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Bluff House with panoramic, whitewater view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2BR ocean-view cottage, Trinidad, California USA

This secluded bluff-top house at the end of a private road has ocean views up and down the coast and is inundated by sounds of the surf. The cottage is perfect for a quiet retreat or a family vacation. Look for whales from the 40-foot living room, check out the surfers, or watch nesting seabirds on the rocks below. Walk to pristine beaches. Lagoons, rivers, and forest parks are just a short drive away. Fish or sea kayak out of Trinidad harbor.

The sheltered side yard has a campfire pit and a portable barbecue. Bedrooms feature good quality mattresses, down and non-allergenic duvets, all-cotton linens, opening windows. The cottage has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, digital cable w/DVR, Wi-Fi, XBox, DVD/VCR/stereo system, and a fully equipped kitchen w/ Bosch gas range and dishwasher / Multi-Pure water system. Bathroom has clawfoot tub/shower. Proximity to ACV airport.

Rates displayed are for 2 guests; RATES for MORE THAN 2 GUESTS increase accordingly and are displayed in seasonal rate notes and included in quotes.

NOT available for large parties or receptions. Some simple gatherings OK with owner agreement on file.

The cottage is close to the airport, restaurants, Humboldt Bay, a wildlife sanctuary and charter boats. Nearby historic towns feature music, movies, art galleries, concerts, and more restaurants.

** Owner is sometimes on the property in the attached writing studio, with separate entrance and private deck. You have exclusive use of the house and yard during your stay. You might cross paths, but more likely you'll only see me if I'm out watering flowers or we meet in the driveway.

** For your security, there are some perimeter cameras on the property. They do not intrude on your privacy. If you have any concerns, please let me know.

Thanks to guests Jim Thompson (May, 2010), Wendy Moran (2007 - 2010) for photos taken during their stays at Bluff House.

Guest email during Bluff stay:: The house is wonderful. I wonder if I might extend my stay for two more nights if it is available. I would love to meet you as well. This house is truly a haven for me and I am so appreciative for the time here. -- Wendy M., New York

More Details

Beverly Hanly
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Beverly Hanly

I'm a writer and editor. I love traveling, hiking, making photographs, dinners with friends, hearing live music, and reading.

Why Beverly Hanly chose Westhaven-Moonstone

I fell in love when I walked through the gate -- plain and simple, it felt like home. There's an intimate view of the rocks below and the house is perfectly aligned with them. But yet you see the whole sweep of the ocean. The curve of the bay to the north and Trinidad Head is close but when you look to the south, you see the long stretch of Clam Beach and all the way to Cape Mendocino on a clear day. It's a nice place to plant flowers, but the natural landscaping and the ocean provide enough beauty so I can keep yard work to a minimum.

What makes this cottage unique

There's simply no better view on the coast. The combination of being at the end of the lane (so nobody walking by), the protected side yard, and the wide open access to the Pacific is just the perfect combination. I can sit inside the house with a book and feel like I'm at the beach but nobody will bother me. It's a simple cottage in a stunning location, which is just right for me.


Westhaven-Moonstone Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets: Review and agree to pet policy to make sure you're comfortable with our rules. I'm happy to discuss policy, but leash is essential at all times.
  • Kids: Parents, careful! We only have a rope barrier, so impulsive kids may not be a good fit at Bluff. No rock throwing. We can talk it over.
  • Check-out: Follow our simple check-out checklist (in the house instruction book) and you'll be one of our favorite guests.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Clawfoot tub
  • Tub has grab bars, but is not handicap accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Wooden sash windows open easily for ocean breezes from Trinidad Harbor. Great mattresses. Single daybed in living room with good mattress; can be extended for extra guest (ask for this setup); has great ocean view.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Front-load washer and dryer on utility porch. Multi-Pure in-sink water purifier in kitchen. XBox Kinect. DVR / cable TV with TiVo, on-demand.


