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Raven Ridge Retreat: Beautifully Landscaped and Quiet Serenity

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Our front patio with outdoor fire pit for those nice evenings out.

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Last updated: 10/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Trinidad house description

Less than a mile from the Historic Village of Trinidad, this elegant home is on four acres and at the end of a private road. It is snuggled into a mature redwood forest, with plenty of sun exposure. Quiet, except for the occasional sound of seals in the distance, and songs of chickadees, winter wrens and Douglas squirrels; this is truly a retreat. This wood-sided home has an outside hot tub on a private deck adjacent to the upstairs bedroom. The spacious front patio has a fire pit for those who love to spend their evenings out. There is a ping-pong table and darts in the garage. For the lawn there are croquet and bocce ball. There are two sets of golf clubs with pull carts available, one men's, one ladies.

Oftentimes the location is out of the fog and wind of other beach side properties; This is a peaceful, private experience where the beauty of nature satisfies your craving for tranquility. This is the home that you will long to return to year after year.

Inside, granite counter tops and a cook top stove are centrally located for gabbing with each other over cocktails. The wet bar is where those cocktails originate; the cabinets are all custom made. All the proper amenities are here, whether you are planning a lavish dinner or want casual dining on the patio. There is a king sized bed upstairs and a walk in shower with his and her's sinks and showers. A set of twin trundle (day) beds downstairs (can be made into a queen bed), and a fold-out couch/futon with a comfy mattress is in the upstairs loft. Outside, there is the Octacabana—a cozy building 50 feet away from the house with windows that open to the sound of the year-round creek and waterfalls. The Octacabana has a heater (No Plumbing) and a Queen bed—perfect for a couple who wants to sleep in and be alone, surrounded by nature.

For cat lovers, we have a cat named Bunky. He is loving, playful and very friendly. This is his home and we would love to have you take care of him during your stay. If that is not to your liking, he can stay with the gal next door (if she is home), or we retain the option to stay on the premises in an attached but separate living quarters so that we can take care of him.

If you need a break from hiking and exploring the beauty of the North Coast, you can stay inside. A large collection of music CD’s are here for your listening pleasure. There are many DVD and VCR movies, (most are suitable for children). There are also some board games and a large selection of picture puzzles.

The natural setting in the redwoods has been complimented with groomed native plants, rhododendrons (41 of them!), cedars, and Japanese maples. Two ponds full of goldfish, water lilies and a pump-powered waterfall between them are a perfect place to have lunch and a chance to glimpse a threatened species, the red-legged frog. The large lawn is perfect for bocce ball or croquet. The back yard is a lush shade garden, full of ferns, Japanese variegated grass and more Japanese maples. From there, the forest drops off towards McConnahas Creek.

Owned and designed by a renowned photography couple, this home is decorated with stunning photographs and interesting artifacts from their decades of travels. It is a short scenic drive to Redwood National and State Parks, Trinidad State Beach and Patrick’s Point State Park. Arcata and Humboldt State University are 20 minutes away. A locally-owned grocery is less than a mile away; many fine restaurants are within minutes.

Trinidad is a sport fisherman’s destination. If you enjoy fishing in the ocean, bring your boat! There is a large field for parking boats and trailers, and a chest freezer is available for storing your bounty until your return home.




Keywords: End of Private Road, 4 Acres, Redwoods, Spa, Large Lawn. Great intimate Wedding Venue.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We have many delicate things, stairways, ponds and undercounter dangers. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Wheelchairs can get intothe house but the doorways to bathrooms are not handicap equipped....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            This is our primary residence and is not childproof. Also our 2 ponds are very tempting for children. Please no children under 6....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Please don't ask to bring your dog....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Day beds in downstairs bedroom...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Upstairs in loft, makes into Queen...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Outbuilding with bed, no plumbing, has heat...moreless

          • King size bed (1) In the upstairs master bedroom. Twin beds in downstairs bedroom (2). Futon (1) In the upstairs loft. Queen size Bed (1) In the Octacabana (Studio outbuilding), ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Octagon shaped sleeping cabin in Redwoods with Queen Sized Bed, Two Garden Ponds with Waterfall and Goldfish, Manicured Gardens with Dozens of Maples and Rhododendrons, Large Lawn for Play, Large Collection of Coffee Table Books, massage table available. NO LARGE GROUPS....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                For use when visiting, please leave name of book and your name if you wish to 'borrow' books. Library in Trinidad...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Blu Ray & regular...moreless

              • Games:

                Pictionary, Jengo, Trivial Pursuit, lots of picture puzzles....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Lots of jazz and Hawaiian, mixture of many styles, around 200...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Old TV upstairs in loft for kids, VCR...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Surround sound in living room....moreless

              • Television:

                (2) 42 inch Vizio bought in 2012....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                About 20 mostly Disney, rental 15 minutes away. VCR available, ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining room table seats 6-8 comfortably. Extra seating needs cardtable....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                parking in garage for 1 car, maybe 2 if we are gone and have taken our car with us....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heating....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Couch and love seat, recliner (though that is where the cat usually take his naps)...moreless

              • Parking:

                Large field for parking boats, extra vehicles....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                local calls ok, use calling card for long distance...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Front loading...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                The whole house has wireless internet However, it is not secure ....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Krups automatic 12 cup. French press. Krups Espresso maker. Cone drip....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Lots of dishes, we bought a restaurant (white) set for extras...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                Side freezer in refrigerator, chest freezer in garage (ask owner to plug it in if needed)...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Cook top set in granite as an island....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) One built in stove/micro combo, other is in pantry....moreless

