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Shalimere! 180º Ocean View Home 50 Yards from the Bluff at Irish Beach

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View from front deck where you can watch the waves or see the whales migrating

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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The summer and fall are filling up fast! I am happy to work with guests to accomodate longer, more enjoyable stays.

Life goes a little bit slower when you enter Mendocino County, mainly because of the winding roads! Shalimere is located west of Highway 1 on the 'ocean side' of the Irish Beach community, well sited to provide maximum privacy. The real vacation starts when you open the door to Shalimere. Hang your keys on the coat rack and walk into the living room. Take a minute to gaze out the front windows at the glorious Pacific Ocean. Open the sliding glass door leading onto the deck and step outside and listen to the waves breaking about 50 yards away. Take 5 deep breaths and your vacation has officially begun. Your next decision is only necessary if you have brought perishables or your pet. Put the perishables in refrigerator or freezer. Take your pet for a walk, whichever has the most immediate need. (probably the pet!)

Bedroom decision time is easy if its adults and children. The adults get the Master bedroom, the kids get the other. If its all grown ups then a flip of the coin, 'rock, scissors, paper' or drawing straws may be necessary. Both bedrooms have luxury sheets and down alternative comforters with duvet covers and bathrobes. Bathrooms have Aveda salon hair products (not to be confused with Aveeno) and full size hair dryers. (A few less things to pack!) After deciding---settle in.

Shalimere is pet friendly. There is a large indoor kennel, a large dog bed, plus dog sheets and towels if you have couch potato or bed warmers, along with pet bowls for water and food plus a few dog toys should you forget. There is a deck around 75% of the house with gates at both ends. JUST BE SURE TO LET US KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE AN INQUIRY ABOUT YOUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBER SO WE CAN RESPOND AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. (Please note, the deck is not baby or pet 'proof')

The hot tub is ready whenever you are. There are robes in both bedrooms closets if you have forgotten your own. You might want to bring slippers, just in case.

There are many magazines to peruse. Playing cards, several classic board games, jigsaw puzzles, plus seashell guide, hiking guide, kayak guide, tidepool guide, 2015 tide chart , bird books and more. We also have an 'out and about book' for local activities information and keep the monthly Mendocino County Tourist newspaper. Our large flat screen TV is hooked up to the Dish Network so you can stay up-to-date with the local major networks, plus CNN, ESPN, TNT with 190 stations or listen to the music channels with a huge variety to choose from.

The soapstone gas fireplace starts with just a flip of the switch on the side. We call it 'instant ambiance'.

Shalimere is easy to just stay in and enjoy. If you want to head out to the private beach and are up for a rigorous walk down and back, then go for it! Or you can easily drive down the gate accessed private drive, after all, this is your vacation! The beach is nearly 5 miles long, depending on the tide. Sometimes you have it completely to yourself. You might see a few people. It is only for Irish Beach residents & guests so you may meet a kindred soul. The surf can be mighty -so be watchful. (Because of the strong riptide, water activities are not for the inexperienced)

In the surrounding 25 miles you can find all sorts of diversions, enjoyment, pampering. Exploring the nearby towns can yield many treasures and pleasures. The main thing is to enjoy yourself--have a wonderful time and plan to come back again soon.

Everyone loves a bright sunny day, but there are those of us who love watching whale migrations (or signing up with one of the nearby whale watching groups) or just relaxing on the huge couch with a book with the gas fired soapstone fireplace roaring with heat! The rain and the fog are not deterrents to having a great day. Winter is my personal favorite to watch the storms and to see the whales migrating.

Check out this amazing house at an incredible rate any time of the year. Shalimere is the exception within the Irish Beach community and is the best price house WEST of highway 1. There is no 'high or low' pricing. Exceptionally well priced year round. Please note, because I am 'independent, my prices are better than those offered by the local rental agencies. The 'free' days they offer with various stays end up the same or more than my home after you add in their up charges, higher cleaning fees, pet fees, non refundable damage fees, etc. Please consider the real overall charges when making a decision.

Updated with care by an owner who loves the house, with great furniture, new beds and luxury linens, not a 'tired old house with 20+ year old furniture' with by an absentee owner managed by an inflexible rental agency. Come experience the difference of a caring owner with an on-site manager 5 minutes away. Julie's goodie basket is full of great treats. We keep individual ice creams in the freezer for your pleasure. Read the reviews and see how our guests are treated and feel about the house. The pictures do not do this house justice!

