3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, french
About Karla Simmons
I worked in publishing for over 20 years so my homes are full of books. Fiction, non-fiction, travel, short stories...I love 'em all. I've lived in the Bay Area much of my life but have also spent time in Paris (4th arrondissement) where I learned to love food, art, and cooking. Sharing my home with guests gives me great pleasure and offers me an opportunity to meet wonderful people from all over the world.
Karla Simmons purchased this House in 2012
Why Karla Simmons chose Manchester
We bought this home because of the calm, the ever-changing views of the ocean, and for its wonderful art and architecture. We live in the Bay Area, which we love, but getting away from the hustle and bustle soothes us.
What makes this House unique
The views and the sounds of the magical, wild Pacific Ocean!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking inside or outside, please.
We love them but we have white carpets.
The home is not childproofed.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please do not move furniture
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our 2nd time here, such a relaxing place. Hoping to come again soon
Great communication with the owner, everything was very straight forward.
Liked everything about our stay. Views, location, comfort, hominess. Kara was welcoming, informative and a pleasure to communicate with. Highly recommend this wonderful spot.
We have now stayed at this property twice and it was amazing both times. Incredibly comfortable house with everything you might want for a relaxing getaway, plus the most incredible views of the ocean and surroundings. It’s peaceful, quiet and clean. Karla is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed before we got there. We are looking forward to our next stay already!
What a view!
A lovely well stocked, very clean home with a great view of the ocean. The owner was eager to meet all our needs. We will return.
Thank you so much, JoAnn! We enjoyed having you and your family and would pleased to host you again.
The cottage was truly a retreat.
Our family had a wonderful time at the artist's retreat. The space was beautiful and clean. The views were spectacular. Karla was so helpful with the information that she provided. We would definitely recommend this house for a fantastic vacation.
Thank you so much Elaine, we enjoyed having you and your family!
Amazing home, amazing views!
As other reviewers have stated, pictures don't do this beautiful home justice, you just have to view it for yourself. The home itself was super clean, well stocked, and the beds were so comfortable it was hard to get up in the morning. I have vacationed at many rentals in Irish Beach over the past 30 years and this home is by far my favorite. It is located in the perfect location with easy walks to either the beach or Pomo Lake, a great little pond perfect for tree lined walks and evening camp fires. The owner, Karla, was fantastic, great communication and provided me with great information and vacation tips. This place is a gem and we already can't wait to go back!
Located on the beautiful Northern California coast between the historic town of Mendocino (30 miles/48 km North) and the artist community of Gualala (20 miles/32 km South), this extraordinary 2-bath, 3-bedroom retreat -- all on one level – features incredible Pacific Ocean views from virtually every room. See Point Arena Light House, open meadows filled with wildlife, and magical sunsets. Built by a well-known artist, the home features multiple pieces of his original artwork below cathedral ceilings.
Bring food and drink to create a special recipe in the well-equipped kitchen which features stainless steel appliances, including a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and range with a convection oven. Enjoy a meal in the adjoining dining area with an ocean view.
The master and second bedrooms are in separate wings of the house, ensuring privacy whenever you want it. The master opens to a deck with ocean views, has a Cal King bed, a reading area, and ample closet space. The expansive master bath offers a huge two-person all tile shower. The second bedroom has ocean views, a king bed (can be configured as twins), many shelves of books, and a large closet. The second bathroom is next door and features a deep infinity tub/shower with fantastic ocean views.
A third bedroom/office has a queen futon, a desk & printer, and a full wall of closet space.
We welcome children, but the home is not childproofed and some original artwork features tasteful female nudes.
The large, comfortable living room overlooks the ocean, has mid-century modern furniture, an electric fireplace (easily removed if you prefer wood or pressed logs), board games, and a flat screen TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime to easily stream (just press a button) via fast, unlimited internet. There is also a DVD player and a selection of DVDs. An HDMI cable is provided so you can connect to your computer. There is no 'regular' television service.
Take an easy drive up the coast to Mendocino and Fort Bragg or south to the Point Arena light house. Enjoy the sounds of breaking waves, see migrating whales, walk or drive to the private 8-mile beach or Pomo Lake, visit Anderson Valley wineries, sample fare at remarkable restaurants & bakeries. Or do nothing...just relax.
Forget something? No worries! A well-stocked grocery store is located in Manchester, 4 miles/6.5 km south. Want a little excitement? Visit the casino/restaurant, tour the lighthouse, or take in a movie in the town of Point Arena, 8 miles/13 km south.