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Speaks: english

Panoramic Ocean View Irish Beach Home

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Bedrooms 2
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Karagatan at Irish Beach 2BR 2BA Home

Stay two minutes away from a gorgeous six mile long Irish Beach! Enjoy the spectacular white water, blue water and ocean views! Located within 5 to 40 minutes of four nearby Mendocino towns, this beautiful two bedroom two bath home offers private access to the beach as well as to a private catch and release fishing pond! With cedar walls throughout and cathedral ceilings and skylights, you'll love the cozy yet spacious interior. Formal dining room, living room with fireplace, hot tub, and a two level deck with panoramic views provide comfort and beauty wherever you sit. Two queen-sized beds and two twin rollaways are adorned with luxurious bedding. Fully equipped kitchen, gas bbq, dvd, vcr, cd player, washer/dryer, movies, music and games all make you feel right at home.

Amenities: Newly refurbished beds & furniture, fireplace, DVD/VCR/Stereo, fully stocked kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking utensils, washer and dryer, private hot tub, access card to the gated Irish Beach, a six mile long sandy private beach.

Activities: Access to Irish Beach, Whale Watching (during migration season), wildflowers, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, swimming, and boating. Nearby fishing in a private stocked pond and commercial fishing available.

Area: Karagatan is located in the beautiful Irish Beach community of Mendocino county. Only a few hours from San Francisco, Irish Beach provides the ultimate in privacy, while the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep at night.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kelley (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english


based on 33 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean View Irish Beach Home
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Kelley, an absolutely amazing host. Her welcome letter was extremely helpful and we found the spot secluded, yet convenient. The house is cozy with west facing windows and by the afternoon, the house had a comfortable warm glow. The ocean view is lovely too. The kitchen is well stocked with major appliances and cookware. There is a Bbq, but this less than competent bbquer couldn't get it lit. The hot tub is a nice perk too. There are plenty of towels!

We managed to get to the stocked pond a short walk away which was fun for the kids. The house is pretty well child-proofed as we have a 16 month-old and felt it was safe. There was a pack and play too! The bay windows were nice for him as he could see the ocean view and the local deer in our yard.

We hit point arena pier and lighthouse ($7.50 per person, $5 for kids). If you enjoy fishing, the pier has some of the best and it is a beautiful pier. I heard late that there is a world renowned French bakery in point arena called mamma's(?) A couple ladies came from France to open this spot so apparently a must try. There is a pharmacy and gas station in point arena (10 min) and a hospital (1- 1.5 hrs) in Fort Bragg which I thought was good to know since we experienced the ER on this trip. The local market is actually pretty decent and is only 4 miles away!

We had to leave early due to a medical issue and Kelley was extremely caring and accomodating during that difficult time for us. She was kind enough to credit back the days we missed. The time we had was wonderful and we hope to make it back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Blissful Midweek Bargain

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a comfortable retreat, rent this lovely home overlooking Irish Beach. It is an easy place to kick back — a warm, cabin-like atmosphere with beautiful coastal views and all the comforts of home. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, grilling up some "shrimp on the barbie", and taking walks along the gorgeous private beach. An excellent value, and the owner is more than nice. ~Allen and Arli Quesada

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned to Irish Beach with our family for Spring Break. What a treat, we stayed as the guests of Kelley and thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. The hot tub was wonderful and we managed to BBQ every night. The view is lovely and the front room was the ideal place to sit in the morning enjoying breakfast. We enjoyed how well the kitchen was equipped and ate at home every night as having a baby and going out is not always that convenient.

All in all a very successful stay at a very clean, well organized house. Thank you Kelley, we would love to return someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Valley

Location, location

  • 4 of 5

You can't miss with the beauty of this home's locale, not to mention how well-equipped it is. Hot tub under the stars? Big deck with bar facing the sea? Cozy rusticity with all the civilization you'll need? Yes, please! Owners Kelley and Shannon are responsive and kind, and private, dog-friendly Irish Beach is simply divine.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The Karagatan home was wonderful ... the house was clean, and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay for three nights ... a well equipped kitchen for meals, comfortable beds, a wood burning fireplace for warm cozy evenings and a hot tub to enjoy the starry nights, all with the background sound of the surf and creek! The views of white water from the deck, living room and dining room was better than in the pictures! We enjoyed staying around the house one day, when the rainy weather arrived ... it was fun watching the storm come in over the ocean. Irish Beach had miles of sandy beach, without all the people. This is a great location to enjoy the quieter areas of the California North Coast ... be sure to check out Queenies in Elk (the food is delicious!) Kelley, the owner, was so easy to work with. We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Candy! We so appreciate hearing what people enjoy about the house and we will hope to see you again sometime soon! In the meantime, all the best, Kelley
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Time to update

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed at this house before several years ago. It has a great layout, lovely views, and superior location compared with other homes in the area. The hot tub is situated such that you have privacy from being seen by neighbors, yet still have optimal view of ocean and forest. There are currently, however, some down sides. The window blinds have been removed (brackets are there, but no blinds anymore) in the bedroom that faces the ocean, so if you are sensitive to light, you will be up with the sun and the moon, plus the neighbors have full on view of you. The deck furniture needs to be taken to the dump and replaced - fabric is torn, metal parts are broken. Ditto with the grill - inside parts of the grill have disintegrated and one side of the grill does not even work. Internet password code on the information sheet given by owner is incorrect - correct code is on a post-it on the fridge (very frustrating to discover this days after arriving). The tv setup is circa 1995 - took a day to figure out the dvd player is located on the backside of the tv - it is NOT the one readily seen from in front, which is disconnected from the tv in back. No present day instructions to be found - everything relates to some previous system. Instructions which say "use black remote" when there are four black remotes is not helpful! Washing machine was not working (owner advised us of this the day we left on the trip). A week and a half after the trip and we are still waiting for our credit card deposit refund. If these needed updates were remedied, I'd give the house 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I beg to differ! This review (the first negative one we've received in 11 years) is, in my opinion, exaggerated and misrepresentative. The neighbor's house is below us and it would be very difficult for them to see in our windows. The writer indicates that he would have given the house 5 stars if the problems were remedied (see last line), so don't let this review sway you. Unfortunately the washer had broken just prior to his stay and we were waiting for the delivery of a new one and the blinds were being replaced as well and had only been down a week. When I offered a partial refund for these issues he said he felt they had gotten their "money's worth" and that he felt a refund was not necessary. The deck furniture that was in need of repair was one chair. The remotes and dvd have been updated and the tv is a flat screen. It was my mistake about the password for the internet, but despite having multiple phone numbers to call for help we were never contacted. The BBQ has four burners and it is true that one was not working but the other three are and we will repair the fourth soon. Please be assured that other renters find our home quite well equipped.
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Wild African Animal Preserve W/In 10 Minutes. Lighthouse with tours also within ten minutes. Each within five minutes


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Irish Beach House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $90
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.0%

In addition to nightly rates each booking requires a fully refundable damage deposit of $150 to be returned after your stay if there are no damages. Holiday period rates are $210 per night plus 11% tax and a $90 cleaning fee or $1350 per week.

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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Two Spacious Bedrooms Of Equal Size (One With Partial Ocean View And One With Skylight), Each With A Luxurious Twin Bed. Also Two Twin Rollaway Beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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