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Beautiful home on 5 magnificently landscaped acres. Close to Mendocino

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Peaceful and secluded high end home with large koi pond and lovely garden.

Our beautiful house is U shaped around a flagstone patio that looks out on a large koi pond and magnificently landscaped pathways winding through the property. The house has two bedrooms and two baths, a Viking gourmet kitchen with Travertine floors and marble countertops. You won't be disappointed! Attention to detail has been the compass during the 20 year remodeling and addition building process. The hot tub included that looks out upon the Koi pond. 20 Minutes to the town of Mendocino.

If you are trying to decide this property is right for you: If you are looking for a private, quiet get away where you can relax and rejuvenate, where you can plan to eat out in a nice restaurant or go to the beach but don't need to be walking distance to a town then our place is right for you. If you love beautiful gardens large, comfortable homes, privacy and quiet then you will love our home. If you have older kids that enjoy nature and the out doors then you would enjoy our place too.

If you love traveling with your well-behaved, housebroken dog (who does not dig) that you can let outside off leash into a 5 acre fenced yard then we think you will like staying with us too.

If you are looking for a place that is close to town or where you can walk to stores or restaurants and have an ocean view then we suggest rentals that are closer to town. If you are looking for a cabin in the redwoods with a rustic feel and wood stove then we are not right for you.

We have the following cautions:

Our pond does not have a fence surrounding it so we are not suited for toddlers or children under the age of eight. Nor is our home "childproof" Drawers and cabinets have no child locks and are easily opened. Cleaning supplies are easily accessible under the kitchen sink. Light sockets have no plugs. Furnishings are high end and real wood and there are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, all which can be damaged inadvertently by children just being children. We want our guests to enjoy themselves and relax so please don't consider us if you have young children that would require being watched all the time to keep them from accidentally damaging the above or being safe out by the pond. Additionally, while our showers are large there are no handrails in or around them and the shower doors are glass. They are not suited for people with balance issues or handicaps. Additionally, while there is wifi it is very slow and will not accommodate streaming or large downloads. It is also susceptible to weather interference and sometimes just shuts down. It is mostly suitable for emails and surfing.

Cell phone service is intermittent. Verizon works best. ATT or US cellular will not work. There is a landline phone available for your use if needed.

Please tell us about you and what you are looking for when you do an inquiry or booking. We want this to be right for you!

More Details

Ron and Marilyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Albion in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Natural Stone shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Natural Stone shower
  • Master bath is attached to the master bedroom. Guest bath is larger with glass vessel sink, bathtub and larger shower. Both showers have built in benches.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedrooms are large with lovely garden views. Master has french doors that open onto a deck that has a hot tub and overlooks the Koi pond. The living room couch is also very comfortable and can be easily made into a bed. We will consider an extra guest if sleeping pads or blow up bed are provided by the guest or you want to use the couch. Please let us know.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful home on 5 magnificently landscaped acres. Close to Mendocino
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Neat and clean property..we really enjoyed out stay

  • 5 of 5

Home is spacious and clean. It is A very peaceful place. We had a great time here and owners are real good and respond us on time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful, relaxing home

  • 4 of 5

This home very comfortable and well appointed; no need to bring anything. The yards are beautifully maintained and the koi pond mesmerizing. Didn't even miss an ocean view which is only a few miles away. Planning our next visit. Thank you Ron and Marilyn for sharing. Victoria

My brother says if you ever decide to sell, he wants first bid

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed our home. We will let your brother know if we decide to sell!
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Stunning and Relaxing Home & Property

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home on a gorgeous property that is truly amazing. From the large koi pond to the walking trails, majestic redwoods, and peaceful tranquility, this home was the perfect location for our holiday getaway. The owner is the artisan who created this slice of heaven, and we thoroughly enjoyed the solitude and simple elegance of the property. Everything in the home; beds, kitchen, furniture, bathrooms, spa are the most comfortable and usable while retaining their ‘eye appeal’. We were so very comfortable during our stay, thanks to the beauty of the property the gracious hospitality of the owners. This is a property that redefines the Home Away experience. If your looking for a comfortable, secluded, quietly luxurious get-away, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jeff for your very kind words. What you experienced is exactly what we are trying to provide! We were happy to host you and your lovely family, 4 legged included! Marilyn and Ron
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Best Vacation Rental — EVER

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at A LOT of vacation rentals over the years, all over the country and internationally, and this house and property were by far the nicest and most fairly priced rental we’ve ever enjoyed. The house and grounds are gorgeous, and the “above the fog” location is truly great — redwoods and sunshine. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Eric. We are happy that you enjoyed yourself and appreciate your comments. Our goal is to offer our property as a place of rejuvenation and opportunity to relax in peaceful surroundings while enjoying the activities and pleasures offered by the Mendocino area. Thank you for the good care you and your family took of our home.
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Toni We will be happy to have you again!! Marilyn and Ron
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  • 5 of 5

You are in the middle of the redwood forest. The gardens are glorious, the pond is tranquil, the weather is perfect. You have views from every window in the house. Everything you could want is provided for. A small piece of heaven

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We do agree with the paradise reference as that was our goal in designing Middle Ridge Retreat and are so glad you enjoyed your time there. We enjoyed having you! Ron and Marilyn
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Little River
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Little River Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Skunk Train
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Van Dam
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31
Pet Fee £36.1
Damage Deposit £649.89

3 night minimum is required for any 3 day weekend or holidays ( Labor day, Memorial day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas) If rental term is 10-21 days then cancellation refund is as follows:100% if cancelled 21 days prior to the Check-in Date 50% if cancelled 14 days prior to the Check-in Date. No refund if canceled less than 14 days prior to check in date. If the rental term is 22-30 days then cancelation is as follows: 30 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 14-29 days prior to check in 50% refund, less than 14 days prior to check in, no refund. Occupancy limited to 2 people for rentals lasting 22 -30 days. Cleaning fee is $200 for rentals 14 days or more. Guests staying for 14 days or more are required to obtain travelers insurance for 3000.00 coverage or do a $3900.00 damage deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.