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Mendocino Coast - Panoramic Ocean View, Irish Beach Cottage

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View of the ocean from the Garden


Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Mendocino's North Coast was listed #1 in the U.S.A. and Canada 'Places to Go in 2014' by the New York Times! (1/10/14).
Built by popular science fiction writer, Margaret St. Clair, and her husband, local radio personality, Eric St. Clair, this cozy two bedroom, two bath home on one acre has a panoramic white water ocean view to Point Arena Lighthouse with private beach access. Situated on a hill overlooking Irish Beach on the beautiful Mendocino Coast, the home offers a gas fireplace, decks, a beautifully landscaped garden, hot tub, window seats, skylights and oak floors, along with amenities such as free WiFi, DVD, stereo tape deck and CD player, a music and film library, and clock radios in each bedroom.

The home sleeps a maximum of 5 comfortably in 2 queen-size beds and a full-size sofabed with Simmons mattress. Bedside reading lamps, electric blankets, and down comforters are provided, foam or down pillows are available.

Within a half-hour drive is the charming village of Mendocino with its quaint shops and excellent restaurants, you can easily drive east to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in beautiful Anderson Valley or south to visit Pt. Arena's beautiful lighthouse and fascinating exotic animal preserve.

The town of Manchester, 1 mile south, has a country store that sells food, meats, fresh produce, wines, etc. Five miles south is Pt. Arena with a pharmacy, movie theatre, Indian casino, gas station and bank with ATM.

Please note: there is no broadcast TV reception in Irish Beach. Due to allergy sensitivities no smoking or pets are allowed.
California residents who are driving to Irish Beach are expected to bring their own bed and bath linens. There is a $60 cleaning fee. Guests staying 4 nights or less have the option of cleaning for themselves.

Keywords: Cottage, Beach house


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Master bath with Roman tub and shower. Guest bath with shower.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Whitewater views to the Pt. Arena Lighthouse...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    with panoramic ocean view...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    with convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    GE Profile range...moreless

  • Toaster


Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Overlooking garden with view to ocean and lighthouse...moreless



Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$945 $3,150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (optional) $60
  • Tax Rate 11%


Cancellation policy:

Full refund if cancelled more than 10 days before arrival date. Within 10 days of scheduled arrival any prepayment of rental cost will be fully refunded, however, the deposit will be forfeited if we are unable to re-rent the property.

Deposit may be applied to a later booking

The owner will forward a reservation form. There is a security/cleaning of $150 for 2-4 night stay and $300 for 5+night stay, to be paid by check and held uncashed until after your departure, then returned marked "VOID" if the house is left clean and undamaged. Full payment including tax is due 10 days before arrival to allow time to mail out the map, instructions and key access information.

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
(private) Sea Ranch, Little River
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pt. Arena
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little River, Sea Ranch
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Skunk Steam Train, Ft. Bragg
Manchester, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1, adjacent
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Point Arena
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Irish Beach, Manchester

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: The owner of St. Clair house is a retired employment lawyer and former Labor Commissioner of California. She and her son, David, who is the Warranty Director for a large national builder, have continuously upgraded the property over the last 19 years, incorporating many unique items she collected during her early travels as an international airline employee. She currently lives in Walnut Creek, California.

Why the Owner Chose Manchester, CA, USA:
Because it has one of the most spectacular views and is the best value in Irish Beach!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the ocean from the Garden

    View of the ocean from the Garden

  • Great room with fabulous garden and ocean views

    Great room with fabulous garden and ocean views

  • Master Bedroom with down pillows and comforter, and french door to deck.

    Master Bedroom with down pillows and comforter, and french door to deck.

  • Guest Bedroom (night)
French toile decor

    Guest Bedroom (night) French toile decor

  • Sea life at Irish Beach

    Sea life at Irish Beach

  • Happy Guests (Fall, 2010)

    Happy Guests (Fall, 2010)

  • St. Clair House

    St. Clair House

  • Kitchen with hand-painted italian tiles and copper hood

    Kitchen with hand-painted italian tiles and copper hood

  • Guest Bedroom (day)
Down pillows and comforter

    Guest Bedroom (day) Down pillows and comforter

  • View of Irish Beach from the deck

    View of Irish Beach from the deck

  • Sunset at Irish Beach

    Sunset at Irish Beach

VRBO #275652

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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