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Gorgeous Kid & Dog Friendly Country Home Nestled In The Redwoods

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 250 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms (1 is a Treehouse With Bath), 4 Baths With Large Yard & Playground

Large house perfect for family reunions! One bedroom with a king-size bed, two bedrooms with either two twins or one king-sized bed (your choice), plus sofa bed in living area. Two wood fireplaces -- one open and one a heat producing stove -- for cozy evenings. Tree house with half bath and heater has pad in loft and bunk beds plus trundle. In all, the property sleeps 12 plus floor pads available for 3 extra children.

Kids will love the huge play structure, and creek with a small pond running along side the property. Plenty of space to run and play on an over one acre lot. Well-equipped kitchen -- panini press, crock pot, waffle maker, rice cooker, blender, food processor, popcorn maker, steamer, toaster, two coffee makers, large size pots and pans, wine cooler and all the other usual kitchen appliances -- with dining area plus a formal dining room. Large deck with Weber gas grill for cookouts.

Dogs are welcome with pet deposit. Outside dog crate available upon request and inside crate built in.

Numerous games, puzzles, toys, books and tapes available for all ages together with TV/DVD and WiFi. Washer/Dryer. Ideal base for recreation of all types -- biking, hiking, surfing, paddle boarding, rafting, kite flying, whale watching, kayaking, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, etc. Three lighthouses, two harbors, aquarium and casinos close by. You will be in the middle of America's Wild Rivers coast and redwood country. Nearby Smith River offers world-class Steelhead fishing. Plenty of other fishing available as well. Tolowa Sand Dune State Beach is mere minutes away. Many other beaches are close by all along the beautiful Pacific coast. Famous Trees of Mystery and many state and national parks are close at hand. Birders will relish the Lake Earl area almost next door to your home away from home.

More Details

Carole Schmieder
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

What makes this house unique

My family, who are scattered across this continent, bought this property as a place to gather. Siblings and spouses enjoy being with each other while the kids play and enjoy 'Cousins Camp.' This has been the perfect place for our extended family to enjoy each other and for the cousins to truly know each other. We hope to keep this tradition going from generation to generation.

Our reason for offering our home as a vacation rental when we are not using it is to share the joy our family has when we gather here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Crescent City, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Plus sink for washing up.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Off laundry room. Quickly accessible from backyard + sink.
  • Bathroom 4 is in the tree house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be converted to two twin sized beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Treehouse w/1/2bath Bunkbeds&trundle Dbl mattress in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Can be converted to regular length king sized bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bath & alcove attached with 3 extra air mattresses
  • There is a hide-a-bed in the living room. Area can be screened off if desired. There is room for mats on the floor. Do remember that over 12 persons is an additional charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Come and enjoy relaxing in America's beautiful, towering redwoods while you watch your children play. Enjoy each other and nature. We want to help families stay closely bonded.


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Gorgeous Kid & Dog Friendly Country Home Nestled In The Redwoods
average rating of 4.885246 based on 61 reviews

Just like home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The home is clean, very well equipped with anything you might need. We brought a lot of our own kitchen tools, pans etc since we were preparing Thanksgiving Dinner. We found out that it was totally unnecessary. All you need is your clothes and food. One of the things that I really loved was that there were little blankets and throws everywhere. It was easy to curl up and relax. The area is gorgeous. There is so much to do at the house and in the area. If we had a question Carole was responsive within minutes. We hope to be able to go back soon! Five stars all the way!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families can get together and strengthen family bonds. Our goal is to make our guests comfortable and feel at home. We are so pleased that you had a marvelous stay at our home. You are welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Everything you think you would need was provided. We will definitely be back! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of space for our group!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this place as a base camp for rafting the Smith River and it worked out perfectly. We had 10 in our group and the space worked quite well for us. We had trucks and raft trailers and had plenty of parking. The massage chair was a big hit with our group.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Smith River -- one of America's last wild rivers! We hope you will stay with us the next time you want an adventure.
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Super nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Carole, thank you so much for a comfortable stay!! We enjoyed everything about the house during the time we were home!! Definitely felt like a home away from home!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

House was spacious and very well maintained. We had everything you needed.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests We hope to have you stay with us again.
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Douglas City, CA

Fantastic Rental

  • 5 of 5

This place has been the perfect spot to bring our basketball team to stay for their tournament. The house is clean, in a quiet location and just perfect for us!

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have you as guests.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Del Norte County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
SeaWest Thai Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kings Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Fort Dick Market Deli & SeaWest Thai Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tolowa Sand Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

You will be in the beautiful redwoods -- a national treasure -- with many National and State forests nearby. Ranger led hikes are available, as well as the opportunity to enjoy hiking on your own. There are a number of fabulous trails of varying length. Take along a picnic lunch and make it a day. Bird watching is fantastic at Lake Earl, only 3 miles away. There is just about any activity you might hunger for except snow and cold. Crescent City remains cool all year round -- neither cold nor hot. You can enjoy the beautiful blue skies and many sunny days, as this property is in a sheltered area protected from the ocean wind and fog -- even though the ocean is only four miles away. Of course, there are a multitude of beaches up and down the coast. Many of these beaches have very specialized attractions. Sand dollars are prevalent on a different beach from the beach with ocean polished glass and different from the best beach for a bonfire and different from the beach with the best tide pools. Wow! You are a mere 10 minutes from Oregon or downtown Crescent City (20 minutes to Brookings, OR -- a fun day trip with another harbor and more beaches). If collecting shells, make sure to not collect anything alive, and remember all the other people and animals that want to share those shells.

Trees of Mystery -- an educational and beautiful hike through a privately owned redwood forest -- complete with a sky ride --is about 25 miles away. There are numerous lighthouses in the area. Crescent City (and Brookings) both have a number of wonderful restaurants. Nearby annual events include the Del Norte County Fair, Sea Cruise Car Show, Smith River Days, the July Kite Festival and many, many festivals celebrating everything from flowers to berries to fish to local artisans.

This home is the perfect place for a family looking for a house they can enjoy and relax in. There is a large play structure in the backyard, along with a creek, a small pond for the children and a tree house for the teenagers wanting their own hideaway. Plus a large deck with plenty of seating for moms, dads and grandparents to relax and watch the little ones enjoying themselves. A Weber gas barbecue and an outdoor space heater are also deck residents. Plenty of privacy on the entire property and yet the house is not so rural as to be isolated.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Crescent City, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
18 May 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year's 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$31.86
Cleaning Fee AU$223
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$382.29
Tax Rate 8.0%

Release of Liability required for use of play structure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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