Come enjoy the days on the wild Mendocino coast as summer beckons or for the amazing days of fall, the real 'summer' on the coast. Winters bring incredible weather both rainy and sunny. Nothing like watching the storm roll in while warm and comfy in the house. Shalimere is enjoyable no matter what time of year or the weather.

(Please note, I keep the availability calendar up to date. VRBO does not show 'pending' listings. I usually hold requested days for 48 hours and then update/remove when i don't hear back or receive the deposit)
Current pending dates as of 25 April 2015:
18-25 October 2015

VRBO also 'encourages' the use of credit cards for payment. They receive a generous fee for this service. There are no fees with personal cheques or cash payments. You can read my reviews and see there has never been any comment or complaint regarding my payment policy. I am also happy to spread payments over time prior to your arrival to help accomodate a longer stay. No one has ever said they stayed too long! Most people say, "Next time we will plan to stay a few days extra"

Lorie Brand Shepard
Owner

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests over 25 only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children! Please note the house and deck are NOT BABY PROOF. Toddlers will require vigilant supervision. Deck has gates at both ends. Hot tub has locking top for safety....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking home. Damage deposit will be forfeited plus additional cleaning charges assessed for smoke damage. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets are welcome. There is a large kennel inside and dog bed. A few dog toys to play with in case you forget yours. Dog towels to dry off after a trip down to the beach. Please use the 'dog sheets' if your pup likes to lounge on the couch or bed. Do not leave your pet unattended at anytime for safety sake. No pets in the hot tub at any time....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Gracious master suite with huge shower/double heads/seat...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Smaller in-suite with zen decor, all tile bathtub...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms feature queen size beds. Master has traditional pillow top mattress. Second bedroom has tempurpedic style mattress on a regular (not 'low or high') platform style bedframe....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Huge all tile shower with double heads and built in seat ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Split bath with sink and adjoining tub/shower and toilet ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have beautiful hand set tiles and hand thrown ceramic sinks. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • New to VRBO® in 2010, Shalimere is a comfortable home that welcomes guests and their well behaved pets. We have a welcoming 'goodie' basket along with individual ice creams in the freezer for our guests. Bathrooms feature salon quality Aveda shampoo and conditioner. Not your typical 'rental' home!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large collection of fiction plus local guides for hikes tide pools, shellfish, birds, etc....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Not currently available...moreless

  • Games:

    Large variety of games from classics (monopoly) to 'shoots and ladders'. something for all ages, and several jigsaw puzzles with a roller in case you need to 'move' it off the table....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Huge variety of music available on the satellite dish. IPod compatible stereo/CD player in living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite has 175 channels plus music stations....moreless

  • Stereo:

    IPod compatible for up to the 5 series. ...moreless

  • Television:

    HD Flat Screen with remote and 'the dish'...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Not currently available ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Near 180 degree views from main living room area and outside deck. See Point Arena Lighthouse to the south by day and the beacon by night depending on weather. Northward is Elk and beyond. See and hear the waves breaking on the Pacific from the deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Freestanding soapstone fireplace adds warmth and ambiance. This can heat the main part of the house alone. A great backup should there be a power outage!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New central heat installed throughout the house...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi access in the house. Information on counter next to telephone. This is for email access and not streaming. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens on new beds with down alternative comforters and pillows. Extra linens available plus electric blanket. New fluffy Charisma bath sheets!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large circular living room with amazing ocean views. You can access hot tub directly from LR or Master BR...moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking at side of house with a large amount of space. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking next to house with additional on street if needed ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Telephone for basic, local calls or 911. Please bring credit/ calling card for long distance calling. Cordless phone in main living room area, corded phone in Master bedroom. FYI-My IPhone works in the house 99% of the time, if you are an IPhone/Blackberry user....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Charima Suprima Towels. New, large and fluffy!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size - new HE washer. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffe, an espresso machine, french press and melita drip cones mean you can have your caffeine just about any way you could want it. Bring your favorite coffee as we also have a grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Our kitchen is well outfitted. A nice variety of cookbooks plus several cooking magazines around if you need inspiration. New Williams Sonoma pots/pan set, cast iron skillets, scanpan prof skillets...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and silverware for 8 so you don't have to do dishes constantly. Uust fill up the dishwasher! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Please load and start before you leave. Housekeeping will empty 😄...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with full size appliances. Espresso machine, coffee press or drip coffee maker for the caffeine addicts to choose from. Ocean view from stove makes the cooking experience more enjoyable. Center island keeps everyone close by to either help or lend moral support...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Very basic microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Traditional stove with full size oven beneath the cooktop....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    House is stocked with many basics: flour, sugar, tea, olive oil, salt pepper and a nice selection of spices and usually pods for the espresso maker. Bring coffee pods just in case we are out. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size traditional refrigerator with freezer on top. See kitchen pictures for more detail....moreless

