Sea Sights, Soothing Sounds

House - Entire home/apt · Ocean Dr, McKinleyville, CA 95519, United States

The Space

Fall asleep to the sound of the Pacific Ocean waves after watching seals, otters, countless bird species, sunsets and even an occasional spouting whale from the hot tub. Our beautiful, light, and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has an open floor plan and lots of natural stone and wood. It is in a stunning location where the Mad River meets the Pacific Ocean, between Arcata and Trinidad. Our home is on an acre of land, with the western boundary being the middle of the Mad River. Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes; or just enjoy a picnic in the yard by the river. Walking/riding trails and beach access are within a few steps or pedals. Easy freeway access and close to all amenities. Less than 10 minutes from Humboldt State University and Mad River Hospital. Ten minutes from Blue Lake Casino and Cherae Heights Casino. Five minutes to Beau Pre Golf Course and ten minutes to ocean fishing (clams, crabs, salmon, bottom fish, etc.). Jeff even fly fishes for steelhead behind the house in the fall! This is truly a special place in the heart of redwood country! Our kids have moved on, so you can move in! Prices listed include local taxes and standard cleaning fees. Looking forward to sharing our special place with you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2000 /week
Monthly Price: $6500 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The house was great! Amazing views, comfortable accommodations, even a small monocular mounted on a tripod to better see the far river bank and ocean beach. We thought we were going to eat out when we were there but just ended up grilling in the backyard, and it was perfect. The hot tub works and was also great. Plus the house is stocked with board games, card games... really everything you'd need for a getaway.

    April 2014
  • Our host Diane was superbly available to chat and coordinate. She and her family have a lovely home that we felt we'd been welcomed into to share in their warmth and beauty. It was an honor to be welcomed into their home that was decorated with cherished momentos and family photos.

    March 2014
  • Diane's house was the perfect get-away. A beautiful house on the beach, a hot tub, many rooms and close to great surfing and great hiking. You can't ask for anything more. Diane was relaxed, warm and easy to organize the trip with. Maybe the quickest draw in the west in regards to replying to emails. We'll be back for sure.

    October 2013
    Response from Diane:

    Thanks for the great review, Paul!

  • Our stay on Ocean Drive was one of the best experiences we ever had. The house accommodated all our needs for our entire family. The sunsets were beautiful. Every detail was considered by our host. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in this area.

    August 2013
    Response from Diane:

    Thanks so much for the great review! We have to say again that we so appreciated your observation of and cooperation with the water heater issue. Not everyone would take on that responsibility. Come back anytime!

  • This is a gorgeous location and a beautifully furnished house! Enjoyed several amazing sunsets. Our team would definitely like to stay here again. The house is in a great location with easy access to shopping, yet extremely private with an amazing view. Diane was great to work with as well. Overall a 5 star experience.

    August 2013
    Response from Diane:

    Thanks, Todd!

  • The views from the home were spectacular. The home was clean, well appointed and great location for travels to all parts of Humboldt County. We really enjoyed our stay.

    July 2013
    Response from Diane:

    Thanks, Rebecca!

  • The home was immaculate and very comfortable for our family with 2 grandchildren.We only wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful home/scenery as check-in was 5pm and check-out was 11 am. The weather was very unusual for Humboldt county a warm 72-75 degrees so of course we didn;t want to leave!!. Bring mosquito repellent as they were out in force! Lots of parking was a plus for our 4 children had to all drive up separately from the Bay area. We would definetly love to rent the home again. Thanks, Diane

    July 2013
  • This place was such a little gem on the pacific coast. The house and kitchen were super nice and we had a great time.

    June 2013
  • The Place was beautiful!!! We needed a place ASAP and contacted the Romberg last minute and they were able to rent it out to us for the days that we needed. We had a great time while we were there and would definitely go back. The only inconvenient thing was not having a bathroom upstairs. Overall rating for me was 10!

    May 2013
  • Diane's place was a dream! It's bigger and better than the photos show, plus she provides everything you need—kitchen fully stocked with utensils, shampoo in the showers, towels on the beds, area guidebooks, etc. There were so many fun bonuses that I wish we had time to use—telescope, piano, grill, firepit, etc.

    Diane was easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2013
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Arcata High, Humboldt State University
McKinleyville School District
I am a recently retired elementary school teacher. My husband, Jeff, is a semi-retired builder. We are lifelong residents of Humboldt County. We like most outdoor activities and spending time with our kids and grandkids.
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