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Beach Front House located with view of Battery Point Lighthouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Only the Battery Point Beach House vacation rental offers a spectacular view of the Lighthouse and such easy access to beach combing. You can walk all the way down and on out to the lighthouse (at low tide). This 3 bedroom house is the perfect vacation rental for couples and family vacation. It is the only house on the ocean side of a cul-de-sac and despite being within city limits, offers a definite feeling of privacy.

The Battery Point Lighthouse dominates the landscape and is the primary view from the living room and deck. Walking or beachcombing on 'Pebble Beach' is a few steps from your doorstep of the Battery Point Beach House. Only minutes away are the famous California Redwoods.

Your pacific panorama will unfold from the Deck, or from the privacy of the open, cedar paneled living room, kitchen and dining areas. Sunset Magazine rated Battery Point the number one lighthouse beach (The West's 40 Best Beaches, July 1997). Enjoy a short walk down the beach and on out to the lighthouse (at low tide) to take in sensational vistas and museum (in season).

Keywords: Beach front location with easy access to the beach.

More Details

Patt Wardlaw
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Patt Wardlaw

I first came to the area in the 1960s to fly fish for salmon in the Smith River and fell in love with the view from the deck and the closeness to the Ocean, Smith River and the Redwoods. I bought the home without ever getting inside,; watched a sunset from the deck and made the offer! I live and do business in Santa Barbara, CA so this vacation home is a day and a half drive for me.

Patt Wardlaw purchased this house in 1976

Why Patt Wardlaw chose Crescent City

Best view in the County and right on the water! The setting is wonderful and the house is best described as cozy. The area is not Disneyland but there is plenty to see and do in nature. The Smith River, only remaining undammed, Wild and Scenic River in the state, is a short drive.

What makes this house unique

The town is a convenient few blocks but the home is on a point so you see no other residences from the Living Room, a definite sense of privacy. Everyone agrees how cozy and comfortable it is; decorated for enjoyment, not for show. The Jed Smith Redwood Park is just minutes away by car and they trees are all along the road coming in. The Klamath River is 20 miles south and Fern Canyon is a must see.


Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The 'purple' bathroom!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Very close to bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom1 - 1 queen , This Master also has a sitting area with couch and tables.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , the larger of two guest rooms.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Window to Wendall Street.
  • Queen size Beds (3), all very close to bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are only a small number of rentals right on the beach and most of the others are high up from the water. The sand is just steps from the house and one can walk down the beach and out to the Lighthouse (at low tide).


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Beach Front House located with view of Battery Point Lighthouse
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
Davis, California

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two adults, two grade school age boys) and the dog stayed at this property for three nights in March of 2017. The place is a fabulous older beach house, right on the beach, with wonderful views from the comfort of the cozy living room. The place is an older split-level house. Upon entry there is a half flight of stairs to the upper level where you will find a large master bedroom, bathroom with nice shower over tub, and the kitchen/living/dining area and there is a half flight of stairs to the lower level for two additional bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, the laundry room, and a small sitting area. There are many books and a few board games and puzzles for use. The upper level is sunny and bright; the lower cooler and darker, great for sleeping. There is a deck off the kitchen with wonderful ocean views and views of the lighthouse. Next to the house is a small parking area and metal spiral stairs down to the beach. The beach is coarse sand, rocks, driftwood, and tide pools. You can walk down to battery point lighthouse and at low tide you can get a tour of the place. There is a pier to walk out over the water. Though the house is older with much of the original decor, the the kitchen appliances, laundry, heating, and plumbing were highly functional and much appreciated. Ample hot water and a fantastic view; what more could a person need?

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I couldn't have said it better myself! Patt Wardlaw
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Spent 3 weeks and loved every bit of it!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this wonderful place for three weeks when we were working in the area and could not have been happier. It’s not new, it’s not modern but it’s well kept and absolutely charming. The view is exquisite of course but the coziness of the house offers nooks and crannies for everyone to find a spot to enjoy themselves. There are not TVs in rooms, only one upstairs and one downstairs and that’s a wonderful thing. We did puzzles, sat by the fire and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Almost forgot I was in town working. Can’t wait to come back with my family and show them this spot. Patt was also helpful and communicative. A model for how it should work. Thank you Patt!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much, it was good to have you. Patt
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Fallon, Nevada

Amazing Beach House.

  • 5 of 5

This property is excellent. The home is in great shape. Parents, children, and grandchildren all fit into this home and had room to move about. Walking the tide pools was wonderful at low tide and the nightly fires on the beach made our vacation perfect as well as the close proximity to the lighthouse and the harbor where we docked our boat. Patt was fantastic about answering all my questions. We loved the house so much, we decided to make this our family vacation spot. The views and location can not be beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cannot beat the view!

  • 4 of 5

This place is the epitome of LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Was wonderful waking up to this fabulous view everyday.!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's why they keep coming back. I agree and have the deck view on my PC desktop.
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Manassas, Va.

Dramatic ocean view, and magnificent Redwoods too!

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this rental. The pictures don't convey the sunny, breezy feel of the place. The deck is amazing, we spent hours watching the surf and skies. It is just a few steps down to the beach, which was clean and uncrowded.

The place was very clean. The beds were comfortable. We cooked three dinners and had all the cooking items we needed. We enjoyed the lawn chairs provided to sit on the deck. Wi Fi and TV worked great.

The view is as pictured, amazing when you really see it. We were surprised how close we were to Jed Smith Redwood State Park, we went down to Highland Road and were taking pictures in ten minutes! This was an experience of a lifetime.

I would, and hope to rent this house again! Extra bonus was allowing our dog to join us. You would be lucky to rent here.

GLW of Virginia

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redding, CA

Another great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Had another great week at this wonderful vacation home. Our family loves coming here, year after year. Have never met the owner, Patt, but he has been so easy to communicate with and really is concerned about our experience and comfort in his home. This is our home away from home, and having a choice (which we do), we would not stay anywhere else. Thanks again for having your home available for us! Location can not be beat! Oh, and FYI; being an ocean front home, there is always going to be some moisture :)

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Crescent City has it's own Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
On North Bank Smith River Road 15 miles away
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
house is 11 blocks from US101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Town, Harbor area
Nearest Beach
House is right on the beach just steps from sand.
Car: recommended

Jedidiah Smith Redwood Park very close to this Northernmost City in California. Nearby Smith River is the only remaining undammed Wild and Scenic River in CA. Trails and Sightseeing abound with relatively milder climate than other cities along the North Coast.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleanining Deposit $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Personal check for reservation deposit of 20%, balance 90 days in advance of occupancy (60 days in Winter/Spring).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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