The Sea Gull Inn offers a rare opportunity to acquire a competitively-priced Inn located WITHIN the famed, historic seaside Village of Mendocino! This nine-guest-suite B&B was one of the Village’s very first inns, opening in the 1960s long before others along California’s scenic North Coast. Clearly, it has stood the “business” test of time, and unlike others that have been offered, commands an ideal, central-Village hospitality address nestled close to museums, art galleries, fun shops and fine dining.
Originally built in 1878, the Sea Gull Inn today offers a variety of guest accommodations and even boasts a quaint garden “shed” and “barn.” Many guest rooms offer exterior entries, and all include private baths. The lush, idyllic coastal gardens -- front, back and side -- finish the classic Mendocino Village “painterly look” while offering inviting opportunities for guests to relax in privacy. To further enhance privacy, “organic” breakfasts are served to guests in their rooms.
Perhaps, it is this very contrast of privacy combined with “the” perfect in-Village location that has made the Sea Gull Inn a perennial guest favorite for over half a century. Few inns can boast such a similar, and significant, feat of hospitality “staying power!” To own an inn within the Village – and one located within easy walking distance to every attraction that makes the Village a top West Coast travel destination – should be the envy of any aspiring innkeeper and, certainly, is key to innkeeping business success along the majestic Mendocino Coast! Location, location, location!
Rounding off this perfect picture are owners’ quarters, also commanding an ideal “location” discreetly tucked within the inn itself.
The historic Village of Mendocino, today a thriving center for the arts, was founded in 1850 as a lumber town; its towering redwoods along Big River were twice used to build San Francisco – once during the Gold Rush era and again after the City’s devastating 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Due to its year-round, temperate climate and dramatic, azure-sky coast setting, the Village also offers the perfect “base” for outdoor enthusiasts who consider nearby Mendocino Headlands State Park as the perfect place to bird-watch, hike, kayak, fish, whale-watch, camp and ride horseback.
In the 1960s, an influx of creative people led to the creation of the Mendocino Art Center which became a hub for a thriving artist community. This, in turn, directly led to an influx of innkeepers, including the original founder of the Sea Gull Inn. In 1985, however, The Coastal Act limited development of additional inns, making all existing inns, instantly and forever, far more valuable! Today, the Mendocino Coast -- with the Village of Mendocino its most celebrated “star” -- is home to a thriving tourism industry four hours north of San Francisco but with only a few select inns to accommodate its many visitors!
The iconic seaside Village, designated a National Historic Preservation District, can be reached via famed, scenic Coast Highway One or via Highway 128 through the rich Anderson Valley wine country or via redwood-flanked, Highway 20 – all branching off of US-101, the main North-South corridor that stretches the full length of the Golden State.
Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a rare, “perfectly-located” Inn commanding a prime address WITHIN the celebrated and uniquely charming Village of Mendocino along California’s North Coast!
- Built in 1876
- 50 years as B&B
- Last renovation in 2012
- 9 Guest Rooms
- 9 Guest Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.25 acres
- 12 Parking Spots
- Has owner's quarters
- 61% annual. occ. rate
44960 Albion Street Village of Mendocino, CA 95460
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