Cozy beach home with hot tub, wind protected deck, fireplace & satellite
This small one bedroom home has just the right feeling for a cozy, romantic experience at Irish Beach. You can soak in the hot tub located on the wind protected deck and watch falling stars, sip champagne and listen to the sound of the ocean. There is a loft, accessible by a fire ladder, that is spacious and has sleeping pads for kids to use. The brand new sleeper sofa in the living room, allows for 2 couples to sleep comfortably. The Carter Cottage has all of the creature comforts of home.
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No hot water, poor customer service
A guest from Greenwood Village, CO does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in January, 2017 We woke up the second day and noticed that we had no hot water. We waited until 10 AM and called for help. There was no answer so we walked over to the rental agency where no one was on duty, and there was no note about when they would be back. We spent the day in Mendocino and returned about 4 PM. There was finally someone we could talk to. He came over to the house and confirmed there was no hot water, saying that he could not do anything because we had not contacted him earlier. We spent 2 nights with no shower, no laundry, no hot water for dishes. We demanded a refund and 2 weeks later were given less than a 25% discount.
A guest from Wilton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2016 Awesome. Great location and the best lil house. It was perfect for us as a couple. Beautiful location and all the comforts of home.
Jennifer E. from North Highlands, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2016 Wonderful, blissfully peaceful, and out of the way.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Thank you Jennifer for taking the time and give Carter a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here on the coast with us, and look forward to seeing you again. Have a wonderful day, Skiela
Laurie C. from Wilton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2016 This is our second time at the Carter house. My husband and I love it! It is a beautiful 1 bedroom house with a VERY large master bedroom. The living area is my favorite place: a large bank of windoews with a very comfortable window seat overlooking a meadow where you often see deer and a view of the ocean.
Le t. from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2016 My four hours away to Ireland. The morning mist and a family of deers in our front porch was a nice touch added to a glass of Pliney.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Thank you Le for taking the time and give Carter a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here on the coast with us, and look forward to seeing you again. Have a wonderful day, Skiela
Barbara K. from OaklandI, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2016 Husband and I stayed for 5 days and found the home to be well stocked with everything we needed: house supplies, comfortable furniture, great hot tub and good ocean views (though not beachfront0.
Michael S. from Willits, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2016 Very nice. We enjoyed our stay, and we will come back again.Nice hikes on the beaches and very peaceful evenings. Good restaurants nearby. See you next year!
A guest from Cimarron, CO. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2016 This was our third stay at this property, and we had a great time, as always. Our recommendations for activities: Rollerville Cafe has great seafood; the Point Arena Lighthouse is very interesting, and the views from the Point are incredible; Toulouse Vinyards near Philo makes 2 of our favorite wines.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Michael, Thank You for choosing Irish Beach as your vacation destination. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to see you again. Thanks Michelle
A guest from campbell, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2015 We very worried about the weather. As it turned out the weather was wonderful but unfortunately we were sick. We tried to make the best of it, and found the house very comfortable.When we first arrived it had a bit of a musky smell but maybe it just had not been aired for a while. Later I did not notice it anymore.We had our kids (6&8) sleep in the loft on pads that we had brought. One thing to note is that the access is with a ladder with relatively big spacing between the rungs. Also, there is no sort of railing around the opening and I was a little worried about the kids rolling around at night and falling. We placed bags to create a barrier. Our boys climb like monkeys but for smaller kids I would also be concerned about climbing down at night, disoriented, sleepy. It worked out well for us, though.The hot tub was great, the fireplace, too. We explored the different beaches and loved the area. The rental agency is right next door and was helpful.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Juergen, sorry to hear that you were all sick on your vacation, I hope your all feeling better. I will let the home owner know about the ladder being a concern. Hope to see you and your family soon. Thanks Michelle
Gayle B. from Rocklin, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2015 It would be nice if coffee and sugar was provided.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Ms. Brown, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for the Carter home owner. We appreciate your time. Happy New Years Eve! Kim
Steve J. from Beverly Hills, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 15 days in September, 2015 Had such a good time here, extended our stay several times, carter house is great for two people, loft room is a little tricky to use unless your fit & short. Found the Irish beach estate very calm and peaceful, the private access to the beach is handy and an amazing stretch of beach awaits, the staff were very accommodating and very helpful. Pleasure or leisure, think of Irish beach
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mr. Jones, It was such a pleasure to meet you and Mr. Graham. I so enjoyed my visits with Fraser. I hope you are feeling better and I look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Sunnyvale, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2015 Great location, clean and well-managed property.Had a wonderful stay!
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hello Arjun, Thank You for choosing Irish Beach as your vacation destination. We look forward to seeing you again. Happy Trails Michelle
Ken S. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2015 This was our second stay at this vacation rental because it has everything we want: kitchen, large hot tub, king-sized bed in spacious bedroom, lots of windows, ocean views on a clear day, cozy living area, fireplace, BBQ, and wrap-around deck. It's perfect for 2, and we even brought our dog this time. Access to a private beach nearby was an added bonus. The property is adequately clean and maintained, though the hot tub this time could have been cleaner. The house also needs some deferred maintenance and deeper cleaning, in general. Though we only took a walk on the private beach, Mendocino is 25 miles north, the Point Arena lighthouse is 10 miles south, and we stopped at some wineries along 128 which were great finds. Overall, we had a wonderful time and will return.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Dear Ken, Thank you so much for your review of the Carter home! I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay. I will make note to housekeeping of your suggestions. I look forward to your next stay! Thank you, Madison.
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2015 We had a great 3 night stay in May 2015 at the Carter House. The home was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. The daily sightings of deer and rabbits was a plus too.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Dear Ms. Becker, Thank you for your lovely review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to your next visit! -Madison.
