Gorgeous, dog-friendly, oceanfront home w/private hot tub & spectacular views
Please Note: Due to the nature of the home, we are unable to accommodate children under 12
You'll be so close to the ocean that you'll be able to feel the Pacific mists when you stay at this gorgeous, oceanfront Albion vacation rental. Right from the living room and master bedroom, you'll have stunning views of the rocky, northern California shoreline. Add to that a private hot tub, entertainment amenities, and a magnificent, secluded locale and it just doesn't get better than this two-bedroom Albion country retreat.
Ideal for two couples vacationing together, a romantic getaway, or even an unforgettable honeymoon, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. In the classically designed living room, you can settle in for the night on the red sofa for an evening in front of the wood burning fireplace. Use the telescope to observe the stars on a clear evening or during the day, keep an eye out for migrating whales.
The full kitchen is bright and well-stocked with pots and pans, glasses, silverware, and everything you'll need for a lively weekend brunch to a romantic meal for two. There's a stovetop/oven refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, dishwasher, and more. You will have to do dishes by hand here, but you can always head out to the deck and take in a stunning sunset first, while the dishes soak in the sink.
Lovely French doors lead to the master suite, with its ocean view, king sized bed, and private master bath (including a walk-in shower big enough for two). The second bedroom has a queen sized bed, with easy access to the second bathroom. Both bedrooms feature wall-mounted flat screen TVs with DISH satellite service and DVD players. This Albion getaway will sleep up to four guests, as well as two dogs (though a nightly fee per dog and minimum fee per stay will apply).
As nice as this Pacific Mists vacation cottage is on the inside, when you step outdoors onto the deck, you'll truly fall in love with this getaway! Watch the waves crash into rocks, view osprey flying overhead, or use the charcoal grill to fix a summer feast. In the evenings, you can relax in the hot tub while you listen to the ocean waves.
Other amenities at this wonderful Albion vacation home include a washer and dryer, WiFi, and a stereo. And while you may be tempted to spend all your time at the house, soaking in the hot tub and enjoying the living room's fireplace and view, there are plenty of attractions nearby.
If you don't feel like making a meal in, head just a couple of miles north for two of the best restaurants on the northern California Coast - the Ledford House and the Albion River Inn Restaurant. And if you continue all the way to Mendocino (eight miles from the house), you'll have even more dining options. Mendocino is also a great destination for an afternoon of gallery browsing, walking along the trails of the Mendocino Headlands State Park, or just enjoying a scenic drive along California's Highway 1.
Other nearby attractions include Van Damme State Park in Little River, Pacific Star Winery just north of Fort Bragg, and the Navarro River Redwoods State Park, eight miles southeast in Elk.
Less than three hours north of San Francisco, this beautiful and peaceful Northern California Coast vacation rental in sleepy little Albion is a hidden gem. Wake to the sounds of waves crashing, watch for whales out on the deck, and escape to this amazing and rejuvenating retreat.
Attention abalone divers: Pacific Reefs Residential Community prohibits ocean access from any property.
This is our 5th or 6th Fall visit to Pacific Mists. It's the definition of peace and tranquility.
We needed a break from busy lives and we found peace and quiet here. So nice to see the changing ocean from all the huge windows every day. The decor is pleasant and every possible thing we needed was there. The kitchen has everything for meals. There are games and books, Dish TV, good WIFI, comfortable furniture and great binoculars to look for birds and whales.
A lovely situation for a memorable stay.
What a fantastic place with literally everything you could want and need. The fireplace is great and the views are incredible. Extremely peaceful. We will be back for sure.
This home is exactly what the doctor ordered if that order includes relaxation, peacefulness, nature and stunning sweeping views.
My wife & I stayed here for an entire week and we absolutely love the peace & privacy the beautiful surf, lovely home...I could go on and on. The hot tub was wonderful. The house is a big and roomy as described. We considered it “our” home for the week. We will definitely return for another stay.
Seclusion and Privacy and the view of the ocean, sound of waves against the rocks.
This home is secluded, quiet, very clean and well appointed. The views of the rugged coastline are beautiful. We loved watching the birds fly low across the front of the house. We were there during a very big storm and watching the turbulence of the ocean was a treat from this relaxing and warm home.
Beautiful location and wonderful deck and hot tub, master bed and both bathrooms, kitchen exceptional.
