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Rent a Private Park and Wildlife Preserve

People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Family Room, Sleeping Porch, Sleeps 10+

Super Private Custom Built Home on 388 acres.

This is a one-of-a-kind vacation rental because of the level of privacy and the large piece of property that is exclusively yours to use and explore. You will have the entire property (388 acres) all to yourself to enjoy. The house is a beautiful custom built home with hardwood cherry floors, two large redwood decks, four bedrooms and two baths, a family room, living room, dining room and is in one of the most beautiful locations that you can imagine. It is like renting a park without any other people. Located in the redwood belt you can enjoy miles of trails along cascading streams and little waterfalls that run through fern covered redwood forests. Fish or swim in the pond, bike or hike along the trails. Lay out in the hot tub at night and watch the stars in the crystal clear skies. The quietness of the property is truly amazing and is like nothing you will find anywhere else.

Have an undisturbed family reunion in one of the most beautiful pieces of property that you will ever visit.

The custom built home is well maintained and has many homelike qualities. There is a large play set for the children and a gas barbeque for entertaining. A beautiful creek runs past the front of the house and two ponds are on the property. One of the ponds is only 100 feet from the house. There are numerous species of wildlife including hawks, owls, pond turtles, river otters, and great blue herons to name a few.

There are two decks, one is covered and faces the pond and the other faces a meadow with 250 year old oak trees. The kids can pitch a tent in the adjacent meadows and explore the forests and creeks while you lay in the hammock among the oak trees.

This rental is as close to a wilderness adventure as you can get without actually having to rough it.

Additional photos available upon request.

Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day Fourth of July etc) are charged at normal summer rates and may have longer minimum stay periods.

More Details

Owner
Art Haschak
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Art and Muaureen,

Today is Blair's birthday and I rented your home as a gift to him. We couldn't ask for anything better! No sooner did Leta leave than Blair was at the pond reeling in his first fish. That was yesterday. Want to guess where he is now, 30 hours later? At the pond! Your home and its surroundings are spectacular! Leaving is going to be difficult as we feel we've discovered paradise!

Sincerely,

The Edwards
Mar 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Willits in the Mendocino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have beds for ten. If you have over that number of people you will need to bring sleeping pads or airmattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, There is no TV reception but there is a large TV for watching movies and we have a good selection of movies at the house. There is a very nice private hot tub but there are no high jets on this tub. Free Long Distance. Pond for swimming, 388 acres for hiking, creeks and redwood forest, children's jungle gym/play set, wildlife viewing. Pets allowed with permission of owner.. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations): Although there are no ramps, the house can be accessed through the front door by going up a couple of short steps.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews
5

A beautiful secluded setting, with wonderful walking options.

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four we thoroughly enjoyed the house and the property.

While there may be room for 16 people, the kitchen arrangement could be challenging unless you are bbq'ing. The refrigerator is small, the coffee machine is a French press and there is no dishwasher, but we loved the rustic quality to the place. It definitely was what we were looking for over Thanksgiving. Long walks and fires in the wood burning stove! In fact the only negatives are that the rain leaks over the kitchen door, you can't run two major appliances at once and there are small deer ticks in the woods. We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite places to get away from the bustle of life an really relax. It is spacious, comfortable and well stocked, and the land is pure magic surrounding the home!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing getaway in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We did not know such places existed so near urban areas. The house is very nice: relatively new, large, warm, and comfortable. The property made it a memorable experience: large wooded property at the deep end of a valley, covered in towering fir, redwood & oak trees, crossed by streams, and even a small scenic pond with fish and a wild otter. Be aware it is very mountainous so hiking is strenuous except down the long tree-covered private road. We felt every moment there was heavenly -- and expect to return.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! It is well off the beaten path so be prepared for some off-roading in your vehicle. Also, appliances (dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, hair dryer) are not provided as the electrical system is a bit fragile. You can't run 2 appliances at the same time or the fuse will blow. We were conscience of this, so we didn't have any problems. Overall this place is extremely comfortable and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Privacy at its best

  • 5 of 5

Very private. It's a beautiful place. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quiet paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage is exactly as described. It was very remote, and very, very quiet. It was so lovely to wake up in the morning and hear nothing at all, except birds. The pond is filled with sweet little turtles and what looked like shrimp or crayfish. The grounds were pretty, and the cottage itself was charming and wonderful. Thank you Art for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Willits, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter rate
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£543
for 2 nights
From
£201
£1,428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£704
for 2 nights
From
£282
£1,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,549
for 5 nights
From
£282
£1,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
7 Jul 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£704
for 2 nights
From
£282
£1,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2017
16 Oct 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£583
for 2 nights
From
£221
£1,428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£704
for 2 nights
From
£282
£1,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £217.5
cleaning fee £126.88 + Tax
Pet Fee £18.13 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Three night minimum on holidays.

Holidays are priced at regular summer rate.

Ask about our reduced rates for couples and groups of 5 or less.

Regular weekly price is 2000 plus cleaning and tax in summer and 1400 plus cleaning and tax in winter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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