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Ridgetop Oceanview Deckhouse: 7 mi from Mendocino Village

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Cheryl's House was designed as a romantic oceanview retreat.

This cottage has one bedroom (queen-size Tempirpedic bed with a featherbed topper) with French doors opening out onto the deck. There’s a double-headed shower for two with stone tiles in the bathroom. The living room has two sets of French doors which open out onto the deck with expansive views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and up the Navarro River valley. There’s a very comfortable futon couch (where a child or one additional adult can sleep), a glass-front Lopi gas-burning 'woodstove,' an antique pine dining table and chairs and a Scandinavian armoire. The floors are newly refinished redwood and Mexican paver tiles, with luxurious oriental carpets.

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, deckhouse

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About The Owner

Cheryl moved to California to follow her passion in the food and wine industry.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose North Coast California

The Mendocino coast is wild and rugged -- and the view from our deck overlooks the ocean and the river valley. We are just 7 miles from the historic village of Mendocino, 2 miles from the best restaurant on the coast (Ledford House) and 15 miles from Anderson Valley wineries.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guest cottage is quiet & private, you can hear the waves, smell the salt air, and see millions of stars at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Noah & I cooked, painted, read, watched birds out the windows, saw hawks & ravens, searched for whales, went kayaking on the river. We remembered why leaving the city pace is such a good idea!
Apr 2010
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Albion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempurpedic bed with Sustainable/Green Bamboo Wood Frame, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Pack N Play is avaiable for rent., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa Services (Nearby), Automatic Generator in Case of Power Outage, Binoculars on Tripod, Views of the Navarro River and Anderson Valley (which is only 20 minutes by car).


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Ridgetop Oceanview Deckhouse: 7 mi from Mendocino Village
average rating of 4.8 based on 24 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA


  • 4 of 5

This house is located in a beautiful location that included socean, river and forest panaramic views. While there are houses on both sides of the property we felt there was privacy while toasting the new year in the hot tub and surrounded by the breathtaking star filled sky. We highly recommend this property for two people.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

We Loved our stay & wished it could have been longer. Good customer service & place was spotless.

Enjoyed the hot tub and exploring Mendicinz

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City

Sweet and cozy home with AWESOME ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from Cheryl's place and had a wonderful time! We enjoyed well appointed, simple but very tasteful & charming decor and the beautiful view of the ocean from all the windows and from the large tub was wonderful to soak in under the Moon light. The house is very private, quiet and has a sweet intimate feel to it. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the birds fly by and listening to the ocean waves.........very peaceful and romantic. There is a wonderful restaurant just down the street "Ledford House" we highly recommend it for a romantic dinner with a spectacular ocean view. Delicious food and wonderful service. We would love to come back to Cheryl's place in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to escape for a romantic weekend and this was the perfect place. Cozy, clean, and charming. We truly appreciated the attention to detail, and the simple yet well thought out decorating. We loved the hardwood floors, open beam ceilings, and all the windows displaying the amazing view. It was cold and foggy, but we were happy to escape our hometown heat, and cozy up to the warmth of the little wood stove. We explored nearby Anderson Valley and Mendocino, but honestly the highlight was hanging out in the deckhouse. We will most certainly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Time off with a loved one is precious; as a vacation rental home owner I feel it's my job to help make it enjoyable. When I began renting my ridge-top ocean-view deck-house, my goal was to offer a comfortable and stylish setting that guests could call "home" while discovering the beauty of the Mendocino Coast. I was looking to create the kind of experience that I would enjoy while traveling with my husband when we get the rare occasion to get away for a break. Hearing from someone that they enjoyed themselves during their stay, gives me a great sense of satisfaction--it really makes my day! Thank you for letting me know your thoughts. I hope you'll come back again soon. All the best, Cheryl Cheryl
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Sacramento, CA

Beautiful Mendocino Coast Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little house perched high up on Navarro Ridge near the town of Albion, CA. We were looking for a quiet, intimate winter vacation house and this was the perfect fit!

Too many times vacation rental properties fall short of expectations. Certainly not the case with Cheryl's House.

Not only is the house located in the perfect spot with an incredible view of the Navarro River and Pacific Ocean, but Cheryl has paid attention to a lot of little details which makes her rental feel just like home.

To be fair, we lucked out with the weather. Sunny days the whole way, without a trace of wind during our stay. When we walked into the house, we were greeted by gentle music playing on the stereo, the fireplace was on, and I could feel myself slipping into vacation mode. Kitchen was well equipped, and to my surprise, the knives were even sharp. Bed was comfortable, the main room was stocked with books, games and DVD's.

If a quiet, peaceful getaway on the coast is what you are looking for, give Cheryl's house a try.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (Santa Rosa, CA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Little River Inn Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Navarro Beach


Rates & Availability

Albion Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning/Spa Maintenance $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

No smoking. No pets. Cancellations will result in loss of payment unless owner is able to book the same dates to another party. Holiday periods may require additional nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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