4 Bedrooms (1 is a Tree House With Bath), 4 Baths With Large Yard & Playground
About Carole Schmieder
My family bought this property as a summer escape from Phoenix, AZ heat. We love it here -- and no longer live in Phoenix even during the winter. One of my daughters and I take care of the property -- we love to garden! -- and the rest of our family comes for three weeks every summer. The rest of the year my daughter Sue and I live in our smaller cottage in the rear of our 1 1/4 acre lot. More than anything, we love to see and hear families playing and enjoying themselves at our property and in our beautiful area. The Redwoods are a national treasure and an enchanting, awe-inspiring experience for everyone.
Carole Schmieder purchased this House in 2007
Why Carole Schmieder chose Crescent City
We bought this property after retirement because we have enjoyed both the Pacific Ocean and the Redwoods since childhood. Now, we can enjoy the area whenever we want. Plus we have the additional benefit of being able to provide other families with the experience and joy of being in America's Wild River Country.
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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Must stay
Amazing time! Location, fire place, tree house, and overall backyard scenery was gorgeous. Great for dogs and kids
Thank you so much for staying with us. We would welcome you to vacation with us again.
My family came from across the country to enjoy my grandmother’s 100th birthday party. It accommodated all if the guests and then some. It was nice to have a formal dining for the occasion.
The house was clean and provided many items that are not normally found in temporary rentals. We even had beach towels and games to play.
The yard was beautiful and the house was just perfect. We really enjoyed our stay.
What a wonderful milestone to celebrate! We are delighted that our home was perfect for this celebration. Happy Birthday to your grandmother!
The house was perfect for our family! Close to the Redwoods and Crescent City. The backyard and treehouse provided hours of fun for my 2 kids. The house had everything you could need and more. I loved how things were labeled so finding what you needed was quick and easy. Great vacation!
Perfect Place for Families!
Thank you so much for sharing "Nana's Retreat" with us. The location was perfect, peaceful but close to everything we wanted to see in the surrounding area.
Accommodations were fantastic! Plenty of space and housewares for our group of 14. Kids had so much fun in the tree house and with the play structure.
Sue was able to immediately take care of a small plumbing issue. The house is well cared for. The landscape and garden area was perfect for our family pictures.
We definitely enjoyed our time and look forward to visiting again! Thank you!
Spacious Redwoods Stay
Owners were very responsive with questions online. We were able to check in early, so we could go explore the beach. The house was spacious and tucked in away from neighbors. I loved the open kitchen and being able to watch the kids play from the living room and kitchen. The washer and dryer was probably the most helpful appliance for us. Definitely recommend starting here again.
Thank you for staying with us.
You are very welcome to stay with us for another vacation. Although we can't promise an early check-in every time, we do our best to make every guests time with us as perfect as possible.
Best place to stay
This was an amazing location, 5-10 minutes from town and about 30 minutes to kalmath. The owners were amazing and so helpful, we are blown away by the beauty of the place. We will be back in the future! Thank you!
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 is 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. A number of exciting zipline activities are available in the area.
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 older 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, enjoy themselves, and watch the children enjoying themselves. A gas barbecue and outdoor dining space are also deck residents. Plenty of privacy on the entire property and yet the house is not so rural as to be isolated.