              • Oven:

                Electric built in....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We live here so have many pantry items that you are free to use--need just a little flour? No problem....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                1) Main kitchen refrigerator and 2) under counter wet bar refrigerator ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Island cooktop separate, propane...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Overlooks the 2 ponds on the side of the house....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Can be rented in Trinidad...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Spacious lawn and deck....moreless

              • Golf:

                Beau Pre, 15 minutes away. Baywood CC, 35 minutes away....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                large lawn, landscaped with native and ornamental plants....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charbroil 6 burner gas. ...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    bleach-free with Audio feed from stereo system. Please shower before entering....moreless

                   

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                  $325 $325
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,095

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Rate is for 4 guests. Each additional guest over 4 is $15.00 per night per person.

                  Extra charge for Events held on property with non-paying guests attending--Parties, Wedding rehearsal dinner, Holiday gatherings, etc. Inquire.


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                  Location

                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Arcata Eureka (ACV)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ocean Grove Lodge, Cher'ae Heights Casino
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Beau Pre Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 101
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lighthouse Grill, The Eatery, Seascape
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Trinidad State Beach, Moonstone, Clam Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Deep Sea Fishing, Agate Hunting, Tide pooling, Photography, Indian Casino 5 minutes away. Ask about packages for a Larry Ulrich Creative Photography Workshop May 25-27.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: Larry and Donna Ulrich are professional nature photographers. They have been photographing America and beyond for almost 40 years. This is their home: they live in it most of the time. If you have been bitten by the Travel Bug, you know you just have to keep going places. So they decided to rent their home and share the beauty of their surroundings with others. While they are out visiting places they love, you can live in the home they love. The Gardener is Donna, the maintenance guy is Larry and you will quickly learn that they take pride in their home and its surroundings. Ask about packages for a Larry Ulrich Creative Photography Workshop May 25-27.

                  Why the Owner Chose Trinidad:
                  There is a year-round creek on the property, and we have always loved living near water. When we discovered that McConnahas Creek with its natural waterfalls was on the parcel that sealed the deal.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Peaceful tranquility in a natural setting for relaxing and entertaining family and friends. It is an easy walk into Trinidad where there is a museum, grocery, Post Office, wine tasting at Moonstone Winery and more beaches than you can visit in a week.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Our front patio with outdoor fire pit for those nice evenings out.

                    Our front patio with outdoor fire pit for those nice evenings out.

                  • Main patio and road into property through the redwoods.

                    Main patio and road into property through the redwoods.

                  • Sit and watch the waterfall as you relax among the redwoods

                    Sit and watch the waterfall as you relax among the redwoods

                  • View from living room.

                    View from living room.

                  • Living room with entertainment center and hearth.

                    Living room with entertainment center and hearth.

                  • Loft with foldout futon for 2 and door to upper pond view deck.

                    Loft with foldout futon for 2 and door to upper pond view deck.

                  • Master bathroom with custom tile mural in shower. Bidet and two shower heads.

                    Master bathroom with custom tile mural in shower. Bidet and two shower heads.

                  • The new backyard walkway and path to the Octacabana.

                    The new backyard walkway and path to the Octacabana.

                  • Hi I'm  Bunky, Larry and Donna's cat. I am very friendly & come with the house.

                    Hi I'm Bunky, Larry and Donna's cat. I am very friendly & come with the house.

                  • Luffenholtz Beach and Trinidad Head from Scenic Drive at sunset

                    Luffenholtz Beach and Trinidad Head from Scenic Drive at sunset

                  • Rugged Redwood National Park coastline from Quarry View.

                    Rugged Redwood National Park coastline from Quarry View.

                  • Lupines at sunset from Bald Hills Road in Redwood National Park

                    Lupines at sunset from Bald Hills Road in Redwood National Park

                  • Spacious kitchen and dining room.

                    Spacious kitchen and dining room.

                  • Your first view of Raven Ridge Retreat

                    Your first view of Raven Ridge Retreat

                  • Arbor and stone path to slate patio on the edge of the redwoods from spa deck.

                    Arbor and stone path to slate patio on the edge of the redwoods from spa deck.

                  • The island cook top and dining room with madrone floors

                    The island cook top and dining room with madrone floors

                  • From sun room to upstairs loft with futon.

                    From sun room to upstairs loft with futon.

                  • Master bedroom with California king bed. The redwoods are right there in the win

                    Master bedroom with California king bed. The redwoods are right there in the win

                  • Upstairs master bathroom with door to spa deck.

                    Upstairs master bathroom with door to spa deck.

                  • The Octacabana as viewed from master bedroom. Queen bed and no plumbing.

                    The Octacabana as viewed from master bedroom. Queen bed and no plumbing.

                  • California poppies and Memorial Lighthouse with view of Trinidad Bay and Pier.

                    California poppies and Memorial Lighthouse with view of Trinidad Bay and Pier.

                  • Bull Roosevelt elk at Dry Lagoon State Park just up the road.

                    Bull Roosevelt elk at Dry Lagoon State Park just up the road.

                  • Spring morning In Lady Bird Jonson Grove. Redwood National Park

                    Spring morning In Lady Bird Jonson Grove. Redwood National Park

                  • Lovely Fern Canyon near Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

                    Lovely Fern Canyon near Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 02, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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