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WHALESONG: Ocean Views Overlooking Trinidad Bay & Pacific, Beautiful Gardens

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

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Crafted of heart redwood, WHALESoNG HOUSE is a charming two-story home with three cozy bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully-stocked, kitchen with an adjacent dining area and living room with a brick-surrounded, woodstove fireplace, an entertainment area, upper and lower decks and a private hot tub.

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A designer’s delight, WHALESoNG HOUSE & GARDENS are lavishly landscaped with an enclosed, verdant, rear garden of over 50 specimen rhododendrons, climbing roses, hydrangeas, princess flowers, camellias and other perennials. A profusion of colors burst from hanging baskets of annuals around the exterior of the house throughout the season.

Designed by one of the owners, the serene, sculptured, three-foot spherical fountain, Global Peace, which punctuates the dozens of heathers, lavenders and ornamental grasses in the front garden has become a Trinidad landmark. Byrd Baker, the “old timer” from Mendocino, who, in his small skiff, once blocked a Japanese whaling ship, carved the driftwood whale insignia, which hangs at the apex of the face of the house.

Six adults can be accommodated comfortably in the three bedrooms. All are dressed with luxurious down comforters and many comfortable pillows. There is a cozy bathtub in the bright, upper bathroom and a narrow shower in the polished burl-countered lower bathroom. Complimentary bathrobes and linens are provided for each guest during your stay. The attached garage has been converted to a spacious storage and laundry room.

The furnishings were chosen by the owners for their elegance as well as comfort. Some are precious, sturdy, family heirlooms. Original art and photographs are tastefully displayed in the rooms and hallways. Massive, antique architectural pieces punctuate the apices of the interior and exterior walls.

The kitchen has a redundant supply of appliances and utensils including an automatic coffeemaker, microwave oven, a full-size 1954 GE refrigerator in perfect condition, a Amana stove and oven, a Maytag portable dishwasher, various Cuisinart and other brand mixers, blenders and crock pots. Attractive cookware, service-ware and accessories are provided in quantity for your home-away-from-home comfort.

Should you require a gradual decompression from the distractions of modern life to the peaceful cooperation of man and nature which personifies WHALESoNG HOUSE & GARDENS, there is a large, inventoried collection videos as well as hundreds of inventoried fiction and non-fiction books and journals lining the many shelves in the living room and study. The cable TV media room features a large Sony TV and DVD/VCR player. In addition, there are many board games and puzzles for those quiet TV-free, intimate family evenings. You are only asked to treat them gently and return them to their locations.

Please note – The main source of heat is the wood stove. Must know how to build fires and recommend cozy attire for chilly evenings.

More Details

Property Manager
Heather
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Heather

This property is professionally managed & marketed by Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We are the largest vacation rental management company in the area, currently managing over 70 homes in Trinidad, Arcata, Orick & the Redwood National Park, Eureka & Samoa on the Bay, Willow Creek on the Trinity River, McKinleyville, and Crescent City. We are very pleased to offer you a wide range of accommodations including 5 bedroom ocean front homes, 6 bedroom river front homes, 2 bedroom ocean front condos, 3 bedroom beach houses, 1 & 2 bedroom cabins in the woods, studios in town, country cottages, and more! We are professionals and work very hard and efficiently to ensure that you have the best vacation experience possible throughout the entire process, from booking to arrival to post stay reviews. We have property managers specifically assigned to work with you and the home that you are staying in and we are always available, 24/7. We are now excited to have started Redwood Coast Vacation Rental hosted guest get-togethers at local breweries, wineries, restaurants, and parks, where you can meet other vacationers and our staff and learn about lots of things to do and sign up for tours, kayak rentals, wine tastings, horseback riding, etc. We are a family owned business and hope that you join our family of happy, returning guests!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Graduation Weekend Fun! Our stay at Whale Somg was wonderful. Although we were on the run with graduation activities we thoroughly enjoyed the house, the incredible views, and Trinidad while we were there! Can't wait to return just to enjoy and explore!
May 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

WHALESONG: Ocean Views Overlooking Trinidad Bay & Pacific, Beautiful Gardens
average rating of 4.527027 based on 78 reviews
Carmichael, CA
5

