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J Dean Loring

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Riverfront | Wild Smith River Home

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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North Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) Not suitable for children under 12

This private riverfront home offers bohemian luxury and 1960's style with an awesome riverfront locaiton.

The River House was built in 1948 and offers three bedrooms, two newly remodeled baths with all modern amenities. The house has been meticulously maintained. The style of the home Mid-Century meets 1960’s chic. This is pristine riverside living at its best.

The sights and sounds beautiful Smith River are at your doorstep. There are many hiking trails close by on the middle and north forks of the river as well as the virgin Redwood forests of Jedidiah Smith State Park after whom both the park and river were named.

The River House is a great place to unwind. It is a retreat from the rigors of everyday life and a rare opportunity to take stock of nature’s pristine abundance.

The house is available for your enjoyment year around. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, rafting or simply relaxing to the sound of one of American’s most beautiful rivers. You will find peace here.

Whether you are a nature lover, artist or a big city dweller in need of break, you will find inspiration at your River House on the Smith.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
J Dean Loring (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About J Dean Loring

The Smith River is one of the most pristine and beautiful places anywhere. After visiting over 50 countries I have not seen a place more natural and vibrant.

Why J Dean Loring chose North Coast California

To spend time enjoying the beauty of the Smith River and Six Rivers National Forest. I want to share it with others who appreciate such a peaceful and special place.

What makes this house unique

You can swim and hike is so many beautiful places here and often have them all to yourself. The water in the river is crystal clear and among the cleanest and freshest rivers anywhere. Wild Salmon, Steelhead and Ocean going Cutthroat Trout are plentiful but ellusive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This retreat was listed in April 11. It has no reviews yet.
Mar 2011
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Riverfront | Wild Smith River Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very comfortable! We very much enjoyed the town of Gasquet-everyone was so friendly! We plan to stay again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A fabulous house and setting. So comfortable and open. We loved the view and sound of the river. The kitchen was an absolute pleasure. We brought groceries but a few times went to the local market for the few items we needed. The neighbors we met were so friendly and even our dog met another Airedale while on a walk. Thank you for sharing your home. I love this house!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Serenity Restored

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to forget about the stresses of life and truly decompress. Fantastic location, nice home, pleasant owner. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We (myself and my two young adult sons) and two poodles had a fabulous time at the Smith River for Thanksgiving 2015 - thank you so much for making your lovely home available. We thoroughly enjoyed the location, comfortable living room, and the fire was great as it was pretty cold! I also really appreciated the well stocked herbs and spices etc. I also appreciated the excellent cooking equipment that was available and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Some great hikes nearby and the folks in the forest service information station were so helpful. We fished but had no success - I think the river was maybe too low. I do hope we can return sometime soon, maybe in the warmer months and enjoy the deck!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smith River House

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience on the Smith River! We loved this property, especially the kitchen and the deck! Compliments to the artistic value in some of the home's details and the overall aesthetic! The reference guide was also very much appreciated. My only wish would be a staircase to allow for river access from the home. On the other hand, hiking up to Stoney Creek was the highlight of our trip. We also really enjoyed tubing downriver. We're thankful for the use of the bicycles as they allowed for us to explore and gain some essence of the neighborhood. There are some private roads where dogs patrol their territory. I made sure to check the road signs after venturing down one of these. Finally, we were very fortunate to have our own furry friends with us during the trip. The home was the most accomidating home away I've yet to experience. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Riverfront Smith River Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and location! You can hear the river in the house and it is great to sleep to. Wonderful back deck and outdoor fireplace. The house is clean, clean, clean. Everything you could need in the kitchen. Laundry room was spotless with new washer and dryer. The towels in the bathrooms were new and fluffy and the bedding was crisp and white. Would recommend to anyone that wants to relax, see beautiful redwoods, or just read on the deck!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Crescent City, CA
Nearest Ferry
320 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Del Norte County Golf Course
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Del Norte Coast ,CA
Car: necessary

The Smith River is one of the crown jewels of the National Wild and Scenic River System, which recognizes and protects rivers across the country. More than three hundred miles of the Smith River System are designated wild and scenic, more than any other river in the country. The emerald-green Smith River flows freely and naturally, without a single dam, for its entire length—the only major system in California to do so.

Hiking in this area is fabulous. If you enjoy communing with nature this area and retreat is the perfect match for your rejuvenation and inspiration.


Rates & Availability

Gasquet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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High Season
May 17 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

Upon final payment, you will receive the River House User's Guide which will answer many of your questions and provide other useful information about the River House and the surrounding area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on River and has its own bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 Room has two twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
River Front Redwood Decks, Outdoor fireplace, outdoor furniture, large lawn, very private.

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