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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 a third of a mile of well groomed trails. Four benches have been placed along the trails to relax and to enjoy the exceptional creek and forest views. Around the front yard there is 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 in the garage. For the lawn there are croquet and bocce ball.
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 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, 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 (47 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 Mill 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 your boat.
Keywords: End of Private Road, 4 Acres, Redwoods, Spa, Large Lawn.
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
For use when visiting, please leave name of book and your name if you wish to 'borrow' books. Library in Trinidad...moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$150
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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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.
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.