Beautiful home on 5 magnificently landscaped acres with Koi pond and Hot tub

California Stayz
  • House2200 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2

PROPERTY Description

Peaceful and secluded high end home with large koi pond and lovely garden.

Our beautiful house is U shaped around a flagstone patio that looks out on a large koi pond and magnificently landscaped pathways winding through the property. The house has two bedrooms and two baths, a Viking gourmet kitchen with Travertine floors and marble countertops. You won't be disappointed! Attention to detail has been the compass during the 20 year remodeling and addition building process. The hot tub included looks out upon the Koi pond. It is 5 minutes to Albion center and 20 minutes to the town of Mendocino. The 2 bedrooms are large and airy. The Master bedroom, with it's comfortable Cal King bed, looks out over the koi pond The bathroom features 2 sink vanity with glass door shower.The 2nd bedroom is also very large with comfortable queen sized bed The guest bath has a large glass doored shower and bath tub. Both bathrooms feature beautiful natural stone counters and floors.

If you are trying to decide this property is right for you: If you are looking for a private, quiet get away where you can relax and rejuvenate, where you can plan to eat out in a nice restaurant or go to the beach but don't need to be walking distance to a town then our place is right for you. If you love beautiful gardens large, comfortable homes, privacy and quiet then you will love our home. If you have kids that enjoy nature and the out doors then you would enjoy our place too.

If you love traveling with your well-behaved, housebroken dog that you can let outside off leash into a 5 acre fenced yard then we think you will like staying with us too.

Children are welcome and dogs are considered on a case by case basis (Our pond does not have a fence surrounding it so young children must be monitored) Wifi is available but may be slow it and will not accommodate streaming or large downloads. It is mostly suitable for emails and surfing.

Cell phone service is intermittent. Verizon works best. ATT or US cellular will not work. There is a landline phone available for your use if needed.

Please tell us about you and what you are looking for when you do an inquiry or booking. We want this to be right for you!

Albion, CA, USA

Home is situated in a large meadow surrounded by redwood trees. Located 20 minutes from picturesque Mendocino village and 30 minutes historic Fort Bragg. Both have excellent restaurants and shopping in addition to beautiful beaches and places of historic interest. Live theater productions are available in Mendocino. A variety of churches and places for worship are also available. Enjoy local activities including grange breakfasts every Sunday and local pubs.

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  • Washer & Dryer
  • Children Welcome
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Pets Welcome
  • Heater
  • Hot Tub
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 : toilet, shower, Natural Stone shower
  • Bathroom 2 : toilet, tub, shower, Natural Stone shower
  • Master bath is attached to the master bedroom. Guest bath is larger with glass vessel sink, bathtub and larger shower. Both showers have built in benches.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean : 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 10 miles to the closest beach
  • Rural : Home is located in a large open meadow surrounded by majestic Redwood trees
  • Telephone : Land line is available for your convenience. Cell service is intermittent. Verizon has the best coverage
  • Clothes Dryer : Available for your use.
  • Towels Provided : Hot tub and regular bath towels provided.
  • Heating : Automatic furnace
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine : Available for your use.
  • Internet : Limited WIFI due to broad band restrictions. Unable to accommodate live streaming or large file downloads. Wireless is available.
  • Living Room : Comfy couch and chairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove : Viking Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen : Basic pot set including fry pans and sauce pots. 1 large cooking pot. Blender. 1 cookie sheet, basic spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
  • Television : Large screen 60 inch plasma TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games : Scrabble, Bananagrams and Curses
  • Satellite / Cable : DISH Network including HBO
  • Books : A variety of books are available for your pleasure.
  • Music Library
  • Lawn / Garden : 5 acres of landscaped gardens. Featured on the Mendocino Art Center Garden Tour.
  • Bicycles : Bicycles can be rented from "Catch a Canoe" in Mendocino, 20 minutes away.
  • Water Sports Gear : Sub Surface Progression in Fort Bragg provides rental of scuba gear and kayaks
  • Kayak / Canoe : Catch a Canoe provides canoe rentals in Mendocino, about 20 minutes away for canoeing up Big River. Albion River and Navarro River are great for kayaking. Ocean Kayaks at Van Dam beach available too
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio : Overlooks our 30 foot Koi Pond with waterfall.
  • Golf : LIttle River Golf Course is 15 minutes away
  • Tennis : Tennis club in Mendocino, 20 minutes away and free courts are available in Fort Bragg 30 minutes away.
  • Wheelchair inaccessible : Toilets are tall but not handicap. There are no hand rails. Showers have glass doors so not appropriate for anyone with fall risk. Showers do not have handrails
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool : The beautiful STARR center pool is available in Fort Bragg, 30 minutes away. Includes a slide, lap pool, diving area and many classes. Fitness equipment also is available.
  • Hot Tub : Overlooks the Koi Pond
  • Spa Whirlpool



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Winter Rates 1st January, 2019 to 30th March, 2019

2 nights min stay
$275.00 - - -
fall 3rd September, 2019 to 1st January, 2020

2 night, 3 nights for holiday weekends nights min stay
$300.00 - - -
Spring 1st April, 2019 to 23rd May, 2019

2 night, 3 nights for holiday weekends nights min stay
$300.00 - - -
Summer 24th May, 2019 to 2nd September, 2019

2 night, 3 nights for holiday weekends nights min stay
$325.00 - - -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 150
  • Property Damage Protection $ 900
  • Tax Rate 11%
Owner's Cancellation Policy :

Cancellations 14 days or more prior to check in date are refunded 100%. Cancellations 7-13 days prior to check in date are refunded 50%. No refund for cancellations less than 7 days prior to check in  date.

Notes :

Pet Fee : $ 50
3 night minimum is required for any 3 day weekend or holidays ( Labor day, Memorial day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas) . We do not rent our home for more than 2 weeks at a time. We do not do monthly rentals or allow events on our property. We have a $900 damage deposit that is returned with in 7 days unless damage has occured. We cannot take credit cards. PayPal only. Personal check will be considered. Payment is due in full, including damage deposit 14 days prior to check in date, 50% of payment ( not including damage deposit) is due at time of booking. Damage deposit may be provided by check if more convenient. 11% tax is for bed tax as required by Mendocino County.


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Holly E.

Gorgeous scenic property
Middle Ridge Retreat is just that: a beautiful, quiet, peaceful place to get away from it all. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Ron & Marilyn's lovely home in the woods, and appreciated the fact that it's just minutes away from Mendocino and other places we wanted to visit. Ron & Marilyn even provided driving directions, saving us time driving up from the Bay area. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! :)

Megha C.

Amazing house and property
Ron and Marilyn were amazing hosts and they have a really nice house and property (especially for our dog to run around in)!! Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back :)

Vanessa L.

Relaxation Getaway
Marilyn and Ron's description of their home and property is right on and they made things so easy on our end. The photos just can't do it justice - the property and landscaping are amazing, and this is a gorgeous, comfortable home that brings nature in. We especially appreciated our dogs being welcomed with fresh water and dog treats! :) We would love to stay here again in the future!

Ellen B

Escape from Reality
The photos do not do this property justice. If you want to leave the world behind stay here. It is peaceful, relaxing and well gorgeous. The home itself is magnificent and the grounds are truly breathtaking. The owners have done a marvelous job of making their home feel like your home only much better. We loved it here and will stay here again.

Ben A.

A clean and spacious art gallery surrounded by a Japanese garden.