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Gorgeous Kid & Dog Friendly Country Home Nestled In The Redwoods

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Crescent City - Family Retreat

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Carole Schmieder
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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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.


based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Kid & Dog Friendly Country Home Nestled In The Redwoods
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Centralia Wa

Great clean and cozy place for relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this home was awesome! We had a group of 12, two families with four kids, and we fit very comfortably. The house was clean. The beds were very comfortable. There were movies, games, puzzles, and plenty of toys to keep my little kids entertained. The kids LOVED sleeping in the treehouse. I love the backyard. It is so incredibly beautiful and well maintained. We spent our days out exploring the beach and nearby trails but made just about all of our food back at the house. The kitchen was well stocked with all the supplies needed to cook. We used the grill a few times. Overall this was definitely one of our favorite vacations. If we ever head back this direction, we would for sure stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we were delighted to have you stay with us. We love having such well-behaved, beautiful children happily playing in our yard.
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Loved this Special Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren (total of 12 people, including 3 little boys!) at this lovely home for 5 nights in July! From the moment we arrived at this residence, we were thrilled. The front yard is so beautiful! The backyard was magnificent, with such an awesome deck, complete with lots of tables and chairs. From the moment we walked through the door of the home, we felt right at home. Delicious cookies and a beautiful vase of daisies were on the kitchen table welcoming us. The tree house was a dream come true for the little kids and for some of our not so little kids. The house is filled with absolutely everything that you could ever want---and then some!! Our boys loved the tub of cars and toys! We enjoyed all the games! Movies galore! This home was so comfortable and we were totally content to just stay on this property and be together! (We did manage to venture out to enjoy the majestic Redwoods and the amazing beach, which are close by.) We loved the deck and played many games while watching the kids enjoy the terrific play structure. The owners are delightful and were a joy to work with. All 12 of us highly recommend this gorgeous property! We all agree that we will plan another stay in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet location with great yard

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days at the terrific home. Or kids loved sleeping in the tree house out back. It was close to many sites wanted to see in the Redwoods and had great beaches near by. We would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Carole when we arrived and she gave us a quick tour of the property and amenities. She left a plate of cookies on the table. The home was clean, well maintained and the general feeling was comfortable and like being at home. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need including spices. There were many books, games, videos, toys for all ages. Our grand-kids especially enjoyed sleeping in the tree house. The yard with deck, grill, tables, etc. was wonderful and peaceful. Landscaping was beautiful. Location couldn't have been better for all of our activities, including beaches, Crescent City attractions, and the redwoods. We would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend this property. Thanks Carole for making our stay perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! We hope to see you again in the future.
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San Antonio, TX

The perfect place for a visit to the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

There is a contingent of my wife's family that partakes in an annual camping trip to Jedediah Smith State Park during the 4th of July holiday. This year my wife and I decided take our 2 kids and to join in the fun but did not feel up to the task of dragging camping gear on the airplane from Texas. This property served us well during our foray into the redwoods. The property is nicely maintained and the landscaping was attractive. The house was organized (all of the cabinets, closets and drawers were labeled!) and made it easy for us to find what we were looking for. We were accompanied by my parents-in-law, my sister-in-law and her spouse. There was more than enough room for the 10 of us. There is a tree house in the backyard that has some bunk beds in it and that was a big hit with my two kids (ages 10 & 4), I even spent a couple of nights up there with them. As part of the family trip, there was on afternoon when our group was expected to make heavy appetizers for the other 40+ family members and deliver food to the park. The kitchen had ample space for a group of 5-6 adults to work with out bumping into each other too much. The park was near enough that when it was time for the little one (or Grandma & Grandpa) to take a nap the trip back to the house was no hassle at all. Additionally, Crescent City is close by for shopping, restaurants and groceries. All in all, we had a wonderful visit to the area and this house played a big part.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your family had a memorable reunion in Redwood country. Family interconnections are so very important to nourish. And 40+ -- that is amazing! We are honored that our home was able to be an integral part of your experience. Please, come stay with us again!
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Fort Worth, Texas

Great vacation home for the kids in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit. The kids loved the tree house, the swing set and all the options of games and toys to play with both inside and out. It was very comfortable and Carole and Sue are very friendly and had wonderful suggestions of places to go. We had a great and relaxing time. Everything is well labeled in the house so it was easy to find cooking equipment and the proper light switches. We will definitely return if we are in the area. Thanks for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you and your beautiful children as our guests. When you come again, I hope your extended family can come with you.
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crescent City, North Coast California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year's 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
15 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Cleaning Fee £143
Tax Rate 8.0%

Release of Liability required for use of play structure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Crescent City in the California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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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