My wife and I have stayed at Pacific Mist about ten times and consider it our place. Always look forward to the shopping, hiking, dinning, and relaxing in the hot tub. And of course you cannot beat that view. See you next year or as we say in our family: "Sametime Next Year."
We hadn’t been to Pacific Mists for quite awhile. We were pleasantly reminded of the beautiful views and great privacy. We fell in love the house all over again and will definitely be returning.
This little house is perfect, so cozy and romantic. It couldn't be situated in a better spot with the ocean views and privacy. We can't wait to go back.
Home and setting are lovely. Secluded, right on the ocean bluffs. Hot tub is great. Living room couch is very uncomfortable. Needs to be replaces. We will not go there again until this happens. TV is only in bedroom... kind of awkward. Layout of house is great. Wonderful floor to ceiling windows all over! Great views. Appreciated the binoculars.
We are very sorry to see this guest found the couch so uncomfortable. We have advised the owner who is taking a new couch under consideration.
If you love an awesome ocean view then you will have trouble finding anything better than this. Great place for a romantic getaway. Loved sitting in the hot tub on the cliffs edge looking at the crashing waves below. Loved sitting in front of a fire listening to the waves. Loved watching stars and the moonlight on the rolling waves.
We stayed here for the New Year's weekend and absolutely loved it. The minute you walk in and see the spectacular views...it just takes your breath away! Very cozy house and loved the deck and hot tub! In the evening, it's so cozy with the fireplace! We would definitely stay here but would have to do it when it's low season. It's quite expensive! I highly recommend this house for a special occasion. BTW, we saw a family of whales! This just added icing on the cake! Thank you!
Pacific Mists is in an awesome private location. We enjoyed private hot-tubbing, walking our dog in the gated community and breathtaking views of the Pacific, including whale watching! The house has a great fireplace and gorgeous master bath. The linens are top quality. Extremely comfortable and spacious for two people. There is a small second bedroom which we didn't use. That was our second visit, and we will definitely return in the future.
Isolated place with great views, ocean sounds, and yet very close to multiple attractions. Just perfect for some quality time with a family or a friend.
Unbelievable views, peaceful and quiet, the sound of the ocean waves breaking below you. Perfect size house for a couple. Mendocino is close by, great shopping, adequate food, lovely beaches. You will not want to go home....
We had 12 wonderful days here. The roar of the ocean, the views, so spectacular - its just a wonderful place to unwind. We had visits from 12 quail, 2 deer, a red tailed hawk and lots of buzzards & gulls. The weather was great for October!
We were there during the fires (Santa Rosa, Napa & Mendocino) woke up on Monday October 9th to smoke filled skies and a red sun - a very sad way to end our wonderful stay at Pacific Mists.
Smaller place, but good for someone without children
Hate to write a review because this house is so special I'd like to keep it a secret. Excellent location, stunning views, cozy and clean. We've stayed on the coast for over 30 years and this house ranks in my top 3.
Quiet except the ocean, plenty of woodland critters, great sunset views, there isn't anything to NOT like!
Beautiful view and a cozy house.
This is our favorite part of the world, and this house is the perfect way to enjoy it. The view is nothing short of spectacular and I literally could sit in that swivel chair for hours staring at the ever changing vista.
Awesome view, quaint little place! Took my parents to Pacific mists for my moms 80th bday. Loved sitting outside in the afternoons and happy hour!
Inside furniture (couch and chairs ) needs to be replaced for comfort as well as bed linens need to be updated (torn blankets) but overall great place!!!!!
The owner and property manager will coordinate replacing any torn linens and bedding. At this time there are no plans to replace any furnishings.
We were so happy with the home. It was vey private and the views are spectacular. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub enjoying the views of the ocean. Master bedroom view is great. We will definitely return.
It is truly a piece of heaven, romantic, stunning, private, healing. Love the views from the bed.
House overlooking the ocean? Check
Dog Friendly? Check
Hot tub on the deck overlooking the ocean? Check
Clean and well maintained? Check
Private and secluded location? Check
Beautiful sound of the waves crashing against rocks? Check
This place met all of my demands plus more--highly recommended.