A guest from Sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2015 My family and I had a great time here. We went down to the beach, watched the sunset. The deer in the yard were a delight. The home was cute and comfortable. Hot tub was nice and hot. Kitchen utensils need to be updated, all kitchen drawers need to be cleaned out. There were mouse droppings in them.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mrs. Garcia, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback to the Carter home owners. We look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Bodega Bay, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2015 Loved the hot tub and the clean and well equipped little place we rented - I came up with a large group that comes there each year to sing at local churches and benefits for St Paddy's Day - been going up for yearsThere are not buttons next to the questions below so I will answer them herewe were quite satisfied with the rental - there were four of us and we seemed to have enough space to make it cozy yet have some room for alone time when neededthe place is kept up well and there were lots of nice thick towels and dishes and cooking utensils - even though we did not use them - I liked there was a washer and dryerthe location was great as we met others along Navarro road for meals and walks to the beachthe management company was wonderful and right onit with answers to questions and sending paperwork etcI would recommend it to friends - though next time I personally will opt for renting across Hwy 1 as others had gotten much larger and private places for just a bit more - I guess it was our closer to the beach location and all of us felt blessed just to be near the ocean in a peaceful and sweet little place but I will go over the road next time but still book with you all !
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Wanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the lovely Carter Cottage. We know the Love Choir well and are always happy to see them come and visit for St. Patrick's Weekend. We look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
Bruce M. from Elk Grove, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in February, 2015 This is the third or fourth time we have stayed at the Carter house. It has great views of the ocean and beach. The free Wi-fi and new TV were unexpected benefits. Fixing a few minor issues (hard to open windows, missing screen on one window, oiling the rollers on the sliding screen door and shower doors) would have earned "General Condition" a 5 star rating.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Bruce, Thank you very much for taking time to provide the home owner with some valuable feedback. I always enjoy our chats. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Sacramento, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2014 We definitely lucked out with this property - not only was it a last minute find for us to celebrate our New Year, but it was a steal of a deal and a wonderful property. We frequent the Sonoma/Mendocino Coast and have never seen this many deer before. Private beach for those renting at Irish Beach, the hot tub, great weather, fireplace, family and an awesome country store make this a perfect get-away location. The Carter house was perfect for our family of 4!
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency WooHoo!! Thank you for the great review! Happy 2015 and we hope to see you again, maybe this Summer? Happy Days, Kim
Ben and Nikya V. from Manchester, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2014 We had such a relaxing time and really loved the house. Our only complaint is that the bed was so firm we had to sleep on the pull out couch, which for two large adults was a little cramped. It was so great to be able to bring our dog with us, it really made it feel like home. We had a great Thanksgiving dinner with our family from Irish Beach. We enjoyed the beach with our daughter multiple days. The hot tub was wonderful. We can't wait to come back next year and stay again!
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Ben and Nikya, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide some renter feedback. We always appreciate renter comments. We have already mentioned the bed firmness to the Carter home owners. We did so the day you departed. We look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Antelope, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2014 Very nice home. Everything we needed and the private beach is so close. Loved having the deer in the front yard every evening. We actually had the house for 4 days and they only left enough wood for 3days. Instructions on the spa cover would be nice, getting it off and then having to push in the lever to shut it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Vicki, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Carter Cottage. We look forward to your next stay. Happy Days, Kim
Emily J. from San Francisco, California recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2014 Nice house, super comfortable living room w a great fireplace.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Miss Emily, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at the lovely Carter Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to review the home. We appreciate all renter feedback. Hope to see you again. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Graton, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2014 We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary at Irish Beach for a beautiful and peaceful week away from it all. Weather gave us a little of everything..plenty of sunshine, a bit of rain and some morning fog. It was the perfect vacation. Ah the hot tub under the Milky was hard to leave. A few problems though. The stereo didn't work, alas. We were told to play CDs through the Direct TV set-up but could never get it to work. Wood was green and smoked. Getting into the WiFi was counter intuitive (ask at agency before trying). And where is the spaghetti strainer??
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi China, Thank you for taking the time to review the Carter house. Happy (belated) Anniversary! I will be sure to pass along your concerns.
David C. from Cameron Park, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2014 Terrific and peaceful; lots of sun and fog and plenty of deer.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mr. Cropp, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a great review. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and we look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
Tery and Regina S. from Pleasanton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014 We arrived on Saturday around 3:00pm. No trouble getting keys. Very easy ours was the place next to the office. The people at the office were wonderful. They actually threw in some specials that I wont mention in case they cant offer the same to you. The place was rustic (which we happen to love). It was very cozy- and it fit the description we read perfectly. We got in some supplies. The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed. The place is not on the beach but has a view of the water and a view of the beach at an angle. We laid on the deck the first night and watched the sky. We must have seen at least 10 shooting stars - nothing to wish for we had it all right there. We enjoyed the fire place later in the evening and the king-size bed. We actually stoked the fire up again in the morning and lounged about. We finally went for a drive to the light house - which can be seen about 9 miles away from the deck. We did some exploring and enjoyed a walk on the private beach. When we returned there was a buck (male deer) in the yard. He didn't get aggressive and we didn't push our luck. At one point we had 10 deer in site of the place. It was a wonderful weekend we will return when we can.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Tery and Regina, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you had such a great time :) Can't wait to see you up here again!
Dale S. from Carmichael, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2014 Everything was fine except for the bed was very hard. Deer everyday, jaccuzzi great, bad smell when we first got there,but aired it out in an hour. tv a little small and the phone didn't work. Wifi was good. kitchen and accessories were good, nice view.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Dale, Thank you so much for taking time to review the Carter House. We will be sure to pass along your concerns to the owners. See you next time! Cheers Maia
Mike M. from Galt, California recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014 Although it was unseasonably foggy, we still had a great exoerience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mr. Mullen, Thank you for taking the time to review the Carter house. Glad to hear that despite our insatiable fog you enjoyed your stay :) Hopefully the sun will come out on your next visit.
