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Alegria del Mar,Custom-built International Home with south-facing Ocean Views

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3.5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9

Handmade custom home two miles south of Trinidad on the bluff with rare south- and west-facing ocean views, gazing sixty miles down the coast to Cape Mendocino, westernmost tip of California. A "moving postcard" with a dozen lines of breaking waves, a pristine perspective where forest meets sea. Visit Alegria del Mar’s richly illustrated website and read helpful tips about destinations and activities for Trinidad travelers at or Watch the video of the Alegria del Mar Alegria del Mar on YouTube

Alegria is a two-story, two thousand square foot house on three-quarters of an acre featuring hand-hewn salvaged Redwood beams, cherry window sash, red oak floors, natural cedar siding, and cathedral ceilings. Sleeps up to nine in two large bedrooms, a smaller bedroom/sunroom and a guest space with bunk beds. Two full baths, one with a soaking tub, spacious kitchen, and handmade cherry dining table that will seat eight.This home does not come equipped with a dishwasher. Extensive Monet-style secluded gardens and patio with Adirondack chairs and seaside perch 250 feet above the sea. Access to spectacular beaches, coves and offshore sea stacks via community trail. (No direct access from house. We are on a bluff overlooking the ocean with the fabulous views!)

Please note: In order to accommodate a broad audience at this accommodation, the nightly rate listed is for 4 guests. If your party, including children, has more than this number, please select that when booking or notify the booking agent as the nightly rate increases by $10 per guest. Thank you so much for noting this. We look forward to accommodating you on the Redwood Coast.

Two minutes and two miles to Trinidad markets and restaurants, one minute off freeway but an oceanic soundscape. Five to ten minute drive to expansive beaches, parks, lagoons, hiking trails, and secluded coves, and 30 minutes to Prairie Creek State and National Redwood Park. A truly international house belonging to a family of explorers, featuring folk art collected the world over and photographs from trips to remote corners of the earth. A one-of-a-kind treasure -- warm, cozy and inviting with a bird's eye view of infinite horizons.

Rent is based on 4 people. Additional guests will be charged $20/night per person. Please be accurate when booking and call us to add any additional people if plans change after booking!

More Details

Property Manager
Heather
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Heather

This property is professionally managed & marketed by Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We are the largest vacation rental management company in the area, currently managing over 70 homes in Trinidad, Arcata, Orick & the Redwood National Park, Eureka & Samoa on the Bay, Willow Creek on the Trinity River, McKinleyville, and Crescent City. We are very pleased to offer you a wide range of accommodations including 5 bedroom ocean front homes, 6 bedroom river front homes, 2 bedroom ocean front condos, 3 bedroom beach houses, 1 & 2 bedroom cabins in the woods, studios in town, country cottages, and more! We are professionals and work very hard and efficiently to ensure that you have the best vacation experience possible throughout the entire process, from booking to arrival to post stay reviews. We have property managers specifically assigned to work with you and the home that you are staying in and we are always available, 24/7. We are now excited to have started Redwood Coast Vacation Rental hosted guest get-togethers at local breweries, wineries, restaurants, and parks, where you can meet other vacationers and our staff and learn about lots of things to do and sign up for tours, kayak rentals, wine tastings, horseback riding, etc. We are a family owned business and hope that you join our family of happy, returning guests!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I rented this home so my family could all be together for my daugthers graduation from Humboldt State. This lovely home enhanced our graduation celebration and made our family time together very memorable.
May 2012
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Amenities

Westhaven-Moonstone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 2 Queen beds, 3 Twin beds, 1 Bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Toaster, Coffee Maker, Beach, Secluded, Wooded, Near Beach and Redwood Parks

Reviews

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Alegria del Mar,Custom-built International Home with south-facing Ocean Views
average rating of 4.7012987 based on 160 reviews
3

Okay, but not as expected

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The property was nice, however really needs some repairs. Over one half of the windows wouldn't open because the opening devices were missing. Also, there are a ton of cobwebs everywhere. The owners obviously care about their property because there a ton of rules to obey, some just seem outright silly, i.e. pay a cleaning fee, but clean every dish and put it away before you leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you didn't have a great experience here! We get such great reviews but not every house is a great fit for everyone! The ocean views are spectacular and the gardens are often commented on how lovely they are. We have rules that are specific to both the neighborhood and the house and it is not uncommon for vacation homes to require guests to clean up after themselves. In fact, we will actually charge extra if guests leave a big mess. The owner of the Alegria Del mar does not want any pest control substances applied to his house and this time of year it can get a bit more webby that others. And the window cranks are broken because the instructions state to unclasp the windows before turning the crank and now they are all stripped out because this wasn't always done properly. Thanks again for your great feedback! We hope you will choose Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals in the future and look through any of our 100+ available homes for something that would be a better fit!
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Redding, CA
3

