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Oceanfront Chalet - Spectacular views from a true oceanfront home. Hot tub, Loft

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms + Loft.


• Secluded 10 acre estate

• Hot tub

• Double ended claw-foot tub

• Campfire pit

• Private beach

• Private waterfall

• Centrally located in the heart of Redwood Country



Then picture yourself listening to the roar of the ocean as you watch the waves crash on the offshore rocks. Relax in the hot tub while you unwind on the secluded 10 acre estate. And soak in the romantic double ended claw-foot tub while you enjoy the welcome basket of wine and chocolates that greet you.

A PLACE TO MAKE MEMORIES. Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family looking for a spectacular retreat, the Oceanfront Chalet has it all. Nestled right in the heart of Redwood country, this true oceanfront site lets you whale watch from the house, deck, bluff or beach.

For the fit & adventurous, there is a 140 yard steep, challenging trail that will let you explore the private beach and discover the (seasonal) 45′ waterfall.

RIGHT ON THE OCEAN: This stunning two bedroom, two bath + loft oceanfront home sits right on the bluff above our private beach in picturesque Trinidad. Fully furnished house includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, wifi, cable and flat panel plasma TV. The master bedroom features a California King bed. Bedroom #2 has a queen (Captain’s) bed. The loft has a queen bed and 2 full sized beds along with a ‘periscope skylight dome’ for star gazing and ocean viewing.

A TRUE "OCEANFRONT" SITE: Oceanfront, oceanfront, oceanfront! Only about 20% of listings that advertise "oceanfront", "beachfront" or "beachhome" are really oceanfront. Most are anywhere from one city block to one mile back from the ocean and typically have public streets, Native American land or public land between the homes and the ocean. Be sure to ask the owners to guarantee that it really is oceanfront in Trinidad.

VERY WELL APPOINTED including such amenities as Harney & Sons tea, Keurig and Peets coffee, Aveda shampoo & conditioner, laundry detergent, firewood, his and hers Egyptian cotton bathrobes, etc. Lever handles throughout. Old growth redwood floors in the bedrooms and master bathroom. Redwood dining room table. Campfire pit right on the bluff.

SECLUDED YET CLOSE: This is not in a neighborhood or on a main street but in a private 10 acre oceanfront estate with gated access. It is on quiet, historic Stagecoach road. Yet it’s only 1/2 mile to the top-rated Larrupin restaurant and 2 miles to the center of Trinidad with restaurants, art galleries, shopping, day spa & massage. We have a long, private driveway so the Chalet is nearly 600' in from the road and is completely hidden from the road.

IN THE HEART OF REDWOOD COUNTRY: Centrally located with redwood parks to the north and south (Only 20 minutes to Redwood National Parks). 12 minutes to Arcata (ACV) airport. Ten minutes to the Trinidad Cher-Ae Heights casino which features minor acts such as Starship, Everclear, Tony Orlando and Skid Row.

'The best place I've ever been in my entire life!' 'Best views in Trinidad!' -quotes we've heard from many guests.

Owners are on site and can provide free airport transfers from ACV.

All of our photos are taken on site from places you can actually see views from - Not from a drone 100' high. Please ask the property owner to verify that any rental you are looking at really is oceanfront and the photos posted are really from views you can actually see (unless of course, you are 100' tall!)

HomeAway does not process same day arrival bookings. For same day arrival, make an inquiry for the following day but state in the text that you would actually like to arrive today.

More Details

Mike & Debbie Wood
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Mike & Debbie Wood

We are an active couple in our fifties. Mike is an ultramarathoner and is a running coach. Debbie has a medical background. Debbie is also a Doterra Wellness Advocate.

After looking all over, we decided Trinidad was the best place in the world to live. The ocean views can't be beat. Trinidad is always cool and has world class views. It's small and uncrowded with no traffic, yet just big enough to have a grocery store and restaurants. And there's an airport only ten minutes away. So, after vacationing here for ten years we decided to retire here. We moved to Trinidad in 2010 and in 2012 we purchased an oceanfront property with a guest house.

The Oceanfront Chalet is family owned and managed. The owners are on site in the adjacent house to the south. Basically we are there for you if you need us, otherwise we keep to ourselves.