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Bluff House with panoramic, whitewater view
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Loved the views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at this cozy cottage and will stay here again, if we are in the area. The views of the coastline are amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was lovely - welcoming comfortable and nicely outfitted home with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the sweet artsy cottage house - enjoyed a good storm in front of the fire, walked local beaches every day and slept soundly on comfortable bed with lovely sheets...:)

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, well stocked rental home

  • 5 of 5

The property is perched on a huge cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The views represented in the photos on the website are accurate. Gorgeous views! The house was well stocked with all the kitchen essentials needed for preparing meals. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again if we are in the area. We were about 20-30 min away from the visitor center for Redwood National Park which was our main reason for staying here. Grocery store was about 5 min away in Trinidad.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, Ca

The most beautiful home with a spectacular view on the bluffs of Trinidad

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we stayed at this magnificent property and again, was not disappointed. From the moment you walk through the arbor from the parking area you are hit in the face with the most beautiful view of this lovely area called Trinidad.

This past visit was a full down time for my husband and I after a very busy summer. And that is exactly what we did. We left the house just one day and spent the remaining 4 days just enjoying this beautiful home and the views. Watching the surfers below every day and seeing whales and hearing the crash of the surf below. We caught up on reading, relaxing and taking naps outside. We had our cocktails outside every evening and barbecued 3 nights out of the 4 and enjoyed the scenery while eating.

The home is very welcoming, comfortable and spotless. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need during your stay.

If you are in this area and the calendar is available we highly recommend this home. The owner, Beverly is a Gem. We had a chance once again to sit and have a conversation with her while we were here. A lovely woman.

We will most definitely come back to this area in 2018 and will work around the availability of Beverly’s calendar to plan our trip.

Enjoy everyone who stays here.

Deb and David Beach

Lincoln, California

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb, it was great to have you and David — and sweet dog, Byron — at the Bluff again. Glad you were able to let down and just enjoy! Come back when you can.
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Perfect ocean setting

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a water getaway on the coast nearest our high desert home in NM. Bluff House is wonderful. A simple rustic home with all the necessities. The wow factor is the views of the Pacific up and down the coast. Though visiting the fun and interesting towns of Trinidad and Arcata and the abundant restaurant and coop scene was a pleasure, we were sad to leave Bluff House even for a few hours. Local wines and cheeses were excellent. Artisanal breads exceptional.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming secluded cottage with spectacular views of Trinidad Bay

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed Bluff House while on a visit to hike in Redwood National Park and the adjacent state parks. Beverly has great taste and has furnished the house with style and comfort and the area, just around the bay and south of Trinidad village was astonishingly quiet (to me as a city person), with only the murmur of the waves on the beach way down below. I'm already planning my next trip. Out of towners note: the house is a 10 minute drive north--about 6 or 7 miles, I think, of the very tiny and very convenient Arcata/Eureka Airport, which provides connections to Portland, San Francisco and elsewhere. Fully-furnished kitchen and wrap around ocean views from house and lovely patio make cooking in a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Moonstone Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Moonstone Grill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Moonstone, Houda Point
Car: recommended

The best thing about the Trinidad area is the many uncrowded beaches and hikes through the redwoods and Fern Canyon. Add friendly locals, fishing out of Trinidad harbor, and easy-access kayak rental at two local lagoons. Find local fresh seafood, plenty of organic groceries, and several farmers markets. A lively arts and music scene surrounds the university in nearby Arcata with central town plaza. World-renowned marsh and wetlands, Humboldt Bay and Eureka old-town and historic Ferndale are also nearby. Good restaurants make for a special night out. Seasonal festivals, such as the Mad River Festival in nearby Blue Lake feature theater talent from around the world; Oyster Festival in Arcata celebrates local aquaculture and food; Wild Blackberry Festival in Westhaven and Trinidad Fish Festival are small, local community events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Pet fee is per dog / week.

If you see open dates in my calendar that are less than my minimum stay, please contact me and I will create a quote for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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