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Shangri-La :: Stunning Clifftop Location :: Amazing White-Water Views :: Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Open Studio Cottage with Enclosed Hot Tub, King Bed, & Galley Kitchen (Sleeps 2)

Shangri La is a dream brought to life as it should be on the Mendocino Coast… This cottage is the larger of our two spectacular cliffside cottages located on our secluded property in Albion.

Shangri-La perches high above the beautifully rugged Mendocino Coast. This cottages features a window wall overlooking Whitesboro Cove and is tastefully decorated in a modern coastal cottage style.

If you want unobstructed, white-water, ocean views it does not get better than this. On the cliff side, our Shangri-La cottage offers waves crashing you to sleep, whales passing by, and sunsets to die for - all with incredible privacy yet ten minutes from downtown Mendocino give us a call at 707.937.5525 and reserve your stay today.

2 night minimum stay / 3 on holidays!

Amenities included in both cottages:

+ Secluded cliffside ocean views

+ Private Hot Tub with amazing ocean views

+ Open galley kitchen with full sized refrigerator and microwave

+ Pillow-top King bed with luxury linens & down comforter

+ Thermostat controlled gas fireplace

+ Flat screen TV and DVD Player

+ Satellite Wi-Fi (it is very, very slow and spotty)

+ Coffee maker and Schoolhouse Creek Blend coffee

+ Spotting scope

+ Full Bath with Step-In Shower

+ Eco-friendly Boutique quality EO Organics toiletries

More Details

Innkeeper, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2017

About Innkeeper, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

Schoolhouse Creek Vacations offers guests the unique combination of real hospitality and professional management in privately owned homes, making it possible for our guests to enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience without compromising on service and convenience.

Our staff of passionate hospitality professionals is the finest on the coast, with each Schoolhouse Creek Vacations team member - from housekeepers to front desk staff to our maintenance team - are working hard to ensure that each home and every guest is well cared for and enjoys a memorable stay.

Innkeeper, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Innkeeper, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek chose North Coast California

Shargir-La is perched high above the beautifully rugged Mendocino Coast. This cliffside cottage features a window wall overlooking Whitesboro Cove and is tastefully decorated in a modern coastal style. This large Cliffside property located on secluded real estate in Albion, just 3 miles south of the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek’s main property. Unobstructed ocean views abound through floor-to-ceiling windows, or you can step out on the wrap around deck for a closer look.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Sea Cloud cabin was not only restful and rejuvenating away from the crowds, but we felt well taken care of and even pampered by the responsive staff. It was our third stay there and certainly not our last. It's really worth the price. Your hardest decision will be Sea Cloud or Shangri-la - good luck with that one.
Mar 2010
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Albion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Shangri-La :: Stunning Clifftop Location :: Amazing White-Water Views :: Hot Tub
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Newark, california

Beautiful private setting

  • 4 of 5

We felt the setting was just beautiful. Bed was comfy, dining chairs broken down and dirty. This place could definitely use some new furnishings and the outside area definitely needs work, paint and weeding!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea Cloud has more than a Million Dollar View!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Sea Cloud cottage and we absolutely can't wait to go back. We had visited Albion (just minutes from Mendocino) before, so we knew it would be pretty, but we didn't realize it would be downright spectacular. We entered the door and the view took our breath away. We sat for hours on the deck soaking in the view. Nothing to distract us from the beauty of the Calfornia coast, with its deep blue water, rocky cliffs, and birds flying by at eye-level. You can see from the photos that the cottage itself is tastefully decorated with a cute kitchen and a comfy loveseat. The cozy gas fireplace, the calming blue wall color, and the fine quality bed linens (white thank you) contributed to making our stay relaxing and luxurious. On top of all this, there is a wonderful restaurant (Ledford House) which is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Sea Cloud = Heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Words can not express what a breath taking, romantic, secluding, beautiful place Shangri-La is!!!! From the moment you open the gate and take your first step onto the property it is like your own little paradise!!! The views from the deck and the hot tub are picturesque!!! The cottage is perfect for a romantic stay!!!

We have also stayed in the Albion house on the property and the kitchen is gourmet!!! It sits a little further back off the cliffs but it still has amazing views from it!!!

Kevin & Sandy have been nothing but wonderful every time we have either stay with them or just stopped by for some breakfast with the critters!!!! You can not ask for more!!!!

We will be back and we recommend these properties to everyone!!! And we can not wait to see the new properties they have acquired!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Amazing place! Owner: Please update the Amenities on website

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the Sea Cloud! It was secluded, romantic, tiny, cozy, lovely...We wanted nothing more than to hole up for a few days and not see another soul. The bed, indoor gas fireplace, deck, hot tub, amazing view of the crashing waves and the sunset are just phenomenal. So private! Very clean and nice towels and linens.

Very disappointed, though, to find that not of all the amenities listed on the VRBO site or the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek are up to date. There is NO outside barbecue grill which was a huge disappointment to us since we brought a lot of marinated meat and veggies to take us through the 3 days. We even emailed to confirm this but with no response from the Innkeeper. The kitchen is fine, but stocked with nothing but coffee, tea, spices and sugar packets. Bring absolutely everything you need including salt and oil if you want to cook anything at all. The proprietors said they cannot have any food, but there is a sign asking to let them know what's missing, so?

There are no DVDs and no stereo and we did not find any books though there were some puzzles. We didn't care, we brought our own, but others might not have. There is wifi available on an open network, BUT it was not discoverable by iPhone or iPad, only by my computer which I brought at the last minute. I did not need my computer at all, but because there is no AT&T service and no 3G in the region, the thought of not having wifi access was very unnerving. Yes it was very slow but that is expected in remote areas.

Not huge problems, really, but when there are SO many choices in the area for a vacation, guests really scour these sites for the amenities in order to make their vacation selection. There is is just NO excuse for any website listing to be out of date.

This is a fantastic place, but would be even more fantastic if the description matched the reality more accurately. Seems like it would be easy to do that!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Little River Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort Bragg Skunk Train
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
California Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Albion River Cove
Car: necessary

Guests staying at Sea Cloud are guests of Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. As a guest of the Inn you will have full access to both Circa '62 restaurant and the Spa at Schoolhouse Creek, the Inn's nine acres of grounds, trails and private cove.

As a guest of the Inn you will have full concierge service.

Located on a cliff overlooking the pacific between Salmon Creek and the Albion River - Sea Cloud is 10 minutes south of the village of Mendocino. Within walking distance of the Ledford House restaurant and the well stocked Albion Market and the Sunday Albion Farmer's Market.

Getting around

You will need a vehicle here. There is virtually no public transportation here on the edge of the world - There are spectacular bike routes... fantastic spots for kayaking, stand up paddling and a number of rivers for canoeing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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