Mike & Debbie Wood purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike & Debbie Wood chose Trinidad

This is located on historic Stagecoach Rd among private estates that are 5 - 10 acres in size. It is not on a main road and there are no subdivisions. There is no freeway noise. So it is usually very quiet (other than the ocean noise) and does not have the packed in neighbors that the town has. Our 10 acres estate has awesome, panoramic ocean views along with the constant roar of the ocean. Our private drive has gated access and the Chalet is about 600 feet in from Stagecoach road (and completely hidden from the road).

What makes this house unique

This is the only vacation rental in California that has it all: Oceanfront, Private beach, Private waterfall, Panoramic views, Hot tub, Claw-foot tub, Wifi, Rock climbing wall, Campfire pit, Loft, Deck, BBQ and more!

The Oceanfront Chalet - Your best choice for an awesome vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, great location, and great host. The house itself is a "vista point". Mike and Debbie provide everything you need, comfortable beds, great wine, hot tub, private beach and best of all "Wake up and see the ocean at first!". If you plan to go to redwood parks you should not miss this place.
Jun 2016
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Trinidad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking in the house or on the deck is strictly prohibited. Smoking is only permitted at the campfire pit and on the beach.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Features a clawfoot tub & a separate walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer & dryer
  • Two full baths. All linens, towels, beach towels, shampoo, soap, etc provided. Laundry detergent is provided. The master bathroom was remodeled in 2014 and is completely new except for the old growth redwood flooring. This home has a tankless instant hot water heater that will supply unlimited hot water. So if you have a large group there is no need to worry about running out of water during showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , California King bed. Ocean view to west. Flat panel LCD TV
    Loft w/Queen & Full sized beds - 1 queen , 2 double , Loft is 5' high at the apex & is most suitable for ages 6-16
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Queen sized Captains bed
  • The master bedroom features a California King bed. The Queen bedroom has a queen sized mattress on a Captain's bed. The loft has a queen bed and 2 full sized beds. We continue to get requests for larger groups and we now have an additional queen sized air mattress (with linens and electric pump) available for use in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
About once a month the propane truck comes by all properties in Trinidad to refill propane tanks. This takes about 20 minutes. The 140 yard path to the Chalet’s private beach is down a steep bluff trail and depending on one’s fitness level, it may be too difficult for some to make this hike. Beach trail use is only recommended when the trail is dry. (Note: For those that cannot make it down the trail there are two drive up beaches within three miles) Owners are in the large house to the southwest of the Chalet and can provide free airport transfers, show you where to find berries, answer questions about the area or address any other concerns you may have.


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Oceanfront Chalet - Spectacular views from a true oceanfront home. Hot tub, Loft
average rating of 4.894737 based on 65 reviews
Memphis, Tn

Perfect place for both adventure and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for our family vacation with our two teenagers. The Chalet was perfect for our family. It has all the adventure you need with the rocks and beach down the path. We spotted starfish and sea anemones down by the rocks and saw sea lions daily in the water. The Chalet is in good proximity to the Red Wood Forest as well. Our hikes in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park were amazing. The owners offered good suggestions for hikes in the Parks and around Trinidad. We were also close enough to town to go grab some fresh fish each evening to cook for dinner. Katy's Market had delicious prawns, fish, and scallops. The accommodations at the Chalet are rustic and plentiful, perfect for our family. The owners have thought of every last detail, from binoculars, fire wood, games, and books to wine, marsh mellows, and Terry cloth robes. The kids liked the hot tub and cooking s'mores at night. The view of the ocean is breathtaking. The front yard is the perfect place for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night. The only thing that could have made the trip better is if we had booked more days to explore. We can't wait to return someday!! Thank you for sharing this part of the country with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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glenview, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Chalet for 4 nights with three kids, 14, 12, and 10. There is nothing I could say to make it better. There was plenty of room for us all to have some space, and the two youngest LOVED the loft sleeping area. The location provided great access to a variety of activities from beach going along the coast to hiking in the Redwoods. Mike was super helpful, recommending everything from restaurants, to good running trails, to good times to catch the harbor seals sunning on the nearby rocks. We stayed at three different homes as we explored northern CA and we all agreed this one was the best. Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay and this property was completely awesome! The chalet is extremely well organized and clean. The location was out of town but close to everything! I will absolutely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Being 2 miles from the center of town keeps us far enough away for peace and tranquility, yet close to services. You guys were great and we loved having you!
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Everything we were looking for and more.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent hosts and an exceptional home. Great place to unwind after exploring the redwoods.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. You guys were great guests. Looks like we're in for another spectacular summer at the Chalet.
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San Francisco

Don't hesitate to book here!