One of the best we've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Even though the property manager told us this was an "older" property I was really impressed. The bed was so comfortable and you can literally see the ocean from the upstairs bedroom. Everything was within walking distance and very centrally located. The only thing missing was some kindling to start the hardwood stove which we picked up from the store. The retro fridge was a really neat item to have as well, reminded me of a time long ago. We had quite a few flies in the upstairs bedroom. Not sure where they were coming in from since all the windows were shut, but that was easy to handle. Overall this house is well equipped with all the necessity's you need, close to everywhere you might want to go, and has the best views! We will definitely book again if we are ever back in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Whalesong house, and that you were impressed with the home. The reference to "older" was only in comparison to the other home being considered at the time. This home is really in a great location for enjoying Trinidad and for ease of getting around Trinidad by foot. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future, and thank you for your recent stay.
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5

Super stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The "Whalesong" was rented as part of a scientific conference and housed 4 scientists for 4 nights. All were comfortable and satisfied with their accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Whalesong House and Gardens. I am glad to hear that the home was comfortable and satisfying for all of you. I hope you will all have the opportunity to visit us again, for conference or for enjoying our scenic north coast.
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5

We Loved Whalesong!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was our first visit to Trinidad and we loved the experience. Surely we will be back! The house was perfect for our needs and was comfortable. It is centrally located to almost everything in the town. We enjoyed walking on the beach, hiking to the cross, having clam chowder at Seascape Restaurant, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes at the eatery up the street. We very much enjoyed the upper deck off the house; we watched the sunset there every evening. The only drawback I can think to mention is that the house only has one shower and it is quite small. The upstairs bathroom only has a tub. This should be mentioned in the write up about this house (if is isn't already). Also, the downstairs bathroom did not have a shade or drape to cover the window and you could see right across into the neighbor's window. I hung a towel there temporarily while I showered every day. Also, the back gardens look like they could use some trimming. A lot of the plants seemed overgrown. All in all, we very much enjoyed staying here and would do so again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of the Whalesong House. I am so glad you loved it and we hope you will be back. Funny you mentioned the garden, the gardener was away and returned the day of your departure and began working away. Plants are being pruned, many removed, and new ones being planted, so it should be all pretty again should you choose to visit again. Thank you for mentioning the window in the bathroom. We will put up a curtain rod and curtain this week. Again, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Trinidad, walking hiking, beaching, etc. It is such a beautiful town. Please visit again.
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4

Whalesong

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The location was great! However we shared our time with a rat. We saw the critter once after he helped himself to our dry food we had in a back pack.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for the stay at the Whalesong House. So sorry to hear you shared the house with a rat. I wish you would have called right away, but we are still able to address now and do what we can to catch the fellow. Thank you for alerting us. I do hope your stay was otherwise well and that you enjoyed Trinidad.
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Redding, CA
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a great rental! Perfect location, as you can walk to everything! Great ocean view! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back to the Whalesong House and Gardens. We have some upgrades scheduled for the fall, so when you return, we hope you will enjoy the changes. This is wonderful home in such a great location, what a treat. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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3

Amazing location but needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Whalesong House is in the perfect location. We walked everywhere and were a short drive from everything we wanted to see! I expected qwerk and it is, although this particular qwerk desperately needs to be refreshed. New/clean throw rugs and sofa pillows would go a long way. The kitchen is adequate but suffers from dull knives and overused cooking utensils. It is not a gourmet kitchen as described, but from the photo I was not expecting one. The floor in the downstairs bathroom needs repair. My girls really enjoyed the hot tub. The water feature in the front garden had a steady line up of birds and was amazing to watch. Dori, our property Mgr. was wonderful! She quickly addressed any concern and gave great recommendations for sights to see. We loved our time in Trinidad but will probably choose a different rental option next trip. If you come, bring a sense of humor and your own coffee cups.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Whalesong House and Garden. Your feedback is valuable and I will definitely make some improvements. The homeowners of the house are quite sentimental, so they have a certain look they like, but we do have multiple home improvements scheduled out for the fall. Thank you for your stay and I hope your time spent in Trinidad was wonderful.
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Amenities

Trinidad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen bed, 3 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Right in village of Trinidad - Ocean views, privacy, walk to beaches and state park, restaurants, library, groceries, Bocci Ball court, and museum, and more. Just 20 minute drive to Redwood National Park

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