everything, the headlands, the beach, shops and restaurants. Despite quite a lot of rain, we couldn't have been happier due to this wonderful home. Thank you. We will be back!
Mendocino is our favorite weekend getaway from San Francisco. We spent the 2016/17 New Years weekend at the Jade Tower, and couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Every detail has been thought through, from the newly renovated kitchen & bathroom to the idyllic garden surrounding the property. And the views are drop dead amazing! We're already looking forward to returning in the Summer.
Jade's Tower is everything it is advertised and more. It is a craftsman delight. Beautifully designed and built with the best of workmanship. Made to look like a converted water tower it has all the amenities of being newly build. The space is lovely and the views divine. Right in the village of Mendocino everything is within walking distance. The property is lovely and private with beautiful gardens. The kitchen is small but exceptionally well equipped with top-of-the line cookware and serving ware. There could not be a more perfect place to stay in the village of Mendocino.
After living for many years in Mendocino, when we return to visit dear friends, Jade's Tower feels like home. Virginia has thought of every amenity to make our stay most comfortable. From a well stocked kitchen, gorgeous stone shower to retro artwork, this place exudes magic with spectacular views of the headlands as far as the eye can see. The gardens are a treasure alone! Innkeepers Winnie and Andy lovingly tend this oasis in the middle of town and are available to answer questions or offer suggestions. The location is perfect! We didn't need our car the entire weekend. We will return here and know that we can count on the familiarity of a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Jade´s tower is perfectly located in Mendocino. The view is breathtaking, especially from the bedroom on the upper floor. The house is very tastefully furnished and decorated. We especially loved the wonderful flower arrangements in the house.
Perfect home for a time-out on the Pacific coast.
Jade's Tower is a perfectly-appointed comfort cabin, great for watching movies and sunrises. The kitchen is a work of art, and quite functional for the space it occupies. The garden is magical. Amazing place.
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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May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.