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The Shellseeker - Private Oceanfront Home with Coastline Views

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Trinidad house description

Welcome to the ShellSeeker, a luxurious, private oceanfront home perched on an elevated bluff overlooking Camel Rock and the Trinidad Coast. The 180 degree view encompasses miles of sweeping swell lines, the city and harbor lights, and distant Humboldt County shorelines. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath exclusive seaside property is family owned and operated by Salty’s Supply Company, the Bait, Tackle, and Surf Shop located in downtown Trinidad that has been serving surfers and fisherman of the north coast for over 30 years. The ShellSeeker includes access to Salty’s rental inventory and a long list of amenities that will make you feel right at home.

Experience true Humboldt County Coastal Living, and enjoy the Redwood Coast in first-class style. With the ShellSeeker as your base camp and Salty’s as your local support, take the opportunity to discover a hidden side of Humboldt. The ShellSeeker is spacious and efficient, yet elegantly simple. There’s a view of the surf from every room, a well-equipped kitchen, deluxe bathrooms, and pillow soft queen beds.

No noise here. Just sounds of the sea, the bell and whistle buoys in Trinidad Harbor, or the ocean breeze. Few neighbors and plenty of boat or RV parking. The interior design of the home is nautically influenced. The open living room includes a premium sound system, a large flat-screen TV, and a cozy fireplace stocked with dry doug-fir firewood.

The kitchen is outfitted for 8 and stocked with plenty of cookware, spices, and appliances (and a vita-mix juicer) to inspire even the most modest chefs. Locally roasted organic coffee from Muddy Waters Coffee Co. is always kept stocked.

The bathrooms are like personal, mini-spas. The master includes a blue-water and horizon view from the jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, and premium finishes. No details were left out by the designer.

You can’t escape the ocean’s grip from any room of the house. Even on a chilly summer day just pick a room, grab a blanket, and cozy up next to the window and watch the whales pass by, the surfers down below, or the fishermen troll up and down the coast. You can also follow aircraft as it approach the coast and descends to the runway, see the lights of Arcata and Eureka to the south and clear down to Cape Mendocino on a good day. To the North, Trinidad Head frames in the Bay and Harbor view. Enjoy a fresh salmon barbecue from the patio as you unwind from an evening surf or sunset walk on the beach.

Without a doubt, the ShellSeeker’s claim-to-fame is the birds-eye-view of the surf at Camel Rock and Moonstone Beach. Surfers will appreciate witnessing how the tides influence the break and knowing when the time is right to paddle out. Be the first in the line-up, or wait until moments before sunset to have the waves all to yourself. Study the waves from the bluff, the couch, the kitchen, or bedroom. Traveling without gear? No worries. Qualifying ShellSeeker guests are welcome to use Salty’s rental wetsuits and boards.

The ShellSeeker sleeps 4 in beds, includes 2 extra fold-out sleeping pads, and for a little extra (and subject to availability) we can provide you with an adorable vintage 1970 Scottsman 14-ft Camper Trailer on-site that sleeps 2.

Look no further. Visit to explore all the ShellSeeker and Salty's has to offer, and feel free to call if you have any questions.

Please call us before booking to confirm reservations. Hope to see you soon.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Master: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • 1970 Scottsman Vintage Camper: 1 double

                This Camper is available onsite for an additional fee....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Have something specific in mind? Just ask us. Celebrating a special anniversary, birthday, etc?... let us help you arrange something special. Pick our brains, we may be able to help :) ...moreless


                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    HD Cable Service....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Premium Bose Soundsystem with iPod cable provided....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Flat-Screen HDTV...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Unobstructed view of the beach....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Overlooking Camel Rock, Luffenholtz, & Moonstone Beach...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Unobstructed, panoramic view of Trinidad Harbor to the North, all the way to Eureka and Cape Mendocino to the South. ...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Overlooking Camel Rock and Moonstone surf breaks....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Fireplace:

                    Dry, split, Douglas Fir firewood provided for qualifying guests....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central Heating system....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless Broadband Internet...moreless

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

                    Outdoor Parking, Boat/RV Parking...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline in case of emergency....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    No washing machine. However, we do provide complimentary Wash & Fold Service offered for qualifying guests. Ask owner for details....moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    12 cup Mr. Coffee, with locally roasted organic coffee provided....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Settings for 8...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Gas Range, Granite counters, Vita-Mix Juicer, etc......moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven


                  • Bicycles:

                    Available through Salty's upon request for qualifying guests....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal Grill. Charcoal, lighter fluid, and accessories provided. ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear


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                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  Peak Season: (May 01-Oct.31, 2014)

                  $275/night for 2 people.

                  $325/night for 3 or more.

                  Off Season: (Thru April 30, 2014)

                  $200/night for 2.

                  $250/night for 3 or more.

                  Specific conditions and rates apply for holiday weeks.

                  4 night minimum on selected holidays and events.

                  Full payment and taxes due 14 days prior to arrival. Non-refundable.

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                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV)
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ocean Grove or Clam Beach Inn
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Beau Pre Golf Course
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Redding, CA
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Moonstone Grill
                  175 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Shasta
                  Nearest Beach
                  Moonstone and Camel Rock

                  Car: Recommended

                  Humboldt County, Northern California. Escape the summer heat and discover the Trinidad Coast. Redwoods, Rivers, Beaches. No traffic, no parking meters and no headaches. Walk to the beach, bike to the market, take it slow. Beach town funk, meets first class views. Fresh food, real people, and rugged independence. Pure sun, thick fog, beautiful beaches, and world class fishing in the lower 48. Welcome to Trinidad.


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Salty's Supply Co. is a Bait, Tackle, & Surf Shop based in downtown Trinidad. Visit us at

                  Why the Owner Chose Trinidad:
                  The ShellSeeker is family owned and operated by Salty's Supply Co.. Surfers Journal put it this way: 'Surfers learn early to position themselves to best enjoy their circumstances. Whether in the water or on dry land, for a surfer it's always in relation to the waves.' Properties like this are one of a kind, and precisely what fisherman and surfers look for when scouting the conditions, searching for the salmon fleet offshore, and making the most of their time on the water. This due-west, birds-eye view of the Trinidad Coastline is unparalleled.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  From recommendations to local restaurants, reservation assistance, trails to explore in the nearby Redwood National Forest, times and dates of local Farmer’s Markets, or places to go to escape the fog, feel free to lean on Salty’s for assistance. Along with info sharing, the best part about the partnership is that qualifying ShellSeeker guests are welcome to use the full line of rental inventory available at the shop including surfboards and wetsuits, bicycles, and fishing equipment. Don’t pack it. We have it. We’re connected. That’s just one of the many reasons you’ll find Salty’s and the ShellSeeker to be the perfect combination for your North Coast vacation.

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                  VRBO #469974

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  The ShellSeeker - Private Oceanfront Home With Coastline Views

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