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Highly Rated - Ocean/Mountains View - Luxury - Special Low Rates

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 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 California 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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Alex Corey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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 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
  • 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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Highly Rated - Ocean/Mountains View - Luxury - Special Low Rates
average rating of 4.969697 based on 321 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: Jul 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: Oct 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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Grass Valley, California

Wonderful Home in Irish Beach

  • 5 of 5

What a nice home ! We have stayed at numerous homes in this area and this was one of the very best. This is a well taken care of home with many new features. Alex and Cathy have obviously put a lot of thought into all the upgrades and the décor. Very nicely upgraded bathrooms and showers, great kitchen with virtually everything you could want or need. The small touches, like the new utensils in the kitchen, the nice plates, cups and glasses, nice towels, plenty of paper supplies, etc. are a step above many places we have been. We appreciated the decks on both the front and back of the home - if there is a bit too much north wind on the back deck, (which can happen on the North Coast) you just go to the front deck and take it easy wind free. We watched Giants games on the big screen, the deer in the yard and the Hawks hunting in the fields. As always, the beach itself was fantastic. This is our go to place for peace, serenity and quiet time with nature. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Alex & Cathy went above and beyond making sure we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, California

Relaxing and Peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 and our dog, wanted to have a short vacation away from the busy bay area. We always travel with Grandparents, cousins, friends and realized we haven’t had a family vacation with just US for years! This property was better than I expected from their website. The quite neighborhood it is situated in was beautiful. We woke every morning (4 day stay) to walk our pup among tons of deer grazing in the yard and across the street, you could hear and see the beautiful Pacific, and the vibe was just so relaxing. The house is furnished very tastefully, and the kitchen was well stocked. The soft linens on the bed were extremely comfortable and we all slept so well. We spent lazy days hanging on the porch bbqing, in the hot tub, kids relaxing in the nice open, large living room by the fire playing games. At night we watched movies from their huge stash of DVD’s. We brought our telescope that was given to my oldest son as a gift and have not been able to use it yet. It was amazing for star gazing. Even without the telescope the kids have never seen so many stars.

Irish Beach is spectacular with tons of drift wood that the kids built a little house out of, and we saw maybe two other people the whole day we spent there. Short drive to Fort Bragg to take kids on a quick train trip. We shopped at the local grocery store in town for most of our meals. It was nice they had a washer and dryer in the house. My 12, 7 and 5 year old had the best time and did not want to leave. It is amazing how just getting out of your home and element can be really great for the family. The kids all got along so well this weekend, and there was no video games, iPhones to play with, cartoons, toys littering the floor. It was just us. It was magical!

One evening we were all on the back deck and a ton of donkeys came running down the hill to us! It was hilarious and awesome for the kids. They let us pet them, and we feed them some celery (hope that was okay). We felt at home and comfortable. It was JUST what our little family needed to recharge the batteries of our busy day to day life. I don’t think we looked at the time once! Ahhhh… I can’t wait to go back next year. Thank you Alex and Cathy for taking such good care of this property. The love you have for it shows and we can’t WAIT to return next year and make this an annual trip for our family. Just a wonderful time!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, your review makes us feel very happy. It is clear from your review that the five of you, without the distractions and schedule of everyday life, really enjoyed just being a family together--cooking and eating together, feeding and watching the animals, going to the beach, enjoying the spa, playing games, watching movies, going on excursions--doing it all together. Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us.
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California dreamer

  • 5 of 5

The Corey house is exceptional in every imaginable way!!! It is surrounded by natural beauty and wonders that words cannot adequately describe. You MUST experience the magic and serenity that embraces you from the moment you arrive. The house is extremely comfortable and provides absolutely everything you need to have a wonderful stay, including a well stocked kitchen to prepare fabulous meals, a soothing hot tub, a warm and cozy gas fireplace, and very comfortable beds and bedding. Do be sure to visit the Point Arena Lighthouse and to watch for the magnificent sights of migrating gray whales as well as sea lions and harbor seals. Cathy and Alex Corey are wonderful people and they go far above and beyond to assure your stay in this home will leave you with some of the very best memories of your life.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words about us personally. My wife and I feel it is much better to go "far above and beyond" than to go below and beneath. Actually, we want our guests to love their stay and want to return, we want them to feel the emotions we feel each time we enter the house, and to experience the quiet majesty and life of the ocean, pastures and mountains. I have read your review several times and I don't know what to say. It would have been easier if you had left Cathy and I out of it. We are no different than the guests who have stayed at the house. After staying at the house in its very special location, we all marvel at the beauty, we all appreciate a little more those we shared the experience with, and we all feel rested and recharged, very lucky and grateful. Which is how I feel right now, lucky and grateful, to have guests like you Theresa and your husband Scott. We have had so many wonderful guests, and their presence in some unknown way has made the house what it is. To see how special and loving the guests at our vacation home have been, all you have to do is read the entries in the guestbooks at the house, which are also transcribed in this listing. We are all so blessed, and, though this may sound trite, life is worth celebrating--every precious minute of it. A great place to start that celebration is at the Corey house.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Irish Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 11.0%

Major holidays: 7 night minimum, $1395/wk; if less than 7 nights, $235/nt.
Pets (dogs) are very welcome: $10 per night per dog up to overall maximum pet fee of $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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