Michael R. from Sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2014 Nice property, excellent location, really good value.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Good Afternoon Mr. Regina, Thank you for taking the time to provide essential feedback for the Carter Cottage. We appreciate your comments. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you once again. Happy Days, Kim
Andrew T. from Princeton, New Jersey recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 Carter house was perfect for our stay in the area. Clean, cozy, near the ocean and near our final destination. See you in 2 years!
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mr. Terry, Thank you for taking the time to review the Carter House and provide us with a super fabulous review! WooHoo! See ya in 2 years. Happy Days, Kim
Alicia M. from Rocklin, California does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 We enjoyed our stay. We loved the view and saw the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen. There were a few things that could have made the stay more enjoyable. The cabin is in need of some updating and TLC. The spa had a horrible moldy smell making in almost unuseable. Also I was emailed and told our power would be out on the day that we were leaving. But when I got there I was told it would be out on the day before we were leaving. It was out for 6 hours. The office wasn't willing to give us a credit. Overall I don't think we would stay at that cabin again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Dear Alicia, You were notified of a PG&E scheduled maintenance outage and as we have stated several times already, we have no control over a California Public Utilities Company. I'm quite certain there must be PG&E outages in your neck of the woods, as well. None of us can control when the outages occur. We did recommend that you attempt to seek reimbursement from PG&E. We feel it is simply unjust for you to rate is with the lowest rate because PG&E changed the power poles on our street one day during your stay. You were given amble notification and could have made plans to go to the beach for the day while the power was out. A short power outage is no reason to ruin your vacation. As for the "smelly spa"? You never once voiced any concern over that matter. Had you notified us, we would have immediately attempted to remedy the problem as we have staff on site who manage the spas. We will let the home owner know of your dismay over the decor of their cottage. Best Regards, IBRA Staff
Theresa P. from Helena, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 We needed to make last minute reservations due to a change in our original plans. The staff was accommodating and our plans were set while we were traveling. When we arrived the house was perfect! Such a nice size, beautiful views, wonderful deck and yard for our dogs and us to lounge on. Nice walk to the beach and a small market in town for the items we forgot. The only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Theresa, Thank you for choosing Irish Beach for your vacation destination. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Happy Days Michelle.
Ildar K. from Chino Hills, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014 Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Irish beach is in a great location overlooking the ocean with plenty of things to do outdoors.I travelled with my 3 kids and the cabin was a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our favorite features was of course the living room that has the view to the ocean and the hot tub:)There is a good general store with a good grocery section in Manchester just a few miles away and a cafe called " rollerblade girl cafe" that was very good also.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. -Franchesca
Cozy & Comfy but excessive additional fee's for what you get
A guest from Rancho Cordova, California recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014 When we first drove up, we thought the house would be closer to the ocean, but as it turned out, it all worked out fine. The house had a pretty nice view from the big front room window. Everything was decent size and comfortable for our family of three plus 1 well mannered clean dog. The bathrooms were comfortable and had pretty much everything you need in it. The washer & dryer was an added bonus. The upstairs loft was a little weird, but we didn't use it so it didn't matter. It had a little kitchen but it did it's job just fine. Thank God we brought our own paper products because the dishes, glasses and silverware were not very clean. My husband thought the bed was hard as a rock, but I was so tired, I didn't even notice. We did see two spiders and a couple of spider webs so the house cleaning company could have done a better job especially since they charge you so much for cleaning services. We were also charged for Hot tub cleaning and we didn't even use it. We felt the additional cost for all the services were excessive and that is why I wouldn't give it a top rating. If you're coming from Sacto TO 128, DON'T TAKE MOUNTAIN VIEW RD, STAY OF 128 as Mountain View is the road from ****.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave renter comments, we always appreciate the feedback. I wish you would have expressed your concerns upon your departure, so that I could have addressed them. I apologize on housekeeping's behalf for the cleaning not being up to par as it should. I will talk to them about this. As for the spiders: up here in the country, they come and go. I hope you found your drive home more comfortable avoiding Mountain View. Thank you- Franchesca
Vinay K. from Sunnyvale, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014 We had all kinds of experiences during our trip.Trilling: We started late in the evening and entered CA 120 around 10pm, (Tip: Fill your gas tank before enter) Literally there was no gas station opened at that time for next 80 miles. We were fortunate to reach the destination (We felt so nervous) .When we reached the home at 11:50pm it was drizzling and dark, we thought what kind of house we rented, Next day morning we woke up at 6:30am by bright SUN, we went to living room and we were amazed... You will see blue ocean all around.. + Living room with glass windows add great view of sunset.+ Pink tree add value to the front yard.+ Deers come to your front and back yard was very refreshing.+ Hot tub in full moon with the ocean view was mesmerizing. + Helpful staff, they lend us 5 gal of gas and we returned it later with refill.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Thank you so much taking the time to give us such a grand review. We certainly appreciate it and we were happy to assist you with the gas, or lack of it, situation. :-) Please consider us for your next vacation destination. Happy Days, Kim
Kelley Z. from Napa, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013 We love Carter. It is perfect for us in price and size. The ladies in the office are fantastic. Irish Beach is a must. Only 30 minutes to Mendo.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Kelley, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Woohoo!! Happy days and we look forward to your next visit with us. Kim and Barbara
Erin J. from Grass Valley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2013 Last minute trip was perfect. Beautiful location, cozy home, cannot wait to return!Thank you for sharing your home and providing all the little things that made it feel like ours for the weekend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Erin, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Carter Cottage and we look forward to your next visit. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from Long Beach, CA. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2013 I was disappointed with our stay. The house was dirty, dusty and very dated. When entering there was a toxic chemical smell. I had an allergy attack and broke out in a rash. We were moved to the original property we booked. That was delayed due to a broken stove. Once in that property I washed all the sheets, bedding, put a clean sheet on the itchy couch and cleaned the bathrooms. I relayed all this information to the property managers and asked that the cleaning fee to be refunded ($90). That was denied.
