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Bluff House with panoramic, whitewater view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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 California

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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • 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 7
  • 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 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Neptune's jewel in Trinidad, California

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, comfortable home, nicely furnished, magical gardens!!! What more could you ask for as you sit back and enjoy a vacation on the California coast, listening to the sound of the waves, watching surfers on the ocean and basking in California sunshine. The owner has thought of everything that will make your stay a delightful experience. This property is definitely the place to stay when visiting the Trinidad, Ca area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bluff House

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location. The view is worth a million dollars plus. The home had everything that was needed and then some. It was so nice we never went out to eat, My daughter and son in law did all of the cooking with my son in law using the BBQ. Very private Also we saw great sunsets.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, I'm so glad you liked staying home at the Bluff House! It was great to host your family for the special occasion of a graduation. Come back!
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The perfect honeymoon cottage on the coast

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this spot! The open kitchen/living room with all windows to that view was amazing. It's over one of my favorite beaches ( moonstone) that has the best tide pools. The rooms are quaint and super cozy, and I love the claw foot bathtub too. :) The whole house has a warm feel to it, so it makes it already one of my favorite home away from home spots. Beverly was very friendly and accommodating with our visit, and made sure we had everything we needed. I am already thinking about planning my next trip here!! Ha ha. ;) <3

Thanks again, Beverly!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the most breathtaking views you can ever see

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, everything that I needed was there and easy to access. Beverly is very good at communicating and making sure everything is in line and all the details are understood of how to get into the property. Very accommodating one of the best experiences I have had using the service.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, comfortable house; incredible views; great kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We loved Bluff House and hope to return. Even on a rainy winter weekend, it was a perfect place to enjoy games by the gas fireplace and cooking up delicious meals with all the wonderful local produce, seafood, and cheese. Comfy bed and furniture, easy livable space. A fantastic location for exploring the beaches and redwood forests of the Humboldt Coast!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The view is not to be believed. We made sure to be home everyday for sunset! It was magical to watch the sun set and the boats out. The kitchen has nice steel pans for cooking. We got fresh steamed crab from Katy's Smokehouse and took the dogs to play on the beach at Moonstone Beach every morning. Hard place to leave. We ended up staying an extra night!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when people take advantage of sunset magic at Bluff -- and mornings at Moonstone! I'm glad we had a good crab season this year and that you found Katy's. Come back soon -- you've found the haunts that locals frequent.
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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

Westhaven-Moonstone Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2
Jul 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter 1
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $130
Pet Fee $100
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.
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