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Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Perched on a bluff at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Grandma’s Beach Cottage offers unobstructed white water views that cannot be improved upon. She sure knew how to pick em’ - this house could not be better placed! It is located inside the private gated entrance to Irish Beach’s exclusive beach access and looks right down the beach to the western most point of the lower 48 – the Point Arena Lighthouse. Grandma was very unpretentious and so is her house; she built the first home in Irish Beach with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, constructed of solid core redwood (no paneling here!) with lots of windows to soak up the view and a fully equipped kitchen. Grandma didn’t want us kids sitting around a TV when there was exploring to be done outside, nor was she going to be inside doing laundry. You will not find a TV or laundry facility in this house! She didn’t really know how to use a computer, but yes our house is equipped with wifi. I think Grandma must have been a romantic, because her house sure puts you in the mood. With a glass of wine in front of the fire and the constant sound of the crashing waves, honey by my side, well... I just can’t think of anything better! If you love long walks on the beach, and natures wondrous scenery I think you too will love Grandma’s Beach Cottage.

Keywords: Unobstructed whitewater views, easy beach access, private gated access, spectacular ocean front cottage, secluded family home, cozy beach house, Mendocino Coast

More Details

Jennifer Boehm
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Jennifer Boehm

My fondest childhood memories were created at Grandma's beach cottage at Irish Beach where imagination and creativity are allowed to run wild.

Why Jennifer Boehm chose Manchester

My parents built this house when I was a young child and there was not another house in sight. I am so grateful to my mother for leaving this very special beach cottage for our family to continue to enjoy for years to come. We invite you to share our piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

Inspiration, healing & rejuvenation, complete relaxation, connection to mother earth just for starters. Easy access to the beach cannot be overstated, why drive when you can walk?


Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Renters are responsible for bringing their own linens (bed sheets & towels) and to leave the house clean for the next arriving guest.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms have ocean views.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing


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Grandma's Spectacular Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
San Geronimo, CA 94963

No doubt the best view on Irish Beach...

  • 4 of 5

Calm your mind with the sound of crashing surf all day and all night. Easy access to long or short beach walks.....

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it is hard to beat that view! I find myself in a trance just looking out at what I like to call "Mother Nature's masterpiece" I love falling to sleep to the lull of the waves at night and waking up to see what changes occurred on the beach while I was sleeping. Thank you Ernie, was nice to have back at Grandma's Cottage again!
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Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Actually amazing can't describe the first look out of the window from Grandma's Cottage. Every day, it took our breath away. There were six of us and the cottage was plenty big enough to accommodate us with room to spare. The fireplace more than heated the cottage, the beds were super comfy & the kitchen was well equipped. At low tide we explored the rocks and the wrap around deck was roomy enough so we all could watch the sun go down. Finding this cozy cottage was like finding a pearl in an oyster. AND, we plan to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly Christine for your wonderful review. It brings me great joy to know that you love the cottage as much as I do. And happy to know that all slept comfortably and stayed cozy warm by the fire. I love repeat customers and look forward to your return.
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Was perfect getaway. Quaint, simple pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, view, and privacy. Loved !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen, so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Grandma's Cottage! Simple pleasures can often be the most fulfilling. It is definitely the prefect place to simply be present with and appreciate the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. I believe it is truly some of her finest!
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Beautiful view... takes your breath away!

  • 5 of 5

Just a gorgeous view all around from this property. Loved waking up to the sound of the waves and vast blueness all around.

Jennifer was very easy to work with- she was detailed in all her instructions and very helpful.

The cottage appears to have an old world charm with some modernities- it probably needs a little bit of updating but the view and the access to the semi private beach makes up for everything. This place is very reasonably priced - I've been recommending it to our friends and family.

We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacation spot I have ever been. The location is beautiful, the view from the cottage is amazing, the property is neat and lean, ample space for a family, comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen and a semi-private beach, I couldn't ask for more. There is a nice restaurant and an all-in-one store pretty close by, also we visited the state park and the lighthouse, all within 10-15 minutes driving distance from the property. But what we enjoyed the most was relaxing in the living room, and seeing and hearing the waves tirelessly crashing in the shore. I'll definitely visit again, and will recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, so glad your family enjoyed your stay at Grandma's cottage! I love the Lighthouse point and so happy that President Obama recently designated the surrounding Point Arena - Stornetta lands as a California Coastal National Monument. I must agree with you though, to just relax in the living room to the sound of the crashing waves and the gorgeous view is enough. And if you are lucky like we just were, to catch some whales spouting as they move up the coast, well that is just icing on the cake. Hope you will be back again soon!
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San Rafael, CA -Marin County -USA

The BEST place (sshh - LOL) to stay in Mendo!

  • 5 of 5

Well, I lived in Manchester back in the early 70's as a kid and have been coming to Mendo, and specifically Irish Beach for years. I had the pleasure of introducing my Florida gal pal (Ladies Long Weekend) to my favorite place - the Mendo Coast. Jennifer, our host, was AMAZING as we had to coordinate dates, flights, etc. What a fantastic host - always right there with our questions, etc.

We arrived, and it was winter, but as I shared with my friend, new to Nor Cal Coast: Winter storms or Sunshine - ya can't beat a cottage with a fireplace on the bluff in Irish Beach.

The view, proximity to the beach, the very comfortable beds (2 of the 3 bedrooms have glorious ocean views), the living room (glass and views!) and wrap around deck - again - best views! The mighty Pacific there to lull you and entertain you (waves crashing against the rocks off the private beach? The BEST!). Hours spent just watching that ocean, and chatting away, which was what we wanted: Relaxation and amazing connection to the Pacific Ocean.

The deck in GREAT as, no matter the weather, you can always find a place that is a sanctuary if stormy (for winter visitors) - and nothing wrong with a storm - very exciting.

Coming in winter means lush, green landscapes, sweater/fleece weather, but nothing to hold you back.

We also had beautiful sunset, clear view of Pt. Arena Lighthouse - (very special), clear night with the best stars, and an almost full moon rise.

So close to everything I wanted to show my friend; from Pt. Arena up to quaint Mendocino town...we really wished we had booked more days.

Went horseback riding via Ross Family Ranch, and that took us right to our beach:)

The house is very livable, comfy and welcoming and well appointed (great kitchen - we cooked!). Yes, you have to bring a few things (your own towels, sheets) and do a little cleaning - but to keep the price economical, so worth it!

What can I say - We'll be back, and I've been busy sharing with my friends this treasure as if you want to be in Mendo, ya gotta be on the on the Beach:)

Thanks for all you helpfulness, Jennifer, in making my return trip so great, and introducing Judy to how AMAZING the Mendo Coast is - VERY special! And thank you, Grandma - we could feel your love and the years of happiness in this sweet home.

Best, Lesa

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Lesa well knows, there is so much to do and see on the Mendocino Coastline, but also nothing to do is quite enough. With the spectacular scenery in front of you, you will be asking yourself why go anywhere? A glass of Anderson Valley wine and a little something to nibble on and well, you take it from there..... So glad you enjoyed your stay at Grandma's beach cottage Lesa and Judy. Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

**Note - VRBO rate calculation will not be accurate.**
My rate is $400 for the first TWO nights
$150 for each additional night
$1,000 for full week - 7 nights
11% Mendocino County tax (TOT & BID) are in addition to the rent amount.
Please contact me by email or call for any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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