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Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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Jennifer Boehm
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

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 Manchester

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?


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Manchester in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Renters are responsible for bringing their own linens (bed sheets & towels) and to leave the house clean for the next arriving guest.
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms have ocean views.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse 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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Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Giving a five star for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing!It is a very special house. Would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nadia, I am so happy that you enjoyed your special day at Grandma's cottage and look forward to your return!
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Spectacular veiws and quiet beach

  • 5 of 5

This is such a very special peaceful place. It is on a point a few miles away from the nearest town, the interior is primarily redwood, and it is where you can walk the beach for miles feeling like you have the beach to yourself. We both felt like we were in a very special treehouse. The house is perfectly simple, with a very useful kitchen, one bathroom, a woodstove, incredible ocean and beach views and a magical master bedroom with ocean views from 3 large windows.

Can hardly wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary, I can hardly wait for you to return.! I like your comment "the house is perfectly simple" Why complicate things when simplicity is all you need, with a view of course! ;-)
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Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to unwind. So peaceful and relaxing with such an incredible view.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree Tommy. It is the best place I know of to disentangle from life's hectic pace. You can't help but relax and rejuvenate in blissful leisure.
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Phenominal Views and a quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved sitting on the edge of the cliff looking out at the ocean. There is no TV, so don't plan on one. The internet was great and we watched movies on our laptop.

You do have to bring your own sheets and towels, but that is a minor inconvenience.

The driveway in and out is narrow and steep, if that bothers you. Turning around at the top could be tricky with a large vehicle.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce for the five stars! With a view like that who needs a TV? Yes, this house does come with some minor inconveniences, like bringing your own sheets and cleaning up after yourself. This is how we keep our home affordable for all to enjoy. The richey riches, would not want to stay in such a simple house and can afford to have the maid clean up after them, they also enjoy some of the most pristine and untouched parts of the world. But in my opinion they can't beat what we have right here at Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage overlooking the sometimes deserted Irish Beach with the mighty Pacific Ocean stretching out to eternity. I have been blessed with exceptional renters like you who appreciate and take excellent care of Grandma's sweet little cottage. It's not for everybody, but if you don't mind a little inconvenience as a trade of for location, location, location then this is the spot for you!
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Oh, that view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little house with an amazing view. The driveway is a bit hairy but, guess you have to do some climbing to get to the cliff. House was clean and neat. Appreciate the reasonable cost without a million fees added on. Was worth it to have to do the cleaning on our own before leaving. Very accessible price for the area

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favorable assessment Susan. I have been blessed with exceptional renters like yourself who appreciate this little gem and take excellent care of the old gal. I like to keep the rates reasonable so that everyone is able to afford and enjoy a special place with comfortable accommodations. It does require a little effort on the renter's part, but like you said, I think it is worth it!
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing cottage overlooking ceasing waves and the Point Arena lighthouse. A unique experience to treasure.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I too find the waves mesmerizing. My favorite place to sleep as a child was on the couch where I could listen to the waves and foghorn while watching the bright light of the lighthouse circle round and round. I miss those days, but time marches on and thankfully the seas have gotten much safer for our mariners. Fun fact: The Point Arena Lighthouse is where Mel Gibson's "Forever Young" was filmed.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Manchester, California

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £264.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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