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AVAIL HSU GRAD 2015!! CALL NOW!! Whales Tale Cabin Fab Views, Private, Hot Tub

Richard

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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AVAIL HSU GRAD 2015!! CALL NOW!! Whales Tale Cabin Fab Views, Private, Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Arcata House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

WHERE THE MAD RIVER MEETS THE PACIFIC SURF: The Whale's Tale Cabin is a cozy bungalow style cottage sitting on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Mad River as it meets the crashing breakers of the Pacific Ocean. From the western rooms and deck visitors can enjoy whale watching, viewing the myriad of wildlife on the Mad River, and just relax, taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer.

The Whales Tale Cabin is a home built in the 1960's situated in an eclectic neighborhood of million dollar view homes mixed with modest residences in the small community of McKinleyville just a few short miles north of Arcata off of Highway 101. To maintain the cozy mood of a cabin we have maintained the rustic feel of that time period while presenting an impeccably clean and comfortable ambiance with simple furnishings. There is also free WiFi to keep you connected with the 21st Century.

The quiet and secluded cabin is near downtown Mckinleyville, with a full service cinema, restaurants, and shops. The picturesque fishing village of Trinidad with its famous lighthouse is just ten minutes to the north. Parents and visitors to Humboldt State University are only 10 minutes from the campus. Nearby are gorgeous beaches, Patrick's Point State Park, Redwoods, hiking trails, and the artsy old-style lumber town of Arcata is just 10 minutes south. The Whale's Tale provides an exquisitely serene, relaxing, and private break from the usual mad rush of our hectic lifestyles. Call or E-mail for information.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Ocean View, Retreat, River, Ocean Front, Hot tub, river front, waterfront

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Before the whole glow faded, I wanted to write and tell you how very much we enjoyed our time at Whales Tale. I wished we had another day or two there. What an amazing view! And such a lovely, comfortable house. The weather was absolutely perfect, raining one night and clear and bright during the days. We woke yesterday morning to a double rainbow over the dunes. Thank you so much for allowing us bring our dog along and for sharing your cabin. You are a lucky man to own that place. I think I'd never leave if I did!

All best wishes, Joanne
Dec 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 50 traveler reviews

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AVAIL HSU GRAD 2015!! CALL NOW!! Whales Tale Cabin Fab Views, Private, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.94 based on 57 reviews
We are from Hawaii, D.C., and West Virginia
5

Review of Whale Tale Cabin, McKinleyville, California, March, 2015

  • 5 of 5

The owner and housekeeper and even neighbors were very pleasant to deal with. The cabin was wonderfully comfortable: well stocked cook in kitchen, laundry, plenty of hot water, and a furnace that heats the place up quickly, comfortable beds, a good fireplace, lots of windows, beautiful views, and a hot tub overlooking the Mad River and the ocean. The location is perfect for Redwoods, beaches with magnificent surf, small delicious breweries, shops in Arcadia and Eureka, and we were in time for a Blues Night Festival nearby.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
california
5

So Happy!

  • 5 of 5

Great views, wonderful cabin, we felt instantly at home.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newbury Park CA
5

Wonderful Stay at Whales Tale Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Whales Tale Cabin has breathtaking views and is truly a home with all the amenities. The pictures on the website are exactly what you'll find at this home. It is clean and the location is close to grocery stores and restaurants. We traveled to Arcata, Trinidad, and the Redwood forest. Richard was a wonderful host and checked to make sure everything was ok. My son attends HSU and the home was only 10 minutes from the school. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to use the spa/hottub, but it looked amazing and offers fabulous views of Mad River and the ocean. I loved sitting on the outside patio watching the wildlife and the evening sunset. I truly hated to leave. If we return to this area, we will definitely see if this home is available. Thank you Richard and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two kids stayed here for the Humboldt homecoming weekend. What a great little stay, a true home away from home. The kitchen had everything you need, there was a washer and dryer and a warm Jacuzzi outside. The bedrooms were wonderful with clean bedding and the view of the ocean was amazing. Richard was a wonderful landlord who went out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect. Near the house was a magical walk through a beautiful ocean forrest of junipers and all different kinds of ecology. We found our home away from home and will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great views of both the Mad River and the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

The whale's tale cabin is a great place to stay. The house was comfortable and the views were great. Bring your binoculars for the wildlife viewing. There is lots of activity along the estuary. Close to Great beaches,shops and great bike riding.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful spot, wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

This place is roomy, well equipped, comfortable, and in a great location. It was very well maintained and the owner, Richard, was very responsive and accommodating. This listing is very accurate and you can count on everything it claims.

The location was wonderful. The river, the immense ocean, the huge sky, the empty and natural beach. I could not stop looking out on all of it.

We rented for most of a week because we wanted to spend some time with our daughter, a student at HSU. She gave us the full tour of all the beaches, hiking trails, small towns, restaurants, and so much more. I would not hesitate to recommend this listing and am quite likely to rent there again!

Thank you Richard, for sharing your lovely place!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Arcata Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mad river Beach and Clam Beach

kayaking and canoeing on the Mad River--The famous Hammond Trail is just steps from The Cabin

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Arcata House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HSU Graduation
May 10 2015 - May 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,975
$7,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Please call for special rates, last minute discounts. Standard rate represents an average. Rates are lower sometimes midweek and low season, and higher on Holidays and week-ends, and high season. Rates also vary by number of people. For example, a low season rate for 2 midweek might be $185 per night and a high season rate in July or August, Christmas, etc. might be $285 t0 $345 for 6.
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Amenities

Arcata House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) high quality, very comfortable, Queen size Beds (1) high quality, very comfortable, Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing

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