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Bluff House with panoramic, whitewater view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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

Owner
Beverly Hanly
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

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.

Amenities

Westhaven-Moonstone Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Clawfoot tub
  • Tub has grab bars, but is not handicap accessible.
Bedrooms:
  • 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. Double futon with good mattress in living room sleeps two; has great ocean view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Bluff House with panoramic, whitewater view
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS!!!

  • 5 of 5

When you first drive in you kinda go hmm - but once there wow - super cute and cozy - comfy beds - nice kitchen - super close to great restaurants and the absolute best view in the world!!!! we will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house, location and the view once you walked through the arbor. We'll be glad to have you back!
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Property is everything represented . Very clean, quite, & everything needed for any length of time. If you had any questions or needed help

Carolyn would promptly handle it. We were not able to stay for the time we had rented as something came up & we had to leave.

We plan on another outing in the future

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely charming. The house was perfect. I couldn't have been happier with the house. It will be one of the key highlights of the trip. The view from windows that looked down onto the ocean were mesmerizing. This will be by far my favorite vacation and Bluff house made it so. The patio area was great to set and watch the Ocean and the sunsets. As soon as I walked in the door I knew it was going to be hard to leave... and it was.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Bluff House!

  • 5 of 5

Ok, first impression of the property... Absolutely stunning. You just walk in the house saying "wow" and "OMG". The view from ANYWHERE is unbelievable. The house was top notch with all the amenities. The view from the patio is breathtaking, watching the mesmerizing tide roll lazily in and out, is a once in a lifetime view of the Pacific Ocean. It was a perfect paradise getaway. This place has ruined me for hotels. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Bluff House!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing your experience at Bluff House so eloquently! We really appreciate hearing about guests' impressions and feedback. Come back when you can!
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Rates & Availability

Westhaven-Moonstone Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$297
$1,782
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 1
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$330
$2,079
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$345
$2,119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2
Apr 17 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,079
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
HSU grad
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$387
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 1
May 15 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
$2,110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2
Jul 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
$2,110
 
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
$345
$2,119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,047
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$340
 
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
$297
 
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
$340
 
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
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $130
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
ACV
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.

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