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Vacation rental on the Mendocino Coast, California
1 of 11Quiet Meadow Cottage
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our Quiet Meadow Cottage is located on the spectacular Mendocino Coast in a beautiful rural area just 1.5 miles from Pacific Ocean on 13 acres of gardens, meadows and redwood forests, with horses, sheep, goats and llamas next door on our quiet, dead-end, paved road. We are 5 miles from the fishing village of Albion, 12 from historically preserved coastal village of Mendocino (an art, wine and food lover's paradise), and 20 to 30 miles from Fort Bragg’s harbor, ocean fishing, whale-watching cruises, sand dunes, Botanical Gardens, the historic Skunk Train, two virgin redwood preserves, and many Anderson Valley wineries. A great base for hiking, biking and kayaking the beautiful North Coast.
Our guest cottage is clean, cozy and quiet with a queen-sized bedroom, tub & shower bathroom, small ... Our Quiet Meadow Cottage is located on the spectacular Mendocino Coast in a beautiful rural area just 1.5 miles from Pacific Ocean on 13 acres of gardens, meadows and redwood forests, with horses, sheep, goats and llamas next door on our quiet, dead-end, paved road. We are 5 miles from the fishing village of Albion, 12 from historically preserved coastal village of Mendocino (an art, wine and food lover's paradise), and 20 to 30 miles from Fort Bragg’s harbor, ocean fishing, whale-watching cruises, sand dunes, Botanical Gardens, the historic Skunk Train, two virgin redwood preserves, and many Anderson Valley wineries. A great base for hiking, biking and kayaking the beautiful North Coast.
Our guest cottage is clean, cozy and quiet with a queen-sized bedroom, tub & shower bathroom, small kitchen, sunny deck, and a comfy, sun-filled living room (with 2 additional day-beds). No other houses are in sight (besides the owners' next door), deer and wild turkeys frequent the meadow in front, nearby are extensive flower and organic vegetable gardens, and at night what you usually hear most is the distant ocean surf.
Many more photos can be seen at: http://QuietMeadowCottage.com
Costs: For one or two people during the peak season (April-Sept + 6 holidays) it's $165 for the first night, $115 each additional night, and $740 per week. During the off-season (Oct-March, excluding 6 holidays) it's $140 first night and $90 each additional night, or $590 per week. There is a 2-night minimum for Saturdays and holidays. In all cases add a 11% county bed tax. There are no other fees. To reserve your dates, we request a check for half of the total sent immediately to Tom Wodetzki, 31901 Middle Ridge Road, Albion CA 95410.
To keep the cottage fresh for all occupants, smoking and pets are not permitted. The cottage is equiped with an iPod dock, CD player, radio and video & DVD players with a TV set for movies, but we do not get TV reception or cable. Cell phone reception is sketchy-- it works for some carriers and not for others. There is a phone in the cottage (707-937-5602) in case you want to give it to family or friends, and which you may use freely for local calls. The internet is accessible thru a wi-fi Internet connection via a satellite dish.
The check-in time is 3pm, and check-out is noon. We do not provide breakfasts or meals. The kitchen includes dishes, pots, a propane stovetop, mini-fridge, sink, microwave and toaster ovens, stick blender, toaster, coffee maker and tea kettle, plus sugar, salt & pepper, spices, olive oil, some teas & instant coffee. However, you need to bring your own fresh coffee, cream and all the food you want to eat. Many restaurants are available in the area, and Albion village has a good little grocery store and deli. Driving directions are at the bottom.
For more information or to book your stay, call 707-937-1113 or email: QuietCottage@gmail.com
We wish you an enjoyable time in the country,
Tom & Sharon
Comments from the guestbook:
'Thank you for creating such a spacious, uncluttered, tranquil environment. This lovely cottage, deep rest, miles of quiet, and black nights all conspire to ease my wound-up nerves.'
'We enjoyed our stay and were very refreshed by the quiet, natural beauty nearby and deer and wild turkeys stopping by to visit from time to time. We loved our 3-hour kayak ride up the Albion River. We didn't see another soul but did see several harbor seals, river otters, cranes and hawks.'
'This has been a wonderful place for our honeymoon. God's creation is very close at hand in the forest, meadow and sea. Loved Mendocino's shops and restaurants, and Anderson Valley's wine-tasting rooms and ancient redwood groves. You are very gracious hosts, and we look forward to returning.'
'Thanks for providing a beautiful base for exploring the Mendocino Coast, a great base for hiking, biking, kayaking, whale-watching and birding. The love & care you put into this cottage has made a delightful haven for us.'
'Thanks for this lovely space to rest and become restored. The nature, the quiet, the warm and sunny days have left us all softened around the edges.'
'This is my 5th time staying here in this cozy space. Your land is more beautiful than ever and the peace and quiet so supportive.
'What a lovely place to celebrate our anniversary. The outer peacefulness contributes to our inner peace in this Shangri-La. Thank you for the gracious hospitality, the flowers and your magical cottage.'
'I feel great at so many different levels after several days here. We both appreciate what you have cultivated at this lovely site.'
'The deep quiet here was rejuvenating, your gardens amazing and the cottage cozy & nurturing. We felt cared for and leave relaxed and renewed.'More
Driving directions to Quiet Meadow Cottage in Albion, California (Use these directions since GPS's, Google's, Yahoo's and other's are often wrong):
From San Francisco, get onto Highway 101 North and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue north on 101 for 80 miles to Cloverdale. Exit on the 3rd Cloverdale exit, where the signs say Hwy 128 West, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Boonville. Follow those signs and take Highway 128 northwest 55 miles thru beautiful Anderson Valley to its end at Coast Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. Go straight/north on Hwy 1 for 3 miles to Albion, turn right/east/inland on Albion Ridge Road, pass the Albion village on your left and drive 4 miles uphill to Middle Ridge Road, a paved road on the right. Turn right and drive down Middle Ridge Road 1-1/2 miles and turn into...