Diane P. from Roseville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2013 Excellent experience overall. The weather was good and allowed us to escape the Sacramento Valley heat for a few days. Being mid-September the summer crowds had dispersed and both the neighborhood and Hwy. 1 were practically deserted leaving us with a lot of peace and quiet. The marine layer (fog bank) stayed off the coast at night allowing us to see an immensely beautiful night sky, and also a few shooting stars each night. The hot tub was clean and relaxing after our days spent exploring. Would definitely recommend the Carter House.
William C. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2013 Our stay was pleasant enough. However,The DVD player did not work (thought we called in advance to ensure it did). The boom box cd, cassette and tuner did not work: very disappointing to be without music all weekend.Motion-sensor security lights were illuminated all night long, making it difficult to sleep. we found a child's t-shirt on the hot-tub deck; it was disconcerting.The disappointment could have been a little easier to accommodate had the rental agency staff been more responsive to these expressed concerns. They were not.We're frequent weekend visitors to the area; Sea Ranch among the places we stay. Though Irish Beach's rates are comparable, the amenities, attention to detail, and service levels are not.
A guest from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2013 We loved everything about our time; we would have like to stay another day; this place really starts. to recharge your batteries. We loved the wildlife, too; a real sanctuary from the city's hustle-bustle.Thanks again.
A guest from Astoria, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2013 What a delightful place to stay! Not only was the rental house clean and perfectly functional, but it was in a setting of stunning natural beauty, peace, and privacy... and our dog was welcome, too. Running with him on the gorgeous, deserted beach each morning was exhilarating. Soaking in the spa at night, hearing nothing but the sounds of the sea, was a deeply soothing ritual. The new Wi-Fi connection did not work with our computer, but that turned out to be a blessing, enabling us to truly restore and refresh our souls.
A guest from Winters, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2013 Have spent many years going to Irish Beach at different vacation rentals both through rental agency and by individual owner, so know what should be expected for guests. The Carter has a great view, was over all clean and wonderful choice for two people. Some areas that could be improved are: Master bath toilet does not flush well. Some of the starter supplies should be improved. For instance, there should be more than one trash bag available and some type of sponge or brush for doing the dishes. Also, the fire place was set up, but was full of ash from previous fires. Should be cleaned out prior to new guests arriving. Spa worked great and the deck is very nice.
A guest from Citris Heights, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2013 The picture of this property on the VRBO site is NOT a good representation of this property. There is a view but not as advertised. There is also no view from the hot tub unless you sit up on the edge or stretch your neck if you are tall. The fire place does not vent properly and the house gets smokey while having a fire. The house is a bit dated but very clean and comfy. We had a great weekend all in all. The deer were wonderful. We never did find the beach access . It was not convenient after one try we gave up.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hello Deedri, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Irish Beach. Had we known that you were so unhappy we could have moved you to another home or at the very least, helped you locate the beach access, which was literally two blocks from the Carter home. Sad day for us.
A guest from Austin, TX. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2012 We cannot say enough about Irish beach. Our little house was perfect. We spent our days on the shore and our nights in the hot tub. A family of deer regularly showed up to greet us from a slight distance. The salty ocean air was refreshing and the spray could be seen from miles away. We drove a little way and saw seals, baby whales, and huge clusters of kelp. The fireplace kept us warm at night and the grill kept our bellies full. Best. Vacation. Ever. Why did we leave?
A guest from Berkeley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 This was our second time at this house, so that tells you right there that we really like the place. We really, really appreciate the dogs-allowed policy, although our dog died a few months ago. He loved it last time, though.A couple of relatively minor things:We were surprised the Mel Gibson poster was still up. We brought some fabric to cover it just in case it was. (Even if he had not fallen from grace, a Hollywood movie poster seems out of place with all of the other ocean and nature-themed art.)We would have liked to be able to make the hot tub a little warmer.I understand that it's challenging to clean all of your rentals in such a tight window of time, but there were quite a few cobwebs in the house.We would have liked a bigger, fancier screen to watch movies at night, but the lightshow in the sky made up for it. Thanks!
Jared S. from Downey, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2012 My wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary. We had heard that Mendocino was a very nice place to stay. Fortunately for us, we found out about the Irish Beach Rental Agency (through /) and we booked our location. I was completely blown away at the beauty of this place. The views were unreal, and the Irish Beach is a MUST-SEE place. The small disappointment (that we quickly got over) was that we thought we were not going to be nearby anyone. However, the rental home is in a neighborhood-like area and there are homes around you - though we really didn't see any of our neighbors. Other than that minor glitch, we loved our stay!
Ryan N. from Las Vegas, Nevada recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2012 This was my wife and I first stay at the Carter house and it was easily the best vacation we've ever had. The house was clean and comfortable, the area was perfect, great ocean views. We woke up every morning to a family of deers right outside the front door. The location was perfect, private, and centrally located to every where we wanted to visit. If you want to take a vacation away from the hotel scene and you appreciate great ocean views and privacy, this is the perfect spot for you. I have already recommended this place to several of my co-workers. Can't wait to return on our next vacation!
