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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 North Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Lakefront Ranch Estate in Redwoods, 153 Acre Retreat
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 52 reviews

Awesome property.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing relaxing week with friends. Becky was the most gracious host upon our arrival. The home so peaceful we never felt the need to leave. Everything from the well stocked kitchen to the comfortable beds and early morning visits from the elk made our stay perfect. The farm fresh eggs were a real treat. Can not wait to return

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A great escape from city life. Quiet, peaceful with stunning views of the lake. Becky was great at meeting us and checking us in, and the chocolate cookies waiting for us on arrival was much appreciated! We enjoyed the large well stocked kitchen as well as the cozy fireplaces the most. We cooked dinner every night of our stay and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit outside. Only negative was the studio was much too cold to our liking even using the heater provided, but that wouldn't stop us from returning or recommending this to others. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was the perfect spot for two families to come together for our wedding. Everywhere you look, there is a rustic charm that invites and makes you feel at home. Becky and Dennis are so nice and accomodating. The house, barn and grounds are simply gorgeous. We didn't even get to the sandy shores of Lake Earl, but we have already discussed the possibility of a family get together here again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and our six children-teens to adults- stayed in this lovely home. This is a large house with plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and have some privacy. We loved the farm setting and enjoyed getting eggs from the chickens as well as feeding grass to the cows. The sunsets over the lake are beautiful. The location is perfect and so close to the redwoods and beaches. We had a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Due to the length of our trip, we arrived late at night. The home was prepared for us on arrival. Everything that was listed on the description of the property, was exactly as we found it. The home was very clean and inviting. The owners stopped by to make sure everything was ok the night before (very nice couple). There was a list of how the amenities work, which was very helpful, especially since we got there so late. Due to the list, we had only a couple of questions for the owners (which were easy to talk to). Even though it rained off and on during our visit, the kids thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The kids and myself also enjoyed the cookies that were ready for us in the kitchen. We used the hot tub daily (even in December). We usually got up early to see the animals and walk around (the rain didn't keep the six year old from seeing the animals). We loved cooking in the kitchen, everything including spices and condiments were provided. Since we knew it would rain and we had teens and a little one, we brought board games and movies to watch. There were also movies provided at the home which we watch too. The fireplaces were awesome to use. I would grab a book off the shelf and sit in front of the fireplace and read. The master bathroom was big and easy to use. I do have a leg amputation, so at night I took my leg off and was in the wheelchair. The large bathroom made it easy for me to use. In the wheelchair I could get everywhere but the laundry room. There was only one little lip I to the additional sitting area, that was no problem getting up/down in the wheelchair. I could keep going on about the home, the kids are still talking about it (especially how big it was). I travel for work quit a bit, so I was Leary of renting a home for vacation, but I was pleasantly surprised when we stayed here. We really enjoyed the stay. The homeowners were so nice. I saw some ratings that were less than five stars, but I don't know why. This was five stars and well worth the money. Thank you for helping us to have a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is gorgeous, the pictures do not do it justice! There are many activities to around Crescent City, but we found it hard to leave. Great place for a family vacation. Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you loved your stay. we feel the same way when we are there. Love to have you back. Dennis and Becky
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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

Crescent City Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning non-refundable $150
Damage Protection $59
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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