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Luxurious and Remote Paradise on the South Fork of the Smith River!

Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Luxurious and Remote Paradise on the South Fork of the Smith River!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Crescent City House Rental Photos and Description

28 private & secluded acres sleeps 6+ camping friendly with easy path to river!

Luxury Vacation Rental on the South Fork of the Smith River! Private, secluded & off the grid but with all the amenities of home. For your next vacation, enjoy true luxury on the Smith River, in Northern California’s Del Norte County. Enjoy the fun of a vacation home on the Smith River; smelling, feeling and seeing natures wonders. Enjoy the tall redwoods, the wild river, fishing, BBQing, relaxing, and feeling the joys of nature. Meanwhile, know you have the access to room for the family, comfort amenities … even internet access in the middle of nowhere.

Incidentally, being in the Crescent City area, you will find you are only minutes from the seashore, golf, hunting, and other recreation. You may find you never want to leave.

Our Amenities

Sleeps 8 + 1 King, 2 Queen & one Full plus, two large sofas

(Plenty of room for sleeping bags too)

Fully equipped kitchen with large Sun Frost refrigerator

Dining room

Fireplace

2.5 bathrooms

Laundry facility

Fully equipped outdoor kitchen with hot water, BBQ & fire pit

Carport

Easy path to the river

Hughs Internet service

Our Rates

$350 per night – 3 night minimum & 4 person occupancy (additional $25/per person)

$600 Reservation deposit to be received 2 weeks prior to occupancy

$200 cleaning fee

Weekly rates available

Monthly rates available

Cancellation policy - 30 day notice, full refund

(Reservation deposit to be transferred to security deposit upon arrival. Cleaning fee covers normal cleaning; any excess to be taken out of security deposit. The balance shall be refundable upon departure.)

Private & secluded with all the amenities of home. Smith River Front property! Spectacular off grid home on 28 acres built to maximize views of the emerald waters of the wild and scenic Smith River from every perspective. Uniquely designed with state of the art solar power and generator back-up. Outdoor kitchen with all the conveniences, running water, BBQ, fire pit, cabinetry and more! Detached carport has two large storage areas & solar equipment has its own house. On demand hot water heater. Easy access down to the best swimming hole on the Smith Smith River. Open floor plan has 1 king, 2 queen, and one full sofa bed plus 2 large sofas. Perfect spot for a family get-a-way or retreat!

NO EVENTS PLEASE!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn

I have lived in Del Norte County for almost 30 years and acquired this property to property manage and list for sale recently. I am a licencensed California Real Estate Agent @Ming Tree Real Estate; DRE # 01221233.

This is my favorite spot on the Smith River and I, along with my husband, VERNE (caretaker), THE OWNERS, want to share the experience with others.

Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn purchased this house in 2010

Why Donna Zorn and Verne Zorn chose Crescent City

Just lucky! Privacy and seclusion!

What makes this house unique

If you love the wilderness and out door activities, you will love this vacation spot. The location and proximity to recreation make this one stand out from the rest. The Emerald Waters of the South Fork of the Smith River are truely spectacular!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Luxurious and Remote Paradise on the South Fork of the Smith River!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Tualatin, Oregon USA
3

Beautiful but Sweltering

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at the “luxurious and remote paradise on the south fork of the Smith River!” from 7/27 - 8/2/2014. We had a mixed experience with this property.

The house, its setting and the many decks are simply gorgeous and a wood lover’s dream! The architecture and river are wonderful. The double tile walk in shower was stunning and a pure joy to use. The house was immaculate when we arrived.

While we enjoyed the riverfront view, and swimming in the river; the many rugged, irregular steps descending approximately 60 feet to the banks of the Smith River are challenging for able-bodied people and not for people with mobility issues, despite info on this properties website that promises 'easy path to the river'. Also note that the “fully equipped kitchen” does not include a dishwasher.

Our main problem during this very hot summer stay (all 6 days were 85 degrees plus) was staying comfortable in this “hot house.” While we knew going into our stay that the house had no air conditioning, we (wrongly) assumed from the listing touting “luxury accommodations " meant the house would be effectively cooled by other means. Unfortunately, there was not even a simple box fan in the whole house and only two of the three ceiling fans were operational. By early afternoon the inside of the house was hotter than outside due to solar gain. Airflow through the house was relatively poor, although it did cool at night and become comfortable by late evening. Unfortunately the owners did not have any assistance to offer other than to reimburse the cost of our purchase of a box fan. The caretaker reported he was unable to replace the missing remote control which was required to operate the ceiling fan above the master bed. All in all, the inside of this lovely house was essentially not usable from about 1 pm until 8 pm. Finally we left one day early being unable to face the sweltering conditions in the house another day.

