Mendocino/Albion Cliffside Cottage--Shangri-La

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


Ideal for honeymoons or romantic breaks at any time of the year, Shangri-La is a true gem perched high on a bluff, with breath-taking panoramic views of the Pacific ocean. Couples can relax in their private cottage retreat—far off-the-beaten track; it’s a place to unwind, as you sit on the deck or take a soak in your hot tub. You can expect a quiet stay, with a cliffside view of the surf, soaring hawks, and migrating whales. Although we are new to Trip Advisor, our cottage has been an attraction for over a decade, and has thrilled many guests over the years. Here are some reviews: "We have stayed in many Airbnb's over the past few years and this was without a doubt one of our favorite experiences. Genevieve and Jonathan are the ultimate hosts and they went above and beyond to ensure we had a nice stay. " "A wonderful cabin right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Wonderful hosts, wonderful stay! A small, but beautiful cottage right on the cliffs with the best view you could ever want. " "This place is heaven on earth. Our first anniversary was magical, right on the Pacific shore, with an incredible sunset-view deck, private hot tub. " A Cosy Place Shangri-La, the larger of our two spectacular cliffside cottages (the other is Sea Cloud), is utterly magical, the perfect setting to celebrate Valentine's Day, a proposal, or a most romantic honeymoon (maybe in that order!). Overlooking Whitesboro Cove, think long, lazy days basking in the sun, right up to a beautiful sun set. The weather is nearly always temperate, and each season has its attractions. Visit during the winter months and look forward to beautiful blue skies; visit during the summer and expect a break from inland high temperatures. Enjoy the light-filled contemporary cottage with amenities and details designed to make your stay comfortable and trouble-free. On the walls of Shangri-La are photographs from films shot in the area, for movie productions have often been attracted to the area by its beauty and New England flavor. Guests can either eat in or take a short walk to the Zagat-rated Ledford House restaurant (a local favorite since 1986). A few more footsteps will take you to the Albion village market, post office, and supply store. Our Shangri-La cottage is about 10 minutes drive south of lovely Mendocino village and 20 minutes south of historic Fort Bragg. In Mendocino, you’ll find world-class restaurants, art galleries, fine shopping, a pub, bookstores, toy stores, a museum, and more. In Ft. Bragg, you can explore the restored historic downtown, and stroll along the newly created cliffside promenades. Noyo Harbor has several restaurants featuring local catches. Farther north are more beaches and the quaint seaside village of Westport. To the south of Albion village is Navarro Beach and the picturesque hamlet of Elk. To the north are Little River and Big River beaches. Hiking trails abound in Van Damme and Russian Gulch State Parks; take a walk along Big River; canoe on Albion River; take a whale-watching trip, or ride the Skunk train. The area also provides swimming, ocean kayaking, tennis, and paddle-surfing. Heritage House restaurant and the Albion River Inn, both highly rated, are just across historic Albion bridge—both with spectacular views. The former also has nice walks on its tended grounds, with even a staircase to a hidden mini-beach. Guests can enjoy a great breakfast at Circa '62, where your four-legged canine friends are welcome. Last but not least the wonderful wineries of Anderson Valley are a short drive away on Highway 128, a lovely scenic road through redwood forests and the quaint towns of Philo and Boonville. There are several festivals in the area every year; the two most popular are: The Mendocino Film Festival (June) and The Mendocino Music Festival (July). Whatever the reason for your visit, you can expect to fall under the Northern California Pacific Coast spell (just like it happened to us!)


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  • Hot Tub


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