  • Stove:

    Large basic Jenn Air electric stove with downdraft and oven. Nice ocean view while cooking!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slice with bagel button. Also a nice bagel slicers to save yourself from slicing a finger off...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    GATED decking goes around half of the house. Original to the house, it is not childproof or dog proof. 2 adirondak chairs (cushions stored inside), side tables and glider to enjoy the ocean views, whales, birds and wildlife....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill for your convenience. Guests are asked to clean after usage. Tank is filled once a month. If empty, there is a nearby tank swap @ the local store three miles south of the house. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Great hot tub accessible from both Master bedroom and Living room. Beautiful ocean views during the day and star gazing at night (weather permitting) on south side of house for protection from wind....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • House/Spa cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

All the VRBO houses at Irish Beach have these fees. (Most are more plus ask for additional fees for pets) The VRBO "Book it Now" system has double booked my house repeatedly, so I no longer offer that service. Refundable damage deposit is $250/$350 with pets. I prefer cheques as the VRBO credit card system charges fee$. Refundable damage deposit is returned promptly if no incident.


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Location

  • Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

    "A short drive south of my home, this is a historic landmark. There is also a great hiking an..."

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  • Rollerville Cafe

    "A great local hangout with excellent soup and sandwiches. Very low key. The staff is very fr..."

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  • Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

    "Great traditional food and brews. Something for everyone here. Beautiful views. "

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  • Franny's Cup & Saucer

    "I love love love this place! A tiny place loaded with amazing baked goods. Highly recommend..."

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  • Point Cabrillo Light Station

    "You will not regret taking the time to stop and visit this historic lighthouse just north of..."

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  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    "One of Northern California's most beautiful botanical gardens. This is an excellent lunch st..."

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  • Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe

    "Be sure to call ahead to make sure they're open during the off-season. This is a local treas..."

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  • Bridget Dolan's Pub

    "Other great local spot with a varied menu..Great bar and an excellent selection of local bee..."

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  • Van Damme State Park

    "The great place to go walk off those Swedish pancakes that you had at the Little River Inn! ..."

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  • Little River Inn Restaurant

    "I have been coming to this restaurant for as long as I can remember. Ole's Swedish pancakes ..."

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  • Mendo Burgers

    "A fast easy place to pick up a quick bite. "

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  • Cafe Beaujolais

    "Margaret Fox started this amazing restaurant many years ago and now David LaMonica continues..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Little River Airport, SFO, OAK, Santa Rosa
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bridget Dolan's Pub, Elk
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River Inn Golf Course or Sea Ranch GC
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Skunk Train is a tourist ride
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pt Arena (south) or Elk (north)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Beach

Car: Necessary

Shalimere is located in Irish Beach which has a beautiful 5 mile private beach. A rigorous hike down or easy drive through a gated access. Great beach for strolling, beach combing, tide pool adventuring with lots of driftwood. Hiking nearby and guidebooks in house. Most activities are in the village of Mendocino itself or Fort Bragg. Mendocino Film festival every May, plus crab season specials. Mendocino Art Center has plays and has an incredible art gallery. Lots of wonderful places to eat nearby to the north in Elk, Little River, Mendocino and Ft Bragg or south in Point Arena, Gualala/Sea Ranch.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Another trip around the sun and it's time to go back up to Shalimere. I have been visiting Irish Beach for almost 25 years and finally decided to take the plunge and buy and do my own vacation rental. I did most of the sweat equity work with a lot of help from Ron and Julie Trathen. Ron built the center island and custom stainless stove surround, installed the soapstone gas fireplace, 'on demand' hot water, oversaw the new heating system installation, arranged for the bamboo flooring installation and installed the pillar chandelier above the dining table. No small feat considering the peaked ceiling. I got to strip off wallpaper, scrub walls, paint, paint and paint. Julie takes care of all the pre-visit cleaning, interior and other details, Ron takes care of everything else. Couldn't do it without them. Tired of the hassles and fees with the local rental agency, we have lowered the rate and gone independent. We love this home and wish to share it with others