Okay, but not as expected

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was happy with the location.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

The property manager was adequately helpful.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The property was nice, however really needs some repairs. Over one half of the windows wouldn't open because the opening devices were missing. Also, there are a ton of cobwebs everywhere. The owners obviously care about their property because there a ton of rules to obey, some just seem outright silly, i.e. pay a cleaning fee, but clean every dish and put it away before you leave.

Manager responded on 8/31/2017:

We are sorry you didn't have a great experience here! We get such great reviews but not every house is a great fit for everyone! The ocean views are spectacular and the gardens are often commented on how lovely they are. We have rules that are specific to both the neighborhood and the house and it is not uncommon for vacation homes to require guests to clean up after themselves. In fact, we will actually charge extra if guests leave a big mess. The owner of the Alegria Del mar does not want any pest control substances applied to his house and this time of year it can get a bit more webby that others. And the window cranks are broken because the instructions state to unclasp the windows before turning the crank and now they are all stripped out because this wasn't always done properly. Thanks again for your great feedback! We hope you will choose Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals in the future and look through any of our 100+ available homes for something that would be a better fit!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
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Topanga, CA
5

On the bluff

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Trinidad rental, ocean views galore! Great location, quiet and your own park-like grounds. Could use a little machete work to open up the view from the Adirondack chairs. Recommend paper plates since there is no dishwasher, and I forgot to bring him on this trip!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review for the fabulous property! Hope to see you again in the future here or at any of our 100+ properties with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals!
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Topanga, CA
5

On the bluff

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Trinidad rental, ocean views galore! Great location, quiet and your own park-like grounds. Could use a little machete work to open up the view from the Adirondack chairs. Recommend paper plates since there is no dishwasher, and I forgot to bring him on this trip!!

Manager responded on 8/8/2017:

Thanks for the great review for the fabulous property! Hope to see you again in the future here or at any of our 100+ properties with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
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St Paul, MN
5

Alegria Del Mar is an exquisite house and ...

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Alegria Del Mar is an exquisite house and perfect for vacation

We had a gathering of seven of our family members, including two girls ages 11-13 and two seniors ages 74-79. The house was beautiful and perfect for our needs: a great kitchen, beautiful living areas, plenty of very comfortable beds, and two large baths. The pictures don't reveal how stunning the gardens are, and we all spend a lot of time in the garden watching the many hummingbirds, looking out over the coast and tracking the tides, star gazing. Everything that we cared about was convenient from the perfect beach 2 minutes away to the redwood forests and all the amenities in the little towns of McKinleyville and Trinidad.

The property was pristine and decor is beautiful. We were surrounded by interesting and elegant art in every room. The owner and Redwood Coast Vacations were easy to work with, helped as needed with rental arrangements, and provided a great ap for easy access to all the information that we needed about the house and the area. We wanted to stay longer and pledged to come back...this is how we imagine a little piece of paradise.

Manager responded on 8/1/2017:

Oh My Gosh what an excellent review! I don't have anything to have said it all! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
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St Paul, MN
5

Alegria Del Mar is an exquisite house and perfect for vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a gathering of seven of our family members, including two girls ages 11-13 and two seniors ages 74-79. The house was beautiful and perfect for our needs: a great kitchen, beautiful living areas, plenty of very comfortable beds, and two large baths. The pictures don't reveal how stunning the gardens are, and we all spend a lot of time in the garden watching the many hummingbirds, looking out over the coast and tracking the tides, star gazing. Everything that we cared about was convenient from the perfect beach 2 minutes away to the redwood forests and all the amenities in the little towns of McKinleyville and Trinidad. The property was pristine and decor is beautiful. We were surrounded by interesting and elegant art in every room. The owner and Redwood Coast Vacations were easy to work with, helped as needed with rental arrangements, and provided a great ap for easy access to all the information that we needed about the house and the area. We wanted to stay longer and pledged to come back...this is how we imagine a little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Oh My Gosh what an excellent review! I don't have anything to have said it all! See you next year!
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Right above Houda Point beach and Moonstone Beaches

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