Fran Tannenbaum K. Mar 2017
Four very lucky people stayed in this lovely 2-bedroom/2 bath cabin in Albion overlooking the water, seastacks, and coastline. The master bedroom and bathoom are truly luxurious and spa-like, with unbelievable views from everywhere in the bedroom. The kitchen has everything, including a great large oven, and the dining area table is large with comfy chairs. Good lighting for reading and playing board games at night. The second bedroom is much smaller with the bathroom across the foyer, yet still quite private. there is a huge washer and dryer in the closet of this room, and the smell of the laundry detergent was a bit overpowering for the folks staying in this room. So many thoughful touches like two sets of binoculars, two powerful flashlights (yes the power went off for a couple of hours one night, resulting in an amazing time for stargazing), and teo battery-powered "candles" were much appreciated. The hot-tub was great after a full day of hiking. Really, this is a super place for a romantic and/or beautiful getaway. Enjoy!
The view is spectacular!
Quiet and peaceful getaway!
we love this property, the ocean view is spectacular and very private. Good for our dog also!
Great Views of Ocean, love the kitchen upgrade
Nice place with great views
If you are looking for a location that has incredible ocean views from most of the house, this is a great location. But, beware! The house has a horrible musty smell. Even opening doors to the ocean breeze does not get rid of it. The living room furniture is not very comfortable for just sitting and enjoying the view. We think the couch must be at least 50 years old with the original cushions! The kitchen is great. Good appliances. Needs some updating on cooking utensils. And be sure to wash the pots and pans first! They all had a bunch of sticky fishy smelling residue on them! But, the location cannot be beat.
Well, it seems I can't submit the survey without filling this in, so...absolutely wonderful place, but beware the early arrival of the cleaning crew, and the very chlorinated spa.
I really enjoyed this property. It was exactly what I was hoping for. The house was comfortable and clean. The hot tub was great. The overall location and views were fantastic. This is one of the best properties I've stayed at on the N. California coast.
This was a great place to stay...beautiful views! We would love to stay here again!
Very very very nice my wife fell in love with this place we will be back soon
It was great to kick back and just listen to the sea. The cabin was cozy and warm making deep sleep and rest effortless. Should we decide to visit this remote part of the US again, we will stay in Albion.
This is such a great place - the pictures don't do it justice. Very private and very peaceful. The views are breathtaking and the constant sounds from the ocean are amazing. We had a lot of rain while we were there but enjoyed the house and the hot tub so perfectly happy. Highly recommend this house!
we were blown away by the view. better than any view on big sur or the 17 mile drive!
This was the perfect get away for my husband and I , the views where incredible, Enjoyed the hot tub with the sound of crashing waves and a beautiful star filled sky was ideal . It was great to enjoy a nice crackling fire and fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean. The kitchen was well equipped , towels and bedding deluxe. The only draw back was the seriously uncomfortable king sized bed in master suite. I think the queen bed in extra room was in better condition, but it isn't much of a bed room comparatively ( no ocean view ) I would recommend bringing some cds for the stereo which has great sound , but doesn't allow you to hook up your iPod. Also if its raining , I suggest bringing some movies. There are good TVs and cable but no movie channels. This is an ideal place for privacy, relaxation , natural beauty & self care. It is also close to some good restaurants. . We had hoped to go to the Ledford house, but it was closed . We had dinner at The Albion river inn. Short drive, Good quality food, ok, but not knowledgable or skilled service . I loved this place and as soon as they upgrade the bed we're going back!
This simple home has the best view on the pacific. We saw dolphins, peregrines, fox and a quail from the deck. We have been coming for 12 years and are never disappointed.
The ocean views to the west and south from this cottage will take your breath away. Incredibly tranquil setting and neighborhood.
We love Mendocino and have been coming for years. This house in Albion is magical. My wife wept when we had to leave. A truly wonderful stay.
We've stayed at many houses on the Mendocino coast over the years and this house ticks all the most important boxes for us: bluff edge, hot tub with a clear view of the ocean and the sky, and solitude. The master bedroom suite was great. The bed was very comfortable, there was an amazing view, and the attached bath was updated and very nice. The rest of the house is not the most well appointed we've ever stayed in, nor is it the least, but it was comfortable for the two of us and the location and view can't be beat. We look forward to coming back next year.
Another relaxing week on the Mendo coast. Great Wine, Great Food and our home away from home.
Amazing views at this seaside home. Great hot tub. Love this place!
Nice quiet place to unwind with breathtaking views from almost every room in the house. Loved the area, great spots to explore. Neat shops in Mendocino and Fort Bragg. The master bedroom was so comfortable and we slept with the side door open at night to hear the waves.
Love this property, it has such amazing views and so peaceful. I brought my husband this time and even he relaxed and enjoyed the quiet. This was my 2nd time at this property and I hope to come back here again and again!
