HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Pilot Rock Cottage - Ocean view and great home base for exploring the area

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This little house overlooking Trinidad Bay is perfect for exploring the North Coast and relaxing in a distraction-free neighborhood. The house has a wall heater, space heaters and wood heat, a porch to stare at the Big Blue, all the comforts and amenities, cozy accommodations all around. Whether you want to hike the nearby trails, charter a fishing trip, read several books, or just enjoy a peaceful getaway, this house will likely have what you need. One bed in the bedroom, 1 futon couch in the Chart Room. Owner lives on property, in separate unit, which is good if you need anything during your stay. We currently do not offer WiFi and while this may impact your decision to stay with us, we have had several guests say they appreciated this piece. WiFi is available at the nearby coffee shop if it is something you need while traveling. We also recently went 100% solar so if you appreciate having minimal impact, this is a great benefit. We really hope you will consider us and make great little get-away, even greater by staying at Pilot Rock Cottage.

Steve Ladwig
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Steve Ladwig

My wife Jen and I had always dreamed of being able to live in Trinidad and then it finally happened. We both work at Humboldt State and love to get outside as much as possible in Humboldt County. We live on this property and know this community and have been in this part of California for 30 years. I am originally from Carlsbad, CA and Jen is from Junction City, CA. I came to Humboldt for the small town experience and Jen came to the university for big city experience.

Steve Ladwig purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Steve Ladwig chose Trinidad

If you want to be in the heart of a small fishing village and be able to walk to the store, to the beach, or drive to any number of attractions, this is a great home base. The neighborhood is quiet, the neighbors are quiet and friendly, and you can do it all, or do nothing at all, and still feel refreshed from your time in Trinidad.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has something to offer all year round with great views of the bay from the front room, a cozy wood stove, very comfortable accommodations, a nice yard to hang out in, and a handful of restaurants, wineries, art galleries, and a museum/library. The house is small and really geared for a couple although it can handle up to four people if you are already accustomed to living in close quarters.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Trinidad in the Humboldt County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • standard shower with a hand rail to get in and out if needed. body wash, shampoo, and conditioner provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is simple, with a queen size bed. Not much else to say about it...you'll see that it works but is not extravagant ;)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Pilot Rock Cottage - Ocean view and great home base for exploring the area
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Again we had a great time at the cottage. Everything worked perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a couple. Nice location near restaurants, supermarket, little shops and the ocean!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice location

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time at the cottage.

Loved the wood stove on cold nights!

The neighbor was not very friendly but I guess she doesn’t know much about the rental of the cottage.

Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sunol, CA

Lovely weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for three of us. I loved the wood-burning stove, which kept the house very warm (there are also electric heaters in every room). The beds and couches were very comfortable. The owner was pleasant, and available if we needed anything. There are lots of windows out of the living room and kitchen, with a view of the bay. One short block takes you to an overlook of the bay, and a two-block stroll from there takes you down to a beach, boat launch, the top of a lighthouse and its big brass bell, and a restaurant. Altogether very enjoyable and we would go back if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Pilot Rock Cottage, and thought it was the perfect place for our visit to Trinidad. It has a great view, and is walking distance to everything in town. It also had everything we needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hercules, CA

This lovely cottage delivers more than the photos give justice.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with Pilot Rock Cottage. From access to departure was smooth and without complications, until we locked ourselves out! Steve left his work and had our door reopened very quickly. Clean, very well stocked and close to everything in Trinidad. We were there in rain and some fog, but it not effect the cozy warmth of the fire and view from the front of the cottage. Walking the beaches here do not require “perfect” weather. I was aching for an hour of sun just to sit on that porch and absorb the ocean view. We recommend bringing some of your own food for prep because the choices are somewhat limited. The kitchen provides all you may need. We will try a restaurant Steve suggested next time we visit. We will return here. This is perfect for a couple or a third person to sleep on the comfy futon. What a treat and well priced.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet and her husband were great guests and welcomed back at any time. Easy to communicate with and really seemed to enjoy themselves here. I am glad they got to soak up Trinidad.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
castro valley, CA

Quiet Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to spend a couple of days. Very comfortable and well supplied for cooking your own meals.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Prairie Creek Redwood State Park
Great place to see herds of wild elk, enormous redwood trees and spectacular coastline
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Humboldt County Airport (ACV)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Eatery
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Trinidad State Beach
Car: recommended

A guidebook to local attractions will be available in the cottage when you arrive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Trinidad, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Main season
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.34
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.65
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner'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.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals