Sea Sights, Soothing Sounds

House - Entire home/apt · Ocean Dr, McKinleyville, CA 95519, United States
Your host, Diane
21 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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 (email hidden) 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
  • Very spacious home with a beautiful view. Excellent kitchen! Great place for a getaway.

    July 2014
  • Loved the home, was very nice inside and out. The view was beautiful. Only wished there was WiFi.

    July 2014
  • We had a beautiful stay. The property was amazing and pictures did not do it justice. The views were terrific. Diane was terrific to communicate with. I would definitely recommend the house.

    June 2014
  • Diane's house was absolutely perfect! The location was incredible and the amenities (a hot tub overlooking the river/ocean, very nice finishes throughout the home, very comfortable beds and furniture, even shampoo and flower arrangements) were so nice. Diane was prompt with our initial questions and the house instructions were so easy we never needed to bother her after we arrived. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you very much for sharing your home with us Diane.

    May 2014
  • Lovely home with amazing views! there was plenty of space and privacy in this home and the quiet location was fantastic. McKinleyville is such as nice, small town with all necessary amenities. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend with the family and will definitely be back! Thank you so much.

    May 2014
    Response from Diane:

    Thanks so much for the great review, Erika. I will put the wine bottle opener in a more visible place. Sorry about the wi-fi and most especially the power being out on Sunday morning. Thanks again, Diane

    May 2014
  • 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!

    October 2013
  • 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!

    August 2013
  • 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!

    August 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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