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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 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:
26 July, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday tower in the Mendocino in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove sandy and/or wet shoes before entering tower. No burning candles inside or outside the tower. Change diapers on waterproof changing pad.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • 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

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Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
average rating of 4.9603176 based on 126 reviews
Berkeley, California
5

Beautiful setting with tremendous views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jade's Tower. It's a beautiful spot, and the weather cooperated and gave us some of the most stunning coastal views. The garden, tended by the lovely Winnie and Andy, creates the perfect setting for a restful and rejuvenating long weekend in Mendocino.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln Ca USA
5

Beautiful Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location! Easy walk to the beach, headlands, shops, and restaurants. The tower itself has a marvelous view of the garden with a a hint of ocean. The upstairs bedroom has a full on ocean view. Gardens are gorgeous and love all the details and wood in the tower, It is very well done! Kitchen is well equipped. Note - upstairs floor and stairs are a bit creaky, but who cares when you have that view!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property exceeded our expectations. The gardens are expertly maintained, and the tower is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, the experience of staying in the village at a beautiful location tucked away from the main streets was magical. All of the services you could want are within walking distance, while still having the serene hide away. The views are amazing at every turn. I would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend the tower to friends who appreciate the peaceful beauty of the restless coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford,il
5

Everything and More!

  • 5 of 5

This place takes the cake! We have vacationed and stayed at a variety of different accommodations over the years. Jade's Tower soars to the top of our all time favorites. What a unique property. The views of the ocean are breath taking as well as the landscaping. The inside is clean, crisp, and tidy. We can not wait to visit again. By the way, if you have stayed at other VRBO properties this check out is the easiest by miles. You simply just go on your way. Our fond memories of our stay are etched in our minds!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for a romantic or small family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have spent many weekends in the Mendocino area, but this was our first time in Jade's Tower. The photos don't do it justice! The tower is beautifully crafted and impeccably furnished. Both the ground level and the loft feel very airy and spacious, and the garden surrounding the tower blew us away, with every type of coastal flower in bloom you could possibly imagine. It's close enough to walk anywhere you'd want to go in the village, but is very quiet and private. The fenced garden and gated entrance give you the feeling of having your own secluded beach house right in the middle of town. Also, the owner and caretakers are just about the most accommodating and gracious people we've ever met. We loved it so much, we booked our next stay during this trip. There's no way to be disappointed with this beautiful gem!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday tower in the Mendocino, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£409
for 2 nights
From
£204
From
£213
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving Holidays
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,350
 
 
Winter Holidays
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£613
for 3 nights
From
£204
From
£213
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£392
for 2 nights
From
£196
From
£204
Fri,Sat
£1,282
 

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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