Peaceful and secluded high end home with large koi pond and lovely garden.
Ron and Marilyn
About Ron and Marilyn
Ron is a retired contractor and his wife Marilyn works as a Nurse Practitioner at the local hospital. We have lived in the Mendocino area for the past 25 years.
Ron and Marilyn purchased this House in 1990
Why Ron and Marilyn chose Albion
When Ron retired he began pursuing his passion for sheep dog trialing with our Border Collies. We purchased a sheep ranch in the nearby area of Covelo. We decided to share our lovely home with vacationers to allow us the flexibility of maintaining our life on the coast while developing our sheep ranch. We enjoy knowing about our guests so we can try to anticipate their needs. We strive to have the balance of having our guests feel attended to while also letting them have their privacy.
What makes this House unique
Our home is truly a retreat with the lovely Koi pond and beautiful Japanese maple trees. It has been featured 3 times on the annual Mendocino Art Center garden tour. The relaxing sound of the waterfall, the Koi swimming gracefully through the water and the birds singing are all relaxing and rejuvenating. Exactly what a vacation should be! In addition, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is gourmet and there are multiple sweet places to sit and read your book or just sit and relax. A family owned grocery store, with deli and tasty home made food is 7 minutes down the road. Albion River campground, also just down the road, has a small restaurant that serves a tasty breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. The Ledford House and Albion RIver Inn are both known for their fine food and are both 10 minutes away. There are no visible neighbors from the home so privacy and quiet are assured.
We do not allow events or large parties.
May smoke outside. Absolutely no smoking inside
Well behaved housebroken dogs who do not dig.
Not recommend for toddlers due to unfenced pond.
We request a signed copy of the rental agreement, and pet agreement if applicable, prior to check in. We will work with you to make that happen.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Where to start?
Arriving at the house was like being transported into your own world. The property is tucked away behind a couple of meadows big enough for your fur-babies to run their little hearts out. My pups had an amazing time sniffing, running and exploring this wooded wonderland. I enjoyed some early more walks where you can actually hear the flapping of the bird wings. It was truly a tranquil and lovely space.
Inside the house Ron and Marilyn took the guess work out of the stay. There were little pointers all over the house and small touches to make your stay more comfortable.
The rooms were nothing short of amazing with views of the garden and yard from every window. Listening to the water feature from the koi pond as I fell asleep was very soothing. The bed was very comfortable. We absolutely loved the master bedroom shower with it's lovely shower head and great spray. The whole house was great and very well appointed with every need met.
The property was close enough to town, but far enough away. Ron and Marilyn made sure that you were abreast of the local happenings and there was plenty of information to read about the surrounding area.
My ATT phone didn't work while I was there, but I didn't miss it one bit. I was too busy exploring and soaking of the bliss of being in such a lovely space.
I'm already planning my next visit. It was a wonderful stay.
Wow thank you so much for such a lovely description of our property! Yes we agree with your description which is why we love it too. We are so happy you had such a great experience. Our intent is for our guests to enjoy a peaceful relaxing escape and leave feeling rejuvenated. Thank you for letting us know we were successful with you! We look forward to your return. Marilyn and Ron
Amazing attention to detail
You can see from the photos what an amazing property this is and the pictures don't lie! What you can't see in the photos is the attention to detail throughout the house. There are guides and helpful hints everywhere, to make sure you are able to enjoy your stay fully. The koi pond is fantastic! The fish are friendly, so relaxing to watch, and the sound is very soothing. We loved every minute here!
Thank you Bruce for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and the koi. They love it when people are there. Also thank you for noting our attention to detail. We want our guests to feel comfortable and try to provide helpful information so that end. Thank you again!
Fantastic oasis in a redwood forest.
The house and grounds were just wonderful and relaxing. The koi pond and completely fenced property were the icing on the cake. Our little dog, Ginger was greeted with fish kisses every morning by Smoke and the gang of koi fish. The house was clean and comfortable. Beds and showers great. The kitchen was stocked with many extras to help with cooking your own meals. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, apples, granola, doggie treats and even a birthday card for my mom.
Thank you Chelli for your kind review and for sending us photos of Ginger with the fish. So cute!. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves.Thank you again!
Our second time here
My husband and I stayed here last year 2018 and couldn’t wait to come back. Ron and Marilyns home is outstanding, so quiet and so comfortable. Lots of space outside for exploring and the fish pond is a lot of fun to. This is one house we will always return to. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Kristine and Joel Sanders
Thank you Kristine and Joel for your kind words. We were so happy that you returned and so glad that your 2nd time was enjoyable too. Quiet and comfortable is what we try to provide! We look forward to your next visit.
Marilyn and Ron
Wonderful Relaxing home!
The home is so beautiful, each room was lovely. The outside landscaping is like a botanical garden. This was such a relaxing stay. The owners were really nice people and we felt really welcomed by them. The only thing I missed was some type of cardio equipment since the closest gym is in Ft Bragg. We could not have been more happy with our stay!
Thank You Sherri for your wonderful review of our home. Sorry about no cardio machines. We just run down Middle Ridge Rd when we want to exercise. Its very pleasant. Lots of redwood trees, no traffic and we love being outdoors.Thanks for being such great guests! Best Wishes, Marilyn and Ron
This home is beyond- so peaceful and tranquil. I love place to call home during a visit to the area.
Thank you Kathy and Jim. We are so happy you felt peaceful and "at home" while staying with us. Please return anytime!
Home is situated in a large meadow surrounded by redwood trees. Located 20 minutes from picturesque Mendocino village and 30 minutes historic Fort Bragg. Both have excellent restaurants and shopping in addition to beautiful beaches and places of historic interest. Live theater productions are available in Mendocino. A variety of churches and places for worship are also available. Enjoy local activities including grange breakfasts every Sunday and local pubs.