About This Listing
A roadside attraction without the distraction. A car goes by, a bicyclist or walker passes, swallows dip and dart. This circa 1890s former blacksmith shop is twenty feet to the peaceful Pacific Coast Highway, and a quick walk to a secluded beach.
Westport boomed in 1878 and was the largest town north of San Francisco, but truth be told, not much happens here any more.
Open and airy and cozy and happy, packed with strange and varied art work. Enjoy cooking and napping, reading or staring, and the endless changing Pacific off the deck. Writers, escapists, and creative types will appreciate the solitude of the detached artist studio.
One bedroom is cozy and dark, the other bright, with a view to the ocean and a loaded bookshelf. The kitchen has a 5-burner gas stovetop, large convection oven, and coffee maker. The living area has a long table for a gourmet spread or a project. Bath with shower, washer and dryer, and the Lost Coast's largest collection of those plaster fish. Watch a DVD or listen to music. Play a game. Be inspired. Or just sit on the porch in comfortable adarondack chairs or in the hot tub.
Outside you will find a 100 square foot artist studio with another large deck. There is a writing desk inside, chaise lounge and a stereo system for ipod/computer hookup with two indoor speakers. Great space to do some morning yoga or painting. You will also find a charcoal grill outside.
There sandy beaches just a block away and down the bluffs to stairs. All the nearby beaches are dog friendly too and pets are welcome in my home.
Buy local! The Westport General store sells beer and staples and makes great organic sandwiches and pizzas to order. The Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub serves dinners on the weekends.
Off high-way parking for two cars. Note that the side yard is a sculpture construction site for The Westport Whale, a future roadside attraction.
This place has all the basic amenties without the frills. The house is definitely a work in progress. It is my Dream and my favorite place to be in the whole world. I hope you will enjoy it too.
So….this is my third stay at Kyles. My first stay was so magical! Second stay equally so, but now there is a hot tub! Third stay beyond magical…and now there is a sliding glass door from the bedroom to the deck with an even greater view of the ocean! These improvements are nice but the reason I keep coming back is Kyle's hospitality, the joy I feel in the space he created, and the welcoming links between guests through the visions and creations they leave behind. It is hard to put into words the reasons you are drawn to a place time and again, whether it be man made or nature made, but I think the answer is in heart. This place is magical. Natures beauty surrounds it and it has heart. I'll be back.
This was our second time staying at the Whale House and it was just as magical as the first time. We spent several days relaxing, cooking, reading, and making art. Our dogs were in heaven as well! Kyle's home is the perfect place to unwind and recoup from the stress of city life. Thank you, Kyle, for sharing this wonderful place with others!! We look forward to coming back again. :)
If you need a place to rest, restore and enjoy the whimsical in every nook and cranny, Kyle's home is it! We spent a lovely weekend by the sea for my sister's wedding and Kyle's place was the perfect home base for our family. Kyle is warm, welcoming and the perfect host. We are excited for our next stay with the Westport Whale :)
We certainly felt welcomed at Kyle's Dream Home in Westport. The location was perfect: very secluded and quiet but close enough for day trips to the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. We dipped our toes into the ocean, massaged our bare feet along the sandy beaches, warmed up afterwards in the great hot tub with a magnificent view of the sunset and idled around our own log fire after grilling steak and washing it down with a lovely glass of wine!
The beds were super comfortable and our teen spent hours taking photos of the art works and views.
I'm still hearing the sound of the ocean in my head and I can't wait to be back!
The Whale house was one of the most unique, fun, and inspiring places that any of our group of four had ever stayed at! The artwork and quirky touches entertained and stimulated us from the minute we walked in the door through the end of the weekend. The hot tub was a perfect touch and this is the type of place you've got to see to see in person to fully appreciate. It was a trip we'll never forget!
Kyle's house was clean, fun, quirky, quiet, relaxing, inspirational, and just downright enjoyable! The town of Westport was quiet and lovely, just a shade removed from the beaten path between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. We explored a few new beaches, had a bon fire, enjoyed the hot tub, drank great wine, and had a wonderful time with our friends and with our dog. The house is very dog friendly and has a good fence, as well as a dog-friendly beach 5 minutes away on foot. We will definitely return! Thank you, Kyle for the lovely welcome gifts. We will be enjoying those soon. - Katie Sheehan
About the Host, Kyle
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