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Diane Heinzer

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Views with Privacy

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Be Inside But Part Of The Ocean, Beach, Canyon & Mountains

With beds for 10 or 11 people and a great room walled around with glass, two of three bedrooms opening to the huge deck and the ocean-view spa, you'll be watching wildlife and be able to walk to the beach, or drive & park by the sand. We have 2 queen bedrooms, twins in the third, and a loft with 5 twins, dormitory style, plus 2.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage with laundry, fully-equipped kitchen w/ spices, gas barbecue, wood fireplace with oak wood furnished, Dish Satellite TV and internet (firewire for your laptop provided), stereo w/ lots of CDs, books, videos, games, etc. All linens provided. We just ask that you clean and put away the dishes you use and put the used linens on the washing machine when you leave.i

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Diane Heinzer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diane Heinzer

Jon & Diane built their home in 1971 when their boys were 10 and 13. With 2 bedrooms, one bath and a loft, they entertained their friends and friends of kids through college. But when grand kids came along, they expanded it to accommodate three couples , 2 .5 bathrooms and 5 twins in the loft. They have lived at Irish Beach longer than in any other home. They love sharing it with others, some of whom have been renting since they were children, and now have children of their own.

Why Diane Heinzer chose North Coast California

They bought the lot in the fog, but knew the 6 miles of beach was fabulous, and the gated entry to the beach road would keep it pristine as it has. Amazed to see the lighthouse when they returned a month later, the beauty of the setting captured them and still holds them here.

What makes this house unique

Each day is unique, living close to nature and with all the wildlife, changing sea and sky and beach, always different and the stars at night putting everything in perspective. The fabulous restaurants and wineries and artists and shops and scenic Hwy 1 help too.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Spectacular Views with Privacy
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

spacious, clean, lovely, great view

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I just had our family reunion at the Irish Beach house. It was spacious enough to accommodate our large group. We especially enjoyed the large deck and hot tub overlooking the Pacific ocean. I recommend turning off all the lights on a clear night and stargazing, we were able to see the Milky Way's trail. Between the hot tub, the grill, and the gorgeous views, we spent most of our time on the deck, but the kitchen, bedrooms, and many bathrooms were also clean and well stocked for our purposes. Irish beach and the rest of the Mendocino area was gorgeous. Be sure to visit the Point Arena lighthouse (we saw seals!), the Russian Gulch Park (waterfalls, redwoods, ocean cliff trails!), and the small nearby towns such as Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the stargazing. We have the little motion lights for safety but turning out all the house lights the way you did is perfect to really make the galaxy visible and close! We really appreciate your review. Diane & Jon
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect layout for our extended family . View was wonderful. All things we needed were provided

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truckee, CA 96161

Wonderful home at Irish Beach

  • 5 of 5

What a delight staying here was! It is very well appointed with everything you need. My family chefs were happy to find they did not need the specialty pans they brought: it was already here! TV, DVD's, puzzles, books, binoculars, you name it. Beautiful views, large private master bedroom with master bath including walk-in shower and slider with deck access. 2nd queen bedroom is also private with deck slider and half bath across hall. Bedroom with 2 twins shares full bath with living room. Large dining room table, lots of seating including window seats in front of windows. Upstairs dorm room was very nice with skylights to watch the stars. This site needs better pictures: it would be booked non-stop, so maybe not! We want to keep it our secret as we plan to return! Only complaint: radio did not work so husband could not listen to "the coast". wifi was inconsistent but adequate: we had a lot of devices sharing it! AND dog friendly! I would mention it is not a good choice for kids or dogs who run away: it is right above Highway 1 and not fenced. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We had forgotten that we never have had any, let alone good, radio reception. I will note that on our VRBO and web site. Glad you had a good time in our home. Diane &Jon
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Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Irish Beach location during our recent four week roadtrip. We enjoyed the house with spacious & clean accommodations while enjoying lots of rest and relaxation at the private beach. The open living area with a large kitchen table, family room with five recliners in semi-circle arrangement, and large deck made our stay very comfortable. The loft was great for the kids to sleep in. The view was spectacular. Also enjoyed the ocean wildlife at the beach.

We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the Northern California coast.

Jon and Diane: Thanks for letting us rent your gorgeous home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a fantastic time at Irish Beach. The house was just perfect for our family. It was nice to find a place with plenty of beds for everyone and plenty of seating at the dining table. And the kitchen was very well set up. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 sister's-in-law, brother-in-law, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and doggy stayed here last weekend. The house was PERFECT!!! THe pictures do not do the house and all its amenities justice. The view is amazing and we all enjoyed ourselves! The loft was perfect for the kids, they enjoyed having the WHOLE upstairs to themselves. :) The house is very pet friendly and the walk to the beach is possible, but has it's steep moments. My nephew brought his fishing pole, and to our surprise, caught two fish from fishing off the beach! It was a bit on the cold side and overcast but we all throughly enjoyed our time here. The hot tub was a nice option to warm up as well. The owners are awesome and have their house set-up for a very nice stay. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Sea Ranch or Little River
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Bridget Dolan's or Queenie's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Manchester State Beach
Car: necessary

Less than an hour's drive are Gualala, Elk, Mendocino, and Ft. Bragg, with a wonderful botanical garden, shopping, deep sea fishing and whale watching trips, the Skunk Train going through the redwoods, and four state parks for hiking and sea kayaking.


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Manchester House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • a loft with 5 twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing

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