We had a wonderful two-night stay, Privacy was big plus along with the $1,000,000.00 view.
Lovely little home with an incredible view of the coast from the master bedroom as well as the hot tub. We and our friends made a few lovely meals and enjoyed that view several times, soaking as we were surrounded by the coastal fog and mist! Really convenient 30-min drive to Anderson Valley wineries and just 15-min to some great restaurants toward and in Mendocino town.
A very simple cottage. A great place to get away from the every day headaches and a great place to relax.
This place is absolutely lovely!! We will definitely be staying here again!! Thank you!
George & Howard Neckel N. May 2016
Beautiful setting. Was able to spot numerous whales out on the ocean from the living room. Overall a great experience. Really appreciated the dog friendly nature of the property.
Place was very nice and cozy. Beautiful views and piecefull location.
We loved the home and will definitely stay there again. One of the first comments my husband said is "lets come here every month!"
Amazing location. Absolutely loved the house! It was very clean and had everything we needed. Great place to spend time inside or out. Used the hot tub every night and enjoyed beautiful starry nights. We will definitely rent again and have already recommended it to others.
We enjoyed our stay at Pacific Mists so much. Absolutely unbelievable ocean views. The home is so comfortable, clean, and the perfect setting for a quiet week-end get-away. Austine at Vacasa was great.
Thank you for a wonderful week-end. We are very much looking forward to a return visit.
Lovely home, pretty property and sublime seclusion. Enjoyed the ocean breeze and crashing waves while nestled in the bubbling hot tub!
please call us back and let us know that the master bedroom door LOCK was taken care of or replaced.
We took a week to reunite and unwind as a couple - loved the views and intimacy with Mother Nature ... Second to none!
We loved the escape and privacy of the cottage - whether inside enjoying the comfort, in the hot tub/deck or exploring the bluff
We got out to enjoy the area everyday, it was a great base to visit Mendocino coast, including local sights
We will be recommending this property to our friends and family, and visiting again ;)
Perfect place to go if you need to unwind and get away. No cell service and little internet if at all which was actually nice to not have an electronic device in your hand. Extreme privacy due to tree coverage and crashing white water was perfect. No need to go anywhere else just sit back and let your body unwind and let the blood pressure drop with no pills!!! Extreme comfortable bed for perfect sleep. Best bed we have slept in of all the places we have stayed
This property is unbelievable. As soon as you walk in you are struck with the open floor plan and the sun shining through the windows (which wrap around the side of the house). NOTHING beats this view...we couldn't take our eyes away from the crashing ocean waves. The hottub was a perfect way to relax and watch the ocean. I have stayed in many vacation rentals before, and quite frankly have never seen something this serene and amazing before. We will definitely be coming back!
Some things to do:
Visit downtown Mendocino and walk around (cute shops and cafes)
Visit Glass Beach in Fort Bragg (find the stairs and go down to the beach)
Visit the Albion grocery store and get some stuff to grill
Sitting in a hot tub gazing at the beautiful crashing waves of the ocean and watching the sunset over the ocean - AMAZING!!! Plus knowing you have a warm and beautiful fire waiting inside? What a dream!
We will come back soon. The house is relatively small but has the most important features for a house in Mendocino: An unbelievable view of the coast and a wood burning fireplace. The hot tub is great. We enjoyed our short stay and would love to go back very soon.
The view is the best of any we have stayed at in the area which is many over the last 30 years. The place has a nice master suite but the rest of the property is subpar. The roof has leaked onto the deck and a board is about to give way. This is a good spot for a couple but no more than that.
We have come to this little house for over 25 years. The setting is amazing and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean. Comfortable, quiet, warm and welcoming.
This was more than we ever could of expected! Sitting in the hot tub on the cliff, drinking wine or morning coffee on the deck with the edge of the ocean rocks just feet away. Waking up in a beautiful king poster bed with a wall of windows 8feet from the water.
This was a dream for our 20th wedding anniversary!
Rustic, but very cozy cabin. Excellent view! Close to Mendocino, Fort Bragg, wineries & beaches. Be careful on the deck! Nails are sticking up in places, and some boards are rotted and compromised. Beware that there's no fence on the cliff side of the property! Furniture needs re-stuffing or updating. Master bedroom was comfortable. Master bath was perfect.