The drive from the house to the nearest Redwood Grove and to Crescent City become quite arduous with repetition and you should plan on 30 minutes to Crescent City at best, longer in the dark, due to the curves and lack of lighting.

Despite the lovely setting and beautiful home, the opportunity for star-gazing without city light pollution and a private swimming hole in a beautiful river; we would not recommend this rental during the summer heat.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Antonio, Texas
5

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Emerald Waters for five nights earlier this month and were amazed by its beauty. Built as a retirement home by the original owners, their love for the property shows in every detail. The house has an unusual open arrangement that gives magnificent views down to the Smith River from every one of the large panoramic windows. The only drawback for some may be its remoteness. It takes at least a ½ hour to get to Crescent City, although the nearby Howland Hill Road through the Redwoods National Forest past Stout Grove is a special way to go there. Both Donna and Vern, the property managers and caretakers couldn't have been more helpful in making our arrangements.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Monica, CA
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Emerald Waters for 5 days in August. The stay was amazing. Our girls (8 and 5) loved the loft bedroom, swam in the River for hours each day, and we all spent long evenings in the outdoor kitchen. If we had known how wonderful the property was, we would have cut out other parts of our trip to stay for an extra 3 days. Highly recommended by our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hercules, California
5

Wonderful Labor Day 2014 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular and we had a whale of a time here. The listing and photos are accurate. Donna and Verne were very responsive and considerate. The property was clean and well maintained. The Kayak and boat were left out by the river for our use. We had so much fun in the river. The pristine, clean, and clear water was absolutely rejuvenating. We lit a fire in the fire pit in the outdoor kitchen area every night with the firewood we were provided with. I would recommend that you come well stocked with groceries for your stay on your way in and enjoy the facilities here.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rochester Hills, MI
4

Beautiful Home in the middle of nowhere

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful property that is maintained very well by the property owner. All the pictures accurately represent the vacation home in its current state. We found the furnishings to be welcoming and comforting. The outside kitchen area was fantastic. The stairs to the river were quite steep and placed at various heights which could be challenging for some people. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The property manager was responsive and attentive to our needs. The only negative we found to this rental house was its location. Unfortunately it was not mentioned that there are two major bridge construction projects happening on the only main road in and out of this property from 6a - 6p everyday except Sunday. The travel time into Crescent City is about 45 mins from the house and we were held up several times for an additional 30 mins at each bridge crossing which we found inconvenient. This house is great if you just go and stay there but not so convenient if you are planning to do day trips. The home is completely self- sufficient and relies on solar electricity. We were asked to avoid using high energy appliances (washer, dryer, etc.) at night time which was difficult since we were out most of the day and at the house in the evening. Again the house was amazing and it just depends on what your needs are during your stay as to whether this will be a good fit for your vacation plans.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bridge construction projects are complete with no travel delays!
5

A families renewal

  • 5 of 5

I loved it here! My husband and sons and I just played for 7 days, morning till night. No cell service, no tv, and mostly candlelight was perfect and having the Wi-Fi we all still had a connection at home. It was 90 degrees plus the whole time and the swimming hole was a blast! I never cooked in the house so the outdoor kitchen and deck was my favorite. I highly recommend this for a family get away. Also, a bunch of wildlife, just something new everyday.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Ward Air Field, Gasquet, CA & CEC 25 miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Historic Patrick Creek Lodge
Nearest Ferry
380 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course (HWY 197 Hiouchi)
Nearest Train
400 Miles
Sacramento
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Highway 199
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Hiouchi Cafe
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mt Ashland
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Crescent City ocean beaches

Private and secluded OFF GRID. 16 miles from Highway 199 and South Fork intersection. Follow the spectacular South fork of the Smith River all the way to Big Flat and

'Emerald Waters'.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Crescent City House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,150
$7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Call for further clarifications.
Check in at 3 PM
Check out at 11AM
Occupancy tax to be charged. Payments to be in full and in cash at time of check-in.
Balance of security deposit (less cleaning fee) to be refunded to guest. Cleaning fee is $225 Security Deposit is $625
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Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2 head tile walk-in shower, large soaking tub, private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1/2 bathroom downstairs and 3/4 bath (shower) in upstairs loft suite with terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Upstairs Bedroom Suite!
  • The design of this home is open with one loft bedroom (open), sofa bed (open to kitchen and living), two large sofas (not sofa beds), and king bed with sliding partition.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Spectacular getaway on the South Fork of the Smith River in the middle of the Smith River National Recreation area. Private and secluded. Operated by solar and generator back up. 28 acres of useable land on the South Fork, Smith Rvr

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