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Kathie Murphy

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Secluded Cottage Close to Ocean, Redwoods, and Town

72 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house

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North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, private sun room , with a full bath and a half bath with laundry.

This house is intimate for two yet can handle 10 people with ease. There are 4 separate sleeping areas. Be sure to ask about the layout of the rooms so they meet your needs. The hideabed has a memory foam mattress and all the beds are comfortable. Built in 2008, the house has tons of character. There is leather furniture, stained concrete floors, and oriental rugs. You will find the fully stocked kitchen as complete as yours at home. The gardens are extensive and fascinating to wander through with a large fenced yard for pets and small children.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Kathie Murphy

My husband is a retired surgeon and I trained dressage horses and ran our breeding and boarding barn. We have a 100 acre ranch outside Ashland where we board dogs, raise sheep and run cattle. We bought the land in Crescent City, cleared it then built this as second home. The development of the gardens have been a joy for us.

Why Kathie Murphy chose North Coast California

Crescent city has so many things to see and do. It is also close enough for us to go back and forth. The climate is very different from Ashland and is a welcome change from inland weather.

What makes this house unique

It has given us a place to get all our family together in one place.


based on 72 traveler reviews

Secluded Cottage Close to Ocean, Redwoods, and Town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 72 reviews

The Cottage is beautiful, warm, cozy, and close to everything in the area.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the cottage. The cottage has all the amenities anyone could ever want or need. It is close to town, very close to the beach, shopping, and to many wonderful sites to see in the Crescent City area. The front and back yards are beautiful with the rock landscaping, trees, and flowers.

The inside is charming and tastefully decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is wonderful and the gardens are beautiful and all in bloom when we were there. The property is tucked back in the woods and is nicely cared for. First impressions upon walking in the door were ones of feeling welcomed, peacefulness, and hominess. It has plenty of space for us to spread out and a beautiful sunroom to have my morning tea in. I loved the home decor and the tiles in the kitchen and stairway. The commication with the owner was straightforward and helpful, especially when I had some questions. She was very easy to get ahold of, and she called me back to make sure all was well. The location is perfect for exploring the Redwoods and local beaches, and far enough away from the crowds and hustle and bustle, making it a perfect relaxing wind-down spot. I wish we could have stayed more than one night, and when I come back to the area (which I most definitely will!), I would love to stay here again. This is a fantastic option over a cramped hotel room. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, well stocked with kitchen supplies. Lots of space, with clear instructions.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay! It was so quiet there, with the windows closed (it was a little cool in the night) we couldn't hear anything- not even the birds. Cottage was very clean and decorated so cute. We especially enjoyed the sun room, we were constantly out there, except to sleep and cook/eat. It was such a relief to be able to take our little doggie, and she enjoyed going out in the yard. One morning she found a very large banana slug that my husband had to talk her into not eating. The house was so clean, we couldn't tell that other dogs had been there, but had seen lots of people comment on it in the guest book. We really hope to find time to come back, it is much better than staying at a hotel. We really feel like we lucked out while we were there, sun everyday except the day we left. We found lots of time to play on the beach and hike in the Redwoods.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this little cottage. The cottage itself is very nice, with beds to suit every preference, soft and firm. It is very well supplied, and previous visitors have left almost every condiment one would need for cooking. We brought some of our own, but wouldn't have needed to. In any case, the cottage is very close to restaurants and other in-town amenities. The grounds - flowers, shrubs, etc - are lovely, even including some young fruit trees. We all enjoyed the beauty of the place, and highly recommend it to others,.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is very pleasant.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the stay at this property. I love the kitchen and yard. The kitchen is very good, they have enough dining sets for us to use. The yard is very relaxed.

The owner is very generous and friendly. When we got there, I found out they have only one bathroom and two toilets. We were going to cancel it,

because we've 6 senior citizens, and my husband just hurt his back, it's not safe for him to have the bed upstairs, without a bathroom. The owner offered their special bedroom for us. We ended not using it, because we liked to stay together in a house.

The kitchen is very good, they have enough dining sets for us to use. The yard is very relaxed. Except the mattress in downstairs bedroom is way too soft. My back felt very uncomfortable after sleep on that bed for 3 nights. If they can change the mattress downstairs to a firmer one, it would be a lot better.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the bathrooms. We feel that the layout is properly stated on the webpage. The mattresses are of varying softness and firmness through out the cottage. We are very sorry that the bed you choose was not what you are a custom to. We do what we can to accommodate out guests as best as possible. Thank you for your feed back.
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee up to 4ppl $60
Cleaning fee 5 or more $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

*Please note the MINIMUM cleaning fees are as follows:
Up to 4 guests minimum cleaning fee of $60. More than 4 guests minimum cleaning fee of $100. Cleaning fees may increase based on the condition of the cottage upon guest departure. All cleaning fees will be deducted from the $200 refundable damage deposit. Pet fees are a minimum of $25.00 per pet. Additional pet fees will come out of the refundable damage deposit. Main season rates apply to Christmas and Thanksgiving. No charge for children not walking if you dispose of all diapers on your own. Cancellation refunds before 30 days, the $200.00 refundable damage deposit less a $30.00 office charge. Within 30 days, refunds will be dependent on new bookings for cancelled dates. If zero days of cancelled dates are re-booked the refund is $0.

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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , laundry and deep sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in main house downstairs
  • One and a half in house on main floor , on demand hot water .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , private sun room on main floor in main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs in main house on right has a door
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , on left upstairs door at top of stairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , msaster on ground floor next to bath
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) memory foam leather hideabed. very comfortable in it's own room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The house is on 2 and a third acres ,surrounded by gardens set in the tall trees. It is private yet one mile to the ocean and minutes to the redwoods.Town and restaurants are very close.The away room is surrounded in glass overlooking the gardens and wild life.There are 2 bicycles and a fire pit along with a picnic table and more chairs for outdoor fun.

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