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Albion Garden Cottage - Albion, CA

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16 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
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Quiet, Quaint, Quintessential Cottage in Solitude w/ Kitchenette & Free WiFi

Find peaceful, quiet, serenity at this enchanting studio cottage, surrounded by a half acre of private garden, perfect for a beach getaway on the wild Northern California Coast. Enter the private garden to discover quiet solitude and relaxation. Sit on the private deck and enjoy the clean ocean air, fire up the barbecue for summertime cookouts, or drive a quarter-mile south to the famous Ledford House for world-class international cuisine. You'll also be treated to a small kitchenette, Netflix streaming, cable, and internet.

What's nearby:
Albion, a travel destination with international appeal, is surrounded by endless opportunities for outdoor activity, including Woodlands State Park, Russian Gulch, Jug Handle State Reserve, and the picturesque lighthouse at Cabrillo Point. Stroll from the cottage to the Albion River Inn for locals' happy hour and a superior meal, or walk down the hill to rent a kayak at Albion Flats harbor or jaunt along the docks to the beach under the historic Albion River Bridge. You'll be just a few minutes from the Little River Inn and Golf Course, just a few miles south of magical Mendocino, and close to all the attractions that the stunning Mendocino Coast is known for.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Kitchenette with a minifridge, microwave, and coffee maker
The Albion Garden Cottage can also be rented along with the main house as the Albion Garden Estate

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: There is one parking spot for the cottage located on the left side in front of the garage.

Water Access: There is beach and water access south of Hwy 1. The first road on your left is the Albion River North Side Road, which is directly on your left going south before the Albion River Bridge. Drive down to the Albion River Campground, access to the water and beach are at the bottom.

Other permit number: 124773

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining




Internet : Xfinity



Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private


16 reviews

Anna Marie W. Jul 2021
The Cottage is conveniently located right off Hwy 1, with scenic views easily accessible. The Cottage provides moderate comfort and conveniences. Great location and easily accessible to all major attractions. Highly recommend if you only need a base for your adventures. Clean and well kept, easy to find, and perfect for a weekend visit getaway for two.
YVONNE E. Jun 2021
We loved the quiet location of this home. Private garden, close to beach, kayaking, delicious restaurant, and very clean.
Ricky O. Jun 2021
This place reminded me of Europe not in a good place but because it's dated and worn down looking. This place is an overpriced and Run down.

My husband and i run several short term properties in the cities and tahoe. I don't know why people rated this as mostly 5 star. I would never let my friends nor someone who is paying me to stay at this place. For the amount i paid for this place a nighy I would expect at-least a 4 star standard.

Backyard needs major trimming and redoing. Furnitures, appliances and design are old and tired. Doesn't even have a toaster and an electric water heater for tea or hot cocoa which is a major basic. Shower pressure was low and the shower head needs to be changed. Outdoor paint is peeling off. TV kept turning off for no reason.

The only thing i liked was that our dog had a backyard he can walk around in, otherwise i would give this a 0/5 for the amount of money i paid. Definitely would not recommend or come back to this place.

Vacasa needs to recommend the host to upgrade their properties. The positive side is that it made us go out more so we don't have to stay at this place more than we needed to.
Manager response:
Hi, Ricky! We are sorry to read you were unhappy. The homeowner is working on cleaning up the yard and trimming back the garden. We purchased a toaster and electric water heater for the kitchen. The TV works well though service in the area is spotty. The shower pressure is low due to being on a well rather than city water. Thanks!
Lauren K. Mar 2021
This is our second time staying here and the place had everything that we needed. It took us less than ten minutes to walk down to the beach and just about ten minutes to drive into downtown Mendocino. It was perfect!
Josh R. Feb 2021
This place feels very private and has everything a weary travel might need to rest along the road. Very easy to find but off the road enough so there’s no hint of highway 1. Albion is a sleepy bedroom community and that’s what makes it so special. We loved our stay there!
Cathy P. Nov 2020
Our cottage was just what we were looking for. Secluded, quiet, and our dogs loved it! This type of setting may not he for everyone, but we couldn't have asked for anything better. The quarters were clean and well proportioned. The location was great and well, we just couldn't have asked for more. Okay, maybe one thing; the television to maintain a feed for our evenings relaxation. Thank you and we will probably reserve again!!!
John D. Aug 2020
We very very strongly suggest that no one ever deal with Vacasa in any way. They canceled our reservation 2.5 hours before check-in, because they made a mistake. Note that our drive to the accommodation was 4 hours long. Their offered solutions were (a) just refund our money (that's not really an "offer" since they were violating our contract), or (b) switch our reservation to a different accommodation that was 4 hours from our original reservation, in a fire evacuation order zone ("Leave now!") and had air quality hazardous for health.

We spent a huge amount of time and were stressed a lot, in trying to cope with this. Vacasa never was proactive in helping nor even offering help. We had to painfully extract all info from them, come up with our own ideas of how to cope, and repeatedly ask them for info and help. Eventually they refunded our entire fee, since we had to pay for a different accommodation not managed by Vacasa for our final night plus one night there while we still were in our original accommodation.

The Albion Garden Cottage was great, and we highly recommend it. Unfortunately the only way to stay in it is to deal with Vacasa, which completely outweighs the benefit of the cottage itself, so we will not stay in the Cottage again unless a different management company is involved.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, John. We are happy to hear that you otherwise enjoyed your stay. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of the local governments have created mandates on short-term rentals. Unfortunately, we have no say in these decisions. Our local staff has been doing their best to keep our guests informed of the ever-changing mandates. Thank you for allowing us to come to a resolution. We apologize for any inconvenience that this caused. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Lisa E. Jul 2020
Excellent location, private and charming, perfectly clean, comfortable and well equipped. We’ll definitely return!
Genevieve L. Feb 2020
This little cottage was so peaceful and tucked away, and perfect for a weekend getaway. Mendocino was a quick drive up the road and there were so many hikes and beaches nearby. My husband and I had a great stay!
Fayaz K. Oct 2019
Lovely cozy place to stay in Albion. Located in Mendocino county, not too far from all main attractions like Mendocino town and heartland park. The most affordable as well. Wake up early in the morning to hear the sound of birds and oceans.
Beth M. Sep 2019
Convenient studio setup with a nice kitchenette and spacious bathroom. The WiFi and TV worked well. Our only regret was that the weather was too wet to fully enjoy the deck and garden.
Bruce W. Aug 2019
Beautiful location, clean and enviro friendly. Go to Albion River Inn and say hi to Flurry
Shery L. G. Aug 2019
Had a great time at the Garden Cottage. Comfortable and amenities fit our needs. It’s a perfect place to stay for excursions along this quiet part of our coast.
Katherine P. Jul 2019
Everything we needed was their for our stay...the shower is huge (no tub, but we’re not tub people, so it worked for us). The only drawback was the heating unit...we didn’t find any instructions, but we fiddled around with it, and it all worked out.

So...if you’re there to explore the coast - quick access to Fort Bragg, Caspar Beach, Big River Beach in Mendocino, Jug Handle State Park, etc. - and just want a comfy place to rest at the end of the day (and not spend all your vacation time in your room), this little resting place is great!
russell w. May 2019
A quiet two-some cottage and close to an excellent French inspired restaurant. Near the town of Mendocino and the Wineries in Anderson Valley, just a half hour away.
Mark B. Jan 2019
Quiet, quaint, quintessential solitude. Located just a few miles south of magical Mendocino, this spot in quite simply a jewel