About Daryl Reed
My husband, Robb, and I divide our time between Garberville and the Bay Area. We are looking forward to helping you enjoy our home and the surrounding area.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Dogs welcome upon PRIOR APPROVALDogs welcome upon PRIOR APPROVAL
Parties/events allowed - Allowed with PRIOR APPROVALAllowed with PRIOR APPROVAL
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing House and Grounds!
We had an amazing time here! Our two boys loved the large pool! There was so much to explore right on the property. Daryl was a wonderful host. Extremely nice and helpful. The house was spacious, very clean and well stocked. We will definitely be back again!
What a wonderful stay; the house, pool, garden all are wonderful and Daryl has been a truly great host. We would definitely stay here again. With our kids, or without, you'll have a great experience here.
My family loved the house, the pool, the gardens and all the amenities.
Great place for a pool party, my kids had the best birthday!
Thank you Daryl!
Thanks, Bridget! We loved having your family. You are dream guests and we will welcome you back anytime!
Exceeded our expectations
This beautiful home exceeded our expectations. The grounds are extremely tranquil and the house is so gorgeous and cozy. Daryl and Robb were so kind and the house was fully equipped with everything we would need and more. I highly recommend this house. I will definitely be returning.
Thank you, Lindsay! You and your friends (and the 8 floating swans!) were a pleasure to host. Robb and I would love to have you visit again. Looking forward to seeing you!
Amazing weekend in this beautiful home!
Just minutes from Garberville sits this elegant yet comfortable home. We had a girlfriends retreat here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The home sleeps 8 comfortably and it's easy so spend the afternoons walking the lovingly manicured grounds or lounging in the pool. The kitchen was perfect for all our meal preparations....love that the refrigerator was empty for us and waiting to be stocked. It's a great home with the internet available for those of us who needed it. Robb and Daryl are excellent hosts and know how to take care of their home and their guests. Thank you!
Best House for Ambiance and Relaxing
Benbow House is a dream house everyone hopes to visit one day.
Tucked off the road you enter a property that has gardens, wonderful gardens to walk and explore.
The one level makes it easy to live in too.
As you move in and look around you will feel a little nostalgic for the past and the graciousness of a past and yet here you are about to live it.
Cleanliness and attention to detail say “welcome” in the nicest way.
Towels on the bed with a dark washcloth for removing make-up, that is top notch.
We like to cook and with that said the kitchen is well equipped and organized. Believe it or not, that is a rarity in our travel experience. Don’t worry about what to bring you will find it here.
The high spot and there were several for us was the porch overlooking the pool. Late afternoons with some good wine, the calm of the surroundings had us enjoying long conversations.
We travel with our English Bulldog Maxwell Smart, he adored it here, he loved smelling and walking the gardens and every morning he enjoyed games of soccer on the large front lawn. Maxwell is a master of the soccer ball.
This is without a doubt a serendipitous experience, we finally after many days on the porch decided to try the TV room with the two dark green leather recliners. And what was serendipitous was a Godfather marathon, it was fabulous. To sit in this 91-year-old Tudor style home and watch the Godfather. Someone was smiling on us.
To be honest, I rarely write a review and this year 2018 we have stayed in 5 other houses and we are in July. This house is noteworthy.
What makes your experience and choice of this area and property richer are the owners. Daryl and Robb know how to introduce you to the property and can answer any question you may have.
If you like to be away from the crowds, the noise, the traffic head north. You are at the door of the Avenue of the Giants that alone will make you feel like a child again.
Will we return? It is just a matter of when can we?
Best house for ambiance and relaxing.
Leslie, Chris and Maxwell Smart
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Rockefeller Forest and Founders Grove with the world's tallest old-growth coastal Redwoods, Avenue of the Giants, Richardson Grove State Park, Shrine and Chandelier Drive Thru Trees, Eel River (water sports and steelhead fishing), Shelter Cove (deep sea sport fishing, black sand beach), hiking/biking trails, winery tours, Garberville weekly Farmers Market, Benbow public golf course, antiquing in Fortuna, the quaint Victorian town of Ferndale, Eureka's Old Town, waterfront trail, marina, numerous micro breweries, the superb Victorian Carson Mansion, Sequoia Park Zoo, fine and casual dining, live theater and music, cinema, art galleries, museums displaying the region's lumber baron history, shopping for unique items, including those made from local artisans.
Reggae on the River has been an annual local event for over 30 years. As an internationally known premier reggae festival, it is a prime Humboldt County attraction. The festival is a 10 minute drive from our home and the festival shuttle stops 500 feet from our driveway.
Other annual events include the Humboldt County Fair and Rodeo, Garberville's Rodeo in the Redwoods, Redwood Run motorcycle rally, Avenue of the Giants marathon, Kinetic Sculpture Race Grand Championship, Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow State Recreation Area, Arcata Oyster Festival.