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Gorgeous Kid & Dog Friendly Country Home Nestled In The Redwoods

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Carole Schmieder
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.849315 based on 73 reviews
5

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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5

The house is beautiful and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation with enough room for all 10 of us. The house is well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. Great attractions close by and great beaches. But we enjoyed sitting on the patio among beautiful flower gardens and redwood trees the most. I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to have a beautiful, peaceful setting for a family vacation. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have your family vacation with us and hope you visit us again. Thank you for all the little "extras" you did.
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5

A secluded oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nana's Retreat for five days at the end of June. We had two families, with a total of five kids (ages 5-16), four adults and a baby (4 months). The house was clean, cozy, and welcoming. The outdoor space was incredible, with a beautiful deck, redwoods, lots of chairs to relax, and the tree-house was a big hit! Carole was very welcoming and there were so many little touches around the house to make our stay more comfortable. There was a whole closet full of board games, toys for kids of all ages, and even baby equipment, such as a pack and play and high chairs. There were grilling tools, outdoor toys, and even beach towels.

Crescent City is a jewel, nestled between the redwoods and the ocean. We went hiking in Stout Grove, spent a day swimming in Smith river, took a drive up the coast of Oregon to a Wild Animal Park in Bandon, and spent time at the beach. There was a whole packet full of brochures and maps at the house with great ideas of fun things to do. The house was a wonderful retreat to come back to at the end of our long, adventure-packed days! One recommendation that I would make is to bring water socks, you will need them to go exploring in the river. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed vacationing with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5

Spoiled Us!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this spacious home! We loved the comfort, convenience and privacy that Carole and Sue provided during our visit. It was our first time staying in a HomeAway home and I must say, I think it has spoiled us for ever staying in a motel again!

Thanks so much, Carole and Sue! We would definitely stay again sometime!

Debbie Hedin and family

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have your family stay with us. We hope you will stay with us again in the future.
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5

Too amazing to describe

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough good things about my experience. The amazing people that own this house are simply the best. They are helpful, kind and were there if I needed anything. The house was beautiful and had everything a person could ever need. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. What an amazing place.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Leisa. Seeing families increase their bonding and making memories with each other is our main goal in opening our home. We love having beautiful families like yours stay with us. And we sincerely hope you will come again.
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4

Wonderful property!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the property. It is beautiful and well maintained. The back yard was great for our LARGE family and the grandkids made great use of the play structure. The front yard was amazing as well as there is a huge grassy area great for throwing a ball around and some badminton as well.

The inside is roomy and we had everything we needed. There are even lots of games and toys-indoor and outdoor for all ages.

Carole and Sue were very helpful and friendly.

All in all, we had a wonderful time and were pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We would welcome you back.
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2018
18 May 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$256
AU$1,665
AU$6,606
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$256
AU$1,665
AU$6,606
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$256
AU$1,665
AU$6,606
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
23 May 2019 - 12 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$263
AU$1,719
AU$6,734
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,341
AU$5,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.7
Cleaning Fee AU$235.92
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.43

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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