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Redwoods Retreat: Hikers, Runners, Bicyclists, Artists, Music

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Retreat to an artist's studio! The ground floor is the vacation rental.

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Scotia chateau / country house description

Nestled in the redwoods yet close to the Eel River and only 30 minutes to beautiful quiet beaches is this custom built house. There is lovely light from it's southern exposure and it is very quiet and private. This home is just off of the road via a private gravel drive, with no neighbors to bother you. Available for any questions that might arise is the property owner who resides part time on this 5 acres parcel. The property consists of a 25 year old orchard, small vegetable garden, pond, and established redwoods, rhododendrons and ferns. There are a couple of barn cats and my old dog Nikita. Within a 5 minute drive you'll find a bank, post office and markets. There are farmer's markets, organic produce farms, wineries, and cheese factories to visit too.

Humboldt County is home to many attractions year round. This is a perfect spot for bicyclists to practice for the Tour of the Unknown Coast or a family to celebrate the graduation of their child from Humboldt State University and/or College of the Redwoods. There is the well known Kinetic Sculpture Race that finishes in the nearby Victorian Village of Ferndale. Loads of hiking opportunities including Avenue of the Giants paths and many Redwood Parks. Lastly, Eureka and Arcata are only two of several towns that celebrate the arts with galleries open monthly on special evenings.
English, French and Spanish are spoken.

Keywords: Country cottage flat

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The bathroom is a claw foot tub with shower adaption. It is not wheelchair friendly. However the vacation rental is all level and there is a ramp into the front door from a convenient paring spot....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside. If you do smoke you must be careful outside to use an ashtray as this is a highly flammable area due to the redwoods and wilderness landscape....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Beds are made up upon arrival of vacationers. Fresh bath and hand towels also available. Extra linens for the twin bed if needed for the 5th person to be requested in advance....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Carport available for a small car....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Gas Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • baby grand piano games i.e scrabble, playing cards, puzzle small used book library children's easel available for coloring hair dryer iron and ironing board ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                The television is only for using the VHS system. Our TV channels do not come in well here though there are two. If you are a Netflix member you can get some streaming but you must provide your own computer....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                There is a landline for incoming calls only. You can also use a calling card for outgoing calls.Cell phone service is moderate for Verizon carriers and apparently not good for ATT carriers. As there is free wi-fi why not use SKYPE?...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Verizon customers seem to get the best coverage from here...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Scenic view towards Mt. Pierce though nestled in Redwoods....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Laundromat
                  • Shelling
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Library
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Pier Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,225

                  Discounts: 60 nights or more: $67 Nightly

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 23 - Nov 30
                  5 night min stay
                  $200
                  Christmas
                  Dec 22 - Dec 30
                  5 night min stay
                  $200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  $100. non refundable cleaning fee

                  12% bed taxes charged


                  Notes:

                  50% deposit to hold reservation


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                  Last updated: 08/17/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Arcata / Eureka ACV
                  260 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Martinez, California
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 101 North
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Centerville Beach, Ferndale
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mingo's, Rio Dell & Scotia Inn, Scotia
                  300 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ashland, Oregon or Mt. Shasta, California
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Fortuna, California & Eureka, California
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Scotia Inn, Scotia

                  Car: Necessary

                  MONTHLY:First Saturdays in nearby Eureka is a great events for arts and galleries. Many outdoor exhibitions including local musicians and crafts booths. Galleries open their doors from 5-8 for a leisurely walk from one to another.

                  We have many lovely botanical gardens to visit and nature walks. There are new walks along the Humboldt Bay and the Arcata Marsh bring you close up to wildlife and a diverse population of bird life.

                  Humboldt County also boasts a growing base of musician and musical venues. We have a plethora of community theaters featuring both new and well known plays.

                  MAY: AVENUE OF THE GIANTS MARATHON, THE TOUR OF THE UNKNOWN COAST BIKE RACE and on Memorial Day weekend, the annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE.

