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Highest Rated - Mendocino Coast - Ocean/Hills/Pastoral - Luxury - Sale Priced

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 Mendocino County 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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More Details

Alex Corey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Alex Corey

We designed and built this home in 2006 to be a vacation rental, with the two bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, and each with its own bathroom and deck. We knew that we couldn't live in it full time, so we designed a home that guests could easily enjoy too. The home, while comfortable and uncluttered, never distracts from the beauty outside its windows.

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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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Very large selection of books, DVD's and CD's.


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Highest Rated - Mendocino Coast - Ocean/Hills/Pastoral - Luxury - Sale Priced
average rating of 4.976744 based on 331 reviews

Perfect Romantic and Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Alex's home was absolute perfection. The home was comfortable, and tastefully decorated and thoughtfully designed. We came here for my husband's birthday and it was an ideal sanctuary for a relaxing weekend away. The view was incredible. The home was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook with. The furnishings and bed were extremely comfortable. Alex and his wife demonstrated incredible hospitality, with detailed instructions and guides to the area. We are already talking about when we can return. Highly highly highly recommend this house. (Side note: we came here just the two of us, but this home is ideal for one or two couples or a small family).

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsay, I am humbled by your extremely positive review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. I am especially glad that you mentioned my wife. She and I together designed the house to be a vacation rental, but she alone deserves the credit for the beautiful, uncluttered decor and the well-equipped, well-stocked kitchen. She created a great environment for enjoying the beautiful location and for relaxing and recharging one's batteries. Please consider the house your home away from home. You and your husband live close enough that you can return two or three times a year for years to come. I look forward to hearing from you again.
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Reno, NV

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: October 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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Clean, updated and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Top rate. Would absolutely come back. Spacious, clean and so peaceful!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Thoughtful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in many rentals on the Mendo coast over the last 30+ Years, & usually enjoy staying in the Village or nearby but decided to try something different this time. We’re so happy we did. We are delighted to find such a lovely home that is pet friendly. We loved the serenity of the area, the beautiful views from the home, the wonderful private beach & of course the Donkeys ❤️. The home is very clean, & tastefully decorated without clutter. The owners also have generously & thoughtfully stocked the pantry. The only reservation we have (this may be individual to us) we found master bedroom mattress lacked the comfort we are used to.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home in such a beautiful spot. All was in order in the home, lots of thoughtful details for visitors (I.e., backpack, cooler, umbrella, lantern for hikes to the beach). Clean, lovely and a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Breathtaking Home by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on the Mendocino Coast twice a year since August 2015, typically staying six nights each trip. So this trip of three nights has been rather rushed for us but oh my goodness…the Corey House is absolutely beautifully perfect and breathtaking! The Corey‘s go to great care to make sure you feel pampered every moment of your stay. Every inch of the home from furnishings to artwork to the gourmet kitchen, gorgeous and comfortable bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms and the wonderful spa overlooking the ocean, meadows and trees simply could not be better...This is one of the best, of two homes we have EVER stayed in & I’m saddened for this trip to paradise to end. Alex was a complete dream to work with and couldn’t have been more generous, helpful or accommodating! We enjoyed walks in the neighborhood, hours on the beautiful & private Irish Beach, Greenwood State Beach in Elk, eating in with scrumptious foods from Bridget Dolan’s Pub in Elk & sandwiches from the deli as not to have to leave the Corey House! We did however thoroughly enjoy my birthday dinner last night at Albion River Inn & then we rushed back to cozy up on the couch & watch one of MANY excellent DVDs from their expansive & perfect selection! On our last night we picked up steaks and produce from the local S & M Market and just stayed at the Corey House all night. It was great barbequing and hanging out on the deck and it was great to stay in and thoroughly enjoy this special place as our trip was coming to an end. We fell in love with Bryan B. Preserve in Point Arena, a must visit for all! It is a wonderful animal sanctuary with giraffes, zebras, antelopes that have been on the endangered species list and the owner and volunteers take you by caravan up close & personal to see and learn all about the animals! You end getting to had feed the beautiful giraffes! We have so enjoyed the Deer family that have constantly accompanied us day & night as well as the darling Quail family in the mornings. The vividly vast & clear view of the stars & Milky Way above our heads in the soothing spa was to die for! And I do believe they have the most comfortable bed I’ve EVER slept on & we do have a Temperpedic at home! Our Boxer Leo has enjoyed himself immensely & doesn’t understand why I won’t just let him play with those deer! Alex & Cathy—thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous breathtaking home & multitude of pampering features with us! Eternally grateful, The Beach’s

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words and the great review! I hope anyone who reads your review immediately books their own stay at the house so they can experience for themselves the breathtaking beauty, peace and comfort that you have so aptly described.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Irish Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $0.01
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 11.0%

Major holiday periods: 6 night minimum, $210/nt. (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year)
Minor holiday periods: 3 night minimum, $225/nt.
Pets (dogs) are very welcome: $40 per stay. More than two dogs discouraged.
Monthly: $4500 to $5400. Please inquire far in advance.
Payments: 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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