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Margaret Truter

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Manchester House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our custom-built home is perched on a bluff at the northern end of Manchester State Beach. Conde Nast named Manchester as one of the ten best beaches in California. The six-mile beach offers fascinating tide pools and the finest surf fishing on the north coast. A massive jumble of driftwood logs line the base of the cliffs creating a natural playground for kids.

Our home offers dramatic white water views and the ideal spot for eavesdropping on the coastal wildlife. Ospreys and red-tailed hawks soar by at eye level as they ride the wind currents at the bluff's edge. Whales veer extremely close to shore here during migration and, in the early winter, tundra swans stop off for a breather while heading south. Deer are plentiful and visit our property to graze every evening.

Further Details: The house has open-beamed pine ceilings throughout, and an ocean view from all but one room. A large deck and hot tub overlook the crashing surf. The master bedroom has a queen-size pine canopy bed with memory foam mattress and down comforter, a window seat overlooking the surf and a custom-tiled bathroom with a country French 12-inch shower-head.

The second bedroom has a king size bed decorated with a patchwork quilt. The spacious pine kitchen is modern and fully-equipped. The separate living room boasts spectacular views, a long window seat and cozy fireplace. We also provide a small library of books and games.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Truter (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect North Coast Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the Truter House, I can't recommend it enough. As indicated by other reviewers the photos on the listing do not do it justice. The view is spectacular and the house itself is very pretty and well maintained. It was superby equipped for a rental-- from a variety of kitchen spices to spare jackets and a telescope! We really enjoyed the hot tub at night....with stars above and ocean below couldn't be better. Located four miles from the nearest grocery store and nine miles from the nearest restaurant, the house may be a little out of the way for some folks but perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed the 4th of July week at the Truter house. What a relaxing retreat!! The pictures in the listing do not do this place justice. The house is very well kept and super clean. There is a short (steep) walk down to the beach, or you can drive. The beach is very private and super relaxing to walk on. It is probably the cleanest beach to walk on this end of the north coast, nice sand unlike most of the rocky north coast beaches. Also since it is not a public beach there was never a crowd. We have stayed at many homes up and down the coastline and the Truter house is definitely at the top of the list!! I imagine we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Tampa Bay

A Gem with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous home with everything you need to have a superb vacation. Well equipped kitchen so no need to stock up with basics like coffee and filters. Hot Tub and fireplace only add extra charm to the incredible views. Short walk to private beach, incredible hiking and parks nearby. We loved the window benches which we enjoyed every morning while we sipped our coffee and watched the amazing Pacific Ocean.

Very quite street and lots of privacy except for the deer we enjoyed every evening and morning.

We will definitely return only problem it wont be soon enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to the Mendocino area on our anniversary for the last twelve years. Each time we've rented a home and I can honestly say that this is by far our favorite home. Lots of cozy reading nooks, incredible views for whale watching, and a hot tub. Truly perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Sammamish, WA, USA

Well maintained house with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good and relaxing time at Irish Beach. The location is amazing and the house well kept. We loved the full ocean view and the sound of the waves. We even saw some whales and seals close to the beach. The weather got windy and rainy one day. But it was mostly fine. The house is also not very far from Anderson Valley vineyards where we enjoyed some good wine. Margaret was very prompt in replying to all my emails and questions. Thank you for sharing your house with us. Hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation home. The pictures do not do this place justice. The rental is located off of Highway 1 and is away from it all. We arrived late at night in the fog and I would highly recommend against doing that. The visibility was awful and dangerous on the narrow curvy road. Obviously, this is not the owners fault. This was us using poor judgement and wanted others to be aware that an arrival before dark would be ideal.

The rental is well equipped and would be great for two couples. The kitchen was stocked well beyond typical rentals. You can tell this was furnished as a vacation home for their family. Has a warm and welcoming feel to it. Having two living areas is a great bonus. It was just my husband and I. I personally would not recommend this place for children. Not really anywhere for children to play. The hot tub was amazing and the view from it was breathtaking. It had wood inside for the fireplace. We do not use this feature because I am allergic to wood smoke but would be a nice touch for others.

If I can think of a negative, it would be the flies. We did not keep the doors open, so we are not sure how they got in. I wish we have had a fly swatted. But honestly, that is the only negative and I would not hesitate to stay again. The location is a bit remote. If you are looking for a place to cook your meals and get away from it all, then this is the place. If you like going out to all of your meals, this likely would not be a good fit. Mainly because it was so foggy when we were there and the road is so curvy to get to any restaurants.

The owner was fantastic. She responded promptly and answered all of my questions. She also returned my security deposit quickly. Overall, a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room
Rollerville Cafe
Franny's Cup & Saucer
"The most incredible bakery you can imagine"
Point Arena
Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands
"Fantastic hiking. Some of the best coastal views on the north coast"
B Bryan Preserve
Ross Ranch
"Horseback riding on the gorgeous Manchester Beach or in the redwoods of Mendocino Ridge"
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
"Gorgeous coastal gardens along the bluffs"
Nearest Airport
160 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Manchester Beach
Car: necessary

3.5 hours North of San Francisco.

World's Largest Salmon Feed and Mendocino Music Festival in July. Miles of beach combing. Incredible bird watching. Horseback riding on the beach. Pt. Arena lighthouse and pier, Skunk train, golf, and art galleries close by.

Beachcombing, Tide Pooling, Surf Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Abalone Diving, Whale Watching, Art Galleries, Lighthouse, Steam Railroad through Redwoods.

Other Activities: Shopping, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

$300 Refundable security deposit.
Year Round $2100/week, $325/night. Maximum # guests is 4 persons
Minimum Stay is 3 nights except for The Christmas/New Years holiday has 4 nights minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 12 inch showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Queen Memory Foam Mattress. King Memory Foam Topper.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Private Gated Beach Access, Telescope, Luxury Linens provided, Firewood & Kindling. Free Long Distance. Oceanfront: On the ocean bluff overlooking sandy beach accessible by walking or driving. Private Hot Tub. Linens Provided: Luxury Cotton Linens. Wood Fireplace: Firewood and kindling provided.

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