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Alex Corey

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Highly Rated - Ocean/Mountains View - Luxury - Special Low Rates

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Imagine driving by scenic wine country vineyards, through a redwood forest, along a peaceful and beautiful stretch of the California coast, and arriving at Irish Beach and The Corey House - the perfect home base for your vacation.

The house itself is luxurious and comfortable, but what makes this home truly special is the idyllic location. No photograph can convey the beauty you will see and the peace you will feel when you are in this house. Safely situated on a gentle hillside, the house is just a few hundred feet from the ocean. What you will see from the great room is miles and miles of ocean and coastal hills. The Corey House actually overlooks one of the most beautiful 'Vista Points' in the state. There are no houses or cars in your view, just the ocean, mountains, pastures and an assortment of animals, such as sheep, deer, donkeys, and birds.

Completed in 2006, this roomy 1500 square foot house was designed to be a peaceful and serene vacation home. The design is spacious and uncluttered, with soft neutral walls, lots of light, and large windows with beautiful whitewater ocean views from every room, even the bathrooms. The marble-surround gas fireplace, sound system in each room, and lights with dimmers throughout the house allow you to relax as you wish.

Sleeping up to six, there are two bedrooms and an open reading room with a sofa that converts to a double bed. One bedroom features a California king bed, TV, walk-in closet, and a fully tiled shower for two. The other bedroom has a queen bed and tiled shower with bathtub. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, and each has its own deck. There are five separate decks, over 900 square feet in all. You can also relax in the very private, five-person, outdoor spa, and gaze at the stars or enjoy the sounds and sight of the ocean.

The beautiful, five mile long beach is just a few blocks away, one minute by car. A special passkey for the private, gated road down to the beach is included with your rental.

For a more complete picture of The Corey House through the eyes of the guests who have stayed there, read the guest reviews and comments below. All but the most recent comments in the guest book at the house have been entered verbatim, including the following:

'This place was paradise! We loved every minute of it! It was a perfect way for our family to relax and reconnect w/one another in such a nurturing atmosphere. We will never forget these three days together!'

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alex Corey (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Leaving after an extended stay. We are going to think of this very special home every day. The warmth of the interior and the harmony of the outside design with the contours of the landscape give such a peaceful feeling. Every day that we sat on the bluffs overlooking the ocean—counting whales, seals, sea lions—we spoke of what a blessing this house, and its special location on the coast, is. And each day, no matter how spectacular, peaceful, invigorating—we were always in a hurry to get “home” to the Corey home. We will be thinking always of this beautiful serene piece of place.



Scott, Tree and, of course, Bob

Cape Neddick, Maine
Apr 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

Highly Rated - Ocean/Mountains View - Luxury - Special Low Rates
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 318 reviews
5

A Haven for a Writers' Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I are writers and looked for a place to get away and accomplish a few goals--not always easy to do with husbands and energetic dogs to distract you. We couldn't have asked for more. The owner's have thought of everything. The view was perfect and everything about it was inspirational...not only for writing. Our week was a time of relaxation, spiritual renewal and creativity. Thank you, Alex and Cathy, for sharing your beautiful home. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the favorable words. You both were a pleasure to get to know through our conversations and emails. We truly appreciate all your kindnesses. We thank you for taking the time to write your review to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home on the central Mendocino coast. I agree that it is amazing how relaxing and inspirational the house and the view are. Whether it's two sisters getting away to do some writing, a family coming together for a fun and meaningful time together, newlyweds on their honeymoon, an individual seeking quiet time away from the crowd, or any small group of family or friends hoping to explore a beautiful area and to recharge their batteries, the Corey House is the perfect vacation choice because its location and view are so serene and majestic.
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Alameda, California
5

Relaxing and Peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 and our dog, wanted to have a short vacation away from the busy bay area. We always travel with Grandparents, cousins, friends and realized we haven’t had a family vacation with just US for years! This property was better than I expected from their website. The quite neighborhood it is situated in was beautiful. We woke every morning (4 day stay) to walk our pup among tons of deer grazing in the yard and across the street, you could hear and see the beautiful Pacific, and the vibe was just so relaxing. The house is furnished very tastefully, and the kitchen was well stocked. The soft linens on the bed were extremely comfortable and we all slept so well. We spent lazy days hanging on the porch bbqing, in the hot tub, kids relaxing in the nice open, large living room by the fire playing games. At night we watched movies from their huge stash of DVD’s. We brought our telescope that was given to my oldest son as a gift and have not been able to use it yet. It was amazing for star gazing. Even without the telescope the kids have never seen so many stars.

Irish Beach is spectacular with tons of drift wood that the kids built a little house out of, and we saw maybe two other people the whole day we spent there. Short drive to Fort Bragg to take kids on a quick train trip. We shopped at the local grocery store in town for most of our meals. It was nice they had a washer and dryer in the house. My 12, 7 and 5 year old had the best time and did not want to leave. It is amazing how just getting out of your home and element can be really great for the family. The kids all got along so well this weekend, and there was no video games, iPhones to play with, cartoons, toys littering the floor. It was just us. It was magical!

