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Seaside Luxury; Enjoy Romantic Sunsets & Spouting Whales from an Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Great Room Living on Shelter Cove's Rugged Shore

Sitting on the rugged shore of Shelter Cove, with unparalleled coastal views, this is the SeaSide Splendor that your vacation calls for. Enjoy the sit-down ocean views from every angle in the open great room. View stunning sunsets from inside or step out onto the expansive deck for a broad, multifaceted experience of the oceanfront evening (hear the cries of seagulls and the barking response of local sea lions). Retire to the well-appointed kitchen to prepare your dinner with the fresh seafood that you caught on your chartered fishing trip this morning (don’t forget the abalone!). With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, plus the large ocean view bonus room, this vacation home provides plenty of space to savor your coastal getaway. The home sleeps 6-8 comfortably. We will consider extra guests. If your 4 legged family members don't want to stay home, talk to us. We occasionally consider well behaved, house trained pups for an extra cost. Let the SeaSide Splendor call you back to Shelter Cove.

Property Manager
Verna Kaai
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

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Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Shelter Cove in the Humboldt County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bonus Room w/ futon - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom w/private bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom; ocean view; deck access
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , ocean view
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Seaside Luxury; Enjoy Romantic Sunsets & Spouting Whales from an Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Fabulous views, very comfortable and roomy house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this pacific paradise. My kids loved the seals just a short walk from the house and hiking nearby the lighthouse. The pizza place is very nice and it is a very safe community with many nice people. I would stay a month if I could.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house in an incredible location. Property is exactly as noted in the description and the owner was very helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second visit!

  • 5 of 5

What more can be said? It's an amazing house in an amazing location. Verna is also great to work with and definitely makes sure your stay is comfortable. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Campbell, California

Beautiful home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful and comfortable. It is directly by the water though it’s not safe for swimming. It’s well stocked. Some things to note:

1: there were small black ants throughout the home. I think they were looking for water. Completely not harmful but just be aware if you have small children who will be on the floor.

2: The beds were not made but clean sheets were left folded on top. We didn’t realize this until we were ready to collapse, but then we had to make them.

3: The bed in the master is really soft. For me, it was very comfortable and I slept really well. My husband struggled a bit with it.

4: The kitchen has everything you could need! Gas stove was wonderful.

5: You can get locked out on the porch! The door knob turns from the inside but can lock you out, so just double check it before you close it.

6: There are hair dryers in the bathroom but no shampoo/conditioner or body wash so come prepared!

We had an amazing time and didn’t want to come home. We’ll definitely pick this house if we make it back to Shelter Cove.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil oasis from the busy noisy city

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better place to stay to enjoy surfing, fishing and good friends in a beautiful location. Perfect for us 30 year olds who wanted a chance to get away from it all for a while and play in the outdoors.

The only thing I will say is while we were tide pooling off the back deck, we did get a stern talking to by one of the neighbors two houses over from the left who was not thrilled with tourists tide pooling in "his" backyard. I would not call tis a deterrent, just an observation of a grumpy person living in a small town where tourists often come and go.

Definitly recommend this place to all. Thanks Verna!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello; Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes a lot of people enjoy the Tide Pools. Think of us again when you want to get away. Verna
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  • 5 of 5

This oceanfront house is a very special rental house. With its well-equipped kitchen, lovely decor, and attention to detail, our one-week stay was so enjoyable and comfortable. It felt like home except for one thing: the ocean view was magnificent! It was so entertaining to watch the moods of the ocean as well as the variety of birds, whales, animals, and sea life happening just beyond our deck. The area is so scenic and serene with friendly locals an added plus. Our visit to Shelter Cove was made so much more enjoyable by Verna and Eric, friendly and delightful local couple who work with the home's owner in making this house such a terrific place to stay. This was our first stay at this house, and we hope it won’t be our last!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello; So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Shelter Cove. Verna
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Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Shelter Cove Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
the ocean is right outside our back door
Car: recommended

Our oceanfront home, located on the California coast North of San Francisco and the wine country, offers unparalleled ocean views, stunning sunsets, and both the lulling sounds of ocean waves and the excitement of higher winter surf. Watch the whale migration from the deck (you can hear the whales exhale -- you are so close). The juxtaposition of relaxation and invigoration that accompanies a SeaSide view is inspirational.

For pilots wishing to fly their personal aircraft to Shelter Cove, there is an airstrip for day use.

The golfing enthusiast will enjoy a round of golf on Shelter Cove's golf links. This 9 hole, 33 par, 110-slope rating golf course begins at the Community Center at the south end of the run way and surrounds the air strip. You would be welcome, however, to begin your golf game on the 5th tee that is closer to our home -- just remember to pay your greens fee ($10 - honor system) when you reach the community center. The distance between holes ranges between 135 and 477 yards. Views of the ocean, mountains, and local flora and fauna are just a few distractions you might battle as you play. Currently this golf course is on the honor system ($10 per round).

Fishermen looking for an exciting day on the Pacific currently have local charter boat operations available to help you catch a fish the size you won't need to exaggerate to your friends.

Within a short walk you can tour the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse at the Mal Coombs Park, take the stairs down to search tide pools at low tide, watch Sea Lions at Seal Rock Picnic Area, or watch Abalone divers from the balcony or back yard in the ocean directly behind the house.

Enjoy a walk along Lower Pacific or adventure onto some of the new nature trails that the community has been blazing around the Cove.

Mountain Bike enthusiasts will be pleased with the recent addition of trails in the King's Range -- access points to which are just a brief drive back up the Shelter Cove Road.

Don't miss Black Sands Beach and the trailhead to the Lost Coast Trail. Stand on the beach and know that you are one of relatively few people in the world to see this view.

If you are here for multiple days, you might tear yourself away from the Cove for one of them in order to tour the Redwoods on the Avenue of the Giants, just a 45 minute drive away.

Finally, you are staying on the edge of the world. Turn off the outside lights at night and see stars as you might remember them from your childhood. They are gloriously bright. Use the telescope to explore the galaxy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Shelter Cove, California

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Turnover Fee £114.21
Pet Fee £114.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

You may receive a full refund if you cancel more than 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Cancellations that occur closer to the arrival date will require re-booking of the property in order for you to receive a full refund. The turnover fee will be returned for any cancellation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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