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

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Bedrooms 1
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday tower in Mendocino

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Virginia Pier
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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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.


based on 94 holidaymaker reviews

Jade's Tower is a spacious, light filled, artist inspired water tower
average rating of 4.9468083 based on 94 reviews

Beautiful home, perfect location, lovely gargens, amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

The water tower is a beautiful home that is immaculately kept. The location is perfect: three blocks to the center of the village, three blocks to the headlands. The garden was lovely, even in mid October. Still plenty of blooming flowers. The ocean view from the upstairs bedroom was amazing. Great place to watch storm waves crashing, all from the comfort of your bed. Our stay was perfect. Thank you Virginia and Ginny!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a port in the storm

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen a finer spot to spend a few days after our whirlwind wedding in the City. Jade's Tower is perfect, and deserving of the most respectful of guests. We, like many others who signed the guest book, appreciated the attention to detail, the gardens, and the proximity to the coast. We're already anticipating our next visit. Thank you so much, Virginia, for extending your trust to a public audience and making this treasure available to us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Jade's Tower is a unique, cozy, well-stocked, clean, beautiful space with incredible views, a lovely garden, kitchen and easy walking access to everything the Mendocino Headlands and village has to offer. Great for R&R, meditation and romance. Sunny, cloudy or foggy this Mendocino jewel will not disappoint. Excellent customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place to Stay in the Heart of Mendocino

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Jade's Tower. The location is excellent. The home is perfectly appointed for any and all needs. The bedroom views are world class. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals from breakfast to dinner. The main sitting room is comfortable and cozy. The bathroom is stylish and well appointed. You can't go wrong with a visit to Jade's Tower. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Special Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a special mother, daughter and grandmother visit to Jade's Tower and all three generations were enthralled. We appreciated the unique architecture, the views of the coast and flower filled garden, the attention to details, and the well appointed kitchen. Such thought went into the place and it felt magical. Thank you so much for an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property with gorgeous views and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We were in the Jade's Tower for a 3-night stay and we could have easily stayed for a week! This property is even better in person than the published photos. The grounds surrounding the Tower are lush filled with beautiful plants, flowers, shrubs, fruit trees and more. It is located just a couple of blocks from Main Street, which is nice if you like peace and quite while relaxing at home. The views especially from the bedroom upstairs are stunning! The property managers (Winnie and Andy) were nice, responsive and Virginia the owner was also responsive and accommodating.

The property is well maintained and very clean. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils, pots, pans, dishware, etc. The furniture--sofa, chairs, and bed were all comfortable. Wifi was very good and TV and Bluray player worked well. We will definitely rent the Jade's Tower again when visiting the Mendocino coast.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
San Francisco Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday tower in Mendocino, North Coast California

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving Holidays
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday tower in the Mendocino in the California

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
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.

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