  • 5 of 5

Charming house and lovely hosts! The view can't be beat!! Convenient to great hikes but your best view will be when you return home from sight seeing. Ocean front marshmallow roasting.... hot tub.... what more do you want?? Ok... an excellent, up-scale restaurant is minutes away.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 who had the opportunity to stay at the Oceanfront Chalet. Everything was top notch. Mike emailed us specific directions on how to get to the chalet. He also included local restaurant reviews and instructions on anything we might need answers to. He also had S'more supplies waiting for us (big hit with us). The house is stocked with whatever you may need and you don't need to waste time searching for anything, because cabinets are labeled. Hot tub was awesome. My son and I challenged ourselves to a a hike down to the beach using the trail -- it was well worth it! Only good things to say about this house and about our hosts! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Arcata Airport (ACV)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Beau Pre Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Larrupin restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Horseshoe Mountain (cross country)
Nearest Beach
Oceanfront Chalet private beach
Car: recommended

Local attractions: Within a short drive, you have access to many scenic attractions including Trinidad Head Trail, the HSU Marine Lab, Agate Beach, Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek State Park and Fern Canyon with its herds of Roosevelt elk.

Other activities include: exploring Humboldt State University and Arcata, Old Town Eureka and the Eureka Waterfront, the Victorian Village of Ferndale, and the College of the Redwoods. Charter boats are available for fishing, sightseeing and whale watching excursions (there is good whale watching directly from the house). Trinidad harbor also offers excellent kayaking. The Trinity, Klamath, Eel and Mad Rivers offer world class trout, steelhead and salmon fishing as well as river rafting and kayaking.

Excellent restaurants abound in Trinidad, Arcata, and Eureka. Our personal favorites include The Larrupin Cafe, Seascape, Alice's and The Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe. For surfers, Trinidad beaches are the preferred location in Humboldt county. In winter, Horse mountain provides access for cross country skiing and snow fun less than an hour away.

Wine tasting can be found at Moonstone Crossing winery in downtown Trinidad. Tide pooling, Bird Watching, Marine Mammals, Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Trinidad Museum, Sailing, Windsurfing, Camping, Horseback Riding, Cher-Ae Heights Casino, Fishing, Crabbing, Clamming, Beach combing, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Swimming and Agate Hunting are other activities to choose from. For golfers, there are two courses within a 30 minute radius.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Holidays and HSU special events 3 night min.

If the reservation is cancelled 60 or more days prior to arrival, you will receive a full refund of any funds paid minus a cancellation fee of $50. If the reservation is cancelled within 60 days prior to arrival, the full rent paid will be forfeited unless the unit is re-rented.

The Chalet and premises are only rented to the people listed in the rental agreement. Additional people beyond those listed in the rental agreement that are brought onto the property will be charged a fee of $25 per person per day, so long as they are declared prior to arrival. This includes visitors, stoppers-by, drivers-thru, friends, etc. You must call or text the owners prior to bringing additional persons on site. Undeclared persons brought onto the property will be charged a fee of $50 per person per day.

Local regulations and our insurance company require us to have a signed rental agreement in place prior to renting to anyone. We will send you our rental agreement through Adobe Sign, which is a simple click through process. After we have received the signed rental agreement, your reservation is confirmed. Following that, you will receive a twelve page "trip planning" email with your personal door code, detailed directions and comprehensive information on the Chalet and the area.

Guests are required to review and complete THE OCEANFRONT CHALET - Rental Contract. Once we receive your signed rental contract your reservation is confirmed. This reservation is held for you for 48 hours. After that if the Rental Contract has not yet been returned the dates are placed back on the available list for other parties.
You are under no obligation until you sign the rental contract. If for any reason you have changed your mind about this reservation and we have not received your rental contract back within seven days we will process a full refund for you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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