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Turnkey Vacation Rental-Oceanfront-Lighthouse View-Spacious Home-Irish Beach

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Manchester House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This turnkey vacation rental is located on a secluded, dramatic, bluff-front, oceanfront lot in Irish Beach California. This spacious 2-story 4 bedrooms home with 3 full baths & hot tub can sleep 8 adults comfortably with two children, or two families of four. It has a maximum capacity of 8. Breathtaking sunsets and stunning views of the tallest lighthouse in CA in Point Arena are a daily potion in this magical location.

Whales, gulls, eagles, deer, and other wildlife constantly frolic within view of your ever-necessary camera lens. Just minutes south of Mendocino, the warmth of this magnetic beauty will make it a repeat destination for you and your loved ones. You can’t help but make memories and have the times of your life in this magnificent romantic coastal property. With a view few ever get to experience, you will feel like the world is your oyster as you drink in the incredible vistas this glorious destination has to offer. Welcome home to your enchanted private sanctuary.

12 miles of unspoiled, nearly deserted beaches and intriguing tide-pools. Ride horses on the beach, run, stroll and relax, but be sure you bring your camera!

Free Wi-Fi, landline phone, Dish Network on our flat-screen TV, iHome for ipod for your convenience. Must be 25 years-old or older to rent. Credit cards and secure online payments accepted. All electronic contract sent via email. The process is fast, easy and hassle-free.

We love sharing this beautiful piece of Heaven on earth so families, friends and romantic couples can make wonderful memories.

Children of all ages are welcome.

There is so much to do in our area. You can golf, shop, relax (with our without your electronics), have romantic meals, walk on our amazing beach, collect driftwood, go wine-tasting, play golf, go abalone diving, eat at some wonderful restaurants, both locally and in Elk, Mendocino and Fort Bragg. But mostly, you will enjoy the views, the home-made meals, and the memories you make in this wonderful destination home.

If you are an abalone diver, this place is for you. Our surrounding beaches on the Mendocino Coast are loaded with 'abs,' especially red abalone.

Elderly and persons with mobility issues will find this home easy to navigate on the entry level which is our main floor. We have had many compliments from families with elderly and mobility challenged family members about how enjoyable this home was for their love ones.

This spacious, 4-bedroom home has easy access for elderly. Entry level has main living space, kitchen, dining and two bedrooms with bathrooms, separate television den and comfortable living room. There are no stairs to climb from driveway to the front door. This makes Villa Mer easy for elderly family members to navigate. Younger visitors enjoy the two downstairs bedrooms and sitting-TV room for privacy and game-room fun.

About Villa Mer: Villa Mer is built on one of the choicest lots in Irish Beach on the Mendocino Coast. Perched atop the bluff, the breathtaking 180-degree views are unlike anything most have ever seen.

Our large master bedroom has it's own private sliding-glass door to the outer deck and windows around the bed to offer southern and western views. The extra large mirrored closet by-pass doors create an even larger feel for the room. There is a large dresser and closet for longer stays. The king-size bed has a memory foam topper for comfort and the private bathroom has separate mirror-sink area. Bathing area has tub-shower combo.

The second room upstairs is our 'Queen Suite.' This room has a queen size bed, fully mirrored closet doors, attached bathroom with shower and two entry doors; one door goes to the bedroom for private access if desired. The other bathroom door is for guest access from service area near kitchen.

The Kitchen is magnificent. There are granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, four burner range, oven, microwave, side-by-side refrigerator to store a lot of food, pantry for dry goods and all the appliances and cooking utensils and an endless amount of accessories. There is a bar on Kitchen island to sit at and eat meals or sit at one of two tables that seat six.

The living room has a wood-burning fireplace, large, comfortable sofa and love-seat with spectacular views of the Point Arena Light house and sliding-door access to the outer deck.

The upstairs den has couch, recliner and occasional chair with ottoman for TV viewing on the large flat-screen TV. There are two TV's in the home, each with satellite for viewing upstairs or downstairs.

The downstairs has a large bathroom with shower for the downstairs guests.

One of the downstairs bedrooms has a bedroom with a king size bed and windows on south, west and north sides for 180-degree panoramic views.

