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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Limited to max of 8)

Get away to the Mendocino coast. Tides Turn has a private view of the ocean, yet is a home with lots of room to share with friends or family. We have installed solar panels to help preserve our wonderful California coast and o our part to reduce global warming. Located next to the turn of the century hamlet of Albion only minutes from the charming Victorian town of Mendocino, 7 miles north. Enjoy the birds floating on the updrafts or the boats coming and going as the tides change below. Watch the everchanging sea through the only wooden trestle bridge on the coast of California as the waves crash in the cove and the whales pass during migration season. Relax in the hot tub or barbeque on the deck. Mendocino has a lot to offer. Investigate the tons of drift wood at nearby Navarro beach just 3 miles south, or picnic in the Redwoods or bring a canoe or kayak to explore the Albion River or go wine tasting in Anderson Valley or try the trails at Van Damme State Park & Beach, 3.5 miles north. You can treat yourself to our local restaurants, the best on the coast - the Ledford House or the Albion River Inn or rundown to the Albion Market and deli for a quick fix or Harvest Market in Fort Bragg can deliver all you need to Tides Turn in Albion.?

This conformable 4 bedroom split level home with one King and three Queens beds plus a Queen futon in the family room, 2 bathrooms, master bedroom lavatory, large open style kitchen/dining/living room, plus a large separate family room with satellite TV, sunroom, two decks and spa. Celestron Binoculars and tripod for viewing birds and whales and waves.

Open floor plan; Sunroom, Ocean and River views, Excellent separation between upstairs and downstairs

Keywords: House

More Details

Mary Bobbitt
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Mary Bobbitt

Mary and Jul are native Californian and long time residences of San Francisco. Semi retired and seasoned world travelers. Jul loves motorcycles, music, non fiction and good healthy food. Mary's artwork fills the house and loves birds, photography etc.

Mary Bobbitt purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great friends. Great Food. Great people. Awesome hikes. Pretty much a repeat of our Jan 4 2010 visit. We love this clean, friendly-feeling house and it's well stocked kitchen. Thanks for bring in the New Year in such an amazing way.
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Albion in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Lav. only
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • tennis
Solar powered home, Service for 8 provided, Dining Table Seats 8, Games, Books & Magazines, Exercise Bike. We have a wonderful community of birds around the house and try to provide bird food so our guests can enjoy them. We also enjoy other regular wild visitors such as bunnies, deer and fox. Tides Turn has a lot of privacy.


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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea
average rating of 4.875 based on 20 reviews

Outstanding view with all the comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Throughly enjoyed this house and the many things it had to offer

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway at the coast! Well appointed and maintained home, with all the amenities one needs. Easy access, quiet, store and services nearby if needed. A cozy retreat from which to watch the ocean, the birds, and the deer.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Relaxing trip at Tides Turn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tides Turn while attending a family wedding nearby and the property was lovely. Wonderful views, lovely home with comfortable surroundings and a beach like atmosphere. Sitting in the hot tub while enjoying the scenery was a real treat. Mendocino and Ft. Bragg are just up the road. Several farmers markets in the area on the weekends. We enjoyed a great meal at the Little River Inn. Can't wait to come back to Tides Turn!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views and Luxurious Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We will be back! The home is breathtaking, spacious and has more than enough amenities to keep you busy during your stay. We had three clear days and nights with fantastic sunsets every evening while dining on the outdoor deck. If you love bird watching, Tides Turn provided us with enough bird seed to last our entire stay and provided daily entertainment for the adults and kids. We enjoyed using the fireplace, relaxing to music after a long day of diving in Albion. Thank you again for your hospitality! I'm telling all of our friends to be sure to find you on VRBO and book their vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house to rent for a large group. We had eight people and it was perfect with the four separate bedrooms. The house was exactly as advertised, very clean, and super comfortable. The setting is spectacular. Owners were very pleasant to work with and answered all my questions ahead of our visit. I can't say enough good things about this house. I look forward to another stay at Tides Turn. A must is dinner at the Ledford House just across Highway 1, it was superb.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is amazing - it met and exceeded all of our expections. The house is beautiful and it has the best views of the ocean - the pictures do not do it justice. While it is a bit of a drive into Mendocino and Fort Bragg, it is totally worth it. The rooms were all decorated nicely and were very spacious. Everything was clean and we felt at home right away. My niece fell in love with the all birds on the balcony deck/patio every morning and the adults fell in love with the hot tub. We definitely plan on staying there again and we're already trying to figure out the dates!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Little River private or chart no commercial airlin
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ledford House and/or Albion River Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Albion River Beach
Car: necessary

Beachcombing, canoeing, whale and bird watching, wine tasting and lots of local festivals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Albion, California

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £158.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.53

Since we are a single home with one housekeeper we have a limited ability to clean the house for quick turn over. Rates are subject to confirmation. Discounts are offered to returning guests in good standing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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