SHALIMERE! 180º OCEAN VIEW HOME 50 YARDS FROM THE BLUFF AT IRISH BEACH

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Lorie Brand Shepard

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SHALIMERE! 180º OCEAN VIEW HOME 50 YARDS FROM THE BLUFF AT IRISH BEACH

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Beautifully remodeled home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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Life goes a little bit slower when you enter Mendocino County, mainly because of the winding roads! Shalimere is located west of Highway 1 on the 'ocean side' of the Irish Beach community, well sited to provide maximum privacy. The real vacation starts when you open the door to Shalimere. Hang your keys on the coat rack and walk into the living room. Take a minute to gaze out the front windows at the glorious Pacific Ocean. Open the sliding glass door leading onto the deck and step outside and listen to the waves breaking about 50 yards away. Take 5 deep breaths and your vacation has officially begun. Your next decision is only necessary if you have brought perishables or your pet. Put the perishables in refrigerator or freezer. Take your pet for a walk, whichever has the most immediate need. (probably the pet!)

Bedroom decision time is easy if its adults and children. The adults get the Master bedroom, the kids get the other. If its all grown ups then a flip of the coin, 'rock, scissors, paper' or drawing straws may be necessary. Both bedrooms have luxury sheets and down alternative comforters with duvet covers and bathrobes. Bathrooms have Aveda salon hair products (not to be confused with Aveeno) and full size hair dryers. (A few less things to pack!) After deciding---settle in.

Shalimere is pet friendly. There is a large indoor kennel, a large dog bed, plus dog sheets and towels if you have couch potato or bed warmers, along with pet bowls for water and food plus a few dog toys should you forget. There is a deck around 75% of the house with gates at both ends. Just be sure to let us know when you make your reservation if your furry family members are coming too.

The hot tub is ready whenever you are. There are robes in both bedrooms closets if you have forgotten your own. You might want to bring slippers, just in case.

There are videos and DVD's to watch or books to read. Many magazines to peruse. Playing cards, several classic board games, jigsaw puzzles, plus seashell guide, hiking guide, kayak guide, tidepool guide, 2014 tide chart ,bird books and more. We also have an 'out and about book' for local activities information and keep the monthly Mendocino County Tourist newspaper. Our large flat screen TV is hooked up to the Dish Network so you can stay up-to-date with the local major networks, plus CNN, ESPN, TNT with 190 stations or listen to the music channels with a huge variety to choose from.

The new soapstone gas fireplace starts with just a flip of the switch on the side. We call it 'instant ambiance'.

Shalimere is easy to just stay in and enjoy. If you want to head out to the private beach and are up for a rigorous walk down and back, then go for it! Or you can easily drive down the gate accessed private drive, after all, this is your vacation! The beach is nearly 5 miles long, depending on the tide. Sometimes you have it completely to yourself. You might see a few people. It is only for Irish Beach residents & guests so you may meet a kindred soul. The surf can be mighty -so be watchful. (Because of the strong riptide, water activities are not for the inexperienced)

In the surrounding 25 miles you can find all sorts of diversions, enjoyment, pampering. Exploring the nearby towns can yield many treasures and pleasures. The main thing is to enjoy yourself--have a wonderful time and plan to come back again soon.

Everyone loves a bright sunny day, but there are those of us who love watching whale migrations (or signing up with one of the nearby whale watching groups) or just relaxing on the huge couch with a book or watching a DVD with the gas fired soapstone fireplace roaring with heat! The rain and the fog are not deterrents to having a great day. Winter is my personal favorite to watch the storms and to see the whales migrating.

Come check out this amazing house at an incredible rate any time of the year. Shalimere is the exception within the Irish Beach community and is the best price house WEST of highway 1. There is no 'high or low' pricing. Exceptionally well priced year round. Please note, because I am 'independent, my prices are better than those offered by the local rental agencies. The 'free' days they offer with various stays end up the same or more than my home after you add in their up charges, higher cleaning fees, pet fees, etc. Please consider the real overall charges when making a decision.

Updated with care by an owner who loves the house, with great furniture, new beds and luxury linens, not a 'tired old house with 20+ year old furniture' with by an absentee owner managed by an inflexible rental agency. Come experience the difference of a caring owner with an on-site manager 5 minutes away. Julie's goodie basket is full of great treats. We keep individual ice creams in the freezer for your pleasure. Read the reviews and see how our guests are treated and feel about the house. The pictures do not do this house justice!

Come enjoy the days on the wild Mendocino coast as summer beckons or for the amazing days of fall, the real 'summer' on the coast. Shalimere is enjoyable no matter what time of year or the weather.

(Please note, I keep the availability calendar up to date. VRBO does not show 'pending' listings. I usually hold requested days for 48 hours and then update/remove when i don't hear back or receive the deposit)

Current pending dates as of 19 April 2014:

All dates confirmed with no pendings

Lorie Brand Shepard

Owner

Keywords: Vacation Home with Beautiful blue water views

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed

Lorie Brand Shepard

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Another trip around the sun and it's time to go back up to Shalimere. I have been visiting Irish Beach for almost 25 years and finally decided to take the plunge and buy and do my own vacation rental. I did most of the sweat equity work with a lot of help from Ron and Julie Trathen. Ron built the center island and custom stainless stove surround, installed the soapstone gas fireplace, 'on demand' hot water, oversaw the new heating system installation, arranged for the bamboo flooring installation and installed the pillar chandelier above the dining table. No small feat considering the peaked ceiling. I got to strip off wallpaper, scrub walls, paint, paint and paint. Julie takes care of all the pre-visit cleaning, interior and other details, Ron takes care of everything else. Couldn't do it without them. Tired of the hassles and fees with the local rental agency, we have lowered the rate and gone independent. We love this home and wish to share it with others

Lorie Brand Shepard purchased this house in 2007

Location? Views? Well, it was both! I love the octagonal shape of the front of the house with all the windows and the fabulous views. Basically it just needed a some updating to make it work better. (Goodbye carpet, hello bamboo!) Just far enough from 'the City/SF' yet close to 'the Village/Mendocino'. Also perfect to just stay 'home' and chill in the hot tub. As a dog owner, it has a great deck set up to keep the pooches safe from the wilds and they can still march around and check out what's going on or just snooze in the sun. The private beach is also a great asset. Put it all together and you have a perfect vacation home location.

