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Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Margaret Truter
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017


Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Absolutely Gorgeous and Wonderful Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We are very grateful to the Truters for having us in their wonderful vacation home. It was exactly as described, hassle free, and so relaxing! The market in Manchester had all the groceries and supplies we needed to make this a true home away from home for our five night stay. Book an extra night, because you won’t want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House Overlooking Beautiful Irish Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend in this beautiful Irish Beach house. The views are stunning. The house is very comfortable and well stocked. We enjoyed wine tasting in Anderson Valley, hiking in Hendy Woods, watching whales feed as the sun went down while we sat in the hot tub and taking long walks down the beach. Deer and California quail roam the neighborhood as Red Tailed Hawks soar along the cliff edge. We highly recommend this vacation rental as a place to unwind after exploring this beautiful section of the Northern California coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning view from cozy, comfy, clean, well cared for home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation for our family of four. The house is very well cared for and stocked with everything we needed and more. The house is clean, the hot tub is wonderful, the view is spectacular. We would certainly come back here. The owners were very responsive and attentive.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home and property were more than we expected. Exquisite views, relaxing home. Refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at 3 different homes in the Irish Beach area over the years. This home and property was far and away our favorite. This trip was made to celebrate our 25th anniversary and what a memory we now have! The Truters have put so much effort into ensuring that their guests receive every ounce of enjoyment from a visit to their home. The spacious kitchen has practically any provision you could need for putting together a wonderful meal. And when you want to go out for a bite there are delicious options a short drive away. But if R&R is what you seek, do what we did. Make a 6 minute drive to the awesome grocery store in Manchester for most anything you desire, come back to the cozy house, cook, eat while listening to the Ocean and end the evening relaxing in the hot tub. Drink in the glorious sunset and wait for heavens above to fill with stars. A little chilly when you finally get out but the warmth of the super comfy bed awaits you. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of crashing Ocean waves.

When Margaret invites you to contact her with any questions or problems, she really means it. We had a problem getting access to Netflix and Showtime, despite following the very clear directions posted by the TV. When it became clear that I would need more assistance I reached out to Margaret. I'm not exactly sure how much time it involved on her end, but she kindly did the research on the problem since it was something unfamiliar to her. Her troubleshooting research resulted in a quick resolution to the issue. We were very appreciative because even though TV watching wasn't high on our to-do list it was a way to pass some time. Most times we fell asleep anyway.

We also appreciated how quiet the neighborhood is. Even though there are homes nearby it doesn't really occur to you while relaxing on the deck and the hot tub is even more private. We even got to enjoy seeing deer graze on the bluff while relaxing on the deck.

We definitely look forward to another stay at the Truter's home in Irish Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Godfrey, Illinois

Gorgeous oceanfront home with commanding views from just about every room in the home.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect vacation getaway home above the ocean with majestic views from almost every room. The home is clean, with updated appliances. The beds are comfortable too. There is a private beach below the home. This rental and its surroundings are an absolute treasure. There are nearby national parks and plenty of places to hike. The Northern wineries are approximately a 45 minute drive from this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Breathtaking Cozy Getaway on the Coast!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! I surprised my wife with a birthday trip to go wine tasting in Mendocino. But, the surprise was on both of us - we didn't want to leave the house. They thought of everything here. Every little detail was covered, and then some. It honestly felt like home. You can literally fall asleep hearing the waves lapping at the shore. And the views from every room are ridiculous. It was just the two of us, but we already want to come back with our kids (5 and 8.) They would love it, too. A big thank you to Margaret for emailing and checking to make sure we got in ok through the big storm, and for allowing us to have a terrific time in Irish Beach. Would recommend for couples, families, or even a solo trip to get away from it all. This would be a really cool place to write a book! Seriously, just go ahead and book this one. Thanks again, Margaret!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Point Arena Lighthouse
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Hot Tub $150
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.