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Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day Private and serene back yard---watch birds and sea otters on the Mad River Relax and Take In Nature in the Back Yard Adirondack Lounge Chairs Sunset Approaching as Sea Otters Swim up the Mad River Watch the Migrating Birds while you Drink Wine and Prepare Dinner Exquisite Queen Bed with an Awesome Ocean View!!!!!! Heavenly King Bed in the Master Bedroom Ten minute drive to HSU Visit the Famous Lighthouse in the Nearby Fishing Village of Trinidad Sunset Photo sent to us by some guests The Hot Tub with Exquisite Views!!! The Entry

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arcata house description

WHERE THE MAD RIVER MEETS THE PACIFIC SURF: The Whale's Tale Cabin is a cozy bungalow style cottage sitting on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Mad River as it meets the crashing breakers of the Pacific Ocean. From the western rooms and deck visitors can enjoy whale watching, viewing the myriad of wildlife on the Mad River, and just relax, taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer.

The Whales Tale Cabin is a home built in the 1960's. To maintain the cozy mood of a cabin we have maintained the rustic feel of that time period while presenting an impeccably clean and comfortable ambiance with simple furnishings. There is also free WiFi to keep you connected with the 21st Century.

The quiet and secluded cabin is near downtown Mckinleyville, with a full service cinema, restaurants, and shops. The picturesque fishing village of Trinidad with its famous lighthouse is just ten minutes to the north. Parents and visitors to Humboldt State University are only 10 minutes from the campus. Nearby are gorgeous beaches, Patrick's Point State Park, Redwoods, hiking trails, and the artsy old-style lumber town of Arcata is just 10 minutes south. The Whale's Tale provides an exquisitely serene, relaxing, and private break from the usual mad rush of our hectic lifestyles. Call or E-mail for information.


Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Ocean View, Retreat, River, Ocean Front, Hot tub

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                On the Mad River near the mouth at the Pacific Ocean...moreless

              • Water View:

                beautiful view of the mouth of the Mad River...moreless

              • Beach View:

                gorgeous view with lots of wildlife...moreless

              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Other Activities

                  • kayaking and canoeing on the Mad River--The famous Hammond Trail is just steps from The Cabin...moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Visitors from Florida

                    Visitors from Florida

                    • Guest Grandparents (Fort Myers)
                    • Date of stay 09/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                    We were delighted with the accommodation, if not the washer, which chose to die on our watch. The accommodation was warm, comfortable, beautiful, accessible to the highway and thus Trinidad, McKville, and Arcata. The house was so good that we cannot imagine looking for anyplace else next time.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Our Stay October 19th 2013 thru Oct 24th 2013

                    Our Stay October 19th 2013 thru Oct 24th 2013

                    • Guest Lynda (Sarasota, Florida)
                    • Date of stay 10/19/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/10/14
                    Words can not describe the feeling my family and I felt as we walked in the Whales Tale. The Cabin was beautiful and neat as a pin. The View was breath taking beyond belief. After visiting the Red Woods and seeing the Pacific, we would come "home" and relax in the hot tub. The cool ocean breeze from the Pacific was felt on my face and the warm water from the hot tub would settle me into a calm relaxing state. Richard the Owner of the cabin was very accommodating and agreeable. I must mention the beds. The most comfortable beds we ever slept in. I can't wait to go back. We did not have time for everything that Richard mentioned to take in. If you want a nice place to stay with comforting views and all accomodations at your fingertips stay at the Whales Tale. You will NOT be disappointed. Don, Lynda and Jordan Robinson Sarasota, Florida

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                  • Fantastic visit

                    Fantastic visit

                    • Guest Hammy (NH)
                    • Date of stay 07/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/09/14
                    My 12 yr old son and I spent a week at the Whale's Tail during late July and it was the perfect place to stay. It's clean, comfortable, the hot tub is a great feature, nearby grocery store, in house laundry, great view. Hard to beat!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                  • Absolutely Wonderful!

                    Absolutely Wonderful!

