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Our home, with it's unique architectural design, offers a 180 degree whitewater view of the Pacific and Pt. Arena Lighthouse. From the Master bedroom and wraparound deck there are breathtaking views of the huge meadow that leads to the redwood forest behind. Relax on the deck while watching deer graze and quail scurry among the wild iris. Windows galore!
Enjoy a glass of wine from a local Anderson Valley winery in front of our cozy wood burning fireplace, play a game of cards at the game table, watch a little TV (Dish), or just relax and do nothing. Comfortable furniture including a queen sleeper sofa.
Single story, easy access, spacious rooms. Our kitchen is fully equipped for the cooks among you including coffee grinder and maker, blender, toaster, waffle maker, mixer, spices, wine glasses, etc. All appliances. Dining room offers a beautiful ocean view for your dining enjoyment.
Master suite has a queen sized bed with memory foam, down comforter, and antiques, with a jacuzzi and shower in the bath. Read a book or enjoy your morning coffee on it's private deck.
Second bedroom has a queen bed, plus a twin with a trundle bed, perfect for extra guests. This room has it's own half-bath. A lovely full bath with a shower is also available. There is also a washer/drier available for guest use.
Lovely yard and gardens with ever-changing seasonal wild flowers, rhododendrons, fruit trees and colorful vegetation. Barbecue and picnic table.
Enjoy our private, gated beach, accessible by car or a short 15 minute walk. Explore tide pools, collect shells or admire the incredible driftwood of the redwood coast. It's a 12 mile walk from our beach to Pt. Arena Lighthouse, passing through the newly designated California Coastal National Monument, a unique and spectacular area that includes access to 12 coastal miles of undeveloped federal and state-managed public lands, coastal bluffs, the estuary of the Garcia River, sandy beaches and dunes, and adjacent small islands accessible during low tide.
The local area offers restaurant and shopping experiences in the nearby villages of Elk, Mendocino, Ft. Bragg and Pt. Arena as well as golf, horseback riding, abalone diving, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, mountain bike riding, and local cultural events. Forgot the sun screen or need some gourmet cheese or locally roasted coffee? No problem! The local S&B Market in Manchester (4 miles south) offers everything the traveler needs, or didn't realize they needed.
Come and experience this incredible home in a Shangrila-like part of the Mendocino coast.
EXEDE satellite dish with WIFI. Rated the fastest satellite internet. Great for web browsing and checking e-mail. Large file transfers are limited. (No Netflix, gaming). Unlimited 3 a.m. to 8 a.m....moreless
Upper deck offers stunning blue water ocean views across the water to the Pt. Arena lighthouse, jutting out on a rugged peninsula.
Wrap around deck offers meadow and mountain views and private garden....moreless
30- 45 minutes away in Big River and Sea Ranch. ...moreless
Memorial Day May 23 - May 24, 2015 2 night min stay
$420 flat fee
July 4th Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015 2 night min stay
$440 flat fee
Labor Day Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2015 2 night min stay
$440 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$150
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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About the owner: Stephen and Susan Ward recently became semi-retired after 40 years as educators. They founded a private non-profit Montessori school and childcare center in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They are still active in guiding the continued success of the program. We look forward to our visits to our beach house and the surrounding area. Fairly recently we got back into the house after having rented it long term for several years while we rebuilt our primary residence (and lives) after a devastating forest fire. We have made numerous trips to bring the house up to par and are continuing to make improvements. We started renting it on VRBO in July.
Why the Owner Chose Irish Beach: After decades of visits to a family beach house on the central coast we jumped the chance to have our own place on the north coast, closer to home. The rugged north coast has long been a draw for us.
The Unique Benefits at this House: ' A different world' The area is tranquil and unspoiled. The views are awe inspiring. Morning coffee in the kitchen/dining area gazing out to sea and the lighthouse is a treat. The beach is a 15 minute walk and good exercise climbing back up. Often you can have the miles of beach to yourselves. Flowers seem to bloom all year. A variety of birds also call our house home. Deer often wander by. The garden is private, sheltered and serene. The house is spacious and light. We feel we have made it comfortable and welcoming.