Matthew S. from Petaluma, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2012 We had a great time. My only issue was the fact that we did not use the hot tub but we were charged the hot tub fee. I believe that it should be an option
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency We are so glad you had a great time here at Irish Beach at the Carter house. We do understand your reasoning about the hot tub fee. But a renter might change their mind and use the hot tub and because of health issues, they need to be serviced after each renter. Thank you for understanding our side and hope you visit us again. Barbara
A guest from Carson City, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2012 We have been coming back to Irish Beach rentals for years.The Carter House is usually our pick if it is available. Over the years we have vacationed here with our kids and grand kids.The coast drive is specticular,The beach is great...The hot tub refreshing...The privacy appreciated...The staff professional...and the wildlife amusing...We'll be back
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Ah Mr. Honer, we always enjoy your visits to Irish Beach. Thank you for leaving a detailed comment sheet. Your comments are appreciated and useful. Happy Days, Kim
A guest from La Crescenta, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2012 Irish Beach is the perfect place to get away from it all. Just be sure to come prepared for foggy, cold weather even in the summer months! The house was great, the only complaint was the couch was too uncomfortable to sit on which left little seating in the front room. Overall though it was a great experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Good Morning: Sorry for the uncomfortable couch. Owner is having a new one delivered today 07-31-12. We hope you return to our "perfect place" one day and can enjoy the new couch.Happy Days! Barbara
A guest from Discovery Bay, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2012 had a wonderful time, the private beach is a treat
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Cecily,Please keep your eyes peeled for our Super Special Deals that come out in January and are just for our returning clients. Happy Days, Kim
alfonso l. from sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2012 I can't find anything but good to say about our experience staying at the carter house. So much so, we are already planning our next trip. It was cozy, clean and everything worked. We where able to share with my sister and her boy friend and they feel the same. We were also able to have our dog there and she loved it also. The first thing I did when i got to work after our three days at the house was call Barbara and tell her how much we all enjoyed our stay. It was perfect. Not a hotel type feeling, but a visit to a friends home.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency So happy to read that your stay was delightful. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Mr. Lugo. Happy Days!
Cheryl S. from Diamond Springs, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2012 we had great weather,a great time walking the beach every day and sunsets from the hot tub. We always return to Irish Beach, my favorite spot on earth.
A guest from Washoe Valley, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2012 First off, I would like to say that the Irish Beach Rental agency has a great web site. Very informative. Who ever designed it did an excellent job. We have always felt that the Mendocino coast is one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world. We especially like the Point Arena/Manchester area because of its remote, uncrowded, unspoiled, peaceful and quiet atmosphere. There's not alot of services around such as (stores, gas stations, restuarants, bars, etc.) but we like that. We like to read and we like to hike. We did alot of both. We must have hiked 30 miles. All of it through eye stunningly beautiful terrian. We saw alot of wild life (bobcat, deer, eagles, seals, raccoons, etc.).This is the first time we have ever rented a house, and we liked it. The Carter house is the least expensive rental on the ocean side of Hwy 1. All the houses on this side of the hwy seem to have tremendous views of the ocean and the Point Arena light house. This one was no exception. The house was very clean and well equipped. We felt it served all our needs very adequatly. After all, its a rental house not a hotel.My only complaints would be the famous smoking fire place and the couch. I think the problem with the fireplace was the wet fire wood. The wind keeps blowing the tarp off the wood and then it gets rained on. I found some dryer pieces on the bottom of the wood pile, split them into smaller pieces and built the fires in the back of the fire box. I had no more smoke problem after that. The couch (which is also a hide a bed) seems to have sunk. Or worn out. Or something. Uncomfortable to sit on, but ok to lie on.We will definitely come back. But next time I think we will spend a little more money and get a house right on the bluff. Try that out. I would recommend Irish Beach vacation rentals to anyone who is looking for a nice quiet and peaceful coastal get away.
A guest from Watsonville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2012 Get away to unwind. Only thing that didn't like was couch & leather chair.. Cushions sunk into couch and seat on chair slid off. Other then that all was awesome!!!!
James S. from Chico, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2012 This retreat accomedated my soon to be wife and I well. The place was so spectacular that I was able to pop the question, and feel confident that she would say yes. In the future we look foward to returning as husband and wife, and with our growing family. Thank you Carter family and Irish Beach rentals.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency WooHoo!! CONGRATULATIONS Mr. and the "Soon To Be" Mrs. Selko. So happy for you both!
Trista B. from Orangeville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2012 This was our second stay in the Carter house and it was just as cozy and comfortable as our last visit. We went in the off season so we had the private beach almost all to our selves. The spa was fantastic! Saw tons of deer and quail on a daily basis. The couch is a little worn out but everything else is pretty great.
sj s. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2011 We very much enjoyed spending our Christmas Holiday at Irish Beach. The view, the fireplace and hot tub we enjoyed very much.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Oh Sullican's! We would love for you to come again in 2012. :-)
A guest from Healdsburg, CA. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2011 My husband, me and our 2 dogs arrived late and had difficulty finding the house in the dark. There were no specific directions to the house, just an address. It was completely dark with no outside lighting, so we had to empty the car and walk the path in the dark, even after turning on the porch light. The house is very charming on the outside although there is no landscaping, fencing or furniture. Everything in the house is dated and/or very tacky; i.e. large poster of Mel Gibson in dining room, and faded family photos in old frames in bedroom. Uncomfortable bed. Windows were rusted and did not open. Fireplace smoked so unable to use. On a positive note, picture windows in living room with window seat was awesome. Hot tub was extremely clean and pleasant--not very private though!With a new paint job and some new appliances, etc, it would be worth the money paid; otherwise, we will stay elsewhere.
Bruce M. from Elk Grove, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2011 This was the second or third time we stayed at the Carter house, so, we must enjoy it. The owners do a lot of work to keep the house in good shape. My only "complaint" would be the lack of screens on the windows.
