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An Artist's Retreat Overlooking the Pacific

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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 original artwork below cathedral ceilings.

Bring food and drink to create a special recipe in the well-equipped kitchen which features new appliances, including a 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 shows & movies available to easily stream (just press a button) via fast, unlimited internet. 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.

Come visit, we'd love to hear from you!

More Details

Owner
Karla Simmons
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

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 North Coast California

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!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not move furniture
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge space with two-person, all tile shower
    Sink off master -
    Guest bath with infinity tub - Toilet , Bath with Shower , All tile infinity tub/shower overlooking the Pacific!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal King bed with a heated mattress pad, ocean view deck
    Office or bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen futon
    North Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view! Heated mattress pad.
  • Master bedroom has a Cal King bed with a heating mattress pad, walk-in closet, chest of drawers and opens to a deck overlooking the ocean. Guest bedroom has a king bed, a full closet, chest of drawers, heated mattress pad, and overlooks the Pacific. The third bedroom has a futon that opens to a Queen bed, a desk, closet, and printer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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An Artist's Retreat Overlooking the Pacific
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

The best place to stay in Irish Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was far and away the best home we have stayed at along the Mendocino coast. The home is truly a home away from home. Everything you need is there.

The home is larger than the images give it credit with a very spacious living room and large master bath. The location is very central for Point Arena, the Navarro Redwoods, Elk, Albion, Mendocino and on up to Fort Bragg.

Our family of 5 was exceptionally comfortable and literally came home every night to the comfort of our home away. 5 Stars is not enough. We will be back with out a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

House just as described. It's clean, comfortable, and has amazing views of the coast. Host was great: Karla even contacted us to inform us that there might be flooding on the highway.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation homes but this home is stellar! The kitchen is so well-equipped it may surpass our home kitchen. There are so many DVDs, books, and games; we had plenty to do on a rainy Saturday. The directions to find it (even in the dark) were spot on and there are lots of instructions to guide you in the home. We only wished we could have stayed much longer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

The views of the sunsets were amazing. Enjoyed cooking some of our meals there. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and throughout your home. It was very pleasurable and relaxing. Would definitely go back again.

Thank you again Karla.

Amelia, Ron, Danielle and Larry.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Over the past few decades we've stayed at several different properties in Irish Beach and this is by far our favorite. The view from the deck is spectacular and if it's a bit chilly outside, you have the same view from the living room. Everything from the layout of the house to the style and placement of the very comfortable furniture makes for a serene and inviting home. We will definitely have to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spaceous, comfortable, inspiring.

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place to enjoy the ocean.the home is very well appointed, very comfortable, and a perfect place to just decompress.

We never tired of the view and really just thoroughly relaxed. We were celebrating a special family birthday and it was a perfect place to do so.

The art work was really nice and I especially enjoyed the fiber art, as I do fiber art myself.We ha everything we needed, and sometime would like to return and stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cloverdale
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway or Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Manchester
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Manchester, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holidays 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£453
for 2 nights
From
£189
£1,332
£4,265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£453
for 2 nights
From
£189
£1,332
£4,265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£411
for 2 nights
From
£168
£1,123
£3,846
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Children over two are considered guests and should be in the guest count.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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