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Albion Garden Cottage - Albion, CA

12 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 1 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Exceptions apply. Read our full policy for details.

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Quiet, quaint, quintessential solitude w/ a kitchenette & free WiFi

Find peaceful, quiet, serenity at this enchanting studio cottage, surrounded by a half acre of private garden with a view of the ocean, perfect for a beach getaway on the wild Northern California Coast. Enter the private garden through a natural tunnel 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.

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

Property permit ID: 124773


Kitchen & dining




Internet : Xfinity


Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private


12 reviews

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