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The Lost Coast Tower, Petrolia

SuperhostPetrolia, California, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Daisy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
72-hour minimum between reservations
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Bohemian Water Tower

The space
Hello! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic we are unfortunately TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Please check back again for updates this summer.
USUALLY: The Tower opens MAY - SEPTEMBER each year. It is always closed throughout the Winter.
Thank you.

Hello! Please READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH this listing carefully before requesting to book. This place is not for everyone! Thank you.

Perched on top of a secluded hilltop in the wilderness, the handcrafted rustic Tower is an adventurous and inspiring place to be. A 'box of light', the three sides of windows look out onto beautiful views. Romantic and peaceful, the Tower is a perfect couple's or artist's/writer's retreat.
Take a dip in the sparkling Mattole river just over the road below. Enjoy the spectacular bird-life. The wild Mattole Beach is just six miles away and makes for great hiking and beachcombing.

** IMPORTANT!** The Tower is accessed by a STEEP uphill trail of wooden dirt steps through Douglas Firs. The trail is a 520ft climb - a 5-7 minute uphill hike. You need to be fairly fit. Light bags and backpacks rather than suitcases are essential. This rental is not suitable for those who ought not be taking this kind of hike. For night ascent/descent a flashlight is essential.

**IMPORTANT Check-in info** The Tower is a property that needs a guide to show you up there initially. It is quite hidden, and you’ll benefit from a quick orientation up there. Let me know your ETA so I can show you up there and check-in before dark please.

The upper storey of the Tower has a Murphy bed (SMALL DOUBLE), which measures 4ft across and is 6.5 ft long from headboard to footboard. Very tall people may find it too short due to footboard. This room also has a long sofa, deco chairs, redwood window seats and a long cherrywood table.

The Tower is on two floors, connected by an OUTSIDE STAIRCASE.
So *PLEASE NOTE* As the bathroom is on the lower floor you will need to go down the outside stairs to the bathroom.
Downstairs is the bathroom, shower and kitchen in one open plan room. This room is unheated. (The upper room has a Vornado heater and a small stand-up oil radiator) .The Tower is a summer abode, open from May-Sep. The kitchen area includes a Wedgewood stove. (There is also a copper sink upstairs for easy teeth-brushing etc).
The spring water is excellent for drinking so don't worry about lugging water bottles up the trail!
The lower storey also houses water tanks, wrapped in canvas painted by a local artist.

Relax beneath the stars in the outdoor in-ground copper bath tub, with plenty of space for two and a small surrounding deck for glasses of wine, or take a shower outside, looking out onto the hills.

Enjoy ceramicist Jim Danisch's sculptures punctuating the trail.
In collaboration with Petrolia's craftspeople the Tower was designed by my father, a writer and lover of art.

For groceries, the local Petrolia store has most basics (including a gas pump) but please bring your own special groceries as you may not find all you need. There are ZERO bars or restaurants in Petrolia - yup ZERO! Bear in mind that the Petrolia Store closes at 5.30pm, so be sure to bring groceries with you if you're arriving later than that, especially for that first night's dinner!

There is a cosy farmer's market on Sundays 10-1pm, where you can chat with Petrolians and munch on some home-cooked organic breakfast, check out local goods, and soak up the good vibes.

At the bottom of the hill is the main house, where I will be on hand to help out as best I can with any queries and extra conveniences. Details and directions upon booking.

To enable a real break from the world and total relaxation, the Tower remains UNPLUGGED. That means...NO WIFI! There is very limited cell service in Petrolia. But fear not, there is an old-fashioned landline available for your private use.

BAD ROADS: Petrolia is off the beaten track and lies at the end of a very winding, rugged road with potholes a-plenty. Ordinary cars can make it ok, but if you are hiring a car you will be better off hiring an all wheel or 4 wheel drive that is higher off the ground.

Lastly, the Tower is on top of a rugged hill in the WILDERNESS! It is an unsealed building, which means that despite my best efforts, a bug or two may get in, and you might even get a visit from a bat - who eats the mosquitoes and will fly out of an open window in the dark. Sightings are not guaranteed but it does happen, so if this as a dealbreaker for you, this isn't the place for you!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions if this seems like your kind of place! Thank you for your interest in The Lost Coast Tower, I look forward to helping make your stay as pleasant as possible. Guest happiness is very important to me, and I am all for helping you when I can! Thanks!

Guest access
Guests have exclusive access to the trail, the Tower and its surrounding meadow.

Other things to note
There are currently no restaurants and bars in Petrolia. The nearest place to eat out is a one-hour twisty drive away over mountains. There is a small farmer's market on Sundays, 10-1pm, where you can get breakfast.
Bohemian Water Tower

The space
Hello! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic we are unfortunately TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Please check back again for updates this summer.
USUALLY: The Tower opens MAY - SEPTEMBER each year. It is always closed throughout the Winter.
Thank you.

Hello! Please READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH this listing carefully before requesting to book. This place is…

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1 double bed

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Petrolia, California, United States

Petrolia is a small unincorporated community in the Mattole Valley. It is an area of pristine natural beauty. There are no bars or restaurants. There is one general store, a gas pump and a post office. And a lot of nature.

Hosted by Daisy

Joined in May 2013
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I came to Petrolia in 2011 from London to spend time with my father, who made his home here 25 years ago. This is now my home, and I love sharing the Tower's magic with guests.
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I like to let guests enjoy the privacy on offer in the Tower and its surrounding meadow. However, I enjoy meeting guests and can be reached by phone and am happy to help make the visit as pleasant as I can with recommendations, tips, etc.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
72-hour minimum between reservations. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200