Why the Owner Chose Irish Beach:
Location? Views? Well, it was both! I love the octagonal shape of the front of the house with all the windows and the fabulous views. Basically it just needed a some updating to make it work better. (Goodbye carpet, hello bamboo!) Just far enough from 'the City/SF' yet close to 'the Village/Mendocino'. Also perfect to just stay 'home' and chill in the hot tub. As a dog owner, it has a great deck set up to keep the pooches safe from the wilds and they can still march around and check out what's going on or just snooze in the sun. The private beach is also a great asset. Put it all together and you have a perfect vacation home location.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, quiet, ocean view enjoyed best from the hot tub with a glass of wine. Personally I love the fog so I don't get too worked up about the weather. Great star gazing also with our star scope! Nice big couch to lounge on. Center Island has stove with ocean view and seating to keep everyone busy helping or chatting. A self admitted caffeine addict, there are three different ways to get your fix: mr coffe drip, a french press or the espresso machine. There are usually pods available for the espresso machine to save you the trouble of grinding and packing it up and cleaning it afterward. Bring your own just in case. Satellite TV provides huge variety of music or channels for those who cannot live without. Comfy deck chairs with cushions for sun worshipers. I have been known to sit in the hot tub with an umbrella if it is raining. It's an invigorating walk down to the private beach--not for the faint of heart. Personally, I walk, but you can easily drive down and take a long walk and live to tell about it.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View from front deck where you can watch the waves or see the whales migrating

    View from front deck where you can watch the waves or see the whales migrating

  • View from MBR sliding door of hot tub, deck and the Pacific Ocean!

    View from MBR sliding door of hot tub, deck and the Pacific Ocean!

  • Center island cooktop with space for helpers or moral support

    Center island cooktop with space for helpers or moral support

  • View from entryway to kitchen with new lighting over center island and sink area

    View from entryway to kitchen with new lighting over center island and sink area

  • Large indoor kennel, large dog bed, extra dog sheets, pet towels, bowls etc

    Large indoor kennel, large dog bed, extra dog sheets, pet towels, bowls etc

  • Reading nook in Master bedroom.  A great spot to get away from it all!

    Reading nook in Master bedroom. A great spot to get away from it all!

  • Miss Tika on the deck! Pet friendly deck with gates at each end.

    Miss Tika on the deck! Pet friendly deck with gates at each end.

  • View of private beach from the pathway south of Shalimere

    View of private beach from the pathway south of Shalimere

  • At 'the rock' at low tide.  There were countless sea stars and anemones!

    At 'the rock' at low tide. There were countless sea stars and anemones!

  • Sea anemone!!

    Sea anemone!!

  • Another beautiful sunset comes to those at Shalimere

    Another beautiful sunset comes to those at Shalimere

  • Shalimere! Lots of windows for beautiful ocean views to Pt Arena and beyond

    Shalimere! Lots of windows for beautiful ocean views to Pt Arena and beyond

  • Ocean view from the main living area

    Ocean view from the main living area

  • Dining under the pillar candelabra chandelier

    Dining under the pillar candelabra chandelier

  • Media center with HDTV with 'Dish', DVD/VCR, ipod/iphone compatible stereo

    Media center with HDTV with 'Dish', DVD/VCR, ipod/iphone compatible stereo

  • Master Bedroom with natural wood peaked ceiling with ocean view and steps to spa

    Master Bedroom with natural wood peaked ceiling with ocean view and steps to spa

  • Second bedroom very 'zen' with luxury linens, the geisha, memory foam mattress

    Second bedroom very 'zen' with luxury linens, the geisha, memory foam mattress

  • Deck/hot tub from Living room sliding door

    Deck/hot tub from Living room sliding door

  • On the private beach with amazing driftwood and great tide pooling!

    On the private beach with amazing driftwood and great tide pooling!

  • A pod of sea stars found on the beach 20 April 2013 at low tide!

    A pod of sea stars found on the beach 20 April 2013 at low tide!

  • Vermillion sea star on the mussel rock!  Low tide April 2013

    Vermillion sea star on the mussel rock! Low tide April 2013

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