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Sanctuary By the Sea-Dramatic Oceanfront with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Albion House Rental Photos and Description

House, Three Bedrooms, Two Baths

We named our home Sanctuary By the Sea because it is truly a haven to relax and rejuvenate. Step away from your everyday stresses and live life as it is meant to be.

Gaze at the ocean with views for miles and miles of the dramatic Northern California coastline. Watch the wildlife—pelicans, Canadian geese, even a family of 3 bald eagles as they soar. Gray whales migrate past the cove and you have a front-row seat.

Enjoy our beautiful oceanfront home with panoramic whitewater views from virtually every room in the house. The home sits on over an acre in the exclusive gated community of Pacific Reefs in Albion. You will say “WOW” when you walk into the beautiful home and look out the window at the crashing waves. The home is open, bright and quiet—only the sound of the waves can be heard.

Master bedroom suite has spectacular whitewater views. There is a king bed with 600 thread count linen. Master bathroom has granite countertop and luxurious thick towels. 2nd bedroom has ocean views and a queen bed with luxurious linens. Large 3rd bedroom has full and twin beds. Linen for the beds and 1 set of towels per guest are provided at no additional charge.

Watch the waves crash while sitting in the warm and inviting living room with wood-burning stove. Vaulted ceilings create a spacious room. Large picture windows practically bring the outdoors in. Beautifully appointed with leather furniture. 37” TV with satellite service, DVD player, CD player and Bose & Definitive speakers.

Large dining table with comfortable seating for 8. Enjoy your meals while watching the ocean views from huge windows on 3 walls.

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric glass cooktop, microwave oven, toaster oven, icemaker and blender. Coffee grinder, coffee maker and electric tea kettle also provided.

2 spacious decks--one has a gas grill and dining area and the other has a private hot tub offering dramatic ocean views.

Why cook when there are 2 gourmet restaurants within a 5-minute drive. The Ledford House is just over the bridge (a 2-minute drive) and offers a nightly bistro dinner featuring 3 courses. Albion River Inn is just a few minutes beyond Ledford House and offers Happy Hour with wines and complimentary appetizers. We are just 7 miles south of Mendocino which has even more dining options.

Come see for yourself what you’ve been missing all your life. You’ll be back again and again.

This is a completely non-smoking property, inside and out. No pets allowed.

Since we are on septic and well, we can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. All visitors, even those who visit during the day, are considered guests.

2 nights minimum stay. Holidays & special events require 3 night minimum.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Flint

We’re Janet & Flint. Although we first met in college, we went in separate directions to pursue our individual life dreams after graduation. As fate would have it, 8 years later we reconnected again in the Bay Area as we each started our careers. The timing and circumstances were apparently right, and we have been together ever since, first living in Silicon Valley and then relocating in 2010 to Santa Rosa, California.

Flint purchased this house in 2010

Why Flint chose North Coast California

We had been visiting the Mendocino coast for years. When we moved to Santa Rosa, we realized that we were close enough to Mendocino to enjoy a place of our own…. a Sanctuary By the Sea. We knew this was the right property as soon as we walked in the front door and saw the spectacular oceanfront views of Whitesboro Bay. The unobstructed whitewater and coastal views are the ultimate in relaxation, especially from the private hot tub. We love spending time at the Sanctuary but our work schedules keep us from visiting as much as we would like. We decided to share the Sanctuary with VRBO guests.

What makes this house unique

Sanctuary By the Sea has the unique blend of seclusion and privacy (private community with locked gate), yet very close to the diverse activities of the Mendocino coast. Just 7 miles north is the quaint village of Mendocino, with world-class restaurants and shopping. We are close to the wine tasting region of Anderson Valley as well as the unspoiled beauty of hiking, kayaking, canoeing and diving in several nearby state parks. There is a sand beach just 5 minutes away. Or, just simply relax… at the Sanctuary By the Sea.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Sanctuary By the Sea-Dramatic Oceanfront with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

A sanctuary with a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

Location location location, the view is actually better in real life than the great pictures.

