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Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


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
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Mendocino Coast Oceanbluff Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous house with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home - clean, well-stocked with everything we needed, and most importantly a jaw-dropping ocean view. We loved the various places to sit and take in the view. What a perfect homey get-away. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

As stated by other renters, the pictures do not do the house justice! It is larger than it looks, plus comfortable, cozy and well furnished. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. They even have many supplies furnished such as spices, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, paper towels and toilet paper. My husband especially liked the Webber Grill. He grilled some fine steaks and tuna while we were there!! The hot tub was great for enjoying the view on a chilly day or for star gazing at night. It was amazing how many stars you could see! While we were there we visited the Avenue of the Giants and did some hiking in the redwoods. If you have never seen these massive trees, it is very impressive! It was quite a drive from Manchester, but a great day trip and well worth it! Not only did we enjoy the redwoods but the coastal views from hwy 1. If you want to see redwoods but don't want to drive that far, you can drive north on hwy 1 from Manchester through Elk. At the junction of hwy 1 and 128 take a right (east) on 128. You will drive through about 11 miles of large redwoods. There are also a few impressive redwoods in the Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino. We also visited some of the vineyards in Anderson Valley and Sanoma. Toulouse was our favorite!

My only wish is that we could have stayed longer. We would definitely reccomend this house to friends. The owners were very helpful and informative. Thank you Margaret for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irish Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property were efficient and well prepared. Email contact with receipts, directions, and suggestions for things to do were sent when needed. The property was easy to find and enter with provided directions. The house is beautiful with seascape views - especially from the well appointed window seats. It is clean and well maintained. The beds are very comfortable. Everything we needed was there with the exception of WIFI. A connection to the internet was not available for most of our stay. There are a couple of items to note. One is the price increase for the Elk Cove dinner suggestion which is important because they request cash payment. The other item is that the Cup & Saucer Bakery does not have seating - it is take out only. I would recommend this home to friends and family. In fact, I hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments. We have replaced and upgraded our internet equipment and it is now working fine. Thank you for choosing our home on the coast. We hope you will return again sometime.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
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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