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The Hiouchi House on the Smith River with Private Beach & Fishing!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to your home away from home in Hiouchi, on the majestic Smith River! Just 15 minutes from downtown Crescent City, get away from it all and enjoy the privacy and luxury of this wonderful peaceful setting. Private Smith River frontage for swimming, skipping and collecting rocks, bird watching, etc. The abundance of natural beauty abounds. Whether you are looking for a sportsmen's paradise enjoying your own private beach on one of the best shore fishing holes on the Smith River or you are looking to just get away and enjoy privacy and relaxation, this place has it all!

Beautifully appointed single level home with fantastic views of the Smith River from the moment you walk through the front door. Minutes away from Old Growth Redwoods in Jedediah Smith State Park. Like the Ocean? You are 15 minutes away from the The Rugged Pacific Ocean, where you can watch the waves crash against rocky outcrops or surf the sandy beaches.

This is one vacation you will not forget. You can choose to enjoy all of the amazing outdoor activities this house and area provide or just relax with a cup of coffee on your private deck and read a good book as you listen to the sound of the Smith River.

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John Cash
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About John Cash

Bay Area Family who enjoys the wonderful outdoors that America offers us! We take pride in the upkeep of The Hiouchi House. It offers us and all its guests incredible insight into what life is like within the Smith river basin and old growth forests that surround.

John Cash purchased this house in 2003

Why John Cash chose North Coast

Wild and Scenic Smith River Located just upstream from Jed Smith State Park and Stout Grove. The property is situated right in the middle of all the State and National forests within the community of Hiouchi. With limited homes on the riverfront, and most importantly with easy access to the river, The Hiouchi house has it all. They just do not make them like this anymore!

What makes this house unique

Privacy, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Relaxing!

Oh yes and privacy!


Gasquet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink, Oversized Master Bath, plenty of space
    Bathroom 2 in 2nd bedroom - toilet , shower , Private full bath off 2nd bedroom with Queen bed.
    Bathroom 3 for 3rd & 4th Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 rooms, 1 with dual sinks/vanity, second with tub & toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Master with sitting area - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed is 2 twins or acts as couch when not used.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed and 2nd private full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin beds - 2 twin/ single , Good size rooms, 2 twin beds, full closet, chest of drawers.
    Bedroom 4 Queen Bed - 1 queen , Queen bed, good size room.
  • House Sleeps 10 total VERY comfortably. In addition to the 4 bedrooms, we also have a Portable Baby Crib & One Deluxe Queen Aero Bed with Head rests. (1) Bedroom Master Suite Queen + Trundle sleeps four (2) Bedroom Suite Queen sleeps two (3) Bedroom Twin Beds sleeps two (4) Bedroom Queen sleeps two
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions, please give us a call!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

The Hiouchi House on the Smith River with Private Beach & Fishing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful location; fantastic family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic week at The Hiouchi House! Johnny was extremely helpful. From the personalized welcome sign and inviting location, we couldn't have asked for a better home base. The pictures do not represent the true beauty of the Smith River. There are so many adventures located within a short drive from the house. If you are considering a trip to this area, do not miss the opportunity to stay at The Hiouchi House!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great escape. We just wanted to getaway and unplug from it all. Boy did this deliver. My girls ages 15, 10 and 9 LOVED it!! Lots to do in the area for them. Hiking, we did the coastal drive, Great Cats World Park, the list goes on and on. What a great location. Would visit again. Thank you for offering up this beautiful home.

The Moore Family

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife had a significant Birthday and the thing in life which she enjoys the most is to be surrounded by our family which is separated by 600 miles, this location is almost perfectly centered between us and is perfectly suited to accommodate our situation.

My son, his Wife and 2 kids are in the Russian River Area of Northern CA, while my wife and I, and our Daughter and her Daughter are in North Coast of Oregon area, and so it is about a push time wise to get there.

The house is so well set up to facilitate a family reunion where each part of the family has their own quarters and there are Bathrooms off each bedroom so there is no issue with who uses what Bathroom (which with a Boy and Girl sharing one growing up was somewhat less than pleasant...)

The Kitchen and Dining room were so comfortable to work in, there is just about any cooking device one could want, having a Dishwasher is good too, the deck is a delight, it is large and comfortable, the Living and Family rooms are well appointed and comfortable, and the beds are very comfortable and we are picky about beds...

The house is stocked with all the linens and towels for the bed/baths, there is a washer and dryer which are a blessing with small kids (4 Months, 2 1/2 years and 4 1/2 years) and there are wonderful sites to visit nearby, We especially liked Stout Grove which is very nearby and spectacular...the proximity to the river is outstanding, depending on the time of year there are a lot of fish to be caught in the area, there were quite a few Kayakers who came by as well...

Johnny the caretaker was on site but we never saw him but for when we arrived and when we left but a very nice fellow...

All in All, it was one of the best experiences we have had on a "Family Vacation" and we hope to repeat it, maybe next year...

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (Kids aged 10, 7 and 7) stayed and this house for a week long vacation and, without question, it was one of the best we've had. The view of and access to the river are absolutely amazing. The pictures really don't do it justice! We were aiming for a "kids, go play outside!" vacation and that's exactly what we go. From frog catching to swimming in the "waterfalls" downstream, we made good use of the river every day we were there. We slept with all 3 sliding glass doors open to the long porch so that we could enjoy the fresh air and the sound of the river, never once concerned about security. Civilization feels miles away, though it's really only a 15 minute drive into town. The house was reasonably well appointed (though it does not come equipped with any folding chairs, beach towels or decent pots) with plenty of space to spread out and be comfortable. Of all the VRBO rentals we've stayed at, this is the only one for which I've bothered to write a review and that's because I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights in this lovely place. View of the river was magnificent. Comfortable upstairs room, very clean. Large clean bathroom. Delicious, filling breakfast. Friendly helpful hosts and so interesting to talk with. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything and more than the pictures show. We wanted for had it all.

The crystal clear Smith River was right at the bottom of our deck.

The location is in the heart of the giant redwood groves and forests...with the ocean and beautiful beaches just 15 minutes away. A week was not enough to see and do everything. The kids are already planning on coming back next summer.

The owners provided us with excellent customer service.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World Class King Salmon, Steelhead and Sea run Cutthroat Trout fishing in your own backyard on the main stem of the Mighty Smith River (every fish has to pass by you)!, 5 minutes from Jedediah Smith Redwood Park. View across the river from house and deck of the historical Hiouchi covered bridge with Sheep Pen Creek cascading beneath it - Fall asleep to the sound of Sheep Pen creek flowing into the Smith River year round, 15 minutes from famous Ocean beaches and battery point lighthouse. Endless hiking trails in surrounding State and National parks, World Class Kayaking, Crabbing and Ocean Fishing,


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Limit 10 guests
9 to 10 guests additional $25.00 cleaning fee.

Payment by check
Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. Dates are not held until deposit is received

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