Peace, quiet, ocean view enjoyed best from the hot tub with a glass of wine. Personally I love the fog so I don't get too worked up about the weather. Great star gazing also with our star scope! Nice big couch to lounge on. Center Island has stove with ocean view and seating to keep everyone busy helping or chatting. A self admitted caffeine addict, there are three different ways to get your fix: mr coffe drip, a french press or the espresso machine. There are usually pods available for the espresso machine to save you the trouble of grinding and packing it up and cleaning it afterward. Satellite TV provides huge variety of music or channels for those who cannot live without. Comfy deck chairs with cushions for sun worshipers. I have been known to sit in the hot tub with an umbrella if it is raining. It's an invigorating walk down to the private beach--not for the faint of heart. Personally, I walk, but you can easily drive down and take a long walk and live to tell about it.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
average rating of 4.969697 based on 78 reviews
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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
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Manchester North Coast California
5

welcoming and cozy home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We spent a relaxing week away here with family. Lori was quick to respond to our initial inquiry and we found the house well appointed and welcoming. A lovely area that seems to be a well kept secret. Thanks for a lovely get away - we hope to come and visit again soon!- Jill Thomas
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
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Manchester North Coast California
5

Amazing Home Away from Home with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My friends and I were very impressed with this well stocked beautiful and comfortable home in Irish Beach. Everything you could want in your home away from home. We are already talking about booking our next trip to Irish Beach and the Shalimere House.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
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Manchester North Coast California
4

Lovely Days

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Shalimere is such a cozy, welcoming home. Having been a Bay area chef for many years I was as impressed with the well equipment kitchen as I was with the ocean views. Our family pooch felt quite at home when we pulled out the dog pillow, just like she has at home. We had lovely rainy days at Shalimere with the fire keeping us cozy. Lorie gets points for being so organized. If coming from the south on Hwy 1 Surf Market in Gualala is a nice stop for groceries and Twofish Baking Company in Sea Ranch is so yummy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
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Manchester North Coast California
Nevada City, CA
5

Perfect place for a quiet honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I were so happy to have chosen Shalimere for our honeymoon; I just wish we could have stayed longer! The road there was long and winding but it was so worth it! The house itself was gorgeous, the bed very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the local grocery store was great! We will definitely be going back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach
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Manchester North Coast California
Carmichael
5

Perfect Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My wife and I stayed at this rental for my Birthday weekend. We wanted a comfortable beach house, that was dog friendly and had an ocean view. We got that and so much more. This house has everything you need for a fantastic stay on the rugged Mendocino coast. I would not hesitate to stay here again. The communication with the owner is excellent. The house is clean. The kitchen fully stocked for cooking at home. The bed was comfortable, and the sound of the crashing waves is a perfect recipe for a good night's sleep. The house was perfect for our dog. Dog treats and toys are at the house! NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL DOG FRIENDLY!!! Would I stay here again? We are already checking our vacation schedules to see when we can return.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Little River Airport, SFO, OAK, Santa Rosa
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Skunk Train is a tourist ride
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Private Beach
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bridget Dolan's Pub, Elk
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Little River Inn Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pt Arena (south) or Elk (north)
Car: necessary

Shalimere is located in Irish Beach which has a beautiful 5 mile private beach. A rigorous hike down or easy drive through a gated access. Great beach for strolling, beach combing, tide pool adventuring with lots of driftwood. Hiking nearby and guidebooks in house. Most activities are in the village of Mendocino itself or Fort Bragg. Mendocino Film festival every May, plus crab season specials. Mendocino Art Center has plays and has an incredible art gallery. Lots of wonderful places to eat nearby to the north in Elk, Little River and Mendocino or south in Point Arena, Gualala/Sea Ranch.

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Availability & Rates

Manchester House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
$175
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
House/Spa cleaning fee $125.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes All the VRBO houses at Irish Beach & surrounding have these fees. (Most are more plus ask for additional fees for pets) The VRBO "Book it Now" system has double booked my house repeatedly, so I no longer offer that service. Refundable damage deposit is $250/$350 with pets. I prefer cheques as the VRBO credit card system charges fee$. Refundable damage deposit is returned promptly if no incident

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge all tile shower with double heads and built in seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Split bath with sink and adjoining tub/shower and toilet
  • Both bathrooms have beautiful hand set tiles and hand thrown sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Gracious master suite with huge shower/double heads/seat
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Smaller in-suite with zen decor, all tile bathtub
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms feature queen size beds. Master has traditional pillow top mattress. Second bedroom has tempurpedic style mattress on a regular (not 'low or high') platform style bedframe.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf privileges optional
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
New to VRBO® in 2010, Shalimere is a comfortable home that welcomes guests and their well behaved pets. We have a welcoming 'goodie' basket along with individual ice creams in the freezer and fresh fruit for our guests. Bathrooms feature salon quality Aveda shampoo and conditioner. Not your typical 'rental' home!
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