Staying at this house was an amazing experience: closest neighbors hundreds of yards away, with an unspeakably beautiful views of the ocean, and the wonderful sound of the waves on rocks always in the background. Cell reception for AT&T was non-existent for us, but we didn't care. The wifi wasn't working the first day, but we didn't care (and it was fixed quite promptly the next day). Seriously, this was the most relaxing vacation experience we can recall. The house is not fancy (bathrooms excepted), but it's very nice, and with the Pacific out the windows on three sides, what's to complain about? Arrangements for arrival went completely smoothly. Only complaint: we had to leave. This place is a gem unless it's important to you to be able to lots of touristy things and be around other people. Even then, Mendocino isn't far up the road. Can't wait to stay again someday!
Modest on the outside but gorgeous inside. not to mention the stunning location...
Albion was my final destination of a 2 week vacation and it was absolutely amazing. Rustic but comfortable. Everything we needed was there, easily checkin and out, loved the comfort of the bed and bedding and hot tub was great. My only suggestion would be to have some sort of screen door or for windows to sleep with the sound of the ocean without leaving door open for flies and any other critters. One complaint out of control was the fog that stayed around 3:4 days and hardly could visualize water or sunsets. Can you please have Mother Nature correct that for our next visit lol. We will definitely be back!!! A new romance has blossomed there.
The view was spectacular. We saw whales, pelicans flying by (it felt so close you could reach out and touch them), the sound of the waves was heavenly. This was such a peaceful place. You almost feel like you are alone in the world, except for the few neighbors homes you can see. Loved it. At night we would lay in the very nice king size bed and read (perfection).
We had gorgeous clear weather during our stay which made all the difference taking in the panoramic views of the ocean side. I never got tired of looking out the window, and we even saw a few late whales pass through! Property is very private and clean. Would have liked walking trails in the community but they were a short car ride. I saw on another review the tip to open the kitchen window to prevent a smokey room with the fireplace, great idea. Another tip: we received a notice around 10am on check in day that we were given an early check in of 11 am. Unfortunately our plans already revolved around the 4pm check in and we couldn't change things to take advantage of the extra time. I recommend checking the availability calendar and be prepared for a possible early check in if the property is vacant before your stay. Enjoy, this beautiful spot and your dogs will love it too. :)
we were without power 3 of the original nights due to heavy rains and very heavy (hurricane force) winds. We had to go to the hardware store just 2 minutes away and buy camping supplys to cook with and have light. The hardware store owners said that we were GLAMPING. Glamorous Camping. We also ran out of firewood. The Mendocino staff eventually brought us more and they also gave us 2 more free nights of stay. Thank you Ray for your help with this.
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you were able to make the best of the storm and hopefully had an adventure 'glamping'! Glad to hear that the property manager was able to help you out and we do apologize for the slow response you experienced. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and hope you are able to come back when there are not hurricane-like winds. Too bad we haven't figured out how to control the weather yet. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
This is a unique vacation rental. We liked that it was in a gated community and pretty much away from everything other than the 30 or so houses in the development. Quiet and secluded.
It has obviously been remodeled recently. All new paint, remodeled master bath, new windows, new washer/drier - yet it still retains a bit of the rustic with original wood floors, etc. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this and will rent again in the future.
Hints: The fireplace can smoke a bit when first lighting the fire. I think it is because with the new windows, etc. the place is pretty airtight. We solved the problem by opening the kitchen window when starting the fire.
Kitchen is a little small and not as updated. Not a 2-person kitchen. But did have new sink and faucet.
There is a little bench on the edge of the cliff a little north of the house. It can't be seen from the house or the deck but it has an awesome view. We didn't find it until we were about to leave. Don't miss it!
The best. Sitting in the hot tub watching for whale blows, while sipping wine. Nice seclusion. The views from inside out are great. Up early everyday just to take it all in. We cooked supper there. The view could not be beat. Heck yeah.... we will be back !
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful little house perched on the cliff. The property was private and just right for what we were looking for- some days to hang out..recharge.. and relax.
Beautiful ocean view, right on the edge of the ocean. Very comfortable home. We felt very much at home and settled in right away. Just hated to have to leave. We will definitely visit Pacific Mist again.
Fantastic location, fabulous view of the coast. Well stocked with the essentials. Vacasa crew very helpful. Internet pretty slow but at least it has it. Interior looks like it was recently painted and master bath is beautiful. This is the place to go.
Stunning views with incredible sunsets. New law dictates that properties have a setback from the bluff edge; but this property precedes that. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better view. That said, I'd recommend this location with the caveat that it's on the aged and musty side.