One evening we were all on the back deck and a ton of donkeys came running down the hill to us! It was hilarious and awesome for the kids. They let us pet them, and we feed them some celery (hope that was okay). We felt at home and comfortable. It was JUST what our little family needed to recharge the batteries of our busy day to day life. I don’t think we looked at the time once! Ahhhh… I can’t wait to go back next year. Thank you Alex and Cathy for taking such good care of this property. The love you have for it shows and we can’t WAIT to return next year and make this an annual trip for our family. Just a wonderful time!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, your review makes us feel very happy. It is clear from your review that the five of you, without the distractions and schedule of everyday life, really enjoyed just being a family together--cooking and eating together, feeding and watching the animals, going to the beach, enjoying the spa, playing games, watching movies, going on excursions--doing it all together. Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us.
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5

California dreamer

  • 5 of 5

The Corey house is exceptional in every imaginable way!!! It is surrounded by natural beauty and wonders that words cannot adequately describe. You MUST experience the magic and serenity that embraces you from the moment you arrive. The house is extremely comfortable and provides absolutely everything you need to have a wonderful stay, including a well stocked kitchen to prepare fabulous meals, a soothing hot tub, a warm and cozy gas fireplace, and very comfortable beds and bedding. Do be sure to visit the Point Arena Lighthouse and to watch for the magnificent sights of migrating gray whales as well as sea lions and harbor seals. Cathy and Alex Corey are wonderful people and they go far above and beyond to assure your stay in this home will leave you with some of the very best memories of your life.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words about us personally. My wife and I feel it is much better to go "far above and beyond" than to go below and beneath. Actually, we want our guests to love their stay and want to return, we want them to feel the emotions we feel each time we enter the house, and to experience the quiet majesty and life of the ocean, pastures and mountains. I have read your review several times and I don't know what to say. It would have been easier if you had left Cathy and I out of it. We are no different than the guests who have stayed at the house. After staying at the house in its very special location, we all marvel at the beauty, we all appreciate a little more those we shared the experience with, and we all feel rested and recharged, very lucky and grateful. Which is how I feel right now, lucky and grateful, to have guests like you Theresa and your husband Scott. We have had so many wonderful guests, and their presence in some unknown way has made the house what it is. To see how special and loving the guests at our vacation home have been, all you have to do is read the entries in the guestbooks at the house, which are also transcribed in this listing. We are all so blessed, and, though this may sound trite, life is worth celebrating--every precious minute of it. A great place to start that celebration is at the Corey house.
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London, UK
5

Very spacious, comfortable, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Two adults and one child stayed for a great week in this lovely house. It is very well equipped - beyond what you would expect and the owners have provided everything you would possibly need come rain or shine! It is obvious when you stay in this house that the owners want you to be comfortable and that they care about their guests. The photos here do not reflect the quality of the house I was expecting something very different and was pleasantly surprised when I arrived.

Special thanks has to go to Alex (the owner) for his great communication and very clear instructions and guidance which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

The area is beautiful, stunning, breathtaking - we traveled back down highway 1 on leaving this property and irish beach up to Fort Bragg is so much more impressive than anything we saw back to san francisco. The weather is not always great but when the sun did eventually come out it was perfection!

I think anyone would love this house and its beautiful surroundings. Lucky you if you choose to book!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It takes a very special person to write such a beautiful review. I am at a loss for words except to say thank you and I wish you and your family the best always.
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Ukiah, California
5

Thank you Alex!...

  • 5 of 5

Steph and I want to thank you so much for being able to retreat to your home. It is a special place from the unassuming and gentle approach to the beautiful views, layout, provisions, attention to detail, very friendly donkey and curious deer.

Thank you so much for your kind last minute accommodations to our situation.

Stephanie and I truly loved gazing north westerly from the great room, all upwardly during our evening walks with the dogs, and to the setting sun during late afternoon hikes along the beach. Steph even took a marched all the way up to the top of the hill and met some of your kind neighbors there.

I'm trying to figure out how to post a comment on the website, and will check with Steph on how to do so.

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time at your home. We will be sure to return and recommend to friends as well.

Take good care,

Chris

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, thank you for writing such a great review. You and Stephanie don't live far away, so hopefully both of you will return often. You will always be welcome at the Corey House.
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5

A wonderful, special retreat

  • 5 of 5

My friends, dog, and I have rented this home on three separate occasions, beginning in 2010, with the most recent stay in May/14. Need I say more? Alex and Kathy are great homeowners and have furnished this place to a "T". It is so comfortable, welcoming, and relaxing it is sad to have to leave.

The kitchen is well-stocked with any cooking utensil or gadget you could possibly need. It is also stocked with dry goods such as pasta, rice, beans, sugar, salts, peppers, huge variety of spices & international spices, coffees, teas...makes me think that one or both of the owners must be a professional chef! Cookbooks galore in the wonderful kitchen, too.

The family room area is large, extra comfortable with lots of lounging area and afghans for everyone on any of the sofas or large comfy chairs. The fireplace is an added bonus. The TV with a giant stock of movie dvds is great. The house is almost comparable to a library with a wide variety of books.

The beds and the futon are heavenly. The bathrooms are well-stocked and are spa-like. The washer and dryer are top of the line, with lots of detergent.

The hot tub off the master bedroom is great. It is wonderful to be in the hot tub relaxing watching the deer, or the donkeys, just a few feet away.

There is a nice large grocery store about 10 minutes away, and there are great restaurants fairly close by, too (maybe 10 minutes drive).

This home is LUXURY! I can't wait for my next getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, I am sorry for not responding sooner, but I don't think I saw your great review until now, more than a year later. And I know you have been back one or two more times since you wrote it. You have described the house very well. You are going to love the new washer and dryer. Thank you for being a great guest. I hope many more stays at the house are in your future plans.
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Mendocino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $115
Tax Rate 11.0%

Major holidays: 7 night minimum, $1395/wk; if less than 7 nights, $235/nt.
Pets are very welcome: $10 per night per dog up to overall maximum pet fee of $80 per stay.
Monthly: $4000 to $5500. Please inquire far in advance.
Payments: $95 initial payment secures your dates and is applied to the rent. Half of remainder due 90 days before check-in and last payment due 45 days before. If more convenient for you, please ask to have total cost broken down into smaller payments paid more often.
The area is just as beautiful in the winter season as it is in the peak season.

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Amenities

North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Very large selection of books, DVD's and CD's.

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