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Chris Howard

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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RIVERFRONT REDWOOD RETREAT

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Crescent City House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms/6 Baths With Unmatched River And Redwood Views

Nestled in the heart of redwood country and perched atop the high banks of the nationally known wild and scenic Smith River lies the historic Woodmoor Gables Lodge. This beautifully renovated 1939 redwoods retreat has 360-degree views of the tallest trees in the world and the Smith River. Wake up to views of the river and to the sound of it rushing by. Enjoy your coffee in the sunroom or dine in the evenings facing sunsets as the river meanders to the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Our family’s river front gathering place is located directly adjacent to Redwood National and State Parks, in Hiouchi, California, just 15 minutes east of Crescent City and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Known for sunny summer days and cool evening nights, Hiouchi is considered the area’s gateway to the redwoods, and Woodmoor Gables is the premier riverfront rental property.

The house sits on 1.3 acres of sprawling lawns, gardens, lily ponds and fountains and has a private deck and small orchard. The architecture is reminiscent of the 16th-century Tudor period, providing a classic ambiance with all the modern comforts to make your stay in the heart of the redwoods memorable and relaxing.

Woodmoor Gables has been extensively renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, granite tile and maple hardwood flooring throughout as well as all new appliances, handcrafted maple cabinetry, lighting and furniture. An open floor plan and new windows in every room allow unobstructed views of the redwoods and Smith River.

This two-story floor plan offers incredible options to make your stay enjoyable no matter what the season. The first floor offers an expansive kitchen-dining room layout. The kitchen is furnished with a bar-height counter and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the redwoods and river while you host friends and family. The dining area features plenty of seating (with a table for 12 and room for more) to host family gatherings. After dinner, enjoy the crackle of a Northwood’s fire in the living room, while curling up on one of several couches to enjoy an evening’s conversation. The first floor also has two of the most exciting attributes of the lodge: our redwood paneled sunroom which still has the original lead framed windows and our large mahogany paneled game room featuring a regulation pool table, fireplace and 50” flat screen TV, with plenty of games and reading materials to entertain the entire family.

When you are ready for sleep, chose from our 6 tastefully decorated bedrooms:

The Master Suite: located on the second floor, king bed, private view of the river and redwoods, 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath with antique claw foot tub and large granite shower

The Fountain Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook and private bath

The Redwood Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Green Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Twin Room: located on the second floor, 2 twin beds, garden view, vaulted ceiling

The Garden Room: located on the first floor, queen bed, private bath, garden view

The Redwoods and the Smith River are a 5 minute walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds or a short drive to the entrance of Redwood National Park. The manicured lawns and gardens are an incredible treat in the spring, summer and fall, and offer a pond, fountain, rose garden, Japanese maples, and unique trees and shrubs found nowhere else in the County. Just up the road from the Park is the quaint little town of Hiouchi, which offers large morning breakfast (Paul Bunyan Style!) and lunch plates, and a small hamlet store for obtaining groceries and gas.

Because we live locally, we can offer a great variety of suggestions to help seed your trip with places to visit and explore including hikes through the redwoods, beaches or coastal dunes, whale watching, magnificent lighthouses, horseback rides on the beaches and in the redwoods, bird watching some of the 413 plus species known to visit Del Norte County and of course fishing on the beautiful Smith River, known for its world record salmon and steelhead fishing.

We love Woodmoor Gables and invite you to enjoy the redwood’s premier lodge while traveling through the Pacific Northwest or fishing our pristine rivers. Woodmoor Gables is that perfect place for large families or groups of friends to gather for an extended stay-cation. We hope you will consider it a home where your entire family can relax and play.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Howard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Chris Howard

Chris and Lisa are 18 year residents in Del Norte County. Lisa is a local teacher and Chris is a wildlife and fisheries biologist. They have 2 children and a dog.

Chris Howard purchased this house in 2012

Why Chris Howard chose Crescent City

Dr. Stump created Woodmoor Gables for travelers visiting the coastal redwoods. Woodmoor Gables reverted to a private residence in the late 70's and for the last 30 years has undergone extensive remodeling. Woodmoor Gables has been revived to find its roots as a redwood retreat, and freshly renovated with all the finest amenities to make your stay in redwood country memorable.

What makes this house unique

This 5,000 square foot retreat offers 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and is the largest accommodations for multiple families visiting the redwoods in Del Norte County. Many exciting interior home attractions such as the spacious kitchen, master suite, game room and inviting fireplace will warm your senses. Located on the beautiful Smith River just a moment’s walk to the redwoods.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved waking up to the views of the redwoods and the Smith River.
Dec 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Riverfront Redwood Retreat
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
Jacksonville, OR USA
5

Wonderful Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Our group consisted of 9 adults. The house was comfortable and there was plenty of space to accommodate all of us. The views from the dining area and kitchen were stunningly beautiful. The gardens around the house were delightful. We actually used some of the rosemary for our dinner one night. The location was great for walks in the Redwoods and down to the Smith for fishing. Chris was helpful, very knowledgeable about the area, and even brought us fresh organic eggs from his farm. What a treat they were! All in all we have a wonderful time and would definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
5

A wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
We are a group of 8 people, all were very comfortably settled in this remarkable home! The home is very spacious, modern, comfortable through out. It is very pleasant to stay inside the house with the nice decorations, furniture and fixtures. It is also very enjoyable to sit outside to enjoy the gorgeous view! We only wish we could stay longer!

