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Ridgetop Oceanview Deckhouse: 7 mi from Mendocino Village

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Cheryl's House was designed as a romantic oceanview retreat.

This cottage has one bedroom (queen-size Tempirpedic bed with a featherbed topper) with French doors opening out onto the deck. There’s a double-headed shower for two with stone tiles in the bathroom. The living room has two sets of French doors which open out onto the deck with expansive views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and up the Navarro River valley. There’s a very comfortable futon couch (where a child or one additional adult can sleep), a glass-front Lopi gas-burning 'woodstove,' an antique pine dining table and chairs and a Scandinavian armoire. The floors are newly refinished redwood and Mexican paver tiles, with luxurious oriental carpets.

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, deckhouse

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

About The Owner

Cheryl moved to California to follow her passion in the food and wine industry.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose North Coast California

The Mendocino coast is wild and rugged -- and the view from our deck overlooks the ocean and the river valley. We are just 7 miles from the historic village of Mendocino, 2 miles from the best restaurant on the coast (Ledford House) and 15 miles from Anderson Valley wineries.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guest cottage is quiet & private, you can hear the waves, smell the salt air, and see millions of stars at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Noah & I cooked, painted, read, watched birds out the windows, saw hawks & ravens, searched for whales, went kayaking on the river. We remembered why leaving the city pace is such a good idea!
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Albion in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempurpedic bed with Sustainable/Green Bamboo Wood Frame, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Pack N Play is avaiable for rent., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa Services (Nearby), Automatic Generator in Case of Power Outage, Binoculars on Tripod, Views of the Navarro River and Anderson Valley (which is only 20 minutes by car).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ridgetop Oceanview Deckhouse: 7 mi from Mendocino Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful house with incredible view.

  • 4 of 5

The house is gorgeous and well maintained. It has most of the modern conveniences one would expect, and it's pretty convenient to your traditional list of Mendocino tourist destinations (beaches, lighthouses, Mendocino village, Fort Bragg, etc.).

Definite perks: the view (when it's not foggy... and even when it is foggy) is gorgeous; the bed is comfy; the shower is super high pressure and very hot and has two shower heads; the deck is spacious; the hot tub is relaxing; the kitchen is mostly well-stocked with what you need to cook.

Some items to note... personally, I wouldn't hold any of this against the property, but probably worth being aware in case you find them important: the TV is small; the futon is also small (you can really only seat two on it); I couldn't imagine having more than a couple people here for any length of time; the storm shudders are really cool, but it takes some time to get in and out of the deck when they're closed; there are some oddball things missing from the kitchen (wooden spoon, flipper) and some oddball things that are included (ice cream maker!); the toilet is very close to the wall, so might be tough for tall folks to sit; there is no way to walk to any shops or anything. Basically, all of these things simply add to the charm in my book.

Thanks Cheryl for the hospitality and the great house!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albion bliss....

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, magnificent views, quiet, private, very comfortable. We had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin, Ca

Beautiful Stay at Cheryl's Place

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean and the river. We spent a wonderful and romantic weekend there. Enjoyed the hot tub. It is a beautiful and serene setting. We can't wait to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA


  • 4 of 5

This house is located in a beautiful location that included socean, river and forest panaramic views. While there are houses on both sides of the property we felt there was privacy while toasting the new year in the hot tub and surrounded by the breathtaking star filled sky. We highly recommend this property for two people.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

We Loved our stay & wished it could have been longer. Good customer service & place was spotless.

Enjoyed the hot tub and exploring Mendicinz

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City

Sweet and cozy home with AWESOME ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from Cheryl's place and had a wonderful time! We enjoyed well appointed, simple but very tasteful & charming decor and the beautiful view of the ocean from all the windows and from the large deck.........hot tub was wonderful to soak in under the Moon light. The house is very private, quiet and has a sweet intimate feel to it. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the birds fly by and listening to the ocean waves.........very peaceful and romantic. There is a wonderful restaurant just down the street "Ledford House" we highly recommend it for a romantic dinner with a spectacular ocean view. Delicious food and wonderful service. We would love to come back to Cheryl's place in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (Santa Rosa, CA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Little River Inn Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Navarro Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Albion, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.15
Damage Insurance £61.4
Damage Deposit £272.02

No smoking. No pets. Cancellations will result in loss of payment unless owner is able to book the same dates to another party. Holiday periods may require additional nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.