                  JULY:FORTUNA RODEO, ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, HUMBOLDT WOODWORKERS FAIR

                  AUGUST; HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR in FERNDALE

                  We are located within 30 minutes drive to many attractions including the Pacific Ocean and it's beaches (to the west), many rivers (to the east) and numerous hikes (in all directions).

                  Elk viewing is popular north of us by 1 hour. This drive is lovely and takes you up the coast road allowing for visits along the way to College of the Redwood' Botanical gardens, Trinidad Bay/Head, museums of historical interest along the way (just to name a few sights).

                  South of us by 15 minutes is the beautiful Avenue of the Giants, representing several hikes amongst the Redwood Parks that Humboldt County is noted for.

                  As summer arrives the local rivers become warmer and warmer with good spots for kayaking and swimming.

                  Fresh organic produce and farmers markets are lovely. There are also good spots for picking your own blackberries in August.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: I am a native California since the mid 1800's. I was raised in the Sacramento Valley. Beautiful, dry and hot. In 1977 In moved to Humboldt Countyand the frequent foggy mornings, winter rains, and a cooler more moderate climate to finish my Fine Art / French Language degrees at Humboldt State University. I have raised two lovely children here in the safe and quiet environment of the redwoods and Pacific Ocean. We always had the pleasure of visiting different parks and beaches at any whim. The wildlife and bird life here are exceptional. Marshes, dairylands, timber lands and rivers are but a part of the topography here. I continue to find it a perfect haven for a retreat center. I travel widely and yet am always thankful and awestruck when I return to this little 5 acre parcel nestled in the redwoods, 850 ' above sea level and most of the fog.... walking in these hills is an unending marvel of what our plant has to offer.

                  Why the Owner Chose Scotia:
                  Absolutely gorgeous environment and perfect for my art work. I am a studio artist that needs the peace and quiet of the redwoods.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Walking among the giants is like going back into time. The standing history of the Sequoia's is something to marvel at. At the river's edge of the Eel River where you can swim in summer months, I am rejuvenated. The bird life is abundant and there are diverse environments that are home to many different species whether fish, fowl or 4 legged creatures. The outdoor enthusiast can spend endless hours watching and learning in quiet solitude.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, spanish, english

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                  Photos

                  • Retreat to an artist's studio! The ground floor is the vacation rental.

                    Retreat to an artist's studio! The ground floor is the vacation rental.

                  • You never need to leave to find beauty. View from front porch and living room.

                    You never need to leave to find beauty. View from front porch and living room.

                  • Taken December 2013, this is the kitchen before addition of more counter space.

                    Taken December 2013, this is the kitchen before addition of more counter space.

                  • The 'green' bed bedroom with lovely hand loop carpet and four bright windows.

                    The 'green' bed bedroom with lovely hand loop carpet and four bright windows.

                  • This is an example of the sunrises appearing from the orchard.

                    This is an example of the sunrises appearing from the orchard.

                  • Here is an early spring planting 2013 in the vegetable garden

                    Here is an early spring planting 2013 in the vegetable garden

                  • Looking up from the apple orchard and the vegetable
 garden you can see 'home'.

                    Looking up from the apple orchard and the vegetable garden you can see 'home'.

                  • This is the entry lane up to your parking area and front door.

                    This is the entry lane up to your parking area and front door.

                  • Looking from the front door entry and the kitchen into the living room area

                    Looking from the front door entry and the kitchen into the living room area

                  • One of the two bedrooms with a queen bed.

                    One of the two bedrooms with a queen bed.

                  • The tiled bathroom with claw foot  tub.

                    The tiled bathroom with claw foot tub.

                  • one of my favorite plants. echium. They grow wherever they wish on the property.

                    one of my favorite plants. echium. They grow wherever they wish on the property.

                  • The apple orchard is a lovely place to rest and visit.

                    The apple orchard is a lovely place to rest and visit.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $200 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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