Joe A. from Fremont, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in November, 2011 To wake up every morning to the deer and quails, watching the sunsets from the front porch and ending the evening in the hot tub... Life was pretty good!
Reviewed by: Andrew O. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2011 Beautiful scenery abounds in this off-the beaten path spot 30 minutes south of Mendocino village. The home itself is located on a bluff some several hundred feet above the ocean with splendid views. Would certainly come back again...
Susan F. from Neosho, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011 The keys and checkin process was great and the map to property easy to follow. The reasons for the poor rating was on the second morning a dead rodent was found in the burner on the stove top and a message was left at the rental agency to have the rodent removed (never received a response) and the two large burners on the range didn't work. The hot tub is great - there is a rotted piece of wood on the deck that broke through and a bump to the elbow was received. The property is very quiet with privacy and very comfortable amenities.
A guest from Windsor, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2011 Not the fanciest property but an exceptional value. A great place to just get away, enjoy a sunset, real fire, hot tub and bbq. Probably the best recommendation I could give is stating that we have stayed there more than half a dozen times over the years. One tip: Manchester has a decent grocery store should you need anything.
Corie R. from Gilbert, AZ. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2011 It was a perfect fit for us. Great ocean view. Clean with everything we needed. Decorating lacked a little bit, but overall suited our needs nicely. Property management team was exceptional. Thanks.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Corie,We are so happy that you had a great vacation here at Irish Beach and we look forward to your return! The Irish Beach Rental Agency Staff
A guest from Orangeville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2011 This was a very cozy getaway beach house. The spa was definitely an added bonus. The place was clean and stocked with amenities; we especially enjoyed the puzzles we found in the game closet. The only thing we have to gripe about is the fact that when we ran the jets on the spa, a swarm of bees came up from below deck to say hello! Aside from that, we enjoyed our stay. We will be back!
Donald E. from Orangevale, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 We really enjoyed our stay in the Carter House at Irish Beach. We were happy to be able to bring Cayenne, our golden retriever. We appreciated the little extra touches, that make the place feel like a little home away from home. It is obvious the Carters take pride in their home.
A guest from Flagstaff, Arizona recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011 We enjoyed our stay at the Carter House very much. The BED was delightful--I want to know what kind of mattress set that is! Our only criticism would be that it would have been nice to find charcoal for the b-b-q in the bin the one evening we planned for cooking outside. We had to put our burgers in the broiler--just not the same. Loved morning fires in the fireplace.
Roomy. Great hot-tub. Nice beaches nearby including Irish Beach. Place needs updating however. the place has a mildewy odor
Josh K. from Auburn, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2011
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Hi Mr. Kurtz,We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Carter house. Both bathrooms have been remodeled within the last three months and the fireplace was rebuilt last Winter. The Mel Gibson poster is a local fav as the movie Forever Young was filmed at our very own Point Arena Lighthouse. Please come back and visit us again soon. Happy Days!
A guest from Bakersfield, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2011 We have stayed at this house 3 times. The kitchen is well-stocked and the beds are comfortable. It is a nice place, but I think that it could use a bit of updating with the art on the walls. Much is fading and could just use refreshing. It would not take much to make the place look nicer. However, this would not deter me from staying again.
Don't miss out on the CARTER HOUSE at Irish Beach !
Gina C. from Santa Rosa, California recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2011 This cozy home provides a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean with the Point Arena Lighthouse in the distance. Deer in the front and back of the house each morning is also a plus! Allowing Pets is yet another plus (our beagles love it) and this place is squeaky clean and provides so many extras: firewood, spices, games, puzzles, things to do in the area, of course the private beach and let's not forget the hot tub that overlooks the ocean as well ! This was our 2nd time at the Carter House and we would come back again and again. Great if you have kids too, as there is ladder that that leads to a small 2nd story loft - our kids loved having a secret place of their own to sleep and yet it overlooks the living room so they're not isolated. There is a master bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in addition to the loft. I love having the full size washer and dryer too, you can wash while you're there and go home with a suitcase full of clean clothes. You can't go wrong at the CARTER HOUSE and Irish Beach does a great job managing and maintaining the property.
Ron H. from Sparks, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2011 The Carter house was very clean and well supplied with all kitchen needs including spices, linens, dvd and vcr, washer and dryer, hot tub and very nice views. We were looking for serenity and we got it. The ocean is breath taking. Point Arena is an excellent destination. The seascapes are beautiful. The deer in the yard certainly added to our communication with nature along with all the birds and seals. We took our own food and only ate out once in Fort Bragg the day we rode the Skunk Train. We stayed there only 3 days in the off season. Be careful because the extra fees will almost double the cost of the rent. Overall we had a most enjoyable experience and we would recommend the Carter House to any couple needing some alone quality time.
Tim H. from Chico, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2010 Had a great weekend, my 93 year old father (who lived at Irish Beach for 16 years) was thrilled to be back. The staff was more than accomodating. It being the coldest weekend in years the heat took a little time to warm things up but was fine once we got settled. Our eighth year with 15-20 family members, we're already planning for next year!!
A guest from Davis, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in October, 2010 Gordon the property manager was exceptional and helpful. The furniture could be updated. We had a wonderful stay and will be back soon.
Nancy M. from Elk Grove, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2010 The Carter house is in a great location. Lovely view from the large windows and spa. The cozy house was clean and adequate. The couch and one of the burners needed maintenance, the bed and TV were ok. We chose the house for the view, the weather was great, and we had a wonderful weekend.
Andre B. from Vacaville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2010 I must say that the general location was very nice indeed! However, this particular property was a little far from the ocean compared to some of the other properties. The place was very clean and had all the amenities that you could want or need. A beautiful view and cozy accommodations are the highlights of this particular property. If I had to give some constructive criticism, I would have liked a paved drive way and the furniture was a little dated. However, overall I would rate it very high on my list of vacation spots due to its excellent location and relaxing atmosphere. I can definitely see myself coming back!
