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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Virginia Pier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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 North Coast California

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.

Amenities

Mendocino Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(110 traveler reviews)

Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 110 reviews
5

Great stay at the coast - beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Very well done! Jade's Tower is very well finished and beautiful! Perfect walking distance into town or down to the oceanside. The views from the bedroom upstairs are incredible! Excellent attention to all the details (kitchen items, lighting, ceiling fans, etc.) - very happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

"Tiny House"/No Wheels

  • 5 of 5

The growing popularity of "Tiny Houses" depicts thoughtful craftsmanship and utilization of every inch of space. Jades Tower is this...with no wheels! From the moment you open the gate to the garden, attention to the smallest of details is evident. Despite being in the center of town it is quiet and peaceful. Watching the moon rise, the stars shine and in the morning the whales playing just outside the bay, all from the bed, is divine. We needed a place to unwind and hit the re-set button and this place definitely did the trick. Top it off with a massage from Felicity at Mendocino Coast Massage, a 3 minute walk or a 1 minute drive, and the cocktail to relaxation will be mixed.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

From Jade's Tower you can see the ocean and star-filled skies, while enjoying comfort and peace.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our relaxing stay in Jade's Tower for 3 days in February. The interior is beautifully finished. The kitchen provides all you need for cooking or just snacking. The bathroom has marvelous stained glass art windows and supplementary heat for chilly mornings. From the upstairs bedroom we saw a rainbow over the ocean at dawn! The tower is set in a beautiful private garden with flowers year-round. From this great spot in town, you are drawn outside to enjoy walks along the headlands or up along the river. This is a perfect get-away!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockton, CA
5

Rainy weekend at Jade's Tower!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time even though the weather did not cooperate.

Great views from all windows. Home was super clean! Had everything we needed.

Walked to town. Went horseback riding on the beach. Watched movies on a rainy afternoon. Perfect for relaxing.

Gardens around the home are amazing. Lots of TLC evident. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA
5

Great location and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Jades Tower is walking distance to all the restaurants and boutiques. The home is cozy and perfect for a couple!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croton On Hudson, NY
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect--better than we could have ever imagined. Peace, tranquility....

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Miles
San Francisco Intl Airport
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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Rates & Availability

Mendocino Tower Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,585
 
 
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,585
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,585
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,505
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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