The second bedroom downstairs has two twin beds. It is more suitable for kids, but adults can stay there too. This room has kid games, books, stuffed animals, legos and a foos-ball table and chairs.

The TV sitting room downstairs is equipped with a sofa bed, and anyone downstairs can enjoy the TV with satellite and the French doors to the outside access from downstairs.

The beach is one of the most amazing private gated beaches you could imagine. There are breathtaking rock formations, tide-pools, driftwood and shells for collecting and tons of sand for sandcastle building. Bring your frisbee, kites and digging tools for a day at the beach.

Golfing Vacation Destination:

If you love to golf, Little River Inn course is just 20 miles north. It's a challenging course. Sea Ranch is just south of this beautiful coastal vacation home. It's an 18-hole course in a coastal community.

Relax, Dine, Wine, Fantastic Oceanfront Views-Quiet and Serene

If you love relaxing, wine tasting, reading good books, and enjoying great views, this property is for you. Whether you have two persons on a romantic get-away or a family vacation, this spacious home will captivate you.

Beach-combing Destination: If you love long walks on the beach, looking for shells, building sandcastles, collecting driftwood, don't miss this destination in Irish Beach.

Mendocino County Vacation Home:

Just minutes south of Mendocino, this gorgeous vacation home is a must see

Keywords: North Coast, Mendocino Coast, Point Arena, Manchester, Irish Beach, spacious oceanfront home with white-water views that sleeps 10 for weddings, honeymoons, family events, family beach vacations with private, gated beach and lighthouse view. Gourmet Kitchen, lots of extras.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Though we scour the United States for premium vacation rentals, members of our family business Turnkey Vacation Rentals, have always loved the North Coast (Redwood Coast) of California. Whenever we would pass through the Irish Beach, Manchester, Mendocino area, we would always comment that it was (in our opinions) the most beautiful piece of coastline anywhere in California. It even tops Big Sur as far as we are concerned.

Our CEO is originally a writer by trade and has always wanted a writer's sanctuary where the views were inspiring and ever-changing. Besides being a place we come to create, we find it indescribably romantic. It's secluded, private, quiet and comfortable inside and out.

Our family enjoys Bowling Ball Beach, the Point Arena Lighthouse, going shopping in Mendocino, horseback riding on the beach, playing golf nearby and just hanging out at the house and enjoying the view. The beach is another favorite spot. it has the largest collection of redwood driftwood of any We've seen on any beach, and at low tide, we love the tide pools. It's a special place to make memories with anyone.

We named this turnkey home Villa Mer (Villa on the Ocean). Please enjoy writing in our guest book when you visit. Operated by Turnkey Vacation Rentals.

Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc. purchased this house in 2010

Why Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc. chose North Coast California

Villa Mer, is located in the community of Irish Beach and it sits atop a 150-foot coastal bluff. The single most significant reason we purchased this vacation home was for its enchanting views and the spaciousness of the home.

What makes this house unique

The single most enjoyable benefit we personally enjoy is our reconnection with nature. All you see from this home are the amazing vistas of the ocean, sky, clouds, sunsets, local wild animals, and birds. It's simply breathtaking and a pleasure to spend time recharging our souls.

We also enjoy horseback riding on the beach, walking on the private gated beach only a two-minute drive from the house, visiting the tide pools, the Point Arena Lighthouse just 4 miles away, hiking, wine tasting or playing golf nearby and making wonderful memories with our family, friends and loved ones.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our Guest Book Dated September 4, 2011

What a view! We loved watching the waves roll in AND the whales show off. Our families gathered from as far away as Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We hadn’t been together in nearly four years. Here we shared delicious home cooked meals and made so many great memories. Our children played hide-n-seek and built sandcastles during the day.

We appreciate how well the stocked the house is. Not everyone provides as many plates and utensils that feed our herd. Thank you! The kids loved soaking in the hot tub as well.

