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Rent a Private Park and Wildlife Preserve

Art Haschak

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Art Haschak

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Rent a Private Park and Wildlife Preserve

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Willits House Rental Photos and Description

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 house is only a little over ten years old and until recently was our home with 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Art Haschak (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

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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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Rent a Private Park and Wildlife Preserve
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
Sacramento Area, California
5

If Being Disconnected/Getting Away Is Your Goal.....this is your place!

  • 5 of 5

A truly unique and wonderful experience for us at this fantastic home in the redwood belt! Art was both responsive on email and accommodating with requests....and we had our deposit back within days of returning home.

The pictures are accurate and our time there supported the reviews below....plenty of room to wander/close to town/as remote as you'll get for the price. So let me help prepare others that are lucky enough to choose to stay here:

The last piece of road to get to the property is a little rough/bumpy. Any normal vehicle will be able to negotiate the dips/grooves in the dirt road but if you have a car that is lowered in any way, think twice about bringing it as you might end up scraping.

The refrigerator/freezer IS small. Having an ice chest or 2 to store things is a great idea...if not a necessity if you're there with a large group or plan on staying longer than a couple of days.

The stove/oven are also small. We brought a couple of our own pans to cook in and only 2 at a time would fit on the burners. I believe the oven is a standard width but not as tall as a standard one. The Weber BBQ on the back porch worked fine for those that need an option. There are warnings on the microwave about using it at all due to it's use of electricity....we just unplugged it for our time there as we didn't need it.

We really limited our use of any appliances but the generator still comes a couple times during the day and at night for about 60-90 mins at a time (not sure why since we didn't have anything on at night). The house is well insulated so the noise wasn't a problem...even for those sleeping on the side of the house where the generator was. It can disrupt the quiet when you're outside but that's the price of living off the grid.

These are just tips that I think would be helpful to future visitors.....don't get me wrong, this place is AWESOME! We've stayed at plenty of VRBO homes and this is by far the most private/remote...the quiet and tranquility were just what we were after and this place has it in spades (esp since cell service is basically non-existent). So many paths to hike....town is just a 20 minute drive away.....or just chill in the hammock...or hot tub...or watch the turtles hanging out by the pond....or the lizards warming themselves on a rock....or say hi to the super friendly dog that apparently lives on another property and came wandering around one morning.

Thanks to Art for making this gem available!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the honest review. I just wanted to tell you that we discovered this week that someone had plugged the refrigerator in and switched it over to electrical ( it is suppose to stay on propane). Maybe the group before you had switched it. That is why the generator was coming on at night which definitely isn't normal. The generator was probably running a lot more than usual during the day as well because we never run the fridge with electricity as it is too much of a load on the system. Thanks again and glad you enjoyed your stay, Art
5

great spot!

  • 5 of 5

If willits isn't too far out of your way, this cabin is awesome! ! Secluded from everything with full privacy and enough property to keep you exploring for a week! The house is quite roomy and kept up very well. They have a nice hot tub (we used every night) and a pond that looks like during summer would be amazing to swim in! Would definitely recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful house and surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent my birthday weekend here w/ my closest friends and our kids and dogs. There were 8 adults, 4 little kiddos, and 3 tiny dogs. There was plenty of room for us all, and we even got all the adults around the dining room table for a birthday dinner. The hot tub is full-size and got super hot. It was beautiful under the stars at night, surrounded by the woods. The kids loved looking at the salamanders and turtles in the pond, and of course they loved the play structure with swings and a slide. The yard and surroundings are amazing--you feel like you've been transported as you drive the dirt road up to the house. It's like driving through a rainforest. My friends loved it, and we were all sad to leave. We plan to return, for sure.

Of note, the property photos are totally accurate and the place was clean and well-maintained. It is "off the grid", so you have to be somewhat thoughtful about electricity usage (you can't have every appliance going at the same time), but we had no problems with it. The fridge is kind of small, so just be thoughtful about how much stuff you bring, or bring an extra cooler. The stove and oven are also petite, but we managed to cook an entire ham in the oven, and we cooked a big delicious indian dinner on the stovetop, too.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time, with lots of peaceful relaxing but also lots of hikes on the various trails. The property is stunningly beautiful. The beds are comfortable. The house/kitchen is well stocked, for example we were thrilled to find really good cast iron pans in the kitchen. Even just around the house there's lots for the kids to go off and explore on their own. We can't wait to go back and want to experience the place during different seasons. This is probably one of our all time favorite VRBO rentals.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Secluded oasis.........

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as listed--no surprises, Art was very helpful, the house was clean with plenty of extra blankets, sheets ,etc......Beautiful property with lots of space to explore....hammock, hot tub, and outdoor deck with weber grill were put to good use.....Again Art was outstanding to rent from, received my deposit back before I returned home! Would definitely do it again......

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful Christmas Memories!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my family's first experience with using a rental home, and we couldn't have been more pleased. We have a large family with 8 children ranging from almost 5 to 14. The bedroom set up was perfect as we also had my mom travel with us and the downstairs master room was perfect for her. We personally didn't care about no cable tv, internet, and other things that we really needed a break from. Our children really enjoyed the hundreds of acres of redwood forest that kept them busy on adventures for hours and our own family time at night. We stayed for six days and highly recommend this beautiful surrounding for a real getaway. Thank you for this wonderful first rental vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Willits House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
memorial day weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
cleaning fee $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Willits House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • We have beds for ten. If you have over that number of people you will need to bring sleeping pads or airmattresses. Although we have some arimattresses available we cannot guarantee their condition from one renter to the next.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • 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 fishing, 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.

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