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Highest Rated - Mendocino Coast - Ocean/Hills/Pastoral - Luxury - Sale Priced

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Imagine driving by scenic wine country vineyards, through a redwood forest, along a peaceful and beautiful stretch of the Mendocino County coast, and arriving at Irish Beach and The Corey House - the perfect home base for your vacation.

The house itself is luxurious and comfortable, but what makes this home truly special is the idyllic location. No photograph can convey the beauty you will see and the peace you will feel when you are in this house. Safely situated on a gentle hillside, the house is just a few hundred feet from the ocean. What you will see from the great room is miles and miles of ocean and coastal hills. The Corey House actually overlooks one of the most beautiful 'Vista Points' in the state. There are no houses or cars in your view, just the ocean, mountains, pastures and an assortment of animals, such as sheep, deer, donkeys, and birds.

Completed in 2006, this roomy 1500 square foot house was designed to be a peaceful and serene vacation home. The design is spacious and uncluttered, with soft neutral walls, lots of light, and large windows with beautiful whitewater ocean views from every room, even the bathrooms. The marble-surround gas fireplace, sound system in each room, and lights with dimmers throughout the house allow you to relax as you wish.

Sleeping up to six, there are two bedrooms and an open reading room with a sofa that converts to a double bed. One bedroom features a California king bed, TV, walk-in closet, and a fully tiled shower for two. The other bedroom has a queen bed and tiled shower with bathtub. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, and each has its own deck. There are five separate decks, over 900 square feet in all. You can also relax in the very private, five-person, outdoor spa, and gaze at the stars or enjoy the sounds and sight of the ocean.

The beautiful, five mile long beach is just a few blocks away, one minute by car. A special passkey for the private, gated road down to the beach is included with your rental.

For a more complete picture of The Corey House through the eyes of the guests who have stayed there, read the guest reviews and comments below. All but the most recent comments in the guest book at the house have been entered verbatim, including the following:

'This place was paradise! We loved every minute of it! It was a perfect way for our family to relax and reconnect w/one another in such a nurturing atmosphere. We will never forget these three days together!'

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More Details

Alex Corey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Alex Corey

We designed and built this home in 2006 to be a vacation rental, with the two bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, and each with its own bathroom and deck. We knew that we couldn't live in it full time, so we designed a home that guests could easily enjoy too. The home, while comfortable and uncluttered, never distracts from the beauty outside its windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Leaving after an extended stay. We are going to think of this very special home every day. The warmth of the interior and the harmony of the outside design with the contours of the landscape give such a peaceful feeling. Every day that we sat on the bluffs overlooking the ocean—counting whales, seals, sea lions—we spoke of what a blessing this house, and its special location on the coast, is. And each day, no matter how spectacular, peaceful, invigorating—we were always in a hurry to get “home” to the Corey home. We will be thinking always of this beautiful serene piece of place.

Scott, Tree and, of course, Bob

Cape Neddick, Maine
Apr 2014
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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Very large selection of books, DVD's and CD's.


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Highest Rated - Mendocino Coast - Ocean/Hills/Pastoral - Luxury - Sale Priced
average rating of 4.972973 based on 325 reviews

Scenic and Serene Getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay at the Corey house.

Went there with my 7 year old (Gucci) a GR, my parents and my wife. We had an amazing time, be it watching the sunsets from within the property, walking along the members-only Irish Beach for miles in complete seclusion, or the friendly but timid deer grazing on the front lawn of the property reminding you just how close you are to absolute nature - everything about the place was perfect.

The house itself was very good, I loved the collection of novels, movie DVDs (me any my wife have very similar tastes to the Coreys I would think), the well stocked kitchen, supplies, and extra towels, all little details that helped ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable.

A Big Thank you to the Coreys for having us! Looking forward to returning for a longer stay next time.

Until then - May the wind always be on your back!! :)

Best Regards,

Dennis and Sunny

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dennis and Sunny, thank you very much for the great review. It made me emotional reading it. It is greatly appreciated. It is such a special place. I am really glad that both of you and Dennis' parents enjoyed the house and the area. I hope you can return soon. You will always be very welcome at the Corey House.
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A Haven for a Writers' Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I are writers and looked for a place to get away and accomplish a few goals--not always easy to do with husbands and energetic dogs to distract you. We couldn't have asked for more. The owner's have thought of everything. The view was perfect and everything about it was inspirational...not only for writing. Our week was a time of relaxation, spiritual renewal and creativity. Thank you, Alex and Cathy, for sharing your beautiful home. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the favorable words. You both were a pleasure to get to know through our conversations and emails. We truly appreciate all your kindnesses. We thank you for taking the time to write your review to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home on the central Mendocino coast. I agree that it is amazing how relaxing and inspirational the house and the view are. Whether it's two sisters getting away to do some writing, a family coming together for a fun and meaningful time together, newlyweds on their honeymoon, an individual seeking quiet time away from the crowd, or any small group of family or friends hoping to explore a beautiful area and to recharge their batteries, the Corey House is the perfect vacation choice because its location and view are so serene and majestic.
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Loomis CA.

Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique place to get away from it all. From the back patio we saw whales, dolphins, bucks, does, and donkeys. What we did not see was other people! There are houses close by but this home is situated so that you feel like you are alone.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with amazing views. Exceeded every expectation. We will be staying here again.

  • 5 of 5

The lovely seaside community of Irish Beach was an amazing family friendly destination. From the private beach to the easy access to the South Coast of Mendocino, this house and location exceeded our wildest dreams.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great amenities, lovely house and super dog friendly retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Coastal get aways during the summer are a must for us as we get weary of the heat. Finding a great house that also allows us to travel with our pets is challenging. The Corey House was the perfect match!

Beach access was easy and the low attendance made it even better. I enjoyed three mornings running the beach with no one around. Our dogs frolicked in the ocean and had a ball.

The details about the house were extremely helpful. Alex was very easy to work with.

If you like stary skies, quiet and friendly neighborhood, minimal traffic and beach access, this is a place for you. The house is lovely and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kris, thank you very much for the positive review. You were easy and fun to work with, and it was clear to me that you live your life in a positive and constructive way. I especially appreciated your desire to do as little harm to the environment as possible. My wife and I share that philosophy. We designed the house with those principles in mind, to a practical extent. As an example and one that wouldn't be seen by a guest, we used the highest grade insulation, so that in the winter you rarely have to turn the heat on, or at least don't have to leave it on for long. Kris, you didn't say if you would return again, but I sure hope that you do. Thanks again.
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Hughson CA

Relaxing and inviting, like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Corey House this month to celebrate my wife’s birthday and our close friend’s anniversary. We had a third couple join us for the last couple of nights. The house was wonderful. We felt right at home from the beginning. Even with six adults and two dogs, we never felt crowded. When you first walk in you notice the view, the ocean and the mountains are beautiful. All of the beds and furniture were super comfortable. Alex and Cathy go out of their way to make sure your stay is flawless. It is awesome to go away on vacation to a beautiful destination and feel like you are home. The Corey House has all the amenities you would have in your home, well equipped kitchen, well stocked bathrooms, comfortable beds and couches, television, DVD, stereo, WIFI and laundry room. The four decks each have chairs to enjoy the fresh ocean air and scenery. The hot tub is especially nice after diving for abalone in the chilly Pacific Ocean. Sitting in front of the fire with a cup of coffee, watching the fog roll in off the ocean was absolutely the most relaxing part of my trip. The neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed taking walks around it in the mornings. The beach access was perfect, we maybe saw a half dozen other people there combined on our five or six visits. The Manchester area is one of our favorites on the north coast. My wife said this was the best birthday ever. We are already looking for excuses to return, even if just for a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karl, thank you very much for the positive review. You said in your personal email to me that you all want to return again, either as a group or as individual couples. We look forward to any or all of you returning again. You were a pleasure to work with, and I know the other couples will be too. Please pass on to them our regards and booking information. My wife and I wish you, your wife and the others many more happy birthdays and anniversaries, and hope you again choose the Corey House as your celebration venue.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Irish Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 11.0%

Major holiday periods: 6 night minimum, $210/nt. (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year)
Minor holiday periods: 3 night minimum, $225/nt.
Pets (dogs) are very welcome: $40 per stay. More than two dogs discouraged.
Monthly: $4500 to $5400. Please inquire far in advance.
Payments: If more convenient for you, please ask to have total cost broken down into smaller payments paid more often.
The area is just as beautiful in the winter season as it is in the peak season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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