Alan T. from Roseville, CA. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2010 Considering the amount of money that this property brings in on a monthly basis you'd expect the owner to put a decent couch and chair in the family room. The couch was terrible to the point that you needed to place several pillows on top of it to even make it slightly comfortable.Having said that, the location is rather pretty, the private beach access is VERY nice and the kitchen is functional.At the very least the house needs some better functioning furniture, if not some upodated decorations.
Kyle T. from Antelope, CA. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2010 Let's start with the positive, the property was very quiet and peaceful. You could hear the ocean, birds, as well as see the physical ocean and the coastline. The private beach was close and beautiful. The fireplace had plenty of wood and the spa was terrific. Thank goodness for the spa, or we would have left after the first night. The bed was as hard as plywood and unbearable. We did leave earlier than expected after the second night of our stay because of it. The living room couch was just as uncomfortable. We realize that this is a rental and not to expect perfection, but this was the hardest and most uncomfortable bed we've ever slept on. I feel that amount of money charged and amount of reservations booked for this property far exceeds the cost of upgrading the couch and bed. Finally, we were a little confused about the Mel Gibson poster and why it was there, but once we visited the Point Arena Lighthouse we figured it out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us, but to have us back or refer your home you will have to make some updates.
A guest from Paradise, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2010 We really enjoyed our stay. The only thing I would change is the couch. It was very uncomfortable. The location was great and having easy access to Irish Beach was wonderful. The home had everything we needed.
A guest from Cloverdale, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2010 We liked almost everything about our stay at the Carter house with only two exceptions. The bed was way too hard and we didn't sleep well on it. We brought the foam twin mattresses down from the loft and put them on top of the bed, which helped, but only a little. Secondly, there was no window shade in the master bedroom. That made it a little uncomfortable changing, getting ready or anything else in that room. Loved the hot tub and the fact that you could see the ocean from it. Not a lot of privacy while in the tub, but the neighboring houses were empty during our stay. Thanks for a memorable getaway!
A guest from Fort Bragg, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2010 Everything was perfect, we just couldn't figure out how to turn on the bubbles in the hot tub and didn't know if it was ok to call maintenance at 4am to ask how!
Kathy H. from Santa Rosa, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2010 The house was fine and what we expected. Did not like the dog hair all over our clothes from the living room furniture. I don't have a problem with pets; however, feel the home should be cleared of their hair prior to guests arriving. The website should be updated to include wireless cable and DVD player as amenities.
A guest from San Francisco, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2010 There was not a wind protector around the hot tub as advertised, the bed pillows were very lumpy, the towels were stained, many of the blinds were not in working order. Pretty cheap not too offer free internet service and the TV was quite small. For $175 a night plus all the additional fees the things I mentioned should be standard.
Haynes/Banfill S. from Orland, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2010 This house was just right for two! It was immaculate and very well appointed. We love to cook, and we found every device/appliance we needed.Other than a passing gathering of ants, which were banished with the spray we found under the sink, the week was perfect.
Betsy A. from Santa Cruz, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2010 The kitchen was dirty when we arrived. Food bits were visible on the appliances, which I wiped off first thing. Dishes pulled from the cabinets had dead bugs and had to be cleaned before use. The cooktop was barely functioning and we had to rely on one small dependable burner to do most of the cooking. The bbq functioned but was rusted out so that rain water got into the inside even with the lid on. And it's really time to invest in something other than a 20 + year old 19 inch TV.
A guest from Wilton, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2009 My husband and I went there to rekindle our relationship. It was a great, relaxing weekend. The house was in a beautiful location. The deer would visit us every night. The only downfall was the hard bed and the outdated furniture. Besides that, it was the perfect weekend and I would recommend the house to others.
William W. from Angels Camp, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2009 We live in the foothills and it was great to get away from the summer heat. September is a great month on the coast. The weather was perfect and we had the beaches to ourselves.
A guest from Cotati, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2009 The fireplace was a little smokey, even with the flu open and the chimney heated. The batteries were dead in a couple of the remotes. Other then those small issues I would recommend this house for a couple. Had everything needed for a wonderful weekend; a view of the ocean, a hot tube, a fireplace, and a comfortable living space.
Phil & Debra M. from Santa Rosa, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2009 This trip was a surprise anniversary trip for my husband. I made the initial reservation 3 months ahead of time and sent a check for half of the rental, as instructed. They never received the check. I sent a second one, AFTER paying to cancel the first, and yet again, they didn't receive it either! I had to pay to cancel that check too. I ended up having to pay by credit card, which I hadn't wanted to do. Other than that fiasco, we enjoyed our stay. The window in the BR and one in the LR, plus the front door didn't have screens so we had to keep them closed. It was a beautiful warm week and whales were abundant, but we couldn't listen to the whales or ocean as we had to keep the windows closed to keep out the bugs. Also, the previous guest must have had a long haired white dog because there was dog hair everywhere, including on our clothing, haha. They should instruct their cleaners to vacuum the furniture. BUT, it was very peaceful, quiet and Irish Beach itself was wonderful. Lots of walks and reading. Beautiful setting!
A guest from Kelsey, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in July, 2009 We had a wonderfule time because of the location, but would not go back to that same property. We thought the pictures of the interior were misleading.
Anne B. from Sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2009 A very nice cozy get away. Well stocked, owners put a lot of thought into what guests might want. As usual, the beach is awesome.
kris o. from sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2009 Hi, I left a message about some concern for the dish washer, it had standing water in it when we arrived and it made the house smell musty until we aired it out. The hot tub did not get very hot so we did not enjoy it that much. Over all we had a wonderful stay and the house has nice energy and we would rent it again.
