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Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Manchester House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Perched on a bluff at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Grandma’s Beach Cottage offers unobstructed white water views that cannot be improved upon. She sure knew how to pick em’ - this house could not be better placed! It is located inside the private gated entrance to Irish Beach’s exclusive beach access and looks right down the beach to the western most point of the lower 48 – the Point Arena Lighthouse. Grandma was very unpretentious and so is her house; she built the first home in Irish Beach with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, constructed of solid core redwood (no paneling here!) with lots of windows to soak up the view and a fully equipped kitchen. Grandma didn’t want us kids sitting around a TV when there was exploring to be done outside, nor was she going to be inside doing laundry. You will not find a TV or laundry facility in this house! She didn’t really know how to use a computer, but yes our house is equipped with wifi. I think Grandma must have been a romantic, because her house sure puts you in the mood. With a glass of wine in front of the fire and the constant sound of the crashing waves, honey by my side, well... I just can’t think of anything better! If you love long walks on the beach, and natures wondrous scenery I think you too will love Grandma’s Beach Cottage.

Keywords: Unobstructed whitewater views, easy beach access, private gated access, spectacular ocean front cottage, secluded family home, cozy beach house, Mendocino Coast

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jennifer Boehm
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Jennifer Boehm

My fondest childhood memories were created at Grandma's beach cottage at Irish Beach where imagination and creativity are allowed to run wild.

Why Jennifer Boehm chose North Coast California

My parents built this house when I was a young child and there was not another house in sight. I am so grateful to my mother for leaving this very special beach cottage for our family to continue to enjoy for years to come. We invite you to share our piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

Inspiration, healing & rejuvenation, complete relaxation, connection to mother earth just for starters. Easy access to the beach cannot be overstated, why drive when you can walk?


based on 20 traveler reviews

Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent part of our vacation at this wonderful house. This was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The view was breath taking!!! We had such a great time hanging out and exploring the beach. We are from Florida so this beach was so different. Everyone loved it! I can't wait until we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to share our little piece of heaven with folks from all over the Country. Our beaches here on the west coast are very different from Florida's. Mother Nature has so much to offer in every corner of the world and it is a joy to share ours with you!
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An Amazing Value!

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here during a completely remarkable lucky streak of amazing weather! We have never been able to stay at a place with such incredible views. I really cannot say enough about the magnificence of these vistas! The cabin is modest which makes it affordable, but you really and truly have everything you need to have an amazing time. One of the coolest parts of this place is that it is so close to the steep drive down to the beach. Just about all of the other homes on Irish Beach have a bit a of trek...not Grandma's cottage! There are incredibly cool long term forts down on the beach as well. The tide pools are marvelous and the owner even include a fantastic lamenated booklet in the cottage to help you identify the critters you will find there. Communicating with Jennifer was a dream.

The ooooonly thing that holds back a five star rating are the mattresses in the cabin. They are perhaps older and not comfortable. I am a light sleeper so it was kind of a big deal for me. I tried all three of them out and none were good. My husband and son slept just fine. I will bring a few roles of temperpedic bedding next time, because I truly love this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I never tire of the view, it is ever changing with the tide, sunsets and wildlife. Sorry that you couldn't sleep well on the beds, one is a brand new mattress set, and I hope to change the other two out eventually, although have not received complaints. The deck replacement took priority and I am really happy with that. We hope you will be back soon.
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San Francisco

Peacefully unplug, unwind, rejuvenate, rejoice

  • 5 of 5

Hubby & I thoroughly enjoyed a week pretty much unplugged, although the wifi was great to do a daily check on emails & the landline phone was there if we needed it, so as secluded as we felt at the cottage, we still had access to the outside world if/when needed.

The cottage is cozy, complete with everything we needed, so much that we spent a good portion of our week without leaving, sitting on the deck listening to the ocean and the song birds and the absence of the crazy world we left behind. The cottage is well stocked with board games plus we had our guitars, congas & cameras and never once felt bored or restless.