The property was very clean and very functional with everything you need to make it s great stay.

The owners communicated very well and showed concern that the trip would be successful.

Near many great restaurants and activities in the Mendocino area as well as close to the Hwy 128 and Hwy 1 intersection.

Overall a wonderful weekend for 7 people in our party,

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shanghai, China

Wonderful Stay at a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Sanctuary By the Sea over the Memorial Day long weekend. The house was in a great location with stunning views of the coast and was very clean and well cared for. There were many thoughtful touches in the home (books, games, fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, outdoor bbq etc.) that made our stay very comfortable. The house was in a secluded gated community and was within a short distance to beaches and parks, as well as several restaurants. The towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg were both within easy driving distance as well. We loved our time on the Mendocino coast and at the lovely home, and look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House on the Coast

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Sanctuary by the Sea with a group of friends and had an amazing stay. The location was perfect with a large open space in front of the house leading to the bluffs overlooking the ocean. The house was very well maintained and fully stocked with everything we needed. The large living room and kitchen area made it easy and comfortable for our group to relax together. The location was ideal, being a short drive from Mendocino and easily accessible from Hwy 1.

We will be back and would highly recommend this house for others who enjoy the coast!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing. The house is very clean & comfortable especially the king size bed. Good instructions on how to use the keyless entry, even this low tech person figured it out. Great kitchen very well equipped. User friendly BBQ w/ tools. Located very close to several wonderful restaurants. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too good!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, view, home. Thanks to the owner for having a mini-library, cds, cd player, iHome, mini-telescope, etc. Highly recommend this place.

Blankets need to be cleaner. This was the only minor issue I observed. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Phoenix, Az

Beautiful Area

  • 4 of 5

The views are wonderful and the area is gated. You do feel safe here. Its an older home with not many upgrades, but still clean and well kept. The wifi really works well in the living room, dinning room and kitchen. I tried to use my jambox speaker in the bathroom and could not get a good enough signal, so my showers were silent. There is a window you can open and hear the surf. The bed in the master is very comfortable ! the linens are equally nice.

This is a good area to make day trips, we went out to Fort Bragg and back without any trouble, lots to do there. There is a grocery store in Mendocino Village that has everything you need and the prices are fair. If you drive to the village there is a ocean view point you can drive out to, we had 5 bars of cellular service there.

Because we were only two people renting this home everything in the house was locked except the master and the mud room off the back of the house. Virtually every door had a lock on it. We had only 2 towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths for our 3 night stay and could not locate another towel at all so we hung them in the dining room to dry each day. This was my biggest disappointment. There is a need for a rubber mat in the tub of the master bath, it is very slippery, we used one of our hand towels on the floor of the tub and it worked well. The shower head looks awfully old, but give it a chance its really quite nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Van Damme State Park
Albion River Inn Restaurant
"Very nice restaurant and only 1 mile from the Sanctuary Try the Chef's Choice two course sp..."
Cafe Beaujolais
Ledford House
"Very nice restaurant, and 1/2 mile from the Sanctuary. Try the bistro special, which is a 3 ..."
Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Van Damme State Park
Car: necessary

Enjoy wine tasting in Anderson Valley, hiking in the Navarro Rivers Redwood forests, driving scenic Highway 1, touring picturesque Mendocino village, dining at world-class restaurants or simply relaxing with the ocean at your doorstep.

Rates & Availability

Albion House Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning + Hot tub fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for up to 7 guests
11% Occupancy Tax
Housecleaning Fee - $150
Hot Tub Fee - $50/rental
Refundable Security Deposit - $500

Rates subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed
3-night minimum for holidays and weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite master bathroom with granite countertop
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite has king bed and spectacular whitewater views. Luxurious 600-thread count linen. En-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has queen bed and ocean views. Luxurious linens. Bedroom 3 has full bed and twin bed. Luxurious linens. TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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