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Lamplighter Bungalow

Entire bungalow hosted by Robert
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Just 3 miles south of Crescent City, my little bungalow offers all you will need to make yourself feel at home. Crescent Beach and the entrance to one of the most amazing Redwood forests anywhere are both a little over one mile away.

The space
Hello everyone.... Some quick info: The property is less than 3 miles south of Crescent City in what is called the Bertsch Tract neighborhood. Behind the main house (which is where I live) there is a little bungalow that I had been renting to long term renters for about 12 years or so. After having many serious troubles with tenants, I decided to list the place on Airbnb to try something different and it was a great decision! My guests have been so nice and respectful of the property and seem to really enjoy staying here. I am very thankful for this!

The space is cozy and private and has everything you need to feel at home and to cook meals, etc. I have tea and coffee and usually some soup or oatmeal and random condiments stocked in case you get here late after a long drive and want to grab a snack without having to go shopping right away. In winter, my guests love to fire up the wood stove and enjoy it's warmth and ambiance. I supply shampoo and soaps and a hair dryer so my guests do not have to worry about those little things. The beds and linens and towels and washcloths were bought new when I started and while most of the furniture is second hand and the appliances have been around a while, I keep everything clean and tidy and I continue to improve upon and fine tune the space as time goes by and as I learn more about what travelers need and expect. The listing is kept current as things change little by little, so it will generally look very close to what you see in the pictures.

The long driveway can handle 2 or 3 cars and you will park right by the front door for easy loading. I have a cherry tree that puts out thousands of sweet cherries almost every year in July, a plum tree that is on that same schedule (not as consistent as the cherry tree though) , and an apple tree that has hundreds of apples, ripe later in the summer. Feel free to enjoy them. The landscaping and grounds are a work in progress as the last tenants had 3 large dogs that were a little rough (and so were the tenants!) on the property, but I have grass again now, yay!, and am slowly but surely improving upon the rest of it.

For now, I don't have have laundry facilities in the guest house, but I do in my house and am happy to do laundry for you.

I really want to be fair price-wise so just so you understand, I sometimes have to hire a cleaning person due to other items on my schedule and I don't charge my guests for that (there are no cleaning fees), nor do I charge 10% tax I pay (transient tax!), and I do supply firewood for when it is chilly. Many other bed and breakfasts charge for those kinds of things, so I just wanted to mention that to make sure you know there will be no hidden charges coming from me.

I think that about covers it, feel free to ask any questions you may have, and thank you for reading all of this.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.82 out of 5 stars from 399 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Crescent City, California, United States

This part of the world is beautiful, and there is so much to see that it is hard to know where to begin - the pictures on my listing tell some of the story, and my location affords easy access to all of it. I will send a list of sights after booking, places that many will miss since they are not obvious or well "advertised." There is Crescent Beach just a mile away, the Crescent Beach/Endert Beach overlook is down at the end of the road maybe 2 or 3 miles, Battery Point Lighthouse is about 3 miles, Pebble Beach is 4, and the road leading the back way into Stout Grove starts about a mile from here (Howland Hill Rd). All those places are shown in my pictures, and I recommend seeing them if you have time. Stout Grove itself is about 7 miles with access to the Smith River, a rare, unspoiled, free flowing (no dams) river of true beauty. Many people miss Pebble Beach since it is not on 101, but for a stellar sunset, that is the place to be, it is beautiful. Places like Fern Canyon, the Klamath River, Prairie Creek Redwoods, and the southern coast of Oregon are easy drives, and are all amazing. It rarely gets too hot on the coast but a few miles east it warms up very nicely, and a summer swim in the Smith is really an experience. This area is also known for great fishing - the rules change depending on the time of year, etc, so you will want to inquire about that if you plan on doing so.

I mentioned it above, but again, staying two nights might be a good idea if you are out here exploring the Redwoods and beaches, etc. There is a lot to experience!

Hosted by Robert

Joined in March 2012
  • 399 Reviews
  • Superhost
Hi, my name is Robert. I grew up in the Washington DC area and have slowly made my way across the country to find myself here on the secluded northern coast of Del Norte CA. I am a working musician and lover of the arts and of course the nature that surrounds me. Have not been traveling much lately, but living here kind of makes me feel like I am on permanent vacation!
Hi, my name is Robert. I grew up in the Washington DC area and have slowly made my way across the country to find myself here on the secluded northern coast of Del Norte CA. I am a…
During your stay
I want to give guests their privacy, but if it so happens, I am always up for saying hello, and I enjoy learning about other people, and am naturally curious, so either way works for me. I will sometimes come out and say hi if I hear you pulling in and I am not busy with something else. I kind of like to say hello if I can.
I want to give guests their privacy, but if it so happens, I am always up for saying hello, and I enjoy learning about other people, and am naturally curious, so either way works f…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
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