We hope to come back some day. I have to say my favorite part was going to sleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to the sound. It’s hard to leave this beautiful home behind. Thank you
Sep 2011
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Turnkey Vacation Rental-Oceanfront-Lighthouse View-Spacious Home-Irish Beach
average rating of 4.9770117 based on 90 reviews
Himrod, NY


  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to imagine a more perfect place for my sisters and I to gather for several days of laughing, reminiscing, jigsaw puzzles and quilting. We had 3 sewing machines whirring on the large dining room table and still had places for other activities. The view is tremendous. The beach is easily accessible by car or is a nice, long walk. The house is nicely furnished. The kitchen is well stocked with cook and bake ware. We will definitely be back to this idyllic spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so glad to be a part of the lives of our guests by providing a wonderful experience and enchanting location. We look forward to your return. :-)
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Beautiful house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house - spacious (very comfortable for 8 people), nicely furnished, and well-equipped. The views from the various balconies are quite stunning. I had never appreciated how beautiful the Northern California coast is. There is easy access within half a mile to a large private community beach, with plenty of sand, interesting rocks, and some fascinating driftwood structures made by previous visitors. Location is good, with Mendocino just 40 minutes or so to the North. We particularly enjoyed ocean kayaking just south of Mendocino.

The only challenge I had was with responsiveness from the person responsible for maintenance, but I believe the owner has now addressed that issue, and she was herself very responsive.

Bottom line, we plan to go back and take friends with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

One can't go wrong in staying at this place. The house is like in new condition and right on the beach with easy access. When you are here definitely visit the Point Arena Lighthouse and museum. You will get a historical talk and a special tour in going to the top of the lighthouse. Our group attended a wedding nearby for a very short stay at the house. We all felt we need to come back to this house when we visit the area again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gardnerville, NV

An amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! We have stayed here twice now and will definitely be back! Several updates have been made since our first stay making an amazing home even better! The home is clean and comfortable and the views are breathtaking. The rental process was a breeze and Bonnie is always a pleasure to work with.This is such a magical place you will find it hard to leave! We look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will fall in love....

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Villa Mer! Views are breathtaking, house is large and spacious. Much bigger than the pictures show. Beautifully furnished with everything you need for your get-away. Just bring your food and you are set! We enjoyed watching the deer and birds from a spectacular deck overlooking the ocean with unlimited views of the coast line. Our grandchildren loved tide pooling on the private beach and playing in the sand. If you enjoy the Mendocino coast, then Villa Mer is a great destination. Horseback riding, sport fishing, hiking, and Point Arena lighthouse all just minutes away. You won't be disappointed!! Wish we could have stayed longer. ❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We fall in love every time we step through the doors. So serene. We look forward to your return.
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Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay! House was right over the bluff and had amazing views of the ocean. Everyday that I was there I got to see the Point Arena lighthouse because we didn't have any fog. Best nights sleep ever with the roar of the ocean and super comfortable beds. The house was very clean and comfortable and would recommend for sure.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Little River Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1.
Car: necessary

Horseback ride on the beach with Ross Ranch (memorable experience). Be sure to visit the Point Arena lighthouse.


Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Peak 2
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Off Peak
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Mid Peak
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Peak
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House clean and hot tub $215
Refundable Deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

1/2 down (or pay in full if preferred) at time of booking. Balance 30 days prior to arrival. We use electronic, contracts, guest registration and releases of liability. All major credit cards OK. Off Peak November-Feb. $250/nt, Mid Peak (Mar,Apr,May and September-October-annual) $275/nt. Peak seasons and Holidays are $295/nt. Ask owner for Holiday Schedule and quotes. Holiday Min stay 4 nts.

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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Upstairs Master Bedroom Suite has King bed and Slider to deck overlooking California coastline. The room itself has south and west-facing ocean views. Downstairs King room has 180° panoramic view of coastline. Absolutely breathtaking., Queen size Beds (1) The upstairs Queen room has a fantastic north and also west-facing ocean views. It also has an attaching bathroom making it feel like a mini-suite., Double Beds (1) FUTON. This site had not option to list the futon, so listing it here. There is an extra couch-futon that can be used as a bed in the downstairs TV room., Twin or Single Beds (2) In the spacious 'Kids-room' downstairs, two twin beds await kids or adults. This room has a west-facing ocean view., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aero Bed. This site had no option for listing an air-bed so listing it here. Downstairs in the TV room, we keep a twin-sized aero-bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
The Northern Mendocino Coastline and Irish Beach California are so beautiful and a must see. Come join us.

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