Congratulations! You have found one of the best vacation rentals on the North Coast! We rented vacation homes in the area for years, before retiring and building our own home away from home, in this beautiful rural setting. We considered our rental experiences (good and bad). It was our goal to create the perfect experience for you in design, function and ammenities. From all the wonderful comments shared with us by our prior guests, we've been very successful! Seahorse Cottage is perched on the top of a 3.5 acre bluff, with a 180 degree ocean/white water view that features the Albion Bay, redwood forests, grasslands, the Albion River, and the last wooden bridge to span Highway 1. (NOTE: The photos here don't accurately reflect our close proximity to the water's edge, as they were taken to provide more of a panorama.) Please feel free to email us so we can provide our website address and a video slide show. We want you to fully experience all that Seahorse Cottage has to offer! Ours is a welcoming home of warmth and romantic energy. (We've hosted several small wedding parties and quite a few honeymoon and anniversary getaways.) Speaking of which, we're happy to offer assistance in planning a special occasion.
Our location, perched above the Albion Bay/River, demanded a highly engineered bio septic system. Accordingly, we must limit our guest number to a MAXIMUM OF FOUR with a possible fifth if a small child or infant. K-9 kids with Advanced Approval Only. Thank You!
Our amazing retreat was built with luxury and enjoyment in mind. The details, furnishings and decor reflect the care and love we have for our little piece of paradise. We take a great deal of pleasure in being able to share it with vacationers who are looking for something special in a vacation home - that feeling of being truly "home", not just in a rental property. At Seahorse we strive to anticipate your every need while traveling. Our home is spotless, lovingly maintained and so cozy you'll never want to leave! Come see for yourself!
Note! Please contact us directly to determine availability as we do not utilize the site calendar (other than for major holiday periods). Thanks!
Dear Nancy, Frank & Marley,
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We cooked up some great meals in your well equipped kitchen and took advantage of a few of the local restaurants - my favorite was probably "Wild Fish" (the duck was incredible) but the Albion River Inn was fabulous and so close!
Duke and Rex (our dogs) felt right at home and loved our long walks. They'll definitely want to come with us when we come back - next time for much longer!
Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Albion dock below our home. This is great family fun and a wonderful way to explore the Albion River and sea caves in the Albion Bay.
Miles of beaches to walk - tidepools to check out!
Three of the areas best restaturants within 1-5 minutes from your door
Fishing, boating, hiking, at one of the many beaches and state parks
Wine tasting in the Anderson Valley
Beer tasting in Ft. Bragg
Whale watching (either from the deck of the house or on a charter
boat from Noyo Harbor)
Shopping, dining and exploring in Mendocino
Art galleries (Several just up the road in private residential
The only Botanical Garden (47 acres) with lands all the way to the
ocean - A Must See!
Pt. Cabrillo light house
Skunk Train out of Ft. Bragg
Wow! There are way too many things to begin to mention.