                    • Guest Beth S. (Friday Harbor, Washington)
                    • Date of stay 03/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/08/14
                    We loved our stay at your little house and wished we could just move in. The home was comfortable and had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and watching the birds flying by. We stayed over Easter and even had an egg hunt in the yard. The kitchen was well equipped. Having a washer and dryer was useful. We rode the bikes along the nearby trail and also discovered a nice hiking park just down the road. The location was convenient and quiet. Groceries were close by as was the golf course. We plan to rent Whale Tale Cabin again the next time we visit the Arcata area.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                  • Five Star

                    Five Star

                    • Guest Eileen S.
                    • Date of stay 11/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/17/13
                    This is the real deal! The Whales Tail Cabin had everything we expected upon arrival and totally served our needs for our Thanksgiving vacation. We had a small gathering of family and even was able to prepare a nice turkey dinner with well equipped kitchen and dinnerware supplied. Clean, comfortable, fun retro ambiance and a killer view of the Mad River estuary spilling into the ocean. Every morning we stepped out back and watched a new presentation from nature of the wildlife of the day. I'm a photographer, and captured a gorgeous photo of a common egret in flight. Lots of photo opportunities. There is something here for everybody; sure to please.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • A wonderful place to stay

                    A wonderful place to stay

                    • Guest Ed (Redding Ca)
                    • Date of stay 09/20/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                    This place is Beautiful all the way around. I would recommend it to anyone seeking a peaceful getaway. The scenery is amazing there. The views of the River and Ocean from the deck are breathtaking. They had the hot tub on and ready for me to use upon arrival. The rooms are very nice and the living room and kitchen were very comfortable. Richard was very nice and helpful with everything and my last minute reservation.. I cant wait to go back and stay again.. Loved It..

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Comfortable, relaxing oasis by the sea

                    Comfortable, relaxing oasis by the sea

                    • Guest OBFamilia (Morgan Hill, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/22/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/02/12
                    My daughter is attending HSU and this was a nice way to visit her and have some quiet, restful family time with home cooked meals. The beds are cozy and the views are splendid. It's a quiet area tucked away along the water. We will definitely be back! Plus the owner is super to work with and provided many fabulous recommendations for enjoying the local sites.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • What a lovely week!

                    What a lovely week!

                    • Guest Dianeinchicoca (Chico, ca)
                    • Date of stay 09/25/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/30/12
                    We arrived near dusk and the views were fantastic. The home is well appointed and has all the things we needed. We spent days hiking and site seeing, using the helpful information you provide. Even with the fog (in September/October) there was plenty to do that was out of the fog. We enjoyed our stay here and recommend it as a place to relax and tour Humboldt County.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                  • Cozy Cabin!

                    Cozy Cabin!

                    • Guest Connie S. (San Clemente, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/14/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/29/12
                    We went up to visit friends and take our kids up with us for the first time. This place was perfect and had everything we needed. The view from the backyard was amazing. My 3 1/2 year old loved the banana slugs in the backyard! We will be making this trip annually and will hope to be able to stay here again every time! Thank you!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • Visiting from Bay Area and Sacramento

                    Visiting from Bay Area and Sacramento

                    • Guest Norma (Sacramento, CA)
                    • Date of stay 06/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/03/12
                    I recently stayed with my daughter and four granddaughters at this beautiful little gem. The views are wonderful, the beds comfortable, kitchen well stocked and the hot tub was the highlight for the girl's. Great location, easy drive to beaches and Arcata. Charming with open floor plan...we will be back!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $235

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $125 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Please call for special rates, last minute discounts. Standard rate represents an average. Rates are lower sometimes midweek and low season, and higher on Holidays and week-ends, and high season. Rates also vary by number of people. For example, a low season rate for 2 midweek might be $185 per night and a high season rate in July or August, Christmas, etc. might be $285 t0 $345 for 6.

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                  Photos

                  • Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

                    Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

                  • Relax and Take In Nature in the Back Yard Adirondack Lounge Chairs

                    Relax and Take In Nature in the Back Yard Adirondack Lounge Chairs

                  • Watch the Migrating Birds while you Drink Wine and Prepare Dinner

                    Watch the Migrating Birds while you Drink Wine and Prepare Dinner

                  • Heavenly King Bed in the Master Bedroom

                    Heavenly King Bed in the Master Bedroom

                  • Visit the Famous Lighthouse in the Nearby Fishing Village of Trinidad

                    Visit the Famous Lighthouse in the Nearby Fishing Village of Trinidad

                  • The Hot Tub with Exquisite Views!!!

                    The Hot Tub with Exquisite Views!!!

                  • Private and serene back yard---watch birds and sea otters on the Mad River

                    Private and serene back yard---watch birds and sea otters on the Mad River

                  • Sunset Approaching as Sea Otters Swim up the Mad River

                    Sunset Approaching as Sea Otters Swim up the Mad River

                  • Exquisite Queen Bed with an Awesome Ocean View!!!!!!

                    Exquisite Queen Bed with an Awesome Ocean View!!!!!!

                  • Ten minute drive to HSU

                    Ten minute drive to HSU

                  • Sunset Photo sent to us by some guests

                    Sunset Photo sent to us by some guests

                  • The Entry

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                  VRBO #58744

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, February 01, 2014

                  $235 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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