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Diestelhorst Cottage at Redding's Riverside Retreat Overlooking Sacramento River

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Unique and private cottage with river views, designed for couples.

'Magical' describes this picturesque ' One of a Kind' river setting. This cottage is nestled within Redding's Riverside Retreat, a private 1 1/2 acre parcel in the heart of downtown Redding with two other private cottages (Nautical Cottage VRBO No. 1008989 and Nesting Cottage VRBO No. 1008992). Amazing views of the Sacramento River, Historic Diestelhorst Train Trestle and the famous Sundial Bridge featured in Sunset Magazine! Beautifully furnished with modern amenities and vintage touches! Offers a private patio to enjoy the fabulous views. Includes Flat Screen T.V., high speed internet, full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave oven, coffeepot and toaster oven, stainless gas outdoor grill, separate bedroom w/ King bed, fireplace, and redwood deck. Sealy Posturepedic mattress for your added comfort. Theme is Native American Indian in honor of this historical property. More photos can be viewed on my Facebook page:

Walk or ride your bike to the Scenic Sacramento River Trail, local restaurants, shopping, Cascade Theater, the world famous Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Museum, featuring the Butterfly Exhibit. Directly across the River is the Boat launch at Lake Redding Park. Path from the Cottage to River's edge for one of the best fishing sites on the river! There's plenty of room to park your boat and the added security of a locked gate with key code.

Two night minimum.
We can be flexible:Call for details!

Keywords: Cottages w/ Fabulous River Views, Walking & Bicycling Trails, Private, Unique, Romantic, Bird watching, close to Downtown Shopping & Restaurants, Antique Mall, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Relaxing, Train watching, Historical
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome on a case by case basis. Please inquire....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Fabulous River Views and Beautiful Setting! Cottage designed for a couple or couples. Plan a Birthday Party or special event here. Private, Retreat Atmosphere. Walk to restaurants & local shopping....moreless


  • Books
  • Music Library:

    Music channels on Dish Network...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Cascade Theater and many wonderful restaurants are in the vicinity of Redding's Riverside Retreat...moreless

  • Monument View:

    A wonderful view of the Famous Sun Dial Bridge and the Diestelhorst Train Trestle...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    There are no other buildings between the cottage and the river...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Has the use of outdoor dining area with separate private outdoor patio with river views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    YMCA is right around the corner...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is plenty of room to park your boat or R.V....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen and the use of an outdoor gas barbecue/island cooking area with outdoor sink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Nice sitting area with table, chairs, patio swing and an outdoor love seat. River views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many public golf courses in Redding. The closest one is within 1/4 mile...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas barbecue grill in island with fire pit...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent Stand Up Paddle Boards from WASSUP at

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    YMCA around the corner has 2 pools and the public park across the river has a great pool...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$990 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


Rates for individual Cottages are as follows:

Nesting $145 per night double occupancy Queen Bed w/single pull out ($10 added for 3rd person)

Nautical Cottage $155 Cal-King w/loft single ($10 added for 3rd person)

Diestlehorst Cottage $165 Cal-King Full Kitchen

All Cottages are private with beautiful river views. Each are themed in a different decor with exquisite attention to detail!

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redding Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Redding Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Redding Amtrak Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hyw 44
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Shasta Ski Park
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Whiskeytown Lake Brandy Creek Beach

Car: Recommended

Sacramento River Walking & Biking Trail System, Turtle Bay Museum, Caldwell Park & Recreation Area w/pool, Elk's Lodge, Sundial Bridge, Cascade Theater, Bird watching, Starbucks, Fishing, hiking, Stand-Up Paddle Board on the River or Lake, YMCA


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: I moved to Redding in 1979 and have loved living here for so many reasons...the beautiful mountains,Whiskeytown & Shasta Lakes,the Sacramento River flowing through town and all of the outdoor recreational activities available here. I began selling Real Estate in 1990 and decided that one day I would love to live by the river. My dream came true 3 years ago when I was blessed with the opportunity to purchase one of the most unique & 'ONE OF A KIND' properties in Redding. Now I love the opportunity to share it with others...I've been a Realtor since 1990 with Coldwell Banker C&C Properties and love to help people find their 'dream' property!

Why Downtown, Redding, CA, USA:
The moment I drove down this 800 foot long driveway viewing the river I was mesmerized with this hidden jewell in the center of Redding. I knew I had to figure out a way to make it mine. I didn't realize at the time, that I would be making it available to others as a vacation rental. The more friends that came to visit were astounded at the views, privacy and uniqueness of the property,so I decided it would make a great vacation place for others to enjoy. I never tire of seeing Bald Eagles fly by, deer out in the pasture below and the train coming around the bend on the historic Diestlehorst trestle. It's a true gem!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Walk, run, or bike to the River Trail System just up the block. Walk to Starbucks & local restaurants . Only 3 miles to Bethel Church. So many visitors love the convenient location, yet the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Bird lovers paradise! Bring your binoculars.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Property entrance with security gate

    Property entrance with security gate

  • Entry


  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Bedroom with King bed

    Bedroom with King bed

  • Entry and bathroom

    Entry and bathroom

  • Bedroom with King bed

    Bedroom with King bed

  • Private patio and walkway

    Private patio and walkway

  • Diestelhorst Walking Bridge

    Diestelhorst Walking Bridge

  • Walking trail near cottage

    Walking trail near cottage

  • Diestelhorst Train Trestle while snowing

    Diestelhorst Train Trestle while snowing

  • Boat launch at Caldwell Park across the river

    Boat launch at Caldwell Park across the river

  • Entrance, private patio and walkway

    Entrance, private patio and walkway

  • Bar, sitting area, kitchen

    Bar, sitting area, kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Washer/Dryer and closet in bedroom

    Washer/Dryer and closet in bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • View through front window

    View through front window

  • Private patio

    Private patio

  • Outdoor grill and sitting area between Nautical and Nesting Cottages

    Outdoor grill and sitting area between Nautical and Nesting Cottages

  • Diversion dam near cottage

    Diversion dam near cottage

  • Diestelhorst Train Trestle

    Diestelhorst Train Trestle

  • Diestelhorst Train Trestle at Sunset

    Diestelhorst Train Trestle at Sunset

VRBO #294239

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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