Historic Albion Cottage in Albion Village


Entire cottage hosted by Kevin

  1. 4 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Albion Cottage has been in our family since 1908. Our grandmother was later born in the house, where her 6 siblings also resided.

For many years our guests tell us how they are transported to a carefree and unplugged time while at Albion cottage. Enjoy the serenity of the magical north coast of California, too.

Please read through our long list of reviews to fully understand how unique of an offering our ancient family home is to the Airbnb community. Albion Cottage is a one-of-a-kind stay.

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Historic Albion Cottage is located in the tiny north coast village of Albion, CA (8 miles south of Mendocino proper), a perfect romantic getaway (or writer's retreat) awaits you in the most beautiful and gorgeous part of this serene and rugged part of the world. As we are avid hikers, when you book the cottage we'll provide you with great local hiking trail information!

Although our cottage has 3 bedrooms, we feel that in order to properly experience all that California's majestic & serene north coast of Mendocino has to offer, we limit the guest house to that of 3 occupants (for guests that want separate quarters, both double bed guest rooms are avail to you). You'll appreciate your experience more because of this, as we always have ourselves. Under special circumstances, we will consider up to 4 guests.


We pride ourselves in keeping the cottage original to the era - one filled with our cherished heirlooms from our ancestors. If you are not into museum-quality art and antiques, original characteristics with a worn patina, and an authentic "old world" experience, our historic family home might not be suitable for you.

Our cottage is a strictly preserved example of life on the coast in the 1900s; some pieces are worn, also called patina. The fixtures are quirky; the furniture is heirloom and antique. Many of the antique pieces have been there for nearly a century.

Also to note: We don't recommend that you rent our cottage if you can't handle sounds of rural wildlife, or if standard double beds arent big enough for you, or if you have an aversion to single room heaters that are controlled room-to-room. On the other hand, if you rent from us, you'll be living at Albion Cottage exactly as our grandmother did over 100 years ago.

This very special beloved family property is 3 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, 30 minutes from Booneville and the many wineries of the cutting-edge Anderson Valley, and 10 minutes from the famed village of Mendocino (trivia: the exterior shots for the TV series "Murder she Wrote" were filmed here). Although only 2.5 hours from SF, the cottage offers a soothing respite amid the vastness of nature. It's so wonderful to have guests experience and appreciate our treasured 110-year-old family home for what it is -- an unpolished jewel.

What we provide: Clean sheets, bath towels, paper goods, Melita coffee maker with enough local organic coffee to last your visit, a lighter stick for stove, a myriad of antique dishes & silverware, antique 1920 Wedgewood stove (there's no pilot light, please be familiar on how to use gas from the past: see the home manual for more details).

In the petite kitchen, you'll find Grandma's 1940's original fridge, a microwave, antique dishware, cutlery, and other kitchen utensils/cookware/cutting board, etc. The area is small, but we are both gourmet cooks and have cooked everything from Thanksgiving meals to home-baked bread and scones in our grandma's kitchen over the decades.

There's also a Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker for all of your music listening pleasures.

Further, there's super-fast Comcast-enabled WI-FI, and Apple TV/Netflix-enabled 4K HDR TV screen with hundreds of films and shows from our personal library for you and your family to enjoy.

FYI: The Albion Village store has a myriad of fine wines, organic vegetables, dairy, and fresh deli everything, you practically don't need to leave the village if you desire to stay put and simply relax.

Lastly, whether you decide to stay at our retreat or elsewhere, I'm happy to give recommendations, and I hope you have a great time visiting this most beautiful area of California.

Cheers, and enjoy your stay on the serene north coast.

Kevin, David, and Rosie too!

As we are lovers of all animals, we will consider your pet if they are good-natured.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Marina view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable

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4.70 out of 5 stars from 265 reviews


Where you’ll be

Albion, California, United States

The serenity of Albion village (and the wonderfully stocked organic grocery store & deli just 30 seconds walk), the wonderful proximity to nature trails, beaches, and Mendocino sights, etc...AND, the best for last: Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe in Elk (a must visit eatery for foodies). We also have some of the best tasting and pure drinking water in Albion, it's been considered for bottling due its purity and quality.

Hosted by Kevin

  1. Joined in June 2012
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Busy Cardiac RN, Nurse Educator, doctorate program student, and Human Rights Activist from California. We have been visiting other lands and cultures across the globe since the early 1980s, and always stay in private homes/villas/chalets, etc when we travel. Enjoy your stay, wherever your travels may take you! Mahalo!
Busy Cardiac RN, Nurse Educator, doctorate program student, and Human Rights Activist from California. We have been visiting other lands and cultures across the globe since the ear…

During your stay

We live in Sacramento (but are constantly up in Albion to make improvements to the property), so guest interaction is primarily through the Airbnb website.

We are all about open communication though, please feel free to contact us (via house phone, email, or iMessage) 24/7 regarding any house/rental matters.
We live in Sacramento (but are constantly up in Albion to make improvements to the property), so guest interaction is primarily through the Airbnb website.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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