A guest from San Leandro, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2008 We had a nice stay because of the location and the open floor plan of the house. We did have some issues because the VRBO website is not accurate re amenities - no gas fireplace, pets are allowed, hot tub not very private and other more minor inaccuracies. We are readers and there were no good reading lamps in LR. One bedside lamp flickered when heat was on. When we arrived there was an open box of mouse poison on the kitchen counter which was not very welcoming. Also, there was a rain leak next to the fireplace the first night.
Esther P. from Meadow Vista, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2008 Our stay at the Carter House was extremely peaceful...the view was beautiful, and we enjoyed time looking out at the deer in the front yard while a fire danced in the fireplace. We can't wait to go back!
A guest from Tucson, AZ. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2008 I visited the northern coast of CA based on the advice of a friend and it evolved into the best vacation ever! The location is ideal, being in close enough proximity to attractions and restaurants but enclosed in a quiet haven that oozes rest and relaxation. Being so near the ocean is a wonderful respite from the beauty of the desert. Nature is really at your doorstep here as well, from the ocean vistas to the deer roaming the meadows to the playful sea lions on the beach. The Carter home was cozy and comfortable and though I arrived on a dark and foggy night, the instructions awaiting me were clear and the home lit for my pending arrival. The hot tub was wonderful under a magnificent starry sky, made all the more wonderful with the sound of the ocean in the distance. It had been years since I had so deeply slept and rested and I look forward to my return very soon. Perhaps I need a month's vacation this time. Thank you Irish Beach rentals for your wonderful help to make this a magnificent stay!
A guest from Santa Rosa, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2008 Our Labor Day Weekend stay in the Carter House at Irish Beach was most enjoyable. The facilities at the house were excellent- oven stove, refrigerator, dishwasher all sparkling and useful. If you are palning a long stay and not eating out all the time, you can easily pick up most items in Manchester (4 miles south). Otherwise bring a few items to get started with and pick up the rest when you visit Fort Bragg (a Safeway- 30 miles north). If you have children (that will sleep in the loft) be aware that it is a steep climb up the ladder (and no sleepwalkers).Quiet, relaxing, wonderful neighborhoods to walk around and a huge beach (but not necessarily for swimming- this is the north coast, remember).Many exceptional day trips up down and inland from the coast. Hiking (in state parks, artist shops, the Skunk Train, coastal fishing and so many wonderful restaurants at all price ranges- what a wonderful place to stay.
A guest from Oakland, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2008 This was a great little getaway, perfect for our family of 4, which includes a 5 year old and one year old. The 5 year old loved the loft, and the master bedroom was very roomy, no problem having a crib in there (thanks for providing it!). The location is fabulous, with nice views, great walks nearby, and lovely coves and beaches an easy drive away. The house could use a little updating but it was clean and comfortable.
Bonnie S. from Chico, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2008 We paid $90.00 for a cleaning fee and the house was dirty. Rat poison on top of the refrigerator, dirty bed linens, spider webs everywhere, dirty throw rugs, dirty utensils in the kitchen. We were very unhappy about the condition of the house.
Nicole L. from Martinez, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2008 I LOOKED FOR HOURS TRYING TO FIND THE MOST ROMANTIC, CLEAN, ACCESORIZED WITH(SPA, WALKING TO THE BEACH, VIEW, KITCKEN,ETC.) AFFORDABLE AND SCENORIC PLACE TO RENT OUT FOR THE WEEKEND AND THIS WAS THE SPOT. WE HAD DROVE INTO TOWN WHEN WE LEFT TO RETURN HOME AND ALL THE OTHER PLACES I WAS INTERESTED IN DIDNT EVEN COME CLOSE TO PREPARING TO OUR SPOT!!!! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS A VACATION OR A DAY AWAY IN PARADISE! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Misty M. from Sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in May, 2008 The house is well-stocked: kitchen gadgets, electronics (TV, stereo, DVD & video player), extra pillows & blankets, board games, videos, books, etc. The bed is very comfortable. We slept soundly every night. The beach is walking distance. We enjoyed the ocean views from the window seats & hot tub. Nice deck, great hot tub & BBQ grill. Very relaxing overall. My cats enjoyed it too. Everything was perfect, except a carport would be nice. We can't wait to return!
Esther P. from Meadow Vista, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2008 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carter House in Irish Beach - relaxing and wonderful, and we can't wait to do it again!
A guest from Vacaville, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2008 This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. The location was perfect, the view was wonderful. The hot tub was the icing on the cake, as you could see every star in the sky. The neighborhood was very peaceful. I will definately be returning!
David T. from Scottsdale, AZ. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2007 We have recommended Irish Beach to several friends because we so enjoyed the stay. The staff truly went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable including making exclusive dinner reservations for our honeymoon celebration.
A guest from Fair Oaks, CA. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2007 Went week after Labor Day - a beautiful time to be in Mendocino. Home was great - hot tub wonderful - but it wasn't heated when we arrived so could not use it the first night. King bed was nice. Would stay at Irish Beach again but get a home closer to the water. And call the day of arrival to make sure the hot tub is set up for arrival. Visit the Botanical Gardens - they are very beautiful and relaxing.
A guest from Walnut Creek, CA. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2007 We stay in the mendo area frequently to visit with family. We found Irish Beach to provide low value for the dollar. Unusual extra charges that we found to be high and unnecessary increased the cost and we will not stay there no recommend it. Fortunately there are lots of options in mendo. I recommend you review your policies and charges to be more competitive in the marketplace.
Bonnie S. from Chico, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2007 We are disappointed that the rates have increased. We were planning on making reservations recently but the rats were too high.
Property Manager Response: Response from Irish Beach Rental Agency Every third night is free during September-May. Every 5th night is free during June-August, yea!