|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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!!
Perfect for 4. Loved separate room with fireplace and hot tub overlooking the ocean. Property was clean. Appliances are dated but they all worked. Location is a little remote so this works best if you like to walk the beach and stay in and cook. Experiencing sunrise and sunset is the best. Very relaxing.
We had an incredible time in this lovely ocean bluff home. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything I could ask for (including good knives) The bed was almost too comfortable and we never wanted to leave. We loved playing scrabble, looking thru the binoculars and using the hot tub. It was also delightful to walk down to the beautiful beach. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!
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!
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!
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.
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$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.