We appreciated the previous guests efforts to leave us a spotless home & we worked to do the same for those who would come after us including washing the windows which really opens the view. Speaking of a open view, Grandma's bench was a perfect peaceful lookout and deer would pass by in the early evenings and a coyote too!

Daily long walks on the beach, deep breathing fresh ocean air, enjoying driftwood forts and beach combing while appreciating so many different colors of gray with bursts of sunshine and blue blue seas. Driving the loop we stopped and listened to the songs of all the birds, watching them while enjoying the spring blooms and the waterfall. Venturing out to visit Fort Bragg (Film Festival), and Pt Arena, Gualala, etc, and leisurely drives through back roads rounded out our trip. The local market was fully stocked with everything & had excellent produce & meat/fish that we enjoyed BBQ'd pretty much every night.

The owners were great to work with from beginning to end, making sure we had everything we needed to get the most from this magnificent experience. Thank you Jennifer for sharing this special place with us all.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kamala and Dave, so glad you were able to "unplug" at Grandma's beach cottage. It is important to do that now and then in this fast paced world we live in. I hope you returned home rested and rejuvenated. I am blessed to have wonderful renters like you who treat our home with care and respect - Thank you kindly, we look forward to having you back again!
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Chico, CA


  • 5 of 5

We stated at Grandma's Cottage in November, and had an amazing time! The view is incredible and falling asleep to the waves crashing was complete relaxation. This little home is a gem and we are so looking forward to returning! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Candice, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Grandma's Cottage! I am forever thankful to her for leaving this special place in my care and don't believe there is a more beautiful place on earth. The ever changing coast has always provided exciting weather, treasure and scenery to behold. I too, love how the lull of the waves will send me into a deep and restful sleep. I am also thankful for the awesome renters that love and care for our cabin. - Thank you!
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Santa Rosa

Fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first visit to Grandma's beach cottage. The place there is really spectacular. It was a short walk down to the beach. Beach had the softest sand and almost no one there. We also explored MacKerrisher state park, and the Point Arena light house, both I would definitely recommend checking out. The best part of the visit was that we saw whales right from the deck!! It was so unexpected and SO COOL! There are binoculars there for you to use. The cabin is well maintained, cute décor, and has all of the necessary dishes, pots & pans, etc. I would highly recommend this visit to anyone looking for a coastal getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inspiring Visit by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 beautiful, sunny, warming days in April. It felt like being on the bow of a big ship as we overlooked the thunderous surf at tranquil Irish Beach and watched the birds soaring by the window. We took several beach walks each day, feeling a good stretch as we climbed the road back to Grandma's Cottage.

We like to cook, so we ate at home each night, finding the kitchen well stocked with pots and pans, utensils, dishes & glassware. We made fires in the wood-burning stove and brought our own votive candles and music CDs to set the mood. The cottage is a perfect place for unwinding from city life and everyday stresses.

Our visit inspired some creative thinking and we made some life-changing, exciting plans. We also plan to return as soon as we can. Thank you, Jennifer, for making Grandma's home available. We feel like part of your wonderful family.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we are pleased to have you as part of our family! Good cooking, fine music and candles, creative thinking, exciting new life changing plans - Yes, you fit right in! Thank you for wonderful comments.
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

**Note - VRBO rate calculation will not be accurate.**
My rate is $400 for the first TWO nights
$150 for each additional night
$1,000 for full week - 7 nights
11% Mendocino County tax (TOT & BID) are in addition to the rent amount.
Please contact me by email or call for any questions.

$350 all inclusive refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation (reservation, cleaning, damage). The entire amount will be refunded once confirmation that the house has been left in CLEAN CONDITION for the next arriving guest, there has been NO DAMAGE to the house and the KEYS HAVE BEEN RETURNED. Allow 2 weeks for refund.

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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms have ocean views.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing

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