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Spectacular Lakefront Ranch Estate in Redwoods, 153 Acre Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

This beautiful 153 acre white fenced lakefront ranch rests on Lake Earl, the largest freshwater lagoon in California. It is comprised of 90 acres wildlife conservation area and 60 acres of pastureland, redwood timberland and streams.

This is one of the most beautiful properties in Del Norte county. Every evening on the deck is a sunset like no other, watching the ducks, geese, egrets, blue herons and deer in the front yard, silhouetted by the setting sun. Sit in the hot tub with your favorite drink, your favorite people, and relax, bond and re-center yourself! There are countless trails on the beach and in the redwoods to horseback ride. Bring your own horses or rent from nearby stables. There are also opportunities for quad riding, and plenty of room to park your trailers in or near the barn of this working ranch. We are also prepared to host your wedding and reception or family reunion. We have 14 three foot diameter round tables and 100 chairs available with 4500 square feet of living space and 2000 square feet of deck.

Entering the home you are greeted with modern, comfortable elegance. The great room has 2 unique focal points. At one end is a two-sided, see-through fireplace with gorgeous 'country rubble' stonework. At the other end is a magnificent piece of art, a 9' X 4' redwood log chainsaw carving of 'The Last Supper'. The master suite is spacious, with a king size Tempurpedic sleigh bed, 52' HD TV, wood and gas stone fireplace, and huge master bath with jetted tub and a large corner marble shower with stone pebble flooring and two shower heads. The sunroom has a beautiful gas fireplace at one end, a wall of windows facing the lake to the west and a 52' HD TV with blue-ray player and HD satellite. All bedrooms have Sealy Posturepedic mattresses and antique sleigh beds. The detached studio has it's own full bath and kitchenette.

Enjoy the beauty and peaceful tranquility of this one-of-a kind lakefront estate. Listen to the sounds of nature, the frogs on the 2 acre pond (canoe available)and the owls at night. Watch the abundant wildlife roam and the sheep and cattle graze. Gather fresh eggs for breakfast from the chicken coop in the barn. Wander through the redwoods and along the creek that runs through the trees. Walk along Kellog Beach 2 miles down the country road and fly a kite or beachcomb for shells, driftwood and other treasures. Leave in a relaxed state of mind.

Keywords: Ranch, House, Retreat, Weddings, Reunions, Seminars

More Details

Dennis and Becky Wood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Dennis and Becky Wood

We have lived in the Crescent City area for 30 years, and own All Creatures Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic. We have raised 6 wonderful children here and believe this to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. We lead a very busy life filled with faith, family, work, and community involvement, and understand the need for peace and total relaxation to renew the soul.

Dennis and Becky Wood purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Dennis and Becky Wood chose Crescent City

The Lakefront Ranch is a property we have admired in our daily drive from Fort Dick to Crescent City for 30 years. Our daughter-in-law and her mom use to pull into the ranch driveway just to sit and watch the sunsets for many years. The property is a working ranch with a huge barn, improved pastures, and corrals. We raise sheep and a few head of angus cattle. The chickens in the barn provide daily fresh eggs. The pond is reported to harbor prize cutthroat trout and lots of waterfowl and wildlife. When we purchased the property the house was gutted and at the beginning of a complete remodel. We saw tremendous possibilities, and jumped at the chance. The result is astounding, and will be beyond your expectations; comfortable, elegant and totally relaxing.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

As you turn off Lower Lake Road onto the alder lined 1/4 mile drive, you will breath a sigh of relaxation. If it's dusk, you will race to get the best sunset view. At other times you drive slowly, and talk to the sheep and cows grazing nearby. Entering the home you are greeted with modern, comfortable elegance. The living room has 2 unique focal points. At one end is a see-through fireplace with gorgeous 'country rubble' stone work. The other end is a 9' X 4' redwood log chain saw carving of 'the Last Supper'. The master suite is spacious, with a 52' HD TV, wood and gas fireplace, and huge master bath with jetted tub and 2 headed marble shower with stone floor. The detached studio has it's own bath and kitchenette.

Guestbook comments from the owner

via email: Hey Becky & Dennis, Just letting you know we really enjoyed staying at your place. I keep a list of vacation homes where I've stayed and want to go back. Your place has been added to the list:) We will definitely stay again. Take care. -- Matt
Jun 2011
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Crescent City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any gathering of people other than registered guests is considered an event. as such, must be communicated to owner and fee to be paid prior to rental
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop mattress, Double Beds (2) Antique sleigh beds w/ Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two queen inflatable mattresses available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ranch property, 153 acres, corral for horses, barn, pond, ideal for retreats, weddings, reunions. Wildlife and Bird-watching. Perfect for weddings, retreat, seminars, family reunions


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Spectacular Lakefront Ranch Estate in Redwoods, 153 Acre Retreat
average rating of 4.952381 based on 58 reviews

Magical and Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular!!! We had our wedding here and it was the perfect place for it!!! The owners were VERY helpful with all of the details needed in planning our event. We had an incredible band, Fogline, and the owners were right there, right away, to make sure the band had all of the power supply needed. And this was just one small example of how helpful they were when we had questions or needed help with anything. Little things like that really matter, especially, when you're the bride!!

This property is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen and we are planning on returning to celebrate our one year here!!! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so beautiful with all the comforts of home! The views are spectacular, we rented the home and wedding venue for 5 days and could not be happier with the whole experience. In fact our photographer and videographer where amazed at the photo opportunities everywhere you look. All and all I would sum it up as spectacular!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and grounds

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from our fourth stay a this lovely home. We started renting the home in 2012. It is a great place to relax and unwind. The barn has been totality renovated but still has the chicken for fresh eggs almost every day. There is not much that has been said about this property that hasn't been said before including our review in 2012. We would highly recommend this rental.

We missed a few things when we were packing, called Becky, she found them, mailed them to us and 2 days later we received them Thank you Becky, you are a sweetheart.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was extensive and meticulous. Great care has been taken in the design and decor

  • 5 of 5

We loved how much space there was inside and out. We are a family of 6 and there was more than enough space for everyone to have some privacy. Very relaxing vibe, amazing sunsets and great entertainment from the chickens. Great location for touring the redwoods and the beach close by was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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pictures don't do it justice. !!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented in Hawaii, Bora Bora, Sunriver, Lake Tahoe. Our family get together of from July 10-18th was the best and plan to return next year. Dennis and Becky are awesome. Thanks the Perrymans

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, one of or top vacations to Crescent City

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. The kids absolutely loved it. It was more than we expected we would defiantly return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Crescent City, CA CEC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sea West Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sea West Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kellog Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Earl Coastal Lagoon Wildlife Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

Massage Table, Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Ocean World Aquarium, ATV riding areas, 2 Casinos nearby , Redwood National Park, wild and scenic SmithRriver, 2 acre pond with osprey, otter, ducks, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning non-refundable $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Events(may apply to any persons not listed and paid for on rental agreement) , such as weddings, reunions, retreats, parties, are subject to an event fee ranging from $500-$2500 dollars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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