Owner Chris is very accommodating: communicate with us promptly, give us clear directions, provide all the information we needed. He even offered us to enjoy the home grown grape--yum, sweet and juicy! He also helped us to change the leaking tire! Anybody run a business like Chris does deserve the greatest success! Thank you Chris!

One suggestion:several houses share the main driveway. Maybe a more visible address sign will help people to find the right house quicker.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
5

An amazing home on the bank of the Smith River.

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time we had in this lovely home. The setting is right on the bank of the river with a beautiful view. It was a perfect setting for our wedding rehearsal dinner. The gourmet kitchen had plenty of room to set up our buffet for 40 guests. Everyone loved the home and location. Also the house comes with everything that one would need. So you won't need a thing from home! Last but not least the owners were amazing! We left a few items behind and they were happy to send them to us promptly.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
Redondo beach ca
5

Peaceful up to date retreat

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed 3 nights at the property. It's was clean, the beds were wonderfully comfortable and the linens we top notch. The house was comfortable with great views and everything you could want. Chris and Lisa welcomed us with wine and locally grown organic eggs. Wish we could have stayed longer .
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
Napa California
5

Wonderful vacation house

  • 5 of 5
My family really enjoyed our vacation at this house. As my 10 year old granddaughter said it is beautiful here. My daughter in law didn't want to leave the kitchen, where we spent a lot of time together cooking, visiting and playing games. Other than 1 day when it rained we had our morning coffee on the deck over looking the smith river. There is a great swimming hole you can drive to, which you can see from the deck it's that close. The town and ocean are about a 15 minute drive through large redwoods.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Riverfront Redwood Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452218vb
- (707) 218-7872
Crescent City North Coast California
Lindon, Utah
5

Charming Estate with unforgettable views.

  • 5 of 5
This historical manor has been beautifully renovated to accommodate a large number of friends and family. The views from the kitchen and back deck are breath-taking and were a highlight of our trip. We hosted a small party with friends and family and the amazing kitchen that is modern and top notch was a dream to cook in. We ate most of our meals out back over looking the river. My 3 teenage girls loved the gardens, the shuffle board, hammock and fire pit at night. We loved the country charm of this beautiful home and the setting of the river is unbeatable. At night you can peacefully hear the river. Each bedroom has it's own unique charm and feel. This would be a great place for a family reunion, a couples retreat, or a friends get away. It's located by Jedediah Smith state park, where we took our morning walks through the redwoods. Crescent City is just 10 miles away and we spent time at the beach, the light house and around the docks. But the river that is in the back yard could entertain you for days. Our family made memories that will last a life time here. The owners are delightful, and so accommodating and amazing people. We would definitely recommend this charming vacation retreat and hope to return someday.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Del Norte County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Redwood Highway/ Highway 199
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hiouchi Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kellogg Beach
Car: recommended

Hiouchi is the Gateway to Redwood National and State Park, home to the worlds tallest trees. You have your choice of many trails through these magnificent giants just a few minutes walk from your front door or find yourself on a short drive to where the redwoods meet the sea. The rugged Pacific Coast line offers premier beaches for surfing and aquatic sports, including breathtaking views of our lighthouses and rocky shores.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Crescent City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 29 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Higher rate if more than 12 people: addtional $20/guest/night.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Near game room and sun room
  • Three bedrooms have private bathrooms; two bedrooms share a bathroom, with doors leading to bathroom from each room. The twin bedroom has a bathroom just down the hall. Downstairs has a bathroom near the sun room and game room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Fountain Room - 1 queen , Great river views and private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , disconnected private bath, vaulted ceilings
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Surround sound T.V., large master bath, closet, River view
    Garden Room - 1 queen , Reading nook, garden views, private bath
    Green Room - 1 queen , Reading nook, view of the river. Shared bath.
    Redwood Room - 1 queen , Reading nook and spectacular river and redwood views.
  • The second floor finds a spacious king bedroom with a private view of the river and redwoods. Maple hardwood floors surround you in comfort, while you enjoy a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath. Bathe in our antique claw foot tub while enjoying views of the redwoods or rinse in the large granite shower. Just down the hall, the Fountain Room offers a large queen bed, great views of the river, and a private bath. Our twin bedroom has views of the gardens and a vaulted ceiling. The twin bedroom is serviced by cozy disconnected bathroom/shower. On the south side of the house, the stunning queen bed Redwood Room boasts maple hardwood floors, the original redwood vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and views of the redwoods and river. The Green Room offers views of the river, a queen size bed, and reading nook and cozy views of the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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